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VOLUME XI NO 1
.DENVER i C OLORADO
JANUARY 1956
&
support ^our mile Hi JACL Chapter...
membership drive on nou> thro march 31st v\
lefe W
**e 1,000
earK /
Many interested persons dropped in to Join the informal
disci ssion following the banquet (seated in backgr nd).
Front row left is Tak Terasaki with a bored look but ad-
mired by his pretty wife, Michi. Others are Betty and
Henry Suzuki, Rosa and Dr* T. Mayeda* The curlique on
the hairdo in 1iie foregreind belongs to Toshiko Ring.
SATOW GIVES PEP
TALK IN DENVER
Rupert Arai, third vice-
president for the Mile-Hi
JACL, convened the dinner
meeting on January 14, at
the Cathay Post, with the
National Director of the
JACL, More than 30 people
attended the dinner meeting,
Following the dinner, John
Sakayama, president of the
Mile Hi JACL conducted a
business meeting of the
chapter JACL, and announced
that Kent Yoritomo would be
the chairman of the March of
Dimes Program for the Mile-
Hi JACL, during January.
Robert Y. Sakata, first
vice-president in charge of
program, announced that the
Mas Satow and John Sakayama
exchange pleasantries atthe
reunion held at Cathay Post.
JACL would carry on its an-
nual program of assisting in
the Red Cross Drive during
February, which would in-
volve a community benefit
during March, and in late
spring, a summer picnic and
outing would be held for
students graduating, parti-
cipation in the Citizenship
Day Program in September,
observance of the Nisei
Soldiers Memorial Day dur-
ing October, and the annual
Inaugural Ball and Recogni-
tions Dinner in late Dec.
Sakata also enunciated a
youth program for the bene-
fit for the younger Nisei in
the community.
ENOUGH TO GET BY
Kent Yoritomo, treasurer
for the Mile-Hi JACL Chapter,
reported that $552,79 was
realized from the Mile-Hi
New Years ball. He reported
the present treasury is at
$783.76.
Bill Kuroki treasurer
for the Mtn.-Plains JACL of
1*956 announced that the Mtn.
Plains JACL District would
be supporting the National,
and would make representa-
tions to the National Con-
vention during September 1-
2-3, in San Francisco. He
also reported that the re-
gional office had been
closed, pending the final
decision of the Natiorci
Council.
SATOV URGES YOUTH TO
BE. TRAINED FOR LEADERS
Masao Satow emphasized
that the membership of the
JACL and the local chapters
are the bullwark of the
National JACL program, and
pointed out that National
Headquarters will respond
the wishes of the local mem-
bersnip and chapters. Satow
further touched upon the em-
phasis of youth training and
youth leadership for the
younger Nisei and also
pointed out that the problem
of the aged Issei is a seri-
ous consideration for the
National JACL.
He further pointed out
the public relations value
of the JACL in connection
with ra io and television.
History books in h£h schools
which dramatized the dis-
loyalty of the Japanese dur-
ing evacuation but was
later corrected thru the
JACL to point out the Nisei
G.I.s in the 442nd Infantry
Combat Team, and the con-
tribution of the Nisei GIs
to the Pacific Theater war.
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
PROSPECT GOOD
Mieko Mayeda and Sam Mafc-
sumoto, chairmen for the
membership drive for the 1056
Mdle-Hi JACL, reported on
January 14, that 200 members-
have been obtained by the
Mile-Hi JACL.
John Sakayama, president
of the Mile-Hi JACL, announ-
ced that the membership goal
for the 1956 year is 1000.
It was noted that the com-
bined Los Angeles membership
for 1955 was 1439* followed
by Chicago with 790 members,
and closely followed by San
Francisco with 700 members.
During 1953, under the
membership chairman of Harry
Sakata, the Mile-Hi JACL led
the nation. The Mile-Hi JA-
CL cabinet again resolved to
lead the 88 national chap-
ters in its membership drive
for 1956.
Memberships are $2 for
students or G.I.s; $3 for
singles, $5 per couple. Pa-
cific Citizen memberships
are $3 per year. 1000 Club
membership is $25 per year.
Memberships can be ob-
tained from the JACL offi-
cers, John Sakayama, Robert
Sakata, Mieko Tflayeda, Rupert
Arai, Dorothy Ma'dokoro, Kent
Yoritomo, or Mary'Funakoshi.
Moreover, past cabinet of-
ficers, Irving Matsuda, Bet-
ty Suzuki, Sei.ii Horiuchi,
Dorothy Uchida, Ruby Saka-
yama, Bill Kuroki, Billy
Mattocks, Willie Mikuni and
Oski Taniwaki, have member-
ship cards for 1956.
Bob Horiuchi, Mas Satow and
Rupe Arai enjoy joke being
told by John Noguchi.
Among those attending the
meeting, aside from the of-
ficials mentioned above were:
Mary Funakoshi, corres-
ponding secretary, Toshiko
Ring Lenord n Riyohacha "
Ring, Tosh Ando, Grace No-
guchi, Lilly Masamori, Mary
Sakata, Mi chi Terasaki, Henry
and Betty Suzuki, Rosa Maye-
da, Irvin Matsuda, Ben Miya-
hara, Florence Uyeda, Harry
Aoyagi, Dr. Takeshi Mayeda,
Laurie Kasushige, Mike Tash-
iro, Ikuji Kumagai, Mrs. I.
Kumagai Dr. M. Uba, Sam
Matsumoto, Roy & Sum! Takena


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JOHN SAKAYAMA
Backed by a very spirited
and capable cabinet, the
Mile-Hi JACL anticipates a
banner year for 1956. The
community has responded very
well to our annual programs
such as| the Issei Recogni-
tion Dinner, the gala New
Year1s Eve Ball, the summer
community picnic and many
other chapter activities*
.And again this year, we
shall endeavor to serve the
community from a social
standpoint*
With more than 600 Xsseis
naturalized during the past
three years, the local JACL
hopes to meet a goal of
1,000 members in order to
lead the nation* The Mile-
Hi chapter once received
this recognition and again
this year, with the coopera-
tion of all the members, we
should be able to put the
Mile-Hi chapter on top* So
letTs all put a little extra
in our drive so that we may
reach our goal by the end of
March*
In as much as the- Red
Cross aid reaches all, dur-
ing the Maryville Yuba
City flood the JACL was cer-
taining food and clothing
for 'the more than loO Japa-
nese familes affected* We
note that this was possible
because of a well coordin-
ated organization*
During the month of Febru-
ary the Mile-Hi chapter will
0U5SE.I
YBL CONFAB
draws large
group during
Dec* 15-to-18
meeting. This
group picture
shows only a
portion of
those in at-
tendance *
Among the
officers el-
ected were*
Pres. Byron
Kawata, 1st
VP Ethel Ya-
naru, 2nd VP
Jack Miyaeaki
ON TO OMAHA, 1057
CONFERENCE CRY
Dorothy Madokoro who
acted as official delegate
for the Regional Convention
held in November, announced
that the 1957-Regional Con-
vention would be held in
Omaha, Nebraska. She urged
the Chapter to support the
Omaha chapter in giving the
('nnvanf-.iAn,
Bob Horiuchi, District
Chairman of the Mountain
Plains District Council an-
,nounced that Larry Tajiri
has been appointed as Chair-
man of the recognitions com-
mittee, Bob Horiuchi for the
nominations committee, and
Roy Inouye of LaJara, Chair-
man for the National Plan-
ning Committee for the Mtn.-
Plains District.
MA5AM0RI,R0SA mayem
TO PEP UP BULLETIN
Tom T. Masampri and Oski
Taniwaki, co-editors of the
Mile-Hi JaCL Bulletin re-
ported that the revised edi-
tion of the bulletin would
be put out regularly during
the year of 1956. It was
noted that Masamor^s wife,
Lily Masamori, is the sister
of Katie Kawamura who origi-
nated the Bulletin in 1946'.
Nbreover, it was noted that
Bill Hosokawa and Rosa Maye-
da are the only two origihal
contributors to the Mile-Hi
Bulletin which started 10
years ago. Rosa Mayeda, who
recently returned from Ger-
many with her husband, is
again on the Mile-Hi JACL
Bulletin Staff. .
again participate in the Red
Cross Drive* Though this is
a city affair, the small con-
tributions we give will re-
ceive recognition as members
.of this wonderful community*
So I ask all of you mem-
bers to get behind the offi-
cers that you elected, and
make the Mile-Hi Chapter a
outstanding one in the
Japanese American Citizens
League
MIKE IMSPfltES JAO/ERS HARRY SAKATA RITE5
HELP IN BRIGHTON
Funeral services for Har-
ry Harumi Sakata were held
in the First Presbyterian
Church of Brighton, on Dec,
23, with more than five hun-
dred friends and relatives
attending. Rev. John Whit-
field Sloan conducted the
last services.
Mike Masaoke delivers
his inspiring talk as main
speaker to delegates atten-
ding the Mt* Plains conven-
tion.
Left is Mrs. Bill Hoso-
kawa, Lt.Gov L.R.McNichols,
Mike and a very determined
Bill Hosokawa, banquet
chairman.
DENVER TP BID FDR.
BOWUHG SITE
The 1956 National JACL
Bowling Tournament will be
held in Salt Lake City, and
the 1957 National JACL Bowl-
ing Tournament will be held
in East Bay. Seattle. Wash-
ington is bidding for the
1958 Tournament and the Mile
Hi JACL has officially en-
tered its bid for the 1958
tournament also.
John T. Noguchi announced
at the JACL January meeting
that he has entered a bid
for.the 1958 National Bowl-
ingTournament to be held in
Denver.
SAFE NOT SO SAFE
A 500 lb. safe containing
close to $2,000 and other im-
portant papers was eartedout
of Asahi Garage in downtown
Los Angeles, last week, ac-
cording to police reports.
Asao Tada, owner of the
Llncoln-Mercury shop is a
former Denver man who oper-
ated a similar shop in Brigh-
ton during the evacuation
days.
r shop
-ISST. CM43S4&
Eulogies recalling Harry
Sakata1s active participa-
tion in the JACL and in com-
munity affairs in Brighton
were s-tven by Min Yasui for
the JACL, Mike M. Tashiro
for the" Japanese American
Association of Brighton, and
by Kenneth Knaus of the
Brighton Optimist Club,
Kody Y. Kodama read the
dozens of telegrams from all
parts of the country that
came pouring in to the be-
reaved family, expressing
deepest sympathy and condo-
lences. Rev. Hiram Kano,
rector of St. Mary's Episco-
pal Church of Mitchell, Neb-
raska offered the praver for
the deceased. Seiji Hori-
uchi responded on behalf of
the family.
OMAHA CHAPTER.
ELECTS '56 OFFICERS
Manual Matsunami was e-
lected president of the Oma-
ha JACL for the 1956 term
and will be assisted by Ssun
Tsuji as first vice-presi-
dent and Roy Hirabayashi as
second vice-president.
Recording secretary is
Doris Matsunami and corres-
ponding secretary will be
Emi Nakadoi. Treasurer is
Soto Yoden* ! Members-at-
large are Elmo Altemeyer and
Tom Arikawa*
The Omaha JACL will be
the sponsoring chapter for
the 1957 Mountain-Plains
JACL District Convention*
You ft FRIENDLY
fMEWYORK UFE INSURANT
AGENT
SAM MATSDMOTO AT 8^2536


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BUSSEI QUEE.N

PEWER'fOUTH.AMOM
60'AIC.CAMWPArES
These lovely Bussei las-
sies were the finalists in
the YBL Conference held here
during Dec, fyjeen, Bernice
Koehio of Ft, Lupto n is fl-
anked by (l to r) Janet Yo-
shida, Denver? Tomihko Yama-
moto, Brighton? Bernice, and
Ruby Mayeda, of Longmont,
Ben Furuta, Jr,, of 2kl6
York St,, has Been nominated
for the Air Force Academy by
congressman Byron C, Rogers,;
and has been taking competi-
tive examinations for ap-
pointment to the Academy,
Some 60 applicants in Colora-
do will be taking exams for
five appointments, and it
was hoped the Sansei lad
would be one of the success-
ful applicants.
Another Nisei, Kenneth F,
Namba, who recently applied,
was rejected because of im-
paired eyesight, due to in-
juries suffered some years
ago while playing basketball,
'DIMES TO BE
RAISED BY CAMS
According to John Saka-
yama, President of the Mile-
Hi JACL all JACL members
and the public are cordially
invited to the March of
Dimes benefit being held at
the residence of W.H.,,BillyM
Mattocks, 2001 W, US Ave, on
Feb, Ij. Commencing at 8pm,
Kent Yoritomo, George
Masunaga, Mary Funakoshi and
Gladys Tanlwaki, have been
appointed as members of the
committee to promote the be-
nefit, A nominal Contribu-
tion will be charged to all
those attending.
Bridge, Hanna, Rummy and
other card games will be
featured. Refreshments will
be served,
Kurokis Have Heir
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kuroki
of 2926 Ash St. got their
wish \4ith the birth of a son
on Dec. 19. The 6-lb 9 oz,
heir was named Gary.
WHATTA MAN YAUA Hiro Yanagi, regional 132
pound weight lifting champ-
ion, captured his weight div-
ision title in the Denver
Central YMCA invitational
meet by lifting a total of
620 pounds.
^ Kiyoko Yilson, Japanese
war bride, was one of the
four Isseis to take the na-
turalization test recently.
NISEI MOTHERS
CLUB TO ELECT
The Nisei Mothers Club is
having an election of offi-
cers ifor their 1956 cabinet
the candidates are as follow-
s;jean Fujimoto, Alice Hoso-
kawa, Lily Kuge, Tami Masu-
naga, Helen Nakashima, Grace
Noguchi, June Okizaki, Bess-
ie Shiyomura, Hannah Takamii-
ne,. Mary Takemoto, Ruth Te-
rada and Michi Terajl. From
this group six will serve as
a coordinated cabinet
SANTA-MOTHEK-KIK
Santa sees that all the
youngsters attending the
Cathay Party received a
stocking full of toys,as
Santa helpers Mrs. Hasegawa
and Mrs.Nakagawa select the
proper gift.
TAKESOVERCUAHER
Thomas K. Hikida of 3315
Josephine St, announced that
he has taken over the oper-
ation of the Veteran*s Clean-
ers at 2203 Larimer St. from
Allen Aoyagi,
RCUAPLE r/V/ WrW
r rC^C/?7C4 PRESCRIPTIONS
AL5 7825 Z700LAtm
506I-5HIB4TA UNTO)
Dora Sogi became the bride
of George Shibata at ceremo-
nies held at tte local Budd-
hist Church recently, the
couple is making thier home
at 1549 York St, in Denver,
YOUNG MEPIC JOINS
ST. LUKE STAFF
Dr. Tamotsu Kamada, who
was born in Phoenix, Arizona,
and who went to Japan in
1934, is now an interne at
St. Lukes Hospital. He will
commence his residency in
surgery at St. Lukes in
July.
CHOICE. BURIAL SITES
OFFERED BY NISEIS
Presenting their sales
points in a very attractive
manner is the professional
combine of Joe Akiyama and
Mike Nakamura team, calling
on many Japanese homes, sell-
ing choice plots in the High-
land Memory Garden, near
Thornton.
One of the latest inova-
tion of the Garden is the
plaque system of marking the
plot eliminating the costly
and unsightly stone markers,
according to the Nisei agents.
^BUllETIN
PUBLISHED-MONTHLY BY THE
MILE HI CHAPTER OF THE JA-
PANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS
LGE. 1225 20TH, ST. DENVER
COLORADO. ^
EDITORS.Oski Tanivaki
Toin Masamori
Bus. Mgr,,.Art. Yorimoto
Artist......Rosa Mayeda
STAFF: Amy Miura, Toshi
Tanaka, Mary Funakosh i,
Carol Yano, Rosalie Toku-
naga, Jennie Kitagawa, Ben
Furuta, Masako Furuta and
Fumi Yabe
PROFESSIONAL.
L.I6TINOrS
ACCOUNTANT
GEORGE MITSUO KANSKO
2801 E. Colfax DU8-1666
DENTIST*
JOHN CHIKUMA, DPS
Brighton, Colo.
MILTON HAYANO. DPS
2103 Larimer St. MA 3-9400
MICHAEL T. HORI, DPS
1211 E. 18th Ave CH 4-1617
ITO DENTAL GROUP
830 18th St KE 4-8680
T. Ito, DDS
Y. Ito, DDS
Sueo Ito, DDS
Sets Ito, DDS
TONY KAWANO, DDS.
1404 S. 16th Ave KE 4-3084
ROBERT MAYEDA, DDS.
300 Interstate Trust Bldg.
TA 5-6961
TAKASHI MAYEDA. DDS
300 Interstate Trust Bldg.
K, K. MIYAMOTO, DDS
1952 Larimer TA 5-4307
GSNTA NAKAMURA, DDS
200 Interstate Trust Bldg.
TA 5-7598
INSURANCE AGENTS
BOB HORIUCHI & CO
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ATTORNEYS
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40 N. Main Brighton 418
T. K. KOBAYASHI, MD
1227 27th 'St KE 4-4590
RICKARD MOMil, to
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301 Interstate HOWARD SUENAGA Trust Bldg. TA 5-1596 } MD
830 l8th St AC 2-1314
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TOKVNAdA-SAKATA
TP WED FB0.J2.
Social hlghlites for the
Brighton region will be the
coming wedding ceremonies
uniting Joanna Tokunaga and
Bob Sakata at the Presbyter-
ian church on Feb* 12 from
7 P*m*
Bob is the younger broth-
er of the late Harry Sakata
and is the first Vice Presi-
dent of the Mile-Hi JACL and
Joanna served as Min Yasuis
secretary*. She has contribu-
ted much of her time assist-
ing the JACL in countless
functions* Joanna was bom
in Granby, Colo.
WIFE ENTERS
ON MCCARRAN ACT
Kikue 7/akamoto, wife of
Shunsaku Wakamoto of 3700
Race Street, Denver, recent-
ly arrived in the U,S* Shun-
saku iVakamo^o was marooned
in Japan during the war and
was married prior to his re-
turn to the United States in
1953* He was able to call
his wife to the United
States, as a non quota immi-
grant, under the 'Valter-Mc-
Carran Act of 1952* Mrs*
Wakamoto is a native of Ya-
maguchi-ken, Japan*
NIJEI ON TV PANEL
Esther Yamaguchi of 4978
Milwaukee St. appeared on
KLZ-TV taking part in Pre-
School childrens discussion
panel. Problems relating to
children in the age 3 and 4
bracket was presented and
solutions were sought*
LOOK FOR FEATURE ON
BOWLING IN FEB. BULLETIN
HAPPY BIRTH OAT
The lil tyke attracting
much attention is Geni Tana-
ka, one of the guests atten-
ding birthday party for Dia-
ne Furuta Shown in center.
Others looking on ares
Duffy famura, Ricky Nakaoka,
Dale Kandbayashi, Lynda Fuji-
moto, Chris. Matsumoto, Nobu
Taniwaki, Leslie, Linda, Ca-
roline and Beverly Jo Terada*
* A 4000 TIME. IVA5 HAP ___
CNBL Victory Hop is a success. A large' turnout
the younger set kept the floors rocking at the
School Auditorium.
Mothers cuj&
FETES SMALL FRIES
The Denver Nisei Mothers
Club, under the chairmanship
of Mary Suenaga, held a
party for all members and
their families on Dec. 10.
Assisting in the arrange-
ments were Bernice Ohaslii,
Michi Ando, Millie Kiyotakc,
Betty Suzuki, Masako Shira-
mizu, Mary Suenaga and Nobu-
ko Sekiya.
The Children's program
consisted of numbers given
by children whose mothers
are members. They are as
follows: Pamela and Donna
Gay Shiramizu, Linda Kiyo-
take, Allison, Chrissie,
Stevie, and Susan Ando, Susan
Ohashi, Julie Nishiyama,
Gail and Gene Takamine, Kathy
Shiramizu, Ronald Hirokawa,
Susan Hosokawa, Lynn and
Honey Matsumoto and Kristine
Kutsuma.
PISH SET GIVEN COACH
Sara Y* Matsumoto was hon-
ored by more than IpO friends
and bridge pupils at the T*K*
Kobayashi residence on Dec*
3. Mrs* Sam Matsumoto was
presented with a set of beau-
tiful dishes*
Rexburg ramblers proved
too strong for local lads I
as they took the CNBL tour-
ney. Here is some of the
action taken during the
final game.
YAMASE TAKES OVER.
ARVADA RESTAURANT
Dick Yanase, formerly the
chef at T*K* Pharmacy, took
over the management of Jims
Cafe, 5676 V/adsworth Avenue
in Arvada*
Jims Restaurant was for-
merly operated by Dick Yana-
ses father* Dick is an ac-
tive member of the JACL and
of the CSMC*
____________________Page 4
JUDGES PICKED FOR
NICC QUEEN CHOICE
The NICC annual social
featuring the coronation of
the Sweetheart Queen is sche-
duled for Feb* 17 at the
AAUIY Hall, llj.th* and Jose-
phine Streets.
Ray Lipsons orchestra
has been engaged for the
dance which will begin from
9 until 12 p.m.
Among the Judges who will
select the Queen will be
Gene Amole, Cesare Morganti,
Kurt Jafay and Bill Hosokawa*
Ducats are being tagged
at $2*50 couple or $1*50
stag*
KATO-FUKUI TO MfEP
AT CSMC, SUN.FE03
Helen Sachiko Kato, daugh-
ter of Mr* and Mrs, Harry Ka-
to of V/elby will become the
bride of George T* Fukui al-
so of IVelby, at the wedding
rites to be held at the CSMC
on February 5* Reception is
to follow at the Lotus Room,
TAJIEI COUPLE. ININS
Larry and Guyo Tajiri
were over-all winners of the
3rd Annual Mixed-Pairs dupli-
cate bridge tournament of
the Mile-Hi JACL Bridge Club,
held December 9* at the resi-
dence of Dr. and Mrs. T*K*
Kobayashi* Last years win-
ners were Dick and Ethel Ya-
nase, and the first winners
were Don and Rose Tanabe.
BRIMt GKHIP tt£CB
Dr. Thomas K. Kobayashi
was elected chairman of the
Mile-Hi JACL Bridge Club,
with Kent Yoritomo elected
vice-chairman, Doris Matsu-
moto as secretary, and Shig
Teraji as treasurer.
TWOtSO DONATIONS 1
In memory of her late hus-
band, Harry Sakata, 1955
prexy of the Mile-Hi JACL,
Mary Sakata graciously dona-
ted $50 to the Denver chap-
ter.
Sam Kuraagai, local ac-
countant and winner of the
prize raffle held at the
JACL New Years Eve Dance,
contributed $50 to the JACL
fund.
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