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DENVER. COLORADO
APR., 1962.
CATHAY POST SCHEDULES BENEFIT
FOR COLO. BOYS' STATE, MAY 5
COMMANDER GEO. J. SAKATO of Cathay Post #185 announced that with
the assistance of JEAN SATO (Scholarship Chrmn for the Mile-Hi JACL)
and YOSH ARAI, two AJA students from Manual High School will be spon-
sored by the Post to attend the
annual Colorado Boys' State on
the CU campus
during June.
MILE-HI ORATORICAL
CONTEST, MAY 5 TH
MIKE TASHIRO, Pres, of Mile-Hi
JACL, announced that the chapter
oratorical would be held on Sat.,
May 5th, at the TSBC, 8:00 p.m.
Non-Japanese contest judges,
who are JACLers, are being named
by BETTY SUZUKI, Dist. Secty.
The chapter contest will de-
termine a finalist to enter the
Mtn-Plains JACL district speak-
off scheduled for Sat., May 26th,
at 2:00 p.m., at the TSBC.
GORDON AOYAGI
and STEVE NITTA
have been named
as Cathay Post's
delegates.
In connection
with Boys' State
work, Conmander
SAKATO reminded
all Post members
COMMANDER
JOE SAKATO
CATHAY POST
and the general
public that the Benefit scheduled
for Sat., May 5th, will be held
on schedule.
VOL. III. No. 8______________
MILE-HI JACL SLATES
BRIDGE BENEFIT FOR
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
BEN T, KUMAGAI, Vice-Pres. for
Program of the Mile-Hi JACL, as-
sisted by SAM MATSUMOTO and BUDDY
UCHIDA, announced that a card be-
nefit for the Mile-Hi Scholarship
Fund would be held on May 19th,
Sat., at Akebono Restaurant.
All net proceeds of the bene-
fit will be earmarked for scho-
larships for AJA8 in the Denver
metropolitan area.
Admission will be $1.25 per
person. Plan to attend the Mile-
Hi JACL Scholarship Benefit, Sat.
May 19th, at Akebono!
TSBC FUJI-MATSURI
ON SUN.. MAY 20
The Tri-State Buddhist Church
will stage its annual Fuji-Matsu-
ri on Sun., May 20th, at the TSBC
1947 Lawrence St., Denver.
Open House will be from 12:30
p.m., for cultural exhibits, in-
cluding bonsai and ikebana. The
program on the new stage at TSBC
will be from 1:30 p.m. Everyone
is cordially invited!
CATHAY POST 185
MEMORIAL SERVICES
Newly-elected Comdr. A1 MIYA-
GISHIMA of The Cathay Post will
be in charge of the Memorial Day
services at Fairmount Cemetery.
The services for the AJA com-
munity of Denver will be at 12:00
noon, at Fairmount Cemetery, near
the VFW statue, on May 30th.
K. PATRICK OKURA
K. PATRICK OKURA of Omaha, Nebr.,
was nominated by the Mtn-Plains
JACL district for the office of
National President of the JACL.
At present, OKURA is serving
as 1st Nat'l Vice-Pres., and has
a record of almost 20 years of
service to the JACL.
PRES. TASHIRO indicated that
the meeting on May 5th will also
include the regular Board meeting
of Mile-Hi JACL, and all members
are cordially invited to attend.
An RCA Color TV will be given
away at a drawing to be held dur-
ing the evening of May 5th. Oth-
er prizes include a VM Tape Re-
corder and Transistor Radio. All
net proceeds of the Benefit will
be devoted to Youth and Children
Welfare programs of the American
Legion.
GENJI YAMAMOTO, engineer for
the Denver Water Board, assisted
by JOHN NAKASHIMA, and a dedicat-
ed crew of volunteers have com-
pletely renovated the Cathay Post
dining room and enlarged the bar
and lounge facilities, after the
disastrous fire during March.
All former patrons and friends
of Cathay Post are moat cordially
invited to visit the new facili-
ties of the Post, 2015 Market St.,
after May 1st.
COMPLETELY RE-MODELLED AND RENOVATED!!!
Finest Chinese Restaurant in Denver!
ENJOY THE TASTIEST ORIENTAL CUISINE IN TOWN,
AMIDST PLUSH, LUXURIOUS SURROUNDINGS!
(Come to see our unique bamboo and flower nook,
with wishing pool, and flowing rock fountain.)
BOVS STATE BEDE FIT M1AV Stfc


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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA HEWS
APR.. 1962.
CO-CHAIRMEN OF THE BRIGHTON J.A.A. CHOW MEIN DINNER, standing at left
is Gen. Chrmn HARRY IDA, with wife,
SAKATA, Pres, of the J.A.A., with
CSMG-8IMP80N CHURCH
ORIENTAL FOOD BAZAAR
SCHEDULED JUNE 9TH
ROY NAGAI was named Gen. Chrmn
for the annual Oriental Food Ba-
zaar of the Simpson ME Church, to
be held at the Grange Hall, at W.
26th Ave. at Speer Blvd., on Sat.
June 9th.
Chrmn NAGAI will be assisted
by SAM MATSUMOTO, HENRY HOSHIKD,
and VERN LANGHOFER, Asst. Chrmn.
MARY IDA, and at right is ROBERT
wife, JOANNA SAKATA, supervising
the filling of take-out orders at
the annual conmunity-wide Orient-
al dinner, in Brighton, Colo.
Official greeters for the big
dinner were: DR. JOHN CHIRUMA as
Chrmn, with DR. KEN UYEHARA and
JESS MASUNAGA assisting.
Crew Chrmn included: Ushers,
SAM TASHIRO; Busboys, PAUL OKADA;
Dishwashers, ROY MAYEDA; Physical
Arrangements, DON TANABE; Kitchen
Crew, MIKE TASHIRO; and Tickets .
Co-ordinators, WES K0YANO, GEORGE
OKUBO, and JESS MASUNAGA.
TOMI ITO is in general charge
of the food committee, and will
be assisted by all organizations
of the Simpson Church.
CEHT
Denver s\ colo.
Ke 4.-6997
pfcOP: OStO T ft fl I WRKl
TOM NAKATA ELECTED
NAT'L YBA VICE-PRE8.
TOM NAKATA of Brighton, Colo,
was recently elected Nat'l Vlce-
Pres. of the Natl Young Buddhist
Association of America for a 2 yr
term, 1962-64.
NAKATA is an active Bussei and
has served as Pres, of Tri-State
Young Buddhist League. He is al-
so a Board member of the Mile-Hi
JACL, and active in community af-
fairs in the Denver area.
Ben I. Kumagai
Sclunitlt, Skarp, /HcCaLe & Co.
Member of
MIDWEST STOCK EXCHANGE
1717 Stout St., ALpine 5-1411
Denver 2, Colo. AComa 2-0716
WEST 80TH AVENUE at SHERIDAN BOULEVARD WESTMINSTER, COLORADO.
P. 0. BOX 1501, DENVER 1, COLORADO.
HENRY IMADA, President.
Tel.: HA 9-3537
A VERY SMALL PART OF THE 1,400 GUESTS, served at the Brighton J.A.A.
Chow Mein Dinner on Apr. 7th, above, are CHIYO KANEMOTO of Longmont,
Colo., with JANE NAKATA of Brighton pouring tea for HENRY and BETTY
SUZUKI of Westminster, Colo.
All 78 members of the Brighton
J.A.A. cooperated in this tremen-
dous undertaking, fully assisted
by their wives, as members of the
Brighton Nisei Women's Club, and
by members of their families.
DOCUMENTARY FILMS
ON EVACUATION AND
442ND INFANTRY
Documentary films on the eva-
cuation of Japanese from the West
Coast in 1942, and training films
of the 442nd Infantry Combat team
in Mississippi were shown in Den-
ver, during Mar. 1962.
The films are of historical
interest, and brought back memo-
ries to those who viewed them.
The Issei members of Simpson
Church, with REV. JON FUJITA, and
more than a 100 members of the
Judo School viewed the films.
The films are part of the col-
lection owned by BERT M. URATA,
1747 W. Walnut St., Chicago, 111.
JACLers and veterans, who saw the
20-min. movies, expressed thanks
to URATA for releasing the films.
T8BC APTS. INC.
ELECTS OFFICERS
The Tri-State Buddhist Church
Apartments, Inc. was formally in-
corporated under the law of Colo-
rado to build a non-profit apart-
ment building for older people.
Officers of the corporation
were elected as follows:
PRESIDENT...........JAMES KANEMOTO
Vice-Pres...........FRANK NAKATA
Vice-Pres.............LEE MURATA
Secretary............. . BEN HARA
Treasurer..............ED NAKAGAWA
Auditors............SAM SUE KAMA
and JIM TOCHIHARA
Public Relations A. M. WATADA
and FLOYD K0SHI0
At present, discussion of site
selection is under consideration
by the Board. It is not expected
that the apartment building will
be completed before the fall of
1963. Any suggestions as to an
available site of 8 lots or more
would be welcomed by the Board.
DR. EDWIN HAGIHARA
WINS J.C. AWARDS
Chicago JACL Pres. JOE SAGAMI
and Issei Story Chrmn SHIG WAKA-
MATSU arranged Denver showings.
Today's Prescriptions YourSiggest Health Value!
O___ .
H? Same Pharmacy
2521 c, 34-TH AV£
PHONE DE 05
DENVER S, COLO.
DR. EDWIN HAGIHARA won the an-
nual Greeley "Jay-C of the Year
Award, at the annual installation
banquet of the Junior Chamber of
Commerce, in Greeley, Colo.
DR. HAGIHARA, an outstanding
orthodontist, also received the
"Exhausted Rooster" award which
is given to members upon reaching
their 35th birthday. DR. HAGI-
HARA is a graduate of Northweet-
ern University Dental School, in
Chicago, 111.
GEORGE FUJIMOTO
CAPITOL MORTUARY
1331 SHERMAN TA 5-0151
Personal Attention
to Every Detail


MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PACE 3.
APR.. 1962.
LARRY TAJIRI> Drama Editor of The
Denver Post, addressing the ICS,
at the convention banquet, held
on Sat., Mar. 31st, at the Wol-
hurst Club, in Littleton, Colo.
FIDRENCE KOSHIO of CSU receiving
the "ICS-er of the Year" Award,
from TAK TERASAKI, 3rd Vice-Prea.
of the Mile-Hi JACL. FLORENCE is
the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Floyd
Roshio, of Ft. Lupton, Colo. In
the foreground is the 1962-63 ICS
QUEEN CHARLENE WONG of CSC.
I7TH ANNUAL STUDENT CONFERENCE
The 17th annual Intermountain Collegiate Students' conference, un-
der the able leadership of acting Pres. HENRY TOBO of CSU, was cli-
maxed at a banquet held at the Wolhurst Club, on Sat., Mar. 31, 1962,
with irrepressible HARRY FUJIMOTO------------------------------------
(CU) of Almnosa, officiating as quet was followed by the tradi-
Master of Ceremonies. tional farewell dance.
REV. PAUL HAGIYA delivered the
invocation, and retiring Pres.
BOB WATADA introduced the 1962-63
officers, who were installed by
SAM MATSUMOTO, Advisor.
ALAN TAKAKI announced the win-
ner of the "ICS-er of the Year
Award, and RICHARD IDA presented
the basketball awards.
LARRY TAJIRI was the principal
speaker of the evening. The ban-
1962-63 I.C.S. OFFICERS
PRESIDENT..........HENRY TOBO
1st Vlce-Pres. NATCHI MATSUNAMI
2nd Vice-Pres. HARRY HARADA
Secretary..........JOAN SAKYO
Treasurer........RON YAMAMOTO
Social Chrmn SHIRLEY YAMASAKI
Athletic Chrmn .... KEN TAGAWA
Publicity Co-Chrmn KEN TERADA
and CAROL UYEMURA
1962-63 I.C.S, OFFICERS BEING INAUGURATED, from left to right, are:
2nd Vice-Pres. HARRY HARADA of CU; President HENRY TOBO of CSU; 1st
Vice-Pres. NATCHI MATSUNAMI of CSC; Secretary JOAN SAKYO of CSC; and
Social Chairman SHIRLEY YAMASAKI of CSC.
ICS BASKETBALL TROPHY WINNERS, from left to right: FLOYD ITO of the
Championship Bussei team; BOB YAMATO of the runner-up CU Hawailans;
and WALT SAGARA for 3rd place CU Extension team; QUEEN CHARLENE WONG
accepting the Women's Championship Trophy for the CSC Women's Team.
HENRY TOBO, CSU, acting Pres, of
the I.C.S. for 1961-62, .extending
greetings to assembled delegates
at the convention banquet. TOBO
was elected Pres, for 1962-63.
LYNNE HORIUCHI. daughter of Mr. &
Mrs. Robert Horiuchi, of Denver,
receiving Oratorical Certificate
from MIN YASUI, Mtn-Plains JACL
Dlst. Chrmn. LYNNE HORIUCHI is a
junior at George Washington High
School in Denver, Colo., and was
winner of the ICS Oratorical.
I.C.S. BANQUET-GOERS: One of the 16 tables of young people assembled
at the ICS Banquet held at the Wolhurst, above, from left to right:
JOAN SAKYO of CSC; KATIE OKA of North High; NATCHI MATSUNAMI of CSC;
DON CHIKUMA of N.E. Jr. College (at far right end of table); FLORENCE
YONEHIRO of CU Extension; and SHIRLEY YAMASAKI of CSC.
ANOTHER TABLE OF YOUNG PEOPLE: From left to right, BOB K0NISH1, CSU;
and looking over the head of DORIS KUSUNO of CSU is LARRY FUJIMOTO of
CU; BOB WAXADA at near end of table; FLORENCE KOSHIO of CSU at far
right end of table; NANCY HORIUCHI of CSU; and ALBERT NAKATA of CU at
foot of table; also seen at next table is GORDON KOSHIO of CU.


MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
APR. 1962
PACE 4
WELCOME TO TSUBOKAWA'S JOURNAL
TOSHIRO "YOZAN" TSUBOKAWA, formerly the Washington correspondent
for The Yomiuri Shimbun of Tokyo, Japan, has initiated a new weekly
English-Japanese newspaper for Denver and environs, as of Apr. 5th.
ROY TAKENQ, a newsman experienced on pre-war West Coast vernacular
newspapers and once editor of The Rocky Shimpo, and who later worked
on The Denver Post, adds a pro-
fessional touch to the English
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 0D0W ........... Artist
TOM MASAMORI. .Photographer
TRUE YASUI. .General Factotum
For those of us who grew up in
the pre-war West Coast Oriental
ghettoes, constantly exposed to
various aspects of Japanese cul-
ture, the Ignorance of the Sansei
about their ancestral background
is a surprising thing.
Some Sansei have trouble pro-
nouncing simple Japanese names.
They have a vague idea that some-
time far back, their grandparents
migrated to the U.S., but they
don't know when or why or how.
They are likewise unaware of
the problems their grandparents
faced as unlettered immigrants,
and of the lives their Nisei par-
ents led in segregated communi-
ties, and of their struggles for
acceptance in their native land.
Many, we've discovered, have
scarcely heard of the evacuation,
and have no understanding of how
this event shaped their lives.
Actually, this lack of know-
ledge really shouldn't surprise
us, because it only reflects the
changes that have taken place in
our own outlook.
We Nisei are no longer preoc-
cupied with what might be referr-
ed to as our "Niaei-ness". Were
part and parcel of the American
scene. So our children are grow-
ing up in an atmosphere far re-
moved from that which we knew In
our youth. This Is good, and in-
evitable.
Yet, there seems a need for
the Sansei to understand their
origins and their heritage. Such
understanding, the sociologists
say, will give them "identifica-
tion", which is so necessary to
appreciate their own culture.
No one can tell the Sense! the
story of their heritage better
than the Nisei. Try telling them
about it sometime. It might be
worthwhile. The Isaei Story Pro-
ject, Incidentally, ia an effort
to document and record this his-
tory for posterity.
section of Tsubokawa's journal.
Since The Colorado Times gave
up its English section, there has
been a serious lack of communica-
tion In our AJA community.
The weekly Simpson-CSMC Church
bulletins, the monthly Buddhist
"Hi-Llte8", and the Cathay Post's
monthly "Sound Off" have been of
help in knowing what is going on
In our town, but limited to their
respective memberships.
We have also tried to fill the
gap with the AJA NEWS, but admit-
tedly a monthly bulletin is not
timely. Consequently, we welcome
Taubokawa'9 Journal as a boon to
our community. We hope that Tsu-
bokawa's efforts succeed!!
JACL-SAKATA AWARD*
CANDIDATES 60U0HT
JEAN SATO, Scholarship Chrmn
for Mlle-Hi JACL, announced that
the search for outstanding AJA
graduates of high schools in the
Denver metropolitan area will be
conducted during this spring, for
awards to be made in June.
The JACL-SAKATA AWARD, with a
permanent plaque and $100.00 cash
grant, goes to the AJA graduate
who shows the greatest promise of
future contributions to the com-
munity and humanity in general*
Two other awards, designated
aa the Mile-Hi Scholarship Awards
in the amounts of $75 and $50 are
also presented by Mile-Hi JACL.
Candidates for awards may be
submitted by anyone, and a record
of scholastic achievement aa well
as a aunmary of extra-curricular
activities must be sent to Chrmn
JEAN SATO, 6790 No. Downing St.,
Denver 29, Colorado.
JOYCE 8AKA0UCHI
JOYCE SAKAGUCHI, Head Girl at
Brighton High School, was Mile-Hi
JACL'8 candidate for Nat'l JACL
scholarships. JOYCE was not only
Head Girl at Brighton Hi but also
winner of the DAR "Good Citizen"
Award, and ia also a delegate to
Colorado Girls State.
BILL KUROKI HEADS
JACL IOOO CLUBBERS
BILL KUROKI, Chapter Chrmn for
the JACL 1000 Club, reported that
as of Apr. 15, 1962, the Mile-Hi
JACL had 43 current 1000 Clubbers
signed up for 1962.
The Mile-Hi JACL has two Life
members in the Nat'l 1000 Club,
and three local members who have
contributed $25.00 per year for
11 years, as follows:
DR. CHAS. FUJISAKI. Life
BESSIE SHIYOMURA. Life
BILL H0S0KAWA .... 11 yrs.
JAMES IMATANI .... 11 yrs.
DR. TOM KOBAYASHI 11 yrs.
(Others lesser number of years)
Anyone interested In assisting
the Nat'l JACL may contact Chrmn
BILL KUROKI, at CH 4-6419.
A PART OP THE INTERMOUNTAIN CQf.ijtCTATE STUDENTS' BANQUET HEAD-TABLE.
on Mar. 31, 1962, at the Wolhurst Country Club, In Littleton, Colo.,
from left to right: LILY MASAMORI, The Rev. PAUL HAGIYA of Simpson
M.E. Church; PAT YAMAGUCHI (wife of Richard Yamaguchi, Immediate past
president of ICS), MIN YASUI as Mtn-Plains JACL District Chrmn and as
advisor, and DORIS MATSUMOTO (wife of Sam Matsumoto, ICS advisor).
The Mile-Hi JACL is sponsoring
a chapter oratorical contest, on
Sat., May 5th,
8:00 p.m., to
determine a fi-
nalist to enter
the Mtn-Plains
District speak-
off, scheduled
at 2:00 p.m. on
Sat., May 26th.
At the pre-
sent time, we
understand only
three entrants
have officially
submitted their
applications.
The three in
the Mlle-Hi oratorical contest,
thus far entered, are: DELIGHT
FUJIMOTO (Manual Hi), CAROL KANE-
KO (CU), and JANET OKAMURA (CC).
Several others have expressed
an Interest, and we hope everyone
Interested will speak, in order
to send the best orator to the
Nat'l JACL Convention in Seattle
from this region.
at the TSBC, at
MIKE
TASHIRO
MILE-HI JACL BOARD MEETINGS:
The Sat., May 5th, meeting at
8:00 p.m., at the TSBC, will be
combined with the regular Board
of Governors' meeting for May.
Again, we want to emphasize
that all Board meetings of the
Mile-Hi JACL are open to all mem-
bers of the chapter.
If you have any suggestions or
criticisms, or If you want to sit
in with the Board to learn of po-
licy decisions, you, as a member,
are most welcome to attend.
Board meetings are held month-
ly. Dates and times, and place
of meetings will be announced.


APR.. 1962,
mountain-plains aja news
PACE 3.
JUDO OFFICIALS AT FUJI-EN
SCENE AT FUJI-EN. during March, at reception for Judo Officials from
Calif., from left: DR. MISAO MATOBA, J. WIDMAR, C. HAMMOND, DR. YOSH
ITO, YOSH NISHIMURA, DR. SUEO ITO,
BRIGHTON NEWS
BOB SAKATA, Pres, of JAA, an-
nounced the final spring meeting
of the J.A.A., on Sat., May 12th.
The Brighton Nisei Women's Club
will hold their installation at
the same time.
An intriguing sight in Bright-
on these days is MIKE M. TASHIRO
as Head Chef at The Terrace Inn!
TOSH and JOYCE TASHIRO, long-
time Brightonians, have forsaken
the farm, and gone into the motel
business. They are now owners of
Motel Safari, in Limon, Colo.
HONOR STUDENTS at Brighton Hi,
among the Seniors, were JOYCE SA-
KAGUCHI, KAREN TOKUNAGA, and NOR-
MAN HORII.
Among the 7 Juniors in the top
5% of their class were PAUL SASA
and RAYMOND IMATANI.
(Yosh Uchida and Kazuo Shinohara,
half-hidden, from Calif.), ROGER
STEVENS in center foreground, and
guests, PROF. K. NAGANO and PROF.
T. YAMAUCHI, with TOORU TAKAMATSU
and GEO. KURAMOTO, (Bill Hosokawa
hidden), DR. T. ITO, MIN YASUI,
HOWARD ODA, and FRED OKIMOTO.
SAN LUIS VALLEY
RON INOUYE, son of Mr. & Mrs.
Roy Inouye of La Jara, Colo., was
elected Dist. Pres, of the South-
ern Peaks Student Council at Tri-
nidad, Colo. He is also Pres, of
La Jara High School council, and
a delegate to Boys' State at CU,
during June.
FT. LUPTON
TOM KOSHIO, Treasurer of the
Ft. Lupton JACL, reported that
their chapter remitted $40.00 to
Nat'l JACL HQ in the Japanese mo-
vie project, during March.
Nat'l JACL Director MAS SATOW
noted Ft. Lupton JACL as the 1st
chapter in the nation to report
in on the national JACL Japanese
movie project. SATOW indicated
future possibilities of Japanese
films for the sole benefit of the
various individual chapters.
KONISHI FAMILY ON
"VOrCE OF AMERICA"
U.S. Sen. John A. Carroll of
Colorado reported that a Japanese
language interview with ALBAN KO-
NISHI, and his parents, MR. and
MRS. GEO. H. KONISHI, of Ft. Lup-
ton, was broadcast to Japan, on
the Voice of America program, on
Apr. 2nd.
ALBAN, 17, will be competing
for admission to the USAF Academy
at Colorado Springs, this summer.
His father, GEORGE KONISHI, came
to America in 1910, and with his
wife, raised a family of 13 out-
standing children, nearly all of
whom have attended college.
JjliAL'p/i
2801 DOWNING ST.
DENVER 5,COLORADO
BILL KUROKI, MGR. CH.4-6419
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CALENDAR
Of Coming Events
May 5: (Sat) MILE-Hl JACL ORATORICAL and Board Meeting, at TSBC, from 8:00 p.m.
May 5: (Sat) CATHAY POST'S BENEFIT, for Colo. Boys' State.
May 12: (Sat) SIMPSON CSMC CHURCH'S Bowling Awards Banquet, Lotus Room, 9th & Speer
May 12: (Sat) BRIGHTON JAA MEETING, & NISEI WOMEN'S INAUGURAL
May 19: (Sat) MILE-HI JACL BENEFIT, for Scholarship Funds, at Akebono Restaurant.
May 20: (Sun) TSBC "FUJI-MATSURI", at 1947 Lawrence St., from 12:30 p.m. Open House.
May 26: (Sat) KTN-PLAINS JACL DIST. ORATORICAL SPEAK-OFF, at TSBC, from 2:00 p.m.
May 26: (Sat) BOWLING AWARDS BANQUET, at Brown Palace Ue6t.
May 30: (Wed) MEMORIAL SERVICES, at Fairmount Cemetery, by Cathay Post, 12:00 noon
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BUSINESS LISTINGS TOSHIO ANDO, 1942 Larimer St. AC 2-5315
AWC*T/S/M9 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 OPTCMtmSTS
75 So. 4th Street 560 MAS KANDA, OD
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PACE 6
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
APR.. 1962.
CATHAY SKI CLUB'S FINAL OUTING, to
of SACHI SHIBATA, retiring Pres.,
activities. The new officers for
the 1962-63 season are:
PRESIDENT...........ROBERT INAI
Vice-Pres...............JIM KUGA
Rec. Secty..........TERESA LUKNE
Corr. Secty.........MAY KUMAGAI
Treasurer...........GEORGE KONDO
The final meeting of the sea-
son was held at the GEORGE HADA
residence, with YOSHIE MIZOUE and
JIM KUGA in charge of the buffet
supper.
Winter Park. Under the leadership
the Ski Club wound up their season
ROY SHIBATA. dubiously looking at
snow conditions, at Winter Park.
KAY KINOSHITA in lower left back-
ground. (Snaps by SACHI SHIBATA)
DENVER BOWLING AWARDS BANQUET
AT BROWN PALACE WEST. MAY 26 TH
The Denver Nisei Men's Classics, the Denver Nisei Men's Minors and
the Denver Nisei Women's Bowling League will hold their annual awards
dinner-dance at the Brown Palace West on Sat., May 26th. Information
------------------------- can be obtained from IWAO NISHI-
BRIGHTON J.A. A. League Seccy DU 8_9l6-
BOWLING LEAGUE
Brighton JAA's Mixed Bowling
League held their annual awards
dinner-dance at the Rocky Mtn Ar-
senal, in the Officers' Club, on
Sat., Apr. 14th.
ROY MAYEDA was Toastmaster for
the occasion, and SAM TASHIRO was
in charge of the dinner as chair-
man.
New officers for the 1962-63
season were inaugurated, as fol-
lows:
PRESIDENT.............JOE SASAKI
Vice-Pres.........SHOGO HORIUCH1
Secretary...........MARY SHIBAO
Treasurer. ..... GEORGE OKUBO
SIMPSON CHURCH
BOWLING LEAGUE
Simpson Church Bowling League
will hold their awards banquet at
the Lotus Room, on Sat., May 12.
JIM SHINTO, retiring Chairman,
will be Toastmaster for the din-
ner. VI NISHIMURA and SACHI GOTO
are in charge of arrangements.
Officers of the Colorado Nisei
Classics (scratch league) are:
PRESIDENT. WILLIE RASEGAWA
Vice-Pres. TOOTSIE TSUTSUI
Secretary. IWAO NISHIKAWA
Treasurer........SHIG HAYASHI
1962-63 officers of the Denver
Nisei Men's Minors are:
PRESIDENT. JOHN SAKAYAMA
Vice-Pres........GEORGE NAGAI
Secretary. IWAO NISHIKAWA
Treasurer. DR. ROBT. MAYEDA
Summer Mixed League on Thursdays,
at Dahlia Lanes. Call GENE IKEYA
at EA 2-1706, for Information.
DENVER JUDOISTS IN
NAT'L A.A.U. MEET
Denver School of Judo, Inc. of
Denver, Colo., sent 5 entrants to
the Nat'l AAU Judo Championships
in Chicago, 111., on Apr. 28-29,
to determine finalists to go to
the World Olympics to be held in
Tokyo, Japan, during 1963.
Denver judoists, who won clean
sweeps in the Rocky Mtn AAU Judo
championships in Mar., 1962, are:
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you in Japan and, even as
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ROGER STEVENS. Grand Champion
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YOSH NISHIMURA ... 180 lb. Div.
JOSEPH D. MILEY. 160 lb. Div.
TOMMY TABUCHI. 140 lb. Div.
The Denver School of Judo en-
trants have won every judo tour-
nament staged in the Rocky Moun-
tain region in recent years, and
dominates the amateur Judo field
in this area.
CORO SAKAGUCHI, ITIgr. TEL. 659-9984-
GENE IKEYA will serve as 1962-
1963 Chrmn of the Church League.
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PAGE 7.
SAM Y. MATSUMOTO, bridge fiend
extraordinary, and incidentally a
NYLIC life insurance man, became
the 1st AJA in the Rocky Mtn area
to achieve Life Master ranking in
the American Contract Bridge Lea-
gue, on Sun., Mar. 25th.
KEN and FUMI YABE have moved
to their new home at 2555 Dahlia
St., in Denver 7, Colo. KEN YABE
is also hot on the trail of be-
coming a Life Master in ACBL.
hr yosHTO ITO refereeing one of the judo matches at the Promotional
rournamentTheTd on Apr. 22 at the Denver School of Judo, Inc. Above,
JOE TAKAMATSU, age 7, pinning his opponent in the under 75 lb. class.
BIRTHS
KAWASH1MA, George Jr. a BOY
3356 Franklin St., Denver
YOK0MIZO, Gene T......a GIRL
1029 Jackson St., Denver
Y0SH1MURA, Toshlaki ... a GIRL
1736 Uelton St., Denver
f OBITUARIES
TAMI MIYAMOTO, 3560 Elizabeth St.,
(formerly of Ft. Lupton) Mother
of Yasumi, Kasumi, Geo. and Fred
Miyamoto, and Ayako Nakaoki.
JUJIRO YAMAGUCHI, 4044 Umatilla in
Denver, Colo. Husband of Fude,
and father of Nobuo Yamaguchl.
ROSA and TERNO ODOW are having
a new home built at 7801 So. High
St., in Littleton, Colo., to be
completed in July. ROSA ODOW is
now employed at The Fashion Bar,
in Merchants' Park, at 700 South
Broadway. She is regarded as one
of the highest paid fashion art-
ists in Denver.
GORDON AOYAGI of 2885 Dahlia
St., a junior at Manual Hi School
in Denver, was the only AJA stu-
dent receiving one of the 28 Ma-
sonic Awards to outstanding juni-
ors for scholarship, achievement,
character, personality, citizen-
ship and leadership.
Former Denverites re-visiting
Denver last month were ED MATSUDA
on a sad journey, in connection
with the untimely passing of his
son-in-law, SAM NAGAI, for whom
services were held at the TSBC on
Mar. 22nd (ED MATSUDA is in the
securities business in L.A.); and
SAM Y0SHIKAWA, who is with the
branch offices of Schmidt, Sharp
and McCabe Securities Co. in L.A.
NA0JI YOSHIKAWA, Sam's father,
passed away during April.
JUNE SUG1MOTO of Palo Alto,
Calif, became the beautiful bride
of DR. ALBERT NODA, at the Warren
Methodist Church in Denver, Colo,
on Apr. 15th.
SUE YAMAMOTO of Derby, Colo,
was crowned Queen of CU Dorms, at
the University of Colorado last
month. She is a sophomore at CU,
majoring in dance, and has parti-
cipated in 2 plays at the Univer-
sity Theatre on the CU campus.
TOWN TALK, cont'd:
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SAM OKADA of Keenesburg, Colo,
was elected to the town council,
as 3rd high among six councilmen.
He is probably the only AJA to
hold elective office in Colorado.
JOYCE SAMAMURA was engaged to
FRANK FUKU2AWA, both of Denver.
DOROTHY OKAZAKI, a teacher at
Wyman School, will become a June
bride. She is engaged to KENNETH
FUNAKQSHI, formerly of Brighton,
now with Associated Grocers.
DR. AYAKO WADA and DR. TAKASHI
MAYEDA were honored at a family
reception, at the Fuji-En, upon
their recent marriage.
YURI TERADA was elected Head
Girl at West High School.
DOROTHY TOBO of Manual Hi was
the only AJA among 13 seniors ho-
nored by the Denver Federation of
Teachers at the Hilton Hotel, for
scholastic achievement.
NANCY TANINO of Manual Hi and
CAROLYN NISHIKAWA of West Hi were
honored by the Panhellenic Scho-
larship committee.
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by HOWARD 0DA, CH 4-4073, Denver)
NA0JI YOSHIKAWA, 2240 Tremont Pi.,
Husband of Miyuki; father of Sam
Yoshikawa, L.A., Ann Williams of
Denver, and Miyo Yamashita, Cal.
DONALD YOSHIMURA, 3846 Llpan St.,
Denver. Son of George Yoahimura
of Cal., and Thelma Berg of Den-
ver; survived by 3 brothers and
3 sisters, all of Denver.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
APR.. 1962.
1962 MEMBERSHIPS
FOR MILE-HI JACL
DR. MASA GIMA and BOB SAKATA,
membership co-chrmn for the Mile-
Hi JACL, reported that there were
421 members signed up for the lo-
cal chapter, as of Apr. 17, 1962.
The 1962 membership solicitors
signing up more than 10 members
were as follows:
BETTY SUZUKI............92
Bus. Reply Env..........71
JOANNA SAKATA ......... 67
JEAN SATO...............47
YASUI's.................36
MARY SHIBAO.............19
HARUKO KOBAYASHI. ... 18
TOSH ANDO...............12
TAK TERASAKI............12
Other solicitors have signed
up less than 10 members each.
OMAHA JACL INAUGURAL, recently held in Omaha, Nebraska. Above, from
left to right, sitting, are: MIKE WATANABE, re-elected President;
MARY MISAKI, Corr. Secty; LINDA LUCAS, Rec. Secty; EM NAKADOI, Corr.
Secty; and Nat'l JACL President FRANK F. CKUMAN, of Los Angeles.
CATHAY POST ELECTS
1962-63 OFFICERS
Commander JOE SAKATO reported
that the Cathay Post held its an-
nual election of 1962-63 officers
on Apr. 9th.
The following new officers of
Cathay Post were elected:
COMMANDER.......AL MIYAGISHIMA
Sr. Vice-Comdr .... TOM HIKIDA
Jr. Vice-Comdr ERNIE NAGATA
Adjutant........... JIM YAMANE
Chaplain .... REV. PAUL HAGIYA
Sgt-at-Arms. LEONARD GROMMET
Historian.......SHIG MORISHIGE
The annual installation dinner
for the new 1962-63 officers will
be held at Cathay Post, on Mon.,
May 14th.
By Board action, in March, the
past practice of complimentary
dinners for those signing up 23
or more members during the year,
has been discontinued.
Members who have not renewed
their 1962 memberships were urged
to send in their dues to the JACL
office, 1225-20th St., Denver 2.
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ROY NAGAI, of Pacific Mercan-
tile Co. (see ad below) announced
that genuine Cantonese roast duck
is now shipped from San Francisco
in vacuum-packed packages to pre-
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Shipments arrive in Denver on
Thursdays. Place your order for
real finger-licking roast duck at
Pacific Mercantile, KE 4-6031.
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Standing are, from left to right
of JACL; MIKE OSHIMA, 1st Vice-Pres
Treasurer; Hon. LAURENCE C. KRELL,
OMAHA JACL AIDS
ANTI-ALIEN FIGHT
GLADYS HIRABAYASHI, Treasurer
of the Omaha JACL, reported that
the Omaha chapter contributed $75
directly to the Washington State
Alien Land Law Repeal campaign,
during March.
The Omaha JACL decided not to
participate In the Japanese movie
project, because there are only a
few Japanese in the Omaha area.
However, in token of support
for the national campaign against
discrimination, the Omaha JACL
made the direct donation to the
Washington State campaign.
OMAHA JACL EASTER,PARTY
NORIAKI OKADA and MARY MISAKI
vara co-chrmn of the Omaha JACL1s
Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday.
35 dozen eggs were donated by Mr.
and Mrs. ROY HIRABAYASHI, and all
prizes by the HARRY WATANABE's.
Omaha Jr. JACLers assisted in the
coloring of Easter eggs.
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as installing officer; YUK10 ANDO
as member-at-large; and NORIAKI
OKADA, 2nd Vice-Pres.
FRANK CHUMAN, Nat'l JACL Pres,
delivered the principal address.
PAT OKURA acted as Toastmaster.
JACL CHOW MEIN
BENEFIT DEFERRED
UNTIL AUTUMN
MIKE TASHIRO, Pres, of Mile-Hi
JACL, advised that the JACL Chow
Mein Dinner had been postponed to
Sept., to coincide with the pro-
posed Denver-Takayama Fall Festi-
val, being planned by ELIZABETH
ROSE, as a community-wide salute
to Denver's sister city in Japan.
SCOUTS AIR CHARTER
TO JAPAN CANCELLED
The Mtn-Plains JACL office re-
gretfully advised the air charter
for Boy Scouts, from Los Angeles,
was cancelled by the L.A. group,
and Denver scouts attending the
Jamboree in Japan would travel as
individuals by trans-Pacific air-
liners at commercial rates.
Further details may be obtain-
ed from the Mtn-Plains JACL which
will send a Denver Scout to Japan
this summer.
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