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VOLUME VII NUMBER 8
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN'
AUGUST .1952
MIN VASUl WRITES
ABOUT THE FUTURE
OF THE JACL
An exuberant "Victory
C elebration" spontaneously
exploded in San Francisco,
when news of tile passage of
the Walter-MoCerrarc immi-
gration and naturalization
law, over the President* s-
veto, reached tile National
JACL Convention on. June 27,
19o2..
That celebration marked
the end of a significant
era for the JACL, It was
the successful climax of a
six-year long legislative
struggle,.
The. "legislative era" of
the JACL began in 1946,
when, in Denver, Colorado,
delegates to the first post-
war NaVl JACL convention
courageously conceived and
energetically initiated a
major three-point legisla-
tive program. During these
past six years, the major
emphasis of the JACL vms to
achieve major statutory
goals
Today, those three ob-
jectives, viz,, naturaliza-
tion,suspension .of deporta-
iArticle continued on page three)
BUUETIN CONDUCTS UNOFFICIAL
SURVEY OF NISEI/N GOVERNMENT
Denver often claims to be
United States because of t'
Amy Miura, Mary juintani, J1
tners, all of whom knew cf
Civil Service,
the "SecondCapital*" of the
le numerous federal agencies
located in the Kile High
city.
Approximately 20,000 peo-
ple in the Denver area are
emoloyedby the U.S# Govern'
roent. Among these are per-
haps 100 or more'Nisei,
Who these federal work-
ers are who constitute such
an important segment of the
Nisei population of Denver
was a question which intri-.
gued members of the BULLS T-
IN staff.
So.,.on a fine summer
'evening in August the fol-
lowing unofficial and no
doubt incomplete list was
drawn up with the aid of
n Natsuda, and many, many o-
one or more fellow Nisei in
If we have omitted names.which you know should be list-
ed here, let us know. Ve shall be more than glad to print
those too. Shown above is Vi Otsuki Nishimura, who as far
as we knov/ has been working for Uncle Sam longer than any
otter Nisei in this area, Vi has been with the Social
Security agency now for ten years.
AIR FORCE FINANCE
True Broadwater
Ken Funakoshi
Jane Hada
Lily Hama&a
June Harada
Jack Hata
Alice Hatasaka
Chiye Horiuchi
Linda Inouye
Nancy Ito
Kathleen Hondo
Alice Kumagai
Joan llatsuda
Alic.e Miyamoto
Irene Miyamoto
Mary Mot by am
Louise Nagata
Grayce Kakagavra
Jean Nakaoka
Lillian Noda
Frances Saito
Kargeuri'te Shi bat a
Roy Sbibata
George K. Tanaka
June Tcdoroki
DENVER JACL*r HONORED
ing immediately after being pre-
sented with the Nat *1 JACI.- award.
Rosalie Tokunaga
Barbara Tsuruda
Iris Watanabe
Nancy Yamaguchi
BUREAU OF AGRICVXTtVVu.-
ECONOMICS
Janet Fu^ita
BUREAU OF RECTA'-TATIQN
Aki. Iwasaki
Five Kawahata
Roy Fitta
Terry Hitta
William Nitfta
Easuyeshi Senzaki
Tom Tsukiji
Leonard-Uchida
BTHArL BQARP
Bill ilo sokaws., well-
known Denverite, was cited
by the National JACL as an
outstanding iTisei at a din-
ner meeting at the Cathay
Post August 14.
Hosokawa, one of three
Kt,-Plains district jACLers
to be so.honored, was pre-
oCnteo \/3.tn a silver medal-
lion in recognition of his
outstanding contribution in
the field of public tions rela-
Successful in rsjnj r pha cj
as of journal:!sr: Hr. ;.r ..... -vOV*
kav;a was in great da: .and as
a spcalcer throughou rt this
area following his return
from the early men a r*
'ho Nor6 n conflict as a
sr ocir.l fcreign correscon-
sent for the Denver Rost.
rov.RYjriULD
irene Abe
Rather Fuji!
7rary Euritani
x* ctu 1 i'.Y'. saxa
George Tasunaga
Ruby Okubo
Carol Tanaka
OFS
Daisy ICuwano
Fred Kikuni
POST OFFICE
Eddie Eawalcarri
George Sakata
Babe Takeoka
Jim: Yamaguchi
FARi-SSRS ifOTtS ADhll'-ISTRATION SOCIAL SECURITY
Marie Kalin Violet Nishiraura
Harr i et Okamot o
FITZ/VIKONS HOSPITAL
Julius Otsuki
Ruth Shindo
GENERAL SERVICES
A'OHIUJ STRATIOIT
Sachi Goto
Virginia Karuyana
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Uaruri Hayasfei
Kasami Hayashi
Fred Kawakcuni
Isao Huge
Eddie .??atsui
Irene Kayeda
Bill Napashima
Arthur Sakakura
Richard Shindo
Joe Tomc-yasu
Fen Yamaga
Kent Yoritomo
veterans ad: :r ti strati on
Insurance Division
Mickey Hada
Elsie A. Harley
Tom Hiraoka
Esther Iwasaki
Caroline Kaji
Grace Eawakami
Amy Kiura
Fuzzy Yasuda
Chiyoko Yoritomo
Finance Division
Lorry Goto
Hospital
Karu Tanaka
Kedi cal Divi si on
June Aocki


PAGE 2
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
ATJGU3T 1952
(jc P ry Sy-
ROYMAYEDA
Went fishing the other
d^.y and while talking with
a. tourist from Florida, I
was reminded of the great
change that has taken place
in the lives of us Nisei
the the atti-
tude toward us of many of
our fellow Americans.
I can well remember dur-
ing rry tour as soil scien-
tist for the U. S. D. A.
through the Southwest I was
looked upon with curiosity
and wan the topic of me.ny a
street corner conversation#
Today the word "Nisei"-
is a familiar one, end
Americans of Japanese an-
cestry are successful i-n
many fields.
Nisei soldiers have
fought gallantly and died
for their country. Proven
loyalty has gained citizen-
shir rights for the Issei
and compensation for evacu-
ation losses.
So when the couple from
Florida stopped and asked
how the fishing was, I
wondrred if their attitude
would have been any differ-
ent ten or fifteen years
ago. The ITisei have come a
long way since then in 'the
struggle against racial dis-
crimination and segregation.
It i~ *eartening to know
in most cases and ITisei are
becoming better assimilated#
We must continue this fine
work and become an integral
part oi American life.for
our future and the future
our children#
Published monthly by the Denver
chapter of the Japanese American
Citizens league, 2517 Lawrence St.
Denver 2, Colo. Telephone Al. 7227
Editors Haruko Kcbayashi
Bus. Mgr.: Robert Horiuchi
Staff: June Aochi, Bill Hoso-'
kawa, Hami Katagiri, May Kitagawa,
George Kubo, Maiy Kuritani, Pearl
Kunabara, Dorothy Hadokoro, Sue
Idaruyama, George Masunaga, Rosa
Mayeda, Ajiy Liiura, Ben Miyahara,
Bessie Shiyomura, Haru Tanaka,
Michx Teraji, Min Yasui.
HAVE' YOU WONDERED, JaCLERS, why the same attractive
ads appear month -after month in the BULLETIN, .your chap-
ter paper? Many of you will no doubt be surprised to know
that every ad in the BULIETUN has been paid for#
Due to the energetic efforts of the EUILETIN'S busi-
ness manager Bob Horiuchi, who is also Chapter treasurer,
the happy sum of $322#59 has been realized this year from
the sale of BtTLIETJN advertising space (see Report below).
In Kay, the BULLETIN was able to inaugurate a much
more economical printing procedure than had been used
heretofore# Hence it is now entirely possible for the
BUIJE TIN to be self-supporting#
What might be merely a pipe dream for other chapters
aid organizations is a reality for you, Denver JACLERS#.#
you aje able to have a Chapter paper at no cost to the
Chaptert- In order to do so, SUPPORT YOUR ADVERTISERS.#..
TH3Y SUPPORT YOU.
BOB HORIUCHI, JACL TREASURERReports
BOB HORIUCHI,
energetic and
conscientious
treasurer of
the Denver
JACL is shown
to the left
with his wife
CHIYO, LINN,
BRUCE and pal
i. "prince."
BOB, formerly
of Seattle,
is employed
at the State
Dept# of In-
ternal Reve-
nue.
JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE DENVER CHAPTER
STATEMENT OF INCOME & EXPENSE
For the Six Months Ended June 30,' 1952
Beginning Balance as of 1/17/1952
INCOME:
11 ember ship Dues
(Denver Chapters Share)
JACL New Years Dance & Banquet
Miscellaneous Income
JACL Bulletin Advertising Income
Less Printing Expense
ADC Benefit Bingo
Square Dance
"Rashomon" movie
Total Income
OPERATING EXPENSE:
JACL New Years Benefit, Dance,
and Banquet
Membership
Bowling Tournament
ADC Benefits (Receiv. after armrop.
of $1200.00 to Notional)
S#F# Kat'l. Convention
(gifts and travel)
Picnic
Scholarship
Share of Expense of Ktn. Plains
Office: Rent, Clerical, etc.
Other
Contribution to A'JC from benefits
(See Above)
Net Income
Other Expenditures:
Equipment
Advance to ADC
Balance as of 6/50/1952
331.00
131.25
1.50
322.bS
266.15.-
265#22
60.18
478.90
1,277.22
463.75
56.44
804.30
T760T77T
65.00
25.00
21.50
27.17
13.00
50.80
75.00
227.50
34.15
804.30
5.15
395.70
Cbmei*
By Bill hosokawa
j
The sweet cornseason is
here again, and to this ob-
server at least, *that's
more exciting than the fact
that television has arrived
in Denver. Corn is the king
of vegetables. Take a young
ear,well filled out but not
too mature. Rip it off the
stalk', pull off the husk,
pop it into a pot of salted
boiling.water.
Leave it in only long
enough for the water to re-
sume boiling. Fish it out,
give it a dash of salt.or
butter if you like, and you
have a treat for a royal
palate.
I suppose Iowa grows the
'world's best corn. A com-
bination of black soil,ade-
quate rainfall, torrid days
and hot nights produces some
mighty tasty ears. But
Colorado isn't far behind
in quality corn production#
A large part of the secret
seems to be in speeding the
ear from stalk to pot. Any
appreciable delay reduces
the flavor.
Here's to good eating,
end may the green com sea-
son be long and pleasant.
JACL BULUSTIN's own "Critic,"
Bill Hosokawa, is shown below
receiving from Sue Naruyama,
comely Denver JACLer, the silver
medallion signifying the recog-
nition of his outstanding work
in public relations by the Nat'l
IJACL.
400
55
.85
751
They call it the secret
of success because it's
still a secret to most of
us.
*****
Seeing ourselves as oth-
ers see us wouldn't do much
good# We wouldn't believe
it anyway.
*****
There are two kinds
woiaen-one who wants to cor-
rect a man's mistakes and
the other who wants to be
one#


AUGUST 1952
THE DENVER JAOI, -lUIXETi:1
AMY iiXYADA1 s hula per-
formance at the recent "Ni-
sei Talent Show" sponsored
by the Mile-Hi Nisei Band
made a. terrific hit, GEORGE
NAOFE, who should know,
claims she's the best he
has seen in this vicinity,
KATHERINE KAWAMURA was a
recent visitor in Denver,
Managing editor of the,
branch office in Delta of,
the Grand Junction Sentinel^
she oombined work with her
vacation and covered the
Republican State Convention
" SUGAR" SUYEHIRO, who
has been working in Chicago
is spending his vacation
with his parents and seeing
his old cronies, TOMMY HA-
MAI and BENNY NOZAWA*
RUPERT ARAI and RUBY HA-
YASKI make a cute twosome
on the golf greens,,,and,,
caddying is our favorite
romeo JACK KANEGAYE,
Beauty plus brains, none
other than Y03HIE YAMAGA
who recently appeared in
the Post's Gallery of Fame.
She was recently cited as
the outstanding woman grad-
uate at the University of
Colorado Sohool of Pharmacy.
CHIYO and PERRY MORI,
with their young son JOHN,
spent a few days in Denver
before leaving for a months
vacation in Saoramento,
CHIYO's sister-in-law, MA-
3AK0 SATO, was also a rec-
ent visitor in town,
Brighton's YBA held its
annual picnic recently up
Boulder Canyon way. An en-
joyable time was had by all
who attended, but a few got
lost on the way, YASUKO Ta-
SEIRO and FRANK HIYAMA (an
inseparable twosome lately)
LORRAINE and ALICE HATASAKA,
LOUISE YANAGIHARA. MARY T0-
BO, KATHERINE TOCHIHARA and
CHUCK SHIBAO never did ar-
rive at the picnic grounds.
JOAN MATSUDA1 s birthday
present to her favorite
beau, SAM HAGAI, was a com-
plete McGregor golf set.
Did you notice covergirl
MAY MATSUMONJI on the cover
of the August 3rd Denver
Post Empire Magazine?
.KIM SAS.ANO attended the
Nat* 1 Girl Scout Camp at
Cody as Colorado's delegate,
I 1 kEN Mass's
1 mmEAms
??I9E ?lnAHE FL47ZI I
matio ba
service
Min Vasui on the future of the JACL (conf)
tion and evacuation claims,
have been achieved.
Now, the emphasis of the
JACL must shift to a Ranger-
range program,and a program
of less dramatic appeal.
The objective of the JACL1
Shorn discussing Mike Masaoka's
speech at the Cathay post dinner
meeting of the JACL August Uj. are
1. to r, S. Nomura, S, Ozawa, and
Z. Kanegaye.
goes back to its original
purpose of Americanization
and integration of persons
of Japanese ancestry into
the fabric of the life of
the United States,
In the immediate future,
however, a job must be done
to implement the newly en-
acted immigration-naturali-
zation law. Issei must be
assisted in Americanization
classes, and naturalization
procedures must be clari-
fied and explained.
In regard to iramigraticn,
the technical problems are
exceedingly complex,and in-
extricably tied up in red
tape. The JACL's job, and
your joo ana mine, is to
.help unravel some of those
legal snans in tne lav/ lt-
seir. uur continuing obli-
gation will be assist rela-
tives and deserving immi-
grants to migrate to our
shores.
More important than the
practical working cut of
individual problems or im-
migration, in our ppinion,
remains the still, almost
impossible task of elimina-
ting the last vestiges of
racial discriminations and
prejudices in our immigra-
tion-naturalization code.
A more equitable and equali-
tarian 'jyinciple must be es-
tablished in our jranigraticn
policy.
The Mountain-Plains area
has raised abput £5,500 of
'its £5,000 quota. The Den-
ver JaCL chapter is to be
commended for its £1,200
contribution this year, but
the Issei K.iv.D. drive which
should produce an additional
#L,500 has not yet camienced.
MR. YASUI1S ARTICLE YULI BE CONCLUDED Iff THE SEPTEMBER BULLETIN
IN THE GOOD
SUMMERTIME -
Popular JACLer and expert fish-
erman Rob Brannon displays a
mouthwatering catch of rainbows
caught up vacating way.
The Smallest pry enjoy an aft-
ernoon- at Elitch's. Iris Tasui
.entertains raary of her friends at
a fourth birthday party celebra-
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PAGE' 4
THE DMViOi JAGL BULLETIN
AUGUST 1952
Pgfika-b?
Cathay Post members en-
joyed a picnic on a private
ranch in Estes Fark on a
Sunday afternoon in July.
^Tivas the first act of duty
performed bv new COMMANDER
3AM MCMII. Fishing, volley
ball, and baseball provided
the saln diversion, of the
day. Chief chefs In charge
of broiling steaks were RU-
PERT ARAI & JACKSON ISHIDA.
firemen, .tttky ckIDA'A ED
CHIN, 'Va ter boy -JOHN NOGUCHI.
Ten to one the Denver Ni-
sei Bridge Club will be eat-
ing weenies at their FISH
FRY this year. Members, MIN
YA5UI, SAM MATSUMCTC, TOMMY
KC3AYASHI and TOSH ANDO
Planning their annual fish fry
are Denver Nisei Bridge Clubmens
bers (1. to r.) Br, Tom Kobayashi
Sam Katsumoto, Ian Yasui and Tosh
Ando.
took three days off to fish
up Gunnison way. They were
supposed to bring home enuf
fish for the clubs annual
fish fry, but fared ooorly.
m. KANEGAYS, IEK<3 & RCY
MAY2DA accompanied them.
MASAKC FURUTA'S mother
and sister were In town vi-
siting MASAKC & BEN in
their new home on York St.
KANA & ART YCRIMOTO, CS-
KY A GLADYS TANIWAKI, KEN &
FUMIYABE, GEORGE & JEAN FU-
JIMCTC, BOB & CHIYC HORIU-
CHI were some of the many
seen making their last ren-
dezvous at the popular nlte-
ry-Seven Seas, before the
place changed hands.
The JOEY SUMIDA'S vaca<-
tloned In the Creede area
and got In some nice fish-
ing, when it wasn't raining.
DONNA MAY was the name
chosen for the baby girl
bom to the GEORGE FUJIMC-
TO'S of Brighton.
The JOE MIZUKAMI1S left
early August to madee their
new home In L.A. Joe will
be in Denver for a while to
complete hl.s Job.
The Denver Nisei Bowlin.^
league have for the first
time been asked to enter
two teams In the local 'tra-
veling majors.
The 3HIG TERAJIS and son
CARY. who recently returned
from three weeks In Utah
and Idaho, had as weekend
guests, LTS. BOB MUKAI and
BILL ANDREWS of Salt Lake.
BOB, MICHI'S brother,'a too
honor grad of the Univer-
sity of Utah, and LT. AN-
DREWS added Colorado on
their vacation tour of the
main eastern cities prior
to reporting for. duty at
Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.
Headlncr the cood news
list Is BETTY TAKAHASHI MC-
RIOKA, who Is reeoverlnsc
with success from an attack
of polio.
Nice to see HISAKO and
HANK KI-WURA and their lit-
tle daughter and infant son
back on the scene again.
The Kimuras, now Residents
of San Francisco. spent
nearly two weeks In Denver
visiting and renewing old
acquaintances.
CHILI FUJISAKI is riding
around on air these days...
oops, pardon us, in a lus-
cious new Cadillac coups.
The HARRY IOKAS*' refresh
roent budget has gone sky-
high lately. Reason: They
recently acquired a TV set.
FUDGE HAKAOKA had as
guests this month her sis-
ters KRS. KURIO of Hawaii
and IRS. KAY SUGAHARA of
New York.
HELEN UMEZAWA Is waxing
enthusiasm over her dans
to take a leisurely and
well earned vacation when
she accompanies the GEORGE
FURUTAS and their three
sons to visit family and
friends in southern Cal.
Congratulations to SAM
KUMAGAI & ROY TERADA, who
passed their state board to
become C.P.AS.
BOB & CHIYO HCRIUCHI had
as'recent visitors, CHIYO'S
sister and her husband, ED
and TERU KIYOHARA from Seat
tie. The HORIUCHI'S spent
a recent weekend at Aspen.
TAKI DCMOTO underwent
Joe Fuji! thrills his audience with his rendition of Uhomachi ho
Elegy" at the Nisei Talent Show held recently at the Tri-State Budd-
hist Church. Other, 1. to r., are T. Hayashida, Tad Yamamoto, Eddie
Natsuda, S. Momii, and George Tsukamoto. Photo byT ,K. Shindo.
serious surgery recently.
Speedy recovery, TAKl!
And here's another Plug
for BOB SAKATA, who is get-
ting along pretty well at
Colorado General from burns
sustained in an explosion.
We're anxious to see you
back in our folds sura In,
men.
MITSU VAT3UDA Is pinch
hlttina as substitute recep-
tionist for DOC 3UENAGA
SARGS & LIL T3RASAKI re-
cently held a bar-b-cue buf-
Retum postage guaranteed
TIE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
Denver-Chapter JACL
1917 Lawrence Street
Denver 2, Colorado
fet In the garden of their
new home. Gorging them-
selves were: GEORGE MA3U-
NAGA, IRV MAT3UDA, SUE VARU-
YAMA, DAISY UYEDA, PETS &
IT3UK0 FURUTA*. SAM LYNN
NAKA, JEAN GEORGE FUJIMO-
TO, JIM OTA, and WILLIS MI-
KUNI. The TERA3AKI'S are
now on an eastern vacation
stopping in Chicago and go-
ing on to visit LILLIAN'S
brother JOE UYEMURA In N.Y.
WALT MCRIYA, that elu-
sive bachelor, Is back af-
ter some months in South
Dakota.
Sec. 3li.66, P. L. & R.
Permit No. 2091-B.
GRANADA luksfitoim
MARKET *
KC.588 IM umiltt tT.