VOL, IV. No. 2.________________
CATHAY POST 185
BENEFIT* OCT. 27
COMDR. AL MIYAGISHIMA, of the
Cathay Post, again cordially in-
vited everyone to attend the an-
nual fall benefit at Cathay Post,
2015 Market St., in Denver, on
Sat., Oct. 27th.
Proceeds of the benefit will
be used for the American Legion
Community and Child Welfare pro-
grams of the Cathay Post.
The grand prize of the evening
is an RCA 21* color TV set, with
a VM Tape Recorder, and Transis-
tor radio as consolation prizes.
TOM MASAMORI and BEN MURAKAMI
are Co-Chairmen for the benefit,
which will commence at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are available from any
member of the Post, or from vari-
ous business houses in Nihonjin-
machi of Denver.
BENEFIT NOV. 18
BILL CHIKDMA, Gen. Chrmn, an-
nounced that Denver Bussei Athle-
tic Commission's annual "Turkey"
Benefit will be held, on Sunday
evening, Nov. 18th.
The benefit will be held at
the Tri-State Buddhist Church,
1947 Lawrence Street, in Denver,
from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. About 2
dozen turkeys and hams will be
given away by the DBAC.
Net proceeds of the benefit
will be used to promote athletic
programs for Bussei youth, in-
cluding baseball, basketball, and
other sports activities.
UNITED NATIONS WEEK
IN DENVER* 0CT.20-28
TAK TERASAKI, public relations
chrmn for the Mile-Hi JACL, noted
that United Nations week would be
celebrated in Denver, during the
week of Oct. 20-28.
The start of the week-long ob-
servance was a "Dance of Nations"
at Hilton Hotel, during Sat. af-
ternoon, Oct. 20th.
Wed., Oct. 24th, is U.N. Day,
commemorating the 17th Anniver-
sary of the founding of United
Nations in San Francisco.
The week is climaxed by a con-
cert at City Auditorium, Oct. 28,
Sun., with the Denver Symphony
Orchestra, Air Force Cadet Cho-
rale, and CWC Women's Chorus.
JACL'S ORIENTAL FOOD BENEFIT
TO BE HELD AT TSBC, NOV 10th
HARRY D. 0KUN0, Japanese chef extraordinaire, was named food chrmn
by Pres. MIKE TASHIRO, for Mile-Hi JACL's Oriental dinner, to be held
at Tri-State Buddhist Church, 1947 Lawrence St., in Denver, on Sat.,
Nov. 10th, with service from 11:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Besides the
service of Japanese meals, at the
GOV. STEVE McNICHOLS
The Mountain-Plains AJA News
declares its public support for
GOV. STEPHEN L. R. McNICHOLS, for
re-election, as Governor of the
State of Colorado.
We believe that GOV. McNICHOLS
has served Colorado well and that
the State will continue to pros-
per under this administration.
JACL FALL MEETING
AT TSBC* OCT. 26
PRES. MIKE TASHIRO, of Mile-Hi
JACL, announced that the annual
fall meeting of the JACL will be
held on Fri., Oct. 26th, at 7:30
p.m., at the TSBC, 1947 Lawrence
St., in Denver, Colo.
The evening will be a family
affair, with a children's Hallow-
e'en Party, and discussion of im-
portant political issues of Colo-
rado, by BILL H0S0KAWA, Associate
Editor of The Denver Post. Issei
who are naturalized U.S. citizens
are especially invited to attend.
There will be a short business
meeting for nomination of 1963-65
Board members, and discussion of
the Oriental Food Benefit also.
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CATHAY SKI CLUB
SACHI SHIBATA, Pres, of Cathay
Ski Club, announced that the in-
stallation dinner-dance of the
Club would be held Sat., Nov. 3rd
at the Malibu Banquet Room, 6160
Smith Road, in Denver, Colo.
ROBERT INAI has been elected
as the new Pres, of the Ski Club,
and his new cabinet will be In-
stalled at the dinner.
The dance will be open to the
public, with Cappatones Combo, at
9:30 p.m., and tickets are $1.00
SLATED ON DEC. 1-2
HARRY YANARI, Nisei Pres, of
the TSBC, was named Gen. Chrmn of
Tri-State Buddhist Church's annu-
al Bazaar, to be held on Sat. and
Sun., Dec. 1 and 2, 1962.
In keeping with past practice,
besides the many exotic Oriental
food delicacies, all church or-
ganizations will have booths for
the entertainment of the general
public, as well as beautiful dis-
plays of Ikebana and Bonsai, and
other cultural exhibits.
Church, special dishes and take-
out orders are to be available.
Tickets are $1.50 for adults, and
$1.00 for children.
JIM IMATANI and
have been designated
greeters, with HEN-
RY SUZUKI in charge
of art and cultural
exhibits, and with
GLADYS TANIWAKI in
charge of an enter-
tainment program of
Japanese music and
JEAN SATO Is In
charge of hostesses D. OKUNO
and DR. T. MAYEDA
heading the general arrangements.
TOSH ANDO is chairman for tickets
In addition to Oriental foods
and exhibits, color movies of Ja-
pan, and the Denver Scout contin-
gent's experiences at the Asian
Jamboree will be featured. The
general public is roost cordially
invited to attend.
ICS FALL SOCIAL
BOULDER, OCT. 20
SHIRLEY YAMASAKI, of CSC, and
KEN TAGAWA, of CU, were Co-Chrmn
of the Intermountain Collegiate
Students' Hay Rack Ride, held in
Boulder, Colo., on Oct. 20th.
ICS membership dues are only
50c per student, and entitles the
members to preferential rates.
HENRY TOBO, Pres, of ICS, an-
nounced that an informal bowling
tournament is planned in Greeley,
during mid-Nov., and the annual
ICS ski trip will be held during
the first part of Dec.
Announcements will be made by
the ICS bulletin, being edited by
KEN TERADA, publicity chairman.
MRS. ELIZABETH ROSE, Chairman
of the Denver-Takayama committee,
announced that a public showing
of movies of Denver Scouts at the
official reception In Takayama,
Japan will be shown Mon. evening,
Oct. 29th, st the Weir Auditoriun
in the Public Library. Admission
is free, and everyone is invited.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
A small group of about two do-
zen bridge players turned out for
Mlle-Hi JACL's bridge tournament
for the Scholarship Fund, on Sat.
Oct. 6th. Only about $10.00 net
for the Fund was reported.
DICK YANASE and MIN YASUI were
1st; KATHY and ED KAWAKAMI placed
2nd; LILLIAN and MIKE UBA were in
3rd place; and DR. KOJI KANAI and
TOSH UBA were 4th place winners.
SAM MATSUMOTO was tournament
director, assisted by BUD UCHIDA.
BEN KUMAGAI was Chairman for the
event. Donations were received
from Madame Butterfly Gift Shop,
thru courtesy of GENE SIDE.
JEAN SATO, Scholarship Chrmn,
expressed hope further means to
raise funds would be possible in
MIKO KAWANO, 1 Holly St., Den-
ver 20, (FR 7-0411), was named as
Chrmn for solicitation of holiday
greetings and ads for the Christ-
mas edition of The Pacific Citi-
zen, which will be
published on Dec.
One line greet-
ings are $2.00 and
larger ads can be
obtained at space
rates' M. KAWANO
The Pacific Citizen has a cir-
culation of more than 16,000 and
reaches AJAs from coast-to-coast.
Holiday greetings will get you in
touch with friends, from whom you
have not heard for a long time.
Anyone in the Denver area, who
would be interested in inserting
holiday greetings, should get in
touch with MIKO KAWANO, FR 7-0411
in Denver, Colo.
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Above, JACL Bridge Chairman BEN
KUMAGAI looking on as a kibitzer,
while play is in progress.
The foursome seated, from left
to right, are: JEAN SATO (Scho-
larship Chairman), JEAN MATSUDA,
JULIA KAMURA, and SAM MATSUMOTO,
the bridge tournament director.
Another foursome concentrating on
bridge, from left to right: ED
KAWAKAMI, LILLIAN UBA, KATHERINE
KAWAKAMI, and DR. MIKE UBA.
The KAWAKAMIs placed 2nd, and
the MIKE UBAs placed 3rd, in the
JACL Bridge Tournament.
TO COUNCIL ON
Mlle-Hi JACL delegates to the
Community Council on Research and
Education in Human Relations con-
ference held in Denver on Oct. 16
were TAX TERASAKI and MIN YASUI,
as official representatives of
BOB UYEDA, former Mile-Hi JACL
Pres., is the 1st Vice-Pres. of
the Council, and was instrumental
in drafting the policy statement
on Council programs.
The CCREHR is concerned with
problems of minority groups, in
Denver, and works to alleviate
group tensions and conflicts.
WEST 80TH AVENUE at SHERIDAN BOULEVARD WESTMINSTER, COLORADO.
P. 0. BOX 1501, DENVER 1, COLORADO.
HENRY IMADA, President. Tel.: HA 9-3537
Pictures at left and below are
from scenes at the Mile-Hi JACL's
Scholarship bridge tournament, at
the TSBC, held on Sat., Oct. 6th.
(PHOTOS BY TOM MASAM0RI)
An intent foursome, from left to
right, concentrating on a diffi-
cult bidding situation, KEN FUNA-
KOSHI, ETHEL YANASE, EVELYN SUYE-
HIR0, and TRUE YASUI (with back
CONFAB IN OREGON
The Pacific Northwest Christ-
ian Conference will be held dur-
ing the Thanksgiving week-end, at
Ontario, Oregon, with REV. GEORGE
UYEMURA, fomerly of Denver, as
Approximately 30 young people
will be attending from Denver, if
reservations are made before Nov.
1st. Travel arrangements are be-
ing made thru courtesy of MAT0BA
TRAVEL AGENCY, MA 3-8946.
The Simpson Church announced
that the Oriental Food Bazaar, in
June, 1962, netted $2,400.00 for
the Church, with almost $3,500.00
gross income, and about $1,100.00
in total expenses.
New scoutmasters have been ob-
tained for Troop #38 at Simpson
Church, and for Troop #169 at the
PETER DOI, of 1899 York Street
(FL 5-4279) has accepted the tem-
porary scoutmastership of the Boy
Scouts at Simpson M.E. Church, at
34th and High Street.
EDDIE ITO, of 2022 Downing St.
(TA 5-0769) is acting Scoutmaster
of Boy Scout Troop #169, at TSBC,
1947 Lawrence St.
The Brownies and Girl Scouts
at Simpson M.E. Church are look-
ing for adult volunteers.
SUE AKIYAMA is an additional
new Den Mother for the Cub Scout
Pack #38, led by YOSH ARAI.
29TH ANNUAL YBLC
ON DEC. 14-15-16
KEN TANI, Pres, of Tri-State
YBL, announced that the 29th An-
nual Young Buddhists League Con-
ference would be held, in Denver,
on Dec. 14-15-16.
The conference banquet will be
held at the Red Slipper, on South
Colorado Blvd., according to the
1962 YBL QUEEN JOYCE SAKAGUCHI
will preside over the annual con-
ference ball, and will crown her
successor for 1963.
Full details concerning the
29th annual YBLC will be announc-
ed in the next issue of AJA News.
The Board of Trustees voted to
install a cooling system for al-
most $1,600.00 for the church out
of the net proceeds.
MARY NAKAMURA, for the Board,
took care of details of contract-
ing for the cooling system. ROY
NAGAI was Gen. Chrmn, and YOSHI-
NAGA UYENISHI was treasurer for
the Bazaar Benefit.
Officers of the Women's Soci-
ety for Christian Service, at the
Simpson Church, are as follows:
President. HANA HATAKEYAMA
Special chairmen for the WCS are,
Promotions. SHIRLEY SUNATA
Missionary Educ. HELEN GOTO
Youth & Students MARY FUJI!
Children Programs. YURI NOGAMI,
and AGNES NARAJIMA
Spiritual Life HELEN CAVNAR
Soc. Relations YOSHI HAGIYA
Church Activities. AMY DOI
Membership Chrmn AK1 AKIYAMA
Sunshine Co-Chrmn. AIKO MINAGA,
and JO KAMADA
KANA YORIMOTO and FUMI YABE,
co-chrmn for the Cornelian ladies
home-made tamale sale, announced
that tamales for $1.00 per dozen
would be available after church,
on Sun., Nov. 4eh, at the Simpson
M.E. Church, 34th & High St.
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MOUNTAIN"PLAINS AJA NEWS
IN DENVER AREA
As best we can determine, in
addition to the 25 AJA teachers
in the Denver Public School sys-
tan, there are 17 AJA teachers in
the suburban areas of Denver, as
HISA HORIUCHI, Speech Therapist
for Diet. #14, Adams County.
Y. KANQtATSU, from Japan, in-
structor, Dist. #14.
MARTHA YOSHIDA, Girls' Counsel-
or, Drake Junior High School.
FRANK TAMARIBUCHI, at Park Lane
GAIL TAMARIBUCHI, West Junior
ELAINE YAMASAKI, Bear Creek El-
ementary School, in Jefferson
The new NORTHLAND SHOPPING CENTER, developed by the MASUNAGA bro-
thers, at East 88th Ave., just off Washington highway, near Thornton,
Colo., was opened during the end of Sept. The Walgreen Drug agency
------------------------------ is operated by JUN HAMAI, GEORGE
JOE ARIKI ATTENDED masunaga, jess masunaga, and john
MASUNAGA, pictured above. Tele-
STANFORD WORKSHOP Phone BWlber of the new drug store
is AT 7-5532.
SEIJI HORIUCHI, the only AJA
in the history of Colorado to run
for an elective state office, is
campaigning hard to become State
Representative, for Adams County,
in the Colorado General Assembly.
His campaign to become a State
Senator, 2 yrs ago, was narrowly
HORIUCHI and KIYOSHI OTSUKA of
Sedgwick, Colo, are actively sup-
porting Peter Dominick (R), as US
Senator for Colorado.
MIKE TASHIRO, Pres, of Mile-Hi
JACL, came thru handsomely with a
check for $150 for the Boy Scouts
contingent to Japan, in direct
contributions from JACLers in the
Brighton area. Our warmest thanks
to the Brighton folks!!!
RICHARD HIGASHI, (Hawaii), 6th
grade, Elementary School.
MILDRED SATO (Hawaii) 2nd grade
MARIANNE KAWAMURA (Hawaii), 1st
grade, Elementary School.
JOE AKIYAMA, Cunningham Elemen-
tary School, E. Mississippi.
FLORENCE KOSHIO, Cherry Creek
Junior High School.
GEORGE MIYASHIRO, Principal, at
Hazeltine Elementary School.
SYLVIA NAKATSU, Holly Ridge El-
CHIYO HORIUCHI, at Eugene Field
HARUKO SUNATA, Mapleton Senior
DANIEL FUG1TA, Josephine Hodg-
kins Junior High School.
JEAN NAKAOKA, Baker Elementary
In addition to the above, in
northern Colorado, there are:
JUDY YOSHIMOTO end
. NANCY KITASHIMA
JOE ARIKI, teacher at Palmer
elementary school, in Denver, was
one of six teachers winning scho-
larships to workshops, in hmnan
relations and intergroup educa-
tion, awarded by the Nat'l Con-
ference of Christians and Jews.
ARIKI attended the NCCJ work-
shop at Stanford University, at
Palo Alto, Calif., this summer.
AJAs participated in the Japan
Day activities of International
House, on Sun., Oct. 7th.
MRS. N. TSUNODA arranged for a
kimono demonstration, with HELEN
NITTA as model, and tea ceremony
by MRS. T. TAKAMATSU.
Odor! dancers included DONNA
JEAN KATO, GAIL UMETANI, EVELYN
UNO, PHYLLIS FUKUHARA in the Gold
Other odori dancers included
MARSHA NITTA, SHARON DOIDA, JEAN
DOIDA and GEORGIANNE FUKUHARA, in
the "Moonlight on the Seashore"
Judo demonstrations, supervis-
ed by DR. Y. ITO, were staged in
the evening program.
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Schmidt, Sharp, McCahe & Co.
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MIDWEST STOCK EXCHANGE
JOHN MASUNAGA indicated there
is an opportunity to lease a new
Philco dry-cleaning and laundro-
mat shop at the Northland Plaza.
ROSE CHIKUMA, of Brighton, Colo.,
graduated from CU School of Phy-
sical Therapy, in Oct., 1962, and
has left for employment as a phy-
sical therapist at Peninsula Hos-
pital, in Burlingame, Calif.
She was a very active leader
in the TSBC, and was Miss Bussei
Queen, In 1958.
m HARLEY INOUYE, program chair-
man for the Ft. Lupton Lions Club
arranged for LINO LOPEZ, consul-
tant to the Denver Commission on
Human Relations, to speak on race
relations problems, particularly
as it dealt with Spanish American
persons in this area, recently.
TOM URANO of Ft. Lupton Is the
President of the Ft. Lupton Lions
Club, and SAM FUNAKOSHI is first
RONALD MURATA, of Fort Lupton,
was the Valedictorian of his gra-
duating class, in June, 1962, and
was winner of a Joint Honor Scho-
larship, and the Bauach and Lomb
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
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TRUE YASUI. . .General Factotum
A citizen's responsibilities
in a democracy are underscored at
election time. That is when ci-
tizens vote for the men and women
who will run their government,
choose the legislators who will
draw up laws, and express their
desires regarding constitutional
changes made pertinent by the
1962 POLITICAL RECOMMENDATIONS
Altho we are Republican by political affiliation, we recommend a
number of Democrats for public office in the forthcoming November
elections in Colorado. We make our recommendations on the basis of
what we believe would be best for
Colorado, and for the benefit of
the United States of America.
For the United States Senate,
we recommend JOHN A. CARROLL (D).
For Governor of the State of
Colorado, we recommend incumbent
GOV. STEPHEN L. R. McNICHOLS (D).
For Congressman, 1st District,
we recommend BYRON G. ROGERS (D).
For Congressman, 2nd District,
we recommend donald rrotzman (r).
For the Colorado State Supreme
Court, we recommend HON. EDWARD
E. PRINGLE (D), for the 10-year
term, and HON. JEAN J. JAC0BUCC1
(D), for the 6-year term.
As for the rest of the State
offices, we make no recommenda-
tions, other than ROBT. KNOUS (D)
for Lt. Gov., and DUKE DUNBAR (R)
FOR U.S. SENATE
We are supporting HON. XHN A.
CARROLL, incumbent United States
Senator for Colorado, because we
believe that he
fought to help
in the matter of
minimum wages to
be paid harvest
crews on a fair
believe that he
is sincerely in-
terested in the
AJAs of Colorado
as equal citizens. He has recog-
nized the achievements of the G.
KONISHI family of Platteville; he
assisted the Denver Boy Scouts on
their tour of Japan; he co-spon-
sored the tax clarification on e-
vacuation claims payments.
John A. Carroll
FOR UNITED STATES CONGRESSMEN
Mile-Hi JACL is getting under-
way with many activities, within
the next few months,
the front page, the
annual Fall Meeting,
with political dis-
cussions led by BILL
HOSOKAWA, on forth-
coming elections, is
to be held on Fri.,
Oct. 26th, at TSBC.
BE SURE TO INVITE
ISSEIS INTERESTED IN
THE ELECTION TO AT-
TEND OUR FALL MEETING. HOSOKAWA
will discuss the state-wide can-
didates and the proposed consti-
HENRY SUZUKI will be available
as Interpreter for the benefit of
any Issels attending.
JAPANESE FOOD BAZAAR:
Committees are already working
hard to assure a big success of
the Oriental dinner, scheduled on
Sat., Nov. 10th.
As noted on
These responsibilities ought
not be shirked or treated light-
ly. They are responsibilities
that require a good deal of study
In the upcoming Colorado elec-
tions, for example, the citizens
in addition to choosing a govern-
or and senator and sundry other
officials, are being asked to ex-
press their preferences by ballot
as to eight constitutional amend-
ments. Voters in Denver have the
opportunity to elect 17 represen-
tatives to the lower house of the
Obviously, it is not possible
to vote intelligently on these
issues, or for these candidates,
without a great deal of prepar-
ation and thought.
Unfortunately, most persons do
not have the time or the inclina-
tion to make the necessary inves-
Additionally, many of the is-
sues are so complex that even in-
dividuals who spend much time in
studying them cannot agree on the
right and wrong.
But all of us can make an ef-
fort to become better informed
by reading newspapers, by listen-
ing to the candidates and their
advocates, and by trying to think
Unless we do this we are abro-
gating our birthright as citizens
of a democracy.
The culminating step is, of
course, to go out and vote. We
fervently urge you to do so, on
election day, Nov. 6th.
For re-election as U.S. Repre-
sentative of the 1st Congression-
al District of Colorado (Denver),
we endorse the
man, BYRON G.
man Rogers has
well, in his 4
terms as U.S.
and, moreover, BYRON ROGERS
has been con-
cerned and Interested in the pro-
blems, and welfare, of persons of
minority background in this area.
As U.S. Representative for the
2nd Congressional District of Co-
lorado (northeastern Colorado) we
endorse and re-
BROTZMAN (R) of
We feel that
Brotzman has an
ledge, end ex-
perience in the
problems of Co-
lorado. We be-
lieve he will
ter the people
of northeastern Colorado than his
opponent who is totally inexperi-
enced in political affairs.
As a unique feature, besides
SUKIYAKt as the main course, we
are asking all JACL families to
prepare their Japanese favorite
food, enough for 5 servings, and
bring it to the Food Bazaar.
JACL will re-imburse you for
all costs of the ingredients.
By this method, we hope to get
an endless variety of Japanese
foods, to add interest to the af-
fair. PLEASE COOPERATE!!!
The following events will be
occupying our energies until the
end of the year:
JEAN J. JACOBUCCI
To fill the 6-year term on the
Colorado State Supreme Court, we
recommend JUDGE JEAN J. JACOBUCCI
of Brighton, Colo., to add youth
and vigor to the state's highest
bench. JUDGE JACOBUCCI has the
experience and legal learning to
contribute to our highest Court.
For the Colorado State Senate
as Denver senators, we recommend:
FRANCIS M. BAIN (R)
DONALD KELLEY (R)
JOE SHOEMAKER (R)
ROY R. ROMER (D)
For Denver representatives to the
state legislature, we recommend:
JOE CALABRESE, D JEAN BAIN, R
ALLEN DINES, D GLADYS BROOKS, R
MARK HOGAN, D PAIMER BURCH, R
ELMER XHN SON, D CHAS. BYRNE, R
WAYNE KNOX, D DON FRIEDMAN, R
ROBT. RHONE, D WILLIAM FUNK, R
WM. GRIFFITH, R
For the C.U. Regents, we urge the
election of: FRED M. BETZ. Jr.,
and DALE TOOLEY, both Democrats.
For Denver's District Court to
fill the vacancy, we recommend:
HON. SHERMAN G. FINES1LVER (R)
Membership Drive. DR. MASA GIMA
and BOB SAKATA
P.C. Holiday Ads. MIKO KAWANO
Board Nominations XHN SAKAYAMA
Issei History .RARVKO 'KOBAYASHI
Issei History .HARUKO KOBAYASHI
New Year Benefit. .TOM MASAMORI
Oct. 26th...........Fall Meeting
Nov. 10th...........Food Bazaar
Dec. 15th.........Board Election
Dec. 31st. New Year's Dance
As you will readily note from
the above schedule, we shall have
a busy year-end program. We need
your support and help!
Regular: $3.00 for % yr ( 5 mo.)
$5.00 for 1 yr (10 mo.)
Special Mile-Hi JACL members ONLY
$2.50 for % yr ( 5 mo.)
$3.50 for 1 yr (10 mo.)
MOUNTAINPLAINS AJA HEWS
This Sumner, an American Field
Service foreign exchange student,
MISS YUKIKO KAIDA, stayed with us
for a week-end while she was on a
tour of America, before returning
to her home in Fukuoka, Japan.
She lived with an American fa-
mily in California, and attended
high school for a year, as part
of the Field Services exchange
During that time, she learned
how to twist and to sing all the
rock 'n roll songs, but more than
that, she learned about America
and its young people.
SILVIO INTROVIGNE, East Highs
exchange student from Italy, said
of his stay in Denver, "It means
for me a discovery, a knowledge,
an understanding, not only of the
student group, but of the whole
country, of its people, of its
actual way of living, thinking,
and behaving in its natural en-
This year, one of us Japanese
American students may have the
chance to share YUKIKO's experi-
ences and feelings as an American
Field Service exchange student to
a foreign country.
Such a student would represent
all of America's ideals of equal-
ity and democracy as an American
of Japanese ancestry, and at the
same time, gain, as did SILVIO
and YUKIKO, real insights of an-
other country and its people.
Most high schools with an ex-
change student are eligible to
send one abroad. Application is
open to any Junior in high school
with a "B" average or better.
Applicants must write a paper,
stating why they wish to be the
school's exchange student.
A panel screens the applica-
tions, and interviews the appli-
cants at school. From these, the
judges select two or three names
to be sent to the New York AFS
office, which selects a foreign
family to match the student.
You may have a chance to share
and gain invaluable knowledge and
experiences, in a foreign country
while being, in a real sense, a
living example of equality in the
United States of America!
KAREN MIURA, daughter of Mr. &
Mrs. Jack Miura, 3424 York Street
was a 2nd year volunteer worker,
this summer, at the Jewish Home
for Asthmatic Children.
LYNN NOGUCHI, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John Noguchi, 2615 Quay
St., in Lakewood, was a Red Cross
volunteer this summer at the Lu-
SUSAN ANDO won the 14-year old
girls' Singles Finals in the 1962
Denver City Junior Tennis Champ-
ionships this summer.
2815 DOWNING ST
DENVER 5, COLORADO
BILL KUROKI, MGR. 244-6068
DELIGHTFUL VISIT TO JAPAN
S U K I Y A K I
930 LINCOLN ST.
IN THE SHERMAN PLAZA HOTEL
Authentic Japanese Food end Drinks Served et lew
tebles "Japanese style" er et conventional
tables end chairs
COCKTAILS SOc From 3 to 6
DINNERS from 3.00 and up
Open Daily 11:30 A.M. to 1 A.M.
Saturday 5 P.M. to 1:30 A.M.
Sunday 2 PM. to 10 P.M.
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 p.m. authentic
movies of Japan shown in the Cocktail Lounge.
(Closed on Mondays)
+ SUE YAMAMOTO, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Yamamoto of Derby,
Colo., formerly a drama student
at the Univ. of Colo., played in
the summer pro-
duction of "The
King and I", as
Little Eva, at
SUE has now
the UCLA School
of Drama in Los
Angeles, and is
preparing for a
professional career on the stage
or screen. She is residing with
her brother's family, the GEORGE
YAMAMOTO'S, now of Los Angeles.
Of Coming Events
Oct. 26: MILE-HI JACL's ANNUAL
(Fri) FALL MEETING, at TSBC.
Oct. 27: CATHAY POST's BENEFIT,
(Sat) for Youth and Communi-
ty Welfare, at Post HQ
Oct. 29: DENVER-TAKAYAMA SCOUTS
(Mon) exhibits and films, at
Wler Auditorium, Den-
ver Public Library.
Nov. 3: CATHAY SKI CLUB DINNER
(Sat) AND DANCE, Malibu Ban-
quet Room, Smith Road.
Three sons of Mr. & Mrs. Mike
KITANO, RANDY, DAVID, and DWIGHT,
and LAURA MASUNAGA, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Masunaga, also
took part in the City Park Tennis
Tournament, this simmer.
CONNIE TAKAMINE, daughter of
Mr. (t Mrs. Tol Takamine, was vot-
ed the outstanding student ballet
dancer at Lillian Cushing School
of Ballet this summer. She par-
ticipated in "Swan Lake" and "The
Nutcracker Suite" in August, at
the Bonfils Theatre.
Z01O LfltTlRZ ST.
DEnvtR 15, COLO.
Nov. 10: (Sat) MILE-HI JACL ORIENTAL DINNER BENEFIT, TSBC from 11:00 a.a.
Nov. 18: (Sun) DBAC "TURKEY BENEFIT, at TSBC, from 7:00 pm.
Nov. 24- Nov. 25: DENVER NISEI BOWLING ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT at Dahlia Lanes.
Dec. 1- Dec. 2: TSBC COMMUNITY BAZAAR, AND EXHIBITS, at TSBC.
Dec. 14- Dec. 16: 29TH ANNUAL Y.B.L.C., BANQUET at Red Slipper (600 S. Colorado Blvd)
Dec. 24: (Mon) CATHAY SKI CLUB'S XMAS EVE DANCE, at Sorrento (4780 Tejon Street.)
Dec. 31: (Mon) JACL'S NEW YEAR'S EVE BALL, at Brown Palace West ballroom.
PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS LISTINGS
J. HOWARD McCarthy. 725 St. Paul TOSHIO ANDO
Brown & Bigelow AL 5-2075 1942 Larimer St. AC 2-5315
9EKT9SU MINORU YASUI 1225-20th St. CH 4-2239
JOHN CHIKUMA, DDS Brighton 0P70METR/S7S
75 So. 4th Street 659-1825 MAS KANDA, O.D.
MASA GIMA, DDS 1515 W. 48th Ave. GE 3-4221
1404 E. 18th Ave. AL 5-6822 BEN MAT0BA, O.D.
MICHAEL T. H0RI, DDS 1959 Larimer St. KE 4-1941
4101 E. Wesley Ave. SK 6-0924 MISAO MATOBA, O.D. Ft. Lupton
T. ITO, DDS Burt Building UL 7-6550
830 18th Street KE 4-8680
2838 Federal Blvd. GL 5-0741
Y. ITO, DDS PHYSiCIAMS
SUEO ITO, DDS S. ITO, DDS CHARLES FUJISAKI, M.D Brighton
1477 Pennsylvania CR 4-6589 40 No. Main St. 659-0783
KOJI KANAI, DDS Wheatridge T.K. KOBAYASHI, M.D.
4310 Harlan St. HA 2-5817 DICK D. M0MII, M.D. ALBERT NODA, M.D.
TONY KAWANO, DDS 1227-27th St. KE 4-3104
1750 Himboidt St. KE 4-3084 SUBNAGA, HOWARD, M.D.
ROBERT MAYEDA, DDS 830 16th St. AC 2-1314
Interstate Trust Bldg. TA 5-6961 M. GEO. TAKENO, M.D.
TAKASHI MAYEDA, DDS Medical Arts Bldg.
Interstate Trust Bldg. TA 5-6961 1955 Pennsylvania St. TA 5-0783
GENTA NAKAMURA, DDS AYAKO WADA, M.D.
Interstate Trust Bldg. TA 5-7498 810 23rd St. TA 5-2565
KEN UYEHARA, DDS Brighton MAHIT0 UBA, D.O.
40 No. Main Street 659-3062 1230 21st St. MA 3-3743
MQUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA HEMS
KAM LOOPS CLUB
ROY NAGAI, Pres, of Kamloops
Fishing Club, announced that the
annual dinner and election of new
officers will be held at Lotus
Room, 9th & Speer Blvd., on Sat.,
Dinner reservations should be
placed with GEO. TAKAHASHI, Secty
or ROY NAGAI, at KE 4-6031.
TOKYO GRILL KEGLERS
TOKYO GRILL, 1236-20th St., in
Denver, the newest Japanese res-
taurant in town (opened in July),
Is sponsoring two Nisei bowling
teams, to help promote Nisei ac-
tivities in Denver.
Led by HANK HARA, who shot 650
for top individual series in the
league, The Tokyo Grill team is
the only Nisei team in the North-
gate Top 60 Scratch League. Team
members are HANK HARA, HANK HAYA-
SHIDA, WILLIE ENOMOTO, JAKE YAGO,
and TOSH UMEZAWA. The team has a
2819 for high team series also.
Tokyo Grill is also entered in
the Denver Nisei Majors, headed
by KEN MAXSUDA (who has a 300 to
his credit), BEAVER ASANO, HARVEY
IDA and TATS IWAHASHI.
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ARLENE YABE, daughter of Mr. &
Mrs. Ken Yabe of 2555 Dahlia St.,
won 3 blue ribbons for her spon-
sors, D-C Truckers, at the Miles
City, Mont., Open Swimming Meet,
by taking first place in the 100-
meter and 200-meter breast stroke
events, and the 400-meter free-
style event. She won the Junior
Women's High Points trophy, for
During the summer, she won 2nd
place In the Nat'l AAU Junior Wo-
men's 100-meter breast stroke, at
Congress Park pool in Denver.
This fall she enrolled at IOWA
WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, at Mt. Plea-
sant, Iowa. She has been elected
as a cheerleader at the school.
calm beauty awaits
you in Japan and, even as
you fly there, aboard the
Jet Couriers of
From San Francisco or Los Angeles,
via Hawaii, to Japan and the Orient
Call your TRAVEL AGENT,
JAPAN AIR LINES
2390 Glencoe St., Denver 7, Colo. DExter 3-3941
THANKSGIVING WEEK-END BOWLING TOURNEY
JOHN SAKAYAMA, Pres, of the newly-reactivated Denver Nisei Bowling
Association, announced that a region-wide bowling tournament will be
held at the Dahlia Lanes over the Thanksgiving week-end, Nov. 24-25,
FRANK KAMIBAYASHI, pictured a-
bove as a former Commander of the
Cathay Post, will head the Mtn-
Plalns regional bowling tourna-
ment, scheduled at Dahlia Lanes,
over the Thanksgiving week-end,
Nov. 24-25, 1962.
KAMIBAYASHI will serve aa the
over-all tournament director.
1962, in Denver, Colo. Approxi-
mately 70 teams are expected to
FRANK KAMIBAYASHI has been de-
signated Tournament Director, and
full details will be released, as
soon as possible.
The Denver Nisei Bowling Asso-
ciation was re-activated in order
to bid for the 1965 Nat'l JACL
CATHAY GOLF CLUB
DAVE FURUKAWA was in charge of
the annual Installation Dinner of
the Cathay Poat Golf Club, held
at the Red Slipper, on Sat., Oct.
New 1962-63 officers of Cathay
Golf Club Installed were;
Handicap Chrmn .... KEN NAMBA
Secty-Treas. WILLIE HIROKAWA
Retiring officers were: Pres.
GEORGE MASUNAGA; Vice-Pres. JOE
SAKA10; Handicap Chrmn TAK YAMA-
SAKI, assisted by DAVE FURUKAWA
and BOB HORIUCHI; and Secty-Treas
MICHI IWATA, Pres, of the Den-
ver Nisei Women's Bowling League,
will head the women's division of
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Denver 20, Colorado
Summer golf winners were:
JOHN NAKASH1MA 36-holes, June
DR. KOJI KANAi, 2nd
GARY NAKAIA. 36-holes, July
GENJI YAMAMOTO, 2nd
CASEY HAYASHIDA. Combination
SHIG TERAJI (Mile-Hi)
DR. KOJI KANAI 72-holes, Aug.
TAK YAMASAKI, 2nd
DAVE FURUKAWA, 3rd
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
TRAVELERS: Sumner vacationists
this year included, among others,
The BOB MAYEDA'd, who visited
the World's Fair in Seattle;
MASAKO TAKAYOSHl and CHIYE HO-
R1UCHI on an extensive Euro-
pean tour, this fall;
The BUDDY UCHIDA's to Chicago-
land during the summer;
MICHI ANDO on the Nat'l Educa-
tional Assn tour this summer
KAZ SAKAMOTO on an extensive
trip to Japan, via Hawaii;
The DR. TONY KAWANO's to the
Seattle World's Fair and re-
turn to Denver via Canada;
The HENRY SUZUKI's to the JACL
Confab in Seattle and return
to Denver via the Nisei Week
in L.A., and via Las Vegas;
The DR. HOWARD SUENAGAs on a
visit to friends and rela-
tives in Hawaii;
The JIM IMATANIs to Seattle,
and returning on a leisurely
fishing jaunt thru Montana;
and many, many others. .
REV. JONATHAN FUJITA will fly
to L.A-, in Nov., as principal
speaker for the 85th Anniversary
of Christian work in America, a-
tnong Japanese Americans.
TAD YAMAMOTO is a senior part-
ner in a new securities invest-
ments firm of GORBY, SHERR & YA-
MAMOTO CO., at 1726 Champa St. in
Denver, Colo. Their telephone is
IDEAL PHARMACY, managed by our
community-spirited BILL KUROKI,
has moved into a new building at
2815 Downing St.
MATSUMOTO CO., consisting of
SAM and DORIS, and BOB and AYAKO,
have taken over the operation of
Charlie Chan Cleaners, 8935 East
Colfax Ave. HENRY SUMIKAWA and
JOHN TODOROKI were among former
owners and operators.
STOME TANITA has opened a new
sporting goods shop in Englewood,
at the East Hampden Road Shopping
Center, called "SPORTS, INC."
KAY MURA, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Mas Mura of 2601 Dexter St.,
now a junior at Pomona College in
Calif., has won a year's scholar-
ship to study Oriental Art and
Culture in Japan.
KENNY KURAMOTO, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. Kuramoto, has completed
his tour of duty with the U.S.
Army in Alaska, and is back work-
ing for his dad at GEORGES MOTOR
at 20th & Lawrence St.
FRANK TORIZAWA of Granada Fish
Market, recently underwent an ul-
cer operation, during August, for
removal of half of his stomach,
but is reported to be recuperat-
SUE and BARNEY SHIRANE, and
family, have moved to a new home
at 6285 Yukon St., in Arvada.
MR. & MRS. HENRY OKUBO have a
new home at 6044 So. Steele St.,
in Littleton, Colo.
One of the foremost water col-
orists of Japan, KOEN NAKAYA, was
interviewed by Starr Yelland, on
KLZ-TV, on Oct. 17th, with YOZAN
TSUBOKAWA as interpreter. (Photo
by Howard Qda)
KEN YABE will be flying to the
ACBL winter nationals in Phoenix,
Ariz., in pursuit of "red points"
to become a Life Master, in Nov.
TOM KOBAYASHI was recently a-
warded the "Most Courteous Bridge
Player" award by the Denver unit
of the American Contract Bridge
League, at their last sectional
tournament. Congrats, Tom!
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Above are MR. AND MRS. SAM M.
MORIKAWA, at a reception held at
The Lotus Room, during Sept. The
couple were married earlier this
spring, while MORIKAWA was in the
service of the U.S. Army.
The bride is former MARGARET
JENKINS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Jenkins, 3521 W. 40th Ave.,
Denver, and SAM MORIKAWA is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Morikawa,
3001 Fairfax St., Denver, Colo.
(Photo by HOWARD ODA)
TED K. OGASAWARA, editor and
publisher of The Colorado Times,
was married this summer in Japan,
and brought his bride, the former
SOYE YAMAOKA of Tokyo, to Denver.
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2991 Newport St., Denver
K1SH1YAMA, Tom............a BOY
149 Muriel Ct. Adams County
0KITA, Todd T............... BOY
2921 Williams St., Denver
SERA, Tom.................a GIRL
3040 Hudson St., Denver
SHIOYAZONO, Clyde .... a BOY
1529 Champa St., Denver
TAKESHITA, Michio .... a GIRL
2615 Perry St., Denver
YOSHIMURA, Michio .... a GIRL
215 W. 13th Ave., Denver
SHARON MATSUMOTO and KEN OKAZAKI,
both of Denver, Colorado.
EILEEN SATO and EDWARD T. MAYEDA,
both of Denver, Colorado.
JOAN TSUKAMOTO and JOHN NAGATA,
both of Denver, Colorado.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
FOR JACL BOARD
JOHN SAKAYAMA, Chrmn for Nomi-
nations for Mile-Hi JACL, advised
that, thus far, several nominees
have indicated their willingness
to serve on the JACL Board for a
three-year term, 1963-1965.
The tentative nominees
BRUCE HIRASAWA. formerly of Wyo-
ming, and formerly helpful in
assisting the Boy Scouts;
GENE IKEYA, formerly head of the
bowling league, and former of-
ficer of the local JACL;
MICHI IWATA, a prominent leader
in women's bowling, and an of-
ficer in the women's leagues;
HARRY G, MATOBA. an Issei, who is
active in Denver Nikkei-jin Kai
affairs, and is an accountant
and travel agent;
DR. DICK MOMII, a physician and
surgeon in the active practice
of medicine with Dr. T. K. Ko-
bayashi and Dr. Albert Nods;
ROY NAGAI. manager of The Pacific
Mercantile Co., and active with
the Simpson Church and sports
Chrmn SAKAYAMA indicated that
further nominations will be ac-
cepted until Nov. 30th, but that
consent and agreement to serve
must be obtained from the pros-
pective candidates. Nominations
may be submitted to SAKAYAMA, at
1848 W. 47th Ave., Denver 21, or
by calling GR 7-9686.
A group of 47 Buddhist leaders
from Japan, Hawaii and California
visited Denver briefly while en
route to New York and Washington,
D.C., to celebrate the 70th anni-
versary of founding of Buddhism
S. YONEHIRO, local lay leader,
chaired a welcome dinner of more
than 200 for the visiting group,
on Tues., Oct. 9th. REV. N. TSU-
NODA joined the group and will be
gone for about two weeks.
More than 10,000 people enjoyed the Bonsai and Ikebana exhibit, at
the Denver-U.S. Nat'l Bank in Denver on Oct. 6-7, 1962. Above, are a
part of the group which staged this annual show. Seated, from left
to right are: MRS. K. YASUDA, MRS. T. TAKAMATSU, MRS. S. FUKUHARA and
MR. S. FUKUHARA, GEORGE Y. INAI (Pres, of the Bonsai Club), GEORGE
T. FUKUMA, MRS. M. NAKATSUKA, and MASAYO MIYAKE.
Standing are: JUNE NODA, MR. JINZO NODA, SAM NAKA, Pres. SUGIMDTO
of the Peninsula Bonsai Club of Palo Alto, Calif.; WM. SMITH, only
non-Japanese member; M. SUYEHIRO,
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N. HOSHIJIMA, MRS. K. MIYAGI, MRS.
YURI NODA, MRS. SUGIMOTO of Cali-
fornia, M. SAITO, M. TAWARA, K.
KAWAHARA, M. MATSUMOTO of Chicago
K. SUZUKI, T. KAJITA, BETTY SUZU-
KI, MRS. MATSUMOTO of Chicago,
MRS. M. SUZUKI, and NAOKO KANA-
KUBO, a student from Japan.
The annual show is the third
staged by the local clubs, and
has attracted thousands of spec-
tators. This year, special exhi-
bits were shipped from California
and Chicago, to augment the local
The Denver Chamber of Commerce
announced a Japanese Fact-Finding
Mission would be visiting Denver,
on Nov. 22-24, to study industry,
import-export and economic plann-
ing in this region.
Although the dates cover the
Thanksgiving week-end, the group
was scheduled to meet the Mayor
of Denver, the Convention and Vi-
sitors' Bureau, and other organi-
zations and individuals in Denver
Anyone interested in extending
hospitality to these visitors, on
the dates indicated, were urged
to contact the Denver Chamber of
Commerce, or The AJA News.
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JUNE NODA, wife of DR. ALBERT
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at the 3rd annual Bonsai and Ike-
bana exhibit at the Denver-U.S.
National Bank, in Denver, Colo.
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