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VOLUME VII NUMBER 9
DENVER j C OLORADO
SEPTEMBER, 1951
CERVI BLASTS
FISHBURN
Gene Cervi, editor and
publisher of the Rocky Mtn
Journal, in the Sept* 6th
issue, blasted E. V. Fish-
burn, director of public
relations of the Chamber of
Commerce of Denver, for his
personal prejudices against
Hawaiian statehood*
Fishburn implied that
all Hawaiian Japanese were
treacherous and disloyal*
He concluded that statehood
for Hawaii would be detri-
mental to the U.S., based
upon his distorted racist
thinking*
Cervi commented Some of
Fishburn1s pleadings appos-
ing Hawaiian stat ehood were
about on a par with the old
times Ku Klux Elan logic "
GEORGE 1MA6AK1
VISITS DENVER
George Inagaki, Nat*l
Chairman of the JACL 1000
Club, was a hurried visitor
to Denver, Colorado enroute
to Chicago and New York
City*
"Admiral" Inagaki con-
ferred with George Furuta,
Regional Chairman of the
Mt. Plains 1000 Club while
in Denver. Inagaki further
planned to confer with JACL
officials in Chicago and in
the east. In connection
with the 1952 Nat*l Conven-
tion, he promised outstand-
ing activities for thou-
ssnders. He urged that
Denverites join the 1000
Club in order to benefit in
forth coming festivities.
URGES ELIMINATION
Of AlSCKXflllUmi
Under the leadership of
Dr.Prudence Bostwlck, pres-
ident of the re-organi2ed
Denver Unity Council, lib-
eral citizens of Denver
were urged to promote acti-
vities on the local level
to eliminate discriminatory
practices In Denver, Colo-
rado.
Among the topics discus-
sed of particular interest
to Japanese ancestry, were
considerations of the elim-
ination of citizenship re-
quirements for old age pen-
sions and the elimination
of discrimination in cem-
etery burials.
$100 donation
FROM SCOTT
The Mt. Plains JACL-ADC
fund was increased by *>100
thru donation from the Ja-
panese community in Scott,
Arkansas. Total to date
now stands at $6,666.
EVACUATION CLAIMS
JACL OFFERS SERVICES
The Denver JACL will aid
claimants in filing of
claims under the compromise
settlement bill, reported
JACL-ADC
FINANCIAL CAMPAIGN SHORT
Japanese families in the
southernmost tip of Texas
in the Rio Grande valley
sent in $505 as their con-
tribution.-to the 1951 Nat*l
JACL-ADC financial campaign
to advance the legislative
program in Washington, D.C.
Min Yasui, regional re-
presentative for the Mtn-
Plains JACL, announced that
the latest contribution now
raises the total for the
Mtn-Plains region to $6,566
to date. This amount is
still almost $1500 short of
the quota of $8000 set by
the Nat*l Convention held
in Chicago in 1950*
Areas still not report-
ing for 1951 are Sah Luis
valley, Brighton, Ft. Lup-
ton, Arkansas Valley, and
other rural areas in Colo-
rado; a partial contribu-
tion from Montana; Sootts-
bluff, Nebraska; and-.north-
ern Wyoming.
Areas which have exceed-
ed their 1950 quotas are:
Denver, Colo.; Sedgwick,
Colo.; Florida; Georgia;
North Platte and Omaha, in
Nebraska; Albuquerque, N.
Mexico; the Rio Grande Val-
ley and San Antonio, Texas*
Tak Terasaki, president of
the local chapter.
He stated that the Den-
ver chapter will distribute
Japanese translations for
the new claims form and
provide duplicate forms to
be used as work sheets*
A waiver, to be signed
by each claimant receiving
Denver chapter services,
will also be provided. The
waiver will state that the
claimant understands that
the services of the local
chapter are of voluntary
and non-legal nature and
that the chapter will not
be held responsible in any
way for the final amount
received in adjudication of
the claim.
Terasaki said all clai-
mants who filed their ori-
ginal claims thru an attor-
ney should be advised to
consult the attorney again
in filing of the compromise
claim. Claimants are in-
formed that this additional
service on the part of the
attorney should be at no
additional charge.
Claimants are advised
that the compromise settle-
ment plan is a voluntary
one and that no claimant is
required to accept the com-
promise formula. Those
wishing to file under its
terms, however, should be
encouraged to ask for the
maximum to which they are
entitled.
LOCAL KE6LERS DISCUSS
NATIONAL BOWLING TOURNEY
3-day, ^ ^
The 3-day, Sixth Annual
Natl JACL Bowling Tourna-
ment will be held in Denver
on Feb. 29, Mar. 1-2, 1952,
according to plans announc-
ed by John Noguchi, presi-
dent of the Denver Nisei
Bowling League, and promi-
nent Denver JACL leader*
Members of the bowling
cabinet met with Masao V.
Satow in Denver to discuss
preliminary planning for a
successful tourney.
The Tournament will be
ABC-sanctioned, and spon-
sored by the Nat*l JACL.
Top-notch Nisei bowlers in
America' will be competing
for top prizes. Shun Naka-
yama -of Denver will* be de-
finding his all-events tro-
phy in the 1952 meet-
Some 30 teams from the
Vest Coast and the Midwest,
and from Hawaii are expect-
ed to participate.
Further announcements of
details will be made as the
plans materialize.
Those attending the ini-
tial planning session were:
Masao V. Satow, Nat*l Exec.
Director of JACL; John No-
guchi, pres, of the bowling
league; Dr. T. Mayeda, Rosa
Mayeda, Geo. Otsuki, Moon
Kataoka, Dr. Bob Mayeda,
Joe MiRUkami, Jim Hanamura,
and Harry Hisamoto.


PAGE 2
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
SEPTEMBER, 1951
Ijt Proxy Sy-
It was my pleasure to
meet with Mr. George Inaga-
ki the other evening. Mr.
Xnagaki is the president of
the-Thousand Club, and the
JACL is indeed fortunate in
having suohJ a.leader He
is on a' hurried, business
trip across country and had
only a few hours to spare
in Denver. He sends his
regards to his many friends
here.
The 1000 Club is com-
posed of a group of JACLers
who have pledged further
financial support to the
organization over and above
membership* To be specific,
they have expressed a'ttil-
lingness to contribute $25
a year to support the of-
fice of the National Head-
quarters of the JACL there-
by assuring continued oper-
ation. The original plan
was to get 1000 members in
the club*-hence the name*
To many of us, the purpose
of the club has been vague,
and to all appearances--
open only to an "exclusive
few*" Nothing could be
further from the truth. In
fact, I can think of noth-
ing finer than to have as
large a membership as pos-
sible*
There are many who know
the importance of JACL, but
by the very nature of their
work, cannot actively par-
ticipate, yet wish to help
by such contributions. Also
there are many who devote a
great deal of time to JACL
and still feel that they
must help further by finan-
cial aid. It is gratifying
indeed to know that there
are so many who contribute
in this manner* However,
the need is great, and ev-
ery new membership to this
club will serve to strength*
en our entire organization*
In Denver, Mr. George
Furuta has been the man be-
hind the wheel of the 1000
Club activities* In spite
of his many ventures, he is
still able to find time to
help, and I am sure that he
would be delighted to get
many new members*
To quote Mr* Bill Hoso'-
kawa, "Youre buying a
share in your future and
your childrens future when
you contribute to the sup-
port of the JACL*"
$6,000 RAISED FOR NATLJACLADC
The regional JACL Office for the Mtn-Plains reported
that almost $6,000 has been raised for the national JACI^
ADC during the 1950-51 campaign. It was no'ted that the
present total is still $2,000 short of the $8,000 quota
assigned by the 10th Biennial Convention in Chicago in
1950* But, KKD officials, Z* Kanegaye and T. Kako anti-
cipated that if the outlying areas in Colorado and the
Rio Grande Valley in Texas will respond as in past years,
the goal oan yet be reached this year*
Summary of contributions are as follows:
Mtn-Plains JACL-ADC Benefit* *..... $1,700*00
K.K.D., Denver Issei ................... 1,422.50
Nisei, Mtn-Plains Office $35*00
Denver Nisei Mothers Club * 25.00
Sakata Bros., Brighton. 25*00
Brighton Women1s Club 13*00
Georgianna Honda, Denver* * 10.00-
Misc. Nisei, Denver * 7*00
Total Nisei, Denver Area ............ 115.00
Haku j in Contributions:
Denver A*DL................$100*00
Gifford Phillips. 100.00
Great Western Sugar Co* .... 25.00
Misc., Others * 10.00
Total Hakujin................... 235.00
TEXAS:
San. Antonio
Houston ...
El Paso ...
Total Texas
$385.00
220*00
160*00
765.00
Cbmef*
By Bin hosokawAl
As this is written, I am
midway through Shelley
Otas first novel, "Upon
Their Shoulders" (Exposi-
tion Press, New York, N. Y.
$3). So far, it is an en-
grossing story, the story
of our collective heritage
as Nisei. It is a story of
the hopes and urges that
moved the more ambitious
and courageous of Japan's
youth a half century ago to
leave their homes and seek
a future in the promised
land across the seas.
In this case, that land
Is Hawaii. But instead of
paradise, these immigrants
find loneliness, exploita-
tion, cruelty, frustration.
Little by little these peo-
ple rise from the status of
peon labor, win at last a
taste of the opportunity
they sought.
NEBRASKA:
Omaha JACL. *$305*00
North Platte. *. 200.00
Total Nebraska . 505.00
NEW MEXICO:
Albuquerque JACL...............$197.00
Mesilla.................. 50.00
Total New Mexico t 247.00
Shelley Ota has written
the sort of story many a.
Nisei hopefully set out to
write---but never did. She
reaches deep into her own
heritage and brings forth
an entirely new field for
literary endeavor.
GEORGIA:
White Oak (S. Butsuyen) .$210.00
Others, Miso....................25.00
Total Georgia. ............. ,
MONTANA, JACL............................
ALABAMA, Mobile..........................
COLORADO, Sedgwick ......................
LOUISIANA, New Orleans ..............
OKLAHOMA, Oklahoma City..................
It is well apparent that
Mrs. Ota has inherited much
of the heroic qualities of
her forbears. Her doctor-
husband, killed in World
150.00 War II, left her with four young children and very
150.00 little else. She set out to rear them, and this nov-
146.00 el--shaped only after great expenditure of time and ef-
88.00 fort by the entire family is one of the means she
80.00 chose.
WYOMING, Cheyenne.
50.00
GRAND TOTAL, Mtn-Plains
Regional JACL, to 7/31/51.$5,978.50
Areas still not reporting in are Brighton, Greeley,
Longmont, Grand Junction, Ft. Lupton, Arkansas Valley
and San Luis.Valley in Colorado; ana the major areas
outside of Colorado being Northern Wyoming JACL, and the
Rio Grande Valley of Texas*
KNOW YOUR CHAPTER OFFffFRS
FINANCE CHRFIN ROYNAYEM
Roy Mayeda, who hails
from Brighton, Colorado Is
the officer of our newly
created position.---
Roy was graduated from
Colorado A. and M. majoring
in Agronomy. During his
college days he was a very
popular student and held
membership in many honorary
fraternities.
Today, he
is a very successful farmer
and is continuing his civic
responsibility in both the
nisei and non-nisei organi-
zations in the community.
Finance Chairman Mayeda,
was a captain in the U. 3.
Army during World War II --
stationed in the Philip-
pines
But all this is inciden-
tal. Shelley Ota has writ-
ten a novel that is able to
stand on its own feet as a
story, regardless of the
incidental background.
Denver JACL bulletin
Published monthly by the
Denver chapter of the Japanese
American Citizens League, 1917
Lawrence St*, Denver, Colorado*
Telephones Alpine 7227
Editors George Uasunaga
Business Managers Sam Kumagai
Staff* Bill Hosokawa, Pnd.
Eatagirl, Kami Katagiri, Dr*
George Kubo, Dorothy Uadokcro
Sue Uaruyama, Pearl Emrabara,
Bessie Matsuda, Rosa Mayeda, Ben
Uiyahara, Sachl Shibata, Ran
Tanaka and Min Yasui.


THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
PAGE 3
SEPTEMBER, 1951
Courting JOAN MAT8UDA in
style is SAM NAGAI in his
gorgeous, two-tone, new
Mercury*
TO SEIKO K0J3MA became
the bride of NOBORU TSUTSU-
MI during the Labor Day
week-end.
NOB and AL TASHIRO of
Brighton, the proud parents
of a son and heir. The
LARRY FUKUHARA*S welcomed a
brand new baby girl to.their
home.
EUNICE KUMAGAI, in a
lovely ceremony at the
California Street Churoh,
repeated the wedding vows
with CPL. GEORGE WATANABE.
After a short honeymoon,
the couple will make their
home in Chicago.
JUNE SERI2AWA is seen
wearing a beautiful diamond
presented to her by TSUNE
KOSUGB.
Our latest Bulletin re-
cruit is pretty MAY KITAGA-
WA who hails from Minot,
North Dakota. She adds to
the beauty as well as the
efficiency of the staff.
Successful in his nev;
venture into the field of
retail fruit and vegetable
sales is active JACL*er TOM
YANAGA of Fort Lupton.
TERRY and JltfQ SHOJI are
spending their vacation mo-
toring thru Utah and Arizo-
na.
MIKO NONAKA has current-
ly been getting practical
experience working for the
Marco Polo Interior Decora-
tors.
Have you noticed- JUNE
AOCHI'S new hair styling?.
It's darling.......
Lucky JACK KANEGAYE was
seen squiring the very at-
tractive MAY YOSHIOKA of
Chicago, who was here for
EUNICE and GEORGE WATANABE'S
wedding.
BEN and BETTY MORIKAWA
are moving to Sunny Cali-
fornia with their two chil-
dren, LAURIE and DEBBIE.
YURI KANDA will be bid-
ding adieu to her fiancee,
ROY KITA, who is returning
to his studies in Des
Moines, Iowa. He was em-
ployed in Denver during the
summer.
The stork made two nice
deliveries in Brighton re-
cently. The NOB TASHIROS
were blessed with a bounc-
ing baby boy while the
JAMES KATOS* heavenly gift
Vas sweet lil girl.
Congratulations to SUE
ISHIGURO who was recently
elected to a cabinet post
on the Greeley High School^
Glrl^ Athletic Association.
The YPCC has scheduled
another fun-filled skating
party at the Westwood Rol-
ler Rink on Saturday, Oct*
20.
NANCY SOGI is the pretty
new night cashier at TK
Pharmacy.
Getting back to the ole
grand following a summer
full of work and fun are CU
Men WILLY MIKUNI, JUN HAMAI
and JOHN TObOROKI.
Freshmen at the Boulder
campus include KATHERINE
MIYAMOTO and TORU FURUKAWA.
Both are from Denver.
ROY CHAPMAN
APPOINTED TO
COLORADO FEPC
Roy Chapman was appoint-
ed by Gov. Dan Thornton of
Colorado to head the FEPC
created by the last .session
of the general assembly.
FEPC offices are located
at 1065 Broadway, and the
telephone is KE 1171.
Any person feeling that
they have been discriminat-
ed against because of their
race, color or creed may
appeal to the FEPC for a
hearing.
The Colorado FEPC has no
enforcement powers as re-
lating to private employ-
ment, but is charged with
administration of an educa-
tional program to persuade
private employers to hire
on the basis of merit, in-
stead of skin color or re-
ligion.
In cases of discrimina-
tion in public employment,
the Colorado FEPC can, and
will take positive steps to
give prompt and equitable
relief.
Any Nisei who has been
discriminated against in
employment are urged to re-
fer the matter to the FEPC
REV TANABE TO
SPEAK AT YPCC
The Rev. Shig-eo Tanabe
of New Haven, Mich., will
be the principal speaker of
the 1951 Young People *s
Christian Conference, it
was announced recently.
The popular Nisei minis-
ter held pastorates in San
Francisco and Sacramento,
before accepting his pres-
ent position with a Cauca-
sian congregation in New
Haven., Mich.
The YPCC this year will
be held in Esyes Park with
"Live With A Purpose" as
its theme.
KC.5983
crts-
LAWfeCMCE SI
DENTISTS
JOHN CHIKUMA, DDS
40 N. Main BRIGHTON 660
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. KAV/ANO, DDS KE 3084
1404 E. 08th Ayenue
ROBERT MAYEDA, DDS TA 6961
301 Interstate Trust Bldg.
TAKASHI MAYEDA, DDS TA 6961
301 Interstate Trust Bldg.
K.K. MIYAMOTO, DDS TA 4307
1952 Larimer Street
GENTA NAKAMURA, DDS TA 7598
200 Interstate Trust Bldg.
INSURANCE
JINZO NODA .... FR 1065
3211 Clayton Street
LAWYMS
TOSHIO ANDO ... AC 5315
1942 Larimer Street
MINORU YASUI AL 723*
1917 Lawrence Street
OPTOMETRISTS
GEORGE KUBO, OD .. AC 5315
1942 Larimer Street
BEN MATOBA, OD KE 1941
1927 Larimer Street
PM/cmssmm
CHARIES FUJISAKI, MD
40 N. Main BRIGHTON 418
T.K. KOBAYASHI, MD KE 4590
1227 27th Street
ISAMU 0ZAM0T0, MD TA 1596
501 Interstate Trust Bldg.
HOWARD SUENAGA, MD AC 1314
830 18th Street
GEORGE TAKBNO, MD TA 0783
830 18th Street
MAHITO UBA, DO MA 3743
1230 21s-t Street
Accounting-
INSURANCE
MITSUO KANEKO AL 3500
1232 -20th Street


Pesk-a-beef*
RUPE ARAI, JACK KANEGAYE
and WALT MORIYA begrudging-
ly wended their way back to
Denver, after a helluva
good time in S eattleRUPE£?
old stomping grounds, in
JACKSONS new Merc. They
spent some time in Salt
Lake City also.
SUE MAEDA and her compa-
nion, MRS. JAMES ROSS have
been taking an extensive
motor tour of the scenic
high spots in Colorado and
New Mexico.
HOWARD SUENAGAS yaku-
rain (ask your pop about
that one, we just cant
come out and tell you how
old HOWARD is) was the oc-
casion for much merry ma-
king. Helping HOWARD cele-
brate were the KODY KODAMAS,
TOSH ANDOS, YOSH ITOS, MAS
SUYAMAS, SI SAITOS, CHILI
FUJISAKIS, GEORGE OHASHIS,
and MITSU MATSUDA.
Some of those now on lo-
cation in Colorado Springs
and crashing the movies are:
KATHLEEN KONDO, MAY MATSU-
MONJI with her children,
LYNN NAKA, BETTY MATSUMON-
JI, MRS. ED MATSUDA, and
ANN OKUNO with daughter
CANDICE. Reports are that
camp life at Camp Carson is
fun, and the food excellent.
BEN & MASAKO FURUTA with
their children motored to
California, and while there
visited Yosemite, just like
any other gawking Eastern
vacationist.
Buzzing around town, and
charming Denverites with
her charming presence was
MARY JANE YOKQE,who visited
us from LA with her husband
GARD.
DICK and HELEN YAMAMOTO
welcomed a new addition to
their family. Another boy
joined their ranks.
A pleasant autumn vaca-
tion to Aspen and Glenwoed
Springs was enjoyed by SAT
and ALICE KUMAGAI recently.
PETE and ITSU FURUTA and
their children, former Den-
verites and now of LA visit-
ed friends and relatives in
Denver. While here they
stayed at the BYKE UME&AWAS
and were entertained by the
ART YORIMOTOS and many
others.
The father-son team of
SARGE and DON TERASAKI are
tickled pink over the arri-
val of NORI LILYANNE, at
General Rose Hospital early
this month.
The MATSUM0T03 have sold
their beauty salon and are
returning to California.
Recently they entertained
at a lavish buffet supper
at their Race Street homa
The Mile Hi Golfers were
guests-the lucky guys!!
We hear they really put on
a spread.
Saw FRANK YAMA, now of
Utah roaming Denver streets.
HELEN NAKAMURA, young
violinist with the Denver
Symphony orchestra, Is now
displaying a "sDarkler.*'
BOB MARUYAMA, of La Junta
19 the lucky man.
Proud winners of the
Scotch twosome golf tourney
were SUE MARUYAMA and JIM
HANAMURAv. The local femmes
of the fairways paired with
dubbers of the Mlle-Hi club
in this tournament. Others
participating were ATSU ITO
and DR. GEORGE KUBO; VAMI
KATAGIRI and DR. CHILI FU-
JI3AKI; BESSIE SHIYCVURA
and TAD NOMURA; SACHI SHI-
BATA and NORMAN TAKAKI.
Moving to a sumptlous
new residence are the TOSH
ANDOS who now call 3353
Josephine 3t. their home.
Former Denverite SUE TA-
KIMCTO, now of LA, recently
announced her engagement to
TCMIGO JOE of Long Beach.
AL ¥82r 2700LARIMER
Laurel Dee Yasui, one of
Denvers youngest fisherman
is shown here proudly dis-
playing one of her prize
catches. The larger of the
two fish pictured here is
her daddy, Min Yasui
NISEI NEEDED AS
INTERROGATORS
Nisei with a speaking
knowledge of Japanese are
needed by the US Airforce
SC? interrogators for over*
seas duty, it was learned
recently.
Applicants need not be
able to read nor write the
Japanese language although
it would be desirable. A
GS-7 rating will be given
to all persons who are
accepted. The annual sala-
ry is $3850 plus a 10# over-
seas allowance. Housing
will also be provided.
Further information may
be secured from George Ma-
sunaga at Alpine 9046.
iMmAWAYft,
* TEXACO*
GEORGE'SMOTOR
20thst LAWRENCE
SERVICE BUREAU t
WIS XI ST. WlA
ROSE SHIRAIUZU
ACCEPTS OVERSEAS JOB
Rose Shiramizu, Denver
JACL ^ueen in 1948, has ac-
cepted a civil service po-
sition in Japan and will
leave the United States on
Oct. 20, it was learned re-
cently.
Miss Shiramizu is pres-
ently employed by Hilb and
Company as a secretary.
U/s/coins -to
Eius £=£:
SEVEN SEMS
CUISINE-BY HOUSE OF MANCHi
I23> 2Qih ST
Return postage guaranteed
THE DENVER J&CL BULLETIN,
The Denver Chapter JACL,
1917 Lawrence Street,
Denver 2, Colorado.
Sec. 34.66, P. L. Sc R.
Permit No. 2091-B.