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VOL, VII, WO. 1
DMSVKK, COLORADO
JANUARY, 1952
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Rov Maveda to
Head *SZ Cabinet
Elected to lead the Den-
ver JACL for 1952 are the
following:
President: Roy Mayeda
1st V. Pres.: Kami Katagiri
2nd V. Pres.: Harry Yanari
3rd V. Pres.: Michi Ando
Rec. Secty: Haru Tanaka
Corr. Secty: June Aochi
Treasurer: Robert Horiuchi
Finance Chrm: Sam Matsumoto
Athletic Dir.: Shig Teraji
Bulletin: Haruko Kobayashi
President-elect Roy May-
eda has issued a call to
the cabinet and members of
the Denver Chapter "to con-
tinue the splendid work of
the Denr er JACL and make
1952 a truly fine year for
this community.
JACL MEMBERS
DONATE BLOOD
Tsuyako Takata, heading
the Denver JACL Blood Donor
campaign for the American
Red Cross, announced that
the first group of Nisei to
contribute blood for the
U,S, armed forces responded
during January,
Donors were Todd Okita,
A1 Uji, and Mr. & Mrs. Mas
Takata.
More blood is desperate-
ly needed to save American
lives in Korea. The Denver
area has been falling short
of its monthly quota of 576
pints.
Denrer JACLers are urged
to join this patriotic pro-
gram by calling Mrs Takata
at Gr. 2986* to make a date
to give blood for the U.S.
armed forces.
NEW YCAlft 6VE
Benefit success
Yutaka Terasaki, retir-
ing Derr er chapter presi-
dent, announced results of
the highly successful Inau-
gural Ball and Benefit held
New Year,s Eve at the Alba-
ny Hotel.
About $1,000 was raised
to be added to the communi-
ty services fund of the lo-
cal treasury.
Approximately fifty JACL
members & friends attended
the Recognition Dinner pre-
ceding the dance, while it
was estimated about 350 in-
cluding many Nisei service-
men attended the Ball.
Nwl JACL ToQttAlAMEAiT
Tb ArntMT 500 KcsiEltS,
Qvt**M000 w PomMoWV
Chicago Fraaicuco, ClqnSlaajd,
LoS 'EaJtcrSO
1952's Nisei bowling classic, the Sixth Annual National
JACL Bowling Tournament, will be held in Denver, Colorado,
on Feb, 29, Mar, 1 & 2, 1952, at Elitch Lanes, 3825 Tenny-
son Street.
John T. Noguchi, former 1st vice-president of Denver's
JACL, heads the affair as Tournament Director, assisted
by cabinet officers of the local bowling League. The Den-
ver JACL is cooperating by sponsorship of the Awards Dance
to be held on Sunday night,
Mar. 2nd, in the Cathedral
Room of the Albany Hotel.
It is estimated that 30
to 40 teams, comprising ov-
er 500 bowlers from every
part of the U.S. end Hawaii
will be represented. Chi-
cago, San Francisco, Cleve-
land, Wyoming, Montana, and
Greeley, Colo., are a few
of the teams already enter-
ed.
Under the A.B.C. "moral
support sanction" all par-
ticipants in the Tournament
must be members in good
standing of the JACL.
Over $4,000 in prize mo-
ney, as well as three hand-
some perpetual trophies to
be presented by the Nat*l
JACL, ani 21 other trophies
will be awarded to winners
in various classifications.
Valuable merchandise awards
will also be presented.
ACCEPTS CHICAGO CHAPTER. CttAMPNCg
600 members will be the
goal of the *52 Denver JACL
membership campaign, to be
Members of the newly-elected 1952 Denver JACL Cabinet
are pictured above, at the first cabinet meeting of the
year held at the home of Y. Terasaki, retiring president.
Back row, left to right, Harry .Yanari, Roy Mayeda, Mami
Katagiri, Sam Matsumoto. Front row, left, to right, Shig
Teraji, Robert Horiuchi, June Aochi, Haru Tanaka, & Micni
Ando. The schedule of mens a-
DCMVfift. JACL SETS OAL AF 40 Sweepstakes on Friday night
team matches on Saturday,
with doubles and singles on
Sunday. An all-events com-
petition is also scheduled.
eoMacr hsiocc
too a***
Polio &emEFIT
Taki Domoto, perennial
chairman of the Denver JACL
March of Dimes benefit, as-
sisted by Toshio Ando and
Edward Matsuda, conducted a
very successful bridge meet
on Jan. 23, at the Buddhist
Church.
Through the generosity
of local merchants and do-
nors to the "Fight Polio"
benefit, a total of $145
was raised.
led by Atsu Ito and Harry
Yanari, 1951 and 1952 mem-
bership chairmen respec-
tively.
The co-chairmen plan to
lead their respective cabi-
net members in an.intensive
campaign to sign the lar-
gest membership goal in the
local chapter's history.
In answer to Chic-go's
challenge to ^the rest of
the nation to"match their
goal of 1,000 members, the
Denver JACLers promise to
lead the nation again as in
years past in the number of
members signed in the regu-
lar campaign period through
March 31.


RAGE 2
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
JANUARY* 1V52
Ije Pray Sy-
- RfcV MAVEOA---
They tell me that this
space is reserved for the
prexy. Each year you see a
new face, a new literary
genius, a misnomer this
year compared to the intel-
lects of the past years.
NatI Sowuutfc Cutffc
DENVER MOST TO SIXTH
ANNUAL NATL JACL TOURARY
Ale*Mcui (
However there are a few
things I would like to say#
Speaking for the new cabi-
net, X would like to take
this opportunity to thank
all you members for the
support you have given us.
I realize that my duty as
your president for the year
entails a great deal of
work and responsibility. I
ask for your cooperation
and aid to help the cabinet
and me with these tasks
during the coming year.
JACL is doing a tremen-
dous job for the benefit of
the Issei, Nisei, and other
minority groups. It coop-
erates with other agencies
on worthy projects. Behind
the headlines there are men
and women working for JACL
who are sacrificing their
own personal gains so that
they may help you and JACL
and its worthwhile aims.
Your chapter has nearly
500 members. Its getting
bigger and better each year
We are working on a calen-
dar this year with civic
and social functions in
which we hope all of you
will actively participate.
Denver again attracts a national Nisei event, with the
6th Annual National JACL Bowling Tournament, scheduled on
Neb. 29, Mar. 1 & 2, 1952.
Denver will be the focus of na-
tional Nisei attention, especially
to the sports-minded, because pre-
liminary entries indicate that
there will be 41 mens teams and 15
womens teams participating in the
Tournament. That will mean that
there will be about 250 out-of-town
visitors in Denver, including 50
charming visiting ladies, over the
3-day meet, from all parts of the
country.
Competition will be keen. We anticipate some specta-
cular individual achievements. Spectators are urged to
watch the nations top Nisei howlers in action.
Not since 1946 has Denver been fortunate enough to at-
tract a national gathering of NiBei to this Mile-Hi City.
We feel that the local bowling league, the local JACL and
the Natl of the JACL are doing a great public service
in sponsoring this event, which has become a national Ni-
sei sporting classic.
We believe that the good fellowship generated by this
meet, and the active participation by all the bowlers, in
this city, as well as by visiting bowling fans, will help
to strengthen the JACL organization.
The climax of the 1952 Tournament will be the Dinner-
Dance, to be held in the Cathedral Room, Albany Hotel, on
Sunday night, Mar. 2nd. All JACLers and sports fans will
be welcome to the climactic wind-up of the biggest and
best Nisei sports affair to have ever been held in Denver.
Remember this is your
organization, each of you GOOD LUCK, BOWLERSl AND TO ALL AN INVITATION TO ATTEND
individual members comprise 1952 NATIONAL JACL BOWLII& TOIRLAMENL1 .
it, whether you live in _ _ _ ..
Denr er or in the outlyingMOtlAllTAlAl ttCSlOAlAL COO^C\L.
support and participation lAl |Al MA kCH
we can continue the improve
ment and development of con
di'tions which benefit us di
rectly or indirectly.
Many of you will be ask-
ed to serve on some commit-
tee, all of you can par-
take in the activities. We
want you to volunteer to
help, and with wholehearted
united effort, we:ean. make
this the best JACL chapter
in the country.
NSW PjEHVll JACL
MCMICMHtt PECS
Membership fees in the
Denver JACL Chapter are as
follows: Students and Gls,
^1.75; single memberships
$2.50; and couple member-
ships, #4.00._______
M01N JACL
AIATIOMM OfflCCfcS
TO VISIT HfR?
Denver will have as vis-
itors during the month of
February three National
JACL officers.
Sam Ishikawa, Natl As-
sociate Director, will meet
with local Issei & Nisei
leaders, Saturday, Feb. 9,
to discuss latest develop-
ments concerning evacuation
claims
Dr. Randolph S&kada, na-
tional JACL president, and
Masao W. Satow, Natl Dir-
ector, will participate in
the 6th Annual Natl JACL
Bowling Tournament and con-
fer with the Mountain
Plains District Council du-
ring the weekend of Feb. 29.
Roy M. Takeno, district
chairman and former region-
al director of the Mountain
Plains JACL district, has
issued a'call for a regional
council session to be held
in Dcnvor on March 1, 1952.
The meeting will be held in
the dining room of the House
of'Manohu,thru the courtesy
of genial George Furuta,
Official delegates from
the nine chapters compris-
ing the Mountain-Plains Dis-
trict will attend the ses-
sions
Officers of the Mount-
ain Plains District Council
for 1951-53 are: Roy M.
Takeno, District Chairman;
Tom Koyama, Lily Okura, Sam
Yonemoto, Regional Chainaen;
Bess Shiyomura, Seqretary;
Harry Sakata, Treasurer; and
Sue Maruyama, Historian.
w,
I Btl BILL HOSOKAWA.
One of the tragic fal-
lacies about the current
JaCL membership drive is
the over-emphasis placed on
quantity. There is, it
seems, a great need to boost
the quality of the member-
ship as well as its numbers.
What would it profit the
Denver chapter if it could
increase its membership to
say 1,000, and if, at the
same time, its active lea-
dership stayed within the
same, faithful group? Very
little, exoefit in impress-
ing outsiders and building
ui> an admittedly needy
treasury.
The need, rather, is in
developing widespread and
democratic participation in
chapter activities. There
is a need for awareness a-
mong all Nisei of the na-
tional organization^ ideals
and goals, and more active
support for them.
This isnt going to be
accomplished by individuals
paying lipservice, and a
few dollars, to zealous re-
cruiters, only to forget all
about the JACL until next
recruiting season.
Numbers are impressive
and size is wonderful. But
lets remember quality, too.
Lets work for an active
membership as well as a
large one.
WORK
With all due respect to
the comments of the Critic
directly above, we note the
Ft. Lupton JACL, under the
leadership of President
Frank Yamaguchi & Treasurer
Sam Koshio, has sigre d up
80$ of all eligible Nisei
in the area. The Ft, Lup-
ton JACL is currently con-
ducting its annual ADC fund
drive, expecting to surpass
last years contribution of
$468
0NV6rJAU.MU*TI*
Published monthly by
the Denver chap ter of the
JapaneseAmeriean Citizens
League, 1917 Lawrence St.,
Denver 8, Colorado.
Telephone s ALpine 7227
Editor* Haruko Kobayashi
Staffs Bill Hosokawa,
Maml gataglrl, May Kita-
gawa, Pearl TCuwabara, Do-
rothy Uadokoro, Sue Maru-
yama,. Rosa Mayeda, Amy
Miura, Ben Mlyahara, Bess,
^hiyomura and Min Yasul. : -


JANUARY, 1952
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
PAGE 3
Those lucky gals, Maml
Kategiri, Dodie Madokoro
and Yesuko Tashiro left for
a leisurely trip to Cali-
fornia, via toami's snappy
Black Victoria. We hear
they*re side-tracking into
Phoenix, Tucson, and down
into 'Ole Mehioo' staying
a week in Los Angeles (just
so Mami can play a game of
golf ) and on up North
to visit with Mami' s little
sister. Fumi, and friends*
Well kids, have on------
of a good time 1
We hear our TOMMIE HAiiAI
is back in Denver, for sure
we understand he mis-
ses his many friends or
is it just the skiing he
couldn't keep away from???
'Tho we've heard another
version saying he's retired,
now which, Tommie, give 111
Speaking about skiing,
it*s quite a fad among ni-
sei's in the Mile hi region.
Seen skiing at Winter Park,
Aspen Arapahoe Basin, and.
Berthoud Park are a few of
the many enthusiasts: GEO.
& MAY MATSUMONJI and little
VICKIE, HAROLD HORIUCHI,
ALBERT NODA, SPIKE KIKO-
8HITA, TOMMIE UAMAI, TOM
YOSHIKAWA, JUNE AOCHI, SUE
MARUYAMA, JIRO & TERRY SHO-
JI, ROY SHIBATA, MAE EGUCHI,
KENNY B1AMURA, DOROTHY HaY-
ANO, ALICE MIKAWA, I1IDEK0
NAKAIMA, GEORGE HADA, MARIE
MIZOUE, ELEANOR KUSAKA, and
DOUG TAGUCKI.
Seen furloughing for ten
days before reporting to
Camp Chaffee, Arkansas, was
GEORGE NaGaI.
We hear the recent Nu Gu
Delta dance, held at the
Tri-State Buddhist Church
was quite a success with
the great support of all
members, students and ser-
vice men. Some of the cute
two-somes seen were MARGIE
NAKAMURA and PRED KaWANO;
Jayne pujita and prank mo-
R1YA. Say kids, have you
ever heard prankIk (Lane)
mURIYa------taey say he's
sensational just name it
---prankio, Great mr. "'B
tnat's wnat 1 said, just
name itlll
King and ^ueen of Hearts
candidates have been chosen
from the follov;ing clubs
and schools to compete in
the NICC "Sweetheart Ball"
to be held on February 16*
LOUISE NAGaTa and "SPIKE"
KlUOSHITA representing NU
Chi Delta, JAYNE FUJI-TA and
PaUL FUKuMA representing
)DU, HATTIE HATaKEYAMA and
At Winter Park:
left to right,
Tom Yoshikawa,
two nurses from
Lowry, George
Masunaga, Sue
Maruyama.
FRANCES MATSUMOTO represen-
ting Kcnkyu Club of CU, and
ANNIE NidUUViURA and SAD KU-
BOTA representing the Ha-
waiian Club of CU,
We see a neat feminine
figure seated at one of the
desks in our JaCL office
these days, she's ajiTHKRINE
TOCiiULaKA of Brighton, and
a talented musician besides.
The petite HELEN TOKUNA-
GA is nov; with Prior's as a
stenographer.
Bruutdm jaa
installs efnc*RS
The Japanese American
Association of Brighton,
Colorado, held its inaugural
dance on Saturdayi Feb. 2,
1952 at the Brighton Budd-
hist Church to inaugurate
their 1952 officers. Roy
H. Mayeda took charge of
the inauguration in the ab-
sence of Geo, Y. Masunaga,
retiring president.
ApC Am* RjutiMt far*
SufcTCo fM fat tl
Sam Matsumoto, chairna n
of the Denver JACL ADC be-
nefit, announces plans are
complete for the gala fund-
raising festival to be held
Saturday, Feb. 23, 1952, at
the Adams City Jr High gym.
Tickets good for 10 games
for $1.00 are available thru
Rui Taniguohi, Y. Terasaki,
Tosh Ando, & members of the
JACL Cabinet.
The 1952 president of
the Jiiii. of Brighton, Colo,
is James Xmatani, supported
by following cabinet: Frank
Nakagawa, 1st Vice-Pres.;
Sam Kato, Building Ghrmn;
George Fujimoto, Social
Chrmn; Don Tanabe j Member-
ship Ghrmn; Tom Shibao,
Sports Chrmn; Harry Sakata,
Civic Chrmn;Bill Sato, Pub-
lic Relations Chrmn; Sam
Cliikuma,Finance Ghrmn; Mike
Tashiro, Treas.; Tom Tochi-
hara, Corresponding Booty;
and Tagus Murata, Recording
Secty.

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CLEVELAND, OHIO^ was the
first team to sign up for
the Natl Bowling Tourney.
Theyll he given a hang up
Server reception. A spec-
ial event, never tried be-
fore, will go off during
the tourney. Tis called
Rag Time Doubles. Sounds
fun, doesnt it?
During the recent New
Year holidays, open houses
were held at the TOSH ANDOS,
SHIG TERAJIS, GEORGE FUJI-
MOTOS, Y. ITOS, FRANK TAHI-
GUCHIS, YOSH HAKAYAMAS, T,
ITOS, and JIM IMATANIS.
After the Hew Years Eve
Ball, almost all of Denver
congregated at the ROY SHI-
BATAS, where KIN YASUI kept
insisting he was sleepy and
JTRQ SHOJI, minus his wife,
TERRY, looked very much a-
lone. ROY and his kid sis,
MARGUERITE SHIBATA, favored
the gay crowd with some
snappy samba numbers. Much
in evidence was that shy
nice looking newcomer, HID
HASEGAWA.
REV. K. KUMATA, a Nisei
priest of LA, v/ho accompa-
nied the Abbott to Denver,
was entertained one nite at
the Seven Seas by the BILL
HOSOKAVAS & GEORGE FUJIMO-
tos.
Those taking in the Son-
ja Henie show were: NOR-
MAN, EMMA & NORMA JEAN GOTO
SUE MIDAj FUHI & ARLENE YA-
BE,. RUI & FR/iNCES TANIGUCHI
KANA & CHRISTINE YORIMOTO,
SHIG, EICHI t & CARY TERAJT,
JAY & JOSEPHINE FUHI YE, and
JESS & MARY MASUNAGA.
FUMI & KEN YABE are the
proud owners of the PARK
CLEANERS at 2219 E. 21st.
During the Bowling Tour-
nament, many Denverites
will be housing guests*
KITTY UCHIDA from-San Mateo
will be the guest of her
sister, ffiS. JOHN NOGUCHI
DOROTHY MUKAI, with ter pal
LILY MATSUMORI, from Salt
Lake, will be the guests of
her sister, MRS* SHIG TER-
AJI.
Wed like to take this
opportunity to welcome into
our midst, MR* & MRS* ELLIS
FECK, nee PUSAYE ODOW from
Salt Lake, who have made
their new home at 1450 Al-
bion. MR. PEEK is a distri-
butor for Keystone cameras,
and las his offices on Col-
fax.
That cute lil bundle of
"JOY" (so christened by bro*.
ther, RODDY) in the KODAMA
household is really proving
her right to the name. Just
ask proud parents, KODY and
TERRY*
DODIE MADOKORO -9 YAK TA-
SHIRO, & MAMIE KATAGIRI are
vacationing in California*
If youre wondering what
GEORGE MASUNAGA is drooling
about these days, hes been
Return postage guaranteed
THS DENVER JACL BULLETIN,
The Denver Chapter JACL,
1917 Lawrence Street,
Denver 2, Colorado.
selected on a committee to
select twelve beautiful un-
attached girls to act as
hostesses for the Bowling
Tournament* Has someone
got a spare baby big they
can lend MAS?
The well-known AMY MIURA
will no longer be with the
YVCA come February. She will
be at the Federal Center*
Sec, 34.66, P. L. & R.
Permit No. 2091-B.
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