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Mile Hi JACL Bulletin, Volume 12, Number 4

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Mile Hi JACL Bulletin, Volume 12, Number 4
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As everyone knows who attend*
ad the JACL Carnival held on
March 23rd it was a real suc-
cess, which means that a lot o£
people worked awfully hard to
achieve that end. CAROL OKUBO
was the lucky person to take
home the grand prize of a Key-
stone Movie Camera outfit. DON-
BREEN of 4182 King Street, re-
ceived the "Celebrity of Hawaii"
dinner-set and JOHN OTA of 2221
Court Place won the G-E Clock-
Radio.
The Mile-Hi JACL Benefit
under the general chairmanship
of JOHN MASUNAGA, was attended
by hundreds of people who enjoy-
ed the delicious chowmein dinner
(continued to column three.....)
Hard Work!
prepared by Chef BEN FURUTA (see
pic on page #2) and his staff,
as well as the children's games
and other activities on the main
floor auditorium of the Tri-Sta-
te Buddhist Church in Denver..
JESSE'MASUNAGA, BILL SATO,
ROY MAYEDA, and others of the
Brighton JAA directed the "Fam-
ily Carnival Night" activities,
and ladies of the Brighton Nisei
Women's Club assisted in the
main floor activities. RUBY SA-
KAYAMA and her staff directed
ticket selling. TOM MASAMORI &
JOHN NOGUCHI headed the kid's
turtle races, and ROY MAYEDA &
HARRY TAZAWA operated the penny
pitch & balloon busting contests
for the children.
The Chow Mein Dinner staff
was headed by BETTY SUZUKI and
GLADYS TANIWAKI and included
dozens of cooperative JACL sup-
porters and helpers,. Girls from
the TSBC Girl Scout Troop, and
Boy Scouts of the TSBC rendered
yeoman service in assisting the
Mile-Hi JACL sponsor a highly
successful community benefit.
NICC Schedules
Social Mixer
JOYCE SAWAMURA, AC 2-0982, of
DUE, has [been designated chairman
of the NICC Informal Social Mix-
er to be held Friday night, the
26th of April, at the TSBC, 1947
Lawrence St., Denver, starting
at 9:00 P. M. until 12:00 M.
The mixer will be strictly
informal, and a record dance is
planned to give all students
attending the 12th Annual NICC
conference in Denver, April26th
& 27th, an opportunity to meet
other Nisei students from vari-
ous colleges in the Rocky Moun-
tain area*
Assisting will be KIM OKUGAWA
who was 1955 Bussei Queen, and
SEIKO YOSHIHARA, social chairman
of the NICC. Many Nisei coeds
from various campuses will also
be attending.
CSMC Bazaar
Saturday, May 4th, is the
date of the CSMC Oriental Food
Bazaar. There will be all kinds
of goodies including chow mein,
sushi, and pastries. Serving
ihours are from 4:00 to 8:00 and
the price is a modest 50c for
children and $1.00 for adults.
April 1957
MAD0K0R0-
KUMAGAI
WEDDING
DOROTHY MADOKORO and TOM
KUMAGAI exchanged wedding vows
March 17, 1957,at the California
Street Methodist Church at 4:30
P. M. in the presence of 200
guests. The Rev. GEORGE UYEMURA
officiated.
Junior bridesmaid for the
occasion was TOSHI KUMAGAI;
.bridesmaid, Mrs. HELEN KURACHI;
and matron-of-honor, Mrs. EMI
CHIKUMA. Flower girls were
DEBBIE ITO and CAROLYN CHIKUMA.
SAMUEL KUMAGAI served as best
man, and attendants were KIYOSHI
KUMAGAI and BEN MIYAHARA. Ushers
were DENNY YASUHARA & KEN NAMBA.
TOM MASAMORI sang the solo
renditions accompanied by GRACE
KAWAKAMI, organist.
Following the ceremony, a re-
ception was held at the Lotus
Room.
Mr. & Mrs. KUMAGAI will re-
side at 3211 Josephine Street,
Denver.


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MILE-HI JACL BULLETIN
April 1957
BHL HOSOKA WA
COMMON PROBLEMS/COMMQN SOLUTIONS
A few days after the big Mar-
ch blizzard, an eastern Colorado
rancher stared numbly at the
carcasses of a score or more of
his beef cattle killed by the
storm.
After five years of drouth, a
loss like that was hard to take.
No one would have blamed him if
he damned the weather and cur-
sed his luck.
But he was made of sterner
stuff. "Maybe," he said, "this
blizzard is the turning point.
Maybe this means we're going to
get the snow and rain that will
bring us a crop again."
The ability to see the bright
side of disaster and tragedy is
a wonderful American character-
istic. The Nisei, like the good
Americans that they are, demon-
strated their ability to take
adversity in stride during the
ordeal of the evacuation.
They came back to claim their
rightful opportunity, and so
will Colorado's unfortunate ran-
chers. Both they and the Nisei
would laugh if someone suggested
they have something in common,
but the truth is that they have.
Sue Akiyama Heads
Red Cross Drive
MARY SAKATA, 2nd.Vice Pres.
Membership
Mary
Stanley d Howard
MARY T. SAKATA (nee Mary Yamamoto) and her twin brother, Rev.
JOHN YAMAMOTO, Episcopal minister in Hyannis, Nebraska, were born
to HARRY and the late MOTO YAMAMOTO in Hillrose, Colorado, on
July 14, 1926. MARY'S family moved to Nebraska when she was two,
and lived there until April 1, 1937, at which time they went to
Japan. She remained in Japan with her younger sister to get some
Japanese education, which ended up by their being caught there
during WW II. During her stay in Japan she graduated from Girls
High School in 1942, then attended teachers' training school for
a year. Before returning to the United States in March of 1948
MARY taught school for three years, and worked as an interpreter
for the Occupation Forces right-after the war. In September 1948
MARY came to Denver from Scottsbluff, Nebraska, where her family
lives, and attended Opportunity School to brush up on her English
and take up typing and correspondence. In 1950, April 9th, MARY
and the late HARRY H. SAKATA (past .JACL president) were married
in St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Mitchell, Nebraska.
Along with being the secretary of the First Presbyterian
Church in Brighton, MARY is presently employed by the U. S. Dept,
of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service, at its unit office in
Brighton. MARY is editor of the Presbyterian Messenger, which
is published monthly. MARY is a member of the Brighton Nisei Wo-
men's Club, in which she served as vice-president in 1955.
She is an active member of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Interna-
tional Sorority, Eta Alpha Chapter of Brighton. She also belongs
to the Presbyterial Women's Association, and is a fifth year mem-
ber of the "1000" club, which she took over after, HARRY SAKATA'S
passing.
Along with taking care of two boys, HOWARD born June 25, 1951
and STANLEY born September 16, 1953 she enjoys playing bridge and
swimming, bowling, and likes to sew when time permits. MARY now
lives in Crestmoor Acres, 224 South 14th Avenue, Brighton, with
her two boys and her father, Mr. HARRY YAMAMOTO.
Our next sketch will be about TERNO 0D0W, Third Vice-President

"buddymughida
Objectionable Rims
At the suggestion of National
Director, MAS SATOW, we direct
your attention to a number of
films produced during the hys-
teria and hate of World War II,
now being shown, & which depict
Americans of Japanese ancestry
as spies and saboteurs, disloyal
to the United States. A list of
these films is at the end of
this article.
These films are based on lies
and to set the records straight'
we point ou£ that the files of
every federal intelligence
agency show there was not a sin-
gle case of espionage or sabot-
age committed by a resident per-
son of Japanese ancestry before,
during, or after Pearl Harbor.
Typical of these objection-
able films is Betrayal from the
East. In this film a Japanese
student cheerleader at Stanford
turns out to be an officer in
the Japanese Navy. The only
person of Japanese ancestry to
become cheerleader for a west
coast university was HITOSHI
YONEMURA at UCLA in 1940. Lt.
YONEMURA was killed in action
with the United States 442nc'
Japanese-American Combat Team in
Italy, after volunteering for
(continued on insert)
SITE AKIYAMA, 5241 Thrill PI.,
.will head the 1957 RED CROSS
Drive for the Mile-Hi JACL, and-
confidently expected to go 110%
over quota as did last year's
team under the direction of KENT
Y0RIT0M0.
Mrs. AKIYAMA is being assist-
ed by HANA TAKAMINE and. MARY
UYENISHI, and her team members
include FUMI YABE, KENNETH FUNA-
KOSHI, DON Y0K00JI, KENT Y0RI-
TOMO, ISAO KUGS, T0MI MASUNAGA,
GLADYS TANIWAKI, SAM MOMII, JIM
OKIDA and SAM MATSUMOTO.
The JACL Team will cover some
20 blocks in the Nihonjin-machi
section of Denver near 2Cth and
Larimer Sts. The JACL has par-
ticipated in the Red Cross Drive
annually during the past 12 yrs.
Chef Ben Furuta

CXCJM3D SM HH
Publisnea monthly by the Mile-Hi Chapter of the Japanese American
Citizens League, 1225-20th St., Denver 2, Colorado. Tel: CH 4-2239.
1957 Editor
JOAN T0LENTIN0
4070 S. Huron St.
Englewood, Colorado
Tel: SU 1-2439
Business Manager
KENT Y0RIT0M0
1206 Gaylord St.
Denver 6, Colorado
Tel: FL 5-2757
Staff Artist: Rosa Mayeaa Photographer: Tom Kasamorl
Columnists: Bill Hosokawa, Bud Uchida, Joanna Sakata, Carolyn Yano,
Mary Sakata, Bessie Kamura, True Yasul, & Lillian Uba.
Special Contributor: Edwin Shimabukuro Headlines: Zeke Tolentino
Staff Members: Mary Funakoshi, Lillian Terasaki, Dorothy Uchida,
Rosalie Tokunaga, & Min Yasui.


April 1957
MILE-HI JACL BULLETIN
PACE 3
BRIGHTON
JACL Carnival Pics
out of the hospital from a back
injury.
FumiYabe looks hungry
Brighton Y.B.A. honored the
older folks of the conmnnity on
Sunday night, March 24th, at the
Brighton Buddhist Church with a
dinner and special gifts for the
guests that were over 70.
ROBERT SAKATA will be leaving
for Durham, North Carolina, on
Apr. 14th to attend the F.O.Y.F.
Awards Banquet.
Mr. and Mrs. SAM TASHIRO had
their house-warming party for
friends and relatives. Among
the many wonderful gifts was a
television set given them by his
brother, MIKE TASHIRO, and his
family.
Mr. TOM DOI, active Nisei
accountant in Brighton, has been
elected the new Treasurer of the
Brighton Junior Chamber of Comm-
erce. Congratulations!
Mr. 6 Mrs. JAY FUKAYE are ex-
pecting their 3rd child sometime
in June. Also on the "great ex-
pectations*' list are the SUSUMU
(SKOOK) KARAKIs of Henderson.
Ko-re for a Spring vacation
from Colorado A & M were PAUL
OKADA, DON TOKUNAGA, EIGORO
HORIUCHI. HARUMI TAKAGUCHI and
ROCKY OISHI, from Canada and
attending A&M, were also here to
visit.
It is good to see CHIMI DOI
always with a smile to welcome
yyt- at the Junction Market. She
is now employed there to replace
*rs. MARY TOKUNAGA. We will all
miss MARY.
We are happy to announce chat
the following people took honors
.in the DBAC Bowling Tourney. In
the Men's AA Doubles, GORO SAKA-
GUCHI and MIKE TASHIRO, fifth*
Women's A Singles, MILDRED T0-
CHIHARA, second* Womens A Dou-
bles, KATHERINE SAKAGUCHI & MARY
SAKATA, third; and Women's A All
Events, MILDRED TOCHIHARA, 2nd.
Congratulations, Bowlers!
Mr. HARRY YAMAMOTO went to
Omaha, Nebraska, to attend the
Ordination of Priesthood of his
son, Rev. JOHN YAMAMOTO, into
the Episcopal Church. Rev. JOHN
YAMAMOTO is the twin brother of
MARY SAKATA of Brighton.
Deep Concentration
People have more fun
PROFESSIONAL
LISTINGS
ACCOUNTANTS
GEORGE M1TSUO KANEKO
2801 E. Colfax DU 3-1666
SAMUEL KUMAGAI
Majestic Bldg. TA 5-3325
ROY T. TERADA
1530 Carr St. BE 3-6554
DENTISTS
JOHN CHIKUMA, DDS.
Brighton, Colorado
MILTON HAYANO, DDS.
2103 Larimer St. MA 3-9400
MICHAEL T. HORI, DDS.
1211 E. 18th Ave. CH 4-1617
ITO DENTAL GROUP
830 18th 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
i
. JAMES KUROKI won the TV set
raffled by CNBL at Manual High.
At Manual High YUKI SUKUHARA
is on the ballot for Head Girl,
TOMMY YASUDA for Senior Class
President, RICHARD JOKO for Sen-
ior Class Vice-President, and
MICHI TANI and JEAN MATSUDA for
Senior Class Secretary.
rtt North nigh GAIL HANAMURA
is running for Senior Class Sec-
retary.
At East High ALBERT GOTO is
in the race for Vice--President
of the Junior Class.
At North High JEAN MATSUO,'
LOIS TANI & JOAN OTA are inclu-
ded on the rolls of a special
organization, NATIONAL HONOR!
Also at North KATIE NAKAOKA
and GAIL HANAMURA were voted as
Junior Escorts for the gradua-
CNBL Awards: The CNBL Out-
standing Player Award was given
to KEN NAMBA. Most Promising
Young Player Award to GENE TAGA-
WA for the boys and to DOROTHY
TOBO for the girls.
The All-Star Boys Award went
to the following: STAN NISHI-
MOTO, HOWARD TAGAWA, MIKYO MAT-
SUURA, JAKE YACO & BOB FUJIMOTO.
For the girls, to MAKO IWAHASHI,
SACIII MORIKAWA, GRACE HISHINUMA,
MARY TOBO & MICHI IWATA.
The magic touch for coaching
-must be the formula for the suc-
cess of the Girls Boys Cham-
pions, for this year both team?
were under the tutoring of TEt ''C
OKUNO.
JACL-NICC sponsors Dance for
June Graduates on Saturday, the
25th of May, from 9:00 PM until
midnight. This happy party will
take place at the AAl"-', corner
of Josephine and East 14th Ave.
CNBL BOYS CHAMPS
The final results of the game between Skyline TV and jonnny jowns
played on March 15th to determine the championship found the Johnny
Downs boys on top of the league standings.
Standing 1. to r. BEAVER ASANO
BILL KAWAMURA, COACH TERUO OKUNO.
CARLY TERADA.
ROBERT MAYEDO, DDS.
300 Int. Tr. Bldg. TA 5-6961
TAKASHI MAYEDA, DDS.
300 Int. Tr. Bldg. TA 5-6961
K. K. MIYAMOTO, DDS.
1952 Larimer ta : 5-4307
GENTA NAKAMURA, DDS.
200 Int. Tr. Bldg. TA 5-7598
INSURANCE AGENTS BOB HORIUCHI & CO. 2586 S. Race St. PE 3-9166
HENRY K. IMADA 4588 Lowell Blve. JINZO N0DA GR 7-8413
3211 Clayton SAM Y. MATSUMOTO FR 7-1065
Henderson, Colo. AT 8-2536
LAWYERS
T0SHI0 ANDO 1942 Larimer AC 2-5315
FRED KAWANO 1221 19th St. LLOYD SHINSAT0 KE 4-6358
Rwy. Exchg.- Bldg. MINORU YASUI AM 6-1753
1225 20th St. CH 4-2239
STAN NISHIMOTO, RON TSURUDA,
Kneeling: TED SAITO, ART ARITA &
Much credit, and many thanks
to LAURA MIURA for typing the
rough draft, and MARTHA UYEHARA
for typing the Duplimat of the
enclosure in the March Bulletin.
OPTOMETRISTS
BEN MATOBA, OD.
1927 Larimer St. KE 4-1941
MISAO MATOBA, 0D.
Ft. Lupton, Colo. UL 7-6550
PHYSICIANS
CHARLES FUJISAKI, MD.
40 N. Main Brighton 418
T. K. KOBAYASHI, MD.
1227 27th St. KE 4-3104
RICHARD MOMII, MD.
1227 27th St. KE 4-3104
ISAMU 0ZAM0T0, MD.
301 Int. Tr. Bldg. TA 5-1596
HOWARD SUENAGA, MD.
830 18th St. AC 2-1314
AYAK0 WADA, MD.
330 18th St. TA 5-0783
MAHITO UBA, DO.
1230 2lst St. MA 3-3743


PAGE 4
MILE-HI JACL BULLETIN
April 1957
Starting on April 23rd,
RURI NODA (mother of our lovely
LILLIAN ITBA) 3211 Clayton Str.,
is having a one-man show of her
paintings at St. Barnabas Epis-
copal Church, East 13th Avenue
at Vine Street. There will be a
reception on the opening evening
from 8:00 to 10:00, & the hours
of showing on the other days
through Sunday, April 28th, are
from 2:00 to 9:00 P. M.
IRV MATSUDA recently under-
went an appendectomy operation
in March. Best wishes for your
rapid recovery, IRV.
Mr. and Mrs. T0SK1YUKI UCHIDA
of 3000 Fillmore Street are the
happy parents of a new baby boy.
The BOB A. NOGUCHIS of 4990
Umatilla Street also have a new
son.
Boys are quite popular....Mr.
and Mrs. TOM KAGIYAMA of Hender-
son also have a new baby boy.
Congratulations!1!
ROY & SUZANNE NAGAI are the
proud owners of a 1957 Chrysler
New Yorker two-tone. They live
at 2915 Humboldt Street.
K0BUN-SHA
l234-20thSt.
QKlfNTAt F/**4{?7 tOOVStOifTS
Recent visitors to Denver in-
cluded ARTHUR ABE & GEORGE MIYA-
KAWA, both of Chicago. Theyre
looking for nice living accommo-
dations for their families as
both ejspect to transfer here in
the near future with the Honey-
well Company.
MARILYN OS'JGA and GEORGE INAI
have set their wedding date for
Sunday, June 30th, in Denver.
They became engaged last Christ-
mas. MARILYN attended Ohio
State and graduated from St.
Mary's in Ohio. GEORGE is a
graduate of State College in
Sacramento, California. He is
well-known in local bowling cir-
cles. MARILYN is presently em-
ployed at Harry Hansen's Inter-
ior Decorating establishment.
Miura 8t Matsuda
Win Bridge
Open Pairs
BRIDGE NEWS. Winners of the
Mile-Hi JACL Bridge Club game,
held on March 22, 1957, at the
home of DICK & ETHEL YANASE were
Dr. MIKE UBA & JANE HIRATA, 1st,
KENT YORITOMO & MARY UYENISHI,
2nd, and 3rd, HARUK0 KOBAYASHI &
LILLIAN UBA.
Winners of the Open Pairs
Tournament, held at the home of
Dr. & Mrs. T. K. KOBAYASHI cm.
Friday, April 5th, were ED MAT-
SUDA 4 AMY MIURA, who received
trophies,. 2nd, LARRY & GUY0 TA-
.. ;JIRI, and 3rd, KEN YABE & CHAR-
LTS "FUJISAKI. There were seven
rabies engaged in this bout.
CNBL GIRLS CHAMPS
Y. TAKEUCHI
EE 4-4637
KE. 4 -4778
Sarge terasaki. mgr.
CHAMPA ST.
DEHVER 2, COLO.
BEN FURUTA
MOB CSH1MA
DINING ROOM
StHrinA only the firwrfc m chintM m*mm
2Q|5 H%RKtT ST, K*Vif
GRANADA
MARKET *
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I HWI iSlQ LAWRENCE ST.
jevy'of baskefBalI~6eautles took* the girl's championship
in the CNBL, in a down the wire finish that required
playoff on March 29th at the Manual High Gym. Pressing them all
the way were the N-Joys in this action filled game.
Standing 1. to r.: AMY KANAI, JUDY SAIT0, NAOMI FUKUDA, T0M-
IK0 YAMAMOTO, JOAN NISHIM0T0. Kneeling: MAKO IWAHASI, SACHI M0-
RIKAWA, BEVERLY (Tootsie) TANI, ANNABELLE TERADA & CAROL YANO.
Coach was TERUO OKIINO.
NICC Booklets
"NICC CONF. BOOKLET ORDERS BEING
TAKEN" ELWYN SlilMODA, Colorado
School of Mines student, heads
the 12th Annual NICC program
booklet committee, and he has
announced that greetings and ad
spaces are now available for in-
clusion in the booklet.
Due to increased costs, rates
quoted are $2.50 for 3-lines,
$5.00 for % page, & $7.50 for
full page.
Tn previous years, more than
36 local merchants and influen-
tial community leaders have ex-
tended greetings to Nisei stu-
dents who attend the annual NICC
Conference.
Assisting SHIM0DA in taking
orders for ads or greetings for
the NICC is DAVE NIKAID0, NICC
President, at 841^ Marine Str.,
Boulder, and JIM OUYE of DU.
Those desiring space in the
12th Annual NICC program booklet
should get in touch with ELWYN
SHIMODA, CR 9-3504, 1114 12th
(Street, in Golden, Colorado. .
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Bimbau
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