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VOLUME VI NUMBER 6
DENVER, COLORADO
JUNE, 1951
FORMER 442M RCT CHAPLAIN
TO SPEAK IN PENVER
The Reverend kasao Yama-
da, former chaplain of the
442nd Regimental Combat
Team and first Nisei to be
appointed chaplain in the
United States Army is to be
in Denver on June 27 and 28.
He is on his way home in
Hawaii after finishing re-
fresher courses in Boston.
While in 'Washington he aid-
ed the JACL in its national
legislative program.
His primary objective on
this speaking tour is to
speak to the Isseis in Jap-
anese telling them first
hand about "our boys" and
what the JACL is doing to
secure the things for which
these boys fought.
"GO FOR BROKE''
ATTENDANCE GOOD
"Go For Broke" completed
its three week run at the
Broadway theatre recently.
The management reported
over 100,000 persons in
the Denver area saw the
film during its successful
looal showing.
Details as to time and
place will be announced in
the local Japanese dailies.
JACL PLANS
COMMUNITY PICNIC
A community-wide picnic
will again be sponsored by
the Denver JACL, it was de-
cided at a cabinet meeting
this month.
No definite plans have
been made but an outstand-
ing affair is being contem-
plated. Further details
will be announced at a
later date.
MEMORIAL CENTER
CONSTRUCTION BfCI
President Robert Stearns
of the University of Colo-
rado notified the Denver
JACL that work has begun on
the University Memorial
Center on the Boulder cam-
pus. The building is ex-
pected to be completed by
Spring of 1953.
The Denver JACL donated
^100 toward the building
fund in 1947.
Enjoying the luncheon at the new Cathay Post banquet
room following the Memorial Day services are Chaplaii
Alvie McKnight of Fitzsimons General hospital and Ed Chir
adjutant of the Catfaav Post #185.
MEMORIAL DAY RITES
HONOR NISEI WAR DEAD
Memorial Day services
sponsored jointly by the
Denver JACL and Cathay Post
185 was again well attended.
This year the services were
held at the Tri-State Bud-
dhist church.
Over 150 persons paid
respect to Colorado Nisei
who died in the service of
their country.
Chaplain .alvie McKnight
of Fitzsimons General Hos-
pital paid tribute to the
honored dead. Others par-
ticipating were Sets Ioka,
Nancy Sogi, Sue Maruyama,
Yutaka Terasaki, Dr. K. Mi-
yamoto, Cathay Post 185 and
Boy Scout Troop #169.
Soldiers who were remem-
bered were: George Futamata,
Mitsuru Goto, Masami Inatsu,
Takaoiii Ito, George Kawano,
Jimmie Kokubu, John Kyono,
yASUl.KANEGAyt
RETURN HOME
After drivin,, over 7000
miles through 14 Southern
states Mir. Yar.ui of the lit.
Plains J>.CL office end Mr.
Kancgaye of the hikka
Kisei Domei returned to
Denver recently.
Together they contacted
friends and Japanese fami-
lies in New Mexico, Texas,
Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisi-
ana, Alabama, Florida, Ten-
nessee, oouth Carolina and
Georgia in behalf of the
JACL arid the ADC.
The pair was accompanied
on the journey by True
Yasui, daughters Iris and
Laurel Dee, end Fumi Kata-
giri.
Ivlichi Matoba, Joe Morishige,
George Sameshima, Kenneth
Shibata, George M. Shimada,
James Shiramizu, John Y.
Tanaka, Haruo Tomita, Ryui-
chi Watada and Shiyoji Yu-
noki,
Carol Tanaka was chair-
man of the affair assisted
by Ed Nakagav/a, Betty Kane-
gaye, Chiye Koriuchi and
John Noguchi.
FUMI KATAGIRI
RESIGNS POST
Fumi Katagiri, corres-
sponding secretary of the
Denver JACL chapter, re-
signed her cabinet post
recently.
A registered nurse, Fumi
is leaving for Ban Francis-
co where she is to accept a
position at one of the hos-
pitals there. She also ex-
pects to begin work on her
masters degree at the Uni-
versity of California.
President Tak Terasaki
has yet to appoint a suc-
cessor to Fumi.
CHICAGO FINALLY
PASSES DENVER
The Chicago JACL appa-
rently warming with the
weather has finally over-
taken Denver in its member-
ship drive.
Membership chairman Aki
Tani of the Chicago Chapter
after boasting that they
will pass Denvers 500 mark
in one week last February
reports that the Windy City
chapter, finally secured' its
500th member last month 16
weeks after his much publi-
cized announced date.


PAGE 2
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
TUNE, 1951
GUEST EDITORIAL
DENVER UNITy COUNCIL
BY OR PRUDENCE BOSTWICK
DENVER JACL BULLETIN
Published monthly by the
Denver chapter of the Japanese
American Citizens League, 1917
Lawrence St*, Denver, Colorado,
Telephones Alpine 7227
Editor: George Masunaga
Business Manager: Sam Kumagai
Staff: Bill Hosokawa, Fumi
Katagiri, Kami Katagiri, Dr,
George Kubo, Dorothy Uadokoro
Sue liiaruyama, Pearl Kuwabara,
Bessie M&tsuda, Rosa Mayeda, Ben
Miyahara, Sachi Shibata, Haru
Tanaka and Min Tasui.
Ijt Prtxy Sy-
Yutaka Terasaki
Some of the questions
most frequently asked are
---- How can we reach our
membership? What do they
v/ant of the organization?
V/hat criticisms and sugges-
tions do they have?
Of oourse, the cabinet
has been entrusted by you
to do the necessary work.
Still it is the cabinet*s
desire to meet with your
approval and more clearly
express the wishes of the
majority of the members.
A good means of answer-
ing many questions is thru
the Bulletin, and we have
asked the editor to start
a letter to the editor
column. Another method is
by general meetings. In
all probability we should
have had them more often.
The big argument against
it is that no one attends
them. However, the cabinet
feels that by holding a
general meeting, no one is
denied the right to ques-
tion or suggest.
Therefore we urge you to
attend our general meetings
to write the Bulletin
to discuss matters with
cabinet members and by so
doing we hope to plan a
program to the best inter-
est to all.
The Denver
Unity Council
is proud to
have the Japa-
nese American
Citizens League
as one of its
member agencies
and to count
Toshio Ando and
Min Yasui among
its Board members, Min Ya-
sui is the vice-president
of the Council,
Since the winter of 1944
the Denver Unity Council
has been an important influ-
ence in the community. It
began as a group of indivi-
dual citizens who came to-
gether in a common faith
that Americanism is a mat-
ter of the heart and mind
and not a matter of race,
creed, or ethnic background.
The chief reason for the
existence of the Council is
to be a nucleus for such
feeling in the community,
and to be a resource to in-
dividuals and.groups in the
continuous reaffirmation of
this faith. From a small
group, the Council has
grown to include in its
PHILLIPS GIVES
4100 TO JACL.
Gifford Phillips, former
Denver millionaire, who
has established his enter-
prises in Beverly Hills,
Calif., forwarded ftlOQ to
the Mountaifr-Plains Re-
gional JACL office, to aid
in the financial campaign
for naturalization of Is-
sei in the United States.
Phillips was formerly
very aotive in the Denver
Unity Council and the Den-
ver Urban League, having
served as board member of
both organizations.
The contribution was
obtained thru the efforts
of Arthur A. Brooks, for-
mer Denver attorney and
legislator, who in 1946
successfully persuaded the
Colorado legislature to
emend the fishing code to
penait alien Issei to fish
in Colorado.
^TEXACO*
GEORGE'S MOTOR
20ST LAWRENCE
___MAIN 9373
membership over 500 indivi-
duals and many organiza-
tions.
The Council has worked
with its members and mem-
ber agencies to foster all
that is generous and outgo-
ing in the spirit of the
community, and to improve
the conditions under which,
people---and members of mi-
nority groups in particular
-earn their living, find
shelter and recreation, and
grow through programs of
formal and informal educa-
tion. Most successful over
the years hais been the work
of the Council*s four major
committees; education, le-
gal aid, welfare, and so-
cial action. Through than
it has carried on surveys,
studied special problems,
worked for legislation,
presented speakers, held
conferences, and encouraged
its member agencies in pro-
grams of cooperative action.
Each of the member agen-
cies of the Council is
strong in its own right
with its unique work to do;
but, nevertheless, each
gains new strength through
cooperative thinking and
groups that have the same
fundamental purposes.
Cheerful and vivacious
Fumi katagiri is the cor-
responding secretary for
the Denver JACL chapter.
Fumi is one of the very
few natives, so to speak,
ohe was born in Denver and
has always resided in Colo-
rado moving to Hazeltine in
1931. She received her
"sheepskin" from Brighton
high school in 1945 and was
graduated from the Univer-
sity of Colorado with a BS
in nursing in 1949. Since
her graduation she has been
on the nursing staff at
Colorado General Hospital,
Her hobbies include ten-
nis, skiing, horseback-rid-
ing, jitterbugging, and
cooking. Gin rummy and ca-
nasta are her favorite card
games.
The Denver chapter has
benefited greatly from her
untiring efforts and splen-
did cooperation. Her mere
Cbrnef*
By BJU- HOSOK-AU)rt_
Columnist Roku Sugahara
hit it right on the nose in
the Pacific Citizen the
other day when, commenting
on "Go For BrokeI", he
wrote:
"The one factor that all
Nisei and Japanese commu-
nities in this country must
remember is that we cant
live on the past exploits
and achievements of the
442nd forever. We have to
move on. We move on to new
fields, new wars, new situ-
ations, and new diffi-
culties...,"
A sober reminder, indeed*
For fame is fleeting and
responsibilities constant.
The men- of the 442nd---
and all other Nisei service-
men---did their job magni-
ficently. The formation of
the combat team had its in-
tended effect; it seems the
ultimate has been squeezed
out of that episode in
American history through
the filming of "Go For
Broket"
Now, after one more fond
glance backward, its time
to look ahead. The biggest
hurdles are past. But
those still ahead will be
easier to cross if------in-
spired by v/hat has been
accomplished-we move on
with the realization that
the job is not yet com-
pleted.
presence contributed to the
morale and solidarity of
the cabinet.
Next month Fumi will
take leave of the office
which she has served so ef-
ficiently and graciously.
Bhe is leaving Denver for
can i rancisco and God knows
Colorados loss will cer-
tainly be Californias gain.
KNOW VOUR CHAPTER OFFICERS
CORRESPONDING SEC Y FUMI KATAGIRI


JUNE, 1951
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
PAGE 3
' Small /
V/ // / / S'''
Fishing season has offi-
cially arrived! Accompany-
ing SAM CHXKUMA and family
on a fishing trip to Silver
Creek was MAMI KATAGIRIl!
FRANCES SH^BATA is now
wearing a "Sparkler" Lt*
JACK FURUKAWA Is the lucky
man*
JUNE HISAMOTO of Greeley
whispered "I Do" to JOHN
T0D0R0K1, CU pharmacy major,
recently*
Home from the Navajo
Indian reservation in Ari-
zona is Schoolmam IRIS
KOBAYASHI.
Pre-dental student BOB
KAWATA spending the summer
recuperating from the or-
deals suffered while at
Lincoln University,
Successfully completing
his first year at North-
western U's dental school
was HARRY HATA3AKA.
Agronomist FRANK TaZaWA,
Colorado Aggies student, is
applying what knowledge he
has acquired on a project
at Glenwood Springs.
Brighton's Ling Motor
Co,*s Nisei softball team
bowled over Denver's Sangha
team and the Knightft of
Columbus team in its first
two games*
The team member making
the biggest hit with the
fans is cut 111' FLOYD
SASSA, erstwhile batboy of
the team.
Players include NOBE TA-
SHIRO, TOM SIIIBAO, GOON SA-
KAGUCHI, HANK DOI, GEORGE
NAKaTA, JIM TOCHIHaRA, WES
KOYANO, KEN MIZUNAGA, SAM
TASHIRO, BOB KAWATA, TOSH
TASKIRO and JOHN CHIKUMA.
Returning to Denver from
Glenwood Springs to accept
temporary employment at Ge-
neral Rose hospital is YAYE
SAKaGUCHI, RN. She and
FUMI KATAGIRI are to leave
for the West Coast soon,
AIKO ADACHI, nee FUKAYa-
MA, accompanied by husband
JIRO is visiting parents
and enjoying Denver again
after two years in Japan,
Glad to be home after a
nice month's vacation in
California are NAOMI and
SUZANNE INAl.
New officers were elect-
ed by the Nu Chi Delta
recently, MAE OSUGA, presi-
dent; UNIS KAiVAKAMI, vice-
president; IDA FUKUHARA,
recording sec'y; LILLY SA-
SUMURA, corresponding sec'y;
FUZZY YASUDA, treasurer;
JUNE GRADS
DU,CU GRADUATES 39 NISEI
mwomwim
Denver University con-
ferred degrees to £5 Nisei
while the University of
Colorado graduated 14 Nisei
at commencement exercises
this month*
Colorado College and
BOWLERS, PREPARE
FOR NATL TOURNEY
Denver Nisei Mens'
Bowling League oelebrated
its very successful season
at a dinner* Following
the dinner, election of
the cabinet for the next
Winter Bowling League was
held under the chairman-
ship of "Doc" Mayeda.
Eight officers were
elected in place of the
usual two officers to
oarry on the increased ac-
tivity, The National JaCL
Bowling Tournament is to
be held in Denver this
winter.
The newly elected of-
ficers are: JOHN NOGUCHI,
President, MOON KATAOKA,
1st Vice President, SHUN
NAKAYAMA, 2nd Vice Presi-
dent, HOOCH OKUMUHa, 3rd
Vice President, BOB MAYEDa,
Recording Secretary, JIM
NAKAGAWA, Corresponding
Secretary, JIM HANAMURA,
Treasurer, GEORGE 0T3UKI,
Publicity Chainnan.
BRID6E CLUB
FETES WIVES
The Nisei Mens' Bridge
Club entertained their
wives at an informal dinner
on Wednesday, May 16, at
Tiffin's Dining Room*
Those v/ho attended were,
Mr. and Mrs, George Furuta,
Dr, and Mrs. T.K.Kobayashi,
Mr, and Mrs. Ed Matsuda,Dr.
and Mrs. Tony Kawano, Dr,
Yosh Ito, Dr. George Kubo
and Mr. and Mrs, Tosh Ando.
Later the group Ad-
journed to the home of Lr.
and Mrs. Kobsyashi for
bridge.
NUIE KITASHHvlA, historian;
and SETS IOKA, social serv-
ice chairman.
Colorado Women's College
each had one graduate*
DU graduates: Tom Hada,
Ben Ichikawa, Gus Ikemoto,
Fred Kawano, Shoji Kimura,
Edward Nakamura, Isao Kuge,
Iwao Okuno, Masa Kuroda,
Joe Tomoyasu, Floyd Tanaka,
Don Furukawa, Jack Kanegaye,
Ted Miyahara, Takeo Noda,
Roy Shibata, Violet Oki,
Lucille Shigaki and Henry
Okubo.
DU Jr* College: Nancy
Nonaka, Taka Kutsuma and
Hazuyoshi Akita*
DU Masters degree: Roy
Terada, Jimmie Ino and
Helen Komoto*
CU graduates: Bertha Ka-
wakami, Takashi Yamashita,
William Motoyama, Kent Yo-
ritomo, Lucky Yamaga, Tom
Yanagi, Hisae Inouye, Rose
Masunaga, James Okazaki,
Akira Nakai, Mike Kubota,
Walter Hironaka, James Ku-
roda and Robert Masui*
CWC: Myrtle Mizoguchi*
Colorado College: Harry
Karachi*
CONFAB REPORT
AVAILABLE NOW
The conference report of
the litn. Plains Regional
confab held in Denver April
14 and 15 is now available
to anyone desiring it, an-
nounced Tak Terasaki, pres-
ident of the Denver JACL*
The complete resume, of
the conference, its pro-
ceedings, discussions, end
meetings as well as the ac-
counting of all monies, are
included in the fifty bound
pages.
Min Yasui compiled the
report and was aided by Bes
Matsuda, June Aochi, Ruby
Okubo and Joan Matsuda.
Terasaki stated that the
report will be mailed to
anyone requesting it*
ft.
fUaioba Serme
1930 IWWMftA . _ ___
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40 N. Main BRIGHTON 560|
F.E. HAYANO, DDS MA 9400
2103 Larimer Street
MILTON HAYANO, DDS MA 9400
2103 Larimer Street
T. ITO, DDS KE 8680
830 18th Street
Y. ITO, DDS KE 1077
830 18th Street
T. KAWANO, DDS KE 30841
1404 E 18th Avenue
ROBERT MAYEDA, DDS TA 696l|
301 Interstate Trust Bldg.
TAKASHI MAYEDA, DDS TA 6961
301 Interstate Trust Bldg.
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1952 Larimer Street
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200 Interstate Trust Bldg*
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1942 Larimer Street
BEN MATOBA, OD KE 1941
1927 Larimer Street
PHYSICIANS smm\
CHAR IES FUJISAKI, MD
40 N. Main BRIGHTON 418
.K. KOBAYASHI, MD KE 4590
1227 27th Street
ISAIvIU OZAMOTO, MD TA 1596
301 Interstate Trust Bldg*
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830 18th Street
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830 18th Street
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PAGE 4
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
JUNE, 1951

On June 12 upon coming
home from work, husbands
were met at the door with a
can opener and told to fo-
rage for themselves, as the
Cornelians held their annu-
al dinner at Olson*s.
New comer HELEN GOTO was
charming in turquoise blue
print with LILY ARIKI in a
cute white butcher boy
smock.
HARUKO KOBAYASHI in dark
print with the very new
black velvet accessories
brought ALICE KURAMOTO, who
made a welcomed appearance
in a tan glen plaid suit.
MAY FURUTA was oharming
in a grey cotton two piecer
which she had made hersAlf.
BEwNICE 0HA8HI was oharming
in a navy blue linen dress,
with a hat to match, which
she whipped up before noon.
AMY MTUHA, with her glo-
rious grey hair, looked
lovely in a muted monotone
print with milk chocolate
straw hat. Vivid colors
were much in evidence with
SUE AKIYAMA in purple shan-
tung and GLADYS TANIwAKI in
turquoise blue.
TERJ aOYaGI was also ve-
ry charming in a blue and
white print.
HICEIE TERAJI, looking
lovelier than ever since
.the birth of CARY, was in a
beige linen dress with lace
inserts and matching hat.
The other nite we wander-
ed into FURUTA* S new nite
spot, "Club of Seven Seas"
and was very pleasantly en-
tertained by RUDY VALLEE,
who was good enuf to sing a
few numbers. FUMI YABE,
MICHI ANDO, MASAKO FURUTA,
HARU TANAKA, and JEAN FUJI-
MQTO finished off the nite
there after the Cornelian
dinner.
LARRY & GUYA TAJIRI of
Salt Lake City were recent
weekenders at BES MAT3UDAS.
While here the TAJIRIS
were entertained by the
CARL IWASAKX'S and BILL H0-
SOKAWA* S.
GEORGE MASUNAGA, RUPERT
ARAL, JOHN NOGUCHI, and ED
CHINN were delegates to the
state American Legion Con-
vention in Colorado Springs.
Seems like JOHNNY and EDDY
will be going to the nation-
al convention in Miami in
the fall.
JOE and KATE ARIKI are
official delegates to the
Pacific Northwest Methodist
conference to be held in
Sacramento next month.
Good-looking PAT HIRAkll,
social worker with the city
welfare department, always
saying nice things about
Denver girls.
ROY and SAChl SEIBATa
and SUE MAKUY/LiA keeping
trim by making the rounds
of the city golf links each
Saturday morning.
Driving into Denver from
Chicago on IRV MATSUDA' S
new Ford convertible were
JOHN and FLORENCE FUJIKAWA
on a three-week vacation.
They are taking advantage
of Colorado hospitality of-
fered by BES MATSUDA.
Seen at the Brighton
picnic sponsored by the JAA
and the Nisei women's club
were DOROTHY MADOKORO and
MAMI KATAGIRI.
Even the expert can be
"skunked. DR. HOWARD SUE-
NAGA, fisherman par excel-
lent, came back empty-hand-
ed from Gunnison last week.
Altho you wouldn't call
them scientific fisherman
JOHN OKAZAKI and SAM NAKA
came home with weight
limits the same week.
IJetcome to
HUB
SEVEN SEUS
CV/SINEBY HOUSE OF MANCH
1236 20ih STT
JACL F/SJZ/VO CO A/TEST
TROUT DERBY RULES RELEASED
A multitude of prizes
are being offered in the
2nd annual 1 Denver JACL
Fishing Derby which opened
on June 4,
The contest which will
coneinue thru Oct. 51 is
open to any interested
fisherman.
To be eligible for the
prizes the fish must be
caught in Colorado streams
and must be checked in at
designated weigh-in sta-
tions.
General chairman is Mike
Kitano, winner of the 1950
contest. Dr. George Kubo,
Tosh Ando, Sam Kumagai, Min
Yasui, George Masunaga and
Gene Covello are members of
his committee.
Contest rules:
1. Anyone who pays the
entry fee is eligible.
2. Entry fee is $3.50,
pryable to Dr. George Kubo,
treasurer, JACL Fishing
Contest, 1942 Larimer St.
Denver, Colorado.
3. Registration for the
contest closes on July 1,
1951.
4. Only Colorado stream
trout are eligible. Fish
caught in lakes cannot be
entered.
5. The fish, dressed,
excluding gills, must-be
submitted to official
"weigh-in" stations within
24 hours of the entrant's
return to Denver.
Weigh-in stations:
Granada Fish
1917 Lawrence
Pacific Mercantile
1946 Larimer
Katagiri's Grocery
Henderson
6. Decision of the judges
is final.
7. Contest closes Oct.
31, 1951.
>vrre#sic> state
UeeioN confab
Cathay Post 185 was well
represented at the State
merican Legion convention
at Colorado Springs on June
6-10.
Official delegates to
the confab were Rupert Aral,
George Masunaga, Bill Chinn
and John Noguchi.
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