VOL. XXI, No. 1
CARL A. YORIMOTO, son of Art
and Kana Yorimoto of 1853 Vine
St., Denver, Colo., was awarded
the Mile-Hi JACL-HARRY H. SAKATA
Memorial Award for 1956.
Robt. Horiuchi, chrmn of the
Selections Committee, reported
the judges, composed of school
officials assisted by Larry Ta-
jiri, gave the award to Yorimoto
by a 1-point margin, of a possi-
ble 100, just nosing out Cadet
lien Furuta Jr. of the Air Force
John Sakayama, retiring pre-
sident of the Mile-Hi chapter,
awarded the Memorial Plaque, and
Mary Sakata presented Yorimoto
with the $50.00 award.
"Mr. JACL him-
self, MIKE MASAOKA
of Washington, D.
C., was featured
on Ralph Edwards'This Is Your
Life" tv show on Wed., Jan. 2nd.
Masaoka*s life was dramatized
on the nationally-televised show
and high-lighted the evacuation
of 1942 and the war-time record
of the Nisei with the 442nd Com-
UCHIDA ELECTED PRESIDENT
MILE-HI JACL FOR 1957
LEONARD BUDDY" UCHIDA was named president of the Mile-Hi JACL for
the year 1957, and pledged that he and his cabinet would continue to
lead the local chapter in keeping with past tradition and in the spi-
rit of its slogan, MILE-HI JACL MILES AHEAD!!! f, :. - '
Y. TAK" TERASAKI, a past national JACL official,
acted as chairman of the Election Committee, and
announced the results of the election as tabulated
under the cabinet picture on this page.
ROBT. M. HORIUCHI, Mtn-Plains JACL Dist. Chrmn,
administered the oath of office to the new 1957 of-
ficers of the Mile-Hi JACL cabinet.
CARL A. YORIMOTO was awarded the Mile-Hi JACL -
HARRY H. SAKATA Memorial Award, as the most outstanding high school
student of 1956 in the Denver-Brighton metropolitan area. John Saka-
yama, representing the chapter, presented the Memorial Plaque, and
announced that the award would
be made annually.
DAVID NIKAIDO, president of
the NICC, offered several vocal
selections. He was accompanied
by GRACE KAWAKAMI.
ROY H. MAYEDA, a past chapter
president, acted as toastmaster
for the Recognitions Dinner, at
which more than 80 members were
1957 MILE-HI JACL OFFICERS BEING SWORN INTO OFFICE EY ROBT. HORIUCHI:
From left to right: BETTY SUZUKI, 2nd v.p. for Program; MARY SAKATA,
1st V.P. for Membership; TERNO ODOW, 3rd V.P. for Public Relations;
JOHN MASUNAGA, Treas.; ROSALIE TOKUNAGA, Corr. Secty; MARTHA UYEHARA,
Rec. Secty; and LEONARD BUDDY UCHIDA, President.
1957 MEMBERSHIP RATES:
Students and Gl's .
PACIFIC CITIZEN, 1 yr. Subs., Members $3.00
Non-Members - 3.50
KUSWIPA OF L.A.
TATS KUSHIDA, regional direc-
tor of the Southern California
JACL office in Los Angeles, was
a recent visitor to Colorado for
the Nat'l. JACL HQ.. MAS SATOW,
National Director, and Kushida
are the only remaining National
Staff members of the JACL.
Kushida met with 4 Colorado
chapters on his trip, including
San Luis Valley JACL at Alamosa,
Arkansas Valley JACL at Swink,
Ft. Lupton JACL, and the Mile-Hi
JACL in Denver. The 1957 Mile-
Hi JACL cabinet honored Kushida
at a dinner-meeting at Cathay
Post on Tues., Jan. 15th.
JOHN SAKAYAMA, retiring 1956
chapter president, was presented
with a pearl-studded JACL pin by
MARY FUNAKDSKI, retiring Corr.
Secty. of the chapter.
DR. THOMAS K. KOBAYASHI, re-
tiring chairman of the Mile-Hi
JACL Bridge Club, displaying the
trophies won by HARUR0 KOBAYASHI
and DR. THOS. K. KOBAYASHI, at
the December tournament.
another of our
taries who had
helped in JACL
work, is still
carrying on in
the JACL tra-
expecting a blessed event
and we hope it's a boy*
is a profes-
is the head of
the CSMC Bowl-
ing League. lie
supplied us on
photos. We do
help, and need
butors like him who will volun-
teer to send materials to the
HEAPS AND CAPTIONS
BEN FURUTA is
not a trained
but has always
time and ta-
lents in mak-
ing our head-
lines and cap-
tions, on one
He assisted the 1956 Staff, and
continued his good work in 1957.
L. to R.-: TRUE YASUI, MARY FUNA-
KQSHI, and LILLIAN TERASAKI.
OUR. THANKS TO THE 1956
Your Mile-Hi JACL Bulletin is going into its 12th year of contin-
uous publication, because of the devoted work of past volunteers. To
them, who carried the burden for 10 years, we express gratitude.
To our 1956 staff members, we give special thanks for carrying on
this grand tradition. To honor them, and to thank them, we present
below their pictures, so you will know those who contributed to your
reading enjoyment in the monthly Mile-Hi JACL Bulletin.
We didn't reprint BILL HOSO-
KAWA's picture, since he's been
in the upper left "Critic's Cor-
ner since May, but we want you
to.know that he's a 10 year vet-
eran with the JACL Bulletin.
instead of a-
Jan., when no
new Editor was
to be found,
kept the Bul-
served for a
full year al-
lication of the Bulletin until
May, making a total of 16 months
service with the Bulletin. Be-
cause of Oski1s devotion, we are
able to pass on the Bulletin
with a record of 12 years con-
tion with her
tic and unique
is another 10
with the Bul-
a two year ab-
sence in Ger-
many with her
was first originated. Rosa's
contribution has given our Bul-
letin an artistic touch that is
unmatched by any other chapter
publication in the country. We
are grateful, Rose!
MORI, a com-
has been con-
to the Bulle-
tin, is an-
cated 10 year
our staff. He
of cost to us
to have a more interesting Bul-
letin every month.
was our "Gal
all phases of
Sweet and vi-
"Guys & Gals"
did all of
the typing in
the bulletin CAROL YANO
*BUDDY U CM IDA
"Fools Rush In Where Wise Men
Fear to Tread" might be an apt
title for this month's column.
That's me...well, maybe not a
fool, but undeniably a novice.'!.'
MARY SAKATA heads the member-
ship drive which starts in Jan-
uary.- Last year We had a record
membership, but we hope to beat
that record in 1957. January is
also the month for Alien Regis-
tration and the Marc^i of Dimes.
A Valentine Party is hoped
tor in Feb. and a Bingo Party in
March. May closes the member-
ship drive and in June we have
the Graduates' party.
A family-style picnic is to
be planned for July, and then a
brief respite until Oct. A sche-
dule of fall and winter activi-
ties will appear later, WE DO
HOPE YOU ALL WILL PLAN TO PAR-'
T1CIPATS IN THESE EVENTS!
It was a real thrill to see
MIKE MASAOKA on "This is Your
Life" Jan, 3rd. What a tremen-
dous man he is! Many silent
cheers must have been raised to
him that night, and 1 am thank-
ful that it is men like Mike
who have made it possible for
me to be your president this
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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.
1956 Editors: Jan.-Apr., Oski Taniwaki; May-Dec., Min Yasui
4070 So. Huron St.,
Tel.: SU 1-2439
Staff Artist: Rosa Mayeda
Columnists: Bill Hosokawa, Buddy Uchida, Joanna. Sakata, Carolyn Yano
Special Contributor: Edwin Shimabukuro Headlines: Ben Furuta
Staff Members: Mary Funakoshi, Lillian Terasaki, and True Yasui.
1206 Gaylord St.
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Photographer: Tom Masamori
MILE-HI JACL BULLETIN
The NICC announced that the
annual "Sweetheart Ball" will be
held in the Pioneer Room of the
DU Student Union on Sat., Feb. 9
from 9-12 p.m., in Denver, Colo,
YUKI KINOSHITA of CU heads
the Queen Committee which will
select a Nisei co-ed to reign as
the NICC*s "Queen of Hearts".
JIM OUYE of DU is in charge
of decorations; KIM OKUGAWA of
CU Nursing heads publicity; and
ELWIN NISHIMOTO of Mines will be
in charge of tickets ?$2.50 cpl.
Stag tickets are $1.50, Roy
'Lipson's 5 piece combo will be
playing for the dance.
REIKO Y03HIHARA dancing with
her best b.f., MITCH HAMAI, at
the JACL New.Year's. Eve Ball.
Congrats and best wishes to
DON IDA and his lovely bride,
the former MAY TAMURA.
The former NANCY NONAKA is
now the wife of lucky W<ER MA-
TSUI of Los Angeles. They were
wed in December.
SCOUTS TO HOLD
HENRY HOSHIKO, Scoutmaster of
Troop 38 at CSMC, announced that
the Chow Mein Dinner Benefit to
be held at the CSMC on Feb. 2,
Sat., from 4:30-8:00 p.m., will
be to raise funds for the Scouts
to go to Nat'l Scout Jamboree
in Valley Forge.
NICC Prexy, DAVID NIKAIDO,
singing at the JACL Recognitions
Dinner, with his charming wife,
KIYO, in the foreground._________
Tickets may be obtained from
any church member. Children's
tickets are 50$, and adult por-
tions are $1.00.
1956 MILE-HI JACL FINANCIAL REPORT.
RECEIPTS; Beginning Bank Bal., Dec. 31, 1955 $ 137,05 EXPENSES: Fall Meeting and Issei Recognitions Dinner., .$ 38,75
1955 New Year's Eve Dance and Raffle,, 570.57 March of Dimes Benefit Expenses . 27.81
Memberships 390.60 Bulletin, 10 issues.... . 541.93
Donations.. 335.00 60.00 92.20 . 270.89
Family Fun Night.,,. Nat'l Convention
"Samurai" Movie..... 258.09 Secretarial Fees . 250.00
1956 New Year* s Eve Membership Dinner
Advance Sales 95.00 Miscellaneous . 182.74
TOTAL INCOME, 1956...$ 1 ,938.51 TOTAL EXPENSES, 1956 $ 1,908.19
BALANCE, 12/31/56.......................$ 30.32
New Year's Eve: Receipts: ,$ 1,939.55
Expenses: .... 1,243.22
1956 NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE AND BENEFIT, Net............. 696.33
BEGINNING BALANCE, 1/1/57, MILE-HI JACL ........... $ 709.62
Explanation of Expenses, for 1956 New Year's Eve:
Dinner.......................... $ 343.58
Dance: Orchestra.......$ 365.00
Silver Glade, Rental , 150.00
Favors, Tickets.. 55.40.. 570.30
Eenefit: 1st Prize.....$ 250.00
2nd Prize. (Donated by Nagoya shoppe)
3rd Prize...... . 24.09
Tickets......... 55.25.. 329.34
Total Expenses, New Year's Eve,.$ 1,243,22
The TOM T0CHIHARAS moved from
Brighton to Adams City during
December, and held open house at
their new home New Year's Day,
Newly-elected JAA officers:
SEIJI H0RIUCHI, Pres.; TAGUS MU-
RATA, V.P.; HENRY M0RIMITSU,
Rec.Sec.; TOM DOI, Treas.; JESSE
MASUNAGA, Program; OSCAR MURATA,
Corr.Sec.; KEN MIZUNAGA, Civic
Chinn. *, GEO. OKUBO, Mbshp.; CHUCK
MASUNAGA, Fin.; MIKE TASHIRO and
ROY MAYEDA, Sports; SAM TASHIRO,
Prop.; SAM TOCHIHARA, Publicity.
Cute little DEBBIE TOKUNAGA,
daughter of DENNIS and HELEN,
was official flower girl for the
annual YBA Queen Coronation.
KAY and KATHERINE SAKAGUCHI
with MASAKO and MIKE TASHIRO,
held at the
in the Cos-
mopolitan Hotel. More than 50
The TOSH TASHIR0S, JIM T0CHI-
HARAS and SAM TASHIROS hosted a
New Year's Eve cocktail party.
Holiday vacationers HARRY
TAZAWAS and JESSE MASUNAGAS are
back from Sunny California.
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MILE-HI JACL BULLETIN
The TAD SHIMIZUS of Skylyne
TV, recently welcomed a new baby
Dr. and Mrs, DICK MOMII be-
came proud parents of their sec-
ond son, third child on Dec. 10.
LeONARD and TOSHIKO RING who
were active Mile-Hi JACLERs have
moved to Dugway, Utah.
The Mile-Hi JACL Bridge Club
held its first "Team of Four1'
Tournament in Jan. 7 teams of
28 players participated; the top
team was DR. CHAS. FUJISAKI, HA-
RUKU KorAYASHI, DR. TARO SHIMAO-
KA and ED MATSUDA.
VANCE AUSTIN, local JACL mem-
ber and noted liberal attorney,
also a past regent of CU who
voted to eliminate racial dis-
crimination from college socie-
ties, spoke to the C3MC Metho-
dist Men under the chairmanship
of SAM MATSUMCTC. FRANK KANA-
TANI led the devotional services.
Y, TAKETJCH7 EE 4-4637
ing candy canes from kids at the
Nisei Mother*^ Club"Xmas Party.
JACL MOVIE BENEFIT
DOROTHY UCHIDA assumed chair-
manship for the JACL movie bene-
fit to be held at the VOGUE ART
THEATRE, 1465 So. Pearl St., in
Denver, for the showing of the
Japanese film, "THE MAGNIFICENT
SEVEN", commencing Thurs., Jan.
31st. (See Life, Jan. 14 issue)
Tickets @$1.00, and further
information is available at the
JACL office, 1225-20th St., or
call CH 4-2239. _____________
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1957 BUSSEI QUEEN CORONATION
23ro.AN NUAL Y6LC? TOWN HOUSE,DEC.23.%fc
1957 BUSSEI QUEEN AND HER COURT: From L. to R. ELEANOR TA2AWA of
Brighton; PEGGY MATSUMOTO, also of Brighton; QUEEN SUSAN TAWARA of
Denver; 1956 Jjussei Queen BERNICE KOSHIO of Ft. Lupton; and YOSHIKO
TANIGUCHI of Driver. Official
flower girl was DEBBIE TOKUNAGA
of Brighton; and arch bearers
were 1954 and 1955 Queens ETHEL
YANARU and KIM OKUGAWA. Chair-
man for the Queen1s Coronation
was CHIZUKO OKUGAWA.
The Coronation took place at
the Town House in Denver on Dec.
23, in connection with the Con-
vention Banquet and Sayonara
BYRON KAWATA of Ft. Lupton,
head of the Tri-State YEL, pre-
sided over the 23rd Annual YBLC
as Convention Chairman.
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