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Sot. H PiyntiuRn Uonokso
flr Convention Banquet
Two hundred and sixty
eight persons* including
numerous state and local
civic leaders, were present
to honor Congressional Med-
al of Honor Vinner, Hiroshi
Miyamura, and to hear Mike
Masaoka, JACL's Washington
representative, who was the
main speaker of the evening.
Among those who extended
greetings to SGt. Miyamura
and the JACL were Congress-
man Byron G. Rogers, U.S.
Representative from the 1st
Congressional District}
Colorado's Lieutenant Gov -
ernor Gordon Allott; John
A. Carrol, former U.S.-rep-
resentative; Robert Lucas,
I age Editor for the Denver
Post, and Earl Wennergren,
promotion editor for the
Rocky Mountain News.
A standing ovation was
accorded the Nisei war hero
as he rose to acknowledge
the introduction cf William
Hosokawa, Denver Post Em-
.pire Magazine Editor.
Sgt. Miyamura expressed
his thanks and appreciation
to all present and said, "I
only hope that in the future
I will be a credit to my
people."
Patrick Okura, JACL natl.
vice president, introduced
M-saoka, the speaker for the
evening, who warned of the
dangers of "guilt by as-
sociation" and the fear of
hysteria.
He called upon Nisei and
Issei to cooperate in this
country's continued effort
to keec Japan a stronghold
of democratic belief.
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Top bowling honors in
the first annual Iv.ountain-
Plains tournament held
November 23-29, at the Howl
Mor Lanes went to the San
Luis Valley JACL.
The San Luis team shot
a handicapped 3027 score to
take first place. High
series for the team was a
590 scratch by Roy Fujii,
Mas Omoto took the singles
with a 667, Doubles win-
ners were George Omoto and
Mas Omoto with 1275.
Hootch Okumura won the
all events prize with a
1903.
Trophies and prizes were
awarded at the Mountain-
Plains JACL cararentian dance
on Nov. 29, at the Albany.
Billy Mattocks, proprietor
of the BOwl-Mor lanes donated
the team troohy.
"Tak" Terasaki, chairman of the nominating and election
committee of the Mile-Hi JACL, announced the election of
Sam Matsumoto of Dupont, Colorado, as president of the
Mile-Hi chapter for 1954.
Other members of the cabinet, who were introduced at
the Inaugural Dinner, held on January 1, at the Slovenian
Home, were:
Dear Members:
I would like to take 1hi$
means to express my sincere
thanks and appreciation for
the honor extended to me
durinr your recent regional
convention. It was a great
privilege for mv wif<=> and I
to be asked to vour conven-
tion and we want all of you
to know we had a wonderful
time.
Thank you again. for
everyth!r and for the very
generous gifts.
(signed)
Hiroshi MivamuiE
1st. V. Pres.
2nd V. Pres.
3rd. V. Pres.
Record. Secty
Corres. Secty
Finance Chiron
Treas
Athletic Dir.
Bulletin
John Sakayama
Fumi Katagiri
Fumi Yabe
, Flo Uyeda
. Nancy Sogi
Bill Hasegawa
Bill Kurokj."
Dick Yanase
Ben Miyahara
Floyd Kosmo, Hew Mr*/. Plains District Chrirmrn
A large number of guests
and merarers attended the
dinner and the ball which
followed.
There were some changes
made this year as to the
date and place of the New
Year's festivities. Due to
the lack of hall facilities
the chapter held the affair
on the night of January 1,
instead of New Year's eve
as in previous years.
The newly-elected cabinet of the
district council take their oath of
vention banquet held on November 29,
The officer pictured above are (1.
Denver, Mrs. Tom Kobayashi, Denver,
Omaha, Floyd Kosbio, Mrs. George Uyemu-s, Fort Lupton,
Tom Ujifusa, Worland, Wyoming, and Roy Inouye, Alamosa,
Colorado. Installation ceremonies were performed by
Kasao W. Satow, national director oi the JACL.
Mountain Plains JACL
office at the con-
st the Albany Hotel,
to r.) Bob Horiuchi,
Mrs. Bob Nakadoi,
Mesdames Tol T:kamine
and Terry Takamine we re co-
chairman for the dinner.
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James Iroatani, district
chairman of the Mountain-
Plains 1000 Club, announced
that almost $1,000 has been
remitted to National JACL
headquarters from the 1000
Club of this district.
Thirty new and renewal
memberships have been ob-
tained, together with the
net profit of $156.60, which
was realized f^ora the 1000
Club Shindig on Nov. 23.
The total 1000 Club mem-
berships to date from this
area number 42 active mem-
bers in good standing.
Delegates to the Ktn.
Plains District Convention
held in Denver, On November
28-29, elected Floyd Koshio
of Fort Lupton, as district
chairman for the next bi-
ennium, 1953-55, succeeding
retiring chairman George
Masunaga of Denver.
Other officers who were
installed by Kasao Satow,
national director o the
uonvenxic
banquet, Nov. 29, were Tc
Ujifusa (Northern Wyoming*
Roy Inouye (San Luis Valter
Scm Yonemoto (Albuquerque^
vice chrmns.j Rms. Robei
Nakadoi (Omaha), rec. sec,
Mrs. George Uyemura (For
Lupton), cor. sec.; Rober
Horiuchi, (Mile-Hi), treas
end Mrs. T. K. Kobayash
(Mile-Hi), historian.
Any one desiring to con-
tribute $25.00 annually to
the National JACL for main-
tenance of the National
Headquarters office in San
Francisco, can become a
member of the 1000 Club, by
mailing their check to the
JACL office, 1225-20th St,.,
Denver, or to James Instani,
district chrmn., Henderson,
Colorado.


JANUARY 1954
(j£ Pr£xy Sij-
John Nocuchi
The present cabinet has
com to the end of their
term of office and as we
reflect on the year, a word
of thanks goes out to all
who participated either by
joining the JACL op bv active
participation. Many gave
of their time and efforts,
many were personally thanked
but many more went unnamed.
To these unnamed workers go
our very special thanks and
a tip of our hats because
year after year, they will
continue to be a very im-
portant cog- in the wheels
that turn the JACL.
The cabinet imposed a
heavy program of activities
on vou, We wish to thank
you for your cooperation.
The outstanding success of
the Issel citizens dinner
in October, the convention
and the bowling tournament
attest to the part that you
as an individual member have
played.
It has been a big year
for us. With the passage
of the Naturalization Bill
in 1958 cam the citizen-
ship classes, and the sub-
sequent attainment of citi-
zenship by a Treat many of
our parents during 1953.
Thrse first citizens repre-
sent the biggest Nisei con-
tribution to the history of
the U.S., and I am sure the
future history of the U.S.
will record the efforts cf
your National JACL to equal-
ize the naturalization im-
migration policies of the
United States. We should
be truly proud of the part
we, as members of the JACL,
played in this outstanding
contribution.
We earnestly request
your sunport once again in
putting over the annual New
Year's dance. We're count-
ing heavily on membership
THE MILE-HI JACL BULLETIN
HAPPY NEW YEAR
PAGE 2
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By BILL UOSOKAWA
We,the members of the cabinet and the "Bulletin,wish
to extend to each and every one of you, sincere best
wishes for a very happy and prosperous New Year, and hope
that the same fine spirit of co-operation which has been
shown us will be extented to the new cabinet in 1954.
We hope that the year 1954 will be a big year for the
JACL and that bigger and better things wUl be accomplished.
The membership drive is now under way, so renew your
membership today, and this year, let us all resolve to do
our part to make the Mile-Hi JACL chapter, a chapter that
we can be proud of.
We know that the new cabinet, under the guidance of
Sam Matsumoto is going to do a good job toward making
1954 a most successful one for the chapter, but their
ojbective acnnot be accomplished without your help. They
are confident of your co-operation and support, so don*t
let them down.
Your past editor would like to take this opportunity
to thank all those who have given of their time and effort
participation in the sate of
tickets for our drawing.
The income derived from it
goes to continue and main-
tain the local chapter, as
the membership fees cannot
support the heavy program
demanded by the JACL.
Please give your next
president and cabinet the
same fine cooperation you
have given us and at this
time we wish to extend a
special hand of welcome to
the new Issei citizens. We
look forward to your join-
ing us and hope vou will
share with us security
through unity."
We must be vigilant and
continue our struggle for
" BETTER AMERICANS IN A
BETTER AMERICA."
in getting the "Bulletin"
out. Many, many thanks to
you all.
A very happy welcome is
extended to your new editor
Ben Miyahara. Ben is not
new to "Bulletin" readers
as he has given his very
capable assistance to the
editors for the past several
years. Best of luck, editor
for 1954. Carry on from
here.
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If anyone were to seek
an accounting of Nisei pro-
gress in Denver these past
twelve months, I think he
would find the record heart-
ening. Much of the advance
is in material things--more
Nisei homeowners, more Nisei
in responsible jobs com-
mensurate id1h their ability,
more financial security.
But even more of the
progress is in fields where
there is no yardstickin
areas such as prestige, ac-
ceptance, community integra-
tion. There is no reliable
way to measure progress in
these areas. The determin-
ation must be made by a
sense of feel, like the
pioneer airplane pilots who
flew not by instruments but
by the seat of their pants.
By every such unscien-
tific, but remarkably ac-
curate measure, the Nisei
in Denver have improved
their position in striking
fashion. The Nisei who has
made his mark in the city,
who has been accepted by
his business associates and
neighbors, is no longer
rare. In fact, Nisei in
this group have become so
commonplace that they no
longer are singled out for
comment or acclaim.
And that, it seems to me
is the truest, surest in-
dication that we are claim-
ing our birthright as Ameri-
cans. There is no happier
thought on which to close
out the old year and step
across times threshhold
into the new.
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Published monthly by the
Denver chapter of the Japanese
American Citiaens League, 1225
Twentieth St., Denver Z, Colo.
Telephone Al. 7227.
Editor* Jenny Kitagawa
Bus. Mgr.t Robert Horiuchi
Staff* Sets Ioka, Nancy Sogi,
Haru Tanaka, Michi Teraji, Rosa
Kayeda, Bill Hosokava, Fat Hu,
George Maaunaga, May Kitagawa,
Betty Kanegaye, Ben Miyahara.


JANUARY 1954
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MR. and MRS. SAT MATSU-
KOTO and daughter, CHRISTINE,
were honored at a dinner at
the Lotus Room, on Dec. 11,
by members of his bridge
class. A very lovely floor
lamp was presented to the
guests of honor. Among
those attending the dinner
were SAM and ALICE KUMAGAI,
BEN MIYAHARA, FLO UYSDA,
MARY NAKAMURA, RUBY OKUBO,
BETTY KANEGAYE EVELYN
SUYEHIRO,and GEO* MASUNAGA.
On Dec. 19, the MATSUKOTOS
entertained the group at
their home in Dupont for m
evening of bridge. ALICE
KUMAGAI and HARU TANAKA won
the bridge prizes for the
evening.
JIM TOCHIHARA drove his
folks to California last
week for a vacation. Other
Brighton residents who are
winter vacationing in Cali-
fornia are the JESS EASU-
NAGAS, HARRY SAKATAS, and
the NOBLE TASHIROS. The
ROY MAYEDAS took a trip to
New Mexico and the MIKE
TASHIROS visited in Texas
with the GEORGE FUJIMOTOS,
formerly of Denver.
MARTHA TANDA has closed
her own beauty shop and is
now with Lowell*s Fashion
Hair Stylists.
After two years of hard
work the Y. SUYAMAS have
moved into their new home
at 220 South Raleigh.
The KITAGAWA family ba^e
also moved into their new
home at 3455 Columbine.
BETTY SHIBATA, who re-
cently returned from Japan,
left this week for Albu-
querque, New Mexico, after
spedriinsr the Christmas
holidays at the home of her
sister, TRUE YASUI.
Proud parents are the
BILL KUROKIS who welcomed
a baby girl, Judy Ray, on
December 16.
After spending the holi-
days at his home in Brighton,
FRANK TAZAWA left cn Jan.
for Minot, North Dakota,
where he is employed by the
Bureau of Reclamation.
After a busy summer on
the farm, YASUKO TASHIRO
and KArtERINE TOCHIHARA of
Brighton are taking life
easy and working in Denver.
Pictured above are members o' some of the chapters
represented at the Mountain Plains District Convention
held in Denver on November 28-29.- In conjunction with the
convention was the first annual Mtn. Plains Bowling Tour-
nament. Some of the participating members are pictured
*VlO T*T CfVit .
The Fort Lupton JACL were hosts at the Sunday noon
luncheon held at Petrinos Restaurant. There was special
Hawaiian entertainment and free Vanda orchids were given
to all women guests. Pictured at the right are Audrey
Leong, Juan Migia, Scott Kubota, and Janet Nagata, all of
the Colorado State College of Greeley who entertained the
group with Hawaiian songs.
Mike Masaoka, JACL's Washington representative, and
the main speaker of the evening, greets the guest of honor,
Congressional Medal of Honor Vinner, Hiroshi Kiyamura and
his lovely wife. At right, are some of the two hundred
and sixty-eight diners present at the dinner honoring
Sgt. Miyamura,
A tumultuous welcome w^s accorded the Nisei war hero.
Applauding are (1. to r.) Congressman Byron Rogers, Mrs.
Terry Miyamura, Mike Masoka and Bob Lucas, editor cf the
editorial page of the Denver Post, Climaxing the fes-
tivities was the dance which followed the dinner..
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THE MILE-HI JACL BULLET IK
JANUARY 1954

Pgik-a-be?
GREETINGS.
The halls were decked with
houghs of holly and every-
one seemed to be into the
jolly holiday spirit. ParartB
brought their small fry to
the yearly Christmas Party
sponsored by the Mothers
Club on Dec. 13th at John-
sonfe Hall. Some 120 adults
and 50 children enjoyed the
polt luck supper,program cf
movies and highlight of the
evening, Old Santa, himself,
Santa,' being very busy, sent
his stand-in, John Noguchi,
who really inspired and
awed the kiddies with his
happy spirit and bag full
of gifts, president, Mary
SUENAGA and her committees,
headed by MRS. MILLIE KIYO-
TAKE are to be contratu]ated
on this big success. BER-
NICE OHASHI and BETTY SUZU-
KI headed the food committee.
MASAKO SHIRAMIZU and TOMI
ITOj decorations; MICHX
ANDO, etertainment ; and
NOBUKO SEKIYA, invitations.
That delicious coffee was
courtesy of the Ts K.
Pharmacy.
Another pre Christmas
event took place at the
Cathay Post on December 21,
with some 40 kiddies and
friends attending. What
with cartoons and gifts for
the tots, bingo, songs ,
food and a dancing party
afterwards, this really
tured out to be a gala
event. The committee, JOHN
NOGUCHI, SHIG TERAJI, BABE
TAKEOKA, PRANK KAMABAYASHI,
assisted by RUPE ARAI, JOHN
NAKASHIMA SAM MOMI and
SHIG MORISHIGE and the
Ladies Auxiliary can heave
a big sigh of satisfaction
over the comments on this.
As usual this time of
year takes many Coloradoans
away on vacation trips and
visits to friends and fami-
lies. Among holiday jaunt -
ers are the HARRY SAKATAS
and their two children who
spent Christmas with HARRIS
sister in Los Angeles. The
ROY MAYEDAS and son, DONNIE
spent. Christmas with MTSSKO'S
parents at Las Cruses, New
Mexico,
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SERVICE SUREAO
\%%S *!* ST._MA
CAPT. and MRS. SHUG MA3D-
KORO, and son, GLEN, spent
the holidays with his
parents, MR. and MRS, H.
MADAKORO and sister, DODIE.
CAPT. MAD0K0R0 returned
from Japan in August where
he had served 8 years. He
has been stationed at Camp
Gordon, Georgia, since his
return.
CONGRATULATIONS to Miss
KUMIKO OKUGAWA,cf La Junta,
Colorado, who was crowned
"Miss Bussei" on Dec. 20,
during the "Sayonara Ball"
at the Town House, conclud-
ing the four day 20th annual
conference of the Tri-State
Buddhist League. Her attend-
ants were JANE WBLDA, DORO-
THY KI3JYAMA, AKIKO KAMBARA,
and ALYCE KAMEDA.
MR. and MRS. ROBERT MARU-
YAMA spent Christmas in 1heic
new home at 2203 Grape St
AMY HARADA of Lovington,
New Mixico received her nat-
uralization papers on Dec.
7th. AMY, her husband, HENRY,
and their children, Stanley
and Patsy, were visitors owr
the holidays.
The Cornelians gathered
at the California Street
Methodist Church to give the
church kitchen a face lift-
ing. Among those wielding
mops, brushes and ragsunder
President, AMY MIURAS su-
pervision were MARY NAIAMIRA,
MARY KURITANI MARY TAKA-
MINE, KANA Y0RIM0T0, SUE
AK1YAMA, MASAKO FURUTA,
GLADYS TANIWAKI, HARUKO
KOBAYASHI, MICHI TERAJI,
HARU TAMURA, MAE IMAMURA,
MARY TAKETA,pluse of course,
REV. and MRS. OYANAGI
Well, weve just wrapped
up another year and txust
1953, while mingled with
old friends, new friends,
tears and joy, happiness
and sorrow has as a whole
been a pleasant one for you
and we want to take this
opportunity to wish you all
a very HAPPY NEW YEAR,
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Candidates for national
offices for the biennium of
1954-1956, are being sought
by the National JACL.
Masao vv. Satow, national
director of the JACL, an-
nounced that each district
council is being contacted
to suggest nominees for
National President, three
vice presidents National
Treasurer, and Secretary to
the National Board. The
election is to be held at
the time of the Labor Day
convention in Los Angeles,
California in 1954.
It was recalled that Dr.
Takashi Mayeda of Denver
was the last national of-
ficer from the Denver area.
At present, Patrick K. Okura
of Omaha is a national
vice president, and is the
only one from the Mountain-
Plains JACL district on the
national JACL board.
Return postage guaranteed
THE &ILE-HI BULLETIN
1225 30th Street
Denver 2, Colorado
CHoRIUCH! ffNO T.KobqYRSHI
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Winners in the final
1953 duplicate bridge tour-
nament of the Mile-Hi JACL
Bridge Club held at the
residence of Dr. and Mrs.
T. K. Kobayashi on Dec. 18,
were Chiye Horiuchi and Dr.
T. K. Kobayashi.
Ed Matsuda and Shig Ta--
aji teamed to win second
place.
Sam Matsumoto, tournament
direcotT, announced that
the bridge club will con-
tinue its fortnightly bridge
sessions during 1954.
Any suggestions or nom-
inations from this area
should be referred to their
local chapters, the Mtn.-
Plains Regional JA2L office,
at l225-20th St., Denver,
or to District Chairman
Floyd Koshio, Route 1, Box
106, Ft. Lupton, Colorado.
Sec. 34.66, p, L. & R,
SAM Y. MATSUMOTO
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