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Denver JACL Bulletin, Volume 7, Number 9

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Denver JACL Bulletin, Volume 7, Number 9
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PIAW CITIZtNSHIP CLASS
The Denver JACL, with
the Mtn-Plains JACL office
cooperating plan. to or-
ganize Americanization and
citizenship classes for
Xssei desiring to apply for
naturalization in the near
future* Classes will be
conducted in Japanese and
will probably be held on a
weekly' sohedule*
Naturalization forms, N-
400, are available for all
Xssei applicants, at the
JACL regional office at 1917
Lawrence St*, Denver 2,
Colorado* The Walter-Mc-
Carran law will not be ef-
fective until December 24,
1952, but Issei who wish to
become citizens may file
their forms after November
1, 1952*
As a public service, the
JACL will furnish official
forms, work sheets, Japa-
nese translations and in-
structions* Translations
will not be available until
some time later this fall*
Min Yasui, regional di-
rector of the Mtn-Plains
JACL office, noted that any
Issei over the age of 60
years who has resided in the
TT*S. for more than 20 years
will be exempted from the
English language require-
ment in naturalization* In-
structions and examinations
may be taken in the Japan^e
language.
At present, Mr. Hibitsu
Murai, 2626 Curtis St*,Den-
ver, Colorado, at the re-
quest of the Mtn-Plains
JACL office, is compiling
the Americanization pamph-
let in Japanese* It is
hoped that. copies will be
available for interested
Issei by October 1, 1952*
Many inquiries concerning
eligibility for old age
pensions by Issei have been
received by the JACL office*
The first requirement,under
the Colorado Constitution,
is Unit'ed States citizen-
ship. Hence, Issei other-
wise eligible for old age
pensions would have to be-
come naturalized in order
to meet the first require-
ment .
Other qualifications as
to age, income and other
assets, determine eligibi-
lity. In brief, sny resi-
dent over the age of 60 who
can show 35 years of conti-
nuous residence in Colorado,
or any resident over the
age of 65 who has lived in
Colorado for five years out
of the past nine years,will
fulfill the residence re-
quirement.
In order to plan for
commencing an American ci-
tizenship class for Issei,
the JACL office at 1917
Lawrence St., Denver 2,
Colorado,urgently requests
that any Issei interested
come in to register imme-
diately. No tuition or fee
will be charged.
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NISEI OP THE
BIENNIUM
MEDALLION
Shown above is a life-
size reproduction of the
gold medallion presented to
Min Yasui in recognition of
his achievements and ser-
vice on behalf of Nisei, by
the National JACL.
On the reverse side of
the medallion is engraved
'the following inscription:
"Minoru Yasui, Nisei of the
Biennium, 12th Biennial Con-
vention, June 30, 1952, San
Francisco, California."
NEW VLARSLVE
DANCE SCHEDULED
Plans are already, well
under way for the Denver
JACLs Annuel New Year Eve
Recognition Banquet and
Dance to be held again this
year in the Cathedral Room
Of the Albany Hotel.
Mami Katagiri, program
chairman of the Denver JACL
isin charge of general ar-
rangements* Assisting her
will be: George Masunaga,
Shig Teraji and Dorothy Ma-
dokoro, Dance; Dorothy Ha-
yano, Banquet; Haruko Koba-
yashi, Recognitions and
Awards
Tis rumored a handsome
TV set is to be the choice
prize offered by Bam Matsu-
moto, finance chairman of
the Denver JACL, in the an-
nual money-making drive
conducted by the chapter in
conjunction with the dance.
Line up your dates soon
JACLers, 'twill be a good
time to be had by all, come
New Year's Eve!
POTLUCK
ANO
POLITICS
HAUOWEEN
Mami Katagiri, vice-pre-
sident in charge of activi-
ties, announces that the
Denver JACL will hold a Hal
lowe'en pot-luck supper on
Friday, October 31, at the
YtfCA, 1545 Tremont Street.
The evening affair is sche-
duled from 6 to 10 P.fvl. and
all JACLers and friends are
invited.
Those planning to attend
are requested to contact
Mrs* Bernice Obashi, chair-
man of the food committee,
at G1 2629 to make arrange-
ments for the food.
A family evening is be-
ing planned with George Ma-
sunaga, assisted by 3am Ua-
tsumoto, arranging for mov-
ies, for both children and
adults.
On the business side,
President Roy Mayeda states
that a short business meet-
ing will be held, and a re-
port from Miss. Ruth Ishigu-
ro, delegate to the Encamp-
ment for Citizenship, will
be presented*
In view of the heighten-
ed interest in the November
elections, a political in-
formation forum is being ar-
ranged, with speakers from
both the Republic an. and De-
mocratic parties presenting
information concerning can-
didates.
Jack Williams, candidate
for Btalse Senator, law gra-
duate, and proprietor of
Williams Men's 3tore, 82
Broadway, will address the
JACL' as a representative of
the Republican speakers* bu-
reau. The Democratic party
have not as yet notified
the JACL who their represeu.
tative is to be.
Following the brief busi-
ness sessions, an informal
social for everyone, indu-
cing JACLers, friends, and
families is being planned.


THE DENVER JACL BIT LET IN
SEPTEMBER 1952
?\nT
r>
(je Prexy Sy-
MOV m/EDA
It's election time,, and
time that we Nisei take an
important part In the local
and national contests. The
decision you make at the
polls may directly affect
. your mode of living. Wheth-
; er you are voting on a 10-
i^oal bond issue or for a na-
-2 iional president, it Is im-
; portant to carefully study
the issues and weigh the
merits of the bill or per-
sons involved.
It would be interesting
to know the percentage of
the eligible Nisei, voters
who vote. Eut whatever the
..percentage may be, it can
and should be increased.
We N5eel and the Issei. in
due ti*ne. should become an
integral oart of the com-
munity oolltically.' Bills
or amendments for the bet-
terment of the community or
the peoole must be obtained
through a majority vote or
through the election of
reoresentatlves of the peo-
ple who will see it through.
Therefore, the wav that you
and I vote can be a deci-
ding factor. in November
we*11 have the national
presidential election. Un-
doubtedly we will witness
one of the moat bitterly
fought oolitlcal campaigns
In the last couple of dec-
ades. Thanks to science,
we should be able to see
and hear more of t.he oolit-
lcal discussion than In any
previous national election.
In this democratic nation
it is the privilege'of you
and I to decide which plat-
form we orefer and we'll be
able to vote as we see flt-
wlth our conscience ;as our
guide.
So whatever vour .oollti-
'cal affiliations may be. a
Southerner or a dammyankee,
a dyed in the wool Democrat
?or on the Republican band-
wagon. go to the noils on
election day and vote---BUT
vote:
The easiest way to changs
a woman's mind is to agree
with her* K* R. Everhart
FUTURE OF.fflEJACLfcfcs*
( CONTINUED FROM AUGUST BULLETIN.}
The remaining larger
claims under the evacuation
claims act need supplemen-
tal legislative action*
But, since the basic law
provides remedies, the is-
sues are not crucial*
In the civil lights
field, JACL must oontinuo
its effort for FEPC, for
non-discriminatory housing,
both public and private,for
protection of political and
civil rights of individuals*
With the advent of loyalty
oaths and loyalty investi-
gations. the JACL needs to
be particularly alert since
members of minorities are
readily subjeot to special
treatment.
Social services must be-
come a larger part of the
JACL program, especially on
the local chapter levels.
With increasing numbers of
aging and dependent Issei,
with increasing frequency of
maladjustment among war
brides from Japan, increas-
ing problems of juvenile
delinquencies, crimes and
poverty, we need to concern
ourselves about the status
of all Nisei in every oom-
unity* The task of educa-
tion of the Sainsei, to meet
the high standards which
the Issei left to the Nisei,
must be met on a group
level. where individual
families are unable to pro-
vide sufficient finances or
Incentives for higher educa-
tion*
of the Issei group is
#50,000. The share alloca-
ted to be raised in the
Mountain-Plains is #5,500
with Denvers quota about
$1,000.
And finally, the Natl
JACL Endowment Fund drive
with its goal of #1,000,000
is occupying the efforts of
Natl JACL Associate Direc-
tor Sam Ishikawa. The pur-
pose of the fund is to have
a trust fund available for
emergencies, and *to assist
in the financial and econo-
mic growth of the Nisei in
America, as well as to as-
sist in the educational
problems of future genera-
tions. The aims and objec-
tives of the Fund are com-
mendable beyond question.
At the present time,contri-
butions of 5% from evacua-
tion claims payees are being,
solicited. On this basis,
the Mountain-Plains area
quota is some #12,500.
The financial program of
the JACL is a bread-and-
butter proposition* With
10,000 members paying #1.50
in national dues., the over-
all program of the JACL
oannot be achieved* Hence
special fund drives will
continue to be necessary
until and unless the En-
dowment Fund is actually
achieved* In order to con-
duct successful fund drives^
increasingly larger numbers
of members will have to be
solicited*
USSmT
Cbmer*
BV BILL MOSOKAWA
One of the great Nisei
of our time stepped down
this month. His name la
Larry Tajlri, and he re-
signed the editorship of
the Pacific Citizen after
ten brilliant years.
Ihose were ten of the
most productive years of
Larry Tajlri's life. Like,
the other members of the
JACL's national staff, .Lar-
ry stayed on the job at
considerable personal sac-
rifice. He could have ta-
ken Jobs paying much more
than the JACL could afford.
But he stayed on, part-
ly from a sense of duty to
a cause that was close to
hla heart, partly because
of the love of editing a
militant, progressive, con-
structive newspaper.
The Pacific Citizen un-
der Larry TajlriVs editor-
ship was more than a good
newspaper. It was the voice
of the Nisel--stroftg, cour-
ageous, filled with honest
common sense and a confi-
dence in the democratic
processes. Tajiri's P.C.
spoke to the Nisei,'and for
them, and It said the right
things in the right way.
The Nisei's way, in the
last ten years, might have
beeh a great deal more dif-
ficult if they didnt have
the Pacific Citizen. The
Nisei can be grateful thht
they humber men like Larry
Tajlri among them.
BRIGHTON BAZAAR.
And always,there remains
the problem of finances*
During the 1952-1953 fiscal
year, the JACL is concerned
about three major fund
drives* The continuing an-
nual budget for maintenance
of the national organiza-
tion calls for #60,000*
The Issei of America have
conceived of an appreciation
fund to be given to Mike and
Etsu Masaoka, Edward J. En-
nis, and past staff person-
nel for their past sacri-
ficial efforts* The goal
Actually, it is presump-
tious for anyone to try to
outline the "Future of the
JACL," because certainly no
holds for us* But, basing
our comments on the discus-
sions and decisions of the
delegates at the last Natl
Convention, we hope that we
are expressing the desires
of the National JACL.
But, in the final analy-
sis, it is you,the members,
individually and in groups,:
who will decide the "Future
of the JACL."
Confessions of an Editor. Sorry, JACL members., last
month we were late with the Bulletin, this month we're e-
ven later* We have apologies but no excuses (good ones,
that is) and hope to do better the remaining months of
the year**;*.*.A word about this issue, of the Bulletin::
Although the pictures are fewer than usual, the material
we feel is timely, interesting, and important to JACLers*
Read Min Yasui's artiole above on the Future of the JACL*
Min gives us a comprehensive picture of the Zj&l* now af-
ter the National Convention* Read the story on Citizen-
ship classes on page one* Lets be ready to help our Is-
sei parents and friends on this vital subject*
Mary Tokunaga, general
chairman, invites everyone
to attend the Brighton Ni-
sei Women's Club Bazaar to
be held Saturday, November
22* from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Club members have been
working all year on arti-
cles to be sold at the Ba-
zaar. A raffle will be held
and Japanese foods served.
Published monthly by the Denver
Chapter of the.Japanese .American
Citizens League, 191? Lawrence St. '
Denver 2, Colo. Telephone'Al.7227.
, .. >
Editor:. Haruko Kobayashi '
Bus* Mgr-t Robert Horiuchi
Staff June Aochi, Bill' Hosp*,.
kawa, Haasi- Ka&agtri,
(feorge-Kubo> Mary 'Kthitsuo£ir Peafv..
Kuwabara, D^tky Madokprb, Sue
Nanyama*;. ^orge S^sta^ek^' >: Rosa
Mayeda,
Bessie Shfyefantife,^;' >Haru Tanaka,
Michi Teraji, MinYasui.


SEPTEMBER 1952
PAGE 3
T.IV\ VWnm JACL BULLETIN
Wedding bells rang for
the former Janet Sasahara
and Joe Kakurai, both of
Gardena, California, on *Au&
31.
It*e good to see Bob Ka-
wata home from Chicago* He
passed his State Board in
Pharmacy with flying colora
Sumy and Benny Hozawa
were Labor Day vacationers
in Yellowstone National
Park........camping out and
fishing. Tagging along was
Tommy Hamai.
A baby girl entered the
home of Katherine and Eddie
Kavakami.
Cute lil1 Sally Yamasaki
certainly has a good form.*
.that is....in bowling.
the critic sez....
. The marriage of Kinu !&
nai to Tom Hiraoka was so-
lemnized at the Tri-State
Buddhist Church Sunday,
September 14*
The lovely new home of
Dr. & Mrs* John Chikuma in
Brighton was the scene for
a baby shower honoring He-
len Kurachi, nee Tanaka*
Emi Chikuma was hostess for
many of Helen*s friends.
The stork made a visit
to the home of Sumi and Geo
Kagohara* A second son was
born to the happy couple r*>
oently*
Toshiye Sakaguchi flew
in from San Francisco for a
short vacation visiting hs
folks in Brighton*
Terry and Jiro Shoji* they
reeently purchased a cute
home at 3825 Adams*
Recent vacationers to
sunny California were: Gla-
dys Miyagishima, Flo Miya-
hara, Marguerite Shibata,
Fuzzy Yasuda and Eunice
Kawakami.
Mary Komaru was hostess
at a bab£ shower for Toshi
Kodama, nee Kojima recently.
Margaret Cleary moved
to Philadelphia where her
442 REUNION
IN WAWAII
In July, 1953, tne tenth
anniversary reunion of the
442d Regimental Combat Tear,
will be held in Hawaii.
Judging fromadvcnce no-
tices, the two-week affair,
to be held all over the Is-
lands > promis e s everything
in the way of fun and fes-
tivity.
It*s not too early to
husband ad will be Traffic
Signals Engineer.
Ruby Hayashi, Dr. Koba-
yashis receptionist*, vaca-
tioned in Chicago visiting
friends and also spent a
few days with her family in
North Platte*
The engagement of Sets
Koyano of Hazeltine to Roy
Mikawa of Kersey was an-
nounced September 5 by her
parents*
Shewn above in good golfing,
fonn are three members of the
.2&le High Golf Cltib which has
just concluded a successful sum-
mer season under the leadership
of President .Tames Hanasmra. left
to right are Ed U&tsuda, George
Fujimoto, and Doc Chili Fojisaki.
plan next summers vacation
now, fellows* For further
information about the reun-
ion, write 442d Veterans
Club, 933 Wiliwili Street,
Honolulu 14, T.H.
Off again were Rupert
Aral and his side-kick Jack
Kanegaye...this time a tour
of the south*
Bob Noguchi of Bob* s tp-
Holstery recently left for
Los Angeles with his family
Where they will make their
new home*
Mike Hori, the new den-
tist in town, will be open-
ing his office for practice
very shortly. '
Congratulations to Ben
Hlyahara who recently re-
oeived his Masters in Sci-
ence*
Hew Home owners
Ki1T7E5&5r~
are
PARK CLEANERS
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service
JMS AT. MA
Lt* Florence Uyeda of
the U. S* Army Nhrse Corps
will be leaving for France
within a few days. She is
planning to visit the 442nd
Infantry Memorial Park in
Bruyeres while in France*
They do say Schoolmaster
and Sohoojmara Joe and Kate
Ariki are infantioipating.
Joes sister Yosb Varney of
Washington D.C. recently ad-
dad to her family*
MEMORIAL DONATION
Tosh Ando, chairman of
Memorial Day services spon-
sored by the Denver JACL,
announces that a donation
of five dollars to zae
chapters community servic-
es fund was made by Mrs* T*
Tanaka, 3635 Marion Street,
in memory of her son John,
killed in action in World
War II*
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?AGH 4
TEE DKNVLK JACL BULLETIN
SEPTEMBER 1952
Ask-fl-k>?
otung to the quick by
Peek-a-boo*s snide remark
about ?. weiner fry substi-
tuting for a fishtless; fry
the Lin Yasuis, Chili Fuji-
sai'.is, Tosh Andos, and r'-
Litsumoto, hied, tnemseivee
back to the Gunnison to do
sore plain end fancy fish-
ing, Caught their combined
lints too*
Also early in September,
the Kerry Arikis-, Tor Tsu-
kijis, and Side Terajis
journeyed to ustes, over
Trailridge to Grand Lake.
-Sumer visitors were ma-
ny this year. Among them
Ars. Harumi Lonsi and chil-
dren of Lev/ York here to
visit sister Terry Lo&ema.
Ars. earl Yanaginachi,
Lore /ujisakis sister, was
V-lso e sunnr visitor.
Congratulations to- the
Denver Nisei, winner of the
195b Metropolitan League
baseball championship.
Labor Ley culminated the
baaed ...II season with the
visitin-.. Ogden team defeat-
Doc T.r. Kocayashi displays a
fcro.ky cf the hunt...,m antelope
shot down ne_r Ft, Collins during
the recent Colorado open season,
teg the Denver Nisei in a
Alcse game, thereby earning
the JACL trophy for keeps,
A wee four pound daught-
er w&s welcomed into the
-ick Mcnii household recent-
ly.
,-'--r:.stine -.akuyema 'as a
so-arming nostess at a rai*ty
celebrating nsr third birth-
r.-y last ninth.
Ibc-ct Y/nc attendee a Tup-
-er. party recently at Clura
Puruta, Hannah Yakamine, E-
thel Yanase, Gladys Taniwa-
ki, end Id ary hakamra*
Tsuyako Takata is back
in the groove again after
enjoying a two month long
vacation at her former home
in San lose.
Other where-did-you-go
on-your-vacation notes: The
bill iiosokawa family motor-
ed tc Seattle. Tom and Ma-
ry Tahrda spent a week-in
Yellowstone, Sur vi-
sited on the .est Coa$t.
Jean. Kakaoka Leaded Last to
Chicago. Amy and George Mi-
ura drove to Grand Junction
over Labor Day, coming back
loaded with fruit.
Have Bea and Hickey Iwa-
saki gone on the jaunt to
Mexico they've been plann-
ing?
Sue Akiyama also went
West as did Hitzie Noguchi.
The Tol Takamines are
building a sumptuous home
at 30th and Ivanhoe. They
have already asked guests
for barbecue next June1.
Phe Sasanos lovely coun-
try home will be the scene
of the annual Cornelian Mem-
bership Tea, October 12.
Kichi Ando, Mary Suenag^v
Jean Fujimoto, ness ohiyomu-
ra, the ioy Shibatas, and
Sue Maruyama were glimpsed
at the Sonja .Eenie Show,
JACLers ATTEND
CITIZENSHIP
CEREMONIES
Jennie Li tag av/a, Denver
J.kCLer, was appointed by
i-resident .-.oy Kayeda to re-
present the local chapter
at the annual "I Am An Am-
erican" Day ceremonies held
at the City Auditorium ed-
nesday, oeptenber 17.
addresses by notable Den-
verites, each speaking on
one of the "Pour i'reedons,"
a response by a new citizen
music by tne Lowry ^ir For-
ce Band were all incidental
to the climax of the cere-
monies v/her. over three hun-
dred new citizens were in-
troduced to the audience.
Other Nisei attending
tne pregrm v/ere the Rever-
end f.aicr.i Oysnagi, Connie
Ycsnimura, Lieko Mayeda,
Joe Tomcyasu, end Holly Li-
l.embers of the DENVER NISKL...winners of the 1952 Denver Metropoli-
tan League Baseball Championship,,,are showti below: Standing, left
to ri~ht> Y&s Aochi, Harry Ariki, Kent Yoritomo, Joe Kinmra, Henry
Yanagihara, Eddie Yamato of the Koenkai, Bob Inai, Shoji Kimura,
Lias Yos'ninura, Front row, left to right, "Beans 'Yamamoto, manager,
Rupe Arai, Frank Kamibayashi, Victor Yamato, bat boy, Stanley Ni-
shinoto, George Yamaguchi, Jackson Ishida,
DEN M NISEI
1951
METROPOLITAN
BASEBALL
LEAGUE
CHAMPIONSHIP
BRIDGE FANS REGISTER FOR." DU PLICATE "
Under the direction' of Tosh ^ndo, a duplicate bridge
tourney will be ho'ld for all interested JAC^ers and oth-
ers Friday, October 10, at 8 P.M., at the home of Dr. and
Mrs. T,K, Lobayashi, 455 Forest street*.
The tournament vd.ll be held to familiarize iiisei
bridge fans v/ith the duplicate style of bridge play where
all tables play the sane hands in rotation.
A small fee will be charged to cover incidental expen-
-MnejTtT&n, &7U crtr-AafiieAs
KC.syaa st.
Return postage guaranteed
THE DENVER JACL* BCI-LSTJN,
The Denver Chapter JACT,
191? Lawrence Street,
Denver 2, Colorado.
Sec. 3U.66, P. L. & R.
Permit No. 2091-B.
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