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VOL. Ill, NO. 1_______________
TSBC BENEFIT
SUN., OCT. 8
HARRY NITTA will be general
chairman for the TSBC Benefit to
be held at the Tri-State Buddhist
Church, 1947 Lawrence Street, in
Denver, on Sunday, Oct. 8th, from
7:00 to 10:30 p.m.
Chrmn Nitta will be assisted
by KAZ SAKAMOTO in charge of the
games, and by a ticket committee
consisting of SAM DOIDA and SAM
SUEKAMA, both of Denver; JAMES
KANEMOTO of Longmont; and FLOYD
K0SHI0 in Ft. Lupton.
Valuable door prizes will be
given away to lucky winners, and
an evening of fun is promised for
all who attend.
The TSBC also asked that the
following dates be circled:
Nov. 19th (Sun) DBAC Benefit
Dec. 2-3 (Sat-Sun) TSBC Bazaar
IKEBANA SHOW
ON OCT. 7-8-9
The Denver Bonsai and Ikebana
Club will hold their 4th annual
display at the Denver-US National
Bank on Oct. 7-8, from 10:00 a.m.
on each day. GEO. Y. 1NAI is the
President of the local club.
YUR1KD NODA, well-known local
artist, will also have a showing
at Neusteter's, 720-16th St., in
the show windows, from Oct. 9th.
MILE-HI GOLFERS
ANNUAL AWARDS
DINNER- DANCE
DR. SETS ITO, President of the
Mile-Hi Golf Club, announced that
the annual Awards Dinner-Dance of
the Club would be held on Sat.,
Oct. 21, at the Brown Palace West
in Denver, Colorado.
RUPE ARAI and DR. TONY KAWANO
are co-chairmen in charge of the
Awards Dinner which will conmence
at 7:30 p.m.
The Dinner will be restricted
to members and their guests only,
and will feature presentations of
awards, Che installation of new
1961-62 officers, and other club
business.
The Dance will conmence at 10
p.m., with Mike Disalle's orches-
tra. Tickets will be $3.00 per
couple. The general AJA public
is cordially invited to attend
the first seml-formal dance of
the 1961 fall season.
DENVER. COLORADO
SEPT., 1961
MILE-HI JACL FALL MEETING
AT TSBC, FRI., OCT. 27 TH.
TAK TERASAK1, Pres, of the Mile-Hi JACL, announced that the annual
fall meeting of the local JACL would be held on Fri., Oct. 27th, at
the TSBC, 1947 Lawrence St., with TOSH ANDO, 1st Vice-Pres. for pro-
---------------------- gram, in charge as general chair-
JOHN SAKAYAMA was the official
delegate of the Mile-Hi JACL to
the annual Citizenship Day pro-
gram held at the Greek Theater in
Civic Center, in Denver, Colo.,
on Sun., Sept. 17. (See back Pg)
JEAN SATO HEADS
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
JEAN SATO announced plans to
raise funds for an annual scho-
larship to be awarded by the JACL
in the Denver metropolitan area.
Miss Sato indicated hope that the
young adult group at the Simpson
Church, and other youth groups,
would cooperate in conducting a
series of candy sales for this
worthwhile purpose.
The Scholarship Fund would be
administered by the Mile-Hi JACL,
and will supplement the annual
JACL-SAKATA MEMORIAL AWARD. Full
details will be released as plans
are developed by Jean Sato, and
her committee.
The Denver-Takayama Sister City conmittee and the Mountain-Plains
JACL will co-sponsor the Rocky Mountain premiere benefit showing of
MGM's "Bridge to the Sun", at the Denham Theatre in Denver, Colorado
on Thurs., Oct. 19th.
MRS. ELIZABETH ROSE, appointed
Denver-Takayama conmittee, and MIN
Mountain-Plains JACL, will be in
joint charge of the benefit.
The Benefit is planned to pro-
mote better understanding between
the U.S. and Japan, as a part of
the "People-to-People program of
the U.S. State Dept. Part of the
proceeds will go towards sending
Denver Boy Scouts to the 1962 In-
ternational Jamboree in Tokyo.
The film is the autobiography
of Gwen Herold of Tennessee, who
married a Japanese diplomat, in
Washington, D.C., and chose to go
by the Mayor of Denver, heads the
YASUI, as district chairman of the
to Japan with her husband, after
bombs fell on Pearl Harbor. It
is a moving and dramatic story.
Benefit tickets
as follows:
Patrons. .
Sponsors .
Supporters .
Benefit. .
are available
$ 25.00
10.00
5.00
2.50
The movie will run for 2 weeks
after the premiere benefit show-
ing at the regular box-office ad-
mission price of $1.25.
man, for the evening.
TAMI MASUNAGA and TROODA HIRO-
KAWA will be Co-Chairman for the
pot-luck supper, to commence at
6:00 p.m. A telephone conmittee
will contact all JACL members.
Following the supper, a chil-
dren's Hallowe'en party will be
held, at about 7:00 p.m., with
cartoons, movies, and games for
the children.
PRES. TERASAKI will preside at
the general meeting for adults,
primarily concerned with the com-
ing Mtn-Plains JACL convention in
November and support for the pro-
posed "Issei History" project of
the National JACL.
A special program of interest
for the Issei also will be plann-
ed for the evening.
The October fall meeting of
the Mile-Hi JACL is planned as a
family affair, and all JACLers,
Issei, Nisei, and Sansei are cor-
dially invited and urged to at-
tend on OCt. 27th.
PC HOLIDAY ISSUE
GREETINGS AND ADS
DOROTHY UCHIDA, 1601 E. 86th
Place, (AT 8-6188), was named as
chairman of the 1961 PC Holiday
Greetings and Ads committee, by
Pres. Tak Terasaki, for the Mile-
Hi JACL.
JACLers and others who wish to
extend holiday greetings thru the
Pacific Citizen, the largest AJA
newspaper with the widest nation-
wide circulation (70,000 readers)
were urged to contact DOROTHY
UCHIDA for full details.
RELUCTANTLY RESUME
ANNUAL PUBLICATION
After a summer lay-off for two
months that seemed all too brief,
we're back to publishing The Mtn-
Plains AJA News for the forthcom-
ing ten months.
If you have any timely items
of local interest, please send to
us, and we shall be happy to pub-
licise any matter of significance
to AJAs in this region._____


Page_2.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
SEPT., 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
*Ar * * *
BUD UCHIDA.. .
ROSA 0D0W .
TOM MASAM0RI. . .Photographer
TRUE YASUI. . .General Factotum

If you're an old-timer in Den-
ver and most of us are, these
days -- you may recall when Nisei
families began to move out into
some of the newer and nicer resi-
dential areas.
Most were able to buy and move
in without unpleasantness. But,
there were just enough bigots,
just enough white supremacists to
raise an occasional fuss.
"It isn't you folks," they'd
piously say. "You'd make good
neighbors. But, we don't want to
break' the neighborhood. Once
one family gets a foothold, a lot
of other families will be moving
in, and we don't want the charac-
ter of the neighborhood changed."
Today, Nisei families live in
virtually every section of the
city. The size of the pocket-
books, friends, personal prefer-
ences and convenience have more
to do with where they buy homes,
than the matter of race.
Matter of fact, Nisei are so
widely scattered, its virtual-
ly an all-day job to visit more
than one family on a single trip.
All this came to mind not long
ago when a Nisei family moved in-
to a fairly expensive area in one
of the city's more distant sub-
urbs.
A decade ago, or maybe even
five years ago, a Nisei aspiring
to buy in such a neighborhood
would have been courting friction
and personal embarrassment.
So far as we know, these folks
attracted no more attention when
they moved in than if they'd been
blond, blue-eyed Anglo-Saxons,
named Smith, with a pedigree go-
ing back to the original Plymouth
Colony immigrants.
This tolerance which is not
a good word, but perhaps the only
one available is not only a
tribute to the Nisei themselves;
it's also a tribute to the commu-
nity at large which is learning
the meaning of democratic living.
SOUTHWARD TO EL PASO, TEXAS
In the interests of gathering materials for the "Issei History",
we took off for a week, over the long Labor Day week-end, to drive
down into El Paso, Texas, some 750 miles south of Denver.
There is a thin scattering of Japanese families, mostly engaged in
farming -- and incidentally, most of them are prosperous -- along the
long stretch of the Rio Grande River, which swings north out of Texas
and across arid New Mexico, into
the high country of Colorado.
We looked up GEORGE KURITA in
El Paso. George is a native of
Ft. Lupton, Colo., and a graduate
in pharmacy from Colorado Univ.
The Kurita family went to Texas
in the mid-1920's, and the elder
Kuritas are still engaged in cot-
ton fanning.
We met the T. SHIOJI family,
who are also in farming, as are
some three or four other Japanese
families, in the valley below El
Paso. The eldest Shioji son is
married to one of the NAKAYAMA
daughters of Rocky Ford, Colo.
We missed meeting DR. S. FURU-
GOCHI, an old-time Japanese pio-
neer in El Paso. He had left for
a vacation in Japan. During the
1920*s, there were some three or
four Japanese doctors, and a den-
tist in El Paso. Today, a Nisei
doctor, KENNETH KURITA, a CU grad
out of Creighton Med in Omaha, is
in active practice.
North out of El Paso, within
50 miles, at the present time,
there are three Japanese family
groups: at Anthony, New Mexico,
the YABUMOTO's who have been in
the valley for 50 years; at Me-
silla, the TASHIRO family, who
are farming large acreages; and
at Las Cruces, the NAKAYAMA's who
are old-time pioneers.
The term "El Paso area", as it
is used by Che Japanese there, is
loosely the long, narrow valley
of the Rio Grande that extends
some 60 miles from below El Paso
to the Elephant Butte dam in New
Mexico. At one time, there were
hundreds of Japanese in the val-
ley raising cantaloupe, until the
nematoids ruined the canta.loupe
industry during the 1930's. The
Japanese farming families mostly
moved back towards California.
But, the history of Japanese
in this "El Paso area" goes back
to the turn of the century in the
early 1900s, when Japanese immi-
grants came thru from Mexico, and
to the land boom years just after
World War I (1919-1920). We be-
lieve this area should be a part
of the "Issei History in America".
GEORGE KURITA of El Paso, Texas,
with the YASUI femmes of Denver,
at a bull fight in Juares, Mexico
AT THE DENVER COMMUNITY PICNIC. IN JULY: Holding an "important" con-
ference, at a picnic table in Berkeley Park, are the threesome above,
from left to right: DOROTHY UCHIDA, who heads the PC greetings ads
committee; BEN T. KUMAGAI, a se- ______________________________________
curities and investments man; and
TRUE YASUI, executive secretary
of the Mile-Hi JACL.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:
Regular:
HENRY SUZUKI and OSKI TANIWAKI
were in charge of the activities
progrmn for the picnic, as repre-
sentatives of the Mile-Hi JACL.
(Above photo by HUGO TANIWAKI)
$3,00 for % yr ( 5 mo.)
$5.00 for 1 yr (10 mo.)
Special Mile-Hi JACL members ONLY
$2.50 for % yr ( 5 mo.)
$3.50 for 1 yr (10 mo.)

so far as the local JACL is con-
cerned, your Mile-Hi JACL is now
planning an active
program for fall
and winter.
As you know, we
have the movie be-
nefit for "Ikiru",
at the Vogue Art
Theatre, now show-
ing through Wed.,
Oct. 4th.
Altho the Mile-
Hi JACL was not
able to reach 500
in membership for
tak"
iKI
1961, BUD UCHIDA
and MIKE TASHIRO, as membership
co-chairmen, are planning a kick-
off dinner during October, to get
the 1962 JACL membership campaign
off to an early start.
Glancing at the calendar for
JACL activities in the month of
October, we have:
"BRIDGE TO THE SUN" BENEFIT:
On Oct. 19th, at the Denham
Theatre in Denver, the Mountain-
Plains JACL is sponsoring a pre-
miere benefit night showing of
"Bridge to the Sun".
Funds raised from this benefit
will be used to finance the Mtn-
Plains regional convention to be
held Nov. 24-25, in Denver.
The Denver-Takayama sister ci-
ty committee is a co-sponsor too,
and some of the proceeds will be
used to send a Boy Scout from the
Denver area to the International
Jamboree in Tokyo in 1962.
MILE-HI JACL FALL MEETING:
Under the chairmanship of our
program chairman, TOSH ANDO, the
Mile-Hi JACL is planning the an-
nual family affair at the TSBC,
on Fri., Oct. 27th.
The pot-luck supper at 6:00
will be handled by TAMI MASUNAGA
and TR0ODA HIROKAWA, as co-chair-
men.
Be sure to bring the children,
since a Hallowe'en party is be-
ing planned; and bring your Is-
sei parents along, because there
will be a program for them too!
General business matters of
the Mile-Hi chapter will also be
discussed. JIM IMATANI heads the
nominations committee to select
7 members of the Board for the
coming year. SEE YOU THERE!!!
ALL PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE AJA NEWS
ARE TAKEN BY TOM T. MASAM0RI,
2010 Lamar St., Denver 15, Colo.
(BE 7-3041), UNLESS SPECIFICALLY
CREDITED OTHERWISE.


SEPT.. 1961
PAGE 5.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
DENVER-TAKAYAMA FETE
PLANNED FOR SEPT. 1962
ELIZABETH ROSE, Chrron of the
Denver-Takayaraa Sister City pro-
ject, announced that elaborate
plans are being made to stage a
Japanese festival in Denver, dur-
ing Sept., 1962.
The proposed fall festival in
Denver would coincide with a sim-
ilar festival in Takayama, Japan,
to promote better understandings
between the U.S. and Japan, as a
part of the "People-to-People"
program of the U.S. State Dept.
Proposed plans Include a gala
street parade in Denver, on Sat.,
Sept. 14th, with cultural demon-
strations at Civic Center, and an
entertainment program on Sunday,
Sept. 15, 1962.
OMAHA NEWS
MIKE WATANABE, Pres, of the
Omaha JACL, announced the kick-
off of the campaign to repeal the
Nebraska miscegenation law, which
declares marriages void, "if one
party is a white person, and the
other has l/8th, or more, Negro,
Japanese or Chinese blood."
OBA-TANAKA WEDDING
GRACE OBA and WILBUR TANAKA,
both of Denver, were united in
marriage on Aug. 26, 1961, at the
Warren Methodist Church. Follow-
ing the wedding, a reception was
held at the church._
CATHAY POST
CATHAY POST #185, of American
Legion, presented a new 50-Star
U.S. flag to Troop #38 of the Boy
Scouts of America.
SAN LUIS VALLEY
ROY INOUYE, of La Jara, Colo.,
attended the Vegetable and Fruit
Board meeting, held in Chicago,
111., on Sept. 9-10-11, as Colo-
rado representative to the Ameri-
can Farm Bureau federation.
COMMANDER GEORGE SAKATO pre-
sented the flag at Court of Honor
ceremonies held at Simpson Church
during June. MIN YASUI, Scout-
master, thanked Cathay Post for
their patriotic presentation.
******
JOHN NOGUCHIS team, consist-
ing of JOHN NOGUCHI 567, HELEN
NAKASHIMA 368, RUTH KAMIBAYASHI
386, and CASEY HAYASHIDA 467 edg-
ed. out JACK ISHIDA's team with
JACK ISHIDA, FRANK KAMIBAYASHI,
JACKIE MOMII and JOE SAKATO in
the Cathay Post bowling night.
EDDIE OSUMI is 1961-62 member-
ship chairman for the Cathay Post.
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YAMAGUCHI KOBAYASHI
ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Yamaguchi
of Ft. Lupton, Colo., announced
the engagement of their daughter,
JOANNE, to KENJI KOBAYASHI, son
of Dr. and Mrs. T. K. Kobayashi,
of Denver, Colo. No date for the
wedding has been set.
JOANNE YAMAGUCHI is a student
at the University of Colorado.
She was Mtn-Plains JACL delegate
to the Nat'l JACL Oratorical Con-
test in Sacramento in 1960.
KENJI KOBAYASHI is enrolled as
a medical student at the Univer-
sity of Colorado Medical School,
in Denver, Colorado.
ASA KURA-SAITO NUPTIALS
TED SAITO, formerly of Denver
and a 1960 graduate in fine arts
from CU, was married on Aug. 20
to NAOMI ASAKURA, of Santa Bar-
bara, Calif.
BIRTHS
ARITA, ARTHUR T............a GIRL
1020 Cuchara, Adams Cnty
IKEMORI, GORDON E..........a BOY
2205 Marine, Boulder
KAGIYAMA, KENZO............a GIRL
Rte 1, Henderson
KAGIYAMA, TSUTOMU.........a BOY
8851 Ithaca Way, Westminster
KAWANO, DONALD M.........a BOY
Rte 1, Box 038, Adams Cnty
KANAI, K0JI..............a GIRL
4310 Harlan, Wheatridge
SHI0YAZ0N0, CLYDE M. a GIRL
1050 Downing, Denver
YAMAZAKI, HIROSHI G. a GIRL
4801 E. 8th Ave., Denver
Y0SHIMURA, RALPH.........a GIRL
1551Clay, Denver
OBITUARIES
JOHN J. ECHIG0, Denver, in July
LYNDA CHERYL ITO, Denver, in July
TOM T. KAGIYAMA, Henderson, July
At the wedding, former Denver-
ites, now of Los Angeles, STANLEY
and GEORGE FURUTA, Jr., acted as
ushers, and LANI SUENAGA and JUDY
SAITO, both of Denver, Colo, were
bridesmaids.
The newly-weds will make their
home in San Diego, Calif., where
Ted is teaching art in one of the
junior-senior high schools. He
has successfully sold many of his
works of art. TED is the son of
TATS and FRANCES SAITO of Denver.
DR. HARRY KURACHI, Brighton, July
G0SAKU SHIRAHASHI, Denver, July
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
SEPT., 1961
JAPANESE VISITORS
The Denver office of Interna-
tional Institute reported that on
Nov. 1, 1961> there will be a de-
legation of about a dozen religi-
ous leaders from Japan visiting
Denver, Colo. All major religi-
ons of Japan will be represented
in the group touring America.
Also, the Denver-Takayama Sis-
ter City committee reported that
4 representatives from Denvers
sister city, Takayama, in Japan,
will officially visit Denver dur-
ing the first week of October. An
official luncheon by the City of
Denver will be held for the visi-
tors from Japan.
SCHOOL OF JUDO
The Denver School of Judo re-
ported that approximately $36,000
has been raised to date for the
remodelling of 2020 Arapahoe St.,
as an up-to-date judo dojo.
GEORGE KURAM0T0 reported also
that work has commenced, and it
is hoped that the new dojo will
be open for use by Nov. 30, 1961.
KAY KRACZYNSKI, one of the ve-
ry attractive Japanese waitresses
at the Fuji-Bn, 930 Lincoln St.,
at the Sherman Plaza, shown in a
"tatami" room, at Denvers most
exotic Oriental restaurant.
The Fuji-En has been receiving
considerable favorable publicity,
recently, with fashion shows, and
Other social events, taking place
there.
CATHAY SKI CLUB
JIM KUGA, Pres, of the Cathay
Ski Club, reported that their an-
nual Inaugural Dinner-Dance will
be held on Sat., Oct. 21, at pro-
bably the Americana.
The Ski Club's dinner-dance is
for members and their guests only
inasmuch as their business sessi-
on will be concerned with plans
for the forthcoming 1961-62 win-
ter ski season.
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9TH regional bowling tournament
TO BE HELD THANKSGIVING WEEK END
JOHN NOGUCHI, Chairman of the Denver Nisei Bowling Association and
also Nat'l JACL Bowling Conraittee member, announced that the annual
Mountain-Plains regional bowling tournament will be held in Denver,
BASEBALL TOURNEY
LEE IWATA of the NCBL reported
that the Labor Day baseball tour-
nament was postponed to Sept. 9-
10, because of rain and snow in
Denver, but that ten teams parti-
cipated in the annual play-off.
MILE-HI MERCHANTS, League win-
ners, stood off the challenge of
the DENVER BUSSEIS, 8-6, to win
the tournament. Batteries for
Che Merchants were GENE T0CH1HARA
and HOMER IWATA, pitchers, and
HENRY TOBO, catcher. The losing
battery for the Busseis were ED
MAYEDA and FLOYD ITO.
FT. LUPTON JACL defeated the
WASHINGTON CLEANERS team of Den-
ver for the Consolation trophy.
Trophies were awarded to out-
standing players, as follows:
Outstanding Pitcher:
HOMER IWATA, Denver
Most Valuable Player:
ED MAYEDA, Busseia
Most Home-Runs:
JACK MIYAMOTO, Denver
Most Stolen Bases:
YOSH NAGO, Denver
********
In the Little League Tourna-
ment, held on Aug. 27th, the FT.
LUPTON JACL JRS. beat the MILE-HI
MERCHANT JRS. in a tight 3-2 game
for the title.
Trophies were awarded, as fol-
lows:
Sportsmanship Trophy:
BRIGHTON JAA JRS.
Most Outstanding Pitcher:
FUJII, of Ft. Lupton
Most Valuable Player:
KAWAKAMI, Ft. Lupton
Most Promising Player:
DOUG TSUTSUI, Denver
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over the Thanksgiving week-end,
Nov. 25-26. (Sat.-Sun.)
GENE IKEYA, as Pres, of the
Denver Nisei Men's League, will
head the tournament as director.
The locale of the regional keg-
fest was not definite, altho it
will probably be held at Celebri-
ty Lanes, 888 So. Colorado Blvd.
Last year, the tournament at-
tracted more than 500 individual
bowlers, and a total of 62 teams,
including 48 mens teams, and 14
women's teams.
ERLICH SALES of Brighton will
be the defending team champions.
Last year's winner of the singles
crown was BILL NAKAMURA, and the
1960 doubles winners were SADA0
YAGAMI and GENE HIRAKADO. The
1960 All-Events title was taken
by TOM URANO.
In the womens division, team
champions were HADA AUTOMOTIVE.
LIZ KITASHIMA and LIL TERASAKI
combined to win the doubles, and
EVY HAYASHIDA won the singles.
The 1960 All-Events for women was
won by MATS ITO.
The Tournament is a handicap
competition, and everyone has an
excellent chance of coming in the
prize money. Full details will
be released, as soon as plans are
made definite. Out-of-town bowl-
ers are urged to participate.
MILE-HI GOLFERS
JIM HANAMURA of Mile-Hi Golf
Club announced tournament winners
for the past season, as follows:
36-Hole Tournament, April-May:
DR. TONY KAWANO
Match-Play Tournament, May-June:
DR. SUBO ITO, "A Flight
DON TANABE, "B" Flight
72-Hole Medal Tournament, July:
Winner: JIM HANAMURA
Low Gross: TERNO ODOW
Granada Fish Tournament, Sept.:
DR. TAKASHI MAYEDA
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SEPT.. 1961
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PAGE 3.
SCENES from
DENVER COMMUNITY PICNIC
Relaxing at the Denver Community Picnic, from left to right: GLADYS
TANIWAKI, with granddaughter Elaine Vickie; in center, MRS. ELIZABETH
ROSE, Chrmn of Denver-Takayama
Sister City committee; and on ex-
treme right, YVONNE KUMAGAI.
DR. YUJI OISHI, from Japan, in
foreground, with ladies, in back-
ground from left to right: Pines.
MINEYO IOKA, YOSHI MAYEDA, ICHIYO
UYENO, and ASANO OTA, at the Pic-
nic at Berkeley Park, in Denver.
TAKASH1 MAYEDA, DDS and MSD,
really relaxing at the Community
Picnic on July 23rd. (All picnic
photos by HUGO TANIWAKI, repro-
duced by HOWARD ODA, CH 4-4073.)
KAWANO IN U.S.
CIVIL SERVICE
FRED S. KAWANO, of 1600 Evelyn
Ct., Thornton, Colo. (AT 8-6444),
closed his private law office, at
1131-19th St., this summer, and
has gone into the U.S. Treasury
Dept., as an estate tax attorney.
KAWANO is a native Coloradoan,
and is one of four Nisei attor-
neys licensed in Colorado.
BEN and YVONNE KUMAGAI, and
family, have moved to a new home,
at 3301 Krameria St. Their new
home phone number is 322-2390.
A son, Frank Hiroshi Ono, was
born this summer to FRANK and SU-
SAN ONO, now of Sutter, Calif.,
where Frank teaches at the high
school. Susan is the daughter of
ALEX and MARY KURITANI of Denver,
and the baby is the first grand-
child for the Kuritanis.
CHECKERS FUSHIMI, son BILLY,
and daughter, left recently to
rejoin CAPT. CARL FUSHIMI, who is
stationed in Tokyo, Japan. Mrs.
Fushimi is a sister of YOSH ARAI,
and RUPE ARAI, both of Denver.
MR. & MRS. I. KUMAGAI, former-
ly long-time residents of pre-war
Sacramento, planned to leave for
a three months vacation in Japan.
They planned to leave Denver on
Oct. 5th.
JOE AKIYAMA, formerly employed
at the U.S. Post Office, is now
teaching at Cherry Creek school.
JEANNE HANAMURA, daughter of
JIM and KIYO HANAMURA of Denver,
was engaged to MAS HIGASHI, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Higashi of
Long Beach, Calif. The wedding
will be held on Oct. 15, in Cali-
fornia.
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EARL WEST, of Equity Savings &
Loan Assn., 2563 Welton Street,
(AM 6-1118), would like to hire a
reliable bookkeeper. Hours and
salary open. Please telephone or
call on Mr. Earl West.
BEn T. KUIHAGA
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BRIDGE WINNERS
SAM MATSUMOTO and ZEKE TOLEN-
TINO, both of Denver, Colo, team-
ed to win the Wyoming sectional
bridge tournament in Cheyenne,
Wyo., during September.
KEN YABE, also of Denver, came
in 3rd over-all, in the Wyoming
competition.
DR. THOMAS K. and HARUK0 K0BA-
YASHI have been consistently com-
ing in 1st place at local tourna-
ments in Denver.
TRAVELERS-VISITORS
CAPT. TOM KUMAGAI, and family,
recently visited Denver, en route
to Glendale, Ariz., where he will
go into private practice of medi-
cine with his brother-in-law, DR.
Y. MIYAUCHI. Tom is a grad of CU
Med. School, and served a year at
Ft. Bliss, with US Medical Corps.
LT. BEN FURUTA, JR., was a re-
cent visitor to Denver, also.
SHIGESHI MAD0K0R0, and family,
recently moved to Denver, upon
his retirement from U.S. Army as
a Lt. Col. in the Infantry. He
is planning to buy a home in the
Westminster area, and to live in
this region.
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CALENDAR Of Coming Events
Sep. 21- IKIRU MOVIE BENEFIT,
Oct. 4: for Mile-Hi JACL, at Vogue Art Theatre.
Oct. 8: TSBC BENEFIT, at TSBC
(Sun) from 7:00 p.m,
Oct. 19: MTN-PLAINS JACL, and
(Thu) Denver-Takayama Com- mittee, Benefit Pre- miere, Denham Theatre 'Bridge to the Sun.
Oct. 21: MILE-HI GOLF CLUBS
(Sat) Annual Awards Dinner- Dance, Brown Palace West; dance, 10 p.m.
Oct. 28: CATHAY SKI CLUB, Ann-
(Sat) ual Inaugural Dinner.
Nov. 24- MTN-PLAINS JACL DIST.
Nov. 25: CONVENTION, Ft. Lup- ton and Denver, Colo.
Nov. 25- MTN PLAINS REGIONAL
Nov. 26: BOWLING TOURNAMENT at Celebrity Lanes.
Dec. 2- TSBC BAZAAR, at TSBC,
Dec. 3: (Sat. and Sun.)
PROFESSIONAL AND LAWYERS
BUSINESS LISTINGS T0SHI0 ANDO, 1942 Larimer St. AC 2-5315
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Brown & Bigelow. AL 5-2075 MINORU YASUI,
PMTisrs 1225 20th St. CH 4-2239
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75 So. 4th Street 560 MAS KANDA, OD
1515 W. 48th Ave. GE 3-4221
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1404 E. 18th Ave. AL 5-6822 BEN MATOBA, OD KE 4-1941
1959 Larimer St.
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4101 E. Wesley Ave. SK 6-0924 MISA0 MATOBA, OD Ft..Lupton
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
MILE-HI JACL was among the fifty-odd patriotic and civic organiza-
tions sponsoring the annual Citizenship Day ceremonies, held at t!
Greek Theatre in Denver, on Sun., Sept. 17th.
Against an awesome background of Titan, Atlas, and other missiles,
displayed at the Civic Center, some 700 new U.S. citizens, naturaliz-
ed during the past year, were honored at the services. Judge Sherman
Finesilver was chairman, and U.S.
District judges, Alfred Arraj and
Hatfield Chilson, also partici-
pated in the ceremonies.
Among Issei who were honored
were: Hiroko Hiramine, Esther
Kimiko Hirami, Keiji Horiuchi,
Saburo Horiuchi, Koko Hirashima,
Hatsumi Hirashima, Kay Ki20 Hira-
shima, Masataka Mizushima, Yusuke
Nakagawa, Shizuyo Nagamoto, Sam
Shigeo Ohtsu, Yoshifumi Ogino,
Howard Otsuki, and Fred Uchida.
Among the Japanese var brides
honored were: Ayako Susan Buck-
ner, Keiko Ichikawa Cruthers, Sa-
dako Onodera Dudnikoff. CMxnlcn
Ennis, Tsuneko Uemura Hopkins,
Mikiko Uemura Hopkins. Shigeko
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Huey, Hisako Hopkins, Nagako Ha-
shimoto Jackson, Kazuko Key, Ya-
yoi Kanai Romberger, and Shizue
Uemura Russo.
MILE-HI JACL
NEW YEAR'S EVE
GEORGE MASUNAGA Chairman, an-
nounced that the annual Mile-Hi
JACL New Year's Eve Dance will bd*
held in the Silver Glade of the
Cosmopolitan Hotel, in Denver, on
Sun., Dec. 31, 1961.
BETTY SUZUKI is in charge of
dance band arrangements, and re-
ported that George Morrison's 7-
piece orchestra has been signed
to provide music from 10:00 p.m.
until 2:00 a.m., Jan. 1, 1962!
Departing from tradition of
past years, the Inaugural Dinner
of the Mile-Hi JACL will be post-
poned until late January or until
early February, 1962. When the
date is determined, notices will
be mailed to all members.
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SEPT., 1961
"1K1RU" BENEFIT
"IKIRU", Japan's highly intro-
spective film, now playing at the
Vogue Art Theatre, 1465 So. Pearl
St., in Denver, has been extended
for another week until Wed. night
Oct. 4th.
The Mile-Hi JACL is sponsoring
this unusual Japanese film as a
benefit, and those desiring to
see the movie at the regular box-
office admission price of $1.25,
may obtain JACL benefit tickets
by calling TOSH ANDO, AC 2-5315,
MIN YASUI, CH 4-2239 or RA 2-9255
or TAK TERASAKI, AL 5-4825.
Assisting in the JACL benefit
were NANCY NITTA, REV. J. FUJITA,
and S. YANARU, whose cooperation
was gratefully acknowledged by
the Mile-Hi JACL
STORM ON THE SILVERY PEAKS"
Vogue Art Theatre will screen
another Japanese film, on Wed.,
Oct. 11th, at 7:15 and 9:15 p.m.,
of special interest to ski enthu-
siasts.
Austrian ski champ Toni Sailer
is featured in Shochiku's movie,
taken in the spectacular Japanese
Alps, and his brilliant skiing is
breath-taking. Kyoko Fujie takes
the feminine lead, in a romance
on the snowy ski slopes of Japan.
"ONI Of THE WORLDS
GREAT PICTURES-
A MASTERW0RK! THE FINEST
ACHIEVEMENT OF JAPANS
MOST VIGOROUSLY GIFTED
MOVIEMAKER! Time Mogozine
"A STRANGELY FASCINATING
AND AFFECTING FILM.
Crowtfier, N. Y. Times
"HIGHEST RECOM-
MENDATION!
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