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Vol, XIV Mo l
Denver, Colorado
March ^ \5SS
CENTENNIAL COORDINATING COUNCIL
In an effort to promote*
mutual support of events
during the Centennial Year,
the Mile-Hi Chapter invited
the leaders of the Nihonjin
community to form a council
for coordinating the many
activities of the organiza-
tions. Meeting at the Tri-
State Buddhist Church on
January 20th and 27th were
the following leaders: YOSH
ARAI, Commander Cathay
Post £135 American Legion;
BEN HARA, President Budd-
hist PTA; JIM IMATANI, Re-
presenting Brighton Judo
Association; DR. YOSH ITO
Representing Denver Judo
Do jo; TATS I'VAHASHI, Presi-
dent Nisei Minor Bowling
League; YOSH IWAHASHI, Pre-
sident Cathay Post Ski
Club; LFE I >7 AT A, Chairman -
NCNBL (including Peewee
Baseball League); TOM NAKATA
President YBL; MEACH NOGA-
MI, President CSMC Bowling
League; BOB NOGUCHI, Presi-
dent Nisei Scratch League;
JOHN NOGUCHI, President -
Nisei Bowling Advisory Coun-
cil; STEPHEN OSUGA, Presi-
dent NICC; HANA TAKEKINE,
Co-Chairman Mothers Club;
YGSHIKC TANIGUCITI, President
YDA; MIKE TA.SHIRO, President
Brighton JAA; and TAK TERA-
SAKT, C^irman Mountain-
Plains district, JACL. By
dual representation by some
of the above listed leaders
and by submission of pro-
grams, the Cornelians, D3AC,
Brighton YBA, and the Cal-
ifornia Street Methodist
Church also participated.
(COMT.)
The Mile-Hi Chapter was re-
presented by Secretary AMY
UYEDA, Vice President ROY
NAGAI and President ROBERT
UYEDA.
The purpose of the coor-
dinating council as outlined
and explained at the meet-
ings was to eliminate con-
flict in scheduling of
events and resultant dupli-
cation of effort, to promote
mutual cooperation and sup-
port for harmonious rela-
tionship between the many
organizations and to offer
the aid of the Bulletin in
publicizing events open to
the general public as well-
as the deserving activities
of the participating groups
and institutions. A communi-
ty schedule of events has
been planned for publication
to be distributed through
the Bulletin and through the
council organizations. In
the course of the discus-
sions, it was most gratify-
ing to learri that all parti-
cipating organizations ex-
pressed approval of STEPHEN
OSUGAs suggestion that the
Mile-Hi Chapter offer to
sponsor a single graduation
dance for the' metropolitan
area for both high school
and college graduates. Also
joint sponsorship of possi-
ble trapshoots were suggest-
ed by Cathay Post and
Brighton JAA with the JACL
membership. The response
and aspirations of the coun-
cil augurs well for a suc-
cessful Centennial Year cf
activities with the firm
mutual, support.
MAYORALTY CANDIDATES
SLATED TO SPEAK
Saturday, April 11, 1959, has been set as the date of
the Chapter General Meeting to be held at the YWCA (1545
Tremont Place) second floor auditorium. A Potluck Dinner,
family style, will begin at 6:00 P.M. and will be served
until 8:00 P.M. with a nursery provided for thfe youngsters
the General Meeting will he conducted in the auditorium..
The feature of the session will be five-minute talks on
juvenile delinquency by the Denver Mayoralty candidates,
all of whom have been invited. To date, candidates BATT-
ERTON, CAVENDER, GREENE, and KAPELLI have accepted the in-
vitation to both the Potluck Dinner and to participate in
the meeting as speakers. The Executive Committee of the
Chapter will decide on an informal discussion period which
will follow the adjournment of the meeting. A short per-
iod of entertainment is scheduled during the evening.
Vice President ROY NAGAI, in charge of Program and Activ-
ities, will be joined by TRUE YASUI as Co-chairman in ch-
arge of the Potluck Dinner arrangements. All JACLers who
are not contacted by the Chapter are requested to phone
KE 4-6031 or EA 2-4958 to facilitate arrangements.
Contacting the California Methodist Church are TERRY
GOTO and HELEN GOTO: Cornelians, MIKO KAWANO: Buddhist
Church, NANCY NITTA: Cathy Post, HELEN NAXASHIMA; Mothers
Club, CHIZ MOMII; JACL BRIDGE Club, DOROTHY UCHIDA, Brigh-
ton, SUI.U UMETANI and FUDGE TASHIRO: Boy Scouts, KEN FUNA-
KOSHI: Publicity, SUSAN TAWARA, SUZANNE NAGAI, YURINO
STARR, AMY UYEDA, BONNIE YAMAMOTO, and EVELYN SUYEHIRO.
Posting of Colors by the CATHY POST COLOR GUARD #185 Ame-
rican Legion.
Please plan to come with your whole family-the more the
merrier. Remember, a nursery will be provided during the
meeting.
APRIL 4, 1959
Brighton Chow-Mein Shrimp:
dinner
4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Proceeds to go to the
Brighton Hospital
APRIL 5, 1959
Denver Hanamatsurl
To be held at Cole Junior
High School
APRIL 11, 1959
JACL General Meeting
Pot luck dinner beginning
at 6:00 P.M.
8:00 P.M. Informal
speeches by Mayoralty
candidates
APRIL 24-25-26, 1959
NICC Conference
STANDING LEFT TO RIGHT: STB
PHEN OSUGA, BEN KARA, JOHN
NOGUCHI, YOSH IwAHASHI, YOSH
ARAI, TAK TERASAKI, JAMES
IMATANI, YOSH ITO, MIKE TAS-
HIRO. SITTING LEFT TO RIGHT
YOSHIKO TANIGUCHI, ROBERT
UYEDA, ROY NAGAI, MEACH NOG-
AMI, ROBERT NOGUCHI, jFATS
BVAHASHI. |
CUSTOMERS FOR
FAIR EMPLOYMENT
The Mile-Hi Chapter of
the JACL has joined other
civic organizations as the
American Civil Liberty Un-
ion: Anti-Defamation League
of Bnai 3rith; Centennial
Lodge No. 4, Masonic Order
Colorado Labor Council, AF
of L-CIO; Denver Ministerial
Alliance; Latin-American Ed-
ucational Foundation; Urban
League of Denver; Young Wo-
mens Christian Association.
In this movement it seeks
ways and means of breaking
down discriminatory hiring
practices by employers. The
Executive Committee has ar-
ranged for a meeting with
representatives of the Down-
town Merchants* Association
in the hopes of promoting
truly fair employment prac-
tices. Progress reports
will be made periodically
and all JACLers and their
friends will be encouraged
to participate in any .pro-
gram sponsored by Customers
for Fair Employment.


March, \95*9
rage c_________________
UAV/AMAN
STATLV400D
ACU\£VED
Long an object of the
JACL, passage by Congress of
legislation for Hawaiian
statehood was gained or
March 12. The National Le-
gislative-Legal Committee,
under CHAIRMAN HAROLD GORDON
has actively fought for Ha-
waiian statehood inasmuch as
the objections included re-
peated reference to the ori-
ental composition of the
population of the territor-
ial islands.
Suffice to state that
JACL has constantly battled
the racists at every turn.
It is with great pride that
we include with this issue
of the Bulletin the circular
that had been issued by Na-
tional Headquarters for the
Legislative-Legal Committee
for distribution to the Kile
Hi Chapter members. While
the battle has been won, it
should prove most assuring
to read this timely efcc-lo-
sure and know that our na-
tional staff is constantly
on the alert to take up the
cause against racial dis-
crimination. Mile-Hi Chap-
ter extends its congratula-
tions to: CHAIRMAN HAROLD
GORDON of the National Le-
aislative-Legal Committee;
NIKE KASAOKA of the Washing-
ton D.C. office for his
stirring enlightenment of
the Congressional Committee;
ICilS SATOtf, National Execu-
tive Director; and National
President SKIG WAKAKATSU and
.his Board and Officers for
their successful participa-
tion.
And of course, Mile-Hi
JACLers and all who are from
the "Islands, probably
share cur Joy in the ach-
ievement of Hawaiian state-
hood. We now look forward
to some day seeing an Ameri-
can Congressman of oriental
ancestry from the State of
H a.wail
KILE HI JACL BULLETIN
Published monthly by the
Mile-Hi Chapter of the
Japanese American Citizens
League.
EDITOR:
Susan Tawara
STARE ARTIST:
Joyce Sawamura
PHOTOGRAPHER:
Tom Kasamori
COLUMNISTS:
Rose Tanabe
Mary Sakata
SPECIAL CONTRIBUTORS:
Min Yasui
M\\e-VV\ JkC\_ Ru\\V\n
JACL MILE-U\ CHAPTER
SANK RECONCILIATION JAN.- 19S9
Bank Balance
Receipts from members
National Dues
Chapter Dues
District Assessment
1000 Club Dues
Pacific Citizen Subs.
Other Sources
Disbursements
New Years Eve tickets
Bowling John Noguchi
Sakata Award Plaque
Bulletin
Postage
Q.T. Club
Pacific Citizen
National JACL Dues
1958-59 JACL Chapter Dues
Conventional Travel Pool
Dist. JACL Assessment (*58)
Flower Fund Appropriated
D i sbura eme nt #1000
Donations alO.OO
Balance
f 698.01
$738 00
337.90
72.60
75.00
112.50
37.00
8.00
45.00
20.12
25.19
4.00
34.71
77.50
684.00
20.00
25.00
62.45
50.00
1.373.00
|2,Ctfl.01
1.005.97
50.00
Bank Balance Per Books 3/15/59
$1,065.04-
TYPISTS:
Janet Yoshida
Seiko Kuroki
DPI SPONSORS
PROGRAM .
BILL HOSOKAWA, Assistant
Manager of The Denver Post,
was featured prominently on
the front page of the Denver
Public Library News, spring
edition, and wrote the fea-
ture article on "Rhe Japan-
ese Festival Program of the
Denver..Public Library.
Other Nisei serving on
the committee were MRS. JIN-
ZO NODA, MRS. NOBORU TSUNODA
REVEREND GEORGE UYEMURA, MIN
YASUI, and PRESIDENT ROBERT
UYEDA of the Mile-Hi JACL.
Future programs to be
held in the Wyer Auditorium
of the main Public Library
are: March 28 Brighton
Buddhist children dances;
April 9 Lectures on Japan-
ese theatre, with Kabuki
players giving a scene from
"Wayfaring; May 14 Japan-
ese dances, including Sword
Dance; koto, samisen and
shakuhachi music; and Jodo
demonstration.
Moreover, permanent dis-
plays until May 15 include
Hinamatsuri dolls in the
Children's Library section,
pictures of old and new
Japan on the second* floor,
and exhibits of books on
Japanese art in the rotunda-
of the second floor.
The Japanese Festival
program of the Public Li-
brary is a second of a series
the first being a "Glimpse
of Mexico during the fall
session, 1958. Thus far,
films, talks on Japan, and
Japanese odori demonstra-
tions have been given during.
March at the main library,
as well as the branch li-
jbraries. For further de-
tails, please consult the
Main Public Library.
FAIR
HOUSING
Y. TERASAKI, chairman of
the Mountain-Plains JACL and
30B UYEDA, president of the
Mile-Hi JACL, cooperated
with the Colorado Committee
Opposing Discrimination in
supporting HB 259, the Fair
Housing legislation, recent-
ly passed by the House of
Representatives in the Colo-
rado General Assembly.
Passed by the Senate on
March 19th, the bill will go
back for conference with the
House of Representatives,
which passed the bill on
March 12th, in order to com-
promise minor differences in
the bill. Gov. Stephen Mc-
Nichols is expected to sign
the bill.
CHAIRMAN TERASAKI, repre-
senting the Mountain-Plains
JACL, indicated that the
JACL was interested in pro-
moting this social legisla-
tion, inasmuch as it affect-
ed the interests of persons
of Japanese ancestry in Col-
orado. CHAIRMAN TERASAKI
noted that the Fair Housing
bill before the Colorado le-
.gislature is a forward step
towards achieving non-dis-
crimination in all fields in
Colorado, inasmuch as the
Colorado Civil Rights Law
and 'the Colorado F.E.P.C.
legislation has contributed
towards the elimination of
discriminations in the
fields of public accommoda-
tions and employment. The
'Fair Housing bill would be
the final step in helping
to eliminate diserimation in
housing, and is a pioneering,
step forward among the
states of the U.S. Cco*t.)
CcohO 'FMR VAOUSmGr
It is noted 'toothat the
JACL cooperated with and
worked with various communi-
ty organizations in this,
campaign', primarily with the
Colorado Committee.Opposing
Discrimination (GOOD), the
Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
and other human relations
organizations. By its co- ,
operation and participation,
the JACL has enhanced its
prestige and added to the
JACL stature in the communi-
ty as being concerned with
and active in human rela-
tion matters.
Appropriate letters of
appreciation and thanks have
been sent to key legislators
in the Colorado Senate and
House of Representatives
from the JACL, acknowledging
their efforts on behalf of
democracy for all.
KATES-
COUPLE MEMBERSHIP fc.SO
MOVE MEMfcERSUVP 3-50
STUDENTS i G.l.'s 3.50


Marc-K,
MiU-Wi JACL Bulletin
Paqa 3
FLORENCE OZAK\
MISS SWEETUEART
An overflow crowd at beau-
tifully decorated AAUVV on
February 14, greeted with
delight the announcement of
KISS FLORENCE OZAKI as Sweet
heart of the NICC for 1959.
Her selection was viewed
with pride by the assembled
students and friends. FLO-
RENCE is a charming, twenty-
year old DU student bizad
and a Denver resident. DON
TOKUNAGA's presentation cer-
emony, which highlighted the
evening, equalled the Miss
America pagent in showman-
ship and suspense. Each can
didate was introduced with
the orchestra playing her
favorite tune. Other candi-
dates were AMY KANAI from CU
FLORENCE KO3HI0 (Miss 3ussei
of 1959) from CSU, and ELSIE
SHIMABUKURO from CSC. Fol-
lowing the traditional waltz
with the NICC PRESIDENT STE-
PHEN OSUGA, everyone enjoyed
dancing to the cool music of
RAY LIPSONs standout combo.
BEVERLY TANI did a marvel-
ous job as general chairman
for the event. GEORGE OHASHI
and TOM MASAMORI were among
the judges for the Sweetheart
Contest. Introduced as dis-.
tinquiahed guests and advi-
sors were SAM and DORIS MA-
TSUMOTO, MIN and TRITE YASUI.
and TED SAITO. Patrons and
patronesses for the dance
were JOE and KATE AR*iKI,
JOHN and TAMI MASUNAGA, and
TAK and MICHIE TERASAKI.
ANNOUNCING
THE 95>9 NICC
CONFERENCE
PRESJPSNT STEPHEN OSUGA
of the NICC announced that
the 1959 Nisei Intermount'aih
Collegiate Conference vrj.ll
be held in Denver, Colorado-,
over the weekend of April 24
25-26, 1959.
RICHARD YAKAGUCKI, stu-
dent chairman of the special
awards committee, announced
a special feature of this
years conference, with the
selection and an award for
the "NICCer of the Year,
who would be selected by a
judging committee consisting
of SAM and DORIS MATSUKOTO,
JOE and KATE ARIKI, KIN and
TRUE YASUI, and ROBERT and
MABEL UYEDA. UYEDA is the
1959 President of the Kile-
Hi JACL. This award will be
presented on the basis of
academic achievement, school
activities, extracurricular
activities, and a 500 word
essay on what his life's fu-
ture plans are and how he
expects to help the commu-
nity by what he is going in-
to. (covtfiMU£b)
NAMED
OF
When originally organized
in 1946 by KATHERINE KAWAMU-
RA and TSUNEKO TOKUYASU, the
NICC was concerned with pro-
blems of Japanese Americans
on various college campuses,
in the Colorado area, and
again this year, problems of
the aspirations and future
careers of Nisei students
will "be discussed in "buzz-
sessions" in cooperation
with the JACL.
Y. "TAK" TERASAKI, dis-
trict chairman of the Moun-
tain-Plains JACL, will be
the featured speaker at the
NICC banquet to be held at
the Albany Hotel on Saturday
April 24. Other features
include a basketball tourna-
ment to be held at the Man-
ual High school gym, picnic
(weather permitting), and a
conference dance in the
Cathedral Room of the Albany
Hotel.
remember ...

xKV*- APRIL Nth
* The Brighton Japanese Ame-
rican Assn. Mixed Bowling
League held its 4th Annual
Bowling Banquet Saturday 3/
21/59 at the Officers Club,
at the Rocky Mountain Arse-
nal. DR. JOHN CHIKUMA ser-
ved as toastmaster with
MIKE TASHIRO, president of
the league presenting the
awards
Benedict Furniture Com-
pany took first place in
team awards followed by
Brighton Gulf Service for
second and Brighton Imple-
ment coming in third. In-
dividual awards were won by
JIM TOCHIHARA And SUMI KO-
YANO for High Series, FRED
HISHINUMA and ROSE TANABE
for High Game.
* The Brighton Japanese Ame-
rican Association with the
help of the Nisei Womens
Club will hold a Chow Mein-
Shrimp dinner April 4th,
4:00 to 8:00 P.M. The pro-
ceeds will go to the Brith-
ton Hospital benefit. They
promise to serve the best.
Among the proud owners of
shining new cars are Dr.
CHIKUMAS who think the Olds
is just the thing....as for
the DON TANABES, they still
stick to Ed Sullivan and
the Big M.
*- TOSH TASHIROS have just
moved to another farm south
of brighton. Their address
and telephone will remain
the same. Also, the TAGUS
MURATAS have recently moved
where their address will be
Route 1 Telephone 0382-J1
* Congratulations to MR. Sc
MRS. HENRY NABESHIMA of San
Jose, Calif., upon the ar-
rival of their first child.
She was born February 11,
weighing in at six pounds
three ounces and. has been
named ALLYSON MICHIKO. MRS.
NABESHIMA is the former EL-
SIE NAKATA of Brighton.
* Mr. Stork will be mighty
busy with the long expecta-
tion list he has for this
vear. Those on that list
are the BILL SATOS, WES K0-
YANOS, SUMIJI HORIIS, SAM
FUNAKOSHIS, JIM KIYOTAS,
PAUL OKADAS of California
(the former Kim Okugawa).
* Congratulations and our
best wishes to MR. and MRS.
HENRY MORIMITSU. HANK has
returned from Japan where
he brought back an ideal
wife with him.



April 1, 1959
Dear Yakam.ashi:
Well, it's Sunday after-
noon and here I air. cooped up
with the flu. It seeir.3 as
though the "bug is really
getting around. Funny, but
just the other day I was
mentioning the fact that
I've been lucky so far in
not catching the flu but
here I ate in bed eating my
words. Darn it !.$?;£& fo*
I was hoping to go to the
JACL National Bowling Tour-
nament in California but
this flu knocked me for a
loop. I've heard that quite
a few Denverites brought
home the loot, from that
tournament, too. Speaking
oi Dowling, the DBAC had
their tournament during the
week end of the 21st of this
month and had quite a turn-
out. Kaybe this flu of mine
is really a blessing in dis-
guise with all these tour-
neys, I'm probably ahead,
money-wise that is. I do
get quite a bang out of
bowling though and they say
its good for the hips and
whatever else that ails you.
Back from a week of ski-
ing at Sun Valley and Reno
are a few of the Cathay Post
Ski Club members and have
you noticed the tan on
GEORGE, JANE and little
KERRY HADA, DICK and BARBARA
HAMAI, ROY and SACHI SHIBATA
SAN SATO, KIBO KINOSHITA,
SUGAR SUYEHIRO, DOROTHY GO-
RAI, MAY KUKAGAI and YOSHI
NIZOUE? The Cathay Post Ski
Club is really one of the
more active clubs here,
don't you think? On Feb.
6th thru the 8th, they spent
a weekend at the world re-
knovm Aspen Resort and I
heard that every member had
K.P. duty. As though that
wasn't enough skiing for
a while, on the weekend of
March 14-15, they.went ski
ing at Winter Park.
Spring was suppose to
have sprung this month but
by the looks of thi3 white
stuff thats been falling, it
looks as though it sprung a
leak. When the weather is
bad, most people just curl
up in front of the TV so
maybe by the time the wea-
ther changes for the better
people will be going out to
the wide open spaces for
good outdoor fun. Then
we'll swap stories, okay?
So until next issue I'll
say Aloha!
T4ox>Jco
JACL \T\

BRIGHTON JAA OTFICtRB

On January 30th, the newly elected officers of the Bright-
on JAA were sworn in at a banquet held at the Rocky Moun-
tain Arsenal. Shown being sworn in by Kin Yasui from, left
to right are: SAN CHIKUMA, JOHN KATSUNO, TOSK TASHIRC,
HARRY FUKAI, JIM IKATANI, JIM TOCHIHARA, VIES KOYANO, SAM
TASHIRO, DON TANABE, MIKE TASKIRO and BOB SAKATA.
JUDO TO\JW*£Y
SW'
REIKO TANI and GEORGE NA-
KATA were united in marriage
Sunday, March 22 at the Tri-
State Buddhist Church. Re-
ception was held at the YftCA
1545 Tremont Place. Both
are very active YBA members.
Mrs. Nakata is also a Sunday
School teacher.
DfVT. no PAESEHT\HC, THE CtKAWD
CHAMPION TfcOVHEY TO ALBERT TARAWA
The Fort Lupton JACL, un-
der the leadership of Pre-
sident JACK TSUHARA, staged
an extremely successful chow
mein dinner at the Buddhist
Church on Sunday, March 8.
Many Mile-Hi JACLers from
Denver and Brighton attended
the affair.
Congratulations to JOYCE
IWATA and FRANK EOSHIJIMA on
their engagement.
Back from a month's vaca-
tion from California is JOAN
NISHIMOTO.
Congratulations to MR. &
MRS. YOSH AKIYAMA on the
birth of their third daugh-
ter, Yoshiko Cindy, on March
29.
The Cathy Post Ski Club
is planning another weekend
trip to Arapahoe Basin in
April.
fteVurn pcsYaqo CrucxvoinVtftdi
SU$AH TWslAU
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