VOL. XI, No. 8.
MEETING HELD AT
YWCA ON OCT. 26.
More than 350 people, includ-
ing some 50 children at the Hal-
loween Party, attended the very
successful Fall Meeting of the
Mile-Hi JACL on Oct. 26 at the
Featured on the program were
the NISEI SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL at
which Frank Kamibayashi of the
Cathay Post officiated; followed
by ISSEI CITIZENS RECOGNITIONS
presided over by Henry Suzuki;
"OUR NEXT GOVERNOR OF COLORADO",
with Don Brotzman and Stephen L.
R. McNichols, moderated by Tak
More than 150 committee mem-
bers assisted with the program,
and a dozen firms contributed to
the affair, including Adams City
Drug, Cathay Post, Eto Grocery,
Granada fTsTTJ Harry's Flowers,
T. Ichikawa, ichivo1aT Kojimas,
T.qt-ng -Room. Mandarin Cafe, Harry
Nakamitsu, Osakaya, Pacific Mer-
cantile, Rocky* Mtn Pharmacy and
T. K. Pharmacy.
STEPHEN L. R. McNICHOLS, the
newly-elected Governor of Colo-
rado, addressed the Mile-Hi JACL
on Oct. 26th, at the YWCA.
JACL BOWLING TOURNAMENT
KEfi-FBT XT 80WL-N0R LAMES N0U23-24:
BANQUET AT LOTUS ROOM SUN. NOV. 15.
DON MIYAKE and JOHN NOGUCHI will be heading the 4th Annual Mtn-
Plains JACL Regional Bowling Tournament to be held at the Bowl-Mor
Lanes, 1441 Court Place, in Denver, Colorado over the Thanksgiving
week-end, Nov, 23-24, The tournament is a handicap affair, and will
be divided into the Majors and Minors, Class AA and Class A.
According to DR. ROBT. MAYEDA, chairman of the Denver Nisei Bowl-
ing Association, more than 30 teams are expected at the largest-ever
tournament to be held in this region, with bowlers expected from Ne-
braska, Wyoming, the Rocky Ford
area and the San Luis Valley, as
well as from Ft. Lupton, Greeley
MILE-HI. JACL RECO6NITI0NS DIMMER.
AMD INAUGURAL BALL AT COSMO.HOTEL
RUBY SAKAYAMA will be in charge of
the Annual Mile-Hi JACL Recognitions
Dinner to be held at the Cosmopolitan
Hotel on New Years Eve, Dec. 31st.
Besides recognizing the outstanding
performances by local JACL leaders and
members during the past year, the newly
established MILE-HI JACL HARRY SAKATA
MEMORIAL AWARD will be presented to the
high school stu-
dent of 1956.
RUPERT ARAI is
in charge of the annual benefit
to raise funds for the Mile-Hi
JACL. Grand Prize will be a 21"
GE Television set, or $250.00 in
cash. Get your benefit tickets
from any chapter
will be in charge
of the Inaugural
Ball to be held
at the Cosmopoli-
tan Hotel, in the
of the Mile-Hi
JACL will be in-
program of the dance, and the
big drawings for prizes will al-
so cake place during intermis-
sion. Noise-makers, paper hats,
and other festive accoutrements
for welcoming the New Year will
be furnished by the JACL.
Officials for the Tournament
Finances: Jim Ota
Tabulations: Joey Sumida
Banquet: Preston Morishige
Trophies: Willie Hasegawa
Secretary: Kinu Hiraoka
The finale of the Tournament
will be the Awards Banquet to be
held at the Lotus Room on Sunday
evening, Nov. 25th.
Morishige, chairman for the
banquet announced that special
movies will be shown, and that
there will be speakers and an
excellent program. Dinner will
be $2.50 per plate, and the pub-
lic is invited.
'% JACL CREST
TEAM TOPS 100%
FRED KAWANO, co-captain for
the Mile-Hi JACL Community Chest
team, reported that the local
Nisei team went 1007. over the
top in the 1956 campaign.
The JACLers were co-captained
by John Sakayama, and assisted
by Kent Yoritomo, John Noguchi,
Sam Macsumoto and Babe Takeoka.
The Mile-Hi JACL Chest team
received special commendations
from Community Chest headquart-
ers for their cooperation in the
(Ed.'s Note: We again regret
that we are unable to bring to
you Bill Hosokawa's inimitable
"THE CRITIC'S CORNER" column,
MILE-HI JACL BRIDGE CLUB:
Tournament Director Sam Ma-
tsumoto announced that winners
of the Mile-Hi JACL Bridge Club
Tournament on Fri.-, Nov. 16 were
ZEKE TOLENTINO and SHIG TERAJI
for North-South, and ETHEL and
DICK YANASE for East-West.
COLORADO NISEI BASKETBALL LEAGUE
SACHI MORIKAWA, secretary of
the Colorado Nisei Basketball
League advises that 12 teams are
participating in the Thanksgiv-
ing Tournament to be held at the
Manual Hi School gym, Nov. 23rd
and 24th, Fri. and Sat.
A mixer will be held Thursday
evening, Nov. 22 at the TSBC to
welcome Idaho, two teams from
Utah, western Nebraska, and oth-
er teams from outside Denver.
The "Cagers' Bounce" after
the tournament will be held in
Barnes Auditorium on Saturday
night, Nov. 24. Price will be
only $1.00 per person.
SPECIAL THANKS TO BEN FURUTA:
Because we fell behind on our
deadlines, we had to call upon
Ben Furuta to do a special rush
job to print heads for us in
this issue. Our special thanks
go to Ben for his generous and
Published monthly by the
Mile-Hi Chapter of the JACL
1225 20th Street, Denver,
Colorado, Tel* Ch* 4-2239*
Editors Min Yasui
Staff artists Rosa Maye-
da: Photographers Tom Masa-
moris Columnists, Bill Ho-
sokawa, John Sakayama, Jo-
anna Sakata, Carol Yano
COmmi/LATIOMS/n> KAYKO MATiUURA
With the English section of
the Colorado Times now defunct,
and since our own Mile-Hi JACL
Bulletin comes out only once a
month, there is no
effective means of
tions in the Denver
metropolitan JA com-
tile, there is no way to organ-
ize concerted community effort
because of a lack of a community
Ten years ago,
Katie Kawamura grad-
uated with honors
from the CU School
of Journalism, and
is now still winning
top honors on the
Western Slope, with
the Grand Junction
Perhaps we are
dreaming, but we did
note, of late, that
KAYKO MATSUURA of CU
won high honors of
the Colorado Press-
for journalistic ex-
CHAPTER OFFICERS NOMINATIONS:
Here in Denver,
we have the top two
Nisei journalists in
the country in Bill Hosokawa and
Larry Tajiri, both of the Denver-
Katie Kawamura in
1946 was the origi-
nal editor of what
was then the Denver
JACL Bulletin. We
have come a long way
TAK TERASAKI, for the Nomina-
tions Committee, reports that
candidates for chapter offices
are difficult to find.
But, so far as the Denver me-
tropolitan Nihonjim community is
concerned, along 20th St. and
Larimer, in talking to George
Kuramoto of George's Motor, or
Don Miyake of Mandarin Cafe or
K. Takeuchi of Kobun-Sha, or Mr.
George Inai of pacific Mercan-
We extend our
tions to Kayko Matsuura on her
winning top honors in journal-
istic fields, and we sincerely
hope that she can somehow revive
a means of community communica-
tions in the Denver region, in
the tradition of Beatrice Kai-
hara and Frank Taraura, who kept
the community informed and in-
terested in community affairs.
We need new and young blood and
spirit in Denver activities.
We know that family obliga-
tions make it hard for Nisei to
assume community responsibili-
ties, but if we are to build a
better community, as our Issei
parents have done, we MUST as-
sume community leadership.
To maintain a national organ-
ization which can act for our
mutual benefit, it is essential
that local leaders be found and
persuated to keep the Mile-Hi
JACL strong and active.
Let's have nominations for
officers of the JACL come pour-
ing in to TAK TERASAKI.
AND TO HONOR THe MCI* IS6EI RECOGNITIONS
JACL's concrete contribution to the community life of JA's in the Colorado area has been the attainment'
of naturalization privileges for our Issei, with the enactment of the Walter-McCarran Act of 1952. Since
1952, probably about 500 Issei in the Denver metropolitan region have become American citizens. Our guess
is that 90% of the eligible Isseis are now Americans in law as well as in spirit.
With citizenship, many of our Issei have voted for the first time in their lives for the President of
the United States. A few others have become qualified for and are receiving Colorado old age pensions, so
as not to be a burden on their sons and daughters. A few more have been able to obtain liquor licenses,
or other licenses, or become Notaries Public, or to obtain other privileges limited to American citizens.
But, these are not important factors of the privileges of naturalization. We believe that the granting
of the right of citizenship most important to the Issei is the recognition of their inherent equality as
human beings in the eyes of the law. They are no longer a people derogated by law to an inferior status.
According to Syril I. Shraiberg, chief examiner of the Denver I&NS office, most Issei in this area have
become naturalized American citizens. We pause a moment, to honor our Issei citizens, who had the courage
and determination to become equal Americans, despite the handicap of old age and language, and salute them
as truly pioneers in the American tradition.
It is well, however, we believe, to note that this phase of national JACL operations is now almost com-
plete, and that it is imperative for the JACL to look forward towards new fields of endeavors which will
advance the interests and welfare of all persons of Japanese ancestry in America,.
MILE-HI JACL BULLETIN
+ CORRECTION PLEASE!1! YAK and
JIM TOCHIHARA are proud parents
of their one and only, and first
baby, EILEEN, and not another.
Saw many efficient JACLers
from Brighton assisting in the
kitchen at the October dinner-
meeting, including FLORENCE NA-
KATA, HARUKO SASA, and JOYCE TA-
SHIRO. Later in the evening,
ROSE TAZAWA and MIEKO MAYEDA.
All photos of JACL October Meet-
ing courtesy of TOM T. MASAMORI,
2010 Lamar St., Denver 15, Colo.
Extra copies can be ordered.
HALLOW S'SM PARTY
LILLIAN TERASAKI headed the
very successful Children's Hal-
lowe'en Party at the YWCA last
month, with more than 50 child-
CAROL YANO presented an en-
tertainment program, followed by
JEAN ASHIZAWA who conducted a
masquerade contest for children
in Hallowe'en costumes.
Also, a very special "thanks"
to the many Brighton JACLers who
sent food, altho they themselves
couldn't attend that evening.
We hear the JAA Mixed Bowling
League has commenced again in
Brighton for the winter season.
Haven't been down to the alleys,
so don't know what's going on???
if BOB and
a girl on
July 17 th.
Wedding bells rang for SACHI
MATSUSHIMA and HANK KATAYAMA on
Oct. 28th. A lovely ceremony
was held at the Buddhist Church,
with reception following. The
newly-weds will make their home
MR. and MRS. TASHIRO and MRS.
KURACHI, Issei JACL members, are
on a short vacation trip to the
hot springs in Thermopolis, Wyo-
ming. They expected to return
shortly to Brighton.
A surprise bridal shower in
honor of MISS JANE OKADA (who
will become MRS. SAM TASHIRO on
the 25th of November) was held
at the home of JOANNA SAKATA on
Sat. evening, Nov. 10th. Those
attending were Mesdames Gene Sa-
sa, Mike Tashiro, Jim Tochihara,
Eddie Okada, Jim Imatani, Toku-
, naga, Frank Nakata, Harry Sakata
and Miss Kim Okugawa. Hostesses
were: AGNES NAKATA, HELEN TOKU-
NAGA, RUBY SASA, JOYCE TASHIRO,
and JOANNA SAKATA.
ROSE TAZAWA, president of the
Brighton Nisei Women's Club, and
TOSH TASHIRO, president of the
Brighton JAA, report that winter
activities of both community or-
ganizations will start soon.
DON TERASAKI supervised kids'
Hallowe'en games, and TERNO ODOW
concluded the evening with show-
ing of movies and cartoons.
ALISON and CHRISSIE ANDO sing
a duet, with mommy MICHI ANDO at
the piano, at the Children's
KRISTINE KUTSUMA entertaining
at the Children's Party. In the
background are ALINE and MELANIE
TERASAKI, daughters of MITCHIE
and TAK TERASAKI.
- LISTINGS -
GEORGE MITSUO KANEKO
2801 E. Colfax DU 8-1666
Majestic Building TA 5-3325
ROY T TERAPA
1530 Carr St BE 3-6554
JOHN CHIBDMA. DPS
MILTON HAYANOi DPS
2103 Larimer St MA 3-9400
MICHAEL T* HORI* DPS
1211 E. 18th Are. CH 4-1617
ITO DENTAL GROUP
830 18th St KE 4-8680
T. Ito, DPS
Y. Ito DPS
Sueo Ito PPS
Sets Ito PPS
li04 E. 18th Are KE 4-3084
ROBERT MAYEDA* DPS
300 Interstate Trust Bldg*
* TA 5-6961
TAKA SHI MAYEDA i DPS
300 Interstate Trust Bldg*
K* K, MIYAMOTOi PPS
19^2 Larimer TA 5-4307
GENTA NAKAMURA i DPS
200 Interstate Trust Bldg*
BOB HORIUCHI & CO
2586 SO* Race St. PE 3-9166
HENRY K* D1ADA
4^88 Lowell Blvd GR 7-8413
3211 Clayton MR 7-1065
SAM Y* MATSUMOTO
1942 Larimer AC 2-5315
1221 19th St KE 4-6358
Railway Exchange Building
122& Â§0th St CH 4-2239
BEN MATOBA OP
1927 Larimer KE 4-1941
MISAO MATOBA OP
Ft* Lupton UL 7-6550
CHARLES FUJISAKI; MD
t0 N* Main Brighton 418
T ,K, KOBAYASHI; MD
1227 27th St. KE 4-4590
RICHARD MOMIIj MD
LSzY'PttK St. KE 4-4590
ISAMU 02AM0T0 MD
301 Interstate Trust Bldg*
HOWARD SUENAGA. MD
636 18th Streex AC 2-1314
AYAKO VADA; MD
830 18th Street TA 5-0783
MAHITO UBA; DO
1230 21st Street MA 3-3743
MILE-HI JACL BULLETIN
# DORIS and SAM MATSUMOTO be-
came parents of a second daugh-
ter on Oct. 29. The baby girl
weighed in at 5 lb. 12 ounces,
and both mother and child are
REV. GEORGE UYEMURA and fami-
ly have moved to the new parson-
age for the CSMC at 3521 Eliza-
beth St. Their telephone number
is DE 3-2668.
p WILLIE MIKUNI, former active
Mile-Hi JACLer and past officer,
successfully passed the pharma-
cists' examinations in Califor-
nia. The Willie Mikunis are in
CHICK OKUGAWA, active Bussei
leader, will be married to Tak
Yoshino of Minneapolis. Wedding
bells are scheduled to ring next
0 MIKE NAKAMURA, formerly of
northeastern Colorado, forsook
bachelorhood on Nov. 10th at the
CSMC, when he wed GLORIA OKAWA,
a former Japanese war-bride.
0 TOM MATSUMOTO, originally of
Hawaii, will be wed during De-
cember to KAZUE KAWASHIMA, one
of the best-looking former war-
brides around these parts.
0 The Mile-High Golf Club held
its 4th Annual Dinner-Dance at
Greene's Restaurant on Saturday,
Nov. 10, under the presidency of
DR. SUEO ITO. SAM KUMAGAI and
TERNO ODOW were in charge of the
ISSEI AT THE BUFFET POT-LUCK SUPPER, Issei Recognitions program; From
1. to r. Mrs. c. Kusaka, Mrs. T. Tanaka, M. Terasaki, Dr. Paul Kusa-
ka, Mrs. S. Terasaki, M. Nakasugi, Mary Mayekawa, and Lillian Uba.
Pres. DAVID NIKAIDO and the
NICC cabinet commenced planning
for the Nisei students1 annual
SWEETHEART BALL|; to be held in
the Glenn Miller Ballroom of the
CU Student Union in Boulder on
Feb. 9th, 1957.
YUKI KINOSHITA of CU was ap-
pointed to head the Queen com-
mittee to select the prettiest
Nisei co-ed of the Rocky Mount-'
TOM MAS AMOR I will head the
gigantic Cathay Post Jamboree
to be held at the Post, 2015
Market St., on Fri. and Sat.,
COMMANDER FRANK KAMIBAYASH1
of Cathay post #185 of the Amer-
ican Legion, led memorial ser-
vices in memory of the Nisei war
dead of World War II and of the
Hon. Felix Sparks, Justice of
the Colorado Supreme Court was
principal speaker, as a Colonel
of the Colorado National Guard.
AL MIYAGISHIMA and JACK KUGE
were color guards for the oc-
A big RCA Color TV set will
be given away as Grand Prize to
some lucky winner.
MARIE KODAMA has contacted
Ray Lipscombs Orchestra; JAMES
OYE of DU will be in charge of
decorations; ELWYN NISHIM0T0 of
Mines will handle tickets; KIM
OKUGAWA of CU heads publicity,
with Nisei students of Aggies
assisting; DON FURUTA of CSCE at
Greeley will serve refreshments;
and JOYCE SAWAMURA of CWC will
handle information and mimeo-
graphing of invitations.
Assisting Masamori will be
A1 Miyagishima, John Noguchi,
Harry Shibao, Yosh Aral, and
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