Vox. XII, No. 5
Mile-Hi Chapter Membership
Reaches Record High of 6Z7
The Mile-Hi JACL boasts 627
members this year-a record high.
Last year's count of 616
the previous record.
In past- years, the Mile-Hl
chapter has led the nation in
membership drive during the be-
ginning months of every year be-
cause of the support of JACLers
in the Denver metropolitan area.
Nationally the Mile-Hi chap-
ter always ranks within the top
five despite the larger metro
politaln areas with greater Jap-
anese American population.
The 1956 results were: first,
southwest Los Angeles with 1216,
The Mile-Hi JACL was one ot
10 organisations taking part in
the second annual Civil Liber-
ties Institute held at Colorado
University, July 5-7. _
The chapter was represented
by Dr. Takahashl of Boulder at
The topic discussed at the
meeting was "Your Rights and
Mine," in housing, education and
employment with a special work-
shop on migratory labor.
Seiji Horluchi,32, of Brigh-
ton was elected president of
Colorado's Junior Chamber of
Horluchi is the first nisei
to win the post of president in
The nisei Is an agricultural
The Mlle-Hl JACL wound up
its 1957 Red Cross drive with
a 103% record.
Site Akiyama, chairman of the
drive, announced the group rai-
Dr. Jerry Aikava, a Mlle-Hl
JACLer, is one of threeColorado
University medical center sclen
tlsts holding a part of a $16,-
000 grant from the American
(combined total of the Los Angel
es chapters was 2495)$ 2nd, San
Francisco with 1159$ 3rd Chica-
go with 732, 4th Denver with 616
Sth was Seattle with 542.
Much of the credit for th^
success of the membership drive
goes to Chairman Mary Sakata.
Thanks also go to Bess Shlyo-
mura, chairman of the Denver
city membership drive, who help-
ed Mary Sakata in achieving a
new record for the Mile Hi JACL.
II 8 -
Mile-Hl President BuddyUchida
says the victory celebration din,
ner will be held in conjunction
with the New Year's Eve dinner.
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE Some 20 men from the Cathay American Legion
Post pass the reviewing stand. Although slightly rusty in
cadence the legioaaires made a good showing in colorfulHawaiian
shirts.-Color guards were Frank Kamibayashl, Jim Ito, Kay Kanda,
and Shlg Mayeaura.
Semi-annual financial Report Submitted
Treasury Shows $649 Balance
To Notional ML
Mile-Ri JACL Treasurer John Masunaga reported a balance of
$645.77 on hand in the chapter treasury as of June, 1957.
The breakdown on the 1957 semi-annual financial report was as
The Mile-Hi JACL recently re-
mitted $1,000 to national JACL
as a part of its quota to sup-
port the national's program and
New Year's Eve Dance
raffle and dinner.... .$1,281.55
Bulletin ads, comm.,
"Magnificent Seven" ...$441.05
March JACL Benefit... .$1,678.00
Pacific Citizen Sub.. ...$243.80
New Year's Eve dance
expenses paid in 1957...$478.15
Bulletin and mailing....$456.96
Special Check to meet
March Benefit expenses..$941.68
John Masunaga, treasurer, who
headed the Mile-Hi JACL communi-
ty benefit during March, Indica-
ted the importance of supporting
national JACLn in order to pro-
mote the welfare of persons of
Japanese ancestry in the U.S.
The Mile-Hi JACL has failed
to reach Its financial quota
during the past three years. The
annual quota assigned to Mile-
Hl Is $3,500.
(Income from Graduates
Dance not in on date
REMEMBER THE DISTRICT
CONVENTION, N0Y. 30-
DEC. 1 AT OMAHA, NEB'.
In 1954, $2250.00 was sent to
national; in 1955, $1340; and in
1956 only $1150 was raised by
the Mlle-Hl chapter to support,
the national h.q. and Washington
offices of the JACL.
Both President Leonard Uchlda
and Treasurer John Masunaga pled-
ged that the 1957 Mile-Hl JACL
cabinet would do their utmost to
meet their financial obligation
to national headquarters this
Pres.Uchida commended Masunaga
for his efforts in conducting
.the March Benefit which raised
surplus funds that were remitted
to national JACL.
MILE-KI JACt BULLETIN
By Leonard Uchida
for omitting the
May Bulletin is-
sue but we lost
as our editor
due to the press
of a new job ,
and by the time
over as editor
MXLE-H1 JACL BULLETIN Juns-July. 1957
the month of May was behind us.
He certainly hated to lose
Joan as our editor. She and her
husband Zeke had put theBulletin
issues to bed almost single-
handedly. We want to thank Joan
and Zeke for their efforts and
ccomend them for their fine job.
Kayko Matsuura is a Colorado
University grad (journalism ma-
jor) now working for Interna-
tional News Service, and as such
certainly should make a first-
class editor. He thank her too
for her co-operation in assuming
this task "cold"--with little
Our thanks also to Ted Salto
NICC president for recommending
Kayko and talking her into the
job. We are delighted!
Ted Salto and his NICC cabi-
net certainly are a good group.
It was a real pleasure to work
with them on the Graduates Dance
Individually the coomltte in-
cluding Carl Yorimoto, Bev Tani,
Norman Yabe, Carol Mizoue, Ron
Tsuruda Yoko Iwahashi, Don
Furuta and Tak Tamura are "Balls
of Fire" and working with them
we felt as if we were watching
Haley's comet in action and
JACL'8 Min Yasul worked right
alongside them. How does he do
it? Enthusiasm and dedication
to JACL is the answer, we're
sure. He hope all JACL members
emulate this example.
MILE-HI JACL BULLETIN
JACL OFFICE: 1225 20th Street
Denver 2, Colo.
Tel: Ch. 4-2239
BUSINESS MANAGER..John Masunaga
STAFF ARTIST.......Rosa Mayeda
COLUMNISTS: Bill Hosokawa, Bud
Uchida, Joanna Sakata, Carolyn
Yano, Mary Sakata,Bessie Ramura,
True Yasul, Lillian Uba.
STAFF MEMBERS: Mary Funakoshi,
> Lillian Terasakl,Dorothy Uchida,
Rosalie Tokunaga, Min Yasul,
Meet Your Officers
"lerno (Mow: Third Mice TVesidervr
(He are unable to bring you
Bill Hosokawa's regular column
This issue is a catch-all
since the Bulletin wasn't pub-
lished last month and won't be
out again until September,
The aunmer break will give
this editor a chance to survey
the situation and do better on
the next try.
Temo Odow Is JACL's third
Wyoming-born Temo attended
grade school in Kemmerer, wyo.,
Centerville, Utah; Downey, Idaho
and Chester, Idaho.
After graduating from high
school in Rexburg, Idaho, Temo
went to Japan for a year of high
school and a year at Keio univer
sity, majoring in political
he was shipped overseas to the
South Pacific, then to Korea.
Following his discharge from
the service in 1945, he went to
Utah University, graduating with
a major in business administra-
tion and accounting in 1949.
Temo came to Denver in 1954
and is presently working for the
Keystone Camera Co., Inc. He is
an office manager of the Denver
branch for the firm.
We were beset with several
difficulties getting this issue
out. Besides this editor's un-
familiarity with JACL's working
and her natural Ineptness, our
typewriter was wlsked away by
the company that- owns it. Bear
with us for awhile until we get
the hang of the business.
A word from the new editor:
Noticed a few issues ago
when Min Yasui was editor he
mentioned the lack of a cotnnun-
lty communication media.
Perhaps the lsck of a Japa-
nese community media is a good
Our cosmunity is no longer
the nlhonjln machi--if Denver
has a real one, at thatbut our
community is Denver or Brighton
perhaps Harvey Park or Englewood
Losing touch with the Japanese
community may seem like a sad
lonely process, but for us the
nisei, sansei and future genera-
tions it means a wider perspect-
ive and a widen world.
But as long as there is a
remnant of community interest
and Identification, the Colorado
Times and the Bulletin will go
He returned to the U. S. in
1941 because of the threat of
war. He was drafted soon after.
He attended a Japanese language
school in Minnesota. Ane in 1942
Cathay Post cotnnander Tom
Masamori called special atten-
tion to the annual winter carni-
val to held Nov. 29-30.
The Post plans to give away a
1957 MG sports car.
Further information can be ob-
tained at the Post, 2015 Market
This year's officers are: sr.
vice commander Yosh Aral,jr.vice
commander Nob Furuiye, adjutant
Jim Ito, Finance officer Jun Oya
chaplain Rupert Arei,egt-et-erms
Shig Mayemura and historian Kaz
Board and committee members
include Rupert Aral, Frank Kami-
beyeehl, Babe Tekeoke, John Nog-
uchi, Jack Ishlda, Harry Shlbeo
and Jim Okida.
His spare time activities in-
cludes golfing and bowling, he is
the vice president of the mile
high golf club. He says he shoots
in the high 70's.
Mrs. Helen Nakashima Is the
new president of the CathayPost
Her cabinet includes: Alta
Coolidge, v, prexy; Florence
Miyahara, rec, secy., Mltzi
Noguchi, corres. secy.; Lily
Masamori, treas.;Barbara Murray
chaplain; and Rose Shibao, sgt.
NORI-MAKI ana AGE SUSHI
TO GO SATURDAY and SURW
20th ST. tm
CdTHdY Post to Hold immi
MILB-HI JACL BULLETIN
NISEI INTERMOUNTAIN COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE Judge Philip Gilliam of the Denver juvenile court (center of front
row) was the principal speaker for the conference banquet on April 27. Sam Matsumoto, Mari Kodama and Min
Yasui were presented as advisors for the past year. Dave Nikaido, past president is seated sixth from left.
Of the 28 nisei and sansei
graduating from the Denver pub-
lic high schools, 13 received
scholarships and other awards.
NAOMI FUKUDA, graduate in
aret from DU, received the pan-
hellenic honor award for being
a straight A student during the
past year. She also won the
school of art faculty award for
maintaining the highest four-
year average and showing creat-
REIKO YOSHIHARA, a June grad
from CU, took a short jaunt to
Chicago in June. She will be
teaching at the new Ellis El-
ementary school this fall.
KENNETH YOSHIKAWA, 9, son of
Mrs. and Mrs. Sam Yoshikawa, has
the distinction of being the
only Japanese-American in the ci
ty-wide elementary school band.
Among sumner visitors to the
Mile High City were former Den-
verites NANCY SOGI and MICHI TA-
MUFA, both from Los Angeles.
Sporting a spanking-new car
Is LILY KATAOKAa graduation
gift from her dad, lucky girl!
ELEANOR KUSAKA, NICC cabinet
member, is spending the summer
The annual Bon Odor! held In
front of the Tri-State Buddhist
Church, July 7, attracted young
and old alike. While the kiddles
joined in the traditional dances
their older brothers and sisters
used the occasion to "eyeball.**
MW Niff Officers Imomted
NEW NICC CABINET Ted Salto, CU, (far left) leads the cabinet.
Officers" are: (left to right) Ron Tsuruda, CU, 1st v. pres.; Don
Furuta, CSCE, 2nd v. pres.; Beverly Tani, Yoko Iwahashi, both CU
secretaries; Eleanor Kusaka, CU, publicity chrmn.; Carol Mizoue,
CSCE, social chrmn. Not shown: Tak Tamura, DU, treas.; Joyce
Sawamura, CWC, co-publicity chrmn.; Norman Yabe, DU, athletics.
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2801 E. Colfax
ROY T. TERADA
1530 Carr St.
ROBERT MAYliDO, DOS.
300 Int. Tr. Bldg. TA 5-6961
TAKASHI MAYEDA, DOS.
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
JOHN CHIKUMA, DDS.
MILTON HAYAN0, DDS.
2103 Larimer St. MA 3-9400
MICHAEL T. HORI, DDS.
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ITO DENTAL GROUP
830 i 18th St. KE 4-8680
T. Ito, DDS
Y. Ito, DDS
Sueo Ito, DDS
Sets Ito, DDS
1404 E. 18th Ave. KE 4-3084
.BOB HORIUCHI & CO.
2586 S. Race St.
HENRY K. IMADA
4588 Lowell Blve.
SAM Y. MATSUMOTO
1221 19th St:
Rwy. Exchg. Bldg.
1225 20th St.
at NICC-M Dance
More than 100 persona attend-
ed the JACLNICC Graduates'
Dance held at the AAUW Hall in
Denver on May 25.
Both high school and college
graduates in the Denver area
The JACL-NXCC committee list-
ed 53 college grads and 41 nisei
high school graduates in the
area, Including Boulder, Brigh-
ton and Ft. Lupton.
Ted Saito, NICC president,
was chairman of the dance conxnl-
ttee. Assisting him were: Yoko
Iwahashi, Carol Mizoue, Nancy
Tanaka, Beverly Tani, Norman
Yabe and Carl Yorimoto.
Robert M. Horiuch, chairman
of the Mountain-Plains JACL dis-
trict, emceed the intermission
program. Both Saito and Leonard
Uchida extended greetings .and
congratulations to the grads.
All the grads present were
given gold ball point pens. The
gifts were made possible by the
Colorado Japanese Association,
which was represented by Dr. K.
BEN MATOBA, OD.
1927 Larimer St.
MISAO MATOBA, OD.
Ft. Lupton, Colo.
CHARLES FUJrSAKI, MD.
40 N. Main Brighton 418
T. K. KOBAYASHI, MD.
1227 27th St. KE 4-3104
RICHARD M0MII, MD.
1227 27th St. KE 40104
ISAMU 0ZAM0TO, MD.
301 Int. Tr. Bldg. TA 5-1596
HOWARD SUENAGA, MD.
330 18th St.
AYAKO WADA, MD.
330 18th St.
MAHIT0 UBA, DO.
1230 21st St.
MILE-HI JACL BULLETIN
COMINGS AND GOINGS...
Genial JIM OKIDA of the
Cathay Post and his family will
be heading for San Jose, Calif,
in the near future. JIM is a
past commander of the Cathay
Post and manager of the Post
business enterprise for the
past six years.
KENT YORITOMO, his wife,
CHIYOKO and daughterNADINE have
left for Virginia where KENT
will be employed by the geolo-
gical survey, U. S. dept, of
KEN MATSUDA, leading nisei
bowler, went to Louisville, Ky.
to compete against the nation's
top stars in the Pabst Blue Rib
bon Beer's championship bowling
television competition. KEN woa
over a field of Denver's top 12
average bowlers to win the all-
expense paid trip to Louisville
A boy to DR. AND MRS. EDWIN
HAGIHARA of Greeley on May 31st.
MAS AND SALLY YOSHIMURA wel-
comed a son on June 9. Mas is
in Salt Lake City at present.
SKOOK AND FUMI KARAKI of
Henderson added a little Marion
to their family circle on May
RINGS AND THINGS...-
PEARL KUWABARA was joined in
jtnarriage to ART TATEYAMA of Los
[Angeles in a lovely ceremony at
the Tri-State Buddhist Church
on Sunday, June 2. Reception
was at the Albany Hotel. The
oung couple plan to live in
Petite LILLIAN KURLTANI took
'marriage vows with PHILIP MIYA
ZAWA on June 23rd. The wedding
was held at the Tri-State Budd-
hist Church. Reception followed
at the Tiffins Restaurant.
SATO-YANARU Popular YBL leader
Ethel Yanaru became the bride
of Charles Sato of Hawaii on
April 14 at the Buddhist church
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The Brighton Nisei Women's
Club recently held their ban-
quet and installation of new
President for the coming
year is Fudge Tashiro. Other
officers are: Sumi Koyano, vice
president; Ruby Nikaido,record-
ing secretary; Mary Sakata,
corresponding secretary; Fran
HADA-KISHIYAMA A lovely candle-
light ceremony united pert Leona
Kishiyama to Ted Hada on May 14
The wedding was held at CSMC.
BY MARY SAKADA
Weddingbells will be ringing
for JEANNIE ONODERA AND DICK
KOEAYASHI the later part of
Parents of a boy are MR. and
MRS. JAY FUKAYE. This is their
first son. You can see why papa
Jay is bursting with pride and
KENNETH TANI of Brighton has
won the state award of the Fut-
ure Farmers of America for his
outstanding leadership and his
achievement in FFA work.
MRS. EMI CHIKUMA was recup-
erating after her operation.
She is now at home (220 so. 9th
Ave. in Brighton).
MRS. MARY CHIKUMA and son
DICKIE have returned home after
a trip out to sunny California.
MR. AND MRS. N. MIZUNAGA
also have enjoyed a nice vaca-
tion to thermopolis, wyo., for
awhile and a three-week stay in
the Los Angeles area.
VIOLA DOIZAKI received an
award at the commencement of
Brighton High School.
Congratulations and bestwish
es to CHARLES K^TAYAMA and JO-
ANNE ETO who recently announced
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