VOL. Ill, No. 3.____________
SUN.. NOV. 19
HARRY NITTA, Pres, of DBAC and
Chrmn, reported that the benefit
for the Denver Buddhist Athletic
Council was held at the TSBC, on
Sun., Nov. 19th.
An over-flow crowd enjoyed an
evening of fun and prizes, with
hams and turkeys being won by the
crowd who attended.
More than 15 active members of
the DBAC assisted in the Benefit.
The committee thanked all those
who attended, and supported the
activities of the DBAC.
YPCC IN DENVER
RONALD YAMAMOTO, Pres, of the
YPCC, announced all plans for the
Young People's Christian Confer-
ence have been completed for the
week-end of Nov. 24-25-26, 1961.
Committees and Chairmen are:
Transportation ROBERT INAI
Activities SUMI FUJITA and
Registration ......... ANN AOYAGI
BETTY SUYAMA & KAREN TAKENO
Election: FINIS FUKUI & JEAN SATO
TSBC BENEFIT BAZAAR
SAT. 8 SUN. DEC. 2-3
BEN HARA will head the TSBC's
All-Church Benefit Bazaar, fea-
turing Japanese foods, Oriental
cultural exhibits, and Carnival,
on Dec. 2-3 (Sat. and Sun.), at
Every church organization is
sponsoring a special booth to at-
tract visitors. Carnival manag-
ers are KAZ SAKAMOTO, HARRY NITTA
and GEORGE OMOTO.
Six valuable prizes are being
offered, including: A choice of
RCA Color TV; Magnavox TV-Radio-
Stereo combination; 5-day trip to
Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas for two
persons; or a Tappan 400 Kitchen
range (or $500 cash equivalent)
as the grand prize.
SAM D01DA and SAM SUEKAMA are
in charge of tickets for the Den-
ver area, while JIM KANEMOTO of
Longmont and FLOYD K0SHI0 of Ft.
Lupton are assisting in the out-
MIKO KAWANO, Registration Chrmn
for Mtn-Plains JACL Convention,
can be reached at 1 Holly Street,
Denver 20 (FR 7-0411) She will
be assisted by MAY Y0K00JI, Rt 2,
Box 54-B, Ft. Lupton. For full
information please contact either
MIKD KAWANO or MAY Y0K00JI.
MTN-PLAINS DISTRICT JACL
CONVENTION, NOV 24-25
DR. TAKASHI MAYEDA, who was general chairman of the first post-war
Nat'l JACL Convention, held in Denver in 1946, is Chrmn for the 7th
biennial district convention of the Mtn-Plains JACL, opening on Fri.,
evening, Nov. 24th, in Ft. Lupton,
FRI., NOV. 24TH
For the benefit of bowlers and
out-of-towners, and for anyone
interested, it was announced that
a special "men-only party would
be held at the Soda Lakes Club,
just south of Morrison, Colo., on
W. Hampden Ave., on Fri., Nov. 24
from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.
A special midnight show is al-
so planned. Memberships, or the
costs, will be required for ad-
Colo., with BYRON KAWATA, chapter
Pres., and JACK TSUHARA, District
Vice-Chrmn, in charge of the sup-
per and opening ceremonies.
FRANK F. CHUMAN, National JACL
President, and his family includ-
ing his wife RUBY, and two sons,
DANIEL, age 6, and
PAUL, age 5, will
be special guests
of the Convention.
The Chuman fa-
mily will arrive
in Denver via UAL,
on Thurs., Nov. 23
at 3:30 p.m., and
will have Thanks-
giving dinner at the residence of
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MIN YASUI, Dist. Chrmn of the Mtn
FRI.. NOV. 24th:
In the morning, GEO. MASUNAGA
will take the Chuman family to
Winter Park for skiing and ice-
skating. Friends interested in
joining the winter outing, please
contact GEO. MASUNAGA, AL 5-9046.
An informal cocktail party is
scheduled at 4:30 p.m., at the
BILL KUROKI residence, 2926 Ash
St., prior to departure for the
Ft. Lupton Japanese buffet supper
and opening ceremonies at 6:30.
All out-of-town and convention
delegates are invited to meet the
Chuman family at the Kuroki resi-
dence, on Fri., Nov. 24th.
YBLC, DEC. 15-16-17
The 28th annual Young Buddhist
League's convention for the Tri-
State area will be held in Denver
on Dec. 15-16-17.
Gen. Co-Chrmn for the Confer-
ence are SUEJI NISHIMOTO, Presi-
dent of YBL, and FRED MIYAZAWA,
The YBLC Banquet and Sayonara
Dance will be held at the Brown
Palace West, with Mike DiSalle's
orchestra. Banquet Co-Chrmn are
LOIS TANI and FLORENCE YONEHIRO.
At the Dance, the Bussei Queen of
1961 will be crowned. RUBY SASA
will head the Queen committee.
TED TSUMURA and BOB WATADA are
Co-Chrmn for the Oratorical Con-
test, and KIYO NAKATA and JANET
YOSHIDA head the bowling commit-
TOURNEY, NOV. 25-26
The 10th annual regional bowl-
ing tournament for the Mountain-
Plains region will be held at the
Celebrity Lanes, 888 So. Colorado
Blvd., Denver, Colo, on Sat. and
Sun., Nov. 25-26.
Bowlers will start rolling at
12:00 noon, Sat., Nov. 25th, and
will complete the tournament at
about 5:00 p.m., Sun., Nov. 26th.
Entry blanks have been sent to
all outlying areas, but complete
Information can be obtained from
IWAO N1SHIKAWA, 3271 Poplar St.,
or SUSAN TAWARA, 2240 Tremont PI.
both of Denver.
Further details on the region-
al bowling tournament are on the
Sports Page (Pg 4) of this issue.
SAT.. NOV. 25th:
Mtn-Plains JACL council ses-
sions will be at 10:00 a.m. and
2:00 p. m. in the Branding Iron
room of the Cosmopolitan Hotel.
At noon, a special luncheon on
the "Issei Story" will be held at
Akebono, 1953 Larimer St. for the
Isseis, with FRANK CHUMAN as the
Luncheon for convention dele-
gates will be held at Mandarin,
1221-20th St., with PAT OKURA as
speaker, and JACK TSUHARA as the
The Convention will be climax-
ed at the Convention Banquet and
Sayonara Ball in the Century Room
of the Cosmopolitan Hotel, from
6:30 p.m., with HARUKO K0BAYASH1
as banquet chairman, and BETTY
SUZUKI heading the dance from 9
p.m. Lyn Gooding's orchestra is
retained for the dance.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN PARTY
PART OF THE CHILDRENS HALLOWE'EN COSTUME PARTY, held at the TSBC on
Oct. 27, 1961, sponsored by the Mile-Hi JACL, with AMY DOI, Chairman
in charge, and assisted by MARY FUJII, FINIS FUKUI, and AMY UYEDA.
FREE-SWINGING APPLES, while the
youngest of the trio, SUSIE NI-
SHIMURA, fudges a bit by using a
hand to steady the apple!
BOBBING FOR APP1Â£$, and getting
their faces vet, are three YASUI
gals, IRIS, LAUREL, and HOLLY,
with CYNTHIA NISHIMURA laughing-
ly looking on with glee!
MOVES TO COLO.
Attorney GEORGE YONEHIRO, who
practiced law for 8 years in Chi-
cago, 111., recently moved back
to Colorado, and planned to open
a law office in Glenwood Springs,
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Saburo Yonehiro, 3030 Josephine
St., Denver, Colorado.
More than 30 children participat-
ed in the party, with a costume
contest, apple-bobbing, and other
games to delight the children.
The big, two-day Bazaar of the
Tri-State Buddhist Church, to be
held on Sat. and Sun., Dec. 2-3,
1961, is headed by BEN HARA, as
General Chairman. He will be as-
sisted by JAMES KANEMOTO of Long-
mont and A. M. WATADA of Ft. Lup-
ton, as Co-Chtmn.
The Bazaar will feature Japa-
nese food booths, headed by A. M.
WAT AD A; games and carnival headed
by KAZ SAKAMOTO; bonsai and ike-
bans, and other cultural exhibits
headed by MRS. N. TSUNODA.
A partial list of Bazaar com-
mittees and chairmen are:
General Chrmn. Co-Chrmn: . BEN HARA
JAMES KANEMOTO & A. M. WATADA
Finance Chrmn. . ED NAKAGAWA
Foods Chrmn A. M. WATADA
Co-Chrmn: MRS. FUJIE FUJINO
Publicity Chrmn. . FRANK TAMURA
Co-Chrmn: .... . FRED UYEDA
Games Chrmn.........KAZ SAKAMOTO
Bonsai & Ikebana: MRS. N. TSUNODA
Arrangements Chrmn. S. NISHIMOTO
Booths Chrmn............SAM DOIDA
Decorations Chrmn. KAY NITTA
Prizes Chrmn .... HARRY NITTA
Cultural displays of Oriental
and Japanese art, including exhi-
bits of bonsai and ikebana, and
other exhibits will be shown In
the main sanctuary of the TSBC.
Everyone in the Tri-State area
is most cordislly invited to at-
tend the gala Bazaar and Carnival
at the TSBC, Dec. 2-3. Caucasian
friends are especially welcome to
view the many unique exhibits at
the Tri-State Buddhist Church, at
1943 Lawrence St., Denver, Colo.
CATHAY SKI CLUB
DR. ALBERT NODA, Vice-Pres.
of the Cathay Post Ski Club, re-
ported that the Ski Club will be
holding an open meeting on Sun.,
Dec. 3rd, at the Cathay Post, at
Members cordially invite any-
one interested in skiing to at-
tend, as plena for the year will
be discussed. SACHI SHIBATA, new
President of the Ski Club, will
conduct the meeting.
On Dec. 10, 1961, the Club is
planning a bus trip for skiing.
The trip is open to members and
to the public. The cost will be
a nominal $2.00 or $2.50 per per-
son for the bus, which will leave
the Cathay Post, 201S Market St.,
at about 7:00 a. m., on Sunday,
The Club's BIG event of the
year is their CHRISTMAS EVE BALL,
which will be held on Sat., Dec.
23rd. The hall and the orchestra
have not yet been selected, but
bids to the dance will be $2.50
per person. Announcement will be
made when plana are definite.
Planning for the much-looked-
forward-to WEEK-END IN ASPEN la
underway, and will take place in
The Cathay Ski Club requests
interested akiiera Co mark down
the following dates:
Public Meeting.........Dec. 3
Ski-Bus Trip...........Dec. 10
Xmas Eve Dance.........Dec. 23
Week-end In Aspen .Feb. 1962
Anyone interested In joining,
or in any of the activities of
the Cathay Ski Club is urged to
contact SACHI SHIBATA (AT 7-4160)
or any member of the Ski Club.
DENVER JUDO DOJO
TO BE COMPLETED
BY DECEMBER 1st
GEO. KURAMOTO, active manager
for the Denver School of Judo,
reported that the re-modelling of
the premises at 2020 Arapahoe St.
in Denver, has been
factorily, with the
anticipated date of
on Dec. 1st.
tions, thru a bond
issue, In order to
finance the project
have been carried
on by the teem of TOORU TAKAMATSU
and GEORGE KURAMOTO, who reported
that $43,000 of the $60,000 goal
has been raised to date. The new
judo dojo still needs $17,000 to
complete the re-modelling.
With more than 200 boys parti-
cipating in the new Denver School
of Judo, it was expected that all
operational expenses and refund-
ing of bonds would be adequately
met from monthly dues.
The Denver School of Judo is a
duly organized corporation, with
DR. TAKESHI ITO as President.
At the present time, 5th Den
TOORU TAKAMATSU, and 4th Dan GEO.
KURAMOTO and FRED OKIMOTO, serve
as head Instructors, sssisted by
16 qualified Yudanshas.
THOMAS Y. YASUDA
THOMAS Y. YASUDA, son of Mrs.
Harry Hirakawa, 1431 Curtis St.,
Denver, Colo., was honored twice
last month, at Dartmouth College
in New Hanpshire.
YASUDA was pledged to Phi Beta
Kappa, national scholastic honor-
ary, and was one of four winners
of the Clese of 1926 Fellowships.
Recipients of the award serve as
interns in executive egencles of
the federal government, or in of-
fices of members of Congress.
YASUDA was s 1958 honor gradu-
ate of Manual High School in Den-
ver. He is now a senior, major-
ing in international relations at
Dartmouth. His younger brother,
ARTHUR, is a 1961 grad of Manual,
and is also enrolled at Dartmouth
College, as of Sept. 1961.
TOORU TAKAMATSU reported that
e tournament was held last week
with a team from the US Air Force
Academy, with the Denver Judoist
winning the honors.
On Nov. 25th, a delegation of
2S judoists will journey to Salt
Lake City for the Intexmountaln
Invitational Judo Tournament, on
Nov. 26th. The delegation will
be headed by FRED OKIMOTO end DR.
YOSHIO ITO. Denver's senior team
will be defending champions at
the Salt Lake City meet.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
KEN FUNAKOSHI, Chrmn of Mile-
Hi JACL's give-away drawing to be
held on New Year's Eve, announced
than an all-expenses paid, round-
trip by air for some lucky couple
to fabulous Las Vegas, Nev., for
3 days and 2 nights at glamorous
Stardust Hotel, including the ex-
citing Lido dinner show, and the
midnight show at the Desert Inn,
(or $250.00 cash equivalent) will
be the grand prize. Other prizes
will be two transistor radios.
Assisting Chrmn KEN FUNAKOSHI
in the Denver area is BEN KUMAGAI
while in Brighton, TOM NAKATA and
MIKE TASHIRO will be assisting.
Denver-ites may call Chairman
KEN FUNAKOSHI at SP 7-0619 in the
evenings, or Co-Chrmn BEN KUMAGAI
at AL 5-1511 or AC 2-0716, during
business hours, or EA 2-2590 in
The Hotel Cosmopolitans
created by Trader Vic
. offers dining to delight
the gourmet. Enjoy meats
prepared in Chinese Ovens,
exotic beverages before
lunch or dinner in this
fabulous South Sea Island
Service from I?:30 o.m. to 1.30 o.m.
Cali MAin 3-2181 Ext. 36, Outrigger
A Western Hotel
BRIGHTON WOMEN'S CLUB
President HELEN FUKAYE, of the
Brighton Nisei Women's Club, an-
nounced that the Club has sche-
duled a Christmas Party on Thu.,
Dec. 14th. Members of the Brigh-
ton Business and Professional Wo-
mens Club will be guests at the
Hostesses for the Brighton Ni-
sei Women's Club will be:
KIMIKO SIDE, the Madam Butterfly of MADAM BUTTERFLYS GIFT SHOP, at
4609 E. Colfax Ave., (on East Colfax at Cherry Street), poses by the
newly-remodelled front entrance of the completely new and distinctive
gift shop on E. Colfax. The ex-
terior is built of native stone,
with wide expanses of glass, and
the Interior features a pagoda-
styled display room, with shingl-
ling of rough cedar shakes. A
native rock foundation in one cor-
ner adds a rustic touch. The new
addition not only increases the
building space but multiplies
the selection of items available.
NEW YEAR'S EVE
AT PREMIERE MOTEL
GEO. MASUNAGA, Chrmn for Mile-
Hi JACL's New Year's Eve Dance,
stated the traditional year-end
would be held at the Premiere Mo-
tor Hotel, 4757 Vasquez Blvd., on
Sun., Dec. 31st. A private bar
will be available until 2:00 a.m.
TOSH ANDO, program chairman of
the Mile-Hi JACL, reported that
the annual recognitions dinner of
the Mile-Hi JACL would be held at
6:30 p.m., preceding the Dance.
The dinner program will fea-
ture awards to winners of the an-
nual JACL-SAKATA AWARD, and the
new Mile-Hi Scholarships, under
the chairmanship of JEAN SATO.
Moreover, Chrmn ANDO advised
Chat two outstanding JACLers of
the local chapter would be honor-
ed with silver pin recognitions
awards at the dinner.
Price for dinner, a choice of
either lobster or prime riba, is
$5.00 per plate.
Dance tickets are $5.00 for a
stag, or $7.50 per couple if pre-
purchased, or otherwise $10.00 at
the door. Dinner-dance tickets
will be $15.00 per couple.
MIEKO MAYEDA will be General
Chairman of the annual Niaei Wo-
mens Club Bazaar and Food Sale,
to be held at the Public Service
Building, in Brighton, on Frt.,
Dec. 15th. This annual project
is to raise finances for the or-
Japanese Books-Oriental Art Goods
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1234 25th street
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MADAM BUTTERFLYS GIFT SHOP
to increase building space
and to multiply selections
DENVERS MOST DISTINCTIVE
GIFT SHOP SPECIALIZING IN
QUALITY JAPANESE GOODS.
UNLIMITED SELECTIONS OF
GIFT ITEMS THAT ARE USE-
FUL, UNUSUAL AND UNIQUE.
COME IN TO VISIT US, FOR
A BREATH OF THE FAR EAST.
(Located on East Colfax,
at Cherry Street.)
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TRUE YASUI. .General Factotum
A long time ago, someone con-
cerned with such matters observed
that the ultimate in the integra-
tion of Japanese Americans would
come when they ceased to be re-
garded as somehow different.
Regarded by whom? The people
who make up the great American
public? Or ourselves?
When we first started to pon-
der the matter It seemed that the
problem was entirely one-sided --
we had to win that all-important
thing called acceptance. We were
ready, able and willing to become
110 per cent Americans, and the
only obstacle was "acceptance.'1
The other day, in a rare mo-
ment of sober thought, we had oc-
casion to ask again: "Regarded
by whom?" Perhaps it is time to
re-examine our own thinking pro-
For example, we drove up to
KISHOTSUKA's farm at Sedgwick,
in the northeast corner of the
State to scare up some pheasants.
Kish and his family have lived in
Sedgwick a long time. He is a
cotnnunity leader, good farmer and
upstanding citizen. The people
of Sedgwick regard the Otsukas
not as Japanese-Americans, but as
neighbors who run a good opera-
tion, who share the conmunity's
joys and sorrows, who contribute
to the area's welfare and who are
mighty nice to have around.
But, we, on the other hand,
came on the scene and viewed his
fields and feedlot operations and
felt a sense of pride in him spe-
cifically because Kish is a Nisei
doing such a good job, and only
incidentally because he's a Colo-
radoan and American with a fine-
What all this is leading up to
is an admission that in more in-
stances than not the "acceptance"
we used to long for is no longer
an issue. If anyone is regarding
us as different, chances are it's
something that exists only in our
Thus endeth today's lesson.
WINTER COMES TO COLORADO
We hesitated in heading these few personal thoughts with the head-
line above, because altho, as we write these comments, it is snowing
outside, the ground is white with
is shivering around the 10 mark,
tomorrow it may turn out to be
a balmy and sunny day. Colorado
winters are capricious one day
may be frigid and blizzardy, with
bone-chilling winds, while next
day may be like a warm spring day
and it's great to be in Denver!
We comment on winter weather
in Colorado, since we shall be
having out-of-state visitors over
the Thanksgiving week-end. Seans
that southern Californians parti-
cularly conceive of Colorado as a
perpetual ice-box during the win-
ter season and it 'tain't ne-
ice and snow, and the thermometer
next week Indeed, even possibly
Over the Thanksgiving week-end
we expect to see several hundred
out-of-towners congregating here
in the Mile-Hl city of Denver and
we hope they will find their vi-
The young people of the YPCC
are entertaining a delegation at
their Christian conference from
Salt Lake City, and other areas
outside of Denver.
During the first week of Nov.,
we took a troop of IS Boy Scouts
to Shadow Mountain Dam for koka-
nee salmon fishing, and altho at
night, while the boys were sleep-
ing out-doors in tents, it dropp-
ed to 5 below zero, so that eggs
stored in insulated boxes actual-
ly froze solid and our drinking
water in 5-gal. cans were blocks
of ice, nevertheless, during the
day, the Scouts were fishing in
shirt-sleeves! Ask OSKI TANIWAKI
for confirmation he went with
us. but he slept in a steam-
heated motel overnight; not that
we blame him! Schools of kokanee
salmon should be forming up now,
and should furnish great sport!
On Nov. 24th, GEO. MASUNAGA is
heading for the hills with FRANK
CHUMANs family, and other skiing
enthusiasts are already schussing
down the ski slopes. COME TO
COLORADO FOR A WINTER VACATION!!!
The bowlers are staging their
big regional tournament with par-
ticipants from not only all parts
of Colorado, but also from Neb-
raska and Wyoming.
Our own Mtn-Plains JACL Con-
vention will bring distinguished
visitors from Los Angeles, from
Omaha, and from the San Luis and
We believe that it is a grand
opportunity for Denver-ites, and
hosts, to extend these visitors
hospitality and make their visit
to Colorado memorable.
To all our visitors, we extend
a hearty word of welcome, and if
we can help make your stay here
in Denver more pleasant, or if we
can be helpful in any way, please
call us CH 4-2239 or RA 2-9255
or drop by the offices of The
Mtn-Plains AJA News, at 1225-20th
Street, in Denver, Colo.
FUMI ARAI, with baby daughter Alleen, and two sons, Gary and Johnny,
and husband YOSH ARAI, at the Mile-Hi JACL's pot-luck supper, at the
TSBC, on Oct. 27th. More than 150 people, Including children, Issei
grandparents, JACLers and friends, attended the family supper, the
Children's Halloween Party, the travel movies on Japan, and the an-
nual fall business meeting of the Mile-Hl JACL, conducted by Pres. Y.
Terasaki. YOSH ARAI ran the pro-
jector for the movies.
YOSH ARAI is a member of the
Board of Governors of the Mile-
Hi JACL, a past commander and ac-
tive member of Cathay Post, Cub-
master of Cub Scout Pack #38 of
Simpson Church, Secty-Treasurer
of the Cathay Golf Club, and an
active leader in the community.
Regular: $3.00 for yr ( 5 mo. )
$5.00 for 1 yr (10 mo. )
Special Mile-Hl JACL members ONLY
$2.50 for % yr ( 5 mo. )
$3.50 for 1 yr (10 mo. )
Mile-Hl JACL, with the splen-
did cooperation of the Ft. Lupton
JACL, thru Pres. BYRON KAWATA and
JACK TSUHARA, have
set up an impressive
and crowded program
for the 8th biennial
We have had the
pleasure and privi-
lege of attending as
observer other JACL
in New York, Chicago
and other cities but
our considered opin-
ion is that the Mtn-
Plains JACL District need not be,
in anywise, inferior in any way
to the district JACL productions
in the big cities elsewhere.
HONORING AJAs- .
Perhaps our biennial practice
of selecting prominent AJAs in
this region to be honored at our
convention seems like beating our
own drums, but we feel that it is
of importance to be able to em-
phasize and high-light the con-
tributions of persons of Japanese
ancestry to their own communities
and to our region as a whole.
We have selected an outstand-
ing research man in medicine, an
enlightened leader in farming ac-
tivities, e recognized authority
in city planning, a gentleman who
has devoted his life to community
affairs as a model of public ser-
vice for us the Nisei, and we are
not neglecting the quiet, unsung
people who work at the grass-root
level to build better community
We are proud to honor these
Individuals as outstanding exam-
ples of people in our group. We
feel that the very diversity of
their activities emphasizes the
fact that Americans of Japanese
ancestry are active, and are con-
tributing significantly, in every
walk of American life!
We honor them; and we believe
that the community ae a whole ie
made more aware, and will appre-
ciate more, the worth and value
of Japanese Americans in communi-
MTN-PLAINS JACL CONVENTION. .
And so, as one of the sponsor-
ing host chapters, we Invite and
urge you to attend the Convention
and especially the Banquet, held
on Sat. night, Nov. 25th, at the
Cosmopolitan Hotel in Denver.
ALL PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE AJA NEWS
ARE TAKEN BY TOM T. MASAMORI,
2010 Lamar St., Denver 15, Colo.
(BE 7-3041), UNLESS SPECIFICALLY
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
MILE-HI JACL FALL MEETING
DR. TAKASHI MAYEDA, Gen. Chrmn of the Mtn-Plains JACL Convention, to
be held in Ft. Lupton and Denver over the Thanksgiving Day week-end,
above, and showing a part of the more than 150 people who gathered at
the Mile-Hi JACLs pot-luck supper, preceding the general fall meet-
ing on Oct. 27th, at the TSBC.
TROODA HIROKAWA and TAM1 MASUNAGA were in charge of the supper ar-
rangements, assisted by JOANNA SAKATA of Brighton. The Children's
Hallowe'en Party was supervised
by AMY DOI, assisted by FINIS FU-
KUI, MARY FUJII and AMY UYEDA.
Movies for the entertainment of
the children and Xssei were pro-
jected by YOSH ARAI. The bridge
winners were: 1st, SUZY NAGAI and
SAM MATSUMOTO; 2nd, BERT and SUE
AKIYAMA; 3rd TRUE and MIN YASUI.
EMI NAKADOI, reporting for the
Omaha JACL Board, advised that
more than a dozen delegates from
Omaha, Nebr. would be attending
the Mtn-Plains JACL District Con-
vention in Denver, Nov. 24-25.
MIKE WATANABE, Pres., and MARY
MISAKI, will be attending as of-
ficial delegates for the Omaha
chapter. K. PATRICK OKURA, 1st
Nat'l JACL Vice-Pres., and LILY
OKURA, will also attend in offi-
SAN LUIS VALLEY
PRES. JIM KUNUGI, and ANNA KU-
NUGI, of the San Luis Valley JACL
have been designated official de-
legates to the Mtn-Plains Conven-
tion to be held in Denver, Colo.,
on Nov. 24-25.
San Luis Valley JACL also In-
dicated that probably two bowling
teams would be sent to the dis-
trict tournament, under the lead-
ership of FRED HAYASHIDA of Blan-
Co-Chrmn of the Issei Story
project for San Luis Valley are:
ROY TANAKA of Blanca and K. ONO
of La Jara.
The San Luis Valley JACL held
a pot-luck social on Nov. 19th at
the La Jara Buddhist Church, with
turkey furnished by the JACL.
BOB NAKADOI, Vice-Chrmn of the
Mtn-Plains JACL, and EM NAKADOI,
will be a part of the official
KA2 IKEBASU (a past chapter
president), SUE HOIMES (Japanese
dance Instructor), and GLADYS Hl-
RABAYASHI (Chrmn of the Japanese
odori group) will attend as boos-
The Omaha JACL's Japanese odo-
ri group, KAREN MISAKI, BONNIE
and MAUREEN HIRABAYASHI, and MA-
RILYN KAYA, will attend to per-
form at the Convention Banquet on
Sat., Nov. 25th.
Since we decided to continue
publication of The Mtn-Plains AJA
News, we hope you will renew your
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your name and address. We have
received several envelopes with
no names or addresses. Send in
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MRS. N. TSUNODA and MRS. PUJIE
FUJINO were in charge of Japanese
odori for the United Nations pro-
gram, sponsored by the City and
County of Denver during October.
Dancers participating in the
U.N. program were:
Japanese dances were among the
more than dozen different nation-
al dance groups, which performed
during the all-afternoon program.
(SAN LUIS VALLEY JACL)
MIKE MIZOKAMI of Blanca, Colo,
was a recent visitor to Denver,
attending the Governor's Farm Ad-
visory Conslssion meetings. The
Mizokami Bros, are now one of the
largest growers and shippers of
spinach in the United States.
Of CALENDAR Coming Events
Nov. 19: DBAC BENEFIT At TSBC
(Sun ) from 7 pm. to 10 pm.
Nov. 24- MTN-PLAINS JACL DIS-
Nov. 25: TRICT CONVENTION.
Nov. 24- CSMC-SIMPSON CHURCH,
Nov. 26: Y.P.C.C. Convention.
Nov. 25- MTN-PLAINS BOWLING,
Nov. 26: at Celebrity Lanes.
Dec. 2- TSBC BAZAAR, at TSBC
Dec. 3: (Sat. and Sun.)
Dec. 3: CATHAY SKI CLUB open
(Sun. ) public meeting.
Dec. 3: ICS SKI TRIP, by bus
(Sun.) to Winter Park.
Dec. 10: CATHAY SKI CUJB, Bus
(Sun.) Trip, for skiing.
Dec. 15- 28th YBLC CONVENTION
Dec. 17: (Fri., Sat., & Sun.)
Dec. 16: CATHAY XMAS PARTIES
Dec. 17: Children's on Sun.;
Adults on Mon. night
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
WINNERS t OFFICERS
The Kamloop Fishing Club held
Cheir annual fishing awards, and
election dinner at the Lotus Room
Oct. 29th, with Pres. KARON SANDA
New officers of the Club for
the 1962 fishing season are:
Secretary. GEO. TAKAHASHI
Treasurer. FRANK NAKAOKI
GEO. TAKAHASHI won 1st prize
for the biggest trout caught in
Colorado, and BEN YAMAKISHI won
the prize for the biggest out-of-
state trout. KARON SANDA was the
lucky winner of the door prize,
an electric rice cooker, donated
by Pacific Mercantile Co.
Jim Hayward, the Roving Fish-
erman, showed fishing films, and
demonstrated angling techniques,
for the entertainment of members.
New Members are cordially invited
to join. Annual dues are only $5
4609 E. Colfax Ave, FR 7-1923
Denver 20, Colorado
ROY NAGAI, new President of the
Kamloop Fishing Club, resides at
3355 Kearney St., DU 8-0285. Any
fishing enthusiasts desiring to
join the Fishing Club may contact
him at home or at PACIFIC MERCAN-
TILE CO., 1946 Larimer St., KE 4-
The Cathay Post held their an-
nual turkey and ham tournament at
the City Park golf course, during
RUPERT ARA1, low
GEO. MASUNAGA. .
SAM MOMII. .
AL MIYAGISHIMA .
KAZ SAKAMOTO .
gross 82; Turkey
net 61 Turkey
net 68 Ham
net 70 -Chicken
net 70 -Chicken
calm beauty awaits
you in Japan and, even as
you fly there, aboard the
Jet Couriers of
From San Francisco or Los Angelos,
via Hawaii, to Japan and the Orient
JAPAN AIR LINES
2390 Glencoe St., Denver 7, Colo. DExter 3-3941
1961 REGIONAL BOWLING TOURNAMENT
The 10th Annual Mountain-Plains Regional Bowling Tournament will
get underway at noon, Sat., Nov. 25th, at the Celebrity Lanes, with
an expected 500 keglers hitting 36
MILTON OZAKI, recently from
Kenosha, Wise., placed 3rd over-
all in the sectional bridge tour-
nament held at the Hilton Hotel,
on Nov. 3, 4 and 5-
SUE AKIYAMA teamed with DOLO-
RES OZAKI, to place 3rd in the
Sat. afternoon side session.
MILTON (MEL) OZAKI, and his
family recently moved from Keno-
sha, Wise., to 6935 S. Columbine
St., in Littleton, Colo. OZAKI
is a philatelic broker, speculat-
ing in stamps. He is also a mys-
tery story writer, having had 37
mystery novels published.
The Cathay Post Golf Club held
their annual dinner at Henritze's
Restaurant last month, with DR. &
MRS. T. ITO, as special guests.
The new 1962 officers of the
Cathay Post Golf Club are:
alleys until 5:00 p.m., Sunday,
Nov. 26th. The tournament is a
handicap affair, with handicaps
at 2/3 of 200, with 120 pins as a
Tournament officials are as
Mens Div.........JIM SHINTO
Womens Div............MATS ITO
Mens Div. ."NISH NISHIKAWA
815 Irving St.
Womens Div. SUSAN TAWARA
2240 Tresnont PI.
REGISTRATIONS: .... JEAN SATO
SCOREKEEPERS: MEACH NOGAMI
Men'8 Div................JIM OTA
Womens Div...........MARGE OTA
Mens Div..........GENE IKEYA
Women's Div. MARY HIGA
RAG-TIME DOUBLES: LARRY OTAGURO
and BEN YANAGA
President. GEORGE MASUNAGA
Handicap Chrmn TAK YAMASAKI
DAVE FURUKAWA and BOB HORIUCHI
Trophy winners included ST0ME
TANITA winning the big perpetual,
and the 72-hole tournament trophy
Other trophy winners were: MIN
MATSUNAGA and GENJI YAMAMOTO tak-
ing home 4 trophies each; BOB HO-
RIUCHI, YOSH ARAI and JOHN NAKA-
SHIMA winning 2 trophies each;
and GEORGE OMOTO, KOJI KANAI and
RICHARD ITO also won individual
1X15" *7 ZIS+ST.
Singles and Doubles Events are
scheduled at 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm,
and 4:00 pm, Sat. afternoon, and
resuming at 12:00 midnight and at
1:00 am. Unfinished singles and
doubles events will be rolled on
Sun., from 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and
Team events are scheduled for
6:30 pm and 9:00 pm, Sat. night,
and will re-cofsmence at 10: 00 am
on Sun., Nov. 26.
Rag-Time Doubles will be roll-
ed at any hour available.
Entry fees for the tournament,
payable in advance, are:
Men's Div. .
Women's Div. .
$5.00 per event
$3.50 per event
$1.00 per event
$5.00 per team.
ca m cg it a a co
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
HE HEN HAYASHIDA of 1923 Lari-
mer St., is serving as President
of the P-T.A., at Crofton School,
for a second term, for the school
year of 1961-62. Crofton School
is located at 24th and Arapahoe
St., In Denver, Colo.
JUN OYA, and family, recently
moved out to Golden, Colorado, to
a new home at 13640 Braun St.
Col. SHIGESHI MAD0K0R0, re-
cently retired from the U.S. Army
after 20 years of service, pur-
chased a home at 8794 Princeton
St., In Westminster, Colo. Mrs.
1MIKD MADOKOR0 left for Chicago,
111., In order to help take care
of her seriously ill mother.
0 RODDY KODAMA, son of Mr. and
Mrs. KODY KODAMA of Denver, join-
ed the U.S. Marines last month,
to fulfill his military require-
RUTH SAGARA, graduate of DU,
is now a teacher at the Crofton
Elementary School in Denver. The
WALLY SAGARA family have recently
moved to a new home at 3585 Holly
Recent engagements announced
Include LOIS TANI to MAMORU SATO,
and ROSLYN YAMASHXTA to JUSTIN
BILL KUROK1, of Ideal Pharmacy,
2801 Downing St., will be host at
an informal cocktail party at his
home, 2926 Ash St., on Nov. 24th,
Fri., 4:30 p.m. He was also nam-
ed Toastmaster for the Mountain-
Plains JACL Convention Banquet.
MIKE TASHIRO was elected to
the rural fire district board the
other week, in Adams County.
The Brighton J.A.A. met Fri.,
Nov. 10, to discuss plans for the
winter social season. DON TANABE
as Pres., reported chat JAA Judo
began on Nov. 11th.
DR. and MRS. KENNETH UYBHARA,
of Brighton, are now residing at
their new home at 188 So. 12th.
BOB H0R1UCHI, 1480 So. Cherry
St. (SK 6-3169), is President of
the K.C. Toastmasters Club, which
meets at 7:00 a.m. every Thursday
morning. The KC Toastmasters are
seeking new members, and if in-
terested, contact BOB H0RIUCHI.
GENE IKEYA, Pres, of Ual Club,
reported that a bridge party was
held at the home of JIM SHINTO,
8031 Ogden, with SAM MATSUMOTO as
"Cleanerama** is a new business
opening in Brighton the latest
in coin-operated dry cleaning.
LEE MURATA is the owner.
AJAs MAKING MONEY
HAND OVER FIST
FRANK TAMURA formerly with The
Colorado Times for many years and
more recently with the Sunbeem
Corp., is making money hand-over-
fist! He is employed at the U.S.
Mint in Denver, in the coining
Other AJAs at the Denver Mint
are FRED MIYAZAWA and ROY TANIAI,
both in the counting department.
You could say that at least three
AJAs are in the unlimited money-
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LEADERS IN DENVER
A delegation of 11 different
religions of Japan were visitors
to Denver on Nov. 1st, under the
The 12 distinguished religious
leaders from Japan were:
BOYER, Ray................a GIRL
1st daughter, Janet Kiyoko
MAT0BA, Frank.............a GIRL
1591 Osceola St., Denver
MORIM1TSU, Henry..........a GIRL
SUG1HARA, Frank E. ... a BOY
10762 Blue Jay Lane, Adams Co.
REV. TOSHIO MIYAKE, Chief Priest
of the Izou Konkokyo;
KOZO NIWA, director of the Selkei
REV. JONKA1 KAM0MIYA, Research
director of Rlssho Koseikal;
REV. MASAXOSHI HUSUNOKI, Execu-
tive Secty, Union of New Reli-
gious Organizations of Japan;
TENKO NISHIDA, founder and direc-
tor of Itto En;
COLBERT N. KUR0KAWA, authority on
Japanese religious culture;
SHIGEO SAKURA1, president of the
Omoto School of Doctrine;
REV. MINORU 0KAD0, Chief Priest
of Myoyuji, Honpa-Hongwanji.
Local meetings with these re-
ligious leaders were held at the
Tri-State Buddhist Church on Wed.
Nov. 1st, with REV. Y. TAMAI and
REV. N. TSUN0DA, acting as hosts.
After their brief stop-over in
Denver, the delegation proceeded
to the University of Iowa.
CHIYE HIRASAWA, 3246 Curtis St.,
of Denver, Colo. Aunt of Bruce
Hirasawa, Denver, Colo.
1CHIMATSU MIYAHARA, formerly of
Ft. Lupton. Father of Mrs. Ted
Nishisaka of Gardena, Calif.,
Jim Mlyahara of Wiggins, Colo.,
Kazuo and Tom Mlyahara of Den-
ver, and Harry Miyahara of Gar-
RIY0Z0A NAKAMURA, 2835 Curtis St.
Denver, Colo. Husband of Mura
Nakamura, and father of Alice
Uchi of Denver, and Mary Jane
Shiromoto of Gardena, Calif.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
BRIDGE TO THE SUN
HENRY SUZUKI, Treasurer of the
Mtn-Plains JACL district council,
reported that $427.50 was realiz-
ed from the "Bridge to the Sun"
benefit premiere held on Oct. 19.
More than 30 patrons and spon-
sors assisted to make the affair
a financial success. The JACL
sponsors of the Premiere were:
DR. C. FUJISAKI
DR. F. E. HAYANO
DR. TAKESHI ITO
DR. TONY KAWANO
DR. T. KOBAYASHI
HARRY G. MATOBA
ROY H. MAYEDA
ROBT. J. McCABE
DR. T. OKAGAWA
DR. J. CHIKUMA
DR. MASA GIMA
GEO. M. KANEKO
DR. BOB MAYEDA
DR. T. MAYEDA
DR. DICK MOMII
DR. G. NAKAMURA
DR. ALBERT NODA
DR. I. OZAMOTO
PACIFIC MERCANTILE (GEO. Y. INAI)
ROBERT SAKATA JOHN SAKAYAMA
DR. H. SUENAGA HENRY SUZUKI
SCHMIDT, SHARP, McCABE, & COMPANY
SWANSEA REXALL DRUG (J. MASUNAGA)
A. F. TAKAMINE
DR. MIKE UBA
DR. G. UYEMURA
DR. AYAKO WADA
MIN YASUI, Dist. Chrmn of the
Mtn-Plains JACL expressed special
thanks to the above sponsors, and
to TOSH ANDO, JIM IMATANI, DR. T.
MAYEDA, and others for their co-
operation and support of the Pre-
miere. Some funds were earmarked
for the Boy Scout project.
CUB PACK #38 OF SIMPSON CHURCH at
watching Quarterback Geo. Herring
for passing. In the background
Coranander GEORGE J. SAKATO of
the Cathay Post- reported that the
Board voted to hold two Christmas
parties this year, instead of the
traditional family party held an-
nually at the Post. It was felt
that shifting of the children's
party would obviate the necessity
of keeping the youngsters up too
late on a school night.
The first party would be for
children only, scheduled for Sun.
afternoon, Dec. 17th. Individu-
ally personalized gifts for the
kiddies, with Santa Claus making
personal delivery of presents, is
planned. Moreover, there will be
games, cartoons and program for
A Christmas party for members
and guests is planned for Monday
night, Dec. 18th, with turkey and
ham dinners, followed by dancing
and fun for the adults.
the Denver Bronco's football clinic
demonstrating how to grip the ball
half-hidden by the boys are the
adult leaders of Pack #38, from
left to right: MEACH NOGAMI, and
Asst. Cubmaster BEN MURAKAMI with
Cubmaster YOSH ARAI.
A.J. A. EAGLE SCOUT
HOWARD K0SH1, son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Koshi of 2008 Vine St.,
will be honored as an Eagle Scout
at a Court of Honor to be held at
Thomas Jefferson High School, on
HOWARD will be the 4th Scout
of the Simpson Church scout units
to achieve this highest rank in
scouting. Others are RAY 0KAMURA
and RON SAKAYAMA of Post #38, and
GENE TAKAMINE of Troop #38.
ICS COLLEGE NEWS
HENRY T0B0, 1st Vice-Pres. of
the Intermountain Collegiate Stu-
dents, now attending CSU, at Ft.
Collins, is acting President of
the ICS, in the absence of ROBERT
WATADA, Pres., who was unable to
enroll for the fall semester but
who expects to return to CU for
the winter term.
Acting President TOBO reported
that the annual "Get-Acquainted"
Mixer of the ICS was held in the
Student Union Ballroom on the CSC
campus, at Greeley, on Fri., Nov.
SHIRLEY YAMASAKI, sophomore at
CSC, from Des Moines, Iowa, was
Gen. Chrmn for the Dance.
Other members of the committee
included: JOYCE FUJIM0T0, JOAN
SAKIY0, JEAN NAKAMURA, NACH1 MA-
TSUNAMI, and RICKY AQUINO.
It was emphasized that 1961-62
membership cards for the ICS are
now available for 2SÂ£ per student
for the school year. Students are
urged to join the ICS.
Tentative plans of the ICS for
the fall semester include a ski
trip on Sun., Dec. 3rd. As plans
are finalized, all members will
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