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VOL. II. No. 8
DENVER, COLORADO
APR., 1961
ICS CONFERENCE
APR. 21-22-23
RICH YAMAGUCHI, President of
the ICS, announced that the 16th
Annual Student Conference in the
Rocky Mountain area would be held
Apr. 21-22-23, in Denver, Colo.
All plans have been completed,
and the following schedule of ac-
tivities has been released:
I.C.S. CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:
Fri., Apr. 21st:
Basketball. Manual Hi Gym
Social Mixer. T.S.B.C.
Sat.. Aor. 22nd:
Basketball Finals Manual Hi
Luncheon......... T.S.B.C.
Discussion Session. T.S.B.C.
Banquet Park Lane Hotel
Dance .... Park Lane Hotel
Sun,, Apr. 23rd:
Bowling Celebrity Lanes
* *
The ICS Conference will start
with the annual basketball tour-
nament, commencing Fri., Apr. 21,
at the Manual high school gym.
The CU Extension team are the de-
fending 1960 champions.
On Sat., Apr. 22nd, lunch will
be served at TSBC, followed by a
discussion session. The confer-
ence highlight will be a Banquet
at the Park Lane Hotel, featuring
SEIJI HORIUCHI, as the principal
speaker, followed by the confer-
ence Dance in the Starlight Room
of the Park Lane. DIANE FUJIEKI,
1960 ICS Queen, is in charge of
the Sayonara Dance.
On Sun. afternoon, Apr. 23, a
mixed bowling tournament will be
held at Celebrity Lanes with RICH
YOSH1DA In charge.
Chairmen of various events and
of committees are as follows:
GENERAL CHAIRMAN: RICH YAMAGUCHI
Publicity...........HARRY HARADA
Tickets & Program. BOB WATADA
Booklet Ads.........BOB FUJIMOTO
and CHRIS YORIMOTO
Transportation .... HENRY TOBO
NATCHI MATSUNAMI and YOKO FUJITA
Housing...........JANE YAMAMURA
and JAN MORITA
Registration LORRAINE TAKEGUCHI
Basketball ......... RICH YOSHIDA
Fri. Mixer............FLO MIYAKE
Sat. Luncheon. FLORENCE KOSHIO
Discussions. JOANNE YAMAGUCHI
Conference Banquet FLO KOSHIO
Banquet Speaker. GENE MIYAZAWA
ICSer Selection. GEORGE AKAMINE
Conference Dance DIANE FUJIEKI
Hostesses LORRAINE TAKEGUCHI
Bowling ............ RICH YOSHIDA
JACL CHOW MEIN BENEFIT APR. 15
FEATURES PROGRAMS, EXHIBITS
An exotic evening of delicious Oriental foods, exhibits and pro-
grams of modern and traditional Japanese art and culture, and films
of Japan, will be offered at the Tri-State Buddhist temple, 1947 Law-
rence St., in Denver, Colo., on
Sat., Apr. 15th, with continuous
servings and take-out orders of
food from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m.,
under the sponsorship of the Mile
Hi JACL, with GLADYS TANIWAKI as
General Chairman.
RICHARD YAMAGUCHI, President
of the Intermountain Collegiate
Students, will head the 16th An-
nual Student Conference in the
Rocky Mountain region, to be held
in Denver, Colorado on April 21-
22-23, 1961. Rich is a graduat-
ing senior at the University of
Colorado, at Boulder, Colorado.
GRADUATES1DANCE
SLATED MAY 20th
DAVE FURUKAWA, Chairman of the
Mile-Hi JACL committee, announced
that the AAUW Hall, at 14th and
Josephine St. in Denver, has been
obtained for the Denver metropol-
itan community's AJA Graduation
Dance on Saturday, May 20th.
Ray Lipson's combo will play
from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.
An intermission program honoring
all graduates present is being
planned.
Admission is $1.50 for student
couples, and $2.00 for adults.
All graduating seniors, both high
school and college, will be ad-
mitted as guests of the sponsor-
ing groups.
. H 1
CHOW MEIN DINNER BENEFIT. Apr. 15th, Sat., 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.,
at Tri-State Buddhist Church, 1947 Lawrence St., Denver, Colorado.
HARRY 0KUN0, head chef, AYAK0 WADA, and GLADYS TANIWAKI, Gen. Chrmn.
A special Japanese entertain-
ment program is scheduled at 5:30
p.m., and at 7:30 p.m., directed
by Mne. TAMIJI ONOUYE, under the
chairmanship of HENRY SUZUKI.
Cultural and art exhibits and
displays will be open at any time
during the afternoon and evening,
with OSKI TANIWAKI in charge. A
bonsai exhibit will be arranged
by GEORGE Y. INAI, Pres, of the
Bonsai Club, and Mmes. YURI NODA
and TAKINO TAKAMATSU will display
flower arrangements.
Color movies of Japan will be
shown during the afternoon, with
Y0SH ARAI in charge. The films
were obtained thru the courtesy
of R0BT. McCABE, 2390 Glencoe St.
(EA 2-4311), district representa-
tive of Japan Air Lines. Any in-
terested group may obtain travel
films thru Mr. McCabe.
Tickets for the Oriental din-
ner, including the cultural exhi-
bits and program, are $1.50 for
adults and $1.00 for children.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME! JBRING YOUR
FAMILY, AND YOUR HAKUJIN FRIENDS!
EVERYONE IS WELCOME 11
CSMC ORIENTAL FOOD
BAZAAR, SAT. MAY 6
The CSMC-SIMPSON Church will
hold its annual Oriental food ba-
zaar on Sat., May 6th, at CSMC,
25th & California St., from 12:00
noon until 7:00 p.m.
ROY NAGAI is general chairman,
assisted by MRS. SAI KOSUGE and
MR. KINJI KANDA in charge of the
Japanese food, and KANA YORIMOTO
as head chef in the kitchen.
Tickets are $1.25 for adults,
and 75q for children. HENRY H0-
SHIKO is heading the ticket com-
mittee.
Various kinds of tempura and
chicken teriyaki, as well as va-
rious sushi, will be offered.
MRS. PAUL HAGIYA and MRS. JON-
ATHAN FUJITA will head the host-
esses in colorful kimonos.


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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
APR. 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
*******
BUD UCHIDA.............Heads
ROSA ODOW ............ Artist
TOM MASAMORI. .Photographer
TRUE YASUI. .General Factotum
Today, like the movies, the
never-never land of the legitim-
ate stage is peopled largely by
psychologically disturbed types,
sexual deviates or just plain
nuts. It's a pleasure, therefore
to welcome to Denver a play fea-
turing people with more normal
problems ... inter-racial love in
middle-age, for example.
The play, of course, is "A Ma-
jority of One," which stops off
in Denver briefly next month be-
fore heading west. This is the
same play and the same cast which
ran triumphantly on Broadway for
two years before moving on to
Chicago for another long stand.
The play casts Gertrude Berg
(Molly Goldberg of radio) as the
Brooklyn widow who meets the ar-
istocratic Japanese widower, Sir
Cedric Hardwicke.
While "A Majority of One" is
often kosher comedy, it has its
poignant moments. Moreover, it
puts over a message for tolerance
not in strident.tones, but gently
and most effectively. We caught
the play in New York about a year
ago. We hope you111 be able to
see it here in Denver. Sir Ce-
dric speaks his Japanese phrases
as though he had a mouth full of
hot rice, but you'll find the
play warm and entertaining.
The current interest in Japan-
ese gardens, inspired partly by
the artistry of men like Stanley
Yoshimura and others, has done
some odd things to the market in
evergreens. Time was when the
tall, straight trees commanded
the highest prices, and the piti-
fully gnarled and stunted ones
were shoved into the remote cor-
ners. Today it's the other way
around.
Shopping for shrubs recently,
we saw a dwarfed tree twisted in
properly artistic fashion. The
asking price was $40. For the
same price one could have bought
four impressively large, upright,
synnetrical trees. This season,
it seems to be a status symbol to
own a crooked tree*
DAR "GOOD CITIZEN" AWARDS
Thus far in 1961, we have learned that four Sansei girls in Colo,
have won the DAR "Good Citizen" awards at their respective schools,
for outstanding service, leadership, and patriotism. Each girl is
eligible to compete for the State
DAR Award. We congratulate these
four, and if there are any other
winners, please let us know!
We feel it is worthwhile to
publicize the achievement of our
young people because (1) they
so richly deserve public recogni-
tion, and (2) we hope their exam-
ple will be some inspiration to
other youngsters to likewise ex-
cel in their endeavors.
We are proud to honor the four
winners, in Colorado, of the DAR
"Good Citizen" Award:
JOYCE OKAMOTO
JOYCE OKAMOTO, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Okamoto of Ft. Lup-
ton, was selected "Good Citizen"
of Fort Lupton
High School.
She is Head
Girl of FLHS for
1960-61.
JOYCE HARADA
She has serv-
ed on the Stu-
^ dent Council for
3 years, and has
held offices as
secretary, and treasurer of the
Student Council.
JOYCE HARADA, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Mitsu Harada of Rocky
Ford, Colo., won her high honor
for service to
her school as a
Student Council-
lor for 3 years,
and class offi-
cer during her
freshman, junior
and senior year.
She has been
a member of the
Future Business
Leaders of Amer-
ica club, a 4-year member of Pep
Club, and active with the school
band for four years.
She was rated Service Leader
and Pacemaker of the Junior class
and was named "Senior Girl of the
Month." She placed second in the
Elks "Leadership" award, and tied
for first in the "Most Valuable
Student" award competition.
IRIS MAYEDA
IRIS MAYEDA, daughter of Mr. &
Mrs. Sam Mayeda of Greeley, Colo,
was outstanding for her qualities
of leadership in
her school acti-
vities. She was
nominated by her
Senior Class and
selected by the
Faculty as most
outstanding in
citizenship.
She has serv-
ed as a Student
Councillor for 3 years, and now
is serving as Secretary of the
Council. She was elected Presi-
dent of her Junior Class, as well
as of the Senior Class.
She has been a member of the
National Honor Society for three
years, a member and officer of
the school choir, and is serving
on the staff of the School Annual
in her senior year.
She is a 3-yr member of Natl
Honor Society, and is serving as
President this year.
She was a delegate to Girls'
State, and has been a member of
the Choir, the Blue Caps, Drama
Club, and officer of the Future
Homemakers of America.
She has earned the "Commend-
able Service Recognition" of FLHS
for three consecutive years.
JANET 0KAMURA
JANET Y. vKAMURA of 4972 Fill-
more St., Denver, Colo., daughter
of Mr. & Mrs. Shiogo Okamura, was
named the "Good
Citizen" of Man-
ual High School.
She is Secty
of Student Coun-
cil, and served
as Secty. of her
Jr. Class. She
has also been an
. officer of, and
now President
of both the Pre-Med Club, and the
Future Teachers of America club.
She is a 3-yr member of Latin
Club, and of the Pre-Med Club.
She is also a member of Scarabs,
Math & Science Club, Pep Club,
and has been a Jr. Escort.
She was a Girls' State dele-
gate, and has won the Nat'l Eng-
lish Teachers Award. She has al-
so participated in the Aslan Cul-
ture Seminar and Science Seminar.
She has an "A" average, and.is
"Best All-Around, Academically."
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.)

GLADYS TANIWAKI, assisted by a
host of conscientious JACLers all
busily serving on committees, has
completed all ar-
rangements for the
Mile-Hi JACL Chow
Mein Benefit, and
the Art and Cul-
tural Exhibit and
Program, for Sat.,
April 15th.
The locale is
the Tri-State Bud-
dhist temple which
in itself will be
of interest to any
non-Japanese visi-
tors, who attend
this unique func-
tion. Please invite your hakujin
friends to attend with you! They
will enjoy a most unusual meal,
as well as a pleasing program.
The Benefit is for the purpose
of raising funds for the Mile-Hi
JACL to operate its annual pro-
gram for community welfare during
the year.
COMMUNITY GRADS' DANCE
DAVE FURUKAWA has efficiently
completed all arrangements for a
community dance to honor all the
1961 June graduates, both from
high schools and colleges, in the
Denver metropolitan area.
The date is Sat., May 20th, at
the AAUW Hall, 14th and Josephine
.St., in Denver, Colorado.
Keep the date in mind, and be
sure to attend to honor our AJA
graduates of 1961!
JACL-SAKATA AWARD:
tak*
TCRAAAKI.
Annually, the Mile-Hi JACL,
with the support of the family of
the late HARRY H. SAKATA, honors
Che most outstanding AJA graduat-
ing senior from high schools in
the Denver metropolitan area.
As can be seen from the column
adjoining, our AJA students are
compiling impressive and commend-
able records. and we are in-
deed proud of them!
Altho the judging and select-
ing of the JACL-Sakata Award win-
ner is not completed until the
fall, we need to compile records
of high school juniors by June.
If you know any outstanding
AJA high school senior who should
be considered for the JACL-Sakata
Award, please submit the name and
address to:
MICHI' ANDO, 3353 Josephine St.
Denver 5, Colorado.
Mrs. Toshio Ando is the chair-
man for the committee which will
select the 1961 winner.


APR.. 1961
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
# DR. TAKASHI MAYEDA was a week
visitor Co Oregon Co attend spe-
cial advanced Craining courses at
che UniversiCy of Oregon Dental
School in Portland, and also to
visit his eldest son, ED MAYED/.
now a student at Che U. of C
TOM FUJITA, STANLEY K0SHI, and
TERRY ROSHIKQ, were among Che 9
Boy Scouts of Troop #38 who left
Denver at 2 A.M. with Scoutmaster
MIN YASUI to help usher and take
collections at the Easter Sunrise
Service at Red Rocks.
JOAN TSUKAMOTO, CH 4-7093, an-
nounced Chat the Denver YBA will
be commencing classes in dancing
soon. All Bussels and friends in
Denver are Invited to call Joan
for further information.
JOHN T000R0KI & HENRY SUMIKAWA
recently opened a new automatic
laundry and cleaners in Aurora,
under the name of "Charlie Chan
Laundromat" on E Colfax Ave.
* The March benefit of Cathay
Post netted some $40. The Post
plans another benefit on Apr. 28.
Proceeds are used to send two de-
legates from Manual Hi School to
Boys' State in June.
* AL MXYAGISHIMA recently had an
emergency operation for ulcers
but Al is back at the Post Dining
Room, in action again.
* JUNE TSUMURA, daughter of Mrs.
AMY TSUMURA, was recently on TV,
as one of the 7 Denver hi school
students competing for a scholar-
ship thru oratorical competition,
sponsored by the Natl Sojourners
at the 8th Annual Speech Contest.
SUE ROJIMA, a Dahlia Lanes in-
structor, assists the Cerebral
Palsy Foundation Bowling League
every week, working with handi-
capped CP victims. Sue also in-
structs a junior league, teaching
youngsters how to bowl.
* The 442nd Regimental Reunion
is planned in Hawaii, June 10-17,
and Cathay Post is planning a
Luau and Dance in the near future
in support of the Reunion.
TED HADA and family recently
moved to a new hose at 2120 Nia-
gara St., in Denver.
The former BETTY HARADA (now
Mrs. Kitashima) of Rocky Ford is
a civil service employee of the
Federal Power Commission in Wash-
ington, D.C.
OMAHA JACLers participated in "The Festival of Nations" program
during Brotherhood Week at the Joslyn Memorial auditorium in Omaha,
Nebr. Above, from left to right: TERRY OSHIMA, ROBIN HIRABAYASHI,
LINDA HOLMES, MARY LOU HOIMES, GERALDINE TAKECHI, SHARON ISHII, and
NAOMI ANN ISHII. (Photo by Ishii Studios of Omaha, Nebr.)
MANUEL MATSUNAMI was chairman
of the Easter Egg hunt for child-
ren at Hanscom Park on Easter.
BOB NAKAD0I will chair Omaha
JACL's "Issei Recognitions" Ban-
quet honoring Omaha Issei pioneer
families, at Arl-Rang Gardens on
April 17th.
RON NEYT, former membership
chrmn for Omaha JACL, announced
the Omaha chapter has 112 members
for 1961. The Neyts have moved
to Oceanside, Calif.
KIMI TAKECHI gave a demonstra-
tion of Japanese cooking at the
YWCA, as part of a cultural pro-
gram.
SAM Y. MATSUMOTO
NEW YORK LIFE INS. CO.
RT. I, BOX I96A
HENDERSON. COLQ AT.8-2536
RICHARD TAKECHI received a one
year scholarship to Tenri Univer-
sity of Nara, in Japan, to study
Japanese liberal arts. He has
left to commence his studies in
Japan.
LILY OKURA was re-elected to
the Omaha YWCA Board. She is al-
so Chairman of the Young Adults
Group of the YWCA.
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TRI-STATE YBL
HONOR ISSEIS
The Tri-State Y.B.L., led by
Pres. SUEJI NISHIM0T0, held its
annual Keiro-Kai, on Mar. 12th,
honoring some 250 Issei guests,
at the TSBC in Denver, Colo.
TOM NAKATA was Toastmaster of
the program which especially ho-
nored Mr. Sakayama, 92, as the
oldest man present, and Mrs. Ko-
bayashi of Ovid, and Mrs. Hoshi-
jima of Denver, both 84, as the
oldest women present.
SEISHIRO NAKAMURA of Littleton
responded on behalf of the Issei
guests.
* *
Led by JAMES KATO, the Denver
TSBC celebrated Hana-Matsuri on
Sun., Apr. 9th, with more than 30
church and comnunity groups, and
more than 30 Kyudo-Kai and dis-
tricts participating.
Following the religious cere-
monies in the morning, sn exten-
sive program of entertainment was
held during the afternoon and un-
til late evening.
CALENDAR
Of Coming Events
Apr. 15: (Sat) MILE-HI JACL1s CHOW- MEIN BENEFIT, Art and Cultural Program.
Apr. 21- 22-23: (Fri-Sun) I.C.S. CONFERENCE, in Denver, Colo. BANQUET and DANCE, Park Lane.
Apr. 22: (Sat) BRIGHTON JAA BOWLING LEAGUE AWARDS DINNER.
Apr. 28: (Fri) CATHAY POST BENEFIT, 2015 Market St., com- mencing at 8:00 p.m.
May 6: (Sat) CSMC-SIMPSON CHURCH's ORIENTAL FOOD BAZAAR. CSMC, 25th & Calif.
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, at Fairmount Cemetery, Cathay Post, Sponsors.
June 4: (Sun) CATHAY POST'S FISHING DERBY, 6 FAMILY PICNIC at Estes Park.
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APR,. 1961
PAGE 4
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
AJA BRIDGE FANS
More than a dozen Nisei bridge
fane, in Denver, participated in
the big Spring Nationals of the
ACBL, held at the Hilton Hotel in
mid-March. DR. TOM KOBAYASHI was
a trophy winner, as was FUMI YABE
who teamed with DR. MAS GIMA to
win a Jr. Pairs event.
SAM MATSUMOTO played against
top teams in the Vanderbilt Cup
K. 0. competition, and did very
well. Others playing were HARUKO
KOBAYASHI, SUE AKIYAMA, MIKE UBA,
KEN YABE, TRUE YASUI, BUDDY and
DOROTHY UCHIDA, DICK and ETHEL
YANASE, and others.
DENVER JUDOIST
MILE-HI GOLF CLUB
OFFICERS ANNOUNCED
The Mile-Ri Golf Club held its
annual meeting on Mar. 22nd, at
the Cathay Post, and announced
the following officers:
President.........DR. SETS ITO
Vice-Pre............YOSH ARAI
Asst. Soc. Chrmn DR. T. KAWANO
Secretary. ..... JIM HANAMURA
Asst. Secy..........TERNO ODOW
Treasurer. ..... SAM KUMAGAI
Asst. Treas. SUGAR SUYEHIRO
Awards Chrmn DR. R. MAYEDA
Asst. Awards Chrm. GEO. NAGAI
Public Relations GEO. NAGAI and
CHAS. YAMAGUCHI
Advisors FRANK TORIZAWA and
DR. GENTA NAKAMURA
IU AMU I UUKINtT
YOSHIRO NISHIMURA of the Den-
ver Judo Dojo left for the Nat'l
AAU judo tournament in San Jose,
Calif., to take place Apr. 13-14,
for the national championships.
TOORU TAKAMATSU also went with
Nishlmura, as the official Rocky
Mtn. Regional Black Belt Associa-
tion representative.
The Mile-Hi golfers planned a
business simmer schedule, and the
following tournaments were being
planned:
Apr. 30 May 7. 36-Hole Medal
May 28 June 18. Match Play
June 25th (Sun.). Family Picnic
July 2 July 23. 72-Hole Medal
Aug. 6 Aug. 13. Low Aggregate
Sept. 3-4. Intercity Tournament
Sept. 10-17. Dalpes Tournament
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LOCAL BOWLING WINNERS
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Tournament crown in the Women's Singles championship, hitting a 598,
in San Jose, Calif., during Mar. 6-11, 1961, bettering MATS ITO's 596
for the 1960 Womens Singles championship in Denver, Colo. Amy was
-----------------------i the only top winner from the Mtn-
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bowlers placed in some events and
HIGH SCORES: MARCH, 1961 won squad prizes.
BRIGHTON JAA MIXED BOWLING LEAGUE
Men's Hi Game:
GEORGE OKUBO. .
Men's Hi Series:
HARRY IDA ..........
Women's Hi Game:
ROSE TANABE .
Women's Hi Series:
ROSE FUJISAKI .
CATHAY POST LEAGUE:
Hi Game:
PAUL 0SUGA..........
Hi Series:
TOM MUROYA..........
CSMC MIXED LEAGUE:
Men's Hi Game:
LARRY 0TAGUR0 .
Men's Hi Series:
LARRY OTAGURO .
Women's Hi Game:
CHIZ NAKAYAMA .
Women's Hi Series:
JANE HADA ............
(10) 253
(12) 641
(28) 228
(108) 562
(13) 248
(42) 651
(13) 278
(39) 720
(39) 261
(57) 658
DBAC MIXED LEAGUE:
Men's Hi Game:
GEORGE TSUKAMOTO.
Men's Hi Series:
GEORGE TSUKAMOTO. .
Women'8 Hi Game:
SUE TAGAWA.........
Women's Hi Series:
SUE TAGAWA.........
(17) 295
(51) 676
(43) 231
(129) 618
DNBA MEN'S LEAGUE:
Classics:
Hi Game:
Hi Series:
Minors:
Hi Game:
Hi Series:
BOB MAYEDA. ... 257
WILLIE HASEGAWA 682
BOB NOGUCHI .(16) 263
JIM NAKAGAWA.(54) 672
MICHI IWATA and SAM INAI, both
of Denver, won the handicap Rag-
time competition with a 1358.
Championship winners, and re-
gional bowlers of the Mtn-Plains
area who placed, are:
Men's Team Event:
Tahitia Sports Center,
San Jose, 1st......... 2931
DAHLIA LANES,
Denver, 7th............ 2786
(Team Members: JOHN NOGUCHI,
BOB NOGUCHI, FRANK SEHARA,
GEO. OTSUKI and TOM HIKIDA)
Men's Doubles: John Yasukochi and George Wong, LA. . . 1272
WILLIE HASEGAWA and LARRY OTAGURO, Denver, 2nd in 10th Squad. . . 1177
Men's Sinales: Tok Ishizaka, LA, 1st. . 670
(1960: GEO. OTSUKI, of
Denver. , . 644)
SAM INAI, Denver 2nd in 10th Squad. . . 598
6-Game Sweepers: Howie Wong, Seattle, 1st. 1261
BOB MAYEDA, Denver 3rd in 4th Squad . . 1173
GEO. OTSUKI, Denver 2nd in 5th Squad . 1173
Men's Al1-Events: Tok Ishizawa, LA, 1st. . 1881
(1960: SHUN NAKAYAMA, of
Denver. , . 1849)
******
DNBA WOMEN'S LEAGUE:
Hi Game: MITS NAKAGAWA(12) 244
Hi Series: MITS NAKAGAWA(36) 669
WINS WORLD TITLE
AT AAF JUDO MEET
TOSH SEINO of Los Angeles won
the AAF's world judo title at the
AAP world-wide tournament held at
Colorado Springs on Apr. 6th, by
defeating a huge Negro finalist,
who towered 6'3" and weighed in
at 234 lbs., compared to Seino's
5'8" and 160 lb. weight.
While driving to the AAF World
Tournament, local Denver judo of-
ficials, GEORGE KURAMOTO was in-
jured slightly in an auto acci-
dent, and T. TSUBOKAWA was hospi-
talized, while HOWARD N. ODA was
able to proceed to the meet to
take publicity pictures.
Women's Team Event:
Aloha Bowl All-Stars,
Hawaii, 1st............ 2724
HADA AUTOMOTIVE, Denver
1st in 4th Squad ... 2551
(Team Members: AMY KONISHI,
BONNIE YAMAMOTO, JANE HADA,
EV HAYASHIDA and MATS ITO.)
Women'8 Doubles:
Lillian Sato and Betty Ramirez
of Hawaii, 1st. . 1153
FLO D0M0TO, Denver and Clara
Okamoto, Arroyo Grande,
1st in 1st Squad. . 907
SEIKO KUROKI and JANET YOSHIDA
2nd in 2nd Squad. . 916
JEAN SATO & JEANETTE KAWAMURA,
2nd In 4th Squad. . 987
Women's Singles:
AMY KONISHI, Rocky Ford. 598
FLO DOMOTO, Denver,
2nd in 1st Squad. . 495


MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PAGE 5
APR.. 1961
BIRTHS
AKIYAMA, Ben M............. BOY
1920 W. 79th Way, Adams County
7URUKAMA, Kenneth .... a BOY
1739 E. 29th Ave., Denver
OKUBO, Bill................ GIRL
Route 1, Brighton, Colo.
TASHIRO, Tosh..........a GIRL
Route 2, Brighton, Colo.
OBITUARIES
...*. .......
High atop the penthouse of tne Hayward Hotel In Los Angeles, Calif., the National JACL Board convened on
Mar. 17-19, 1961. Pictured above are; BILL MARUTANI, Philadelphia, Pa.; MIKE MASAOKA, Wash., D.C.; KAY
NAKAGIRI, Burbank, Calif.; P.C. Editor HARRY HONDA, L.A.; YONE SATODA, S.F.; JERRY ENOMOTO, Tracy, Calif.;
JOE KADOWAKI, Cleveland, Ohio; KUMEO YOSHINARI, Chicago; AKIJI YOSHIMURA, Colusa, Calif.; Pres. PRANK F.
CHUMAN, L.A.; GEORGE AZUMANO, Portland, Oreg.; BILL MATSUM0T0, Sac'to; FRANK HATTORI, Seattle; PATRICK
OKURA, Omaha, Neb.; HENRY KATO, San Jose, Cal.; FRED HIRASUNA, Fresno
Cal.; Natl Dir. MAS SATOW, S.F.; MIN YASUI, Denver, Colo.; SHIG WA-
KAMATSU, Chicago; JOE NISHIOKA, Idaho Falls; MIKIO UCHIYAMA, Fowler,
Cal.; ROY NISHIKAWA, L.A.; and GEORGE SUGAI, Payette, Idaho.
BRIGHTON
The Brighton JAA has been con-
cerned about possibilities of la-
bor shortages for the 1961 crop
year, and have been holding sev-
eral meetings to meet such prob-
lems, under the leadership of DON
TANABE, Pres, of the JAA.
JIM TOCHIHARA of Brighton has
been named Dist. Representative
of Dist. 6 (Adams County) of the
Colorado Farm Bureau, which is
gravely concerned about the farm
labor problem.
The AJA farmers from the Ft.
Lupton area are also very much
concerned, and farm leaders in-
cluding LEE MURATA, FLOYD KOSHIO,
and others, have been meeting and
cooperating with the Brighton JAA
group on this matter.
AKEB^ONO
I eft US JAPAfltSE DISHES
BRIGHTON BOWLERS
DINNER DANCE, APR. 22
The Brighton JAA Mixed Bowling
League has scheduled their annual
Bowling Awards Dinner-Dance, at
the Officers Club of the Rocky
Mtn Arsenal, on Sat*, Apr. 22.
HARRY IDA is the 1960-61 re-
tiring President of the Brighton
bowlers. New officers of the JAA
Bowling League will be inaugurat-
ed at the Awards Dinner.
MARY SHIBAO will reign as the
Queen of the Founders1 Day Dinner
of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, on May 1,
at the Hilton Hotel. A program
featuring "Oriental Night" will
include SHARON MASUNAGA, JOANNE
MASUNAGA, ELINOR FUKAYE, CAROLYN
CHIKUMA, KAREN TAZAWA, and LYNN
KURACHI, all of Brighton.
WEDDINGS
CSMC-Simpson Church reported the
following weddings:
ALLEN WATANABE, of Honolulu,
Hawaii, and DORIS QUAIL of Denver
on Mar. 18th.
RAYMOND KONG of Littleton, and
SHIRLEY KATAOKA of Moses Lake,
Washington, on Mar. 25th.
GEORGE Y. SHIN of 6031 Olive St.,
Denver, Colo., passed away during
Mar., survived by widow LILY, and
children Richard, Gerald, Sharon
and Warren; son of Mrs. Suml Shin
of Oklahoma City, Okla.
HATSUYE OGASAWARA, 722-26th St.,
Denver, Colo., passed away during
Mar., survived by husband TED K.
OGASAWARA of The Colorado Times,
and son George Egami of L.A., and
daughters Sachi Mittwer of Alts*
dena, Calif., Nancy Matsumoto and
Alko Fuji!, both of Chicago.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
APR., 1961
1961 MILE-HI JACL
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
BUD UCHIDA and MIKE TASHIRO,
Co-Chrmn for Membership of the
Mile-Hi JACL, reported that as of
Mar. 31, 1961, the local JACL had
344 paid-up members.
Pres. TAK TERASAKI indicated
that the 1961 membership drive
would continue until the all-time
high record of 660 reached during
1957 is surpassed.
1961 Mile-Hi JACL membership
dues are $5.00 for single member-
ships and $8.00 for couples, and
includes a subscription to the
Pacific Citizen, weekly newspaper
of the Nat'l JACL.
Membership solicitors'
ings for 1961 are:
BETTY SUZUKI.
JEAN SATO .
TAK TERASAKI.
TRUE YASU1. .
MIKE TASHIRO.
TOM NAKAIA. .
JOHN NOGUCHI.
JOANNA SAKATA
MARY SHIBA0 .
BEN KUMAGAI .
TOSH ANDO
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CATHAY POST
Others signing up less than
ten include HARUKO KOBAYASHI, BUD
UCHIDA, GEO. MASUNAGA, OSKI TANI-
WAKI, JACK 1SKIDA, DAVE FURUKAWA,
AYAKO WADA, SUE AK1YAMA, AMY UYE-
DA, and JOHN SAKAYAMA.
Memberships can also be ob-
tained from JAMES IMATANI, ROY
MAYEDA, TAKASHI MAYEDA and ROBT.
UYEDA, or the JACL Office, 1225-
20th St., Denver 2. Colo.
LOWERS
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HAR.P-V VftnAEI CH 4-3*46
* JOE SAKATO, Sr. Vice-Commander
of Cathay Post #185, is pictured
above with LAURA NAKASHIMA and
GREG YAMANE,^delighted at winning
prizes at the annual benefit for
Youth and Community Welfare, held
on Friday, March 24th.
Commander BEN MURAKAMI of the
Cathay Post reported that elec-
tion of new officers was held at
the Post on Mon., Apr. 10th. The
new 1961-1962 officers of Cathay
Post will be inaugurated into of-
fice on Sunday, May 7th.
SPECIALIZING IN ORIENTAL FOODS AND GOODS
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SMOKED and SLICED OCTOPUS SMOKED IKA (Cuttlefish)
CHINESE CANDIES
Preserved Plums Preserved Red Ginger
Candied Coconut Kum Cho Mui (Seed)
Dried Lichee Nuts Preserved Ginger
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE
SPONSORED BY POST 186
HARRY SHIBAO will head Cathay
Post Legionnaires marching in the
annual Memorial Day Parade. All
Post members were requested to
turn out on May 30th to make a
good AJA veterans' showing.
YOSH ARAI will be Chairman of
Memorial Day Services to be held
at the Fairmount Cemetery in Den-
ver, Colo., at 12:00 noon. He is
assisted by Comdr. BEN MURAKAMI
and Sr. Vice-Comdr. JOE SAKATO.
Conmunlty organizations, in-
cluding the Brighton J.A.A., the
Buddhists of TSBC, the CSMC-Simp-
son Church, Colorado Nikkei-Jin
Kai, Gold Star Mothers, the Mile-
Hi JACL, and the Mountain-Plains
JACL, will cooperate in the com-
memorative services honoring the
Nisei war dead of World War II,
and the Korean conflict.
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JAPAN AIR LINES AIDS
"JAPAN NIGHT" PROGRAM
BOB McCABE of JAPAN AIR LINES
will be cooperating In the "Japan
Night" program, at the Left Bank
Cafe, in Cherry Creek Center, on
Apr. 24th. DOROTHY SHIMIZU will
be assisting in the program.
Moreover, McCABE requested the
party who called him on or about
Mar. 16 to please call him again,
as he inadvertently misplaced the
name and telephone number. Japan
Air Lines in Denver is still in-
terested in obtaining AJA girls
or ladles to act as hostesses in
promoting travel to Japan.
Future travel promotions are
planned, including a fall fashion
show of Oriental styles. Anyone
interested should call BOB McCABE
at either DE 3-3941 or EA 2-4311.
FUMIO TANI NAMED
FOR HALL RENTALS
AT THE T. S. B. C.
FUMIO TANI of 1221 21st St.,
(Mandarin Cafe), CH 4-9526, has
been appointed
reservations of
outside groups.
to take care of
the TSBC hall to
Any groups hereafter desiring
to reserve any of the rooms or
halls of the TSBC are requested
to contact MR. FUMIO TANI.
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