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VOL. I, No. 2. (1.500 ccs.1
ROCKY MOUNTAIN
JUDO TOURNAMENT
AT ELKS CLUB FEB. 28
DR. T. ITO, Pres, of the Den-
ver Yudanshakai (Black Belt Hold-
ers Assn), announced that the 6th
Annual Invitational Judo Tourna-
ment will be held in Denver, at
the Elks Lodge, 14th and Califor-
nia St., on Sun., Feb. 28th, com-
mencing at 11:00 a.m.
The program starts with indi-
vidual matches for Juniors (9-13)
and progresses thru Intermediates
(13-17), and the Senior Division,
for 17 years and older.
Last year's Grand Champion,
ALBERT TOKIO TAGAWA, will defend
his title against all comers.
Sixteen regional teams are en-
tered for team championship ban-
ners, from Utah, Idaho, Nebraska,
Oklahoma and Colorado.
TOORU TAKAMATSU, 5th Dan Black
Belt, is the Tournament Director.
The public is invited, and admis-
sion is 90$,
JA BOYS WANTED
FOR BASKETBALL
GEORGE TSUKAMOTO, JOE ARIKI,
RICH KITASHIMA and LEE IWATA have
organized basketball for youths,
every Friday evening, from 6:30
to 8:30 p.m., at. Cole Jr. High.
The boys receive coaching, and
compete against outside "hakujin"
teams, in the same age bracket,
to develop skill and sportsman-
ship. This program will continue
thru the month of March, 1960.
Only a nominal expense of 15 or 20c per boy is needed, to de-
fray the $40 cost of the gym.
IWATA reported that there are
now 25 youths registered on the
roster, but more boys are invited
to participate.
Boys, 13 or under, or parents
of such boys, are Invited to call
either JOE ARIKI, FL 5-8585, or
GEORGE TSUKAMOTO, TA 5-6595, for
full details.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
FEB., i960,
AN APPEAL TO YOU:-
Please Subscribe ///
Altho we mailed 1,116 copies
of the AJA News, as our first
trial issue in Jan., we received
back only 250 subscriptions.
If we are to continue, there
must be a minimum support of at
least 500 fully-paid subscribers
for us to subsidize this project
at a loss of $50 per month.
PLEASE SEND IN YOUR SUBSCRIP-
TIONS TO HELP AJA NEWS SURVIVE!!
14th ANNUAL NAT'L JACL BOWLING
TOURNAMENT SCHEDULED MAR.I-5
JOHN SAKAYAMA, general chairman for the 14th Annual National JACL
Bowling Tournament to be held in Denver, Colo., Mar. 1-5, 1960, at
the Dahlia Lanes, at East 33rd Ave. and Dahlia St., announced that
91 t.eams have entered the 1960 Nisei bowling classic,
OSKI TANIWAKI, prexy of the Mile-Hi JACL, assisted by DR. MAS GIMA
as program chairman, advised that the local JACL chapter is sponsor-
ing the Awards Dinner-Dance on Saturday night. MARTHA UYEHARA and
HELENE I0KA head the hospitality
committee, and JOHN NOGUCHI will
officiate as Toastmaster.
nnnuAL rati jacl uowuno TouRnAitiEirr
WOLHURST COUHTRV CLUB
LITTLETON COLoefiDO
HEumRU settle's orchestra
ir, i960 p^icE pen reckon
COCKTAILS Pm Dinnen 7:oo m Donee mo-too om Dinn.En Donee Pinnen onoi Donee oniy 1-00 5.00 4.00 Mar. 1, Mar. 2,
OMAHA JACL INSTALLATION MIKE WATANABE, newly-elected PRE- TOURNAMENT MIXER Mar. 3,
president of the Omaha JACL, and
his cabinet, will take office for
two-year terms, at an impressive
Installation Dinner at the Black-
stone Hotel in Omaha, Feb. 26.
KAZ IKEBASU of Boys Town, is
the retiring 1958-59 President.
The Mtn-Plains JACL Dist. Chrmn
will attend the Omaha ceremonies.
ROBERT NAKADOI, vice-chairman
for the Mtn-Plains district, is
district International Relations
committee chairman. LILY OKURA
is Nat11 JACL Board Secretary.
AT WOLHURST, FEB. 29
DR. TAKASHI MAYEDA, chairman
for the Pre-Toumament Mixer, an-
nounced that all arrangements are
completed for a gala evening at
the swank Wolhurst Club, for Mon.
evening, Feb. 29th.
Entertainment, and a hilarious
program, both for men and ladles,
will be provided at nominal cost.
Transportation, and invitations
may be arranged thru DR. TAKASHI
MAYEDA, or DR. ROBERT MAYEDA, at
the Interstate Trust Bldg., or by
calling TA 5-6961.
KEN FUNAKOSHI and STOME TANITA
head publicity; DODY UCHIDA is in
charge of tickets; TAMI MAYEDA is
handling banquet arrangements.
IWAO NISHIKAWA and MARY HIGA,
secretaries of the mens and wo-
men's divisions, advised that 5
teams are flying from Hawaii, 4
from San Jose (1961 Tournament),
5 from Los Angeles, 2 from San
Francisco, 6 from Chicago, l from
Minneapolis, and from other areas
including 3 from Salt Lake City.
28 women's teams are entered in
the Tournament.
The Schedule of Events for the
Tournament is as follows:
Feb. 29, Mon. WOLHURST CLUB
Pre-Tournament Miser
DAHLIA LANES:
Wed.
Mixed Doubles
Sweepers
OPENING CEREMONIES
Thu. Team Events
Mar. 4, Frl. Doubles
Mar. 5, Sat. Singles
AWARDS DINNER-DANCE
Mar. 5, Sat. nite Wolhurst Club
Ragtime doubles will be fitted
in whenever the schedules permit.
BOB NOGUCHI, CASEY HAYASHIDA, TOM
HASEGAWA and HARRY FURUKAWA are
in charge of Ragtime Doubles.
A cordial invitation is ex-
tended to all bowlers, JACLers,
and friends to attend any of the
above scheduled events.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
A SALUTE TO SCOUTING
TSBC I960 OFFICERS
Feb, 8th was the 50th anniversary of the Scout program in America,
and we join in saluting the Scouting Program, which helps to build
better men for the future out of the youths of today.
The Tri-State Buddhist Church
announced that the following of-
ficers for 1960 have been elected
as church officials:
THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY JAMBOREE OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA will be
held at an encampment north of Colorado Springs this summer from July
22-29. Nat'l JACL is cooperating to bring 100 Japanese Boy Scouts to
Colorado. Local AJAs, led by OSKI TANIWAKI, as Mile-Hi JACL Pres.,
are planning to extend hospitality to the visiting Japanese Scouts.
CSMC SCOUTS
Officials of Cub Pack 38, at the
CSMC are:
Cubmaster.............YOSH ARAI
Asst. Cubmaster. .OSKI TANIWAKI
Den Mother .... JERRY MURAKAMI
Asst. Den Mother TOSHI UCHIDA
Institutional Repr TOSH ANDO
Committeemen:. .... JOHN KOSHI
and DR. MISAO MATOBA
Secty-Treas.......FUMI KOSHI
* *
Officials of Boy Scout Troop 38,
and Explorer Post 38, are:
Scoutmaster. .TERRIE TAKAMINE
Advisor...........JOHN SAKAYAMA
Committeemen:..... .TOSH ANDO
TOM UCHIDA
and HARRY AOYAGI
* *
Past Scoutmasters who have served
the CSMC Boy Scout troope
Past Scoutmasters who have served
the CSMC Boy Scout troop were:
1945-1946...............MIN YASUI
1947-1954...............BOB UYEDA
1954- 1955..........HENRY HOSHIKD
1955- 1956........FRANK KANATANI
1957-1959.........JOHN SAKAYAMA
1959- ........TERRIE TAKAMINE
TSBC SCOUTS
Officials of Unit 169 at the Tri-
State Buddhist Church are:
Cub Scout Master. .CHARLES KOTO
Asst. C.S.M. NEBO NAKAYAMA
Den Mother..........ROSE TAKATA
Den Mother. .DOROTHY MORIMOTO
Den Mother..........MAE TAKEMURA
Institutional Repr. .TAD YAMAMOTO
Cub Scout Committee:
Chairman:...... JOE OZAKI
TOSH TAWARA, KIYOSHI TAKATA, MAS
0M0T0, HIDEO NAKATA, F. TAKEMURA,
and FRANK KIMURA.
* *
Officials of Boy Scout Troop 169
and Explorers are:
Scoutmaster. GEORGE UMETANI
Advisor.............SAM SUEKAMA
Scout Committee Chrmn. .KAY NITTA
Explorer Committee:
Chairman: HARRY MOTOYAMA
HARRY NITTA, SAM KAMBARA, H. ITO
* *
Past Scoutmasters who have served
the TSBC Boy Scout troop were:
TOM YABU TOM HIKIDA
HENRY NAKATA TAD YAMAMOTO
NEWS BRIEFS
President,
1st V. Pres
2nd V. Pres
3rd V. Pres
Treasurers
Auditors .
Rec. Secty
Corr. Secty
......... A. M. WATADA
......... JIM KANEMOTO
. TAKESHI NAKATA
and BEN HARA
. .SABURO YONEHIRO
and ISAMU YOSHIKAWA
. TOKISUYE DOIZAKI
and HARRY CHIKUMA
. NOBUYE TSUSHIMA,
KEIICHI YOSHIDA,
SAM KATO,
and DR. SAM 0ZAM0T0.
.........SHIGERU UYEDA
and HARRY YANARI
. .TERUJIRO OKAZAKI,
FRANK HIRA0KA,
GUNICHI SHIMODA,
FLOYD KOSHIO,
HORIN MAILER,
and SHIGERU YANARU.
Bus. Mgr........ EDWARD NAKAGAWA
Special Treasurer .STO TANI
* *
ISSSI BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Tokisuye Doi2aki, Shigeru Uyeda,
Saburo Yonehiro, Takamaru Kojima,
Keiichi Yoshida, Matajiro Watada,
Daisuke Okuno, Hideichi Yoshida,
Shigeo Yanaru, Toranosuke Mayeda,
Takeshi Nakata, Terujiro Okazaki,
Gunichi Shimoda, Nobuye Tsushima.
* *
NISEI BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BEN HARA
STO TANI
ED NAKAGAWA
FLOYD KOSHIO
MILTON HAYANO
HARRY CHIKUMA
TAKASHI MAYEDA
SAM KATO
LEE MU RATA
SAM OZAMOTO
HARRY YANARI
FRANK HIRAOKA
SAM YOSHIKAWA
JAMES KANEMOTO
CAPITOL
Tfton.tua'itf.
1331 Sherman St., Denver, Colo
TAbor S-01S1
HAL HORIUCHI, noted Nisei ski-
er of this region, left for two
weeks at Squaw Valley, as one of
the Winter Olympics officials.
KIKU ITO, charming daughter of
ATSU NAMBA, was recently selected
as Queen of the Senior Prom to be
held May 6, at Cathedral High.
GEORGE FUJIMOTO opened Allyn's
Millinery Shop, 2430 E. 6th Ave,
last Dec., dealing in supplies
for hat-making. He is also in-
terested in export-import with
Japan, doing business as "Orient
Limited", His office phone is
FR 7-4969.
SARGE and LIL TERASAKI, who
operate Sarge's Pharmacy, at 2521
E. 34th Ave., recently moved to
3233 Steele St.
YBA PRESIDENTS
Reports from around the region
indicate that the following 1960
Presidents of local YBA's have
been elected:
BRIGHTON. Pres. DAVE YAMADA
DENVER. Pres. JANET YOSHIDA
FT. LUPTON. .Pres. EVERETT WATADA
SEDGWICK. Pres, TED KOBAYASHI
ICHIYO /SUKIYAKI
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OBITUARIES I
TOMIHACHI KAWANO, an old-time
pioneer among the Colorado Japan-
ese, passed away on Jan. 18, 1960
at the age of 86, He was born in
Kumaraoto-ken, Japan on Sept. 17th
1874.
He resided at 1894 Gaylord St.
in Denver, and is survived by his
widow, Shizuye Kawano, and three
sons, Tomio, Yoshio and Noboru,
and four grandchildren.
KENKICHI NAKAJIMA, father of
Paul Nakajima, passed away in
January, 1960.
VITAL STATISTICS
HAGIHARA, George (a boy)
6151 E. 76th Ave., Derby
HU, PATRICK P.C. (a boy)
722 Ash Street, Denver
KONDO, JOE M. (a girl)
5621 E. 67th Place, Derby
KUWAZAKI, THOMAS T. (a boy)
6521 E. 75th Place, Derby
MIZUNAGA, KENNETH S. -(a girl)
Route 1, Brighton
NAKAMURA, MIKE (a girl)
483 So. Eliot St., Denver
NAKAOKA, WILLIAM T. (a girl)
1040 Kenton, Aurora
NAKAZONO, HARRY H. (a girl)
2705 Skyline Dr., Westminster
UBA, DR. M. (a boy)
2655 Jackson St., Denver
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FEB., 1960
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA MEWS
PAGE 3
MATS ITO, Pres., Womens
Div., Bowling Tournament
JIM OTA, Pres., Men's Di-
vision, Bowling Tournament
14-bfc onnuflL noTL jacl boulmg
Bowling Advisory Committee
TOURnfimEnr
RAG-TIME DOUBLES COMMITTEE MEN:
Bob Noguchi and Casey Hayashida.
MIXED DOUBLES COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Evelyn Hayashida and Marge Ota.
TABULATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Jun Oya, Chrmn, and Ben Kamada.
SCHEDULES CHRMN Frank Sehara, and REGISTRATION CO-CHAIRMEN:
Bowling Board Member Sally Sehara Sam Inai and Michi Ivata
TABULATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Mary Masunaga, Hattie Arita and
Dorothy Okita.
MEN'S DIVISION OFFICERS: Iwao
Nishikawa, Secty; Jim Hanamura
Treas. and Jim Ota, Chairman.
TROPHIES CHAIRMAN Jim Ota, and SCOREKEEPERS COMMITTEE: Chairman
SWEEPERS CHAIRMAN Sachi Yoshimura Tom Hikida, and Mitsie Noguchi.
BOOKLET COMMITTEE: Standing, Sam
Inai, Ev Hayashida, Mary Morishi-
ge, Michi Iwats. Seated, Rosa 0-
dow, Chrmn Hootch Okumura, Mata
Ito and Tay Rondo.
WOMEN'S DIVISION OFFICERS: Mats
Ito, Chairman, Mary Higa, Secty
and Tay Kondo, Treasurer.


PAGE 4
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
WHAT DOES "AJA" MEAN?
We have been asked by many people, "What does A.J.A. stand for???"
It means, simply, "Americans of Japanese Ancestry", .
When we originally conceived of putting out 'baby', we had thought
of a mast-head reading MOUNTAIN-PLAINS NISEI NEWS.
But, it was forcefully brought to our attention that our Japanese
American community is made up of many Sansei, and indeed even Shisei,
who make up our reading public. And so, we use the initials, AJA,
to get away from the tortuous title, "Americans of Japanese Ancestry"
which sounds like a racial pedigree, rather than a name for a news
bulletin. Okay? ? ?
J. A. TEACHERS IN DENVER
SEBASTIAN OWENS of the Denver Urban League disclosed that a study
indicated that there are about 200 non-Caucasians among the more than
3,300 teachers in the Denver Public School system.
A break-down of teachers of minority group background, as project-
ed against the total number of teachers, and the relationship to the
total population in Denver, were approximately as follows:
No. of Teachers:
19 Japanese Americans
38 Spanish Americans
134 Negro Americans
3344 Total No. of Teachers
% of
Teachers
.57%
1.15%
4.06%
% of
Total Pop.
.50%
10.00%
4.00%
The Denver school administration indicated that Japanese American
teachers, in all parts of the city, have been doing an acceptable job
in teaching, and are generally highly regarded as individuals. Dif-
ficulties in placing Japanese American teachers anywhere in the Den-
ver public school system were negligible. In other words, placing a
JA teacher in the Crestmoor district created no more furor than plac-
ing a teacher in the Manual High school district,
TAK TERASAKI, prominent Nisei businessman and active JACLer, is a
member of the Denver Urban League board. On the basis of these stu-
dies, he indicated that the teaching profession for AJA's looked ex-
ceedingly encouraging in this region.
MTN -PLAINS AJA NEWS
Published once a month. Mailed
by the 20th of each month.
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
MINORU YASUI
1225 20th Street,
Denver 2, Colorado.
CH 4-2239 ra 2-9255
*******
BUD UCH1DA.............Heads
ROSA ODOW............Artist
TOM MASAMORI. .Photographer
TRUE YASUI. .General Factotum
(ALL PHOTOS BY TOM MASAMORI,
UNLESS OTHERWISE CREDITED.)
There's an untold story behind
the arrival of Mrs. Shizuno Tsu-
chimoto, 84, in Denver from Japan
a few weeks ago. Her children,
Denverites Harry, Yoshito and Mrs
N, Sogi, had tried unsuccessfully
for years to get permission for
her to join them. Suddenly, she
was cleared.
A great and compassionate per-
son had heard of the Tsuchimoto's
efforts and helped to get the red
tape slashed. But, this person
must not be named, at least for
the time being.
*****
If all the bowling pins that
will be knocked down during the
National JACL Tournament to be
held here were laid end to end,
someone would have a very sore
back.
*****
Drummer Paul Togawa played a
two-week stand at Denver's Melody
Lounge recently but only a few
Nisei knew he was in town, Toga-
wa is a Los Angeleno who had his
own band in Li'l Tokyo before he
joined Eddie Cano's Afro-Cuban
Jazz Quartet, One of their most
popular numbers is Togawa's ar-
rangement of "Haru Ga Kita," a
Japanese folk song (Cano says it
means "spring finally made it")
played in cha-cha tempo,
Togawa is a top-flight musi-
cian. More Nisei would have en-
joyed hearing him if they'd known
about his appearance.
Which is another argument for
supporting a publication like the
AJA-News.
AJA, incidentally, stands for
"Americans of Japanese Ancestry"
and not for "American Jewish Al-
liance,"
MTN-PLAINS JACL
The Mountain-Plains JACL Dis-
trict Council will be convened on
Sat., Mar. 5th, at noon, for a
luncheon meeting in the Pine Room
of the Albany Hotel in Denver,
Chapters are Invited to send
two official delegates to discuss
the following tentative agenda:
1. 1960-70 Nat'l JACL Planning
Commission report, by Tak
Terasaki, Nat'l Vice-Chrmn.
2. Nisei of the Biennium nomina-
tions, Chrmn Bill Hosokawa,
3. International Relations re-
port, Vice-Chrmn Robert Y.
Nakadoi of Omaha.
4. Youth Program report, by Jack
Tsuhara of Ft. Lupton.
5. Proposed bid for Nat'l JACL
Convention in Denver, Colo,
in 1962.
MAS SAT0W, National Director,
will report on the activities of
the National JACL.
All JACLers, and any interest-
ed friends, are invited to attend
the luncheon meeting, and to par-
ticipate in the discussions.
Reservations for lunch, on a
"dutch treat" basis, must be made
at the JACL office before Mar. 3.
ISS£7 APPRECIATION
DINNER SCHEDULED
A PR. 3 LOTUS ROOM
HENRY SUZUKI was named general
chairman for the Mile-Hi JACL, to
plan an Issei Appreciation Dinner
to be held April 3rd at the Lotus
Room in Denver, Colorado.
All Isseis, 65 years or older,
in the metropolitan Denver area,
will be invited to a "Keiro-kai",
and will be guests of the Mile-Hi
JACL.
An impressive "appreciation"
program, with governmental offi-
cials participating, and Japanese
entertainment will high-light the
evening.
Watch for future announcements
and plans for the "ISSEI APPRECI-
ATION NIGHT", on April 3rd.
NAT'L NOMINATIONS
JIM IMATANI, Henderson, Colo.,
Nat'l Nominations committeeman,
requested suggestions to nominate
regional personalities and lead-
ers for Nat'l JACL offices.
Deadline is Apr. 30th, and a
complete biographical sketch must
be sumbitted.
FEB.. I960.

Your Mile-Hi JACL's first big
undertaking for 1960 is Che spon-
sorship of the 14th Annual Nat'l
JACL BOwling Tour-
nament's Awards Din-
ner Dance to be held
at the Wolhurst Club
on Sat. night, March
5th.
We are expecting
more than 250 out-
of-state bowlers to
be in town for the
Tournament. Some are flying in
from Hawaii; others are coming in
from Chicago. There will be more
than 100 from California.
The swank and luxurious faci-
lities of the fabulous Wolhurst
Club will be open to all JACLers
and bowlers. It's a first-time
chance for many of us country-
guys to gawk at the place where
the rich people play. .
Plan to come on out Saturday
night! Eddie Jordan, the manager
of the Club, promises to serve at
least the thickest prime ribs you
have ever eaten!
Bring your wife, or your best
girl friend, and put on the dog!
Ue think they will be impressed!
And they will think you know your
way around!
Mark your calendars right now!
DATE: Sat., March 5th
TIME: 5:30 p.m. Co 2 a.m.
PLACE: WOLHURST COUNTRY CLUB
PRICE: $7.00 DINNER-DANCE
(per person)
Let'6 support the Bowlers, and
have ourselves a BALL at the same
time!________________
JACL TO SPONSOR
ORATORICAL CONTEST
JACK TSUHARA, district Orator-
ical Contest chairman, announced
that the Mtn-Plains will sponsor
an oratorical contest for youths,
ages 16-21, in this region.
The district winner will win
an all-expense paid trip to the
Nat'l JACL Convention in Sacra-
mento, Calif., June 28 July 3,
and a chance to compete in the
national finals.
The national winner will re-
ceive a $200 US savings bond from
Nat'l JACL, and be awarded the
Nishikawa perpetual trophy.
"OUR ROLE AS JAPANESE AMERICAN
YOUTH IN THE FUTURE OF JACL" has
been announced as the topic.
Interested contestants should
write to JACK TSUHARA, Route 2,
Ft. Lupton, Colo, for details.
*OML\"
TANItVAICl


FEB,, 1960
BRIGHTON
During January, DON TANABE of
Henderson, was elected one of the
directors of the First Bank of
Brighton, Colorado.
KEN UYEHARA, DDS, graduate of
Northwestern University Dental
School in 1957, recently opened
his dental offices in the Nitske
Building in Brighton, Colo. He
recently finished a 2 year stint
with the U.So Army at Eniwetok in
the South Pacifico
FT. LUPTON
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS ________________________________ PAGE 5.
1960 BRIGHTON JAPANESE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OFFICERS being installed into office by JOHN T. HORIE, at the
Officers' Club, Rocky Mountain Arsenal, on Jan. 30. Standing, from left to right: CHARLES MIZUNAGA, Co-
Chrmn for Sports; ROY H. MAYEDA, Property Manager; WES KOYANO, Corresponding Secty.; BOB SAKATA, Civic
Affairs Chrmn; JESS hASUNAGA, Treasurer; SAM TASHIRO, Membership Chrmn; MIKE TASHIRO, Program Chrmn and
retiring President; HARRY FUKAYE, Vice-President; JIM TOCHIHARA, 1960 President of Brighton J.A.A.,
HARRY IDA, Finance Chrmn, and DON TANABE, Publicity Chrmn; being sworn by JOHN T. HORIE, Not pictured
are JOHN MATSUNO, Sports Co-Chairman, and BILL SATO, Recording Secty, Seated, in foreground, facing John
Horie, are Col. and Mrs. Wm. J. Allen of the Rocky Mtn Arsenal, JOANNA SAKATA and FUDGE TASHIRO,
The Brighton J.A.A. actively participated in community affairs by supporting the municipal swimming
pool project, raising funds for the hospital and actively sponsoring youth programs in the Brighton area*
BERNIECE KOSHIO of Fort Lupton
headed the NICC Sweetheart Ball,
held Feb. 13th in Denver, as the
General Chairman. She is a stu-
dent at Colorado State University
at Ft. Collins, Colo.
SHIRLEY NORMAN
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IN YOUR 0701 HONE
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39 EMERSON ST RA.?-90I6
(Or please contact The AJA News)
JAPANESE MUSICAL
PROGRAM OFFERED
BY BRIGHTON JAA
DON TANABE, general chairman
of the 2nd Annual Brighton J.A.A.
Musicale, announced that an all-
Japanese musical program will be
offered on Sat., Feb. 27, commen-
cing at 8:00 p.m., at the Bright-
on High School auditorium.
MIKE TASHIRO is program chair-
man. All musical numbers will be
directed by SUMIE KOYANO. Odori
will be under the direction of
MARY SAKATA.
All music will be Japanese, as
a special treat for Isseis. No
admission charge will be made.
Chrmn TANABE, and Co-Directors
SUMIE KOYANO and MARY SAKATA, in-
vited friends, and especially the
Issei from Denver, to attend this
Japanese Musicale in Brighton on
Feb. 27th.
YOUTH PROGRAM
BENEFIT BY JAA
Winners of the Brighton J.A.A.
youth program benefit, held in
conjunction with the Inaugural
Banquet, were:
JAMES D0IZAKI....Boat and Trailer
ROY TANI........Portable TV Set
JOE MAZETTI....Rotisserie Broiler
CLAUDE OSBORNE...Transistor Radio
EILEEN TOCHIHARA....Bar-B-Q Grill
PROFESSIONAL AND
BUSINESS LISTINGS
0RHTISTS
JOHN CHIKUMA, DDS 75 So. 4th St. Brighton 560
MAS GIMA, DDS 1404 E. 18th Ave. AL 5-6822
MILTON HAYAN0, DDS 2103 Larimer St, MA 3-8166
MICHAEL T. H0RI, DDS 3705 E. Colfax Ave. EA 2-8510
T. IT0, DDS 830 18th St. KE 4-8680
Y. ITO, DDS SUEO ITO, DDS S. ITO, DDS 1477 Pennsylvania St. Dentists CH 4-6589
TONY KAWANO, DDS 1750 Humboldt St. KE 4-3084
ROBERT MAYEDA, DDS Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-6961
TAKASHI MAYEDA, DDS Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-6961
GENTA NAKAMURA, DDS Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-7498
KEN UYEHARA, DDS 40 No. Main St. Brighton 1312
INSURANCE
HORIUCHI & CO.
1480 So. Cherry St. SK 6-3169
UNITED NATIONS INS. CO.
W. 80th at Sheridan HA 9-3537
Henry K. Imada,
4588 Lowell Blvd. GR 7-8413
BRIGHTON JUDO
The Brighton J.A.A. Judo Dojo
held a Pot-Luck Supper, and pro-
motion ceremonies on Sun,, Feb. 7
at the Brighton Buddhist Church.
WES KOYANO and CHUCK MIZUNAGA
were promoted to Black Belt class
while Instructor BILL CHIKUMA re-
ceived his Ni-dan rating.
TOSHIO ANDO
1942 Larimer St. AC 2-5315
FRED S. KAWANO 1131 19th St. KE 4-6359
LLOYD SHINSAT0 1639 Clarkson St. KE 4-8043
MINORU YASUI 1225 20th St. CH 4-2239
OPTOMETRISTS BEN MATOBA, OD MISA0 MATOBA, OD 1959 Larimer St. KE 4-1941 Burt Bldg. Ft. Lupton UL 7-6550
PHYSICIANS
CHARLES FUJISAKI, M.D. 40 No. Main St. Brighton 418
T. K. KOBAYASHI, M.D. DICK D. M0MII, M.D. ALBERT NODA, M.D. 1227 27th St. KE 4-3104
HARRY KURACHI, M.D. 40 No. Main St. Brighton 418
TSURU T. OKAGAWA, M.D. 1648 W, 38th Ave. GL 5-8202
ISAMU 0ZAM0T0, M.D. Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-1596
HOWARD SUENAGA, M.D. 830 18th St. AC 2-1314
M. GEO. TAKEN0, M.D. 830 18th St. TA 5-0783
AYAKO WADA, M.D. 810 23rd St. TA 5-2565
MAHITO UBA, D.O. 1230 21st St. MA 3-3743
DICK'S CAFE
DICK & ETHEL YANASE
567$ WADSWORTH
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PLANNING A TRIP TO
m Orient?
There will be more informa-
tion on travel in the Orient
in the March 13, March 27,
April 10 and April 24 issues
of Empire Magazine. Watch
for itl
then you'll be especially
interested in Orient & Pacific
Lines' two pages of infor-
mation on an oriental vaca-
tion in the February 28th
issue of The Denver Post's
Empire Magazine.
Be Sure To Read This Interesting Information
Sunday, February 28th in
The Magazine of
The Denver Post


MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PAGE 7
FEB,. I960
CALENDAR
Of C oming Events
Feb. 27: BRIGHTON JAA COMMUNITY MUSICALE, High School Auditorium, 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 28: DENVER JUDO DOJO, 6th Annual Invitational Tournament, Elks Club from 11:00 a.m.
Feb. 28: FT. LUPTON JACL'S CHOW- MEIN & SHRIMP DINNER, Buddhist Church, from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 28: CSMC METHODIST MEN BAN- QUET AND ELECTION, at 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 29: BOWLERS PRE-TOURNAMENT MIXER, Wolhurst Club, from 9:00 p.m.
Mar. 1: MILE-HI JACL DINNER for MAS SATOW, at Cathay Post, 6:30 p.m.
Mar. 1-5 14TH ANNUAL NATL JACL BOWLING TOURNAMENT at Dahlia Lanes.
Mar, 5: MTN-PLAINS JACL DIST. COUNCIL, Pine Room of Albany Hotel, Noon.
Mar. 26: TSBC CHOW MEIN DINNER, (tentative)
Apr. 3: MILE-HI JACL'S ISSEI APPRECIATION DINNER, at Lotus Room 5 pm.
Apr. 22- 24: NICC CONFERENCE, in Denver, Colo.
(Editors Note: If any correc-
tions or additions, please noti-
fy the A.J.A. NEWS for changes.)
FT. LUPTON JACL
FRANK YAMAGUCHI heads the Ft.
Lupton JACL's annual Chow Mein-
Shrimp Dinner at the Ft. Lupton
Buddhist Church on Sunday, Feb.
28th. The Ft. Lupton chapter ex-
tended a cordial invitation to
the Mile-Hi JACL, and all friends
to come to Lupton to enjoy their
annual community feed.
INA KOSHI0 reported that the
Ft. Lupton JACL completed their
membership drive in January, with
157 members. 12 are new members,
and 6 are Thousand Clubbers.
TOM TOYA was appointed by the
Ft. Lupton JACL executive board
as Program Chairman. Committee
chairmen were named as follows:
Chow Mein Dinner .Frank Yamaguchi
Graduation Party .May Yokooji
Fourth of July Helen Nakamoto
Fishermen's Dinner .Alfred Watada
Installation Hirato Uno (Chrmn)
James Kato (Co-Chrmn)
Baseball. ..... Bill Hisamoto
Bowling...........Sam Funakoshi
Youth Activities. .Jim Kiyota
Denver lost an outstanding Ni-
sei ball player when NANCY ITO
left for Los Angeles. She will
be playing for a L.A. team.
WILLIE HASEGAWA was hospital-
ized at Porters last month for a
bad case of ulcers. Tuff luck,
Willie! Hope you're better soon!
BILL HOSOKAWA, a big wheel at
another newspaper (Denver Post!)
and our favorite columnist (!),
moved last fall to a new home at
14855 Echo Drive, Golden, Colo,
NICK IYOYA, formerly a divini-
ty student in Denver during the
mid-1940's, was appointed Nisei
minister of the United Church of
Christ in New York City. He was
pastor of the Long Beach Presby-
terian Church for 8 years prior
to his New York appointment.
DR. AYAKO WADA recently moved
her medical offices to 810 23rd
St., near the corner of Stout St.
Her phone number is TA 5-2565.
HENRY K. IMADA, executive vice
president of the United Natins
Ins. Co. left for Hawaii during
the end of January to check pos-
sibilities of establishing branch
offices in the 50th State.
PERRY MORI, CPA and professor
of accounting at the University
of New Mexico, was a recent visi-
tor to Denver. JEAN FUJIMOTO sez
Perry is planning to study law at
the University of Colorado during
summer vacations. Such ambition!
But, more credit to Perry!
FUMI and KEN YABE have moved
their Park Cleaners to 2329 E.
28th Ave., just half a block off
York St.
TADAICHI HASHIMOTO is a new-
comer to Denver, operating an or-
ganic chemistry research labora-
tory. His address is Box 3367,
Alcott Station, Denver 16, Colo.,
Tel. GE 3-5067. During the war,
he was regarded as essential to
the war effort, and was not eva-
cuated from San Diego, Calif.
DAHLIA LANES
3300 DAHLIA
DENVER 5. COLORADO
MOREY SOITZ MGR. DU8-4274
FT. LUPTON JACL
ANNUAL
CHOW MEIN-SHRIMP DINNER
FT. LUPTON BUDDHIST CHURCH
SUNDAY____________________FEB. 28
DINNER SERVED FROM 3=00 TO 7:30 P.M.
ADULT-S 1.50 CHILDREN .75
DENVER JUDO DOJO YUDANSHA
LOCAL JUDO STUDENTS PROMOTED TO BLACK BELT: JACK OLIVER, TED MATSUO,
and 1959 Grand Champion ALBERT TOKIO TAGAWA were promoted to Sho-Dan
(1st degree Black Belt) at ceremonies at the Denver Judo Dojo recent-
ly. The trio are the first local
students who commenced as novices
in 1953, to achieve this coveted
rank in the local club.
GEORGE KURAMOTO, local Texaco
gas station operator at 20th and
Lawrence St., who has been active
in the Judo Dojo since its forma-
tion, commented that the boys had
worked their way upwards thru all
the brown belt degrees to reach
expert classification. KURAMOTO,
FRED 0KIM0T0, and DR. T. ITO are
3rd Dan Black Belt holders.
INVITED TEAMS
SALT LAKE JUDO DOJO UTAH
BRIGHTON JUDO DOJO (OLO
LINCOLN JUDO (TUB NEB
OGDEN JUDO DOJO UTAH
LOWRY JUDO CLUB C010
OMAHAYMCA JUDO CLUB NEB
HOT SPRING JUDO DOJO UTAH
BOISE VALLEY JUDO CLUB IDAHO
UNIV OF COLO JUDO CLUB COLO
BOULDER YMCA JUDO CLUB COLO
FORT LEWIS ASM JUDO CLUB (OLO
AIR FORCE CADET JUDO CLUB COLO
OKLAHOMA CITY YMCA JUDO CLUB OKLA
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA OKLA
CORINNE JUDO DOJO BRIGHAM UTAH
SuMdXUj FEBRUARY 28,1960 fyiom Him
at DENVER ELKS LODGE mgr
14th and CALIFORNIA ST. DENVER.


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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
FEB,, 1960
TSBC DEDICATES
NEW ADDITION
Shinsho Hanayama, Bishop of
all Buddhist Churches in America,
officiated at dedication ceremo-
nies at the TSBC on Jan. 23-24.
JAMES KANEMOTO of Longmont was
Bldg. Committee Chrmn, and FRANK
NAKATA of Brighton was Program
Chrmn. "Chigo" Co-Chrmn were MAY
DOIDA and NANCY NITTA, both of
BOY SCOUT SUNDAY
OBSERVED AT CSMC
RAY OKUMURA, Life Scout, led
Boy Scout Sunday services at the
CSMC on Feb. 7, and all scouting
officers of the church were pre-
sented to the congregation.
TOSH ANDO, Institutional Re-
presentative, received the Char-
ter for the Church.
Denver.
MILE-HI MEMBERSHIP
AMY UYEDA, membership chrmn of
the Mile-Hi JACL, announced that
as of Feb. 10th, 197 members had
been signed up thus far for I960.
Membership solicitors and the
number of members signed up are:
BETTY SUZUKI............70
AMY UYEDA...............37
BOB MAYEDA..............34
BUDDY UCHIDA..............26
JEAN SATO..................9
GENE IKEYA.................7
OSKI TANIWAKI..............6
MIN YASUI..................4
TAKASHI MAYEDA.............2
Y0 TANIGUCHI...............2
Chrmn AMY UYEDA indicated that
the 1960 goal for the Mile-Hi is
"600 Members for 'SOU!"
YOSH ARAI, Cubmaster, Pack #38
made Cub Scout awards, and TERRIE
TAKAMINE, Scoutmaster, Troop #38,
presented Scout awards.
JOHN SAKAYAMA, Advisor and the
past Scoutmaster, conducted in-
vestiture ceremonies for NOBU TA-
NIWAKI and STANLEY KQSHI.
GIMA MEETS RUSSIANS
DR. MAS GIMA, 1st V.-Pres. of
the Mile-Hi JACL, attended the
Governor's dinner for the 31 vi-
siting Russians at International
House on Feb. 9th.
Dr. Gima met with dignitaries
of the State, including Charles
Brannan, Quigg Newton of CU, Robt
L. Stearns, Chief Justice Leonard
Sutton of the Colorado Supreme
Court, and many other friends of
the JACL.
Photo: Courtesy of San Luis Valley Courier.
SAN LUIS VALLEY JACL From 1-r: NOBE ASHIDA, Treas.; KATHLEEN ASHIDA,
Rec. Secty; ELSIE 0GURA, M. MIYAKE, FRANK UYEDA, HARRY SUMIDA, Board
Members-at-Large; IRENE UYEMURA, Corr. Secty; JIMMY KUNUGI, V. Pres.;
and FRED HAYASHIDA, 1960 President of the San Luis Valley JACL.
Other Board Members-at-Large not pictured above were KAY SHIOSHITA
and GEORGE KATSUMOTO, immediate past president. District Judge Robt.
R. Tarbell of Saguache officiated in the installation ceremonies.
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QUEEN DIANE being crowned "MISS NICC SWEETHEART OF 1960" at the Turn-
verein on Sat., Feb, 13th, and her Royal Court. From left to right:
AMY SASAKI of CSU, 1959 Sweetheart Queen, FLORENCE OZAKI of DU, crown-
ing 1960 QUEEN DIANE FUJIEKI of CSC (from Hawaii), DOROTHY KATSUDA of
CWC, and JEANETTE TAGAWA of CU. Judges were Lynn Goldberg of Patricia
Stevens Modelling School, Kathleen Martin of Morganti School of Charm,
and TOM MASAMORI. Master of ceremonies was DON TOKUNAGA of CSU.
SAN LUIS VALLEY BRIEFS
ROY FUJII of Alamosa returned
from a vacation and fishing trip
to Michigan, where he visited re-
latives in Detroit.
ALICE and FRANCIS WAKASUGI are
coming to Denver for the Nat'l
Bowling Tournament with a women's
and men's team from the Valley.
MILE-HI JACL
DINNER FOR SATOW
OSKI TANIWAKI, Pres, of the
Mile-Hi JACL, announced that an
informal dinner would be held on
Tues. evening, Mar. 1, at 6:30
p.m., at the Cathay Tost to honor
Masao W. Satow, Nat'l JACL Direc-
tor.
ROY INOUYE and MIKE MIZOKAMI,,
both prominent growers from the
San Luis Valley, were delegates
to the Governor's Comnittee on
Labor, recently convened in Den-
ver.
The vegetable growers in the
San Luis Valley are extensive em-
ployers of Mexican nationals, and
were concerned about the proposed
raising of the minimum wage law
for agricultural laborers.
Satow will discuss activities
of the National JACL. The dinner
meeting is open to all JACLers,
and all interested persons.
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