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VOL. Ill, No, 5.______________________ _ DENVER. COLORADO JAN.. 1962
MILE-HI JACL INAUGURAL
DINNER- MEETING, FEB. 6th
Retiring 1961 President TAK TERASAKI announced that the Inaugural
Dinner for the newly-elected 1962 Board members of the Mile-Hi JACL
would be held at the Cathay Post on Tues., Feb. 6th at 6:30 p.m. The
dinner will be combined with the regular monthly Board meeting, and
-------------------- all JACLere and interested indi-
SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT viduala are cordially invited to
attend the dinner meeting.
BRIGHTON J.A.A.
INAUGURAL DINNER
DANCE AT HILTON
Retiring 1961 Brighton J.A.A.
President, DON TANABE, announced
that the annual Inaugural Dinner-
Dance of the Brighton JAA would
be held on Sat., Jan. 20, at the
Hilton Hotel in Denver.
ROBERT SAKATA heads the new
1962 cabinet of the Brighton JAA,
and will be inaugurated with his
new cabinet at the dinner. The
dance will follow in the Spruce
and Denver Rooms of the Hilton.
ICS VALENTINE'S
DANCE, FEB. 10
HENRY TOBO, acting President
of the Intermountain Collegiate
Students, announced that the an-
nual St. Valentine's Dance, for
all AJA students and dance lovers
in this area, would be held on
Sat., Feb. 10, 1962, probably on
the CSC campus in Greeley, Colo.
Detailed information will be
mailed directly to all students
on the ICS mailing list.
SKI CLUB MEETINGS
SACHI SHIBAXA, Pres, of the
Cathay Ski Club, announced that
the regular meeting of the Club
will be held on Sat., Jan. 27th,
at Cathay Post, at 8:00 p.m.
The Feb. meeting is scheduled
for Sat., Feb. 10th, to finalize
plans for the week-end ski trip
to Aspen, on Feb. 17-18.
QUEEN LORRAINE TAKEGUCH1, of CSC,
"Sweetheart Queen" of the I.C.S.,
for 1961, will reign over the St.
Valentine's Dance, on Feb. 10th.
CATHAY POST, FEB. 3
BUDDY UCHIDA was appointed as
Chrmn for a Card Party benefit,
for the Mile-Hi Scholarship Fund,
to be held on Sat., Feb. 3rd, at
Cathay Post in Denver, Colo., to
commence at 7:30 p.m.
SAM MATSUMOTO will conduct the
duplicate bridge tournament, and
other card games will be held for
the benefit of non-bridge players
attending. A fee of $1.00 will
be charged, and all net proceeds
will to to the Mile-Hi Scholar-
ship Fund.
Chrmn for the Inaugural Dinner
is HARUKQ KOBAYASHI, FL 5-0225.
Dinner will be $3.50 per plate;
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW!!!
All JACLers, and interested
friends, are cordially invited to
participate in the discussion of
the annual calendar of events for
the Mile-Hi JACL.
New 1962 officers of the Mile-
Hi JACL, and new Board members to
be honored, are listed on Pg. 8.
I6TH NAT'L JACL
BOWLING TOURNEY
JOHN NOGUCHI of 2615 Quay St.,
Denver 15, Colorado, (BE 7-5314),
announced that entry blanks for
the 16th Annual Nat'l JACL Bowl-
ing Tournament, to be held Mar. 5
thru Mar. 10th in Salt Lake City,
Utah, are now available.
NOGUCHI is a member, for the
Men's Division, of the Nat'l JACL
Bowling Advisory Board, for the
Mountain Plains JACL District.
MATS ITO is also a Board Member,
for the Women's Division.
Further details are explained
In full, in the Sports Corner of
this issue, on Pg. 6.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
JAN.. 196
QUEEN JUNE TSUMURA, Queen of the
YBLC for 1961, opening the Coro-
nation Ceremonies, at the Brown
Palace West, for the new Bussei
Queen, on Sun., Dec. 17, 1961.
KEN TANI HEADS
1962 YBL CABINET
KEN TANI heads the 1962 cabi-
net of the Tri-State Young Budd-
hist League, as the new President
for the forthcoming year.
The full slate of 1962 offi-
cers of the Tri-State Y.B.L. are
as follows:
President.............KEN TANI
1st Vice-Pres. LOUIS Y0SH1DA
2nd Vice-Pres. EVERETT WATADA
Rec. Secty........JUNE TSUMURA
Corr. Secty.......HAZEL WATADA
Treasurer.......FRED MIYAZAWA
Asst. Treas. FLORENCE YONEHIRO
Research Chrmn MICHI KAGEYAMA
Men'8 Athletics. HENRY TOBO
Women's Athletics. RUBY MIYAZAWA
Music Chrmn. ELAINE KURITANI
Literary Chrmn. JANET YOSHIDA
Social Chrmn .... JUDY UMEMOTO
JAPANESE MUSIC
DEMONSTRATION
MRS. N. TSUNODA of TSBC gave a
talk on Japanese music, with MRS.
R. NAKAXSUKA demonstrating play-
ing of the samisen and koto, at
a meeting of the Junior Symphony
group on Thurs., Jan. 18th.
Mrs. Helen Johnson, in charge
of the Jr. Symphony program, had
requested an explanation of Japa-
nese musical instruments, and an
Informal recital of classical Ja-
panese music. MRS. TSUNODA ful-
filled the request for the TSBC.
28TH ANNUAL Y.B.L. CONVENTION
Led by SUEJI NISHIMOTO, 1961 President, and FRED MIYAZAWA, Immedi-
ate past president, as General Co-Chrnm, the young Buddhists of the
Tri-State region (Colo., Nebr., and Wyo.), assembled in Denver, Colo,
on Dec. 15-16-17, 1961, for their
28th Annual Young Buddhist League
Convention, climaxed with their
convention banquet and Coronation
Ball at the Brown Palace West.
REV. Y. TAMAI gave the religi-
ous address, and MITS NAKASHIMA
of Oakland, Calif., an outstand-
ing Bussei lay leader and a flor-
ist in California, gave the prin-
cipal speech of the evening.
JOHN MIYASAKI acted as Toast-
master, with ALBERT NAKATA making
presentations of awards. REV. N.
TSUNODA officiated in the instal-
lation of the newly-elected 1962
officers of the Tri-State YBL.
The evening was
the Sayonara Ball,
of the 1962 Bussei
concluded with
and Coronation
Queen.
HO-ONKO SERVICE
HELD JAN. 13-14
DR. TAKASHI MAYEDA was Chrmn
for the annual Ho-Onko Services,
at the TSBC, on Jan. 13-14, 1962,
celebrating the founding of the
Jodo Shin-Shu sect of Buddhism by
St. Shlnran more than 700 years
ago.
The annual Church Board meet-
ing to elect officers was held on
Jan. 16. M. WATADA of Ft. Lupton
was Chrmn of the Board for 1961.
LADIES OF THE BUDDHIST FUJ1N-KAI,
who assisted at the 28th Annual
YBLC, are pictured above.
The ladies assisted with the
convention luncheon, and also at-
tended the Convention Banquet, in
Japanese kimono. Ladies in pic-
ture above are from left to right
Mrs. SHIZUKO NAGATA, Mrs. SUYEKO
MIYAKE, Mrs. CHIYOKO MAYEDA, Mrs.
MICHIRO IWAHASHI, Mrs. KAZURO YO-
NEHIRO and Mrs. TAKINO TAKAMATSU.
1962 OFFICERS OF THE YBLC BEING INSTALLED, by REV. N. TSUNODA, at the
Convention Banquet, at the Brown Palace West, on Dec. 17th, are, from
left to right: Treasurer FRED MIYAZAWA; Women's Athletics Chairman
RUBY MIYAZAWA; 1st V-Pres. LOUIS _______________ ___________
YOSHIDA;
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ORATORICAL CONTEST WINNERS, are:
RONALD MURATA of Brighton, in the
Jr. Div. (Winner HENRY KUSUM1 of
Denver, in the Jr. Div., was not
present for the picture.)
SENIOR DIVISION PARTICIPANTS, in
back row: JOAN TSUKAM0T0 of Den-
ver, JOYCE SAKAGUCHI of Brighton,
and HAZEL WATADA of Ft. Lupton.
Winner, JANET OKAMURA. of Denver,
with large trophy, in center, and
SHIR1£Y ETO of Denver at right.
BOWLING WINNERS of the YBLC Tour-
nament held at Dahlia Lanes were,
from left to right: BOB WATADA,
HARRY MATSUSHIMA, JOE SASAKI, and
DAVE TAGAWA (HARRY SASAKI not in
picture), members of the winning
1st place team from Ft. Lupton.
GEORGE TAGAWA, next, as cap-
tain of the 2nd place team, and
GARRY YOSHIDA of Alamosa, captain
of the 3rd place team.
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Secty HAZEL WATADA; Music Chrmn
ELAINE KURITANI; Rec. Secty JUNE
TSUMURA; Asst. Treasurer FLORENCE
YONEHIRO; and Literary Chairman
JANET YOSHIDA. (Officers not pre-
sent at the installation ceremo-
nies were Research Chairman MICHI
KAGEYAMA and Social Chairman JUDY
UMEMOTO.)
JAPANESE MOVIE
Two Japanese movies, Wander-
ing in the Sunset", end "The Man
Explodes", will be shown in the
Mtn-Plalns JACL District, during
Mar., 1962.
Present tentative schedules of
showings are: Ft. Lupton JACL,
Mar. 3; Mile-Hi JACL, in Denver,
Mar. 10; San Luis Valley JACL
on Mar. 17; and Omaha JACL, on
Mar. 24.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAIN S AJA NEWS
PAGE 3.
JAN., 1962
MIKE TASHIRO at the rostrum, pre-
siding as Master of Ceremonies at
Mile-Hi JACL Recognitions Dinner,
at Premier Motel, on Dec. 31st.
GLADYS TANIWAKI at extreme left,
and Pres. TAK TERASAKI.
BUDDY UCHIDA, Membership Co-Chrmn
honoring BETTY SUZUKI, and other
membership solicitors. In back-
ground, MR. & MRS. BOB MacINTOSH,
of Chicago, DOROTHY UCHIDA, and
MIN YASUI. In foreground, MRS.
HARRY HASHIMOTO and MRS. T. TSUDA
of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
MILE-HI JACL RECOGNITIONS DINNER
MIKE TASHIRO of Brighton, Colo., was Master of Ceremonies for the
annual Mile-Hi JACL's Recognitions Dinner, held on Dec. 31st, at the
Premier Motel, in Denver, Colo. More than 80 people attended the an-
nual year-end affair, with ap-
proximately 250 people at the New
Year*s Eve Dance.
TOSH ANDO, 1st Vice-President
of the Mile-Hi JACL, and program
chairman for the evening, pre-
sented the 2nd-year Presidents
pin to TAK TERASAKI, who acknow-
ledged the support and thanked
JACLers who led the 1961 program
of the Mile-Hi JACL.
TOM T. MASAMORI and GLADYS TA-
NIWAKI were honored with Silver
Pin JACL Awards for 10 years of
loyal and faithful service to the
JACL. MASAMORI was cited for his
hundreds of photographs supplied
to the JACL for publicity pur-
poses, and GLADYS TANIWAKI was
especially honored for her chair-
manship of the Chow Mein Benefit
during Apr. 1961 when $1,300.00
was raised for the local chapter.
BUDDY UCHIDA, as Co-Chairman
of the Membership Committee, cit-
ed BETTY SUZUKI, JEAN SATO, TAK
TERASAKI, TRUE YASUI and TOM NA-
KATA, as outstanding membership
solicitors during 1961.
MIGHT ANDO and JEAN SATO were
Co-Chrmn for Scholarship Awards,
and LINO M. LOPEZ, consultant for
Community Relations Commission,
presented awards to JUDY KAWAMOTO
as winner of the JACL-SAKATA Me-
morial Award, and to DICK SATO of
Mapleton Hi, and JANET OKAMURA of
Manual Hi as winners of the Mile-
Hi Scholarship Awards.
BETTY MIYAHARA, SAM SASAKI and
SHIRLEY YANAGA were also present-
ed with books as finalists in the
Mile-Hi Scholarships.
TOSH TASHIRO WINS
LOCAL JACL DRAWING
TOSH TASHIRO, of Brighton, was
grand prize winner of the benefit
drawing held on New Year's Eve at
the Premier Motel, by the Mile-Hi
JACL, winning a week-end vacation
to Las Vegas, Nevada.
Other winners were Paul Schaub
of the Game and Fish Dept., and
Mrs. Isabel McIntosh of the State
Health Dept. MITCHIE TERASAKI is
the "most-number-of-tickets-sold
winner, with more than 300.
KEN FUNAKOSHI was Gen. Chrmn,
assisted by BEN KUMAGAI, who su-
pervised the drawings by MUTSUK0
YAMASAKI, a Fullbright scholar
from Japan.
Chrmn FUNAKOSHI reported that
$1,125.00 was grossed, with a net
of more than $800.00, for the lo-
cal Mile-Hi JACL.
PRES. TAK TERASAKI presenting the
Silver Pin JACL Award to GLADYS
TANIWAKI. The other Award win-
ner, TOM T. MASAMORI, at extreme
left, With FUDGE TASHIRO and MIKE
TASHIRO looking on.
JUDY KAWAMOTO, winner of the 1961
JACL-SAKATA Memorial Award, being
congratulated by LINO LOPEZ, one
of the judges of the Scholarship
Awards committee. JUDY is daugh-
ter of MR. & MRS. GEO. KAWAMOTO,
863 Cook St. GEO. KAWAMOTO was
once Pres, of the Montana JACL.
PARTY-GOERS at the Mile-Hi JACL's New Year's Eve celebration at the
Premier Motel, from left to right: BEN T. KUMAGAI, with HENRY SUZUKI
in back; MRS. ELIZABETH ROSE of the Denver-Takayama Sister-City Com-
mittee; MUTSUKO YAMASAKI, Fullbright scholar from Japan; and DR. MASA
GIMA, at extreme right. Both KUMAGAI and GIMA are new Mile-Hi JACL
OFFICIAL THANKS
TO CATHAY POST
The Board of Governors, under
the chairmanship of TAK TERASAKI,
retiring 1961 President of the
Mile-Hi JACL, expressed sincere
appreciation to the Cathay Post,
for use of the Club lounge every
month for Board meetings during
the year of 1961.
Chrmn TERASAKI expressed offi-
cial thanks to the Cathay Post,
and indicated the Board's desire
to encourage JACLers and friends
to patronize the facilities at
the Cathay Post. Regulsr meet-
ings of the Board of Governors
sre scheduled at the Cathay Post,
on the 1st Tues. of each month.
Board members for 1962-64. BEN
KUMAGAI was elected as 1st Vice-
Pres. for program, and DR. MASA
GIMA is 2nd Vice-Pres. for mem-
bership solicitation for 1962.
SCHOLARSHIP JUDGES
The judges for the Scholarship
awards, administered by the Mile-
Hi JACL, were:
LINO LOPEZ, consultant for the
Denver Commission on Community
Relations;
ROBERT MARUYAMA. a teacher at the
Kempner Junior High School;
RAYMOND SCHWARTZ, an instructor
at Ebert School.
The Mile-Hi JACL expressed es-
pecial thanks to the three judges.
SCENE AT NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE, showing a part of the over-flow crowd.
Some of the recognizable couples In photo above are: MR. & MRS. RICH
YAMAGUCHI of CU; MR. & MRS. GEORGE MASUNAGA, Chrmn for the New Year's
Eve celebration; DR. & MRS. TONY KAWANO, and roomful of others!!.'
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All photos above were taken
by 0SKI TANIWAKI, with Polaroid camera with flash attachment. CEflT c R Denver S', coio.
Enlargements are courtesy of HOWARD N. 0DA, 711-27th Street, Ke Denver 5, Colo. (CH 4-4073) j T>Z0P: OSK1 TRDIWRKI
Ben T. Kumagai
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
JAN, 196
MTN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
Published once a month. Mailed
by the 20th of each month.
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
MINORU YASUI
1225 20th Street,
Denver 2, Colorado.
CH 4-2239 RA 2-9255
*******
BUD UCHIDA.............Heads
ROSA ODOW............Artist
TOM MASAMORI. Photographer
TRUE YASUI. .General Factotum
9IU HOSOKAWA
Recently, The Pacific Citizen
reported that TAMOTSU MURAYAMA of
The Japan Times in Tokyo is about
to retire. Retirement age in Ja-
pan is 55, not 65 as in the U.S.
Even so, it is hard to believe
that bouncy, energetic, ebullient
MURAYAMA has reached that stage
of life.
Many Issei and Nisei knew MU-
RAYAMA when he was a West Coast
newspaperman. He covered the news
as he saw it, with flamboyance.
He liked to give speeches and he
had a knack for ringing phrases
that stirred the juices deep in-
side Issei souls which had been
shriveled by toll, discrimination
privation and repression. They
loved him for it.
It isn't too veil known, but
MURAYAMA was the one-man commit-
tee who brought about the Denver-
Takayama sister city relationship.
Until he broached the idea, there
probably wasn't more than a hand-
ful of Denverites who had ever
heard of Takayama.
It ia a city high in the Japa-
nese Alps, with a population of
perhaps l/10th of that of metro-
politan Denver. It la a mountain
city, with all the advantages and
disadvantages of such s location,
and that, more than anything else
is what the two communities have
in coomon.
Takayama is as proud as can be
of Its association with Denver.
And Denver is happy enough about
its relationship with Takayama to
make note of It in all mail leav-
ing City Hall. There has been
considerable good will engendered
by the sister city program, and
much more is likely to develop.
In a manner of speaking, MURA-
YAMA introduced the two cities to
each other two years ago when he
came to Colorado for the Scout
Jamboree and called on Mayor Bat-
terton with sundry Japanese pro-
clamations and gifts from the ci-
tizens of Takayama. What he did
wag a good thing, and we'll re-
member MARUYAMA for it, as well
as for many other things. May he
find his retirement fruitful.
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS FOR 1961
It is always a pleasure to see young people receiving awards for
excellence, and at the Mlle-Kl JACL Recognitions Dinner on Dec. 31st,
ve watched three very splendid young people, who are pictured be

Having been elected by the net
It is always a pleasure to see young people receiving awards for
excellence, and at the Mile-Hl JACL Recognitions Dinner on Dec. 31st,
we watched three very splendid young people, who are pictured below
on this page, receiving Scholar- ~---------------------------------
ship Awards. It makes us feel so
very proud of our young people,
and it gives us faith for the fu-
ture of our young people.
We need to especially acknow-
ledge the generosity and public-
fipiritedness of MARY SHIBAO and
ROBERT SAKATA for making possible
the JACL-SAKATA Memorial Award.
We need to also give much cre-
dit to JEAN SATO, who initiated
the Mile-Hl Scholarship Fund, and
made possible other awards this
past year.
We are hopeful and encouraged
that this scholarship program of
the Mile-Hl JACL can be made per-
manent, as a constant Incentive
for our young students always!
ALIEN ADDRESS
REPORTS DUE
MIN YASUI, 1225-20th St., Den-
ver 2, Colo, was appointed by the
Mlle-Hi JACL to assist alien Is-
sei In filing annual address re-
ports to the I&NS.
Alien Address reports are re-
quired to be filed before Jan. 31
of each year.
Non-naturalized Issei, Japa-
nese students, and visitors, must
comply with the law or face stiff
penalties. Forms can be obtained
[from the JACL office._________]
1961 JACL- SAKATA
AWARD WINNER
JUDY KAWAMOTO
JUDY KAWAMOTO of 863 Cook SC.,
Denver, Colo., daughter of Mr. &
Mrs. George Kawamoto, was named
winner of the 1961 Mile-Hl JACL -
Harry H. Sakata Memorial Award*
JUDY is Montana-born, but at-
tended, and graduated from Eaat
High School In Denver. She is
now attending Monmouth College,
in Illinois. She is planning to
become a teacher in hinanities,
and in foreign languages.
ivof board or Governors as chair-
man and as President of the Mile-
Hl JACL, some-
what reluctantly
I undertake the
task of trying
to carry out the
programs and ac-
tivities of this
chapter for the
year of 1962.
However, in
this effort, it
is gratifying Co
know that I am
backed by an ex-
perienced Board
of 21 individu-
als, who are in their own right
already acknowledged as leaders
in the Nisei community. With the
held of the Board, and with the
support of all our members, we
look confidently to another ac-
tive and progressive year for the
JACL, and for the betterment of
our community.
As we undertake this responsi-
bility, we ask your cooperation,
and your understanding as well as
constructive criticisms, in order
that we might serve this communi-
ty for the best interests of all.
ANNUAL PROGRAM:
We are meeting on Feb. 6th, at
the Cathay Post for an Inaugural
Dinner, at which time we shall be
dlscuasing the annual program of
the Mile-Hi JACL.
In bare outline, we have al-
ready planned, tentatively, the
following:
1961 MILE-HI SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
DICK SATO
DICK SATO of 6790 Downing St.,
Denver 21, Colo., son of Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Sato, was one of the
winners of the 1961 Mile-Hi Scho-
larships.
JANET OKAMURA
JANET OKAMURA of 4972 Fillmore
St., Denver, Colo., daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. Joe S. Okamura, was
the other winner of the Mile-Hi
Scholarship Award for 1961.
DICK is a graduate of Maple- JANET is a graduate of Manual
ton Hi, and was one of the three H1, and is now attending Colorado
valedictorians in June, 1961. He college at Colorado Springs. She
is now a student at C.U., major- i8 planning to become a teacher
ing in electrical engineering. 0f English and Zoology.
JAN........... Alien Registration
FEB......... Scholarship Benefit
MAR.............Japanese Movies
APR.............Chow Mein Dinner
MAY. .Memorial Day Ceremonies
JUN. .Graduates' Recognitions
JUL.............Community Picnic
AUG.....................(Vacation)
SEP. ...........Citizenship Day
OCT...............Fall Meeting
NOV.....................Elections
DEC......... Recognitions Dinner
New Year's Eve Dance
In all of the above proposed
events, we shall need your help,
and your support. Moreover, if
you have any suggestions or ideas
to improve the annual program of
this, your JACL, please let ua
know.
I SUBSCRIPTION RATES:
Regular: $3.00 for % yr ( 5 mo.)
$5.00 for 1 yr (10 mo.)
Special Mlle-Hi JACL members ONLY
$2.50 for % yr ( 5 mo.)
|__________$3.50 for 1 yr (10 mo.)


JAN,, 1962
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PAGE 5.
A_TRIO_OF HOSTESSES. AT THE FUJI-EN
at left, a charming r^eptioniTT"^
ends, and KAY KRACZYNSK1, in center
2801 DOWNING ST.
DENVER 5, COLORADO
BILL KUROKI, MGR. CH.4-6419
TO GREET YOU?Il MASAKO LESAGE,
the Fuji-En, on duty during week-
, another of the gracious recep-
tionists at the Fuji-En. At the
right, MARTHA TANDA, head hostess
for the Fuji-En restaurant, which
features authentic Japanese cui-
sine, in a delightfully unusual
and unique Japanese atmosphere,
complete with tatami rooms, and
entirely in Oriental decor. The
Fuji-En would be happy and able
to take care of private parties,
including wedding receptions.
SAN LUIS VALLEY
The San Luis Valley JACL held
its annual election at the Blanca
Methodist Church on Sun., Jan. 7.
PRES. JIM KUNUGI reported on the
Mtn-Plalns JACL District Conven-
tion held in Denver during the
Thanksgiving week-end.
The Issel Story fund drive Co-
Chrmn HARRY SUMIDA and ROY INOUYE
reported that more than $300.00
had been collected.
New officers for 1962 were the
following:
President...........HARRY SUMIDA
Vice-Pres............NOBE ASHIDA
Corr. Secty.........GERRY TANAKA
Rec. Secty...........ANNA KUNUGI
Treasurer.........SHIROW ENOMOTO
Members-at-Large
SAM MIZ0KAMI KAY SHIOSHITA
MORRIS TANAKA RUTH KAISUMOTO
K. ONO ROY FUJII
Installation of new officers
will be held at a dinner-dance at
the American Legion Hall during
the early part of February.
A pot-luck dinner was enjoyed
by all. Auctioneers for the bake
sale were FRANK UYEMURA and GEO.
KATSUMOTO.
CALENDAR
Of Coming Events
Jan. 20: (Sat) BRIGHTON JAA OFFICERS INAUGURAL DINNER, and DANCE, Hilton Hotel.
Jan. 26- Jan. 28: CSMC BOWLING TOURNA- MENT, Dahlia Lanes.
Jan. 27: (Sat) CATHAY SKI CLUB, Re- gular meeting, Cathay Post. (Winter Park)
Jan. 27- Jan. 28: ENGEI KYOKAI* e Annual Kabuki program, TSBC.
Feb. 3: (Sat) SCHOLARSHIP FUND BE- NEFIT, Cathay Post.
Feb. 6: (Tue) MILE-HI JACL INAUGUR- AL DINNER MEETING, at Cathay Post Dining Pm
Feb. 10: (Sat) ICS "SWEETHEART BALL" (Place to be announced)
Feb. 10; (Sat) CATHAY SKI CLUB, Re- gular meeting, Cathay Post (Aspen Ski Trip)
Mar. 5- Mar. 10: 16th Annual NATIONAL JACL BOWLING TOURNA- MENT, in SLC, Utah.
PROFESSIONAL AND lAwrm
BUSINESS LISTINGS TOSHIO ANDO, 1942 Larimer St. AC 2-5315
APyenrtsw9 LLOYD SHINSATO,
j. Howard McCarthy, 725 st. Paul 1639 Clarkson St. KE 4-8043
Brown & Bigelow, AL 5-2075 MINORU YASUI,
PMTiSTS 1225 20th St. CH 4-2239
JOHN CHIKUMA, DDS Brighton OPTOMETRISTS
75 So. 4th Street 560 MAS KANDA, OD
1515 W. 48th Ave. GE 3-4221
MAS GIMA, DDS
1404 E. 18th Ave. AL 5-6822 BEN MATOBA, OD KE 4-1941
1959 Larimer St.
MICHAEL T. HORI, DDS
4101 E. Wesley Ave. SK 6-0924 MXSAO MATOBA, OD Ft. Lupton
Burt Building UL 7-6550
T. ITO, DDS
830 18th Street 2838 Federal Blvd. KE 4-8680 GL 5-0741 pHtstmns
Y. ITO, DDS CHARLES FUJISAK1, M.D. Brighton
SUEO ITO, DDS S. ITO, DDS 40 No. Main Street. 418
1477 Pennsylvania St. CH 4-6589 T. K. KOBAYASKI, M.D. DICK D. MOMII, M.D.
K0JI KANAI, DDS Wheetrldge ALBERT NODA, M.D.
4310 Harlan St. HA 2-5817 1227 27th Street KE 4-3104
TONY KAWANO, DDS KE 4-3084 HERBERT MARUYAMA, M.D.
1750 Humboldt St. 8790 W. Colfax Ave. BE 7-4732
ROBERT MAYEDA, DDS Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-6961 TSURU T. OKAGAWA, M.D. 1848 U. 38th Ave. GL 5-8202
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Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-6961 TA 5-1596
GENTA NAKAMURA. DDS HOWARD SUENACA, M.D. 830 18th Street
Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-7498 AC 2-1314
KEN UYEHARA, DDS 40 No. Main Street tKSURMCe Brighton 1312 M. GEO. TAKENO, M.D. Medical Arts Bldg., 1955 Pennsylvania St. TA 5-0783
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA -NEWS
JAN.. 1962.
CU STUDENTS STAGE
SHINNEN-KAI PARTY
LARRY FUJIMOTO, Pres, of the
CU Kenkyu Club, led the New Year
Shlnnen-Kai party, on Sun., Jan.
6th, in the Student Union on the
CU canpus, in Boulder, Colo.
THOMAS MIYAKE and HARRY FUJI-
MOTO were Masters of Ceremonies,
for the program. HARRY HARADA
was program chairman.
MRS. N. TSUNODA had the TSBC
Japanese odorl group In the pro-
gram, with JOAN MIZUNAGA, JANE
NAKATA, IRIS NAKATA, LYNN OKADA
and JUDY SASAKI participating.
JEANNIE SATO, daughter of Bill
and Dolly Sato of Henderson, gave
a baton-twirling demonstration.
CAROL KANEKO, CU student, and
daughter of Mlts and Alice Kaneko
of Edgevater, offered a piano se-
lection.
SUE YAMAMOTO, also a CU stu-
dent, gave a modern dance exhibi-
tion. LARRY and HARRY FUJIMOTO
pleased the crowd with a guitar
and accordlan medley. Many other
AJA students participated in the
dinner and program.
SERVICE BUREAU*
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JEAN SATO
JEAN SATO will act as Co-Director
of the CSMC Invitational Bowling
Tournament to be held at the Dah-
lia Lanes, in Denver, on Jan. 26-
27-28, 1962.
JEAN is very active in church
affairs, serving on the Board of
Trustees, and assisting in the
programs of Simpson M.E. Church.
She is also active with the
Mile-Hi JACL, is a Board member,
and served as Corr. Secty for two
years.
JEAN SATO is Chairman of the
Mlle-Hi Scholarship Committee for
the JACL, and indicated that 1962*
awards to top AJA high school se-
niors graduating in June, 1962,
will be made shortly before or at
the time of graduation.
JAPAN AIR LINES
CSMC INVITATIONAL BOWLING TOURNEY
JEAN SATO and JIM SHINTO will direct the CSMC Invitational Bowling
Tournament, to be held at Dahlia Lanes, 3300 Dahlia St., in Denver,
Colo., on Jan. 26-27-28, 1961.
I6TH NATIONAL JACL
BOWLING TOURNAMENT
MAR. 5-10 S.L.C.
JOHN T. NOGUCHI, member of the
Nat'l JACL Bowling Advisory Board
for the Mtn-Plains JACL District,
announced that
the 16th Annual
Natl JACL Bowl-
ing Tournament
will be held on
Mar. 5 10, in
Salt Lake City,
Utah.
All entries
must be in to
JOHN NOGUCHI by
JAN. 27, 1962.
Entry blanks, &
JACL membership
cards have been
sent to bowlers in this region.
Bowlers must be JACL members to
compete in the Nat'l JACL Bowling
Tournament.
NOGUCHI advised that any lone
bowlers unable to get on a full
team may also enter. Arrangement
can be made to put such indivi-
duals on a pick-up team, but con-
tact should be made with NOGUCHI.
Inquiries and entries for the
16th Nat'l JACL Bowling Tourna-
ment should be addressed to:
JOHN T. NOGUCHI,
2615 Quay Street,
Denver 15, Colo.
MATS ITO, of 2740 Madison St.,
Denver 5, Colo., is the women's
representative for Denver on the
Nat'l JACL Bowling Advisory Board.
mm mmmi
4609 E. Colfax Ave., FR 7-1923
Denver 20, Colorado
and some
annual kegling event. Be-
MIKE TODA and GEORGE MUKAIKUBO
whenever alleys are open, com-
Jan. 26th.
bowlers must check in with
the registrars, RUTH SHINTO, or
AMY UYEDA, or FINIS FUKUI, before
commencing to compete.
VI NISHIMURA, 4724 Pecos St.,
(GL 5-9048, la In charge of the
entry blanks for the tourney.
GENE and CHARLENE IKEYA, 3320
Kearney St., (EA 2-1706), are Che
Treasurers for the tournament.
Tabulations will be handled by
MITCH KISHIYAMA and BOB OTA for
the Men's Division, and by MARY
FUJII for the Women's Division.
CATHAY SKI CLUB
SACHI SHIBATA, Cathey Ski Club
prexy, announced that the Club*a
annual ski trip to Winter Park,
by chartered bus, is scheduled on
Sun., Jan. 28th. The bus will be
in front of Cathay Post at 7 a.m.
and some room for non-members, at
$2.00, is still available. Any-
one interested may call:
BARBARA HAMAI, AT 8-8062
AGNES MATSUDA, FR 7-5098
SACHI SHIBATA, AT 7-4160
The Ski Club also plans trips
to Aspen on Feb. 17 18. Other
ski trips are planned on Mar. 11,
and Mar. 25. Membership is $5.00
for single persons, and $7.50 for
families, including the children.
KIMIK0 SIDE, co-owner of Madame
Butterfly's Gift Shop, at 4609 E.
Colfax Ave. showing a bonsai tray
to an interested customer.
According to JEAN SATO, more than 400 individual bowlers
60 teams, are expected to compete in this
sides the regularly scheduled events,
will be handling the rag-time doubles,
- mencing Friday night,
All
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JAN.. 1962
MOUNTAIN*PLAINS AJA NEWS
PAGE 7.
FRANK KANATANI and son ace now
operating a fish market and dell*
cateasen store at 4234 Tennyson
St., in north Denver.
RICHARD YOSHIDA of 3335 Gilpin
St., Denver, Colo., was recently
pledged as a member of Sigma Tau,
engineering honor society at CU.
MEL OZAKI, recent newcomer to
Denver and expert bridge player,
who is a philatelist, was elected
to the Board of Directors of the
Lakewood Bridge Unit.
BIRTHS
KISHIYAMA, SAM..........a BOY
678 Birch St., Denver
MATOBA, FRANK T.........a GIRL
1591 Osceola St., Denver
UBA, MIKE M.............a BOY
2655 Jackson St., Denver
OBITUARIES
TARO HADA, 2390 Vance St., father
of George Hada, of Wbeatridge;
James Hada, Lakewood, Colo.;
Tom Hada, Buena Park, Calif.;
Ted Hada, of Denver, Colorado;
Grace Chermin, of Los Angeles;
Haruye Yamashita, of Barring*
ton, 111.; and also survived
by 10 grandchildren.
SUS HADA and BILL OTSUKI, both
of Detroit, Michigan, were brief
visitors to Denver on a sad mis-

sion, to at-
tend funerals
Of TARO HADA,
and MASAICHI
OTSUKI, during
Jan., 1962.
SUS HADA is
a native Colo-
radoan, and a
former Denver-
/. ite, now con-
ducting a watch repair business
in Detroit. BILL OTSUKI is also
a native Coloradoan, and now is a
pharmacist in Detroit.
Students who enjoyed the Xmas
holidays at home were STEVE OSUGA
from the St. Louis Dental School;
DORIS NAKATA from Woodbury Col-
lege, LA; SAM SASAKI from L. A.
City College, Los Angeles.
t Servicemen home for the holi-
days were RODDY K0DAMA from the
San Diego Marines; FLOYD SEKIYA
from the San Diego Naval Base;
LT. CARL YORIMGTO, BEV, and baby,
from Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.; DON
TOKUNAGA stationed at Pensacola,
Fla., with the Navy.
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INOUYE-TANI WEDDING: SAKAYE INOUYE of Sedgwick, Colorado, became the
bride of TOM EIJI TANI of Brighton, Colorado, during Nov., 1961, at
the TSBC. Maid-of-honor was MATSU INOUYE, and bridesmaids were CHIKO
" INOUYE
TOWN TALK, cont'd:
HENRY & AMY HARADA of Loving-
ton, N.M., were holiday visitors
to Colorado, at year's end.
HOWARD MATSUBA, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Kiyoshi Matsuba of Denver,
is stationed with the Coast Guard
in Hawaii.
Arizona-bound are MR. and MRS.
JAMES ITO. STOME TANITA has al-
ready returned to Arizona, to at-
tend college.
MR. and MRS. FRANK ONO of Sut-
ter, Calif, were visitors to Den-
ver, for Xmas and New Year's.
DR. "CHILI" FUJISAKI and JAMES
IMATANI and wives ROSE and SUMI,
enjoyed a week's vacation during
New Year's in Miami Beach, Fla.
BRIGHTON MUSICALE
AT B.H.S., FEB. 24
The "Cherry Blossom" Musicale
of the Brighton J.A.A., under the
direction of SUMI KOYANO and MARY
SHIBAO, will be held on Saturday,
Feb. 24th, from 8:00 p.m., in the
auditorium of the Brighton High
School, in Brighton, Colo.
The program will be 2 hours in
length, and will feature Japanese
as well as western music and dan-
ces. All friends and parents are
cordially invited.
TOP
£764 W- COLFAX Ave.
LAKEWOOD
0\tK* ETHEL VftNASE
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E fuiest in Fins nno feathers
KE 4-.59S3 1919 URWREHCE ST.
and RUBY TANI. Best man
was SAM FUNAKOSHI, snd attendants
were KEN INOUYE and BILL TANI.
Ushers were CHARLES KAGIYAMA, and
SUEJI NISKIMOTO. The newly-weds
are et hone at 642 Marion St., in
Denver, Colorado.
CATHAY POST NEWS
LLOYD SHINSATO and YOUNG MIN
MOON were presented with a token
of appreciation from Cathay Post,
at the Christmas Party, for their
superlative supervision and work
in staging the highly successful
Hawaiian Luau during July, at the
Slovenian Hall.
MASAICHI OTSUKI, 2225 Glenarm PI.
Husband of Todome Otsuki, and
father of Phoebe Sasano, and
Julius Otsuki, both of Arvada;
Ruth Eberle, and Violet Nlshl-
mura, both of Denver, Colo.;
Amy Aral, Japan; Mary Komuro,
Hawaii; Henry Otsuki, Still-
water, Okla.; and Bill Otsuki
of Allen Park, Mich. Brother
of Mrs. Toro Otsuki, snd cou-
sin of Sakuye Otsuki, Denver.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
JAN.. 1962.
1962 OFFICERS FOR
MILE-HI JACL NAMED
1962 officers of the Mile-Hi
JACL elected by the new Board of
Governors on Jan. 9, 1962 are:
Fresldent. .
1st Vlce-Pres.
2nd Vlce-Pres.
Brighton. .
Denver. .
3rd Vlce-Pres.
Secty to Board
Treasurer. .
Finance Chrmn.
1000 Club Chrmn
Scholarship Chrmn.
MIKE TASHIRO
BEN KUMAGAI
Jlbrshp Co-Chrmn)
. ROBT. SAKATA
DR. MASA GIMA
. TAK TERASAKI
DR. AYAKO WADA
DAVE FURUKAWA
JAMES IMATANI
. BILL KUROKI
. JEAN SATO
Issel Story.
HARUKO KOBAYASHI
Members of Mlle-Hl JACL Board
of Governors are, as follows:
Terms expiring Dec. 31. 1962:
JAMES IMATANI ROBERT SAKATA
HENRY SUZUKI MIKE TASHIRO
TAK TERASAKI ROBT. UYEDA
DR. AYAKO WADA
Terms expiring Dec. 31. 1963:
TOSHIO ANDO HARUKO KOBAYASHI
ROY MAYEDA DR. T. MAYEDA
TOM NAKATA JOHN SAKAYAMA
JEAN SATO
Terms expiring Dec. 31. 1964:
DAVE FURUKAWA DR. MASA GIMA
BEN KUMAGAI BILL KUROKI
TOM MASAMORI DR. MIKE UBA
MIN YASUI
Retiring members of the Board
are: YOSH ARAI, GEORGE MASUNAGA,
JOHN NOGUCHI, OSKI TANIWAKI, and
BUDDY UCHIDA. FURUKAWA and YASUI
were re-elected to 3-year terms.
New Board members and 1962 offi-
cers of the Mile-Hi JACL will be
inaugurated at a dinner-meeting
on Feb. 6th, at Cathay Post.
5 10 \S1W ST.
Derive*, z, coio.

1962 YBLC QUEEN JOYCE SAKAGUCHI. In center, being crowned by the 1961
Queen, JUNE TSUMURA, with Princesses of her Royal Court: JOAN TSUKA-
MOTO Of Denver, at right, and HAZEL WATADA of Ft. Lupton, at left.
More than 250 people attended the
JAPANESE SERVICES
FOR EPISCOPALIANS
LILY UYEDA reported that ser-
vices in Japanese are being con-
ducted for Episcopalians, on ev-
ery fourth Sunday, at 12:30 p.m.,
at St. Martin's Chapel (a part of
St. John's Cathedral), at 1313
Clarkson St., in Denver, Colo.
The Rev. Ernest Richards is in
charge, and REV. RUSSELL NAKATA
also participates.
At the last meeting on Dec. 31
some 40 attended. The Rev. HIRAM
H. KANO of Ft. Collins was guest,
and delivered the sermon in Japa-
nese. Father KANO is retired as
minister, from Scottsbluff, Nebr.
The services are open to all
Japanese-speaking people, and to
those interested in social con-
tacts or Episcopal church work.
Convention Banquet and Coronation
Ball at the Brown Palace West, on
Sun., Dec. 17j 1961.
CSMC PARSONAGE
TO MOVE IN JAN.
REV. JONATHAN M. FUJITA, and
his family, consisting of wife,
ESTHER, daughter SUMIKO, and sons
ICHIRO and TOMMY, will be moving
to 3634 Holly Street, Denver 7,
Colo., during January.
The CSMC-Simpson Church Board
voted to purchase a new parson-
age for the Issei pastor, at its
quarterly conference.
MISSING PERSON:
KAZUMI NITTA
KAZUMI NITTA, age 47, of 3222
Josephine St., Denver 5, Colo.,
has been miss-
ing since Oct.,
1961.
His aged and
widowed mother,
Mrs. T. NITTA,
of the same ad-
dress, is very
much concerned,
and worried a-
about him.
Anyone hav-
ing any infor-
mation or know-
ing the where-
abouts of KAZUMI NITTA is urgent-
ly requested to telephone collect
to MRS. TOSHI NITTA, DE 3-3877.
KAZUMI NITTA is about 5' 2" in
height, about 125 lbs. in weight,
and is mentally retarded. He is
probably working as a dishwasher,
grocery handyman, or as a common
laborer, or possibly as a janitor
or some other menial work.
His widowed mother Is serious-
ly ill, and urgently wishes to be
in touch with him. P1£ASE CALL
DE 3-3877, IF YOU KNOW WHERE HE
IS AX THE PRESENT TIME.
KAZUMI
NITTA
SAM Y. MATSUMOTO
NEW YORK LIFE INS. CO.
RT. I. BOX I96A
HENDERSON, COLO AT.8-2536
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by calling WE 6-5174.
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