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Mile Hi JACL Bulletin, Volume 11, Number 7

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Mile Hi JACL Bulletin, Volume 11, Number 7
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''HARRY M. SAKATA
MEMORIAL AWARD"
Symbolizing an unwaver-
ing spirit of dedication to
public service in promoting
the community welfare, a
"HARRY H. SAKATA MEMORIAL"
Award has been
established by
Mary Sakata
widow of the
late Harry H.
Sakata, who
served the JA
community in
the Brighton-
Denver area
for many years
and was presi-
dent of the
local Mile-Hi
JACL at the
time of his tragic passing
on Dec. 20, 1955*
Mary Sakata
that in memory
ceased husband,
award
announced
of her de-
an annual
of #50
would be made
eaoh year to
the most out-
standing high
school Denver-
Brighton area,
as an encour-
agement for
young people,
to assume ac-
tive leader-
ship and responsibilities
in community affairs.
MAKY SAKATA
PSUW9
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MWAINiKI
4th Mfn-Plains JACL
Bowling Tournament
Dr. Robt. Hayeda, Pres,
of the Denver Bowling Assn,
announced that Don Miyake
and John Noguchi will head
the 4th Annual Mtn-Plains
JACL Regional Bowling Tour-
nament to be held at Bowl-
Mor Lanes, Nov. 23-24.
Mile-Hi JACL Hits Top
Record of 616 Members
Mieko Mayeda. membership
chairman for the Mile-Hi
JACL announced that the lo-
cal ohapter has reaehed an
all-time high
record in mem-
bership with
616 members in
1956.
JACL "FAMILY NIGHT OCT. 26
Issei, Nisei, Sansei Invited; Family Pot-Luck
Nisei Soldiers' Memorial; I ssei Recognition:
Headed by Robt. Y. Sakata, 1st Vice-Pres., the Mile-Hi
JACL will holds its annual fall meeting on Friday evening,
Oct. 26th, at the YWCA, 1545 Tremont Place, commencing at
6:30 p.m.
The entire
children tool
family
There
Harry Sakata passed away
after a pain-wracked and
lingering illness, but even
with his dying efforts, he
kept trying to promote the
local JACL.
The MILE-HI JACL BARRY
H. SAKATA MEMORIAL AWARD
will be made annually to
keep alive that indominable
spirit.
Robert M. Horiuchi, dis-
trict chairman of. the Mtn-
Plaine JACL,
has been des-
ignated to ad-
minister the
award, which
will be annu-
ally presented
at the Mile-Hi iBaaSWBtoi#
tlona "SmSl'*"!
to be held this year at the
Cosmopolitan Hotel on Dee.
31et.
AIL NOMINATIONS TO ROBT.
HORIUCHI, 2586 So. Raee 8t.
The previ-
ous record was
established In
1954 under the
presidency of
Sam Matsumoto,
with Fund Katagiri Karaki,
as membership chairman. In
1954, the chapter had 602
members
UISKO MAYEDA
+9RSHPCHRM*
New Year's Eve Dance
Set at Silver Glade
The Annual Mile-Hi JACL
New Year's Eve Recognitions
Dinner and Inaugural Ball
will be held in the Silver
Glade of the Cosmopolitan
Hotel on Dee. 31st.
1956 Chest Campaign
Fred Kawano of 1221-19th
St. will head the Mile-Hi
JACL1a Community
Chest team for
the 1956 cam-
paign.
The JACL team
members are John
Sakayama, Kent
Yoritomo, John
Noguchi, Sam Ma-
tsumoto and Babe
Takeoka.
is invited: Issei, Nisei and Sansei
will be activities for all ages and
-------- for all groups. There will
be a super-special Child-
rens Hallowe'en Masquerade
Party, so bring your kids
in costumei
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FAMILY POT-LUCK SUPPER
Nancy Nitta, assisted by
a big committee of expert
cooks, will coordinate the
Pot-luck Supper
With Mary Saka-
ta as General
Chairman.
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KANCt NITTA
If you have
not been con-
tacted, please
be sure to call
Nancy Nitta at
MA 3-5528, in order to get
your food assignment.
NISEI SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL
Cathay Post #185 of the
American Legion, headed by
Commander Frank Kamlbayashi
will conduct services for
the Nisei Soldiers' Memori-
al, in memory of Nisei GIs
who died during World War
II and the Korean war.
ISSEI CITIZENS RECOGNITION
Henry M. Suzuki who has
conducted citizenship clas-
ses for Issei, will be in
charge of special
recognitions for
Issei who have
become naturaliz-
ed U. S. citizens
during the past
year. ,
Gold lapel-pin 1
American flags
will be given to
all honored Issei guests
attending the meeting.
Ruby Sakayama will read
the Roll Call of Citizens,
and Dorothy Madokoro
Mary Funakoshi will present
the mementoes to the Issei.
H. SUVIKI
(SEE ALSO BACK PAGE)


PAGE 2
OCT., 1956
MILE-HI JACL BULLETIN
BY -
BILL HQSOKAWA
zMtialTi
MILE-Ht JACL SETS ALL-TIME RECOW
O'MON LA. & CHICAGO! MATCH OUR ACCORD 0$ GROWING COURT HAM
Ve proudly proclaim that the Mil e-Hi JACL of Colorado
has again topped its all-time membership record,
reached 616 members for 1956*
and has
The Mil e-Hi JACL has surpassed its past year's record
every year since its chartered inception in 1944, except
in 1955. That's a proud record for Mile-Hi JACLersl
One of the nicest things
ever to happen to Colorado
Japanese Americans is the
recently concluded Japan
Festival#
Suddenly and dramatical-
ly, Coloradoans were made
aware of the artistry the
technical shill, the cul-
ture and history of Japan.
The average Denverite
may have been vaguely aware
that there were Issei and
Nisei in their midst* They
may have regarded them as
food neighbors and good ci-
izens
But with this peek into
the showcase of contempo-
rary Japan, these very good
neighbors appeared in three
dimensional perspective.
The old country became
more real, the Americanized
descendants of that nation
became individuals and per-
sonalities*
Nor vers the Issei and
Nisei slow to realize the
worth of the
festival*

Many of
them spent
really stag- m x
gering mm-
ber of hdurs
helping to set up the exhi-
bits, to man the Festival
during its 10-day run, and
finally to clean up after
the crowds had gone*
An estimated 15,000 per-
sons paid 50 cents each to
view the handiwork of old
and New Japan*
This means there are at
least that many individuals
in the Denver area who know
a little more about Japan
and things Japanese*
Included in this number
are many Nisei and Sansel
who were seeing for the 1st
time the exquisite handi-
work of a land they were
aware of only dimly*
All this cannot but lead
to understanding# which is
a commodity that's never in
over supply*
BUT, we ought to be seriously aiming for 1,000 members
in the local chapter, with many youngsters coming of JACL
age, and with probably 500 naturalized Issei citizens in JOHN SAKAY/IMA
this area.
follow SWIA'S EXAMPLE, AND SION OP TON THOUSAND IN LAJ
Down in Los Angeles, the SWLA chapter has done an out-
standing job with 1,201 members. But over-all, LA county
has some 36,761 persons of Japanese ancestry, and with a
total of 2,894 JACL members, that's only about 8$ JACL
coverage.
The fall season for the
local JACL is always a busy
time with maiy activities,
and opportunities for all
members to participate in
local chapter activities*
By comparison, Mile-Hi with 616 JACLers out of a total
2,538 JA population has a percentage of 24#.
Ve'd like to see LA Chapters emulate the fine example
of their own up-and-coming SWLA chapter and have about
10,000 members in 1957.
CHICAGO STRONG ON LEADERS} SACK TNSM WITH MEMBERS!
Chicago had some 1,000 members several years ago, but
in 1956# has only 68 more JACL members than Mile-Hi.
Chicago's JA population is 11#646 persons* Dy Colo-
rado standards, their JACL membership ought to be nearly
3,0001 As it is# with 684 members for 1956# their per-
centage is only 6$*
Ve recognize that Chicago has provided strong national
leadership thru strong JACLers like the late Dr* Randolph
Sakada, Dr. T. T. Yatabe, Shig Vakamatsu, Abe Hagiwara,
Kumeo Yoshinari, and many others.
ORCHIDS TO SAN fRANCISCOlir
Percentage-wise# we note that San Francisco has about
5,579 population with a JACL membership of 1,150* Ve send
orchids to S.F. for their respectable 20$ JACL Membership
coverage, and for their sponsorship of the Nat'l Conven-
tion.
Moreover, we wish S* F. would let us know about their
successful Jr* JACL and Issei programs* They are doing
an outstanding job of integrating young people and Issei
into their JACL programs*
NATS Pff TO SMALLER CHAPTERS!
But, our hats really go off to the muchly-ignored but
go-getting smaller chapters, like Ft* Lupton in Colorado,
or Omaha in Nebraska.
Ft* Lupton gets about 96$ coverage of JA's and in Oma-
ha, they corral hakujin to get a 150$ membership over the
JA population potential*
Nationally, California plays a dominant role in Nat'l
JACL affairs, and rightly they should with a population
of 84,956 JAs and with about 9,000 JACL members they con-
stitute 2/3 of the organization*
(Parenthetically# we take ous hats off to the smaller
California communities which m&e up for the membership
deficits of Los Angeles*)
W'f JMOT it nvit 'UIUM JAM MOU AH9A9H1'
L. A., However# has provided strong financial support#
and their 1000 Club membership has been outstanding* Ve
can only hope Mile-Hi of Colorado will be stimulated by-
LA's example in these departments# so that truly, our lo-
cal chapter can say "MILE-HI JACL MILES AHEAD*****-
OCTOBER MEETING
If you plan to attend#
please call Nancy Nitta at
MA .3-5528 in Denver or Mary
Sakata at 1065V in Brighton
to get food assignments.
COMMUNITY CHEST DRIVES
Fred Kawano heads the
JACL team. Make your dona-
tion thru JACL by calling
Fred Kawano# EE 4-6358*
1957 OFFICERS NOMINATIONS:
Send in your nominations
to Tak Terasaki at TK Phar-
macy# 2700 Larimer St.
MTN-PLAINS BOV UNO:
John Noguchi and Don Mi-
yake will head the 4th An-
nual Mtn-Plains JACL Bowl-
ing Tournament at Bowl-Mor
Lanes# Nov* 23-24.
SAKATA MEMORIAL AWARD:
Send your suggestions as
to the outstanding 1956 hi-
school student to Bob Hori-
uchi, 2586 So* Race St*
NEW YEAR'S EVE ACTIVITIES!
The annual Recognitions
dinner will be held at the
Cosmopolitan Hotel, with an
Inaugural Ball following In
the Silver Glade*
MILE-HI JACL
BULLETIN
Published monthly by the
Mile-Hi Chapter of the JACL
1225 20th Street, Denver#
Colorado# Tel* Ch* 4-2239*
Editor: Min Yasui
Staff artist: Rosa Haye-
da: Photographers Tom Kasa-
nor is Columnists# Sill Ho-
sekava# John Sakayama# Jo-
azma Sakata, Carol Yano
and True Yasui: Special
contributors: Edwin Shixa-
bukttro# and Meach Nogaml*
1


OCT,, 1956
KILB-HI JACL BULLETIN
PAGE 3
"THE SfflALLFRy
- j hi - ----'
CVC Japanese students.
MAKO IVAHASHI, JOYCE SAVA-
HORA* TOMIKO YAMAMOTO, ***
ROLYEr YANO* and ax-CWC s
dents* SACHI MORIKAVA
TOSHIKO KUMAGAI, hosted
Japanese dinner for some
hakujin school friends*
EUGENE KANABE* a gra
ate of CTJ this year left
serve in the Army, Before
Gene left* he was a pharma-
cist at T.K, Pharmacy and
Rocky Mountain Drug*
GEO, KUGA* another Den-
ver hoy* left to join the
Army too*
MIKE EMIZAWA, the Japan-
ese hoy from Montrose* and
MILTON OSHIRO, a piano stu-
dent at Lamont from Hawaii*
are contemplating forming a
combo to play for Nisei and
public dances,
The NICC is planning a
"kickoff*1 dance to be held
on Nov, 3rd with DAVE NIKA-
IDO, Pres,* in charge, and
SHIRLEY MATSUDA* REIKO YO-
SHIHARA, MITCHELL HAMAI*
DON FURUTA*, JIM OUYEj KIM
OKUGAVA and CAROL MIZOUE on
'the committee,
The Kenkyo Club at the
University of Colorado is
planning a dance and raffle
on Nov. 22nd to be held in
Denver. it was announced by
HAROLD FUKUHARA* prexy.
A young adult group is
being started at CSMC for
college age and working
young people.
BRIGHTON
The JIM TOC HI HARAS re-
cently became proud parents
again. This time* it's a
girl*
MARY H. MATSUNO recently
became a Denver home-owner*
The Mateunos now reside at
3433 High St.* in Denver,
ROY H. MAYEDA and SEIJI
HORIUCHI* who commenced the
Brighton Agricultural Con-
sultants Services* earlier
this spring* recently went
to Kentucky in order to get
advanced training in farm
management, to serve their
farm clients more effici-
ently,
MARY SAKATA* besides now
assisting ROY and SEIJI at
the Ag Consultants office*
was named Secretary to the
Brighton Community Chest.
Meet "Our Next Governor of Colorado
fr
i
AY

Photo by Edwin Shimabukuro
Yamamoto-Nikaido
KIYOKC YAMAMOTO- bee*
the lovely bride of David
Nikaido on Sept. 16* at the
CSMC in Denver* Colorado.
Dave graduates from CU
next June in Chemistry* and
is President of the NICC*
HONOR ROLL
Membership Solicitor*
Betty Suzuki again top-
ped the 100 mark for a se-
cond consecu-
tive year, to
lead all mem-
bership soli-
citors in the
1956 Member-
ship Campaign
for the Mile-
8STTY SUZUKI Hi JACI*
Betty Suzuki 109
John & Ruby Sakayama 71
JACL Office 50
Yak Terasaki 40
Sally Furushiro 38
Sam Matsumoto 37
Tom Masamori 33
)Uke Tashlro 32
Mary Funakoshl 27
Jess Masunaga 26
Roy and Kieko Mayeda 22
John Noguchi 20
Dodie Madokoro 18
Willie Mikuni 17
Frances Kobayashl 15
Irvin Mateuda 12
Bill Kuroki 12
Oski Tanlvakl 12
Rupert Aral 10
Kent Yoritoao 6
Robert Sakata 5
Others 4
New memberships for 195^
can be obtained after Oct.
15th. Let's go after ano-
ther new record in 1957,
Y "Tak" Terasaki will moderate a political debate be-
tween Democratic candidate Stephen L, R, McNichols and
Republican Don Brotzman* both of whom axe gubernatorial
hopefuls in the
Nov. 6th elec-
tion.
The debate is
scheduled at 8
p.m,* at the YV*
1545 Tremont* on
Friday, Oct, 26.
All JACLers
are urged to at-
tend. We shall
guarantee that
you will have an
opportunity to
personally meet
the next Gover-
nor of the State
of Colorado,
s spitawm 9*HM*n
mm smmae
bwocmm Mnmkia
STEVEN L N. MCNICHOLS
The politi-
v cal debate is to
be a part of the general election information which will
De available to JACLers and newly-naturalized Issei oiti-
zens at the Mile-Hi JACL general meeting.
msmANCS ASSISTS BOB HORIUCHI & CO
2586 So. Race St. PE 3-9166
HENRY K. IMADA 4586 Lowell Blvd GR 7-8413
JINZO NODA
3211 Clayton PR 7-1065
SAM Y. MATSUMOTO
Henderson* Colorado AT 8-2536
ACCOUNTANTS
GEORGE MITSUO KANEKO
2801 B. Colfax DU 8-1666
5.
3325
ROY T. TERADA
1636 Carr Si" BE 3-6554
UCNTISTS
JOHN CHIKOMA, DPS
Brighton* Colorado
MIIffON HAYAN0-. DPS
2103 Larimer St MA 3-9400
T. HORI, DDS
mx
lAwms
CO ANDO
1942 Larimer AC 2-5315
lUl St KE 4-6358
LLOYD SHINSATO
Railway Exchange Building
AM 6-1753
MINORU YASUI
12S5 §0th" St CH 4-2239
0PT0MBT8ISTS
KE 4-1941
BEN MATOBA OD
WSrisHBafr
1211 E. 18th Ave. Cft 4-1617
ITO DENTAL GROUP
636 15th Si KE 4-8680
T. Ito, DDS
Y. Ito DDS
Sueo Ito DDS
Sets Ito DDS

Ave EE 4-3084
ROBERT MAYEDA. DDS
300 Interstate Trust Bldg.
' TA 5-6961
TAKASHI MAYEDA iDDS
300 Interstate Trust Bldg.
K. K. MIYAMOTOi DPS
1952 Larimer Ta 5-4307
m
HAKAMDRAi DDS
nterstats Trust Bldg.
TA 5-7598
MISAO MATOBA OD
Ft. Lupton U1 7-6550
PHYSICIANS
CHARLES FUJISAKI; MD
*0 N. Main Britton 418
T KOBAYASHli MD
1 St. ---fcE 4-4590
RICHARD MOMIIt MD
1227 27tS 3iY KB 4-4590
ISAMU OZAMOTO MP
301 Interstate Trust Bldg.
TA 5-1596
HOWARD SUKHAGAi MD
636 18tb Street AC 2-1314
AYAKO VADAi MP
830 18th street TA 5-0783
MAHITO UBAk DO
1230 21st Street MA 3-3743


PAGE
MILE-HI JACL BULLETIN
OCT., 1956
Childrens Halloween Party at
SAM KISHIYAMA, who serv-
ed hiB stint in the Army in
Korea, recently returned to
Denver, and is now working
at T. K. Pharmacy.
£ HOB ESHIMA, who returned
to Watsonville, California
came hack to Colorful Colo-
rado, and is working as a
pharmacist at Rociy Mount-
ain Pharmacy.
MAY and FRANK TORIZAVA
have moved into their new
home at 1900 Meade Street.
^ HATTIE ARITA headed the
Denver Mothers* Cluh meet-
ing on Fri., Oct. 12th at
the YWCA where the ladies
held a cake sale and dance
instructions. The Corne-
lians were special guests
of the Mothers* Cluh.
% We will miss seeing IWAO
and KAY HISHIKAVA around
the Nihonjin-machi section,
with Morganari Drug moving
out to Aurora.
KEN KUWABARA, formerly
of Denver, who is now a re-
sident of Washington, D.C.,
was a recent visitor here.
Ken has "been employed in
the Foreign Trade section
of the Dept, of Commerce in
Washington, D.C. for sever-
al years.
DOUBLE CONGRATULATIONS
to AX and NANCY MIYAGISHIKA
who recently purchased a
new home at 3507 Jackson,
and also added a baby girl
to their faailyU
A son and heir was horn
to BOB and MABEL UYEDA on
Oct. 13. CONGRATULATIONSU
Photo by Edwin Shimahukuro
CSMC Bowling Tourney
Above are pictured GENE
NISHIMOTO, and RUTH SHINTO
winners of the CSMC Mixed
Bowling League*s Pre-season
Tournament held in Sept.
The CSMC league howls on
Friday nights at Bowl-Mor.
Edwin Shimahukuro heads
the CSMC Mixed Bowling Lea-
gue as President, with Tei
Kondo, Vice-Pres., Meach
Nogami Secretary, and John
Kajiwara Treasurer.
Cathay Post Slates
festival Nov. 23-24
TOM T. MAS AMOR I, chair- '
man for the Cathay Posts
annual Fall Jamboree, an-
nounced that this year, the
dates will he Nov. 23-24 at
the Post, 2015 Market St.
Grand prize for a lucky
winner is a RCA Color TV.
Assisting Masamori will
be A1 Miyagishima, John No-
guchi, Harry Shihao, Yosh
Aral, and Nob Furuye.
The purpose of the bene-
fit is to raise funds for
Child Welfare and for Hos-
pital Service.
TERNO ODOV concluding
the childrens* party with a
showing of movies end car-
toons until about 9:30
p.m., or until the old
folks* program is com-
pleted.
With a really com-
§ whole family, commenc-
ing with Pot-luck Sup-
per, an evening of en-
7:30 p.m., with a short ,,tf ra&ASAitM! tertainment for the
entertainment program, 9 **** children, Issei recog-
with various children _r4# r£J(tuu nitions, and JACL pro-
performing skits and every JACL fsun-
dances. Any parent who iiy, including Issei
wishes to have their WW MWlf grandparents, the Ni-
LILLIAN TERASAKI will he
heading the Mile-Hi JACL*s
Childrens Halloween Party
as general chairman, to
he held on Friday even-
ing, Oct. 26th, at the
YWCA, beginning at 7:30
p.m., immediately fol-
lowing the Family Pot-
Luck Supper.
CAROL YANO will open
the Childrens Party at
children also partici-
pate in the program should
call Carol at Ch. 4-2239 ,N
after 3:30 p. m., or at GL'
5-9760 after 7:00 p.m.
JEAN ASHIZAWA will con-
duct a masquerade costume
contest for the children,
with prizes for the funni-
est, prettiest and the best
costume. All parents are
urged to bring their child-
ren in appropriate Hallow-
een costume so they can
participate in the fun.
DON TERASAKI has planned
a half hour program of Hal-
loween games for the chil-
dren with prizes for every
child who attends. There
will be games and stunts
as well as contests for all
children of all ages. When
the children become tired
of games, the grand finale
of the Kids* Party will be:
sei adults and young
people and Sansei children
are invited to attend.
You can solve your baby-
sitting problem for the en*
tire evening, by bringing
your entire family along.
COME OUT TO THE MILE-HI
JACLs OCTOBER MEETING..*.
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