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VOL III, No. 9
DENVER. COLORADO
MAY, 1962,
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES
MAY 30 th, 12:00 NOON
AT FAIRMOUNT CEMETERY
Newly-elected Commander of the
Cathay Post, AL MIYAGISHIMA, will
be in charge of the annual Memo-
rial Day services to be held at
Fairmount Cemetery, on Wed., May
30th, at 12:00 noon.
Ceremonies by the Cathay Post
will honor the Nisei war dead of
World War II and of the Korean
conflict.
Members of Cathay Post will be
marching in the Memorial Day pa-
rade downtown, and will join in
the services at Fairmount.
BOWLERS DINNER-DANCE
AT BROWN PALACE WEST
MAY 26th, FROM 6:30
IWAG NISHIKAWA, Secretary of
the Nisei Men's Bowling Leagues,
announced that PACIFIC MERCANTILE
won the Men's Minor League Champ-
ionship, and LEFTY's copped the
Majors Scratch title.
Trophies will be presented at
the League banquet, to be held at
the Brown Palace West, on Sat.,
May 26th.
TSBC"BON ODORI"
DENVER, JULY 15
The Tri-State Buddhist Church
will hold its annual "Bon Odori"
celebration on Sun., July 15th.
Lawrence St., in front of the
TSBC temple, will be closed for
colorful street dancing, with the
participants in Japanese kimonos
and costumes. Out-door dancing
will be from 7:00 p.m., in the
evening.
DELIGHT FUJIMOTO
DELIGHT FUJIMOTO, daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Fujimoto of 2511
Race St., Denver, Colo., was de-
clared winner of the Mile-Hi JACL
oratorical contest held May 5th.
DELIGHT, graduating Manual Hi in
June, has won the Estelle Hunter
Scholarship to Denver University.
NATL JACL CONFAB
SEATTLE, JULY 26-30
MIKE TASHIRO and BEN KUMAGAI,
Pres, and 1st Vice-Pres., head a
delegation of 20 or more Mile-Hi
JACLers to the JACL Convention in
Seattle, during July.
Tentative program for the JACL
Convention is as follows:
July 26:
(Thu.)
July 27:
(Fri.)
July 28:
(Sat)
July 29:
July 30:
. Deep-Sea Fishing
Social Mixer
. Golf Tournament
Opening Ceremonies
Issei Pioneer Dinner
. Awards Luncheon
Oratorical Contest
Bridge Tournament
1000 Club Dinner
Indian Village Outing
, Convention Banquet
"Sayonara" Ball
M^rnr
ViAttJt/s-
uonoRinc our nisei war dead
FAinmounT ccmerERV
mnv 30,196^
tv.00 noon
iponiORED 8V THE CATHAY ?0&T#l*S RBIERIQM IttlOII
COMMUNITY DINNER-DANCE TO HONOR
1962 AJA GRADUATES,ON JUNE 16TH
ALL 1962 AJA GRADUATES INVITED TO GRADUATES' DINNER-DANCEJll
JEAN SATO, Chrmn of the Scholarship Committee of Mile-Hi JACL, an-
nounced the community-wide Graduates' Dinner, honoring all AJA gradu-
ates of high schools and colleges in the Denver metropolitan area, is
------------------------- 1 to be held on Sat., June 16th, at
Americana Motel, 1490 S* Santa Fe
Drive, in Denver,
Colorado.
DISTRICT ORATORICAL
SPEAK-OFF, MAY 26
The Mtn-Plains JACL district
oratorical speak-off will be held
on Sat., May 26th, at 2:00 pm, at
the TSBC, in Denver, Colo.
Finalists are: LYNNE H0RIUCHI
as ICS speaker; DELIGHT FUJIMOTO
for Mile-Hi JACL; and RON MISAKI
for the Omaha JACL.
Winner of the Mtn-Plains dis-
trict speak-off will be sent to
the Nat'l JACL Oratorical Contest
in Seattle, Wn., during July.
The principal
speaker for the
evening will be
DR. KENNETH E.
0BERH0LTZER, Su-
perintendent of
the Denver pub-
lic schools.
t
CHAIRMAN
JEAN SATO
"TAK" TERASAKl
"TAK" TERASAKl, Mile-Hi JACL
board member, and JACLer of long
service and official standing,
will act as Toastmaster of the
Graduates' Banquet, scheduled at
Americana Motel, on Sat., June 16
commencing at 6:30 p.m.
TERASAKl, a native Coloradoan,
has been a foremost exponent of
the importance of education for
our AJA young people.
High-light of
the evening pro-
gram will be the presentations of
the Mile-Hi JACL HARRY SAKATA
Award, and the Mile-Hi Scholar-
ships, to outstanding high school
graduates of 1962.
SIMPSON CHURCH
"FOOD BAZAAR"
ROY NAGAI, Gen. Chrmn for the
CSMC Simpson Church's "Oriental
Food Bazaar", announced that the
annual affair will be held at the
Grange Hall, at West 26th Avenue
at Speer Blvd., on Sat., June 9.
All kinds of Oriental delica-
cies will be available all after-
noon, and special take-out orders
will be available. Hours of ser-
vice are from 2:00-7:00 p.m.
TOMI IT0 is in charge of the
food committee. SAM MATSUM0T0,
HENRY H0SHIK0, and VERN LANGH0FER
are Asst. Chrmn.
UCLA CO-SPONSORS
"ISSEI HISTORY"
HARUK0 KOBAYASHI, Mile-Hi JACL
Chrmn of the Issei Story Project,
reported that Natl JACL and UCLA
agreed to co-sponsor "The History
of Japanese in America".
DENVER COMMUNITY DR. SCOTT MIYAKAWA, associate
professor of sociology, at Boston
Univ., will be co-director of the
project.
PICNIC, AUG. 5th
HENRY SUZUKI headed a Mile-Hi
JACL committee to the Nikkei-Jin
Kai meeting to co-ordinate plans
for the Denver community picnic
to be held at Berkeley Park, in
Denver, on Sun., Aug. 5th.
Members of the JACL committee
were: HENRY SUZUKI, Chairman;
0SKI TANIWAKI and DR. MASA GIMA.
The Issei History project was
authorized at the Sacramento con-
vention in 1960. SHIG WAKAMATSU
of Chicago was named Chrmn.
Nat'l JACL is comnitted to a
$100,000 campaign by July 1st.
Under leadership by SIM TOGASAKI,
$67,000 has been pledged.


PAGE 2.
MOUNTAIN*PLAINS AJA NEWS
MAY, 1962.
INAUGURATION OF OFFICERS AT CATHAY POST #185. American Legion, for
1962-63, held on May 14th, from left to right, are: Newly-elected
Commander AL MIYAGISHIMA, Senior Vice-Commander TOM HIKIDA, Junior
Vice-Cotimander ERNIE NAGATA, Adjutant TOSH OTA, Chaplain The Reverend
PAUL HAGIYA, Sgt-at-Arms LEONARD
GROMMET, and Historian SHIG MORI-
SHIGE. The installing officer
was BABE TAKEOKA.
MILE-HI JACL
MEMBERSHIP LAGS
DR. MASA GIMA and BOB SAKATA,
Membership Co-Chrmn reported that
the last total of members of the
Mile-Hi JACL reached 444, as of
May 20, 1962.
BETTY SUZUKI still leads the
membership solicitors with 92 and
JOANNA SAKATA is second, with 67.
JEAN SATO is fourth with 47, and
TRUE YASUI is fifth with 43 mem-
bers signed up for 1962.
Newly-elected Commander of the
Cathay Post, AL MIYAGISHIMA being
congratulated by JOE SAKATO, Past
Commander.
Comdr. MIYAGISHIMA will lead
the Cathay Post contingent in the
annual Memorial Day parade on May
30th, in downtown Denver.
Thereafter, Comdr. MIYAGISHIMA
will be in charge of the ceremon-
ies at 12:00 noon, at the Fair-
mount Cemetery.
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Denver 5*, coco.
Ke 4-- 6997
1>S.0P: OSK* TRniWRKl
In years prior to 1957, the
membership reached over 600, and
was for many years over 500. It
was hoped that for 1962 the mem-
bership could be built up to at
least 500 active members.
SIMPSON CHURCH
TALENT SHOW
The Sunday School of Simpson
Church, 3401 High Street, Denver,
Colo., held a benefit talent show
on Fri., May 18th.
Various acts and specialties,
including vocal selections, dance
numbers, and instrumental music
featured the evening's entertain-
ment program.
The Talent Show program was
held at Smith School, with SAM
OWADA as Gen. Chrmn.
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WEST 80TH AVENUE at SHERIDAN BOULEVARD WESTMINSTER, COLORADO.
P. O. BOX 1501, DENVER 1, COLORADO.
HENRY IMADA, President. Tel.: HA 9-3537
GRAND RE-OPENING
AT CATHAY POST
Civic dignitaries and public
relations people from the press,
radio and TV were invited to the
grand re-opening party at Cathay
Post on Wed., May 23rd.
Commander AL MIYAGISHIMA wel-
comed visitors to The Post, and
members were hosts at a cocktail
party for the occasion.
TSBC APTS. INC.
SEEKING LAND
PRES. JAMES KANEMOTO of TSBC
Apts. Inc., led a group of Board
members on an inspection tour of
several possible building sites
for the proposed senior citizens
apartment house to be constructed
by the TSBC Apts. Inc.
REV, Y. TAMAI, of the Tri-State
Buddhist Church in Denver, Colo.,
during the Fuji Matsuri celebra-
tion on May 20, 1962.
The Open House program at TSBC
included a judo demonstration, a
lecture on Buddhism and Japanese
culture, classical Japanese odori
and a colorful kimono parade, as
pictured below.
Anyone having possible leads
on building sites of about 10, or
more lots, were urged to contact
any member of TSBC Apts- Inc.
Tea ceremonies, Ikebana dis-
plays, Obi-tying demonstrations,
and Japanese calligraphy were al-
so on the all-afternoon program.
KIMONO PARADE AT THE TSBC, during the Fuji Matsuri celebration, on
May 20th, showing part of the over-flow crowds that janmed the Tri-
State Buddhist Church in Denver, Colo. In addition to the live pro-
________________________grams held on stage, there were
. APplApoe art and cultural displays in the
MTr UF FICER5 main temple portion of TSBC.
New officers for the Methodist
Youth Fellowship at Simpson M.E.
Church were elected as follows:
PRESIDENT.........LAURA MASUNAGA
Vice-Pres. CATHY SHIRAMIZU
Secretary. JOVALENE MORISHIGE
Treasurer...........NOEL HAGIYA
Sgt-at-Arms...........LARRY GOTO
The MYFers planned an active
program for this summer, and will
engage in work projects, to paint
and clean the Church, as well as
to have plenty of out-door fun.
REGISTER TO VOTE!!!
Voters in Denver are too late
to register for the election on
June 5th, on 1% increase of sales
tax, and the police and firemen
pay raises and amendment.
But, you may register to vote
in the primaries in Sept., and in
the general election in Nov., if
you have been a resident in the
State for 1 year, 90 days in the
county, and 15 days in the pre-
cinct where you live.
GEORGE FUJIMOTO
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PACE 3.
MAY, 1962,
DENVER SCOUTS TO
JAPAN JAMBOREE
A tentative schedule to send
five Denver AJA Scouts to Japan
is being worked out with the U.S.
Navy, and Nat'l Boy Scout office,
according to MIN YASUI, District
Chrmn of the Mtn-Plains JACL,
The AJA Scouts are STEVE ANDO,
GENE KAMBARA, HOWARD KOSHI, JAMES
SUEKAMA and GENE TAKAMINE
The U.S. Navy ship will leave
San Pedro harbor near Los Angeles
on July 7, arriving in-Yokohama,
Japan, on July 21st.
The Denver scouts will spend a
week in Tokyo, and then proceed
to Takayama, sister-city of Den-
ver for a two-day goodwill visit,
arranged by ELIZABETH H. ROSE, of
the Denver-Takayama committee.
The Scouts will join the Japan
Jamboree on Aug. 2, at Gotemba,
at the foot of Mount Fuji, until
Aug. 7th.
Three weeks free time will be
allocated to allow the boys to
tour Japan or to visit the home
villages of their grandparents.
The US Navy ship returning the
Scouts to the U.S. will sail from
Yokohama on Sept. A, arriving in
Los Angeles, on Sept. 18th.
FRANK MCDONALD of D-C Truckers
has arranged to fly the boys both
to and from the coast from Denver
by D-C Company plane.
if JAPANESE GOVERNORS
VISIT COLORADO
Six governors from Japan were
guests of GOV. STEVE McNICHOLS
of Colorado, on May 14-15.
Nikkei-Jin Kai officials were
invited to greet the visiting
Governors at a reception at the
State Capitol, and were luncheon
guests at the Governors mansion
on Mon., May 14th. (Local repre-
sentatives pictured at left.)
The Japanese governors visit-
ed the Governors Mansion, Rocky
Mtn Park, Univ. of Colorado, the
Air Force Academy, and NORAD at
Colorado Springs, during their
2-day visit in Colorado.
RECEPTION AT GOV. McNICHOLS MANSION: A delegation of officials from
the Colorado Nikkei-Jin Kai met the Japanese governors, at the Gover-
nor's Mansion, on Mon., May 14th. Above, from left to right: LLOYD
KING of King Soopers, A. F. TAKAMINE, KENICHI SUZUKI, GOV. M. KUWA-
HARA of Nagoya, Japan, GEORGE Y. INAI, HARRY G. MATOBA, FUMIO TANI,
SEISHIRO NAKAMURA, and GOV. H. SHIBATA of Chiba Prefecture. Two of
the other visiting Governors from
Japan can be glimpsed in the left
background, wearing 10-gal. cow-
boy hats presented by GOV. STEVE
McNICHOLS of Colorado.
SCOUTING AWARDS
STEPHEN ANDO, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Toshio Ando of Denver, Colo,
attained the rank of Eagle Scout,
to be awarded at ceremonies to be
held at East Hi, on May 28th.
LARRY GOTO earned the "God and
Country" Award at Simpson Church,
after a year of study and service
to the Church and community.
ISSEI HISTORY
FINANCIAL DRIVE
SIM TOGASAKI of San Francisco,
Calif., as finance chairman for
the JACL drive to raise $100,000
for the "Issei History" project,
to meet the co-sponsorship by the
Univ. of Calif, at Los Angeles,
urged JACL chapters, members, and
interested persons to contribute
or pledge funds to guarantee the
success of this undertaking.
People in the Mountain-Plains
JACL district may send contribu-
tions to the Mtn-Plains JACL, at
1225 20th St., Denver 2, Colo.
Donations to the JACL, for the
"Issei History", are income tax
deductible.
JAPAN PSYCHOLOGIST
DR. MEGUMI IMADA, lecturer and
psychologist, will be a brief vi-
istor, in Denver, until May 28th,
at the home of REV. J. FUJITA.
He is .a Methodist minister and
was Chancellor of Kansei Gakuin.
He is Pres, of the Psychological
Assn of Japan, and a lecturer at
the International Christian Uni-
versity of Japan.
OUR APOLOGIES:
Last month, we made a mistake
in identifying the lovely young
lady below. She is IRIS NAKATA,
of Ft. Lupton, and
was pictured as-
sisting at the an-
nual Brighton Chow
Mein Dinner.
IRIS NAKATA is
a daughter of the
JAMES NAKATAs of
IRIS NAKATALupton: cl0
She is a freshman
at Ft. Lupton High School, but
was among the many young people
assisting at the Brighton commun-
ity dinner during April.
(Staff Photo)
MINORU NODA of The Mandarin Cafe,
with new staff at The Mandarin,
TOMOKO NAKANISHI, NORIRO KURODA,
and MRS. KEIKO NODA.
FUMIO TANI formed a partner-
ship with NODA, as of May 1st, to
operate the restaurant as a Japa-
nese specialty house. NODA is an
expert chef from Osaka, Japan and
was formerly employed at Fuji-En.
OMAHA NEWS
Treasurer ROY HIRABAYASHI of
the Omaha JACL reported that the
Scholarship Fund has a balance of
$716.75. BOB NAKADOI is Chrmn of
the Scholarship Committee.
ALICE KAYA chaired the Omaha
JACL party in Feb. The chapter
plans to hold a Graduation Party
during May.
The best "twisters" of Omaha
are MARILYN KAYA and JAMES NAKAMA
among the young people. .
YUKIO ANDO and ALICE KAYA have
headed the Omaha JACL membership
drive, and reached a total of 124
members for 1962 -- exceeding the
past year's record.
K. PATRICK OKURA, Chief Pro-
bation Officer for Omaha, was re-
appointed to serve on the Gover-
nor's Committee on Youth for Ne-
braska. He addressed the United
Presbyterian Women, and the Col-
lege Women's group at Purdue Uni-
versity, recently.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
MAY, 1962
MTN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
Published once a month. Mailed
by the 20th of each month.
EDITOR AMD PUBLISHER
MINORU YASUI
1225 20th Street,
Denver 2, Colorado.
CH 4-2239 RA 2-9255
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BUD UCHIDA.............Heads
ROSA 0D0W............Artist
TOM MASAMORI, .Photographer
TRUE YASUI. .General Factotum
Next to the speed with which
the Japanese governors swept in
and out of Denver, the most memo-
rable event in connection with
their recent visit was a bus ride
enjoyed late at night by three
members of the local community,
GEO. Y. INAI, FUMIO TANI and KEN-
ICHI SUZUKI.
These three had accompanied
the touring Japanese party on the
hurry-up excursion to Rocky Mtn
Nat'l Park, and to Boulder.
After a pleasant dinner at the
residence of University of Colo-
rado President QUIGG NEWTON, the
party rolled into Denver and the
visitors, groggy with fatigue,
were deposited at the Hilton.
But, Tanl's car was at Gov.
STEVE McNICHOLS mansion, where
it had been parked when the ex-
pedition set forth. How to get
to the mansion and retrieve the
car?
The bus driver allowed as how
he'd be happy to drive them since
he was being paid over-time wages
anyway. TANI, INAI and SUZUKI
climbed back into the big Tram-
way bus and the three were driven
privately and exclusively over
streets seldom traveled by buses.
The bus carrying the governors
and their party was escorted ev-
erywhere by a State Fatrol car
driven by Patrolman WILL KAGOHARA
who was under instruction to keep
his red overhead light flashing
at all times. Governor McNichols
wanted to take every precaution
against anything happening to the
governors, and nothing did.
Unfortunately, their stay in
Colorado was only slightly more
than 30 hours. If the balance of
their tour thru the United States,
South America and parts of Europe
is conducted at the sane break-
neck pace, their memories of the
entire trip will be nothing more
than a vague blur.
There's a lot to be said for
the leisurely way of life, and of
travel too.
JACL-UCLA "HISTORY OF JAPANESE"
Announcement that the University of California at Los Angeles will
be a co-sponsor of the JACL project to compile and write "The History
of Japanese in America, 1860-1960" is an important development.
UCLA is one of the greater educational institutions, in the United
States, and will add scholarly prestige and assures authenticity to
the project. UCLA's co-sponsor- - - -
ship elevates the History to the DOROTHY TOBO
level of a scholarly undertaking.
The History of the Japanese in
America will contribute to U.S.
foreign relations, especially in
Asia and Africa -- among the so-
called non-white peoples -- and
will aid in the process of assi-
milation of immigrant people into
the fabric of American society.
For us, as AJAs, it will pro-
vide a written background for our
younger generations of Japanese
Americans to understand their he-
ritage and to help them to become
better Americans.
KATE ARIKI NAMED
KATE ARIKI, 2025 Quince St.,
in Denver 8, Colo., was named as
Chairman of the JACL-SAKATA Award
and Mile-Hi Scholarship Awards
committee for Kile-Hi JACL.
Anyone wishing to nominate any
AJA high school senior graduating
during June, 1962 from any school
in the Denver metropolitan area
may submit nominations, in writ-
ing, to Chrmn KATE ARIKI, not la-
ter than May 31st.
KATE ARIKI was named as "Out-
standing Teacher" at Cole Junior
High School, for 1961-62.
DOROTHY TOBO, 2611 Stout St.,
was Head Girl at Manual Hi School
during 1961-62, and was named as
"Outstanding Senior" in the June
graduating class. She was award-
ed a scholarship to attend Colo-
rado University this fall.
PAST WINNERS
Past JACL-SAKATA AWARD winners
are listed below, by years, and
by schools they graduated:
1956: CARL YORIMOTO Manual Hi
1957: VIOLA DOIZAKI Brighton Hi
1958: THOMAS YASUDA Manual Hi
1959: ELAINE KURITANI Manual Hi
1960: RONALD YAMAMOTO Manual Hi
1961: JUDY KAWAMOTO East Hi
CHRMN JACL- SAKATA
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
The Mile-Hi JACL is always in-
terested in the progress and ac-
complishments of our young people
in school, and
after gradua-
tion as well*
We want to en-
courage our AJA
youth.
In keeping
with this spi-
rit, the Mile-
Hi JACL will,
in cooperation
with other com-
munity groups,
within the Den-
ver metropoli-
tan area, spon-
sor a banquet
to honor and to fete all AJAs who
are graduating from various high
schools in this Denver metropoli-
tan area.
Please keep the date, time and
place in mind: The AMERICANA Mo-
tel, at 1490 So. Santa Fe Drive,
in Denver, at 6:30 pm., Saturday,
June 16th.
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS:
As elsewhere reported, there
are three scholarship awards to
be presented by the Mile-Hi JACL.
The JACL HARRY H. SAKATA Me-
morial Award carries $100.00 cash
in addition to a plaque, and the
two Mile-Hi Scholarships are $75
and $50 respectively.
Please submit names of out-
standing AJA seniors graduating
from high school to KATE ARIKI.
MIKE
TASHIRO
PARTICIPANTS IN MILE-HI JACL ORATORICAL CONTEST, held on Sat., May 5,
at the TSBC, were DELIGHT FUJIM0T0, a senior at Manual High School,
and CAROL KANEK0, a freshman at the University of Colorado. Judges
were KAREN HAWKINS, B.A. in Speech
at left; CLYDE SMALLWOOD, a Ph.D.
candidate in Theatre at DU, in the
center; and JANET SUE JOHNSON, an
M.A. candidate in Speech at DU.
CAROL KANEK0 is at left, with
winner, DELIGHT FUJIM0T0, at right
of Smallwood (center). DELIGHT is
finalist for Mile-Hi JACL.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:
Regular: $3.00 for yr ( 5 mo.)
$5.00 for 1 yr (10 mo.)
Special Mile-Hi JACL members ONLY
$2.50 for k yr ( 5 mo.)
$3.50 for 1 yr (10 mo.)
ISSEI STORY FUND DRIVE:
With UCLA's co-sponsorship, we
know the Issei History will be a
historic document. We urge every
one to contribute to the JACL fi-
nancial drive to raise $100,000,
to guarantee this project.
We believe the stories of our
Issei pioneers in the Mtn-Plains
region must be included in the
History.
To assure this, let's support
the Issei History fund drive, by
sending a check to JACL, c/o 1225
20th St., Denver 2, Colo.
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.
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MfnrNT AIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PAGE 5,
MAY, 1962.
This gum-chewing writer was
told that tho this column didn't
pay much, it would at least keep
said writer in bubble gum. .
Proposition accepted!
CONGRATULATIONS are in order
to many AJA teenagers for their
outstanding achievements during
the school year.
Mile-Hi JACL Oratorical final-
ist, DELIGHT FUJIMOTO, is Editor
of Manual High's yearbook, "The
Thunderbolt" .
STAN MORIYA, North senior, re-
ceived a Regents' scholarship to
CU. .
JOHN KOBAYASHI, senior at Geo.
Washington, was recently accepted
at Columbia University.
East juniors, MARY KAWAMOTO,
LINDA NAKAMURA, NORENE SHIBATA,
DONNA UYEMURA, and DIANE YAMADA,
were chosen as Junior Escorts and
as Seraph Sisters for next year.
Both are honoraries based upon
grade point averages. Boys par-
ticipate as Junior Ushers. STAN
DOIDA and CALVIN KATO were chosen
for this honor.
TERRIE OSUGA and GORDON AOYAGI
were recently elected Head Girl
and Head Boy for next year, at
Manual. GORDON also won the Ma-
sonic Award for Academic Achieve-
ment at Manual,
Junior, JEFF AOKI, was elected
Senior Class representative, also
at Manual High.
North juniors elected KATE OKA
as their Senior Class President,
for next year.
Word from Brighton Hi is that
ROSEMARY HISHINUMA will be Senior
Class representative to Student
Council next year, while graduat-
ing senior, JOYCE SAKACUCH1, was
nominated "best-all-around" girl,
# In the younger set, SUSAN ANDO
(at right) and GAIL TAKAMINE (at
left) were both
elected as Head
Girl, at Smiley
Jr. High. They
will alternate
as a Head Girl,
each serving a
semester, during the school year.
Both will be freshmen, during the
next 1962-63 school year.
# IRIS YASUI was inducted into
the National Junior Honor Society
at Byers Jr. High. The Jr. Soci-
ety is limited to the upper 5% of
8th graders, who are outstanding
in citizenship, service, charac-
ter and leadership.
# Our sincerest congratulations
to all those mentioned above!!!
(***News tips on teenage AJAs in
this area would be greatly appre-
ciated. Next deadline: June 15.
Please call me at EA 2-3298 -- if
you can get in on the line!)
iMAlf/l
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DENVER 5, COLORADO
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BRIGHTON NISEI
WOMEN'S CLUB
HARUKQ SASA, Program Chrmn of
the Brighton Nisei Women's Club,
announced that the following of-
ficers of the BNWC were elected,
for the 1962-63 term:
PRESIDENT...........SUMI IMATANI
Vice-Pres. FLORENCE NAKATA
Rec. Secty............KIMI MURATA
Corr. Secty. YOSHIKO OKAMOTO
Treasurer. SUMIKO MIZUNAGA
Refreshments ROSE FUJISAKI
and EMI CHIKUMA
Publicity............MIEKO MAYEDA
Sunshine .......... JOANNA SAKATA
Social Chrmn YASUKO TASHIRO
and SUMI ROYANO
Progran Chrmn. ROSE TANABE
The retiring President, HELEN
FUKAYE, was honored with a thank-
you gift from the Club.
CALENDAR
Of Coming Events
May 30: (Wed) MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES, Fairmount Cemetery, by Cathay Post, 12:00 noon.
June 3: (Sun) METHODIST MEN'S FISHING DERBY, at Estes Park, 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.
June 5: (Tue) MILE-HI JACL BOARD MEET- ING, at Terrace Inn, in Brighton, from 8:00 p.m. (All JACL members invited)
June 9: (Sat) SIMPSON CHURCH'S FOOD BAZAAR, at Grange Hall, 26th Ave. at Speer Blvd.
June 16: (Sat) MILE-HI JACL GRADUATES' DINNER-DANCE, 6:30p.m., Americana Motel, Denver.
July 3: (Tue) CATHAY POST'S "HAWAIIAN LUAU", Slovenian Hall.
July 15: (Sun) "BON ODORI" FESTIVAL, at TSBC, Denver, Colorado.
July 26- July 30: NAT'L JACL CONVENTION, in Seattle, Washington.
Aug. 5: (Sun) DENVER COMMUNITY PICNIC, Berkeley Park, Denver.
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PAGE 6.
MAY, 1962.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
KAMLOOP CLUB
ROY NAGAI, Pres, of the Kam-
loop Fishing Club, reported that
a kick-off dinner for the 1962
fishing season was held at the
Lotus Room, on Sat., May 19th.
Membership is open, with $5.00
annual dues. Competition is from
May 1st to Oct. 31st. Weigh-in
station is PACIFIC MERCANTILE CO,
1946 Larimer St., Denver, Colo.
DBAC BOWLING
BANQUET HELD
JACKSON ISHIDA, retiring Pres,
of the DBAC bowling league, was
Toastmaster for the awards ban-
quet of the League held on May 5,
at the Premier Motel.
New 1962-63 officers of the
DBAC Bowling League, who were in-
stalled, were as follows:
PRESIDENT........JIM NAKAGAWA
Vice-Pres........BETTY YANARI
Secretary......SADAMI KURODA
Treasurer......TATS IWAHASHI
About 60 bowlers participated
in the DBAC bowling league during
the past season.
METHODIST MEN
FISHING DERBY
MEACH NOGAMI
The Methodist Men of Simpson
Church will hold the all-Church
fishing derby at Lake Estes, on
Sun., June 3rd, from 12:00 noon
until 5:00 p.m.
MEACH NOGAMI is in charge of
the prizes, and TOL TAKAMINE is
chairman for the food.
MILE-HI GOLF CLUB
DICK YAMAMOTO, Pres, of the
Mile-Hi Golf Club, reported that
the Match Play tournament is now
underway at Meadow Hills country
club, with elimination now taking
place.
Further tournaments during the
suumer will be the 72-hole tour-
nament, the Fred Dalpes tourna-
ment, and Granada Fish tournament
with an Awards Dinner in October.
cairn beauty awaits
you in Japan and, even as
you fly there, aboard the
magnificent DC-8
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From San Francisco or Los Angeles,
via Hawaii, to Japan and the Orient
Call your TRAVEL AGENT,
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DENVER BOWLING AWARDS BANQUET
AT BROWN PALACE WEST. MAY 26 TH
GENE IKEYA will be Toastmaster for the combined Nisei Mens Minor
and Major bowling leagues and Nisei Women's league Awards Banquet, to
be held at Brown Palace West on Sat., May 26th, with cocktails from
SUMMER MIXED
BOWLING LEAGUE
A summer Mixed Bowling League
is scheduled for Thursdays, 8:00
p.m., at Dahlia Lanes. Sign up
with GENE IKEYA, EA 2-1706.
6:00 pm., and dinner at 7:00 pm.
Following dinner, a dance will be
held, from 9:30 p.m.
IWAO NISHIKAWA, DU 8-9160, ad-
vised tickets are available at
$5.75 per person for the dinner-
dance, or $3.00 per person for
the dance only.
at The Denver School of Judo, Inc., at
Colo., watching the action that takes
of____________________________________
SMALL PORTION OF SPECTATORS,
2020 Arapahoe St., in Denver,
place on Mon., Ued., and Fri.
each week, from 8:00 p.m. until
about 9:30 p.m. Admission free!
New bleacher seats with capa-
city for 500 people have been in-
stalled at the Judo School for
use at future tournaments.
GEORGE KURAM0T0 advised that
tournaments have been discontinu-
ed for the simmer. The next pro-
motional tournament will be held
during September.
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JUDO CHAMPIONS
KAZUO SHINOHARA of LA won the
Natl AAU Judo grand championship
at Chicago on Apr. 28th.
JOE MILEY of the Denver School
of Judo placed 3rd in the 140 lb.
class, but other Denver judoists
failed to place.
**********
TOORU TAKAMATSU reported that
Denver School of Judo won the CSU
Invitational Judo Tournament held
May 20th. ROGER STEVENS won the
grand championship, JOE MILEY won
the 180# title, and TOMMY TABUCHI
took the 160# crown, tho compet-
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MAY, 1962
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
CONGRATS!!I To ART and KANA
YORIMOTO, who recently celebrated
their 25th wedding anniversary.
REV. N. TSUNODA of TSBC will
be commencement speaker for the
Alamosa High School graduation
ceremonies, on May 30th.
REV. JON FUJITA and REV. PAUL
HAGIYA will be attending the Me-
thodist conference in Seattle, on
June 15th.
ALBERT TAGAUA, a Black Belt
judoist, was inducted into the
USAF, and is now stationed at the
Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.
TOWN TALK, contd:
RUTH OTA is eligible for the
continuing Highway Safety award
as a courteous drive.
MR. AND MRS. KATS YAMADA have
a new flower shop, "Flowers by
Fillis", on 34 No. Main St., in
Brighton, Colo.
MAY YASUDA, former Denverite,
employed as a Stewardess for Pan-
American Airlines, was on duty on
the flight which brought the Shah
and Empress Farah of Iran, to the
United States recently.
DICK SATO of Mapleton, fresh-
man electrical engineering stu-
dent at C.U., recently received a
Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing
Co. scholarship.
FLOYD and INA KOSHIO of Fort
Lupton recently announced the en-
gagement of their daughter, BER-
NIECE to HAL G. JARNAGON of Cali-
fornia.
% HENRY K. MATSUMOTO, son of Mr.
Henry I. Matsumoto of Derby, is
now teaching school in Japan, in
the Army Dependents' School.
SAM NAKAZONO, CPA, announced
his partnership with Sidney Mil-
ter, CPA, at 1915 Clarkson St.,
Denver 18, Colo.
TAD YAMAMOTO, securities bro-
ker, is a part of Gorby, Sheer &
Yamamoto Co., Inc., at 1726 Cham-
pa St., Tel. 292-1280.
KENT YORITOMO, former Denver-
ite, and son of Mr. & Mrs. Sojiro
Yorimoto now of Denver, is resid-
ing in Alexandria, Va. KENT was
recently promoted to the highest
civil service rank in Army engin-
eering at Ft. Belvoir.
DARRYL KANEKQ, son of MITS and
ALICE KANEKO of Edgewater, Colo.,
is the first Sansei to become the
Head Boy at Jefferson County High
School. DARRYL will represent
Jefferson County at Boys' State.
GEORGE and MARY MASUNAGA re-
cently returned from a two-weeks'
trip to Seattle, and visit to the
World's Fair. Lucky people!
MRS. YURI NODA, assisted by
KIMIKO SIDE, ALICE HOSOKAWA, YA-
SUKO FUJIMORI and MRS. N. TSUNODA
will be giving instructions in
Ikebana at the Denver Botanical
Gardens, once a month. MRS. T.
TAKAMATSU will be instructing du-
ring the months of June and July.
DELICTUS JAPMESE DISHES
FREO AflD CHIV0 0OE!
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KATE ARIKI
TT I 4 **
(Foto by Howard Oda)
KATE ARIKI, a teacher at Cole
Junior High in Denver, Colo., was
honored by the Teachers' Awards
Foundation as the best jr. high
teacher in Denver. She received
a Distinguished Teacher medal and
a check for $300.00 for service
to the community.
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MR. AND MRS. JOHN Y. NAKAGAWA, of
Berkeley, Calif. Mrs. Nakagawa
is the former JEANETTE TAGAWA, of
1732 W. 34th Ave., Denver, Colo.
The newly-weds were married in
Berkeley, Calif., on April 21st.
Above photo taken at reception,
given by Mr. & Mrs. H. TAGAWA, at
Lotus Room, on Apr. 28th, while
the couple were honeymooning in
Colorado.
ENGAGEMENTS
FLORENCE D0M0T0 was engaged to
MASA YOSHIDA, both are of Denver,
Colorado.
BESSIE KAMURA was engaged to
RICHARD JOKO also both of Denver,
Colorado.
BIRTHS
FURUTA, Yuji. . ... a GIRL
1395 So. Kendall, Denver
TASHIRO, Sam. . BOY
Rt. 1, Brighton, Colorado
TANAKA, Dr. Takashi 3 BOY
Japan (at Colo. Gen. Hosp.)
WEDDINGS
1 GAIL HANAMURA, daughter of JIM
and KIYO HANAMURA of Denver, will
marry FRANKLIN TAMARIBUCHI of Ha-
waii, on June 24th, at the Chapel
of Angeles, Lakewood, Colo.
DOROTHY OKAZAKI, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. T. OKAZAKI, Denver,
will be married to KENNETH FUNA-
K0SHI, formerly of Brighton, on
June 17th, at the TSBC in Denver.
DR. AYAKO WADA and DR. TAKASHI
MAYEDA revealed their recent mar-
riage at receptions held at the
Fuji-En, and at home, 221 Hudson
St., Denver, Colo.
OBITUARIES
TAMAYE FURUIYE, 7271 Raritan St.,
Denver, Colo. Wife of Daijiro;
mother of Noboru, of Thornton,
Yukio and Yoshi of Denver, and
Haruye Tanaka of Wheatridge.
JAMES TOKUNAGA of Ault, Colorado.
Husb. of Esther, son of Katsuki
Tokunaga. Also survived by two
sisters and brother in Calif.
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PAGE 8.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
JACL SCHOLARSHIP
BRIDGE WINNERS
SAM MATSUMOTO directed the du-
plicate bridge tournament held at
The Akebono Restaurant, thru the
courtesy of FRED AOKI, on Sat.,
May 19th.
N-S winners were TOSH UBA and
JUN KOMURO winning 1st, with GEO.
KAWAMURA and SAM MATSUMOTO coming
in 2nd place.
In the E-W competition, ESTHER
HASHIBA and EDDIE MAYEDA teamed
to win 1st, followed by HIROSHI
and RUTH YAMAUCHI in 2nd place.
Scholarship Chairman JEAN SATO
reported that a net of $34.45 was
raised for the Mile-Hi Scholar-
ships, making a total balance of
$390.69 now available.
BEN KUMAGAI and BUDDY UCHIDA
were Co-Chrmn for the affair.
JUNE MEETING OF
JACL BOARD IN
BRIGHTON, JUNE 5
MIKE M. TASHIRO, President of
Mile-Hi JACL, announced that the
regular June meeting of the Board
will be held at The Terrace Inn,
in Brighton, Colo., on Tuesday at
8:00 p.m., June 5th.
All members of Mile-Hi JACL
are cordially invited to attend
Board meetings, which are open to
the public.
The JACL Board will not con-
vene during the simmer. The next
meeting will be during Sept.
CATHAY POST'S GARDEN NOOK, decorated with two lovelies, FLO MIYAHARA
at left and JOAN TSUKAMOTO at right. The rock garden, with fountain
and pool, was designed by JOHN NAKASHIMA of Cathay Post, while the
bamboo greenery, and shrubs, were
arranged by FLO MIYAHARA. This
delightful corner greets patrons
to the newly-redecorated Cathay
Post Dining Room.
LOWERS
510 \Stk ST
Denver 2.,coio.
HftRUU QftnftM CH
CATHAY'S HAWAIIAN
MLUAU'\ JULY 3RD
Cathay Posts Hawaiian "Luau
will be held at Slovenian Hall,
4464 Washington St., on Tuesday,
July 3rd.
AL MIYAGISHIMA, newly-elected
Comnander, will be Gen. Chrmn for
this annual affair.
Authentic Hawaiian delicacies,
featuring a whole pig, wrapped in
ti leaves and roasted in a pit,
lined with red-hot stones, will
high-light the dinner. Dancing
will conclude the evening.
Tickets are $7.00 per couple,
or $4.00 per person, now obtain-
able from any member of Cathay
Post.
______________________MAY. 1962.
BRIGHTON JAA HOLDS
FINAL SPRING MEET
BOB SAKATA, President of the
Brighton JAA, was Master of Cere-
monies for the final spring meet-
ing of the JAA, on Sat., May 12th
at The Terrace Inn, in Brighton,
Colo.
TOM NAKATA gave the invocation
to start the dinner-meeting. In
the final business session, GEO.
0KUB0 gave the treasurer's report
indicating $1,879.00 as a balance
but all funds have been committed
to budgeted items, as per report
by HARRY IDA, as Finance Chrmn.
Present membership of the JAA
was reported as 69 members. MAS
SAKAGUCHI, DENNIS T0KUNAGA, and
ALBERT NAKATA were authorized to
sign up Junior memberships at $1
per member.
The principal speech of the
evening was the question of JACL
affiliation, given by MIN YASUI,
Mtn-Plains JACL Dist. Chrmn. The
decision was postponed until the
fall meeting of the JAA.
******
DON TOKUNAGA of Brighton was
recently promoted to Ensign in
the U.S. Navy. He is now flying
Navy jets in Florida.
BOYS* STATE
BENEFIT WINNER
TOSH UBA was the lucky grand
prize winner at the Boy's State
benefit held May 5th at the Post.
UBA won an RCA Color TV set.
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