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Denver JACL Bulletin, Volume 7, Number 12

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Denver JACL Bulletin, Volume 7, Number 12
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MIN AND BILL TO BE HONORED
AT ANNUAL RECOGNITIONS DINNER
PACIFIC CITIZEN
AOS SOLICITED
BY M. TAKAMINE
Over #500 in Pacific Ci-
tizen ads was obtained by
Mary Takamine for the P.C.s
annual Holiday Edition.
Ninety-four Denver JACL-
ers and others will send
holiday greetings across'
the country through the me-
dium of these ads.
Through the efforts of
Mary Takamine, the Denver
chapter will realize a gen-
erous commission whigh will
added to the Chapter
^asury.
Kiij->55g,g .
PARKCLEAmS
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At an election meeting
December 8, members of the
Brighton JAA chose the fol-
lowing to serve as officers
in 1953:
President, Roy Mayeda';;
vice-president, Jim Tochi-
hara; reo. seo'y, Charles
Mlzunaga; corr. sec'y, Har--
ry Tazawa; treasurer, Harry
Fukaye; program, Goro Saka-
S~uciii; membership, James
matani; finance,Mike Tash-
iro; athletics, Tosh Ta-
shiro; civic projects, Kay
Sakaguchi; publio rela-
tions, Tom Shibao. .
Under the sponsorship of
the JAA, John T. Horie is
c ohducting ne turalizatlon
classes -twice weekly for
Issei in the Brighton area.
BILL HQSOKAWA
JACL BALLOTS
IN THE MAILS
Under the direction of
Tosh Ando, chairman, the
Nominations Committee is
sending out ballots to all
members of the Denver JACL
for election of Chapter of-
ficers for 1953*
Members should receive
their ballots about Decem-
ber 20. They are requested
to mark their choice and
return.their votes by Dec-
ember 28. Newly-elected
JACL officers for 1953 will
be honored at the New Year
Eve Recognitions Dinner and
Inaugural Ball.
Marking a ballot is eas-
ier than attending an elec-
tion meeting, xou are urged
to use YOUR vote to elect
the officers YOU want.
CONNIE WINS
Connie Yoshimura, winner
in the State "Make it Your-
self With Wool" contest al-
so took top honors in the
national contest' held in
Chicago recently. She is
the first national winner
the State .has ever had in
the annual contest.
Denver* s outstanding Ni-
sei, Min Yasui and Bill Ho-
sokawa, will be honored at
the gala JACL Recognitions
Dinner held annually before
the New Year's Eve Inaugu-
ral Ball at the Albany Ho-
tel.
Both Min and Bill were
honored at th> National
JACL Convention held in San
Francisco In June. Min re-
ceiving the coveted award,
highest*honor the JACL can
bestow, "Nisei of the Bien-
nium," while Bill was award-
ed the silver medallion for
outstanding achievement In
the field of publio rela-
tions.
Denver JACL is fortunate
in having two such distin-
guished Nisei as members
Fellow members will have an
opportunity to meet and con-
gratulate them at the Recog-
nitions Dinner.
Toastmaster at the Din-
ner will be popular "Tak"
Terasaki, while Mami Kata-
glri. program chairman, has
promised excellent enter-
tainment for the evening.
Dorothy Hayano is in charge
of banquet arrangements.
Retiring president Roy
Mayeda will install newly-
elected JACL officers for
1953. JACLers who have
served the Chapter and the
community during the past
year will be recognized.
George Masunaga has se-
cured Jaokie Albert's or-
chestra for the Inaugural
Ball, while Sam Matsumoto
has made arrangements for
the grand prize to be given
away during intermission, a
21" Crosley TV console set.
Plenty of noisemakers
and refreshments are being
arranged for by Shig Teraji
Remember, folks, 7 P.M.
Recognition Dinner, ^3.00 a.
plate; 9:30-1:30 Inaugural
Ball, #5.00 per oouple,
#3.00 stag, servicemen in
uniform free. For those
who wish to attend both Din-
ner and D?inoe, the total
oharge will be only ftlO.OO
per oouple.


PAGE 2
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN DECEMBER 1952
UNFU'ilSHED BUSINESS: Putting one word after anotner,
as even the best columnists remark, what happened to the
brochure "for Better Americans in a Greater America"
which we assured Denver JACLers they would get way back
in June?. .Negotiated with Shizu Yoshimura for half a
year to do an article on the swell public relations job
she and her "girls" Japanese dances and music are do-
ing all-over Denver, Please, Editor for 1953, carry on
from there......Fully intended to get many more JACL mem-
bers* names in the Bulletin (even the Staff got tired of
seeing the same old ones). .Our best effort was the July
Nisei civil service employees list,.,,.
(j£ Pray Sy-
/fOy MAYEDA
The curtain is rapidly
falling on old 52, and as
we look back we see it has
been a momentous year for
JACL. The outstanding e-
vent was the passage of the
Immigration -Naturalization
Bill a significant occur-
rence to be recorded in the
annals of JACL. Then there
was the highly successful
National Convention in San
Francisco and the formation
of polioies for the better-
ment of our welfare.
Locally your chapter has
shown interest in the JACL
with a membership well over
500. Weve done our best
to follow the policies and
the requests from National
Headquarters; we have taken
an integral part in the
civio affairs of our com-
munity and have gone allout
in the support of local
drives. And on the lighter
side we hope we have enter-
tained you in a social way.
, I would like to take
this opportunity to thank
all of you who.have contri-
buted so much of your time
and effort on behalf of
JACL. Whatever success the
Denver JACL has.had during
the year has been due to
your fine cooperation and
the untiring energy of you
members. Above all, I want
to thank the cabinet for
their splendid work in en-
gineering the Chapter thru
the year. Each officer has
done an excellent job and
collectively they have made
a mighty fine governing bo-
dy.
The years activities
will be climaxed with the
Inaugural Ball and the Re-
cognitions Dinner on New
Years Eve.^ This year the
Recognitions Dinner will
pay special tribute to two
outstanding Denver Nisei,
Min Yasui, "Nisei of the
Biennium," and Bill Hosoka-
wa, awarded the silver med-
allion for outstanding work
in the field of public re-
lations, Denver JACL takes
great pride in having these
two outstanding members in
their ohapter. I urge you
all to take advantage of
this opportunity to honor
Merry Christmas Happy
New Year to all of you from
all of us*, members of your
JACL Bulletin Staff!
Ye Editor takes typewri-
ter in hand to use this fi-
nal opportunity to thank
you, dear.readers, for your
kind words of encouragement
and for your forbearance
and patience when the Bui-.
letin didnt quite measure
up to expectations.
Ye Ed takes this oppor-
tunity also to thank all.
members of the Staff who
discharged their special
jobs each month dependably
and with dispatoh.
Shown above busily typ-
ing out the last edition
for 1952 of. the Bulletin
are, left to right, May Ki-
tagawa, Sue Maruyama, and
Doty Madokoro. To the right
is Ben Miyahara, editor,
reporter, layout man extra-
ordinary answer to an am-
ateur editors prayer.
Other Bulletin typists
v/ere June Aochi and Jenny
Kitagawa. Columnists be-
sides "Ye Prt>xy" and the
"Critic" were Mami Katagiri
("Small Fry") assisted by
Doty Madokoro, and Bessie
Shiyomura ("Peek-a-boo")as-
these two iNisei leaders by
attending the Recognitions
Dinner New Years Eve, 7
P.M., at the Albany Hotel.
sisted by Michi Teraji.
Haru Tanaka drew up the
format each ^month; "Doc"
George Kubo was official
letterer; George Masunaga
as former Bulletin editor
rendered valuable assis-
tance. Dependable Rosa Ma-
yeda furnished all drawinga
The tedio.us job of folding,
addressing, mailing was ef-
ficiently done by Amy Miura
and Mary Kuritani; Bob Ho-
riuchi made collections and
payments, Bulletinwise; Min
Yasui could always be count-
ed upon to come through
with material when called
upon.
Its surprising the height
which one may attain, just
by staying on the level.
Cbrttef*
By BILL. MOSOKAWA
On the advice of Jim
Takemoto and Mas N&kata,
our communitys television
wizards,we got a set called
the Mattison. It works
fine. George Kuramoto, the
gas-pumper, also has a Mat-
tison. We compare notes
frequently and we both a-
gree it is no longer neces-
sary to go to the movies.
Television, however, has
been a mixed blessing in
our house. I dont like
the commercials but the
smaller of the small fry
have an uncanny ability to
memorize and mimic the more
repulsive type, especially
those that are set to what
is laughingly called music.
On the other hand it has
enabled the kids to become
experts in any of a dozen
fields. They saw it on TV.
Take wrestling, for in-
stance. They know the dif-
ference between a Boston
crab and a flying mare. Net
only that, they are ready
to demonstrate on any un-
suspecting kid in the
neighborhood.
Incidentally, that re-
minds me of a story about
the youngster who learned
about sex on TV. Ask me
about it sometime.
MOTHER CIU8 ElECTS
Newiy elected officers
of the Nisei Mothers Club
are: Bernice Ohashi, chair-
man; Mitchie Terasaki, pro-
gram chairman; True .Yasui,
social chairman; Dorothy
Okita, secretary; Tama Osu-
mi, treasurer; Jean Fujimo-
to, historian.
Under the chairmanship
of True Yasui, the Mothers
Club annual Christmas party
was held Sunday, December
14, at Johnson Hall, 48th
at Raoe. Members families,
prospective members fami-
lies, and invited orphan
children were guests of
honor.
Published monthly by the
Denver chapter of the Japanese
American Citizens League, 1$17
Lawrence St., Denver 2, Colo.
Telephone Al. 7227.
Editor: Haruko Kobayashi
Bus. Mgr.: Robert Horiuchi -
Staff: June Aochi, Bill Ho-
sokawa, Haani Katagiri, May Kita-
gawa, George Kubo, Mary Kurita-.
ni, Dorothy Madokoro, Sue Maru-
yama, George Masunaga, Rosa Ma-
yeda, Any Miura, Ben Miyahara,
Bessie Shiyomura, Haru Tanaka,
lichi Teraji, Min lasui.


THK DliNVLK JACL BULLETIN
PAGE 3
DECEMBER 1952
Speaking of drugstores,,
pharmeoists HANK SUMIKAWA
and BILL NAKANO have been
doing some steady dating
lately with SETS IOKA. end
TOSH HOSAKA respectively,.
Beg .pardon were we speaking
of drugstores?
Who, but WHO, is that
cute fellow seen squiring
AGNES UJIFUSA 'bout town?
After a long hot summer
out in the country, YASUKO
TASHIRO and KATHRYN TOCHI-
HARA are back in town now
taking it easy,
"Will you love me in May
as you do in December?" is
the theme song of these re-
oent newlyweds: NUI KITA-
SHIMA and BILL MOTOYAMA;
MARY MATSUMOTO and SEI20
YOKOOJI; KATHY. MABE and
KUNIO SAKURAI; GEORGE 0T-
SXJKX and MIYAKO YOKOMIZU.
It*s boy and oh boy, for
the JINX YAMAGUCHIS and HAR-
RY MATSUNAKAS.
But-for the MAS NAKAYA-
MAS it was little PATTI ANN
born December-10,
While we*re on the sub-
ject we*11 have news soon-
er or later they say about
the HARLEY INOUYES, which
will make our Prexy an un-
cle; and the CHARLES MIZU-
NAGAS.
JACLers winter vacation-
ing in California include
the DOC KTJBOS, the DON TA-
NABES, the AL TASHIROS, the
BLACKIE DO IS. the FRANK NA-
KAGAWAS, the MIKE TASHIROS,
the TOM TOCHIHARAS, whew,
and SAM and JOE CHIKUMk.
Officers in charge of the NICC
dance held November 22 are pic-
tured above: Back row, left to
right, Elsie Nak&ta, Betty Tani-
r^ichi, KazukoYamaga; front row
t to right, Tom Sera and Sam
. jhiyama. _______
I matoba
I SCRVtCG BUREAU
AGAIN WE PRESENT
I9SZ OFF/CERS
It seems fitting that we present to you again this
pleasant picture of a group of JACL officers, your offi-
cers foi this past year* Yes, you*ve seen it before it
was the first picture reproduced in this year*s Bulletin,
*way back in January# Seated back row left to right:
Harry Yanari (membership), Prexy Roy Mayeda, Mami Katagi-
ri (program), Sam Matsumoto (finance)# Front row, left
to right: Shig Teraji (athletics), Treasurer Bob Horiu-
chi, Secretaries June Aochi and Ilaru Tanaka, and Michi
Ando (publicity)# Would that we had the space to list
their many achievements this year, mirroring much hard
work* V/e can only say, "Well done, JACLers well done."
WINTER SPORTS
Baskef&a//
Bridge i
Under the direction of
Sam Matsumoto, Denver JACL's
duplicate bridge sessions
are now being held twice
monthly by request. All
bridge-minded JACLers and
others are invited to at-
tend.
The y'earfs final session
will be held Friday, Decern^
ber 26, 8 P.M., at 455 For-
est Street. A small fee is
charged to oover cost of
materials and refreshments.
Winning pair November
14 wes Iiaruko Kobayashi and
Dr. Mike Uba;. November 28
True Y8sui and Tosh Ando;
December 12, Dorothy Uchida
and Eddie Matsuda.
ifoGOgJ** ~ KE384
With the id of. Shig Te-
raji, Denver JACL athletic
chairman, eleven teams have
been organized into the
1952-55 Nisei Basketball
League.
Tak Tsutsui was elected
president of the League;
Jackson Ishida will serve
as seoretary-treasurer.
League games will start
January 8 and 9, and will
be played weekly thereafter
at the Manual gym. Upon
the completion of two
rounds, trophies will be
.presented first and second
place teams in both "A" and
"AA" divisions.
Included in the "A" div-
ision will be two teams
from Brighton, the Denver
Merchants, Longmont, and
Lupton. In the "AA" .-will
be Cathay, Denver Brewery,
C.U. Students, Rainbows of
Denver, Bussei, and CSkC.
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Mta-bee?
Guests included at a ba-
bv shower tendered iwAS NA-
KAYAMA recently by TERRY.
KODAMA were: TORIE ITO, RUBY
OKUBO, KISAKO YAKlAGUGHI,
MITSU MaTSUDA, GRACE NOGU-
CHI, JERKIK MATSUMOTO, SAN-
DIE NAKAYAMA, LILY ARIKI,
NOBLE TSUKIJI, HARUE MIYA-
MOTO;, TOSHI OYA, and MICHI
TERAJI.
The TAD TANDAS welcomed
a daughter Into their house-
hold in November; antici-
pating an addition to their
nursery are the GEORGE FU-
JltoOTOS.
DOC KOBAYASHI is credit-
ed with the pun of the even*
ing, at the Bulletin Staff
dinner at Ragliachis.
"Theyve gone out to catch-
a-tori,n he observed to ex-
plain the slow service*
Sorry to hear the BAN
YOSHIMURAS are returning to
California. V/ell miss them
All through with Christ-
mas shopping days ago were
those two smart gals .- EMI
CHUCUMA and ROSE FUJISAKI.
FLORENCE UYEDA was her
vivacious self describing a
wonderful trip abroad she
spent her all in Paree, she
tells us, but had the most
fun in London*
STEVIE ANDO says he*s
looking forward to GRaNIMA
ANDOS annual holiday visit
with her only grandchildren.-
BAKU TaNaKA entertained
fifty people at dinner re-
cently, single-handed, at a
Shown happily viewing the
crowds which attended the success-
ful Brighton Nisei Women s Club
bazaar November 22, are left to
right, Hazel Tani, president, and
I'axy Tokunaga, bazaar chairman*
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swimming at the YvV every
week, are BESS SHIYQMURA,
SUE MAYEDA, JEAN FUJ3H0T0,
and Jeans mother, IvIRS. MO-
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THE DENVER JACL BULIETIN
Deliver Chapter JACL
1917 Lawrence Street
Denver 2, Colorado
Sec* 3U*66, P. L. & R.
Permit No* 2091-B.
Over 600 persons attend-
ed the highly successful
bazaar held by the Brighton'
Nisei Women's Club November
22 at the Brighton Buddhist
Church*
Mary Tokunaga, chairman,
reported net proceeds total
ling $1700, which Womens
Club members will donate to
the Brighton JAA for the
erection of bleacher and
restroom facilities at the
JAA ball park*
.Winner of the grand
prize, a handmade outwork
tablecloth, was Mr. Steve
Brancucci of Denver*