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fQLUME X NUMBER 1
DENVER* COLORADO
JANUARY 1955
MARRY SAKATA ELECTED
PRESIDENT OF MILE HI JACL
Harry a Salcata of Brigh-
ton, was elected president
of the Mile-Hi JACL for
1955, taking over the pre-
sidency from Sam Y. Matsu-
moto, 1954 president* More
than 100 ballots were re-
turned in the 1955 electiaa
Members of the 1955 cabi-
net include Irvin Matsuda,
vice-president in charge of
program; Betty Suzuki, vice
president for membership;
Seiji Horiuchi, vice-presi-
dent for public relations;
Dorothy Uchida record ing
True Yasui Heads
JACL &BP6E Club
True Yasui was elected
cxiairran for 1955 for the
Milo-.ii JACL Bridge Club at
the January meeting of the
local bridge club on Jan. 7
held at the Yasui residence.
Sam Uatsumoto v/as re-elect-
ed director. Other officers
were Dr. T. K. Kobayashi,
vice-chairman; Doris Matsu-
noto, secretary; and Bud U-
chida, treasurer
The retiring chairman of
the only Nisei bridge club
sanctioned by the ACBL in
America is Mrs. Haruko Ko-
baya3hi. Other retiring
officers are Tosh Ando, Do-
rothy Uchida, and Ben Hiya-
Lucky ART KT'OSHIfA with a nice
friend at the .'ew Years Ive ball.
-Foto by Ton Mesamori
secretary; Ruby Sakayama,
corresponding secretary;
Bill Mattocks, finance
chairman; Bill Kuroki, treas-
urer; Willie Mikuni, athle-
tic chairman; and Oski Tani-
waki, bulletin edited.
Sakata has been active
in the JAOL since pre-war
days, and has served as
president of the Brighton
The 1955 Mile Hi JACL Cabinet
beinj? installed at the Inaugural
Dinner. -Foto by Ton Masamor1
Japanese American Associa-
tion duiing 1954.
Irvin Matsuda is a for-
mer iVatsonville, California
pre-war resident, and has
been active in the Ski Club
affairs in Denver. Betty
Suzuki is a native of Pueblo
but in pre-war days resided
near San Francisco* Seiji
Horiuchi is, at present,
the president csf the Brigh-
ton Junior Chamber of Com-
merce aid has been an ac-
tive community leader in
the Brighton area.
Dorothy Uchida is the
wife of Leonard Uchida, and
is one of the two non-Nisei
members of the Mile-Hi .JACL
cabinet. Ruby Sakayama is
the wife of John Sakayama
the retiring vice-president
in charge of program. Bill
Mattocks has been active In
Nisei bowling circles and
assisted in the staging of
the National Bowling Tour-
nament in Denver, Colorado,
in 1952. Bill Kuroki is a
native of Hershey, Nebraska
and is the younger brother
of Ben Kuroki. Willie Mi-
kuni has been active v/ith
the athletic programs of
C.S.K.C. and Oski Tanivraki
is a former newspaperman
from San Francisco, Calif.
ANNUAL BENEFIT
SLATED FOR DX CU)8
SATURDAY, FE&19
A family night funfest
is being planned by the
Mile Hi JACL at the DX Club,
1800 W. 38th Ave., on Satur-
day night, February 19.
Bill Mattocks, finance
chairman of the local chap-
ter, announced that this
annual event will feature
bingo and a variety of in-
teresting games which will
entertain every member bf
the family.
A huge array of prizes
are in the offing for every
lucky participant.
fcwof NlftlURAUtEP
Gtieems Donate
Several recently natura-
lized Issei made donations
to the local JACL chapter,
in appreciation of services
rendered by the JACL in at-
taining citizenship for
them.
Contributions of $10.00
each were acknowledged from
Mrs. Tasu Shiyomura, 4631
Columbine St., K. Kato of
Rt. 1, Box 163, Mrs. Tsuya
Kimura of 3131 HI 51st Ave.,
and Mr. Tetsushi and Ran
Kato of Denver, Colorado.
Miami Air-Trip
More than 200 hilarious
and Joyful people celebrat-
ed the entrance of the New
Year at the Mile Hi JACL
New Years Eve Ball held in
the Cathedral Room of the
Albany Hotel.
Rose Tazawa of Brighton
won the United Air lines
round trip ticket to Miami,
Florida at the benefit con-
ducted during the intermis-
sion of the i?nce,
ALL ALIENS MUST
REBISTERTR1S MONTH
The Mile-Hi JACL remind-
ed all Issei aliens to re-
gister before the end of
January 1955.
Included in this group
of aliens who must register
are those who have not ac-
tually been sworn in as
American citizens at the
end of January, even, though
their naturalization is
pendi rxg.
'UBETSO'NETSJtlOO
Toshio Ando, chairman of
the "Ugetsu" benefit far
the Mile-Hi JACL, announced
that $100 was made as a net
profit from the "Ugetsu11 be-
nefit at the Vogue Art Ci-
nema.
-Foto by Tom issen'ori


PAGE 2
THE MILE HIGH JACl* BULLETIN .
JANUARY 1955

MOUNTAIN PLAINS JACLBOWLING TOURNAMENT
The Denargo Market quin-
tet rolled up a 2955 team
total to eke out a 12 pin
advantage over Singers
Drive Inn to gain the class
AA team trophy at the annu-
al Mountain Plains Regional
JACL bowling tournament
held on November 27-28 at
tiie Bowl Mor Lanes in Den-
ver. Members of the win-
ning team, who won the 1st
leg of the beautiful perpe-
tual trophy donated by the
Mile Hi JACL, were Joey Su-
mlda, Shun Nakayama, Jim
Ota, Frank Sahara and John
Sakayama.
The winning Denargo Bo;c quintet, left to right, JOHN
SAKAYAMA, FRANK SEHARA, SHUN NAKAYAMA, JIM OTA, JOEY
SUMTDA and sponsor, ART GAGLIA.
Awards dinner held at Cavaleri's Restaurant
_____________________- No to by-Tom Ha samori
Trophy laden winners of the major bowling
evepte.
-Foto by Tom Masamori
Three members of the Alamosa JACl bowling
team, Class A second place winners.
_______________ -Foto by Tom Masamori
ALBUQUERQUE JACL HOLDS OMAHA JACl
ISSEI RECOGNITION DINNER PAYS DISTRICT ROeS
Ruth Y* Hashimotcv presi-
dent of the Albuquerque
JACL reported that the Issei
Recognitions Dinner held at
the Franciscan Hotel was an
outstanding success*
John Glynn acted as Mas-
ter or Ceremonle a, with Mrs*
Hashimoto Introducing the
newly naturalized Issei*
Greetings were extended
by Carl A* Hatch, Judge or
the U. £> District Coin* t,
Pdul L* Stoops of the Immi-
gration and Naturalization
Service, Dan Burrows, edi-
tor of the Albuquerque Tri-
bune, and Carroll Gunderson
former mayor of Grants, New
Mexico*
Roy Mizunuma responded
on behalf of the new citi-
zens*
Entertainment was in
charge of George Matsubara,
OGDEN
BODY SHOP
IU306 O&PEM Kf 4 IBbM
and included Japanese odor!
by Mrs* Tamie Horle and Mrs*
Kyoko McWhirter, both Japa-
nese war brides*
The principal speaker
for the evening was Tlbo
Chavez, the lieutenant go-
vernor of the State of New
Mexico*. _________________
of the Omaha JACL chapter
in Nebraska, remitted $29.4<
to the Mountain Plains JACJ
District, by check from Sai
Tsuji, the local chaptei
treasurer, to pay $10*0(
district chapter dues, an<
20# per member for 97 mem
bers in 1954.
DINING ROOM
Sttrvind only *the in Chinese cuisine
2015 ST. K^Ystomc *+
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^/uvmac v
I prescrIptx
RELIABLE
AL 5 H&ZS
PRESCRIPTIONS
2700LARIMER
Other class AA winners
were Don Miyake who rolled
a 655 weries to take the
singles; Willie Hasegawa
and Ken Matsuda team who
took the doubles title with
a 1274 total; and Shun Na-
kayama who ran off with the
all-events with a respect-
able 1824 pins.
Class A winners were:
Omaha Merchants, team; Kay
Nakadoi, singles; Mike Wa-
tanabe and Iwao Nishikawa,
doubles; and Bob Mayeda,
all-events
Winners of the special
events were: Jim Ota and
Frank Sebara, rag-time dou-
bles; John Sakayama and Amy
Konishi, mexed doubles; and
George Klshlmoto, four game
sweeper*
More than 100 Nisei bold-
ing enthusiasts participat-
ed in the 2-day tourney*
Fourteen Denver teams were
Joined by seven out-of-town
teams including Alamosa,
Blanca, Fort Morgan, Rocky
Ford, Greeley, Omaha and
Alliance, Nebraska.
Officials for the 1954
tournament were: Dr. Robert
Mayeda,tournament director;
Hootch Okumura, finances;
Vem Namba, schedules; Sal-
ly Furushlro, tabulating
and scorekeeping; Jim Ota,
trophies and Billy Mattocks,
banquet.
Published monthly by the Mile
Hi chapter of the Japanese Amer-
ican Citizens League, 1225 20th
Street, Denver 2, Colorado.
Telephone: ALpine 5-7227
Editor: Ben Miyahara
Business Manager: Sam Kumagal
Staff: Sadako Hasegawa, Bet-
ty Kane gay e, Hamko Kobayashi,
Mari Mizoue, Halen Nakashima,
Ruby Sakayama, Nancy Sogi, Eve-
lyn Suyehiro, Larry Tajiri,
Rose Tanabe, Miehi Tereji, Shig
leraji, Florence Uyede, Ethel
Ifanase and Min Yasui,


JANUARY 1955
THE MILE HIGH JACL BULLETIN
PAGE 3
Heard on Garry Sparks*
"Kilocycle Club" last Sun-
day January 16, was DON
FURUTA, Head Boy at Manual
High, as a guest on the
Disc Jockey show*
The annual Shinenkai,
sponsored by the CU Kenkyu
Club, was a big success.
Traditional Japanese food
was served at the New Year's
party* Entertainment in-
cluded Pianist ELLA TERADA;
Magician VERN NAMBAj The
"Lonesome Polecats" DORA &
NANCY SOG^ STELLA and BETTY
Cathay Post Christinas Party
scene.
-Foto by Tom Masamori
UYEMURA; additional vocal
renditions by NANCY SOGX
and Prexy DAVE NIKA IDO* The
affair ended with a disc
social........Seen braving
the slopes at Berthoud Pass
during the holiday vacation
were YUZO HAYASHI, BOB KO-
DAMA, and SAM ODA..........
ART ARITA, MICKY TAKE-
SHIT A, KIYOSHE YAMASAKI, &
MICKY TODA are enthusiasti-
cally trying to arouse in-
terest in a city wide orga-
nization for young Nisei*
They have already consulted
the honorable Judge Gilliam
of the Juvenile Court, who
is fully in favor of such a
group* Those who are High
School age and above are
urged to support and parti-
cipate in the planning of
the social service club****
The Cathay Ski Club have
chartered a bus for a ski
trip on the 23rd of January.
Everyone interested in a
day 1U11 of fun should make
reservations*..............
The annual "Sweetheart
Ball" is again being spon-
sored by the NICC on the 19
of February* Queen candi-
dates from five Rocky Moun-
tain Universities and Col-
leges will be represented*
Everyone, especially stu-
dents and alumni, should
look forward to this big e-
vent............
Congratulations to KAZ
YEYA, of Seabrook, New Jer-
sey, and JOHN MIZOUE on
bheir recent engagement!
NORMAN YAEE, young East
High School merman, paced
his school to victory in
the Colorado State College
invitational high school
swimming relays recently.
NORMAN established a new
record in the 150 yard in-
dividual medley and anchor-
ed the 200 yard breast-
stroke relay team to first
place*
MR. and MRS. T. NONAKA
of Denver recently announce
the engagement of their
daughter, NANCY MIKO, to
WALT MORIYA of Los Angeles*
Succumbing to the charms
of California were JIM and
MUTS SHIYOMURA who packed
baby, bag and baggage and
headed for the Golden State*
Making a hit on the PETE
SMYTHE TV show recently was
none other than the Mile Hi
JACL's former corresponding
secretary, NANCY SOGI.
Home for the Christmas
holidays from his medical
sSudTes^^t^TbrthwestJrn
University was PETE OKADA
of Kennesburg*
BOWLERS CHRISTMAS
DANCE IS SUCCESS
The Denver Nisei Bowling
Association's Christmas Eve
Dance was a real old time
"humdinger*" Tire dance was
held at the Slovenian Hall
and GEORGE MATSUMONJI and
his Stardusters provided
the music for the evening*
MIEKO and ROY KAYEDA manage to
Look sober for the photographer.
-Foto by Ton Masarori
FT LUPTON MVS
national dues
John i'Ujii, treasurer of
the Fort Lupton JACL recoit-
ly reported that $300*73
was sent to National JACL
headquarters in San Fran-
cisco, California, to ful-
fill the 1954 budget of
$540*00 for the Fort Lupton-
Chapter*
Rev.Sakamoto Becks
CitikcnshiP Classes
The Reverend Eizo Saka-
moto of Rocky K0rd has gen-
erously agreed to make the
100 mile trip to the Grana-
da area weekly in order to
conduct citizenship classes
for the benefit of some 14
Issel in that area*
Heading south far-warmer
climes are EVELYN SUYEHIRO
and YOSHI MIZOUE, who plan
to spend a few weeks deep
in the heart of Texas*
New president of the Den-
ver YBA is PHILIP MIYAZAVA
who was elected to the post
this month* He' succeed
SAM OTA who expects to see
service in the US Army*
YOU A
NEW YDPK LIFE INSURANCE NWj
SAMYMATSUNOlt)
ATu 8-3536
Harry Shironaka and Hen-
ry Hirose of the Arkansas
Valley JACL are cooperating
with the Reverend Sakamoto
and others to implement the
citizenship program in the
Arkansas Valley*
flurry's jgf
Flower Shop
StO-|ST FT, CH 4 3SHfe
maioba
SERVICE BUREAU
law gl* ST. HA
GRANADA fuks&uem
MARKET *
KgHim
PROFESSIONAL
DIRECTORY
ACCOUNTANT
GEORGS MITSUO' KANEKC
280r E. Colfax DiT8-1666
DENTISTS
JOHN CHIKUiViA DPS
US Air Force
MILTON KAYAKOj DPS
2l03 Larimer MA 3-9400
MICHAEL T* H0R1* DPS
12lYE7 18th Ave CH4-1617
ITO DENTAL GROUP
830 18th St KE 4-3680
T. Ito, DDS
Y. Ito, DDS
Sueo Ito, DDS
Sets Ito, DDS
TONY KA--/AN0, DDS
1404 K. 18th Ave* KE 4-3084
ROBERT HAYe.UA, DDS
300 Interstate Trust Bldg.
TA 5-6961
TAiiASHI KAYEDA, DDS
US Army
K. K, MIYAMOTO DDS
1952 Larimer TA 5-4307
.GEIjiTA NAKAMURA, DDS
200 Interstate Trust Bldg.
TA 5-7598
INSURANCE AGENTS
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4598 Lowell Blvd- GR 7-8413
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3211 Clayton FR 7-1065
ATTORNEYS
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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 tfrust Bldg. TA 5-1596 MD
830 lath St AC 2-1314
GEORGE TAKENO. MD
830 16th St TA 5-0783
MAH1T0 UBA, DO
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PAGE 4 THE MILE-HI JACL BULLETVS
JANUARY 1955
Pssl(a-be$
Mr* and Mrs. n. TOCHIHARA'
of Brighton announced the
engagement of their daugh-
ter KATHERINE to GEORGE DOI
of Ft* Lupton* The marriage
date has not been set as
yet, although we hear it Is
to be in the very near fu-
ture.
JIMMIE IMATANI is making
a hurried trip to Phoenix,
Arizona on business, so he
says
How SAM TASHIRO rates.
with the girls now that he
is a proud owner of a brand
spankin new 55 Buick Rivie-
ra.
On the 4th of December
YASUKO TASHIRO became the
lovely bride of JIM TOCHI-
HARA in an informal ceremo-
ny at the Tri-State Buddhist
Brighton:; ans- still sober earlier
in the evening
-Foto by Tom iiasaori
Church* YASUKO chose as her
maid-of-honor, KA THEE INE
TOCHIHARA and the bride *s
niece, RUBY SASA, served as
the bridesmaid. Lil* LOR-
RAINE TASHIRO was the flo-
wer girl* JIM was attended
by best man TOM SHIBAO and
head groomsman TOSH TASHIRO*
The candlelighters were SAM
TOCHIHARA and SAM TASHIRO*
The ushers were JESS MASU-
ITAGA, JOHN MATSUNO, TOM T0-
CIIIHARA and GOON SA1CAGUCHI.
Guest book handlers were
Meadames JOE FUJII and GOON
SAKAGUCHI. The reception
was held at the Lotus room*
Mr. and Mrs* OSCAR IIURA-
TA are the pioud parents of
a baby girl. Their third
daughter joined the family
on the 11th of November*
In Los Angeles, JACK KA-
NEGAYE, erstwhile bachelor,
succumoed to the charms of
YUKI ARASS of Seattle and
left the ranks of single-
blessedness.
In an afternoon wedding
ceremony at the Tri State
Buddhist Church MARY HIGU-
CHI of Denver became the
bride of BYRON KAVATA of
Port Lupton recently.
New president of the Den-
ver Sangha is TOM HIKIDA
For obvious reasons the parties
involved here are not identified.
-Foto by Tom Masamord
who succeeds PRANK TAKAHA-
. SHI.
Congratulations to EMUCO
TAKESHITA of Denver who won
second place in the senior
division of the "'Make It
Yourself With Wool" contest
held in Denver recently.
Her prizewinner was a char-
coal gray, wool jersey dress
and a white raouton muff.
Joining the ranks of the
newlyweds are AMY SADAHIRO
of Port Lupton and HARRY
SHIMAMOTO of Sedgwick.
NANCY OBA of Alamosa waf
among the 33 graduates o-
the St* Luke8 hospital
school of nursing recently*
The lucky holder of ti*3
Cathay Post Raffle ticket
was MARY TOKUIiAGA* She was
the winner of swi.Ji.ntomatic
Bottoms Up with ELTiY and WILLIE
MTnt'I, LARRY and SACHI GOTO, and
RUBY and EDWIN HAGIHARA.
washer and dryer* How luclcy
can one get????????????????
Frolicking dancers at the New
Year's Eve ball.
-Foto by Tom Masanori
for the HENRY DOIS of Brigh-
ton and a girl for the BILL
SHIMIZUS of Denver.
About to enter the state
of marital bliss are JANE
WATADA of Port Lupton and
JOE SASAKI of Longmont.
United American Life In-
surance Agent HENRY IMADA
has returned to Denver from
an extended business .trip
Eve Dance.
_ -Foto by Tom Hasamori
to Texas.
CAROL and KEN TANAKA are
proudly displaying a bounc-
ing baby boy, their recent
addition to the family.
Spending some time in
bed in the local hospitals
recently were HARUNO TANAKA*
JENNIE KITAGAWA and. GUYO
TAJIRI. All of the young
ladies have been discharged
and are convalescing at
home.
A recent marriage cere-
mony in Kansas City united
SADAKO MATSUSHITA of that
TAZAWA, ana BILL and ADA MATTOCKS
at the Inaugural Dinrer.
'Toto by Tom Kasamori
city and DR. HARRY HATASAKA
of Brighton.
Blessed with a beauty of
x girl recently were SHIG
and MICHI TERAJI. The new
belle has been christened
SHAUNA KAY.
Rumors to the effect
that the Mother* s Club will
disband and soon be revived
as a Grandmothers Club is
a little premature*_________
Return postage guaranteed Sec. 34.66, F. L. a R*
THE h:lLE iil JACL BULLETIN Permit No. 2091-B.
1225 Twentieth Street
Denver 2, Colorado.