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VOL. IV, No. 5.
DENVER. COLORADO
JAM., 1963.
SIMPSON CHURCH
BOWLING TOURNEY
JAN. 25-26-27
GENE IKEYA and VI NISHIMURA,
Co-Chrmn of the Simpson Churchs
Invitational Bowling Tournament
to be held on Jan. 25-26-27, at
Dahlia Lanes, in Denver, Colo.,
announced that all details have
been now fully completed for the
annual bowling tourney.
Bowlers from all parts of Co-
lorado, as well as from Wyoming
and Nebraska are expected to par-
ticipate in the week-end tourney.
Men bowlers will roll In two
divisions, Class A or B, with 165
as the dividing line. Women will
compete in a single class. (See
also Sports Page, Pg. 8, of this
issue.)
ICS COLLEGIANS
"SWEETHEART BALL"
AT C.S.U. FEB. 15
HENRY TOBO, President of the
Xntermountain Collegiate Students
announced that the annual "Sweet-
Heart Ball" would be held in the
Student Union at Colorado State
Univ., in Ft. Collins, Colo., on
Fri., Feb. 15th, from 9:00 p.m.
CHARLENE WONG, of CSC, is the
1962 ICS Queen, and her successor
will be selected at the Ball, as
ICS Queen for 1963.
Coaaitcee chairmen for the af-
fair are as follows:
Gen. Chrmn.......HENRY TOBO
Royalty Chrmn SHIRLEY YAMASAKI
Flowers Chrmn RONALD YAMAMOTO
Favors Chrmn. .NATCHI MATSUNAMI
Publicity Chrmn .CAROLE UYEMURA
Orchestra Chrmn .KEN TAGAWA
Invitations Chrmn .JOAN SAKYO
Refreshments Chrmn. JOYCE OKAHOTO
SEIJI HORIUCHI
HON. SEIJI HORIUCHI, Repr. for
Adame County to the Colorado Gen-
eral Assembly, was boro in Wash-
ington State, but was brought to
Colorado at ths age of one.
He graduated from Colo. State
Univ., in 1948, and was an Army
veteran of World War II. He was
Pres, of the Colo. Jr. Chamber of
Commerce, and Vica-Pres. of U. S.
J.C.'s. He is a farm management
consultant. In Brighton, Colo.
SEIJI HORIUCHI TO BE HONORED
BY BRIGHTON J.A.A. AND N.W.C.
The Japanese American Association, and the Nisei Women* 8 Club, of
Brighton, Colo., will co-sponsor a congratulatory banquet, honoring
HON. SEIJI HORIUCHI of Brighton, Colo., on Sat., Feb. 23, 1963, from
6:30 p.m., at the Hilton Hotel in Denver, Colo. Dinner will be $6.00
per plate, which includes the dance after the banquet. Reservations
______________ must be made in advance. Checks
to the Brighton J.A.A. should be
mailed to p.O. Box 384, Brighton,
Colo.
ALIEN ADDRESS
REPORTS DUE
MIN YASUI, 1225-20th St., Den-
ver 2, Colo., was designated by
the Mile-Hi JACL to assist alien
Issel in the filing of annual ad-
dress reports to the I&NS.
The Alien Address report forms
(Form 1-53) must be filed by non-
citizens on or before Jan. 31st.
Non-naturalised Issel, Japa-
nese students and visitors, swat
comply with the requirements for
reporting their addresses, during
the month of Jan., or face stiff
penalties. Forms can be obtained
from the JACL office, or from any
U.S. Post Office.
eu
STATE REPRESenTATI
6.00 TER PLATE
OnciUDiDG Oft OCR)
UES&tVftrion* required
4V0RIUCHI
ve for fiDftms county
Huron hotel
SWT. 6:3o p.m.
FEB.3,3, I3C3
SPonsoRED ey
jAPAnese amewcAn A$$n.
wno the nisei women's club
Of BRlOHrOO, COLORADO
HARRY FUKAYE and WESLEY KOYANO
are Gen. Co-Chrmn for the affair.
FUKAYE will be the
Toastmaster for the
banquet program.
JOHN LOVE, Gov.
of Colorado, will
be principal speak-
er of the evening.
MIN YASUI, Diet, y ctitf ive
Chrmn of the Mtn- CURATE
Plains JACL, will extend greet-
ings, on behalf of the regional
JACL organisation.
BILL HOSOKAWA will present Che
guest of honor, SEIJI HORIUCHI,
as the first AJA in the U.S., to
be elected to a State legislature
outside of Hawaii.
During the program, the 1963
officer# of the Brighton J.A.A.,
headed by BOB SAKATA, re-elected
as Pres., will be installed by
MANSE WALL, Mayor of Brighton.
The annual dance of Brighton
J.A.A. will follow ths banquet.
Members of the Japanese taerl-
cen coanunlty in Colorado are in-
vited to participate in this out-
standing affair, to honor SEIJI
HORIUCHI, and to hear a major ad-
dress by the new Governor of the
State of Colorado. AJAs in the
Denver area may call H. FUKAYE at
AT 8-1392, or the JACL office in
Denver, CH 4-2239.


PAGE 2.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
JAN,, 1
AJAs ASSOCIATED
IN SAVINGS ASSN
TAUL WATANABE, former Denver-
ite, and head of The Gardena Sav-
ings & Loan Assn., announced that
The Gibraltar Savings & Loan Assn
has been chartered by the State
of Colorado.
AJAs associated with the new
savings and loan institution, as
directors, are; DR. CHAS. FUJI-
SAXI, DR. SETS ITO, KODY KODAMA,
SAM XDMAGAI, and PRANK TORIZAWA.
JIM IMAIAMI Is also associated
with the Assn., which plans a new
building, on the northeast comer
of East Colfax and High St., In
Denver, Colo., with July 1, 1963
aa the projected opening date.
DONORS' SOCIETY
OF TSBC FORMED
FRANK T. NAKATA, Pres, of Tri-
State Buddhist Church, announced
che formation of a Donor# Society
for the TSBC, organised to pro-
note and to spread Buddhism, thru
out the tri-state region.
The Donors Society planned to
create and accumulate a special
fund, in order to grant scholar-
ships, and to otherwise encourage
young Busaeis to actively parti-
cipate in Buddhist religious life
and activities.
Officers of the Society are:
PRESIDENT.
Vice-Pres.
Secretary.
Treasurer.
.FRANK T. NAKATA
.... SAM KATO
.MUTSUYO TSUNODA
. JAMES KANEMOTO
The first Board of Directors
for the Donors Society are:
JIM KANEMOTO
SAM KATO
FRANK NAKATA
A. F. TAKAMINE
REV. Y. TAMAI
REV. N. TSUNODA
Contributions to the Donors
Society of the TSBC are deduct-
ible for Income tax purposes.
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PfcOPt OS1C4 TRm lORKi

DENVER COMMISSIOI
COMMUNITY RELATIC
MIN YASUI was re-appointed
a second 3-year term, on the Be
ver Coomissioo on Community Rel
tions, by Mayor Dick Batterton.
YASUX was first appointed i
1959, and hla new term will ea
pire on Dec. 31, 1965.
The Commission on Camnunit;
Relations is composed of 15 citi*
zens, concerned and interested is
problems of minority groups in
the City and County of Denver.
JOE ARIKI APPOINTEE
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAl
JOE ARIKI, of 2025 Quince St.,
Denver 8, Colo., who was teaching
at Palmer School, 995 Grape St.,
was appointed Assistant Principal
at Greenlee School, at 11th and
Lipan St., in Denver, Colo.
ARIKI is an 11-year veteran in
teaching In Denver schoola, He
earned his fi.A. in Sociology, at
Otterbein College in Ohio, and an
M.A. in Social Work at Denver U.
TSBC APTS. INC.
A FRIGID POURSOME in the San Lula Valley of Colo., on Jan. 13, 1963,
when Nat'l JACL Pres. K. PATRICK OKURA visited the valley for the
annual installation banquet of the SLV JACL. Above are PAT OKURA,
NOBUKO SUMIDA, HARRY SUMIDA (the
retiring Pres, of the San Luis
Valley JACL), and MIN YASUI, the
Mto-Plalns JACL Diet. Chcrm, et
the SUMIDA FARM. The JACL party
were guests at the SUMIDA heme,
In Ft. Garland, Colo.
JIMMIE KANEMOTO, Pres, of TSBC
Apts., Inc., regretfully announc-
ed that the Denver Urban Renewal
Authority has rejected the TSBC's
bid for land, In the Avondale Re-
development Project, at the cor-
ner of W. Colfax Ave. and Federal
Blvd., In Denver, Colo.
JIM H1RAK2 of La Junta, Colo.,
the new 1963 President of the Ar-
kansas Valley JACL. HIRAKI is a
vegetable farmer, In the La Junta
area.
KANEMOTO expressed hope that a
suitable site can be obtained for
the proposed high-rise apartment
building for the elderly, at some
other locality In Denver.
There is some possibility of
obtaining land in the near vici-
nity of the Avondale Project, in-
cluding enough ground for a fu-
ture new church site lo that gen-
eral area.
The Board of the TSBC Apts.,
Inc. stated definitely that plana
for construction will be continu-
ed in spite of the temporary set-
JAPAN SOCIETY
BILL HOSOKAWA, member of the
Board of the newly-formed Japan
Society, announced that the orga-
nisation will sponsor a Japanese
program sometime during March.
NOBE ASHIDA of La Jsra, Colo.,
the new 1963 President of the San
Luis Valley JACL. ASHIDA Is a
vegetable farmer, in the La Jara
area.
REV. JONATHAN FUJITA Is also a
member of the Board of the Denver
Japan Society. Details of the
program will be released, aa soon
as available.
iiy tut:
WEST 80TH AVENUE at SHERIDAN BOULEVARD WESTMINSTER, COLORADO.
P. 0. BOX 1501, DENVER 1, COLORADO.
HENRY IMADA, President.
Tel.: HA 9-3537
CAPITOL MORTUARY
1331 SHERMAN TA 5 0151
GEORGE FUJIMOTO
Personal Attention
to Every Detail


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JAN.. 1963,
__________________MOUNTAIN- PLAINS AJA NEWS
1963 OFFICERS OF
FT. LUPTON JACL
Mtn-Plains JACL District Chram
MIN YASUI ackninistered the Oath
of Office to the 1963 officers of
the Ft. Lupton JACL, on Dec. 29th
at the Installation dinner of the
Ft. Lupton chapter, as follows:
PRESIDENT. .
1st Vice-Prea
2nd Vice-Prea
Corr. Secty.
Rec. Secty .
Treasurer. .
. TOM KOSHIO
SAM FUNAKOSHI
. ELTON NAKAMOTO
YOSHIRO OKAMOTO
. OKI MATSUSHIMA
. WILL KAGOHARA
Local Area Representatives:
SHIGEO HAYASHI
RAY HORII .
JOHN KXYOTA .
SAM KOSHIO. .
JACK TSUHARA.
ALBERT WATADA
GEO. MATSUSHIMA
. Ft. Lupton
Keenesburg-Hudson
. Plattevllle
. Tracyville
. Ione-Vollraar
.... Powers
Special contact
for Greeley area
KEN HIKIDA of Greeley exhibit-
ed his color slides on wild flow-
ers, as a finale to the program.
TOM KOSHIO, past treasurer and
new Pres, of the Ft. Lupton JACL,
reported that Ft. Lupton chapter
raised $618.00, for the Japanese
History Project during Dec. 1962.
*****
Mr. and Mrs. Hal Jarmagan, of
Honolulu, Hawaii were holiday vi-
sitors in Ft. Lupton, Colo., at
the home of MR. & MRS. FLOYD KO-
SHIO. Mrs. Jarmagan is the for-
mer BERNIECE KOSHIO.
WILL KAGOHARA was named official driver for Governor jonn a. u>ve
of Colorado, pictured above, after the inaugural ceremonies at the
State Capitol Building, in Denver, Colo. KAGOHARA has been a State
i i .......... Patrolman for more than 10 years,
and has been cited several times
as an outstanding member of the
State Patrol of Colorado.
ARKANSAS VALLEY
Retiring Pres. HENRY KONISHI
of the Arkansas Valley JACL, an-
nounced the 1963 officers of the
chapter aa follows:
During 1961, he was selected
as special escort, for the visit-
ing Japanese governors to Colo.
MR. & MRS. SAM FUNAKOSHI, Ft.
Lupton, left for a winter vaca-
tion, to Hawaii, to visit the pa-
rents of Mrs. Funakoshi, formerly
FRANCES TSUKAMOTO of Hawaii.
LONGMONT NEWS:
JAMES KANEM0T0 and family were
Christmas vacationists to Mexico,
including Mexico City and Acapul-
co, and other tourist spots, be-
fore returning to Colorado on the
1st of Jan., 1963.
The KANEMOTO'e are developing
a shopping center complex, with
a housing development, just south
of Longmont, Colo.
PRESIDENT...........JIM HIRAKI
1st Vice-Pres. NOBE MARUYAMA
2nd Vice-Pres.......JOE WYENO
3rd Vice-Pres. PEGGY SAITO
Rec. Secty FLORENCE MARUYAMA
Corr. Secty.........JUDY HIRAKI
Treasurer...........FRANK SHIBA
*****
BOARD DELEGATES:
Ordway:
FRANK TANABE HARRY SHIRONAKA
Rocky Ford:
HARRY SCOFIELD JERRY KIROKATA
Lae Animas:
JOHN SHIBA JAMES HASUI
WILL KAGOHARA is a native of
Greeley, Colo., graduating from
Colo. State College at Greeley.
He is married to the former Cord-
ie Sato of Alamosa, and is the
father of two children.
KAGOHARA was honored by the
Mtn-Plains JACL District conven-
tion in 1961 as one of the six
outstanding AJAs in this region,
during that biennium. He was the
treasurer of the Ft. Lupton JACL,
until appointed to his present
post, in Denver, Colo.
The KAGOHARAs have now moved
from Ft. Lupton, and are now re-
siding at 1650 So. Albion St., in
Denver, Colo.
BRIGHTON
FRANK NAKAGAWA, an Asst. Dlst.
Commissioner for the Park-Adams
Boy Scout district, was featured
speaker at the Brighton JAA meet-
ing during Nov. NAKAGAWA told of
experiences with 15 Boy Scouts in
Japan during the past simmer.
DR. CHAS. FUJISAKI Is the new
President of the medical staff at
the Brighton Community Hospital.
MIKE TASHIRO has sold his farm
and is now managing the Terrace
Inn as a full-time business.
* JIM IMATANI and family enjoyed
a holiday vacation in Mexico City
during Dec. IMATANI has business
interests in Mexico, as well as
farming interests in the southern
part of Texas, in connection with
his pickle business operations.
* IMATANI reports that GEORGE
MATSUMONJI, former Denverite, is
supervising the harvesting of the
pickle crop in the Laredo, Texas,
area, at the present time.
*****
HISA HORIUCRI and MRS. SHIRLEY
HORIUCHI, both of Brighton, ware
seriously injured in an auto ac-
cident at E. 104th Ava. and River
Road in Adams County, on Dec. 29,
end were admitted to Mercy Hospi-
tal in Denver with head injuries.
They are the slater, and sis-
ter-ln-law, respectively, of SEI-
JI HORIUCHI, of Brighton, Colo.
At last reporta, HISA HORIUCHI
has recovered sufficiently to go
back to school, but MRS. SHIRLEY
HORIUCHI Is still recuperating at
home.
MANDARIN
CHOP SUEY CAFE
SUSHI DAILY Take-Out Orders
1221-20TH. STREET CH4-9526
SAN LUIS VALLEY
JAMES KUNUGI of Monte Vista,
is a Past Grand Master of the lo-
cal Masonic Lodge #73. KUNUGI Is
a 32nd degree Mason, and probably
the 1st AJA to have served as a
Grand Master In Colorado.
SH1R0W EN0MOT0 of Alamosa is
also a Mason, and probably within
the next three years will be ele-
vated to the post of Grand Master
in his local lodge in Alamosa.
La Junta:
MIKE FUJIM0T0 GEORGE HIRAKI
Todays Prescriptions YourfllggestHwItli Value'
P___r ^
Sarge Pharmacy
2521 e,34-TH AVE
PHONE DE 3-2305*
DENVER S, COLO.
Ben T. Kumagai
Sck mi Ji,SL McCabe & Co.
ii 11 iNeofl*o*ATc
Member of
MIDWEST STOCK EXCHANGE
1717 Stout St., Off. AC 2-2551
Denver 2, Colo. Res. EA 2-2590
DENVER* S MOST COMPLETE
SELECTION OF QUALITY
JAPANESE MERCHANDISE
AT MODERATE PRICES
FREE GIFT WRAPPING, MAILING SERVICE
AVAILABLE AT NO EXTRA CHARGE.
MAIL ORDERS INVITED.
REGULAR STORE HOURS:
MON. thru SAT.
TUBS. EVENINGS
9:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
. until 9:00 p.m.
EUGENE SIDE and KIMIK0 SIDE
Proprietors.
4609 E.C0LFRX PVE. FR7-I923
oenvcp 20, Colo.


PAGE 4
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
JAN.. 1963.
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
V it it it it it
BUD UCHIDA.................Heads
ROSA ODOW.................Artist
TOM MASAMORI. .Photographer
TRUE YASUI. .General Factotum
You don't have to look very
far these days in Denver to see
Nisei playing roles that affect
lives of not only other Nisei,
but the commity as a whole.
For example, there's the Hon.
SBIJI HORXUCHI at the Statehouse,
a freshman state legislator, from
Adams County, helping to draw up
laws for the entire state of Co-
lorado.
There's LARKY TAJIRI, visiting
New York theatres on Broadway,
and telling readers of the re-
gion's largest newspaper whats
going on In show business.
There's State Patrolman WILL
KAGOHARA, assigned as Gov. John
Love's personal driver, entrusted
with the personal safety of the
state's chief executive, when he
ventures forth in his official
car.
There's FLOYD TANAKA, concern-
ed, as deputy director of Denver
Urban Renewal Authority, with the
orderly, planned redevelopment of
the City of Denver.
There's LLOYD SHINSATO, an as-
sistant City Attorney, who prose-
cutes wrongdoers in the municipal
courts, and BOB UYEDA who fights
slims, and DR. GEORGE OGURA who
makes medical investigations into
violent or suspicious deetbs.
There's FRED KAWAKAMI who Is
Involved in the planning of dama
for the West'e great reclamation
projects, end HARRY HASHIMOTO who
has the job of quality control at
Martin Co., which bolide inter-
continental ballistic miesllee.
And, there must be dozens of
other fellows, and girls, too, in
jobs of comparable importance and
interest, all helping to make our
community a batter place in which
to live, and, incidentally, add-
ing luster to the reputations of
the Nisei hereabouts.
More power to all of them! IJ
I'm only sorry we can't mention
everyone who deserve well-merited
recognition.
K. PATRICK OKURA
NATL JACL PRES.
AJA HI SCHOOL GRADS IN COLLEGE
Our survey of AJA collegians in Colorado Indicates that more than
781 of the AJAs graduating from high schools in the Denver metropoli-
tan area, in 1962, have gone on to enroll in various colleges. Our
figures show 56 of 71 AJAs gradu- 1 ---------------------
atlng in June, 1962, are now at-
tending colleges. (19 of the 56
or 1/3 won scholarships!)
According to the beat figures
wa have found, the national U.S.
average of graduating high school
seniors continuing on to college
is only 36%.
AJAs in the Denver area store
than double this national average
but are only somewhat better than
the Denver school district aver-
age of about 55Z-56X.
In order to fulfill our obli-
gations as worthy citizens in our
communities, our state, and our
nation, and In order to lay the
foundations for a satisfying per-
sonal life, WE NEED TO CONTINUE
URGING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE TO OBTAIN
THE BEST EDUCATION POSSIBLE.
To the JACL Board:
As a long-time, active JACLer,
I was disappointed that the Board
did not bold the traditional New
Year's Eve recognition dinner.
Because there was no informal
gat-together at the end of the
year, many older JACLers failed
to show up for the dance.
Above, K. PATRICK OKURA, Nat'l
JACL pres., shown speaking at the
San Luis Valley JACL installation
banquet, on Jan. 12, in Alamosa,
Colo. OKURA flew in from Wash-
ington, D.C., in order to address
the San Luis Valley JACLers.
We hope in 1963 the Board will
reinstate the New Year's Eve ban-
quet, so we can end the year with
food, fellowship, and fun!
GEORGE Y. MASUNAGA
Nat'l Pres. OKURA stressed the
continuing need for the JACL, and
JACLers, to render service to the
community in which they live, not
only in matters that concern AJAs
but also in general comnmity af-
fairs.
INAUGURATION OF M1LE-HI JACL OFFICERS FOR 1963. on Jan. 11th, at The
Akebono, In Denver, Colo., from left to right: MIN YASUI, Mtn-Plalns
Dist. Chrmn, administering oath of office to 1963 Pres. BILL KURORT,
JOANNA SAKATA and HARUK0 KOBAYASHI, 2nd Vlce-Pres. for memberships;
Treasurer BEN KUMAGAI; Finance Chrmn DAVE FURUKAWA; Scholarship Chrmn
JEAN SAXO; Issel History Project
Chrmn HARRY G. MAIOBA; and Board
members, DON TANABE and DR. ROBT.
MAYEDA. (New Board members absent
were DR. DICK D. MOMII, ROY NAGAI
and TERRIE TAKAMINE.)

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.


Altho it was a "railroad" job
that put me into the office of
President of the Mile-Hi JACL,
I have accepted the
responsibilities of
this office, with a
feeling of humility
and a willingness
to do my best to
serve the communi-
ty-
Backed by an ac-
tive Board, and an
energetic Cabinet, _
we ahall strive to PILL IvUfwHJ
participate actively in all com-
munity affairs and concerns, that
affect the interests and welfare
of persons of Japanese ancestry
in the Denver metropolitan area,
as well as cooperate in national
programs of the JACL.
We believe that there is still
need for a strong organisation of
Americans of Japanese ancestry in
this region, as well as national-
ly. Many problems still confront
us as minority persons; until all
such problems are solved, there
remains a need for JACL.
ANNUAL JACL PROGRAM:
Your Mile-Hl JACL Board hae
set up a tentative annual program
for 1963, as follows:
JAN........... Alien Registration
FEB...........Card Party Benefit
MAR. Japanese Movie Benefit
APR. Collegiate Conference
MAY. Memorial Day Ceremonies
JUN. Graduates' Recognition
JUL.........AJA Community Picnic
AUG...................(Vacation)
SEP............. Citizenship Day
OCT.........Annual Fall Meeting
NOV.........District Convention
DEC.........New Year's Eva Dance
All of the above are merely a
tentative schedule, subject to
change, depending upon the wishes
of the membership.
ANY SUGGESTIONS? ? ?
If any Mile-Ri JACL member has
any suggestions to offer, or cri-
ticism, you are Invited to attend
any Board meeting, held at Cathay
Poet lounge, 2015 Market St., in
Denver. The next Board meeting
is Feb. 7, Thu., from 8:00 p.m.
As a JACLer, you are most wel-
come to attend to air your views,
and to offer your suggestions as
to what you believe the Mile-Hi
JACL should try to accomplish for
1963.
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 % yr 0 5 mo. )
$3.50 for 1 yr (10 mo. )


JAN., 1963.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PAGE 5.
1SSEI HISTORY
FUND CAMPAIGN
HARRY G. MATOBA, Denver Cham
of Che Issei History Project, an-
nounced that a drive for funds In
the Denver area would be initiat-
ed after April 15th, to attain a
goal of $2,500.00 for Denver.
Chrmn MATOBA Indicated that in
order to avoid competition for
funds with the Cathay Post, for
the Nisei War Memorial, the Iasei
History fund drive had been post-
poned, until after the Income tax
deadline in April.
Other areas of the Mtn-Plains
region have contributed to the
Nat'l JACL project, as follows:
Omaha (Nebr.) JACL.
Ft. Lupton JACL .
San Luis Valley JACL
Arkansas Valley JACL
Mtn-Plains, mlsc. .
Total, to date:.
$ 1,947.00
. 618.00
. 510.00
200.00
. 110.00
.$ 3,385.00
Chrmn MATOBA Indicated altho
the national Issei Story fund now
exceeds $200,000.00, nevertheless
more funds would be welcomed, to
ensure research in sparsely popu-
lated areas such as the Mountain-
Plains JACL region.
Any contributions to the Issei
History Project may be sent to:
JACL Office,
1225-20th St.,
Denver 2, Colo.
ISSEtS WIN JACL
NEW YEARS PRIZES
CAROLYN OKIZAKI, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Oklzskl, was
named as Queen of the New Year's
Eve Ball held at the Brown Palace
West, and drew the names of three
Isseis, as winners of the Mlle-Hl
JACL drawings, on Dec. 31, 1962.
The lucky Issei winners, and
the prizes selected, were:
let Prize: RCA 21 Color TV Set
C. J. OKDGAWA,
545 Milwaukee St.,
Denver 6, Colo.
2nd Prize:
FRANK T. SASADA,
934 21st Street,
Denver 5, Colo.
3rd Prize:
RCA Clock Radio
DR. K. K. MIYAMOTO, retired leader of the Denver Japanese communi-
ty, above, now in his 88th year, was a dynamic community-minded lead-
er in his prime. DR. MIYAMOTO came to Denver in 1914, and after his
graduation from Northwestern Dental School in Chicago, 111., was in
the active practice of dentistry for 45 years in Denver, Colo. Dur-
ing almost 50 years in Denver, he
served the Nihonjin well. We sa-
lute him as a retired "genro of
Denver. (Photo by B. YAMAKISHI.)
SEISHIRO NAKAMURA,
4001 So. Santa Fe,
Englewood, Colo.
Chrmn TOM T. MASAMORI super-
vised the drawings, assisted by
JACL Treasurer DAVE FURUKAWA, and
Program Chrmn BEN T. KUMAGAI. Ap-
proximately 250 people attending
the dance witnessed the drawings.
JACL Treasurer DAVE FURUKAWA
reported that store than $1,100.00
gross was received, and that al-
most $700.00 in prizes, and about
$100.00 in expenses were paid out
leaving $300.00 net for tike Mile-
Hi JACL treasury.
CITIZENSHIP GRADUATION CEREMONIES,
Church, in Denver, on Jan. 7th, with
Instructor of naturalization classes;
of the 64 students who graduated
from the six-weeks course; and
JOHN T. CUNGAN, at right, the
Officer-in-Charge of the Denver
Immigration & Naturalization Ser-
vice. All of the Japanese Issei
who attended the citizenship and
naturalization classes, will be
applying for U.S. citizenship ac-
cording to MATOBA. (Foto by ODA,
7U-27tb St., Denver 5, Colorado)
held at the Tri-State Buddhist
HARRY 0. MATOBA, at left, chief
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JAN.. 1963
OMAHA NEWS
EM NAKADOI, Corr. Secty of th
OMha JACL, reported the annuel
Xmas party attracted 150 people.
EM NAKADOI and MIKE WATANABE
were Co-Chrmn, assisted by GLADYS
HIRABAYASHI, MARY MISAKI, LINDA
LUCAS, RUMI OKADA, TOSHI ZAIMAN,
MUTSUKO OSHIMA, ALICE KAY A, MRS.
KIY0K0 WATANABE, MANUEL and DON
MATSUNAMI, and PAT & LILY OKURA.
BONNIE HIRABAYASHI officiated
as Mistress of Ceremonies for the
program which featured "odorl" by
students of SUE SIMMONS, Includ-
ing NAOMI and SHARON ISHII, TERRY
OSHIMA, MAUREEN and ROBIN HIRABA-
YASHI, and JACKIE KATA.
Flower arrangements were also
featured, by the atudenta of RUMI
OKADA, Including BONNIE and MAO-
REEN HIRABAYASHI, KAREN MISAKI,
and MARIE UNHART.
*****
K. PATRICK OKDRA Is now Exec.
Director for Planning of the Men-
tal Health Institute of Nebraska.
* MIKE WATANABE, Pres, of Omaha
JACL, captained Oriental Trading
Co.'s ice hockey team Into final
chmaplonehip play-offs In Omaha's
Amateur Ice Hockey League.
During the coldest week-end In 85 years In Colorado, Nat'l JACL
Pres., K. PATRICK OKURA, above left; accompanied by MIN YASUI, Mtn-
Plains Diet. Chrnn, and TOM T. MASAMORI, Diet. 1000 Club Chrmn, at
extreme right, flew to Alamosa and Rocky Ford, on a two-day Jaunt by
private plane, piloted by Wes Winters, in background, to keep speak-
ing engagements with the San Luis
Valley and Arkansas Valley JACL
chapters, Jan. 12-13, 1963.
TRAVEL
serOice bureau-
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The JACL party endured 41 be-
low aero at Almaoaa, Colo., and
were buffeted about by turbulence
over LaVeta Pass, at 11,500 feet,
still 3,000* below the towering
and frozen cliff-faces of Mount
Blanca. "Quite an experience!",'
consented OKDRA, in a classic un-
derstatement of the trip. .
calm beauty awaits
you in Japan and, even as
you fly there, aboard the
magnificent DC-8
Jet Couriers of
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From San Francifco or Los Angeles,
via Hawaii, to Japan and the Orient
Call your TRAVEL AGENT,
Or
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(Above apece had baan saved to
depict JAL's DC-8 Jet Couriers,
but pictures did not arrive, so
wa show tbs private, Mooney 4-
place "flivver** plane that flew
ua to southern Colorado.)
Two of the principals perform-
ing during the Kabukl drama, held
st the Tri-State Buddhist Church,
in Denver, Colo., on Jan. 19-20,
1963.
Above are CHIYEK0 TANNER, at
left, and MINORU N0DA, at right.
N0DA is the Japanese chef, st the
Mandarin Cafe, 1221-20th St., In
Denver, Colo.
THOMAS K. ABE, Pres, of Denver
Engel Kyokal which put on the two
nights' show, reported thet about
500 people enjoyed the perform-
ances, including a great nwber
of "hakujln" who had baan to Ja-
pan. (Photo by HOWARD 0DA)
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Denver 20, Colorado
JAL ADDS SPRING
FLIGHTS TO JAPAN
TAKD KASUYA, sales manager for
the Sen Francisco office of JAL,
announced additional flights, be-
ginning in the spring, to Japan,
in time for the Cherry Blossom
season, by Japan Air Lines.
Beginning Mar. let, Japan Air
Lines will operate nine weekly
Jet flight# out of S.P. and L.A.
On Apr. I, 1963, two more DC8 Jet
Courier flights will be added,
making e weekly total of eleven
trans-Pedflc flights to Japan,
via Honolulu, Hawaii.
The new flights will connect
with JAL's new "Silk Route" to
Europe, vie Hong Kong, Bangkok,
Calcutta and Cairo, to eix cities
in Europe, terminating In London.
Departure times will be chang-
ed to 1:30 p.m., from San Fran-
cisco, on Sun., Mon., Wed., end
Fri. (Present JAL flights depart
at 11 a.m., on Su. Tu. Th. A Fr.)
The Los Angcles-Tokyo flights,
presently three per week, will be
Increased to five on Mar. let and
a sixth flight will be added, on
Apr. let.
Eastbound flights leave Tokyo
every day at 10:00 a.m. Arrivals
in S.F. is at 6:40 a.m., on Sun.,
Mon., Wed., and Fri. Flights to
Los Angelas arrive at 6:55 a.m.,
on Tue., Thu., and 3at.
New evening departures from
Tokyo to Loe Angeles, on Tues.,
Thu. and Sat., will be 10:00 p.m.
and arriving at 6:55 p.m. of the
same day! because of crossing
the international data line, from
the west. .
Complete Information concern-
ing JAL'e Intercontinental ser-
vice to Asia or Europe may be ob-
tained from HARRY G. MAT0BA, at
MA 3-8946, or from ROBT. McCABE,
st DE 3-3941, both Denver, Colo.
JAPANESE PAINTINGS
SLATED FOR SHOWING
AT ORIENTAL MUSEUM
MARY LAN1US, Associate Curator
of the Denver Oriental Art Museum
announced that a Smithsonian ex-
hibit of Japanese stni paintings
would be shown In Denver, st the
Art Museum, May 19 to June 9.
The travelling exhibit was as-
sembled under the co-sponsorshlp
of the Japan Society of New York
and the Kokusai Bunks Shlnko-Kai
of Tokyo, Japan.
In addition to sum! paintings,
contemporary Japanese wood block
prints, shipped directly from Ja-
pan, will also be exhibited, and
will be available for purchase.
Local AJA groups have been re-
quested to help defray expenses
of bringing this display of Japa-
nese art to Denver.
Inquiries should be directed
to MISS LANIUS, at the Oriental
Art Museum, MA 3-1133, Ext. 286,
or the JACL Office, CH 4-2239.


JAN., 1963,
PAGE 7.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
(Editor's Note: Since our regu-
lar columnist, ALENE TERASAKI was
unable to meet deadline, for this
month's issue, ve have asked an
anonymous teen-ager to contribute
the following. .)
Out Brighton way, AJAs are in
the middle of all kinds of acti-
vities, scholastically and athle-
tically too. ,
In Brighton Jr. High, four AJA
teen-agers made winter term Honor
Roll. The brainy youngsters
were: PAT FUJISAKI, NORM MURATA,
KAREN TAZAWA, and SANDRA YAMADA.
And in Junior High, in Bright-
on, KAREN TAZAWA and SHARON MASU-
NAGA are becoming famous for pro-
ficiency in baton twirling. .
In Brighton Hi, the AJA brains
are EDDIE IMATANI, JANICE MATSUO,
and JOAN MIZUNAGA, who made win-
ter term Honor Roll.
Athletic-wise, mat-men HARRY
TASHIRO and BOB SAKAGUCKI helped
Brighton*8 wrestling team defeat
Mapleton HI, by winning their in-
dividual matches. .
* Speaking of athletics, we just
heard that GEORGE NAGAI, of Gra-
nada Fish Market's bowling team,
breath-takingly missed a perfect
300 game, when his 12th ball left
the No, 4 pin still standing. .
SUSAN ANDO, daughter of Mr. &
Mrs. Toshlo Ando, 3333 Josephine
St., Denver, was ranked 6th in a
rating of Intermountain Sectional
tennis players, for girls of 14
years and under. Teamed with Ag-
nes Sllverstein (#1 for girls, 14
and under), the doubles team of
Silverstein-Ando is ranked No. 1
in the Intermountain region.
In Denver, TOM KIMURA of Manu-
al Hi, and STEVE ANDO of East Hi,
pound the maplewood courts, play-
ing for their school basketball
teams.
We hear that GENE TAKAMINE, an
eager-beaver ski-er, went up into
the hills, and got his ear frost-
bitten so badly It puffed up like
a balloon! It gets kinda cold up
in them thar hills, GENE!!!
CONNIE TAKAMINE, 14-year old
daughter of Mr. &Mrs. Tol Taka-
mine, 3001 Ivan-
hoe St., Denver,
Colorado, is the
first and only
AJA, to become a
member of Den-
vers Civic Bal-
let group.
Young CONNIE
has shown great
promise in bal-
let, and it is
hoped that she has a bright fu-
ture, in the field of classical
dance. CONNIE is a student at
Smiley Jr. High, at the present
time.

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CAROLYN OKIZAKI, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Okizaki, of 900
So. Hazel Ct., Denver, Colo., was
selected as the prettiest girl at
the Mile-Hi JACL New Year's Eve
Dance, held at the Brown Palace
West, on Dec. 31st.
She was selected by a panel of
judges, consisting of BILL HOSO-
KAWA, DAVE FURUKAWA, BEN KUMAGAI,
TOM MAS AMO Rl, and MIN YASUI. Up-
on being so selected, CAROLYN was
presented with a beautiful bou-
quet of red roses.
CAROLYN is at present a fresh-
man, at Colorado Women's College,
in Denver, Colo. She is a 1962
graduate of Abraham Lincoln High
School, in Denver, Colorado.
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Feb. 3: (Sun) DENVER SCHOOL OF JUDO, Brown Belts Tournament, 2010 Arapahoe St, 2 pm.
Feb. 7: (Thu) MILE-HI JACL BOARD OF GOVERNOR'S MEETING, at Cathay Post, 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 13: (Wed) CATHAY POST'S NISEI WAR MEMORIAL, Fund Drive, Kick-Off Dinner-Meeting
Feb. 15: (Fri) ICS' "SWEETHEART BALL" at C.S.U., Ft. Colllne.
Feb. 16: (Sat) JR. YBL CONVENTION, at Premier Motel, Denver.
Feb. 17: (Sun) OPEN AAU JUDO TOURNA- MENT, Denver School of Judo, from 2:00 p.m.
Feb. 23: (Sat) CONGRATULATORY BANQUET for SEIJI HORIUCHI, at Hilton Hotel, 6:30 p.m.
Mar. 3- Mar. 9: NATIONAL JACL BOWLING TOURNAMENT, at Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
JAN.. 1963.
MANY JUDO ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED
TOOKU TAKAMATSU. Vice-Pres. of The Denver School of Judo, Inc.,
Indicated that the Denver Judo School will be the scene of many judo
activities during the next few months, with tournaments and special
demonstrations scheduled at the local judo dojo, 2010 Arapahoe St.,
Denver, Colo. A special class for women and girls was also announced
to commence Feb. 2, 1963, on Saturdays.
INVITATIONAL BOWLING TOURNAMENT
GENE IKEYA, Pres, of the Simpson Church Bowling League, announced
that the annual Invitational Bowling Tournament, sponsored by the
Church league, will be held at Dahlia Lanes, at E. 33rd Ave. and Dah-
lia St., in Denver, Colo., on Fri.,
PRI., Jan. 25th. will be sche-
duled for singles and for rag-time
doubles.
sat.. Jan. 26th, is scheduled
for team events, and the strong
Granada Fish Market team is seeded
as probable winner.
SUN.. Jan. 27th, will complete
the doubles events, and the end of
the tournament. Presentations of
trophies and prizes will be made
at about 6:30 p.m., at the Dahlia
Lanes, on Sun. evening.
Sat., and Sun., Jan. 25-26-27.
DENVER BIDDING
FOR 1965 NAT1 L
BOWLING TOURNEY
JOHN SAKAYAMA, as Pres, of the
Rocky Mtn Nisei Bowling Assn (re-
activated from the old Denver Ni-
sei Bowling Assn), indicated that
a firm bid to name Denver as the
locale of the 1965 National JACL
Bowling Tournament is being sub-
mitted to Nat'l JACL.
Detailed Information concerning future events may be obtained from
GEORGE KURAMOTO, at Georges Texaco Station, 20th and Lawrence St.,
in Denver, or by calling KURAMOTO
at CH 4-9630.
Among special events scheduled
for the future are:
CLASSBS FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS:
DR. Y. 1T0 will supervise the
teaching of judo to women and to
girls, commencing Feb., 1963, at
the Denver School of Judo.
KEIO JUDOISTS IN APRIL:
Keio University of Japan will
be sending 30 judoists to the US
Nat'l AAU Open Championships, in
Fresno, Calif., for demonstration
and will tour the U.S., following
their appearance in Calif. They
are expected in Denver, Colo, for
a visit and demonstrations.
KWANSAI EXPERTS IN JUNE:
A contingent of eight Judo ex-
perts are expected from the Rwan-
sal Gakuin of Japan, during mid-
June, and will stage a judo dem-
onstration at Denver School of
Judo, will ell dojos In this area
Invited to attend.
Mixed rag-time events will al-
so be rolled during the tourna-
ment, according to officials.
AGE-GROUP JUDO TOURNAMENT WINNERS, at The Denver School of Judo,
Inc., on Jan. 13, 1963. Eleven age groups, from 6 thru 16, with 1st,
2nd, and 3rd place winners, are shown above. Of the 11 age grouping
championships, Denver School of Judo won 10;
students
TOURNAMENTS
Jan. 27:
of the total 33 places,
from the Denver School
won 23.
INTERNATIONAL
FINEST SPORTS EQUIPMENT
Happy Canyon Shopping Center,
5042 E. Hampden Avenue,
Denver 22, Colorado.
STOME TANITA, Mgr. Tel. 756-9411
NOVICE TOURNAMENT, for
White Belts, only.
BROWN BELTS TOURNAMENT,
In Olympic weights.
AAU OPEN TOURNAMENT for
Rocky Mtn Champion-
ships. (Place to be
announced later.)
LINE-UP TOURNAMENT with
Rocky Mtn Champions
pitted against 5 men
each, in rotation.
ROCKY MTN AAU JUNIOR
CHAMPIONSHIPS, for all
boys, under 16 years.
Mar. 15-16: NATIONAL A.A.U. JUDO
CHAMPIONSHIPS, in Fres-
no, California.
April, 1963: PAN-AMERICAN GAMES,
in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Feb. 3:
Feb. 17:
Feb. 24:
Mar. 3:
84 young judo-kas participated
in the tournament, with represen-
tatives from Air Force Academy,
Boulder, Brighton, Colo. Springs,
Denver Judo Club, and Lowry AFB.
(Photo by HOWARD ODA.)
COMflC]
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CATHAY SKI CLUB
PLAN ACTIVITIES
ROBERT INAI, Pres, of Cathsy
Ski Club, announced the following
tentative schedule of events, for
club members and their guests:
Jan. 27th: BUS TRIP, WINTER PARK
Members, contact EVELYN
SUYEH1R0, at AL 5-4222;
bus loads at 7:00 a.m.,
in front of Cathay Post
Feb. 9th: BUSINESS MEETING,
8:00 p.m., Cathsy Post.
Those planning to go to
Aspen, please attend.' i I
Feb. 15-16:. WEEK-END IN ASPEN;
Members: Make reserva-
tions with JIM KUGA, at
TA 5-0575, as soon as
possible. Cost to mem-
bers will be $13.00;
for non-members $20.00.
Mar. 9th: SQUARE DANCE, at The
Outpost; YOSHI MI20UE,
Chairman, GE 3-2077.
Pres. INAI emphasized that the
above schedule was tentative, and
confirmation should be obtained
from chairmen above designated.
The 1963 National JACL Bowling
Tournament is being held in Santa
Fe Springs, Calif., (near Los An-
geles), on Mar. 3-9. Tournament
headquarters will be Disneyland
Hotel, in Anaheim, Calif.
Denver's bid for the 1965 JACL
Bowling Tournament will be sub-
mitted to the executive session
of bowling representatives at the
Santa Fe Springs tourney.
*****
SAKAYAMA also indicated that a
regional bowling tournament, co-
sponsored with Bnai B'rith, will
be held Feb. 16-17, at the Monaco
Lanes, 6767 Leetsdale Drive, in
Denver, Colo.
All entries must be submitted
by Feb. 1st, with GENE IKEYA, at
8447 Sheridan Ct., Arvada, Colo.
Above, ARTHUR KURAMOTO winning
3rd in the 16-year-old age group.
(Fhoto by Howard Oda)
DENVER JUDO SCHOOL
Winners of the Age-Group tour-
nament, held on Jan. 13th, were:
(1st & 2nd place winners only)
Age 16: 1st. . STEVE ANDO
2nd. . CARL HAMMOND
Age 15: 1st. . SHUNY SUGIURA
2nd. PERRY YAMASHITA
Age 14: l8t. DICKIE OKIMOTO
2nd.
Age 13: 1st. . WAYNE FUSHIMI
2nd. STEVE NAKAMURA
Age 12: 1st. * MIKE REYNOLDS
2nd. . TOR HANSON
Age 11: 1st.
2nd.
Age 10: 1st. . MIKE FUKUHARA
2nd.
Age 9: l8t. . EARL FUKUHARA
2nd. . GLENN NITTA
Age 8: 1st. JOEY TAKAMATSU
2nd. * RICKY ALLISON
Age 7: 1st.
2nd. * MIKE ROBINSON
Age 6: 1st.
2nd. .* BARD PIERSON
(* Non-member of Denver School of
Judo, Inc.)


JAN.. 1963.
PACE 9
MniTNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
WEDDINGS
JUNE JUNK0 TSUMURA, of Denver,
Colo., became the bride of Ensign
KENNETH TAGAWA, of Welby, Colo.,
on Jan. 6, 1963, at the TSBC.
DOROTHY H. FUJII, former Den-
ver resident, and widow of Abe M.
Fujii, was recently re-married to
TOM MIZOTA, of San Jose, Calif.
HOOTCH and CHIYO OKUMURA, with
daughter ELYN, visited their son,
RAY OKUMURA, who is taking tech-
nical training In electronics, at
Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Miss., ov-
er the Xmas holidays. They also
vacationed in Florida, and visit-
ed 10 other states before return-
ing home to Denver.
VISITORS, to Denver, Included
BEN TADANO from the Warren AFB In
Cheyenne, Wyo.; the SH1R0 HIRATA
family from the Fltzslmons Army
Hospital; MABEL URANO and family,
while her husband Is on leave, in
between assignments with the U.S.
foreign service.
NORM YABE was named the head
swisaBlng coach for Skyline Acres
swiasing team.
The CHAS. KISHIYAMA* s have two
daughters who are United Airlines
hostesses, DOROTHY, who is based
in Chicago, and JUNE based in San
Francisco. The entire family re-
cently were visiting relatives in
Scottsbluff, Nebr.
FRED HISHINUMA opened his own
service station, "Fred's Texaco",
in Brighton, Colo.
The bride is the daughter of
Mrs. Amy Tsumura of 827-26th St.,
in Denver, and was a dental as-
sistant. The groom is a graduate
of CU, in electrical engineering,
and la stationed with Naval Oper-
ations, in Washington, D.C.
The couple will reside in Sil-
ver Springe, Md., following their
honeymoon.
FLORENCE MIYAKE of Alamosa was
recently wed to EVERITT SHIGETA,
formerly of Pueblo, Colo., at the
TSBC, in Denver, Colo.
VERNE NAMBA, of Denver, le on
the road for The Americana Corp.,
end was last headquartered out
of El Peso, Texas.
+ KAY and MXCHIK0 KAWAXAMI, of
2960 Clayton St., planned to open
"Mary's Home Bakery" at 1523 East
34th Ave., in Denver, Colo.
JAMES T. FUJITA is operating
The Handy Spot Market, at 3795 S*
Santa Fe Drive, in Englewood.
HENRY IMADA, Pres, of United
Nations Life Ine. Co., reported
that SABURO KIDO of Los Angeles,
and REV. Y. TAMAI of the TSBC, In
Denver, are new directors on the
Board of the Ins. Co., joining A.
F. TAKAMINE, of Denver, Colo.
Above are MICH1K0 AOKI, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Aoki, of
The Akebono Restaurant, and HENRY
KAJ1WARA, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.
Kajiwara, who owns the Lafayette
Tofu Co., ell of Denver, Colo.
The happy couple were married
on Dec. 30, at the TSBC, and ere
now in St. Louie, Mo., where the
groom is e dental student.
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BIRTHS
GOTO, Larry...............a GIRL
2980 Ash Street, Denver
INAGAKI, Chas. T..........a GIRL
3371 W. 33rd Ave., Denver
KAWANO, Eddie.............a GIRL
945 Washington St., Denver
NAGAI, Roy................a BOY
5800 E. 36th Ave., Denver
OKAZAKI, Ken..............a BOY
3227 Adams St., Denver
ONODERA, Joe M............a GIRL
1467 Adams St., Denver
ENGAGEMENTS
DR. MASAMI KANDA, optometrist
at 1515 W. 48th Ave., in Denver,
Colo., will wed SUMIK0 FUKUSHIMA
of Tokyo, in Lexington, Nebr., on
Feb. 6, 1963. DR. KANDA is a na-
tive of Nebr., but is practicing
optometry in Denver, Colo.
NED T. ODA, eon of Howard Oda
and Sue Oda of Denver, will marry
YASUKO AZAMA of Santa Maria, Cal-
ifornia, on Feb. 9, 1963, in Los
Angeles, Calif. Both are employ-
ed at the Vandenburg AFB, Calif.
MARTHA UYEHARA of 410 Garfield
St., Denver, Colo., was recently
engaged to THOMAS JAKE YAGO, for-
merly of Ault, Colo. The wedding
is planned for Mar. 16th, at the
TSBC, in Denver, Colo.
OBITUARIES
GOTARO CHIKUMA, Ft 1, Ft. Lupton.
Father of Harry, Ft. Lupton;
Inez Yamasaki, Des Molnea; Sam
and Dr. John, Brighton; Bill,
Denver; and Ruth Shimizu, Sa-
cramento, Calif.
JACK HIRAI, 412-24th St., Denver.
Husb. of Vemlce, and father
of Victoria, both of Denver.
T0KUTAR0 MARUM0T0, 2531 Stout St.
Father of Tad, Denver; Minoru
and Shigeko, Japan; and Yoshi-
ko Niahimoto, Chicago, 111.
ROSE NXSH1YAMA, 2780 W. 40th Ave.
Wife of Massey, mother of Ju-
lie; dau. of Seitaro Haahimoto
and sister of Harry Hashlmoto,
Ruby Sakayama, and Mabel Mabe.
HARD SAKAMOTO, passed away in Ja-
pan. Mother of Kaz Sakamoto
and Ateuyo Namba, Denver.
TASUJI SHIBAO, 209 So. let Ave.,
Brighton. Hueb. of Yoshi; fa-
ther of Harry and Henry, Den-
ver; Tom and Chas., Brighton;
Mabel Miyazaki, Lafayette; and
George, of Gardena, Calif.
GLENN UYEDA, 4660 W. Cedar Ave.,
Denver. Son of Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Uyeda, Denver, Colo.
RYOKICHI YAMANASHI, 2147 Larimer
St., Denver, Colo. Husband of
Koto; and father of Mery Oyama
of Derby; 8 other children in
Los Angeles, Calif.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA MBUfi
JAN.. 1963.
1963 OFFICERS
MILE-HI JACL
1963 officers of Che Mlle-Hl
JACL were elected, as follovs:
PRESIDENT..........BILL KUROKI
1st V.P. (Program) .ROY NAGAI
2nd V.P. (Mbrahp). .JOANNA SAKATA
2nd V.P. ( ) HARUKO KOBAYASHI
3rd V.P. (Publicity) TOM MASAMORI
Secretary..........MICH1 IWATA
.BEN KUMAGAI
HARRY MATOBA
DAVE FURUKAWA
. .TOSH ANDO
. .JEAN SATO
Treasurer. .
Iaeel Story Chrmn
Finance Chrmn. .
1000 Club Chrmn.
Scholarship Chrmn
JOHN SAKAYAMA, Election Chrmn,
announced election of seven new
Board members, as follows:
Terms expiring Dec. 31. 1965:
HARRY G. MATOBA DR. BOB MAYEDA
DR. DICK D. MOMII ROY NAGAI
JOANNA SAKATA TERRIE TAKAMINE
DON TANABE
The 14 carry-over Board mem-
bers, and tba expiration dates of
thalr terms, are as follows:
Terms expiring Dec. 31. 1963:
TOSHIO ANDO HARUKO KOBAYASHI
ROY MAYEDA DR. T. MAYEDA
TOM NAKATA JOHN SAKAYAMA
JEAN SATO
Terms expiring Dec. 31. 1964:
DAVE FURUKAWA DR. MASA GIMA
BEN KUMAGAI BILL KUR0KI
TOM MASAMORI DR. MIKE UBA
MIN YASUI
Retiring members of the Board
are: JIM IMAXANI, ROBERT SAKATA,
HENRY SUZUKI, TAK TERASAKI, MIKE
TASHIRO, BOB UYEDA, and DR. AYAKO
WADA.
510 $T.
DEnvep. 2t COIO.
HftlULV VftdftR.1 CH4-W6
VETERANS MEMORIAL
COMMITTEE REPORTS
JOHN NOGUCHI and YOSH ARAI, as
Co-Chrmn of the Cathay Post Nisei
War Dead Memorial committee, an-
nounced additional pledges, from
Cathay Post members, as follows:
SAM MATSUMOTO. .
ERNIE NAGAXA ....
JOHN OYA ...........
FLOYD TANAKA, and
MRS. TSUYO TANAKA
JAMES YAMANE
JACK 1SHIDA.
FRANK KAMIBAYASH1
TODD OKITA .
GEORGE OTSUKI.
JAMES RUGA .
SHIG MAYEMURA.
YUJI FURUTA. .
WILLIE HASEGAWA
GEORGE KAWASHIMA
IRVIN MATSUDA.
EDDIE OSUMI. .
KIYO YOKOOJI .
TOM COOLIDGE .
CARL K. SAITO.
$ 100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
60.00
50.00
50.00
50.00
30.00
30.00
25.00
25.00
25.00
25.00
25.00
25.00
20.00
15.00
Cathay Post total, to date, is
$2,460.00. Co-Chrmn NOGUCHI and
ARAI announced a community-wide
kick-off dinner on Feb. 13tb.
Anyone wishing to contribute
to the Memorial may send checks
to: THE NISEI MEMORIAL FUND,
2015 Market Street,
Denver 5, Colorado.
1' *iA ity%
SAM Y. MATSUMOTO
NEW YORK LIFE INS. CO.
RT. I, BOX I96A
HENDERSON, COLO. AT.8-2536
I.C.S. "SWEETHEART QUEEN" for
1962 was another Hawaiian stud-
ent from Honolulu, QUEEN CHARLENE
WONG, 20 years old, and a junior
at Colo. State College in Greeley
majoring in Physical Education.
QUEEN CHARLENE will officiate
In the crowning of the 1963 Queen
at the ICS "Sweetheart Ball", on
Feb. 15th, at the Student Union
of CSU, in Ft. Collins, Colo.
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