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DENVER. COLORADO
APR. 1960.
NICC CONFERENCE
IN DENVER. APR. 22-24
PRES. DAVE FURUKAWA of the NICC announced that detailed plans for
the 15th Annual N.I.C.C. have been fully completed, featuring various
student activities over the 3-day week-end of April 22-24, i960.
VOL. I. NO. 4.
CONGRESSMAN INOUYE
TO ADDRESS NAT'L
JACL CONVENTION
CONGRESSMAN DANIEL K. INOUYE
of Hawaii, will be the principal
speaker at the National JACL Con-
vention to be held in Sacramento,
Calif,, June 29-July 3,
The 36-year old Hawaiian Nisei
war hero, while serving with the
442nd Combat Team, lost an arm in
winning the Distinguished Service
Cross, Bronze Star, Purple Heart
with 2 oak leaf clusters, Combat
Infantryman Badge, and the Presi-
dential Unit Citation with four
clusters, among numerous other
medals and decorations.
He served as Asst. Prosecutor
in Honolulu, and was elected to
the Hawaiian Territorial Legis-
lature, serving both in the House
and Senate.
Local JACLers planning to at-
tend the National JACL Convention
to hear Repr. Inouye include OSKI
and GLADYS TANIWAKI, AMY UYEDA,
HENRY and BETTY SUZUKI, DR. TAKA-
SHI MAYEDA, MIN and TRUE YASUI,
and other Denver delegates.
JACL"FAMILY NIGHT"
OSKI S. TANIWAKI, President of
the Mile-Hi JACL, announced that
the local chapter is planning a
Benefit and Food Bazaar at the
TSBC, in Denver, on May 7th,
DR. MAS GIMA, 1st vice-pres.,
has been named to head the JACL
"Family Night' program,
GLADYS TANIWAKI will head the
food bazaar committee.
Others assisting include DR.
TAKASHI MAYEDA, HENRY and BETTY
SUZUKI, ROY NAGAI, YOSH ARAI and
members of the JACL Cabinet.
Proceeds of the Benefit will
go towards the Issei Appreciation
Night dinner, which was postponed
until June 3rd.
Everyone, JACLers and friends,
old folks and children, are alL
invited to the "Family Night" be-
nefit for an evening of fun, food
and games, on Saturday, May 7th!
CATHAY POST SLATES
BENEFIT APR, 30
JOE SAKATO and TAD TANDA co-
chair a gala Benefit for Communi-
ty & Child Welfare, Apr, 30, Sat.
at the Post. COME, ONE AND ALL!!
COMMANDER JOHN NAKASH1MA an-
nounces the Post plans to sponsor
a community-wide MEMORIAL DAY and
WREATH-LAYING SERVICE at Fair-
mount Cemetery this year,
YOSH ARAI, BABE TAKEOKA, and
HARRY SHIBAO are in charge of ar-
rangements. Interested organiza-
tions, please contact them.
Principal speaker for the Con-
vention is GENE AMOLE, of Radio
Station KDEN.
The student convention will
commence with a basketball tour-
nament on Fri. night, April 22,
at Manual Hi gym, with KEN NAMBA
in charge.
CHRISTINE YORIMOTO and BOB FU-
JIMOTO, both of CU, are in charge
of the mixer following the bas-
ketball games, Fri. evening, at
the TSBC, commencing at 9:00 p.m.
AMY KANAI of CU promises a de-
licious luncheon at noon, Sat.,
at the TSBC, with "Nihonshoku"
featured, at a nominal charge.
NANCY TANAKA of CSU will be in
charge of the student seminars,
discussing "Expectations" of AJA
students in this region.
CARL YORIMOTO will emcee the
convention banquet in the Ranch
Room of the Albany Hotel, Sat.
night, commencing at 6:00 p.m.
Lin Gooding's orchestra will pro-
vide music for the convention
dance, with the 1960 NICC Sweet-
heart Court acting as convention
hostesses.
Sunday, Apr. 24, will see the
wind-up of the NICC, with a bowl-
ing tournament at Dahlia Lanes,
commencing at 2:00 p.m.
All AJA students, and inter-
ested persons are cordially in-
vited to attend the 1960 NICC ac-
tivities over the week-end.
CSMC FOOD BAZAAR
SCHEDULED MAY 14
GEO. FUJIMOTO, general chair-
man, announced that the Annual
CSMC Food Bazaar would be held on
Sat., May 14th.
HENRY HOSHIKO and ROY NAGAI
are in charge of ticket sales.
This year's menu for the food
bazaar will include chicken rice,
shrimp tempura, salad, and barbe-
cued roast pork.
Both lunch and supper, as well
as carry-out service will be pro-
vided by the Church members.
NICC PRESIDENT
DAVE FURUKAWA
President DAVE FURUKAWA of the
NICC, who will be heading the AJA
students of this area in a three
day convention in Denver, April
22-24, 1960.
TSBC SCHEDULES
MAJOR EVENTS
According to REV. N. TSUN0DA,
the Tri-State Buddhist Church has
scheduled three major events for
the next three months:
FUJI-MATSURI, Sun., MAY 22nd:
The Tri-State Buddhist P.T.A,, in
cooperation with the YBL, will
celebrate Gotane, on MAY 22, the
anniversary of Shirnan Shonin's
birth.
30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION,
honoring REV. YOSHITAKA TAMAIj
has served the TSBC since 1930.
Buddhists in this region will ho-
nor REV. TAMAI on Sun., JUNE 5th,
with appropriate ceremonies.
0-B0N FESTIVAL, JULY 17th:
The annual summer festival, with
colorful dancers dressed in ki-
mono, will dance on Lawrence St.,
in front of the TSBC.
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MTN PLAINS AJA NEWS
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
APR.. 1960
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
* *
BEST WISHES STUDENTS
As is apparent from this page, and the NICC supplement enclosed in
this issue, we are proud of our Nisei and Sansel students in this re-
gion;*'
BUD UCHIDA...............Heads
ROSA 0D0W..............Artist
TOM MASAMORI. .Photographer
TRUE YASUI, .General Factotum
(ALL PHOTOS BY TOM MASAMORI,
UNLESS OTHERWISE CREDITED.)
In New York recently I encoun-
tered two young women of approxi-
mately the same age. They worked
in the same place.
One was slim and shapely, chic
and tastefully dressed. Her hair
was attractive, her skin clear.
She carried herself well. I took
her for a Nisei career girl.
The other was nondescript. She
was neither tall nor unusually
short. She was plainly dressed
in the way your mother might be
dressed-neat but a bit out of
fashion.
Her hair-do had no particular
style. Her glasses were slightly
awry, and the sum of her appear-
ance was gray and mousey. I fig-
ured she must be a clerk who had
been brought over from the home
office by one of the big Japanese
trading companies.
I certainly couldn't have been
more wrong!
The plain one was 1007. Ameri-
can-born Nisei.
And the girl with the head-
turning attractiveness was a Jap-
anese fresh from the old country.
I don't know. Women are among
the many, many things I don't un-
derstand.
Maybe the plain Nisei was sup-
porting five kids, her in-laws
and a drunken husband, and didn* t
have much time or money for per-
sonal grooming.
Maybe the attractive Japanese
was the daughter of a wealthy in-
dustrialist and only recently out
of a swank finishing school.
Maybe what I saw didn't prove
a thing.
But it made me wonder...
Altho the Nisei of some 30 years ago compiled many high records of
achievement in high schools, we are most gratified to note that our
younger Nisei and Sansei students are equalling or even surpassing
those proud records of the past.
Of course, all of our children cannot be valedictorians, nor can
they all win scholarships; nevertheless, our younger AJA's are prov-
ing themselves capable of strid- ---------------------------
ing in the long footsteps of our
Nisei leaders of long ago. BOETTCHER SCHOLAR
Our children, and the children
of our neighbors and friends,
shall take up the challenge of
Today and Tomorrow, to help us
all build a better world for our
and their having been bom into
this life on this planet.
We wish the NICCers great suc-
cess, and lots of fun in their
meetings and activities. We ex-
press our faith and hope in these,
our younger AJA's. .
ELKS SCHOLARSHIP
GRANT M. UJIFUSA, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Tom Ujifusa of Worland,
was named winner
of the Wyoming
Elks scholarship
award, and has
been entered in
the Nat'l Elks
scholarship com-
petition.
Young Ujifusa
was Boys' State
Governor of Wyo-
ming in 1959, and was honored by
the Mountain-Plains JACL as one
of the outstanding Americans of
Japanese ancestry in this region.
MILE-HI MEMBERSHIP
AMY UYEDA and GENE IKEYA, co-
chairmen of the Mile-Hi JACL mem-
bership drive, announced that the
local chapter now has 433 members
as of date.
JOE OZAKI of Manual High in
Denver, was named one of the win-
ners of a Boettcher
Foundation scholar-
ship for 1960.
Altho more than
670 applications of
graduating seniors
were received, only
40 Boettcher scho-
larship awards were
made in the entire
State of Colorado.
Young Ozaki was
one of only eleven J Oxoki
Denver high school seniors to re-
ceive the coveted Boettcher award
this year.
KAY MURA also of Manual High
was named as an alternate winner.
Dr. Robert L. Stearns, presi-
dent of the Foundation, said the
Boettcher grants provide a full
four year scholarship to any col-
lege or university in Colorado.
Manual Hi School records dis-
closed that JOE OZAKI ranks first
with straight A's; KAY MURA is
second with only one "B" marring
her otherwise perfect record of
all A's; and MITSU YOSHIDA ranks
third with only two "B's" among
her collection of A's.
It was noted with pride that
AJA students at Manual High have
compiled a terrific scholastic
record during the past year.
I
GRANT UJIFUSA
A goal of "600 members for 60"
has been set, to be attained by
May 31st. JOIN THE JACL NOW! I
Membership solicitors are:
BETTY SUZUKI...................89
AMY UYEDA......................64
MARY SAKATA....................56
BOB MAYEDA.....................53
BUD UCHIDA.....................36
KEN FUNAKOSHI .................24
GENE IKEYA.....................24
JEAN SATO......................20
MEACH N0GAMI...................17
Y0 TANIGUCHI...................17
OSKI TANIWAKI..................10
FUMI YABE......................10
YOSH ARAI.......................4
MIN YASUI.......................4
HELENE IOKA.....................2
TOM MASAMORI....................2
TAKASHI MAYEDA..................2
MAS GIMA........................1
JOHN SAKAYAMA...................1
JACL BENEFIT
RAISES $150
DR. and MRS. ROBERT MAYEDA,
who hosted the Mile-Hi JACL Bene-
fit on Sat. and Sun., April 2-3,
announced that $150 net was rais-
ed towards the Issei Appreciation
Night program.
SUE AKIYAMA was In charge of
the bridge games, and DR. TAKASHI
MAYEDA assisted. ROY NAGAI was
in charge of the fund-raising.
Lucky winners of prizes were
TAD TANDA, a miniature transistor
radio; AMY KONISHI of Rocky Ford,
a transistor radio; and SUE AKI-
YAMA, the grand prize. Sue do-
nated $50 back to the chapter.
The BIG event for April, 1960,
for the Japanese American commun-
ity in this region,
is the forthcoming
Nisei Intermountain
Collegiate Confer-
ence to be held in
Denver, April 22nd
thru April 24th.
Altho this group
commenced as a "Ni-
sei" group, with an
increasing number
of Sansei students reaching col-
lege and university levels, and
with so many Hawaiian students in
Colorado schools, to call this
student gathering a "Nisei" con-
ference becomes a misnomer.
We understand that this year,
under the leadership of President
DAVE FURUKAWA, ably backed by the
Vice-President RICHARD YAMAGUCHI,
the student group will consider a
change of name.
However, the basic purposes of
this student group still remains
constant: How best to prepare
students of Japanese ancestry for
their future lives in America.
We, of the JACL, as a group of
older Nisei, certainly and most
sincerely wish the convention a
lot of success in their delibera-
tions and at their meetings.
If you can attend any of the
student activities, we hope you
will lend your support.
* *
ISSEI APPRECIATION NIGHT:
The Mile-Hi JACL has been long
planning an "Issei Appreciation
Night", and last scheduled a ban-
quet and program for April 3rd.
However, at the request of the
Nikkei-Jin Kal, the affair was a-
gain postponed. We hope to be
able to definitely schedule this
most worth-while project for the
first Sunday in June, June 5th.
The chapter has been having
considerable difficulties in try-
ing to raise sufficient funds to
invite the Isseis as guests of
the JACL.
The last benefit did not do so
well, but thanks to the efforts
of SUE AKIYAMA as chairman, and
BOB and TAMI MAYEDA, a net of a-
bout $150.00 was raised.
We need to raise $850.00 more,
and we hope that you will support
the next Mile-Hi JACL Benefit,
scheduled for Sat. night, May 7th
at the TSBC.
REMEMBER THE MILE-HI JACL's
"FAMILY NIGHT* and FOOD BAZAAR,
TSBC, Sat. night, May 7th!:;
oskj"
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APRIL. 1960
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PAGE 4
BRIGHTON
WES KOYANO, corresponding se-
cretary of the Brighton JAA, re-
ported that at the last business
meeting of the JAA held on April
11th, the following reports were
submitted:
HARRY IDA. .Chow Mein Dinner
CHAS. MIZUNAGA Judo Tournament
DON TANABE .... Shelter House
JOHN MATSUO...........Baseball
JESSE MASUNAGA .... Musicale
Judo practice was discontinued
for Sundays, since baseball sea-
son begins for the youngsters.
Regular judo sessions in Brighton
will be held on Wednesdays.
*****
BRIGHTON MIXED BOWLING LEAGUE:
The Brighton JAA Mixed Bowling
League held their Awards Dinner
on Saturday, April 16th, in the
Officers' Club, at Rocky Mountain
Arsenal.
Adams County Co-op, captained
by WES KOYANO, were the league
champions, followed by Smith's
Drugs, captained by BILL OKUBO,
and The Jam Bar, captained by JIM
TOCHIHARA, was third.
There are eight teams in the
Brighton Mixed Bowling League.
We hear that BILL and DOLLY
SATO have a huge nine-foot sail-
fish beautifully mounted and set
up in their living room with the
appropriate lighting to make it
a real thing of beauty.
Yudanshas of the Brighton Judo
Dojo include BILL S. CHIKUMA, 2nd
Dan, and WESLEY KOYANO and CHAS.
MIZUNAGA, both 1st Dan.
MIKE TASHIRO and DR. JOHN CHI-
KUMA, assisting Secty WES KOYANO
in counting the gate, at the suc-
cessful Brighton JAA's Chow Mein
and Shrimp Dinner, in Brighton,
on April 2nd.
HARRY IDA and MRS. IDA, at the
carry-out counter, for the Chow
Mein and Shrimp Dinner benefit,
sponsored by the Brighton J.A.A.
BRIGHTON JAA
CHOW MEIN DINNER
President JIM TOCHIHARA of the
Brighton JAA reported that more
than 1,200 dinners were served at
the Brighton Chow Mein and Shrimp
Dinner benefit held on April 2.
Proceeds from the dinner bene-
fit will be contributed towards
the building of a shelter house
at the Brighton Park and Pool.
Co-chairmen for this community
fund-raising were MIKE TASHIRO
and HARRY IDA, assisted by the
whole-hearted cooperation of the
entire membership of the J.A.A.
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BRIGHTON-DENVER
JUDO TOURNAMENT
Members of the Denver Judo Do-
jo and the Brighton Judo Club met
in Brighton on Sunday, April 3,
for the annual promotional tourn-
ament.
Winners were:
SENIOR DIV. (17 yrs. and over)
1. JACK OLIVER
2. TED MATSUO
3. BARK PENS
INTERMEDIATES (13 thru 16 yrs)
1. FRED YAMASHITA
2. TOM TABUCHI
3. GORDON AOYAGI
JUNIOR DIV. (12 yrs and under)
1. ROBERT MASAMORI
2. ROGER DORRIS
3. WESLEY WADA
A special award for the most
improved judoist with the highest
scholastic standing went to TOMMY
TABUCHI of Denver.
Tournament Director TOORU TA-
KAMATSU and Tournament Chairman
JIM TOCHIHARA further announced
that the Denver Judo Dojo was in-
vited to give a demonstration of
the Art of Judo, at the Littleton
High School on Thurs., Apr. 7th.
CALENDAR
Of Coming Events
Apr. 22-24: NICC CONFERENCE, in
(Fri-Sun) Denver, Colorado
Apr. 30: CATHAY POST BENEFIT,
(Sat) at 2015 Market St.,
commencing 8:00 pm.
May 7: MILE-HI JACL BENEFIT,
(Sat) "Family Night", and
Food Bazaar, TSBC
May 14: C.S.M.C. ANNUAL BAZAAR
(Sat) at CSMC, carry-outs
and service, from
11 a.m. to 7 pm.
May 14: C.S.C. HAWAIIAN CLUB,
(Sat) " LEI DANCE n in
Greeley, Colorado
May 20: CSMC BOWLING LEAGUE* S
(Fri) AWARDS BANQUET, at
Lotus Room, Denver
May 28: DENVER NISEI BOWLING
(Sat) ASSN., Awards Dinner-
Dance, Silver Room,
new Hilton Hotel,
June 5: MILE-HI JACL's "ISSEI
(Sun) APPRECIATION NIGHT" in
the Silver Glade,
Cosmopolitan Hotel.
June 28- NAT'L JACL CONVENTION,
July 3: Sacramento, California
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
OMAHA JACL
Among the staunch and avid
Nisei bridge players noted In at-
tendance at the recent ACBL Red
Cross Benefit game held at the
Leyden-Chlles-Wlckersham American
Legion Post were:
AMY MIURA, SUE AKIYAMA, HARUKO
and TOM KOBAYASHI, ETHEL and DICK
YANASE, KEN YABE, SAM MATSUMOTO
and JOE SANO of Boulder, Colo*
It turns out the Nisei made a
creditable showing, too, altho1
no first places were copped.
TAMIO "TOM'* KUMAGAI recently
graduated from the University of
Colorado Medical School, and is
vacationing with his family in
Glendale, Arizona, visiting his
sister and brother-in-law, DR.
MIYAUCHI.
Tom plans to enlist in the
U.S. Army, and will probably be
stationed at Ft. Bliss near El
Paso, Texas.
His wife is the former DOROTHY
MADOKORO, and they have one child
a son, RANDALL.
RUTH HASHIMOTO of Albuquerque,
New Mexico, was a recent visitor
to Denver, while attending a con-
ference of Federal Employees at
the Denver Federal Center.
MRS. HASHIMOTO is a civil ser-
vice employee at Kirtland A.F.B,,
in Albuquerque. She is a past
president of the JACL chapter,
and is presently president of the
Albuquerque United Nations Assn.
MARY TAKAMINE (Mrs. To1) of
3301 Ivanhoe Street, was elected
one of the three Vice-Presidents
of the Denver P.T.A. Elections
were held on Tues., Apr. 5.
CHARLES KAGIYAMA, formerly of
Adams City, now of 1245 So. Grove
Street in Denver, is office mana-
ger for Rollnick Shoe Stores. He
is also connected with Russell
Daughenbaugh Construction Company
which builds new homes in this
area.
NEW HOMES FOR SALE
2- and 3- BEDROOM
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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
1245SOl GROVE,
APR.. I960.
JUDOISTS TO FLORIDA
TOORU TAKAMATSU and DR. Y. ITO
will represent the Denver Judo
Dojo at the National AAU Judo
Tournament in Tampa, Florida on
Apr. 14-16.
1960 Grand Champion TED MATSUO
will compete in the 160 lb. class
at the Nat'l. Tournament.
DNBA BOWLERS
DINNER- DANCE
JOHN NOGUCHI, President of the
Denver Nisei Bowling Association,
announced that the Annual DNBA
Awards Dinner-Dance would be held
in the new Hilton Hotel on Sat.,
May 28th,
TATS IWAHASHI has been named
toastmaster for the banquet, with
more than 250 bowlers and wives
expected,
NOGUCHI stated that there are
more than 130 Nisei bowlers affi-
liated with the DNBA, through the
Men's Handicap or Scratch Leagues
or the Women's League.
A cordial invitation was ex-
tended to all friends to attend
the Bowlers' Awards Dance in the
Silver Room of the Hilton Hotel
on Sat., May 28.
WEDDING BELLS
IWATA- HOSHI JIMA
JOYCE CHIZUKO IWATA, daughter
of Mr. & Mrs. Homer S. Iwata of
Denver, Colorado, was married to
FRANK K. HOSHIJIMA, also of Den-
ver on Apr. 9, at the TSBC.
Following the wedding ceremo-
nies at the TSBC, a reception was
held at the Lotus Room.
MIKE WATANABE, the new 1960-61
president of the Omaha JACL, has
revived the chapter bulletin with
the help of KAZ IKEBASU, and oth-
er dedicated Omaha JACLers.
It was noted that the Omaha
JACL has a Scholarship Fund pro-
ject, and active bowling league,
and sponsors Suki Yaki dinners as
a chapter project.
EM NAKADOI chaired the latest
sukiyaki dinner for the Gourmet
Group in Omaha, during March.
MRS. KAZ TAKE CHI and MRS. TAK
MISAKI were awarded lifetime mem-
berships in the P.T.A., for out-
standing services to the Omaha
P.T.A. group.
THIS AND THAT: There are some
30-40 Hawaiian and other Nisei
students enrolled at Creighton
University in Omaha. Although
they can get occasional "nihon-
shoku" at the Grass Shack, their
chief complaint is that there are
not enough Nisei and Sansei girls
in Omaha to embellish their soci-
al life!
Also, we learn that there are
more than 40 Japanese war brides
in the Omaha area, who are marri-
ed to servicemen connected with
Che SAC airbase near Omaha.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
CSMC CONFERENCE
Superintendent TARO GOTO of
the Pacific Provisional Confer-
ence of the Methodist Church pre-
sided over the CSMC Quarterly
Conference on Apr, 3rd,
Among business matters heard
during the Conference were: re-
newal of MAS OKADA's license to
preach as Youth Minister; report
that with 195 Nisei members and
94 Issei members, the CSMC has a
total of 289; re-appointment of
REV. PAUL HAGIYA as Nisei pastor
and REV. JONATHAN I. FUJITA as
Issei pastor; Treasurer AMY MIURA
reported that the general treasu-
ry of the church is low; Supt,
Goto urged the Nisei to take the
leadership in the building pro-
gram, as in Los Angeles, Seattle,
and other areas.
METHODIST MEN
INVITE FISHERMEN
TOL TAKAMINE, Chairman of the
Methodist Men of the California
Street Methodist Church announces
that they have obtained the popu-
lar JIM HAYWOOD, the Denver Post
Roving Fisherman to speak at the
CSMC on May 15, the week before
opening day for fishing in Colo-
rado,
Mr# Haywood will demonstrate
fishing techniques and show some
movies, after which there will be
a question and answer period.
Door prizes will also be given
during the evening. Fishing sea-
son is close upon us you eag-
er Izaak Waltons!
REV. GOTO was one-time minis-
ter of the CSMC in Denver, during
the war years. He is now head-
quartered in Lodi, Calif,, and
visits all of the Japanese M.E.
churchs in the Pacific confer-
ence.
CSMC BOWLERS
ELECT OFFICERS
TAD SHIMIZU was elected presi-
dent of the CSMC Bowling League,
with sign-ups being taken for the
next season which starts Aug. 26.
Officers of the CSMC Bowling
League for 1960-61 are:
President. ..... TAD SHIMIZU
1st Vice-Pres. JEAN SATO
2nd Vice-Pres. ED SHIMABUIOJRO
3rd Vice-Pres.......AMY UYEDA
Secretary, MEACH NOGAMI
Treasurer, ... ED SHIMABUKURO
AYAKO MATSUMOTO, SARA TERASAKI
and PAT MIYOSHI acted as tabula-
tors for the election.
Mt/WNO EMPLOYMENT AGENCY
1139-19 Street
GEORGE KAWAMOTO, Manager
KE. 4-6358
PLAY FESTIVAL
SCRIPT WRITERS
The script for the 50th Annual
Play Festival, held in the Audi-
torium Arena, on March 30th, was
written by a student committee of
the advanced speech class at Man-
ual High School,
Of the 10 students on the com-
mittee, seven were AJA's. They
were: DOUGLAS HASHII, LEONARD
ITO, ROSLYN YAMASHITA, KAY OSUGA,
CHERYL FUKUHARA, JANET OKAMURA,*
and JUNE TSUMURA.
TSBC HANA- MATSURI
More than 1,000 spectators and"
participants gathered at the TSBC
on Sun,, Apr. 10, to celebrate
"Hana-Matsuri" and to enjoy more
than 60 entertainment numbers of-
fered from groups in Ft. Lupton,
Greeley, Brighton, Denver, and
individual performers from the
entire Tri-State area.
A. M. WATADA was general chrrnn
with N. TSUSHIMA acting as enter-
tainment chairman. BEN KARA and
MAS MURA assisting in MC chores,
and DOROTHY FUJINO, assisted with
programs. It was estimated that
probably 500 children and adults
participated in the program.
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CATHAY POST NEWS
JOHN NAKASHIMA, Commander of
the Cathay Post, announced that
the Annual Installation dinner of
the Post would be held on Sunday,
May 15 at Che Post.
TOM MASAMORI is general chair-
man, and JOHN NOGUCHI will act as
Toastmaster, YOSH ARAI is taking
care of decorations.
HARRY SHIBA0 will officiate as
Installation Officer,
9 Commander NAKASHIMA announced
that Cathay Post #185 will send
two Sansei boys to Colorado Boys'
State this year.
JOE SAKATO reported results of
the Cathay Post Bowling Tourna-
ment held last month, as follows:
A very small part of the more
than 1,200 people who attended
the Brighton JAA1s Chow Mein Din-
ner on April 2nd. Above are some
of the people from Denver, with
Mile-Hi JACL Prexy 0SKI TANIWAKI
leading GLADYS TANIWAKI, DR. TAK
MAYEDA, and DR. MAS GIMA, in the
waiting line for chow!
( JOHN NOGUCHI
1st: 1644 ( GEORGE T0M0MITSU
( ERNIE NAGATA
Obituary
( HARRY SHIBAO
2nd: 1621 ( AL MIYAGISHIMA
( BABE TAKEOKA
( TODD OKITA
3rd: 1617 ( DOUGLAS BIDDLE
( FRANK KAMIBAYASHI
NEWS BRIEFS
ON THE SICK LIST: We are sor-
ry to learn that RUBY ARAI is se-
riously ill at the Mayo Clinic in
Minnesota.
MICHI ANDO and MIN YASUI are
in Portland, Oregon to be at the
bedside of their seriously ill
mother, Mrs. M. Yasui.
CONGRATULATIONS to ARLENE YABE
who won 4th place in the National
A.A.U, Swimming championships, at
Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
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Funeral services for BYRON Y.
KAWATA, Senior, of Platteville,
Colo., were held on Apr. 6, 1960,
in Ft, Lupton, Colo,
Mr. Kawata was a pioneer Issei
leader in the Lupton area, and
was active in the Buddhist church
circles.
He is survived by his widow,
HARUKO KAWATA, two sons, BYRON Y.
KAWATA, Jr., and ROBERT M. KAWATA
of Platteville, and a daughter,
MARY M. OSHIGE of Richmond, Cali-
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