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VOL. I. NO, 3>
DENVER. COLORADO
MAR., I960.
NICC CONFERENCE
SCHEDULED IN DENVER
ON APR. 22-23-24
PRESIDENT DAVE FURUKAWA of the
NICC announced that the 15th an-
nual student conference will be
held in Denver, Colo., over the
week-end of Apr. 22-23-24.
Highlights of the program will
include;
Basketball Tournament,
Ken Namba, Chairman
Friday Evening Mixer
Christine Yorimoto and
Bob Fujimoto, Co-Chrmn
Saturday Luncheon,
Amy Kanai, Chairman
Seminar Sessions,
Nancy Tanaka, Chairman
Banquet and Dance,
Berniece Koshio, Chairman
NICCer of the Year Award,
Gene Miyazawa, Chairman
Registration and Hostesses,
Queen Diane Fujieki,
and the NICC Court
Bowling, Sun. afternoon
Ken Namba Chairman
The students will meet to dis-
cuss a change of name for the or-
ganization, and to consider prob-
lems confronting youth of today.
The conference theme is "Youth
Looks to the Future.
The district oratorical con-
test will be held during the Sat.
luncheon, at the TSBC, with Jack
Tsuhara in charge, in cooperation
with the NICC officials.
Details concerning the student
program will be released in the
next edition of the AJA News.
ORATORS WANTED
JACK TSUHARA, vice-chairman of
the Mtn-Plains JACL, announced
that the District Oratorical Con-
test will be held Sat., Apr. 23,
in Denver, Colorado,
Anyone between the ages of 16-
21 is eligible. The topic is
"OUR ROLE AS JAPANESE AMERICAN
YOUTH IN THE FUTURE OF THE JACL."
1,
Deadline
1960,
for entries is April
The district winner will re-
ceive an all-expense paid trip to
Sacramento, Calif., to compete in
the national finals.
Entrants must register with
JACK TSUHARA, Rt, 2, Box 102, Ft.
Lupton, Colo., by April 1, 1960.
miLE HI JACL
"ISSEI APPRECIATION NIGHT" POSTPONED
IOOTH ANNIVERSARY JAPAN-AMERICAN
RELATIONS TO BE OBSERVED
0SK1 TANIWAKI, President of the Mile-Hi JACL, announced that the
long-awaited "Issei Appreciation Night, which had been last scheduled
for Sun., Apr. 3rd, has been again postponed, until the latter part of
May, or the first part of June.
The postponement was made in order to work out plans
in cooperation with the Colorado Nikkei-jin Kai, DR. F.
E. HAYANO, President, to help the Issei commemorate the
100th Anniversary of the opening of Japan-American re-
lationships.
HENRY SUZUKI, general chairman, with past president
BOB UYEDA as co-chairman, stated that a formal banquet
would be staged in order to honor all Issei, over the
age of 65, in the Denver metropolitan area. Personal
invitations are being sent to all Issei guests. SUS
MATSUM0T0 was appointed to present an all-Japanese musical program for
the entertainment of Issei guests
and LocaL dignitaries are being
invited to extend official greet-
ings to our Issei pioneers, and
to mark the 100th Anniversary of
Japanese American relations.
SUZUKI
APRIL
RCSIPEnCE OF
OR. ROST MAVEDA
3534 ALBIOIt ST.
DErWER. 7, COLORADO
fl 5-78 74
BRIGHTON J.A.A. MUSICALE
HANA- MATSURI PROGRAM
M. WATADA, of Ft. Lupton, will
head the Tri-State "Hana Matsuri"
program at the TSBC, on Sunday,
Apr. 10, commencing at 4:30 p.m.
Other areas have planned cele-
brations, as follows: Brighton,
Mar. 13; LaJara, Mar. 27; Greeley
Apr. 2; and Ft. Lupton, Apr, 3.
PHOTO BY DON TANABE
Young participants in the Brighton JAA Musicale held at the Brighton
High School, on Feb. 27, from left to right: KAREN MIZUNAGA, SHERYL
FUNAKOSHI, SHERYL MURATA, JOAN F1JRUTA and FAYE IT0, Two camera-shy
little misses not in the photo were CATHY SASAKI and CHRISTINE YAMADA
CSMC LENTEN SERVICES
CSMC Young Adults are planning
Good Friday services on April 15.
Co-Chrmn are KEN NAMBA and BESSIE
KAMURA, Egg coloring for Sunday
School children will be supervis-
ed by DORCAS FUJ1WARA and DAVE
FURUKAWA.
REV.S JONATHAN FUJITA and PAUL
HAGIYA, assisted by MAS OKADA,
are planning special services for
Easter Sunday, April 17, at the
CSMC.
ROY NAGAI Heads the finance
conmittee which wiLl raise $1000
to invite the Isseis as guests of
the Mile-Hi JACL. Anyone desir-
ing to support this community
project to honor our Issei parent
generation should contact ROY
NAGAI at Pacific Mercantile, 1946
Larimer St., or TAK TERASAKI, at
T.K. Pharmacy, 2700 Larimer St.
BRIGHTON JAA SPONSORING
CHOW MEIN-SHRIMP DINNER
HARRY IDA and MIKE TASHIRO are
heading the annual Brighton JAA
Chow Mein-Shrimp Dinner, on Sat.,
Apr. 2, from 4:30 to 8;00 p.m.,
at the 4H Building in Brighton,
Colorado.
JIM TOCHIHARA, President, as-
sisted by ROBERT SAKATA and JAMES
IMATANI head the welcome commit-
tee.
Tickets are $1,75 for adults
and $1.00 for children. DR. JOHN
CHIKUMA and MIKE TASHIRO head the
committee, with captains JESS MA-
SUNAGA, HARRY CHIKUMA, WES KOYA-
N0, JAY FUKAYE, HARRY TAZAWA, JIM
HISHINUMA and BILL 0KUB0 heading
large committees.
Everyone is invited to attend
the Brighton JAA community chow
mein and shrimp dinner, to help
raise funds for a shelter house
at the Brighton Park and pool.
Members of the Brighton Nisei
Women's Club will handle all of
the cooking for the dinner,


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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
MAR.. I960
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
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BUD UCHIDA...............Heads
ROSA ODOW..............Artist
TOM MASAMORI. .Photographer
TRUE YASUI. .General Factotum
(ALL PHOTOS BY TOM MASAMORI,
UNLESS OTHERWISE CREDITED.)
(EDITOR'S NOTE: We regret that
Bill Hosokava was unable to fill
his column prior to leaving for
New York for a two week's confer-
ence. We report, however, on his
activities, below.)
* *
BILL HOSOKAWA, assistant man-
aging editor of the Denver Post,
was invited to participate in the
American Press Institute's two
weeks seminar of U.S. newspaper-
men in New York City, during
March.
The conference included the
top men in business, management,
and managing editor personnel of
all major newspapers in the U.S.,
and was held at Columbia Univer-
sity in New York City.
* *
NISEI OF THE BIENNIUM
The Mountain-Plains JACL Dis-
trict has three of the 5 Nisei of
Biennium winners, during the past
decade.
This district also has five of
the 20 silver medallion winners
in the National JACL recognitions
program.
Admittedly, we are bragging
for our district, but 607. of the
Nisei of the Biennium winners and
207. of the top Nisei in America,
during the ten years, have come
from this region.
We are hoping that again, this
year, this region can win nation-
al recognitions at the National
JACL Convention to be held in Sa-
cramento, Calif., June 28 July
2, 1960.
If you have any suggestions
for "The Nisei of the Biennium"
candidates for 1958-60, please
send in your nomination to either
BILL HOSOKAWA of The Denver Post,
or the AJA NEWS.
AJA Subscriptions OUR THANKS TO
In Jan., we mailed more than
1,000 introductory copies of the
AJA NEWS, and during Feb., we
distributed another 1,500 free
copies.
With this Mar. issue, in fair-
ness to our paid subscribers, who
now number more than 400, we will
discontinue free distribution of
the AJA NEWS.
However, those desiring to re-
ceive the AJA NEWS thru the June,
1960 issue, may send us $1, and
we will keep you on our mailing
list, Upon request, we shall be
glad to send you back issues.
BRIGHTON JAA
The BRIGHTON J.A.A. contribut-
ed a generous $50 to the AJA NEWS
as a token of their support, and
we are most sincerely apprecia-
tive of this magnanimous gesture.
We thank the Brighton J.A.A.,
and publicly acknowledge our gra-
titude to PRESIDENT JIM TOCHIHARA
and Past Pres. MIKE TASHIRO, as
well as to all the members of the
Brighton J.A.A.
We extend to you our best sup-
port for success in all your com-
munity projects!
OMAHA JACL INSTALLATION, on Feb. 26, at the Blackstone Hotel, Omaha,
Neb., seated, from 1. to r.: K. PATRICK OKURA, honoree at special
recognitions ceremonies; GLADYS H1RABAYASHI, Treasurer; MARY MISAKI,
Rec. Secty; ALICE KAYA, 2nd V. Pres.; KIMI TAKECHI, 1st V. Pres.
EMI NAKAD0I, Corr. Secty; and BOB NAKADOI, Toastmaster for the even-
ing. Standing from 1. to r.: MANUEL MATSUNAMI, Recognitions Chrrnn;
MIKE WATANABE, 1960-61 President of the Omaha JACL; MIN YASUI, Dist.
Chrmn; LILY OKURA, Secty to the Nat'l JACL Board; KAZ IKEBASU, re-
tiring President of the Omaha JACL; and FRANK TAMAI, a past president
of the Omaha JACL chapter, and ticket chairman for the evening.

The frequently postponed Issei
Appreciation Dinner, to be spon-
sored by the Mlle-Hi
again been postponed
until late May or in
early June.
JACL, has
A certain group
of Isseis in Denver
wanted to celebrate
the 100th Anniver-
sary of the arrival
of the "Kanrin Maru"
the first Japanese
ship to land at an American port.
Japanese-American relationships
date from that event.
*0&K\"
TANJWAK)
We believed that appreciation
for our Issei pioneers could be
significantly related to this 100
year olo event, because, tho our
parents came some 40 years later,
it is symbolic of Japanese immi-
gration to America.
Consequently, we agreed to co-
operate with the Nikkei-jin Kai,
on a joint project to honor our
Issei pioneers, and at the same
time to commemorate the beginning
of Japanese immigration to the
United States.
The Nikkei-jin Kai is consi-
dering the possibility of donat-
ing 100 Japanese flowering cherry
trees to the City of Denver, one
tree for each year since the 1st
Japanese set foot on the American
continent.
We hope the postponement of
the Issei dinner will allow time
to plan a truly impressive and
significant affair.
Meanwhile, you are Invited to
an Informal benefit party at the
residence of BOB and TAMI MAYEDA,
on Sun., Apr. 3, commencing 8 pm.
See you there!!!
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS JACL DISTRICT COUNCIL meeting, Mar. 5th, at Albany Hotel, seated, from left to right:
MIKE WATANABE, Pres., Omaha JACL chapter; K. PATRICK OKURA, Chrmn Nat'l JACL Planning; TAK TERASAKI, past
Dist. Chrmn, and Vice-Chrmn, Nat'l JACL Planning; ROBERT NAKADOI of Omaha, ( half-hidden by Terasaki ),
Dist. Vice-Chrmn; MASAO W. SAT0W, Nat'l JACL Director; MIN YASUI, Dist. Chairman; MARY SAKATA, Recording
Secty; CHIYE HORIUCHI, Historian; JACK TSUHARA, Dist. Vice-Chrmn; GEORGE USHIYAMA, delegate for Arkansas
Valley JACL Chapter; and FLOYD K0SHI0, a past District Chairman. Standing, at rear, from left to right:
HENRY SUZUKI, Dist. Treasurer; HARLEY IN0UYE, delegate for Ft. Lupton' JACL chapter; DAVE FURUKAWA, Pres,
of the NICC; GEORGE MATSUSHIMA, Pres, of Ft. Lupton JACL; and OSKI S. TANIWAKI, Pres., of Mile-Hi JACL.


MAR.. 1960
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PAGE 3
BRIGHTON
Unsung heroes of the Brighton
JAA Chow Mein Shrimp Dinner on
Apr. 2, will include the busboy
crew under TAGUS MURATA, chrmn,
and the dishwashing crew (pearl-
divers! ) under ROY MAYEDA.
More than 40 members of the
Brighton JAA will be mobilized on
Friday night to help the Brighton
Nisei Women18 Club members clean
more than 150 lbs of shrimp!
WEDDING BELLS! BEN MATSUMOTO
of Brighton and DIANE WANIFUCHI
of Denver were wed on Jan. 28th.
PHOTO BY DON TANABE
BRIGHTON SANSEI MISSES JOAN MASU-
NAGA, on left, and CAROL IMATANI,
on right, at the Brighton J.A.A.
Musicale on Feb. 28, 1960
INOUYE OF LA JARA
ROY INOUYE of La Jara, Colo.,
was the principal speaker for the
Adams County Farm Bureau, during
Feb. speaking on "Vegetable and
Fruit Marketing Proposals,"
INOUYE farms 320 acres in San
Luis Valley, and is a member of
the State Board of Directors for
the Farm Burea, since 1957.
Recently, INOUYE was appointed
to the American Farm Bureau Fed-
eration's National Advisory Com-
mittee on Vegetables.
VITAL STATISTICS
BIRTHS:
FUJII, Roy S. and Gloria, a GIRL
1580 Vine Street, Denver
H1KIDA, Thomas and Erlene a GIRL
3315 Josephine St., Denver
IGATA, Tadashi and Hisaye a BOY
7625 Vallejo St., Denver
KAGIYAMA, Chas and Violet, a GIRL
3105 W. Alabama, Denver
KONDO, Harry T. and May, a GIRL
6730 Ash Street, Derby
KUROKI, William and Mae, a BOY
2926 Ash Street, Denver
MATOBA, Frank and Mitsuko a GIRL
2714 W. 37th Ave., Denver
SONODA, Melvin and Marlyne,a BOY
3810 E. Cedar Ave,, Denver
TAKEDA, James and Tamako, a GIRL
1818 Williams St., Denver
MARRIAGES:
ROBERT TANAKA and RUBY MAYEDA,
both of Longmont, Colo., were
wed on Feb. 14, at the TSBC.
LEO MURAKAMI and MAY YASUMURA,
both of Denver, Colo, were wed
on March 12, at the CSMC.
ENGAGEMENTS:
SHIMGNO MIYAZAWA,
Ruby Shimono, formerly from
Brighton, and Fred Miyazawa of
Denver, announced their en-
gagement. Ruby is Vice-Pres.
of the Tri-State YBL. Fred is
employed at the U.S. Mint.
ISHIKAWA ONODERA,
Joan Ishlkawa, of Denver, and
Joe Onodera, from Brighton,
are also engaged, Joan is a
secretary for Wholesale Flor-
ists, and Joe is employed at
United Air Lines in Denver.
NEW HOMES FOR SALE
2- and 3- BEDROOM
Or Build To Your Specifications
New Neighborhood, Southwest Denver
Close to Schools, Shops, and Bus
FHA or CONVENTIONAL FINANCING
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAYS, 10-6
or by appointment at any time
Offered and Shown By
CHARLES KAGIYAMA
1245SO GROVE,
WE5-6564
BRIGHTON J.A.A.
ANNUAL
CHOW MEIN-SHRIMP DINNER
BRIGHTON 4-H BUILDING
DINNER SERVED FROM 4:30 TO 8=00 P.M.
Saturday--------------April 2
ADULTS $1.75 CHILDREN $1.00
CAROL KANEKO, daughter of Mits
and Alice Kaneko, was recently
honored by the Blue Spruce chap-
ter of the D.A.R., as the out-
standing student at Jefferson Hi.
Girls from Alameda Hi, Lakewood
Hi, Wheatridge Hi and Arvada Hi
were honored for dependability,
service, leadership and patriot-
ism.
JOHN MIZOUE and family left
Denver, to move to New Jersey.
John is an engineer, and was em-
ployed at the Martin Co. plant.
WALT and MIKO (NONAKA) MATSUI
and son Mark were recent visitors
from Manhattan Beach, California.
Walt is a pilot for United Air-
lines, probably the first and on-
ly Nisei commercial airlines pi-
lot in the U.S.
HENRY OKUBO is an engineer at
the Martin Co. plant at Littleton.
TOM NAKATA, past president of
the YBL, will attend the Western
YBLC in Berkeley, Calif, on Mar.
25-26-27.
Longmont YBL reported 1960 of-
ficers with ISAAC NISHIDA, Pres.,
GEORGE KANEMOTO, V. Pres., RUBY
TANAKA, Secty, and EUGENE YOSHI-
HARA, Treasurer.,
SAM MATSUMOTO, finance chrmn,
reported that the CSMC of Denver
is the fourth largest Japanese
Methodist Church in America.
e Lucky MAY KUMAGAI took off for
a week's skiing at Aspen, during
the latter part of Feb. May Is a
RN at General Rose Hospital, and
serves as Corr. Secty of the Mtn-
Plalns JACL. She is a native of
North Platte, Nebr.
The THOMAS K. KOBAYASHI's are
real skiing enthusiasts too, go-
ing to Winter Park every week for
ski lessons.
DR. TONY KAWANO was recently
elected President of the Mlle-Hi
Golf Club of Denver.
REV. PAUL HAGIYA of CSMC cha-
peroned a delegation of 10 MYF
members to attend the Intermoun-
tain Christian Conference held in
Ogden, Utah on Feb. 19th.
OMAHA JACL INSTALLATION
PHOTO BY CECIL ISHII, OMAHA.
OMAHA SANSEI ODORI DANCERS, from
1. to r.: MAUREEN HIRABAYASHI,
MARILYN KAYA and CAROLYN KAYA.
OMAHA NEWS BRIEFS
PRESIDENT MIKE UATANABE of the
Omaha JACL chapter announced that
Mike Novak pledged the first $100
to start the Omaha JACL Scholar-
ship fund.
GLADYS HIRABAYASHI was awarded
a sterling silver JACL pin for
outstanding and devoted service
to the Omaha chapter, at the bi-
ennial Installation and Recogni-
tions Banquet.
MISS CAROL DOI, daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Doi, 1802 N. 32
St., reported to Rhode Island
to be commissioned as an ensign
in the Naval Reserve for 2 years
active duty. She is a 1958 grad
of Creighton University.
KUNI MIHARA, soph., is a star
swimmer for Nebraska U, competing
in Big Eight intercollegiate swim
meets, in the 200 and 400 yard
free style events.
STEVE TAKECHI was elected as
President of the Student Council
of Tech High in Omaha, Nebr., and
his younger sister, JANIE TAKECHI
was elected President of the Tech
Junior High student council. The
two Sanseis are the children of
Mr. & Mrs. Kaz Takechi of Omaha.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
MAR.. 1960
1nnnuAL nun jaci bokm-mg imiiuiAineirr
MENS TEAM
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
1st
2nd
3rd
GRANADA FISH #1 (DENVER), Shun Nakayama, Jim Ota,
Sam Inal, George Nagai, Willie Hasegawa..*2953
HAWAII #1 (Honolulu).............................. 2931
SAN JOSE NBA #1, (San Jose).......................2906
WOMEN'S TEAM
HOLIDAY BOWL (LOS ANGELES)........................2679
MEL'S BOWL (Alameda). .........a........ .2471
HADA AUTOMOTIVE (DENVER), Amy Konishi, Liz Kitashima
Sets Harada, Jane Hada, Rosa Odow. .2437
MATS ITO of Denver, winner of the
Women's A11-Events and Women1s
Singles Championships, with NICC
Queen DIANE FUJIEKI of CSC. Mats
beat three top LA women bowlers
to cop All-Events with 1741, and
won the Singles crown with 596.
GEORGE OTSUKI of Denver, winner
of the Men's Singles Championship
with a 644, and NICC QUEEN DIANE
of Hawaii. Otsuki nosed out Rich
Shindo, former Denverite, now of
LA, by a narrow three-pin margin.
MEN'S SINGLES WOMEN'S SINGLES
1. GEORGE OTSUKI, Denver. . .644 1. MATS ITO, Denver ... . 596
2. RICH SHINDO, L. A. . .641 2. JUDY SAKATA, L. A. . . 573
3. GEORGE HIRATA, Chicago . .633 3. NOBU ASAMI, Oakland. . . 565
MENS DOUBLES WOMEN'S DOUBLES
1. TAD YAMADA and 1. BEVERLY WONG and
SAM KAWANISHI, L.A. . 1245 DUSTY MIZUNOUE, L.A. .1159
2. AL AH SAM and 2. KAYKO HARADA and
DE1MAR AH LEONG, Hawaii 1216 MARI MATSUZAWA. . .1147
3. TARO YAGI and 3. LOIS YUT (Seattle) . .
JEET YAGI, Ogden. ... 1213 NOBU ASAMI, S. F. . .1116
MEN'S SWEEPERS WOMEN'S SWEEPERS
1. DICK IKEDA, S. F. ... 1219 1. JUDY SAKATA, L. A. . . 823
2. JEET YAGI, Ogden .... 1207 2. DOROTHY ANDRADE, Hawaii. 804
3. DELMAR AH LEONG, L. A. . 1188 3. ROSE KAGIMOTO, Hawaii. . 780
RAGTIME DOUBLES MIXED DOUBLES
1. MIKE TODA and 1. MATS ITO and
GEORGE TOMOMITSU, Dnvr. 1356 HAROLD SOGI .1140
2. MAS NONAKA and 2. TAY KONDO and
TOOTSIE TSUTSUI, Dnvr . 1340 SOOTIE YAMASAKI . .1138
3. LIL KAWANISHI and 3. KAYKO HARADA and
SAM KAWANISHI 1306 HARRY IMAMURA .... .1137
MEN'S ALL-EVENTS WOMEN'S ALL-EVENTS
1. SHUN NAKAYAMA, Denver. . 1849 1. MATS ITO, Denver . .1741
2. GEORGE OTSUKI, Denver. . 1827 2. MARI MATSUZAWA, L. A . .1683
3. SAM INAI, Denver 1791 3. DUSTY MIZUNOUE, L. A , .1675
4. MICH SHIOMOTO, San Jose, 1785 4. JUDY SAKATA, L. A. . .1656
5. JIM SAKATA, L. A. . 1784 5. LOIS YUT, Seattle. . .1641
6. KEN MATSUDA, Denver. . 1780 6. NOBU ASAMI, Oakland. . .1638
TOURNAMENT CHAIRMAN JOHN SAKAYAMA
speaking at Bowlers Awards Dinner
SHUN NAKAYAMA of Denver who won
the Mens All-Events trophy for a
second time with 566-668-615 for
a total 1849, beating out team-
mat e George Otsuki who had a 1827
1960 Men's Team Winners: GRANADA FISH #1 of DENVER. From 1. to r.:
SAM INAI, SHUN NAKAYAMA, WILLIE HASEGAWA, JIM OTA and GEORGE NAGAI.
This is the first Denver team to win the Nat'l JACL Tournament title.
Women's Team Winners: HOLIDAY BOWL of Los Angeles. From 1. to r.:
KAYKO HARADA, DUSTY MIZUNOUE, JUDY SAKATA, MARI MATSUZAWA and BEVERLY
WONG, with National JACL Director MASAO W. SATOW of San Francisco.


MAR., 1960
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PAGE 5.
SENIOR DIV., Team Champions: TED MATSUO, ALBERT TAGAWA, JACK OLIVER,
ROGER STEVENS, and Capt. TAKAYOSHI SAKAI, with Coach TOORU TAKAMATSU.
INTERMEDIATE Team Champions: TOM TABUCHI, GORDON AOYAGI, JOHN WIDMAR,
FRED YAMASHITA, and Capt. GEORGE TAGAWA, with Coach GEORGE KURAMOTO.
JUNIOR Team Champions: DAVE GIBSON, PERRY YAMASHITA, DICKI OKIMOTO,
SHUNY SUGIURA, and Captain LEONARD IMADA, with Coach FRED OKIMOTO
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JUDO CHAMPS
With more than 250 judo enthu-
siasts participating in the 6th
Annual Rocky Mountain Regional
Invitational Judo Tournament held
on Feb. 28, the DENVER JUDO DOJO
won all of the championships in a
clean sweep against teams from 15
different clubs in Colo., Utah,
Nebr., Idaho, and Okla.
TED MATSUO, 1960 GRAND CHAMPION
of the Rocky Mountain Regional
Judo Tournament. (All photos of
CALENDAR
Of Coming Events
Mar. 26: TSBC CHOW MEIN DINNER,
Tri-State Buddhist
Church, Denver, from
4:30-8:00 p.m.
Apr. 2: BRIGHTON JAA CHOW MEIN
AND SHRIMP DINNER at
4-H Bldg., Brighton,
from 4:30-8:00 p.m.
Apr. 3: MILE-HI JACL BENEFIT,
at V.P. BOB MAYEDA's
residence, 3334 Al-
bion St., 5:00 p.m.
Apr. 10: TSBC HANAMATSURI pro-
gram, Denver, Colo.
Apr. 22- N.I.C.C. CONFERENCE in
24 Denver, Colorado
May 14: CSMC BAZAAR, at Cali-
fornia St. Church
May 14 : CSC HAWAIIAN CLUB LEI
DANCE, Greeley, Colo
June 28- NAT'L JACL CONVENTION
July 3 Sacramento, Calif.
July 22- BOY SCOUTS, 50th ANNI-
29 VERSARY, at Colorado
Springs, Colorado.
July 28 : DENVER NIKKEI-JIN KAI
PROFESSIONAL AND lAwms
BUSINESS LISTINGS TOSHIO ANDO 1942 Larimer St. AC 2-5315
PCHTISTS FRED S. KAWANO
JOHN CHIKUMA, DDS Brighton 1131 19th St. KE 4-6359
75 So. 4th St. 560 LLOYD SHINSATO

MAS GIMA, DDS AL 5-6822 1639 Clarkson St. KE 4-8043
1404 E. 18th Ave.
MILTON HAYAN0, DDS 2103 Larimer St. MA 3-8166 MINORU YASUI 1225 20th St. CH 4-2239
MICHAEL T. HORI, DDS OPTOMmiSTS
3705 E. Colfax Ave. EA 2-8510 BEN MATOBA, OD MISAO MATOBA, OD
T. IT0, DDS 1959 Larimer St* KE 4-1941
830 18th St. KE 4-8680 Burt Bldg. Ft. Lupton UL 7-6550
Y. IT0, DDS PHYSICIANS
SUE0 IT0, DDS CHARLES FUJISAKI, M.D. Brighton
S. IT0, DDS 40 No. Main St. 418
I 1477 Pennsylvania St. Dentists CH 4-6589 T. K. KOBAYASHI, M.D. DICK D. M0MII, M.D.
TONY KAWAN0, DDS ALBERT N0DA, M.D.
1750 Humboldt St. KE 4-3084 1227 27th St. KE 4-3104
ROBERT MAYEDA, DDS HARRY KURACHI, M.D. Brighton
Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-6961 40 No. Main St. 418
TAKASHI MAYEDA, DDS TSURU T. 0KAGAWA, M.D.
Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-6961 1848 W. 38th Ave. GL 5-8202
GENTA NAKAMURA, DDS ISAMU 0ZAM0T0, M.D.
Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-7498 Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-1596
KEN UYEHARA, DDS Brighton HOWARD SUENAGA, M.D.
40 No. Main St. 1312 830 18th St. AC 2-1314
IHSUHAHCC M. GEO. TAKEN0, M.D.
HORIUCHI & CO. 830 18th St. TA 5-0783
1480 So. Cherry St. SK 6-3169 AYAKO UADA, M.D.
UNITED NATIONS INS. CO. 810 23rd St. TA 5-2565
W. 80th at Sheridan Henry K. Imada, HA 9-3537 MAHITO UBA, D.O.
4588 Lowell Blvd. GR 7-8413 1230 21st St. MA 3-3743


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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
MAR.. I960.
A small part of the more than 250 Denver Nisei men and women bowlers who participated in the 14th Annual
National JACL Bowling Tournament held at the Dahlia Lanes, in Denver, Colorado, from March 1-5, i960.
ANNUAL NAT L J.A.C.L. BOWLINC TOURNAMENT
MILE-HI JACL
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
AMY UYEDA, vice-president for
membership, announced that the
Mile-Hl JACL had 388 members as
of March 10, and expected to go
over the top of 600 members be-
fore May 31st.
Membership solicitors who have
signed up members are as follows:
BETTY SUZUKI....................77
AMY UYEDA.......................59
MARY SAKATA.....................56
BOB MAYEDA......................49
DODY UCHIDA.....................56
GENE IKEYA......................24
JEAN SATO.......................17
Y0 TANIGUCHI................. 17
MEACH NOGAMI....................16
KEN FUNAKOSHI................ .11
FUMI ............................7
OSKI TANIWAK1....................6
YOSH ............................4
MIN YASU1........................4
TAKASHI MAYEDA...................2
TOM MASAMORI. ...................2
JOHN SAKAYAMA....................1
DAHLIA LANES
3300 DAHLIA
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DENVER 5. COLORADO j
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TA S'6S95
"OHIOAN" PROGRA M
LEE MURATA of Ft. Lupton will
head the Buddhist Spring "Ohigan"
program at the TSBC on Mar. 21st,
at 8:00 p.m.
All groups in the TSBC will
participate in the program, with
FLOYD KOSHIO expressing words of
appreciation.
CATHAY SKI CLUB
40 members of the Cathay Ski
Club spent three days, Feb. 21-
22-23 at Aspen, Colorado.
JANE HADA is President of the
Ski Club, assisted by V. Pres.
DOROTHY GORAI, Corr. Secty SAM
SATO, Rec. Secty. AMY UYEDA, and
Treasurer EVELYN SUYEHIRO.
The Ski Club is planning an-
other week-end of skiing this
month at Winter Park, and will
conclude the ski year with a par-
ty during April.
TSBC CHOW MEIN
IRENE NAKATA heads the Tri-
State YBL Chow Mein dinner to be
held at the TSBC, 1947 Lawrence
St., in Denver, on Sat., Mar. 26.
Dinners will be served from
4:30-8:00 p.m., with carry-out
service, too.
REN YANAGA
OCCIDENTAL LIFE OF CALIFORNIA
7931 STUART ST.
wesTtnin-rrcR, couo.
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SPECIALIZING in oriental foods and goods
l 94 & LARimER ST. KE4-G03I
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BRIDGE CLASSES
OFFERED AT CSMC
A bridge class sponsored by
the Methodist Men of the Califor-
nia St* Methodist Church held its
first meeting Friday, March llth
with 24 bridge enthusiasts in at-
tendance.
The classes will be held every
other Friday at the Fellowship
Hall, 25th and California Sts.,
under the expert tutelage of SAM
MATSUMOTO, one of Denver's lead-
ing Nisei bridge players.
The classes will be open to
both beginning and more advanced
bridge players. For further in-
formation contact SAM MATSUMOTO
at AT 8-2536.
JOHN T. NOGUCHI officiating as
Toastmaster at the Bowlers Awards
Dinner at Wolhurst on Mar. 5th.
NOGUCHI is member of the Nat'l
JACL Bowling Advisory Comnittee,
and President of the Denver Nisei
Bowling Association.
LOST PERSON
The Sun Life Assurance Co. is
looking for MARY SHIZUKO OKADA,
whose maiden name was MATSUMOTO,
originally from Rocky Ford. She
had a brother, HIROSHI MATSUMOTO.
Anyone knowing of the where-
abouts of MARY SHIZUKO OKADA or
!her brother HIROSHI MATSUMOTO,
please contact the AJA NEWS.
IDEAL PHARMACY
BENEFIT MOVIE
PRES. KAZ SAKAMOTO of the Den-
ver Buddhist Sunday school PTA
announced that a benefit movie is
planned for Apr. 3, at the T9BC.

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