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VOLUIx-j XI 170. 5
'OM.x: day, 1956: cat:iay po n ,/iC3, African ljgign
participating in civic parade, passing in review in front
of City and County Building, Denver, Colorado.
Cathay Post co-sponsored
with the llile-Hi JACL, the
annual ITihonjin community
memorial services at CSTIC
on Hay 30th.
JOHN SAIIYYAILA led ser-
vices as President of the
liile-Hi JACL with RDV. ff;20,
UYXrURA delivering the wain
address.
Vocalist, TOH NASA!"0?.I,
was accompanied by GRACH
ICAVAj'-AHI, Taps were blovni
by ROiTALD 3AITAYAI1A, and Roy
Scout3 under HHI7RY HOSIIIKO,
Troop j/-38, were ushers.
ISSEI PLEDGE SUPPORT TO JACL
:'A3.-.a 3ATOV/, ITat'l Director of the JACL, met_with
losei leaders of the Denver community, cn Sunday night,
june 10, nt the Ctv:y Post, to enlist continued xssei
support of the Fat ion-1 JACL program..
DR: >"*3 K.-wTiGAXS, formerly cb-irman of the Kika Kisei
Dor-ioi which suprojfted the JACL-ADC drive from 1946-1952,
HARRY G. ::.TO A whose citizenship case
in 1954 confirmed the right of Issei males
|to naturalisation, both agreed to conduct
an intensive Thousand Club campaign among
naturalized
Issei in the
Denver area.
DR. F. S.
NAYANO, as
_ (President of
MASm SATQW ; the Denver
Nikkei-jin Kai| also parti-
cipated in the meeting.
JOHN SAKAYAIIA presided,
assisted by 3rd Fatl Vice-
Pros. TALC TIRASAKI, with
11 JURY SUZUKI acting .as in-
terpreter. ROBERT fORIUCHI
as District Chairman empha-
sized that Hat11 JACL pro-
grams must be supported on
the local level.
CONGRATS. GRADS?
JUI3 ILATSUDA of Denver, Colorado was nominated by the
llile-Hi JACL, as candidate for the PVT. BJK FRATTC HASAOxCA
HNSIORIAL SCHOLARSHIP of the National JACL.
The scholarship is awarded annually by Hrs.
Karu Ilasaolca in memory of her son who was
killed in action in Prance during World War
II. ilrs. 'lasaoka is also the mother of 1:1123
KASAOKA.
June Ilatsuda is a graduate of Ilanual High
School in Denver, and was awarded the Sears
Roebuck Scholarship to attend the University JUNE MAT5UDA
of Colorado. The scholarship is only partial
and the local JACL cabinet voted to submit nomination of
Hiss June Ilatsuda for consideration bv the Fat*! JACL.
VRRUPEfTMRAI
ELECTED DIRECTOR
OF CITIZENS GROUP
RUPERT ARAI, vice-pres.,
of the Mile-Hi JACL, was e-
lected as one
of the direct-
ors of the Co-
ordinat ing Coun-
cil for Educa-
tion and Re-
search in Human
Relations. The
CCERHR is spon-
sored by the
City and County
of Denver, and
is composed of ArtA.
62 civic organ- RUPERTARAI
.izations interested in the
proulems of human relations
in our community.
The MILS-HI JACL extends
sincere congratulations to
all graduates of this area.
Eleven ITisei or Japanese
students are among the 1004
graduates of Denver Univer-
sity, and there are ten Ni-
sei or students from Japan
among the 1400 graduates of
the University of Colorado.
Among the 1,931 students
graduating from Denver high
schools are 32 ITisei* It
was noted that Nisei stu-
dents at Hanual High School
have won. most of the high-
est honors. (See Rage 5.)
Brighton High School had
four ITisei graduates, and
in Ft. Lupton the valedic-
torian and salutatorian are
both ITisei---FANCY TANAKA
and BEATRICE KOSKIO.
//
TOW
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FIRST POST-WAR NATIONAL JACL CONVENT 10", DENVER, COLORADO* 1946:
Ninth Biennial, Cosmopolitan Hotel, Feb. 28-liar. 4, 1946. Convention Chairman, DR. T.
ITAYEDA 2nd Row: Pacific Citizen Editor LARRY TAJIRI, JACL-ADC Legislative Director

"BULLETIK'* WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED
JULY GJiD aUG. KEXT ISSUE SEPT.
|RG33
3rd Vice-Pres. BILL YAHAUCHI of Pocatello, Natl Treasurer KAY TERASHIMA, and HIF YASUI.
Do you recognize: Hits Kaneko, late past Pres. Dr. Randolph Sakada, late llile-Hi Pres.
Harry H. Sakata, Jack IToda, Taki Domoto, Ja.ck Tsuhara, Has Takata, Rev. K. Sasaki, Joe
Grant Kasaoka, Tosh and Hi chi Ando, l'erijanSe Yokoe, Henry and Alice Kasai, Mary Suzuki,
Scotty Tsuchiya, Frances Iritani, Haxi Sabulsawa, George Hasunaga, Helen Nakamura, Atsu
Ito, Peggy Yamato, Betty Yanari, Rosa Kayed'a, Harry Honda, Etsu Masaoka, Charles Kama-
y-tsu, Frank Tamura, and others? If you doj, brother, youre getting oldill


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MILE-HI JACL BULLETIN
JUKE 1956

NEXT "NISEI OF THE BIENNIUM?
The Mountain-Plains JACL
. District has produced two
"NISEI or THE BIENNIUM" out
BY of the three awards
made in the past 6
BILL HOSOKAWA JACL Conventions.
And where has the last
decade gone? Ten years ago
this month, we came to Den-
ver to live.
Denver had been good to
the Nisei. There were five
or six thousand of them in
Denver in 1946.
What struck me as most
incongruous was the way so
many of them spoke a jargon
of English interspersed li-
berally with Japanese words
and phrases.
The Denver Nisei were
truly bi-lingual in that
they chose the expression
from either language which
seemed most appropriate for
the occasion.
Wed oeen three years in
Iowa where we rarely saw a-
nother Nisei for months on
end.
MIKE M. MASAOKA-
was the first win-
ner in 1950 in Chi-
cago? MIN YASUI of
Denver won the next
.award in 1952 at
San Francisco? CMH
Winner, Ex-Sergeant
HIROSHI 1-IIYA2-IURA of
Gallup, K.1-1, won in
1954 in Los Angeles.
The Kile-Hi JACL
is proud to nomi-
nate ROBERT SAKATA
of Brighton, Colo.,
for the 1956 honor.
Bob Sakata is a
native of Center-
ville, California. He lost
his mother when he was only
7 years old. He helped his
Dad on. their small 10 acre
truck farm, and in 1940, he
won the FFA Outstanding
Projeot Award' in Alameda
County, California.
ROIKIT Y. SAKAT*
Caliradi
Harry, and by 1955 was suc-
cessfully farming 815 acres
in Brighton, Colorado.
In 1950, Bob
lost his father
in an auto acci-
dent, and was
critically in-
jured himself.
In 1955, he was
severely burned
in a gas barrel
explosion, and
hope was given
up for him,' De-
spite a possible
leg amputation
and twenty-nine
skin grafts, Bob
is back in farm-
ing.
In April 1956
ROBERT Y. SAKATA
was selected as
one of America*s
Four Outstanding
Young Farmers' by
Junior Chamber of
the U.S.
Commerce at Pittsburgh, Pa.
Bob has been the general
chairman for 2 years of the
Brighton Agriculture Insti-
tute which ie attended by
more than 1,000 farmers.
JOHN SAKAYAMA
this year 10 y.jars
thc.t our Bulletin Iras been
in existence. Ye think it
is a proud rpcord of ser-
vice to the nerrYers'-'ip.
YaIYY'UL STAYYYtS like
BUY HOSOKAYa who is pro-
bably the highest paid Ni-
sei newspaperman in the US
contributes to the Bulletin
vri-f'' out ortuner at ion.
ROSA MAY3DA has been
drawing clever cartoons and
doing aft work for the Bul-
letin for 10 years.
TOM I'ASAIIORI has been
outstanding in his contri-
bution of pictures, since
he was with Vilskire Studio
in 1S46 and has been giving
pictures to the Bulletin
free of charge ever since.
On our first visit to
Larimer Street, our young-
sters said: "Oh, so many
people with black hairlll"
sack in Iowa, their friends
had been Nordic types.
Ten yearB ago, Larimer
Street was booming with
well-kept Japanese business
establishments.
The Nisei and their old
folks and kids lived our on
Champa and Curtis and Cali-
fornia Streets.
The Buddhist Temple was
down on Market St., and the
California St. M. E. Church
was filled to overflowing.
Housing was hard to come
by. Gard and Merijane Yokoe
lived away out east on 12th
and Clayton, which is only
a hop, step and jump out of
downtown Denver now.
We stayed with them for
three months, until we were
able to get a place of our
own, paying an enormously
inflated price.
Looking back, it*s easy
to see where the ten years
have fled.
It*s been an exciting
decade. We wouldn*t have
missed it for the world.
But, vhat we*re really
looking forward to is the
next ten years in Denverl
In 1941, he was a Candi-
date for the State Farm De-
gree, but was evacuated,-to
the Topaz WRA in Utah in
1942.
He relocated to Brighton
in Dec. 1942. He enrolled
in high school and graduat-
ed in 1943.
In 1944, he commenced
farming with his brother,
His affiliations include
Member, Board of Supervis-
ors, West Adams Soil Con-
servation District? Member,
Farm Bureau? Deacon of the
Brigiton First Presbyter-
ian Church? Director of the
Chamber of Commerce? imme-
diate past vice-pres., Jr.
Chamber of Commerce; Mem-
ber, Brighton Optimists?
First Vice-Pres., Mile-Hi
J .A C ,L
WE GIVE OUR SINCERE AND
C-RATEFUL TaAHKS to all of
the men and women who have
contributed to the Bulle-
tin, and hare made it in-
deed the BEST CHAPTER H3VS-
3UXL3TI1T IN THE U.S.AI
Congress of tfje niteb States
%ou*e of Siepresentattoe*
RETIRING EDITOR SAYS--
I have, resigned as Editor of the Mile-
Hi JACL Bulletin, effeotive May 21, 1956.
The new Editor will need all of the help
he can get to publish the Bulletin, so 1
am going to do ray best as one of the
staff members.
1 am hoping that everyone who assisted
me will continue to help the new Editor.
Altho, I wish to thank ALL of- you for
the valuable assistance you have given me
OSK) TANIWAKI without >rtiich the BULLETIN could not have
been possible. qSKI TANIWAKI
May 25, 1956
Mr. Z Kanegaye,
c/o JACL Office,
1225 20th St.,
Denver 2, Colo.
Dear Mr. Kanegaye:
It is gratifying and en-
couraging indeed to know
that the Americans of your
association are such stal-
wart friends.
mite ->Vi JACL BULLETIN -
Published monthly by the Mile-Hi Chapter of the JACL,
1225 20th Street, Denver 2, Colorado. Tel. CH 4-2239.
Editor: Min Yasui
Staff Artist: Rosa Hayeda Photographer: Tom Masamori
Columnists: Bill Hosokawa, John Sakayama, Carol K. Yano
Special.Contributor: Edwin Shiraabukur o. Staff Members:
Bessie Kaaura, Sachi Morikawa, Ruby Sakayama, True YasuL
Joanna Sakata, Bud Uchida, and Kent Yoritomo
The Americans of.Japan-
ese ancestry demonstrated
on more than one occasion
their appreciation of my
activities on their behalf,
and X am proud indeed to
count them all among my
real friends.
With kind regards, I am, .
Sincerely yours,
FRANCIS E. WALTER. M. C.
I*IM OimMCT. R||.1UM>


JUNE 1956
MILE HI JACL BULLETIN
PAGE 5
THEsmiFRy KAWHIMMI-KINQSHIWmanualm'GRADS
Former Denverii os, JOAN
nigako morina:a and Arthur
K, SKIN'X) will be wed in LA
on June 24 at the Univer-
sity Methodist Church.
LICHII XAVA1IURA and UJIE
FURUTA hosted a rollicking
party to kick-off finals at
'.boulder in t* eir apartment
A good time was had by all.
9 With hot weather, many
Uisei youths are found at
Eldorado Springs on week-
ends. Seen Sunday were SAM
and RO'ERT I1TAI, TORU FURU-
KA.'.'A, EIICHI XAVAMJ.IA, JOAN
lIISKIiiOTO, JULIA KAMURA,
SAC I rIORIKAV/A, ICS1T MAMBA,
BOBBY FUJIOKA, and TOSHIXO
KUKAGAI, and JUNE MAGAirOTC^
£ Among the Denverites who
are trekking to LA include
ART YA1IADA who is going on
r, job asdirnraent, and I-tAICO
IVAKASHI v/ho v:ill stay v:ith
ner sister and v/ork in Sun-
ny California for the sum-
rer. Both will be nack in'
time for school, though.
DOIT T0NU1TAGA, JUNE HI-
SHUTTJMA, IRENE 1TAKATA, and
C-ARY OICADA are 1956 gradu-
ates of Brighton High.
$ HARRY and HELH2T KURACHI
are proud parents of anoth-
er girl, born Hay 20. Her
name -- SUSAN.
DOU TOHUNAGA, son of Hr.
and IZrs. 3. Tokunaga, was
swarded a 4-year,
r enewable scho-
larship to Colo.
A. c: M. Don was
.also chosen for
the All-State Hi
Schools basebs.ll
team. We under-
stand he received
an invitation from Howsam,
manager of the Denver Bears
for a June try-out*
JA'dS 11TOOTSIE" OXADA and
3AK TASKIRO seem to be that
way about each other, "ill
we hear wedding bells soon?
Another attractive two-
some we 3ee frequently to-
gether are GRACE KIYOTA and
3A: TOCPIINARA.
to:: TOCIIIIIARA is seen
these days riding around in
brand-spanking new' Lincoln,
color purplish pink Hi
MARY SAKATA left June 3,
tt>r Evanston, Illinois to
attend' the graduation of
her twin brother from *the
Seabury-\7estern Theological
Seminary. Her. father, Hr.
Yamamoto, and her two sons,
accompanied her.
UNIS KAVAKAKI became the
bride of GEORGE KINOSHITA
on June 3, at CSMC. They
plan to make their home in
Albuquerque, Hew Mexico.
COMMUNITY PICNIC
HENRY SUZUKI, EDWIN SHI-
KABUKURO and' 303 HORIUCHI
represented Hile-Hi JACL at
the planning .meeting for a
COMMUNITY PICNIC to be held
on July 22nd. Details will
be sent to JACL members by
notices next month.
The JACL will take care
of games for children. All
JACLers are. requested help.
WIN 12 OF 35
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Altho constituting less
than 10# of the graduating
class at Manual Hi School,
(25 out of 277), Nisei won
35# of the scholarships
awarded at Manual*
Scholarship winners at
Manual Hi were:
State Joint Honors:
DAVID FURUKAWA
NED T. ODA
KIM UYEDA
MAY YASUDA
U.S* Air Force Academy:
BEN T. FURUTA
Boettcher Foundation:
CARL Y0RIK0T0
Denver University:
1IIKIYO KATSUURA
Colorado Womens College:
MASAXO IWAHASHI
JOYCE SAWAMURA
Manual Thunderbird Club:
AMY KANAI
Sears Roebuck Scholarship:
JUNE 1IATSUDA
Elks Scholarship:
CARL Y0RIM0T0
Other Manual grads were;
T. Fujioka,. Stanley Joko,
Mitsuko Kajiwara, J. Kav/a-
mura, Mary Kitashima, Seiko
Kuroki, Beatrice Kusaka,
Ken Naraba, Chas. Suzuki,
Isao Takata, Hugo Taniwaki,
Susan Tawara, Carlie Tera-
da, and Hideko Umemoto*
MILE-HI JACL CHAPTER:
SEMI-ANNUAL FISCAL REPORT
Financial statement for period Jan.
Book Balance, Dec. 31, 1955
Receipts:
New Years Dinner Benefit
Members'* ip and P. C.
Donations
.Bulletin Ads
Family Fun Night
TOTAL RECEIPTS
TOTAL AVAILABLE
D i s bur s ement s:
Membership Dues to National
Pacific Citizen
Bulletin
Office Supplies (postage, etc.)
Misc. (flowers, koden, etc.)
TOTAL EXPENSES
1, to May 31, 1956.
$ 137.05
§ 670.08
1252.00
135.00
60.00
85.00
2202.08
2339.13
855.00
85.00
146.00
315.00
219.05
1620.05
***B00K BAL., as of 5/31/56.
$ 719.08
KENT Y0RIT0M0
(#-**Does not include net receipts antici-
pated from Samurai" movie ticket sales.
With reported sales of almost 1,100 tick-
ets, our net proceeds should be about an
additional $250.00 net income, making our
total balance almost $1,000.00)
Respectfully suomitted,
KENT T. YORITOKO
Treasurer, Mile-Hi JACL
PROFESSION!
*----LISTING----------
ACCOUNTANT
GEORGE MITSUO KANEKQ
2801 E. Colfax5tT8-1666
OEM TISTf
JOHN CHIKUMA. DPS
Brighton, Colo.
MILTON HAYANO, DPS
2103 Larimer St. MA 3-9400
.MICHAEL T* HORI, DPS
1211 E. 18th Ave CH4-1617
ITO DENTAL GROUP
830 18th St KB 4-8680
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._PDS
300 Interstate .Trust Bldg.
K. K. MIYAMOTO, DDS
1952 Larimer T3T 5-4307
GENTA' NAKAMURA, DDS
200 Interstate -Trust Bldg.
TA 5-7598
INSURANCE ASENTS
BOB HORIUCHI & CO
2586 So Race St PE 3-9166
HENRY K. IMADA.
4588 Lowell Blvd GR 7-8413
SAM Y. MATSUMOTO
Henderson, Colo. AT 8-2536
JINZO NODA
3211 Clayton* PR 7-1065
ATTORNEYS
TOSHIO ANDO
1942 Larimer AC 2-5315
MINORU YASUI
1255"'-'"SO'fh 'St. CH 4-2239
OPTOMETRISTS
MSN MATOBA. OP
1927 Larimer IG3 4-1941
MISAO MATOBA, OP
Ft.- Lupton UL 7-6550
Physicians
CHARLES FUJISAKE. M3
40 N. Main Brighton 418
T. K. K0B4YASHI. MD
1227 27th St KE 4-.4590
RICHARD MOMII, MD
1227 27th St KE 4-3104
ISAMU 0ZAM0T0. MD
301 Interstate Trust Bldg.
TA 5-1596
HOWARD SUENAGA. MD
830 18th St. AC 2-1314
GEORGE TAKEKO* MD
830 18th St. TA 5-0783
MAHITO UBA. DO
1230 21st St. MA 3-3743


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MILE HI JACL BULLETIN
JUNE 195(3
MILE-HIJACL CABINET cathaypost
MEETS WITH NATL DIRECTOR
NANCY SOGI, Denver* s
best known Nisei songbird,
'leaves for LA on June 17th,
to take a Job with Univer-
sal Films.
YIIXIE KIIMII. and fami-
ly, left June 8th for Los
Angeles, Calif. Mrs. Miku-
ni is a daughter of the ED
YAI-IATO S
DR. HOVARD IC'JVY,'pro-
fessor of Oriental langu-
ages and JACL member, left
for a two-year study in the
Orient. He will visit in
Jcvoau, Formosa, and China.
GEORGE IjTAI of San Fran-
cisco* one of Hisei-dom's
300 bowlers, v*.s a recent
visitor to Denver. George
; is salesman for gift items
ifrom Japan. Voile in Den-
ver, he participated in the
Memorial Day Classics.
0 SI'IIJIT* SX THE 1TYI-IC
otherwise lcnov-n as
Sam jktsumoto, was off to
uhe Ozark Mountains in Ark-
ansas last month for an in-
mv^nce conference. He was
again one of the top ;H.IC
producers.
TOE YOBAYASYI an- f-ily
j.oft for L. A. on v'-cvtion,
here he a Ians to 'o- some
neensea flawing, and 'to
let daughter JOYCE see Dis-
neyland*
0 AII'O "..3T r~A, a. stu-
nent from J-pr-n, = vho as
parti'"lly aaonsp-'ed hy the
"ilc-Yi J.-iCL in 10bb, has
"oaived her Master's de-
gree in sucio.l v/ork from
DU, and goes to. Oregon to
v:ork for the State V.elfare
:0e;d.. in Portland.
Fotos courtesy of KASAI-IORlI
x vw i i1 ^aL o 01
xA '.'OTA A laying doxm the
la.- to HrHY 3UZUHI and IRV
MAT'iYBA at Satow meeting.
ers-, Re§,. Secty DCD'i I'AEO-
AOiO, Dfs-rict Secty C"IY:;
HCRIUCHI and BETTY I'A'EOAYE
Mat*l Director :A'AC jATOY
discussing JAIL with :b\R?.Y
TaJI.1I District C' airman
DO" "h
101IX in background.
Ye v^Te newshawk
evesdropring on choice com-
ments by P'TiECY SALAAHA to
I-1ATSUDA and SUZUKI*
daughter I
Jinzo IToda 1
St., will
of Dr. M.
at
LILLIAN ITOP A,
of Mr, and Mrs.
'of 3211 Clayton
become the bride ._
"MIKE5' UBA on July 1st,
the CSMC.
BEA and CARL IVASAKI be-
came the proud parents of
their fifth child., a boyl
LARRY and GUYO TAJIRI
were recent vacationers to
Los Angeles, where they re-
ceived a royal welcome, as
old-time JACLers turned out
to reminisce with Larry of
the old da^s with JACL.
NATL DIRECTOR MASAO V*
SATOV, on a 3 weeks tour of
JACL chapters east of the
Rockies, visited Denver on
iiis way East to the Midwest
District Council, and again
on his return from Vashing-
+ AV. t> r where he conferr-
ed with #lSxKE M. HASAOKA.
TOST COLOR GUARD
Left to rightj Post Com-
mander FRANK KAMIBAYASKI,
oast Commander JACK ISITIDAj
JI'-: ITO, and GEORGE GOTO.
NAKAMURASOUGHT
The'Sun Life Assurance
Company- of Canada, Denver
branch office; is looking
for BILL TSUKASA NAKAMURA,
who formerly lived at 275C
Curtis St. in Denver.
$100.00 is payable to
Nakamura, on a matured po-
licy of insurance. Infor-
mation concerning Nakamura
v.-ould be appreciated.
MATOE>A
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