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VOL, IX. No. 7
DENVER, COLORADO
MAR,, 1961
CATHAY POST
YOUTH BENEFIT
FRI., MAR. 24
JOE SAKATO, Sr, Vice-Commander
of Cathay Post, is Chrmn for the
annual fund-raising benefit for
the Youth and Community Welfare
project of the Cathay Post, on
Fri, evening, Mar, 24th,
Funds are raised primarily to
send two students from Manual Hi
to Boys' State, during June,
Many valuable prizes, as well
as games for children will be of-
fered, The general public is in-
vited to attend. Bring the en-
tire family for an evening out,
with dinner at The Cathay Post,
2015 Market St,, Denver, Colo.
BRIGHTON BOWLERS
DINNER DANCE, APR. 22
Pres, HARRY IDA of the Mixed
Bowling League of Brighton, an-
nounced that the annual Awards
Dinner-Dance would be held at the
Officers Club of the Rocky Mtn
Arsenal, on Sat,, Apr, 22nd,
ROY MAYEDA is in charge of the
general arrangements, assisted by
MARY SHIBAQ, as secretary for the
Brighton Bowling League,
DENVER JUDO DOJO
PLANS MOVING TO
2020 ARAPAHOE ST.
The Denver Judo Dojo, now lo-
cated in cramped quarters at 1930
Lawrence St. in Denver, planned
an expansion program to utilize
the 75'x 125' building located at
2020 Arapahoe St.
The property has been acquired
for $37,500.00, and re-modelling
and furnishings expenses, includ-
ing a 36* x 84' tatami area, is
expected to cost $22,500.00 for a
total investment of about $60,000
for the new home of the Denver
Judo Dojo.
Leaders and officials of the
Dojo planned to raise funds from
membership dues @$5.00 per mem-
ber, and to raise additional fi-
nancing through bonds. There are
about 200 families participating
in the Judo Dojo.
Following the 7th Annual Rocky
Mountain Judo Tournament, on Mar.
12th, members of the local Dojo
will participate in the National
AAU Judo Tournament in San Jose,
Calif,, during mid-April.
MILE-HI JACL CHOW MEIN
BENEFIT DINNER APRIL 15th
GLADYS TANIWAKI, general chairman for the Mile-Hi JACL's Chow Mein
Dinner benefit, to be held at the Tri-State Buddhist Church, 1943 Law-
rence St., Denver, Colo., on Sat., Apr. 15th, with continuous servings
from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., announced that a Japa-
nese entertainment program is being scheduled at 6:30
and 8:00 p.m., and that cultural and art exhibits will
be on display at the TSBC.
GARY TSUTSUI
Denver, Colo., a
dent at Cole Jr.
to make a trip
of 823-27th St.,
ninth grade stu-
High, was named
to Valley Forge,
Pennsylvania, with his teacher,
Eugene Caranci, to receive one of
the 1960 Freedom Awards on behalf
of his school.
Cole Junior High was one of 11
Colorado organizations to receive
awards, and one of 27 in the U.S.
to be especially invited to at-
tend the special ceremonies at
Valley Forge.
HARRY D. 0KUN0 of 20th St. Cafe
in charge of the kitchen, and will
vise the preparation of the dinner,
DISTRICT CONVENTION
CHAIRMAN NAMED
DR. TAKASHI MAYEDA was named
as General Chairman for the Mtn-
Plains JACL District Convention
slated for the Thanksgiving week-
end, Nov. 24-25, in Denver, Colo.
DR. MAYEDA was Chairman of the
first post-war National JACL Con-
vention, held in Denver in 1946.
He also served as President of
the Denver JACL that year.
DflO
DinnER
$RT. APR IS, 1941
2;00- f:00 pm
(ALSO TAKE- OUTS)
Tiaters: bpults kso
TRI-STflTE BUODHIST CHURCH
1945 LfiWREnce ST.
ART EMM BITS
CULTURAL PR04RArO
- CHiLnsn Uoo
will be head Chef
personally super-
He advised that
there will be ma-
ny other Japanese
delicacies avail-
able, on sale.
GLADYS
TANIWAKI
Chrmn for the
special Japanese
entertainment, to be staged twice
during dinner, is HENRY SUZUKI,
who has obtained Mme. Nakamura to
present odori as well as instru-
mental music. Color movies will
also be shown, courtesy Japan Air
Lines and The Cathay Post.
0SKI TANIWAKI is in charge of
the cultural exhibits, featuring
Oriental Art, both traditional
and modern,
TOSH ANDO and TOM NAKATA are
in charge of tickets with a full
committee. MARTHA UYEHARA heads
Publicity, aided by BUD UCHIDA,
ROSA ODOW, JIM HISHIM0T0, BILL
H0S0KAWA and LARRY TAJIRI.
Tickets are available from any
JACL cabinet officer or member of
the ticket committee, $1.50 for
adults, $1,00 for children. Car-
ry-out orders are also available.
INVITE YOUR HAKUJIN FRIENDS TO
ATTEND THIS UNIQUE PROGRAM, spon-
sored by the Mile-Hi JACLiil
ICS CONFERENCE
APR. 21-22-23
BUDDHISTS SCHEDULE
HANA-MATSURI FETES
Colorado Buddhists scheduled
observances of the annual spring
"Hana-Matsuri" fetes, commencing
in Brighton on Mar. 19th, and to
be climaxed by the celebration in
Denver, on Sun., Apr. 9th.
The schedule of 'Hana-Matsuri
fetes were as follows:
Mar. 19 (Sun.) Brighton, Colo.
Apr. 1 (Sat.) Greeley, Colo.
Apr. 2 (Sun.) Ft. Lupton, Colo.
Apr, 2 (Sun.) Alamosa, Colo.
Apr. 9 (Sun.) Denver, Colo.
GRADUATION DANCE
DAVE FURUKAWA, Chrmn for the
Mile-Hi JACL committee, announced
that the annual spring Community
Graduates' Dance would be held in
Denver, Colo,, on Sat,, May 20th
FURUKAWA reported that the ICS
is taking care of arrangements,
and is already compiling lists of
high school and college graduates
in this area for 1961.
Cooperating with the Mile-Hi
JACL in co-sponsoring this affair
are: Brighton JAA, Cathay Post,
Colo. Nikkei-Jin Kai, the CSMC-
Simpson Church, and the Tri-State
Buddhist Church.
RICHARD YAMAGUCHI, President
of the Intermountain Collegiate
Students, announced that the an-
nual spring conference of the ICS
would be held in Denver, Colorado
on Apr. 21-22-23, 1961.
The Convention high-light will
be the Banquet and Sayonara Ball,
to be held in the Starlite Room
of the Park Lsne Hotel in Denver,
on Sat. night, Apr. 22nd.
The annual students basketball
tournament will be held, with the
CU Extension team defending its
1960 championship. Mixed bowling
is also scheduled, so co-eds can
participate in the sports activi-
ties of the conference, (See al-
so further details on back page.)


MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
ANTI-ALIENISM STILL LIVES
A peculiar quirk in Che 1935 Colorado Liquor Code would prohibit
ZENSABURO ITO, now aged 67, an old-time resident of Colorado who has
lived in Denver for more than 40 years, but who has failed to take
out U.S. Citizenship papers, from working as a dishwasher at the Cos-
mopolitan Hotel. Our Mr. Z. Ito ..
is a fictitious person, but the
theoretical application of the
law is only too real.
During Jan., 1961, because we
believed that the public attitude
towards all people in Colorado to
be extremely favorable, especial-
ly in view of the enactment of
FEPC and Fair Housing Laws in our
state, we requested SEN. ROBT, E.
ALLEN of Denver to drop an amend-
ment into the hopper to change
this obviously unfair provision
of the law.
Much to our surprise and cha-
grin, Sen. James Donnelly of Tri-
nidad objected strenuously, trum-
peting that Communist spies and
subversives could be planted in
bars and places where liquor is
sold to ferret out our defense
secrets, and thereby endanger our
national security. We know that
Such arguments are absurd, but in
spite of a favorable 21-14 vote
on the previous day, our amend-
ment was defeated 18-12.
We might note that all 12 of-
the senators favoring equal em-
ployment opportunities for aliens
were Democrats; opposed were 12
Republicans and 6 Democrats.
Our concern is not the immedi-
ate enactment of the amendment,
because the Colorado Liquor Board
advises they are not keen on en-
forcing this provision, but we do
wonder about how deep-rooted is
the apparent acceptance of per-
sons of different color and back-
ground in Colorado?
Despite all our protestations
of democracy and equality, the
vote in the Colorado Senate, as
was true in the State of Washing-
ton, evidences a disturbing anti-
foreignism, still latent in our
society.
We certainly cannot rest on
our laurels, smugly saying that
all problems concerning the AJAs
are fully settled, and that the
general comunnity accepts us as
full and respected equals.
- The popular vote in the State
of Washington, and the inherent
anti-alien vote in the Colorado
Senate should forewarn us that
the struggle for equality as U.S.
citizens is still not won in the
State of Colorado, nor in the
State of Washington, nor unfor-
tunately elsewhere in the United
States.
LAST SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS: It may surprise you to see the above pic-
ture in this news bulletin which is dedicated to the interests of the
Japanese Americans especially since it depicts persons of Spanish-
American descent. 1 1 ...................- .
PAGE 2._________________________
V- MTN.-PLAINS AJANEWS"^
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 0D0W..............Artist
TOM MASAMORI. .Photographer
TRUE YASUI. .General Factotum
Life being short and memory
being unreliable, the JACL's pro-
ject to record the history of the
Japanese in America comes none
too soon,
In case you haven't heard, it
is a massive effort to research,
document and set down as much in-
formation as possible about the
Issei and Nisei. One part of the
report will be scholarly and vol-
uminous. source material for his-
torians. A second part will be
in a more popular vein, scholarly
but readable and fairly concise.
T. Scott Miyakawa, a member of
the faculty of Boston University,
has prepared a preliminary out-
line for the study. The outline
itself is a voluminous work. When
it is approved, and when the stu-
dy can be financed, the work will
start to fill in the flesh around
the outline. Mike Masaoka, who
needs no further identification,
is sounding out the Foundations
regarding a possible grant to pay
for the project.
Meanwhile, the Issei and Nisei
are being called on to take part
in the study by interviewing old-
timers, collecting old publica-
tions, diaries, photographs and
other documentary material.
When the story is finally com-
pleted, it is certain to be one
of magnificent scope about a pio-
neering and sturdy people who
overcame staggering handicaps to
make their mark in America, who
helped to conquer the west, who
helped develop industries, break
the sod for rich agricultural
fields, lay the rails, cut the
timber, and harvest nature's rich
bounty.
It will be a story of struggle
and conflicts, of magnificence
and stupidity, of courage and of
cowardice, of injustice and frus-
tration and compassion and ultim-
ate triumph and fulfilment. It
will be a great and eye-opening
story which will help all Ameri-
cans to understand an often mis-
understood segment of the United
States.
But, we think the above pic-
ture is important, because it is
a part of the end result of the
efforts of the Latin American Ed-
ucational Foundation to raise the
general level of persons of Span-
ish American background.
Last year, the LAEF raised a
fund of more than $10,000, as it
has been doing every year for ma-
ny years, and disbursed more than
$7,000 to 38 studfents in various
colleges and universities.
It is also important to note
that the LAEF does not restrict
its scholarships solely to per-
sons of Spanish American ancestry
in giving grants. We know that
AJA students have also been help-
ed by the LAEF, and we are grate-
ful.
The point of this picture is
that the Spanish American commu-
nity is making concrete efforts
to help themselves, by encourag-
ing youngsters to go to college,
thereby raising the general edu-
cational level of their group.
We believe the Japanese Ameri-
can community, thru the JACL or
other appropriate organization,
could well emulate the example of
Che LAEF. What do you think? ? ?
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:
Regular: $3.00 for % yr ( 5 mo.)
$5.00 for l yr (10 mo.)
Special Mile-Hi JACL members ONLY
$2.50 for % yr ( 5 mo.)
$3.50 for 1 yr (10 mo.)
MAR.. 1961
BUDDY UCHIDA and MIKE TASHIR0,
as Co-Chairmen, are spear-heading
the Mile-Hi JACL Membership Drive
for 1961, striving
to sign up a total
of not less than
700 members for a
new all-time high
record.
During UCHIDA's
presidency in 1957
the Mile-Hi JACL
had 660 members,
an all-time high
to that date.
With some 1,000
eligible and po-
tential members in
the Denver-Brighton metropolitan
area, there is no reason why the
Mile-Hi JACL cannot achieve a new
all-time nigh record in 1961.
WHY IS MEMBERSHIP IMPORTANT?
Why do we stress membership so
much?
The reason is simply that un-
less we have a community organi-
zation, with a broad base of mem-
bership, we cannot hope to accom-
plish concrete and permanent re-
sults on behalf of persons of Ja-
panese ancestry.
We need to support a strong
national organization that will
be financially able to go to bat
for us, on issues that none of us
individually can combat.
WHAT DORS NATIONAL DO FOR USf
A small example of the kind of
continuing public relations work
that the Nat*1 JACL does for us
is best illustrated in the com-
ment of the Life Magazine editors
who, in brushing over lightly a
reference to Jap" in their maga-
zine that is read and looked at
by more than 6% million people,
said, "We regret we should have
offended you with our use of the
term Jap". This abbreviation of
Japanese is, as I'm sure you are
aware, a widely used colloquial-
ism, and it is our sincere feel-
ing that, as such, it is seldom
if ever used in a derogatory man-
ner."
Our Nat'l JACL immediately ob-
jected strongly, pointing out the
use of "Jap" is most derogatory,
and backed up objections to such
a racial epithet by thoroughly
documenting more than ten differ-
ent dictionary references.
This type ot alert and author-
itative public relations work is
usually beyond the capabilities
of the average AJA. We may feel
that protest should be made, but
we don* t have the authorities to
cite, or the time and facilities
to follow thru. That's why we
need a National JACLl!!
tak*
TEftASAKI.


MAR.. 1961
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PAGE 3
DAVE FURUKAWA, prominent young
man-around-town, left for a week-
long trip to San Diego, Calif.,
to help his parents, the JAMES T.
FURUKAWA* s move from Denver, upon
demolition of the Carlton Hotel.
LARRY TAJIRI, Drama Editor for
The Denver Post, indicated there
was a possibility of obtaining
the international prize-winning
Japanese film, "IKIRU, as a JACL
benefit during May, 1961.
DON TOKUNAGA of Brighton will
be reporting for Army duty soon.
His engagement to AMY SASAKI was
recently announced.
HARRY MATSUSHIMA of Ft, Lupton
is in Japan for a winter vacation
trip but will be returning soon.
e MELODIE MURA, a junior at Man-
ual High in Denver, was recently
selected Sweetheart Queen for the
annual Valentine's Day dance.
MAS OKADA, of Simpson Church,
reported that 42 young adults of
the Church attended the 17th An-
nual Intermountain Christian Con-
ference in Salt Lake City, Utah,
on Mar. 3-4-5.
SAN LUIS VALLEY BRIEFS
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES: Cathay
Post announced that HARRY SHIBAO
will head the Post's contingent
in the Memorial Day parade this
year, in Denver.
YOSH ARAI has been named Chrmn
for the ceremonies to be held at
Fairmount Cemetery, assisted by
JOE SAKATO and BEN MURAKAMI.
CASEY HAYASHIDA has taken over
the Presidency of the Cathay Post
Golf Club, upon resignation of
JOHN NAKASH1MA, Past Pres.
We apologize to SAM MIZOKAMI,
for having inadvertently omitted
his name from the list of cabinet
officers of the San Luis Valley
JACL, in our last edition of the
AJA News. SAM MIZOKAMI is also
one of the members-at-large, on
the San Luis Valley JACL Board.
ROY INOUYE, prominent San Luis
Valley AJA farmer, was recently
re-appointed to the Vegetable and
Fruit Board of the American Farm
Bureau Federation, and attended
the annual meeting in Chicago on
March 12th.
A SCENE_FR0M "TERAKOYA". a Kabuki drama staged by the Denver Engei
Kyokai, during the Haru-Shibai, at the TSBC, on Sun., Mar. 5th. The
portrayals above, from left to right, are: KIKU SATO (little girl):
Above pictured, in another scene
from "Terakoya", are, from left
to right: HARRY D. OKUNO (kneel-
ing), K, SHIBATA and EIJIRO KAWA-
MURA, and DICK TANINO (kneeling).
SAM Y. MATSUMOTO
NEW YORK LIFE INS. CO.
RT. I, BOX I96A
HENDERSON, COLQ AT.8-2536
GLADYS TANIWAKI (Mrs. Oaki S.);
JOANIE YAMAKISHI (little girl);
CHIYEKO TURNER; and DICK TANINO,
standing on table.
(Photos by Howard Oda, 711-27th
St., Denver 5, Colo. CH 4-4073)
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mirruAL fluids
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JBk fee 7-3041
FT. LUPTON JACL
BERNIECE K0SHI0, eldest daugh-
ter of FLOYD and INA K0SHI0, and
graduate of C.S.U. is now employ-
ed as a secretary in Hawaii. She
is working for a realty firm in
Honolulu, and enjoying the famous
Hawaiian sun and surf at Waikiki.
FRANK YAMAGUCHI headed the Ft.
Lupton JACL'8 Chow Mein & Shrimp
Dinner on M8r. 12, in Ft. Lupton,
with more than 600 of the towns-
people attending.
Pres. BYRON KAWATA of the Ft.
Lupton JACL was the chief host,
assisted by SAM KOSHIO as cashier
and the entire JACL membership of
the Ft. Lupton chapter helping to
make the affair a tremendous suc-
cess!
LORRAINE KOSHIO, daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. SAM KOSHIO, was one of
the models for the Forlurado Club
Fashion Show, in Ft. Lupton, on
Mar. 16th. The Forlurado Club is
active in Youth projects.
TOM NAKATA of Ft. Lupton (and
a Mile-Hi JACL Board Member) was
one of the Colorado delegates to
the Western Buddhists Conference,
held in Fresno, Calif., Mar. 4-5.
CALENDAR
Of C oming Events
Mar. 19: (Sun) COLO. NISEI BASKET- BALL LEAGUE, Benefit Movie, TSBC, Denver.
Mar. 24: (Fri) CATHAY POST BENEFIT, 2015 Market St., Dvr.
Mar. 26: (Sun) GOLF CLUB, PRE-SEASON TOURNAMENT: weekly, after Easter Sunday.
Apr. 2: (Sun) EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE CSMC SIMPSON CHURCH
Apr. 10: (Mon) CATHAY POST ELECTION of 1960-61 Officers.
Apr. 15: (Sat) MILE-HI JACL's CHOW- MEIN BENEFIT, Art and Cultural Programs.
Apr. 22: (Sat) BRIGHTON JAA BOWLING LEAGUE AWARDS DINNER.
May 7: (Sun) CATHAY POST INSTALLA- TION OF 1961 OFFICERS
May 20: (Sat) COMMUNITY GRADUATES DANCE, Mile-Hi JACL.
May 30: (Tue) MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES Cathay Post, Sponsors
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TOSHIO ANDO
BUSINESS LISTINGS 1942 Larimer St. AC 2-5315
AWtmtSIHQ FRED S. KAWANO KE 4-6358
1131 19th St.
j. Howard McCarthy, 725 st. Paul
Brown & Bigelow. AL 5-2075 LLOYD SHINSATO
PMTiSTS 1639 Clarkson St. KE 4-8043
JOHN CHIKUMA, DDS Brighton MINORU YASUI CH 4-2239
75 So. 4th St. 560 1225 20th St.
MAS GIMA, DDS 1404 E. 18th Ave. AL 5-6822 OPT0HETXIS7S
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MICHAEL T. HORI, DDS 1959 Larimer St.
4101 E, Wesley Ave. SK 6-0924 MISAO MATOBA, OD Ft.. Lupton
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830 18th St. KE 4-8680
2838 Federal Blvd. GL 5-0741 PHYSMAMS
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Y. IT0, DDS HARRY KURACHI, M.D. 418
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1477 Pennsylvania St. CH 4-6589 X. K. KOBAYASHI, M.D. DICK D. MOMII, M.D.
TONY KAWANO, DDS ALBERT N0DA, M.D.
1750 Humboldt St. KE 4-3084 1227 27th Street KE 4-3104
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Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-1596
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40 No. Main St. 1312 HOWARD SUENAGA, M.D. AC 2-1314
830 18th Street
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
MAR. 1961
BASKETBALL LEAGUE
BOBBY FUJIOKA reports that the
six teams making up the Colorado
Nisei Basketball League is spon-
soring a Japanese benefit movie,
on Sun., Mar. 19th, at the Tri-
State Buddhist Church, in Denver,
Colo., commencing at 7:00 p.ra.
The movies have English sub-
titles. The first is a present-
day film of modem Japan, while
the other is a Samurai "chambara"
picture.
CATHAY POST HOLDS
BOWLING TOURNAMENT
Cathay Post's bowling tourna-
ment held on Feb. 20th, at Bowl-
Mor Lanes, under the direction of
JOHN NOGUCHI and EDDIE OSUMI re-
sulted as follows:
1st: 2115
YOSH ARAI HELEN NAKASHIMA
SHIG MAYEMURA GEORGE FUNAKOSHI
2nd: 2091
TODD OKITA JOE SAKATO
ERNIE NAGATA BOB IWATA
Proceeds of the movie benefit
will be used to promote the Nisei
basketball league, which will be
ending its season. Games are re-
gularly played at the Manual High
school gym on Fridays.
The Colorado Nisei Basketball
League is made up
ing teams:
BUSSE1S.
c. u. ....
D. U.........
F & B AUTO .
RANCHO PRODUCE
S & K MARKET .
of the follow-
Captains
. RON YAMAMOTO
. BOB FUJIMQTO
. ROBT. AOYAGI
. BEAVER ASANO
KEN NAMBA
. FLOYD ITO
3rd: 2065
JIM YAMANE ESTHER IWATA
MIN MATSUNAGA RUTH KAMIBAYASHI
4th: 2038
EDDIE OSUMI BESS SAKATO
BEN YANAGA MARY KOMARU
FLASH! I! As we go to press,
we learn that AMY KDNISHI, bowl-
ing with the Hada Automotive team
of Denver won the Women's Singles
Chmupionship at the National JACL
Bowling Tournament in San Jose,
with a 598. Congratulations, AMY!
Other results will be published
in the next issue of AJA News.
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JUDO TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS
RUSSELL MIYAZAWA of Hot Springs, Utah, wrested the Grand Champion-
ship Trophy away from Denver at the 7th Annual Rocky Mountain Judo
Tournament held on Mar. 12th at the Elks auditorium in Denver, Colo.,
by defeating JACK OLIVER of Denver in the finals. TED MATSUO, 1960
Grand Champion, was eliminated in
the semi-finals, as was ALBERT
TAGAWA, 1959 Grand Champion.
Denver's Senior Team, composed
of all Black Belt rank holders,
retained the Senior Team Champ-
ionship, and are pictured below,
with team members listed.
Denver's Intermediate Team was
also successful in retaining the
Intermediate Division Champion-
ship, and are pictured below with
team members listed.
In the Junior Team Division,
Salt Lake City upset the favored
Denver team, and took the Junior
Division championship banner back
to Utah.
RUSSELL MIYAZAWA of Hot Springs,
Utah, 1961 Judo Grand Champion.
More than a hundred boys par-
ticipated in the Tournament, with
more than 2,000 spectators. (All
Judo photos by Howard Oda.)
SENIOR JUDO TEAM CHAMPIONS: From left to right, one of the Instruc-
tors of the Denver Judo Dojo, FRED 0KIM0T0, 4th Degree Black Belt;
and Championship Sr. Team, TED MATSUO, 1-Danj ALBERT TAGAWA, 1-Dan;
JACK OLIVER, 1-Dan; TAKAY0SHI SAKAI, 1-Dan, and Team Captain Y0SHIR0
NISHIMURA, 3-Dan; and Instructor T00RU TAKAMATSU, 5th Degree.
INTERMEDIATE JUDO TEAM CHAMPIONS: From left to right, STEVE KARAKAWA,
KENNEY KINOSHITA, TOM TABUCHI, JOHN WIDMAR, and GORDON AOYAGI, with
GEORGE KURAMOTO, 3rd Degree, major domo of the Denver Judo Dojo.


MAR.. 1961
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PAGE 5
TRIO of charming Sansei misses, assisting at the Brighton community's
Chow Mein and Shrimp Dinner, on Mar. 4th, in Brighton, Colorado, from
left to right: JUDY SASAKI, REIKO NAKATA, and JANE NAKATA.
A part of the Committee, in charge of the Brighton Chow Mein benefit,
standing, from left to right: MRS. SAM CHIKUMA, MRS. SAM SASAKI, and
MRS. FRANK NAKATA. Seated at table on left, DON TANABE, Pres, of the
Brighton JAA, and, on right, MIKE TASHIRO, Co-Chairmen of the affair.
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PRES. DON TANABE and Co-Chrran
MIKE TASHIRO of the Brighton JAA,
assisted by 70 members of the or-
ganization, and members of the
Brighton Nisei Women's Club, re-
ported that more than 1500 people
were, served at their Annual Chow
Mein & Shrimp Dinner on Mar. 4th,
in Brighton, Colo.
JIM TOCHIHARA, BOB SAKATA, and
JIM IMATANI served on the welcome
committee, with HARRY IDA and SAM
TASHIRO heading the ushers.
SAM CHIKUMA headed the busboys
committee; JOE SASAKI handled the
tables and chairs committee; WES
K0YAN0 was chrmn for the pearl-
diving dishwashing crew; and ROY
MAYEDA was in charge of K,P.'s.
General Tickets Co-Chairmen were
JESS MASUNAGA and TAGUS MURATA.
Every member of the Brighton
JAA, and their families, served
on at least two committees, in
order to assure the success of
this community project to raise
funds for the JAA Youth Program.
Special thanks went to all of
the members of the JAA, for their
whole-hearted cooperation, and
especial appreciation was extend-
ed to the wives and ladies, and
to the young Sansei girls of the
community, who did a tremendously
efficient job in feeding the en-
ormous crowd.
BIRTHS
ARAI, Masayuki . e a BOY
1661 Hoyt St., Lakewood
0M0T0, Masaru. t o a BOY
726 28th St. , Denver
SHIBAO, Henry T. 9 9 9 9 9 a BOY
3021 Wilson Ct. , Denver
T0B0, Takami , 9 9 9 9 9 a BOY
2611 Stout St., Denver
Y0K0MIZO, Keiji. 9 9 9 a GIRL
265 Wolff St., Denver
Y0SHIN0, Hikaru. 999 9 a GIRL
545 Milwaukee St., Denver
OBITUARIES
ASAKICHI UYEMURA, 4145 Pecos St.,
Denver, Colo, passed away during
Feb., survived by widow, Chiki,
and daughters Mary Miyamoto, of
Denver; Betty Sugihara, Ft. Mor-
gan; Stella Uyemura, Los Angeles;
and sons, Joe Uyemura, of Denver;
Dr. Geo. Uyemura, of Ft. Lupton;
and Frank Uyemura of Blanca.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
MAR., 1961
JACL COOPERATES IN
SISTER-CITY PROJECT
TAK TERASAKI, Chairman of the
Board, announced that the Mile-Hi
JACL is officially participating
in the 'Sister City" project, at
the request of Mayor Batterton of
Denver, linking Denver with Taka-
yama, Japan.
Last year, TAMOTSU MURAYAMA,
an old-time JACLer, and personal
friend of OSKI TANIWAKI, then the
Pres* of Mile-Hi JACL, delivered
an invitation from the Mayor of
Takayama to the Mayor of Denver
to participate in this program.
Other AJAs cooperating in this
civic project are: DR, F, HAYANO,
as Pres, of Colo. Nikkei-Jin Kai;
REV, N, TSUNODA, who accompanied
Murayama in extending the origi-
nal invitation; HARRY G. MATOBA,
as a vice-chairman of the Denver
Committee; GEORGE FUKUMA, as an
importer from Japan; and others,
HELP!!! HELP!!!
HOUSING NEEDED
FOR ICS CONFAB
Denverites who would be able
to house any AJA students during
the ICS student conference, Apr,
21-22, were urgently requested to
get in touch with Co-Chairmen for
Housing of the ICS, as follows:
JAN MORITA, 1736 Eighth Ave.
(CSC) Greeley, Colo,
or
JANE YAMAMURA, 255 Green Hall,
(CSU) Ft, Collins, Colo.

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Lovely LORRAINE TAKEGUCHI, of Colorado State College, crowned as tne
"Sweetheart of Intermountain Collegiate Students" during February at
the Valentine Dance of the ICS, QUEEN IARRAINE will reign over the
16th annual student conference to
be held Apr, 21-22-23, 1961,
Park Lane Hotel, in Denver,
at
510 ST.
Denver z. coio.
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RICH YAMAGUCHI, Pres, of ICS,
promised that a full program of
basketball, mixer, luncheon, dis-
cussion sessions, bowling, ban-
quet and dance, is being planned
for all students in this region.
The Conference Banquet and the
Sayonara Ball will be held Sat.,
Apr. 22, in the Starlite Room of
Park Lane Hotel. Tickets will be
$5,00 for dinner only, or $9.00
for the dinner-dance.
The most outstanding AJA stu-
dent leader will be selected as
"The iCSer of the Year". Past
winners have been DON FURUTA, CSC
'59, and DAVE FURUKAWA, CU '60.
Further announcements of the
1961 confab will be released in
the next issue of AJA News.
2801 DOWNING ST.
DENVER 5, COLORADO
BILL KUROKI, MGR. CH.4-641Q
JACL GIVES 8 25
TO POLIO FUND
SAM Y, MATSUMOTO, Chairman for
the Mile-Hi JACL Benefit for "The
March of Dimes", held at the CSMC
on Feb. 25, reported that $25.00
was contributed to the National
Foundation.
Winners of the bridge tourna-
ment were: N-S, HARUKO and THOS.
K. KOBAYASHI, and E-W, MARIAN and
LARRY TAJIRI.
Door prizes and other prizes
were donated by: IDEAL PHARMACY,
ROCKY MTN DRUG, SARGE'S PHARMACY,
SWANSEA DRUGS, and T.K. PHARMACY.
Assisting in arrangements were
SUE AKIYAMA, TAMI MASUNAGA, DORIS
MATSUMOTO and DOROTHY UCHIDA,
MORE DAR" GOOD
CITIZEN AWARDS
JANET OKAMURA of Manual High,
in Denver is another DAR "Good
Citizen" Award winner. She has
an "A" average, and is Secty of
the Student Council, as well as a
leader in school activities.
JOYCE HARADA of Rocky Ford,
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. MITSU HA-
RADA, is also a DAR winner this
year, as is IRIS MAYEDA of Evans,
Colo., daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
SAM MAYEDA. Details will be pub-
lished in our next issue.

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