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VOLUME VII NUMBER 7
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
JULY 1952
"NISEI OF THE BIENNIUM"
DENVERITES MAKE NEWS AT CONFABS
George 0-
hashi, right
popular mem-
ber of th
Denver JAC
and a Nise
cosmetologis
of national
repute, judg
ed and award
ed the George
Ohashi trophy
to Chiyo Tani
of San Fran
cisco, winner
of the hairstyling contest
at the national JACL meet.
Other names familiar to
Denver JACLers appeared in
news of convention contests.
Grace IToda of the Cortez
JACL with partner James Ki-
moto won the bridge tourna-
ment over such ranking play-
ers as the Hiura brothers
of Chicago. Grace and Jack
IToda were popular Denver
JACLers during the early
post-war years.
Edith Enomoto and Midori
Kitagawa, both of whom for-
merly lived here (see pic-
ture, p. 3), won the other-
wise all-male fishing derby.
Clem Oyama and Bennie
tfatsuda, former Denver JACL
ers, were members of the
San Francisco chapter golf
team which won the inter-
chapter trophy.
GEORGE INAGAKI
NEW JACL PREY/
George "Callahan" Inaga-
fci of* Venice, gardenia grow-
er extraordinary and until
now fun-loving head of the
JACL 1000 Club, v/as elected
national prexy of the JACL
to succeed Dr. Randolph Sa-
kada of Chicago. Los Ange-
les was chosen the* site of
the 13th biennial conven-
tion to be held In 1954*
PASSAGE OF WALTER-MCCARREN BILL
COMPLETES LONG JACL FIGHT
News that first the House and then the Senate had pas-
sed the V/alter-HcCarran Omnibus Immigration and Naturali-
zation Bill over a presidential veto thrilled all persons
of Japanese ancestry throughout the land bn June 27.
MIN /ASUI NAMED WINNER, OF
JACL'5 "NISEI OF THE BIENNIUM "
Min Yasui, attorney and
volunteer Mtn. Plains Re-
gional JACL Director, v/as
named "Nisei of the Bien-
nium," highest honor the
organization can bestow, at
the National JACL Conven-
tion held last month in San
Francisco.
Bill Eosokawa, journal-
ist and Denver JACLer, re-
ceived a citation for dis-
tinguished achievement in
the field of human endeavor.
Min was honored in the
citation as the "Japanese-
American who had done the
most during the past two
years to further the wel-
fare of his fellow Nisei in
the community in which he
lived." It went on further
to state that his life was
directed by "compassion for
his fellow men."
To quote the Pacific Cit-
en, "Visibly moved as he
received a standing ovation
from the 300 persons' at the
Convention banquet, Min Ya-
3i!i accented the "Nisei of
the Biennium" award on 'be-
half of the little guys'
who do their part in the
building of their communi-
ties .'
"He paid tribute to his
parents and the entire Is-
.sei generation which incul-
cated a sense of responsi-
bility and loyalty in their
Nisei children-. He also
acknowledged' -the .unselfish
help given by his wife,
True."
"Nisei of the Biennium" award
from Mr. Fred Ross of the Calif-
ornia Federation for Civie Unity.
The story of a fight which began in Denver in 1946 at
the JACL*s first post-World War II convention and ended
Mike Masaoka
vjho was tendered!
an ovation at
the national JA>
CL conventio
upon his arriv
fresn Was
following
sage of the
nibus Bill,
shown address:
overflow c
at Pioneer Night1
banquet. At ex-
treme left, Mrs.
Mike Masaoka.
only last month by the slim margin of one vote is a fami-
liar one by now to all JACLers. Read on page two what
both of our columnists, Prexy Roy Mayeda and Critic Bill
Hosokawa, have to say about this tremendous legislative
victory. Read also Sam Matsumoto's vivid account of the
struggle up until the last moment for the passage of the
Bill.
We congratulate those many Issei and Nisei and Cauca-
sian friends too who by donations large and small of time*
money, and effort, kept the JACL-ADC program going these
past several years. We know that theirs is the greatest
thrill of all, for their faith in the common cause was at
last justified.


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THE DENVER JaCL BULLETIN
JULY 1952
l)£ Pmt) Sy-
HIGHLIGHT OF THE JACL CONVENTION
By SAM MATSUMOTO
This was our first trip to the Pacific iroj.st in ten
years. Ve had planned a trip every year for four years,
but due to one thing or another cur vacation failed to
materialize. Hence when our esteemed prexy Hoy Mayeda
asked me to attend the National JACL Convention as his ai-
ternate, X was greatly honored and slated since it gave
us the opportunity also to make that long awaited trip.
ROyMAYEDA......
- After six long years of
near attainment yet defeat,
a Bill has finally been en
acted that provides' natural
ization for the Xssei June
27, 1952, the day that so
many of you helped make, a
red letter day with your*
unstinted contribution both
financially and thru ob-
taining supporters for the
Bill* It is gratifying to
know that the people*s re-
presentatives in Washington
deemed this Bill justifi-
able even over a president-
ial veto* To Hike Masaoka
and his colleagues this
must indeed be the vindica-
tion of the true American
spirit of democracy and
equality.
Fresno (Doris*.horie town) and Sanger (mine) have grown
like all cities in rich fanning communities. We enjoyed
a hectic ten days of renewing old acquaintances, although
to my diagrin we hsid no time for even a rubber of bridge.
We arrived in San Francisco
tend the first Convention
meeting. One event over-
shadowed everything else.
Congress was acting on the
presidential veto of the
Walter McCarran Omnibus
immigration and Naturaliza-
tion Bill, On Thursday the
conventioneers were told
that the House had overrid-
den the veto and the Senate
was scheduled to take a
vote on Friday, That night
at midnight we were called
into a special council ses-
sion, and all hands were
called on to wire their
respective senators. One
hundred and nineteen' wires
on June 26 in time to at-
5AM,CHRISTINE^ DORIS
MAT5UMOTO
were sent to 'Washington that
The passage of the Wal-
ters Bill on Immigration
and Naturalization came at
an opportune time, just
when* the National JACL
Convention Was in its se-
cond day. The Convention
certainly must have an aura
of success and we all await
the Convention report.
With the annual spring
picnic held on June 15,
Denver JACL has passed, thru
half a year of activities.
After a brief respite, dur-
ing which everyone will un-
doubtedly enjoy the cool
mountains and/or fishing,
we start on the second half
of .the calender. We hope
you have enjoyed your mem-
bership so far and we*11
try our best to make you
proud, of the Denver Chapter
We ask for your continued
support and cooperation and
feel free to call us with
any helpful suggestions or
criticism,
CORRECTION
Beg pardon, ladiesl Due
to an unfortunate error in
last month* s Bulletin, the
headline on the Mothers
Club Food Benefit story
gave $56*10 as net proceeds
from the affair* Although
the story gave the correct
amount "a whopping §561*10}
we still beg to correct our
error
Congratulations on your
fine achievement, Mothers*
night.
The climax came on Friday, when at the council meeting
we received a call from.'Mike Masaoka that the Senate had
overridden the Presidents veto. The roof was raised
right then and there and grown men were actually shedding
tears'of joy* It was a great victory for Mike Masaoka
and the JACL* It had been a hard and long fight*' Mikes
arrival by plane the next morning was all that was neces-
sary to make this Convention probably the most unusual
and successful in the history of the JaCL.
ISSEI
CELEBRATE
IMMIGRATION
NAT0RAUZA-
TION BILL
PASSAGE
Dr* K.K* Miyamoto (seated, center)1 was host to members
of the Kika Kisei Domei at a dinner celebrating passage
of the Walter-MoCarran Bill, Left to right: H.G. Matoba,
D.C-. Omiya, K. Ogasawara, the Rev. T. Agatsuma, S. Takaha-
shi, S. Ozawa, T* Kako, S. Nomura, and K* Suzuki. Photo
courtesy Denver Post*
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St BILL HOSOKAWA |
Another goal of the na-
tional JACL was realized
last month when congress
overrode a presidential
veto and passed the omnibus
immigration and naturaliza-
tion law* It was unfortu-
nate that the naturaliza-
tion section of the bill,
which no one objected to,
got mixed up with the high-
ly controversial portions
of the immigration measure.
Evacuation claims, alien
land law, and now naturali-
zation rights for Japanese
aliensone by one the ob-
jectives laid down in the
first postwar JACL conven-
tion in Denver have been
reached* Everyone knows
these achievements were not
without cost* They were
gained at this early date
only because of solid mem-
bership support for inspir-
ed leadership.
Now the time seems ripe
for additional thinking on
the future of the JACL,
The chief and immediate
goals have been reached.
What now is to be the next,
as well as the long range,
target?
Certainly the work that
the JACL can do is far from
ended. Whether the -Nisei
realize It,' they have an
organization of great
strength and prestige, and
that standing can be kept
.only lending it actively
to worthy causes* The Ni^
sei should be anxious to
support sueh causes*
Yet there seems to be a
need for readjusting the
machinery, if not the
sights, of* this which we
have created.
FOUND: Green umbrella
and white nylon gloves at
Mothers Club Food Benefit,
May 23, at the YWCA. Call
Jean Fujimoto Ea 4132.if i-
tems belong to you*
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 Horiuohi
Staff; June Aochi, Bill Hoso-
kawa, Mami Katagiri, May Kitagawa,
George Kubo, Mary Kuritani, Pearl
Kuwabara, Dorothy Madokoro,
Maruyam, George Masunaga,
Mayeda, Any Miura, Ben Miyahara,
Bessie Shiyomura, Haru Tanaka,
Michi Teraji, Min Yasui*


JULY 1952
'IHbl DENVER JACL liULJliTIN
PACE 3
Congratulations to EDWIN
HAGIHARA, 'Northwestern U*,
and MIKE HORJ, Marquette,
whove just taken their
State Boards in Dentistry*
SETS OKA, a school marm,
is taking summer courses at
Stanford toward her M*A*
Popular SAM MOMII is Ca-
thay Post1s new commander,
succeeding JIM OKIDA, who
has done a splendid job.
We'll miss DR* MILTON .
HAYANO and his wife MARY.
He* s in the Navv Dental _
the Convention by Bulletin photo-
: grapher GEORGS KASUNAGA: 'EDITH
. ENOl-OTO, the KITAJIKA SISTERS,
FUMI KATAGIRI*
Corps at San Diego.
JUNE HOSHIKO recentlyre-
ceived a Soroptimist award
as an outstanding student
at Mercy Hospital.
GEORGE KAMADA of Oakland
is visiting sister KISSIE
YAWJCHr and family.
Vell be missing JUNKC
WT-PLAINS JACL RAISES
# 3,^71 FOR ADC
As of May 31, 1952, the
Mountain-Plains area JACL
has raised $3 ,471.31 toward
the national JACL-ADC fund,
according to the semi-an-
nual report issued by Min
Yasui, regional representa-
tive .
Of this amount $804*30
was contributed by the Den-
ver JACL through various
fund-raising activities:
Bingo $265*22
Rashomon Movie 478*90
Square Dance 60.18
KAKO leaving soon for the
new family home in Berkeley.
It s a boy for the PAUL
NAKAJIKAS...and a girl for
the DOC CHIKUMAS *and an-
other boy for the HANK NO-
GAMIS. HANK took "sick
leave" and flew down from
Regina, Saskatchewan, for
the event.
Good news to hear TED
HADA is a pow" instead of
being missing inaction but
sorry to hear hes been in-
jured. Lots o luck, TEDJa
That good looking ranger
at Mesa Verde is SAM AR1KI,
whos there with his family
for the summer.
Home, on furlough from
Korea is SHIG MAYEMURA.
MASON KOYANO is leaving
soon for overseas duty.
SAM and ROY HAGAI give
that super service at Grana-
da Fish Market*
From San Francisco visit-
ing sister FLO id DAISY UYE-
DA and sisters KAMI and EMI
is FUMI KATAGIRI.
RUTH ISHIGURO WINS
JACL SCHOLARSHIP
RUTH ISHIGURO of Greeley
was awarded a $75 scholar-
ship by the Denver JACL to
the Encampment for Citizen-
ship being held this month
in New York City*
Ruth, a June graduate of
CSCE, will intern in diete-
tics this Fall in.New York.
An excerpt from her letter .
to the JACL upon receipt of
the scholarship follows:
"En route to New York
Cityl Fabulous yet true,
because of the support of
the JACL of a truly fine
way of promoting good citi-
zenship and the democratic
spirit. I am proud to have
been awarded the scholar-
ship to the Encampment and
thankful for the opportuni-
ties which it v/ill afford
me....I hope that I may be
able to a> ntribute to the
success of the Encampment."
DENVER JACLS
COMMUNITY PICNIC
HUGE SUCCESS
109 persons attended the
Denver JACL*3 annual commu-
nity picnic last month at
Buckingham Park, north of
BouIder.
Mami Katagiri, chairman,
presented a program which
kept interest at a high le-
vel all day among the pic-
nickers
. Tagus and Mae Murata
went all-out by catching
two fish apiece and thereby
/inning the fishing contest
ou nducted by Mike Tashiro
and Frank Nakagawa.
Dodie Madokoro headed
the baby contest* Vinners
in the girls* division
were? (l) Lorraine Tashi-
ro, daughter of the Mike
Tadiiros, and (2) Lilianne
Terasaki, daughter of the
Sarge Terasakis. Boys* di-
vision winners were: (1)
Cary Teraji, son. pf the
Shig Terajis, and (2) Wayne
Kubo, son of Dr. and Mrs.
George Kubo.
Mike Tashiro successful-
ly defended his title of
champion pie-eater. Son
Harvey followed in his foot
steps by winning first in
the boys division.
Dr. Kubo and George Fu-
jimoto conducted the hole-
in-one golf contest, which
was won by Wesley Koyano,
with Ellis Peck coming in
s ec ond *
mmmums-
ACCOUNTING INSURANCE
. GEORGE' MITSUO KANEKO
1232 20th St. Alpine 3$00
DENTISTS
. JOHN CHIKUMA, DDS-
UO N. Main Brighton 560
F. E. HAYANO, DDS
2103 Larimer .St. MAin 9L0O
MILTON HAYANO, DDS .
2103 Larimer St. MAin 9!i00
ITO DENTAL GROUP
830 18th St*
T. ITO, DDS
Y. ITO, DDS
S. ITO, DDS
TONY KAWANO, DDS
HiOU E. 18th Ave.
ROBERT MAYEDA, DDS
301 Interstate Trust TAbor 6961
TAKASHI MAYEDA, DDS
301 Interstate Trust TAbor 6961
K. K.. MIYAMOTO, DDS
19£2 Larimer St. TAbor 1*307
GENTA NAKAMURA, DDS
200 Interstate Trust TAbor 7598
INSURANCE
: HENRY K. IMADA
U588 Lovrell Blvd. GRand 81*13
SAM Y. MATSUMOTO
Henderson, Colo. Hazeltine 771-R
JINZO NODA
3211 Clayton St. FRemont 1065
LAVv/yER-S
TOSHIO ANDO
191*2 lardmer St. AComa 5315
MINORU YASUI
1917 Lawrence St. ALpine 7227
OPTOMETRISTS
GEORGE KUBO, OD
191*2 Larimer St. AComa 5315
BEN MATOBA, OD
1927 Larimer St* KEystone 191*1
PH YSlClAMS
SURGEONS
CHARLES FUJISAKI, ND
1*0 N. Main Brighton 1*18
KEystone 8680
-y'
KEystone 3081*
In addition the Denver
Nisei Mothers Club was cre-
dited with a donation of
$561*10.____________
KEN /ABc'S
PARKCLEANERS
?£l9E2kiAE FLfc72l
service
\%XS 8T. MA
U/£iCOm -to C/v! ,,
w im ' du-ie aaKct
HUB
SEVEN SEAS
Cif/SIMBBY HOUSE OF NANCH
1236 20 ST
T. K. KOBAYASHI, MD
1227 27th St. KEystonte ^90
ISAMU OZAMOTO, MD
301 Interstate Trust TAbor 1596
HOWARD SUENAGA, MD
830 18th St. AComa 13B*
GEORGE TAKENO, MD
830 18th St. TAbor 0783
MAHITO UBA, DO
1230 21st St* MAin 371*3


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THE DENVER JAGL BULLETIN
JTJL.Y 1952
Heard- tell that good ol
stamping ground for us Ni-
seis, CLUB 'SEVEN SEAS, has
been sold. Wonder if well
ever, find another' place
where we can feel so at
home.
The HANK OTSUKIS, hes
an instructor at U.C., were
here recently on vacation,
as were JOHNNY and FRAN YA-
NASE and daughter !-*AREN
from Fresno.
4th of July notes: The
JOEY SUMIDAS to Cheyenne;
the TOSH ANDOS to Yellow-
stone (in their new blue
Hudson Hornet); the HENRY
NAECATAS to Yellowstone too;
the SHIG TERAJIS to Ogden;
the GEORGE HADAS to San
Luis Valley.
Hea* d of a congenial 4th
of July party of 4o Issei,
Nisei, Sansei, and li.ttle
4th generation JANET AOCHI,
picnicking and yes, fishing
on the Poudre.
Entrants in the recent
important regional dupli-
cate bridge tourney were
JACLers TAKI DOMOTO, SAM
KATSUMOTO, JOHN TILLEKA,'
and KEN YABE.
Vacationing on the Coast
this past month were the
SAM KUHAGAIS, the JOE ARI-
KIS, LILY ARIKI and son MI-
CHAEL, WALT KORIYA, ALICE
Pictured in a jolly mood at a national JACL convention session are Dew er delegates
and former Denverites* Standing, left to right: Kei Hori, George Inai, Bee tjyeda,
Minol Ota of Powell, Wyo*, Dr* Takashi Mayeda, Irving Matsu da, Jennie Ito, Roy Shiba-
ta, Jack Noda* Seated, left to right: Pat and Lily Okura of Boys Town, Nebr*, Mrs*
Ota, Mrs* Bee Uyeda, Mrs* Hori (formerly Sada Tanaka of Brighton), Pumi Katagiri*
KANEKO and children CAROL
and DARRYL.
Newly elected president
KA1TA YORIKOTO blushed when
presented with a lei real
Hawaiian style complete
with a kiss by an entertain-
er at the annual Cornelian
dinner at Club Seven Seas*
- SARGE and LIL TERASAKI
entertained a famished
crowd of sixteen at an out-
door bar-b-q recently*
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