VOL. II, No* 6.
BRIGHTON CHOW MEIN
DINNER ON MARCH 4
The Brighton Japanese American
Association will hold its annual
CHOW MEIN SHRIMP DINNER on Sat.
Mar. 4th, at the 4-H Building in
Brighton, Colo., from 4:30 p.m.,
until 8:00 p.m., under the gen-
eral chairmanship of DON TANABE
and MIKE TASHIRO.
The annual Brighton community
benefit which is attended by more
than a thousand people is for the
Brighton JAA Youth Program this
year. In past years, the JAA has
raised funds for the community
hospital, and for the Brighton
Park and Pool,
The Brighton Women's Club is
cooperating in this project, led
by co-chairmen JOSEPHINE CHIKUMA,
FLORENCE NAKATA, and YOSHIKO SA-
SAKI, and assisted by all of the
ladies of the Women's Club.
Dinner tickets, at $1,75 for
adults, and $1.00 for children,
are available from any member of
the Brighton JAA or the Brighton
Women18 Club, with JESS MASUNAGA
and TAGUS MURATA heading eight
teams led by BILL SATO, JAY FUKA-
YE, PAUL OKADA, KAY SAKAGUCHI,
TOSH TASHIRO, CHAS. MIZUNAGA, and
YBL TO FETE
ISSEIS, MAR. 12
The Young Buddhist League, led
by SUEJI NISHIM0T0, Pres,, will
fete the Issei of the TSBC at an
Appreciation Dinner on Mar. 12th,
Sun., at the TSBC in Denver.
In addition to the dinner, all
of the Issei guests, and the pub-
lic, are invited to enjoy a free
Japanese movie at the TSBC, com-
mencing at 7:30 p.m.
LIFE SCOUT EUGENE TAKAMINE of
Troop #38 was spot-lighted as one
of the 22,500 scouts in the Den-
ver Area Council, at the Recogni-
tions Pot-Luck Supper attended by
more than 5,000 adults and Scout-
ers, at the Denver Coliseum, on
Jan. 28, 1961.
HEAD FOR SAN JOSE
JOHN NOGUCHI, Nat'l JACL Bowl-
ing committeeman and Chairman of
the Denver Nisei Bowling Assn.,
announced that more than 60 bowl-
ers comprising 12 teams from the
Mtn-Plains area will be invading
the 15th Annual Nat'l JACL Bowl-
ing Tournament to be held in San
Jose, Calif., on Mar. 6-11.
In 1960, the GRANADA FISH Tfeam
with SHUN NAKAYAMA, GEORGE NAGAI,
JIM OTA, WILLIE HASEGAWA, and SAM
INA1, won the Nat'l Team crown.
In the Women's Division, the
HADA AUTOMOTIVE team of Denver,
with AMY KONISHI, LIZ KITASHIMA,
SETS HARADA, JANE HADA and ROSA
ODOW, placed 3rd in the national
ROCKY MTN. JUDO
TOURNAMENT, MAR. 12
GEO. KURAMOTO announced that
the Denver Judo Dojo is sponsor-
ing the 7th Annual Rocky Moun-
tain Judo Tournament at the Elks
Lodge, 14th & California St., in
Denver, Colo., on Sun., Mar. 12.
TED MATSUO of Denver is the
defending 1960 Grand Champion.
More than 17 teams from Utah,
Nebraska, Oklahoma and Colorado
will participate in the competi-
tion, commencing from 11:00 a.m.
and continuing until late even-
ing. Admission is 90$.
FEB.: Polio Benefit
SAM MATSUMQTO, Chrmn
MAR.: Chow-Mein Dinner
GLADYS TANIWAKI, Chrmn
APR.: ICS Student Conference
(No chairman named)
MAY : Memorial Day Ceremonies
YOSH ARAI, Chrmn
M1CHI ANDO, Chrmn
JUNE: Graduates' Dance
DAVE FURUKAWA, Chrmn
JULY: Community Picnic
OSKI TANIWAKI and
HENRY SUZUKI, Co-Chmn
OCT.: General Meeting
(No chairman named)
NOV.: Mtn-Plains Dist. Confab.
(No chairman named)
DEC.: Inaugural Dinner-Dance
GEORGE MASUNAGA, Chrmn
MILE-HI JACL ANNUAL PROGRAM
MARCH OF Dimes
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AND EVENTS CHAIRMEN ANNOUNCED
The Board of Governors of the Mile-Hi JACL met on Tues., Feb. 7, at
the Cathay Post Lounge, upon call by Pres. TAK TERASAKI, and approved
the tentative annual program outlined by 1st Vice-Pres. TOSH ANDO, and
named chairmen for various events scheduled during
the rest of the year of 1961.
DR. TAKASHI MAYEDA, Chrmn of the Personnel Com-
mittee, reported that TRUE S. YASUI had been retained
as a part-time, partially-paid, executive secretary
for the Mile-Hi JACL, for an initial period of six
-------------------------months, or until
SAM Y. MATSUMOTO, assisted by
TRUE S. YASUI, will co-chair the
1961 Polio Benefit for the Mile-
Hi JACL on Sat., Feb. 25th, at
CSMC, 25th and California St., at
Prizes for winners, and a door
prize will be awarded. Besides
duplicate bridge, there will be
canasta and other games.
Admission will be $1.00 dona-
tion to the "March of Dimes" cam-
paign. Everyone is welcome to
BENEFIT APR. 15
GLADYS TANIWAKI will head the
Mile-Hi JACL Chow Mein Dinner as
general chairman, to be held at
the TSBC on Sat., April 15th.
HARRY OKUNO of 20th St. Cafe
will supervise the kitchen, and
a wide variety of Japanese foods
will be available.
Pres. TAK TERASAKI indicated
that plans include an art and
cultural exhibit, and a Japanese
entertainment program. Details
will be announced next month.
June 30, 1961.
The Board rati-
fied the action
of the Personnel
ROBERT UYEDA, Chrmn of Finance
and Budget, reported that Mile-Hi
JACL would have to raise approxi-
mately $1,000 thru Thousand Club
and Issei financial drives, and
an additional $1,000 by special
projects to finance chapter oper-
ations for 1961.
YOSH ARAI, Treasurer for 1960,
made a financial report for the
past year (reproduced on Page 2),
and turned the financial records
over to DAVID FURUKAWA, as 1961
Co-Chrmn for Membership, BUDDY
UCHIDA and MIKE TASHIRO, reported
almost 100 members already signed
up, as of date. The Board voted
to award a free dinner for every
25 members signed up.
ANNUAL EVENTS AND
PRES. TAK TERASAKI, with sug-
gestions by TOSH ANDO, Vice-Pres.
for Program, and with approval of
the Board of Governors, announced
the following annual events, and
some of the chairmen in charge:
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TRUE YAttUI. .General Factotum
A few weeks ago the good folks
in Adams County held their annual
Brighton Agricultural Institute,
a series of meetings dedicated to
better fanning practices and farm
As usual, Nisei farmers in the
area had much to do with arrang-
ing the Institute. In addition,
two Nisei had key roles on the
One was SEIJI HORIUCHI, agri-
cultural consultant and erstwhile
candidate for state senator.
The other was KISH OTSUKA who
farms at Sedgwick and whose push-
button cattle feeding operations,
the first of its kind in Colorado
is showing farmers all over the
9tate the way to a profitable new
field of activity.
What we are leading up to is
that in agriculture the Nisei are
not just fanners or followers,
but are leaders and teachers.
SEIJI HORIUCHI and KISH OTSUKA
are tops in their specialties but
are not the only Nisei who have
gained distinction with superior
farming practices and production*
The integration of rural Nisei
into the life of their community
extends beyond business. They
have been elected to office in
service organizations. They have
taken the lead In community bet*
ferment projects, such as hospi-
tal expansion, park improvement,
Community Chest and the like*
In this regard, the integra-
tion of rural Nisei in Colorado
is several long jumps ahead of
that of Denver Nisei who, by and
large, move not too far out of a
Li*l Tokyo orbit. This is by way
of observation and not editorial
But the record of Colorado's
rural Nisei is a healthy one and
an admirable one, and this month,
ve take this space to recognize
their accomplishments and to sa-
I MILE-HI JACL CHAPTER FINANCIAL REPORT FOR YEAR 1960:
Balance on hand, as of Jan. 1, 1960. ..........................$ 417,00
Receipts, during 1960 .................................... 8,73Q.89_
Total available, 1960......................... 9,147.89
Expended, during 1960 .................................. -7,849.58
Balance on hand, as of Dec. 31, 1960:
American National Bank of Denver, Colo....................$1,293.22
Central Bank & Trust Co. of Denver, Colo................ . 5.09
TOTAL ON HAND, Jan. 1, 1961:......................$1,298.31
Break-down on individual
events held during the year,
with income listed first, are
Membership dues. ... $ 1,856.50
Nat'l remittances. -1,226.00
Net, Memberships. 630.50
Nat'l Bowling Tournament,
Banquet and Dance $ 1,967.00
Expenses . -1,715.12
Net, on Tournament 251.88
Raffle Benefits (2). $ 1,216.00
Prizes and Expenses. . - 575.37
Net, on Raffles. 640.63
Bingo Benefit.........$ 340.59
Prizes and Expenses. . - 227.04
Net, on Bingo ... $ 113.55
Graduates' Dance ... $ 133.85
Japanese Movies. ... $ 311.00
Expenses ....... -238.13
Net, on Movie 72.87
Issei Pioneer Night. $ 744.00
Expenses ........... -1,131.26
Net COST..........- 387.26
Recapitulation, together with
other income and expense items:
Memberships, net. .$ 630.50
Bowling Tournament. 251.88
Raffle Benefits 640.63
Bingo Benefit .... 113.55
Japanese Movies ... 72.87
Inaugural Dance 289.89
Special Donations 522.05
P.C. Holiday Ads. 25.00
Travel Pool Subsidy 80,40
Total Income. .$2,626.74
Graduates' Dance. . .$ 77.67
Issei Pioneer Night . 387.26
10 mos. AJA News. . 500.00
Special Donations . 95.00
Flowers and Koden . . 107.45
NICC Award............ 25.00
Nat'l Convention. , . 175.00
Oct. General Mtng . . 95.00
Office Supplies . . 133.16
Miscellaneous .... 80.74
Bank Charges. . . 3.39
Total Expended. .$1.753.46
NET SURPLUS FOR L960 .$ 873.28
Inaugural Dinner-Dance $ 1,534.50
Expenses ............. -1.244.61
Net, on Inaugural $ 289.89
YOSH ARAI, Treasurer
A part of the Scout troop sponsored
front row, kneeling, from left to right:
Tenderfoot Scout BILLY FUHHIMI, Recruit ABEL
2nd Class Scout ARTHUR AGATSUMA, and Star Scout GARRY KUBAT.
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, TROOP #38:
by the CSMC-Simpson Church
Recruit HENRY MONTOYA
Standing, from left to right, are
Star Scout ARTHUR KURAM0T0, Ten-
derfoot Scout N0BU TANIWAKI, Ten-
derfoot Scout DAVID BURR0US, 2nd
Class Scout STANLEY KOSH1, 2nd
Class Scout TOMMY FOJITA, Life
Scout EUGENE TAKAMINE, Life Scout
STEPHEN ANDO (Senior Patrol Lead-
er), Asst. Scoutmaster DAVE FURU-
KAWA, and Scoutmaster MIN YASUI.
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.)
Mile-Hi JACL Membership Drive
for 1961 is fully under way, with
able and energetic Co-Chairmen
BUDDY UCHIDA and
MIKE TASHIRO lead-
ing the way.
In the Brighton
area, Mike has or-
ganized teams with
the able coordina-
tion by MARY SHI-
BAO, and assisted
by BOARD MEMBERS
JAMES IMATANI, BOB
SAKATA, ROY MAYEDA
and TOM NAKATA.
In the Denver
is well on her way to signing up
more than 100 members for the lo-
WHY DO WE WMPHASIZE MEMBERSHIP?
We stress membership, because
in all our public contacts, to
make our voice heard and to give
weight to our requests, we need
to be backed by a significant and
active group of members.
Obviously, on the national and
regional scene, if we can proudly
proclaim that we represent 20,000
members, our voice is more apt to
be listened to, and given greater
consideration, than if we were
only a handful of members.
The more members ve have, the
stronger we shall be, and more
influential our voice in communi-
WHY JOIN THE JACL?
Unfortunately, all problems
pertaining to persons of Japanese
ancestry have not yet been fully
We mentioned that your JACL
was involved in en effort to mo-
dify Colorado statutes so our
Iseei who have not become natura-
lized could work in places such
as the Cosmopolitan Hotel, or the
Brown Palace, or the Hilton.
Because of a peculiar quirk in
the statutes, if rigidly enforced
our Issei (non-naturalized) could
not even sweep the floor or work
in the kitchen of these places.
Regretfully, we report failure
to change the law this year, but
the effort will be renewed next
There are many other concrete
reasons to strengthen your JACL.
Ask the membership solicitor when
he comes around; if he doesn't
have the answers, let the JACL
Your membership is Important!1
JOIN THE MILE-HI JACL TODAY!!!
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
ARKANSAS VALLEY JACL
BOB MAYEDA of La Junta, Colo,
was Installed as 1961 President
of the Arkansas Valley JACL at a
dinner-dance held in Rocky Ford,
on Jan. 14.
Retiring Pres., TOM NAKAYAMA
was emcee for the program, and
UJI HARADA conducted the instal-
Officers of the 1961 Arkansas
Valley JACL cabinet are:
President. ...... BOB MAYEDA
1st Vice-Pres........JIM HIRAKI
2nd Vice-Pres. .HARRY SHIRONAKA
3rd Vice-Pres........AMY KONISHI
Rec. Secty .... .SYLVIA MAYEDA
Corr. Secty........PAT MARUYAMA
District representatives are:
GENE HIRAKATA and ICHIRO SUTO,
GEORGE HIRAKI and JOHN MARUYAMA,
FRANK SHIBA and NOB HASUI,
FRED MQRIMOTO and HENRY HIROSE,
JOE UYENO ............. Crowley
MAY TOSHIKD YAMASHITA, of Den-
ver, Colo., was married in Chey-
enne, Wyo., on Jan. 29, 1961, to
TOMMY T. SHUTTO of Cheyenne, Wyo.
MITSUKO KAJ1WARA, of 2809 Champa
St., and HEISABURO YAMASHITA, of
3330 E. 32nd Ave., both of Denver
(pictured above), were wed at the
TSBC on Jan. 29, 1961, with Rev.
N. Tsunoda officiating. (Photo
by Howard N. Oda.)
SAN LUIS VALLEY JACL INSTALLATION: District Judge Richard Conour in-
stalling 1961 officers of the San Luis Valley JACL, from left to right
Judge Conour; HARRY SUMIDA, Vice-Pres.; DEN SHIOSHITA, Board Member-
at-large; K. 0N0, Board Member-at-large; KAY SHIOSHITA, Treasurer;
1961 President JIMMY KDNUGI of Monte Vista, Colo.; FUMIKO' KUNUGI, Rec.
Secty; YOSHIRO INOUYE, Corr. Secty;
and CLARENCE YOSHIDA, Board Mem-
Seated at the table, listening
to the Oath being administered by
the Judge, are ROY INOUYE (left),
who was Master of Ceremonies for
the dinner program, and at right,
SEIJI HORIUCHI of Brighton, Colo,
who was principal speaker for the
Issei residents of the Valley
over the age of 70 years were ho-
nored as special guests, and were
MRS. C. TANAKA, MRS. S. HISHINUMA
and MESSRS. K. FUJ11, K. NAKANO,
F. E. YOSHIDA, K. 0N0, T. OGURA,
and T. TAKAHASHT
ROY TANAKA, Board Member-at-large;
FRED HAYASHIDA, as retiring
1960 Pres, was presented a pearl-
studded past president's JACL pin
by the incoming President.
MRS. GEORGE HISHINUMA was pro-
gram chairman for the Installa-
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were united in marriage, at the
TSBC on Jan. 22, 1961, in Denver,
Colo. The newly-weds left for a
honeymoon trip to Los Angeles, by
way of Las Vegas, Nev. They plan
to return to Denver to make their
home, where the groom is employed
by the United Air Lines. (Photo
by Tom T. Masamori.)
Of Coming Events
MILE-HI JACL BENEFIT
"March of Dimes", at
CSMC Recreation Hall
BRIGHTON JAA CHOW-
MEIN & SHRIMP DINNER
SHIBAI and JAPANESE
(Open to the public)
15TH ANNUAL NATIONAL I
JACL BOWLING TOURNA-
MENT, San Jose, Cal. |
JUDO TOURNAMENT, 7th
Annual; at Elks Club ,
ISSEI APPRECIATION ;
DINNER, YBL of TSBC.
"HANA-MATSURI" Fete, i
CATHAY POST BENEFIT j
2015 Market Street. |
MILE-HI JACL CHOW- :
MEIN BENEFIT, ART & I
CULTURAL EXHIBITS at
TSBC, Denver, Colo. I
: Mar. 5:
j Mar. 6-
BUSINESS LISTINGS 1942 Larimer St. AC 2-5315
ADvenrtsiNo FRED S. KAWAN0 KE 4-6358
1131 19th St.
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P MTiSTS 1639 Clarkson St. KE 4-8043
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T. ITO, DDS K. KANAI, DDS Burt Building UL 7-6550
830 18th St. KE 4-8680 PHYSiMMS
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CHARLES FUJISAKI, M.D. Brighton
Y. ITO, DDS HARRY KURACHI, M.D. 418
SUEO ITO, DDS
S. ITO, DDS.
1477 Pennsylvania St. CH 4-6589
TONY KAUANO, DDS
1750 Humboldt St. KE 4-3084
40 No. Main St.
T. K. K0BAYASH1, M.D.
DICK D. MOMII, M.D.
ALBERT NODA, M.D.
1227 27th Street KE 4-3104
ROBERT MAYEDA, DDS
Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-6961
TAKASHI MAYEDA, DDS
Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-6961
GENTA NAKAMURA, DDS
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40 No. Main St. 1312
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830 18th Street AC 2-1314
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1111 First St. UL 7-2240
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1480 So. Cherry St. SK 6-3169
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
MARI SABUZAMA (now Mrs. Janes
Michener) was a brief visitor to
Colorado during Jan. She visited
her injured mother, and a hospi-
talized sister, MRS. DEN KUSAKA.
Mari Sabuzawa is a native of Las
Animas, Colo., and a nationally-
known JACLer and outstanding wor-
ker in the human relations field.
MARY MISAKI, Secty of the Oma-
ha JACL, reports that the chapter
will participate in the NCCJ pro-
gram for Brotherhood Week, during
Feb., with Japanese odori featur-
ed at the Joslyn Memorial.
We also get word from EM NAKA-
DOI that the Omaha JACL is plann-
ing an Issei Appreciation Dinner,
despite the tewness of Issei in
the Omaha area. Probable date is
Apr. 14th in conjunction with the
LILLIAN and SARGE TERASAKI are
building a new home in Arvada.
They hope to be able to move in
sometime during March. Their new
address will be 5960 Clear Creek
Drive, Arvada, Colo.
PAUL HOSHIKO of Kersey, Colo,
was named "The Outstanding Young
Farmer" of Colorado, by the Colo-
rado Junior Chamber of Commerce,
HENRY KUSUMI, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Keiji Kusiani of 2810 Arapa-
hoe St., Denver, won the Denver
La Sertoma Youth Service Award.
Kusumi is 15 years old, and is
Pres, of the Student Council at
Cole Jr. Hi. He is a member of
the Cole Achievement Society.
MIKE WATANABE, Pres, of Omaha
JACL, has written the history of
Issei pioneers in the Omaha area,
with BOB NAKADOI as interpreter*
Source materials were contributed
by MRS. SATO YODEN, MRS. KIY0K0
WATANABE, and MR. KIYOSHI ISHI-
The Omaha committee on the Is-
sei Story is headed by Pres. MIKE
WATANABE, and assisted by ROBERT
NAKADOI, PAT OKURA, MANUEL MATSU-
NAMI and KAZ IKEBASU.
RONALD MISAKI, RAY HOTTA, and
the RISEN family were recent va-
cationers in Denver, Colo. KAREN
MISAKI enjoyed a holiday trip to
SALT LAKE JUDO DOJO UTAH
BRIGHTON JUDO DOJO COLO
LINCOLN JUDO CLUB NEB
OGDEN JUDO DOJO UTAH
LOWRY JUDO CLUB COLO
OMAHA YMCA JUDO CLUB NEB
HOT SPRING JUDO DOJO UTAH
BOISE VALLEY JUDO CLUB IDAHO
UNIV OF COLO JUDO CLUB COLO
BOULDER YMCA JUDO CLUB COLO
FORT LEWIS AS M JUDO CLUB COLO
AIR FORCE CADET JUDO CLUB COLO
OKLAHOMA CITY YMCA JUDO CLUB 0K1A
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA OKLA
CORINNE JUDO DOJO BRIGHAM UTAH
SiMuhuj MARCU 12.1961 jjwtnllAM.
at DENVER ELKS LODGE BgiW
14th and CALIFORNIA ST. DENVER
REGIONAL BOWLERS to NAT'L TOURNEY
A strong delegation of top Nisei bowlers in the Mountain-Plains re-
gion will be invading the 15th Annual National JACL Bowling Tournament
to be held in San Jose, Calif., on Mar. 6-11, stated JOHN NOGUCHI, lo-
cal bowling association official.
He indicated that there will be
at least 8 men's teams, and not
less than 4 women's teams repre-
senting this area at the national
Pres. TAD SHIMIZU of the CSMC Bowling League announced the win- keg classic.
ners of the 1961 Invitational According to latest reports,
Bowling Tournament, held Jan. 27- 29, as follows: team rosters are as follows:
MEN'S A TEAM: GRANADA FISH (3015) MEN'S TEAMS:
SHUN NAKAYAMA TAK YAMASAKI BOWL-MOR LANES: TATS IWAHASHI
GEORGE NAGAI RUPERT ARAI MAS NONAKA LARRY OTAGURO
MEL SHIMONO DON MIYAKE HANK HARA
MEN'S A SINGLES: PETE MENDA (663) COLORADO BADGE: SHIG HAYASHI
R. AKAHOSH1 (657) HOD HAYASHI- JIM YAMANE
MEN* S A DOUBLES: JACK 1SHIDA JIM KUGA
KAY SASAKI-ROCKY TANAKA (1266) DAHLIA LANES: JOHN NOGUCHI
BOB NOGUCHI FRANK SEHARA
"A" ALL-EVENTS: SAM INAI (1913) GEO. NAGAI (1884) GEO. OTSUKI TOM HIKIDA
DENVER NISEI: MASSEY N1SHIYAMA
"A" HIGH SCRATCH: SAM INAI 1835 TOBY HERRERA YOSH MIYAMOTO
* MENS B TEAM: VFW. Scottsbluff. CASEY HAYASHIDA MIKE TODA
Nebraska (2977) D-C TRUCKERS: JACKSON YAMAMOTO
BILL YOSHIDA YUKIO FURUIYE
MEN'S B SINGUSS: JOHN MASUNAGA (644) HARRY NAGATA GEO. YOSHIDA
LOTUS ROOM: WILLIE RASEGAWA
MEN'S B DOUBLES: KEN MATSUDA SAM INAI
TOSH TASHIRO-WES K0YAN0 (1250) YOSH H0RA JIM OTA
"B" ALL EVENT: ALLEN UYEDA (1937) ROCKY FORD: (Roster not rec'd)
"B" HI SCRATCH: GENE TAGAWA 1597 * GREELEY: (Roster not rec'd)
WOMENS TEAM: C.S.M.C. (2715) Independent:. GEORGE MUKAIKUBO
WOMEN'S SINGLES: SACHI GOTO (646)
P. MARUYAMA (617)
Bowling with Sac'to team:
TOM IOKA and BOB MAYEDA
SACHI GOTO-VI NISHIMURA (1187)
SUSAN TAWARA (1816)
WOMEN'S HIGH SCRATCH:
SUSAN TAWARA 1726
DENVER JUDO DOJO
Under the leadership of TOORU
TAKAMATSU the Denver Judo Dojo is
considering expanding to larger
quarters. The Dojo is serving
boys from more than 200 families,
and present facilities at 1930
Lawrence St. is over-crowded.
Officials of the Dojo have
considered plans to accept the
property of the Nihonjin-Kal, at
2109 Lawrence St., in order to
build a Japanese conmunity center
but are also considering other
LOTUS ROOM: JEANETTE KAWAMURA
MICHI IWATA ALYCE HARA
HIMI MORISHIGE JEAN SATO
C.S.M.C.: (Roster not rec'd)
independent:.... JANET YOSH1DA
In I960, GEORGE OTSUKI of Den-
ver was Nat'l Men's singles cham-
pion with 644, and MATS ITO also
of Denver won the Nat'l Women's
singles title with 596.
SHUN NAKAYAMA of Denver won
the Men's All-Events in 1960 with
a 1849, while MATS ITO copped the
Women's All-Events with 1741.
mountain-plains AJA NEWS
BRIGHTON JAPANESE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION*S 1961 OFFICERS; Standing, from left to right, TAGUS MURATA, Rec.
Secty; JESS MASUNAGA, Treasurer; JAMES IMATANI, Sports Co-Chrmn; SEIJI HORIUCHI, Civic6 Chiron; HARRY FUKAYE
Vice-Pres.; BOB SAKATA, Program Chrmn; and MIKE TASHIRO, Finance Chrmn. Seated, are JIM TOCH1HARA, retir-
ing 1960 Pres., and 1961 Publicity Chrmn; TOM SHIBAO, Sports Co-Chrmn;
DON TANABE, newly-inaugurated 1961 President; ROY H. MAYEDA, Property
Chrmn; and SAM TASHIRO, Membership Chrmn. (Photo by Tom T. Masamori.)
DON TANABE, 1961 President of the
Brighton Japanese American Assn.,
pledging to carry on the communi-
ty services program of the JAA,
with the help of his 1961 cabinet
TANABE is a native Coloradoan,
and has been active with the JAA
since its formation.
MIKE TASHIRO presided as the
Toastmaster for the annual inau-
gural Dinner-Dance of the Bright-
on JAA, held at the Rocky Moun-
tain Arsenal, Officers' Club, on
Feb. 4, 1961.
TOM MASAMORI led in singing,
and SEIJI HORIUCHI offered the
invocation. HARRY FUKAYE intro-
duced special guests. ROY MAYEDA
presented awards to BILL CHIKUMA
WES KOYANO and CHAS, MIZUNAGA. *
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CATHAY POST BRIEFS
Sr. Vice-Commander JOE SAKATO
will head the Cathay Post Benefit
to be held Fri., Mar. 24th. Full
details will be announced later.
JIM KUGA, Pres., led the Ca-
thay Post Ski Club, on a week-end
outing to Aspen, Feb. 17-19.
JOHN NOGUCHI and EDDIE OSUMI
headed the Cathay Post Bowling at
Bowl-Mor Lanes on Â£eb. 20th.
Election of Officers of Cathay
Post will be held Apr. 10th, with
Installation during May.
HIRAOKA, Tommie Y. a BOY
2615 W. 26th Ave. , Denver
ISHIMOTO, Gerald H. . a GIRL
2601 W. 23rd Ave. , Denver
IWATA, Allen R. . o a BOY
3072 Ursula St., Aurora
KANATANI, Frank N. ft a BOY
8060 Clarkson Ct, Adams County
KAWASHIMA, George Jr. . a GIRL
3356 Franklin St. , Denver
MIYAKE, Jimmie N. a BOY
1429 Douglas Dr, Westminster
OKADA, Masahito. a BOY
907 Humboldt St. , Denver
WADA, Kiyoshi. . a BOY
7170 E. 67th Ave. , Derby
YOSHINO, Hikaru. a GIRL
545 Milwaukee St., Denver
(Ed*s Note: Altho we try to keep
current on vital statistics, un-
fortunately we miss some. If you
supply data, shall gladly print.)
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PAT OKURA HONORED
BY OMAHA P-TA
PATRICK OKURA of Omaha, Nebr.
was honored by the Omaha P-TA, by
being awarded Honorary Life Mem-
OKURA, previously a psycholo-
gist at Boys' Town for 17 years,
is the Chief Juvenile Probation
Officer of Douglas County.
PAT OKURA was honored and re-
cognized for his leading role in
support of local education.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
JOYCE OKAMOTO WINS
DAR CITIZEN AWARD
JOYCE OKAMOTO was selected as
DAR "Good Citizen" of Ft. Lupton
high school, based upon dependa-
bility, service, leadership, and
Joyce has been a member of the
student council for three years,
and has served as secretary and
as treasurer. She is currently
Head Girl of Ft. Lupton Hi.
She is a 3-yr member of Nat'l
Honor Society, and now serves as
Pres. She has been Treasurer and
Secretary of Future Homemakers of
America. As a Junior, she was a
representative to Girls' State of
Colorado. In her high school ca-
reer, she has won the Commendable
Service Recognition, with 234 ac-
tivity points to win the Ft. Lup-
ton Hi "L" with three bars.
Joyce Okamoto, in winning the
Good Citizen Award at the local
level, is now eligible to compete
for the State DAR Award.
1961 -"SWEETHEART QUEEN" OF THE ICS: Miss LORRAINE TAKEGUCHI of CSC
was~crowned "Sweetheart'of the ICS" for 1961, at the annual Valentine
Dance of the Intexmountain Collegiate Students, held on Feb. 11th, at
the TSBC. Above are pictured, ---------------------------------------
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from left to right: FLO MIYAKE
of CU, 1960 Queen DIANE FUJIEKI,
of CSC, QUEEN LORRAINE TAKEGUCHI
and ANNABEL TERADA of CSU. Queen
Lorraine is from Hawaii.
PAT YAMAKA chaired the Queen
selection committee, and judges
were MRS. AL MULLEN of Morganti
Studio, TOM MASAMORI, SAM MATSU-
MOTO and MIN YASUI.
JOANNE YAMAGUCHI was general
chairman for the event, assisted
by CHRISTINE YORIMOTO for decora-
~ons, FLORENCE KOSHIO in charge
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of refreshments, BOB FUJIMOTO was
chairman for tickets and programs
and HARRY HARADA handled publi-
Pres. RICH YAMAGUCHI announced
that the spring issue of the ICS
Bulletin is now available.
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Attractive Japanese girls, to
be'dressed in colorful Japanese
kimonos, are being sought to act
as hostesses, at various travel
promotions now being scheduled.
BOB McCABE, energetic resident
agent for Japan Air Lines, is bu-
sily promoting travel shows and
films on Japan.
The first is scheduled during
March, at an evening film showing
sponsored by the Rocky Mtn A.A.A.
Next is a luncheon meeting at
Left Bank Cafe, in Cherry Creek
Center, during May.
In the fall, an exotic fashion
show of Oriental stylings and fa-
brics is being planned.
At each of these events, Japa-
nese hostesses are desired. The
applicants must have their own
kimonos, but English-speaking is
not required. Japanese soldier-
brides are welcome to apply.
Appropriate honorariums, plus
taxi expenses will be furnished.
If you are Interested, or if
you know of anyone who might be
interested, please call:
ROBERT McCABE, DE 3-3941 or
THE A.J.A. NEWS, CH 4-2239.
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