VOL. II. No. 2
MILE-HI JACL POT LUCK,
GENERAL MEETING OCT29
DR. HAS GIMA, 1st Vice-Pres. and Program Chrmn of the Mile-Hi JACL,
announced that a full program of activities of interest to the entire
family has been planned for Sat. evening, Oct. 29th,
commencing at 6:30 p.m., at the TSBC, 1947 Lawrence
St., in Denver, Colo., as the annual Fall Meeting.
GLADYS TANIWAKI is in charge of
per, which commences at 6:30 p.m.
DOROTHY UCHIDA has been named
Chairman for the Annual Mile-Hi
JACL HARRY H. SAKATA Memorial
Award to be presented to the most
outstanding 1960 high school AJA
graduate in the Denver metropoli-
tan area at the New Year's eve
JEAN SATO Is secretary for the
Committee, and anyone desiring to
nominate any outstanding 1960 AJA
graduate may submit materials to
Jean Sato at 6790 N. Downing St.,
Denver 29, Colorado.
DINNER DEC. 4lfl.
HENRY SUZUKI, general chairman
of the Issei Appreciation Dinner,
announced that the date of the
dinner has been changed to Sun.,
Dec. 4, 1960 and will be held in
the Silver Glade of the Cosmopo-
the Pot-Luck Sup-
She will be aided
by a large com-
mittee of volun-
men for the eve-
ning are: SUE
AKIYAMA, for publicity; and JEAN
SATO, chairman of the Children's
The Color Guards for posting
the flag will be the Cub Scouts
of Pack #38; under the direction
of YOSH ARAI, Cubmaster.
BILL HOSOKAWA, prominent local
newspaperman, will moderate poli-
tical discussions concerning the
issues and candidates in the Nov.
elections. Speakers from both
Democratic and Republican county
headquarters will present their
TAK TERASAKI, nationally known
JACLer, will present a proposal
to change the Mile-Hi JACL cabi-
net system to a 15-man Board of
Governors, to direct chapter ac-
CATHAY POST 185
SLATED NOV. 5 LB
Chrmn JOE SAKATO and Adjutant
AL MIYAGISHIMA issued a cordial
invitation to everyone to attend
the Cathay Post benefit on Sat.,
Nov. 5, at Cathay Post, 2015 Mar-
ket St., in Denver, Colorado.
The annual Post benefit is for
Community and Youth Welfare.
TOM MASAMORI, assisted by Co-
Chrmn JOHN NOGUCHI, are in charge
of entertainment for the family
and promised plenty of prizes for
COMMANDER BEN MURAKAMI of The
Cathay Post reiterated the invi-
tation of the Post to attend this
affair, and assured everyone a
most cordial welcome.
ICS FALL SOCIAL
ON OCT. 29IH
PRES. RICHARD YAMAGUCHI of the
Intermountain Collegiate Students
announced that the annual Fall
"Get-Acquainted" social of AJA
college students in this region
would be held on Sat., Oct. 29th.
Locale of the dance will be
announced thru the various campus
ICS delegates and cabinet met
on the CU campus, Oct. 8, to plan
an active student program for the
1960-61 school year.
Plans include a ski trip dur-
ing Dec., the "Sweetheart Ball"
in Feb., a student conference in
May, and participation in the an-
nual "Graduates' Dance" in June.
SEIJI HORIUCHI, Republican, is
the first person of Japanese an-
cestry in Colorado to run for a
state elective office. Seiji is
the Republican candidate for the
State Senate from Adams County.
We warmly endorse and support
the candidacy of SEIJI HORIUCHI,
for obvious reasons.
Besides, we are fundamentally
against his Democratic opponent,
ex-Mayor Wells of Brighton, who
has a shameful record as a rabid
race-baiting leader of the "anti-
Jap" land agitation in Colorado,
during World War II.
We urge your support and vote
for SEIJI HORIUCHI.'.'!
VOTE ON NOV8UL
Nov. 8, 1960 is Election Day!
We make our personal political
recommendations on Pg. 2, as our
editorial prerogative, but wheth-
er you agree with us or not, stu-
dy the candidates and the issues,
and then, BE SURE TO VOTE!!1
Mile-Hi JACL's tribute to the
Issei of the Denver metropolitan
area will include all Issei who
are 65 years of age or older.
Everyone is requested to sub-
mit names and addresses of all
Issei who should be invited to
HENRY SUZUKI, 7080 Beech Court,
The Nisei Church of CSMC has
tentatively moved to E. 34th Ave.
and High St., (formerly Simpson
Methodist Church) pending final
official action probably during
REV. PAUL HAGIYA is in charge
of the Nisei Church, and Sunday
School Supt. JOE ARIK1 indicated
that facilities are now available
for the more than 200 children of
members at the new location.
REV, J. FUJITA will continue
to conduct Issei services at the
old church at 25th and California
St., until final action is taken.
Scouts from TROOP #38 (CSMC),
led by Senior Patrol Leader STEVE
ANDO, and Scouts from TROOP #169
(TSBC), under the direction of
Scoutmaster GEORGE UMETANI, will
assist in the general arrange-
ments for the evening.
6:30 p.m. POT-LUCK SUPPER
8:00 p.m. POLITICAL INFORMATION
9:00 p.m. GENERAL JACL MEETING
7:30-9:30 p.m. CHILDREN'S HAL-
LOWE'EN PARTY, and CARTOONS.
ON DEC. 3-4
JAMES KANEMOTO of Longmont has
been designated general chairman
of the Tri-State Buddhist Church
benefit bazaar which will be held
on Sat. and Sun., Dec. 3-4, I960.
The two-day church Bazaar will
feature food sales, with many Ja-
panese delicacies, a gala Carni-
val, entertainment programs, cul-
tural exhibits, and many booths,
including the give-away of many
POLITICAL I IT F 0 RIT1 AT I o n
REn's hallouje'eii party
tr.1- state Buddhist church 6:30 pm
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
MTN -PLAINS AJA NEWS
Published once a month. Mailed
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EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
1223 - 20th Street,
Denver 2, Colorado.
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BUD UCHIDA. .
ROSA ODOW .
TOM MASAMORI. . .Photographer
TRUE YASUI. . .General Factotum
One of the more interesting
phenomena of Nisei life these
days is the growing interest in
Go into a Nisei home, and the
chances are you will find on dis-
play such items of Japanese cul-
ture as wall scrolls, paintings,
ceramic ware, carvings, Noh masks
and even Kabuki fans.
Nisei householders may not be
able to read the samples of cal-
ligraphy; the significance of the
paintings may not be known. But
they are displayed anyway, and
At the recent exhibit of the
Denver Bonsai Club at the Denver
U.S. National Bank, many of the
flower arrangements were the cre-
ation of Nisei women.
Why this interest in Japanese
Well, for one thing it is pro-
bably part of the nationwide fas-
cination with matters Japanese.
In postwar re-discovery of Ja-
pan, America found charm, beauty
and tranquillity in Japanese art.
The basis for Japanese art was so
fundamentally pure, so universal
in its appeal, that it had a na-
tural place in the best American
Nisei women have found a natu-
ral and rewarding outlet. Yet,
strangely enough, many of those
working most avidly at this hobby
were among those resisting indoc-
trination of Japanese culture in
Back then, 20 and 30 years ago
there was a great preoccupation
with being 110 per cent Americans
which was probably a good thing.
Now the situation has changed.
We can appreciate the fine points
of our racial heritage and help
our friends of other backgrounds
to understand and enjoy them.
The result is a happy broaden-
ing and deepening of our aware-
ness of beauty.
OUR POLITICAL RECOMMENDATION
So the record will be clear, we hereby publicly acknowledge that
the Editor of The Mountain-Plains AJA News is a registered Republican,
and that our political views and recommendations are definitely color-
ed by our personal biases and past experiences.
However, keeping in mind our own particular background as an AJA,
nevertheless, we make our deeply considered political recommendations
carefully based on what we firm-
ly believe is in the best inter-
ests of our nation, state and
Having said that, we make the
FOR PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.:
RICHARD M. NIXON, Republican.
There is much that we dislike
about the G.O.P. standard-bearer,
but there is more we fear about
Sen. John F. Kennedy.
We believe Kennedy, as Presi-
dent would be more inclined to
slide over basic Constitutional
principles in order to achieve
what he believed to be a good re-
Both men are undoubtedly tre-
mendously capable organization
men; the resultant administration
of either would probably not re-
sult in plunging this nation into
(Admittedly, we are luke-warm on
FOR U. S. SENATOR:
GORDON ALLOTT, Republican
We personally like Bob Knous,
the Democratic candidate for the
U.S. Senate, and know him to be
an honest man. We also knew his
father, the late Win. Lee Knous,
as a great man, who befriended
the AJAs in Colorado. Moreover,
"Knous" is a magic name in Colo-
But, on the record, we believe
that Gordon Allott has served our
State well, and that he will con-
tinue to serve Colorado best, on
the basis of his fundamentally
sound stand on issues in the U.S.
Senate during the past 6 years.
(Our choice is reluctant because
of friendship for Knous, but def-
initely for ALLOTT.)
FOR U.S. CONGRESSMAN:
1st District, Denver
BYRON G. ROGERS, Democrat.
We firmly believe that there
is no other choice on this one!
Byron Rogers has served Denver
faithfully and well, and should
be returned to Congress.
FOR U.S. CONGRESSMAN:
2nd District, Northeast Colo.
BYRON L. JOHNSON, Democrat.
We have carefully studied the
record of Byron L. Johnson, and
believe him to be intellectually
honest and idealistically dedi-
cated to the highest interests of
our nation. We endorse JOHNSON.
On the other hand, our unplea-
sant experiences with his Repub-
lican opponent during the Fair
Housing legislative battle in the
Colorado State Assembly makes us
unequivocally oppose the GOP can-
didate who indicates he is not
qualified by temperament or atti-
tude to represent citizens who
happen not to be as white as he
proudly proclaims himself to be.
(We don't like Dominick, and for
good and sufficient reasons!)
Program chairman DR. MAS GIMA
promises the whole family a most
enjoyable evening at the Mile-Hi
JACL fail meeting to
be held at the TSBC ^
on Sat., Oct. 29th.
First of all, you
can enjoy a Pot-Luck
supper with your fa-
mily. Ladies of the
JACL are arranging a
And then, since elections are
coming up next month on Nov. 8th,
we have BILL HOSOKAWA, as modera-
tor to present political speakers
from both the Dems and GOPs. You
will have a chance to meet many
of the candidates and make your
own personal appraisal.
JEAN SATO and her committee
are planning a Hallowe'en masque-
rade party for the children, and
cartoons will entertain the kids
while the adult meeting is going
on.. BRING THE KIDS!!!
National JACL has announced a
$300,000 historical project to
compile the dramatic story of the
Issei who came to America.
Every JACL chapter and JACLer,
as well as every AJA, can parti-
cipate significantly in this pro-
Talk to your folks. Get the
reminiscences of older Isseis in
your neighborhood. Jot down all
the notes you can and send in
to the JACL office at 1225-20th
St., Denver 2, Colorado.
All of the materials will be
compiled and edited by top-notch
Nisei writers headed by DR. SCOTT
MIYAKAWA of Boston University.
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The Mile-Hi JACL will sponsor
an "Issei Appreciation Night" in
the Silver Glade of Cosmopolitan
Hotel on Sun., Dec. 4th.
This event has been long and
carefully planned. __The Chapter
now has $1,200 put aside to in-
vite and to honor the more than
300 Issei guests that evening.
PLAN NOW TO ATTEND!!!
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.)
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
SCENES: CORNELIAN TEA
The CORNELIANS held their an-
nual Membership Tea on Oct. 15th,
at the residence of MIKO KAWANO,
under the chairmanship of ETHEL
(All CSMC Sukiyaki Dinner photos
through courtesy of HOWARD ODA,
711 27th St., Denver 5, Colo.)
TORIE ITO and daughter, in fore-
ground, with SUS MATSUMOTO in the
background with friend. The WSCS
reported that more than 250 suki-
yaki dinners were served at the
Hostesses were HANA TAKAMINE,
FLORENCE DOI, MARY TAKETA, and
Guests and members enjoyed a
program of Japanese entertainment
presented by Chrmn LILY ARIKI.
As a special treat, Japanese re-
freshments were served.
The Denver Bonsai Club, led by
Pres. GEORGE Y. INAI, and Vice-
Pres. GEO. T. FUKUMA who was also
in charge of publicity, held an
exhibit in the main lobby of the
Denver U.S. Nat'l Bank on Oct 8-9.
In conjunction with the Bonsai
exhibits, Ikebana displays by in-
structors MRS. JINZO NODA, MRS.
T. SAKAI, and MRS. M. NAKATSUKA,
and some of their students, were
Anyone interested in Bonsai or
Japanese gardens may contact GEO.
INAI, Pres., KE 4-6031, or GEORGE
FURJMA, AL 5-5277.
Hostesses, for the CSMC Sukiyaki
Dinner, Mrs. JO KAMADA, and Mrs.
ESTHER FUJITA, kneeling in tradi-
tional Japanese fashion.
Additional hostesses for the CSMC
Sukiyaki Dinner, standing, Mrs.
HARUKO KOBAYASHI, and Mrs. MAY
Performers at the CSMC Sukiyaki Dinner entertainment program held on
Oct. 1st, seated, from left to right: TAMIJI ONOUYE, AMY KAWAHARA and
JOAN YAMAK1SHI; standing from 1. to r., DIANE YAMADA, MARLENE YAMADA,
ETHEL SHINSATO (vocalist), RICKY YAMAMOTO and mother, HELEN YAMAMOTO,
and the two Ando girls, ALISON ANDO and CHRIS ANDO, as Scotch dancers.
The OMAHA JACL sponsored a Su-
kiyaki Dinner in October for the
Fort Omaha Officers' Wives, with
EM NAKADOI in charge.
MIKE WATANA8E and RONNY MISAKI
were in charge of the "Back-To-
School" social held in Sept.
The Omaha JACL Mixed Bowling
League is now well under way with
8 full teams and still room for
more.. Interested bowlers contact
GLADYS HIRABAYASHI for details.
Mr. and Mrs. FRANK TAMAI are
now settled in Metairie, La.
Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS KANAMINE
after 15 years in Omaha, are now
residing in Culver City, Calif.
FT. LUPTON JACL
PRES. GEORGE MATSUSHIMA of the
Ft. Lupton JACL, indicated that
an active program for the chapter
would be initiated as soon as the
busy harvest season is over. The
last function of the Ft, Lupton
JACL was a Graduation Party dur-
During summer, the Ft. Lupton
JACL sponsored a Jrs. Baseball
Teem, coached by BILL HISAMOTO,
JOHN FUJII, and GEORGE MASUNAGA.
Of C oming Events
Oct. 22: (Sat) CATHAY POST GOLF CLUB DINNER, Cathay Post
Oct. 29: (Sat) GENERAL FALL MEETING Mile-Hi JACL, at TSBC, at 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 29: (Sat) CATHAY POST SKI CLUB DINNER-DANCE at the Wellshire Inn.
Nov. 5: (Sat) CATHAY POST BENEFIT, 8 p.m., 2015 Market.
Nov. 20: (Sun) DBAC HAM & TURKEY BE- NEFIT, at the TSBC.
Nov. 25- Nov. 27: YPCC, of CSMC, (Fri., (Sat., and Sun.)
Dec. 4: (Sun) ISSEI APPRECIATION DINNER, sponsored by Mile-Hi JACL,
Dec. 3- Dec. 4: YBL BAZAAR, at TSBC (Sat. and Sun.)
Dec. 12: (Mon) CATHAY POST CHRISTMAS PARTY, at 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 31: (Thu) NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE, Mile-Hi JACL.
(NOTE: If any additions or cor- rections, please notify Editor.
PROFESSIONAL AND cAwrcps
BUSINESS LISTINGS TOSHIO ANDO 1942 Larimer St. AC 2-5315
PH/Tisrs FRED S. KAWANO
JOHN CH1KUMA, 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
T. ITO, DDS K. KANAI, DDS 830 18th St. OPTOMCTIUSTS
KE 4-8680 GL 5-0741 BEN MATOBA, OD 1959 Larimer St. MISAO MATOBA, OD KE 4-1941
2838 Federal Blvd.
Y. ITO, DDS SUEO ITO, DDS S. ITO, DDS. Burt Building PHfSieiAMf 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. KOBAYASHI, M.D.
Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-6961 DICK D. MOMII, M.D.
ALBERT NODA, M.D.
TAKASHI MAYEDA, DDS 1227 27th Street KE 4-3104
Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-6961
TSURU T. OKAGAWA, 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. Upton 830 18th Street AC 2-1314
1111 First St. UL 7-2240 M. GEO. TAKENO, M.D.
INSIIKM* 830 18th Street TA 5-0783
HORIUCHI & OO., General Ins. AYAKO WADA, M.D.
1480 So. Cherry St. SK 6-3169 810 23rd Street TA 5-2565
BEN YANAGA, Occidental Life Ins. MAHITO UBA, D.O.
1751 York Street FL 5-7321 1230 21st Street MA 3-3743
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
BEN KUMAGAI, of 3211 Josephine
Sc., who served more Chan 20 yrs.
in Europe wiCh Che U.S. Army, as
a soldier and laCer as a civilian
employee, is now associaced with
Schmidt, Sharp, McCabe & Co., as
a securities salesman,
SAM H. NAKAZ0N0, CPA, announc-
ed the moving of his offices to
1915 Clarkson St., Denver 18, as
of Oct. 1, 1960. His telephone
number is MA 3-5271.
SAM 1, KUMAGAI, another Nisei
CPA, moved his offices during the
summer to 1649 Vine St., Denver
6. His business phone is DU 8-
BILL H0S0KAWA, Sunday Editor
of The Denver Post, and our fea-
tured columnist, recently lectur-
ed at Colorado College, in Colo-
rado Springs, speaking on "News-
gathering in a Changing World."
Out Arvada-way, it is reported
that MINNIE YOSHIDA was recently
appointed Dean of Women for Drake
Junior High School in Jefferson
County. Congratulations, Minnie!
t A new class in flower arrange-
ment of the Ikenobo School was
started this sunnier uder the tut-
elage of Mrs. T. SAKAI.
Students include: CHIYO HOR1-
UCHI, CHIYE HORIUCHI, EDITH HORI-
UCHI, TR00DA HIROKAWA, TAMI MASU-
NAGA and MASAKO TAKAYOSHI.
Examples of their work were
included in the recent exhibit at
the Denver-U.S. National Bank.
PAULINE KURACH1 MOORE, her hus-
band, Major JOHN A. MOORE, and
their four boys, were recent vis-
itors to Colorado, when they came
to stay with Pauline's family in
Brighton for two weeks.
The HENRY IMADAS moved to a
new home in Broomfield Heights
earlier this year; and HENRY also
re-visited his native Hawaii this
late summer in conjunction with
his insurance business.
Adjutant AL MIYAGISHIMA of the
Cathay Post, and his family, re-
cently moved to a new home at
2030 Quince St., where JOE ARIK1
and family are near neighbors.
SAM MATSUM0T0 and family were
in Montana for a week's fishing,
during August, and during Sept,,
Sam flew out to Seattle, to at-
tend a 10-day conference of NYLIC
at Harrison Hot Springs in Canada
At the Denver Sectional Bridge
Toumey held in Aurora, Oct. 15-
16, KEN YABE came in first in the
Men's Pairs. Others seen at the
Sectional included DODY UCHIDA,
TOM and HARUKO KOBAYASHI, DR. MAS
GIMA, TRUE AND MIN YASUI, JOE SA-
NO, and others.
KENNY KURAM0T0, son Of Mr, &
Mrs. Geo. Kuramoto of 3220 Gay-
lord St,, while home on leave af-
ter finishing basic training in
Texas. Kenny is assigned to the
Armored forces, and was sent tp
Ft. Ord, in California for duty
MRS. LILY UYEDA, and her sons,
DAVID and ALLAN, have moved to a
new home at 1961 So. Bryant SC.,
in Denver, Colo., from Brighton.
Mrs. Uyeda is an older sister of
MARY SAKATA SHIBAO of Brighton.
DAVE UYEDA recently completed his
army hitch, and is now employed
by a subsidiary of The Martin Co.
YOSH1YE YATSUNAM1, the eldest
daughter of MR. And MRS. MAGOKI
MASUNAGA (formerly long-time re-
sidents of Brighton) now of 3250
Gaylord St., Denver, is a tempo-
rary visitor to the U. S., from
Japan, to visit her aging parents
for three months. Mrs. Yatsunami
is an older sister of GEORGE and
JOHN MASUNAGA, both of Denver,
and of JESS MASUNAGA of Brighton.
ROBERT SAKATA was one of the
vice-chairmen for the comnunity
campaign which raised $170,000
for tne new Brighton Hospital,
recently publicized in the Em-
pire Magazine" section of The
AJA COUPLE WANTED
SKI CLUB INSTALLATION OCT 29
The CATHAY POST SKI CLUB will hold its annual Installation Dinner-
Dance at the Wellshire on Sat., Oct, 29th.
The retiring Cabinet, headed by past Pres. JANE HADA, are in charge
of the installation ceremonies to honor the new 1960-61 Cabinet offi-
SEPT. HIGH GAMES & HIGH SERIES:
CATHAY POST LEAGUE:
TAK TOGASHI (17). ... 249
SHIG MAYEMURA (18), ... 596
CSMC MIXED LEAGUE:
Men's Hi Game:
Men's Hi Series:
DR. MAS KANDA.............609
Women's Hi Game:
Women's Hi Series:
DBAC MIXED LEAGUE:
Men's Hi Game:
Men's Hi Series:
TOM HASEGAWA (12)...........660
Women's Hi Game:
DOROTHY FUJINO (51). ... 239
Women's Hi Series:
DOROTHY FUJINO (153) ... 596
DNBA MEN'S LEAGUE:
Hi Game: TAK YAMASAKI. 248
Hi Series: TAK YAMASAKI. 660
Hi Gane: SAM KATO. .... 287
Hi Series: KEN MATSUDA ... 634
DNBA WOMEN'S LEAGUE:
JANET IWATA (42) .... 232
Hi Series: (TIE)
KIMI MORISHIGE (72). ... 592
MITS NAKAGAWA (45). ... 592
A mixed Scotch foursome tour-
nament was held at City Park golf
course on Oct. 2, with ROSA 0D0W
cers: The retiring officers are:
Past Pres. JANE HADA; Vice-Pres.
DOROTHY GORAI; Corr. Secty SAM
SATO; Rec. Secty AMY UYEDA; and
Treasurer EVELYN SUYEHIRO.
The new 1960-61 officers for
The Cathay Post Ski Club are:
President. ............JIM RUGA
Vice-Pres. .... SHIG SUYEHIRO
Corr. Secty. MARY MASUNAGA
Rec. Secty .... YOSHIE MIZOUE
Treasurer. ..........BOB OTA
Dinner for members and guests
will be served at 8:00 p.m. The
dance will follow at 10 p.m., at
which time the public is cordial-
ly welcomed to attend.
MILE-HI GOLF CLUB
The MILE-HI GOLF CLUB, headed
by Pres. TONY KAWANO, and a mem-
bership of about 40, wound up a
successful season with an annual
Dinner-Dance at the Hilton Hotel
on Oct. 8, under the direction of
DR. SETS IT0, Social Chairman.
Winners of various tournaments
were awarded trophies at the Din-
ner Awards program, as follows:
1st: IRVIN MATSUDA
2nd: CHARLIE YAMAGUCHI
Champion: STARR WRIGHT
Runner-Up: TERNO ODOW
Champion: PRES MORISHIGE
Runner-Up: SARCE TBRASAKI
Low Gross TERNO ODOW
1st: STARR WRIGHT
2nd: TERNO ODOW
3rd: (Tie) SAM KUMAGAI
FOR GOVERNOR'S MANSION
GOV, STEPHEN L. R. McNICHOLS
indicated that an AJA couple was
desired, for the Colorado State
Mansion, at E. 8th Ave. and Logan
St,, to act as steward and assis-
tant to the cook, with an annual
pay scale of $7,000 $7,500.00.
and PRES MORISHIGE winners, and
with SACHI and ROY SHIBATA tied
with CHIYE HORIUCHI and JOHN MA-
SUNAGA for 2nd.
After the tournament, a Pot-
Luck Barbecue Supper was enjoyed
at the ROY SHIBATA residence in
Thornton, sponsored by the Nisei
Women's Golf Club.
The husband would be in over-
all charge of probably two maids,
gardeners, and other employees at
the Governor's Mansion.
Anyone Interested in this po-
sition, or knowing of qualified
AJA couples, please contact The
Mtn-Plains AJA News.
Those participating were:
A special presentation was made
to DR. GENTA NAKAMURA, in grateful
recognition of his many years of
dedicated service to the Club.
LOST AND FOUND
JERRIE MATSUMOTO, who arranged
the Swim Party at Congress Pool,
on July 29th, for the Japanese
Boy Scouts, reports that a pair
of red swimming trunks, with a
Red Cross insignia on the right
hip, has been turned in at the
JACL office, 1225-20th St., CH 4-
2239. Anyone who lost trunks
matching this description, please
call the JACL office.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
FRED AOKI and family, on occasion
at 1953 Larimer St., Denver, Colo.,
DR. MAS GIMA, Program Chairman
for the Mile-Hi JACL, regretfully
announced that although the Grand
Ball Roan of the new Hilton Hotel
had been obtained for the annual
Mile-Hi JACL Recognitions Dinner
and New Year's Eve Ball, unfor-
tunately, the management cancell-
ed the JACL reservation.
f the opening of AKEBONO SUKIYAKI,
during Oct. 1960. Members of the
family are: (from left to right,
at rear) FRED AOKI, MICHIKO AOKI
and Mrs. CHIYEKO AOKI, and sons,
REX and ERIC peering over counter
and in left foreground, SHIN AOKI
and MIDORI AOKI.
The AKEBONO SUKIYAKI is spe-
cializing in Japanese cuisine,
tastefully prepared by Mrs. Aoki.
Open daily, except Tuesdays.
It appears that the CB&Q RR
had tentative reservations also,
for New Year's Eve, and the man-
agement cancelled the JACL reser-
vation in favor of the CB&Q's es-
timated attendance of 1,500 per-
TOM KAGIYAMA of Henderson, Colo.,
BEULAH YOSHIDA of 3811 Tejon St.,
on Sept. 3, 1960, at the TSBC.
DR. SAM SASAMOTO of Chicago, 111.
HITOMI YAMAGUCHI, whose parents
reside in Denver, on Sept. 4th.
However, Vice-Pres. Mas Gima
indicated immediate efforts would
be made to obtain a suitable lo-
cale for the much-looked-for New
Year's Eve Ball. Announcements
will be made later.
FRED MIYA2AWA RUBY SHIMONO, on
Sept. 18th. (See next column.)
TAKAYOSHI SAKAI of Denver, Colo.,
MICHIE TANIGUCHI, 2622 Steele St.
on Sept. 25th, at the TSBC.
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1953 LARI m E R ST.
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RUBY FUSAYE SHIMONO, daughter
of Mr. & Mrs. F. Shimono of Den-
ver, and FREDERIC Y0SHI0 MIYAZAWA
also of Denver, were wed at the
TSBC on Sept. 18.
Matron-of-Honor was SHIRLEY
HORIUCHI, and Bridesmaid was JOAN
Best Man was PHILLIP MIYAZAWA,
and Groom's man was MEL SHIMONO,
with PAUL 0SUGA and JOHN NAKAMURA
Following the wedding cere-
monies, a reception was held at
The Lotus Room, with TAD YAMAMOTO
as Master of Ceremonies.
ABOVE, the happy couple cutting
their wedding cake at the recep-
tion held at The Lotus Roan.
ARAI, Yosh. ...... . a GIRL
3110 St. Paul, Denver
FUKU1, Mitsuo .... TWIN GIRLS
7130 York, Adams County FUNAYAMA, Eugene a GIRL
322 Santa Fe Dr., Denver
FURUTA, Kay a BOY
KARA, Ben ...... a BOY
5455 Bryant, Denver HIYAMA, Frank A a BOY
5420 E. 65th Way, Derby ICHIKAWA, Ben K. .... a BOY
1841 So. Dale Ct., Denver
KAGIMOTO, Richard K. . a GIRL
11741 Montvlew Blvd., Aurora
KISHIYAMA, Thomas .... a BOY
Brighton, Colorado MAKAGAWA, Harry a BOY
1997 So. Quitman, Denver MIYAKE, Don o a BOY
1946 W. Tennessee, Denver
MIYAZAKI, John. o . a GIRL
Lafayette, Colorado SAMESHIMA, Akio ..... a BOY
1116 18th St., Denver TANAKA, Sam ...... a GIRL
Longmont, Colorado TANI, Jack T. .... * a GIRL
Brighton, Colorado TANIWAKI, Hugo K. . a GIRL
805-32nd Street, Denver
UYEDA, Paul H a BOY
4660 W. Cedar Ave., Denver
BEN YAMADA and KATHLEEN KUSUMI,
both of 2810 Arapahoe Street.
HARRY MIYAHARA of Gardena, Calif.
NANCY TANAKA of Ft. Lupton, Colo.
AUTOMATIC RICE COOKER
NATIONAL KODAMAX AUTOMATIC RICE COOKER
1 Sho. $28.50
8 Go $26.50
5 Go $22.50
PACIFIC MERCANTILE COMPANY
1946 LARIMER STREET
DENVER 2. COLO.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
TROOP 38 POSTS UNITED FUND FLAGS
Boy Scout Troop #38 of CSMC was selected Honor Guard to hoist the
United Fund campaign flags at United Nations Square on Mon, Sept, 26
to help kick-off the United Fund campaign for 1960.
Explorer Scout RONALD UCHIDA (extreme right, back row) commanded
the Honor Guard, which consisted of the following Scouts: (From left
to right, back row) Life Scouts
STEPHEN ANDO and GENE TAKAMINE,
Tenderfoot Scout JIMMY GILLMORE;
and front row: Star Scout GARY
KUBAT, Tenderfoot Scouts TOMMY
FUJITA and STANLEY KOSHI, and 1st
Class Scout ARTHUR KURAMOTO.
Cathay Post Membership Drive
Chrmn JIM YAMANE reported that as
of Octo 10th, 55 members had re-
newed their memberships to apply
on the 1961 Post quota of 100,
Assisting with transportation
for the Scouts were TOSHIO ANDO,
as Troop Committee Chairman, and
REV. JONATHAN FUJITA.
GEORGE FUJIM0T0 and Garrett
Martin of Capitol Mortuary out-
fitted the Scouts with immaculate
white gloves for the occasion.
SAM Y. MATSUMOTO
NEW YORK LIFE INS. CO.
RT. I. BOX I96A
HENDERSON, COLO. AT.8-2536
Chrmn YAMANE urged veterans to
contact any of the Cathay Post
membership solicitors, in order
to participate in the 1961 Nat'l
American Legion Convention to be
held in Denver in Sept. 1961.
Cathay Post membership solici-
DR. MAS KANDA
Z700 LARimER ST.
A L 5-4825
FOR U.S. CONGRESS
MIKE MASAOKA of 919-I8th St.,
Washington 6, D.C., announced the
formation of a "Bipartisan Volun-
teers for the Re-Election of DAN
INOUYE" committee, and issued an
urgent appeal for funds to defray
Inouye's campaign expenses.
Gen, Chas. W. Pence (ret.) of
Georgia, who headed the 442nd Re-
gimental Combat Team, was named
honorary chairman of the "Volun-
teers for Inouye", and is the 1st
time that the General has ever
allowed his name to be used for
political purposes, because of
his sincere desire to help Rep.
Dan Inouye return to Congress.
Locally, 442nd veterans and
former Hawaiian students and re-
sidents were urged to support Dan
SHIG TERAJI, 3061 S. Mabry Way
in Denver, Colo., is one of the
many national committeemen who
endorses DAN INOUYE of Hawaii.
CATHAY POST BRIEFS
JACKSON ISHIDA issued a call
for interested members for the
Cathay Post Bowling League. Call
Jackson at CH 4-7268.
HARRY SHIBAO and JOHN NOGUCHI
were named Co-Chrmn for a trap-
shooting practice session, tenta-
tively set for 10:00 a.m., Sun.,
Oct. 30th, at the Denver Trap-
Shooting Club at Sloan's Lake.
All members of Cathay Post and
friends were invited to come out
to the gun club to "target in?
their shooting eye, in order to
compete in later shoots.
I ZOIO LAirm ST.
S DEOVfcR IS, COLO.
Senior Vice-Commander JOE SAKATO
of The Cathay Post #185, at left,
with R0YCE E. HIGA, Chrmn of the
1961 Nisei Vets Reunion Committee
of Hawaii. Full information con-
cerning the 442nd Vets Reunion to
be held June 10-24, 1961 in Hono-
lulu, Hawaii, can be obtained at
Cathay Post, KE 4-5959.
3RD IN NATION
According to unofficial tabu-
lations, Membership Chairman AMY
UYEDA reported that the Mile-Hi
JACL chapter with 544 members, is
3rd largest in the United States.
San Francisco leads with 1,223
members and the four combined Los
Angeles chapters have a meager
total of 560 members. Salt Lake
City was 4th with 538; San Jose
had 493; Sacramento 6th with 454;
and Chicago a poor 7th with 385,
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