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VOLUME VII NUMBER 4
TEE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
APRIL 1952
SOZ MEMBERS
DENVER. JACL
LARGEST IN U.S.
The Denver chapter o t
the JACL with 502 members
as of date is able to boast
of being the largest chap-
ter in the United States,
according to the latest re-
port by Harry Yanari, i: mem-
bership chairman. The looal
chapter has passed its 1951
record of 486 members and
is striving to meet its
goal of 600 members for
1952.
A review of the National
JACL membership bulletin
indicated that Denver has
far surpassed Chicago and
CHICAGO, PLEASE COW!
"Whats the matter with
the Chicago JACL?" chided
Roy Mayeda, president of
the Denver JACL. "With all
their early boasting one
would really believe that
Chicago is the 'Windy *
city."
Early in January, Chicago
challenged the combined
chapters of Los Angeles,
San Francisco and Denver to
a membership contest. Only
Denver and San Francisoo
have shown any results as
yet.
"It seems that Chicago
and Los Angeles are capable
only of big talk," quipped
Denvers proud president.
Los Angeles in the ourrent
1952 membership drive. Chi-
cago has only 109 members
and the combined Los Ange-
les chapters only 212 for
1952.
Yutaka Terasaki, past
president of the Denver
JACL, was especially cited
by Yanari for his outstand-
ing feat of signing up 108
members in the 1952 drive.
Other membership solicitors
tabulated were Mami Katsgi-
ri, 65 members; Atsuyo Ito,
last year's leader, 50; Sue
Maruyama, 27; Roy Mayeda,
26; and all others with
less than 25.
ONE WORLD FIESTA
The sixth annual "One
World Fiesta" will be held
'n April 25 and 26 at the
WCA, 1545 Tremont Place.
More than 300 persons
representing 60 foreign
countries will participate
in this colorful program.
JACL'ERS TO FROIIC AT
SQUARE DANCE BENEFIT
Resting between dances in Western garb are these enthusi-
astic square dancers: left to right, the Mike Tashiros,
the Sam Chikumas, the George Fujimotos, the Tom Tochiharas
and the Tagus Muratas.
NICC SLATES CONFAB
FOR MAY 10 AND 11
The Nisei Intermountain
Collegiate Conference will
be held in Denver on May 10
and 11, it was announced by
Nob Ida, president of the
NICC.
A revamped program with
innovations will be intro-
duced into this years con-
vention.
WRITE CONGRESSMAN
ON WALTER BILL
Mike M. Masaoka, Natl
Legislative director of the
Washington, D.C. JACL-ADC
office, indicated that the
prospects of passage of the
Walter Omnibus Ismigratlon-
Naturalization bill are ex-
tremely critical.
JACLers and supporters
are requested to write to
their Representatives, c/o
House Office Bldg., Wash-
ington 25, D.C.
Denvers Congressman is
Hon. Byron Rogers; north-
ern Colorado Is Hon. Wm. S.
Hill; southern Colorado,
Edgar Chenoweth; and west-
ern Colorado, Wayne N. As-
pinall.
Blood Donor
Honor List
Following are the names
of those who responded to
the call of the American
Red Cross through the Den-
ver JACL for tapre blood for
the Korean war wounded!
Corp. Ken Kitajima
Wesley Koyano
Clara Okimoto
Chizuko Senzaki
Bessie Shiyoinura
George Shiyomura
Tsuyako Takata
Carol Tanaka
Mrs* Eugene Tepley
Frank Torizawa
May Torizawa
George Tsukamoto
Helen UmezaVa
Three JACL members have
contributed two pints of
blood during the current
campaign. They ares
Todd Okita
Mas Takata
A1 Ujl
Tsuyako Takata headed the
JACL Blood Donor drive.
BRIGHTON JAA AND
ADULT FELLOWSHIP
COSPONSOR EVENT
Ken Imamura of the CSMC,
George Fujimoto of the
Brighton JAA and Mami Kata-
giri of the JACL are working
together on a gala benefit
square danoe and sooial to
be sponsored by the three
groups.
The affair will be held
on Saturday, April 26th at
8:00 Hi at the Adams City
Junior High Gym. The co-
sponsors are selling tic-
kets for 81.00 per person,
which includes free refresh-
ments and door prizes. To
top this, the proceeds will
be turned over to the ADC.
For the value minded
Nisei, their attendance and
support will be a painless
way towards contributing to
the ADC and having a good
time to boots
Dorothy Hayano, Sam Mat-
sumoto and Helen May Smith
are in charge of tickets,
Mary Tokunaga of refresh-
ments and George Fujimoto
will obtain the orchestra
and the caller.
A DC WILL BENEFIT FROI
"RASHOMON" TICKET SALES
"Rasho-Mon", currently
showing at the Vogue Art
Cinema, has become, through
the courtesy of Alberta
Pike Boyd, another ADC fund
raising project of the Den-
ver JACL.
Although Japans world-
famed movie is being shown
as a road show across the
country, Mrs. Boyd, owner
of the Vogue, permitted
tickets to be sold under
JACL-ADC auspices at less
than regular admission pri-
ces.
"Rasho-Mon", winner of
the Grand Prize at the 1951
Venice International Film
Festival in competition
with films from all other
nations, is a motion pic-
ture experience no Nisei
should miss. It is story-
telling at its best.


PAGE 2
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
APRIL 1952
(jc Pray Sy-
ROY MAYEDA
The next few weeks will
be a critical period for
the JAOL-ADC. For six long
years Mike Masaoka and his
staff have worked unceas-
ingly in an attempt to have
a bill passed permitting
naturalization of the Issei.
Onoe it had gone as far as
the Presidents desk, only
to be vetoed* But with un-
daunted perseveranoe, they
have gone ahead trying to
convince the American pub-
lic that passage of such a
bill would be a just move*
Possibly by the time this
Bulletin reaohes you, a de-
cision will have been made
on the Walter Omnibus Immi-
gration and Naturalization
Bill* Regardless of the
outcome, we must reoognize
the tremendous amount of
work and hardship that our
JACL-ADC representatives
are doing in Washington*
Their motto may well be "Go
For Broke too in that they
are giving their all in a
truly democratic cause*
If the House acts favor-
ably on the Walter Omnibus
Bill, we'll have a tough
fight in the Senate, but
for a cause worth fighting
for* We need to back only
a few years to recall that
our pioneer parents, unac-
customed to the ways of the
Occident, have worked and
sweated to give you and me
a heritage we oan be proud
of* They have unflinchingly
given up their sons and
daughters so that democracy
might survive* It is only
fitting and proper that we
do our utmost to help the
Issei obtain and enjoy the
privileges and opportuni-
ties that should rightly be
theirs as citizens of this
stronghold of democracy*
Contact organizations and
friends and have them send
telegrams and letters to
their Congressmen* Sit down
and write a letter to your
Congressman today* Help
JACL-ADC, and aid in the
struggle for the passage of
this Important Bill*
Membership drives are great things* Not only do they
provide editors with copy, through competition they pro-
duce members! Witness the results of the Denver JACL
membership drive just dosed 500 plus*
Here's the rub how many are active? Too few, it is
generally agreed* May we make a suggestion? Schedule
general meetings ahead for the year it's not too late
even now* Plan worthwhile programs the competition for
our members' time is stiff* remember* Publicize even
the most ardent member can't become enthusiastic about a
meeting about which he knows only the date*
You see, we'd like to know who else belongs to JACL*
The Dept, of Justice's accelerated compromise proce-
dure in settling evacuation claims met an unexpected snag
in the delay of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee's
postponement of consideration of the House-approved
$14,800,000 supplementary appropriation for the payment
of claims*
According to last reports more than six million dol-
lars in compromise award payments have been approved to
date.
Masaoka indicated that the outlook is optimistic of
the eventual passage of the appropriation by the TJ.S. Sen-
ate
An appreciation program of contributions from award
recipients is being worked out by Nat'l JACL headquarters
since without the work of the ADC and JACL, none of the
compromise claims would have been paid possibly for at
least another 25 years.
Japanese Americans /mpress Mrs Mori
One of Denver's most
charming visitors during
February and March was Mrs.
Akiko Mori of Hokkaido, Ja-
pan, here as a member of
the Japanese Governments
Social Education Commission
to study women's activities
in this area.
Petite and attractive,
Mrs. Mori, graduate of Tsu-
da College of Tokyo, wife
of a physician, daughter of
a member of Japan's parlia-
ment, and mother of three
children ranging in age
from five to twelve, looks
for all the world like an
eager young exchange stud-
ent just entering college*
When asked her impres-
sion of Denver's Americans
of Japanese ancestry, she
expressed amazement at
their successful endeavors
in many fields.
Citing an instance where
she witnessed Stanley Furu-
ta, eldest son of the
George Furutas, and Head
Boy at Horace Mann Jr. High
School, presiding over a
large meeting with ease and
confidence, Mrs. Mori,
deeply moved, declared,
"Democracy is not taught,
but felt.*
Although leaving for Ja-
pan on April 10, Mrs. Mori
will return this Fall to
study at the University of
California under an AAUW
International Grant.
Shown above reading the latest
issues of the JACL Bulletin are
tirs. Akiko Mori and her hostess
luring her stay in Denver, Dr.
Prudence Bostwick,
GRANADA
MARKET *
KC,583 I9i9> LAwiiflCE ST.
Cbmet*
By BILL MOSOKAWA
I've often wondered what
quirk, even in this en-
lightened age, causes Nisei
to go in for the pomp and
pageantry now usually re-
served to society and gang-
ster weddings* You need
only to look in the English
sections, or the windows of
photo studios, for the evi-
dence*
Joe Nisei Bridegroom is
in rented blaok tie and
tails* Ann Nisei Bride is
a vision of eleganoe in
bridal veil and train* Read
the social notes and you
discover that a regular
team of ushers and brides-
maids has been in attend-
ance, and the event has
been given the Roman carni-
val touch by a huge and
costly reception and dinner*
A decade or two ago,such
grandiloquence was under-
standable* The Issei in-
fluence was strong,and they
still dung to the old w tradition of flamboyant
wedding festivities* They
would have been unhappy,
even shamed, without a dis-
play of extravagance*
But times have changed*
Society approves simplicity,
applauds economy* Simple
church weddings and civil
ceremonies, with principals
in business suits or a
tasteful gown, are much in
vogue* Why then do Nisei
and Angelenos seem to be
the main offendersstill
favor the unstylish big
show with all the costly
trimmings?
Or maybe it's none of my
business*
NAMED PRESIDENT
Lee Murata, native Colo-
radan and prominent Nisei
leader, was recently ap-
pointed to the presidency
of the Vollmar School Dist-
rict, located northwest of
Ft. Lupton.
Published monthly by the Denver
chapter of the Japanese American
Citizens League, 1917 Lawrence St.
Denver 2, Colo. Telephone Al. 7227
Editor: Haruko Kobayashi
Bus. Mgr.: Robert Horiuchi
Staff: June Aochi, Bill Hoso-
kawa, llami Katagiri, May Kitagawa,
Ceorge Kubo, Maty Kuritani, Pearl
Kuwabara, Dorothy Madokoro, S
Karuyama, George Masunaga, Rol
Hayeda, Any I.tiura, Ben MSyahara,
Bessie Shiyomura, Haru Tanaka,
Kichi Teraji, Kin Xasui.


APRIL 1952
PAGE 5
Ve take a moment out of
frivolous things in life to
express our sympathy, and
speedy recovery to ROBERT
SAKATA who was critically
burned* The Mile High Band
misses his artistic talent
of keeping them in beat*
Congrats to JUKE MATSUTJB&
for being the chairman of
the very successful NWAA
"Spring Fever" dance* SAM
TOCHIHARA and FRANK HIYAMA
were the cake auctioneers*
New bridge enthusiastss
"SOHARO" and "KILLER" NOZA-
VA* Teachers are* TOMMY
HAMAI and "One No Trump NO-
DA".
SUMARO* "What do I do
now?"
Instructor HAMAls Jump
him.
SUMARO to partner: "OK I
.jump you".
What does dat mean? She
was gonna leap 2 feet in
the air.
New members in the Mile
High Band are: cute and taU
DAVE NIKAIDO, violinist,
and WALT NISHIOKA, mandolin
player. They play just like
Future "Dudes" pictured watching
their parents do-cey-do at a re-
cent square dance are left to right
KOREAN TASHIRO, WALTER FUJIMOTO,
GERA ID FUJIMOTO, RODNEY TOCHIHARA,
and TOBY CHIKUMA.
professionals, so everyone
sez.
Two cute fellas from Ne-
braska frequently visiting
the DAN YOSHIMURAS are ED
NOCHI and SEKI OTSUKI. ED
owns a *52 two-tone green
Victoria.
Our congratulations go
to cheerful 111* AGNES UJI-
FUSA who has been selected
secretary of the Associated
Women Students of the Uni-
versity of Denver.
HARRY MATSUNO, a florist
of the Blossom Shop is quite
fisherman so se% his bud-
y, BUGSY FUKUMA. He has
many tall tales.
AMY SAITO, former Den-
verite who is now visiting
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
DEMVER JACLcrs REACH 92.4/OF GOAL
Achieving 92 *4# of their
quota, the Denver JACLfs
American Red Cross solici-
tation team rendered a real
public service as well as
added to community good
will for the JACL during
the recent fund drive.
Under the oaptaincy of
Shizu Yoshimura, 16 members
of the team canvassed oil
individuals and business
houses in the area bounded
by 19th and 21st and Arapa-
hoe and Market streets.
It is noteworthy that
a third of the team was
composed of Chapter members
from the Brighton area.
Shown in the picture a-
bove are the following mem-
bers of the team: Baok row,
left to right, Kana Yorimo-
to, Katherine Sakaguohi,
her sister, was guest of
honor at a dinner given by
Sets Ioka* Former high
school chums got together
to reminisce over those
"good ol* days...when.."
Home on a furlough after
active duty in Korea is Sgt
GEORGE DOI, lil1 brudder of
HANK DOI of Brighton.
George Tsukamoto, Mieko Ma-
yeda. Center, left to right
Ethel Yanase, Betty Yanari,
Shizu Yoshimura, Clara Oki-
moto. Front, Hana Takamine
and Mami Katagiri.
Others on the team were:
Lily Ariki, Chiye Horiuohi,
Roy Mayeda, Mary Louise Sa-
saki, Mary Takamine, and
Yasuko Tashiro.
CHICAGO,SALTLAKE
IN DENVER CAGE FEST
Chicago and Salt Lake
will send representatives
to the invitational basket-
ball tourney planned for
April 11-12 in Denver by
the local Nisei men's and
women's leagues.
Shig Teraji, Denver JACL
athletic director, has par-
ticipated actively in plan-
ning for a weekend of bas-
ketball which will see Chi-
cago's men's team playing
the Denver All Stars and
the Salt Lake women's team
pitted against a picked ag-
gregation from the NWAA#
"A" League championships
will also be decided during
the tourney.
jjajiTrtii: iiataoAaa, an oiaer sister of NORI TSUTSUl,said her "I do" to TAD UYENO of New Mexico. I matdba 1 SERVICE BUREAU I H T. MA
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THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
APRIL 1952
Pgik-a-b?
Uost enterprising couple
ever are MAS & SALLY SUYAMA,
who are building a home in
West Denver* They're doing
all the manual labor them-
selvesfrom digging the
foundation to laying briefest
SALLY works at it all day,
and MAS helps her after
work.
About 75 persons were
guests of the Vogue Theatre
at a oocfetail party and pre-
view showing of Rashomon.
Seme attending the funetion
were the ROY MAYEDAS, SAM
MATSUMOTO JUNE AO CHI, the
MIN YASUIS, BILL HOSOKAWAS,
HICKEY IWASAKIS, MAMI KATA-
GIRI, SDMI IMATANI, REV* &
MRS. GASMAN,REV* TAMAI, MR*
KAKO, MR. KAIHARA, PRUDENCE
BOSTWICK & BERNIE VALDEZ*
DOC MAYEDA inourred a
painful injury when he over
turned some soalding water
on his foot*
Celebrating their tenth
anniversary were JOE & ROSE
MIZUKAMI at the Sky Chef*
Helping them were JOHN and
GRACE NOGUCHI.
Off to Aspen for a re-
oent weekend of skiing were
TQM YOSHIKAWA, ROY SHIBATA &
GEORGE MASUNAGA. HELYN and
ALICE MIKAWA were in Sun
Valley for some of that
same sport*
PRANK TAZAWA & WES KOYA-
NO are vacationing in Cal
Look out, girls, here they
came!
SHIG TERAJI is leading a
lonely bachelor's existence
with MIGHT A son CARY in
Ogden.
BETTY & HENRY SUZUKI wel-
comed a new son. moniker of
RONALD into their abode*
RUPE ARAX is sporting a
snazzy new Bui okand is he
ever proud of itl
EDI TANIGUCHI was in the
Bay Region during the Eas-
ter vacation* RUI & GUTZ
are planning to make their
home in California soon*
They'll surely be missed*
JUNE HARPER emplaned for
Saoramento to join her hus-
band SAM, who was transfer-
red from Lowry*
JUNE QXIZAKX, her mother
and two children left by
train for L. A* to attend
the funeral of her sister*
The wild piercing scream
from a certain section
certain seat at every AAU
basketball playoff, comes
from no other than the pet-
ite VI NISHIMURA, who is
orazy about basketball and
never misses a game.
ADAM CitD
SCHOOL
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CITIZEN ENCAMPMENT
SCHOLARSHIP AVAIUBIEi
A scholarship to the 7th
annual Encampment for Citi-
zenship to be held in New
York this summer is avail-
able to a Colorado Nisei.
The Denver JACL will
sponsor a Nisei candidate
who is between 17 and 23
years old to spend a summer
with young men and women of
different religious, racial
and economic backgrounds*
Applications may be made
at the Denver JACL office,
1917 Lawrence Street*
Previous delegates in-
clude Tsuneko Tokuyasu,
formerly of Greeley and now
an attorney in New York,
Elsie Agarl of Denver, Mami
Katagiri of Henderson, Doug
Taguohi of Rocky Ford and
Geoglanne Honda of Denver*
KEN YABE'S
PARKCLEANERS
12l9E21sLAICEFLfe72l
Nancy Ito, daughter of the D.
Itos of 30^0 Columbine St., is
pictured above Tdth the trophy
presented to her recently by Nisei
sports fans of Denver.
18-year old Nancy has been par-
ticipating in National AAU sports
events since 19 U7. Only last
month she played in the National
AAU women's basketball tourney at
Yfrchita as a member of the Rocky
Mountain Tilers, regional champs.
Jack Carberry, Denver Post
sports editor, has named Nancy as
his choice of one of the top girl
athletes in the Rocky tfountain
area."
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SEVEN SEAS
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Return postage guaranteed
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN,
The Denver Chapter JACL,
1917 Lawrence Street,
Denver 2, Colorado.
Sec. 3U*66, P. L. & R.
permit No. 209M5.