VOL. II. No. 10.
DENVER AJA COMMUNITY
PICNIC ON JULY 23rd
HENRY SUZUKI and OSKI TANIWAKI will head the Mile-Hi
mittee cooperating with the Colorado Nikkei-jin Kai
annual Denver community picnic to be held
ON JULY 3rd
AL MIYAGISHIMA, Sr. Vice-Cradr
of Cathay Post, was named Chair-
man of an authentic Hawaiian Luau
to be held July 3rd, Mon0, at the
Slovenian Hall at 4464 Washington
St,, Denver, Colo,
Hawaiian roast pig, wrapped in
ti leaves, will be cooked in a
pit dug into the ground. Real
Hawaiian delicacies will also be
Tickets for the luau and dance
are $3,30 per person. Admission
to the dance for stags is $1.00,
and stagettes will be admitted to
the dance without charge.
Tickets are available from any
member of Cathay Post, or at the
Post headquarters, at 2013 Market
St., in Denver, Colorado.
FOUNDATION FOR DEAF
BENEFIT ON AUG. 15
As per insert mailed with this
issue, The Foundation for Deaf
Education is sponsoring a benefit
on Aug. 15, for a performance of
nThe Miracle Worker" at Central
MICHI ANDO, a board member of
the Foundation, requests generous
support for this worthy cause.
Nat'l JACL announced that the
16th Annual Private Ben Masaoka
Memorial Scholarship of $200.00,
augmented by $100 from Dr. James
Mimura of Royal Oak, Mich., 1st
recipient of the award in 1946,
making a total of $300.00, is now
available thru the JACL,
Moreover, four additional JACL
scholarships of $200.00 each will
Nominees must be submitted by
a JACL chapter, and each chapter
may sponsor only one candidate.
Deadline for nominations is June
SUMI FUJ1TA, daughter of Rev.
and Mrs, Jonathan Fujita of 2515
California St,, Denver, was se-
lected Color Day Queen of Manual
High School, during May, 1961.
1961 AJA GRADS
LISTED ON PAGE 2
THE WTN-PLAINS AJA NEWS takes
great pleasure in publishing com-
plete lists of AJA graduates In
the Colorado area, on Page 2.
We heartily congratulate these
young people, and extend our sin-
cerest best wishes, for their fu-
ture success in life. (If we In-
advertently missed any 1961 grad-
uate, we apologize!)
M. YAMAOKA, or tne UNESCO of
Japan, was a visitor to Denver on
June 22, at International House,
1600 Logan St., Denver, Colo.
A dinner was held in honor of
Mr. Yamaoka, followed by a pro-
gram of Japanese entertainment,
arranged by GLADYS TANIWAKI.
The Denver-Takayama committee,
headed by Chrmn ELIZABETH ROSE,
cooperated with UNESCO, in enter-
taining the visitor from Japan.
BON ODORI, JULY 16
Denver's unique Oriental out-
door festival, the Bon Odori, is
scheduled for Sun., July 15th, on
Lawrence Street, between 19th and
20th, in front of the TSBC,
Hundreds of Japanese dancers,
all dressed in colorful kimono,
will perform on the street in the
evening, attracting thousands of
The Buddhist fete is free, and
is open to the public.
in staging the
at Berkeley Park, in Den-
ver, Colorado, on Sun., July 23rd
commencing at 12:00 noon.
DR. F. E. HAYANO, President of
the Nikkei-jin Kai, is Gen. Chrmn
of the community-wide affair, and
will be assisted by several Vice-
Chairmen, including TAK TERASAKI,
as president of the JACL board.
Everyone in the AJA community,
in the greater Denver metropoli-
tan area, is most cordially in-
vited to attend and to partici-
pate in the fun.
Every family attending should
bring their own picnic lunches.
Soda pop and ice cream for the
children, and free beer for the
adults, will be furnished by the
There will be races and games
galore, with plenty of prizes for
all of the children, as well as
free drawings for many valuable
prizes for everyone.
Every AJA in this area is in-
vited: Issei, Nisei and Sansei!
Bring the entire family: grand-
parents, your friends, and all
the children too!
Mile-Hi JACLers were requested
particularly to attend, to assist
SUZUKI and TANIWAKI in supervis-
ing the races and games for the
BE SURE TO MARK JULY 23rd ON
YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE BIG COMMU-
NITY PICNIC AT BERKELEY PARK!!!
VACATION NOTICE |
As previously announced, our
MTN-PLAINS AJA NEWS suspends pub-
lication during the sunnier months
and well be taking a vacation
during July and August.
We hope that our efforts dur-
ing the past year has been of in-
terest and of some value to you.
The AJA NEWS will resume pub-
lication in Sept., 1961.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
SOME OF THE 1961 AJA GRADS, honored at the Community dance during May
at the AAUW Hall, in Denver, Colo. Front row, from left to right:
JOANN FUJIOKA, CU; JEANETTE TAGAWA, CU; RUTH SAGARA, DU; HAZEL WATADA
and JOYCE OKAMOTO, both of Fort
Lupton High School.
Back row, from left to right:
RICH YAMAGUCHI, CU; BOB FUJIMOTO,
CU; KENNETH TAGAWA, CU; JUNE TSU-
MURA, Manual H.S.; SUMI FUJITA,
Manual H.S.; and MARGE TAKEMOTO,
East High School.
DAVE FURUKAWA, Chrmn for the
affair, extended congratulations
and presented mementoes of the
occasion on behalf of all the co-
operating organizations, Brighton
J.A.A., Cathay Post, CSMC-Simpson
Church, I.C.S., Mile-Hi JACL, the
Nikkei-Jin Kai, and the TSBC.
1961 AJA COLLEGE GRADUATES
According to best reports, there were 55 AJAs graduated from col-
leges and institutions of higher learning in Colorado, including the
first male R.N. in its 63-year old history from the School of Nursing
at Colorado University, Herbert Nishikawa of Hawaii.
Hawaii had an AJA cadet graduating from the Air Force Academy at
Colorado Springs, Teney K. Takahashi, and Hawaiian AJAs were almost
40% of the graduating AJA seniors of 1961 from Colorado colleges,
with 20 degrees going to Hawaiian AJAs. Three students from Japan,
and one from Okinawa, were awarded degrees from CU and DU.
Complete lists of AJA graduates from Colorado institutions of higher
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. Springs.
TENEY K. TAKAHASHI Hawaii
COLORADO STATE U., Ft. Collins.
ROCKY OISHI Canada
MATSUO OKAMOTO Hawaii
HARRY SASAKI Longmont
MARION TAMIYA Hawaii
COLORADO UNIVERSITY, Boulder.
GEORGE AKAMINE Hawaii
THOMAS AKAMINE Boulder
VIOLA DOIZAKI Brighton
ROBERT FUJIMOTO Alamosa
JOANN FUJIOKA Denver
SAM HATASAKA Brighton
HIDEO HIROSE (M.D.) Denver
GORDON IKEMORI Hawaii
LILLIAN KAWAMOTO Denver
GEORGE KAWAMURA Denver
MITSU0 KAWASAKI (MA) Japan
STEPHEN KOBAYASHI (MA) Calif.
MIKIYO MATSUURA Denver
HIROKO MIYAKE Japan
FRED MIKAWA Greeley
TERUO MORISHIGE (MA) Japan
KOSO NAKATANI Calif.
HERBERT NISHIKAWA Hawaii
TOM SAKURAI Kersey
JEANETTE TAGAWA Denver
KENNETH K. TAGAWA Denver
SHIGEO TANIZAKI Hawaii
RICHARD YAMAGUCHI Ft. Lupton
COLORADO STATE COLLEGE, Greeley.
DIANE FUJIEKI Hawaii
GILBERT KANEKO Hawaii
MURIEL NAITO Hawaii
KRISTINE NAKANO Hawaii
MUTSUHI NAKASHIMA Hawaii
HOWARD OMURA Hawaii
MRS. HOWARD OMURA Hawaii
TOMU T. SHIROYAMA Hawaii
CAROLE TATEISHI * Hawaii
DENVER UNIVERSITY, Denver.
GARY FUNASAKI (MSW) Hawaii
HENRY KAJIWARA Denver
LILY KATAOKA Denver
KINITSU KOSAKA Hawaii
SAMUEL KOSHI (MSW) Washington
PHILLIP MIYAZAWA Denver
MASAKI NAKAMURA Hawaii
JIM NAKAYAMA Aurora
REIKO NODA Denver
ICHIRO OGAWA Denver
RUTH SAGARA Denver
M. SHIMABUKURO Okinawa
TERRY TAKAOKA Hawaii
NORMAN YABE (MA) Denver
1961 AJA HIGH SCHOOL GRADS
According to our best count, there were 67 AJAs graduating from
high schools in the Denver metropolitan area. We realize that we can
not possibly ascertain all AJA graduates in the entire Mountain-Plain
region but, we do extend our sincerest congratulations to all 1961
AJA graduates! The Denver metro- -------------------------------------
politan list is as follows: (Manual High, cont'd:
ADAMS CITY HIGH SCHOOL
JACK FUGITA BETTY MIYAHARA
KATHLYN 1SHIKAWA KAY NAKAMURA
ARVADA HIGH SCHOOL
BRIGHTON HIGH SCHOOL
DENVER: NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
RAYMOND DOIZAKI SUSAN MASUSHIGE
GLEN KATAOKA PATTY TSUKAM0T0
DENVER: WEST HIGH SCHOOL
GRACE HIRAMI JACKIE SUYAMA
FRANK MIYAZAWA SUEKQ TASHIRO
EAST HIGH SCHOOL
ENGLEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
MAPLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DICK SATO STEVE UCHIDA
GEORGE TAGAWA SHIRLEY YANAGA
DENVER: GEO. WASHINGTON HIGH
DENVER: MANUAL HIGH SCHOOL
WESTMINSTER HIGH SCHOOL
4609 E. Colfax Ave., FR 7-1923
Denver 20, Colorado
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TSBC FUJII- MATSURI
SOME OF THE HOSTESSES FOR THE TSBC FUJII-MATSURI, from left to right,
pictured above are: AMY TSUMURA, TAYEKO TAGAWA, ROSE HASEGAWA, AYA
FUKUHARA, Miss EILEEN FUKUHARA (half-hidden behind the flowers), and
NANCY NITTA. Also seen, at extreme right, is KAY NITTA -- (we don't
know how he got into the hostesses
FLORENCE YONEHIRO demonstrating
the playing of the Japanese koto.
group!) Many other ladies of the
TSBC and affiliated organizations
including Itoes. OZAKI, DOIZAKI,
SAKAGUCHI, TAKAMATSU, YONEHIRO,
FUJINO, IWAHASHI, MAYEDA, TSUNODA
and others assisted during the
Cultural exhibits and demon-
strations of Oriental culture in-
cluding flower arrangements, tea
ceremonies, Japanese calligraphy,
kimono fashions, tying of obi,
a series of Japanese odori, and
even judo, were featured on the
Officials of the TSBC indicat-
ed that the Fujii-Matsuri will be
an annual spring-time affair, and
interested persons should watch
for the announcements and advance
publicity during next May, 1962.
(Photos courtesy of TOM MASAMORI,
2010 Lamar St., Denver 15, Colo.
Telephone: BE 7-3041.)
LOIS TANI and MARTHA OZAKI exam-
ining some of the doll displays,
at the TSBC Fujii-Matsuri, held
during May. Many other displays
of Oriental culture were exhibit-
ed during the annual Festival.
KAY NITTA reported that a pot-
luck supper would be held Sunday,
July 2nd, honoring Rev. and Mrs.
HASH1MOTO, national director of
Buddhist Sunday Schools in U.S.,
at the TSBC.
REV. NOBORU TSUNODA, at left, and
REV, Y. TAMAI, on right, priests
of the Tri-State Buddhist Church,
admiring one of the Bonsai exhi-
bits on display at Fujii-Matsuri.
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TOM MASAMORI. TRUE YASUI. . . .Photographer .General Factotum
When government experts figure
the official cost-of-living index
each month, they fail to include
a very important item that af-
fects the pocketbooks of most
That is the high cost of feed-
ing and entertaining assorted re-
latives, casual acquaintances,
friends of friends, and even to-
tal strangers who happen to drop
by. There is a good deal of traf-
fic between the East coast and
West these days, and Denver just
happens to be a scenic and con-
venient port of call.
Of course we're always glad to
see old friends. But, about the
third time in the same week that
one generously takes a visitor to
lunch or dinner, the host regards
his flattened pocketbook sadly,
and wishes he didn't have to be
so darned hospitable.
The Nisei and Issei are parti-
cularly vulnerable to this sort
of pocketbook pressure. It seems
they have assorted cousins, in-
laws and family friends scattered
all over the country, and each of
them has a periodic urge to trav-
el to the other end of the coun-
try. Thru Denver, of course!
But, the real pressure comes
from Japan, v/here one suspects,
the authorities are easing the
over-population problem by send-
ing people abroad a few months at
a time on inspection trips. Most
are earnest types armed with bi-
lingual business cards and let-
ters of introduction and a rather
limited per diem expense account.
They are so anxious to be most
friendly, so happy to see someone
with a Japanese face, so hungry
for rice and fish, and so appre-
ciative of the time you give them
that before you know it, you've
invited them to dinner. And there
goes the budget again, all shot
Oh well, let them come. This
is the traditionally hospitable
West. It would be mighty lone-
some without visitors.
OUR THANKS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Our sincerest thanks and appreciation to everyone who has support-
ed the MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS, during these past 18 months!!! We
do sincerely thank all of our subscribers, our generous advertisers
who make this paper possible, the Mile-Hi JACL for their monthly sub-
sidy, and all of the many people
who have contributed stories and
pictures to add interest to these
We are particularly grateful
to TOM T. MASAMORI, who acts as
our official photographer; and
who willingly attends many func-
tions to shoot photos for us; we
are especially indebted to BILL
HOSOKAWA, whose column adds dig-
nity and worth to our sheet; to
ROSA ODOW, whose art work makes
the AJA News unique; and to BUDDY
UCHIDA whose faithful service in
lettering heads for us.
We also mention HOWARD ODA of
Denver and CECIL ISHII of Omaha
who have contributed pictures.
In the outlying areas, EMI NA-
KAD01 of Omaha, INA KOSHIO of Ft.
Lupton, YOSHIKO INOUYE of La Jara
and many, many others have sup-
plied us with items of local in-
In all of these endeavors, it
has been, and will continue to be
our policy to try to serve the
Japanese American community in
the entire Mountain-Plains region
as best we can.
We plan to resume publication
again in the fall, commencing in
If we can publicize any worth-
while community activity, or give
publicity to your organization or
any outstanding individual please
let us know and we shall do our
best to inform the AJA community.
Shall see you all again in the
fall! We now take a vacation for
two months, and there will be no
AJA News published during July
and August. See you later!
The MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
is proud to note that high school
students of Japanese ancestry in
the Denver area are continuing to
win high honors and scholarships
upon graduation from high school.
Honors and scholarships won by
AJA high school graduates includ-
ed the following:
CHERYL FUKUHARA. Manual High
Head Girl, Hunter Scholarship
to Denver University.
DOUGLAS HASHII Manual High
Gates Foundation Scholarship
LEONARD ITO........ Manual High
Joint Honor Scholarship.
JUDY K. KAWAMOTO East High
Panhellenic Grant, Scholarship
to Monmouth College.
DENNIS MIURA........East High
Scholarship to Columbia Univ.
FRANK MIYAZAWA.......West High
Head Boy, winner of Merrill A.
HOWARD MOTOYOSHI. Manual High
Joint Honor Scholarship
JANET Y. OKAMURA. Manual High
Denver Classroom Teachers Assn
KAY OSUGA..........Manual High
KENNETH TAGAWA Manual High
Shoe-Smith Scholarship to CU
MARION TESHIMA Manual High
Joint Honor Scholarship
ARTHUR YASUDA Manual High
Scholarship to Dartmouth
SEMI-ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT
STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS
Bal., Jan. 1, 1961:. $ 1.298.31 Disbursements: Executive Secty ... $ 600.00
Receipts: Office Supplies ... 224.24
Membership fees. . 1,857.00 Memberships to Nat'l. 1,287.00
Chow Mein benefit. , 1,893,49 Chow Mein expenses. . 658.47
Donations to JACL. . 123.00 Chapter dues, Pool. 35.00
Graduation Dance . 105.75 Grads' Dance expense. 206.17
1000 Club dues 100.00 1000 Club to Nat'l. . 100.00
March of Dimes . 38.70 Bingo License .... 50.00
Miscellaneous. 47.00 1960 New Year tickets 48.35
Total Receipts. ... $ 4,164.94 AJA News (Jan-May). Miscellaneous .... 250.00 140.80
Total Available ... $ 5.463.25 Total Disbursements: $ BAL. ON HAND, 5/31/61: $ 3.600.03 1,863.22
Respectfully submitted: DAVID H. FURUKAWA, Treasurer
At mid-year, 1961, we pause a
moment, to take stock of the ac-
complishments and activities of
the Mile-Hi JACL,
thus far in 1961.
The future of
the JACL looks ex-
ing, with a major
project, "The His-
tory of the Issei,
1860 I960" well
are that this pro- *TAK*
ject will become a
most important and TERA8AKI
historical contribution to our
heritage as Americans of Japanese
ancestry, of which all of us car
be justly proud.
But, that is for the future.
LET'S TAKE A GLANCE at the past
five months' program of the Mile-
Hi JACL; we believe the record
will show the JACL is an import-
ant part of comaunity life:
Reorganization of the Mile-Hi
JACL cabinet system into a 21-man
Board of Governors to assure con-
tinuity of service to the commu-
March of Dimes benefit to con-
tribute to the fight against po-
lio and other chronic diseases.
Participation in the Denver-
Takayama Sister City project to
aid in developing better under-
standing with Japan, as our ally
in the Orient.
Chow Mein Dinner benefit, and
cultural display, to raise funds
for the local chapter, and to aid
in cultural understandings.
Community Graduates' Dance to
honor our high school and college
graduates of 1961.
Participation in the Memorial
Day ceremonies at Fairmount Ceme-
tery, in cooperation with Cathay
Post #185, American Legion.
AND SO IT GOES. ... We shall be
coordinatingwith the Nikkei-Jin
Kai for the community picnic in
July, and resume activities again
during this fall. See you then!
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 IDO. )
$3.50 for 1 yr (10 mo. )
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
MARY TAKAliASHl, 3220 St. Paul
St., (DE 3-0661), of Denver, has
achieved recognition as one of
the top five fashion designers in
ROSE NISHIYAMA underwent major
surgery recently, but we are hap-
py to see her home again, looking
her usual pretty self.
GEORGE SUGAI, and family, from
Payette, Idaho, were recent vaca-
tioners to Denver, Colo,, where
they visited their daughter GAIL.
Sugai is 2nd Nat'l Vice-Pres, of
the JACL, Unfortunately, while
in Denver, their son, Kent, was
injured in an auto-pedestrian ac-
cident, but not seriously.
Mr. and Mrs. BEN Y0SHI0KA of
Chicago, 111., were also brief
visitors to Denver, en route to
Aspen, Colo., for the conference
on industrial design. YOSHIOKA
is with the Continental Can Co.
TORU SAKAHARA, prominent Nisei
attorney of Seattle, Washington,
was a recent visitor to Denver on
business. Sakahara will be in
charge of special events for the
1962 Nat'l JACL Convention in
CAPT. CARL FUSHIMI was a brief
visitor in Denver, while en route
to his duty station in Japan, af-
ter completing advanced training
in Baltimore, Md.
TOM HIKIDA recently fell and
injured his back. He is at St.
Anthony's...Hope you'll be back
on your feet soon, Tom.
PHIL KARAKAWA, son of Mr. and
Mrs. James A, Karakawa of 1209 E.
Colfax Ave., was a blue ribbon
winner in the Science Fair compe-
tition at Morey Junior Hi.
VERNE NAMBA has opened a small
'Oriental Garden Shop,' at 2054
Clinton St., in Aurora, Colorado,
Tel. EM 4-6831. VERNE is employ-
ed at The China Doll, in Aurora,
and operates the summer garden
shop, dealing in bedding plants
and unique garden supplies, as a
Â§ BESSIE SHIYOMURA will be the
superintendent of CSMC-SIMPSON's
Vacation Church School from July
17-21, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Registration is $1.00, and will
include children from nursery to
The CSMC-SIMPSON Church held
their annual picnic at Berkeley
Park during June. ART Y0RIM0T0,
LEO MURAKAMI, SAM ARIKI, and oth-
REV. PAUL HAGIYA of the CSMC-
Simpson Church attended the An-
nual Conference of the Japanese
Methodist Churches in Oakland,
" ISSEI STORY*
SOJIRO YORITOMO of Denver was
named Mtn-Plains Issei story pro-
ject chairman, to coordinate ef-
forts to gather materials about
the Issei in this region, for the
Nat'l JACL Issei History, 1860-
MIN YASUI, Dist. JACL Council
Chrmn, stressed that altho numer-
ically the Issei in this region
are relatively few, nevertheless
the drama and importance of the
impact of Japanese in this region
is a significant part of the sto-
ry of the Issei in America.
All JACLers, Isseis and inter-
ested persons were urgently asked
to contribute materials and sto-
ries concerning old-time Isseis,
in their area, to the district
Issei story project chairman.
SOJIRO YORITOMO, WE 6-5739
208 So. Alcott Street
Denver 19, Colorado.
Mr. Yoritomo has served as the
President of the San Luis Valley
JACL, and is very familiar with
the purposes and policies of the
JACL. Moreover, as a former res-
ident of both Denver and of the
San Luis Valley, he is knowledge-
able concerning the history of
Issei in Colorado.
SOJIRO YORITOMO is an old-time
Colorado resident, having come to
America in 1907. He attended the
University of Denver, earning his
B.A. and LL.B. degrees at DU.
During World War I, he served
with the U.S. Expeditionary Force
in France, and was wounded in the
battle for Metz.
Returning to Denver, he served
as editor of the Colorado Times
during the 1920's, and was also
secretary of the Nihonjin-Kai of
In 1929, he moved to Blanca,
where he operated a shipping bus-
iness until 1959, when he retired
and is now residing in Denver.
BEn T. KUmAGAI
SciimitJi. Sliarp. McCdLe& Co.
SIS I7TH STREET
DENVER Z, aCom. 2-8077
+ K. PATRICK OKURA headed Omaha
JACL's annual Recognitions Party
for 1961 graduates on June 10th,
in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Omaha JACL Bowling League
completed its 1960-61 season with
GLADYS HIRABAYASHI sweeping all
the honors for high average, high
game, high series, and most im-
proved bowler awards.
KIMI TAKECHI was chairman for
the Japanese Ikebana flower ar-
rangements at the Midwest Exposi-
tion in Omaha, Nebr.
MISS EMIK0 WATANABE was a June
bride, marrying DR. JOHN CHAR, at
Trinity Episcopal Church in Omaha
on June 3rd.
LILY OKURA was recently elect-
ed as a board member of the Ctnaha
chapter of the Nebraska Welfare
Assn. She is also serving as 1st
Vice-Pres. of the State Assn.
c President MIKE WATANABE of the
Omaha JACL announced that repesl
of the Nebraska miscegenation law
would be the primary objective of
the local chapter for the next
legislative session of Nebraska.
Of Coming Events
July 2: (Sun) TSBC POT-LUCK SUPPER, honoring Rev. and Mrs. Hashimoto, Nat'l Dir- ector of Buddhist Sun- day Schools of America
July 2: (Sun) MILE-HI GOLF CLUB, 72- Hole Tournament, 1st Round. 4 rounds, on July 2, 9, 16, and 23.
July 3: (Mon) CATHAY POST's HAWAIIAN LUAU and DANCE, 7 p.m. at the Slovenian Hall.
July 16: (Sun) TSBC "O-BON" FESTIVAL, Japanese street danc- ing on Lawrence Street in Denver, Colorado.
July 17- 21: CSMC SIMPSON CHURCH, Vacation Church School at 34th & High Street.
July 23: (Sun) DENVER COMMUNITY PIC- NIC, at Berkeley Park.
Oct. 28: (Sat) MILE-HI JACL's ANNUAL FALL MEETING and PARTY
Nov. 24- 25: MOUNTAIN-PLAINS JACL's DISTRICT CONVENTION.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
SCHOOL OF JUDO
DR. TAKESHI ITO, President of
The Denver School of Judo, Inc.,
announced the offering of $60,000
in debenture bonds in denomina-
tions of $25 and $100 to finance
the building of a new school at
2020 Arapahoe St., in Denver.
The debentures will bear 67.
annual interest, and will mature
in 10 years.
A. F. TAKAMINE and TOORU TAKA-
MATSU have underwritten the ori-
ginal purchase of the property by
signing a $32,500 First Deed of
Trust for the property.
All AJA organizations in the
Denver area were urged to support
this community project, for the
benefit of young people.
Dr. TAKESHI ITO
This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation
of an offer to buy any of these Debentures. The offer is made
only by the Prospectus, and obtainable only from the authorized
officers of The Denver School of Judo, Inc. (Denver Judo Dojo.)
$ 60,000 oo
DENVER SCHOOL of JUDO, INC
(A non-profit Colorado corporation)
TEN YEAS 67. DEBENTURES
Dated: Aug. 31, 1961 Due: Aug. 31, 1971
400 Bonds (? $100.00 ea.
Copies of the Prospectus are obtainable only
from authorized officers of the Denver School
of Judo, Inc., or their duly constituted agents
OFFICERS AND AGENTS
DR. TAKESHI ITO
DR. YOSHIO ITO
DR. SUE0 ITO
GEO. SHIMODA (Welby) ROY TANI (Welby)
ROGER STEVENS (Boulder)
BOWLERS AWARDS DINNER-DANCE
TOM HIKIDA, Pres, of the Men's League, acted as Toastmaster for
the annual Awards Dinner-Dance of the Denver Nisei Bowling Assn., at
the Denver Hilton Hotel during May. BUD UCHIDA was in charge of the
dance committee, EVIE HAYASHIDA was chairman for the dinner, and BOB
MAYEDA, TOM I0KA and BEN KAMADA
were members of the ticket com-
The STRIKE & SPARE SHOP team
copped the 1960-61 Nisei Women's
Bowling League Championship, fol-
lowed by SARGE'S PHARMACY team.
Members of the Women's Champ-
ionship team were: MITS NAKAGAWA
HELEN GOTO, HATTIE ARITA, ROSALIE
T0KUNAGA, and SUE K0JIMA.
The Strike & Spare team racked
up the high series trophy with a
2747, followed by the Lotus Room
team with 2734.
Tony's Market captured team
high game with 1011, followed by
Lee's Music Co. with 997.
Individual winners in the Wo-
men's Bowling League were:
- NISEI CLASSICS -
The MILLER HI LIFE team was
champion of the Colorado Nisei
Classic League, with the STRIKE &
SPARE SHOP team in 2nd place.
Members of the Championship
team were: Captain WILLIE HASE-
GAWA, TOM HASEGAWA, BILL 0KUB0,
TOOTSIE TSUTSUI, and GENE IKEYA.
The Strike 6s Spare team took
the high series with 3014, fol-
lowed by Miller Hi Life with a
Nonaka's took team high game
with 1059, followed closely by
Miller Hi Life, and Page's Auto,
both with 1053.
High Series, Scratch:
High Game, Scratch:
High Series, Handicap:
MARY IDA ........ 634
Y0 TANIGUCHI ...... 631
High Game, Handicap:
Most Imrpoved Bowler:
JEAN MATSUDA 134 150 / 16
LIL TERASAKI 122 138 / 16
The Denver Nisei Women's Bowl-
ing League announced its officers
for 1961-62, as follows:
Vice-Pres. BONNIE YAMAMOTO
Secretary. PEGGY MATSUM0T0
Individual winners in Men's
High Series 704 SAM INAI
High Game 267 FRANK SEHARA
High Average 194 KEN MATSUDA
Most Improved 13 TAD SHIMIZU
In the Nisei Minors, the SAM
MATSUMOTO INSURANCE team won the
minor league championship, fol-
lowed by K & M MARKET in runner-
up position, and AMERICAN POTATO
in third place.
American Potato took the high
series with 3094, followed by the
George's Conoco team with 3057.
Coors won team high game with
1089, followed closely by Matsu-
moto Ins. with 1080.
Individual winners in the Min-
or League were:
Hi Series, Scratch:
Hi Game, Scratch:
Hi Series, Handicap:
TERU0 OKUNO announced that the
20th Street Recreation Swimming
pool will be open for family and
individual swimming on the 1st,
and 3rd Mondays, from 6:30 until
8:00 p.m., for a nominal charge
of 25$ per person. The pool has
been reserved for use by AJA fa-
milies and friends at the above
Hi Game, Handicap:
Hi Average, Minors:
Most Improved Bowler:
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
Above, DOROTHY SHIMIZU and Mgr
SAM MOMII of the Cathay Post, in
the completely re-decorated din-
ing room of Cathay Post.
JOHN NAKASHIMA supervised the
re-modelling, with Post members
volunteering as painters, carpen-
ters, electricians, and craftsmen
in giving the Post a **new look.
All old friends and faithful cus-
tomers are Invited to come in to
enjoy the new decor at The Cathay
Post Dining Room, 2015 Market St.
SAN LUIS VALLEY
FLORENCE ITO and THOMAS MIYAKE
were honor award recipients, from
Alamosa High School.
FLORENCE ITO is the daughter
of Mrs* Marie Ito, and was winner
of the Bausche and Lomb Science
Award, as well as the first place
winner of the Science Fair spon-
sored by Adams State College.
THOMAS MIYAKE, son of Mr. and
Mrs. M. Miyake, won the American
Legion Award for outstanding cit-
izenship, and a Joint Honor scho-
larship to Adams State College.
HARRY FUJIM0T0, President of
the National Honor Society, made
the Club's award presentation to
the Class Valedictorian.
HIROKO OGURA, daughter of Mrs.
Elsie Ogura, will be attending
Adams State College this fall.
HERBERT KAWANABE, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Kawanabe, was one
of 4 delegates from San Luis Val-
ley to Boys' State. He was spon-
sored by the Lions Club.
Commander JOE SAKATO was the
official delegate for Cathay Post
at the 442nd Reunion held in Ha-
waii, during June.
YOSH ARAI announced that the
Cathay Post is sponsoring an open
Family Swinming Party, at the
Sportland Pool, 3540 E. 31st Ave.
on Sat. evening, July 15th, from
7:00 p.m. Tickets are $1.00 for
adults and 50$ for children.
REftl ESTATE inSURftrKX
mirruAL runos -
FRED Anp CH1VEK0 A01\
HERBERT was the Freshman Class
president, and is now serving on
the Student Council, is active in
athletics, and is an honor stu-
dent. He will serve as President
of the Senior Class at Alamosa
High for 1961-62.
NEW MEXICO GRAD
SHIZUR0 DORIS KUSUNO was one
of 125 seniors graduating from
Lovington (New Mexico) High. She
was awarded a scholarship to New
Mexico State University.
Doris was Vice-Pres. of the
Senior Class, and active in many
school organizations. She is the
grand-daughter of 0. NAKAYAMA of
Rocky Ford, Colo.
DICK* ETHEL VANASC
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FAMOUS FOR CHinESE PlEMES
VISIT "4fu D/UUjPM Vjttc'1
PATRICIA YAMAKA of Wheatridge
and RICHARD YAMAGUCHI of Ft. Lup-
ton were married on Sun., June 11
at the Wheatridge M.E. Church.
Patricia Yamaka is the daugh-
ter of Mrs. Margaret Yamaka of
Wheatridge, Colo. Rich Yamaguchi
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Yamaguchi of Ft. Lupton, Colo.
Richard planned to continue grad-
uate studies at the University of
Colorado for 1961-62.
ROBERT K. AKIYAMA.....a BOY
4584 So. Pennsylvania St.
WILLIE S. CHIKUMA....... BOY
3157 Gaylord St., Denver
WILLIAM S. NITTA......a GIRL
1030 Hazel Court, Denver
RONALD M. TSURUDA. .... a BOY
2460 W. Caithness Place.
AMY KANAI, of 5291 W. 26th Ave.,
Denver, Colo., and MIKYO MATSURA,
also of Denver, Colorado.
Y0NE 0ZAM0T0, 1625 Yates St, Den-
ver; mother of Dr. Sam I. Ozamoto
of Denver, Colo.
AI TAKENO, 2707 So. Clarkson St.,
Denver, Colo. Mother of Roy M.
and Dr. M. George Takeno.
MASAKI TASHIRO of Brighton, Colo.
Widow, Mata Tashiro; sons, Mike,
Tosh and Sam; daughters, Haruko
Sasa, Yasuko Tochihara and Sumie
Kagohara, all of Colorado._
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
1961 MILE-HI JACL
Pinal tabulations for the 1961
Mile-Hi JACL membership drive, in
the Denver metropolitan area, re-
vealed only 476 members, as of
June 15, 1961.
Membership Co-Chrmn BUD UCHIDA
and MIKE TASHIRO reported:
JEAN SATO .
TRUE YASUI. .
TOM NAKATA. .
MARY SHIBAO .
BEN FOJMAGAI ,
TOSH ANDO .
SUE AKIYAMA .
AMY UYEDA .
JACK ISHIDA .
YOSH ARAI .
AYAKO UADA. .
JIM IMATANI .
Roy Mayeda. .
1961 Total 476
Pres. TAK TERASAKI noted that
the 1961 membership was consider-
ably under the 515 of 1960, and
indicated memberships would con-
tinue to be solicited.
POSTING OF COLORS, during the Memorial Day ceremonies on May 30th, at
Fairmount Cemetery, by the Cathay Post #185 Color Guard, from left to
right: TOM HIKIDA, JOHN NOGUCHI, JACK ISHIDA and TOSH OTA. Members
of the firing squad are seen at
right, and were: MIN MATSUNAGA,
RUPERT ARAI, JIM YAMANE, and JUN
OYA, commanded by BABE TAKEOKA*
The ceremonies were opened by
the Post color guard in present-
ing colors. TOM T. MASAMORI sang
,rStar-Spangled Banner*', and Chap-
lain PAUL HAGIYA offered invoca-
tion. REV. N. TSUNODA of TSBC,
and REV. J. FUJITA of CSMC, con-
ducted religious services.
Representatives of TSBC, the
Brighton JAA, Colorado Nikkei-Jin
Kai, Gold Star Mothers, the Mile-
Hi JACL, and Mtn-Plains JACL laid
wreaths in symbolic memory of all
Nisei war dead.
Denver z, colo.
W&RP.V LjAnfttU CH4-M46
RON SAKAYAMA and STEVE SUZUKI
sounded "Taps to close the cere-
REPRESENTATIVES OF CATHAY POST,
laying wreaths in solemn memory
of all Nisei war dead: at left,
BEN MURAKAMI, Past Comnander of
Cathay Post, and at right, IRIS
NAKAGAWA, representing the Auxi-
liary. In center is Commander
GEORGE SAKATO, who presided over
the memorial services.
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A.J. A. EAGLE SCOUTS
KENNETH SASANO of Troop #82 in
Arvada, and EUGENE L. TAKAM1NE of
Troop #38 in Denver, were awarded
Eagle Scout badges, the highest
rank in Scouting, at impressive
ceremonies held at the Abraham
Lincoln High School, during May.
Kenneth Sasano is the son of
Dr. and Mrs. K. T. SASANO of Ar-
vada, and Eugene Takamine is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. TERRIE TAKA-
MINE of Denver.
The 2 AJA youths attained the
rank of Eagle Scout in the spring
class of 111 Scout8, sponsored by
Aksel Nielson, prominent Denver
JAPAN AIR LINES held a recep-
tion at the residence of R0BT. J.
McCABE, 2390 Glencoe St., in Den-
ver, during May, honoring GLENN
S. SENO, district manager from
the San Francisco office, and 5
staff members. HARRY G. MATOBA,
1225-27 21st St. is the local AJA
representative for JAL.
During June, the McCABEs left
for a tour of the Far East, via
JAL, to Japan and Singapore, but
will return to Denver soon.
BOB McCABE is a cousin of Baby
Doe Tabor, and hence commented he
has historical ties with Denver.
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