VOL I. No. 6
SLATED JULY 24
Denver*8 joint community pic-
nic, sponsored by the Nikkei-Jin
Kai and the Mile-Hi JACL, will be
held at BERKELEY PARK, on Sunday,
DR. F, E, HAYANO, president of
the Nikkei-Jin Kai, will head the
annual community affair as the
Assisting will be four vice-
chairmen: A. F. TAKAMINE, K. SU-
ZUKI, HARRY G. MATOBA, and Mile-.
Hi Prexy OSKI S. TANIWAKI.
COORDINATOR for the JACL will
be HENRY SUZUKI. Information and
details may be obtained from him.
ALL AJA families in the Denver
metropolitan area are invited to
attend. Prizes galore, free soda
pop, and many other attractions
and activities will be available
for the whole family, young and
PROPOSED IN DENVER
GEORGE T. FUKUMA, of Fukuma
Imports, 1930 Larimer Street, has
been actively promoting a propos-
ed Japanese tea garden at the new
Denver Botanic Gardens, at York
and E. 9th Ave. in Denver.
Dr. A. C. Hildreth, director
of the Gardens, predicted that a
proposed $100,000 Japanese garden
development would elicit enthusi-
astic support of the entire com -
munity, and would constitute a
lasting contribution by the AJAs
to this region.
The Nikkei-Jin K*i has indi-
cated considerable reluctance to
sponsoring such an ambitious and
However, Lawrence Long, Pres,
of the Botanic Foundation, felt
confident that the non-Japanese
community in this area would most
generously contribute to such an
unique project, if initiated by
the local AJA community.
As announced in the May issue
of THE AJA NEWS, we shall under-
take publication on a permanent
basis, commencing Sept. 1960.
We are planning to operate on
a 10-month year, i.e., we will
publish monthly, except in July
and August of each year.
Subscription rates are $5,00
per year, or $3.00 for 5 months.
A handy subscription envelope is
enclosed for your convenience.
MILE-HI JACL HONORS
I960 AJA GRADUATES
VERNE NAMBA was general chairman for the Mile-Hi JACL's annual Com-
munity Graduates1 Dance, honoring all AJA graduates from colleges and
high schools in this area, held on Sat., June 11th, at the AAUW Hall,
in Denver, Colorado.
RICHARD YAMAGUCHI, ns president of the I.C.S, (formerly NICC) took
charge of general 'arrangements for the affair. The I.C.S. (Intermoun-
tain Collegiate Students) was one of the 8 sponsoring organizations.
TAK TERASAKI acted as Master of Ceremonies for the impressive in-
termission program, with JOANNE YAMAGUCHI of CU providing incidental
music, while each graduate pre-
sent was personally honored, and
presented with a memento of con-
gratulations from all of the co-
The co-sponsors for the June
Graduates' Dance were:
C. S. M. C.
T. S. B. C.
Scoutmaster TERRY TAKAMINE of
CSMC Troop #38, and Scoutmaster
GEORGE UMETANI of TSBC Troop #169
announced that the following boys
will be part of the 50th Anniver-
sary Scout Jamboree from July 19-
28, 1960, near Colorado Springs:
CSMC TROOP #38 , 4' ^
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AOYAGlC-OSwfcGENE TAKAMINE jf ,sponsors community affairs,
KOSH^ JACK TOSONO ~af$tfie Graduates* Dance, a
GARY KUBAT RONALD SAKAYAMA
RONALD UCHIDA 4^
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CATHAY POST BENEFIT
SCHEDULED JULY 16
BEAVER ASANO, assisted by MIN
MATSUNAGA, will head the Cathay
post benefit, scheduled for Sat.,
July 18, at 2015 Market St., com-
mencing at about 8:00 p.m.
> Adjutant AL MIYAGISHIMA empha-
Assisting Gen. Chrmn NAMBA in
honoring the graduates were: DR.
MAS GIMA, program; JEAN SATO, in-
vitations and graduates* lists;
MARTHA UYEHARA, announcements and
invitations; AMY UYEDA, mementoes
for graduates; and YOSH ARAI, as
Student ICS chairmen assisting
were: CHRISTINE YORIMOTO, deco-
rations; GENE MIYAZAWA, refresh-
ments; RICH YOSHIDA, tickets; and
1960 ICS Queen DIANE FUJIEKI, in
charge of hostesses.
( For names of AJA graduates in
this region, see Page 2, et seq.)
**'*'* VWU ,C\
TSBC TROOP #169
sized the Post cooperates in and
Memorial Day services, and annu-
ally sends two AJA boys to Boys*
State, this year BEN M0T0Y0SHI
and LEONARD IT0.
Commander BEN MURAKAMI Issued
a cordial welcome to everyone to
come to the Post benefit to have
an evening of fun and relaxation.
The children are now out of
school. The mountains with
cool breezes are beckoning. .
Fighting trout are hungry to be
hooked and landed. .
Its VACATION-TIME, U.S.A. i
We're off to the West Coast,
and suspend publication for the
summer months of July and Aug.
You will see the AJA NEWS again
in Sept. 1960.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
scene at the JUNE GRADUATES' DANCE, held at the AAUW Hall, in Denver,
Colo., on Sat., June 11th, with East Hi grad DON TERASAKI, receiving
congratulations from MARTHA UYE-
HARA, Invitations Chairman, and
JEAN SATO, Graduates' List Chair-
man. Some of the other graduates
including BERNIECE KOSHIO, CSC;
BEVERLEY TANI, CU; KAY MURA, Man-
ual Hi; and MARGIE MATSUSHIMA of
Platteville, also pictured. In
background, TAK TERASAKI, Master
Each of the graduates attend-
ing were presented with a pen as
a memento of congratulations from
the sponsoring organizations.
The co-sponsoring groups were
represented by JIM TOCHIHARA for
Brighton J.A.A.; TOM MASAMORI for
Cathay Post; JOE ARIKI for CSMC;
RICH YAMAGUCHI, ICS; OSKI TANI-
WAKI, Mile-Hi JACL; MIN YASUI,
Mtn-Plains JACL; JIM RANEMOTO
TSBC; and the Nikkei-Jin Kai.
CHRMN VERNE NAMBA
I960 AJA COLLEGE GRADS
Our CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES go to the 55 AJA graduates from
colleges in this area, as follows: (Advanced degrees in paranthesis.)
AIR FORCE ACADEMY. Colo. Springs
COLORADO UNIVERSITY, Boulder.
BEN T. FURUTA, JR. L.A.
COLORADO STATE COLLEGE, Greeley.
KENNETH S. ASATO (MA),
ARNOLD S. FUJII (MA),
MERLE H. KOBAYASHI,
DORIS K. KURISAKI,
JEAN NAOMI MAEDA,
THOMAS K. MAKAOI,
LEO S. SUNADA,
MYRTLE E. WAKAYAMA,
COLORADO STATE U.. Ft. Collins.
BARBARA A. FUJITA,
ROY H. KAIAYAMA,
BERNIECE K. KOSHIO,
HENRY S. KUBOTA,
PAUL T. MAKANISHI,
ROBT. Y. MASATSUGU,
NANCY K. TANAKA,
DON S. TOKUNAGA,
HARRY K. UYEDA,
THOS. T. AKAMINE, Hawaii
KOICHI AYAKI, Jap an
DAVE FURUKAWA, Denver
JANET H. IKEDA (MA), Hawaii
LARRY ISOBE, Boulder
GERALDINE IWANAGA, Hawaii
AMY KANAI, Denver
TAMIO KUMAGAI (MD) Denver
DAISY S. KUWANO, Denver
MUNIO H. MAKUUCHI, Idaho
JUNE MATSUDA, Denver
RICHARD NAKASHIMA, Hawaii
EISAKU OKADA (MS) Japan
DAVE OSUGA, Denver
HIDEO OSUGA, Denver
DONALD S. OSUMI. Hawaii
ARTHUR Y. SAKURA (PhD), Boulder
HOWARD TAKAHASHI, Boulder
BEVERLY TANI, Derby
JACK TANIGAWA, Denver
RON M. TSURUDA, Denver
MAY YASUDA, Denver
CARL YORIMOTO, Denver
LORRAINE YOSHIMORI, Denver
DENVER UNIVERSITY. Jenver , Colo.
YUJI FURUTA, Denver
KEN FURUKAWA, Denver
STEVE OSUGA, Denver
LORETTO HEIGHTS COLLEGE, Denver.
BEATRICE E. TANAKA, Hawaii
I960 AJA HIGH SCHOOL GRADS
THE MOUNTAIN-PLAINS A.J.A. NEWS, and the entire Japanese American
community in this region, congratulate the many fine young people who
are our 1960 June Graduates) The world is yours, Graduates) But, it
is yours, only if you are worthy of it We shall expect great things
of you) Best wishes for success, Graduates) We're proud of you)
According to our best sources, there were 60 AJA graduates from the
various high schools in the Denver metropolitan area, and they are
listed as follows:
ADAMS CITY HIGH SCHOOL JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL
HARRY OTSUKI JUDY SHIMBARA CAROLINE MITSUKO KANEKO
JO ANNE SATO SUYEKO YAMAMOTO * *
BRIGHTON HIGH SCHOOL
(See Page 7.)
(7th Day Adventist)
LILY KOYANO ALFRED MIYAGI
JANE FUMIKO NOBUHARA
MAPLETON HIGH SCHOOL
SAM MUROYA EILEEN SATO
WESTMINSTER HIGH SCHOOL
JOE KATO BEATRICE OKUBO
DENVER: CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL
KIKUYO KATHLEEN ITO
DENVER: EAST HIGH SCHOOL
Honors and scholarships won by
AJA high school graduates includ-
ed the following:
IRENE HASHIMOTO ANNABELLE TERADA
TERRY KISHIYAMA DONALD TERASAKI
EDUARD A. MAYEDA DOUGLAS UYEMURA
DENVER: MANUAL HIGH SCHOOL
JUNE J. ARIMA
FLOYD S. ITO
SAYOKO KAY MURA
KUNIAKI JOE OZAKI
DENVER: NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
HENRY S. IMADA
TAKU T. MATSUO
DENVER: OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL
LONNIE S. TAKESHITA
DENVER: WEST HIGH SCHOOL
MILTON SHIOYA KENNETH TERADA
o TSBC SCOUTS
PATRICE AGATSUMA, Manual High,
Joint Honor Scholarship.
JANICE E. AOYAGI, Manual High,
Scholarship to C.S.C.
JUNE J. ARIMA, Manual High, Scho-
larship to Ottawa University.
LORRAINE K. FURUIYE, North High,
Joint Honor Scholarship, C.U.
FLOYD S. ITO, Manual High, Robt.
Parrahm Scholarship, and Joint
CAROLINE M. KANEKO, Jefferson Hi,
Joint Honor Scholarship, and
D.A.R. Citizenship Award.
KATHLEEN KUSUMI, Manual Hi, Scho-
larship to Western State Coll.
SAYOKO KAY MURA, Manual Hi, Scho-
larship to Pomona College, and
2nd in class of 282.
KUNIAKI JOE OZAKI, Manual High,
1st in Class; Columbia College
scholarship; Thom McAn Leader-
ship Award; Bausch & Lomb Sci-
MILTON M. SHIOYA, West Hi, Joint
ROBERT T. SHIOZAKI, Manual High,
Columbia Univ. Scholarship.
TAMIYE M. TAKETA, North High, Es-
telle Hunter Scholarship, D.U.
RONALD K. YAMAMOTO, Manual High,
Civitan Club Scholarship Award
and Regis College Scholraship.
SUYEKO YAMAMOTO, Adams City High,
Teachers' Scholarship Award.
MITSU YOSHIDA, Manual Hi, Joint
Honor Scholarship; CU Scholar-
MABEL M. YOSHIMURA, Manual High,
Doane College Scholarship.
GEORGE UMETANI, Scoutmaster of
Troop #169, at the TSBC, reported
that STEVEN NITTA and JAMES SUE
KAMA, achieved Eagle Scout rank
at the Court of Honor held on Ma;
23, at East Hi.
The Sangha Award, the highest
Buddhist award symbolizing scout-
ing service to church and country
was awarded on June 5th at TSBC
to PAT MOTOYAMA and LARRY UMETANI
for their outstanding services
and leadership to the Church.
Scoutmaster Umetani said the
Sangha Award is the top Buddhist
scouting honor, and few Scouts
have achieved this distinction.
ARIKI WINS AWARD
KATE ARIKI, teacher at Cole
Jr. Hi, was one of the three Den-
ver classroom teachers, and one
of 15 Colorado teachers, to win
national recognition from Free-
doms Foundation at Valley Forge.
MRS. ARIKI will receive a Val-
ley Forge Classroom Teachers' Me-
dal for "exceptional service in
furthering the cause of responsi-
ble citizenship, patriotism and
a greater appreciation of the
American way of life."
Kate is the wife of JOE ARIKI,
also a teacher in the Denver pub-
lic School system.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
DON MIYAKE, on left, Hi Series
and Hi Average winner (Majors),
with re-elected Secretary of the
Men's League, IWAO NISHIKAWA.
Left to right: LARRY OTAGURO
(Minors) Most Improved Bowler;
TOM HIKIDA, 2nd Hi Series, and
KAY KINOSHITA, Hi Series (Minors)
DNBA CHAMPIONS AND WINNERS
DNBA WOMEN'S LEAGUE CHAMPIONS, "The Strike and Spare Shop" team, from
left to right: Sponsor Walter Kreuger, MARTHA FUSHIMI, ALICE KARA,
CAPTAIN BONNIE YAMAMOTO and SEIKO KUROKI, On extreme right, the new
1960-61 President of the DNBA Women's League, EV HAYASHIDA.
Retiring Assn Pres. JOHN NOGUCHI,
and retiring Women's League Pres.
SALLY SEHARA, with retiring Men's
League Pres. TATS IWAHASHI.
Left to right: DEAN MIZUSHIMA
(Minors) 3rd Hi game; CHAZ KOMARU
2nd Hi game; and JOEY SUMIDA, Hi
DNBA MAJOR (SCRATCH) LEAGUE CHAMPIONS, "The Colorado Badge" team, from
left to right: Sponsor Joe Bahmeier, TERNO ODOW, DICK YANASE, HOD HA-
YASHI, and CAPTAIN IWAO NISHIKAWA.
DNBA MINOR (HANDICAP) LEAGUE CHAMPIONS, "The National Market" team,
from left to right: JOHN OKI2AKI (also sponsor) CAPTAIN JOHN NOGUCHI,
JIM OTA, JIM HANAMURA and GEORGE OTSUKI.
BOWLING ASSN. AWARDS DINNER
With more than 200 bowlers and friends attending, Toastmaster TATS
IWAHASHI emceed the Denver Nisei Bowling Association's Annual Awards
Dinner-Dance, held at the new Hilton Hotel, in Denver, May 28th.
Those especially recognized for their contributions to the National
JACL Bowling Tournament, staged by the DNBA in Denver during March,
1960 were: Gen. Chrmn JOHN SAKA-
YAMA, JACL Pres. OSKI TANIWAKI,
HOOTCH OKUMURA, MEACH NOGAMI, MIN
YASUI, JOHN KAJIWARA, and Photo-
grapher TOM MASAMORI.
Vice-Pres. DON MIYAKE made the
presentation of awards to the Mi-
nor League winners, as follows:
IN WIBC TOURNEY
JUDY SAKATA of LA, bowling for
Oxnard Tournament Bowl, rolled a
1190 with her partner, Gene Goff,
to take 2nd in the WIBC doubles,
and her team placed 2nd with 2854
in Dlv. I, only 22 pins behind a
hot Cincinnati team that took the
Nat'l WIBC Championship.
MATS ITO and TAY K0ND0 were
the only local Nisei femme bowl-
ers to crash the headlines when
they went into 3rd place in the
doubles competition with an 1111,
However, the Denver duo dropp-
ed out of the top 10 during the
35 nights of championship bowling
involving more than 15,000 top
flight women bowlers of the U.S.
DENVER 5, COLORADO
MOREY SOLTZ MGR. DU8-4274
Retiring Assn. Pres. JOHN NO-
GUCHI extended greetings and ex-
pressed thanks to the bowlers.
Vice-Pres. TOM HIKIDA made the
presentation of awards to the Ma-
jor League winners, as follows:
MAJORS: (Scratch League)
CHAMPIONSHIP COLORADO BADGE
Team HI Series.........Coors
Team Hi Game. Colo. Badge
Ind. Hi Series. DON MIYAKE
Ind. Hi Average DON MIYAKE
Ind. Hi Game. HANK HARA
The Most Improved Bowler Award
went to DR. MAS KANDA (20 pins).
MINORS: (Handicap League)
CHAMPIONSHIP NATIONAL MARKET
Team Hi Series. MATSUMOTO INS.
Team Hi Game. FRANKS MARKET
Ind. Hi Series. .KAY KINOSHITA
Ind. Hi Average ... JIM OTA
Ind. Hi Game. JOEY SUMIDA
The Most Improved Bowler Award
went to LARRY OTAGURO (18 pins).
1960-61 Officers of the DNBA
were announced as follows:
President. ...... TOM HIKIDA
OF THE O.N.B.A.
Women's League Pres. SALLY SE-
HARA made presentations of awards
for the Womens Division, as fol-
CHAMPIONS- STRIKE & SPARE SHOP
Ind. Hi Series. TAY KONDO 632
Ind. Hi Average MATS ITO 172
Ind. Hi Came. ROSA ODOW 246
Ind. Hi Series. EV HAYASHIDA
Ind. Hi Game. YO TANIGUCHI
The Most Improved Bowler Award
went to MITS NAKAGAWA (23 pins).
1960-61 Officers of the Women
Bowlers' League of the DNBA were
announced as follows:
Vice-Pre.......... HATTIE ARITA
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TRUE YASUI. .General Factotum
The AJA News had its own cor-
respondent in Paris for an abbre-
viated Summit conference. It is
the only Japanese American month-
ly newspaper that can make this
Probably no previous top level
international meeting had so much
written about it and accomplished
so little. The conference ended
so quickly we didn't even get a
chance to climb the Eiffel tower.
For some unexplained reason,
there are a number of Chinese
chiropodists doing business in
Paris. Judging from the looks of
their ground-floor offices, they
What makes Parisians suscept-
ible to foot troubles, and what
makes Chinese gentlemen expert at
doctoring them, is just another
The biggest French mystery is
the language. Example: Palais
de Chaillot is pronounced Pallay
de Sha-yoh, and must be breathed
through one's nose to be under-
stood by Parisian taxi drivers.
The French are much more broad
minded about the mixing of races
than are Americans. Negro men
and white girls, and white men
and Negro girls, can be seen pro-
menading arm-in-arm along Parisi-
an avenues. Of course these mix-
ed couples are outnumbered by se-
The romance of Paris in the
spring, the benches along the
winding Seine, the tree-shaded
boulevards, seem to lead to a lot
more open smooching in public
than one is accustomed to seeing
in the U.S. of A. Parisians take
a tolerant attitude toward roman-
cing on the thoroughfares. Or,
maybe it's the housing shortage
that's responsible for the cus-
I thought I saw a Nisei in Pa-
ris, but he turned out to be an
Annamite, The Russians thought I
was a Chinese Nationalist, so
that made it even.
WHITHER JAPAN-AMERICAN RELATIONS?
Latest news dispatches from Japan, in connection with President
Eisenhower's announced trip to the Orient on June 19th, are extremely
depressing for AJAs in the U.S. For the past 10 years, we have been
basking in a "Japan boom"; but at present, the future looks gloomy.
Press Secretary Hagerty's unwelcome reception at Haneda airport in
Tokyo, where he and Ambassador MacArthur were held up for more than an
hour by a screaming mob of more --
than 10,000 fanatical leftists,
bode ill for us, as Americans of THANK YOU?!!
As MIKE MASAOKA of Washington,
D.C. points out, it would require
very little to touch off a wave
of national revulsion and hatred
towards things and persons Japa-
nese, if there should be an un-
fortunate incident in Japan, in-
volving the person of the Presi-
dent of the United States.
Americans, whose memories are
tinged with bitterness of Pearl
Harbor and other war tragedies in
the Pacific, might well question
what a nation of defeated enemies
are trying to accomplish in de-
monstrating against the US-Japan
Mutual Defense Treaty.
"We whipped them once, and we
can annihilate them next!" might
well become the attitude of the
In such, an all-encompassing,
national "Hate Japs!" feeling, as
we only too well know, the inno-
cents (usl) can be made to suffer
as well as the guilty. And, as
we know from all-too-real experi-
ences, the great American public
does not draw the fine distinc-
tion between the Japanese extre-
mists and the great mass of law-
abiding, peaceful Japanese. We
AJAs could so easily become vic-
tims again of a national "hate"
campaign in the U.S.
As TAK TERASAKI notes, we need
a positive public relations pro-
gram, backed by a strong national
organization whose integrity is
unquestioned to ameliorate the
effects of bad publicity arising
out of Tokyo.
Perhaps, in this, the National
JACL is our only answer, and our
AT YOUR -SERVICE
Originally, we promised to put
out THE AJA NEWS for six months
certain. We have done that with
We hope that we have been of
some service to the community, in
bringing announcements and notice
of activities to your attention.
If we can serve your group or
organization, by publicity, when
we resume publication In Sept.,
please have your corresponding
secretary or publicity chairman
send us or telephone in details.
We shall be glad to cooperate in
every way possible.
In this last issue of our ini-
tial six months of trial publica-
tion, we acknowledge our especial
appreciation to the many indivi-
duals who have made THE AJA NEWS
First of all, we thank our
loyal staff members:
ROSA ODOW, whose clever drawings
have added an artistic touch to
BUDDY UCHIDA. who slaved over a
hot drafting board many a night
to do lettering for us;
TOM MASAMORI, who has gone out of
his way to attend various com-
munity affairs to snap pictures
of personalities who make the
"news" and who give life to our
BILL HOSOKAWA, a big wheel in the
world of journalism, who has
been more than generous in con-
tributing to The AJA NEWS, and
whose advice and encouragements
are more than appreciated.
Special Photo Contributors:
CECIL ISHII, of Omaha, Nebr.
HOWARD ODA, for the Judo Dojo;
ED SHIMABUKURO, for the CSMC;
DON TANABE, for Brighton JAA.
INA KOSHIO, of Fort Lupton;
EM NAKADOI and KAZ IKEBASU,
both of Omaha, Nebraska.
YOSHIKO INOUYE, and others in
the San Luis Valley;
and all individuals who have
taken the time and effort to
send us materials.
We also mention in print the
help given us by MARTHA UYEHARA,
BABE TAKEOKA, RUTH SAGARA, VERNE
NAMBA, JOANNA SAKATA, BOB INAI,
AL MIYAGISHIMA, GEORGE KURAMOTO,
and DAVE FURUKAWA.
Again, we thank the BRIGHTON
J.A.A., especially MIKE TASHIRO
as past president and JIM TOCHI-
HARA as 1960 President; and the
DENVER NISEI BOWLING ASSOCIATION
thru JOHN NOGUCHI and HOOTCH OKU-
MURA, for their generous support
And, finally, we thank all our
subscribers and readers. YOU are
the reasons why the AJA NEWS even
THANK YOU, EVERYBODY!!! WE'LL
BE PUBLISHING THE AJA NEWS AGAIN,
THIS FALL. SEE YOU ALL THEN!!!
Altho The AJA NEWS goes into
its two months summer vacation,
your MILE-HI JACL will continue
its summer program
for the benefit of
the membership and
the community as a
Despite the fact
that the top offi-
cers of the chapter
are attending the
Nat'l JACL Conven-
tion in Sacramento,
during the end of June, the Mile-
Hi JACL is cooperating with the
Nikkei-Jin Kai in planning the
Annual Denver Community Picnic to
be held at Berkeley Park, on Sun-
day, July 24th.
The annual Comnunity Picnic is
free, and there will be prizes
galore, with plenty of games and
fun for the children.
Plan to bring the entire fami-
ly out to Berkeley Park on Sunday
afternoon, July 24th!
HAWAIIAN SEISMIC WAVE RELIEF:
The National JACL announced a
"HAWAII RELIEF FUND" to aid vic-
tims of the recent tidal wave on
the Island of Hawaii.
Congressman INOUYE reported 69
dead, 15 missing, 200 injured,
300 homeless, and $70,000,000 in
property damages. Most victims
were Japanese Americans.
Checks to "JACL HAWAII RELIEF"
may be sent to Mountain-Plains
JACL Office, 1225 20th Street,
Denver 2, Colorado.
YOUR $1 FOR
Many subscribers have asked,
"What was my $1.00 subscription
We thank all of our subscri-
bers who paid $1.00 for our trial
subscription, January thru June,
1960, The response was gratify-
ing enough for us to undertake to
publish The AJA NEWS on a perma-
nent, year-around basis.
However, some subscribers, es-
pecially those who paid their $1
as late as during May, have asked
"What do I get for my $1.00?"
We are sorry if we did not em-
phasize and make clear that the
$1.00 was for the original, six-
months, trial subscription. Our
actual cost for each subscriber
has been $1.80 during these first
If you wish back copies, Jan.-
June, please let us know, and we
shall be most happy to mail you
any copies which you have missed.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
SUMI IMATANI reports that AJA
graduates of Brighton High School
thi9 year are: RICHARD IDA, DAVE
YAMADA, EUGENE HORIUCHI, and CARL
HORIUCHI. RICHARD IDA served as
Head Boy of Brighton High School
during the past school year
JOHN MATSUO, baseball chairman
for the Brighton J.A.A., sez that
all the Brightonians are busy
with their farm work, and no JAA
activities are going on, except
for the enthusiastic "Pee Wee"
baseball league for the young-
sters in the Brighton area.
MR. and MRS. K. SAKAGUCHI of
Brighton will have a grand family
reunion Father's Day weekend with
their 10 children and 20 grand-
children from all corners of the
The reunion will include Colo-
radoans KAY & KATHERINE SAKAGUCHI
MIKE and FUDGE TASHIRO, HENRY and
MARY SAKAGUCHI, RAY and MARGE SA-
KAGUCHI, GORO SAKAGUCHI, and MAS
SAKAGUCHI, and families.
WE'RE OFF TO SEE-
THE J.A.C.L. QUEEN
From out-of-state will return
BEN and MAYO MIKI from El Monte,
California; DR. SHIMPEI and JUNE
SAKAGUCHI from Milwaukee, Wiscon-
sin; CAPTAIN JIM and YAYE OHASHI,
on their way to Hawaii; and GUY
and TOSHI KIYOI from Hayward, Ca-
lifornia, with their families.
SAN LUIS VALLEY
RONALD INOUYE, 14 year old son
of ROY and YOSHIKD INOUYE of La
Jara, presented a classical piano
recital at Adams State College
recently. Ronald won the Farm
Bureau talent contest last year,
and competed in the national fi-
nals in Chicago.
QUEEN LINDA YATABE of the 16th
Biennial National JACL Convention
to be held at the El Dorado Hotel
in Sacramento, California, from
June 28 thru July 2, 1960. Queen
Linda will greet such dignitaries
as Congressman DANIEL K. INOUYE
of Hawaii, who will be principal
speaker for the Convention.
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PRES. OSKI S. TANIWAKI and AMY
UYEDA, 2nd V-Pres. of the Mile-Hi
JACL, were designated as official
chapter delegates to the 16th Bi-
ennial National JACL Convention
to be held in Sacramento, Calif.,
June 29th to July 3, 1960.
PRES. FRED HAYASHIDA, thru the
Corr. Secty, IRENE UYEMURA, indi-
cated that HENRY SUZUKI was ap-
pointed proxy for the San Luis
PRES. MIKE WATANABE announced
that 2nd V-Pres. ALICE KAYA would
represent the Omaha JACL, with EM
NAKAD0I and PAT 0KURA as alter-
The Ft. Lupton JACL indicated
thru PRES. GEO. MATSUSHIMA, that
Dist. Chrmn MIN YASUI was named
proxy delegate for the Ft. Lupton
No word has been received from
PRES. TOM NAKAYAMA of the Arkan-
sas Valley JACL.
Other JACLers from this area
planning to attend the Natl JACL
Convention are: GLADYS TANIWAKI,
HELENE and TOM I0KA, BETTY SUZUKI
and boys, JEAN SATO, MARTHA UYE-
HARA, TAMI and BOB MAYEDA, and
golfers DR. TAKASHI MAYEDA, TERN0
and ROSA ODOW, SARGE and LILLIAN
TERASAKI, SAM KUMAGAI and GEORGE
Of Coming Events
June 18: (Sat) CATHAY POST BENEFIT at 2015 Market St., commencing 8:00 pm.
June 19: (Sun) TSBC GIRL SCOUTS In- vestiture Ceremony.
June 26: (Sun) MILE-HI GOLF CLUB PICNIC, VFW Park, Arvada.
June 28- July 3: NATL JACL CONVENTION Sacramento, Calif.
July 17: (Sun) 0-B0N FESTIVAL, TSBC, Street dancing on Lawrence Street.
July 22- July 28: 50TH NATL BOY SCOUT JAMBOREE, Colorado Springs, Colo.
July 23: (Sat) DENVER YBA, Mid-Sum- mer Dance at TSBC.
July 24: (Sun) COMMUNITY PICNIC, at Berkeley Park, Nik- kei Jin Kai & Mile- Hi JACL.
July 31: (Sun) TSBC SUNDAY SCHOOL, PICNIC, Rocky Mtn. Lake Park, Denver.
Sep. 17: (Sat) CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM, at City Auditorium
PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS LISTINGS
p ehtists JOHN CHIKUMA, DDS 75 So. 4th St. Brighton 560
MAS GIMA, DDS 1404 E. 18th Ave. AL 5-6822
MILTON HAYANO, DDS 2103 Larimer St. MA 3-8166
MICHAEL T. HORI, DDS 3705 E. Colfax Ave. EA 2-8510
T. ITO, 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
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
TOSHI0 ANDO 1942 Larimer St. AC 2-5315
FRED S. KAWANO 1131 19th St. KE 4-6359
LLOYD SHINSATO 1639 Clarkson St. KE 4-8043
MINORU YASUI 1225 20th St. CH 4-2239
OPTOMETRISTS BEN MATOBA, 0D MISAO MATOBA, OD 1959 Larimer St. KE 4-1941 Burt Bldg. Ft. Lupton UL 7-6550
CHARLES FUJISAKI, M.D. 40 No. Main St. Brighton 418
T. K. KOBAYASHI, M.D. DICK D. MOMII, 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. 1848 W. 38th Ave. GL 5-8202
ISAMU OZAMOTO, M.D. Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-1596
HOWARD SUENAGA, M.D. 830 18th St. AC 2-1314
M. GEO. TAKENO, M.D. 830 18th St. TA 5-0783
AYAKO WADA, M.D. 810 23rd St. TA 5-2565
MAHITO UBA, D.O. 1230 2lst St. MA 3-3743
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
DAVE NIKAIDO, graduate of CU,
and a former NICC Prexy, was a
recent visitor to Denver with his
wife, KIY0 and their two children
DEANNA and DOUGLAS. DAVE plans
a return to Colorado to study law
in September. He is presently
working with the Bureau of Mines
in Boulder City, Nevada.
SAM KUMAGAI moved his CPA of-
fices to 1649 Vine St., Denver 6,
Colorado, last month.
MIKE and GLORIA NAKAMURA have
gone into the motel business, and
are operating the Admiral Motel,
at 9040 E. Colfax Ave.
DR. HARRY MATSUYAMA, and wife,
IDA, of Scottsbluff, Nebr., were
recent visitors to Denver for the
Memorial Day week-end, as house
guests of the TAK TERASAKIs. IDA
MATSUYAMA is a younger sister of
FRANK TORIZAWA of Granada Fish
is reported in Japan, working on
a big shrimp deal for Denver.
The Methodist Men, led by TOL
TAKAMINE and MEACH NOGAMI, enjoy-
ed a fishing outing at Estes Park
on Sunday, June Sth.
BEN and MASARO FURUTA, now of
LA, were in Denver, revisiting
old friends, and to attend the
graduation of the first AJA to
graduate from the Air Force Aca-
demy, their son, BEN FURUTA, JR.
Ben, Jr., has applied for duty
LT. DON FURUTA is stationed
in Big Springs, Texas, and it is
reported that the elder Furutas
are expecting to become grandpar-
ents some time late this fall.
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GRANT M. UJIFUSA, of Norland,
Wyo., winner of the Elks' "Most
Valuable Boy for Wyoming" award
for 1960, was offered full four-
year scholarships by both Yale
and Harvard universities. Grant
elected to attend Harvard, as a
pre-med student this fall.
In his very active high school
career, he won many honors, and
graduated as Salutatorian.
In addition to his outstanding
scholastic achievements, he cap-
tained the football team, as star
quarterback, leading the Norland
team last season to an undefeated
As a delegate to Boys State,
he was elected Governor of Wyo-
ming, and attended Boys' Nation
in Washington, D. C.
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The Ft. iAipton JACL and the
YBA honored their local graduates
at a party held at the Community
Hall on Fri, June 10th.
Graduates from Ft. Lupton High
School were: ELAINE IYAMA, GOR-
DON KOSHIO, GLENICE MURATA, CATHY
TSUHARA, DICK URANO and EVERETT
WATADA. Platteville Hi had only
one AJA grad, MARGIE MATSUSHIMA.
GEO. MASUNAGA'S VACATION EAST:
GEORGE AND MARY MASUNAGA, 3250
Gaylord St., recently spent a two
weeks vacation back East. They
stayed near Times Square in New
York City, and visited Boston and
the Yale University campus in New
Haven, Conn, before returning to
Colorado. The Masunagas flew by
jet both ways, and claimed that
it was a tremendous experience.
* GEORGE and JEAN FUJIMOTO are
reported in Los Angeles, on a
combination business pleasure,
* CHIYE HORIUCHI, EDIE and HAL
HORIUCHI planned to visit the
West Coast this sunmer, from LA
to Seattle, Washington.
* HARUKO KOBAYASHI, and her son
JOHN, planned an extensive motor
trip to the Northwest this summer
to take her parents, MR. & MRS.
M. TERASAKI back to places where
they lived and worked some fifty
OMAHA NEWS BRIEFS
BOB And EM NAKADOI, of Omaha,
Nebr., were a week's visitor to
Denver, as guests of the HARRY
AOYAGIS. While in Colorado, the
Nakadols were fishing guests of
IRV MATSUDA and GEORGE MASUNAGA.
(Em se2 they were biting good at
Granby dam!) The Nakadols were In
Colorado to pick up Em's younger
sister, NATSURO MATSUNAMI, fresh-
man at CSC at Greeley.
* Graduates in the Omaha area,
WILLIAM KAGAWA, DDS
ROBERT KAGAWA, M.D.
STEPHAN TAKECHI, Tech Hi
RONALD MISAKI, Central Hi
K. PATRICK OKURA, nationally
well-known JACLer of Omaha, Nebr.
has been nominated for "Nisei of
the Biennium" honors, as well as
for 1st Vice-Presidency of the
RONALD MISAKI was especially
appointed as Junior representa-
tive for the Omaha JACL.
KAZ IKEBASU, past president of
the Omaha JACL, writes that a re-
putable Omaha businessman, LOREN-
ZO DONARICO, 2301 So. 102nd St.,
Omaha, Nebraska, is looking for a
single Japanese lady, 25 to 40,
for light housework, with salary
at $35.00 per week. References
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
CATHAY AMERICAN LEGION POST #185 COLOR GUARD, from left to right: JOE
SAKATO, JOHN NOGUCHI, JACK ISHIDA and MIN MATSUNAGA. The Cathay Post
contingent participated in the City Memorial Day Parade, and lent co-
lor and dignity to the AJA community services at Fairmount Cemetery.
MILE-HI J ACL
AMY UYEDA, 2nd Vice-President
for membership, reported that the
Mile-Hi JACL has a current mem-
bership of 503, as of May 31st.
Following are the solicitors,
with the number of memberships
AMY UYEDA .................67
MARY SAKATA SHIBAO.............62
BUD & DODE UCHIDA..............36
GENE IKEYA................... 24
MIN YASUI...................... 9
YOSH ARAI...................... 4
SUE AKIYAMA.................... 2
CHIYO HORIUCHI................. 2
HELENE IOKA.................... 2
TOM MASAMORI................... 2
TAKASHI MAYEDA................. 2
MAS GIMA....................... 1
JOHN SAKAYAMA.................. 1
Mile-Hi JACL Total:. 503
DR. TONY KAWANO, Pres, of the
Mile-Hi Golf Club, announced that
the golfers will hold their annu-
al picnic at the VFW Park in Ar-
vada on June 26, with SETS ITO,
Social Chrmn, in charge.
The Golf Club is holding its
Match Play Tournament at present,
at City Park and Willis Case Golf
Courses, on Sundays, and should
be concluded by June 26th.
In Sept., Club members will
participate in the annual Labor
Day Tournament with the SLC "Bee-
Hive" Golf Club in Salt Lake City.
The Annual Awards Dinner-Dance
of the Mile-Hi Golf Club will be
held at Denver-Hilton Hotel. Be
sure to watch for that date in
the Sept, issue of the AJA News.
OCCIDENTAL LIFE OF CALIFORNIA
7931 STUART ST.
CATHAY POST 185
Past Commander JOHN NAKASHIMA
was general chairman for Cathay
Post in sponsoring Memorial Day
services at Fairmount Cemetery on
YOSH ARAI acted as program co-
ordinator, with BABE TAKEOKA and
HARRY SHIBAO handling arrange-
ments at Fairmount Cemetery.
Chaplain PAUL HAGIYA offered
the invocation, with REV. NOBORU
TSUNODA of TSBC and REV. JONATHAN
FUJITA of CSMC leading religious
TOM MASAMORI led in the sing-
ing of "Star Spangled Banner",
backed by the CSMC Choir.
Representatives from community
organizations participated in the
wreath-laying ceremonies. Cathay
Post was represented by SAM MOMII
and the Auxiliary was represented
by IRIS NAKAGAWA. Other organi-
zational representatives were:
K. GOTO, Buddhist Church; JIM TO-
CHIHARA, Brighton JAA; K. KANDA,
Methodist Church; HARRY G. MATOBA
for the Colorado Japanese Assn,;
OSKI TANIWAKI, Mile-Hi JACL; and
MIN YASUI, Mtn-Plains JACL Dis-
The Cathay Post firing squad,
commanded by BABE TAKEOKA, were:
MIN MATSUNAGA, DR. ROBERT MAYEDA,
JOE SAKATO and JIM YAMANE.
COMMANDER BEN MURAKAMI of The
Cathay Post, leading the AJA com-
munity memorial services at the
Fairmount Cemetery, on May 30th,
in Denver, Colorado.
More than 50 Cathay Post Le-
gionnaires turned out for the big
Memorial Day parade downtown, and
later led the Japanese American
community in paying especial tri-
bute to Nisei war dead of World
War II and Korean War, from this
Scout ALLAN NITTA of Troop 169
and Scout RON SAKAYAMA of Troop
38 sounded "Taps".
About 200 AJAs participated in
the solemn and impressive memori-
al services conducted by the Ca-
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