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VOL. III. No. 10
DENVER. COLORADO
BOY SCOUTS'
MOVIE BENEFIT
SUN., JUNE 24
TAD YAMAMOTO, announced chat
a double feature Japanese movie
program will be held at Che TSBC,
on Sun., June 24th, at 7:00 p.m.
The features, both in color,
with English sub-titles, are by
Nikkatsu Studios of Japan. The
movies are MLove and Death'*, and
"Farewell to Southern Tosa".
Admission will be by donations
only. All of the net proceeds of
the movies will be used to help
defray expenses of AJA boys going
to Japan this summer. Informa-
tion can be obtained from the
JACL office, CR 4-2239.
MILE-HI JACL'S
CHOW MEIN DINNER
SLATED FOR OCT.
The Mile-Hi JACL Board decided
to postpone the annual Chow Mein
dinner of the local chapter until
Oct., 1962.
MIKE TASHIRO, Pres., will act
as interim Gen. Chrmn, until de-
finite plans are formulated dur-
ing Sept.
Tentative plans call for live
and movie programs, an extensive
cultural and artistic display, as
well as a variety of Oriental and
Japanese foods and delicacies.
DENVER-TAKAYAM A
FETE POSTPONED
MRS. ELIZABETH ROSE, Chairman
of the Denver-Takayama comnlttee,
announced that the Takayama Fes-
tival, tentatively proposed for
Sept., has been postponed until
next spring.
MRS. ROSE indicated that she
will be in Takayama this summer,
and plans to coordinate arrange
ments to bring "Miss Takayama" to
MRS. ROSE indicated that she
will be in Takayama, this simmer,
and plans to coordinate arrange-
ments to bring "Miss Takayama" to
the Festival in Denver next year.
JUNE. 1962,
DENVER AJA COMMUNITY PICNIC
AT BERKELEY PARK, AUG. 5TH
Picnic liaison and coordinator, HENRY SUZUKI, announced that OSKI
S. TANIWAKI, as Chairman, assisted by DR. MASA GIMA and BEN KUMAGAI,
would be in charge of the Mlle-Hi JACL activities at the annual Den-
ver AJA community picnic to be held at Berkeley Perk on Sun., Aug. 5,
in cooperation with the Colorado
NATCHI MATSUNAM1 of Omaha, Nebr.,
was elected Queen of the Junior-
Senior Prom, at Colo. State Col-
lege. NATCHI ia also 1st Vice-
Pres. of the Intermountain Colle-
giate Students organization.
DELIGHT FUJIMOTO
WINS MTN- PLAINS
DIST. ORATORICAL
DELIGHT FUJIMOTO, representing
Mile-Hi JACL, won the Mtn-Plains
district oratorical speak-off, on
Sat., May 26th, at the TSBC.
RON MISAKI of Omaha JACL was
eliminated, and the ICS speaker,
LYNNE HORIUCHI, failed to appear
for the speak-off. Previously,
CAROL KANEKO had been eliminated
in the Mile-Hi chapter contest.
1962 AJA GRADS
LISTED ON PG. 2
THE MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
is proud to publish the names of
all AJA graduates, in the Denver
metropolitan area, on Page 2.
We congratulate them all, and
extend our best wishes for their
future. (If we missed any names,
ve apologize for our over-sight.)
Nikkel-Jin Kai, headed by DR. F.
E. HAYANO, as Pres.
The Mile-Hi JACL will be in
charge of various athletic and
race events for the children, at
Berkeley Park. OSKI
TANIWAKI will super-
vise the activities
program for the af-
ternoon.
Colorado Nikkei-
Jin Kai will furnish
soda pop, prizes and iJ . //
other refreshments.
TANIWAKI
Families planning
to attend must bring their own
picnic lunches. All AJA families
within the Denver metropolitan
area are cordially Invited to at-
tend this conanunity-wide picnic
on Aug. 5th.
JACL DELEGATES TO
SEATTLE CONVENTION
Headed by DAVE FURUKAWA, as
alternate for PRES. MIKE TASHIRO,
the Mile-Hi JACL will be repre-
sented at the Nat'l JACL Conven-
tion in Seattle, Washington, dur-
ing July 26-30, 1962.
Others planning to attend in-
clude the TAK TERASAKIs, DR. TOM
KOBAYASHIs, DR. TONY KAWANOb, DR.
CKAS. FUJISAKIa, the HENRY SUZUKI
family, and many others.
BON OOORI, JULY 15
Denver's unique Orientsl out-
door festival, "BON ODORI", will
be held Sun., July 15th, in front
of the TSBC temple, in Denver.
Hundreds of Japanese dancers,
in colorful costumes, perform in
the street, attracting thousands
of spectators. The Buddhist fete
is free, and open to the public.
VACATION NOTICE
In keeping with past practice,
The Mtn-Plains AJA News suspends
publication for the stmtec months
of July and Aug.
We will be in Seattle, Wash.,
to attend the Nat'l JACL Conven-
tion and to see Che World's Fair,
during July.
The AJA News will resume pub-
lication again during Sept. 1962.
Meanwhile, happy vacations, all]
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA KEWS
JUNE, 1962.
1962 AJA COLLEGE GRADUATES
According to best reports, among the more than 4,800 students gra-
duating from Colorado institutions of higher learning, there were on-
ly 49 graduates of Japanese ancestry, or about IX of the total.
This seems a miniscule percentage, until one considers the total
AJA population in the U.S. at about % of IX (including Hawaii), which
means that AJAs graduated from -------
Colorado schools at about 4 times UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, Boulder:
their normal expectancy.
However, 20 graduates were Ha-
waiian AJAs, and 6 graduates were
from Japan. 8 advanced degrees
were awarded, including 2 Ph.D.s,
one M.D., and 5 Masters degrees.
The complete list of graduates
are as follows: (All are bachelor
degrees, except as noted.)
ADAMS STATE mT.T.RCR. Alamosa:
KAZUNARI ASHIDA
LUCKY ASHIDA. .
Crowley
Crowley
KATSUTANE KINOUCHI. ROY TAKAHASHI ***** COLORADO STATE COLLEGE . Japan La Jara Greeley:
GAIL A. HANAMURA. . Denver
MICHAEL C. HOSOKAWA Golden
MARIANNE KAWAMURA . Hawaii
CALVIN M. KIMURA. . Hawaii
DORIS S. KIYOTA . a Hawaii
JEAN M. NAKAHODO. . a a Hawaii
KATHERINE NAKAOKA . Denver
ELSIE A. OSHIRO . Hawaii
AMY SHIBA Hawaii
GEORGE SHIGEMATSU . . . Hawaii
ELAINE F. TAKEGUCHI f Hawaii
LORRAINE TAKEGUCHI. , Hawaii
JOYCE S. TSUJI. . . . Hawaii
ELAINE K. YAMASAKI. . . . Iowa
*****
COLORADO STATE UNIV.. Ft. Collins
HOMER IWATA .... ^ # Denver
THEODORE KAWAMURA . , . Hawaii
BOB KONISHI (Dec.). Ft. Lupton
FLORENCE KOSHIO . Ft. Lupton
GLENICE MURATA (AA) Ft. Lupton
HARRY NISHIMOTO . PXatteville
EDWIN H. OKIISHI. . . . Hawaii
FREDDIE TU
FREDDIE TSUHARA . Ft. Lupton
LESTER UYEDA. . Denver
FRANK YAMADA. .
GARY YOSHIDA. . . Alamosa
N. YOTSUKURA (PhD). Japan
0MGD&
c&m
Denver Colo.
Ptop*. 0510 T A n I U7 R K I
CLIFFORD ARINAGA. .
EIJI HORIUCHI .
HENRY H. H0SHIK0. .
HARUMASA ITO (MA) .
. Hawaii
Brighton
. Denver
. Japan
RICHARD JOKO...........Denver
TED KAWAMURA (MS) Denver
EDDY S. MATSUI..........Calif.
FRED Y. MIKAWA. Greeley
FLORENCE MIYAKE (RN). Alamosa
T0SHI0 NAKAYAMA (C.E.). Japan
FRANCIS T. OGAWA. Hawaii
MAURICE OSHIMA..........Hawaii
HIROMASA TAKAO (MA) Japan
DONALD TSUKIYAMA. Hawaii
HIROSHI YAMASAKI, M.D. Denver
RICHARD T. YOSHIDA. Denver
JUDY T. YOSHIMOTO Hawaii
* *
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER. Denver:
JERRY HIRATA. .
NOBUTAKA HOTTA. . Japan
LAWRENCE TOKUNAGA . . Hawaii
KUNIYOSHI YAGI (MA) . . Japan
GEORGE YOSHIDA (MA) . . Hawaii
FLORENCE K0SHI0 of Ft. Lupton
graduated from Colo. State Univ.,
majoring in physical sciences.
FLORENCE was honored as one of
the 6 outstanding co-ed graduates
of CSU. She was selected as Miss
Dependability, for her work be-
hind the scenes and participation
in campus activities.
She also won the "Cocnmnity
Service" Award of the Ft. Collins
Soroptimist Club. FLORENCE is a
Kappa Delta, and member of Mortar
Board.
k
WEST 80TH AVENUE at SHERIDAN BOULEVARD WESTMINSTER, COLORADO.
P. 0. BOX 1501, DENVER 1, COLORADO.
HENRY IMADA, President. Tel.: HA 9-3537
PARTICIPANTS IN THE MTN-PLAINS JACL DISTRICT ORATORICAL SPEAK-OFF,
held on Sat., May 26th, at the Tri-State Buddhist Church, in Denver,
Colorado. In front, at right, RON MISAKI of Omaha JACL congratulat-
ing DELIGHT FUJIMOTO of the Mile-Hi JACL, winner of the District Ora-
torical finals. In back, the judges of the contest, at left, ROBERT
McCABE; in center, GRACE BRANNON; and at right, BILL HOSOKAWA.
1962 AJA HIGH SCHOOL GRADS
According to our best count, there were 71 AJAs graduating from
high schools in the Denver metropolitan area. We realize that we can
not possibly ascertain all AJA graduates in the entire Mountain-Plain
region but, we do extend our sincerest congratulations to all 1962
AJA graduates! The Denver metro- DENVER: LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL
polltan graduates' list, although ~~ n
possibly incomplete, were as fol- MIDORI M. OZAKI
lows: *****
ADAMS CITY HIGH SCHOOL
ARLENE KONDO KATHLEEN OTSUKI
PAUL MIYAMOTO DWIGHT SHIM0DA
BEVERLY OGAWA LARRY UMETANI
*****
ARVADA HIGH SCHOOL
NORMAN S. YANASE
*****
BRIGHTON HIGH SCHOOL
DENVER: MANUAL HIGH SCHOOL
LA VONNE BAJI0
DELIGHT FUJIMOTO
MAR1YLYN HASEGAWA
AKIO MATSUNAGA
MEL0DIE MURA
FRANCES OMIYA
BOB HOSHIJ1MA
DAVID INAGAKI
FELIX IWATA
JUNE KASA
MICHI KURAMOTO
ARTHUR KAWAMURA
BYRON
MARTHA OZAKI
YOSHIKO TABUCHI
RONALD TAKAHASHI
NANCY TANINO
DOROTHY TOBO
DENNIS WANIFUCHI
YOSHIDA
NORMAN HORII DONALD MAYEDA
JANET IDA JOYCE SAKAGUCHI
SHARI MATSUMOTO EDDIE TASHIRO
KAREN TOKUNAGA
*****
BROOMFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
STANLEY IMADA
*****
DENVER: ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH
CAROLYN OKIZAKI EDWIN MIYAZAWA
*****
DENVER: EAST HIGH SCHOOL
JOY ARIMA JANE OKUBO
RUTH FUJIWARA CHARLOTTE SHIMIZU
KATHLEEN MATOBA HIROKQ TSUBOKAWA
THOMAS MAYEDA ARLENE YABE
STEVE YASUZAWA
*****
*****
DENVER: NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
KEN FUSHIMI
STAN ISHIMOTO
RICHARD ITO
DON KURODA
STAN MORIYA
PAT MOTOYAMA
YU1CHI NISHIMOTO
RAY OKAMURA
ALMA SEKIYA
TOMMY TABUCHI
JUDY TAKAHASHI
DAVID TAKETA
KEIKO WATANUKI
TETS YAMASAKI
* *
DENVER: WEST HIGH SCHOOL
JUNE HAMAMURA BETTY SUYAMA
CAROLYN NISHIKAWA DICK TSUCHIYA
*****
MAPLETON HIGH SCHOOL
ALICE MUROYA JANET YANAGA
ELAINE TSUCHIMOTO FRED YAMASHITA
*****
WESTMINSTER HIGH SCHOOL
LOUISE HIRATSUKA
*****
DENVER: GEO. WASHINGTON HIGH
JOHN KOBAYASHI
WHEATRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
SUSAN HOSOKAWA ELIZABETH YAMAKA
GEORGE FUJIMOTO

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JUNE. 1962
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PAGE 3.
1962 AJA GRADS
WIN SCHOLARSHIPS
THE MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
is proud to note that high school
students of Japanese ancestry, in
the Denver area are continuing to
win high honors and scholarships
upon graduation from high school.
Honors and scholarships won by
AJA high school graduates includ-
ed the following:
JOY ARIMA..........East High
Presidential Scholarship
to Coe College
DELIGHT FUJIMOTO. Manual High
Estelle Hunter Scholarship
to Denver University
DENVER SCOUTS
GOING TO JAPAN
15 Boy Scouts from Denver will
join 200 American Scouts going to
the 1st Asian Jamboree in Japan,
on Aug. 2-7, 1962.
The Scouts will sail from San
Francisco, July 7, aboard US Navy
ship "Breckenridge", calling at
Honolulu, Hawaii, before docking
at Yokohama on July 21st.
After a weak in Tokyo, Denver
Scouts go to Takayama, July 29th,
for a two-day reception in their
honor, as a part of the Denver-
Takayama sister-city activities.
SUSAN HOSOKAWA. Uheatrldge High
Joint Honor Scholarship
JANET IDA..........Brighton High
Scholarship to Colorado U.
MILE-HI JACL GRADUATES DINNER, held at the Americana Motel, in Den-
ver, on Sat., June 16th, with JEAN SATO as chairman, and TAK TERASAKI
as Toastmaster. DR. KENNETH E. OBERHOLTZER, Superintendent of Denver
public schools was the principal
speaker for the occasion.
The judges for the Scholarship
Awards were:
The Denver contingent goes to
Gotemba on Aug. 1, at the foot of
Mt. Fuji, to join the Jamboree.
After the Jamboree, Aug. 7th,
the Scouts have three weeks' free
STAN IMADA. Broomfield High
Lions Club Award for athlet-
ics, citizenships, scholarship
STANLEY ISHIMOTO. North High
Joint Honor Scholarship
EDWIN MIYAZAWA. Abraham Lincoln
Tau Sigma Scholarship Award
STANLEY MORIYA. . . . North High
C.U. Regents' Scholarship
MELODIE MURA.......Manual High
Scholarship to Colo. College
Future Teachers' Scholarship
CAROLYN NISHIKAWA West High
Scholarship to Colorado U.
GENE NISHIM3T0. . . . North High
Joint Honor Scholarship
MARTHA M. OZAKI Manual High
Scholarship to Colorado U.
Scholarship to Ottawa Univ.
JOYCE SAKAGUCHI Brighton High
Young Citizen's Award
THOMAS TABUCHI. . . North High
Scholarship to Denver U.
NANCY TANINO......Manual High
Civitan Club Scholarship
Scholarship to C.S.C.
DOROTHY TOBO......Manual High
C.U. Regents' Scholarship
Alternate, Boettcher Scholar
RICHARD TSUCHIYA. West High
Civitan Club Scholarship
Rlshell Memorial Award
ARLENE YABE..............Bast High
Scholarship to Iowa Wesleyan
STEVE YASUZAWA...........East High
4-yr Scholarship to C.U.
4-yr Scholarship to C.S.U.
Above are pictured, from left
to right: KATE ARIKI, Chmm of
the Judging Coomittee, presenting
mementoes and congratulations to
the finalists of the Scholarship
Awards: MELODIE MURA of Manual
High; JOYCE SAKAGUCHI of Brighton
Hi; JANET YANAGA of Mapleton Hi;
and STEVE YASUZAWA of East High.
MRS. KENNETH OBERHOLTZER sitting,
in foreground, also extending her
congratulations to the AJA gradu-
ates. (Winners of the Scholar-
ship Awards are pictured on Pg 4)
SAN LUIS VALLEY
HARRY SUMIDA, Pres, of the San
Luis Valley JACL, reported that
the largest picnic in the history
of the AJA community in the val-
ley was held at Mountain Home Re-
servoir on the Trinchera Ranch at
Ft. Garland, on May 27th.
Since none of San Luis JACLers
will be able to attend the Nat'l
JACL Convention during July 1962,
TAK TERASAKI was named proxy de-
legate for the San Luis JACL.
KAREN HISHINUMA was valedic-
torian of Ft. Garland High School
in the San Luis valley.
ROY INOUYE and HARRY SUMIDA of
San Luis valley were among five
representatives of lettuce grow-
ers attending the Dept, of Labor
hearing in Denver, concerning the
minimum wages to be paid Mexican
farm labor in the Valley.
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BILL HOSOKAWA, Associate Editor
of The Denver Post;
CARL BARNHART, Principal of Bar-
rett Elementary School; and
TOM EWING, Director of Boys, Inc.
time to tour Japan or visit their
relatives.
The Scouts will leave Yokohama
on Sept. 4, arriving in San Fran-
cisco on Sept. 18th.
BOB SAKATA presented a $100.00
check to the winner of the JACL-
SAKATA Award, on behalf of MARY
SAKATA SHIBAO and himself.
EAGLE SCOUT STEVE ANDO, of Scout
Troop #38, Simpson Church, who
received his Eagle rank, at im-
pressive ceremonies held at East
High School, on Mon., May 28th.
D-C Truckers will fly the boys
both to and from the West Coast,
by private company plane.
AJA Scouts and leaders* signed
up for the Japan trip are:
STEPHEN ANDO
TOMMY FUJITA
GENE KAMBARA
HOWARD KOSHI
MELVIN NAKAGAWA
FRANK NAKAGAWA
JAMES SUEKAMA
GENE TAKAMINE
DON TAKEMURA
RUSS TSUKAMOTO
RON YAMAMOTO
SAM SUEKAMA
Arrangements for Denver Scouts
to go to Japan were made by Mtn-
Plains JACL, with the cooperation
of the Boy Scout office, and the
Denver-Takayama coomittee through
MRS. ELIZABETH H. ROSE, Chrmn.
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.TITHE. 1962
PAGE 4,
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. .
ROSA ODOW .
TOM MASAMORI. . .Photographer
TRUE YASUI. . .General Factotum
A few weeks ago, I was privi-
leged to take part as judge in
the JACL SAKATA Memorial Award
and Mile-Hi Scholarship Awards.
These, as you should know, are
monetary awards to outstanding
AJAs graduating from high schools
in the Denver area.
There were 2 young men and 6
young women in the final judging,
and it was a mighty struggle try-
ing to name the three winners.
Judging was on the basis of
25 points in each of four areas:
scholarship, school activities,
personality, and objectives in
life. All of these, except scho-
larship, is open to broad inter-
pretations, and the judges found
themselves in disagreement on a
number of points.
The point of this little es-
say, however, Is that this parti-
cular judge was deeply impressed
at the number and variety of ex-
tracurricular activities in which
these scholarship finalists par-
cipated.
Seme were presidents of stu-
dent councils. DOROTHY TOBO was
cheerleader, honorary cadet col-
onel, and bead girl. STEVE YASU-
ZAWA was the highest ranking of-
ficer of his ROTC unit, as well
as member of the math and Latin
clubs, and hopes to become a doc-
tor.
In earlier days, Nisei, gener-
ally, were good students and made
most impressive scholastic record
in high school. But, more often
than not, they were shy, retiring
bookish types who absorbed all
that was expounded in classrooms,
and promptly crawled into their
shells when the final bell rang
at 3:15. Thus, their education
in a particularly Important as-
pect -- that of mixing and gett-
ing along with others -- was very
largely neglected.
Judging from the record of the
more recent graduates, this is no
longer true. And, a good thing,
too!
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
CONGRATULATIONS TO 1962 GRADS
We heartily congratulate all of the 1962 June graduates, both from
high schools and colleges in the Mountain-Plains region. We regret
we are not informed as to graduates outside of the Denver area but we
are sure that all AJA grads have compiled records of which we can be
justly proud! The Sansei are doing a terrific job in school. .
In particular, we would like to
the scholarship awards presented by
finalists were designated, it was
possible only to name three win-
ners. But, we believe that all
of these young people should be
recognized:
MELODIE MURA of Manual HI School,
who was class officer of her
sophomore and junior class, as
well as Pres, of FTA, and Secty
of Student Council and Pre-Med
Club, and active student.
JOYCE SAKAGUCHI of Brighton High,
who won the DAR "Good Citizen**
Award, member of National Honor
Society, Co-President of Stu-
dent Council (Head Girl), and
active in many student clubs.
DWIGHT SHIMODA of Adams City Hi,
who was officer of Soph and Jr.
classes; letteraan in wrestling
and weight-lifter; Head Boy of
Student Body, delegate to Boys*
State, and member of clubs.
JANET YANACA. of Mapleton High,
Head Girl, and Pres, of Student
Council, National Honor Society
and head cheerleader. Member
of Pep Club, and other clubs.
STEVE YASUZAWA of East Hi School,
highest ranking ROTC officer at
East Hi, member of Euclidan and
Pre-Med Clubs; winner of Virgil
and Cadet of the Year Awards.
All of the finalists are of top
calibre, and we commend them!!!
cite and honor the finalists for
the Mile-Hi JACL. Although eight
1962 JACL* SAKATA
AWARD WINNER
JANET IDA, daughter of Mr. aod
Mrs.' Harry Ida of Brighton, Colo,
was named winner of the Mile-Hi
JACL HARRY H. SAKATA Memorial
Award for 1962.
She ranked 5th of 162, with a
3.54 grade average. She was an
officer of Future Teachers, In-
ternational Relations Club, Pep
Club, Nat'l Honor Society, direc-
tor of Jr. and Sr. Class plays,
Co-Editor of Annual, news report-
er for Brightonian, delegate to
Model UN, State Latin convention,
FTA, Journalism conference, and
many, many other activities.
1962 MILE-HI SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
DOROTHY TOBO, daughter of Mrs.
Fujiye Tobo of 2611 Stout St., in
Denver, was valedictorian of her
senior class, with a straight "A
average, ranking 1st of 270 gra-
duates from Manual High School.
DOROTHY was Head Girl at Manu-
al, a cheerleader, honorary Cadet
Colonel of the ROTC, a member of
Latin Club, Ski Club, Pep Club,
Student Council, and named an al-
ternate Boettcher Scholar as well
as "Thunderbolt of the Year".
CAROLYN N1SHIKAWA, daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. Iwao Nishlksws of 3271
Poplar St., in Denver, was salu-
tatorlan of her graduating class,
with a 3.90 grade average, rank-
ing 2nd of 378 seniors at West HI
School.
CAROLYN was a member of Nat'l
Honor Society, Spurs, Pep Club,
Lsrlattes, Western Sharpshooters,
Concert Club, a member of Student
Council, and won the Panhellenlc
"Outstanding Senior" Award.
To me, the Graduates' Dinner
held at the Americana Motel, last
Sat., June 16th, was an inspiring
event, because of
the presence of so
many of the gradu-
ates at the dinner
and dance.
My only disap-
pointment was that
so few of the pa-
rents of the gra-
duates were there
to share in the
reflected joy and honor of their
son or daughter. We had hoped
that parents would be proud and
happy to join in this occasion.
We believe that the Mile-Hi
JACL is performing an important
conmmlty function in honoring
our graduates, as an incentive to
those graduates yet to come. We
hope this is the beginning of a
long tradition, on a conmmity-
wide basis, for the future.
NAT'L JACL CONVENTION:
Altho the Mile-Hi JACL will be
inactive during July and Aug., aa
a chapter, many Mile-Hi JACLere
will be heading Seattle-vard, to
take in the Nat'l JACL Convention
on July 26-30, and to visit the
World's Fair.
Because JACL leaders such as
BILL H0S0KAWA, TAK TERASAKE, DAVE
FURUKAWA, HARUKO KOBAYASHI, HENRY
SUZUKI, and JACL supporters like
DR. TONY KAWANO, CARL H. IWASAKL,
DR. CHILI FUJISAKI, and many oth-
ers, will be in Seattle, Mile-Hi
JACL will be well represented.
COMMUNITY PICNIC. AUG. STH:
In keeping with tradition, the
Mile-Hi JACL will cooperate with
the Colo. Nikkei-Jin Kai in stag-
ing the annual picnic at Berkeley
Park, in Denver, on Aug. 5th.
OSKI TANIWAKI, assisted by DR.
MASA GIMA, BEN KUMAGAI, and oth-
ers, will supervise the races and
contests for the children.
Remember the date and place:
Sun., Aug. 5th, at Berkeley Park
in Denver, Colo. .
MIKE
TASHIRO
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JUNE. 1962.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA HEWS
PAGE 3.
Ac last we're free, free from
the prospect of facing those big
piles of homework every night and
those nerve-wracking tests every
Friday.
He're free to go sviaming, get
a simmer job, go on a trip, or do
the twist; it's sumner vacation!
Three whole months of leisure
lie ahead of us, but a lot of the
teenagers around town are looking
forward to next fall.
Next fall, many AJA teenagers
will assume class offices; IRVIN
HASHIMOTO is Treasurer of the Se-
nior Class at Geo. Washington Hi;
PAUL SASA is Read Boy, end RAY
IMATANI is Vice-Pres. of the Se-
nior Class at Brighton High.
O Sophomores at North Hi elected
SHIRLEY ITO as their Junior Class
Treasurer, and the 8th graders at
Hill Jr. Hi named JOYCE K0BAYASH1
as the 9th grade Vice-President.
KATY OKA is North's Senior Class
President, next fall.
RON AIKAWA was elected Secty
of the Student Council at Smiley
Junior High.
DALE AIGAKI was elected Vice-
Pres. of the Key Club at Heritt
High in Thornton.
Each high school in the Denver
area selected some Juniors on the
basis o£ grade point averages to
participate in graduation exer-
cises as Jr. Escorts and Ushers.
The Jr. Escorts and Ushers at
Manual were MARY JANE OKAMATSU,
TERRIE OSUGA, JEAN TAKEMURA, JUDI
UMEMOTO, JEPF AOKI, RALPH MURA,
GORDON AOYAGI, ICHIRO FUJITA, KEN
KINOSHITA and STEVE NITTA.
North High's Jr. Escorts and
Ushers were JANICE ABO, KATY OKA,
BRENDA SEKIYA and GERALD FURUIYE.
IRIS YASUI was a Junior Escort
at the Byers Jr. Hi continuation
ceremonies.
GLEN MIYAMOTO and HAROLD TANI,
both of Adams City Jr. High, were
inducted as members of the Nat'l
Jr. Honor Society.
YURI TERADA, 2460 W. 2nd Ave.,
was elected Head Girl at West Hi,
in Denver,
for the new
school year
of 1962-63.
YURI was
vice head
girl at Ri-
shel Jr. Hi
and was on
the sopho-
more Coun-
cil.
She is a
member of Spurs, Lariats, and the
Ice Riders Skating Club at West
High School.
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PHTT.T.TP KARAKAWA, son of Mr. and
Mrs. James Karakawa, of 1209 East
Colfax Ave., was named "Head Boy"
at Morey Jr. High for 1962-63.
PHILLIP will be attending the
Student Council Leadership Con-
ference at Pinecrest, in Aug. He
Is member of the Hinderman-Reiva
chapter of the Nat'l Junior Honor
Society at Morey Jr. High.
O Manual's ROTC selected eight
sophomore girls to serve as Hono-
rary Cadets next year. Four were
AJAs; JUDI OZAKI, SHARON SHIRANE,
SANDRA KINOSHITA and SANDRA YAMA-
KISHI.
Senior Prom attendants at Man-
ual included MICHI KURAMOTO, ME-
LODIE MURA, and MARTHA OZAKI.
CALENDAR
Of Coming Events
June 24: (Sun) JAPANESE MOVIE BENEFIT for Boy Scouts, at TSBC.
June 24: (Sun) YBL PICNIC, at Echo Lake from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
June 26: (Sat) CORNELIAN ANNUAL BANQUET at Lotus Room, Denver.
July 1- July 8: (Sun) MILE-HI GOLF CLUB'S 36- hole GRANADA FISH TOUR- NAMENT, Meadow Hills CC.
July 3: (Tue) CATHAY POST'S "HAWAIIAN LUAU" at Slovenian Hall.
July 15: (Sun) "BON 0D0RI" FESTIVAL, at TSBC, Denver, Colorado.
July 22- Aug. 12: MILE-HI GOLF CLUB'S 72- hole Final Tournament.
July 26- July 30: NAT'L JACL CONVENTION, in Seattle, Washington.
Aug. 5: (Sun) DENVER COMMUNITY PICNIC, at Berkeley Park, Denver
Sep. 3: NCNBL BASEBALL TOURNEY,
(Mon) Championship, at Helton
Park, Denver, Colorado.
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PAGE 6.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA HEWS
JUNE. 1962.
DENVER BIDS FOR
1965 NAT'L JACL
BOWLING TOURNEY
GENE IKEYA Indicated that the
local bowling leagues in Denver
are considering making a bid for
the 1965 Nat'l JACL Bowling Tour-
nament to be held in Denver.
Denver has hosted two National
JACL Bowling Tournaments, in 1952
with JOHN NOGUCHI as director and
again in 1960, with JOHN SAKAYAMA
as tournament chairman.
MILE-HI GOLF CLUB
PRES. DICK YAMAMOTO of Mile-Hi
Golf Club announced that DR. SUEO
ITO defeated SAM KUMAGAI to win
the "A" Flight Match-Play Tourna-
ment, with DR. JACK KIMURA beat-
ing KAZ SAKAMOTO to cop the "B"
Flight championship.
In the consolation play-offs,
SUGAR SUYEHIRO beat TERNO ODOW.
KEN MATSUDA
KEN MATSUDA, Denver's hot-shot
bowler, rolled a perfect "300" in
May to win many awards and prizes
for his feat. MATSUDA ia the se-
cond Nisei bowler, In the Denver
area, to bowl a perfect game, in
the past 10 years. FRANK SEHARA
also holds a "300" medal, won in
1951.
NORTHERN COLO. BASEBALL LEAGUE
Baseball season has commenced for AJAs in northern Colorado, ac-
cording to LEE MURATA, President of the NCNBL.
A complete schedule of games through August, for the 1962 Northern
Colorado Nisei Baseball League was announced thru the Tri-State Budd-
hist Hi-Lites, June issue. (Extra copies available from DAVE TAGAWA,
or BOB WATADA, Co-Editors, or at
TSBC, 1947 Lawrence St., Denver,
Colorado.)
Most of the games in Denver on
every Sunday are at either Clay-
ton Park or Welton Park, or at
home fields of out-of-town teams.
The ten "AN teams of the Lea-
gue are aa follows:
The 36-hole Granada Fish tour-
nament will be held July 1 and 8,
at Meadow Hills golf course.
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TOORU TAKAMATSU, Instructor at
The Denver School of Judo, advis-
ed that following the promotional
tournaments held during May, the
local Judo club is scheduling re-
gular classes and training only
during the aunmer. Tournaments,
will be scheduled again in Sept.,
according to GEO* KDRAMOTO, Judo
club official.
Brighton #1
Brighton #2
Bussels
Cheyenne
Ft. Lupton
There are six
follows:
Brighton
Basse! Blues
Bussel Reds
Greeley
Merchants #1
Merchants #2
Simpson Church
Welby
"B" teams, as
Ft. Lupton
Greeley
Merchants
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COLORADO NISEI CLASSIC CHAMPIONS:
1961-62 Bowling League champions
were LEFTIES' team, from left to
right: TOOTSIE TSUTSUI, SHIG HA-
YASHI, WILLIE HASEGAWA (Captain),
and CHAZ KOMARU.
PACIFIC MERCANTILES team was
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ARAI, TAK YAMASAKI and SHUN NAKA-
YAMA on the winning team.
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and will be culminated with the
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LARRY OTAGURO pictured above won
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League3 individual high series
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with a 713. SHUN NAKAYAMA took
the Minor League trophy with 702.
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JUNE. 1962
tr,^rrAtN-PLAXNS AJA NEWS
DEDICATION Of STATUE OF BUDDHA, at the Japanese Garden of Roses, in
the Highlands Memorial Gardens, north of Thornton, Colo., on June 17,
1962. The stone was specially imported from Italy* HENRY NAKATA was
'" chairman for the dedication cere-
monies. STO TANI and FRANK TAKA-
HASHI are representatives for the
Highland Memorial Cemetery. (Fo-
to by Howard Oda, 711-27th St.)
BIRTHS
MOTOOKA, Jerry M. a BOY
3201 Olive Street, Denver
OKADA, Masahito .
Boulder, Colorado
a BOY
OBITUARIES
SHOSAKU FUKAYAMA, 2235 High St.,
Denver, Colo. Husband of Kiyo.
Father of Teruko Arima, Denver;
Aiko Adachi, Sudbury, Mass, and
Masako Sato, Kensington, Calif.
JINYEMON HAYASHI, of Fort Lupton.
Husb. of Orito; father of Masa-
mi, SLC; Shigeo, Gering, Neb.;
Kazuto, Florence, Colo.; Tomiko
of LA; and Haruai, Ft. Lupton.
NATURALIZED CITIZEN
Among 65 aliens naturalized in
May, 9 were Japanese, as follows:
KANEKO ABBEY. Colo. Springs
Colo. Springs
JANET OKAMURA, of Denver, com-
pleted her freshman year at Colo-
rado College, and was pledged to
Alpha Psi sorority.
BETTY MIYAHARA, of Derby, has
been honored by membership in the
Alpha Lambda Delta honorary soci-
ety at CSU, in Ft. Collins.
BOB & MILLIE KIYOTAKE are new
owners of Bens Supermarket, at
28th & York St. BEN OKUBO, form-
er owner, had moved to L.A.
DR. HIDEO HIROSE of Denver is
leaving for a year's study at the
Univ. of Kentucky Medical Center,
in Lexington, specializing in Or-
thopedic Surgery.
The GEORGE C. SAKAIs, formerly
of 8 Meadowbrook Road, In Little-
ton, Colo., have moved from Colo.
DR. TOSHIO FUJIKURA, patholo-
gist from Portland, Oreg., was a
brief visitor in Denver. He flew
in from Boston, with M1KI ANDO.
He is a brother-in-law of MICHI
ANDO and MIN YASUI of Denver.
HARRY MATSUMOTO of Detroit was
also a visitor in Denver, recent-
ly. He is formerly from Watson-
ville, and met with JEAN FUJIMOTO
and BESS SHIYOMURA.
DOROTHY OKAZAKI of Denver was
wed to KEN PUNAKOSHI, formerly of
Brighton, Colo, (now of Denver),
on Sun., June 17th, at the TSBC,
in Denver, Colo.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. TED OKAZAKI of 3620
Gilpin St., Denver 5, Colo., and
is a teacher in the Denver public
schools. KEN FUNAKOSHI is em-
ployed by Associated Grocers of
Colorado, in Denver. The couple
will make their home in Denver.
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ASAKO AMANN .
KATSU ANDERSON.
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NAM1 GIDDINGS .
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
JUNE. 1962
MILE-HI JACL DRIVE
FOR 82500 IN AUG.
FOR ISSEI HISTORY
The Miie-Hi JACL Board voted
to raise $2,500.00 in the Denver
metropolitan area for the "Issei
History" project of Nat'l JACL.
In Aug., HARUKO KOBAYASHI will
convene a consnlttee to work out
definite plans to solicit dona-
tions for this project.
As of date Mtn-Plains JACL has
As of date Mtn-Plains district
has thus far raised approximately
$2,500.00, including $500.00 from
the San Luis Valley JACL, and in-
dividual contributions amounting
to about $2,000.00.
ADMISSION COSTS
AT WORLD'S FAIR
Costs of admissions at the Se-
attle World's Pair were indicated
as follows:
Gate Admission: $2.00 for adults
$1.00 children,
(under 13)
(Covers almost all exhibits,
except Fine Arts Pavilion- 50c)
Free Exhibits:
World of Tomorrow in Washing-
ton State Colisetsa.
America's Progress in Space,
at NASA Exhibit Hall.
Science Complex, in the U.S.
Science Pavilion.
International Fountain, Plaza
for the States, Stadium.
Contributions may be mailed to
the JACL office, 1225 20th St.,
Denver 2, Colorado.
TSBC APT., INC.,
SELECTS APT. SITE
The Board of TSBC Apts, Inc.,
selected the southeast corner of
Xavier St. and West 16th Ave., in
Denver, as the proposed site of a
75-unit apartment house, accord-
ing to JIM KANEM0T0, Pres.
The proposed land site is sub-
ject to approval by the FHA. If
approved, architectural plans and
a rental program must be submit-
ted to the FHA for final approv-
al* for $750,000.00 financing.
Actual construction, if all
approvals are granted, would not
be camnenced for about eight or
nine months from now.
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES, conducted by The Cathay Post #185 of American
Legion at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver on May 30th. The firing squad
members were, from left to right: TOSH OTA, MIN MATSUNAGA, BOB MAYEDA
and JIM YAMANE. A part of the ---------------------
Color Guard, TOM HIKIDA and JOHN CATHAY*S HAWAIIAN
NOGUCHI
tern.
also seen behind the lec-
COMMANDER AL MIYAGISHIMA, at
the lectern, on extreme right a-
bove, led the AJA community ser-
vices honoring the Nisei war dead
of World War II and of the Korean
conflict.
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May 30th. REV. N. TSUNODA of the
TSBC delivering the benediction
at the close of the services.
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LUAU, TUE., JULY 3
AL MIYAGISHIMA, Conmander of
Cathay Post, announced that the
annual "Hawaiian Luau" would be
held on Tuea., July 3rd, at the
Slovenian Hall, 4464 Washington
St., Denver, Colo.
Hawaiian roast pig, wrapped in
ti leaves, will be roasted in a
pit dug in the ground, in authen-
tic Hawaiian style.
Tickets for the luau and dance
are $7.00 couple or $4.00 a per-
son, obtainable from any member
of Cathay Post, or at the Post,
2015 Market St., Denver.
Space Needle:
$1.00 for adults
.75 children.
Show Street, U.S.A.
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at individual prices.
World* a Fair Gay Way:
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and features, 25c 50c.
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