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VOL. II. No. 5.
DENVER. COLORADO
JAN., 1961
SENIOR BUSSEIS
"GET-TOGETHER"
SAT., JAN. 21
SAM YOSHIKAWA, as Chairman,
will head Che Senior Busseis'
"Get-Together" social party to be
held in the Cathedral Room of the
Albany Hotel, on Sat., Jan. 21st.
The senior Bussei reunion will
commence with a dinner, at 6:30
p,m., followed by a social hour,
at 7:30 p.m., and an orchestra
dance commencing at 9: 00 p.m.
All senior Busseis in the Tri-
State area are cordially invited
to attend.
CSMC INVITATIONAL
BOWLINQ TOURNAMENT
FRI.- SUN., JAN.27-29
TAD SHIMIZU, Director of the
CSMC Invitational Bowling Tourna-
ment to be held at Dahlia Lanes,
Jan. 27-29, invited all interest-
ed bowlers to contact him immedi-
ately for full details.
Rag-Time bowling will commence
on Fri., Jan. 27th, with regular
tournament events on Sat.-Sun.,
Jan. 28-29.
SUKIYAKI RESTAURANT
PLANNED FOR DENVER
SUS MATSUM0T0 and HARRY OKUNO,
backed by other local interests,
announced plans to open a swank
sukiyaki restaurant at the Sher-
man Plaza, at E. 9th and Lincoln
St., in Denver, Colo.
Extensive remodelling to ere*
ate an exotic Oriental decor is
underway, and plans call for a
grand opening during Mar., 1961.
MILE-HI JACL GOVERNORS
INAUGURATED. DEC. 31 st.
TAK TERASAKI was inaugurated as Chairman of the Board of Governors,
and as President pro tern of the Mile-Hl JACL for 1961, at the annual
Inaugural Dinner of the local chapter, held at the >-
Hilton Hotel on Sat., Dec. 31st.
Terasaki, who was the Mile-Hi JACL chapter presi-
dent in 1951, who served as Nat'l JACL Vice-Pres.,
and who was Mtn-Plains JACL District Chairman 1958-
1959,
RONALD YAMAMOTO
RONALD YAMAMOTO, son of Mr. &
Mrs. Dick Yamamoto of 2541 Curtis
St,, Denver 5, Colo., winner of
the 1960 Mile-Hi JACL HARRY H.
SAKATA MEMORIAL AWARD.
Ronald is a freshman student
at Regis College, as a biology
major, but is planning to study
medicine in graduate school to
become a doctor.
He is a graduate of Manual Hi
of Denver, Colo, He was present-
ed the JACL Memorial Plaque by
BILL H0S0KAWA, for the Mile-Hi
JACL chapter.
Non-naturalized Issei aliens
are reminded to file their an-
nual Alien Address reports be-
fore Jan. 31, 1961.
Nisei are urged to remind
their parents and Issei friends
who are not naturalized to com-
ply with the requirement of the
law promptly.
Assistance and forms may be
obtained from the JACL Office,
1225-20th St., Denver 2, Colo.
JACL BENEFIT
WINNERS NAMED
Mile-Hi JACL's winter benefit
grossed approximately $800 at the
New Year's Eve dance held at the
Hilton Hotel, on Dec. 31st.
JAMES IMATANI, Chrmn of 1000
Club, was in charge of the inter-
mission, with TOSH ANDO, as Co-
Chnon; Y0SH ARAI, as Treasurer;
and TOM NAKATA directing drawings
assisted by RUTH SAGARA.
Winners were: A. H. ALLEN of
Denver, $250 cash prize; GEORGE
KINOSHITA of Albuquerque, clock
radio; and FRED T. KATAGIRI, of
Henderson, transistor radio,
VALENTINE DANCE
AT TSBC.FEB.il
RICH YAMAGUCHI, Pres, of ICS,
announced the annual students'
Valentine's dance would be held
on Sat,, Feb, 11th, at TSBC.
JOANNE YAMAGUCHI is Chairman,
and details can be obtained from
any ICS representative on various
colleges campuses.
The 1961 ICS Sweetheart Queen
will be crowned by last years
Queen, DIANE FUJIEKI of CSC. All
AJA students are invited to at-
tend this social function.
1961 MILE-HI JACL BOARD OF GOVERNORS: From left to right, MIN YASUI (1960-61 Mtn-Plains JACL Dist. Chrmn),
HENRY SUZUKI (1960-61 Mtn-Plains Dist. Treasurer), JOHN SAKAYAMA (1956 President), ROBERT SAKATA (1956 Vice
President), DR. TAKASHI MAYEDA (1946 President), TAK TERASAKI (1951 and 1961 President), TOSHIO ANDO (1949-
1950 President), GEORGE MASUNAGA (1947 President), BOB UYEDA (1959 President), YOSH ARAI (1960 Treasurer),
0SKI TANIWAKI (I960 President), DAVE FURUKAWA (1959-60 NICC President), TOM NAKATA (1959 YBL President),
JOHN NOGUCHI (1954 President), JEAN SATO (1960 Secretary), and BUDDY UCHIDA (1957 President). DR. MAS GIMA
administering the Oath of Office, as retiring 1st Vice-President of the Mile-Hi JACL. Other Board members
not pictured include: JAMES IMATANI (Dist. 1000 Club Chrmn), HARUKO KOBAYASHI (1952 Bulletin Editor), ROY
H. MAYEDA (1952 President), MIKE TASHIRO (1959 Brighton JAA President) and DR. AYAKO WADA (1961 Secretary).
In foreground, seated, DOROTHY UCHIDA, Chrmn of the 1960 JACL-Sakata Award Committee; BILL HOSOKAWA, one of
the judges for the JACL-Sakata Award; BEN KUMAGAI, Toastmaster of the banquet; and ALICE HOSOKAWA.
was the
chief architect
of the chapter
re-organization
effected this
year, with a KUMAGAI
21-man Board of
Governors for the Mile-Hi JACL to
replace the old cabinet system.
RONALD YAMAMOTO was awarded
the JACL SAKATA Memorial Award,
as the most outstanding 1960 high
school graduate in the Denver me-
tropolitan area.
DOROTHY UCHIDA was chairman of
the committee, and BILL HOSOKAWA
of The Denver Post, GENE AM0LE of
Radio KDEN, and JUSTIN BRIERLY of
the Denver Public Schools, were
the judges. MARY SAKATA SHIBAO
presented a $50 check to Yamamoto
through ROBERT SAKATA, brother of
the late Harry H, Sakata.
BEN KUMAGAI was Toastmaster of
the Dinner, and DR. MASA GIMA ad-
ministered the Oath of Office to
the new Board of Governors.
BETTY SUZUKI was Program Chrmn
and also Chrmn of the New Year's
Eve dance held in the Grand Ball-
room of the Hilton Hotel. Pro-
grams were made by SUE AKIYAMA.
1961 BRIGHTON JAA
OFFICERS ELECTED
Retiring Pres. JIM T0CHIHARA
of the Brighton J.A.A. announced
that the 1961 officers elected at
the regular meeting of the JAA on
jan. 6, 1961 were:
PRESIDENT. .
Vice-Pres.
Program Chrmn
Corr. Secty.
Rec. Secty .
Treasurer. ,
Civic Chrmn.
Publicity Chrmn
Finance Chrmn.
Sports Co-Chrmn
Membership Chrmn
Property Chrmn ,
. DON TANABE
HARRY FUKAYE
. BOB SAKATA
DON TOKUNAGA
TAGUS MURATA
JESS MASUNAGA
SEIJI HORIUCHI
JIM T0CHIHARA
. MIKE TASHIRO
. JIM IMATANI,
and TOM SHIBAO
. SAM TASHIRO
. ROY MAYEDA
The Inaugural Dinner-Dance of
the Brighton JAA will be held at
the Officers' Club of the Rocky
Mtn Arsenal on Sat., Feb. 4th.


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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
JAN., 1961
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
* it if if if if if
BUD UCHIDA...............Heads
ROSA ODOW..............Artist
TOM MASAMORI. .Photographer
TRUE YASUI, .General Factotum
The way I hear it, more and
more, George and Mary Nisei are
beginning to perform like Mr, and
Mrs. Arthur Murray on the dance
floor. This is the result, of
course, of money invested in dan-
cing lessons.
This is an interesting pheno-
menon. Time was when most Nisei
men were either too shy to consi-
der dancing, or felt that it was
so sissified that it was beneath
their dignity.
Nor did they get much encour-
agement from Issei parents, most
of whom considered dancing to be
an immoral western custom best
shunned by right-thinking Nisei
men and women. This resulted in
some scrange catch-as-catch-can
and do-it-yourself dancing styles
among the Nisei.
Well, time passes. Gradually,
Nisei wives decided to do some-
thing about this shortcoming in
the education of their menfolk.
They now have more time and money
to spend on recreation. So they
organized dancing classes, and
dragged their husbands, kicking
and screaming, to be tutored in
mysteries of slow-slow, quick-
quick.
You know what happened'.' The
guys think dancing's fun!
if if it it it it it
Late last year Japan Air Lines
sent Bob McCabe to Denver to open
a regional office. The objective
is to generate more business out
of this area. McCabe, who is a
virtual perpetual motion machine,
has been working out of his home
so far, but within a year or so
he will have a downtown office.
His efforts already have cre-
ated a good deal of interest in
Japan and things Oriental. Soon,
he will have travel films avail-
able for clubs and other organi-
zations.
Can't help but be a boom in
interest in the Orient hereabouts.
How are you going to cash in? ? ?
wM.
OUTSTANDING AJA STUDENTS
We were privileged to scan some of the records of the JACL SAKATA
Memorial Award candidates; and frankly, we are tremendously impressed.
The younger generation isn't going to the dogs -- they're going on
to college -- to win even higher honors, and to prepare themselves for
a better, and we hope, a happier
world. In chatting with these
bright and personable youngsters,
we are impressed by their desire
and aim to contribute something
constructive towards making this
sad old world a little bit better
place in which to live.
YAMAMOTO'S RECORD
With a deep sense of pride in
our youngsters, and with almost
open-mouthed amazement, we print
a partial li.st of the high school
achievements of 1960 JACL-Sakata
Award winner, RONALD YAMAMOTO:
The 1960 JACL-SAKATA Memorial
Award winner is RONALD YAMAMOTO.
But, without detracting from
his brilliant record, we could
readily see that the judges must
have had an extremely difficult
time in choosing between him and
RICHARD IDA, a star athlete and
the 1959-60 head boy of Brighton
High; a most charming and person-
able JUDY SAIT0, the 1959-60 head
girl of North High; a very bril-
liant KAY MURA, whose record is
most impressive; scholarly JOE K.
07AKI, whose perfect straight ''A"
record is unsurpassable.
3.80 Grade Point Average
7th in graduating class of 282
ROTC Lancers, Member
ROTC, Cadet Lt. Colonel
Sophomore Class, President
Junior Class, Vice-Pres#
Senior Class, President
Key Club (Kiwanis Jrs.) Pres.
Latin Club (Jr yr0), President
Ski Club, President
Scarabs (Biol.), Parliamentarian
Future Teachers of America
Advanced Placement English Class
College English Class
Advanced Placement Math Class
College Mathematics Class
3rd, in District Science Fair
Entrant, City Science Fair
But, besides top grades, these
young students have an imposing
record of activities.
At right, we have reproduced a
partial record of achievements of
the top winner but it really
tells only a part of the story.
It is a fine record of an out-
standing boy, and we extend our
congratulations to the I960 win-
ner, RONALD YAMAMOTO. We expect
his record in college will be as
equally impressive, and that he
will make his mark in Life.
Moreover, we also want to em-
phasize that the records of the
other candidates for the Memorial
Award were outstanding, perhaps
to a slightly lesser degree, but
certainly worthy of highest com-
mendation. We salute all the
young people of 19601
Tennis, 3-year letterman
Tennis, Captain, 2 years
"Most Valuable Player" Award
Basketball, 2-yr letterman
Baseball, 2-yr letterman
Advanced Latin Class (4 yrs)
Nat'l Leadership Conference
All-School Show
All-City Council Capers
Dance Band, Manual High
All-City Concert Band
Junior Counselor, State Jr. High
Leadership Camp, at Camp Cheley
Science Seminar, at East High
All-City Student Council
MYF of CSMC, 3 yrs., Pres.
Member, CSMC Choir
Highlander Boys, 1st Lt.
Legion of Valor Award, from U.S.
Congressional Medal of Honor
Winners Association
Civitan Scholarship
Joint Honor Scholarship
Regis College Scholarship
Colorado University Scholarship
1960 YBLC ORATORICAL CONTEST: At far left, Chairman IRENE NAKATA, and
Asst, Chrmn KAREN TANAKA. The contestants were, from left to right:
HAZEL WATADA of Ft. Lupton, Jr. Div.; FLO MIYAKE of Alamosa. Sr. Div.:
SUE YAMAMOTO of Derby, Sr. Div.;
and JUNE TSUMURA of Denver.
Winner of the Senior Division
was JANET OKUMURA of Denver, back
row, left, with Winner's Trophy.
The others in back row are, from
left to right, JOYCE SAKAGUCUI of
Brighton, JUDY UMEMOTO of Denver,
and Jr. Div. Winner SHIRLEY ETO.
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 l yr (10 mo.)
With the REORGANIZATION of the
Mile-Hi JACL, and supported by an
impressive Board
we are confident
that this chapter
can again revive
its proud slogan:
"MILE-HI JACL --
MILES AHEAD!::"
However, we do
realize that there
is a tremendous a-
mount of work in-
volved in making
this, our chapter,
the best in the
entire nation.
WE CAN DO IT!I!
Annually, the Mil'
to lead the nation
drives. We can do
1961 MEMBERSHIPS:
of Governors,
TAK"
TKAA8AK1
-Hi JACL used
in membership
it again!
Dues for the Mile-Hi JACL for
1961 are:
Students and GIs ... $3.00
Single Membership. $5.00
Couple Memberships $8.00
Remember that this year your
membership will include subscrip-
tion to the Pacific Citizen for a
full year.
Moreover, by special arrange-
ments, you can get a 30% discount
on a years subscription to the
AJA News, or at $3.50 per year.
LET'S GO GET THOSE 1961 JACL
MEMBERSHIPS!!! We have yet a job
to do, in our community, for the
benefit of all of us.
PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION:
Did you know that in Denver
today, some primary school chil-
dren are being taught to read by
rhyming "sap", and "Jap", and so
forth? ? ?
Your JACL is on the ball, al-
ready quietly working to elimi-
nate this manifestation of inhe-
rent prejudice. (No, this inci-
dent does not involve the Denver
Public Schools.)
And, did you know that some
Japanese persons are prohibited
by law from working in certain
high class restaurants in the
State of Colorado? ? V
Again, your JACL is moving in
a quiet, but effective way, to e-
liminatft this antiquated statu-
tory discrimination.
There are myriads of other in-
cidents. We cannot rest on our
past achievements. Our security
is never assured, unless we are
forever vigilant. Let's support
the JACL for our future, and for
our children's future!


JAN., 1961
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PAGE 3
1961 OFFICERS
MILE- HI JACL
Y, TERASAKI was inaugurated as
President pro tem of the Mile-Hi
JACL chapter for 1961, at the an-
nual Inaugural Dinner on Dec. 31,
1960, at the Hilton Hotel.
The complete list of officers
for the Mile-Hi JACL for 1961 are
as follows:
President ........ TAK TERASAKI
1st V-Pres..........TOSHIO ANDO
(Program)
2nd V-Pres........MIKE TASHIRO
(Mbrshps) BUDDY UCHIDA
3rd V-Pres. HARUKO KOBAYASHI
(Pub.Rel.)
Rec. Secty. ... DR. AYAK0 WADA
Corr. Secty ...... JEAN SATO
Treasurer ........ DAVE FURUKAWA
Members of the JACL Board of
Governors for the Mile-Hi chapter
and their terras of office are:
ROBERT Y. SAKATA (right), brother
of the late HARRY H. SAKATA, pre-
senting Award on behalf of donor
MARY SAKATA SHIBAO, to award win-
ner RON YAMAMOTO, with one of the
judges, BILL HOSOKAWA, looking
beamingly on. MITCHIE TERASAKI,
at lower right foreground.
OMAHA NEWS
3=21
TOSHIO ANDO
ROY MAEDA
TOM NAKATA
JEAN SATO
Terras:
HARUKO KOBAYASHI
DR. T. MAYEDA
JOHN SAKAYAMA
MIKE WATANABE, Pres, of Omaha
JACL, reports that the chapter's
"Sukiyaki Dinners", with the won-
derful cooperation of the ftnaha
JACL ladies have been the most
ZzXL
JAMES IMATANI
HENRY SUZUKI
TAK TERASAKI
DR. AYAKO WADA
Terms:
BOB SAKATA
MIKE TASHIRO
ROBT. UYEDA
1-yr Terms:
YOSH ARAI
GEO. MASUNAGA
OSKI TANIWAKI
MIN YASUI
DAVE FURUKAWA
JOHN NOGUCHI
BUDDY UCHIDA
Hereafter, 1/3 of the Board,
or seven members, will be elected
for a term of three years.
DR. TAKASHI MAYEDA was named
Chrmn of the Personnel Committee,
to retain a permanent, part-time
Executive Secty for the Mile-Hi
JACL, ROBERT UYEDA was named as
Finance Chairman to work out ways
and means to finance a permanent
office for the local chanter.
successful projects ever. The
JACL ladies have sponsored five
such dinners during 1960.
Treasurer GLADYS H1RABAYASHI
of the Omaha JACL reported $800
in the Treasury, and $400 in the
Omaha JACL Scholarship Fund.
KAZ IKEBASU, prominent Omaha
JACLer, and an executive at Boys'
Town, is in sunny California for
a well-deserved winter vacation,
Omaha JACL bowlers have an 8-
team league, currently led'by the
"Fouls", with RANDY CHANG, BILL
ROSEBUD, KANICHI MATSUNAMI, and
LOU ISHII as team members.
KUNI MIHARA at Nebraska U. is
on the varsity swim team and will
be competing against Minnesota in
January.
OMAHA JACL CHRISTMAS PARTY: Jovial Santa Claus, passing out gifts for
the delighted children, is EDWARD ISHII. Co-Chairmen for the affair
were ALICE KAYA and MANUEL MATSUNAMI. A teen-age committee, consist-
ing of KAREN MISAKI, BONNIE and MAUREEN HIRABAYASHI, JANE TAKECHI, and
CAROL and MARILYN KAYA assisted with the program. Senior JACLers MIKE
WATANABE (Pres.), PAT OKURA (Nat'l 1st Vice-Pres.), and BOB NAKADOI
(Dist. Vice-Chrran), also assisted. Photo courtesy of CECIL ISHII of
ISHII STUDIO, 4705 So. 24th Street, Omaha 7, Nebraska.
FT. LUPTON JACL
INSTALLATION, JAN.28
BYRON KAWATA was elected Pres,
of the Ft. Lupton JACL for 1961,
succeeding GEORGE MATSUSHIMA, re-
tiring 1960 President.
INA K0SH10, retiring corres-
ponding secty for the Ft. Lupton
JACL, reported that the Installa-
tion Dinner for the Ft. Lupton
chapter will be held Sat., Jan.
28th.
HIRAT0 UNO will be Gen. Chrmn,
assisted by MISAYE UNO as food
chairman. Hon. HOWARD McWILLIAM
Mayor of Ft. Lupton, will install
the new 1961 officers.
1961 Ft* Lupton JACL officers
are:
PRESIDENT...........BYRON KAWATA
1st V. Pres. FRANK YAMAGUCHI
2nd V. Pres. GEORGE KQNISHI
Treasurer........FRANK Y0K00JI
Rec. Secty.........MAY YOKOOJI
Corr. Secty. MITSI NISHIMOTO
District Board Members:
Power.................JOE SASAKI
Ft. Lupton. ELTON NAKAMOTO
Tracyville..........FLOYD KOSHIO
Vollmar-Ione. JACK TSUHARA
PlatteviUe HARRY NISHIMOTO
Keenesburg.............. ISHIDA
CALENDAR
Of C oming Events
Jan. 21: (Sat) SENIOR BUSSEI "GET- TOGETHER" SOCIAL, at Cathedral Room of the Albany Hotel, Denver.
Jan. 27- Jan. 29: CSMC*s INVITATIONAL BOWLING TOURNAMENT, Dahlia Lanes, Denver.
Feb. 4: (Sat) BRIGHTON J.A.A. IN- AUGURAL DINNER-DANCE, Officers' Club at the Rocky Mtn Arsenal,
Feb. 9: (Thu) BRIGHTON WOMEN'S CLUB POT-LUCK SUPPER, and Meeting, Brighton.
Feb. 11: (Sat) I.C.S. "SWEETHEART" BALL, at the TSBC, Denver, Colorado.
Feb. 17- Feb. 19: CATHAY POST SKI CLUB, Week-end at Aspen.
Feb. 25: (Sat) MILE-HI JACL BENEFIT for "March of Dimes", at CSMC.
(NOTE: If any additions, or corrections, please notify Editor, Mtn-Plains AJA News.)
PROFESSIONAL AND
ia wrens
BUSINESS LISTINGS
TOSHIO ANDO
1942 Larimer St
AC 2-5315
PENTfSTS
JOHN CHIKUMA, DDS Brighton
75 So, 4th St* 560
MAS GIMA, DDS
1404 E. 18th Ave. AL 5-6822
DRS, GROVE AND H0RI,
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. IT0, DDS
SUE0 ITO, DDS
S, ITO, DDS.
1477 Pennsylvania St. CH 4-6589
TONY KAWAN0, DDS
1750 Humboldt St. KE 4-3084
FRED S. KAWANO
1131 19th St. KE 4-6358
LLOYD SHINSATO
1639 Clarkson St. KE 4-8043
MINORU YASUI
1225 20th St. CH 4-2239
OPTOMETRISTS
BEN MAT0BA, 0D KE 4-1941
1959 Larimer St.
MISA0 MATOBA, OD Ft. Lupton
Burt Building UL 7-6550
PHrsimns
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
INSURANCE
H0RIUCHI & CO., General Ins.
1480 So. Cherry St. SK 6-3169
BEN YANAGA, Occidental Life Ins.
1751 York Street FL 5-7321
T. K. KOBAYASHI, M.D.
DICK D. MOMII, M.D.
ALBERT NODA, M.D.
1227 27th Street KE 4-3104
TSURU T. 0KAGAWA, M.D.
1848 W. 38th Ave. GL 5-8202
ISAMU 0ZAM0T0, 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
AYAKO WADA, M.D.
810 23rd Street TA 5-2565
MAHITO UBA, D.O.
1230 21st Street MA 3-3743


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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
After 6 wks in southern STOME IKEDA wisely concluded that
there is no place like COLORADO!
And, he is back in Denver to stay
with DAVE FURUKAWA, at new bache-
lor quarters at 3216 St. Paul St.
The JAMES T. FURUKAWAs of the
Carlton Hotel, will be moving to
Calif#, after 16 years in Denver.
The hotel is being razed to make
room for a parking lot.
At the Ft. Lupton JACL Fisher-
men's Dinner, chaired by ALFRED
WATADA on Dec. 17th, the Plaque
for the largest fish was won by
TATSU FUNAKOSHI.
The special award sponsored by
Tom Sugihara's Conoco Station was
won by BARBARA H1SAMOTO, daughter
of Mr, & Mrs. Sam Hisamoto.
Among those seen at the gala
New Year's Eve Ball at the Hilton
were: FLO UYEDA, grad of CU Med,
now resident M.D. at Stanford U
hospital in Cal.; BEN MIYAHARA,
now resident physician at CU Med-
ical Center in Denver; the very
attractive CLARA GXMA, R.N., from
L.A. (Sister of DR. MASA GIMA);
ED MAYEDA, now student at Univ,
of Oregon, STEVE OSUGA, dental
student at Kansas City; FUMI and
SKOOK KARAKI of Ft. Collins; the
HARADA's from Lovington, N. Mex.;
UNIS (Kawakami) & SPIKE KINOSHITA
of Albuquerque; and many others.
KEN & FUMI YABE just returned
from a vacation to Oregon; BOB &
JOANNA SAKATA are in L.A. for a
winter vacation.
1961 TRI-STATE Y.B.L. CABINET, from left to right: IRENE NAKATA, Corr.
Secty; RUBY MIYAZAWA, Social Chtran; FRED MIYAZAWA, Advisor and immedi-
ate Past President; SUEJI NISHIMOTO, 1961 President; PAT TSUKAMOTO,
Music Chrmn; JANET YOSHIDA, Asst Treasurer; CHIEMI YOSHIDA, Rec. Secty;
LOIS TANI, Literary Chrmn; FLORENCE YONEHIRO, Women's Athletic Chrmn,
unfortunately hidden behind REV. NOBORU TSUNODA, administering the Oath
of Office; JOAN TSUKAMOTO, Research Chrmn; EVERETT WATADA, 1st V-Pres.;
KEN TANI, 2nd V-Pres.; and HARRY MATSUSHIMA, Treasurer. Missing from
picture, TED TSUMURA, Men's Athletic Chrmn.
Mr. & Mrs. MAMORU WAKASUGI of
Ontario, Oregon were December vi-
sitors to Denver, where they were
delegates to the National Farm
Bureau convention. While in Den-
ver, the Wakasugi's were guests
of BILL and ALICE HOSOKAWA at the
New China Cafe, with LARRY and
MARIAN TAJIRI also as guests.
GEORGE and MARY MASUNAGA were
recent vacationers to Southern
California, where they escorted
George's older sister, YOSHIYE
YATSUNAMI for a sight-seeing tour
before her return to Japan.
AWARD WINNERS: (Front row, from
left to right) KEN TAGAWA, Awards
Chrmn; PAT MAYEDA, JANET YOSHIDA,
and SAYOKO NISHI.
BOWLING WINNERS: (Top row, from
left to right) WES KOYANO, SAM
TASHIRO, TOSH TASHIRO, DICK SATO,
and JIM TOCHIHARA.
JAN., 1961
CSMC INVITATIONAL BOWLING TOURNEY
TAD SHIMIZU, Pres, of the CSMC Mixed Bowling League, and JEAN SATO
were named Co-Chairmen of the CSMC Invitational Bowling Tournament to
be held Jan. 27-28-29, 1961 (Fri. thru Sun.), at the Dahlia Lanes, at
________________________ E. 33rd Ave., and Dahlia Street,
BOWLING LEAGUES ln Denver c 1 orado
BRIGHTON JAA MIXED BOWLING LEAGUE
Men's Hi Game:
JOHN CHIKUMA.........(25) 266
Men's Hi Series:
HARRY IDA............(18) 666
Women's Hi Game:
KATHERINE SAKAGUCHI . (30) 227
Women's Hi Series:
AMY CHIKUMA............(108) 586
CATHAY POST LEAGUE:
Hi Game:
EDDIE OSUMI.............(15) 261
Hi Series:
FRANK KAMIBAYASHI . (51) 638
CSMC MIXED LEAGUE:
Men's Hi Game:
ROY NAGAI...............(27) 263
Men's Hi Series:
LARRY GOTO.............(108) 716
Women's Hi Game:
HIDEKO IRIYE............(49) 262
Women's Hi Series:
HITS NAKAGAWA .... (78) 660
DBAC MIXED LEAGUE:
Men's Hi Game:
ED SHIM0DA. .
Men's Hi Series:
ED SH1MODA. .
Women's Hi Gane:
ROSE HASEGAWA .
Women* s Hi Series:
BETTY YANARI. .
. . (22) 238
. . (66) 630
. . (45) 234
. (108) 611
DNBA MEN'S LEAGUE:
Classics:
Hi Game: IWA0 NISHIKAWA. . 246
Hi Series: BILL OKUBO. . o a 664
Minors:
Hi Gane: TOM IOKA. . (16) 265
Hi Series: TOSH UBA. . (90) 699
DNBA WOMEN'S LEAGUE:
Hi Game: HIMI MORI SHI GE (20) 241
Hi Series: JEAN OKUBO . (54) 622
Regular tournament events will
commence on Sat., Jan. 28th, but
rag-time will be rolled on Friday
evening, Jan0 27th.
Chairmen and committees of the
Tournament are:
ENTRY BLANKS &. .
MAILING SUSAN TAWARA
ENTRIES, &. . . GENE IKEYA
TREASURER ED SHIMABUKUR0
SCHEDULES . . JIM SHINTO
MARY FUJII
REGISTRATION. .
VIRGINIA PAST0RE
TABULATION. . . MEACH NOGAMI
SCOREKEEPERS. . . TOBY HERRERA
JIM 0MURA
POSTERS . SHIG HAYASHI
P.A. SYSTEM . BEN YANAGA
TROPHIES . SUS MATSUM0T0
EDDIE IT0
NATIONAL JACL
BOWLING TOURNEY
SAN JOSE. MAR. 6*11
The 15th Annual National JACL
Bowling Tournament will be held
in San Jose, Calif., Mar. 6-11,
with more than a hundred teams in
competition, and with top Nisei
kegling stars in action.
Participants in the national
AJA kegling classic must be JACL
members in good standing.
Details concerning the Nat'l
bowling tournament can be obtain-
ed thru JOHN NOGUCHI, Nat'l JACL
bowling committeeman, BE 7-5314,
or by writing him, 2615 Quay St.,
Denver 15, Colo.


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JAN., 1961
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
CATHAY POST
XMAS PARTY
The members and families of
the Cathay Post held their annual
Christmas party, at the Post, on
Mon#, Dec# 19th, with more than a
hundred children attending.
Comdr# BEN MURAKAMI welcomed
the over-flow crowd, and Chaplain
REV. PAUL HAGIYA expressed greet-
ings of the occasion.
JOE SAKATO emceed the talent
show, and YOSH ARAI showed car-
toons# BABE TAKEOKA was a jolly
Santa Claus to the great delight
of the children#
CATHAY POST NEWS
The CATHAY POST #185, American
Legion, presented new 50-star US
flags, to CSMC on Dec. 11th, and
to TSBC on Dec. 18th,
Commander BEN MURAKAMI, Senior
Vice-Commander JOE SAKATO, and
SAM MOMII were delegates to the
special meeting of Legionnaires
preparing for the National Con-
vention of the American Legion to
be held in Denver, Colo., during
Sept., 1961.
Jr. Vice-Commander JIM YAMANE,
who served as Membership Chrmn,
announced that Cathay Post #185
achieved its quota of more than
100 paid-up members Tor 1961-
BIRTHS
MR. & MRS. MELVIN KANAGA. # a GIRL
655 Cody St., Thornton
MR. & MRS. AKIRA KITASHIMA. a BOY
8860 Poze Blvd, Thornton
LT, & MRS. TOM KUMAGAI. a BOY
Vicksburg, Texas
MR. & MRS. TOM SHIBAO ... a GIRL
224 So. 14th Ave, Brighton
MR. & MRS. MIKE TASHIRO a GIRL
Rt. 1, Box 42, Brighton
MARRIAGE LICENCES
MITSUKO KAJIWARA, 2809 Champa St#,
and HEISABURO YAMASHITA, 3330 E.
32nd Ave., both of Denver#
EVE OTA, 3510 E. 34th Ave#, Denver
and ERNEST B0RQUEZ, 7320 Granada
Road, Adams County.
OBITUARIES
Marjorie Yoko Tani, daughter
of Jack and Joyce Tani, Brighton,
Colo., passed away during Dec.
BEn T. KUIHAGAI
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A part of the children's crowd
enjoying cartoons being run by
YOSH ARAI, projectionist, at the
Cathay Post Xmas Party,
More than 100 Post members,
and their families, enjoyed a Pot
Luck Supper, and Christmas Party
at the Cathay Post, 2015 Market
St., in Denver, Colorado,
New Cmna Cafe
73Z £. COLFAX AVE.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
JAN., 1961
MARCH OF DIMES
BENEFIT, FEB. 25
TOSH ANDO, 1st Vice-President
and Program Chrmn for the Mile-Hi
JACL, announced that a card party
would be held at the CSMC-Simpson
Church, on Sat., Feb. 25th, as a
benefit for the March of Dimes.
SAM Y. MATSUMOTO has been de-
signated as Chairman for the af-
fair. Bridge, canasta, gin rummy
and other social card games will
be featured that evening.
Contributions will be $1.00 or
more per person, and prizes will
be awarded to winners.
Mark Feb. 25th on your calen-
dars, to contribute to a worthy
cause, and for an enjoyable even-
ing besides'£ £
AJA GIRLS IN
NATL CONTEST
JOYCE OKAMOTO and GAIL CHIKUMA
were featured as demonstrators of
Oriental-style of preparing and
cooking vegetables, at the Nat'l
Junior Vegetable Growers conven-
tion, held in Colorado Springs,
during Dec., 1960.
They were winners of the Colo.
Junior Vegetable Growers contest,
and competed with 600 entrants at
Colorado Springs.
Joyce is the daughter of the
SAM 0KAM0T0s, and Gail is the
daughter of the SAM CHIKUMAs of
Brighton, Colo.
The girls are 4-H Club members
and were sponsored by the Bright-
on JAA, the Brighton Rotary Club,
and the Ft. Lupton Canning Co.
1961 YBLC QUEEN AND HER COURT: "Miss Bussei of 1961" is JUNE TSUMURA
of Denver, Colorado, flanked by FLORENCE MIYAKE of Alamosa (left), and
MARGIE TAKEMDTO of Ft. Lupton (right). The impressive coronation of
Bussei royalty took place in the
Grand Ballroom of the Brown Pa-
lace West, on Dec. 18, in Denver,
Colorado.
MILE-HI JACL
1961 MEMBERSHIPS
"SWEETHEART BALL"
FEB. II, AT TSBC
JOANNE YAMAGUCHI of the Inter-
mountain Collegiate Students an-
nounced that the annual students
Valentine's Dance would be held
at the TSBC in Denver, on Sat.,
Feb. 11th.
Lin Gooding's orchestra has
been signed for the dance, and
arrangements are being completed
to select the 1961 ICS Sweetheart
Queen, to accept the scepter from
1960 QUEEN DIANE FUJIEKI of CSC.
Pres. RICH YAMAGUCHI reported
that the "Get-Acquainted Mixer",
held Nov, 12 at CU was very suc-
cessful, with more than 120 stu-
dents attending. BOB WATADA and
DIANE FUJIEKI were in charge.
All of the ICS officers at CU
cooperated in the annual Shinnen
Enkai, held on Sun., Jan. 8th, in
the University Memorial Center on
the CU campus, with more than 400
guests. GENE MIYAZAWA is prexy
of the Renkyu Club, hosts for the
affair.
HARRY HARADA, publicity chrmn,
planned to release the annual ICS
Bulletin, during Jan., to publi-
cize the "Sweetheart Ball", and
to announce the annual conference
to be held this spring. All AJA
collegiate students in the Rocky
Mountain region are cordially in-
vited to join the I.C.S.
SAM Y. MATSUMOTO
NEW YORK LIFE INS. CO.
RT. I, BOX I96A
HENDERSON, COLO. AT.82536
BRIGHTON WOMEN'S CLUB
The Brighton Women's Club have
named FLORENCE NAKATA and YOSHIKO
SASAKI as Co-Chairmen for the An-
nual Chow Mein Dinner to be held
as a community affair in Brighton
during April, 1961.
SUMI KOYANO and ROSE FUJISAKI
chaired the Club's Christmas Par-
ty during Dec., and DORIS NAKATA
headed the "Sukiyaki" demonstra-
tion during Jan., 1961.
BUDDY UCHIDA and MIKE TASHIRO,
Co-Chrmn for Membership, have set
750 as a goal for Mile-Hi JACL in
1961. Membership fees are $3.00
for Gl's and students, $5.00 for
single, and $8.00 for couple mem-
berships, including the P.C.
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