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VOLUME VII NUMBER 6
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
JUNE 1952
Come one! Com alll Denvers annual oommunity-wi de
picnic, sponsored by the JACL and the Kjka Kisei Darnel,
will be held Sunday, June 15, all day, at Allens Lake,
only a 45-minute drive from Denver and 9 miles north or
Boulder, via Broadway in Boulder*
Mami Katagiri, general chairman of picnic arrangements,
promises a good time for all. Although picnic-goers will
bring their own lunches. FREE watermelon, soda pop, pop-
sides, and ice cream will be provided*
Mike Tashiro. Frank Nakagawa, and JFagus Mur at a, are in
charge of the Fishing contest, to begin at 4 a.M. and
lasting until noon* Anyone may enter. Prizes will be of-
fered for the "biggest and the mostes*"
George Masunaga and Ben Mlyahara will be in charge of
a hilarious pie-eating contest* Dodie Madokoro, Sue Mar-
uyama, June Aoohi, Pearl Kuwabara, and Joan Matsuda will
manage the Prettiest and Most Adorable Baby contests* Ds
George Kubo & George Fujimoto are planning a Hole-in-One
contest*
Children will not be forgotten* Sam Matsumoto promis-
es many races and games with prizes galore. And for the
old folk, Horse Pitching under Roy Mayeda will make the
day complete* For young old folk J*T. Horie is planning
adult races and games*
Others on the planning committee include Robert Horiu-
chi, Mae Murata, Edward Matsuda, Harry Matobe, Bess Shiy-
omura,_and Amy Miura*
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co-chairmen of the Mothers Club ADC Oriental Food Benefit
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According to information
received by the Bulletin 31
Nisei .will have graduated
from colleges and universi-
ties throughout the State
during June.
At D.U. Clara Shindo was
pledged to honorary frater-
nity Phi Beta Kappa. as
were Dorothy Uyenishi and
Tsune Kosuge at C.U* Tsu-
yoshi Okada graduated mag-
na cum laude from C.U.
Among high school grad-
uates Kenneth Mizunaga re-
ceived a #10 grant from the
Brighton Womens Club* Fi-
nis Fukui was salutatorian
at Adams City* Leila Yama-
moto. Opportunity School,
reoeived a #200 3ears-Roe-
buck award and a D.U. scho-
larship*
Out of Manuals 21 Nisei
and Sensei,graduates, Sei-
chi Shigetomi, Donald Uyeda
and Arthur Yamada reoeived
four yr* joint scholarships.
Hitomi Yamaguohi and Evelyn
Yamato received D.U. schol-
arships; Sumiko Tawara re-
ceived a Loretto Heights
scholarship.
CONTENTION BOUND
Bound for the National
JACL Convention, June 26-
30, at San Francisco, are
the following local JACLers
it is reported: Carolyn Kae
Kaji, George Masunaga, the
Sam Matsumotos. the George
Ohashis, Mrs.Bill Sato, the
Roy Shibatas, Haruno Tanaka
the Robert Uyedas, ,and the
Min Yasuis _£
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A whopping #561*10 JACL-
ADC donation has been for-
warded to national JACL
headquarters by the Denver
Nisei Mothers Club as a re-
sult of their highly suc-
cessful Oriental Food Bene-
fit held May 23d at the
YWCA.
In spite of drizzly wea-
ther it was estimated more
than 600 people attended
the dinner, waiting patient
ly in a long line which at
times wound around the sec-
ond floor Auditorium down
the stairs to the main lob-
by.
Excellent publicity, in-
cluding photographs of the
attractive kimono-clad Nis-
ei hostesses in both the
Denver Post and the Rooky
Mountain News as well as
considerable dlreot mail
advertising paid off in
turn-away crowds.
Special mention must be
made of the tremendous a-
mount of preparation and
planning by members of the
Mothers Clhb (aided by loy-
al husbands) which Insured
the success of the affair.
Invaluable assistance &
.cooperation were also ren-
dered by local merchants,
JACL officers and members,
Brighton women, Rika Kisei
Domei, mid the Cornelians.
Co-chairmen of the af-
fair were Jean Fujimoto and
Ivlitchie Terasaki.


PAGE 2
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
.JUNE 1952
lj£ Prtxy Sy-
ROyMAyEDA
On June 3u, 1952, our
Mountain Plains Regional
Director, Min Yasui, is re-
signing. Prom then on, he
says; "Ill just be Min Ya-
sui, member of the Denver
Chapter of the JACL."
Min got his start in
JACL in 1932 when he be-
came president of the Mid-
Columbia JACL Chapter in
Hood River, Oregon. Sinoe
then he has been a leader
in JACL activities.
But this is not the
theme of my story. It would
take pages, and words would
be superficial to tell of
his participation in the
JACL* What I would like to
say and somehow portray to
the public, is that above
his personal aspirations,
Min has unselfishly given
time and effort towards
every worthwhile activity
contributing towards the
fulfillment of the basic
democratic principles of
equality and freedom. Dur-
ing the struggle for the
passage of the McCarren
Naturalization and Immigra-
tion Bill by Congress, he
spoke before many of the
leading civic organizations
in Denver and outlying com-
munities, convincing them
that although the Bill toay
have its faults, the basic
principles of naturaliza-
tion were rightfully there.
Not only does he active-
ly participate in JACL act-
ivities, but he is in the
forefront of making Denver
a better community. He is
a vice president in the
Denver Unity Council, Sec-
retary of the Urban League,
an officer of the Anti De-
famation League, on the Ex-
ecutive Board of the Ameri-
can Civil Liberties Union,
and officer and member of
many other organizations
As Mountain Plains Re-
gional Director,., he served
wjithout. pay on a volunteer
basis, and made; 'a 12,000
mils trip to help JACL-Alte
without remuneration, r He
has 'worked untiringlyro,n
We may be prejudiced but it is our candid opinion that
the Recognitions Board of the National JACL. Convention
cannot possibly have two finer candidates for the desig-
nation of "Nisei of the Biennium" than the Denver JACLs
own nominees.
Minoru Yasui, popular local attorney, columnist, volun-
teer JACL Mt. -Plains Regional Director, officer and mem-
ber of umpteen social welfare and minority group organi-
zations*
William K* Hosokawa, outstanding journalist, editor of
the Denver Posts'Bnpire Magazine, and staunch supporter
6f the JACL.
MFMOML m OKERME MAWS' CROWD
An audience of approxi-
mately 100 people heard an
inspiring address by Chap-
lain Dwight Burkam of Lowry
Air Base at the Memorial
Day services held this year
at the California Street
Methodist Churoh under the
sponsorship of the JACL and
the American Legion Cathay
Post.
Roy Mayeda, Denver JACL
president, introduced the
speaker* Members of the Ca-
thay Post formed the Color
Guard.
Committee members in
charge of arrangements were
Tosh Ando, John Noguchi^
Harry Yanari, Robert Uyeda,
and George Masunaga.
Chaplain Burkam. .Photo
by Bill Hatan aka.
\BUfckt
Cbmer*
fiy BILL HOSOKAWA
1 used to wonder some-
times why the Denver Nisei
Mothers club-existed. I
wonder no more. The club
more than justified its ex-
istence with the resound-
ingly successful Oriental
food bazaar for the JACL-
ADC.
Like most Nisei func-
tions, the bazaar just sort
of fell together. It seem-
ed to be totally disorgan-
ized; there were snafus at
every turn. Yet when the
pressure was turned on by
unexpectedly large turnout,
all the hitches unraveled
themselves and everything
spun along beautifully.
That doesnt happen without
a lot of preliminary plan-
ning, and full execution of
those plans by all hands.
The success of the ba-
zaar proved that, for a
worthy cause, the entire
community can and will co-
operate.
Better Americans in a Greater America "
The overflow attendance
on a wet and miserable nite
was astounding, especially
the number of Caucasians
and other non-Japanese.
More than anything else,
this sort of support is
prooi of the eolid accept-
ance of Issei and Nisei in-
to Denver.
Through the mails this
month, Denver JACLers will
receive a handsomely pre-
pared booklet entitled "for
BETTER AMERICANS IN A Gftittm
ER AMERICA, ths story of
the Japanese American Citi-
zens League"
Indicative of the na-
tional scope of the JACL is
the fact that the 20-page
pamphlet was prepared by
Mas Satow, Salt Lake City,
edited by Bill Hosokawa,
Denver, illustrated by Ml-
chi Kataoka, Los Afcge? es;
its cover design was set- up
by Tri-Ad Art, Chicago,
proofreading and collating
done by Omaha JACL members,
printing by Boys Town under
the direction of Pat Okura*
many projects with no com-
pensation except for his
personal satisfaction that
it was for the betterment
of the community and wel-
fare of its people.
His resignation will be
felt keenly by the Chapters
in the Mountain Plains Dis*
trict, but we are glad that
hell still be here as a
leader in the welfare of
our community.
GRANADA
xv,wv vU|>ioo nj.ii carry
the message of JACL across
the country.
Although much of the ma-
terial is a familiar story
to most Denver JACLers,
their attention is called
especially to the inspiring
foreword by Monroe E Deut-
sche vice-president and
provost emeritus, Universi-
ty of California.
pMU-Q*-
LA
The bazaar was a good
thing, not only for the
JACL-ADC which benefited
financially, but for the
entire Denver community. It
was a sign of many things,
all encouraging.. To the
Nisei Mothers* club, a long
overdue salute.
NOW IS THE T/ME
"Write to your Senators,
but reserve your Sunday
punch for the time the Pre-
sident gets the MoCarran-
Walter bill, because there
is concentrated effort to
have the President veto the
bill** Min Yasui, in-the
Colorado Times.
Published monthly by the Denver
chapter of the Japanese American
Citizens league, 1917 Iawrence St.
Denver 2, Colo. Telephone Al. 7227
Editor: Haruko Kobayashi
Bus. Mgr.': Robert Horiuchi
Staffs June Aochi, Eli 11 Ho
kawa, Hand Katagiri, .May lKitaga?,
George Kubo, Hazy I^uiitani, I^:ari
Kuwabara, Dorothy 'Haddkord/ Ga Sue
Maruyama, George HasuhagA, ^ Rosa
Kayeda, Ai^>Kiura, jfenyKiyShara,
Bessie Shdyonxura, Haru Tanaka ,
MLchi Teratfi, kin Yasui.


JUNE 1952
1HE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
PAGE b
The CSMC was the lovely-
setting for the wedding of
JUNE SERIZAWA .and TSUNE K0-
SUGE. Rev* Sasaki offic-
iated at the impressive
single ring ceremony* ALICE
KTJMAGAI attended her sister
as Matron of Honor and WIL-
LIE MlKUNI was Tsune's best
man*
JOYCE AOCHI was honored
at a surprise baby shower
recently at the Matsuda
home* Hostesses for the
-oioxxe preuoy lor the
photographer," says good-
looking MAS YOSHIMURA to
pretty FUZZY YASUDA.
gay luncheon were JwJ :
SUDA, SANDY NAKAYAMA, TO SHI
TANAKA, FjZZY YASUDA.
MARJORIE NAKAMURA was
elected to the Mortar Board
at Denver University and
.TAXAKO TAGUCHI was elected
to the Mortar Board at the
University of Colorado*
TAKAKO. was also recently
voted into the top position
of the NICC*
ROSE SHIRAMIZU* past Den-
ver JACL queen, recently
"That'.s my wife," quips
NOB IDA as he modestly
points out his attractive
mate* HRS* IDA is the form-
er ANNIE NAKAMURA#_________
returned from a years
Civil Service duty in Japan*
We also welcome back SAM
HAGAI,' who recently return-
ed from the East where he
-'ttended a chick sexing
'urse*
It was grand seeing FLO
UY3DA at the Mothers Club
Bazaar. Her lucky escort
was BEH KIYAHARA.
New Officers fou lout Organizations
May was election month
for many looal Nisei organ-
izations* Familiar JACL
Homes are noted in 1952-53
rosters of newly-elected
officers*
MOTHERS CLUB: Jean Fu-
jimoto, Bernice Ohashi, Do-
rothy Okita, Tama Osumi,
Mitchie Terasaki, True Ya-
sui*
NICC: Pres* Taki Tagu-
chi, C*U*; vice-pres. Sam
Kishiyama* C.U.; secreta-
ryies Elsie Nakata, C*U* and
Betty Yamato, DU*; treas*
Bert Kuge, D*U*; athletic
director Herb Iwahiro, C*U*
CORNELIANS: Pres. Kana
Yorimoto, vice-pres* Kiyo
Hanamura, sec'y Jean Fuji-
moto, treas* Amy Miura*
and DON MIKXJNI were host to
several C.U. graduates at
the Lotus Room one Saturday
evening* Those honored were
; JIM HATAKEYAMA, NOB IDA,
TOM TANIGAWA, WILLIE MIKUNI
and TSUNE K0SUG3.
DOUGLAS KUWANO, JR,, a
scholarship student at Yale
University School of Music,
reoently returned home from
New Haven, Conn*
We hear SARAH and SAM
Relaxing following a
filling picnic lunch are
YOSHIYE YAMAGA (top) and
SETS IOKA. All fotos on
this page taken at the NICC
picnic at Allen's Lake by
MAMI KATAGIRI.
BRIGHTON NWC: Pres. Ha-
zel Tani; vice-pres. Haruko
Sasa; rec* sec'y Frances
Mizunaga; corr* sec'y Mary
Masunaga; treas. Jo Chiku-
ma; program Kathryn Sakagu-
chi; publicity Edna Yamada;
refreshment Helen Okada;
social' Helen Kurachi and
Sumi, Toohihara; welfare Do-
ris Nakata.
DENVER NISEI YAKUDAN K0-
ENKAI, a newly-organized
"supporters" .organization,
has drawn. up a formidable
list of officers. Besides
the board of directors and
advisory board are: Churn.
Ed Matsuda, vice-chain. E.
Kawamura, sec'y Ed K* Yama-
to, asst, sec'y Dan Yoshi-
rnura, treasurers Henry Ta-
buchi and Jack Matsushita,
auditors T. Fukuma and Fu-
mio Tani.
mm mm!
Check your votong eligi-
bility NOW, Denver J'ACLersJ
Call the Denver Election
Commission, MAin 1133, at
the City and County Bldg.
TERASAKI" have become quite
ardent enthusiasts in mod-
ern interior decorating and
have done a marvelous and
beautiful job in remodeling
their home.
If you did not vote in
1950, if you have moved,
if you .have just oome of
voting age, REGISTER NOW,
to be able to vote in the
important general elections
this Fall.
Infanticipating are RAE
and JOHN MAHUYAMA of Crow-
ley who are expecting their
young 'un this Fall. Also
preparing for. heirs this
Fall are: TERRY and JIRO
SHOJI, ESTHER ahd JINX YA-
MAGUCHI,' PAULINE and DU£3TY
SHIBATA.
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PAGE 4
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
. JUNE 1952
SHADES OF BLUE l Boy oh
boyl It's a boy at the
CHILI FUJISAKISCRAIG KEN
is the name*and the SHUN
NAKAYAMAS .welcomed a son
and heir tooSTANLEY SUSU-
MU. Congratulations U-
Among the latest to ac- Deftly manipulating the
quire reservations on the ohopstioks at the bazaar
"storklines" are the TOSH are MR. AND MRS. LLOYD MAG-
ANDOS and YOSH NAKAYAMAS.
It was a healthy 7 lb* dau-
ghter for the YAS AOCHIS.
On the going and coming
end of things are BESSIE
and GEORGE SHIYOMURA vto did
a quiet and fast take off
for- a two weeks sojourn in
San Francisco; The KODY K0-
DAMAS are fresh back from
Busily engaged building
.his own home here in Vi/est-
wood is MAS SUYAMA,
sunny California, and FUSIE
and ELLIS PECK are still
sighing over that glorious
month in beautiful Hawaii*
Some familiar faces spot-
ted in the chow line at the
reoent and very successful
ADC benefit: MARY and TAK
KOMARU,MARTHA and TAD TAMDA
Pausing long enough to
pose for the photograp/ier
at the Oriental Food Ba-
zaar are TOL TAKAMINE and
daughters CONNIE (in his
arms) and JOYCE.
NESON, who count many JACL-
ers among their friends*
the JOHNNIE NOGUCHIS, BILL.
HOSOKAWA, AMY MIURA, SAM
KUMAGAIS, GEORGE MATSUMON-
JIS, TOM IOIOS, TAKI DOMOTO
and MASAKO TAKEYOSHI.
Beginning Wednesday, May.
28th, the Nisei Bowling Lea-
gue starts underway for the
summer with a "mixed four-
some" league with ten teams
on the roster for a nine
weeks run*
JIM HANAMURA barely
nosed out EDDIE MATSUDA. at
the final match play tour-
nament of the Mile Hi Golf
Club on Sunday, May 25th at
the Case Golf Course to win
the coveted winners trophy*
CLARA and HENRY TAKAHASHC
have joined the "Happy Home
Builders"their little
house in the dale is being
constructed in Arapahoe
County,
We hear tell DR.MIKE UBA
is house hunting. Could it
be he has plans for setting
up housekeeping?
The Canadian Rookies be-
ckon the MIN YASUIS who
will be on an extended
jaunt all during June* How
-ecme he* s not a traveling
salesman?
KANA YORIMOTO, FUMIE
YABE and LILLIAN TERASAKI
were hostesses for a "good-
bye" party for RUIE TANIGU-
CHI at the YORIMOTO home on
May 9th, About twenty
guests enjoyed an evening
of good food and talk.
Others who played host
to the departing TANIGUCHIS
were LILLIAN and SARGE TE-
RASAKIS who entertained .the
pair at a steak fry, the
FRANK YAMADAS and BOB KIYO-
TAKES, the KEN YABES, and
the TODD MIURAS who had the
popular couple as
guests*
A juror in the widely
publicized Fred A* Ward
criminal case is JACLer
JOHNNY KAJIWARA.
DR. JAMES TAGUCHI, form-
er Denver JACL member, was
reoently certified by the
American Board of Internal
Medicine as specialist in
internal medicine* He is
currently on the staff of
the VA hospital in Dayton,
Ohio*
Answering Uncle Sam's
call to arms are two of our
younger dentists* DR. ROB-
ERT MAYEDA has already
joined the army and DR*
MILTON HAYANO awaits induc-
tion into the armed servioe
in the very near future*
Waiting patiently for
the wonderful food at the
bazaar are MRS* GEORGE FU
KUMA, PAUL FUKUMA, SUMI ITO
and HERB UEMURA*
Talent Wanted
Well-known JACLer Eddie
Matsuda has issued a call
for talent to perform in
the Mile High Band benefit
to be held in July*
Members of the Band who
have been faithfully prac-
ticing for weeks include
Sumi Toohihara piano, Kath-
ryn Toohihara and Dave Nlk-
aido violins, Mami Katagiri
clarinet, Henry Yanagihara
saxophone, Walter Nishioka
guitar, Eddie Matsuda man-
dolin* Vocalists are Nan-
oee Sogi, Grace Kishiyama,
and Joe Fuji!*
A full evening of enter-
tainment disigned to appeal
to both Issei and Nisei has
been planned* Anyone inter-
ested In adding his or her
talents to the show are
urged to get in touch with
Mr. Matsuda*
Mu Chi Delta Dance
Members of Nu Chi Delta
will hold their annual for-
mal June 13 at the Crestha-
ven Country Club*
In charge of plans for
the dance are Suzanne Inal,
Miko Nonake, Billie Uehara,
Lily Yasumura, Fuzzy Yasuda
l*/£iCOJnG
EE If I?
5EVENSEAS
Cl*fSINE BY HOUSE OF MA NCH
I23G 2Qih ST
Return postage guaranteed Sec. 3L.66, p, L. & R.
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN, Permit No. 2091-B.
The Denver Chapter JACI*
.1917 Lawrence Street,
Denver 2, Colorado.
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