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Mile Hi JACL Bulletin, Volume 11, Number 9

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4-TH. MT'PLAINS JACL
BOWLINS TOURNAMENT
Co-Chairmen JOHN NOGUCHI and
DON MIYAKE announced 31 teams
participated in the 4th Annual
Mtn-Plains' JACL Bowling Tourna-
ment at Bovl-Kor Lanes over the
Thanksgiving week-end.
Team Winners AA were Ft. Lup-
ton; A Alamosa. All-Events AA
taken by Kaz Hayashi with 1999;
A by John Kato with 1876. Mixed
Doubles won by Jane Hada and Bob
Mayeda. Rag-time doubles by Don
Miyake and Hank Hayashida. AA
Doubles by Tad Shimizu and Tom
Hikida; A Doubles by Hugh Nishi-
moto and.- Wilson Enomoto. Bill
Chikuma tfrok AA Singles; George
Mayeda in A. Rosa Mayeda won
the Women's Singles.
Preston Morishige headed the
Awards Banquet held at the Lotus
Room on Sun., Nov. 25. Dr. Bob
Mayeda presented awards.
WILL MAIL BALLOTS
TOR 1957 OFFICERS
Y. "TAK" TERASAKI, chairman
of the Nomination Committee, an-
nounced that candidates for the
1957 Mile-Hi JACL offices have
been nominated, and mail ballots
will be sent out next week, and
must be returned, post-marked by
not later than Dec. 23rd.
As we go to press, we regret
that unfortunately we don't have
a ccmplete list of candidates.
Chrmn Terasaki advised write-
in candidates would be accept-
able in the ballotting.
SAKAYAMA, retiring 1956
i-Hi JACL Chapter President.
Mile^Mi JACL Annual Dinner.
And Inaugural Ball Dec.3Ut.
JOHN SAKAYAMA, president of the Mlfe-Hi JACL, announced that the
traditional, annual JACL Recognitions Dinner, and the New Year's Eve
Ball will be held in the glamorous Silver Glade of the Cosmopolitan
Hotel, on Monday night, Dec. 31st.
Banquet Chairman will be RUBY SAKAYAMA, who is arranging a program
nonoring outstanding JACLers and community leaders. Also, during the
dinner program, the "MILE-HI JACL -
mocm-non
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cosmopoimm hotel
SILVER GLADE
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COUPLE
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HARRY H. SAKATA MEMORIAL AWARD"
will be presented to the most
promising high school student of
1956. The award will be made by
the committee headed by ROBERT
M. RORIUCHI, District Chairman
of the Mtn-Plains JACL.
The Banquet will be $5.00 per
plate, and reservations must be
made before Fri,, Dec. 28th, by
calling Ruby Sakayama, GR 7-9686
Doris Matsumoto, ATlas 8-2536,
or the JACL Office, CHerry 4-
2239.
RUPERT ARAI, public relations
vice-president for the chapter,
is headine a Benefit, with a 21"
TV set or *250 in cash as grand
prize. Tickets may be obtained
from any cabinet officer. (See
editorial page for pictures of
all 1956 Cabinet Officers.)
KENT YORITOMO, chapter treas-
urer, 1$ in charge of the gala
New Year's Eve Ball, and has ob-
tained LOU CRECO'S ORCHESTRA for
the dance.
The dance will start at 9:00
p.m., Dec. 31st, 1956, and will
last until 1:00 a.m., Jan. 1st,
1957. Tickets are $5 single or
$7.50 couple for the dance, or
$15.00 per couple for the en-
tire dinner-dance.


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MILE-HI BULLETIN
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Ml HOSOKAWA
HUNGARIAN'S HUNGER FOR FREEDOM,
Maybe you've been reading the
newspaper stories about what is
happening in Hungary. If you
haven't, you should.
Something monstrous is going
on there. Monstrous, historic
and tnagni f icent.
The Soviets, bent on crushing
an entire people, are the perpe-
trators of the monstrous deeds.
The Hungarians are magnificent,
demonstrating once again that
liberty is worth dying for.
We Nisei know a little just
a tiny little bit compared to
the Hungarians about the mean-
ing of freedom, and what it's
like to lose it.
We can, perhaps, understand a
bit more poignantly than most
Americans why the Hungarians
fought tanks with bare hands and
why they are fleeing their be-
loved country by the thousands
in search for freedom.
Our own experience has given
us greater understanding.
GIVE A LITTLE HELP. .
It's Christmas-time, and the
time for Christmas giving, p.ut,
in many parts of the world, and
especially in Hungary, the warm
spirit of Christmas, and the
fierce spark of freedom, for all
of us, grow dim indeed,
That is why I hope you will
do something, any little some-
thing, to give these freedom-
seekers the hope they need so
badly.
WE RESIGN.
We accepted editorship of the
MILE-H1 JACL BULLETIN" in May,
as an emergency measure. After
finishing the year with the New
Year's edition in January, wc
give notice of resignation. We
will bring you regards from all
staff members in our Jan. issue.

In Appreciation "lb Our
1956 Cabinet Officers
PRESIDENT
Mile-Hi JACL's President for
1956 was JOHN SAKAYAMA, a native
of central California. For many
years in the
produce busi-
ness, John is
now in china-
ware import-
ing, with the
Nagoya Shop
in southeast
Denver, out
at University
Hills Plaza.
His wife,
JOHN SAKAYAMA Ruby> has
sisted in all JACL functions as
Asst. Pres. They are parents of
two children, Ronald and Janice.
IfT V. PRES.
Chairman for
Program, R0BFJ1T
Y. SAKATA, is a
native Califor-
nian from the SF
Bay region, but
now a farmer in
Brighton, Colo.
In 1955, he
was named one of
America's 4 Out-
standing Young
Farmers. At the
Nat'I JACL Confab in SF, in 1956
he won a Silver Medallion.
*0**4*474
2nD.\A PRES
Chairman for
Membership, who
scored a new re-
cord of 616 mem-
bers, is M1EK0
MAYEDA, formerly
of New Mexico.
Her husband,
Roy, is a former
Mile-Hi chapter
President, and
is now a soil chemist with Agri-
cultural Consultants in Bright-
on, Colo. They have one son,
tt/£*0M4K*04
Donald.
BRftV.PRES

Public Rela-
tions Chairman
is RUPERT ARAI,
an ex-Commander
of Cathay Post,
and active ski
enthusiast.
Rupert is in
the amusement
machines busi-
ness. Married,
Recording Secretary for the
local chapter is the beautiful
DOROTHY MADOKQRO, a native of
Alameda, Calif.,
now a secretary for^"'****-t
the Dictaphone Corp.^
in Denver, Colo.
Dorothy has been
active in JACL work,
ever since evacua-
tion, and has served
the local JACL in
many community pro-
jects. She has been
a past cabinet offi-
cer of the local JACL,
ticipated in many JACL socials.
She recently announced her en-
gagement to lucky Tom Kumagai,
The Corresponding
Secretary is the e-
qually charming MARY
FUNAKOSHI, original-
ly from Ft. Lupton,
Colo.
Mary is employee
at the Denver Post,
and lists skiing as
her hobby.
Ok
JOHN SAM YAM A
Although it seems to us now,
looking back, that we could have
done a great deal better, the
1956 Mile-Hi JACL cabinet tried
to carry out its program for the
year to the best of our ability.
HA poKOftP
and par-
MARY
T^NAKOSttl
Altho she is re-
latively new in JACL circles,
she is related to the famous and
active Funakoshi sisters of L.A.

KENT YORITOMO is
the only native Co-
loradoan on the ca-
binet this year,
hailing from San
Luis Valley.
Kent is Treasur-
er for the chapter,
and has performed
many important du-
ties for the chap-
ter. He is married
and is employed with the U.S.
Geological Survey in Denver.
What we did accomplish during
the year of 1956 was due to the
untiring help and the hours of
volunteered time given by the
many members who participated in
the 1956 JACL functions.
At this time, I want to thank
all of you who so faithfully re-
sponded to the calLs for assist-
ance.
Because of space limitations
I regret that I cannot give each
of you the individual credit you
all so richly deserve.
I sincerely hope that all of
you hundreds of JACL members
will give the same cooperation
to the 1957 cabinet.
Without your assistance and
interest the task of fulfilling
the program of the chapter is
almost impossible.
We must
portance of
tion.
not forget the im-
an active organiza-
Let's all pitch in and keep
our Mile-Hi JACL Chapter Miles
Ahead*.' I
KENT YORITOMO
ALL PHOTOS IN DECEMBER ISSUE
OF THE MILE-HI JACL BULLETIN* 1',
COURTESY OF TOM MASAMORI
RUPERT yAR4l and has I child.
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Published monthly by the Mile-Hi Chapter of the Japanese American
Citizens League, 1225-20th St., Denver 2, Colorado. Tel: CH 4-2239.
Editor: Min Yasui
Staff Artist: Rosa Mayeda Photographer: Tom Masamori
Columnists: Bill Hosokawa, John Sakayama, Joanna Sakata, Carol Yano.
Special Contributor: Edwin Shimabukuro. Headline Writers: Buddy
Uchida, Ben Furuta. Staff: Mary Funakoshi, Amy Miura, True Yasui.


DEC., 1956.
MILE-HI JACL BULLETIN
PAGE 3

53
0 The H. Madokoros of 2001 Mar-
ion St., Denver, announced the
engagement of their daughter,
DOROTHY MAD0KDR0 to TOM KUMAGAI,
a med student at CU. No date
has been set for the wedding.
ETHEL YANARU and CHAS. SATO
of Los Angeles announced their
engagement. The wedding will
take place in April, 1957.
Q The Kenkyu Club of CU held a
very successful dance-benefit at
the TSBC, Nov. 21, co-chaired by
iDICK MIYAHARA and LORRAINE Y0-
SHIMORI. JOAN NISHIMOTO won a
portable radio and CAROL NAKA-
MURA a Coffee-Master.
HOLLY and NOME KITAGAWA were
recent visitors from Kansas City
where Holly is studying osteo-
pathy.
0 SUSAN TAWARA was chosen Den-
ver Buddhist Queen candidate at
a dance held at the TSBC in Nov.
septemoer newly-weds BETTY
KIMURA and HENRY YAMASHITA.
0 The Cathay Ski Club held a
dinner-dance in Nov. at the Ath-
mar Lounge honoring their new
cabinet: GEORGE HADA, Prexy;
YOSH IWAHASHI, V.P.; JANE HADA,
Rec. Secy; KAY KINOSHITA, Trees,
and IRV MATSUDA, Corr. Secy. All
interested skiers invited to at-
tend weekly Fri. meetings.
# Genial GENE AMOLE of KLZ is
looking for a Nisei house girl
to assist his wife at 740 York
St., take care of 2 small kids.
The girl would be able to attend
school and have light household
duties. (Ask Editor for details)
0 ROY MIKAWA is taking over as
Editor of the English section of
The Colorado Times. We hope he
will be able to fill the commu-
nity need.
MICC. SWEETHEART BALL
Correction on the NICC Sweet-
heart Ball scheduled for Feb. 9,
1957. Locale has been changed.
The Nisei students have ob-
tained the PIONEER ROOM at DU,
in DENVER, rather than the stu-
dent union in Boulder.
BLWIH SH1MODA of Mines was
incorrectly listed as Nishimoto.
Elwin is in charge of tickets.
BRIGHTON
0 DR. JOHN and EMJ CHIKUMA be-
came proud parents of a second
daughter, and their third child,
on Nov. 23rd. The new arrival
was named JOAN MIO.
the beautifully
Okapa-Tashiro
Lovely JANE OKADA became the
charming bride of SAM TASHIRO,
both of Brighton, at the TSBC,
at a beautiful candlelight cere-
mony, on Nov. 25th. Following
the wedding, a dinner reception
was held at the Lotus Room.
CALENDAR.
OF EVENTS
[Dec. 14 -- MILE-HI JACL BRIDGE
TOURNAMENT, Kobayashi
res,, 455 Forest. 8 p.m.
Dec. 16 -- MOTHERS CLUB XMAS
PARTY, Globeville Recr.
Mall, 5 p.m.
^Dec. 20 TRI-STATE BUDDHIST
thru 23 CONFERENCE
Co-Chrmn: BYRON KAWATA
and JOHN MIYAZAKI
Banquet & Ball: TOWN
HOUSE, Dec. 23rd
Dec. 31 -- JACL RECOGNITIONS
DINNER AND INAUGURAL
BALL: Cosmo Hotel
Scene from the Nisei Basket-
ball Tournament held over the
Thanksgiving week-end. Above,
the Greeley team losing to the
champion Honeyville, Utah team.
0 New home owner MARY SAKATA
will be moving into her new home
in Crestmoor Acres in Brighton,
sometime this month,
0 S. TOCHI is seen driving a
sweet, smooth and sassy" '57
Chev. these days.
0 Winter vacationers include
the HARRY TA2AWAS and the JESS
MASUNAGAS who leave on the 14th
for sunny Cal for the holidays.
0A taste of the holiday season
yet to come was the YBA Queen's
Dance held at
decorated Budd-
hist Church on
Dec. 1st. The,
hi-light of the I
evening was the
announcement of
PEGGY MATSUM0T0
as Miss YBA of
Brighton. (See]
photo at right;
the lucky guyj
dancing with
Miss Brighton
is WES K0YAN0.) Peggy, 18, is a
1955 grad of BHS, and is working
at the VA in Denver. Best of
Luck, Peggy] ] ]
DENVER AREA
PROFESSIONAL
. LISTINGS
ACCOUNTANTS
GEORGE MITSUO KANEKO
2&01 E. Colfax DU 8-1666
SAMUEL KUMAGAI
fia-Jestic building TA 5-3325
ROY T TERADA
1530 Carr st BE 3-6554
PEHTISTS
JOHN CHIKUMA. DPS
Brighton* Colorado
MIIffON HAYANOi DPS
2103 Larimer St MA 3-9400
MICHAEL T. HORI. DPS
1211 E. 28th Ave. CH 4-1617
I TO DENTAL GROUP
SS6"16iVi"Sl EE 4-8680
T. ItO* DDS
Y. Ito DDS
Sueo Ito DDS
Sets Ito DDS
TONY KAWANO
iTo'4 if. TS'th Ave KE 4-3084
ROBERT MATED A. DDS
300 Interstate Trust Bldg.
' TA 5-6961
TAKASHI MAYEDA-. DPS
300 Interstate Trust Bldg.
K. K. MIYAMOTO; DDS
1952 Larimer TA 5-4307
GENTA NAKAMURA; DDS
200 I nterstate Trust Bldg.
TA 5-7598
INSURANCE MIMS
BOB HORIUCHI & CO
2586 So. Race St. PE 3-9166
HENRY K, IMADA
4588 Lowell Blyd GR 7-8413
JCTZQ NOD A
3^11 Clayton
m 7-1065
SAM Y. MAXSUMOTO
ftenderson^ Colorado
AT 8-2536
LAWYERS
TOSHIO ANDO
1942 Larimer AC 2-5315
FRED KAtfANO
12^1 --19th St KE 4-6358
LLOYD SHINSATO
Railway Exchange Building
AM 6-1753
MINORU YASUI
12^5 Soit" St CH 4-2239
OPTOMETRISTS
BEN MATOBA OP
T927' Larlnier KE 4-1941
MISAO MATOBA OP
Tft Lupton UL 7-6550
PHYSICIANS
CHARLES FUJISAKI; MD
*0 N. Main Britton 418
TJC. KOBAYASHI; MD
1227 27th ST. KE 4-3104
RICHARD MOM!!; MD
1227 27th KE 4-3104
ISAMU 0ZAM0T0; MD
301 Interstate Trust Bldg.
TA 5-1596
HOWARD SUENAGA ; MD
636'"15th Str eet AC 2-1314
AYAKO WADA; MD
830 18th Street TA 5-0783
MAHITOUBAjDO
1230 21st Street MA 3-3743


DEC., 1956
MILE-HI BULLETIN
PAGE 4
#CAROL YANO and JOYCE SAWAMURA
for the JACL, and Mines. M1YAK.0
SMITH, TAI NAKAMURA, CHIYE CHAR-
NELL, and TAKAKO WILEY for the
Columbine Club were kimono-clad
hostesses at the swank Denver
Athletic Club this month.
DORIS MATSUMOTO was feted at
a baby shower, hostessed by RUBY
SAKAYAMA, MASAKO FURUTA and HA-
RUKO KOBAYASHI at the Kobayashi
residence last month.
REV. N. TSUNODA of TSBC was a
featured speaker at the Nat'l
Soc. for Intercultural communi-
cations at the Wyer Auditorium
of the Denver Public Library.
ROY INOUYE, staunch JACLer
and prominent community leader
from the San Luis Valley was a
visitor to Denver for the Farm
Bureau convention. Roy is Cos-
tilla County Chairman for the
Farm Bureau
Congrats to ISAO and LIL KUGE
on the birth of their son, Nov.
27. The Kuges have moved to a
new home at 6828 Stuart Place.
TAMAYO and ISAMU TERADA have
also moved to their new home at
7295 Larsh Drive, Denver 11.
4 M1KI HADA chaired the Mothers
Club November meeting at LILY
MASAMORl's home where BERNICE
OHASHI and BETTY SUZUKI demon-
strated felt decoration appli-
quing.
mato&a
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23>ANNUAL 8USSEI
CONFERENCE DEC.2D-23
Co-Chairmen for the 23rd An-
nual YBLC to be held in Denver,
Dec. 20-23, are BYRON KAWATA and
JOHN MIYAZAKI.
THU., Dec. 20, 7 pm, Opening
Services and Mixer at Brighton.
FRI., Dec. 21, 11 am, Bowl-
ing at Bowl-Mor Lanes; and Bas-
ketball at Manual Hi Gym.
SAT., Dec. 22, Noon Brunch,
at TSBC; 7 pm, Roller Skating
at Skatela-nd on So, Broadway.
SUN., Dec. 23, 10 am, Annual
Memorial Services; 2 pm, Talent
Show and Oratorical, at TSBC.
5:30 pm, Banquet and Sayonara
.Ball at Town House.
CATHAY POST BENEFIT
Mt^Plains JACL Bowlins-Winner?
JAMBOREE COMMITTEE MEMBERS, who
staged the Cathay post benefit
on Nov. 23-24. Standing, left
to right: JOHN NOGUCHI, HARRY
SHIBAO, AL MIYAG1SHIMA. Seated:
NOB FURUYE, NOB 1T0, YOSH ARAI.
Not shown are JACK 1SHIDA, JUN
OYA, and CHRMN TOM MASAMORI.
The lucky winner of the RCA
Color TV set was MARY SUENAGA,
wife of Dr. Howard Suenaga.
Some of the prize winners of the 4th Annual Mtn-Plains JACL Bowl-
ing Tournament pictured above are, standing, left to right: TOM HI-
KIDA and TAD SHIMIZU, winners of tne AA Doubles, ROSA MAYEDA, who
won the Women's Singles; DON MIYAKE, who teamed with Hank Hayashida
to win the Rag-Time Doubles; BILL CH1KUMA, winner of AA Singles; and
PRESTON MORISHIGE, whose team took 2nd in AA Team events. Kneeling
are three of the FORT LUPTON team that won Team Championship, l.-r.
HUGH NISHIMOTO, KAZ HAYASHI who)
also took AA All-Events trophy,
and TOM URANO.
Tournament officials indicat-
ed hopes that the annual region-
al keg classic can be expanded
to include Salt Lake City and
Idaho bowlers in the future.
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