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VOLUME VII NUMBER 11
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
NOVEMBER 1952
ON THE NATIMUMIFPONT
CELEBRA T/ON- CLASSES IN CIVICS
More than 250 Issei from
all parts of Colorado gath-
ered on Sunday, l.ovombor 9,
at the Japanese Association
Hall at 2109 Lawrence st*,
for a celebration in appre-
ciation of the granting of
naturalization rights to
Issei and the signing of
the Japan United states
peace treaty.
F I Kaihara publisher
of the Colorado Tines, act-
ed as. general chairman in
charge of arrangements* T.
Nakamura of Littleton acted
as master of ceremonies*
Among the more than half-
dozen speakers were Hoy H*
Mayeda, Denver JACL presi-
dent, and kin Yasui, re-
gional director for the kt.
Plains JaCL office.
The first of .a series of
naturalization classes for
Issei desiring to become U.
S* citizens attracted over
250 registrants, according
to F.I* Kaihara, chairman
of the citizenship classes
sponsored by the Denver
Japanese Association*
Lectures in American
history and civics will be
given by qualified individ-
uals in Japanese every Tues-
day and Friday evenings, 7-
9, at the Japanese Hall,
2109 Lawrence street* The
period of instruction will
probably last three months.
everyone interested in
the class is invited to at-
tend these sessions* No
fee is being charged*
Translation
a sixty-six page booklet, translated and edited in Ja-
panese 'by Koh H. i.iurai, of 2620 Curtis Street, containing
all of the necessary materials required by the United
States naturalization examination, has been prepared for
the kt*-Plains JACL office*
Gem Mayor "GwFuruta Moves IoLA.
George and kay Euruta, shown below, prominent Denver
residents, pulled up stakes and.returned to California
recently.
Long associated with Nisei activities, both George and
May were influential supporters of the JACL as well as
the California Street Methodist Church* George was re-
gional chairman of the JACL 1000 Club, and May was a
leading figure in Nisei social circles*
Until recently, George operated Club Seven Seas, whioh
'-evolved from the
House of Manchu,
central gathering
place for Nisei in
this region*
After having
been separated ten
years, May*s fami-
ly, the Takeuchis,
including her five
sisters, are now
back together in
Los Angeles*
The Furutasr
eldest son Stanley
will : attend Los
Angeles High/ Sons
George and Douglas
will transfer to
other schools*
They will re-
side at 1558 South
Van Ness*
Shown above and below are some
of the Issei who crowded the reg-
istration desk November 11 to en-
roll in the naturalization class-
es sponsored by the Japanese As-
sociation. (See storv on left.)
PROPOSED CABINET
MEMBERS FOR 'S3
Suggested nominations
for 1955 Denver. JACL offic-
ers as drawn up by the nom-
inations committee headed
by Tosh Ando are as follows
President
Sam Matsumoto
Dr* Mike Uba
First v.p* (Program)
Jennie Kitagawa
Sue Maeda
Mieko Hayeda
Bessie Shiyomura
Second v.p* (Membership)
Eml Chikuma
Joe Mizukami
John Sakayama
Third v.p* (Publicity)
Amy Miura
Frank Tamura
Haru Tanaka
Finance
Jim Imatani
Jesse Masunaga
. Roy Mayeda
Mike Tashiro
Athletics
. George Fujimoto
DENVER JACL
MENDERS EO
NEE! NOV. 20
Nominations for cabinet
officers of the Denver JACL
for 1953 will be accepted
at the general membership
meeting scheduled to be
held at the YWCA, 15^5 Tre-
mont' Place, on Thursday
night, November 20, at 8*00
oclock.
A slate % of suggested
nominees prepared by the
nominating committee will
be presented to the general
membership following which
additional nominations from
the floor will be accepted.
Plans for the New Years
Sve dance will also be con-
sidered, at the meeting.
Other business to be dis-
cussed includes membership
campaign, change of qhapter
name from Denver JACL to
Rocky Mountain JACL, and a
proposed scholarship fund.
Jim Hanamura
Yosh Nakayama
Shig Teraji
Recording Secy
Alice Amano
Ruby Okubo
Corresponding Secy
May Kitagawa
Anne Mayeda
Carol Tanaka
True Yasui
Treasurer
Bob Horiuchi
Sam Kumagai
Willie Mikuni
Roy Shibata
Roy Terada
Bulletin
Betty Kanegaye
Ben Miyahara
It is neoessary to em-
phasize that this is by no
means a final slate of can-
didates* The nominations
committee is empowered only
to draw up a.suggested list
of nominees*
The final slate will be
drawn up by members attend-
ing the general nominations
meeting, Thursday, November ;
20, at the YWCA.


IXVEfcimEit 1952
PAGE 2
THE DENVER JACL uuLLEVIi-
CALLING ALL JACL ers
ROy MAYEDA
Sunday November 9, ithe,
Is3ei of Denver and the sur-
rounding communities cele-
brated the signing of the
Japanese peace treaty and
the passage of the Walter
McCarran Immigration Natur-
alization Bill. Those of
you who attended the func-
tion must have noticed how
glad the Issei were.
The Naturalization- Bill
was the fulfillment of one
of the aims of the JACL
made'at the National Conven-
tion in Denver six years
ago. All of you know the
important part played by
the JACL in the achievement
of the plans so vital to
the Issei and Nisei. All
of you are aware too of the
hard work that the men and
women of the JACL did to
attain these objectives.
In another, month the
officers of the Denver JACL
will be. elected. On Novem-
ber 20 a general meeting
will be held for the pur-
pose of nominating candi-
dates for the offices. Try
to attend the meeting If
you possibly can and nomi-
nate the candidateswhom you
think are well qualified
for the various positions.
JACL ha9 accomplished a
great deal for the better-
ment of our welfare. There
Is still much to be done
and it is to your better
interest to name the person
who will do the most for
you and the community. So,
remember and attend the
GENERAL MEETING
Date: November 20, 1952
Location:' YWCA
15^5 Tremont
Time: 8:00
- MIIV ON TV -
Min^Yasui contributed
his share to the victory of
the Republican party. Be-
sides urging Nisei voters
to elect the Ei^eiihower-
Nixon ticket, via his
column in the Col.Times, he
appeared on a TV "broadcast
in behalf of the Republican
slate.
we call r.your attention
to two items which we urge
you- to support as-members
of the JACL,
The PACIFIC CITIZEN, na-
tional "house organ" of the
JACL, is soliciting ads and
greetings once again for
its New Year edition.
Through the medium of
the 1VC,, widely dispersed
Nisei can send greetings to
friends everywhere. At the
same time with the finan-
cial support thus obtained,
JACLers and other subscrib-
ers are assured of receiv-
ing their weekly Pacific
Citizen with uninterrupted
regularity,
Mary Takamine, 2240 Tre-
mont Place, and her commit-
tee will attempt to contact
you. If she hasr not been
able to do so* by the time
you read this, please call
her at Ko, 1478, The dead-
line for submitting ads is
November 21, Incidently,
your chapter treasury will
be allowed a ten per cent
commission on all orders
received.
Send your greetings and
that of everyone in the fa-
mily back to your friends
on the Coast and in all o-
ther parts of the U.S.
Second: Plan a fun-fil-
led Lev; Year's Eve with
your friends by making res-
ervations for the .annual
New Year's Eve Benefit Ball
and the Recognitions Ban-
quet which precedes it.
The date., and place are
set: Wednesday, December
31, NEW YEAR'S EVE, at the
Albany Hotel.
During intermission, not
one, but many grand prizes
will be given away. Out-
standing will'be a Crosley
81. oonsole model TV set.
An electric mixer, radio,
and toaster are some of
the other prizes which be-
nefit chairman Sam Matsumo-
to is planning to provide.
Most important, two fel-
low JACLers who have this
year received national re-
cognition will be honored
at the banauet preceding
the ball. Plan now to at-
tend with your friends.
Let's show our fellow JACL
members we're proud of
their achievements.
Pinal details will be
announce^ in December.
Cbmer*
By Bill MQSOKAWA
Lots of husoanas are go-
ing to be unhappy atjout
this column, but the day ia
gone when you could find
almost any Denver Nisei
family within walking dist-
ance of the California
Street M.E. church. They're
scattering out all over
town, with a large percent-
age of them buying their
homes.
There's no doubt that
many of these new homeowners
underwent more than a lit-
tle soul-searching before
they paid,the kind of money
It takes to buy a home
these days. This ia all
the more reason to point to
the trend as a significant
one
It's significant because
it means the Nisei are lock-
ing to their futures in Den-
ver with a sense of per-
manence .
It means they're better
established in their busi-
nesses, Jobs and commun-
ities, so that they feel
Justified in going ahead
and investing money in a
home.
It means the petty pre-
judices which kept the Ni-
sei semi segregated are
disappearing.
It means progress, and
that's good news, even for
those who are still In the
hoping and planning stage.
Every individual's progress
makes it that much easier
for the fellow who is fol-
lowing
Buuetin Staff Pinner
All BULLETIN staff mem-
bers are alerted to save a
date for the annual staff
dinner and get-together,
tentatively planned for
Friday, December 5, Notice
of time end place will be
sent you in about ten days.
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. llgr.: Robert Horiuchi
Staff: June Aochi, Bill Ho-
sokawa, Nami Katagiri, May Kita-
gawa, George Kubo, Haiy Kurita-
ni, Dorothy Ladokoro, Sue Maru-
yama, George iSasunaga, Rosa Ka-
ye da, Any Miura, Ben Hiyahara,
Bessie Shiyomura, Haru Tanaka,
l&chi Teraji, tan Yasui.
QuoteIn the two years since membership in the
American Bowling Congress was opened to Nisei, approxim-
ately 5,000 bowlers of Japanese ancestry are estimated to
be members of the A.B.C,"
TKFASURfR BOB HOMCHI REPORT5
JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE DENVER CHAPTER
STATJIEKT OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES
From June 30, 1952 to September 30, 1952
Balance per last report for period ended June 30, 1952
Add: Adjustment
Corrected Balance as of June 30, 1952
358.64
1-50
860.14
RECEIPTS:
New Year's Ad (Check rewritten) 37.65
JACL Bulletin Ad 6.50
Total Receipts
DISBURSEMENTS:
Bulletin 87.98
Memorial Day wreath 10,80
Engraving trophy and plate for basketballs 6,50
Official delegates travel expenses 100,00
Tajiris testimonial dinner 5.00
Citizenship Day 10.00
Total Disbursements
Balance as of September 30, 1952
Analysis of Balance September 30, 1952
Cash- in Bank 205.11
Cash due from fttn. Plains JACL £78.90
(Rasho-mon movie receipts)
Total 684.01
-44.15
904.29


NOVEMBER 1952
Till DELV^R l>U\w.i-;VXb
6 3
U.S. Marine GEORGE YAMh-
GUCIII from Oceanside, Cali-
fornia is home on furlough.
He is visiting his sister
CHIZ CHIKUMA.
Also a visitor in Denver
was ART MARUYAMA of Chicago.
Wonderful dancers going
to dance classes at the "Y"
are FRANK TAMURA and
YAS SHIMIZU.
A bridal shower was giv-
en in honor of MauY MaTSU-
MOTO who will say '*1 do" to
SEIZO YOKOQJI on November
30. The shower was given by
LOUISE YANAGIHARA and NANCY
YAMAGUCHI.
Infanticipating: JEAN
and BILL OKUBO; AIKO and
JACK SUZUKI TETSUKO and
HARRY MATSUNAKA; ROSE and
HARRY SHIBAO.
We*re told that RUTH and
JIM SHINTO have purchased a
new home on 35th & Elizabeth
and that DOOJIE ASANO is
also a proud owner, enjoy-
ing her new home on 34th &
St. Haul.
A great loss to Denver
will be the departure of
YAS and JOYCE aOCKI to make
their permanent home in Los
Angeles, California.
GEORGIANNA HONDA left re*
cently for a teaching posi-
tion in Alaska.
FRANK TAZaUA of Brighton
is leaving shortly for North
Dakota where he has a job
with the Bureau of Reclama-
tion.
Seen in the South-Paci-
fic attendance were: BILL
NAKAOKI; AMY KUROKI; GLADYS
MIYAGISHIMAjMARGUERITE Snl-
BATa; and JENNIE KITAGAWA.
News reaches us via
grapevine that DR. and i.iRS.
AKIRA TAJIRI, she the ~ror-
mer NAOMI INAI of Denver,
have just had a baby girl,
ALLISON. SUZaNNE INaI is
visiting her sister now in
Reedley, California.
MARY NAKAGaWA ENUMOTO,
-sister of POLICEMAN JUi,
ANNE, MILDRED, and HARRY,
is in town visiting her fa-
mily through the holidays.
She brought sons MARTIN and
JERRY with her from her
home in Watsonville.
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More than 50 Denver
JACLers,ond their families,
met at the YWCA on Oct. 30
to enjoy a pot-luck supper,
and to convene at a general
membership meeting.
Following dinner,a lively
political debate, featuring
Republican Jaok W.Williams,
a candidate for the State
Senate, and Democratic Dr.
George T. Vardamun, profes-
sor of speech at DU, on the
issues of the forthcoming
election was moderated by
Min Yasui.
President Roy lviayeda
chaired the general meeting
PREDICTING A LANDSLIDE? Taki
Domoto, ardently pro-Eisenhower,
is shown discussing election is-
sues v/ith Republican speaker Jack
V.1. Williams at the October 30
meeting of the Denver JACL.
follov/ing the political de-
bate.
Review or tho activities
of the Denver JACL was sub-
mitted by Secretary Uaru
Tanuka, followed by reports
of the National JACL Conven-
tion in San Fruucisco by
official delegate Sam Matcu-
moto, und Mountain-i'Iuius
Chairman George Masunagn.
Haruko Kobayashi, editor,
reported on the Denver JaOL
Bulletin.
Tosh Ando, chairman of
the Nominations Committee,
submitted a list of candi-
dates for 1953, mid Presi-
dent Mayeda announced a No-
vember meeting to close the
nominations. The 1902-53
membership drive under tho
direction of llarry Yanari
was announced, to commence
on Nov. lu
Ruth Ishiguro of Greeley
was specially mentioned as
Denver JACL*s delegate to
the Encampment for Citizen-
ship held in New York this
summer.
The Denver JACL voted to
support the Issei naturali-
zation program as soon as
the omnibus iiomigration and
naturalization act becomes
effective on Dec. 24, 1952.
President ldayeaa called
special attention request-
ing support of the annual
Pacific Citizen Christmas
edition,and proposed chang-
ing the name of the Denver
JACL to either the "Mile lii
JACL"or the "Rocky Mountain
JACL."
Following the business
meeting, George Masunaga
showed tiie JACn documentary
film, "The Nisei Come Home"
showing return of tiie i\isei
to tiie Nest Coast. During
the meeting cartoons were
shown to the more than 24
children by Saia Matsumoto
and Tosh nndOo
C(TEFIOENT CF VICTORY, TOO. De-
mocratic speaker Dr. George T.
Vardanian of the University of
Denver discusses politics with
Dick and Ethel Yanase, attending
the meeting with, their youngsters
Mami Katagiri as first
vice president was in
general charge of tiie even-
ing meeting, with Mrs. Ber-
nice Ohashi in charge of the
pot-luck supper.
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PAGE 4
m deitvar jacl bulletin
NOVEMBER 1952
f^eck-a-bee?
A good Nisei crowd turn-
ed out for the highly suc-
cessful annual Post Jambo-
ree. HENRY URANO of Port
Lupton was the lucky winner
of a TV set.
ED IvIAToUDA and PRANK T0-
RIZA'wA teamed up to give L.
A. bound GEORGE and MAY PU-
RUTA a rousing send off.
Dinner was held at the Ca-
thay with 'about 30 friends
attending. After the din-
ner the Cornelians gathered
at KANA YORIMOTOS house
for coffee and cake and to
bid farewell to MAY.
JUNE OKIMAKI was re-elect-
ed President of the Marcel-
lians at a dinner meeting
held at her home.
mm mi
nomiooTiom meenne
Thursday november to

% 2(M, tot VvlU.C.fh
s. nominUTlOni for officer*.
% chanqinq chapter name
% kick off i9?5 membership drive
4, Vewer JA.Cl. Scholarship
fund
The lil* miss that join-
ed the ANDO household ans-
wers to the moniker of
CHRIS NANETTE. That makes
four kids for the MOS.
Noticed TOMI and PRANK
AMANO with their two child-
ren from Pueblo in town for
KEN IMAMURA*S we d d ing
£ (Disc. buOness
j( dll members i? Attend
BRIGHTON NWC
TO HOLD BAZAAR.
NOVEMBER. 22nd
Mary Tokunaga, in behalf
of the Brighton Nisei Wo-
mens Club, extends an in-
vitation to one and all to
attend a real,old-fashioned
Bazaar, to be held Saturday
November 22, at the Brigh-
ton Buddhist churoh from
10 a.M, to 5 P.M.
After a year of-planning
and work,Nisei ./omens Club
members will present a
large and exquisite selec-
tion of handwork for home-
makers and gift shoppers.
To be given away as pri-
zes are an exquisite hand-
made outwork tablecloth, a
Japanese quilt made of im-
ported materials and a toy
stuffed lamb, also handmade.
Osushi and tea will be
served.
Benefit donation tickets
may be secured from any
member at twenty-five cents
or five for one dollar.
HIROSHI ..ADA and his wife
are now permanent residents
Betty Suzuki, mother of two,
sturdy sons, "baby sits" with No-;
ri, chubby daughter of the Sarge
Terasakis, at the October 30 sup-
per meeting of the Denver JACL.
of Los Angeles, California.
SAM MAT3UM0T0 and 1*1 YA-
BE teamed to win the Colum-
bine sectional bridge tour-
nament held at the Cosmopo-
litan Hotel last month.
A surprise baby shower
was given in honor of MAS
NAKAYAMA on November 14, by
TERRY KODAldA.
LILY ARIKI was hostess
at a Tupperware party on
November 15.
KODY KCfDAMA and GEORGE
TAOKA. escaped serious inju-
ries in an automobile acci-
dent in Wyoming last month.
They were enroute to Cali-
fornia.
LT. ED KORIKAV/A returned
to the United States recerfc-
"3y with a Japanese bride.
GRANADA 1uk^
MARKET
AAid cn/
.m
NICCKENKVU Q.UB DANCE NOVEMBER 22
Plans for the nisei Intermountain Collegians annual
"Pall Dance," cosponsored by the Kenkyu Club of C.Ui, are
now complete, according to Bam Kishiyama, NICC president.
All college students and others in the intenuountain
area are cordially invited to attend the dance to be held
at familiar Barnes .school auditorium, located in downtown
Denver at 14th and Glenarm Place, Saturday, November 22.
NICCs annual conference will.be held in the spring.
Return postage guaranteed Sec. 31.66, P. L. & R.
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN Permit No. 2091-B.
Denver Chapter JACL
1917 Lawrence Street
Denver 2, Colorado