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VOLUME VII NUMBER $
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
MAY 1952
JACL-ADC BENEFIT
NETS CHAPTER*478
Denver JACLers added an-
other tidy sum to their
growing. JACL-ADC Fund by
staging a most successful
benefit in connection with
the Denver showing of "Ra-
sho-mon.
Y* Terasaki, chairman of
the benefit oommittee, re-
ported that 1861 tickets
were sold for a net profit
to the Fund of $478.60,
"Rasho-mon." the famous
Japanese movie, was shown
at the Vogue Art Cinema
during the first two weeks
in April, It was through
the generosity of Mrs, Al-
berta Pike Boyd, president
Square J)amenjoyed
BY ENTHUSIASTIC CROWD
More than 100 people en-
joyed a fun-filled evening
of square dancing *t the
jointly sponsored Denver
JACLrCSMC Adult Fellowship-
Brighton JAA benefit square
dance, Saturday, April 86,
at Adams City Jr, High gym,
Sam Matsumoto, finance
chairman of the Denver JACL
announced that a net con-
tribution of about $60 will
be added to the local chap-
ter's JACL-ADC Fund.
Mami Katagiri, Ken Tma-
mura, and George Fujimoto.
were respective chairmen of
their groups in charge of
the benefit.
Door prizes were won by
Toshiko Kumagai and Sgt
Richard Kitashima, both of
Denver,
The loudspeaker system
was furnished through the
oourtesy of Universal Ra-
dio',
Nisei ofmfaiuM?
It is rumored that Min
Yasui, popular looal attor-
ney, is to be nominated for
"Nisei of the Biennium" at
the Nat'l JACL Convention,
Bill Hosokawa, outstand-
ing Nisei journalist, has
been nominated for the dis-
tinguished achievement pin.
NATURALIZATION BILL TO
UNDERGO TEST IN SENA TE
of the theatre, that the
benefit was made possible.
The following sales of
tickets were tabulated by
the Mtn-Plains JACL Office:
T,K, Pharmacy 814; KobUh-Sha
180; Sam Matsumoto 105;
June Aochi 95; Frank Yama-
guohi, Ft, Lupton, 98; Roy
Mayeda 78; Granada Fish Mar-
ket 69; JACL Office 67,
Mike M, Masaoka, national JACL-ADC legislative direc-
tor. altho elated over the passage of the Walter Omnibus
Immigration and Naturalization bill in the House, predic-
ted that the companion MoCarran bill IS. 8550) will face
a crucial and difficult battle in the U.S. Senate.
The House passed the Omnibus bill by an overwhelming
vote of 806 to 68 on April 85, 1958.
Local observers noted that, in is the sixth time in six
years that the House has enacted legislation to grant na-
turalization privileges to the Issei.
KEN IWAMURA. and MAE EGUCHI, recently engaged, and the BOB KAHUYA-
.MAS (HEIEN NAKAMURA), married May 2d, made a happy foursome at the
Benefit Square Dance held recently at Adams City.
Mothers' Club to Stage
"Oriental Food Benefit"
Members of the Nisei Mothers* Club of Denver will go
all-out Friday, May 33, when they sponsor an "Oriental
Food Benefit" for the Denver JACL-ADC Fund, Th^ affair,
expected to attract gourmets from all over, the city, will
be held at the YWCA, 1545 Tremont PI., second floor Audi-
torium, from 6 to 8:30 P,M.
$1.00 tickets, obtainable from Mothers Club members,
T.K. Pharmacy, Granada Fish Co*, and the JACL office,
will be the minimum charge for the deluxe buffet style
supper, whioh will feature, among other items, Chow Mein,
Shrimp Tempura, Chashu, and .several varieties of Osushi.
However, in the U,S. Se-
nate. the powerful Policy
Committee must be first in-
duced to schedule the bill
for consideration; the bill
must be successfully* pushed
thru on the floor of the Se-
nate; and if there are var-
iances in the House and Se-
nate versions, a joint con-
ference must be held to re-
concile the differences.
Powerful and influential
national organizations have
been mobilized to defeat
the MoCarran bill. Appar-
ently, objections are based
primarily upon a personal
dislike of the Senator from
Nevada, and because certain
speoial interest groups are
desirous of winning special
concessions for their own
particular groups.
So far as national or
racial groups who already
have naturalization and im-
migration privileges are
concerned, a few more years
of delay would not be cru-
cial. However, for the Is-
sei, the post-humous grant-
ing of naturalization pri-
vileges would be meaning-
less.
From the standpoint of
national interest, the Mo-
Carran bill would be a co-
dification much needed in
the present law. Moreover,
JACL-ADC argues that enact-
ment of the bill would be
a powerful argument for de-
mocracy, especially in the
confliot now raging in Asia
for men*s minds.
Co-chairmen for the benefit' are Jean Fujimoto and
Mitchie Terasaki,
Other committees are: General arrangements Mi chi
Ando, Mary Suenaga, Bernice Ohashi, True Yasui, Mae Mat-
sumonjl. Publicity Alice Hosokawa. Donations Rule-
Taniguchi, Lillian Terasaki, Clara Oklmoto. Decorations-
Bea Iwasaki. ,
As far as Nisei are con-
cerned, specifically. Masa-
oka emphasized that it will
only be simple but belated
justice to grant rights of
equality of parents of Ni-
sei veterans of World War
II and of the Korean War.


I-.-.GE 2
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
MAT 1952
(jg Prexg Sej-
ROy MAYEDA
In spite of a well or-
ganized opposition, the
Walter Omnibus Naturaliza-
tion and Immigration Bill
was passed by the House of
Representatives. Credit
must be given to the organ-
izations and Individuals
who wrote In favor of the
Bill and did ouch to in-
fluence the Judgment of
those Representatives who'
more or less held a neutral
opinion.
Although we have passed
one hurdle, let's remember
that the big one lies ahead.
Bear in mind that a natural-
ization bill for Is.sei in
one form or another has
come up before Congress six
times and six times it has
passed the House. It's al-
ways in the Senate that it
has been defeated or pigeon-
holed. We Cannot relax non
we must fight all the hard-
er to have the Bill pass
the Senate. If you haven't
done it before, now is the
time to write your Senator
telling him to vote for the
passage of the Bill. Con-
tact organizations and your
friends and have them write
their Senators. Act now, a
little effort on our part
means a huge return to
those so deserving.
The National JACL Con-
ventlonwlll be held In San
Francisco on June 26 to 30.
Those of you who may be tak-
ing vacations about that
time might .consider attend-
ing the Convention as a
booster delegate cf the
Denver Chapter. If memory
serves me right, Frisco is
mighty nice and cool and if
you are allergic to old Sol,
and who isn't, perhaps it
will be a nice place to get
away from all the heat.
From all indications it
will be a big and interest-
ing Convention.
" KEN /ABE'S
PARK CLEANERS
2219 E 2lsr Al^E FLfe7ZI
Cbmer*
fiy BILL MOSOKAWA
GUEST EDITORIAL t
fotiMiMPim Writes About Rasho Mon "
It gives me great pleasure to express through the Den-
ver Bulletin of JACL my appreciation of the wonderful re-
sponse of JACL members and their friends to our presenta-
tion of "Rasho-Mon" at the Vogue Art Cinema*
The substantial sum realized for JACL is as gratifying
to us as the increased attendance that came to us as a
result of the wide publicity and hard work that JACL gave
to the sale of benefit tiokets to the film.
We regard it as our responsibility to bring to Denver
the best films from all countries, and we were especially
honored that we were ohosen to show such a distinguished
pioture as "Rasho-Mon.*
We were proud of the film and of the high awards and
world-wide praise bestowed upon it. Now, we are even
more proud of the many new friends we haVe made through
Editors note; Alberta Pike
Boyd, president of the Vogue Art
Cinema and well-known Denverite,
has graciously consented to write
an article for the Bulletin re-
garding the recent showing of "Ra-
sho-mon.n
Mrs. Boyd, known to mary Denver
folk during the 1930's as Alberta
Pike, star reporter for the Rocky
Mountain News, and radio persona-
lity, is a native Coloradan. She
is a graduate of the University of
Colorado and is at present serving
as a Regent of the University.
The other day I drove
through the area being de-
molished for the Curtis
Park housing- project. The
houses stood gaunt and gap-
ing row on row, their win-
dowpanes shattered, their
doors gone. In some the
plaster was crumbled, the
bricks rubble.
In one sense, it was a
depressing experience, for
these had been homes no
matter how humble. This
was the aHea that sheltered
large numbers of bewildered
evacuees fresh from the WRA
camps, and it was from
these houses that they had
gone forth to conquer the
world in their own small
ways.
In another sense, the
drive was an exhilarating
experience, for relics of
the dead past were being
razed in the cause of pro-
gress. Instead of being a
shameful scar on Denver's
face, this area will be a
district to the city's cre-
dit.
Not too large a percent-
age of those forced to va-
cate the condemned houses
were Japanese Americans.
Changing times, improved
economic circumstances, and
a determination to make
Denver their permanent
homes had enabled increas-
ing numbers of them to move
to better residential areas.
And that was encouraging
too.
J£AKH.ABOUT UR.
"United Nations is TSy Beat"
KOA Sundays 9:30 A.M.
"United or Hot" KVOD Tues-
days 8:3u P.M.
"United Nations on the Rec-
ord" tct.% Saturdays 4:15 P.M*
our enjoyable association with JACL members*
Special thanks is owed to Mrs. Helen Peterson, of the
Denver City Administration for her interest in our desire
to meet those who would have a particular wish to see
"Rasho-Mon." She brought us together.
The result has been one of the most suooessful engage-
ments of Japan* s great motion pioture anywhere in the
United States.
We are gratified indeed, and we hope that the looal
chapter of JACL is equally pleased. Such experiences en-
courage us to continue our efforts, through the showing
of imported films, to bridge the barriers of language and
thus contribute somethinghowever smallto human under-
standing. We hope we may have the privilege of present-
ing other films from Japan in the future.
JACt Memorial Pay Smas
Japanese American heroes
of World War II and the
present Korean conflict who
gave their lives in the
service of their oountry
will be remembered at a Me-
morial Day service to be
held at 11 A.M. at the Cal-
ifornia St. Moth. Church,
Friday, May 30.
Denver chapter of the
JACL will sponsor the pro-
gram, under the ohainaan-
ship of Tosh Ando.
GRANADA 1uk*Pto£m
MARKET "
KE.5#aa i
I MC E ST.
NOTICE: No more issues of
the Bulletin will be sent
to unrenewed memberships.
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, Uami Katagiri, &ay Kitagawa,
George Kubo, Mary Kuritani, Pearl
Kuwabara, Dorothy Madokoro, Sue
Maruyama, George Masunaga, Rosa
Mayeda, Amy Miura, Ben Miyahara,
Bessie Shiyomura, Haru Tanaka .,
Michi Teraji, Min lasui.


VAT 1952
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
PAOS 3
PAUL FUKUMA and his out
fianoee SUU1 ITO miss their
good friend HARRY MATSUNO,
enrolled in the Language
School at Monterey*
After an exoiting camp-
aign, DIANE MATSUDA was e-
leoted Head Girl at Manual*
JACK and IKITYO HATA and
eligible bachelor CARL AMA-
NO are on a two weeks' tour
of the West Coast*
PAUL HOSHIKO leaves June
10 on a six month's tour of
Europe i principally to
Sootland, as a delegate of
the International Farm
Youth Exchange program*
Wedding bells rang for
ANNIE. NAKAMURA and NOB IDA
recently* Both are active
CU students*
Some of the Brightonites
raising "whoopee" at the
ADC square dance were the
SAM ChUCUMAS, DON TAN ABES,
KAY SAKAGUCHIS* TQM TOCHI-
HARAS', TAGUS MURATAS, MIKE
TASHIROS, JESSE MASUNAGAS,
GENS SASAS, and FRANK NAKA-
GAWaS. Being old hands at
More fnn-loving square dancers1
who attended the jointly-sponsor-
ed Benefit recently at Adams City,
the game, they looked good
strutting their stuff!
Serving the refreshments
efficiently and pleasantly
were MARY TOKUNAGA, BESSIE
SHIYQMURA and JANE OKADA*
The California Street
Methodist Churoh contribut-
ed a number of competent
"dosey do-ers*" Among them
were KENNY IMAMURA, MAE
EGUCHI, PAUL HOSHIKO, NANCY
SOGT, TQM AMANO, PETER DOI,
BOB MARUYAMA, HELEN NAKAMU*-
RA, MEACH NOGAMIS, TQM LEE
and RUBY OKUBO*
Latest victim of measles
is WILLIE MIECUNT,. treasurer
of the NICC* We1re sorry
to see you incapacitated*
Willie!
Visiting his family and
friends in' Denver recently
was LT* TOM KDMAGAI* He
Was transferred from Fort
Meade, Md*, to the Presidio
in Monterey, Calif*
Nice Conference May 9*10
The annual Nisei Inter-
mountain Collegiate Confer-
ence will oonvene in Denver
and Boulder on May 9 & 10,
it was announced by Nob Ida,
president of the NICC*
The program calls for
Friday and Saturday activi-
ties in Boulder and a Sat-
urday night dinner-dance in
Denver*
A mixer, chaired by Edna
Matsushima of CU, will pre-
cede the basketball games
Friday night* A social is
also scheduled after the
games with Ruth Ishigoro of
CSCE in oharge*
The basketball finals
HELEN NAKAMURA reoently
became the lovely bride of
BOB MARUYAMA* The beauti-
ful ceremony was held at
the CSMC officiated by Rev*
Sasaki*
The handsome and popular
KENNY IMAMURA has done it**
Lucky girl wearing his dia-
mond is MAE EGUCHI, former-
ly from Fort Lupton and now
making her home in Denver*
SACHI and LARKY GOTO,the
newly weds, have returned
from their honeymoon* They
enjoyed an extensive trip
through Texas and Califor-
nia*
It was good to see RUBY
HAGIHARA (nee KITSUTAKA)
again* She was here from
Chicago to attend the wed-
ding of her sister SACHI*
FUMI KATAGINI, (MAMI'S
kid sister who is an R*N*
in San Francisco), is re-
portedly confined to her
quarters with,of all things
MUMPSI heard that was a
child's disease??
JUNE AOCHI'S favorite
song "Chicago, Chicago*"
confidentially it's roman-
tically connected with a
oertain FREDS
DON Y0K00JI,now employed
by the Denver Tramway Com-
pany, looks mighty sharp in
his brand new uniform*

are on tap for Saturday
morning followed by a pio-
nio at Allen's Lake near
Boulder* Mae Osuga of the
Nu Chi Delts is the chair-
man of the afternoon affain
Making the arrangements for
the banquet and dance at
the Edelweiss* restaurant in
Denver Saturday night is
Mickey Toda of DU*
The basketball tourna-
ment committee consists of
Tsune Kosuge, Yoshiye Yama-
ga, Willie Mikuni and Tom
Tanigawa* Both men and
women teams are entered in
the cage tourney*
Delegaks Ic
"On to Frisco!" (Oops,
we mean San Francisco, sor-
ry) is the cry as June 26-
30, date for. the 12th Bien-
nial Nat'l JACL Convention
draws near*
With "Homecoming". as the
theme, hard-working S*F*
JACLers will hand the keys
of the city to scores of
former West Coast Nisei,
many of whom will be maki ng
the trip back, for the first
time since evacuation*
Denver JACLers who are
already making plans to at-
tend are Sam Matsumoto, of-
ficial chapter delegate,
George Masunaga, District
Council prexy and delegate,
Haru Tanaka* the Min Yasuis,
Tak Terasakis, and Bob Uye-
das*
Highlights of the Con-
vention will be registra-
tion at St* Francis Hotel,
Peninsula Outing, Deep Sea
Fishing Derby, Bay Cruise,
Bowling, Golf, and Bridge
Tournaments, Hair and Fash-
ion Design contests, ban--
quet and dance in the lush
Gold Room of the Fairmont
Hotel atop Nob Hill*
Well-what are we waiting
for? LET'S GO, JOE*.
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Pfcck-a-b?
The realtors must be do-
ing a landslide business
what with all the Nisei
buying homes* Among the
many who*ve bought recent-
ly are the DAN YOSHIMURAS,
KITOSHX KUMAGAI, JOE HQRIU-
CHI, the JOHN OKIZAKIS,
GEORGE & ASTER OYE, and the
JDN OYAS*
MRS* MUTSUYO TSUNODA is
ordained Buddhist priestess
one of 5 in the United
States*
Dating the stork calen-
dar for fall are MIN & NEBO
NAKAYAMA, LILY & HARRY ARI-
KI and FUSIE & ELLIS PECK.
Then the waiting period is
almost over for ROSE &
CHILI FUJISAKI and SANDY &
SHUN NAKAYAMA* HIMI & SQIG
MOEISHIGE presented cute
lil JOVEY with a new baby
sister and news from L*A
is that BETTY & BOOGIE
MORIOEA. former Denverites,
have joined this group*
Its good to see ITSUKO
& PETE FURUTA and their
family back again* At pre-
sent, they are guests of
HELEN UKEZAWA*
One of the nicest bache-
lors we know, personable
Dr* George Takeno, tfill say
"I do" come June* *Tis ru-
mored she is an attractive
R.N* at Porter Sanitarium*
ETHEL YANASE was ohnimlng
in a bare white dance frock
with black net overskirt at
the mother* s Club Easter
Dance* Another attractive
dress was the intricately
designed grey taffeta that
moulded CAROL TaNAKA*
Congratulations to the
new officers of the Nisei
Bowling LeagueSHIG TERAJI
the new Prexy and IWaO NI-
SH2XAWA, the secretary-
treasurer! Present league
contemplates a sweepstakes
and award dinner*
A change in the weather
seems to bring a rash of
illnesses* Those hospital-
ized in recent weeks were
GEORGE OBASHI. MIKE KITANO*
and the infant son of the
ED CLEARYS* All are home
now.
No one could be more de-
voted to the JACL cause
than SAM MATSUMQTO* Pro-
bably next to his wife and
child, his first love is
bridge* In the recent Colo-
rado state bridge tourna-
ment SAM and his partner
placed second in the mens
.pair* Instead of playing
in the subsequent contests
the next, day, SAM felt ob-
liged to attend the JAA-
CSMC Fellowship-JACL square
dance since he is a cabinet
officer* And he doesn* t
even dance!
Rslimi Opais May S
Ah me, THE DAY is almost upon
ns* V/hat DAY? flhy, OPHJING DAY,
of courseI
Membership Dinner.
Denver JAGLers who se-
cured 25 or more member-
ships in the drive just
closed lfere honored at a
dinner at the Club Seven
Seas, Tuesday, April 22*
Feted were Yutaka Tera-
saki 112, Mami Katagiri 63,
Atsu I to 50, Betty Kanegaye
32, Sue Maruyama 27 and Roy
Mayeda 26* Other member-
ship committed members also
attended*
Harry Yanari, Denver
JACL membership chairman,
announced a total of 530
members to date* Although
the drive is officially
ended, a "cleanup1* crew
will contact 126 persons
who have failed to renew
last year's membership so
far*
To that not-so-rare but still
unusual creature, the Colorado
Trout Fisherman,, so well repre-
sented in the Denver JACL member- IT'S A DATE! DENVER JACL
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