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Mile Hi JACL Bulletin, Volume 12, Number 3

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; Vol XII, No. 3
Denver> Colorado
Dont Forget!
Mile-Hi JACL Carnival
More Attractions have been
added to the NILE-HI JACL CARNI-
VAL NIGHT to make this a most
enjoyable outing for you.
DOROTHY UCHIDA has been named
chairman for the Informal record
Idence to be held at the Tri-
State Buddhist Church, 1947 Law-
rence Street, Denver, on March
the 23rd, Saturday, starting at
about 9:00 P. M.
MRS. UCHIDA will be assisted
by MARTHA UYEHARA, one of the
iJACL secretaries, and MILTON
iOSHIRO, music student at DU from
Hawaii. A very nominal charge
for expenses will be made.
Youngsters and oldsters alike
are urged to attend the CARNIVAL
and enjoy the program which will
include an Oriental food bazaar,
Chow Mein dinner (prepared by
chef BEN FIS(OH). There will be
games for all ages with hundreds
of valuable prises* The CARNI-
VAL will start at 4:00 P. M. and
we are hoping EVERYONE will come
end have a good time.
The purposes of the benefit
include support for National
JACL programs, March of Dimes,
Nisei student scholarship award,;
Issei recognitions program, and
other JACL functions.
New JAA Officers Being Sworn in office by DON TANA8E.
I. to R. ROY MAYSDA, TAGUS MURATA, SEIJI HORIUCHI (Pres.),
HENRY MORIMITSU, OSCAR MURATA, JESS MASUHAGA, MIKE TASHIRO.
CHARLES MIZUNAGA, SAM TASHIRO, SAM TOCHIMARA, GEORGE OKUBO,
The Happy Guests at the dinner held in the VFU Hall, Brighton,
IMPORTANTi 1 1 1
We are going to take a lot of
room for this particular bit of
information..... .we just learned
chat memberships are lagging and
this we can't have......so right
now while it' is fresh "on your"
mind.... .fill out the membership
application blank and send it
with your check to MARY SAKATA.
IMPORTANT
1957 JACL MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FORM
Name:
Address: . Phone
City State Zone
Check One: Single $3.50____ Couple $6.00____Student $2.00_
Pacific Citizen Subscription $3.00 Extra
Special Two Year Rate $5.00 __________
Check Enclosed: Yes /_/ No /__/ Checks should be made
payable to MLU-HI JACL and mailed to:
MARY SAKATA
224 South 14th Avenue
Brighton, Colorado
Thank you!
Menfcership Comnittee
March 1957
NISEI JOIN TRIBUTE
TO REV. ROBERTS
TAX and MITCHIE TBRASAKI, re-
presenting Nisei, were among the
300 people paying tribute to the
Very Reverend PAUL ROBERTS of
Che St. John's Episcopal Cathe-
dral on Feb. 28, 1937, at the
26th Annual Dinner of the Cosmo-
politan Club.
Dean ROBERTS, outstanding
clergyman of Denver, is retiring
after 35 years of service at
$t. John's. During the war
years Dean ROBERTS was outspoken
and fearless in his defense of
Nisei, and of evacuees seeking
refuge In Colorado. He headed.
the first Convnission on Hunan
Relations under Mayor Quigg New-
ton, and fotght for recognition
of equal rights for minorities
in Denver. He was also the 1st
president and founder of the
Denver Unity Council, which dur-
ing the crucial war years for
evacuees in Colorado was in xfee
forefront in the defense of
Nisei rights* ^
Among those paying tribute' to
PAUL ROBERTS were Included ELVIK
CALDWELL, president of the City
Council, representing the City 4
County of Denver, Mrs. JOHN R.
1T0RE of UNESCO, and JACK E.
BOYD of the Denver Public
Schools.
Dr. CLARENCE F.HOLMES, promi-
nent Negro leader, aud also a
member of the Mile-Hi JACL, pre-
sided over the testimonial ban-
quet honoring Dean PAUL ROBERTS.
NATIONAL JACL
BOWLING TOURNEY
The first of March saw the
departure from Denver to Berke-
ley, California, of the follow-
ing bowling enthusiasts. The
occasion for this exodus is, of
course, the National JACL Bowl-
ing Tournament. The men attend-
ing are MAS N0NAKA, KEN MATSU0A,
IWA0 NISHIKAWA, TURNO 0D0U, WIL-
LIE HASEGAUA, SAM 1NAI, AKI KX-
TASHIKA, BOB MAYEUA, IAKASHI MA-
Y6DA, and TOM I0KA.
The ladles are ROSA MAYEDA,
NATS ITO, JANE NAKAYAMA, JUNE
NAGAM0T0, and EVELYN OTA.
The results of this interest-
ing event will be published next
month in the Bulletin.


9ill HOSOKAWA
ForTo^^^hestTrnany^ months,
some ft lends of ours have been
looking for 6 house to buy* The
more they look the more confused
they become.
First they looked in Park
Hill. Next it was away out
southeast. After that they went
through a Wheatridge phase fol-
lowed by brief interludes in
which they were convinced that
Littleton and Broomfield Heights
were the answer to their dreams.
Now* they admit quite readily
that even if money were no con-
sideration whatever, theyd
still be confused about exactly
where theyd want to buy or
build their home*
Of course* this soul- and
site-searching is a good thing*
For in purchasing a home, they
will be spending more for this
one item than almost anything
theyll ever buy* So its wise
to be selective and cautious,
even -to the point of maddening
frustration*
What makes all this notable
is that this couple never has
run into racial discrimination*
This la not to say that another
couple wouldnt have a restric-
tive covenant thrown in their
faces. But in the case of the
couple we know, all doors have
been open.
The cordiality may be only
reflecting the fact that money
is tight and real estate Is not
moving, therefore any buyer is a
welcome customer.
On the other hand there is
reason to suspect that discrimi-
natory housing practices, which
som Denver Nisei encountered in
the not distant past, are being
eliminated. Which is another
elan that the pjftlt.. gpod. citi-
zens that they are, are indeed
sinking their roots deeper into
Colorado soil.
bXLL HOSOKAWA has been ap-
pointed Executive News Editor of
ithe Denver Post, it was announc-
ed recently by Fairer Hoyt.
BILL is a native of Seattle,
Wash., a graduate of the Univ.
of Washington. He Joined The
Post staff in July 1946. In 50
he went to Korea as The Posts
first war correspondent. Then
in October 19S0 he becare edi*
cor of EMPIRE.
MXLE'HX JACL BULLETIN
March 1957
BETTY SUZUKI-. 1st.VicePres.,Program
KNOW YOUR CHAPTER OFFICERS*
In this Herch issue of the Bull-
etin we are presenting a thumb-
nail sketch of BETTY SUZUKI, 1st
Vice-President, Program.
BETTY (nee Elisabeth H* Ku-
saka) was born on Sept. 16th, in
Pueblo, Colorado. When BETTY
was three she and her family
moved to Palo Alto, Calif* where,
they lived until BETTY was thru
the 6th grade. Then they moved
to San Mateo, Calif* where she
graduated from high school and
also from San Mateo Jr* College
as a Commercial Major. BETTY
care to Denver March 1942.
On April 22, 1942 BETTY married
HENRY SUZUKI...we hear tell that
matters go a little complicated
for a few minutes at city hall
,when BETTY forgot her name cut
she was a mite nervous about
it all****ptskt
BETTY is a sportswear sample
maker with Edmond Mfg. Company.
She is a member of the Mothers
Club and the Cornelians* In 55
BETTY was 2nd Vice-President in
charge of Membershio*
?,ZTVX and HENRY have two nice
boys...STEPHEN born Jan* 24 51
and RONNIE born Feb* 25 52
They live at 6199 North Colorado
Boulevard*
Next month we will have a
sketch about MARY SAKATA, this
years 2nd Vice-President.
YABL STAGES
CONFERENCE
Headed by JAMES KANEMOTO of
Longmont aa President, with UJI
HARADA of Rocky Ford as Toast-
master, more than 100 young Bus-
sei adults met at the Tiffin
last Sunday to hear Gov. Steve
McNichols*
The young Bussei adult group
demonstrated strong community
organization in staging their
one-day conference.
Many of the Bussei leaders
are also JACL-ers, including
FLOYD K0SHI0 and JACK TSUHARA of
Ft, Lupton, KISH OTSUKA of Sedg-
wick, ED NAKAGAWA, SAM Y05H1-
KAWA, FRANK HIRAOKA, STO TANI,
HARRY YANARl, and others in the
city of Denver.
The JACL delegation to the
YABL dinner included Pres* El'P
UCHIDA and DOROTHY UCHIDA, Mtn.-
plains Diet. Chrmn* BOB HORir-
CKI, Chapter Treas. JOHN MASWiA-
GA, former 3rd Natl. V* P. TAK
TERA5AKI and MITCKIE TERASAK1,
.MIN and TRUE YASUl.
COME
TO THE
CARNIVAL!!!
"BUDDY" UCHIDA
THE MEANING
OF JACL?
Last month we spoke of the
"Bargain Value* of JACL member-
ship. Perhaps after reading
this column many of you asked
yourselves just what benefits
you receive from your JACL mem-
bership. Or perhaps some or
your friends have asked you,
"What does JACL do and for what
.does it stand?*
Far be it from us to attest
to explain JACL when men like
MIK£ MASAOKA, MAS SATOW, our own
MIN YASUl, and others have al-
ready performed this function
more than adequately* However,
we would like to urge each of:
you Co read the enclosed page ln:
order to acquaint yourself with'
the meaning of "JACL"*
We feel confident that after
reading this enclosure you will
agree with us that JACL member-
ship is very valuable to each of
us* We suggest that our members
save this sheet for reference ie
answer to any questions that may
arise regarding the merits of
JACL.
In lieu of further attempts
to explain this In this colwn'
we refer you to the enclosure-
QUG&GD £m EMM
Published monthly by the Mils-Kl Chapter of the Japanese American
Citizens League, I225*20th St., Denver 2, Colorado. Tel: CH 4*2239,
1957 Editor
JOAN TOLENTINO
4070 S. Huron St.,
Englevood, Colorado
Tel: SU 1-2439
Staff Artist: Rosa Mayeda
Business Manager
KENT YORITOHO
1206 Gaylord St*
Denver 6, Colorado
Tel: FL 5-2757
Photographer: Tom Masamori
Columnists: Bill Hosokawa, Bud Uchida, Joanna Sakata, Carolyn Yano,
Special Contributor: Edwin Shimabukuro Headlines: Zek Mary Punakoshi, Lillian Tsrasaki, Dodie Uchida,
Min Y48Ul and True Yasui.
Staff Menbers:


March 1957
MILE-111 JACL BULLETIN
Page 3
BRIGHTON
STOP TliE PRESSES, etc.! the
population of Brighton has just
been increased by one male.......
BOB and JOANNA SAKATA are the
very happy parenes of a new baby
boy, born March 13, 1957 and
weighing in at 6 lbs. 121; 02.
This little fellow is their 1st
child. 'Swonderful!111!
0 GEORGE DOIs, (formerly of
Brighton) Venice, California,
announced the birth of their 1st
child, NAOMI PAMELA, born on Fe-
bruary 18th. Congratulations to
the proud parents.
a SOB SAKATA returned Feb. 17th
after a 3-day trip to Durham,
fi. C. One of his stop-overs in-
cluded Washington, D. C. where
he visited with MIKE MASAOKA.
On the "Movers List" this
month arc JANE and SAM TASHIRO
and the SASA family, also GOON
SAKAGUCHI and his parents. They
have all moved to the farms near
Brighton.
a JIM and FRANCES (nee Frances
'Kobayashi) are expecting their
first child. Also on the wait-
ing list are TOSH and JOYCE
TASHIRO.
The members and husbands of
iEpsilon Sigma Alpha, were enter-
tained by MARY SAKATA at her new
home in Crestmoor Acres for a
Valentine Dinner and Dance Party
on February 16th. Thirty-two
guests were present.
MR. & MRS. HARRY IDA from
Hudson have purchased a new home
there. Their address is 231 So.
[14th Ave., Brighton. Welcome!
SAM TOCHIKARA, new operator
;f Junction Market has returned
from a business and pleasure
trip to California.
j Friends and relatives of HR.
'and MRS. MIKE TASHIRO honored
.them by giving them a surprise
anniversary party Sunday, March
the 3rd, Congratulations!
. # Brighton J.A.A. Mixed Bowling
[League held its banquet March 6,
Wednesday, at the V.F.W. In Bri-
ghton. Winners were as follows:
Top Team................SCHLOO'S
.High Team Series.......BENEDICT
High Team Game............PAPES
Mens High Game....GEORGE YAMAHA
Women's High Genes...MARY SAKATA
end JEAN OKUBO
Mens High Series..GEORGE YAMADA
(Womens High Series.....JEANNIF.
ONODERA
Men's High Average..........GOOI-
j SAKAGUCl'I
Women's High Average......JEANNIE
ONODERA
Mens Most Improved..GEO. YAMADA
Womens Most Improved.......MARY
SAKATA
JAPANESE FIGURE SKATERS FETED
Japanese Figure Skaters feted by tssel. The Japan-
ese Figure Skaters who competed In the World Figure
Skating Championships, held recently at the Broadmoor
Ice Palace in Colnraclo Springs, were honored ac a din-
ner held at the Cathay Post by Issei of the corrmunity.
Among those shown are (facing 1. to r.):
2nd left YIk0 AKAKl, 4th left JUNKO UENO, 5th PRINCE
TSUNEYOSHX TAKEO, 7th Mr. KONNO, Mgr., 8th Mr. KOBA-
YASHI, Trainer, 9th HIDEO SUGITA, 10th KAZUO OHASHI &
11th YUKIO NISHIKURA.
NICC Schedules
ACCOUNTANTS
GEORGE MXTS1J0 KANEKO
JiSCT' E.' UoiTax EU 8-1666.
'SAMUEL KUMA0AI
Majestic Sldg, TA 5-3325
ROY T. TERADA
1530 Carr St. BE 3-6554
DENTISTS
JOHN CHIKUMA. DPS
Brighton, Colorado
MILTON HAYANO. DPS
2103 Larimer St. MA 3-9400
MICHAEL T. HORI. DDS
1211 AS. lath Ave. CH 4-1617
I TO DENTAL GROUP
530 ISth St. KE 4-8680
T. ItO, DDS
Y. Ito, DDS
Sueo Ito, DDS
Sets Ito, DDS
TONY KAWANO
1404 E. 18th Ave. KE 4-3084
ROBERT MAYEDA, DDS
300 interstate Trust Bldg,
TA 5-6061
TAKASHI MAYEDA, DDS
300" interstate Trust Bldg.
TA 5-6961
K. K. MIYAMOTO. DDS
1952 Lariner TA 5-4307
CENTA NAKAMURA. DDS
200 Interstate Trust Bldg.
TA 5-7598
Conference
The Nisei Intermtn. Collegi-
ate Conference, headed by Pres.
DAVE NIKAIDO, met on Sun., March
3rd, to complete plana for the
12th Annual NICC Conference to
be held April 26-27, 1957, in
Denver, Colorado.
The basketball tournament
will be held at Manual Hi gym,
with RON TSURUDA in charge as
chairman. Five teams, from CD,
DU, CSCE at Greeley, ASM at Fort
Collins, and Mines at Golden,
are expected for the tourney.
Publicity will be headed by
KIM OKUGAWA, assisted by HAROLD
FUKUHAPA. All Nisei students at
various campuses in the Rocky
Mtn. area are cordially invited
to attend the many activities of
the Conference.
Additional information will
be given in the April issue of
(che Bulletin.
Mile-Hi JACL Bridge
ClubOpen Pairs
Bridge Tournament to be held
in April...it has been announced
that an Open-Pairs Bridge Tour-
nament will be held on April 5th
at the home of DR. and MRS. T.K.
KOBAYASHI, 4S5 Forest Street.
We hope all the bridge fans will,
turn out for this event.
The winners of the triplicate
Master Point Bridge session on
March 8th, held at the KOBA-
YASHI residence, were KENT
YORITOMO end 2BKE TOLENTINO.
The winners at the regular
duplicate session on Feb. 22nd
were BUD UCHIOA & BERNIE CLAAR.
I DENVER AREA
- listings -
Miss FLORENCE TANAKA, who is
from Hawaii, became engaged to
KENNETH UYEHARA on St. Valen-
tine's Day. Both are students
at Northwestern University; KEN-
NETH is a senior in Dental Col-
lege, and FLORENCE is a Business
student. The wedding date is
not yet definite.
A group of six Nisei ski en-
thusiasts left for a weeks ski-
ing at world-famous Sun Valley,
Idaho. The group included MARY
FUNAKOSHI, MAY KUNACAI, DOROTHY
GORAI, JANE HAOA, SAM SATO and
GEORGE HADA.
The group also planned to
8top off at Squaw Valley, near
Donner Pass in California, scene
of the Winter Olympics; and to
take in the National JACL Bowl-
ing Tournament in Albany, Calif,
before returning to Denver.
INSURANCE AGENT*
BOD KOKIUCHI fc CO
255 HENRY K. If-'ADA
?3UZTToweTx"BTvd. OR 7-8413 ,
JINZO NODA
32ll Clayton
FR 7-1065
SAM Y. MATSUMOTO
Henderson, Colo. AT 8-2536
LAWYERS
TOSHIO ANDO
1942 Larimer
FRED KAWANO
1221- 13th St.
LLOYD SHINSATO
Sailway Exchange
MINORU YASUI
TS21T 20th St.
AC 2-5315
KE 4-6358
Building
AM 6-1753
CH 4-2239
OPTOMETRISTS
BEN MATOBA OD
1027 Larimer KE 4-1941
MISAO MATOBA OD
.Ft. Lupton UL 7-6550
PHYSICIANS
CHARLES FUJISAKI, MD
40 n. Main Brighton 418
T.K. KOBAYASHI. MD
1227" 27th St. KE 4-3104'
iRICHARD MOMII. MD
;I22TTT7th 3t. ---KE 4-3104
I
1 ISAMU 0ZAM0T0. MD
!30'i Interstate Trust Bldg.
i TA S-15dfj
'HOWARD SUENAGA. MD \
830 18th St. AC 2-1314
AYAKO WADA. MD
U3U iUtnst. JA 5.-Q783
MAHITO UBA. DO
1530 21st St. MA 3-3743


MIljE-HI JACL BULLETIN
March 1937
Page 4
OKUGAWA-YOSHINO
WEDDING
NORMAN YABESon of KEN and.
1UMI YABE of 1326 East 20th Ave.
made sports headlines by sat*
ting two new conference records
in the Skyline Swim Meet at Lar-
amie in the 100 and 200 yard
breast stroke events. NORMAN
lowered the 200-yd. record by
6.9 secs, to 2:33 and establish-
ed a new record of 1.08.5 in the
new 100-yd. event. He partici-
pates in the upcoming meat at
Brigham City, Utah, % for Che DU
swim squad next week.
e ROBERT MARUYAMA of 2400 So.
'...... *'
photo by Ma sartor i
e CSMC was the setting for the
beautiful candlelight services
for the wedding of "CHICK 0KU-
CAWA and HIXARU YOSHINO. The
couple were wed Sun., Mar, lOch
with about 150 guests in attend-
ance. The reception was held In
the Church Fellowship Hall, The
Ihappy couple plan to make their
tome in Denver when they return
from their honeymoon.
F KOBUN-SHA
l234-20ttSt
4BWMTAL WI*eA9T990S*6l9T*
Newton St., has been designated
JACL representative by President
BUDDY UCHIDA to attend the Third
Annual Workshop in Cultural Re-
lationships sponsored by the
Denver CorrsniSSion on Human Rela-
tions, the Denver Public Schools
and CU & DU Social Work Schools*
The workshop will last approxi-
mately six weeks and will be
concerned primarily with the
minority groups in Denver, BOB
is a graduate of Adams State
College, and has his Master's
degree in Education from DU*
Wedding bells will be heard
in early June for PEARL KUWABARA
of Denver and ARTHUR KATAYAMA of
Los Angeles it was revealed at
the recent announcement of their
engagement*
The IKUMA family, who oper-
ated the CNgmpa.Grocery at 22nd
and Champa since evacuation,
left last month for Los Angeles,
California. Mr* K* IKUMA, who
has been a strong JACL support-
er, planned tovisit Japan, be-
fore settling down permanently
in Los Angeles

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AL KUSH1HASHI, the flying
farmer from North Platte, Nebr*,
was recently a visitor in Den-
ver, Colo,, for training in in-
strument flying in his private
'plane. KUSHIHASHI has been a
frequent participant in JACL Air
Races, and was married Last win-
ter to the former GRACE TAKAKI
of Pueblo, Colorado.
# DR* ROBT. and TOMEKO MAYEDA,
and family, recently moved into
their new home at 3334 Albion
in Denver* The MAYEDAS have
three children, JOANNE, 11, DI-
A daughter was oom to MR. &
MRS. JOSEPH S. YAMASAKI in Peb.
Mrs. Yamasaki is the former Y00-
KO YOSHIMURA.
The WILLIE KIYOTAS of Fort
Lupton are also the proud par-
ents of a new baby girl.
F00K ENG, formerly an engi-
neer with the Martin plant In
Denver, and enthusiastic member
of the Mile-Hi JACL Bridge Club,
left last month to take a posi-
tion with the Douglas Aircraft
y In Los Angeles, Calif*
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