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VOLUME IX NUMBER 9
DENVER, COLORADO
NOVElfBER 1954
The 1954 cabinet of the Mile Hi JACL i/inally had its
picture taken* Seated, left to right, are HARRY SAKATA,
2nd vice-president; FLORENCE UYEDA, recording secretary;
FUMI YAEEl 3rd vice-president; SAM Y, MATSUMOTO, pres-
ident* Standing, left to right, MIN YASUI, Mt. Plains
regional director; DICK YANASE, athletic director; BEN
MIYAHARA, Bulletin editor; WILLIE HASEGAWA, finance chair-
man; JOHN SAKAYAMA, 1st vice-president; and BILL KUROKI,
treasurer* Not in picture are NANCY SOGI, corresponding
secretary and FUMI KATAGIRI KARAKI, 2nd vice-president
until October of this year. -Foto by Tom Masamori
UGETSU'TICKETS ON SALE
Bowumg
MX PLAINS TOURNEY
OPEN TO All NISEI
The 2nd Annual Mount a i n
Plains Bowling Tournament,
sponsored by the Mile Hi
JACL, is open to all Nisei
bowlers, announced Dr* Rob-
ert Mayeda, tournament di-
rector.
Mil? Mi Golf Club
Holds Annual Dinner
The Mile Hi Golf Club*s
annual award dinner-dance
was held at the Golden
NUgget restaurant in Golden
on Nov. 13. More than 100
persons attended the ritzy
affair.
Tickets for the Denver
showing of "Ugetsti1 at the
Vogue Theater are now avail-
able to the general publ'ic,
announced Tosh Ando, chair-
man for the JACL benefit
performances*___'
WINTER MIKED PAIRS
BRIDGE TOURNEY
All Nisei bridge fans
are invited .to participate
in the Mile Hi JACL Winter
Mixed Pairs tournament to
be held on Saturday, Nov.
20, at the Dr* T.K* KObaya-
shi residence, 455 Forest
Street*
Chairman Haruko Kobaya-
shi announced that trophies
and prizes will be awarded*
Nembership fees
RAISED FOR 1955
An increase in the mem-
bership dues to be sent to
National JACL Headquarters
necessitated an increase in
local chapter dues for mem-
berships in 1955, announced
Sam Y. Matsumoto, president
of the Mile Hi chapter*
The new dues are* $2*00
for students and GIs; $3*00
for single adults; and
$5*00 for couple member-
ships.
The benefit tickets will
be available for $i;25 each
and are good for any per-
formance between Nov* 18
and Dec* 1*
Mrs. Alberta Pike Boyd,
who generously permitted
the Mile Hi JACL to parti-
cipate in the showing of
"Ugetsu" as a benefit, an-
nounced that show-times on
weekdays are 7:10 pm and
9:00 pm; and on Fridays,
Saturdays and Sundays, the
FMC TOANSfOKTATON
In order to accommodate
the Issei who do not have
transportation, a motor
pool will be organized on
Tuesday evenings, Nov* 23
and Nov* 30, at the JACL
office, 1225 - 20th St.,
leaving at not later than
6:30 pm to take Issei to
the Vogue Art Cinema, and
to deljv er them back after
the showing*___________
picture will be shown three
times at 6:30, 8:20 and
10:10 pm0
Reprints Available
Copies of photographs
appearing in this issue of
the Bulletin are available
from Tom Masamori at 2010
Lamar St* In Lakewood, His
phone number is BE 7-3041*
The tournament will be
helld at the Bowl ITor Lanes,
1441 Court FI., on Nov. 27-
28.
Both men -and women will
be able to participate in
the singles, doubles, team
and mixed doubles events*
Added attractions include
a five game handicap sweep-
er, and a ragtime doubles
events.
Both cash awards and tro-
phies will be awarded*
Entry fees are: £2*50
for class A events and
34*50 for class AA events.
Entry deadline is Nov. 2'4.
Kid Is DtAvtayAsiTOR*
Saburo Kido, former pres-
ident of the National JACL
and now prominent Nisei at-
torney of Los Angeles, was
a recent week-end visitor
in Denver*
Pictured here is the latest group of newly naturalized Issei citizens who were
honored at a reception and pot-luck supper held on October 89 at the YtfCA. The Mile
Hi JACL sponsored the affair. -Foto by Tom Masamori


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THE MILE HI JACL BULLETIN
NOVEMBER 1954
JACL NEEDS YOU/
History clearly shows that unorganized and disunited
groups are the first to suffer curtailment of rights#
Twelve years ago the race baiters and the prejudiced
had a field day at our expense* Today# there are those
who still harbor ill-will against persons of Japanese
ancestry* But the difference now is they know they must
contend with a hard hitting# fighting organization calls d
the Japanese American Citizens League*
Let1s keep that organization strongl
JACL merits your confidence, needs your support, in-
vites your active participation*
Don't be a free rider. JOIN JACL T0DAY1
CARD BENEFIT
SAMYMATSUMOTO
ISSEI RECEPTION
On Friday night, October
29, the Mile Hi JACL hosted
a group of 75 newly natural
ized Issei at a potluck sup-
per and reception. This af-
fiir attracted over 150 pejv
sons to the YWCA* Since
October 3u is Nisei Soldier
Memorial Day, services were
held in observance of this
important day dedicated to
the Nisei war dead. The
Cathay American Legion Post*
headed by Commander BABE
TAKEOICA, participated in
the ceremonies. A general
meeting followed at which
time speakers from the two
major politic"l parties pro-
vided the group with infor-
mation on the election. A
report of the National JACL
convention,cabinet officers
reports and nominations of
officers wound up the pro-
gram .
The combined efforts of
many people were required
to successfully prepare and
present a program such as
this one. It is impossible
to mention everyone who con-
tributed to the success of
this event, but X would
like to thank MIN YASUI and
his efficient secretary,
JOANNA TOKUNAGA. for their
cooperation. KIN coordin-
ated the work of the many
committees and handled all
the paper work.
UGETSU BENEFIT
You have no ,doubt heard
that "Ugetsu,"another prize
winning Japanese film, is
coming to the Vogue Art Ci-
nema. This excellent movie
will be shown on November
18 through December 2, and
the Mile Hi JACL is again
selling tickets. TOSH ANDO
is chairman for this affair
and has tickets for distri-
ferrys I
Flower Shop I
NETS OVER 4100
' The Mile Hi JACL benefit
held recently at the Yasui
residence realized over one
hundred dollars for the
treasury of the local chap-
ter* The card party, held
under the sponsorship of
the regional 1000 Club, at-
tracted a crowd of more
than 25 participants.
James Imatani, regional
1000 Club chairman, expres-
sed hope that similar bene-
fits could be held monthly
to augment the local treas-
ury.
bution. Perhaps I should
nention that we are selling
these special tickets for
$1.25 each, although- the
admission price at the door
is 900 Since this is a
benefit, the extra 35^ is
going into the JACL treas-
ury* Mrs. ALBERTA PIKE
BOYD of the Vogue Theater
will contribute an addition-
al 12*f for each ticket sold
That, of course, means that
we will profit 470 for each
ducat sold. The JACL treas-
ury is getting low and
needs replenishing badly,
so I'm sure you wouldnH
mind paying an extra 35*r to
see a good movie and help
our cause.
HELP WATTED
We have just over a
munth left in 1954 and your
JACL has many events on its
agenda. We solicit your
cooperation in our coming
programs. I urge you to do
whatever you can to help
finish 1954 with a bang*
Murayama Is
Feted Here
Tamotsu Murayama, city
editor of the Japan Tines
in Tokyo, Japan, was feted
at a dinner attended by a-
bout 30 Issei and Nisei at
the Cathay Post* S. Nomura
formerly a fellow newspaper
worker on the Hokubel Asahl
of San Francisco, of pre-
war years, actedas toast-
master*
Beeidee having bea a
pioneer JACL leader in Ca-
lifornia during the lets
1920's, Murayama has become
an international Boy Scout
leader in Japan* He is now
recognized as one of the
outstanding Nisei figures
in Japan*
Among Nisei who attended
the dinner fdr Murayama
were Robert Horiuchl, will
Hosokawa of THE DENVER POST
George Ohashl, Mrs* Bernice
Ohaehi, Mrs. x* Mlyauchi of
Glendale, Arizona, Dr. M.
Uba, Y.Terasaki, Oski Tani-
wakl, Bob Uyeda represent-
ing Nisei Boy Scouts, end
Min Yasui,for the JACL.LT.
Col. Frank. M. Ikuno of
Fitzsimons Army Hospital
also contributed.
BRIGHTON JAA
HONORS )SSCI
Naturalized Issei citi-
zens of the Brighton area
were honored at a community
reception he?.d at the Brigh-
ton Buddhist Church on Nov.
12,
The Brighton Japanese
American Association spon-
sored the affair.
RCUAgLE VpV
llm W PRESCRIPTIONS
AL 5 V82S 2700LARIMER
4-1 MORE ISSEI
BECOME CITIZENS
Forty-one Issei of the ;
Denver area were naturalized
as ITS citizens in the US
Federal Court on Nov. 5.
Those naturalized were?
Ai Takeno, Akiye Nakamura,
Kay Kazuo Kimura, Frank T$e-
nishi, Harry Watanabe, Ume-
no Eto, Hatsuichi Sumikawa,
Ben Okubo, Frank Torizawa, ;
Korae Hashimoto, Chiye Hira- .
sawa, Kimiyo Kagashima, To- ;
ra Otsuki, Shizuo Noda.
Kokichi Mikuni, Frank 3u-
mida, Iyono Yamaga, Shige
Takamine, Kichiyo Node, Fu-
kue. Furukawa, George Inai,
H£deichi Sakurai, Miye Ha- '
tabaka, James Hashimoto,
Jbhn Sameshima, Yuri Arima,
Junko Arima, Iv/ao' Hata-
naka, Taro Hada, Yuzuo Hon-
da, Tsuru Hattori, Chiyo
Ishida, Frank Maeda, 3ho
Nakasugi, Omika Ota, Juzo f
Tamura, Vuvako Takeuchi,
Miyoko Yago, Sam Yago and
Asano Ota.
JACL 0MO6E Club
Franchised byACBt
The Mile Hi JACL Bridge
Club was officially fran-
chised last month by the
western division of the
Amerlean Contract Bridge
League and has been author-
ized to is'jue rating points
to players.
With recognition from
the ACBL, Denver Nisei
bridge players are boasting
of being the only offic icily
organized and recognized
bridge group among Japanese
Americans in the US.
Haruko Kobayadi i is the
chairman of the Mile Hi
JACL Bridge Club assisted
by Dorothy Uchida, Sam Ma-
tsumoto, Tosh Ando ?nd Ben
Miyahara.
I.
OGDEN
BODY SHOP
jo* o*Dtm Kt h a^bn
-w*#/08uiura
Published monthly by the M1W
Hi chapter of the Japanese Amer*
loan Citizens League, 1225 20th
Street, Denver 2, Colorado.
Telephones AL 5-7227
Editors Ben Miyahara
Business Managers Sam Kunagai
Staffs Betty X&negaye, Haruko
Kobayaehi, Mari Mi sous, Helen
Hakaahima, Nancy Sogi, Evelyn
Suyehiro, Larry Tajiri, MLo^a
Teraji, Shig Terajl and Florence
Jyeda* ___________
H


NOVEMBER 1954
THE MILE HI JACL BULLETIN
THE *AUTUMN HOP," a re-
cent dance sponsored by the
NIOC| revealed a large num-
ber of new faces represent-
ative of the colleges in
the Rocky Mountain area*
, Among the crowd were MA-
RIAM HAMAMOTO, BARBARA AU,
from CSCE) GENE KAWAMOTO,
MAKI) MITS HAD AKA > STEVE
MURATA from CU; HITOMI YA-
MAGUCHI from A & M; STANLEY
GIMA) PRANK AKIYAMA from
Mines) and of course, the
enthusiastic bunch from DU*
ETHEL YANARU, CHIKAKO OZAWA)
SALLY YOSHIMURA, KIYOSHI
YAMASAKI) AGNES SUYEHIRO*
TOM HAMAMOTO) JUNIOR YOKO-
MIZU, AKIKO KAMBARA and
MARX MIZOUE* Other guests
and nice people included
SAM OTA,' .JAMES KUGE, MUTSU
TAKADA and ART ARITA on fur-
lough from the US Air Force*
Lowry Air Force Base an d
Fort Carson were also repre*
sented* Everyones askings
"When* s the next dance?"
YOUNG NISEI CHRISTIANS
in this region are Planning
a Young People's Fellowship
for the Thanksgiving week-
end* JUNE HOSHIKO. popular
Colorado leader, is chair-
man for the two day affair*
The Programs
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Calif* St* Meth* Church
4:00 PM Registration
5:00 PH Mixer
6:00 PM Pot-Luck Supper
Speaker: The .Rev*
C* Smith
Women's Club of Denver
9:00 PM Dance
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Calif* St* Meth* Church
9:00 AM Coffee hour
11:00 AM Morning worship
Speaker: Dr*
Francis Bush
The Reverend C Smith is
pastor of the Montview Pres-1
byterian Churoh of Denver,,
and Dr* Bush is a professor
at DU and former prisoner
.of war of the Japanese in
jjthe Philippines during the
;£nd World War All inter-
ested parties, including
teenagers, young adults and
young married couples are
invited to attend*
THE CATHAY POST SKI CLUB
met again on Nov* 13 and
had a rip-roaring night of
"Little Reno" after a short
business meeting* XRV MA-
TSUBA was the man behind
the black-jack table, RUPE
T
Sp eaki ng for Governor
Thornton at .the Issei re-
ception held at the YWCA on
Oct* 29; is State Attorney
General DUKE DUNBAR* Others
in tbs picture are, left t<
right, THOMAS GILLIAM, sue*
cessful candidate for board
of regents of the Universi-
ty of Colorado; BABE TAKEO-
KA) commander of the Cathay
Post American Legion; and
HENRY SUZUKI) master of
ceremonies for the evening*
ARAI and AL NODA spun the
roulette wheel and RUBY
ARAI flipped the dice at
chuck-a-luck* A Thanks giv-
ing Eve inauguration dinner
is being planned for the
newly elected cabinet* The
officers are: RUPE ARAI,
president; IRVING MATSUDA,
vice-president; PEARL KUWA-
BARA, recording secretary;
UNIS KAWAKAMX, correspond-
ing secretary; TERUO OKUNO,
treasurer; R0.Y SHIBATA, so-
cial chairman; and RUBY
ARAI, public relations*
CONGRATULATIONS to AGNES
SUYEHIRO, who was recently
initiated into Alpha Sigma
Chi, honorary chemistry so-
rority at Denver University*
tub YOUNGER SET*Seen
tripping the ligit fantas-
tic at the Junior clas s
dance held at Manual High
were CAROL MIZOUE and DON
FURBTA, JULIA KOMURA and
GEORGE KUGA, and JEAN NAKA-
GAWA and RICHARD MIYAHARA.
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NEW YDPK Lire INSURANCE MU
SAMYMATSUWlb
ATu 8-2536. HEMPtHOWl
Hiroshi Miyamuka
Receives Scroll
Formal presentation of
the Nisei of the Biennium
Bcroll to Hiroshi Miyamura,
who was selected as the out-
standing Nisei in America
at the National JACL Con-
vention in Los Angeles last
September, was made at a
special meeting of the Al-
buquerque JACL chapter on
Nov. 1*
Newly naturaliz ed Issei
citizens of the Albuquerque
area were also honored at
the community affair*
Assisting Ruth Hashimoto
president of the Albuquer-
que chapter, were James Sa-
kato, Mike Yonemoto, Setsu-
ko Matsumoto, Evelyn Togami
and Takashi Morimoto*
Ads Solicited for
Pacific Citiken
Solicitations for the
Pacific Citizen holiday is-
sue greetings are now being
made by the local chapter*
Mile Hi JACL President
Sam Y* Matsumoto noted that
greetings carried in the
Pacific Citizen reaches a
nation-wide circulation and
is seen by Nisei everywhere
in the United States*
Committee members assist-
ing Matsumoto are Dick Yana-
se, John Noguchi, John Sal,-
yama and Willie Hasegawa*
FRED I* KAIHARA, publish-
er of The Colorado Times,
is shown here making the
response in behalf of the
newly naturalized citizens
at the Issei reception held
at the YWCA on Oct* 29*
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Serving only the *Firmt in Chinese cuisine
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PA UK 3
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= DIBECTOQV
ACCOUNTANT
GEORGE MITSUO KANEKO
2801 E. Colfax DU"~8-1666
DENTISTS
JOHN CIIIKUMA, DPS
US Air Force
F. E. HAYANO, DPS
2103 Larimer MA 3-9400
MILTON HAYANO. DDS
US Navy
MICHAEL T, HORI. DDS
1211 E. 18th Ave CH 4-1617
ITO DENTAL GROUP
830 18th St KE 4-8630
i T. Ito, DDS
Y. Ito, DDS
Sueo Ito, DDS
Sets Ito, DDS
TONY KAWANO, DDS
1404 E. 18th Ave KE 4-3084
ROBERT MAYEDA, DDS
300 Interstate Trust Bldg.
.TA 5-6961
TAKASHI MAYEDA, DDS
US Army
'K. K. MIYAMOTO, DDS
1952 Larimer TK 5-4307
GENTA NAKAMURA, DDS
200 Interstate Trust Bldg.
TA 5-7598
INSURANCE agents
HENRY K. IMADA
4588 Lowell Blyd GR 7-8413
SAM Y, MATSUMOTO
Henderson, Colo. AT 8-2536
JINZO NODA
.3211 Clayton FR 7-1065
ATTORNEYS
TOSH ANDO
1942 Larimer AC 2-5315
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1225 20th St AL 5-7227
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!MISAP MATOBA, OP
Ft. Lupton UL 7-6550.
physicians
CHARLES FUJISAKI, MD
40 N. Main Brighton 418
T. K. KOBAYASHI, MD
1227 27th St KE 4-4590
RICHARD MOMII. MD
1227 27th St KE 4-3104
ISAMU OZAMOTO, MD
301 Interstate HOWARD SUENAGA Trust Bldg.1 TA 5-1596 MD
5"&0 16th 6t AC 2-1314
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830 I8th St TA 5-0783
MAHITO UBA, DO
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THE nil i JACZ, BULLETIN
NOVEMBER 1954
Ptek-a-be?
TERRY KODAMA flew down
to Texas to help tired hub-
by KODY drive back home.
Preparing for another
little one in March are
WILLIE and SADAKO HASEGAVA.
Lost at the YWCA on Oct.
29 (Issei reception), one
casserole belonging to PAUlr
IRE 3H1BATA and one salad
bowl belonging to MRS. SAM
TERASAICI. Finders please
call owners or the JACL of-
fice, A1 5-7227.
The MIZOUES held a open
house and entertained some
35 Issei and Nisei at their
newly acquired home, 38th
and Wyandott, on Oct. 25.
A3 a birthday "gift*1 for
husband GEORGE, JEAN FUJI-
MOTO fixed dinner.for the
Mile Hi Golf Club recently.
The lovely girl visiting
SUE MAYEDA is her niece.
We couldnt find out her
name.
ROSE SHIRAMISU, former
JACL queen, was honored at
a surprise pre-nuptial show-
er recently. Hostesses for
the evening were ANN OKUNO
and CHIZ M0M1I. The groom
to be is DON VETTER of Iowa.
MARIE FUKUHARA, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. M. FUKUHARA
of Denver became the bride
of SHIG NISHIMOTO of Fort
Lupton on October 31. The
wedding took place at the
Fort Iupton Buddhist Church*
A bridal shower honoring
IRENE MAYEDA, bride elect
of DANIEL IRITANI, was held
at the LARRY GOTO residence.
Mesdames LARRY GOTO, ED KA-
VAKAMI and Miss ESTHER HA-
YANO were hostesses.
LT. MELVIN SATO of Den- .
ver was recently promoted ]
to first lieutenant recent-
ly. LT. SATO is a Jet pilot
stationed at Park Ridge,
Illinois
A pre-nuptial shower hoi>
oring YASUKO TASHlRO, bride
elect of JIM TuCHIHARA, was
held at the Tocninara resi-
dence. Hostesses were Mes-
dames TOM ITu, JOE FUJI!,
GORQ SAKAGUCHI, JESS MASU-,
NAGA ana SUSUMU KARAKI* '
Guests lnCi.uued Mesdames
GEORGE KAGOHARA, GENE SASA,
MIKE TASHlRO, XOSH TASHlRO> ,
LESLEY KOYANo, tuM tOCHIHA-
RA, DON TANABE, HARRY KURA-
OHI, AKIRA NOZAV/A, KAY SA-
KAGUCHI, EDDIE OKADA, FRANK
NAKATA, S. TOKUNAGA, JOHN
CHUCUMA, ALICE TASHlRO and
Misses RUBY SASA, KATHERINE
TOCHIHARA, DOROTHY MADOKORO
NANCY SOGI and YAS KISHI-
YAMA.
The WESLEY KOYANOS were
blessed with a bouncing ba-
by boy and ditto for the
PETER DOIS.
The engagement of CRACK
FUKUHARA, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. M FUKUHARA of
Denver to HEMMIE MABE of
Atwood, was announced re-
cently.
The Cornelians1 annual
Fellowship Tea was held at
the BEN FURUTA residence*
The young girls who enter-'
tained at a musical program
included JANICE and MAY A0-
YAGIj CONNIE and JOYCE ANN
TAKAMIME and TERRY OSUGA
Hostesses were Mesdames ART
YORIMOTO, TERR IE TAKAMINB,
KEN TANADA, and BEN FURUTA.
JAMES HATAKEYAMA of Den-
ver and FRANCES MATSUMOTO
of Honolulu were recently
married in Honolulu* Doth
attended Colorado Universi
ty in Boulder.
A quiet,candlelight wed-
ding at the California St.
.Methodist Church united
MARY NAKAMURA and DON FtTRU-
KAWA on October 22.
Former Denverite KANO
IKEBASU, who is with Father
Flanagan* s Boy* s Town in
Nebraska, was the house
guest of the SARGE TERASA-
KIS recently.
A two week vacation trip
back home in the Hawaiian
Children enjoying the
Halloween party held with
the Mile Hi JACL sponsored
Issei reception at the YWCA
on Oct* 29.
-Foto by Tom Masamorl
CHRISTMAS EVEDANCfc
SCHEDULED BY
BOWLING ASSOCIATION
A Christmas Eve dance
will be sponsored this year
by the Denver Nisei Bowling
Association.
The Slovenian Hall at
4464 Washington Street has
been secured for the site
and George Mateumonji and
his Stardusters will pro-
vide the music for the af-
fair
An admission charge of
$1*50 per person will be
charged, it was announced*
Islands was recounted to
friends by DR. TAKESHI and
EILEEN ITO.
Congratulations to JUNE
AOCHI* former JACL secreta-
ry, who was chosen .to be
one of eight models to be
.sent to Japan by fashion
designer HOWARD GREER for
a shewing of American de-
signs. JUNE also reigned
as Nisei Week Queen last
summer.
Commander BABES. TAKEOKA
:of the Cathay Poet American
Legion pays homage to the
Nisei war dead during the
Nisei Soldier Memorial Day
services held with the Is-
sei reception at the YWCA
on Oct* 29* Others in the
picture are, left to right,
State Attorney General DUKE
DUNBAR, Chief Juetiee MOR-
TIMER STONE, FRED KAXHARA,
publisher of the Colorado
Times, and MlN YaSUI, re-
gional direotor of the JACL*
-Foto by Tom Masamorl
Return postage guaranteed Sec. 34.66, P. L. A R.
THE MILE HI JACL BULLETIN Permit No. 2091-B.
1225 Twentieth Street
Denver 2, Colorado.