VOL.. XII. NO. 6
JACL JAPANESE MOVIE BENEFIT
AT TSBC, SAT a SUN., MAR. IOl I
OSK1 S. TANIWAKI was named Chairman of Che Mile-Hi JACL'a Japanese
movie benefit, to be held at the TSBC, on Sat. and Sun., Mar. 10 & 11
commencing at 7:30 p.m. The purpose of the benefit is to raise funds
for the continuing fight against
DENVER JUDO SCHOOL
"OPEN HOUSE" MAR. II
GEO. KURAMOTO and TOORU TAKA-
MATSU, chief promoters of the new
Denver School of Judo, announced
that dedication ceremonies and an
"open house", with an exhibition
of judo demonstrations, would be
held at the $100,000 Judo Dojo at
2020 Arapahoe St., in Denver, on
Sun., Mar. 11, from 2-7 p.m.
TOM T. MASAM0RI is assisting
in arranging the dedication cere-
monies, with Gov. McNichols and
Mayor Betterton participating in
the ribbon-cutting ceremonies.
discrimination, primarily for the
repeal of the State of Washington
Anti-Alien Land Law
and to assist in an
effort to eliminate
the anti-alien em-
of the Colorado li-
The two feature
movies, in Eastman
color, with English
sub-titles are: "Rambling in the
Sunset", a romantic tale set in
the beautiful Aizu highlands of
The second feature is "The Man
Explodes", an action film taken
on the mountain plains of Mt. Ha-
chigadake in Japan.
Sat Srsun. mAR 10-11. i9ca
LUPTON CHOW MEIN
DINNER, FEB. 18
FRANK Y0KD0JI, Pres, of the
Ft. Lupton JACL, announced that
the annual Chow Mein and Shrimp
Dinner of the Ft. Lupton chapter
would be held on Sun., Feb. 18th,
from 3:00 p.m.
SAM 0KAM0T0 is Gen. Chrmn for
the benefit dinner, assisted by
all Ft. Lupton JACLers.
FRANK YAMAGUCH1, chef special-
ist, will head the shrimp crew.
Tickets are $1.50 for adults,
and $1,00 for children. Serving
will be from 3:00 7:30 p.m. on
Sun., Feb. 18th.
AT B.H.S., FEB. 24
The "Cherry Blossom" Musicsle,
a winter highlight program of the
Brighton J.A.A., will be held on
Sat., Feb. 24th, from 8:00 p.m.,
in the auditorial of the Brighton
High School, in Brighton, Colo.
SUMI KDYANO will be in charge
of all instrumental music, while
MARY SH1BAO will supervise all of
the Japanese odori presentations.
All friends and parents are
most cordially invited to attend.
There will be no admission charge
for the Brighton Musicale.
SACHI SHIBAIA, Pres, of the
Cathay Ski Club, announced that
plans for the week-end ski trip
to Aspen, Colo., on Feb. 17-18,
have been completed, and that ap-
proximately 50 members, are plann-
ing to make the week-end outing.
ROBERT Y. SAKATA. 1962 President
of the Japanese American Assn, of
Brighton, Colorado, accepting the
presidency of the JAA, at the an-
nual dinner-dance, held this year
on Jan. 20th at the Hilton Hotel.
SAKATA is a native of the East
Bay area of Calif., and evacuated
to Colorado in 1942. He was nam-
ed Outstanding Young Farmer, and
as one of Ten Outstanding Young
Men of America, in 1956.
Mar. 6 - Ft. Lupton
Mar. 10-11 Denver
Mar. 17 - Alamosa
Mar. 24 Omaha
at TRI-STATE BUDDHIST CHURCH
1947 Lawrence Street,
Starting time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission will be by donation,
and tickets will be distributed
in advance by mall. Invite your
non-Japanese friends to attend to
see a modern Japanese movie, and
help in the fight against discri-
I6TH NAT'L JACL
JOHN NOGUCHI, Nat'l JACL Bowl-
ing Advisory committee member for
the Mtn-Plains district, will be
heading a delegation of some 75
regional bowlers to the 16th An-
nual Nat'l JACL Bowling Tourna-
ment in Salt Lake City, Utah, on
Mar. 5-10, 1962.
SPOnSORED BY THE" ftllLE-Hl JflCL
MOUNTAIN PLAIN S AJA NEWS
BRIGHTON J.A.A. INAUGURAL
1962 OFFICERS OF BRIGHTON J.A.A.. from left to right, seated: Rec.
Secty TAGUS MURATAj Treasurer GEORGE OKUBO; Vice-Pres. TOM NAKATA;
PRESIDENT ROBERT SAKATA; Program Chrmn WES KOYANO; Membership Chrmn
Standing, left to right: Property Chrmn DON TANABE; Corr. Secty
PAUL OKADA; Finance Chrmn HARRY IDA; Publicity Chrmn KEN MIZUNAGA;
Sports Co-Chrmn TOM SHIBAO and----------------------------------------
JAMES IMAXANI; and Civics Chrmn Principal speaker of the even-
DR. JOHN CHIKUMA. ing was BILL HOSOKAWA, associate
editor of The Denver Post, wtio
The newly-elected 1962 offi- spoke on the responsibilities of
cers were installed by Hon. Manse Individuals in every community to
Wall, Mayor of Brighton. ROBERT participate in national and world
SAKATA responded on behalf of the issued, in order to be good citi-
new 1962 Board. zens of today.
BRIGHTON CHOW MEIN
DINNER ON APR. 7
Program Chrmn WES KOYANO of
the Brighton JAA announced that
the annual Chow Mein and Shrimp
Dinner of the JAA would be held
on Sat., Apr. 7th.
Proceeds from the benefit are
ear-marked for the operation of
youth activities programs of the
1962 NAT'L JACL
CONFAB IN SEATTLE
Nat1 JACL Convention Chairman
JAMES MATSUOKA announced that be-
cause of the World's Fair and the
famed Seattle Seafair, commencing
on July 25, 1962, there is a ter-
rific shortage of housing for the
Nat'l JACL Convention in Seattle,
Washington, July 26-30, 1962.
Delegates planning to attend
the National JACL Convention, or
to visit Seattle this summer were
urged to place their reservations
for rooms NOW?!?
JACLers may write for reserva-
tions and detailed information to
Nat'l JACL Convention HQ offices,
318 Sixth Ave. South, Seattle 4,
Washington. The convention board
has reserved 900 rooms for JACL
DENVER BOY SCOUTS
GOING TO JAPAN'S
Several Boy Scouts from Denver
will be sent to the International
Jamboree in Japan during the sum-
mer of 1962, according to plans
being developed by the Mtn-Plains
JACL, Buddhist Church of Denver,
and the Denver-Takayama Sister-
The International Jamboree is
scheduled Aug. 2-7, 1962, at the
foot of Mt. Fuji, in Japan.
Coordinated arrangements are
being made with the Nat'l H.Q. of
Boy Scouts of America, to send an
American contingent to Japan.
The cooperating organizations
are hopeful that travel costs can
be subsidized, so that individual
Scouts and their families will be
required to provide only nominal,
personal expenses for the Scouts.
DR. F. E. HAYANO of the Colo.
Nikkei-Jin Kai has expressed sup-
port of the Mtn-Plains JACL pro-
ject, to send AJA Scouts to the
Jamboree in Japan.
REV. N. TSUNODA, assisted by
TAD YAMAMOTO and KAY NITTA, are
hopeful 4 or 5 Buddhist Scouts,
or more, can be sent by TSBC.
BEING HONORED FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICES, standing, from left to right,
are: BILL CHIKUMA, WES KOYANO, and CHAS. MIZUNAGA, who have conduct-
ed the Brighton Judo instructions for youth, with KAY SAKAGUCHI, mak-
ing presentations on behalf of the Brighton J.A.A. Seated at table,
are MARY MASUNAGA, and JESS MASU-
NAGA, who served as Toastmastei
for Che Inaugural Dinner program.
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DcnVEfc 5\ Colo.
VZOP: oSfel Tftfll U7RKI
Also honored for service t<
the Brighton J.A.A. were TOM T,
MASAMORI for photographs of acti-
vities of the JAA, and MIN YASUI,
for consultative and legal ser-
vices to the organization durinj
the past year.
Ben T. Kumagai
Schmidt, Sharp, /HcCahe & Co.
MIDWEST STOCK EXCHANGE
1717 Stout St., ALpine 5-14II
Denver 2, Colo. ACoraa 2-0716
Among those tentatively consi-
dering attending the Nat'l JACL
convention during July 1962, from
the Denver area are:
Mtn-Plains Chrmn MINORU YASUI,
Dist. Treas. HENRY M. SUZUKI,
Past Mile-Hi JACL President,
TAK TERASAKI and family;
Dr. and Mrs. T. K. KOBAYASHI,
Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT HORIUCHI,
and many others, who planned to
see the World's Fair, and to par-
ticipate in Deep Sea fishing con-
tests, golf tournament, outing at
an Indian Village on Puget Sound,
bridge tournament, and many other
MRS. ELIZABETH ROSE, Chrmn of
the Denver-Takayama committee, is
planning to send 2 or 3 Scouts to
the Jamboree, and is arranging an
official reception for the Denver
delegation in Takayama, Japan.
All Scouts must be duly regis-
tered with the Boy Scouts. They
must conform to all of the offi-
cial requirements of the national
Boy Scouts of America.
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DENVER S, COLO.
(On East Colfax
at Cherry St.)
DENVER'S MOST COMPLETE
of Bonsai "hachi" (planters)
and Ikebana vases.
WIDEST CHOICES OF HIGH QUALITY
Japanese import merchandise,
at reasonable prices.
EUGENE SIDE and KIMIKO SIDE
4609 E. COLFftX fiVE. FR 7- 19X3
DFtWGR 2.0, COLO.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA HEMS
2.02.0 ARAPAHOE ST.
DENVER JUDO DOJO
(Black Belt Holders)
Fred Okimoto, 4th Dan
3-Dr. T. Ito
2-Dr. Sueo Ito
2-Dr. Yoshio Ito
Geo. U. Smith-1
THE DREAM of a $100,000 judo dojo for the Denver metropolitan area
has become a reality, at 2020 Arapahoe St., Denver 5, Colorado. The
completely re-modeled and re-juvenated physical plant at that address
will comfortably accommodate 300 judo-kas, and 500 spectators.
TO COMMEMORATE the grand opening of the new Denver Judo Dojo, im-
pressive dedication ceremonies and "open house" will be held, on Sun.
afternoon, Mar. 11, 1962, commencing at 2:00 p.m.
Besides the ribbon-cutting ceremonies, and
there will be REFRESHMENTS served and comemora-
Please feel free to come for the opening
and stay all afternoon for the Informal "open house".
EVERYONE IS INVITED!II
tive souvenirs for donors,
DENVER SCHOOL OF JUDO, INC.,
is a completely non-profit organ-
ization, organized as a corpora-
tion under the lavs of Colorado.
ALL OF THE EXPERT INSTRUCTORS
volunteer their skilled services,
and are not paid. They do this,
as a contribution to the communi-
ty, and because of their love of
the sport of judo.
MONTHLY RATES for instruction
at the Denver School of Judo, are
$8.00 per month per boy, and on-
ly $3.00 per month for each ad-
ditional boy in the family.
HOWEVER, additional financing
is still necessary, and 6% deben-
tures, in units of $100 or $25,
are still available. Please sup-
port the new Denver Judo Dojo!
SUN., MAR. II, 1962
*:00- 7:00 p.m.
Dr. TAKESHI ITO
Corr. Secty. .
. DR. TAKESHI ITO
. GEORGE SHIMODA
. S. B. YAMASHITA
. DR. M. GIBSON
. JAMES FUKUHARA
. JOE OZAKI
. JOHN WIDMAR
ROY Y. TANI
. KEN FUSHIMI
(Photo by HOWARD ODA)
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
MTN,- PLAINS AJANEWS
Published once a month. Mailed
by the 20th of each month.
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
1225 20th Street,
Denver 2, Colorado.
CH 4-2239 RA 2-9255
TOM MASAMORI. .Photographer
TRUE YASUI. .General Factotum
The other day, when the sun
came out for a change, we got out
the family car and drove out to
see same friends. They live on
the other side of town, and it
took a good 45 minutes to reach
Of course, they were out, en-
joying the sunny day too.
So we drove across town in an-
other direction for 45 more min-
utes to visit some other friends.
They were out, too. It took an-
other 45 minutes to drive home
two hours and 15 minutes of just
driving from one end of town to
If you lived in Denver just 15
years ago, you*11 recall it rare-
ly took more than a 15-minute bus
ride to get to any Nisei home in
tom. Most families were concen-
trated on the near North Side, or
just off the business district.
These were the only two areas
open to them, and they did the
best they could under the circum-
Today, you find Nisei families
scattered over all parts of Den-
ver and its suburbs from Aurora
on the far east to Golden on the
west; from Littleton on the south
to Northglenn. You find them in
fancy areas like Hilltop, Crest-
moor, and off East Sixth avenue,
where the lawns are expansive and
the homes impressive.
We got to thinking about these
things as we drove past vast new
subdivisions where there had been
farms, past great new apartment
houses where there had been old,
crisnbling mansions, past towering
office buildings where there had
been grimy one-story shops.
Denver has cose a long way
from cowtown to metropolis in
the years since the end of World
War II. And so have its Issei,
Nisei and Sensei citizens, most
of idiom sought opportunity here
in a circumstance not of their
choosing, and who stayed to sink
their roots into the receptive
soil of Colorado.
1961 MILE-H1 JACL FINANCIAL REPORT
Balance on hand, as of Jan. 1, 1961......$ 1,298.31
Gross Receipts, during 1961 .......... 7,985.19
Total available, 1961..............$ 9,283.50
Total Expended, during 1961 ..........- 8.046.02
BALANCE on hand, as of Jan. 31, 1962 ....
Break-down of individual items RECAPITULATION:
with gross receipts listed first,
is as follows: INCOME:
Memberships, net. . .$ 129.00
Membership Dues. ... $ 2,353.00 Chow Mein Benefit . . 1,272.52
Nat'l remittances. . 2.224.00 "Ikiru Benefit . 151.79
Net, Memberships. . 129.00 New Year's Eve. . . 1,170.83
Misc. & Donations . . 250.70
Chow Mein Benefit. $ 1,983.49
Expenses 710.97 Total Incase:. . .$ 2,974.84
Net, Chow Mein. . 1,272.52
Graduates' Dance $ 130.75 1960 New Year Exp. .$ 48.35
Expenses 206.17 Graduates' Dance. . 75.42
Net gOST 75.42 AJA News, 10 mo.s . 500.00
Exec. Secty, 10 mo. s. 1,500.00
"Iklru" Benefit. $ 426.75 Office Expenses . 301.24
Expenses 274.96 Dist. Convention. . 131.50
Net, "Ikiru. . 151.79 Ann. Fall Meeting . 61.11
Dues, & Licenses. . 85.00
New Year's Eve events. $ 2,711.50 Misc., Awards, etc. 315.05
Net, New Year's . 1,170.83 Total Expedded . . $3,017.67
(*New Year*8 Eve events include:) DEFICIT FOR 1961:. . $ -42.83
Dinner $305.00 -375.80 -70.80
Dance 735.00 -605.83 129.17 Respectfully submitted,
Mixers 530.50 -195.99 334.51
Raffle 1141.00 -341.30 777.95 DAVE FURUKAWA, Treasure:
/In ti. LU
The Mile-Hi JACL'a annual pro-
gram for 1962 is' now well under-
way, with the Alien reports out
of the way dur-
ing Jan., end
the highly suc-
benefit for the
Awards Fund, on
Feb. 3rd, rais-
ing more than
$50.00 for this
and SAM MATSU-
M0T0 have ten-
to continue the
duplicate bridge benefits, on a
quarterly basis in order to main-
tain the Scholarship Fund on a
Thanks to SAM M0MII, and the
Cathay Post staff, the Inaugural
Dinner-Meeting, held on Peb. 6th
at Cathay was a very good affair.
The food was delicious, and the
enthusiasm of the Board members
means a banner year for the Mile-
Hi JACL for 1962!!!
MILE-HI JACL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
FOURSOME, above, are ART YORIMOTO
(back to camera) with wife, KAMA,
playing against TOSH UBA, at left
and DR. BEN MIYAHARA, at right.
YVONNE KUMAGAI, above, assisted
(Bridge benefit photos by OSKI S. in serving refreshments to JACL
TANIWAKI, by Polaroid camera.) bridge players at the Benefit.
BRIDGE PLAYERS: RUBY ARAI, at left, chatting with DOROTHY UCHIDA, in
center, and RAY HOSAKA, at right. In the background, GEORGE DANKER
and EDDIE MAYEDA, with SUE AKIYAMA and KEN FUNAKOSHI (faces hidden).
JAPANESE MOVIE BENEFIT:
The big event in March will be
the Japanese movie benefit, which
is to raise funds in the continu-
ing fight against discrimination
against persons of Japanese an-
Most of us have been put to
sleep, feeling that all ia well
for AJA8 in our communities.
But, it was just brought to my
attention that a Denver cemetery
has a burial clause that provides
"No interment shall be allowed,
except for remains of persons of
the white Caucasian race."
Its silly that racial discri-
mination should follow a guy even
in death. This is the kinds
jazz we gotta fight!
SO COME OUT, MAR. 10 or 11, TO
SUPPORT THE MOVIE PROJECT, AT THE
TSBC 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 CREDITED OTHERWISE.
Regular: $3.00 for %. yr ( 5 mo.)
$5.00 for 1 yr (10 mo.)
Special Mile-Hi JACL members ONLY
$2.50 for % yr ( 5 mo.)
$3.50 for 1 yr (10 mo.)
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
SLV JACL AIDS IN
ISSEI STORY DRIVE
1962 President HARRY SUMIDA of
the San Luis Valley JACL, and ROY
INOUYE spear-headed the drive to
raise funds for the National JACL
Issei Story Project, during Jan.,
and raised $510.00. AJAs in the
San Luis Valley expressed whole-
hearted support of the project.
Donors in the San Luis Valley
were as follows:
MIZ0KAM1 BROS. . . $ 100.00
SUMIDA FARMS . * 100.00
K. ONO 8 SON . 50.00
YOSHIDA FARMS . a 50.00
ROY INOUYE . # t 50.00
M. MIYAKE. . a 20.00
GEO. KAXSUM0T0 a 20.00
SHIROW ENOMOTO . a a 15.00
$10.00 donors were : ROY FUJII,
DR. BEN KONISHI, ROY TANAKA, and
$5.00 donors were NOBE ASHIDA,
FRED HAYASHIDA, GEORGE HISHINUMA,
MRS. HISHINUMA, GEO. KUNUGI, JIM
KUNUGI, DEN SHIOSHITA, K. SHIO-
SHITA, T. TAKAHASHI, MORRIS TANA-
KA, FRANK UYEDA and FRANCIS WAKA-
Mtn-Plains JACL District Chrmn
MIN YASUI indicated that the na-
tional financial drive for the
Issei Story would he undertaken
by Nat'l JACL soon. $30,000 has
already been raised of the total
goal of $100,000.00.
2801 DOWNING ST/
DENVER 5, COLORADO
BILL KUROKI, MGR. CH.4-6419
MASAKO LESAGB, one of the charm-
ing receptionists at the Puji-En,
inviting you to dine in one of
the unusual "tatami" rooms of the
unique Japanese restaurant.
SUS MATSUMOTO and HARRY OKUNO
are your hosts at the Fuji-En and
supervise the kitchen activities
to assure you authentic Japanese
cuisine for your dining pleasure.
Wedding receptions and small pri-
vate parties can be accommodated.
FLORENCE K0SHI0, daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Koshlo, was nam-
ed in "College Who's Who" at CSU,
at Ft. Collins. She will be stu-
dent teaching at the Cherry Greek
school, near Denver, during Feb.
RICH YAMAGUCHI, graduate stu-
dent at CU, has moved to Platte-
ville, and teaches as LaSalle.
LORRAINE KOSHXO, daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. Sam Koshlo, was chosen
DAR "Good Citizen" at Ft. Lupton
Hi, where she is also Head Girl.
ALBAN H. K0NISHX, son Of Mr. &
Mrs. George H. Konishi of Platte-
ville, passed preliminary screen-
ing tests, and was named by Sen.
John A. Carroll as one of the 11
finalists for the Air Academy.
ALBAN is a senior at Valley High,
and will compete for the single
vacancy at the USAF Academy.
Hie 1st general meeting of the
Ft. Lupton JACL was held, on Jen.
21st, with more than 40 members
attending. PRES. FRANK YOKOOJI
reported that the Chow Mein Din-
ner would be held on Feb. 18th,
Sun., at the Ft. Lupton Buddhist
Church, and the Japanese movies
Benefit would be held on Her. 6,
Tues., at the Ft. Lupton Theatre.
PROFESSIONAL AND lAmns
BUSINESS LISTINGS TOSHIO ANDO, 1942 Larimer St. AC 2-5315
ADvenr/swo LLOYD SHINSATO,
J. HOWARD MCCARTHY, 725 St. Paul 1639 Clarkson St. KE 4-8043
Brown & Bigelow. AL 5-2075 MINORU YASUI,
P M79STS 1225 20th St. CH 4-2239
JOHN CHIKUMA, DDS Brighton OPTOMtTJUSTS
75 So. 4th Street 560 MAS KANDA, 0D
1515 W. 48th Ave. GE 3-4221
MAS GIMA, DDS
1404 E. 18th Ave. AL 5-6822 BEN MATOBA, 0D KE 4-1941
1959 Larimer St.
MICHAEL X. HORI, DDS
4101 E. Wesley Ave. SK 6-0924 MISA0 MATOBA, OD Ft. Lupton
Burt Building UL 7-6550
T. ITO, DDS
830 18th Street 2838 Federal Blvd. KE 4-8680 GL 5-0741 PHYSiCIAMS
Y. ITO, DDS CHARLES FUJISAKI, M.D. Brighton
SUEO ITO, DDS S. ITO, DDS 40 No. Main Street. 418
1477 Pennsylvania St. CH 4-6589 T. K. KOBAYASHI, M.D. DICK D. M0MII, M.D.
K0JI KANAI, DDS Wheatridge ALBERT NODA, M.D.
4310 Harlan St. HA 2-5817 1227 27th Street KE 4-3104
TONY KAWAN0, DDS HERBERT MARUYAMA, M.D.
1750 Humboldt St. KE 4-3084 8790 W. Colfax Ave. BE 7-4732
ROBERT MAYEDA, DDS Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-6961 TSURU T. OKAGAWA, M.D. 1848 W. 38th Ave. GL 5-8202
TAKASHI MAYEDA. DDS ISAMU OZAMOTO, M.D.
Interstate Trust Bide TA 5-6961 TA 5-1596
Interstate Trust Bldg
GENTA NAKAMURA, DDS HOWARD SUENAGA, M.D. 830 18th Street
Interstate Trust Bldg TA 5-7498 AC 2-1314
KEN UYEHARA, DDS 40 No. Main Street Brighton 1312 M. GEO. TAKEN0, M.D.
INSURANCE Medical Arts Bldg., 1955 Pennsylvania St. TA 5-0783
HORIUCHI & CO., General Ins. AYAKO WAD A. M.D.
1480 So. Cherry St* SK 6-3169 810 23rd Street TA 5-2565
BEN YANAGA, Occidental Life Ins. MAHITO UBA, D.0.
1751 York Street FL 5-7321 1230 21st Street MA 3-3743
CALENDAR Of Coming Events
Feb. 17- CATHAY SKI CLUB'S SKI
Feb. 18: TRIP, to Aapen, Colo.
Feb. 18: FT. LUPTON CHOW MEIN
(Sun) DINNER, 3 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 24: BRIGHTON JAA MUSICALS
(Sat) at B.H.S., 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 5- 16th Annual NATIONAL
Mar. 10: JACL BOWLING TOURNA- MENT, in S.L.C., Utah
Mar. 6: FT. LUPTON JAPANESE
(Tue) MOVIE BENEFIT, 8 p.m.
Mar. 10- MILE-HI JACL JAPANESE
Mar. 11: MOVIE BENEFIT, TSBC.
Mar. 11: DENVER SCHOOL OF JUDO
(Sun) "OPEN HOUSE", at 2020 Arapahoe St., Denver.
Mar. 30- I.C.S. CONFERENCE, in
Ap r. 1: Denver; Dinner-Dance, Wolhurst Country Club
Apr. 7: BRIGHTON J.A.A. CHOW
(Sat) MEIN & SHRIMP DINNER.
May 5: CATHAY POST JAMBOREE
(Sat) and FAMILY FUN NIGHT.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
BEN T. KUMAGAI) 1st Vice-Pres.
and Prograa Chcnn for the Mile-El
JACL, reported on the annual pro-
graa of the JACL, as follows:
MAR. .Japanese Movie Benefit,
OSK1 TANIWAKI, Chran
APR. I.C.S. Student Conference,
SAM MAXSUMOTO, Coordntr
MAY. Memorial Day Ceremonies,
ROY MAYEDA, Liaison
JUNE Grads Scholarship Dinner,
JEAN SATO, Chiron
JULY Japanese Cocmunity Picnic,
HENRY M. SUZUKI and
OSKI TANIWAKI, Co-Chram
AUG. Japan Boy Scouts Jamboree,
with Mtn-Plains JACL
SEP. .Denver-Takayama Festival,
with Chran B. ROSB
OCT. .Annual Fall JACL Meeting,
(No Chran named)
NOV. Board Members Elections,
(No Chiron named)
DEC. .New Year's Eve Benefit,
YOSH ARAI, Chran
The annual Chow Mein Dinner ia
under consideration, and proposal
to postpone until fall is being
discussed by committee, headed by
PEES. MIKE TASHIRO.
TAKD KASUYA. assistant manager of
Japan Air Lines, from San Fran-
cisco, was a visitor to Denver,
KASUYA is the husband of the
former YOSHIYE YAMAGA, who resid-
ed in Denver during the war, and
graduated in pharmacy, from CU.
They now have two children, a boy
and a girl, and make their home
in San Francisco.
KASUYA conferred with ROBERT
McCABE, Denver representative for
JAL, in order to develop and ge-
nerate greater Interest in travel
to Asia and Japan. KASUYA indi-
cated JAL'a sincere desire to a*1,
sist in cultural programs and in
other community projects by or-
ganisations and individuals in
the Mtn-Plains region.
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REGIONAL BOWLERS INVADING SALT LAKE
JOHN NOGUCHI and MATS ITO, Natl JACL Bowling Advisory Board mem-
bers, reported that 75 regional bowlers will be leaving for Salt Lake
City, to compete in the 16th Annual
AT CSMC TOURNEY
Chran JIM SHINTO reported that
more than 400 bowlers participat-
ed in the CSMC Invitational Bowl-
ing Tournament held at the Dahlia
Lanes on Jan. 26-27-28, 1962, in
Denver, Colorado. JEAN SATO was
Co-Chram for the Tournament.
Tournament winners were:
Men'a A PACIFIC MERC. . 3048
Men's B DBAC Team #2. . 2889
Women's AULT LADIES . 2685
Men'8 A C. YOSHIDA. . 1934
Men'8 B S. YAGAMI . 1915
Women' a M. NAKAGAWA . 1729
Men's A: YOSHIDA and
L. THOMPSON - 1388
Mens B B. BUSTOS and
C. A1GAKI - 1248
Women's T. MO RITA and
M. TAXEYAMA - 1114
Men's A: B. AKAHOSHI. . . 688
Men's B : WES KOYANO . . 670
Women'8 : M. NAKAGAWA. . . 668
BEN YANAGA and TAD SHIMIZU paired
to win the Ragtime Doubles, and
VI NISHIMURA & CAL NAKAOKI won
the Mixed Ragtime Doubles.
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National JACL Bowling Tournament,
from Mar. 5-10, 1962. Nine men's
teams, and 3 women's teams, will
be competing for top national Ni-
sei bowling honors at SLC.
Regional teams from this area,
and captains, going to Salt Lake
Celebrity Lanes Bob Mayeda
Dahlia Lanes. Larry Otaguro
Strike & Spare. Gene Ikeya
Bellview Bowl...........Jim Ota
Lotus Room............Yosh Hora
(No Name)..........Cal Nakaokl
D-C Truckers. Bill Yoshida
Greeley Bowlorado Simon Yago
Dahlia lanes. Jean Kawamura
Bellview Bowl Mary Moriahige
Dahlia Lanes. Jean Kawamura
Bellview Bowl Mary Moriahige
Hada Automotive .... Jane Hada
AMY KONISHI of Rocky Ford will
be defending her Women's Singles
crown won in 1961 with a 598.
TO GOLF ASSOCIATION
The East Denver Golf Club, a
Negro group, was admitted to the
Colorado Golf Assn., on Jan. 29.
Its members can now participate
in state and regional golf tourna-
ments as accredited USGA golfers.
The Nisei golf group, Mlle-Hi
Golf Club, is not affiliated with
the Colorado Golf Assn., but has
expressed an interest in joining
DICK YAMAMOTO is Pres, of the
Mlle-Hi golfers. TAK TERASAKI as
Vice-Pres. is checking possibili-
ties of affiliation with CGA.
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HARUKO KOBAYASHI and SUE AKI-
YAMA won a clean sweep In the Mile
High Pairs at the recent ACBL sec-
tional held in Denver during Jan.
Lucky winners of a real estate
prize, worth $500, just north of
Alamosa, were BEN and YVONNE KUMA-
GAX, at the Denver Auto Show.
Not-so-lucky were TAK SHIRAMIZU
of Reliable Auto, who lost $3,000,
and OSK1 TANIWAKI of Downing Auto,
who lost about $300, to burglars
specializing in garage tools.
SAM NAGAI is undergoing criti-
cal treatment at the UCLA Cancer
Center in Los Angeles.
Belated news from S.F. reveals
FLORENCE UYEDA and BEN M1YAHARA
were wed on Dec. 30, 1961.
At the CSMC bowling tourney,
MITS NAKAGAWA rolled a sizzling
644 scratch series. KEN MATSUDA
showed top form in hitting a 1869
scratch all-events total.
EMI CHIKUMA doing the Twist
with an unidentified (?!!!?), but
prominent Denver Nisei business-
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS_____
FUJI1, Roy S................a BOY
2219 W. 29th Ave., Denver
KOBAYASHI, Richard. ... a BOY
3075 So. Ash St., Denver
K0DAMA, George S..........a BOY
3538 Shoshone St., Denver
MUROYA, Tom T...............a BOY
4011 E. 74th Ave., Derby
LADIES AT MASUNAGA'S HOUSE-WARMING PARTY, celebrating the completion
of the luxurious new home of JESS and MARY MASUNAGA in Henderson, are
from left to right: HELEN FUKAYE,
SH1RO, HARUKO SASA, MIYEKO MAYEDA,
HELD ON FEB. 7-10
The 8tn annual Brighton Agri-
cultural Institute was held, in
Brighton, Colo., Feb. 7-10, 1962,
with several thousand farmers and
other interested agriculturalists
from all parts of the region con-
gregating in Brighton, to make it
the largest and most extensive of
its kind in the Rocky Mountain
The Brighton Ag Institute grew
from modest beginnings, original-
ly sponsored by the Brighton JCs,
when BOB SAKATA, as Ag Chrmn, in-
itiated the idea. SAKATA served
as Gen. Chrmn, for 2 years (1955-
1956), followed by SEIJI H0RIUCHI
in 1957, and ROY MAYEDA in 1958.
JACK TSUHARA was Vegetable Day
Chrmn, assisted by FLOYD KOSHIO,
ROY MAYEDA, MIKE TASHIRO, HARRY
FUKAYE, DON TAN ABE, JESS MASUNAGA
and JIM TOCHIHARA. TOCHIHARA was
named Veg. Chrmn for 1963.
MARY MASUNAGA (hostess), FUDGE TA-
ROSE TAZAWA (half-hidden), YASUKO
TOCHIHARA, DOLLY SATO, JOSEPHINE
FUKAYE, TAMI MASUNAGA (Mrs. John)
and MARY MASUNAGA (Mrs. George).
The men in the background can-
not all be identified, but appar-
ently were tremendously affected
with ennui. .
Later, on Feb. 3rd, the MASU-
NAGA'S reciprocated by holding an
"open house party, inviting all
their friends who had given them
the surprise house-warming. The
MASUNAGA'8 new mansion is located
at 10730 Brighton Rd.
ISHIDA, UMEKO (Mickle), 6081 East
80th Ave., Denver, Colo. Wife
of Julius Ishida, and mother of
Sherri Lynn. Daughter of Mr. &
Mrs. Daijlro Furuiye; sister of
Haruye Tanaka, Nobuo, Noboru,
Yukio and Yoshi Furuiye, Denver.
OKUBO, CANDACE GAYE, 4102 W. East-
man Ave., Denver, Colo. Daugh-
ter of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Okubo.
SAMESHIMA, JOHN KIYOJI, 1943 Lari-
mer St., Denver, Colo. Husband
of Isa Sameshima; father of Ki-
yotaka and Aklo Sam Sameshima,
Icbiko Hamada, and Takako Hata-
naka, all of Denver.
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*50.00 RAISED FOR
BUDDY UCHIDA, Chrmn for Che
Mile-Hi Scholarship Fund Benefit,
held on Feb. 3rd, at Cathay Post,
reported that $57.40 was raised
for the 1962 Fund.
SAM MATSUMOTO conducted a du-
plicate tournament for 11 tables
N-S winners were HARUKO and
TOM KOBAYASHI, 1st; followed by
the TOM COSTAs, 2nd; and TRUE and
MIN YASUI, 3rd.
E-W winners were KANA and ART
Y0RIM0T0, 1st; With AGNES MATSUDA
and BOB HASHIMOTO, 2nd; with the
EDDIE KAWAKAMls in 3rd place.
Assisting Chrmn UCHIDA in the
Scholarship Benefit were YVONNE
and BEN KUMAGA1, GLADYS and 0SK1
TANIWAKI, and many others.
Among those firms and indivi-
duals contributing prizes for the
scholarship affair were:
Adams City Drugs
Kimagai, Ben T.
Pick N Pay Croc.
Rocky Mtn Pbarm.
JEAN SATO, Chrmn of the Scho-
larship committee, raised addi-
tional funds by aelling candy, as
a part of the continuing campaign
for Scholar8hip Funds. JEAN SATO
reported that the balance of the
Scholarship Fund, at the present
time, is $259.22.
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OFFICERS FOR 1962
ELECTED BY TSBC
1962 officers of the Tri-State
Buddhist Church were elected in
Jan., with FRANK NAKATA as Issei
President, and HARRY YANARI as
Nisei President. Nisei officers
of TSBC are as follows:
1962 OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD MEMBERS, of the Mile-Hi JACL, after the
inaugural dinner-meeting held at the Cathay Post, on Tues., Feb. 6th.
Seated, from left to right, are: BEN KUMAGAI, 1st Vice-Pres., and
Program Chrmn; JEAN SATO, Scholarship Chrmn; 1962 PRES. MIKE TASHIRO;
HARUKO KOBAYASHI, Issei Story Chrmn; DR. MAS GIMA, 2nd Vice-Pres. and
Standing, from left to right, are: DAVE FURUKAWA, Treasurer (re-
elected); MIN YASUI, re-elected Board member and Dist. Council Chrmn;
ROBERT SAKATA, 2nd Vice-Pres.,
and Membership Co-Chrmn; WILLIAM
KUROKI, Chapter 1000 Club Chrmn;
TAK TERASAKI, 3rd Vice-Pres. for
Publicity and Public Relations;
and TOM MASAMORI, District 1000
Officers and new Board member
not in picture were: DR. AYAKO
WADA, Secty to the Board; JAMBS
IMATANI, Finance Chrmn; and new
Board member, DR. MIKE UBA.
More than 40 members, wives,
and guests, attended the dinner-
meeting. Retiring Board member
JOHN NOGUCHI presided as Toast-
master, and GEORGE MASUNAGA, as
retiring Board member and former
Dist. Council Chrmn, installed
the new 1962 officers and new
Board members. HARUKO KOBAYASHI
was Gen. Chrmn for the dinner.
Program Chrmn. .
Finance Chrmn. .
Corr. Secty. .
Spec. Projects .
. HARRY YANARI
... BEN HARA
. MAS MURA
. TOM KAJIWARA
. HENRY NAKATA
. ED NAKAGAWA
. KAZ SAKAMOTO
. GEO. UMETANI
. SAM SUEKAMA
. GEORGE OMOTO
. JIM KANEMOTO
The list of Issei officers and
Board of TSBC will be published
in the Mar. issue of AJA News.
Teen-agers MAUREEN HIRAYABASHI
and KAREN MISAKI enthusiastically
reported on the Nov. Mtn-Plains
JACL convention, and expressed
appreciation for the wonderful
food at Ft. Lupton, and the ex-
cellent toastmastershlp by BILL
SHARON ISHII, MARY LOU H01MBS,
and ROBIN HIRABAYASHI appeared on
the International Program with an
Odori presentation, which was te-.
levised on KMTV in Omaha.
GEO. SHIMODA recently returned
from a business trip to Japan.
Treasurer ROY HIRABAYASHI re-
ported that the Omaha JACL Scho-
larship Fund balance is $655.82.
ALICE KAYA was named Chairman
for the Omaha JACL's Valentine
Sweetheart Dance at the Belvedere
Club on Feb. 10th.
YURIO KUROISHI will edit a Ja-
panese section for the Omaha JACL
Bulletin, for the benefit of Is-
sels In the Omaha region.
KAZUMA NITTA HOME
KAZUMA NITTA, Who was reported
as missing since Oct., 1961, has
returned home to Denver, and is
safely re-united with his family.
The NITTA family expressed ap-
preciation and thanks to all per-
sons who were concerned, and as-
sisted in this matter.
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