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DENVER. COLORADO
DEC., 196C
L7kUUV)&\-YBLC
DEC.\8-\7-\9 \9S0
Tbe 7.1th. Annual Conference of
the. Young buddhist League in the
Tri-State region will he held for
three days, in Denver, Colorado,
commencing on Dec* lb and contin-
uing thru Dec* 18*
A busy and interesting program
has been planned, including many
social events, as well as serious
discussions and services.
Enthusiastic hussei delegates
from all parts of Colorado, and
from NebrasV-a and Wyoming axe ex-
pected to converge upon Denver,
to attend the 'iBLC*
Sun* night, Dec* 18th, will be
the high-light of the 27th Annual
Y8\£, with the Conference Banquet
and Say on at a Ball to be held at
the Brown Palace Mest, commencing
at V.QQ p*m*
The complete program schedule
of events, and a list of chairmen
In charge, Is listed on the hack
page of this Issue* (See Pg. 6*")
NEW YEAR'S EVE BALL
SCHEDULED AT HILTON HOTEL
BETTY SUZUKI, Dance Chairman for the Mile-Hi JACL in charge of the
New YearTs Eve Ball, announced that Jack LaForte's 9-piece orchestra
has been obtained to play in the Grand Ball Room of the Hilton Hotel,
on Dec* 3lst, from 10:00 p.m., until 2:00 a.m.; Jan. 2, 1961*
All JACLers and friends are invited to attend the New Year's Eve
festivities, and plenty of noise-makers and a congenial atmosphere was
promised, to usher in the New Year. Dance bids may be obtained from
any member of the Mile-Hi JACL, with tickets at $5*00 for stags, and
-------------------------- $7.50 per couple if pre-purchased
but at $10.00 per couple, if pur-
SKI CLUB XMAS chased at the door that night.
HON, STEPHEN L. R. McNICHOLS,
Governor of Colorado, addressing
the "Issei Appreciation Night11
banquet sponsored by the Mile-Hi
JACL in the Silver Glade of the
Cosmopolitan Hotel, in Denver, on
Sun*, Dec. 11th,
Gov, McNichols expressed spe-
cial tribute to the Issei, for
their outstanding contributions
to the communities in which they
have lived.
DANCE, DEC. 24
JIM KUGA, Pres, of the Cathay
Ski Club, announced that the an-
nual Skiier's Christmas Eve Dance
would be held at the China Doll,
2045 Clinton St., in Aurora, on
Sat. night, Dec. 24th.
The Dance will be open to the
public, but admission will be by
ticket only, obtainable from any
member of the Ski Club. Dancing
will be from 9 pm until 2 am.
TAK TERASAKI will officiate
as Toastmaster of the Mile-Hi
JACL's annual Recognitions Dinner
commencing at 6:30 p.m. The An-
nual JACL HARRY H, SAKATA MEMO-
RIAL AWARD will be presented to
the outstanding 1960 AJA graduate
in the Denver metropolitan area.
MARY MASUNAGA is Reservations
Chrron and tickets may be obtained
at $5.00 per plate, or a combina-
tion dinner-dance ticket is $15
per couple. Make your reserva-
tions early.' II


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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
DEC.. 1960
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];
The nineteenth anniversary of
the Japanese attack on Pearl Har-
bor slipped by with scant notice
the other day. This was the day
Pres. Franklin Roosevelt pledged
would live in history as a day of
infamy.
Yet, so swift is the progress
of time that men and women, out
of college and in the business
world today, have no personal re-
collection of the war years.
To many of them, Hitler and
Tojo are vague names out of the
past, Stalin is a shadowy histor-
ical figure, Mussolini has been
all but forgotten, and Eisenhower
is the golf-playing president,
who is about to leave the White
House.
Even for those of us who are
old enough to remember that numb-
ing seventh day of December, 1941,
memory of the shock and bewilder-
ment have been diluted by time.
Too much has happend in the
years since, and recollections
have a way of fading.
Astonishing changes have come
to pass with the speeding years.
If, 19 years ago tod-iy, some-
one had even suggested that Japan
and Germany would become staunch
friends and allies of the United
States, he would have been rec-
commended for psychiatric obser-
vation.
If there is any comfort to be
found in these observations, per-
haps it is in the words of that
philosopher who, in a moment of
travail, shrugged and observed
that this, too, shall pass away.
Such wisdom however must come
with the years. No young man who
is disappointed in love can be-
lieve that the world has not come
to an end.
OUTSTANDING AJA STUDENTS
DOROTHY UCHIDA, as chairman of the Mile-Hi JACL HARRY H. SAKATA
Memorial Award to the outstanding AJA graduate from high school In the
Denver metropolitan area (including Brighton, Colo.) has released the
names and records of seven final-
ists for the 1960 award, which
will be presented at the Mile-Hi
JACL Recognitions Dinner.
We have been privileged to re-
view the records of these final-
ists, and we are impressed! They
are as follows:
RICHARD IDA........ Brighton Hi
He was Head Boy of the school,
and honored as the most outstand-
ing athlete of 1960, winning his
letters in football, baseball and
basketball, while maintaining a
3.4 grade average.
He was a member of the Student
Council, a member of the National
Honor Society, a delegate to the
National Leadership Conference,
to the State Latin Convention,
and to Boys' State of Colorado.
*****
KAY S. MURA...........Manual Hi
Ranking 2nd in the graduating
class of 282, Kay Mura had a 3.96
grade average (only one B marring
an otherwise perfect straight A
record!) She won a 4-yr scholar-
ship to Pomona College.
She was Junior class secretary
and President of the Pre-Med Club
at Manual, and active in Scarabs,
Thunderbirds, Future Teachers of
America, and delegate to Colorado
Youth Forum.
*****
JOE K. OZAKI..........Manual Hi
With a straight A average, Joe
Ozaki ranked No. 1 at Manual. He
was a member of the Key Club, the
Latin Club, and a member of the
Tennis team.
He attended the Science Insti-
tute at Colorado College, and won
a scholarship to Columbia. He
was winner of the Thom MeAn Lead-
ership Award, and also won the
Bausch & Lomb Science Award.
JUDY SAITO.............North Hi
Head Girl at North Hi in 1960,
Judy was Junior Class Secretary,
and active in Viking Sisters, the
Valkyries, and was Junior Escort.
She attended as the school de-
legate to the NASC Convention, in
Pittsburgh, Pa.
*****
JUDY SHINBARA. Adams City Hi
In her school career, Judy was
active as Student Council repre-
sentative, member of the National
Honor Society, International Re-
lations Club, and Future Teachers
of America.
She also served as President
of the Future Nurses' Club,
*****
TAMIYE TAKETA..........North Hi
Besides membership in National
Honor Society, Math Club, Viking
Sisters, Latin Club, and a Junior
Escort, Tamiye was a member of
the Girls' Rifle Club at North.
She was a delegate to Girls'
State, and on the March of Dimes
TAP Program. She was awarded the
Estelle Hunter scholarship to DU.
*****
RONALD YAMAMOTO. Manual Hi
A 3.8 scholar, Ron was active
in ROTC, as member of the Lancers
and as Cadet Lt. Col. He won the
Legion of Valor Award given by US
CMH Winners Assn. He is also a
3-sports letterman, in tennis,
basketball and baseball.
He was Class Pres., as a soph,
Vice-Pres. as a junior, and was
Senior Class Pres. Besides serv-
ing as Pres, of Key Club, Latin
Club and Ski Club, he was Parlia-
mentarian for Scarabs, member of
Future Teachers of America, and
won awards in the Science Fair.
He won scholarship to Regis Col-
lege, and the Civitan Award.
TAK TERASAKI is pictured above, introducing the principal speaker,
Dr. Whitney Young, Dean of Social Work at Atlanta University, at the
annual meeting of the Denver Urban League. At extreme right, the Hon,
Albert T. Frantz, justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, who is Presi-
dent of the Urban League of Denver. TERASAKI is also a member of the
Board of Directors of the Denver Urban League,
The "ISSEI APPRECIATION NIGHT"
held in the Silver Glade of the
Cosmopolitan Hotel, on Dec. 11th,
under the chairman-
ship Of HENRY SUZUKI
assisted by the Past
Pres., ROBERT UYEDA,
turned out to be a
tremendous success.
f1
TANIWAKK
Altogether, more
than 400 people at-
tended the banquet,
with more than 200
of the honored Issei being feted
by the Mile-Hi JACL, with more
than 200 of their sons and daugh-
ters in attendance.
We realize that this public
acknowledgment of our unpayable
debt of gratitude to our parent
generation has been long over-due
but now we have given official,
and warm recognition to the Issei
generation.
We hope and pray that their
remaining years will be golden,
and forever happy.
*****
PAST JACL-SAKATA AWARD WINNERS:
As enumerated, there are seven
outstanding AJA students being
considered for the 1960 Award.
Without detracting from their
very splendid records, we cite
again the past winners of this
honored award:
1956: CARL YORIMOTO
1957: VIOLA D0IZAKI
1958: THOMAS YASUDA
1959: ELAINE KURITANI
The 1960 winner can be proud
to join this select company of
outstanding young AJA's.
*****
NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER-DANCE:
BETTY SUZUKI is working over-
time to provide you with a gala
New Year's Eve celebration in the
Grand Ballroom of Hotel Hilton on
Sat., Dec. 31st.
Dinner-Dance tickets are at a
holiday bargain price of $15.00
per couple. BEN KUMAGAI is in
charge of ticket distribution.
The annual Recognitions Dinner
is from 6:30 pm, and the Dance is
from 10:00 pm until 2:00 ayem!!!
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 k yr ( 5 mo.)
$3.50 for 1 yr (10 mo.)


MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PAGE 3
DEC.. 1960
We are all happy to learn that
JEAN FUJIMOTO is now at home, and
recuperating from major surgery,
but we are saddened to learn that
GEORGE FUJIMOTO is critically ill
at St* Luke's Hospital, with no
visitors, suffering from a heart
attack,
DON FURUTA, CAROL and Baby,
are visiting Denver for the holi-
days*
STOME TANITA, who was employed
at Gart Bros., left for permanent
residence in Los Angeles, Calif,
JIM IMATANI and family are on
a winter vacation to Guaymas, in
Old Mexico for deep-sea fishing,
and expected to visit Disneyland,
near LA before returning to snowy
Colorado.
TOM & HARUKO KOBAYASHI were at
the Coronado in San Diego, Calif,
to participate in some sessions
of ACBL tournaments there in Dec.
TAMIKO KUSUMI and ART KOYAN0
were wed on Nov. 27, at the TSBC,
with the reception held at Lotus
Room. Above, the happy couple!!'
(Photo by Howard Oda, 711-27th
St., Denver 5, Colo. CH 4-4073.)
NEW YEAR'S EVE
DR. DICK & CHIZ MOMII enjoyed
the balmy beaches of Miami, Flo-
rida for a brief winter vacation.
TOORU TAKAMATSU and Y. NISHI-
MURA, both of Denver, were offi-
cial Rocky Mtn Black Belt Assn,
representatives to the national
AAU annual meeting of the Nat'l
Judo Black Belt Federation in Las
Vegas, Nevada, during December.
FT. LUPTON JACL
INA K0SHI0, correspondent for
Ft. Lupton, reported that a new
30-star flag was presented to the
JACL by the Rotary Club through
arrangements by JACK TSUHARA.
$1,000 BENEFIT
JAMES IMATANI, Dist. 1000 Club
Chrmn, was designated Co-Chrmn,
with TOSH ANDO, to head a Finance
Committee, to work out ways and
means to finance the work of the
Board of Governors of the Mile-Hi
JACL for 1961.
A JACL Benefit to be culminat-
ed in a cash give-away of $1,000
on New Year's Eve was planned by
the Consnittee.
Committee members include Y0SH
ARAI, DR. MAS GIMA, TAK TERASAKI,
BUDDY UCH1DA, ROBERT UYEDA, and
KEN FUNAK0SHI.
HARLEY INOUYE was Chrmn for a
Roller Skating Party on Nov, 27th
for Lupton JACLers,
ALBERT WATADA and JAMES KAT0
are Co-Chrmn for the Lupton JACL
Election, and Fishermen's Dinner,
scheduled for Dec. 17th, at the
Buddhist Church in Ft. Lupton.
Ft. Lupton JACL will hold its
annual Inauguration Dinner during
January, 1961.
Ticket distributors include:
in the Brighton area, TOM NAKATA,
DON T0KUNAGA, CHAS. KAGIYAMA, and
JIM T0CHIHARA; in the Ft. Lupton
area, FLOYD K0SHI0; and in the
Longmont area, JAMES KANEMOTO.
In Denver, any of the cabinet
offiers, in addition to those
listed above, are distributing
benefit tickets. BE SURE_ TO GET
YOURS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A BIG
CASH PRIZE ON NEW YEAR'S EVEl !
GRAmMLLROOm' .
n. Huron hotel
Dec 3/, I9GO
r- -.5tk.PeRFlATES.00,
)/9MCe^t0MO .v PER'COUPLE /0.00
j CokviMr/bn D/nnen-Dfince tic ter.
. ' PER COUPLE IS-00
sponsonen By THE milE HI JACL
JACL BOARD ELECTED
ROBERT UYEDA, Chrmn of Nomina-
tions, announced that the follow-
ing slate of 1961 officers for
the Mile-Hi JACL was adopted at a
special meeting on Nov. 25th.
FOR THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS
TOSHIO ANDO
DAVE FURUKAWA
HARUKO KOBAYASHI
ROY MAYEDA
TOM NAKATA
ROBERT SAKATA
JEAN SATO
OSKI TANIWAKI
TAK TERASAKI
ROBERT UYEDA
YOSH ARAI
JIM IMATANI
GEO, MASUNAGA
DR. T. MAYEDA
JOHN NOGUCHI
JOHN SAKAYAMA
HENRY SUZUKI
MIKE TASHIRO
BUDDY UCHIDA
DR. AYAKO WADA
MIN YASUI
A special election meeting was
held at the Cosmopolitan Hotel on
Dec. 11th, and the entire 21-man
Board was unanimously elected.
The Board will convene in Jan.,
to organize Chapter activities.
TAK TERASAKI was elected tem-
porary Chairman of the Board, and
will call an executive meeting of
the Board to elect the permanent
Chairman, who will serve as 1961
President of the Mile-Hi JACL.
Members serving on the Nomina-
tions Committee were: ROBT. UYEDA
Chrmn, OSKI TANIWAKI, YOSH ARAI,
and TAK TERASAKI.
CALENDAR
Of c omtng events
Dec. 16- 27th ANNUAL YBLC, 1
Dec. 18: (Frl,, Sat. & Sun.)
Dec. 24; CATHAY SKI CLUB'S
(Sat) XMAS EVE DANCE, at China Doll, Aurora.
Dec. 31: NEW YEAR EVE DANCE,
(Sa t) Hilton Hotel, JACL. :
r r 6 1: j
Jan. 21: SENIOR BUSSEI "GET-
(Sat) TOGETHER" SOCIAL, Cathedral Room, at Albany Hotel.
. Jin. 28- CSMC INVITATIONAL
|_Jan. 29: BOWLING TOURNAMENT. |
OMAHA SUKIYAKI
DINNERS SUCCESS
Omaha JACL's Sukiyaki Dinners
have been outstandingly popular,
with GLADYS HIRABAYASHI acting as
General Chrmn. All of the Omaha
JACLers cooperate in these civic
affairs.
Latest dinner was for the West
Omaha Rotary Club with almost 100
guests. Proceeds of the dinner
were donated by the Omaha JACL to
a recently bereaved war bride wi-
dow with four small children.
PROFESSIONAL AND
LAWVEU
BUSINESS LISTINGS
TOSHIO ANDO
1942 Larimer St.
AC 2-5315
nunsrs
JOHN CHIKUMA, DDS Brighton
75 So. 4th St, 560
MAS GIMA, DDS
1404 E. 18th Ave. AL 5-6822
DRS. GROVE AND HORI,
3705 E. Colfax Ave. EA 2-8510
T. IT0, DDS
K. KANAI, DDS
830 18th St. KE 4-8680
2838 Federal Blvd. GL 5-0741
Y. ITO, DDS
SUE0 ITO, DDS
S, ITO, DDS.
1477 Pennsylvania St. CH 4-6589
TONY KAWANO, DDS
1750 Humboldt St. KE 4-3084
FRED S. KAWANO
1131 19th St. KE 4-6358
LLOYD SHINSAT0
1639 Clarkson St. KE 4-8043
MINORU YASUI
1225 20th St. CH 4-2239
OPTOMETRISTS
BEN MAT0BA, OD KE 4-1941
1959 Larimer St.
MISAO MATOBA, OD Ft. Lupton
Burt Building UL 7-6550
PHYSICIANS
CHARLES FUJISAKI, M.D. Brighton
HARRY KURACHI, M.D. 418
40 No. Main St.
ROBERT MAYEDA, DDS
Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-6961
TAKASHI MAYEDA, DDS
Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-6961
GENTA NAKAMURA, DDS
Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-7498
KEN UYEHARA, DDS Brighton
40 No. Main St. 1312
GEO. H. UYEMURA Ft. Lupton
1111 First St. UL 7-2240
IHSIIRAHCC
T. K. KOBAYASHI, M.D.
DICK D. MOMII, M.D.
ALBERT N0DA, M.D.
1227 27th Street KB 4-3104
TSURU T. 0KAGAWA, M.D.
1848 W. 38th Ave. GL 5-8202
ISAMU OZAMOTO, M.D.
Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-1596
HOWARD SUENAGA, M.D.
830 18th Street AC 2-1314
M. GEO. TAKENO, M.D.
830 18th Street TA 5-0783
HORIUCHI & 00., 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


PATtE 4
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
DEC., 1960
REGIONAL BOWLING TOURNAMENT
The Denver Nisei Bowling Assn, sponsored regional handicap bowling
tournament held at the Dahlia Lanes, in Denver. Colorado, over the
Thanksgiving week-end, Nov. 26-27,
bowlers, and a total of 62 teams,
including 48 men's teams, and 14
women's teams, according to the
tournament officials.
ERLICH SALES of Brighton won
the Men's Team Event, with The
Brighton Florists in 2nd place,
and with Bowlorado of Greeley and
CSMC #5 tied for 3rd place.
Mens Doubles results were:
SADAO YAGAMI & GENE HIRAKADO 1341
Yosh Iwahashi & K. Kinoshita 1329
Harry Ida & Tom Urano. 1284
Men's Singles winners were:
BILL NAKAMURA. 652 (48) 700
K. Sasaki, .... 624 (72) 696
Tom Hikida .... 652 (42) 694
Men's All-Events was won by
TOM URANO.
******
In the Women's Division, HADA
AUTOMOTIVE won the 1st place tro-
phy, with LEE MUSIC in close 2nd
place.
attracted more than 500 individual
Above, TOM HIKIDA, President
of the Denver Nisei Men's Bowling
League, and Tournament Director.
Women's Doubles winners were:
LIZ KITASHIMA & LIL TERASAKI 1123
H. Morishige & S. Kuroki 1100
JIM NAKAGAWA was Asst. Direct-
or for the Tournament. Applica-
tions were handled by BEN KAMADA
and JOHN NOGUCHI.
Women's Singles winners were:
EVY HAYASHIDA. 552 (58) 610
Jane Hada......... 550 (36) 586
J. Kawamura. 530 (54) 584
Women's All-Events was won by
MATS ITO,
Other officers were GENE IKEYA
Treasurer; IWAO NISHIKAWA, Secty;.
TAD SHIMIZU, Tabulations; JIM OTA
and EVY HAYASHIDA, Schedules; BUD
STARK, Announcer; DR. BOB MAYEDA,
Rag-Time; and TOM IOKA, Trophies.
1961 YPCC Officials being inaugurated by REV. PAUL HAGIYA, from left
to right: ALLAN UYEDA, Vice-Pres.; MAY AOYAGI, 1961 President; ICHIRO
FUJITA, Treasurer; SUMIKO FUJITA, Soc. Chnnn; ANN AOYAGI, Registration
Chrmn; NANCY NUMOTO (Greeley) Rec. Secty; KAREN TAKENO, Corr. Secty;
KATY OKA, Program Chrmn; *nd MICHIKO KURAMOTO, Publicity Chrmn.
DENVER JUDOISTS WIN TROPHIES
DR. Y. IT0 of the Denver Judo Dojo reported that Denver judo teams
again swept the major share of trophies at the annual Intermountain
Judo Tournament held in Salt Lake City, Utah on Nov. 27th.
Sixteen members of the Denver Dojo, comprising 3 teams, won 1st in
four events, and placed not lower than 2nd in the other three events,
in competition with teams from nine various localities in the inter-
mountain district. TAKAYOSHI SAKAI of Denver won the Grand Champion-
TOURNAMENT WINNERS
MEN'S TEAM WINNERS:
ERLICH SALES: . 3112
George Okubo. . 625 (80) - 705
Jim Hlshinuma . 451 (80) - 531
Joe Sasaki. . 510 (76) - 586
Rocky Tanaka. . 566 (78) - 644
Chuck Mizunaga. 568 (78) - 6A6
BRIGHTON FLORISTS: o 3019
J. Hisamoto . 525 (86) - 611
J. Kiyota ... 527 (62) - 589
J. Sadahiro . 550 (120) - 670
S. Nishimoto. . 519 (80) - 599
S. Funakoshi. . 470 (80) - 550
BOWLORADO, Greeley: . 3013
S. Arakawa. . 605 (62) - 667
Geo* Tokunaga 545 (52) - 597
Schmidt (Sub.). 513 (30) - 543
Simon Yago. . 572 (64) - 636
J. Murata . 522 (48) - 570
CSMC TEAM #5: . 3013
Tad Shimizu . 533 (38) - 571
Ben Yanaga, . 584 (66) - 650
Toby Herrera. . 518 (58) - 576
Tak Togashi . 481 (60) - 541
Gene Ikeya. 635 (40) - 675
WOMEN'S TEAM WINNERS:
HADA AUTOMOTIVE:. 2667
Jane Hada . 504 (36) - 540
S. Yoshimura. 501 (56) - 557
Mae Shimizu . 451 (80) - 531
Liz Kitashima . 427 (58) - 485
Susan Tawara. 528 (26) - 554
LEE MUSIC:. . 2658
Mitzie Noguchi. 428 (106) - 534
June Okizaki. . 502 (92) - 594
S. Akiyama. . 293 (120) - 413
Mary Ida. . 480 (72) - 552
Michi Iwata . 497 (68) - 565
ship, and ROGER STEVENS, also of
Denver, was 2nd place winner.
In the individual competition,
JACK OLIVER won 1st in the Senior
Div.; in the Intermediate Div,,
STEVE KARAKAWA was the top Denver
winner, placing 2nd; and in the
Junior Div., HAROLD TANI was 2nd,
and DICKIE OKIMOTO was 3rd, and
won the "Best Sportsman" award.
In team competitions, Denver
won the Senior and Intermediate
team titles, and placed 2nd in
the Junior team events.
AJA BASKETBALL
LEARNERS WANTED
JOE ARIKI, FL 5-8585, of CSMC,
is teaching church youngsters,
ages 5-9, how to play basketball,
on Friday evenings, 7-9. Any in-
terested parent may sign up for
basketball instruction for their
son. Please call JOE ARIKI, for
complete details.
AJAs MENTIONED
ON ALL-STARS
Four Sansei football stars in
the Denver 8-team league rated an
honorable mention in the All-City
All-Stars selections for 1960.
3 Manual Hi AJA gridders men-
tioned were: KEN OKAZAKI, tackle;
LEONARD IT0, guard; and CLYDE
NITTA, center.
A lone AJA from East Hi was
given honorable mention, DENNIS
MIURA, back.


DEC., 1960
Mm TNT AIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PAGE 5
BRIGHTON
JIM TOCHIHARA, President, an-
nounced that the first meeting of
the Brighton J.A.A, for the win-
ter season of 1960-61 was held at
the Brighton Buddhist Church on
Dec, 9th. The JAA will hold its
annual elections during Dec., and
the inaugural dinner-dance during
Jan. 1961. Further details will
be announced.
MIKE TASHIRO of Brighton was
featured as the other of two AJA
directors of the Colorado Vege-
table Producers Co-
op Assn, in a Nov.
issue of "The Colo-
rado". We featured
HARRY FUKAYE in the
last month's issue.
MIKE TASHIRO is
a native Brighton-
ian, and has lived
all his life in the Tiauion
Brighton area. He V
is a big grower of onions, cab-
bage, sugar beets, carrots, and
has raised gladioli which attract
passers-by with beautiful colors
in his fields.
Mike has a big farm operation,
working with his brothers, SAM
TASHIRO and TOSH TASHIRO.
MAY AOYAGI, the President-elect
for the 1961 YPCC receiving the
presidential gavel from retiring
Pres. KENNY NAMBA, with newly-
elected Corr. Secty KAREN TAKENO
^looking on. (1960 YPCC Picture)
OMAHA NEWS BRIEFS
LILY OKURA, who served as Co-
ordinating Secty of Children's
Therapy Center, was promoted to
Administrator of the Center.
ALICE KAYA and MANUEL MATSU-
NAMI were named Chairmen for the
Omaha JACL Christmas Party to be
held at the YWCA on Dec. 22nd.
MIKE TASHIRO has served as a
leader of the Brighton AJA com-
munity in many civic projects,
and has been president of the
Brighton J.A.A.
He is married to FUJIYO (af-
fectionately known as "Fudge"),
and they have four children, one
daughter and three sons.
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CSMC SCOUT UNITS
CHARTER CEREMONY
Scouting units of CSMC held
impressive Charter Presentations
ceremonies on Sun., Dec. 4, with
Life Scout GORDON AOYAGI acting
as Chairman of the Program.
Senior Patrol Leader STEPHEN
ANDO (Life Scout) commanded the
Color Guard, consisting of Cub
Scouts DAVE KITANO and TOM UCHIDA
and Boy Scouts ARTHUR AGATSUMA
and STEVEN BERKELEY.
Asst. S.P.L. EUGENE TAKAMINE
(Life Scout) commanded the Boy
Scout Troop #38, Cub Scouts of
Pack #38 were ushers, with JASM
RONALD UCHIDA directing.
BIRTHS
LT. & MRS. DON FURUTA ... a BOY
USAF, San Antonio, Texas
MR. & MRS. FRED MURAKAMI. ,a GIRL
6380 Everett, Arvada
MR. & MRS. KIYOSHI SHIMIZU, a BOY
3655 Glencoe St., Denver
MR. & MRS. DONALD YANASE. a BOY
1450 High St., Denver
OBITUARIES
KANATANI, MRS. FUJIE of 3501 St.
Paul St. passed away in November.
KUNIYOSHI, ICHIJI of 3336 St.Paul
St., passed away in November.
Eagle Scout RON SAKAYAMA and
Eagle Scout RAY 0KUMURA, both of
Explorer Post #38, gave readings.
Official Charters of the Boy
Scouts of America were presented
to TOSHIO ANDO, as Institutional
Representative, by Glenn Wilson,
East District Scout Executive.
YOSH ARAI is Cubmaster of Pack
#38, and assisted by Den Mothers
JERRY MURAKAMI and T0SHI UCHIDA.
MINORU YASUI is Scoutmaster of
Scout Troop #38, and assisted by
DAVE FURUKAWA and GEO. NISHIMURA,
as Asst. Scoutmasters.
JOHN SAKAYAMA heads Explorer
Post #38, as Advisor, assisted by
HOOTCH 0KUMURA, as Associate.
MIYASAKI, KUNIHIK0, Rt. 1, Lafa-
yette, passed away in December.
SHIRAMIZU, YENZ0 of 3158 Joseph-
ine St. passed away in December,
TSUTSUMI, NOBORU of 4141 Shoshone
St,, passed away in November.
YAMAT0, EDDIE K., former war-time
resident of Denver passed away.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
DEC., 1960
YBLC PERSONALITIES
Among the numerous Chairmen of
various events of the coining YBLC
are the charming quartet above,
from left to right:
YO TANIGUCHI, Conf. Pic. Chrmn
LOIS TANI, Banquet Co-Chrmn
IRENE NAKATA, Oratorical, and
Finance Co-Chrmn
FLORENCE K0SHI0, "Miss Bussei"
Coronation Co-Chrmn
(Above picture taken at TSBC's
All-Church Bazaar, Dec. 3-4.)
CATHAY POST THANKS
Co-Chrmn TOM MASAMORI and JOHN
NOGUCHI, who conducted The Cathay
Post Benefit, during Nov., gave
special thanks to members who as-
sisted, including:
YOSH ARAI
JOE SAKATO
DOUG BIDDLE
BEN MURAKAMI
TOM HIKIDA
JIM YAMANE
JIM PARRISH
JOHN NAKASHIMA
Also, members of the Auxiliary
assisting were: JERRY MURAKAMI,
LILY MASAMORI, and GRACE NOGUCHI.
COMPLETE YBLC PROGRAM DEC.I6-I8
The complete three-day program, from Dec. 16-18, 1960, and the full
list of various chairmen for the 27th Annual YBLC, to be held in Den-
ver, Colo., is as follows: (All events at TSBC, 1947 Lawrence Street,
unless otherwise noted.)
FRI., Dec. 16th:
7:00 p.m. REGISTRATION.................Chrmn HARRY MATSUSHIMA
- BADGES AND TICKETS...........Co-Chrmn: ROSE CHIKUMA
and SAYOKO NISHI
7:30 p.m. OPENING SERVICES..............Chrmn SEIJI NISHIMOTO
10:00 p.m. VARIETY SHOW.......Chrmn: EVERETT WATADA, FLORENCE
YONEHIRO and CAROL UYEMURA
10:00 p.m. SOCIAL MIXER...................Hosts: DENVER Y.B.A.
NEW EAGLE SCOUTS
SAT.. Dec. 17th:
10:00 a.m. BOWLING (Bowl-Mor). Chrmn: KEN TANI and KEN MIZUNAGA
4:30 p.m. POT-LUCK DINNER (TSBC)............Chrmn CHIEMI Y0SHIDA
9:00 p.m. ROLLER SKATING (Skateland)............Chrmn JEAN MATSUO
Above, RON SAKAYAMA, RAY OKUMURA,
and EUGENE KAMBARA, 3 of the five
AJA's achieving Eagle Scout rank,
highest in scouting, inducted at
impressive ceremonies on Nov. 21,
SUN., Dec. 18th:
10:00 a.m. MEMORIAL SERVICES .........
1:30 p.m. ORATORICAL CONTEST.........
- ELECTION OF OFFICERS. .
5:00 p.m. BANQUET (Brown Palace West)
- CONFERENCE PICTURE..........
9:00 p.m, SAYONARA BALL (Brown Palace
- "MISS BUSSEI" CORONATION. .
******
] Other general chairmen are:
| FINANCIAL Co-Chairmen..........HARRY
j PUBLICITY Co-Chairmen............TED
SOUVENIR PROGRAM BOOKLET .............
........... REV. N. TSUNODA
. Co-Chrmn: IRENE NAKATA
and RUBY MIYAZAWA
. Co-Chrmn: PEGGY MATSUMOTO
and JOAN YAMAGUCHI
. Co-Chrmn: LOIS TANI
and JANET YOSHIDA
.... Chrmn YO TANIGUCHI
West) Co-Chrmn: KAY MURA
and JANET YOSHIDA
. Co-Chrmn: FLORENCE KOSHIO
and PATTY TSUKAMOTO
MATSUSHIMA and IRENE NAKATA
TSUMURA and ELAINE KURITANI
. Chrmn RUBY MIYAZAWA
CATHAY POST BRIEFS TSBC CELEBRATES
Under the leadership of Com-
mander BEN MURAKAMI, Cathay Post
members and families will hold a
Christmas Party at the Post on
Monday., Dec. 19th.
THANKSGIVING OAY
The Tri-State Buddhist Church,
Temple Micah, Denver Friends, and
First Universalist Church united
on Nov. 24th to celebrate joint
services for Thanksgiving.
New AJA Eagle Scouts inducted
in Denver, Colo., were:
EUGENE KAMBARA
HARVEY NAKAGAWA
MELVIN NAKAGAWA
RAY OKUMURA
RON SAKAYAMA
Post #169
Troop #102
Post #102
Post # 38
Post # 38
Okumura and Sakayama were the
first to achieve Eagle Scout rank
from the CSMC #38 units.
Troop and Post #169, of TSBC,
have had five previous Eagles,
including PRESTON MORISHIGE, Jr.,
DENNIS MORISHIGE, STEVEN NITTA,
JAMES SUEKAMA, and LARRY UMETANI.
Other AJA Eagle Scouts in the
Denver area include: BRUCE HORI-
UCHI, STANLEY NISH1MURA and ROGER
NISHIMURA.
The Cathay Post thanked every-
one for their generous support-
SAM Y. MATSUMOTO
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CATHAY POST #185, American Le-
gion, presented a new 50-star US
Flag to the Simpson Church (CSMC)
on Sun., Dec. ilth.
As a token of support, Cathay
Post #185 contributed $25 to The
Mtn-Plains AJA News, as a part of
its Community Services program,
in order to help sustain the news
bulletin for English-reading AJAs
in the Denver metropolitan area.
The unique cooperation of the
four groups expressed mutual gra-
titude for the typical American
holiday of Thanksgiving.
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