VOL. XII, No. 2 DENVER, COLORADO. FEBRUARY 1957
GENERAL MEETING HELD IN JAN.
NAT'L JACL RER KUSHIDA FETED
JACL To Hold
Family Carnival Night
For Comm'ty Benefit
COME ONE! COME ALL! Bring
your family and your friends and
be prepared to have a wonderful
time at the JACL FAMILY CARNIVAL
NIGHT, March 23, 1957, from 4:00
to midnight, at the Tri-State
Buddhist Church, 1945 Lawrence
Street, Denver. We have it on
good authority that this will be
an occasion no one will want to
The program includes Bingo,
Turtle Racing, Bean Guessing,
Balloon Busting, etc. and all
complete with wonderful prizes.
There is to be a Food Bazaar
with such mouth-watering tidbits
available that you can't afford
to miss it...so come early, eat
your supper, and stay late!
The purposes for which this
Benefit is to be held are many,
but among them are the Student
Scholarship Award, the Community
Picnic to be held in July, June
graduates Party, Issei Recogni-
tions Program, Colorado Commit-
tee on Equal Employment Oppor-
tunities, and to support your
National JACL in programs af-
fecting general welfare.
A special feature will be the
give-away of a $275.00 De Luxe
Keystone Movie Outfit complete
with camera, projector & screen.
Be sure to read the Prexy's
column about the Benefit!
A bevy of lovely ladies at
the N.I.C.C. Coronation held at
the D, U. Student Union on Sat.
Being crowned is Miss SHIRLEY
YASUDA, C.U. Ext. student rep-
resenting Mines. Others are,
left to right, SUE ISHII (CSCE)
as Miss Charm; NAOMI FUKUDA (DU)
as Miss Poise; JO AKIYOSHI (CU)
as Miss Personality; SHIRLEY
YASUDA, Queen; SHIRLEY MATSUDA
(DU Nursing School) Miss NICC
of 1956; and NANCY TANAKA (A&M)
The annual N.I.C.C. Confer-
ence is being planned for April
26th and 27th.
More details will be given
at a later date in regard to
the planned basketball tourna-
ment, bowling, picnic and dinner
Retiring President JOHN SAKA-
YAMA presided at the General
Meeting of the Mile-Hi JACL on
Jan. 15, 1957, at the Cathay
Post, before turning over the
local chapter to LEONARD "BUD"
UCHIDA, incoming 1957 President.
Prior to business meeting,
MIN YASUI emceed the informal
dinner, honoring TATS KUSHIDA,
Regional Director for the South-
ern California JACL office in
Los Angeles, KUSHIDA expressed
the appreciation of the National
JACL for the support given by
the four Colorado chapters, San
Luis Valley JACL, Arkansas Val-
ley JACL, Ft. Lupton JACL, and
the Mile-Hi JACL, which he vis-
ited on his field trip.
During the business meeting
DOROTHY MADOKORO, as out-going
Rec. Sec'y., read the minutes
of the last meeting, and KENT
YORITOMD presented his report
as Treasurer, showing $709.62
in the Treasury. RUPERT ARAI
reported on the NEw Year's Eve
Benefit, and MIN YASUI gave the
"BUDDY' UCHIDA, as 1957 pre-
sident, assumed the chair, and
BETTY SUZUKI gave an outline of
the annual program, highlighted
by the March of Dimes campaign
in January, the Red Cross drive
in February, the 1957 Membership
campaign during March and April,
the community's Memorial Day
ceremonies in May, a Graduates'
party in June, a joint commun-
ity picnic in July; then fol-
lowing a summer vacation, re-
sumption of JACL activities in
September with the Citizenship
Day program, the fall meeting
in October, nominations in Nov-
ember, and elections in Decem-
ber, climaxed by the Student
Award, Installation Banquet and
Inaugural Ball on New Years'
MARY SAKATA was named Member-
ship Chairman, and upon motion
by XAK TERASAKI, former Third
National Vice-President for Mem-
bership,. the Mile-Hi JACL dues
JOHN NOGUCHI, for the men,
and SALLY FURUSHIR0, for the wo-
men, were announced as National
members of the 1957 National
JACL Bowling Tournament to be
held in Albany, California from
March 6th to March 10th.
ROBT. M. HORIUCHI, Mtn-Plains
JACL District Chrmn., announced
that the biennial regional con-
vention will be held in Omaha,
Nebraska this year.
TERNO ODOW, 3rd Vice-Presi-
dent for Public Relations, was
named to co-ordinate JACL parti-
cipation in the citizens Council
on Human Relations ( of which
RUPERT ARAI was a vice-chairman)
and for the Colorado Citizens
Committee for F.E.P.C.
YUTAKA TERASAKI, as a former
national officer, raised the
problem of maintaining a part
time regional office in Denver,
and was named on a committee
with ROBT. HORIUCHI to work out
more definite plans to submit to
BESSIE SHIYOMURA was named
chairman of the Mile-Hi JACL to
plan a March of Dimes benefit to
contribute to the polio campaign.
Standing: Past 3rd Nat'l. V.P.
Tak Terasaki; Seated: Dorothy
Uchida, 1957 JACL President Bud
Uchida, and L.A. Southern Cali-
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MILE-HI JACL BULLETIN
Not even the editors who de-
cided to publish the story were
prepared for the storm of pro-
test that followed in the wake
of Mrs. Charlotte Rush's unfor-
tunate remark about "Mexicans.
Mrs. Rush, you may recall, is
the DAR type lady v/ho declared
publicly that she would not per-
mit "Mexicans" to carry Old Glo-
ry. She was guilty of saying
this emphatically to a Denver
Post reporter and that newspaper
duly published her words.
The cries of dissent that
rose from all sides certainly
must have astonished her, but
the tragic part of the entire
episode is that she believed
herself completely and patrioti-
cally in the right at the time
she first made her statement.
Yes, she said for publica-
tion, later, that she had been
misunderstood. But there was no
misunderstanding her words, or
her feelings either, when she
volunteered her conviction that
the American-born offspring of
Mexican immigrants are "Mexi-
cans," presumably not entitled
to the privileges of U. S. citi-
Mrs. Rush believes (unless
this experience taught her dif-
ferently), and many of her com-
patriots still believe, that the
only Anericans are Anglo-Saxons
who can trace their U. S, ances-
try back a goodly number of gen-
The unregenerated type of Am-
erican superpatriot, the gentle
Mrs. Rushes, cannot understand
that this is a dynamic, growing,
expanding democracy which has
grown more vigorous through the
years with the transfusion of
new blood which magically be-
comes American, too.
It is irony that these newer
Americans needs must teach a few
staunchly ignorant oldline Amer-
icans the meaning of democracy,
U, S. Style. Nonetheless, those
of us who are descended from
among this nation's more recent
arrivals can do our country a
great service by keeping the ba-
sic and hallowed ideals of de-
mocracy as fresh and vital today
as they were when the United
States was first founded.
KNOW YOUR CHAPTER OFFICERS: We hope to be able to bring you bio-
graphical sketches of all our 1957 Mile-Hi JACL chapter officers so
you will know who are leading your chapter in community affairs and
projects. Next month, we will feature BETTY SUZUKI, First Vice-Presi-
dent in charge of Program for the chapter.
Let's attack the Prexy first in our thumbnail sketches........Leonard
"Bud" Uchida was bom November 5, 1923 in Trinidad, Colorado, the only
child of George and Jennie Montoya Uchida. In 1931 the family moved
to Denver, where Bud attended St. Elizabeth's Grade School and in 1943
graduated from Regis High School. During his high school days Bud was
known as the "Little Tank" for his football prowess. On Sep. 14, 1942
the "Little Tank" got side-trackedas he and Dorothy Kinnie took their
packed lunches and eloped to Raton, N. M., where they were married.
After graduation from Regis, Bud attended C. U. Extension at night
for 4% years, majoring in Engineering. He also managed to engineer a
wonderful family, consisting of Steven, Bruce, and Janet.
Bud works as structural steel detailer and designer for the firm of
Summerhayes Detailing Service. In this capacity, Bud designed the
steel work in the City Auditorium, Athmar Park Shopping Center, Thorn-
ton Shopping Center, Cowell Elementary School, Evergreen and Morrison
Elementary Schools, Cloverleaf Grandstand in Loveland, as well as many
others. His avocations are bridge, bowling and blondes (but not nece-
ssarily in that order). He also enjoys skiing, tennis, swimming, and
many other sports.
Bud, Dodie, Stevie (now 13), Brucie (now 10) and Nannie (now 4-3/4)
live at 1829 South Meade Street, Denver.
FOR 195 7
when the first
has been in-
In 1956 we had
a total of 616
We can do better! Let's
shoot for the stars and get
1,000 members for 1957.
Mary Sakata will be head-
ing the membership drive, and
in Denver, Bes Shiyomura will
Send in your 1957 memberships
Every new member is of vital
importance to our JACL chapter?!
The Mothers Club announced
their 1957 Cabinet as follows:
BEA IWASAKI, HATTIE ARITA, MIK]
HADA, LILY MASAMORI, JERRY MU-
RAKAMI, and CHIZIE SHIRAMIZU.
A meeting was held on February
21st at the California Street
ATTENTION BARGAIN HUNTERS
Do you know of any place that
$6.00 buys more than it does in
the benefits you derive from
your membership in JACL?
JACL.is your organization and
it exists because you need its
many benefits.....by the same
token, JACL must have your con-
tinued loyal support.
We must impress on you that
no matter how graciously your
time and talents are offered,
nor how deeply we appreciate
this effort on your part...and
this we do appreciate deeply,
still "time" does not fit into
the cash register.
Satiated though we may be
with raffles, benefits, and
other money raising schemes,
this is the more fair and less
costly way of taking care of our
We want to stress this at
this time because we hope that
every member of JACL will back
"to the hilt" the upcoming March
of Dimes Benefit.
Detailed information of this
will be found on the front page
of this issue of the Bulletin in
case you missed it in your haste
to see what the Prexy had to
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Staff Artist: Rosa Mayeda
Columnists: Bill Hosokawa, Bud Uchida, Joanna Sakata, Carolyn Yano.
Special Contributor: Edwin Shimabukuro Headlines: Zeke Tolentino.
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MILE-HI JACL BULLETIN
YO IWAHASHI was the guest of
honor at a surprise birthday
party hostessed by her sister,
MAKO recently. Among guests who
attended were: TOMIKO YAMAMOTO,
YUKI KINOSHITA, KAYKO MATSUURA,
JEAN HAMAMURA, EICHI KAWAMURA,
TORU FURUKAWA, SAM INAI, PAUL
OSUGA, and others.
SHIRLEY YASUDA, 1957 NICC
Queen of Valentines, was among
the younger crowd who went to
Winter Park recently with the
Cathay Ski Club. Others in the
group included: JOAN NISHIMOTO
JUNE NAGAMOTO, AMY UYEDA, SAM
INAI, GEORGE KAWAMURA, TOSH UBA
JOHNNY NAGATA, MAS NONAKA and
CHICK OKUGAWA, who will wed
in March, was the honored guest
at a surprise bridal shower re-
cently, hostessed by MAE MAYEDA
HELEN SASAKI, IDA SASAKI, IRENE
SHIBAO, AKI AKIYAMA and LORINA
NICC To Hold
12th Ann. Conference
The Nisei Intermountain Coll-
egiate Conference cabinet met on
Sun., Feb. 17th, at the home of
DAVE NIKAIDO, NICC President, to
formulate plans for the 12th An-
nual NICC Conference to be held
in Denver on April 26-27, 1957.
The cabinet voted to schedule
the annual Nisei students bask-
etball tournament on Friday, the
26th, to be followed by a con-
ference mixer on Friday evening.
Saturday, April 27th, will be
wind-up of the basketball tour-
nament, with bowling for both
men and women students, a con-
ference picnic, and the confer-
ence banquet and dance to be
held Saturday night.
The NICC students were first
organized in 1946 with TSUNEKO
TOKUYASU as its first president,
land was formed to help Nisei
students in the Rocky Mountain .
area to become better coordin-
ated and acquainted with each
other'at the various schools in
Further details as to the
chairmen and detailed planning
will be announced from time to
time through this newspaper.
DODIE UCHIDA called to say
that 419 tickets were sold for.
The Magnificent Seven Benefit
with a net return of about $100.
DODIE would appreciate it very
much if any outstanding tickets
were returned to her.
The Cathay Post Ski Club held
a very successful chartered bus
trip to Winter Park recently.
More than 40 interested ski
enthusiasts journeyed on the
trip, it was announced by GEORGE
The Cathay Post Ski Club will
be happy to have anyone who is
interested in skiing get in
touch with any of the members as
to the weekly trips. Transpor-
tation can be arranged. Call
either GEORGE HADA at AC 2-2470
or ANNE OKUNO at DU 8-1055.
The Cathay post Ski Club wel-
comes interested amateurs or ski
fans to their meetings which are
held every 1st and 3rd Saturday
at the Cathay Post at 7:30 P.M.
GEORGE HADA and TOSH IWAHASHI
are instructing beginning skiers
on each of the weekly trips.
At the CSMC Bowling tourna-
ment the Class A Women's All-
Events trophy was won by MARY
SAKATA. Class A Women's Singles
first'place. went to KATHERINE
SAKAGUCHI, and second place to
MARY SAKATA. Class A Women's
Doubles 1st place .. KATHERINE
SAKAGUCHI and MARY SAKATA.
The Mile-Hi JACL Bridge Club
held its Feb. 8th meeting at the
home of DICK and ETHEL YANASE.
The winners were EDDIE MATSUDA &
The winners of the Feb. 22nd
regular session were EDDIE MAT-
SUDA and ROSALIE TOKUNAGA.
JACL Bulletin Hosts
Past & Present Staff
Under the guiding hand of MIN
'YASUI a sumptuous feast was laid
out on Valentine's Day for the
members of the JACL Bulletin
staff, past and present. This
took place at El Patio in
Littleton and the bill-of-fare
was quite intriguing what with
rose petals ala Pierre, humming
bird tongues under glass, etc.
With a guest list of 36 people I
won't attempt to name those pre-
sent, but suffice it to say that
everyone had a fine time and a
Facing L-R: HARUKO KOBAYASHI,
JOAN T0LENTIN0, DOROTHY UCHIDA,
Back L-R: SAM MATSUMOTO, BEN
MIYAHARA, and FLO UYEDA.
MARY SAKATA held a housewarm-
ing party at her new home at
224 S. 14th Ave. Sat. evening,
Jan. 12th. Guests included the
KAY SAKAGUCHIS, MIKE TASHIROS,
ROY MAYEDAS, BOB SAKATAS, JESS
MASUNAGAS, GENE SASAS, TAGUS
MURATAS, GOON SAKAGUCHI, and TOM
DENNIS and HELEN TOKUNAGA and
their daughter, Dee, left Colo,
for a winter vacation in Calif.
We're going to miss Mr. and
Mrs. JAMES KATO, and family, who
moved to Hudson where they re-
cently bought a farm.
Hostessing a surprise baby
shower for JOANNA SAKATA were
Mrs. EDDIE OKADA, Mrs. Jane
TASHIRO and Miss AGNES NAKATA.
JOANNA'S husband, BOB SAKATA,
was formerly 1st V. P. for the
Mile-Hi JACL in 1956, and was
named one of the Four Outstand-
ing Young Farmers of America in
1955. The SAKATAS are expecting
their first child about the end
The 7th Annual JAA Inaugural
was held Feb. 1st at the VFW
Hall in Brighton. The program
was opened by SAM CHIKUMA,
toastmaster. "God Bless America"
was led by JIM T0CHIHARA with
SUMI KOYANO accompanying. Out-
going president, TOSH TASHIRO,
thanked all members for their
support during the past year and
also asked everyone to help and
support the new cabinet. The
new cabinet was introduced by
HARRY TAZAWA and installed by
DON TANABE, followed by remarks,
from SEIJI H0RIUCHI, the 1957
president. The main speaker for
the evening was Dr. DALE W
ADAMS, Director of Psychological
Service Associates. His talk on
Child Psychology was enjoyed by
all present. Entertainment for
the evening also included danc-
ing after dinner plus SIZZLING
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MILE-HI JACL BULLETIN
TAKI DOMOTO, Jr., well-known
figure in JACL and local bridge
groups, has left Denver, after
so many years, to return to his
pre-war exporting business in
San Francisco. We will all miss
you, Taki, but we certainly wish
you the very best of everything.
ALICE CHIYEKO TANI, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. T. Tani, was
married to DR. HISAO KIMURA, son
of Mr. and Mrs. K. Kimura on the
,20th of January. Best wishes!
Father H. Kano retired in
January, after 37 years of ser-
vice with St. Mary's Episcopal
Mission in Nebraska. The KANOS
plan to move to Ft. Collins,
where their daughter ADELINE is
a Research Chemist with Colorado
TAMI and BOB MAYEDA recently
purchased a new home at 3334
Albion Street, Denver.
New home owners include JOHN
and GRACE NOGUCHI, their little
girls LYNN and GAY, at 2615 Quay
Street, Wheatridge, Colorado.
Congratulations to JUNE and
JOHN TODOROKI of Aurora who are
the proud parents of their first
child, a boy JOHN FREDERIC, bom
on January 9th.
ED and MAGGIE CLEARY, now of
Baltimore, Md., and their two
sons, TIM and ANDY, are revisit-
ing Denver and friends. They
are staying with Maggie's sister
and husband, SARGE and LIL TERA-
BEE UYEDA, formerly of Denver
and now of the West Coast was a
recent visitor to our city. He
came to visit his new nephew and
his brother BOB UYEDA, and happy
DOROTHY MAD0K0R0, 2001 Marion
St., and TOM KUMAGAI, 3211 Jos-
ephine st., both of D nver, will
be married in D nver on March 17
1957. DOROTHY has been active
in JACL circles, having held
office in the local JACL cabi-
net. TOM, who left the Army as
a 2nd Lieutenant two years ago,
is a second year medical student
at the Colorado University Medi-
cal School in Denver.
RED CROSS DRIVE
HANA TAKAMINE was appointed
chairman of the 1957 Mile-Hi
JACL team to assist in the ann-
ual Red Cross Drive commencing
in February. JACL team members
will cover several blocks in the
In 1956 KENT Y0RIT0M0 headed
the Mile-Hi JACL campaign team
which went 1107. over the top of
goal assigned to them.
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JOHN NOGUCHI, 2615 QUAY St.
Denver, and SALLY FURUSHIRO
2355 Champa St., Denver, members
of the Nat'l. JACL Bowling Advi-
sory Committee, announced that
at least 3 teams from the Denver
area will participate in the
Nat'l. JACL Bowling Tournament
to be held in Albany, Calif, on
March 3-10, 1957. At least two
teams of men and one of women
will participate in the Nisei
keg classic. Any others inter-
ested in attending were urged to
contact either JOHN NOGUCHI at
BE 7-5314 or SALLY FURUSHIRO at
MA 3-1806 immediately.
The names of the participants
will be published in a later
edition of the Bulletin.
It was also announced that
Denver will enter a bid for the
1960 Natl. JACL Bowling Tourney.
chairman of the
1957 March of
Dimes campaign for
the Mile-Hi JACL,
reported that due
to the shortness
of time, a special benefit for
the 1957 polio campaign could
not be arranged, and that funds
would be raised at a spring be-
nefit to be held in March.
The cabinet voted to make a
direct contribution of $35.00 to
the March of Dimes fund, which
would be later replaced with
funds raised during the spring
BRIGHTON Y B A
THOMAS NAKATA, president of
the Brighton YBA, announced that
a benefit would be held at the
Brighton Buddhist-Church on Sat.
Mar. 2, commencing at 7:30 p.m.
Attending the General Meeting
dinner were 1. to r. MIN YASUI,
BOB H0RIUCHI, Mtn.-Plains JACL
Dist. Chrmn., and Past-President
JOHN SAKAYAMA. _______________
12.23 2.1 sr ST MA-3-S9+6
A 14 RCA portable TV, a G.E.
Clock Radio, and a Charcoal Bar-
beque set will be given away as
prizes during the evening.
JAMES KANEMOTO, Bussei leader
and JACLer from Longmont, will
head the Bussei banquet at the
Tiffin, 1730 So. Colorado Blvd.,
Sun., Mar. 3 at 7:30 pm, featur-
ing Gov. Steve McNichols. Tick-
ets are $4 per plate, and may be
obtained from the JACL office.
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