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Mile Hi JACL Bulletin, Volume 13, Number 1

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DENYKR, COLORADO
JAM., m1958
WIASU.MA6A"NULE hi jacl
PRESIDENT FOR M58
John Masunaga, of 3380
Forest St;, was inaugurated
as 1958 President of the
Mile-Hi JACL chapter by
Yutaka Terasaki. Mountain-
Plains District Council
chairman, at the Chapter's
annual recognition dinner
held at the Albany Hotel on
New Year's Eve,
The Chapter wound up
its 1957 year with a banquet
and an inaugural ball. Wm,-
K, Hosokawa, The Denver Post
executive news editor, acted
as toastmaster of the Chap-
ter's recognitions program
with John Noguchi, former
Chapter president, reading
the honor roll or Chapter
achievements and chairman
who served during the year
to make Mil e-Hi JACL out-
standing in its activities
during the past year under
the__leadership of Leonard
Uchida, retiring Chapter
president.
Viola T. Doizaki of
Brighton. Colorado was named
the most outstanding high
school graduate for 1957 and
received the Mile-Hi JACL--
Harry H. Sakata Memorial
Scholarship Award,
Mary Sakata, who served
as 1957 membership chairman,
reported the all-time mem-
bership record of 629 mem-
bers and singled out Betty
Suzuki for her phenomenal
membership solicitations
with 139 members, noting
that it was the third conse-,
cutive year she had surpass-'
ed the 100 mark in signing
up members*
Sarge Terasaki, elec-
tion chairman, announced the
results of the 1958 ballot-
ing as followss John Masu-
naga, Pres,5 James Okazaki,
1st V, P.5 Rose Tanabe, Eea
Iwasaki, 2nd V. P.,; Robert
Maruyama, 3rd V. P.5 Sam
Nakazono, Treas.; Marthal
Uyehara, re-elected rec.sec;
May Kumagai, Reiko Yoshihara
Corr. Sec,
MPDC Chairman Terasaki
administered the oath of
office to the newly-elected
Chapter officers,
Leonard Uchida, retir-
ing Chapter president, was
presented a pearl-studded
JACL pin in recognition of
his leadership during the
past.year,
Tom Masamori, accompa-
nied by Milton Osniro,. gave
several musical selections,
and Oshiro, Denver Univer-
sity piano student, pleased'
with a piano solo.
The Inaugural Ball,
held in the Albany Hotel
Cathedral Room, drew over
200 couples. Leonard Uchida
and John Masunaga were in
charge. With the New Year's
Eve Ball, Mile-Hi JACLers
welcomed in 1958 as a year
full of promises and out-
standing achievements for
the Mile-Hi JACL.
Tak Terasaki administers the oath of office to the new of-
ficers: (left to right) Robert Maruyama, Martha Uyehara
Rose Tanabe, John Masunaga, James Okazaki, Reiko Yoshihara
May Kumagai, and SamNakazono,
Viola Doizaki, winner of the 1958 Mile-Hi JACL-Harry H..
Sakata Memorial Scholarship award, is heartily congrat-
ulated by Mrs. Mary Sakata. Bill Hosakawa. hiding be-
hind the handshake smiling approvingly, was toastmaster
t the annual Recognitions Banquet.
RACIAL TENSIONS
Robert Maruyama, Vice-
President of the Mile-Hi
JACL for public relations,
participated in a panel dis-
cussion of "Racial Tensions
in Denver" at the St. Paul
Lutheran Church, in Denver,
Colorado, as representative
of the JACL, on Sunday, Jan-
uary 26, 1958.
Other panel members in-
cluded Sebastian Owens, dir-
ector of the Urban League,
Dr, Gilbert Maestas for the
Spanish-speaking people, and
Mrs. Edna Bugdanowitz,
Dr. Owens asserted that
the public being aware of
discriminatory practices,
too often fails to take pos-
ition to the race problem in
the immediate future.
Dr. Maestas felt that
the individual working in
hiw own small way to allevi-
ate racial tension would be
contributing the most to-
wards bettering race rela-
tions. He asked that each
of us do a little soul pps*
aching and rid ourselves of.
prejudices we might unjustly
harbor,
Mr. Maruyama stated the
Japanese Americans do not
havejto apologize for being
Continued oh page 2.
FINANCIAL
REPORT I<151
December 6Financial report
showed bank, balance of
4-332.40.
XPENSES:
ct., Nov., Dec. Bulletin
9 $108.6?
ACL Ceremonies 44.86
ACL Church Rental 25*00
In Yasui exp.,stamps 43*20
ay Typewriter Rental 10.90
ational Sapphire Pin
and President's pin 11.00
New Year's Eve
Gross Income $11232.95
EXPENSES:
Eal. Ball Room Rental 75*00
Banquet 282.05
Tips to Waitresses 28.00
Orchestra 325*00
Confetti and Whistles 18.29
Nuts and Favors 5*12
New Year's Eve Tickets 7.25
Gross Expense $740.71
Gross Income 492,24
Bank Balance Going
Into 1958 581*01
Respectfully submitted,
John Masunaga, 1957
Treasurer


MILE-HI' JACL BULLETIN
New officers of the Mount- * * ** * r^.jB
JAN., FEB., 195c
Welcome to another year
of 'Changing Perspectives*n
Your past JACL Chapters and
National Officers have been'
very good to us in laying a
foundation of enthusiasm
and accomplishments* With
increased membership and
active participation we can
project our efforts towards
a wider program of human* re-
lationships*
There is no need for
the JACIi to change its ideal
or principles or its basic
objectives but we should
have a New Look and program
to meet the newer and broad-
er implications of our times*.
Your participation in
Community Activities, F*T*A*
programs, Campus Organiza-
tions, Civic and National
Affairs, will strenghten our
motto for uBetter .Americans
in a Greater. America*11
JACL should be an org-
anization integrated with
other organizations toward
the civic improvement of our
own local community*
ft ACM LTFN SI O N
a minority group as they
fiave proven themselves first
class citizens on the bat-
tlefield and elsewhere and
have earned their citizen-
ship* privileges. He felt
that educators can play an
important part in easing
racial tensions by dissemi-
nating democratic ideals in
the classrooms.
Mrs* Eugdanowitz passed
out labels with the follow-
ing inscription "As your
customer, I welcome being
served by any qualified per-
son regardless of race,
creed or color" and suggest-
ed that people, when paying
their bills insert these
along with their remittances.
NATl/rtAL|2^Tl£*l
The Mile-Hi JACL which
has cooperated in naturali-
zation programs for Japanese
in the Denver metropolitan
area revealed that three
more Japanese were naturali-
zed' 'during the December term
of the Colorado U. S, Dis-
trict Court in Denver.
The newly-naturalized
Japanese were: Taki Cnoda,
Toshiko Ito, and Fukuko June
Augner.
The Mile-Hi JACL indi-
cated that with the cooper-
ation of Rev* George Uyemura
and Henry Suzuki, both of
whom have acted as volunteer
interpreters for the Immi-
gration and Naturalization
Service, the local JACL will
continue .to assist in the
naturalization of Japanese
in this area*
New officers of the Mount
ain-Plains District Coun-
cil were sworn at the Omaha
Convention by past national
President Dr* Thomas J.
Yatabe of Chicago. The new
officers were Barbara Law-
son (Omaha), hist.5 . John
Masunaga (Mile Hi), 1000
Club Chrm.; William Kuroki
(Mile Hi), Treas.t Mrs*
Betty Suzuki (Mile Hi),
Treas.; Frank Tamai (Omaha)
No. Dist. V.C.5 and Mrs.
Sumi Takeno (Mile Hi) Corr*
Sec. Heading the officers
will be the new chairman,
Tak Terasaki, Mile HI*
FT. LUPTON
Y. Tak Terasaki, Moun-
tain-Plains JaCL District
Chairman, officiated at the
annual Ft* Lupton JaCL cere-
monies in Ft* lupton on
January 11, to inaugurate
the 195^ officers of the Ft.
Lupton JaCL* Officers in-
stalled. by Terasaki werex
Sam Okamoto. President; Sam
Koshio, lst Vice-President;
Mr* H. Funakoshi: 2nd Vice-
President; Mrs* Harry Nishi-
moto, Secretary; Mrs* Frank
Yamaguchi, Corresponding
Secretary; Byron Kawata,
Treasurer, and delegates-at-
large, as followsx
Platteville***John Kiyota
Vollmer -LanaBill Hisamoto
Heenesburg* *Roy Horii
Ft* Lupton.Dr Geo Uyemura
Powers*Frank Yokooji
Traceyville.Harlfey Ihouye
Retiring President
Frank Yamaguchi, who served
two terms, presided at the
annual meeting which inc-
luded a family pot luck
dinner for all members of
the community.
1. Some members are like
wheelbarrows..no good
unless pushed.
2. Some are like canoes....
they need to be paddled.
3* Some are like kites...if
you don11 keep a string
on them- they will blow
away*
h-. Some are like footballs
*...**..you can't tell
which way they are going
to bounce*
5* Some are like balloons**
full of wind and
likely to blow up unless,
handled carefully*
6* Some are like trailers. ,
no good unless pulled*
7* Some are 100$ members in
regular attendance, wil-
ling to serve in any way
which will aid the ass-
ociation in its endea-
vors, and are cooper-
ative in all ways* Are
you one of these? Or,
do you belong to one of
the first sii?
Svueetheart 3 All
The NICC will present
its annual SWEETHEART BALL
on Saturday, February 8, at
the AAUW Hall, 1400 Jose-
phine Street, from 9*00 til
midnight*
The highlight of the
Ball will be the crowning of
a "Sweetheart Queen of 1958"
chosen from a field of four
.candidates from various
Colorado colleges and univ-
ersities.
Carol Mizoue, general
chairman, and her committee
urges everyone to attend.
Tickets may be purchased
from NICC members and at the
door for $2.50 per couple
and $1.50 per person.
NICC cfarf&b
Mr. Bud Uchida was given a
pin for his services in
the JACL. (center) Martha
Uyehara and Mrs. Uchida.
jacl-Mon
TKOFit
Throughout the course,
of the year, the JACL re-
ceives enumberable requests
for aid from various com-
munity service organizations
.....United Fund. March of
Dimes. T.B. Etci
Last year, during the
March of Dimes campaign, the
JACL sent a check for $35 in
lieu of participating in the
campaign itself.
The cabinet this year
has adopted the following
position: The JACL too is
a non-profit, service organ-
ization, Therefore in the
future, instead of making,
direct financial contribu-
tions, we would, in so far
as practicable. offer our
services and thus become a
part of any community fund
raising campaign.
Le&iowAiftes-
After a very successful
Christmas party held for its
members and families, the
Legionaires have just comp-
leted the 1958 membership
drive. All former members
who have not been contacted;
are urged to see any member
for membership blanks. Also
an invitation is out for any
qualified veteran to join
the Post.
Among the new innova-
tions to those visiting the
remodeled Post building is-
the adjoining parking lot;
with a new rear entrance to
the dining ,room. The ".meet-
ing room is painted a bright
-new color.
As part of its youth:
program Cathay Post is spon-
soring the championship
girls basketball team of
1957 again this year.
Coming events are the
intra-Post basketball game
on February 10, the election
of new officers for 1958 in
March, and the installation
.dinner in April.


Page 3
JACL^BKIDGE MISS JAC-L
Contest at
Sau Lake GitY
Jan., Feb., 1957
The Mile-Hi JACL Bridge
Cluh held a tournament on
January 10, at the home of
Dr* Kobayashi.
First place team was
composed of True Yasui and
Bearny Claar Amy Miura and
Bud Uchida.
Our bridge table was
slower than the others be-
cause of the much chatter.
uLets cut out the tomfoolery
and get on with the game11,
said Bud Uchida impatiently.
Oh, that reminds me,
said Amy Miura, his femin*
ine partner. Would anyone
like to have some nice kit-
tens?
The Salt Lake City
JaCL, hosts of the 15th
biennial convention on Aug-
ust 22-25, announced details
of its contest for the title
of Miss National JaCL-'
1958#'* Qualifications for
the contest title are: (l)
Must be a bonafide JAC1 mem-
ber (2) Age-between. 18 and
26 (3) Unmarried and must
remain single until the end
of convention. Judging will
be based on the girl's
charm, beuty and poise in
formal attire.
The most colorful event
of the Conference was the
Sayonara Ball in the Silver
Glade Room of the Cosmopoli-
tan Hotel.
A huge crowd of 400
gathered to see the Miss
Bussei candidates. Miss
Susan Tawera, 1957 Miss Bus-
sei, escorted by men holding
candles with ribbon tied to
them made a spacious path
toward the stage followed by
Rose Chikuma, Hiss Brighton;
Jo Ann Ota, Miss Denver;
Tomiko Hayashi, Miss Fort
Lupton. As the queen candi-
dates were seated, Mrs, Fu-
jino announced Miss Rose
Chikuma the queen. Miss
Chikuma accepted the honor
and had the traditional
dance with Reverend Tsunoda.
Mike DiSalle and his
orchestra furnished the mu-
sic for the ball.
At the Cathy Post Christmas
Party (Santa) Babe Takeoka
with the help of John Naka-
shiraa, and grace Noguchi
gave out presents to the
children.
With the help of the Women*s
Auxiliary the party was a
great success.
At the Cathy Post Christmas Party, the kids are enjoy-
ing color cartoons, with Yoshi Aral running the pro-
jector. Before the movie there was a buffet supper with
hot dishes prepared by Auxilliary and turkey and ham
furnished by the post.
ALL PHOTOS IN THE JAN.-FEB.
ISSUE OF THE MILE-HI BUL-
LETIN COURTESY OF;
TOM T. MASAMORI
2010 Lamar Street
Denver 15, Colorado


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November 1C, 1957 v;as
the date which Joan Eto be-
came the lovely bride of
Charlie Katayama.
Joyce Yoshihara became
the lovely bride of Jack
Tani on the 26th of January.
Kim Okugawa became the
lovely bride of Paul Okada
at the Tri-State Buddhist
Church on the 22nd of Sept-
ember.
Delores Xioyta became
.the lovely bride of Charles
Shibao on the 17th of Nove-
mber.
Faint ringing of wed-
ding bells can be heard in
the far distant. The time
will fly by as the pages be-
ing turned and await the
mcment-to be here. This is
the mpnient for both Sam Toch
iJj$.ra and Grace Kiyota as
thejYplan their big event in
March.
Return Postage guaranteed
The MILE-HI JACL BULLETIN
1225 Twentieth Street
Denver 2, Colorado
The Swansea Elyria
Civic Association covering
the area from the Denver
Coliseum North and East to
Colorado Blvd. had its elec-
tion last fall. Mr. Jiuko
Yamaguchi was elected Presi-
dent. Mr. & Mrs. Jiuko Ya-
maguchi are known for their
hard work and accomplish-
ments for the good of the
community.
Preston Morishige, well
known in Denvers bowling
circle, has been hospital-
ized due to sudden stroke
while bowling in Brighton
recently. He will be conf-
ned for several more weeks,
according to hospital report
Marge Yamada, active
Manual High Student
for Los Angeles
evening by plane, where she
plans to attend the wedding
ceremony of her sister,
Irene.
Ken Yabe of 1328 E.20th
Ave., has been chosen to
direct the activities of the
Mile-Hi Bridge Club for the
1958 term. Dorothy Uchida-
will assist Ken with the
programs.
Less than half hour's
drive from Denver in the
direction of the Rockies
will bring you into the fin-
est skiieng areas this side
of New York. Colorado is
certainly blessed with all
its natural wonderland.
Fishing in the. summer, ski-
ing in the winter months
when the l-aiKes- are frozen
over.
Appearing on T.V. "Sounding
Board," Mr. Seiji Horiuchi,
President of the State Jr.
Chamber of Commerce explain-
ed that their group trains
young men to become leaders
and work actively for com-
munity betterment.
On January 19, the C.U.
Kenkyu Club, led by Presi-
dent Bob Fujimoto, had its
annual Shinen Kai, celebrat-
ing the new year.
Despite the snow and
icy road conditions- a good
.crowd turned out.
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