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VOU II. No. 3
DENVER, COLORADO
TSBC ALL-CHURCH
BAZAAR, DEC.3-4
JAMES KANEMQTO, general chair-
man for the Tri-State Buddhists
All-Church Bazaar, announced that
all plans have been completed for
the gala affair to be staged at
the TSBC, 1947 Lawrence St., in
Denver, Colo., Dec. 3-4.
M. WATADA of Ft. Lupton is Co-
Chrnn for the All-Church Bazaar.
Japanese food booths featuring
sushi, teriyakl, tempura and oth-
er delicacies; Japanese and Budd-
hist cultural exhibits, Japanese
entertainment, and carnival would
fill the two-day festivities.
A delicious Chow Mein Dinner,
open to the public, will be serv-
ed from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., during
both nights, Sat. and Sun.
Everyone is invited to attend
to have fun, to win prizes* and
to be entertained. Don't forget
Dec. 3rd and 4th, T.S.B.C.l"
STUDENTS PLAN
SKI TRIP DEC. 4
RICHARD YAMAGUCHI, President
of the ICS, announced that the
annual students1 ski trip would
be held on Sun., Dec. 4.
Details concerning this winter
outing can be obtained from Pres.
YAMAGUCHI, 71 Willard Hall, Uni-
versity of Colorado, Boulder, Co-
lorado. His telephone number is
Rllicrest 3-4200, Ext. 3935, in
Boulder, Colorado.
NEW YEAR'S BALL
AT HILTON HOTEL
Program Chrmn DR. MASA GIMA of
the Mlle-Hi JACL announced that
the GRAND BALL ROOM of the Denver
Hilton Hotel was re-confirmed for
the gala New Year's Eve Ball and
Mile-Hi JACL festivities on Dec.
31st, in Denver, Colo.
Chrmn Glma stated the special
comaittee made satisfactory ar-
rangements with the resident man-
ager, Robt. Mellon, to obtain the
Grand Ball Room of the Hilton, as
originally planned.
Dance Chrmn BETTY SUZUKI an-
nounced that Jack LaForte's 9-pc.
orchestra has been signed for the
dance from 10 p.m., to 2 a.m.
The Annual Mile-Hi JACL Recog-
nitions Dinner will be held in an
ante room of the Grand Ball Room
of che Hilton Hotel, prior to the
Dance. Presentations of awards
and honoring outstanding JACLers
will high-light the program.
NOV,, 1960
FUKAYE GIRLS
JEAN FUKAYE, daughter of the
JAY FUKAYE's, and ELEANOR FUKAYE,
daughter of the HARRY FUKAYE*s,
performed for the U.N, Day fete,
on Sat., Oct. 29th, at the Denver
Hilton Hotel.
ISSEI APPRECIATION DINNER
AT COSMO HOTEL. DEC.II
HENRY M. SUZUKI, general chairman, announced that all arrangements
and final program for the long-awaited ISSEI APPRECIATION DINNER have
been completed for Sun. evening, Dec. llth, to com-
mence at 6:00 o'clock p.m., in the Silver Glade of
the Cosmopolitan Hotel, In Denver, Colorado.
A special Japanese entertainment program will be
staged, under the direction of TAMIJI ONOUYE, follow-
-----------------------------* ing the dinner
JACL-SAKATA AWARD program.
All Issei who
are over the age
of 65 years old,
residing in the
Denver metropolitan area will be
invited as honored guests of the
Mile-Hi JACL.
NQTE: If you know of any Issei,
who qualifies and has not already
received a formal invitation from
the Mile-Hi JACL to attend this
function, please immediately no-
tify HENRY M. SUZUKI, 7080 Beech
Court, Westminster, Colo., (Tel.:
HA 9-7325), at onceJU
FINALISTS NAMED
DOROTHY UCHIDA, Chrmn of the
Mile-Hi JACL HARRY SAKATA Mem-
orial Award Committee, announced
7 finalists for the 1960 award:
RICHARD IDA. Brighton Hi
KAY S. MURA. .... Manual Hi
JOE K. OZAKI .... Manual Hi
JUDY SAIT0..........North Hi
JUDY SHINBARA. Adams City Hi
TAMIYE TAKETA. .... North Hi
RON YAMAMOTO .... Manual Hi
A panel of judges will select
the final winner, during Dec.
SUZUKI
YPCC, NOV 25-27 DISTRICT BOWLING
Headed by KENNY NAMBA, as gen-
eral chairman, the Young People's
Christian Conference for Colorado
has been re-activated and will be
held in Denver, Nov. 25-27, 1960.
The conference will begin with
General Fellowship on Fri. even-
ing, Nov. 24; Seminars will be
held Sat. morning, Nov. 25, with
luncheon by the Issei ladies, and
sight-seeing and a bowling tour-
nament in the afternoon.
The Conference Banquet will be
held at the YWCA, Sat. evening,
Nov. 25th. (See complete story
on Page 3.)
TOURNEY. NOV. 26-27
JOHN NOGUCHI, Chairman of the
Denver Nisei Bowling Assn, stated
that a region-wide handicap bowl-
ing tournament, sponsored by the
DNBA, would be held at the Dahlia
Lanes in Denver, over the Thanks-
giving week-end, Nov. 26-27.
TOM HIKIDA, Pres, of the Men's
League, was named Tournament Di-
rector.
Handicap is 2/3 of 200. It is
estimated that more than 60 teams
will participate in the Tourna-
ment in Denver.
Official greetings from Che
Governor's office, and from the
Mayor of Denver, will be extended
to the assembled guests.
MILE-HI JACL
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
NOMINATION SLATE
TAK TERASAKI, Chairman of the
Chapter Reorganization committee,
reported that a revised Constitu-
tion for the Mile-Hi JACL will be
submitted for ratification at a
special meeting on Nov. 25th, at
the Cathay Post.
The new Constitution of the
local chapter provides for a 15-
man Board of Governors to replace
the cabinet system, and to carry
on the work of the local chapter.
By means of staggered 3-yr terms,
continuity in chapter activities
would be assured, said Terasaki.
The Board of Governors would
elect their own Chairman of the
Board, who would serve as Presi-
dent of the Mile-Hi JACL.
The JACL nominating committee,
headed by ROBERT UYEDA, immediate
past Pre9. of the Mile-Hi JACL,
will submit a slate of nominees
for election during December.
Any bona fide member of che
Mlle-Hi JACL may submit nomina-
tions for the Board of Governors,
by writing to ROBT. UYEDA, 470 S.
Canosa Ct., Denver 19, Colo.


PAGE 2
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
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
* v'f *
BUD UCHIDA..............Heads
ROSA ODOW ....... Artist
TOM MASAMORI. .Photographer
TRUE YASUI. .General Factotum
Colorado Nisei have reason to
be very proud of the showing that
SEIJI HORIUCHI of Brighton made
in his bid for election as State
Senator from Adams County.
It was unfortunate he ran as a
Republican in a Democratic county
in a year Democrats flew high.
Tho a political neophyte, Ho-
riuchi polled a very respectable
16,863 votes to 19,813 for his
Democratic opponent, J. Vftn Wells,
a veteran of decades of activity
in local and state arenas.
Democrats won all the county's
major contests. However, Hori-
uchi's strong personal showing
qualifies him as a young man on
the move in county and state Re-
publican circles.
He went into the campaign with
no illusions about victory. He
was well aware of the handicaps
he faced as a political unknown.
Horiuchi held a slim lead thru
the tabulation of ballots from 30
of the county's 53 precincts.
Then, he slipped behind and lost
by less than 3,000 votes.
This is a remarkable showing
for a Nisei, making his first po-
litical race, on the Republican
ticket in a county where Demo-
cratic registrations outnumber
the Republicans by 13,000.
Realistically, he was looking
to the next political campaign
when he would be better versed in
the intricacies of county poli-
tics, better acquainted with the
county and state issues.
Meanwhile, he gained in both
stature and experience from the
campaign just past. His election-
eering was clean and vigorous.
The Denver Post noted his en-
ergy, youth, enthusiasm and fami-
liarity with farmers' problems.
His voice will be heard more
and more often around the State.
LI
POLITICAL AFTERMATHS
Editorially speaking, our head is bloody, but unbowed. We back-
ed three losing candidates in the past election -- We claim no laurels
as a prognosticator of things political, but do express our opinions!
Now, the election having decided the issue, we express our support
to the newly-elected President of the United States, John F. Kennedy.
As a matter of fact, illustrative
of AJA political opinion on the
opposite side, we reprint an ex-
cerpt from a letter by a reader,
expressing his pre-election con-
fidence in the new President-
elect. (See next column)
In the Adams County battle for
a seat in the Colorado Senate, we
also backed the losing candidate,
but, with a sense of reflected
pride, we quote The Denver Post
editorial of Nov. 1, wholeheart-
edly endorsing SEIJI HORIUCHI.
He (Seiji) is an outstanding ag-
ricultural economist who under-
stands well the suburban growth
problems.
And he evidences an enlightened
liberalism the Republican party
needs. He would add positive
leadership to the Senate.
Horiuchi promises good represen-
tation plus strong leadership and
boundless energy a combination
all too rare in the upper house."
So said The Denver Post, and
to which we add our fervent as-
sent. Although Seiji did not win
election this time, we hope that
he will again, at a future time,
make the race for public office.
TRIBUTE TO KENNEDY
"To me, Kennedy is the man for
the highest office in the U.S.
He will be a courageous lead-
er (his heroism in the last war
will always be remembered). He
is a man of wisdom and tremendous
intellect.
"He is experienced in govern-
ment service, has travelled ex-
tensively in Europe and the Near
East, and his voting record in
Congress consistently proves that
he is vitally interested in human
welfare and progress.
He believes in the strength
of America to lead the world. .
P. S. MORITA,
Denver, Colo.
A TEACHER SPEAKS
(In regard to our 'Teachers" edi-
torial in Sept., an AJA teacher
had this to say:)
"After II years of experience
in the teaching field, I have
come to admire the elementary
teachers and to think most highly
of then, because if a child does
not get a strong foundation at
the grade school level, he is ab-
solutely lost.
"We junior high teachers.
... see and appreciate the ex-
cellent work that has been done
by elementary school teachers."
MARGARET MAT SUNAGA
Denver, Colorado
(Margaret Matsunaga is a teacher
at Cole Junior High in Denver.)
A BOUQUET FOR ALL TEACHERS
In the Sept, issue of The AJA News, we had intended to compliment
the AJA school teachers in the Denver Public School system, by indi-
cating that they are fairly well dispersed in various schools through-
out the city, and not concentrat-
ed solely in the Five Points and
environs area.
We had also intended to indi-
cate that AJA school teachers are
sought-after by the administra-
tion, and have a splendid record
of acceptance and performance in
the Denver school system.
MATSUNAGA, reproduced above, and
had no intention of implying oth-
erwise. We subscribe fully to the
sentiments above expressed.
If offense was taken to our e-
ditorlal comments, we apologize.
We believe teachers at all level8
are of tremendous impottance.
Unfortunately, we were misin-
terpreted because of our neces-
sarily abbreviated comments.
We had always heretofore held
the opinion expressed by MARGARET
Inadvertently we omitted three
AJA teachers in Denver:
CLARA HIR0S& Ellis School
MARJORIE KAWANO, Columbian School
ALICE OGURA. Smiley Jr. Hi
NOV.. 1960
Under the able chairmanship of
HENRY M. SUZUKI, the Mile-Hi JACL
will hold an "ISSEI APPRECIATION
NIGHT" in the Silver
Glade of the Cosmo-
politan Hotel, Sun.,
Dec. 11,
Mark this date as
a "red letter" day!!
Sunday, Dec 11, 1960
at 6:00 p.m., at the
Cosmopolitan Hotel.
TANIIVAKI
The JACL is inviting all Issei
who are 65 years of older, in the
metropolitan Denver area (includ-
ing Brighton) as special guests
of the Mile-Hi JACL. We have al-
ready sent individual invitations
to each eligible Issei, but we
may have missed some in the Den-
ver metropolitan area.
R0BT. UYEDA, past President of
The Mile-Hi JACL, who initiated
the plans for this occasion, has
been named Banquet Chairman.
Special Japanese entertainment
is being arranged for the evening
and, moreover, each Issei present
will receive a special memento of
the occasion from Mile-Hi JACL.
The "Issei Appreciation Night"
program on Dec. 4th will be the
high-light of the year for our
community. Plan to attend this
affair with your parents!
********
THE ISSEI STORY
Also, in connection with our
program for our Issei parents,
the Nat'l JACL is undertaking a
$300,000 program in writing the
history of the Issei in America.
We are all proud of our Issei
parents. We deeply appreciate
all the sacrifices which they
have made for us.
In order to commemorate their
heroic struggles in America and
to pay tribute to their outstand-
ing contributions to the United
States, the Nat'l JACL proposes
to compile a permanent history of
the Japanese Issei in America.
You can assist in this tremen-
dous project. Jot down data con-
cerning your own parents, and be
sure to forward your notes, even
in rough form, to your JACL chap-
ter officers, or to the Mountain-
Plains JACL Office, 1225-20th St.
in Denver 2. Colo.
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.)


MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PAGE 3
NOV.. 1960
BRIGHTON GIRLS
IN U.N. PROGRAM
Nine AJA girls from Brighton
participated In the cultural pro-
gram featuring music and costumes
from around the world at Kunsmil-
ler Junior High School in Denver,
during United Nations week in
October.
The Brighton girls were JANE
NAKATA, LORRAINE TASHIRO, JOYCE
SAKAGUCHI, SHARI MATSUMOTO, JOAN
MIZUNAGA, VICKI SATO, LYNN OKADA,
PHYLLIS SASA, and JUDY SASAKI.
The united Nations Day program
was presented 3 times during the
day, at Kunsmiller Jr. Hi, in or-
der to give all students at that
crowded school an opportunity to
see this unique program.
Besides the cultural program,
at Kunsmiller Jr. Hi, a number of
AJA girls from Brighton and Den-
ver took part in the 15th Anni-
versary celebration of the found-
ing of the U.N. (See below).
SUSAN TAWARA is employed as a
teller at the American National
Bank, and is probably the first
AJA to be so employed by a bank
in Denver.
We hear that WILLIE NAGAI is
also employed at the same Bank.
DICK & ETHEL YANASE, and fami-
ly, have moved from Arvada, where
they operated a restaurant for
five years, to a new location at
6784 W. Colfax Ave., in Lakewood,
opening a new cafe, DICK'S COFFEE
SHOP, Tel. BE 3-9745. The Yanase
family has moved to 3542 Raleigh
St., in Denver 12, Colo.
IRENE JOKQ was crowned Manual
Homecoming Queen, Nov. 5th at the
Twilight Touchdown Dance, winning
over 5 other candidates.
A CHARMING QUINTET! Standing,
from left to right: JEAN TAWARA,
CAROLE ESHIMA, and DIANE TAWARA,
Kneeling, from left to right, the
TAWARA TWINS, LONNIE and BONNIE.
(Only Mother can tell them apart)
The Tawara girls are the daugh-
ters of the VICTOR TAWARA's, of
nmrer. Colo.
KAZ SAKAMOTO is managing the
Mayfair branch of Granada Fish,
now located at 1405 Krameria St.
e JOHN T0D0R0KI and HENRY SUMI-
KAWA moved their Nome Drug Store
during the summer to a new build-
ing at 11681 Montview Blvd., in
Aurora. The telephone number is
EM 6-1500.
e Speaking of AJA druggists, at
the Rocky Mtn Pharmacy, 23rd and
Champa St., SAM TERASAKI assisted
by SAM KISH1YAMA holds forth.
PETER I. DOI, D.C., announced
the moving of his office, during
October, to 7280 Magnolia St., in
Derby, Colo. His telephone num-
ber is AT 8-9321.
AJA's were prominent by their
presence at a recent luncheon for
U.S. Senator Hiram Fong of Hawaii
at the New China Cafe during Oct.
TAD YAMAMOTO, TERRIE TAKAMINE,
HENRY IMADA, and others of United
Nations Ins. Co, assisted in the
arrangements. The luncheon was
sponsored by the National Chinese
Welfare Council of America.
Under the direction of MRS. N. TSUN0DA, many AJA children in the
Denver area were assembled at Zeckendorf Plaza to participate in Japa-
nese dances, as a part of the United Nations Day fete on Oct. 29th.
The entire group pictured above; Photo by TOM T. MASAM0RI, BE 7-3041.
Y.RC.C. CHAIRMEN. CALENDAR
OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED 0f Co Evenh
Gen. Chrmn KEN NAMBA released
the list of chairmen for the YPCC
as follows:
Activities Carol Kammerzell
Banquet. ...... Connie Boyer
Housing...........Bessie Kamura
Publicity. .... Dave Furukawa
Registration .... Ruth Sagara
and Julia Kamura
Transportation ... Bob Fujioka
Worship Services ... Mas Okada
Assisting the Young Adults are
the Senior MYF, led by PRESIDENT
MlCHI KURAM0T0, and the Interme-
diate MYF, led by PRESIDENT ANN
A0YAGI.
Faculty for the Saturday Semi-
nars are: REV. EIZ0 SAKAMOTO of
Rocky Ford; REV. SABUR0 MASADA of
Ogden, Utah; REV, PAUL HAGIYA of
CSMC, and REV. JONATHAN FUJITA of
CSMC.
A large delegation of young
people are expected from Ogden,
Utah, as well as from Nebraska
and Wyoming.
DR. CARLTON J. DABBS of Park
Hill ME Church will be the prin-
cipal speaker at the conference
banquet to be held at the YWCA on
Sat. night, Nov. 25th, from 6:30
p.m.
Nov. 20: DBAC, HAM & TURKEY
(Sun) BENEFIT, at TSBC.
Nov. 25- Nov. 27: YPCC of CSMC, (Fri. Sat., and Sun.)
Nov. 26- Nov. 27: DNBA, BOWLING TOUR- NAMENT (Sat. & Sun.
Dec. 3- Dec. 4: T.S.B.C. ALL-CHURCH BAZAAR (Sat. & Sun.
Dec. 11: (Sun) ISSEI APPRECIATION DINNER, sponsored by Mile-Hi JACL.
Dec. 12: (Mon) CATHAY POST, XMAS PARTY, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 16- Dec. 18: 27TH ANNUAL YBLC, (Fri,, Sat, & Sun,)
Dec. 24: (Sat) CATHAY SKI CLUB'S XMAS EVE DANCE, at China Doll, Aurora
Dec. 31: (Sat) NEW YEAR EVE DANCE Hilton Hotel, JACL
19 6 1:
Jan. 21: (Sat) SENIOR BUSSEI "GET- TOGETHER" SOCIAL.
(NOTE: If any additions or cor-
rections, please notify Editor.
PROFESSIONAL AND iawteks
BUSINESS LISTINGS TOSHIO ANDO 1942 Larimer St. AC 2-5315
OENTISTS FRED S. KAWANO
JOHN CHIKUMA, DDS Brighton 1131 19th St. KE 4-6358
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. IT0, DDS K. KANAI, DDS 830 18th St. OPTOMETRISTS
KE 4-8680 BEN MAT0BA, 0D 1959 Larimer St. KE 4-1941
2838 Federal Blvdo GL 5-0741 MISAO MAT0BA, 0D Ft. Lupton
Y. IT0, DDS SUE0 IT0, DDS S. IT0, DDS. Burt Building PHYSIMHS UL 7-6550
1477 Pennsylvania St, CH 4-6589
CHARLES FUJISAKI, M.D. Brighton
TONY KAWAN0, 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 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.
INSURANCE 830 18th Street TA 5-0783
HORIUCHI & CO., 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, 0.0.
1751 York street FL 5-7321 1230 21st Street MA 3-3743


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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
NOV., 1960
AJA COLLEGIANS
PLAN ACTIVITIES
RICH YAMAGUCHI, Pres, of the
Intermountain Collegiate Students
(formerly NICC), reported that
DAVID H. FURUKAWA, past 1959-60
Pres., SAM Y. MATSUM0T0, and MIN
YASUI were named as advisors for
the ICS for 1960-61.
The ICS held a Get-Acquainted
Mixer" on Sat., Nov. 12th, at the
CU Memorial Center in Boulder.
OMAHA NEWS
ROSE ISHI1 chaired Omaha JACL
participation at the opening of
contemporary Japanese print exhi-
bition at Joslyn Art Museum, with
folk dances of Japan and demon-
stration of flower arrangements.
Japanese dancers were MARILYN
KAYA, JANICE TAKECHI, SUMI MISAKE
and BONNIE and MAUREEN HIRABAYA-
SHI, led by instructor Mrs. SUE
HOIMES.
SKI CLUB XMAS DANCE, DEC. 24
ICS membership cards are being
solicited at 50$ per student, and
can be obtained from any cabinet
officer. ICS membership cards
offer a 25$ discount to all ICS
student affairs.
MRS. MARGARET YAMAKA of Wheat-
ridge, Colo,, announced on Nov. 8
the engagement of her daughter,
PATRICIA, to RICHARD YAMAGUCHI of
Ft. Lupton, now a student at CU.
PATRICIA YAMAKA was an honor
graduate of Wheatridge Hi School,
in 1958, The happy couple plan
to wed in June.
* The Omaha JACL ladies enter-
tained 91 members of the Ft. Oma-
ha Officers Wives club at a Suki-
yakl dinner. Ladles on the JACL
committee were EM NAKADOI, GLADYS
HIRABAYASHI, MARY MISAKI, ROSE I-
SHII, KIMI TAKECHI, MIMI TSUJI,
MERI ARIKAWA, MUTSUKO OSHIMA, KI-
MI NAKADOI, TOSHIKO ZAIMAN, MIHO-
K0 RISEN, and Mmes. GEO. SHIMADA
ANDO. BOB NAKADOI and KAZ
assisted the ladles.
While Pres. MIKE WATANABE is
travelling in the South, Vice-
Pres. KIMI TAKECHI has been runn-
ing the activities of the Omaha
JACL.
* A Sukiyaki Dinner for the West
Ctaaha Rotary Club with 100 guests
was planned for Nov. 5th.
MILE-HI JACL FALL MEETING
The Mile Hi JACL held its annual Fall Meeting on Oct. 29th at the
TSBC, under the leadership of DR. MASA GIMA, program chairman, (tore
than 300 people participated in the Pot-Luck Supper, the Business and
Political Discussion meeting, and the Children's Hallowe'en Party.
YAMAKA-YAMAGUCHI
TROTH ANNOUNCED IKEBASU
The Cathay Post Ski Club, at its meeting on Nov, 5th, voted to hold
their Annual Christmas Eve Dance at the China Doll, 2045 Clinton St.,
in Aurora, Colorado.
The dance will be open to the public but admission will be by tick-
et only, obtainable from any Ski Club member. The dance will be from
BOWLING LEAGUES
BRIGHTON JAA MIKED BOWLING LEAGUE
Men's Hi Game:
JIM HISHINUMA (22). ... 224
Men's Hi Series:
TOM SHIBAO................605
Women's Hi Game:
ROSE TAN ABE (28)......... 233
Women* s Hi Series:
ROSE TANABE (84).......... 596
CATHAY POST LEAGUE:
Hi Game: BOB MATSUMOTO (15) 251
Hi Series: ART R0YAN0 (108) 655
CSMC MIXED LEAGUE:
Men's Hi Game:
SAM SATO (16)............261
Men's Hi Series:
JIM SHINTO (45) ..... 685
Women's Hi Game:
9:00 p.m, until 2:00 a.m. Altho
the orchestra has not yet bean
selected, since Christmas Eve,
Dec. 24th, this year falls on a
Saturday night, dance lovers were
warmly Invited to join the Ski
Club's Yuletide celebrations.
All Ski Club cabinet officers,
headed by PRESIDENT JIM KUGA, are
in charge of arrangements. Fur-
ther details concerning the 5aas
Eve dance will be announced in
the next issue of the AJA News.
KAMLOOPS CLUB
WINNERS & OFFICERS
DR. THOS. K. KOBAYASHI presid-
ed over the Awards and Elections
dinner of the Kamloops Fishing
Club on Nov. 7 at the Lotus Room.
GLADYS TANIWAKI, assisted by a
the supper. Her committee included
IOKA, LILY MASAM0RI, TAMI MAYEDA,
FLORENCE MIYAHARA, Y0SHI MIZOUE,
JERRY MURAKAMI, BETTY SUZUKI,
ROSALIE T0KUNAGA, DOROTHY UCHIDA,
AYAKQ WADA, FUMI YABE, and TRUE
YASUI.
Cub Scouts of Pack #38, under
the direction of Cubmaster Y0SH
ARAI, and assisted by Den Mothers
JERRY MURAKAMI and TOSHI UCHIDA,
posted Colors for the meeting.
JEAN SATO, as Chairman, headed
the committee for the Children's
Hallowe'en Party, assisted byi
JEANETTE KAWAMURA, JEAN MATSUDA,
and MARY KITASHIMA.
BILL H0S0KAWA acted as Modera-
tor for the political discussion,
with Gene Manzanares speaking for
large committee, was in charge of
AKI AKIYAMA, SUE AKIYAMA, HELENE
the Democrats, and EDWARD WILCOX
speaking for the Republicans.
0SKI S. TANIWAKI, President,
conducted the business session,
with TAK TERASAKI presenting pro-
posals for a Board of Governors
for the Mile-Hi JACL,
Scouts of Troop #169 (TSBC),
under the direction of Scoutmas-
ter GEORGE UMETANI, and Troop #38
(CSMC) under the direction of Jr.
Asst. Scoutmaster HOWARD KOSHI,
and Asst. Senior Patrol Leader
GENE TAKAMINE, assisted with the
general arrangements.
SACHI GOTO (33).......... 253
Women's Hi Series:
TOSHI OYA (138).......... 640
DBAC MIXED LEAGUE:
Men's Hi Game:
FRANK KAMIBAYASHI (23). . 247
Men's Hi Series: 643
BEN KARA (69) # O 9 9
Women's Hi Game:
BETTY YANARI (40) O 232
Women's Hi Series:
ALICE KIMURA (93) O O o 577
DNBA MEN'S LEAGUE:
Classics:
CHAS. YAMAGUCHI
CHAS. YAMAGUCHI
Publicity for the meeting was
handled by SUE AKIYAMA, Y0 TANI-
GUCHI and AMY UYEDA, as secretar-
ies for the Mile-Hi JACL.
Hi Game:
Hi Series:
Minors:
Hi Game:
Hi Series:
CHAS. KOMARU.
KEN MATSUDA .
258
661
254
668
DNBA WOMEN'S LEAGUE:
Hi Game: HATTIE ARITA (27)
Hi Series: JEAN SATO (90). .
SCENES FROM THE MILE-HI JACL'S CHILDREN'S HALLOWE'EN PARTY
KARON SANDA was elected Pres,
for 1961, YURI SANDA was named as
Secty, and FRANK NAKAOKI was de-
signated Treasurer.
Colorado winners were TOMIKO
URA with a 4# 2 oz. Rainbow from
Cherry Creek Reservoir, T. KANA-
TANI with a 3-lb. Rainbow, and M.
N0NAKA with a 2# 10 oz. trout.
Winners with trout caught out-
side of Colorado were HARVEY GOTO
with a 5% lb. trout; AL N0DA, 2nd
with a 5# 3 oz. trout; and GEORGE
FUKUMA with a 4# 11^ oz. catch,
JUDOISTS TO S.L.C.
About 15 members of the Denver
Judo Dojo, under the leadership
of FRED 0KIM0T0 and Y. NISHIMURA,
will participate In the annual
Intermountain Judo Tournament, in
Salt Lake City, on Nov. 27th.


NOV,, 1960
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PAGE 5
BRIGHTON
ROY INOUYE, prominent AJA ve-
getable grower from San Luis Val-
ley, was featured speaker for the
Adams County Farm Bureau on Oct*
31st in Brighton, Colo*, speaking
on the problem of agricultural
workers organizing comnittee* The
Brighton JAA expressed concern on
this matter* ROY MAYEDA is mem-
ber of the Board of Directors for
the Adams County Farm Bureau*
HARRY FUKAYE was featured as
one of the two AJA directors of
the Vegetable Producers Co-Op of
Colorado, in a re-
cent issue of "The
Colorado". The o-
ther AJA director
is MIKE TASHIRO of
Brighton, Colo.
Fukaye, 42, re-
sides at Rt. 1, Box
027, Denver Zone 29
near Eastlake, and piiafAVP
operates a 250 acre rUISATfc.
farm with his brother, JAY FUKAYE
and raises cabbage, onions, sugar
beets, alfalfa hay, barley, and
corn.
Harry Fukaye is a graduate of
Adams City high, and attended the
University of Colorado* He serv-
ed overseas in France, where he
was wounded in action.
In 1948, he married Helen Ni-
shimoto of Platteville, and they
have one daughter.
Besides serving on the Board
of Directors of the Co-op, Harry
has been active with the Brighton
JAA community affairs.
KAREN TAZAWA, daughter of HAR-
RY and ROSE TAZAWA of Henderson,
Colo., gleefully twirling a baton
for the Denver Broncos during the
half-time exhibition by the crack
Brighton High School Band.
BRIGHTON WOMEN'S
CLUB OFFICERS
JOSEPHINE CHIKUMA is President
and her cabinet is as follows:
Vice-Pres* .... MAY FUNAKOSHI
Rec. Secty ...... MAY MURATA
Corr. Secty.......HELEN OKADA
Treasurer.......HELEN KURACHI
Program Chrmn. MIYEKO MAYEDA
Social Chrmn SUMI R0YAN0 and
ROSE FUJISAKI
Sunshine Chrmn FUDGE TASHIRO
Refreshment Chrmn. YOSHIKO SASAKI
and FLO NAKATA
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VISIT D/UUjfiHd Vjvh,u
OBITUARIES
TANAKA, Heiichi, passed away in
Nov. Resident at 1650 Yates St.
Funeral at TSBC; interment at the
Riverside Crematorium, Nov. 7th
TSUTSUMI, Noboru, 4141 Shoshone
St., Denver, Colo., on Nov. 9.
UYEHARA, Ryuji Roy, of Brighton,
Colo., passed away in Nov. Hus-
band of Hiroko Uyehara. Father
of Kenneth K. Uyehara, Martha M.
Uyehara, and Florence Y. Uyehara.
Services at CSMC, Nov. 9; inter-
ment at Fairmount Cemetery.
YAMA, Ken G., 2775 W. Iliff Ave.,
Denver, Colo., deceased during
Oct. Husband of Edna May Yama,
and father of Kathryn Wellington
of Denver, Frances Henry of Ster-
ling, Colo., and of Frank Yama of
Moab, Utah. Interment at Fair-
mount Cemetery.
BIRTHS
FUKUHARA, Ronald, .... a GIRL
3201 Race St, Denver
HARA, Benjamin. ..... a BOY
5455 Bryant St., Adams Co.
HIROKAWA, Bob T.........a GIRL
3254 St. Paul St., Denver
KISHIYAMA, Thomas St. a BOY
8733 E. 14th Ave., Aurora
KINOSHITA, Kenneth T. a BOY
808 13th St., Denver
KUTSUMA, Mori ............a BOY
2685 Locust St., Denver
TAGAWA, Yoshiyuki .... a GIRL
1742 W. 34th Ave., Denver
TOKUNAGA, Dennis T. a BOY
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
NOV., 1960
SCOUTING AWARDS
AJA Scouters from Che TSBC and
CSMC attended the Annual Dinner
of East District of Denver Area
Council of Boy Scouts on Nov. 1,
and received recognition for out-
standing services to Scouting.
REV. N. TSUNODA of TSBC gave
the Invocation for the meeting.
YBLC PROGRAM
DEC. 16-17-18. I960
The 27th Annual Conference of
the Tri-State Young Buddhist Lea-
gue will be held in Denver, Colo,
on Dec. 16-17-18, 1960.
The highlight of the Bussel
conference will be a Banquet and
Sayonara Ball, in the swank Brown
Palace West, climaxed by the re-
gal coronation of Miss Bussel of
1960-61.
-PROGRAM-
FRI., Dec. 16th:
7:00 p.m. .... Registration
7:30 p.m. Opening Services
8:30 p.m. .... Variety Show
10:00 p.m......Social Mixer
Explorer Scouts RAY OKUMURA,
RON SAKAYAMA, RONALD UCHIDA and
HOWARD R0SHI, under the direction
of Advisor JOHN SAKAYAMA, posted
the Colors for the opening cere-
monies of the meeting.
Special Scouting Awards were
presented to YOSH ARA1 as Cubmas-
ter and to JERRY MURAKAMI as Den
Mother for Pack #38, and to TOSH
ANDO and TERRIE TAKAMINE of Troop
#38.
Of the six Eagle Scouts to be
honored on Nov, 21st, three were
AJA's, EUGENE KAMBARA of Explorer
Post #169, and RAY OKUMURA and
RON SAKAYAMA of Explorer Post #38.
Of the four units which have
won the President Eisenhower 50th
Anniversary Achievement Award in
the East District, two were AJA
units, Pack #38 under Cubmaster
YOSH ARAI, and Pack #169 under
Cxthmaster CHAS. KOTO.
SAM Y. MATSUMOTO
NEW YORK LIFE INS. CO.
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SAT.. Dec. 17th:
10:00 .............Bowling
4:30 p.m. Potluck Dinner
& Discussions
9:00 p.m. Roller Skating
SUN., Dec. 18th:
10:00 a.m. Memorial Service
1:30 p.m. Oratorical Contest
& Election of New Officers
5:00 p.m, CONFERENCE BANQUET
(Brown Palace West)
9:00 p.m. SAYONARA BALL
Miss Bussel 1960-61
MILE-HI JACL
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
AMY UYEDA and GENE IKEYA, Co-
Chrmn for Membership, announced
that the 1961 Mile-Hi JACL Mem-
bership Drive is now underway.
With an Increase in Nat'l JACL
dues to $3.00 per member, includ-
ing a Pacific Citizen subscrip-
tion to each JACL household, the
local chapter has set the follow-
ing membership schedule:
Students and GI's. $ 3.00
Single Memberships . 5.00
Couple Memberships . 8.00
The 1961 Mile-Hi JACL Member-
ship Drive commenced Nov. 1st.

KAREN TAZAWA (1), daughter of the HARRY TAZAWA1 s, and SHARON MASUNAGA
(r), daughter of the JESSE MASUNAGA's, both of Henderson, Colo., lead-
ing the crack Brighton High School band, as mascots, at a recent foot-
ball game of the Denver Broncos .__________
in Denver. The Brighton band is
rated as one of the best in this
region, and has a number of AJA
musicians on its roster.
CATHAY POST BRIEFS
Grand Prize Winner of the Ca-
thay Post benefit on Nov. 5th was
lucky JACKSON ISHIDAiiJ Co-Chrmn
JOE SAKATO and AL MIYACISHIMA ex-
pressed sincere thanks to all who
participated in the benefit.
Cathay Post members are re-
minded that Dec. 12th is regular
meeting night, and that after a
short business session, the Post
will be decorated for the Chil-
dren's Xmas Party, scheduled for
Mon., Dec. 19th.
JOE SAKATO and family are now
residents at 8369 Katherine Way,
(Perl-Mack homes, near 83rd and
Pecos), Denver 21, Colorado.
TSBC BUSSEIS
PLAN HOMECOMING
SAM YOSHIKAWA, Chrmn, announc-
ed that a Buddhist Nisei "Home-
coming social would be held on
Jan. 21, 1961, to provide oppor-
tunity for the older Busseis to
get-together, to renew acquaint-
ances, "fun nite" and a social.
Plans include dinner, orches-
tra dance, and entertainment for
the older Busseis of this region.
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