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DENVER. COLORADO
SEPT,. 1960
VOL. II. No, 1, _____________
CATHAY POST
BENEFIT NOV 5
COMMANDER BEN MURAKAMI announ-
ced that the annual Cathay Post
Benefit for Community and Youth
Welfare will be held on Sat* eve,
Nov* 5, at the Post Memorial Hall
at 2015 Market St*, in Denver.
Sr* Vice-Commander JOE SAKATO,
assisted by Adjutant AL MIYAGI-
SH1MA, will be in charge of the
affair*
The Cathay Post benefit will
feature the give-away of a $1,000
Grundig Majestic combination Ste-
reo Phonograph, AM-FM Radio, and
21 T.V. console.
Everyone is invited to attend
the Post benefit, and games for
the entire family, including the
children, are being planned.
CSMC SUKIYAKI
DINNER OCT. I
AIK0 MINAGA, Pres, of the Wo-
men's Society of Christian Ser-
vice of CSMC, announced that the
Annual Benefit Sukiyaki Dinner
will be held on Sat., Oct. 1, at
the CSMC from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Chairman for the dinner will
be FUMI OTSUKI, and Co-Chrmn is
RIYA NAKAZONO.
Tickets are $1*50 for adults,
and $1*00 for children.
A novel entertainment program
is being planned, and everyone is
cordially invited to attend the
CSMC Sukiyaki Dinner, on Oct* 1st
at CSMC* ___________
DBAC BENEFIT
TSBC BAZAAR
HARRY NITTA, Pres* of DBAC,
announced that the annual Ham and
Turkey Benefit of the DBAC will
be held on Nov* 20, at TSBC*
KAZ SAKAMOTO has been named as
General Chairman for this affair*
The DBAC sponsors baseball,
basketball, and other sports for
young Bussels in the Denver area*
The Bussei Bowling League is sep-
arate from DBAC activities.
*******
JAMES KANEM0T0 of Longmont has
been named General Chairman for a
two-day bazaar, at the TSBC, on
Dec* 3-4, to aid in raising funds
for the Tri-State Buddhist Church
in Denver, Colo.
Full details will be announced
later concerning the above events
in the AJA News* Watch for fur-
ther details!*'
QUEEN YAEKO KINOSHITA of Sedg-
wick, Colorado, was selected over
16 other contestants to reign as
Queen of the Sedgwick County Fair
and Rodeo during Aug., 1960.
MILE-HI JACL SCHEDULES
FALL MEETING OCT. 2 9
PRES. OSKI TANIWAKI of the Mile-Hi JACL announced that the annual
fall meeting of the JACL would be held in Denver, on Oct. 29, Sat.,
at a place and time to be announced later.
General plans are being made for a family pot-luck supper, with en-
tertainment for the children and a Hallowe'en party, political infor-
mation concerning the forthcoming
ISSEI DINNER
DEFINITE. DEC.3
HENRY SUZUKI, general chrmn of
the "Issei Appreciation Dinner,
announced that Dec* 3rd had been
definitely set to fete an esti-
mated 300 Issei in the Denver me-
tropolitan area who have attained
the age of 65 or more.
election in November, and general
JACL chapter business, including
nominations for 1961 Mile-Hi JACL
officers. ______
NM^^JAC^^jONVENTIOlMlEPORTS:
Pres* Taniwaki also reported
on the 16th Biennial Natl JACL
Convention held in Sacramento,
Calif, during June-July, 1960.
Mile-Hi JACL was represented
by Taniwaki and official delegate
Her attendants were Donna Beal
of Julesburg and Margaret Fergu-
son of Sedgwick.
ICS TALL SOCIAL
Pres* RICHARD YAMAGUCHI of the
Intermountain Collegiate Students
announced that the annual fall
social for college students in
the Rocky Mountain area would be
held during October.
With many Hawaiian students at
Colorado State University at the
campus in Greeley, Colorado, spe-
cial efforts would be made to get
the Hawaiian students acquainted
with other AJA students in this
area*
The I.C.S*, formerly the NICC,
is planning a full program of ac-
tivities for AJA students for the
school year, including ski trips
in December, a Valentine's dance,
and the annual convention in the
spring.
Personal invitations will be
sent to all Issei guests* Full
details will be announced later*
NEW YEAR'S EVE
BALL AT HILTON
Program Chairman DR. MAS GIMA
of the Mile-Hi JACL announced the
annual New Year's Eve Ball would
be held in the Grand Ballroom of
the Denver Hilton Hotel.
BETTY SUZUKI is in charge of
obtaining the orchestra, and pro-
mised the best music in town for
your dancing pleasure.
Preceding the dance, the an-
nual Recognitions Dinner for the
chapter will be held, and awards
for the Mile-Hi JACL HARRY H.
SAKATA MEMORIAL AWARD will be
presented, and the new 1961 Mile-
Hi JACL cabinet officers will be
installed*
AMY UYEDA, 2nd Vice-Pres. of the
chapter, who reported that three
major programs were adopted by
the 16th Nat'l JACL Convention:
THE ISSEI STORY
The long-planned Issei Story"
was mandated by the 16th Nat'l
JACL Convention, with T. SCOTTY
MIYAKAWA (PhD) of Boston Univer-
sity assigned to do the prelimi-
nary work in getting this most
significant project actually un-
der way.
JACLers and friends were urged
to commence gathering data con-
cerning Issei in their own areas,
starting with their parents and
Issei relatives.
NATIONAL JACL BUDGET:
A total Nat'l JACL budget of
more than $100,000 was adopted,
in order to continue JACL repre-
sentation in Washington, D.C.,
and to be concerned about inter-
national relations as affecting
persons of Japanese ancestry in
the United States*
In order to meet such a bud-
get, an increase of a dollar for
membership, or a total of $3.00
per national member, was voted.
PACIFIC CITIZEN WITH MEMBERSHIP:
Because it was felt essential
that the general membership be
kept fully Informed of Nat'l JACL
activities, the convention voted
to provide "The Pacific Citizen"
for each JACL household*
Every JACLer in the U.S* will
be kept advised of the latest de-
velopments in the Nat'l JACL pro-
grams, as it affects his interest
during the next biennium*


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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
SEPT,. 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
* *
BUD UCHIDA................Heads
ROSA ODOW...............Artist
TOM MASAMORI. .Photographer
TRUE YASUI. .General Factotum
'him n i ii '.aA
And where has the summer gone?
My mother used to say* the
older she became, the faster time
seemed to fly. .
So it is with summer, awaited
impatiently through the raw and
dreary season that is springtime
in the Rockies* .
(Remember that crack going around
last June: "If summer falls on a
weekend this year, we're going to
have a picnic!"
But summer arrives and passes
swiftly.
Too swiftly to work in that
long, long vacation.
Too swiftly for those little
hard green marbles to ripen into
rosy red tomatoes*
Too swiftly for that oft-plan-
ned fishing trip*
But fall has its compensations
too* *
Cool nights, crisp and tangy
as tree-ripened winesap apples*
The World Series, and the king
of spectator sports, football*
(Who will you lavish your love
on? Colorado, The Air Force, or
the professional Broncos?)
Indian summer sunshine, and
the aspens gleaming like gold a-
galnst the sky's azure blue*
Roast pheasant. *
And, of course the return of
Editor Yasui's AJA News.
You can have your stumer heat.
For me, it's fall, the season of
harvest and fulfillment, color
and richness and excitement, of
nights of wonderful sleeping un-
der blankets and brisk and zest-
ful mornings*
Many things make Colorado ex-
citing, and not the least of them
is Its incomparable autumns*
WE RESUME PUBLICATION
As promised in June, here we are again!
We are settling down for a long siege* We expect to publish on
a regular monthly basis, in the hope that this sheet will be of some
interest and of some value to our English-readlng AJA community in the
Mountain-Plains region*
If you wish publicity for your club activities, or if you know of
any outstanding AJA who deserves public acclaim let us know. ...
We will certainly try to print any items of general interest. _
Send us pictures, too, if you
possibly can* We'll print photo
credits, but can't guarantee that
you will get your picture back,
unless you specifically request
that it be returned*
We are late this month, but we
hope to get back on schedule: our
deadline for materials is 10th of
each month*
With the hope that we can be
of some service to this region,
we resume publication* as a
non-profit (not intentionally!!!)
monthly bulletin*
BILL HOSOKAWA NAMED
POST SUNDAY EDITOR
BILL HOSOKAWA, naturally our
favorite columnist, was recently
named Sunday editor of The Denver
Post*
Previously, Hosokawa was as-
sisting managing editor of The
Post, and prior to that was for-
mer editor of Empire magazine.
He will now have direct supervi-
sion over the Sunday supplements
of The Post, and will be involved
in planning new additions to the
Sunday edition of The Post.
items of general interest.
SPECIAL JACL RATE
By special arrangements with
the Mlle-Hi JACL, we are being
partially subsidized by the lo-
cal JACL chapter.
(That's why you see so much
JACL news and emphasis in this
sheet!)
Because of The Mile-Hi JACL
support for this news bulletin,
we offer a special reduced rate
to all Mile-Hi JACL members in
good standing.
A special discount rate of
$2.50 for five months, or $3.50
for ten months is offered to
all Mile-Hi JACL members ONLY.
Since we do not have a mem-
bership roster of the Mile-Hi
JACL, if you are a member of
the Mile-.Hi JACL.:in good stand-
ing and Have paid the full rate
already, please apply to us for
refund or credit.
Unless you notify us so we
can verify your Mile-Hi JACL
membership, we cannot be res-
ponsible for giving you the 30%
special discount without notice^

Happy landings, AJA News! *
The Mile-Hi JACL
Mountain-Plains AJA
News outstanding and
prosperous success!
There is no doubt
the English-reading
Japanese American
community will be
happy to see The AJA
News working over-
time for us again*
wishes The
"osici"
TANIWAKI
We of the JACL sincerely hope
that this valuable newspaper will
become a permanent community fix-
ture.
To do this, AJA News must have
your cooperation, understanding,
and most of all, your valuable
subscriptions!!!
* *
FALL MEETING. OCT. 29TH:
The year is running out, and
The Mile-Hi JACL will be crowding
the calendar* Among the big
events in the fall season is a
General Meeting scheduled on Sat*
Oct. 29th. s~
This will probably be a pot-
luck supper affair, with a Hal-
loween motif, political informa-
tion, and entertainment for the
kids. the kind that used to
be so much fun at the YWCA*
*******
DENVER AJA SCHOOL TEACHERS mjKjy
For the 1960-61 Denver school year, there are 15 Nisei teaching in
the Denver public school system. These 15 are among the 3,350 school
teachers in Denver, or approximately *4% of the total.
Population-wise, the total AJA population constitutes about the
same percentage of the total Denver population* We would conclude
that the AJAs have been fitted into the teaching profession in appro-
ximate proportion to their numbers in Denver,
However, 10 of the Nisei are In the elementary school level, four
in the Jr* Hi schools, and only one on a high school teaching staff.
We had always thought that Nisei
dined, and had assumed that a
higher levels of education. We
do not have any figures for AJAs
teaching at college level*
According to our research, the
list of AJA school teachers in
the Denver area are as follows:
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (90)
ARIKI, Joe T* Palmer School
ARIKI, Mary Cowell School
KISHIYAMA, Mary Wash. Pk School
MATSUMOTO, Deanna Sherman School
OKA, Asako S. Swansea School
OKA, Sophia Ebert School
OKAZAKI, Dorothy Wyman School
0M0T0, Kiyoto (S) Mitchell School
TANAKA, Beatrice Fairview School
TANAKA, Rose Columbine School
YANAGA, Hason Mitchell School
were particularly academically in-
greater percentage would be in the
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS (15)
ARIKI, Kate Cole Jr. HI
MATSUNAGA, Margaret Cole Jr* Hi
MIYAMOTO, Virginia Horace Mann
MARUYAMA, Robert Kepner Jr* Hi
* *
SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS (9)
NISHI, Sayoko Manual High
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:
Regular: $3.00 for % yr ( 5 mo.)
$5.00 for 1 yr (10 mo.)
Special Mile-Hi JACL members ONLY
$2.50 for \ yr ( 5 mo.)
$3.50 for 1 yr (10 mo*)
In order to honor the Issei of
social security age, that is, 65
years old or older, the chapter
has scheduled an elaborate dinner
and Impressive program on Sat.,
Dec. 3rd*
We finally scraped together
enough of the green stuff, after
a series of benefits*
Special "koto-buki" (gifts of
appreciation) for presentation to
the Issei have been ordered from
Japan for this occasion*
*******
NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE:
New Year's Eve will again be
celebrated in traditional JACL
style, with a Recognitions Dinner
and New Year's Eve Ball, with a
top-notch 9-piece orchestra!
This year, the Grand Ballroom
of the new Hilton Hotel has been
reserved for the biggest, whopp-
ingest year-end celebration ever!
Make your plans NOW to join us
for the New Year's Eve* to see
the old year out and the New
Year in!!!


SEPT., 1960
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJANEWS
PACE 3
BRIGHTON
SEIJI HORIUCHI, the outstand-
ing Nisei leader in the Brighton
community, is the Republican no-
minee for the Colorado State Se-
nate for Adams County. He faces
tough opposition, but more power
to you, SEIJill!1 Were hoping
and pulling for you!!!
WES KOYANO, corresponding se-
cretary of the Brighton J.A.A.,
reported that a Pot-Luck Supper
was held at the JAA Shelter House
at Brighton Park on Sept. 11, ce-
lebrating the end of the baseball
season. The Brighton JAA spon-
sored baseball for young people
as a community project in Bright-
on, Colorado during the summer.
K. SAKAGUCHI'S
MR. & MRS. KATSUBEI SAKAGUCHI
of Brighton, Colorado celebrated
their Golden Wedding Anniversary
on June 19 at The Famous Chef in
Denver, Colorado. Relatives and
friends numbered more than fifty.
Ten sons and daughters, and
their families, gathered for this
festive occasion, including sons
KAY SAKAGUCHI (Brighton, Colo.),
DR. SHIMPEI SAKAGUCHI (Milwaukee,
Wise.), HENRY SAKAGUCHI (Denver),
RAY SAKAGUCHI (Denver), G0R0 SA-
KAGUCHI (Brighton), and MAS SAKA-
GUCHI (Brighton); and all married
daughters, MAYO MIKI (El Monte,
Calif.), FUDGE TASHIRO (Brighton)
YAYE OHASHI (Honolulu, Hawaii),
and TOSHI KIYOI (Hayward, Calif.)
TO Vie D
AMY MIURA of 925 So. Emerson
St., a long-time resident, and a
beloved older Nisei leader in the
Denver area, will wed on Oct. 23,
at the CSMC, at a small, private
ceremony.
AMY has been visiting her sis-
ter in Berkeley, Calif., during
the past three weeks.
Following her marriage to DEN-
BY NAKASHIMA, the couple will re-
side in Los Angeles, Calif.
I. KUMAGAI'S
MR. & MRS. IKUJI KUMAGAI were
feted by their children on the
occasion of their 50th Wedding
Anniversary at the Lotus Room on
June 26, 1960.
The eight Kumagal sons and
daughters hosting the affair were
HATSUYE MIYAUCHI, Glendale, Ari2.
BEN, KIYOSHI and SAM KUMAGAI, all
of Denver; HISASHI KUMAGAI, Mpls.
DR. TOM KUMAGAI, El Paso, Texas;
EUNICE WATANABE, in Illinois, and
TOSHIKO KUMAGAI, Glendale, Ariz.
GOLDEN WEDDING
ANNIVERSARIES
Since last publishing in June,
when we noted the 50th Wedding
Anniversary celebration of the
A. F. TAKAMINEs, beside the two
pictured on this page, other Gol-
den Anniversaries include:
MR. AND MRS. MASAEMON TERASAKI
of Denver, Colorado, who are the
parents of HARUKO KOBAYASHI, TAK
TERASAKI, SARGE TERASAKI, YURIKO
NOGAMI, SAMMY TERASAKI, and MIKO
KAWANO.
Also, in Boulder, Colorado,
the M. TOGASHIs recently cele-
brated their Golden Wedding anni-
versary.
*
BETTY TASHIRO and MIKE MOTO-
YOSHI were wed on Aug. 27, at the
Valverde Presbyterian Church.
BIRTHS
The stork was busy in the Den-
ver area during the summer. Sum-
births in this area are:
AKIYAMA, Masaji..........a BOY
2345 Court PI., Denver
EMIZAWA, Mike............a GIRL
935 Logan St., Denver
FUJIWARA, Jos. H.........a BOY
2355 Champa St., Denver
ISHIDA, Kay.- ....... a GIRL
6950 Cherry St., Adams County
KAWASAKI, Katsumi. .... a BOY
908 Hazel Ct., Denver
KIMURA, Manabu ...... a BOY
3238 St. Paul St., Denver
KITAGAWA, Holly. ..... a GIRL
3455 Columbine St., Denver
KIYOTAKE, Fred N. .... a GIRL
5025 Adams St., Denver
KOMARU, Takao..............a GIRL
890 S. Garrison, Denver
KONDO, John. ....... a GIRL
3935 Wyandot St., Denver
MATSUMOTO, Ben ...... a BOY
3447 Columbine St, Denver
MATSUMOTO, Thos. S. ... a BOY
3114 Vaughn St., Aurora
MATSUNO, Shiro ...... a GIRL
1800 Julian St., Denver
NAGAI, Sam H. ...... a GIRL
1911 S. Patton Ct, Denver
NAG AT A, Roy T.............a BOY
2524 Champa St., Denver
NAKAGAWA, Harry. a BOY
1997 So. Quitman, Denver
NAKAOKI, Joe M..............a GIRL
3560 Elizabeth St., Denver
SHIBATA, George.............a BOY
2985 Cherry St., Denver
SHINSATO, Lloyd.............a BOY
1639 Clarkson St., Denver
TSUTSUI, Naoji T............a BOY
3447 Garfield St., Denver
UMEHARA, Minoru.............a BOY
3447 W. 19th Ave, Denver
YABE, Norman................a GIRL
311 S. Race St., Denver
(September births will be listed
in the next issue of AJA News.)
... %
I
"*il
BEVERLY TANI and CARL YORIMQTO
were united in marriage on Aug.
28 at CSMC. The reception was at
the Church.
Maid-of-Honor was JUNE MATSUDA
and bridesmaids were YUHI TANI
and CHRISTINE YORIMOTO. Best man
was DAVE FURUKAWA, and groomsmen
were HUGO TANIWAKI and F. BURROS.
The newly-married couple are
residing at Midland, Michigan,
where CARL is chemical engineer
for the Dow-Coming Co.
CALENDAR
Of Coming Events
Oct. 1: (Sat) WSCS SUKIYAKI DINNER, 5-7 p.m., at CSMC.
Oct. 16: (Sun) FAMILY NIGHT, Method- ist Men, of CSMC.
Oct. 29: (Sat) GENERAL FALL MEETING, Mile-Hi JACL.
Nov. 5: (Sat) CATHAY POST BENEFIT, 8 pm, 2015 Market St, at Cathay Post
Nov. 13: (Sun) ANNIVERSARY DINNER of WSCS of CSMC.
Nov. 20: (Sun) DBAC HAM & TURKEY BE- NEFIT at the TSBC.
Nov. 25- Nov. 27: YPCC at CSMC, (Fri., Sat., and Sun.)
Dec. 3: (Sat) ISSEI APPRECIATION DINNER, sponsored by Mile-Hi JACL.
Dec. 3- Dec. 4: YBL BAZAAR, at TSBC, (Sat. and Sun.)
Dec. 31: (Thu) NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE, Hilton Hotel, JACL.
(NOTE: If rections, any additions or cor- please notify Editor)
JOAN ISHIKAWA and JOE 0N0DERA
were married at Warren Methodist
Church on Sept. 11, with the re-
ception at the Lotus Room.
WEDDINGS
Other summer marriages were:
MICHIO IWAHASHI EIKO MATSUNAGA,
both of Denver, Colorado, wed
on June 19, 1960, at the TSBC.
TOM HARUMI HABU GRACE HISHINUMA
were wed, during June at CSMC.
GENE T. YOKOMIZU NANCY KISHIYAM
GENE T. YOKOMIZU NANCY KISHIYAMA
were wed, during June at CSMC.
CHAS. T. INACAKI SACHIKO TAKETA
were wed July 17, at the CSMC.
ED. YAMAGUCHI FLORENCE FUJIWARA
were wed Aug. 7, at the CSMC.
HIRO YAMASAKI JANE K. MATSUBA
were wed Aug. 13, at the CSMC.


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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
SEPT. 1960
I960 NCNBL CHAMPIONSHIPS
LEE IWATA, Pres, of the Northern Colorado Nisei Baseball League,
reported that the UTAH NISEI won the 1960 NCNBL Labor Day Tournament
championship, defeating the runner-up MII£-HI MERCHANTS by a score of
11-5. Consolation winners were the BRIGHTON J.A.A., who beat the run-
ner-up WESTERN NEBRASKA YMA team by a score of 14-1.
The Most Valuable Player award went to MIYA of the Utah Nisei, and
The Outstanding Player award was given to KITSUTAKA of the Mile-Hi
---------------------- Merchants. ROBERT IDA of Bright-
BOWLING LEAGUES
The 1960-61 Nisei bowling sea-
son is now in full swing, with at
least five Leagues, and probably
more than 100 Nisei teams rolling
in the Denver metropolitan area.
TOM HIKIDA heads the Colorado
Nisei Classic League (CNCL) and
the Denver Nisei Men* s League
(DNML), while EV HAYASHIDA heads
the Denver Nisei Women* s League
(DNWL).
HARRY NAGATA is Pres, of the
DBAC Bowling League, and TAD SHI-
MIZU heads the CSMC Bowlers. The
BRIGHTON JAA also sponsors bowl-
ing during the winter season.
IWAO NISHIKAWA reported that
SAM KATO recently threw 10 conse-
cutive strikes in a row, and had
a 287 game recently missing a
perfect 300" by two strikes!
Oldsters watching youngsters at
Picnic, from left to right: DR.
K. K. MIYAMOTO, FUMI0 TANI (Se-
cretary of Nikkei-Jin Kai), HARRY
G. MATOBA, K. NAMBA, and DR. F.
E. HAYAN0 (Pres, of Nikkei-Jin
Kai), looking on.
COMMUNITY PICNIC
More than 500 AJAs in the Den-
ver metropolitan area gathered at
Berkeley Park under the chairman-
ship of DR. F. E, HAYAN0 to enjoy
a community picnic on July 24th.
The Mile-Hi JACL, led by Pres.
OSKI TANIWAKI, cooperated in this
community affair. HENRY SUZUKI
acted as coordinator.
ROY NAGAI was in charge of the
prizes, BUDDY UCHIDA and DR. MAS
GIMA on races, Y0SH ARAI, STEPHEN
0SUGA, and DAVE FURUKAWA also as-
sisted in the sports events.
CATHAY POST
GOLF CLUB
During August, The CATHAY POST
GOLF CLUB captured the inter-club
trophy donated by The Cathay Post
for the 2nd consecutive year. In
match play with "B" flight of The
Mile-Hi Golf Club, Cathay posted
a 24%-17*j victory.
Low net medal winners were TAK
YAMASAKI, 1st, Cathay; PRESTON
MORISHIGE, 2nd, Mile-Hl; and tied
for 3rd, GEORGE 0M0T0 and JOHN
NAKASHIMA, Cathay.
TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS:
Also during August, The Cathay
Post Golf Club held their Tourna-
ment of Champions, 54-holes, at
Uellshire Golf Course. TAK YAMA-
SAKI, shooting brilliantly, led
the first round, followed by TOM
HIKIDA in 2nd place, and DR. KOJI
KANAI in 3rd place.
Final winners in the 23-man
field were:
1st:........DR. KOJI KANAI
2nd:.... DR. JACK KIMURA
3rd:. ..... GEORGE 0M0T0
SEPTEMBER ACTIVITIES:
During September, The Cathay
Golf Club held the Frank Dolph
Tournament at Willis Case G.C.',
and closed out the month with a
Turkey Shoot on Sept. 25th.
Your Cathay Post Golf Club re-
porter for this issue was ROBERT
M. H0RIUCHI.
I960 NCNBL
PEEWEE OFFICERS
1960 NCNBL League officers are
as follows:
PRESIDENT..........LEE IWATA
Treas-Secty. HARRY MATSUSHIMA
Board Members: GEORGE GOTO, HARRY
ARIKI, JIM IMATANI, and T. AIGAKI
*******
1960 PeeWee Baseball officers
are:
on JAA was awarded The Most Pro-
mising Player trophy.
PEEWEE BASEBALL TOURNEY:
In the 1960 PeeWee Baseball
Tourney held on Aug. 28, 1960, at
Clayton Park, The BRIGHTON JRS.
beat The MILE-HI MERCHANTS JRS.,
7-3 to win the Championship. The
DENVER BUSSEI JRS. won the Conso-
lation bracket by beating the FT.
LUPTON JRS. 8-1.
In the PeeWee Tournament, MIKE
ARIKI of the Mile-Hi Jrs. was de-
signated The Most Valuable Player
and DOUG TSUTSUI of the Mile-Hi
Jrs. was named The Most Premising
Player. MATSUNO of the Brighton
Jrs. was named Outstanding Pitch-
er. ____________________
REGULAR SEASON CHAMPS:
In the regular 1960 NCNBL sea-
son, THE MIIZ-HI MERCHANTS took
the League Championship, with The
DENVER BUSSEXS runner-ups.
Both The Merchants and Busseis
compiled an 8-2 record during the
season, tying for 1st place, but
in the play-offs, The Merchants
defeated The Busseis 11-4 to win
the regular season championship.
IWATA, KUROKI and T0B0 were bat-
teries for the Mile-Hi Merchants,
while MAYEDA and ITO performed
for The Busseis.
1960 NCNBL League standings:
Champions: THE MILE-HI MERCHANTS
Runner-Up: THE DENVER BUSSEI
3. WELBY; 4. BRIGHTON; 5. CSMC;
and 6. FT. LUPTON.
PRESIDENT. .... BILL CHIKUMA
Vice-Pres. RICHIE KITASHIMA
General scenes at Nikkei-Jin Kai and Mile-Hi JACL co-sponsored Denver
Nlhonjin Community Picnic, held at Berkeley Park, on July 24, 1960.
**RUN, little boy, RUNliJ" Mother, AMY D0I, is waiting at finish line. iris YASUI and SUSAN ANDO gleefully leading in the girls' sack race.


MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PACE 5
HOWARD KOSHI, son of Mr. & Mrs.
John Koshi of 2008 Vine St*, was
named "Head Boy" at Morey Junior
High School, and attended the Jr.
Leaders1 camp at Palmer Lake dur-
ing August.
NOBUO OSUMI, nephew of Harry
Osumi, and graduate of DU School
of Radio and Television, moved to
Los Angeles with his family dur-
ing Sept. His wife is the former
SUMIKO MIYATA, of The Colorado
Times, and they have one child.
Osumi will be engaged in import-
ing electronic parts from Japan
while in L.A., as a foreign trade
merchant.
EDDIE MAYEDA, eldest son of
Dr. Takashi Mayeda and Beatrice
Iwasaki, will be attending the
University of Oregon this fall,
studying to become a nuclear phy-
sicist. Young Mayeda was an out-
standing athlete at East High, as
a star pole vaulter and a member
of the football team.
DR. BEN MIYAHARA returned to
Denver, Colorado for residency at
Colorado General Hospital. He
interned in Los Angeles, after he
graduated from CU Medical School
last year.
DR. FLORENCE UYEDA, another
CU Medical School graduate, com-
pleted her internship at the Uni-
versity of Illinois Hospital in
Chicago, Illinois, and is a resi-
dent physician in San Jose, Cal.
e MARTHA UYEHARA, who was active
with the Mile-Hi JACL in Denver,
left this sisumer for permanent
residence in Los Angeles, Calif.
ALENE TERASAKI won 1st prize
in jumping during a summer horse
show, while SUSAN ANDO was winn-
ing doubles tennis championships.
SAM Y. MATSUMOTO
NEW YORK LIFE INS. CO.
RT. I. BOX I96A
HENDERSON, COLQ AT.8-253*
O-BON FESTIVAL
t
REV. NOBORU
TSUNODA of The
Tri-State Budd-
hist Church is
pictured danc-
ing an Odori at
the O-Bon Fes-
tival in July.
Many dozens
of adults and
children dress-
ed in gay kimo-
no and Japanese
costumes parti-
cipate in this
unique religi-
ous festival in
Denver.
Children of
the TSBC from
all outlying a-
reas congregate
in Denver for
this occasion,
and practice in
advance for the
big event. The
result is a gay whirl of colors,
to the exotic strains of Oriental
REV. TSUNODA
music as three concentric circles
of dancers go thru their dances.
The O-Bon Festival is summer hi-
lite in Denver, for tourists as
well as for local people.
The Rev. Mrs. MUTSUYO TSUNODA,
at left, and GAYE OZAMOTO, wife
of Dr. Sam I. Ozamoto, at right.
Mrs. Tsunoda is a duly ordained
Buddhist minister in her own, in-
dividual right.
New Chid a Cafe
73Z E. COLFAX AVE.
ALS-0766
fftmous for CHinese dishes
visit "Ms Vjla^nii DjvhS

From left to right: HEDY NAKAMURA JONES, ALICE FUJII, and TAMIJI 0N0-
UYE, dancing the Ondo, on Lawrence Street, in front of the Tri-State
Buddhist Church, on July 17, 1960, in Denver, Colorado.
The annual O-Bon Festival of the Tri-State Buddhists attracts more
than a thousand spectators who line the sidewalks to view this very
colorful and unique spectacle of gaily costumed dancers joyfully danc-
ing the old, traditional dances of Japan.
M0-B0N" is a Buddhist religious festival, having its origin in the
very beginnings of Buddhist history. Essentially, it is memorializing
the virtues of those who have gone on before, at a religious service,
subsequently followed by a dance, called the Bon Odori.
PROFESSIONAL AND lAwrcxs
BUSINESS LISTINGS TOSHIO ANDO 1942 Larimer St. AC 2-5315
P MTtSTS FRED S. KAWANO
JOHN CHIKUMA, DDS Brighton 1131 19th St. KE 4-6359
75 So. 4th St. 560 LLOYD SHINSATO
MAS GIMA, DDS 1639 Clarkson St. KE 4-8043
1404 E. 18th Ave. AL 5-6822 MINORU YASUI
DRS. GROVE AND HORI, 1225 20th St. CH 4-2239
3705 E. Colfax Ave. EA 2-8510
OPTOMBnUSTS
T. IT0, DDS K. KANAI, DDS 830 18th St. 2838 Federal Blvd. KE 4-8680 GL 5-0741 BEN MATOBA, OD 1959 Larimer St. MISA0 MATOBA, OD KE 4-1941 Ft. Lupton
Y. ITO, DDS SUEO ITO, DDS S. ITO, DDS. Burt Building PHYSICIANS UL 7-6550
1477 Pennsylvania St. CH 4-6589
CHARLES FUJISAKI, M.D. Brighton
TONY KAWANO, DDS HARRY KURACHI, M.D. 418
1750 Humboldt St. KE 4-3084 40 No. Main St.
ROBERT MAYEDA, DDS T. K. K0BAYASHI, M.D.
Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-6961 DICK D. M0MII, M.D.
ALBERT N0DA, M.D.
TAKASHI MAYEDA, DDS 1227 27th Street KE 4-3104
Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-6961
TSURU T. 0KAGAWA, M.D.
GENTA NAKAMURA, DDS 1848 W. 38th Ave. GL 5-8202
Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-7498
ISAMU OZAMOTO, M.D,
KEN UYEHARA, DDS Brighton Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-1596
40 No. Main St. 1312
HOWARD SUENAGA, M.D.
GEO. H. UYEMURA Ft. Lupton 830 18th Street AC 2-1314
1111 First St. UL 7-2240 M. GEO. TAKEN0, M.D.
INSUMHtt 830 18th Street TA 5-0783
HORIUCHI & CO., General Ins. AYAK0 WADA, M.D.
1480 So. Cherry St. SK 6-3169 810 23rd Street TA 5-2565
BEN YANACA, Occidental Life Ins. MAHITO UBA, D.O.
7931 Stuart St. FL 5-7321 1230 21st Street MA 3-3743


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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
SEPT.. 1960
Adjutant AL MIYAGISHIMA of The Cathay Post showing Pat Carlson of He-
licopters Inc. the beautiful Grundig Majestic combination Stereo Hi-Fi
Phonograph-Radio-TV console to be given away on Sat., Nov. 5, 1960, by
The Cathay Post #185, American Legion, 2015 Market St., Denver, Colo.
CATHAY POST PLANS BENEFIT
Commander BEN MURAKAMI of Cathay Post #185 announced that the annu-
al Benefit for Community and Child Welfare would be held at The Post,
on Sat., Nov. 5, 1960,
JOE SAKATO, Sr. Vice-Commander and Program Chairman for The Post,
assisted by AL MIYAGISHIMA, Adjutant, will be in general charge of the
Benefit. Vice-Commander Sakato mentioned that as a part of its Youth
program, The Cathay Post annually
sponsors two AJA students from
Manual High School to Colorado
Boys' State, advancing all costs
and expenses for the boys.
The Benetit will feature the
give-away of the Grundig Majestic
combination phonograph-radio-T.V.
console, pictured above, which is
valued at more than $1,000.00 re-
tail cost.
Besides the give-away of the
principal prize, there will be
plenty of other prizes and games
for the entire family.
TOM MASAMORI, assisted by JOHN
NOGUCHI, will be in charge of va-
rious games, and promised that
there would be plenty of fun and
prizes for everyone!
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
FOR CATHAY POST
JAMES YAMANE was appointed as
general chairman for the annual
membership drive for Cathay Post
#185 of the American Legion.
The membership drive is now
underway, with team captains JACK
ISHIDA, SAM MOMII, SHIG MAYEMURA,
and JIM KUGA. Please see any of
the above for full details.
The Cathay Post urged all eli-
gible veterans to sign up with
Cathay Post #185, in order to be
able to participate in hosting
the 1961 National American Legion
Convention to be held in Denver,
during September, 1961.
The Cathay Post cordially in-
vites everyone to attend. Remem-
ber the date: Sat.. Nov. 5, 1960
and bring the entire family, in-
cluding the children! Make it an
evening out for the family, with
dinner at the Post Dining Roan!
HELP WANTED!!!
Billing Clerk for wholesale gift
company. Varied duties in 2-girl
office. 5 days, A0 hour week.
Call Mr. Stiefler, at AL 5-6644.
2308 Walnut Street
HAWAIIAN NISEI
PROMOTE 1961
VETS" REUNION
The Cathay Post hosted a din-
ner on Tues., Sept. 20, honoring
four Hawaiian Nisei vets of the
famed 442nd Infantry Combat Team,
who visited Denver to promote the
1961 Nisei Vets Reunion scheduled
in Hawaii next year.
The Hawaiian visitors were TOM
ABE of Co. G, FRED IDA of Co. G,
and ROYCE E. HIGA of the 522nd
Artillery. Higa is chairman for
the 1961 Reunion Conmittee.
The trio were also accompanied
by ZUKE" MATSUI of Hawaii Air
Lines, who brought films of the
previous reunion in Hawaii.
Nisei veterans of World War II
and of the Korean conflict were
warmly invited to visit Hawaii in
1961, and to participate in the
heart-warming reunion festivities
to be held in Honolulu.
JOE SAKATO and AL MIYAGISHIMA
were in charge of the dinner pro-
gram for The Cathay Post.
CATHAY POST BRIEFS
* JIM KUGA assisted by YOSH ARAI
co-chaired a family swimming par-
ty during August for Cathay Post
members and families.
* GENJI YAMAMOTO heads The Cath-
ay Post Golf Club. Any interest-
ed golfer may join the Club.
JOHN NOGUCHI and TOM MASAMORI
headed The Cathay Post Fishing
Derby, which did not materialize
this summer, due to poor catches
all season.
DR. F. E. HAYANO (right), Pre-
sident of The Colorado Nikkei-Jin
Kai, sitting with A. F. TAKAMINE,
(left) of American Potato Company
and the United Nations Life Ins.
Co., indulgently watching Nisei
and Sansei enjoying themselves at
the community picnic during July.
MILE-HI JACL
HAS 535 MEMBERS
AMY UYEDA, 2nd Vice-President
and co-chairman for membership of
the Mile-Hi JACL, announced that
the local chapter has surpassed
the 1959 membership mark consi-
derably, and now has 535 members
in good standing for 1960.
All membership solicitors who
signed up more than 25 members in
1960 are invited as guests of the
chapter to the Recognitions Din-
ner to be held at the Denver Hil-
ton Hotel on New Year's Eve._
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planning for the Childrens' Xmas
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