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VOL. II. No, 9
DENVER. COLORADO
MAY, 1961
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES
AT FAIRMOUNT CEMETERY
12:00 NOON, MAY 30TH
THE CATHAY POST #185, of the
American Legion, under the chair-
manship of YOSH ARAI, will hold
memorial services at 12:00 noon,
at the Falnaount Cemetery, on E.
Alameda Ave. at Quebec St., on
Memorial Day, May 30th*
Chrmn ARAI will be assisted by
past Commander BEN MURAKAMI, and
newly-elected 1961-62 Commander
of Cathay Post, JOE SAKAT0.
Representatives of The Cathay
Post, the Brighton JAA, Buddhist
Church, Colorado Japanese Assn,,
Methodist Church, Mile-Hl JACL,
and the Mtn-Plains JACL will par-
ticipate in the ceremonies.
DENVER-TAKAYAMA
DINNER, MAY 24
ELIZABETH ROSE, Chrmn of the
Denver-Takayama Sister City pro-
ject announced that a report din-
ner, at $3,50, would be held at
International House, 1600 Logan,
Wed., May 24, 7:00 p.m. For re-
servations, call DE 3-0605.
COMMUNITY GRADUATES* DANCE
AT AAUW HALL, MAY 20TH
DAVE FURUKAWA, chairman for the Denver AJA community's Graduation
Dance, announced that all arrangements have been fully completed for
the affair, scheduled for Sat., May 20th, commencing at 9:00 p,m., at
the AAUW Hall, at E. 14th Ave. and Josephine St,, in Denver, Colo.
Everyone is urged to attend to honor our 1961 graduates.
FUJII MATSURI
AT TSBC, MAY 21
The 2nd Annual Fujii Matsuri,
(Wisteria Festival), will be held
at the Tri-State Buddhist Church,
1947 Lawrence St., in Denver, on
Sun,, May 21st,
Cultural exhibits will be dis-
played in the main hall, and the
lower level. Doors will be open
from 12:30 until 8:00 p.m. The
public is Invited to attend.
The program is as follows:
1:30 p.m. Judo Demonstration
2:00 p.m. Kimono Parade
Flower Arrangements
Japanese Calligraphy
3:15 p.m.........Tea Ceremony
4:00 p.m. Tying of Japanese Obi
Kimono Parade
Japanese Dances
5:00 p.m.........Tea Ceremony
/^OnORinG 0UR ^RAOUATES
AAUW HALL
14-ti M JOSEPHinESTS.
sat., mav zo
9:00 pm-i:oo am
RAY Upsons orch.
June grads,guests-sTUDEms ta cpl.
ADULTS 2-02 CPL.

RICH YAMAGUCHI, past Pres, of
the ICS, assisted by RUTH SAGARA,
as secretary, compiled all of the
graduates' lists, with the help
of the ICS, and have mailed each
graduate a specially engraved In-
vitation.
(Any 1961 AJA graduate, inadver-
tently omitted, and who has not
received an invitation, is never-
theless most cordially invited to
attend the Dance as a guest!)
Cooperating community organi-
zations co-sponsoring this annual
dance are:
BRIGHTON J.A.A.
CATHAY POST
C.S.M.C.
ICS (NICC)
MILE-HI JACL
MTN-PLAINS JACL
NIKKEI-JIN KAI
T. S. B. C.
BOWLERS1 DINNER* DANCE
AT HILTON, MAY 26TH
TOM HIKIDA, President of the
Denver Nisei Bowling Association,
announced that the annual Bowlers
Awards Dinner-Dance would be held
at the Hilton Hotel, on Friday,
May 26th.
Tickets for the dinner-dance,
which commences at 6:30 p.m., are
$6.7S per person. Admission to
the dance only, from 9:30 p.m.,
is $2.00 per person.
SUKIYAKI RESTAURANT
SUS MATSUMOTO announced that
the Fujii-En, Denver's newest and
swankiest Japanese sukiyaki res-
taurant, will definitely open at
Sherman Plaza, 901 Sherman St.,
during the end of June.
The Fujii-En will have genuine
Imported Japanese furnishings and
decorations throughout, said MA-
TSUMOTO, and will become the show
place of Denver for unique pre-
sentation of Japanese cuisine, by
waitresses authentically costumed
In colorful kimonos.
A congratulatory program to
honor the graduates, and to pre-
sent than with a memento of the
occasion, is planned during the
intermission*
Ray Lipaon's combo will pro-
vide the dancing music. Tickets
are:
Students. $1.50 per couple
1.00 for stags.
Adults. $2.00 per couple
1.50 for stags.
All friends and parents of the
graduates are especially invited
to attend this community affair.


PAGE 2
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
I.C.S. CONFERENCE
The 16th Annual Conference of
the Intermountain Collegiate Stu-
dents In the Rocky Mountain area
(formerly the NICC), was held in
Denver, Colo*, on Apr* 21-22-23,
1961, under the leadership of the
ICS cabinet, headed by RICH YAMA-
GUCHI, President*
The Conference Banquet and the
Sayonara Ball was held at the Top
of the Park, with SEIJI H0RIUCH1
of Brighton, Colo, as the princi-
pal speaker at the Banquet*
"ICSer of the Year'1 Award Winner,
RICHARD YAMAGUCHI being presented
with check from the Mile-Hi JACL,
by TAR TERASAKI, Board Chairman.
BILL HOSOKAWA, DR. DICK MOMII,
and MIN YASUI acted as judges for
the "ICSer of the Year" competi-
tion, on Sat., Apr* 22nd*
SCENE from the ICS Conference Banquet, held in the Starlight Room of
the Park Lane Hotel, Apr. 15th* FRED TSUHARA, toastmaster, standing;
and others from left to right: RICH YAMAGUCHI, 1960-61 ICS President;
SAM Y. MATSUMOTO, Advisor; TRUE YASUI conversing with DAVE FURUKAWA,
Advisor and Fast Pres, of the ICS; Queen LORRAINE TAKEGUCHI glimpsed
behind the rostrtra, and principal speaker SEIJI HORIUCHI completely
hidden by the rostrum; FRED TSUHARA; MITCHIE TERASAKI, and Ye Editor
caught flirting with LILY MASAMORI, the very lovely and charming wife
of our Official Staff Photographer for the Mountain-Plains AJA News.
NEWLY-ELECTED 1961-62 OFFICERS of the I.C.S. being sworn into office,
from left to right: President ROBERT WATADA of C.U*; 1st Vice-Pres.
HENRY TOBO; Secretary CHRISTINE YORIMOTO; Treasurer LARRY FUJIMOTO;
Athletic Chrmn RICHARD IDA; and Publicity Chrmn HARRY HARADA. (Other
offlcera elected but not pictured are: 2nd Vice-Pres. RICKY ACQUINO,
Soc. Chrmn SHIRLEY YAMASAKI, and Publicity Chrmn ALAN TAKAKI.)
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holding Consolation trophy won by CU Kenkyu Club; DIANE FUJIEKI, for
the CSC Hawaiian Club team, with Runner-Up trophy; WALT SAGARA, with
Championship trophy and the Mile-
Hi JACL Perpetual trophy won by
the CU Extension College team;
CHRISTINE YORIMOTO accepting the
'Most Valuable Player" award, won
by KEN NAMBA; and RICH YOSHIDA.
Winners of the Bowling Tourn-
ament, held at Celebrity Lanes,
Sun., Apr. 23rd, were: RICH IDA,
for Men's high series, and JANET
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MAY, 1961
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PACE 3,
MILE-HI JACL BENEFIT
Mlle-Hl JACLs Chow Mein Benefit Dinner, Cultural Exhibits, and
Japanese entertainment program, held at the Tri-State Buddhist Church
In Denver, Coloradon on Apr. 15th
was a tremendous success. Mile-
Hi JACL Board Chrmn TAR TERASAKI
GEORGE Y. INAI, President of the
Bonsai Club, with an Interested
spectator at one of the exhibits.
thanked everyone who participated
and expressed gratitude to the
public for their support.
Gen. Chrmn GLADYS TANIWAK3 re-
ported that more than 130 JACLers
and friends assisted in contri-
buting to this success.
Chief Ticket-Taker TOSH ANDO
tabulated more than 1,100 chow
mein dinners served during the
afternoon and evening.
Treasurer DAVE FURUKAWA advis-
ed that $1,300 was raised as net
for the Benefit.
Especial thanks were expressed
to the ladles of the CSMC, and to
the ladles of the TSBC, for mak-
ing sushi for the Benefit.
The Board also expressed their
thanks to the Bonsai Club, and to
the Ikebana classes of Mnes. YURI
N0DA, TSUTAY0 SAKAI, and TAKIN0
TAKAMATSU, for their displays of
artistic flower arrangements*
SCENE FROM JAPANESE ENTERTAINMENT
directed by HENRY SUZUKI as Chrmn
and stated by Mne. TAMIJI 0N0UYE,
as a part of the cultural program
offered to the public by the JACL
YURI N0DA with Mrs. SOME K0SUGE at one of the flower arrangement dis-
plays that were featured at the Mile-Hi JACL Art and Cultural Exhibit
GENE AM0LE of Radio KDEN, with Mile-Hi JACL Board Chrmn TAR TERASAKI,
admiring work of ikebana classes of Mnes. NODA, SAKAI, and TAKAMATSU.
M. SUYEHIRO of the Denver Bonsai
Club, with a prised specimen of a
dwarfed Rocky Mountain pine tree.
GENERAL SCENE OF PART OF THE OVER-FLOW CROWDS WHO JAMMED DINING ROOM.
ALENE TERASAKI, daughter of Mr. &
Mrs. Tak Terasaki, serving tea to
the NORMAN YABE family.
CHEFS EXTRAORDINAIRE. who prepared chow mein dinners by the gallons,
serving more than 1,100 people attending the Mile-Hi JACL Benefit at
the TSBC on Apr. 15. From left to right: Head Chef, HARRY D. OKUNO;
Chief K.P., DR. MASA GIMA; Asst. Head Chef, TERUO OKUNO; and the 2nd
Asst. Chef, BEN T. KUMAGAI, constituting the entire kitchen staff.
as chief ticket-taker; BETTY SUZUKI in left foreground; and from left
behind table to right FRANCES PUNAK0SHI, SUE AKIYAMA, MARTHA UYEHARA,
ALICE HOSOKAWA, YVONNE KUMAGAI, and General Chairman GLADYS TANIWAKI.
Head Chef, HARRY D. OKUNO, seen peeking over Gladys Taniwaki's head.


MOUNTAIN- PLAINS AJA MEWS
MAY. 1961
PACT 4. _________
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
A few weeks ago, this reporter
was privileged to attend a meeting
of JACL's Issei Story executive
comaittee in Chicago. This pro-
ject will be an effort to compile
a thorough and scholarly history
of Japanese in America, 1860-1960.
This is certain to be a monu-
mental task. Thousands of sources
will have to be exanlned, millions
of words read and recorded. Out
of all this effort, there will be
distilled a document that probes
into the why and how a* well as
the who, what, where and when of
the Japanese in America.
I could sense, as the commit-
tee's discussions went on, a grow-
ing appreciation of the magnitude
of the task the JACL is taking on.
This is a project that will take
at least three years, using the
talents of up to 10 or 12 experts.
There are many reasons why such
a comprehensive study is worth un-
dertaking.
First, of course, there is the
need to record history while those
who lived it are still with us.
Second, there is a need to tell
the greater American public about
the accomplishments, trials and
contributions of a little under-
stood American minority.
But, the argument that moved me
most was that the issei Story will
give tne Sansel, and future gener-
ations of Japanese Americans, a
sense of identity.
In ray own family, our children
have lost almost all contact with
their ancestral origins. They know
little about their heritage. One
of these days they'll wake up, re-
alize they are "different" and ask
"Who am I? What am I? What do I
know about myself?"
And a document such as the Is-
sei Story will help them answer
these questions for themselves.
The JACL's project is expected
to cost an estimated $400,000. It
18 a tremendous sum, but it is al-
so a worthy objective.
"THE ISSEI STORY, I860- I960"
Nat'l JACL's great concept of "The Issei Story, 1860-1960" is be-
ginning to take shape with the retaining of DR. SCOTT MIYAKAWA, Ph.D.
of Boston University, to chart the guide-lines for this monumental
study. We most enthusiastically
believe that "The Issei Story"
will be an epic of heroic propor-
tions, telling the gallant and
successful story of our inanigrant
parent generation making a place
for themselves and their posteri-
ty in America.
And, this we deeply believe:
"The Issei Story, 1860-1960" will
be a significant contribution to
the United States of America.
It will affect our livea, and
the lives of all Americans. Ci-
tations will be quoted in courts
of law; professors will teach the
evils of prejudice from it; and,
above all, it will be an uplift-
ing success story for immigrant
peoples of all the world!
Let ua, then, the Nisei, make
this a monument worthy of our Is-
sei parents. Send in reports and
stories of Issei pioneers in your,
area to the JACL, or AJA News.
CORRECTION:
We goofed last month!!!
Last month in our April issue,
we featured four AJA high school
girls in Colorado who have earned
the DAR "Good Citizen" awards.
Unfortunately, because of the
printer's error, the picture of
IRIS MAYEDA of Greeley, and that
of JANET OKAMURA of Denver were
inadvertently reversed.
We sincerely regret, and we do
apologize for this error.
In order to at least partially
rectify the misldentiflcation In
our last issue, please find the
correct captions to the pictures
of the girls below:
IRIS MAYEDA
NAT'L JACL CHIDES
LIFE MAGAZINE
MASAO W. SATOW, Natl Director
of the JACL, reported that LIFE
Magazine, which had used the op-
probrious term "Jap", and excused
such use by stating that "it was
our feeling that this word was a
widely used colloquialism with no
contemptuous connotation attached
to it. ."
However, upon Nat'l JACL HQ's
pointing out that nine dictionary
authorities were unanimous in de-
signating the term as one of con-
tempt, the Editors of LIFE indi-
cated that they would note the
matter in the future. (Begrudg-
ingly saying, by indirection, we
suppose, that they won't do it
again. we hope!)
LIFE'S response to National
JACL*8 protest stated: "However,
we are glad to have the opportu-
nity to note for future occasions
what a number of experts feel on
this matter, which we appreciate
is of Importance to you. ,
As AJA's, we do trust and hope
LIFE Magazine will be more care-
ful in the future to adhere to
the highest standards of good
taste and writing style, especi-
ally when they refer to us.
But, the battle to eliminate
the inherently derogatory term,
"Jap", is a never-ending one. As
mentioned previously, Nat'l JACL
HQ is now working to eliminate it
being used to teach school chil-
dren how to read by rhyming "Jap"
with "sap". As soon as defi-
nite results are obtained in this
field, we shall let you know.
IRIS MAYEDA, daughter of Mr. &
Mrs. Sam Mayeda, 3015- 11th Ave.,
Greeley, Colorado, is here cor-
rectly identifi-
ed at right.
IRIS has been
an active leader
in school govern-
ment, elected to
the Student Coun-
cil for 3 years,
and, is now serv-
ing as Secretary
of the Council.
She was elected President of the
Junior Class, and also won elec-
tion as President of her Senior
Class at Greeley High.
JANET OKAMURA
JANET Y. OKAMURA of 4972 Fill-
more St., Denver, Colo., daughter
of Mr. & Mrs. Shlogo Okamura, is
correctly identi-
fied here,
JANET is also
active in student
government and is
Secretary of the
Council. She has
been a member and
now President of
the Pre-Med Club,
and of the Future
Teachers of Amer-
ica Club. She is a member of the
Latin Club, Math & Science Club,
Scarabs, .and other clubs, while
earning an "A" average at Manual.
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 h yr ( 5 mo,
$3.50 for l yr (10 mo.)
MILE-HI JACL's Chow Mein Din-
ner benefit, Art and Cultural Ex-
hibits, and the Japanese enter-
tainment programs
and travel films
on Japan in color,
attracted a thou-
sand people to the
TSBC last month,
on Apr. 15th, and
was a tremendous
success!!
TOSH ANDO, the
chief ticket-taker
reported that more
than 1,100 dinners "TAK*
were served, and ___
it is gratifying tbRASAKI.
that more than 60% of the guests
were non-Japanese, thanks to all
the newspaper and radio publicity
given to our affair.
We believe that attendance of
non-Nihonjin to these functions
is a healthy development, for it
means that we are not imposing
solely upon the Nihonjin coomunl-
ty to support AJA projects.
The other significant aspect
of the Mile-Hi JACL project is to
emphasize the continuing, great
interest of the general public in
things Japanese, as BILL H0S0KAWA
has frequently pointed out.
We need to capitalize on this
current feeling of good will, in
order to build a reservoir of un-
derstanding and acceptance of all
AJAs, now and in the future.
MILE-HI JACL MEMBERSHIPS:
BUDDY UCHIDA and MIKE TASHIRO,
Membership Co-Chram, report that
the Mile-Hi JACL has 425 current
members, as of date.
MIKE TASHIRO, and the Brighton
people, have done a particularly
outstanding job in signing mem-
bers in that area. Our warmest
thanks to MIKE, and to all the
public-spirited Brighton people!
But, our 1961 figure of only
425 members contrasts unfavorably
with 503 members as of date last
year, and with the 660 members of
the all-time high record year of
1958. (BUD UCHIDA was President
of the Mile-Hi JACL that year.)
Please support your JACL!!!
1961 Mile-Hi JACL membership
dues are:
Students and GI's. $3.00
Single memberships 5.00
Couple memberships 8.00
Remember your membership will
include a year's subscription to
The Pacific Citizen, the official
weekly news organ of the JACL.
JOIN NOW!!! HELP INSURE THE
FUTURE OF ALL AJAs!!!


MAY. 1961
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PACE 5.
SAN LUIS VALLEY VLUKHUU
ft THOMAS MIYAKE, son of Mr. and
Mrs. M. Miyake of Alamosa was one
of six students from Alamosa High
to be named In "Who's Who Among
Student Leaders In High Schools
of America". Thomas will receive
a gold key and certificate of re-
cognition for this honor.
Thomsa Miyake has been active
during his high school career, as
Class officer, 3 yrs; Nat'l Honor
Society; delegate to Boys' State,
1960; starred in Operetta; and a
Master Councillor, and a District
Councillor of the DeMolay.
RONALD INOUYE, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Inouye, recently won let
in the Valley-wide talent round-
up in San Luis Valley. He pre-
sented a piano solo, "Fantasy Im-
promptu1' on KCSJ-TV in Pueblo.
3 WAY VALEDICTORIAN
AT MAPLETON HIGH
Three graduating Seniors, 2 of
them AJAs, tied for top honors in
the Senior class, necessitating
naming a 3-way Valedictorian for
Mapleton High School for 1961.
RICHARD SATO, SHIRLEY YANAGA,
and a third student, tied with an
identical grade point average,
carried to the 4th decimal point.
GEORGE TAGAWA and STEVE UCHIDA
are the only other AJAs graduat-
ing from Mapleton High in June.
RANCH
ii? /
ARKANSAS VALLEY JACL
The Arkansas Valley JACL donated
$100 to The Colorado Boys Ranch,
of La Junta, Colorado. Above are, from left to right: HANK K0N1SHI,
Treasurer, making presentation to John May, Exec.-Secty of the Ranch;
ROBERT MAYEDA of La Junta, 1961 President of the Arkansas Valley JACL
and TOM NAKAYAMA of Rocky Ford, immediate past President.
The Arkansas Valley JACL has 180 members, representing some 80 fa-
milies in the Valley. 30 of the Arkansas Valley JACLers are veterans
of World War II, and 11 of them served with the famed 442nd Infantry
Combat Team. As a part of the Nat'l JACL, the Arkansas Valley JACL
endeavors to carry out their res-
FT. LUPTON
RONALD MURATA, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Lee Murata, has been named
as delegate to Boys' State fr6m
Ft. Lupton High School.
Ronald is ranked in the upper
third of his class, and is out-
standing in leadership, scholar-
ship, service, character, and in
citizenship.
ponsibilities as American citi-
zens. The gift of the Chapter to
Boys Ranch is an effort to help
curb juvenile delinquency.
CALENDAR
Of c oming Events
May 20: (Sat) COMMUNITY GRADUATES* DANCE, at AAUW Hall, 14th & Josephine St.
May 21: (Sun) "FUJII MATSURI", at TSBC, from 12:30 pm, Program from 1:30 pm.
May 26: (Fri) DENVER NISEI BOWLING ASSN., AWARDS DINNER- DANCE, Hilton Hotel.
May 28: to June 18: MILE-HI GOLF CLUB's MATCH PLAY TOURNAMENT at Meadow Hills G.C., Willis Case, and City Park Golf Courses.
May 30: (Tue) MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES at Fairmount Cemetery Cathay Post, Sponsors
June 4: (Sun) CATHAY POST FISHING DERBY & FAMILY PICNIC at Estes Park.
June 25: (Sun) MILE-HI GOLF CLUB's FAMILY PICNIC, (Place to be announced.)
July 16: (Sun) TSBC "O-BON FESTIVAL Street dancing.
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PAGE .6
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA HEWS
___________ Ari-Rang Club on
April 17th, under the general chairmanship of ROBERT NAKAOOI, with
PATRICK OKURA, Chief Juvenile Probation officer of Douglas County and
1st Vice-Pres. of the Nat*l JACL,
acting as toastmaster for the oc-
casion in Omaha, Nebraska,
Isseis who were honored, and
are pictured above, were, stand-
ing, from left: TOM KUBO, RITTA
MORI, MRS. ANNA ISHII, MRS. TOM
ARIKAWA, MRS. SATO YODEN, MRS.
JAMES MIYENO, and KANICHI MATSU-
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EILEEN EGUSA, MRS. K. ANDO, MRS.
SEN FUJII, JAMES MIYENO, TOM ARI-
KAWA and JOE OKUDA. (Not in pic-
ture were HARRY WATANABE and SEN
FUJII) Photo by Ishii Studios -
MIKE WATANABE, Pres, of the
Omaha JACL, made presentations of
special awards to the Issei.
ALICE KAYA, 2nd Vice-Pres. of
the Omaha JACL, was in charge of
the entertainment program, fea-
turing Japanese dances and music.
TAKAO MISAKI delivered an elo-
quent tribute to the Issei, in.
Japanese, while PAT OKURA spoke
in English. HARRY WATANABE res-
ponded on behalf of the Issei.
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BOWLERS AWARDS DINNER-DANCE
The Annual Awards Dinner-Dance of Che Denver Nisei Bowling Assn,,
under Che chairmanship of TOM H1KIDA, President, will be held in Che
Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel, on Fri,, May 26, EVIE HA.YASH1DA
is in charge of the dinner, A pre-dinner Cocktail Hour will be held
---------------------------from 6:00 p,m to 7:00 p,m., and
BRIGHTON BOWLERS the banquet will commence prompt-
ly at 7:00 p,m. The dance will
TOM SHIBAO was Toastmaster for
the Brighton Bowling League's An-
nual Awards Banquet, held Apr. 22
at the Rocky Mtn Arsenal.
The Brighton Implement team,
captained by BILL OKUBO, was the
League champions, and are pictur-
ed below:
From left JIM IMAIANt, KIM OKADA,
BILL OKUBO, -(Presenting Officer)
TOSH TASHIRO, and HANK MORIMITSU.
be held in the Grand Ballroom,
and will commence at 9:30 p.m,,
and will last until 1:00 a.m,
OFFICERS ANNOUNCED
The Nisei Women Golfers held
their annual dinner meeting at
the Stockyards Inn, on Apr, 4th,
and elected new officers for 1961
as follows:
MARY NOMURA, President
CHIYE HORIUCHI Secty-Treas.
SACHI SHIBATA. Chairman for
Special Tournaments
ROSA ODOW, Starter and Hdcps,
Any Nisei ladles interested in
golf is requested to contact the
Pres. MARY NOMURA, AC 2-8058, or
Secty CHIYE HORIUCHI, FR 7-4163.
ABOVE are ROSE TANABE, winner of
women's high game; HARRY IDA for
fcen's high series; and KIM OKADA,
for women's high series.
KAMLOOP CLUB
KARON SANDA, Pres, of Che Ram-
loop Fishing Club, convened the
annual spring kick-off dinner of
the Club on Sat,, May 13, at the
Lotus Room, Fishing films were
shown by Jim Haywood,
Pres, SANDA invited all inter-
ested fishermen to join the Club,
with plenty of prizes for all!!:
Information may be obtained by
calling KE 4-5011, New members
are welcome; dues are $5,00.
New 1961-62 Officers of the
League are as follows:
President. JOHN CHIKUMA
Vice-Pres. WESLEY KOYANO
Secretary. MARY SHIBAO
Treasurer. CHAS. MIZUNAGA
BASKETBALL LEAGUE
The basketball season has now
ended for 1960-61, and in the lo-
cal AJA League, the following re-
sults were announced:
MILE-HI GOLF CLUB
DR. TONY KAHANO finishing with
a net 138, won the Mile-Hi Golf
Club's 36-Hole Medal tournament,
followed by DR. JOHN CHIKUMA, who
finished in 2nd place, on May 7.
Pres. SETS ITO announced that
regular Match Play would commence
on May 28th and run thru June 18,
Committee chairmen of the Mile
HI Golf Club are:
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS. RANCHO
Runners-Up...........Busseis
3rd place was taken by CU team;
4th was the S&K team; and in the
cellar, 5th, was the DU team.
All-Star selections were:
FLOYD ITO BILLY KAWAMURA
WALT SAGARA KEN TAGAWA
RONNY YAMAMOTO
KEN NAMBA was voted as "The
Most Valuable Player" in the Lea-
gue.
Rules Committee DICK YAMAMOTO
Handicaps:
"A" Flight KAZ SAKAMOTO
"B" Flight..........ROY TERADA
Starters:
"A" Flight DR. SUBO ITO and
BOB MIYAMOTO
"B" Flight JOHN MASUNAGA and
PRESTON MORXSRIGE
Reservations:
Willis Case. TERNO ODOW and
DR. G. NAKAMURA
City Park. KAZ SAKAMOTO and
JIM HANAMURA
Meadow Hills DR. T. KAWANO


MAY, 1961
MOUNTAIN-PLATnr aja news
PAGE 7.
HANA TAKAMINE is back in Den-
ver, afcer a prolonged stay in
Calif., where she has been help-
ing her folks with an apartment
building development. ... It is
good to see you back, Hana!
In spite of our most enthusi-
astic Chamber of Commerce bragg-
ing of Colorado weather, our win-
ters are rugged, and oldsters are
still trekking back to the milder
climes of the West Coast. .
SHIGETARO OZAWA of Kane Hotel,
and resident of Denver since eva-
cuation, left with his family for
LoAo, where he continues his work
with Kasai Securities Co.
And, Mr. and Mrs. KINJI KANDA,
who operated the "Black & White"
cleaners, have sold out and are
planning to move to Tacoma, Wn.,
to rejoin their son, KAZ KANDA,
former Denver resident. KAZ re-
cently lost his left thumb, in an
accident.
2nd Lt. CARL YORIMOTO and wife
BEV (expecting in June) were re-
cent visitors to their parents'
homes in Denver, while en route
to Ft. Leonard Wood, in Missouri,
where Carl will be stationed with
the Engineers of the U.S. Army.
The HARRY SHIMIZU's have moved
to their new home at 740 Leyden
St. Tel. FL 5-1371.
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1961^61 OFFICERS OF CATHAY POST #185 INSTAT.T.En- Seated, from left to
right, TOM HIKIDA, Adjutant; GEORGE S. SAKATO, new 1961-62 Commander;
BEN MURAKAMI, past Commander; and AL MIYAGISHIMA, Sr. Vice-Commander.
Standing, from left, MIN MATSUNAGA, Finance Officer; EDDIE OSUMI, Jr.
k- ___ _____ ... *__

ABOVE, newly-elected 1961-62 Com-
mander GEORGE S. SAKATO present-
ing Past Commander's Pin to BEN
MURAKAMI, retiring Commander,
SAM MOMII was Master of Cere-
monies for the Installation Din-
ner at the Post, on May 7th,
HARRY SHIBAO was recently ap-
pointed Senior Vice-Commander of
District 6 of the American Legion.
On June 4, the Post will hold
a fishing derby, at Estes Park,
with JOHN NOGUCHI as Chairman,
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Chaplain; BEN YANAGA, Historian;
and ERNIE NAGATA, Sgt-at-arms.
CATHAY POST NEWS
Cathay Post delegates to the
American Legion State Convention
in Alamosa, on June 16-18, will
include HARRY SHIBAO, YOSH ARAI,
AL MIYAGISHIMA, TOM COOLIDGE, JIM
YAMANE, and MIN MATSUNAGA.
Cathay Post is sponsoring two
AJA students from Manual High to
Colorado Boys' State, at CU. The
boya are RONALD TAKAHASHI, and
DAVID INAGAKI.
I TO, Aaron M........ .
2022 Downing St., Denver
NAGAI, Roy........
3355 Kearney St., Denver
OKAMOTO, Herbert M. a GIRL
6852 Moore St., Arvada
OKUBO, Bill M...........
Rt 1, Box 49, Brighton
OZAMOTO, Isamu..........
1625 Yates St., Denver
SHIGENO, Harry A........
52 S. Winona Ct., Denver
UBA, Toshio ............
3675 Ivanhoe St., Denver
YAGI, Donald ...........
1961 Sherrelwood Court
YAMADA, Arito ..........
7825 W. Hampden, Morrison
YAMADA, Vta. K..........a GIRL
2843 Harrison St., Denver
YAMAMOTO, James G. ... a GIRL
1901 S. Stuart St., Denver
YOSHXMURA, Richard K. a GIRL
1120 W. 9th Ave., Denver
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PAGE 8,
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
1961 MILE-HI JACL
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
Latest Mile-Hi JACL membership
reports, as of Apr, 30, 1961, in-
dicated 424 members, according to
BUD UCHIDA and MIKE TASHIRO, Co-
Chrmn for membership*
The latest tabulations are:
BETTY SUZUKI..............83
JEAN SATO ..............57
TRUE YASUI................35
TAK TERASAKI..............27
TOM NAKATA................26
MIKE TASHIRO, 24
JOHN NOGUCHI.............20
JOANNA SAKATA......... 19
MARY SHIBAO...............13
GEORGE MASUNAGA...........13
BEN RUMAGAI...............12
TOSH ANDO ..............11
All other membership solici-
tors have signed up less than 10
JACL members this year. The 1961
drive will end on May 31st. All
AJAs were urged to sign up NOWJSJ
BRIGHTON WOMEN'S
CLUB OFFICERS
Brighton Nisei Womens Club
announced the election of new of-
ficers for 1961-62, as follows:
X Sh JtjMonoRmc our rmei unit dead
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SPORSOREO OV THE CATMIW POSTERS ANERIGUI IMIOn
HELEN FUKAYE,
TERRY HORIUCHI.
SUMI MIZUNAGA
MARY MASUNAGA .
DOLLY SAXO. .
HARUKO SASA .
MARY SHIBAu .
HELEN TOKUNAGA*
JANE TASHIRO, ,
MARY IDA.
MASAYE DOI,
JOYCE TASHIRO
President
Vice-Pres,
, Treasurer
Corr, Secty
Rec, Secty
Program Chrrnn
Social Co-Chrmn
Social Co-Chrmn
Refreshments Chrmn
Refreshments Chrmn
Publicity Chrmn
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HRR.R.V VftnftKI CH4'3S46
U.8. CIVIL SERVICE
OPENINGS OFFERED
SEBASTIAN OWENS, as Executive
Director of the Colorado Urban
League, advised that federal ci-
vil service openings are avail-
able, for qualified persons of
minority group background, In
professional grades, P-7 through
P-14 ($5400-$13,000 per annua),
In the DeptSo of State, Labor,
Interior and Treasury.
Applicants with advanced de-
grees and training in economics,
mathematics, lav, business, of
public administration are parti-
cularly sought, but fair consi-
deration will be given to BA and
BS degree holders.
Accountants, engineers, and
specialists In technical fields,
are also being sought.
The National Urban League has
approached the Kennedy Adminis-
tration to eliminate discrimina-
tion in Federal Civil Service.
In an effort to meet this pro-
blem, the government is asking
that qualified applicants, from
minority groups, be produced.
TAK TERASAKI is Board member
of the Denver Urban League, and
indicated qualified AJA appli-
cants would be welcome.
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DOUGLAS HASHII, son of Mr. and
Mrs. S. Hashii of 2750 Curtis St,
was one of the 19 recipients of a
four-year Gates Foundation scho-
larship to any college of his
choice.
Hashii was selected on the ba-
sis of scholarship, leadership,
creative ability and school acti-
vities. He is a graduating sen-
ior at Manual High School.
SCHOLASTIC HONOR
ARTHUR T. YASUUA, son of Mr. &
Mrs. Harry Hirakava, 1431 Curtis
St., was one of 17 top-ranking
high school scholars of Denver to
be honored at the Fourth Annual
Scholastic Achievement Dinner of
the Denver Federation of Teachers
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Yasuda is a major in Math, and
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SCHOLARSHIP OFFERED
IN RACE RELATIONS
A two-weeks scholarship to the
Race Relations Institute at Fiske
University, in Nashville, Tenn.,
is being offered through the Com-
mission on Community Relations of
Denver, Colo.
The Institute is from June 19-
July 1, 1961. The room and board
together with tuition would be
$80.00 for the two weeks.
Transportation to and from the
Institute in Nashville would have
to be provided by the applicant,
at his own expense.
Any one interested in partici-
pating in this internationally
famous Institute is urged to con-
tact either the Denver Conmlsslon
at MA 3-1133, or the Editor of
the Mtn-Plains AJA News.
UYEDA ELECTED V.P.
COORDINATING COUNCIL
ROBERT UYEDA, formerly Free,
of the Mile-Hl JACL in 1959, and
Board member, was elected as 1st
Vice-Pres. of the Denver Council
on Human Relations, on May 17th,
at its annual meeting.
A Human Relations Seminar was
held at the Hilton Hotel, in co-
operation with Adult Education
Council, and the Anti-Defamation
League of Denver.
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