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Denver JACL Bulletin, Volume 6, Number 10

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George Ohashi, Chairman
of the Denver JaCL nomina-
ting committee, announced
that his committee is as-
siduously searching for top
Nisei to fill important
cabinet posts in the 1952
Denver JACL. Altho a cer-
tain amount of self-sacri-
fice and work is necessary,
Ohashi noted that the JACL
carries a considerable a-
mount of prestige in the
Denver community at large,
and moreover pointed out
that the Denver JACL chap-
ter is one of the most im-
portant JACL chapters in
the country.
Ten cabinet posts are to
be filled, and an intensive
search is being made to
find well qualified Nisei
leaders in Denver, to as-
sume -leadership and to give
public service, for the
benefit of the entire com-
munity.
Members of t^e nomina-
ting committee are George
Ohashi, chairman; Betty
Kanegaye, Bess Shiyomura,
Toshio Ando, Dr. T. Mayeda,
and Y. Terasaki, ex-officio
member.
Any public-spirited Ni-
sei wishing to serve a com-
munity function are invited
to call any of the members
of the nominating committee
to submit tneir candidacy
for office.
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VOLUME VI NUMBER 10
DENVERj COLORADO
OCTOBER 1951
DENVER PLANS ------
MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN
EVACUATION CLAIMS
CLINIC BEING 0R6ANIZED
Atsuyo Ito, membership
chairman of the Denver JaCL
announced that the 1951-52
membership campaign will
open on Nov. 1, 1951, with
the avowed aim of surpass-
ing its 1951 record of 486
members.
During the first half of
1951, the Denver chapter
led the nation as the larg-
est chapter in the United
INFLATION HITC JML
The Denver JACL cabinet
voted to increase member-
ship dues in order to keep
up with rising costs of
chapter operations, as fol-
lows: Students and GIs,
§1.75; Single memberships
§2.50; and couple member-
ships §4.00.
etates. At the close of
the campaign, only Chicago
with about 1,000 members
outranked the Denver JACL.
The consolidated membership
of the Los Angeles chapters
surpassed the Denver JACL,
but the local chapter
boasts of being the second
largest single chapter in
j-joerica.
With the 1952 National
JACL convention to be held
OKLAHOMA
GIVES TO ADC
Mr. Henry Einaga of
Bartlesville, Oklahoma con-
tributed §15.00 to the Natl
JaCL-ADC financial campaign
to raise the Mtn. Plains
Region total to $6,681.00.
Mr. Einaga recognized the
significance and importance
of the work being done on a
national scale by the JACL-
ADC, and sent his contribu-
tion to assist in this
great task.
in San Francisco on June
26-30*1952, the local ciip*1-
ter resolved to send its
delegation representing the
oountry, especially in view
of1, tne slow start always
taken by the Chicago and
Los Angeles chapters.
In the 1960-51 campaign,
the membership team led by
Mami Katagiri achieved out-
standing results, and was
barely eked out by the team
led by Atsuyo Ito* Both
chairmen achieved terrific
individual results in sign-
ing more than 100 members
apiece during the la^t year
campaign.
JACL PLANS FOR
NEW years BALL
In keeping with its an-
nual custom, the Denver
JACL will hold its New
Year's ball in the Cathe-
dral Room of the Albany
Hotel on Dec. 31, 1951, to
welcome in the new year,
and to inaugurate the 1952
Denver JACL officers.
Chiye Horiuchi, program
Chairman for the local chap-
ter, announced that a ban-
quet will precede the dance,
with both old and new cab-
inet officers as specially
^honored guests. Interest-
ing features for both the
dinner and dance were be-
ing planned.
Sam Kumagai, treasurer
of the local ohapter, was
designated chairman for the
special intermission feat-
ure of the ball, with a
sure fire attraction to
draw a big orowd for the
end-of-the-year festivities.
Details as to orchestra,
time, etc* will be made at
a later time.
Pres. T. Terasaki of the
Denver JACL announced that
the local ohapter is making
definite plans to hold a
community-wide, evacuation
claims clinic, especially
in connection witn the new
compromise settlement forms
under the new amendment en-
acted Aug. 17, 1951*
General information, ad-
ditional work-sheets, and
Japanese translations will
be disseminated and distri-
buted at the clinic.
It was noted that the
government, altho requiring
claimants to have the forms
translated into Japanese so
they could understand them,
declined to furnish such
translations. Moreover,
additional copies of claims
forms were not available
from the Department of Jus-
tice.
As a result, tne Nation-
al JACL has undertaken to
print sufficient supplies
of additional forms, and to
have the entire, complicat-
ed and legalistic forms
translated into Japan. Un-
fortunately, due to the
complexity of the required
forms, they are not avail-
able yet, but it was hoped
that a sufficient supply
would reach Denver soon.
It was anticipated that
the proposed claims clinic
would be held during the
early part of November, as
soon as forms were avail-
able. Competent attorneys
and an interpreter for the
benefit of the Issei will
be provided by the Denver
chapter.
According tc Bess Bhiyo-
mura, who chairmaned the
1949 claims services on be-
half of the Denver JACL,
about 150 claimants were
assisted by the local chap-
ter.
Exact details as to date*
time and place of the claim
clinic will be announced
through this newspaper at a
later time. Watch for an-
nouncements.
BL000 DONATION
DENVER JACL
TO JOIN DRIVE
The Denver JACL cabinet
voted to participate in the
Red Cross campaign for
blood donors, in order to
assist in the building up
of fast-dwindling stocks of
blood supplies being heavi-
ly drained by commitments
in the Korean War. Mrs.
Tsuyako Takata was appoint-
ed chairman of the commit-
tee to effectuate this de-
cision.
It was noted that during
the early years of World
War II, Dr. Howard Suenaga
was chairman of the Denver
JACL blood donor group who
contributed blood as a pa-
triotic activity in aid of
the war effort.
With the increasing de-
mands for plasma and whole
blood because of the Korean
crisis, the Denver JACL
cabinet voted to undertake
this important project as a
dramatic and patriotic ac-
tion by Americans of Japa-
nese ancestry in Denver.
Anyone wishing to con-
tribute blood for the Red
Cross is urged to contact
Mrs. Takata at 4125 Vallejo
St., or call GRand 2966.


PAGE 2
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
OCTOBER 1951
(je Pray Sy-
Yutaka Terasaki
The 1951 Community Chest
Campaign is onl
There was considerable
discussion relative to this
policy by the Cabinet* Ob-
viously, the.good publicity
which would be gained by
our group solicitations"
would have been invaluable*
However, the Cabinet felt
that this would have been a
selfish and shortsighted
approach* It was the con-
clusion of your Cabinet
that.the Red Feather Agency
would benefit to a greater
extent by our participation
as individuals under this
new general plan, thus av-
oiding the confusion and
duplication resulting from
"special group" solicita-
tions.
This year the Denver Com-
munity Chest adopted a new
policy, with emphasis being
placed on "general solici-
tation teams" rather than
"special groups"* A choice
was offered the Denver JACL
and the Cabinet decided to
abide by the new policy.
We wish to emphasize and
urge each of you as members
of the community to parti-
cipate in this very worth-
while endeavor*
DENVER JACL BULLETIN
Published monthly by the
Denver ohapter of the Japanese
.American Citizens League, 1917
Lawrence St*, Denver, Colorado*
Telephone: Alpine 7227
Editor: George Masunaga
Business Manager: Sam Kumagal
Staff: Bill Hosokawa, Ftmi
Kataglrl, Haul Katagiri, Dr*
George Kabo, Dorothy Madokoro
Sue Maruyama, Pearl Kuwab&ra,
Bessie Matsuda, Rosa Uayeda, Ben
Uiyahara, Sachi Shibata, Hai*u
Tanaka and Kin Yasui*
GUEST EDITORIAL
LEAGUE DESIRES
NISEI MEMBERS
All I know is what I
read in the JACL Bulletin,
and every month 1 learn
something new* This month
I found out Im a hakujin
(which I take to be a hade
of the Mainland*) If haku-
jin were something Id
heard Tak or Masunaga call
Rob, Id not rush into
print with it without some
research, but since Dr*
Garman admits to being one,
I guess its safe to be*
When Tak asked me to
write a bit for the Bulle-
tin, I clutched the oppor-
tunity to my bosom* Better
not ask a woman to say any-
thing unless you mean it,
brother*
Ive been trying with
conspicuous lack of success
for about three or four
years to interest even one
of my Nisei friends in
joining the League of Women
Voters* (If you think
this is just for the girls,
stick around.) The League
is a non-partisan organiza-
tion devoted to becoming
enlightened on current is-
sues in order to exert pres-
sure for the general wel-
fare. Ve know, better than
most, that pressure for
special groups is necessary
but did you ever think how
refreshing it would be if
there were also some with
no axe to grind but the
general good? The League
of Women Voters is practi-
cally unique in this re-
spect* It has about
100,000 members nationally
and about 300 in Denver*
The only thing wrong with
our local group is that
MRS. GR&C.E BRANNON
exception (good ol* Chiye
Horiuchi) of pink complex-
ion (color of skin, not po-
litical complexion). Ive
looked long and earnestly
to see if this is the
Leagues fault, and I hon-
estly think that it is not*
I know that most of you
have young children and
that getting away from them
for a monthly luncheon
isnt easy, but we also
have, in fact, our major
emphasis is on, neighbor-
hood units for discussion*
There will be eight units
starting up this fall, some
meeting in the morning with
rolls and coffee and stimu-
lating discussion, and
others in the afternoon*
Look around and see if
maybe all the groups you
belong to are too predomi-
nate of the same complex-
ion, too, and if they are,
and youd like a little va-
riety, which is spice, to
your life, join the League
of Women Voters*
Tak cautioned me not to
get longwinded, so I hardly
dare add another word, but
we do publish excellent me-
mos on current issues, on
the national, state and lo-
cal levels, which occasion-
ally husbands, too, find
informative. Membership
vould put you in touch with
these* Dues are $3*50 a
year, any my phone number
is Spruce 9449. The League
office is in the YW at 1545
the members are* with one Tremont Street, Denver*
KNOW YOUR CHAPTER OFFICERS
Athletic Chairman George Kubo
Athletic chairman of the
Denver JACL is Dr. George
Kubo.
The conscientious and
hard-working Dr. Kubo is a
able administrator having
considerable experience in
management of sports af-
fairs in this community.
His good reputation, en-
hanced by his popularity,
is responsible for much of
the good understanding and
relationship among Nisei In
the Denver area.
Dr. Kubo is a former Sa-
cramentan who attended the
University of California
and graduated from the Il-
linois College of Optometry
He opened his office here
in 1945.
He is married to the
former Muriel Kuwahara. They
Have one son, Wayne.*
AAftsf
Cbmer*
By BIU- HOSOKAWA.
In a little valley be-
tween two semi-barren rid-
ges near Colorado Springs,
there nestled a village
that looked startlingly
Korean. The mud-walled,
thatched huts were there,
looking for all the world
like wierd toadstools.
There was a dusty road go-
ing through the village,
and the road was lined with
poplars just as they are Id
Korea.
A column of tanks clank-
ed up. They were toothless
old hulks, but from the
distance they could pass
for T-34*s, the ruthlessly
efficient, effective Rus-
sian-built tanks that the
North Koreans used so skill-
fully.
Pretty soon a flight of
jets wheeled across the dcy,
dipped, lined up with the
length of the valley, and
streaked over with a rip-
ping baaaa-roooooom of ex-
haust. One by one they
skimmed over the tanks at
close to the speed of sound.
As each neared the village,
a bomb dropped from the
belly, arced toward the
tanks, smashed into the
ground with a vivid splash.
Up on the hill a spec-
ial effects man tripped a
switch, and up blossomed
a deadly flower of smoke
and orange fire. Pretty
soon the jets lined up and
went away, and in the val-
ley the smoke rose higher
from the huts that had
caught fire.
Scenes like this happen
every day in Korea. But it
was a shock to see it right
here in the United States,
in Colorado, even if it was
just some super skilled
Hollywood make-believe*
I kept tninking of the
title of a book I once read;
It Cant Happen Here*
*TEXACO*
GEORGES MOTOR
20 h LAWRENCE
MAIN W3


OCTOBER 1951
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
PAGE 3
FRANK YAMADA, kid brud-
der of GEORGE YAMADA a
JACL'er, Is quite a full-
back on the Brighton*s
football squad. Recently
he ran for a 70 yard touch-
down against Greeley........
also playing is halfback
KENNY MIZUNAGA. they both
look like mighty good col-
lege grid prospects.
New face seen at T. K.
Pharmacy is MARGE NIShIKAWA
an Alamosan, employed as a
clerk.
CAROL KAWANC, formerly
CAROL MURATA, is working at
Denver General Hospital as
a pharmacist.
MARY EMA of St. Louis,
Missouri is now wearing a
beautiful sparkler on her
third finger left hand giv-
en to her by the very hand-
some and eligible DR. MIL-
TON E, HAYANO.
"GORP" KOMARH one .of the
new young golf players, is
quite sensational!I!! Must
be his putting, so he sez.
He won a beautiful trophy
given by DR. CHILI FUJISAKL
The BEE is such a busy
soul, it has no time for
birth control and that is
why, in times like these,
we te ve so many sons of
bees.
New additions among the
younger set:
CHIOKIE and CHARLIE YAMAGU-
CHI a girl
KISSIE and GEORGE YAMAGUCHI
a girl
AIKO and JACK SUZUKI boy
MITZI and JERRY INCUYE-girl
Seen munching on 2 inch
T-bones at the Pepper Pod
in Hudson after the CU-Kan-
sas football ganfe were DODY
MAD0K0R0. STOOG TASKIRO and
DR. and MRS. JOHN CHIKIMA. .
Our roving reporter in
San Francisco tells us that
RNs FUMI KATAGIKI and YAYE
SAKAGUCKI utilize all their
available free time sight-
seeing Frisco. The former
Coloradoans included Los
Angeles in their most re-
cent tour.
Swooning to Billy Eek-
stlnes and George Shearing
music were such music lov-
ers as: JUNE YOSHIMURA,
JUNE MATSUURA, MUTSU TAKA-
TA, DORIS ITO, SALLY KUGE,
GLADYS andBETSY MIYAGISHI-
MA, MARGUERITE SHIBATA,
RUTH KI3HIYAMA, SETS IOKA,
TETSUKO TCDA, DIXIE OTA,
MARY Y03HIMURA and others.
DOROTHY MIYAHARA became
the recent bride of THE
REVE3AND ROY ISHIHARA at
Gardena, California.
Ardent C. U. football
fans are JIM and SUMI I MATA-
NI, the SAM KAMOTOS,
GEORGE MASUNAGA, FRANCES
HASEGAWA and HARRY NAKAOAWA.
The Bri-teen's basket-
ball center, LCUISE YANAGI-
HARA, a new freshman at
C.U. studying nursing.
DORIS YAMADA, JAYNE FU-
JITA and ETHEL YANARU art
three cute freshmen coeds
at D.U.
The NICC Freshman Dance
held at the Barnes Audito-
rium was a huge success....
Congratulation to p^exy....
NOB IDA. Dance lovers from
C.U., D.U., AGGIES, GREELEY,
C.S.C.E., BARNES, C.W.C.,
PARKS, WYOMING and MINES
helped to get the freshmens
acquainted.
PftCPAMTIftMS
FOR NAT'l MKT
,/ith Denver, Colo, des-
ignated as the site of the
.:th Annual National J^CL
Baling Tournament, attract-
ing top Nisei keglers from
all over the U.S., includ-
ing Hawaii, the Denver JACL
cabinet voted to offer all
possible assistance to the
Denver Bowling League to
make the 1952 kegling clas-
sic the best yet held.
Dr. Geo. J. Kubo, ath-
letic chairman for the Den-
ver JACL. was designated to
act as liaison between tue
Denver Bowling League and
the local JACL chapter.
It was noted that the
tentative dates for the
LS52 tourney had been set
for'-.Feb. 29, Mar. 1-2, 1952,
but with possibility of
conflict with the Hawaiian
tournament to be held at
the same time, John Noguchi,
President of the Denver Ni-
sei Bowling League, indica-
ted that more definite
plans would be made at the
^er^Deetin^o^the bowlers.
ptmxmusim
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. KAWANO, DDS KE 3084
1404 E. 18 th Avenue
ROBERT WAYEDA, 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
LAWYERS
T-OSHIO ANDO ... AC 5315
1942 Larimer Street
MINORU YASUI AL 7207
1917 Lawrence Street
OPTOMETRISTS
GEORGE KUBO,. OD AC 5315
ly42 Larimer Street
BEN MATOBA, OD KE 1941
1927 Larimer'Street
PHYSICIANS smm
CHAR IBS FUJISAKI, MD
40 N. Main BRIGHTON 418
T.K. KOBAYASHI, MD KE 4590
1227 27th Street
ISAMU 0ZAM0T0, MD TA 1596
301 Interstate Trust Bldg.
HOWARD SUENAGA, MD AC 1314
630 18th Street
GEORGE TAKENO, MD TA 0783
830 18th Street
MAHITO UBA, DO MA 3743
1230 21st Street
Accounting-
INSURANCE
MITSUO KANEKO AL 3500
1232 20th Street
Two foursome
awaiting to tee
off are: DICK
YANASE, HMI KA-
TAGIKI BESSIE
SHIYCiiURA, TOSH
FUJIKAWA, SACHI
SHIBATA, PERKY
MOKI and GORDON
BLACK.


* i
Busy at her
desk is RUBY
OKUBO the newly
appointed Med-
ical Librarian
at the USAFH
at Lowry Air
* Force Base.
GRANADA 1Uk ^PouitXu
MARKET *
Asrtd Oi/,
I919 LAWftEMCE ST.
Kg.ssfaa


PAGE 4
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
OCTOBER 1951
Pgtka-k>§
MARGARET and FRANK TSUJI
of LA visited old friends
In Denver and while here,
they stayed at MARGARET*s
sister's, MRS. GEORGE KUBC.
MURIEL & GEORGE threw a dirv-
' ner for them on a Sunday,
and entertained friends on
a Saturday eve.
STEVIE & SUSIE ANDO, DE-
LIGHT & JEAN FUJIMOTO, and
GRANDMA MORI were some of
the luctfy kids attending
the Shrir circus.
Saw TAK TERA3AKI, TOSH
ANDO, MIN YASUI and GEORGE
OHASHI squiring BETTY KANE-
GAYE and BES SHIYOMURA to
lunch at Navarre's.
MARY and TOM TAKEDA and
their son were seen dining
with SUE MAEDA at the Buck-
horn Lodge.
Last of September, a ba-
by boy, DOUG, JR., made a
grand entry into the DOUG-
MITSUE MIZUKAMI domain.
The NOGUCHI'S, JOHN,
GRACE and their children
motored to Cal for a late
fall vacation.
Heard tell MIKE KITANO
has been getting In hie
last licks fishing and tall
rumors has it that MIKE got
an 8 pounder on the Gunni-
son. Was it worth being
stranded In the snow on Co-
nejos Pass for Just some
smelly ole fish???
Seeing the play, Don Ju-
an in Hell, were playgoers,
MICHI ANDO, HAKUKO KOBAYA-
SHI, GEORGE & MAY FURUTA,
CHEE HGRIUCHI Joined the
long haired bunch with a
season ticket to the cur-
rent concert series.
AMY MIURA s'prised every-
one by actually showing up
at the Cornelian tea, when
the major league All- Stars
played In an exhibition
game here. AMY & GEORGE MI-
URA are avid sports fans,
who take In any and' all
sports playoffs.
MAY FURUTA & JEAN NAKAO-
KI dint miss the game, how-
ever Despite their ab<-
eence; the ladies enjoyed a
lovely Sunday afternoon at
the TOL TAKAMINEs.
BERNICE OHASHI had a la-
vender ensemble, a striking
creation of her own. LILY
ARIKI had a new fall plaid
with matching hat. HANNAH
TAKAMIKE looked lovely In
something chartreuse. GLAD
TANIWAKI looked very smart,
and the club welcomed NELLY
YANO back into their midst.
Lil JOYCE KOBAYASHI snoozed
and snored In MUMMY'S lap.
JOHNNY TADANO, the lil
shoyu king, was a recent
Denver visitor.
Heard tell TOMMY KOBAYA-
SHI, SARGE TERASAKI, GEORGE
MASUNAGA, ROB BRANNON and
JIMMY IMATANI went up some-
wheres to hunt deer. Judg-
ing by what they brought
back, we'd say they Just
went for a ride.
TOSH and MICHI ANDO are
now at home in their new
abode. If you call on 'em,
bring your own chairs, but
the lack of furniture Just
can't dim their wide open
warm hospitality.
Buying themselves Into a
BEANS YAMAMOTO constructed
home in Westwood are JOHNNY
and HELEN NAKASH1MA. Open
House is scheduled soon.
The UYEDA family of San
Francisco poured into Den-
ver to deluge daughter FLO
at Fitzslmons Army Hospital
with gifts, food and kind
words. Mr. & Mrs. METHUS-
LAH UYEDA, accompanied by
daughters KAY and 'ROSALIND
and grandson KEVIN made up
the party.
_- REUABLL
I l w prescriptions
AL. *82? 2700LARIMER
Driving the UYEDAS here
from Frisco was JOHN SAKA-
GUCHI of Berkeley, fresh
from the battlefields of
Korea.
VASIIIS LEAVE
FOR WEST COAST
UTEANA ODA, research
chemist at National Jewish
Hospital, and TOSH SERA,
pharmacist at Children's
Hospital, are now Mr. and
Mrs. The elopement to Co-
lorado Springs was a pleas-
ant surprise to their many
friends.
MABEL and BOB UYEDA took
in the Cal-USC game on
their brief trip to the
West Coast. Suffice it to
say Cal alumnus BOB came
home a bit peeved.
Mr* and Mrs* Min Yasui,
accompanied by their two
children, Iris and Laurel,
left on Oct. 17, 1951 for
an extended three weeks
trip to the West Coast.
Yasui indicated that -he
would spend about two weeks
in Portland, Oregon to take
care of evaouation claims.
While in Portland, he indi-
cated that he would confer
with Sam Ishikawa, associ-
ate Nat'l Director of the
JACL, in connection with
JACL matters in Pacific
Northwest*
While lending a helping
hand repairing the roof of
his friend's home, HOLLY
KITAGAWA slipped and fell
some 30 feet. Result: one
fractured leg.
TETSUKO TODA became the
bride of SGT. HARRY MATSU-
NAKA recently.
En route home about Nov*
10, 1951, Yasui planned to
visit Nat*l. H.Q,. of the
JACL in Salt Lake City, and
accompanied by Masao W* Sa-
tow, Nat'l Executive Direc-
tor of the JACL, to visit
the Northern Wyoming JACL
ohapter to meet with Kaz
Uriu, chapter president,
and other chapter officials
We note that the JACL
will be aiding in the Red
Cross blood donor campaign
When the call is made,wont
you volunteer a pint of
your blood?
IMIKAWAYA
1*130 LAUMAA. TA Utl
mrESSS
SERVICE BUREAU
ST. NVA
Welcome
HUB
SEMEN
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4. JiHhe
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CUISINE- BY HOUSE OF MANCH
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1917 Lawrence Street,
Denver 2, Colorado.
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