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VOL. IV. No. 6.
DENVER. COLORADO

SEIJI HORIUCHI DINNER AT
HILTON HOTEL,SAT, FEB. 23rd
HON. SEIJI HORIUCHI, of Brighton, Colo., was honored by more than
300 persons at the congratulatory banquet co-sponsored by the Bright-
on Japanese American Association and the Brighton Nisei Women's Club,
at the Hilton Hotel, in Denver. Colo., on Sat., Feb. 23rd. In center
COLO. JAPAN SOCIETY
SCHEDULES RECEPTION
AT HILTON, MAR. 8TH
JUDGE GEORGE G. PRIEST, Pres.,
and WILLIAM K. HOSOKAWA, Chrmn of
the Board of the Japan Society of
Colorado, announced that a recep-
tion and program would be held in
the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton
Hotel, on Fri., Mar. 8th.
A Japanese entertainment pro-
gram featuring many local AJA ta-
lents under the direction of MME.
TAMIJI ONOUYE, and travel films
of Japan in color, to be shown by
ROBT. McCABE of Japan Air Lines,
will be featured.
Exhibits of bonsai, thru cour-
tesy of GEORGE Y. INAI, Pres, of
the Bonsai Club, and ikebana ar-
rangements by MME. YURI NODA, and
members of her class, as well as
ocher Japanese cultural artifacts
will be displayed.
GENE AMOLE of Radio KDEN will
be Master of Ceremonies for the
occasion. GLADYS TAN1WAKI is in
charge of Japanese hostesses for
the evening.
Anyone having an interest in
Japan, or in things Japanese, is
most cordially invited. There is
no admission charge for the af-
fair.
JAPANESE HOSTESSES
VOLUNTEERS WANTEDI!
The JAPAN SOCIETY of Colorado
urgently requested volunteers to
act as hostesses, in Japanese ki-
monos, for the reception to be
held at the Hilton Hotel, on Fri.
Mar. 8th.
Ladies, or girls, must be able
to furnish their own kimonos, but
transportation will be furnished
upon specific request.
Any ladies, or girls, desiring
to volunteer, please contact the
JACL office, at CH 4-2239, or may
call REV. JONATHAN FUJITA, Asst.
Program Chrmn, at 399-2036.
TSBC RE-DEDICATION
CEREMONIES, MAR. 10
REV. NOBORU TSUNODA announced
that re-dedicaclon ceremonies at
Tri-State Buddhist Church will be
held on Sun., Mar. 10th.
The ceremonies will be held in
connection with the restoration
of the altar of the Church, which
was destroyed by fire, last year.
MR. N. TSUSHIMA will be in charge
of the all-day program.
SUSAN UJIFUSA
SUSAN UJIFUSA, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Tom Ujifusa, of Norland,
Wyo., was state winner and a fi-
nalist to the national wool-dress
making contest in Las Vegas, Nev.
She is Secty of the Wyoming Stu-
dent Council, and will be a dele-
gate to the national convention
in Ann Arbor, Mich.
JACL SCHOLARSHIP
MOVIE BENEFIT AT
TSBC, MARCH 3IST
JEAN SATO, Chrmn of the JACL
Scholarship committee, announced
that a Japanese movie benefit Is
scheduled for Sun., Mar. 31st, at
the TSBC.
All net proceeds will be used
for the Scholarship Fund, to give
awards and grsnts to outstanding
AJA graduates from high schools
In the Denver metropolitan area,
in June, 1963.
The movie benefit is made pos-
sible thru the cooperation of the
TSBC movie committee.
JACL CARD PARTY,
MAYEDA RESIDENCE
FRI., FEB. 22nd
About 30 JACLers gathered at
the home of DR. & MRS. T. MAYEDA,
221 Hudson St., in Denver, for a
card party benefit for the Scho-
larship Fund, on Feb. 22nd.
FUM1 YABE and TOSH UBA were
first prise winners in the dupli-
cate bridge session, conducted by
BUD UCHIDA, as director.
$15.00 was raised by duplicate
bridge, plus an additional $50.00
from the "kitty", plus another
$50.00 from BILL KUROKI's group,
for a total of $115.00 donated.
DENVER JUDO SCHOOL
IOTH ANNIVERSARY
TOORU TAKAMATSU, director of
Denver School of Judo, announced
that the 10th Anniversary of the
founding of the School will be
celebrated on Mar. 30-31, 1963,
at the Dojo, 2020 Arapahoe St.,
in Denver, Colo.
As a special feature of the
celebration, the annual invita-
tional judo tournament for the
Rocky Mtn region will be staged.
In addition to the Salt Lake
City, and other out-of-state Ju-
doists, local judo clubs will be
Invited to participate.
of this page, HORIUCHI receiving
the applause of GOV. JOHN A. LOVE
of Colorado, at left; BILL HOSO-
KAWA, who introduced the Guest of
Honor, HORIUCHI, and
HARRY FUKAYE, at ex-
treme right.
GOV. LOVE was the
principal speaker of
the evening.
ROBERT Y. SAKATA,
re-elected as Pres., SAKATA
and his 1963 cabinet
were inaugurated into office by
GEORGE MASUNAGA, the 1st Pres, of
the Brighton JAA. MIN YASUI, as
Dist. Chrmn of Mtn-Plains JACL,
extended greetings on behalf of
the JACL.
Co-Chnm for the banquet were
HARRY FUKAYE and WESLEY KOYANO.
FUKAYE officiated as the Toast-
master for the occasion.
The annual Inaugural dance of
the Brighton JAA followed, after
the banquet.
DENVER SCHOOLS
SPECIAL COMMITTEE
The special study committee of
the School Board of Denver Public
Schools, investigating equality
of educational opportunities, an-
nounced that a public meeting, at
Manual High School, 1700 E. 28th
Ave., from 7:30 p.m., would be
held on Wed., Mar. 6th.
Any and all parents, or Inter-
ested citizens in the Manuel high
school area, were most cordially
invited to attend this open meet-
ing to state their opinions, and
to indicate any specific problass
of discrimination or segregation
In the school system, which seems
to need attention.
BRIGHTON J.A.A.
CHOW MEIN DINNER
SLATED MAR. 30 TH
Despite the busy spring sche-
dule of the Brighton J.A.A., thus
far this year, PRES. ROBT. SAKATA
announced that the annual Brigh-
ton Chow Mein and Shrimp Dinner
will be held on Sat., Mar. 30th.
PRES. SAKATA emphasized that
the proposed date was only tenta-
tive, and that further definite
announcement would be made soon.



MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA MEWS

MILE-HI JACL SETS
NEW YEAR'S EVE AT
BROWN PALACE WEST
The Board of Che Mile-Hi JACL
voted co hold Che New Year's Eve
Dinner-Dance In the main ballroom
of the Brown Palace West, In Den-
ver, Colo., on Dec. 31, 1963.
BETTY SUZUKI was named as the
chairman to obtain a suitable or-
chestra for the dance. Chrmn SU-
ZUKI indicated she would welcome
suggestions as to dance bands.
PRES. BILL KUROKI announced,
in response to requests by chap-
ter members, that the traditional
dinner preceding the dance would
be reinstated. The banquet will
commence at 7:30 p.m., and danc-
ing will be from 10:00 p.m. until
2:00 a.m.
Board member DON TAN ABE urged
that the new policy of admitting
students, and younger couples, at
a reduced price be continued for
the 1963 dance. The Board indi-
cated that this would probably be
approved for the 1963 New Year1s
Eve Dance.
CLINE a HARDESTY
REAL ESTATE
INC.
AL KISMLYAMA FL.5-1096
SALES REPRESENTATIVE 355-3098
TSUBOKAWA FEATURES
ANTARCTICA PICTURES
"YOZAN" TSUBOKAWA, editor and
publisher of the Rocky Mtn Jlho,
has a display of still pictures
of Antarctica in the mein exhibit
section of the Denver Public Li-
brary, at E. 14th Ave. and Broad-
way, which display will be shown
until about mid-March.
TSUBOKAWA was the 1st Japanese
newspaperman, while with the Yo-
miuri Shimbun of Tokyo, Japan, to
to to Antarctica during the 1955-
56 and 1956-57 International Geo-
physical year.
NIKKEI-JIN KAI
OFFICERS ELECTED
DR. P. E. HAYAN0 of 2103 Lari-
mer St., Denver 5, Colo. (MA 3-
8166), was re-elected for his 9th
teem as President of the Colorado
Nikkei-Jin Kai (Japanese American
Association of Colorado).
Officers for 1963 of the Colo-
rado Nikkei-Jin Kai are:
PRESIDENT.
Vice-Pres.
Vice-Pres.
Treasurer.
Spec. Trees
Spec. Treas
Auditor. .
Auditor. .
DR. F. E. HAYANO
. A. F. TAKAMXNE
HARRY G. MATOBA
MASAKUNI IGUCHI
. K. HOSH1JIMA
EIJIRO KAWAMURA
. GEORGE Y. INAI
. KENICHI SUZUKI
1963 OFFICERS OF THE SAN LUIS VAI.TJW JACi.. being sworn into office,
from left to right: Treasurer PETE UYEMURA; Board members GEORGE HI-
SHINUMA, Y. FUJIMOTO, and KAY SHIOSHITA; Corr. Secty KIYOKO Y0SHIDA;
Past Pres. HARRY SUM1DA; Rec. Secty GRACE MIZOKAMI; Vice-Pres. SAM
MIZOKAMI; and 1963 President NOBE ASHIDA. Mtn-Plains Diat. Chrmn MIN
YASUI, at extreme right, install-
ing the 1963 San Lula Valley JACL
officers.
Officers not present for the
installation were: Board members
ROY TANAKA, FRANK UYEDA, and GEO.
KATSUM0T0. The principal speaker
for the evening was National JACL
President K. PATRICK 0KURA. Also
on the program was TOM MAS AMO RI,
as Dist. 1000 Club Chrmn.
TSBC OFFICIALS
FOR 1963 ELECTED
FRANK T. NAKATA, of Brighton,
Colo., was re-elected President
of the Tri-State Buddhist Church
for 1963. The Issei officers of
the TSBC are:
PRESIDENT. FRANK T. NAKATA
Vice-Pres.......NOBUE TSUSHIMA
Program Chrmn. GUNICKI SHIMODA
Mbrshlp Chrmn. T. DOIZAKI
Treasurer. TORANOSUKE MAYEDA
Auditors .... KEICHI YOSRIDA,
FUMIO TANI, M1TSU0 FUKUHARA
Rec. Secty .... FRED S. UYEDA
Corr. Secties. TERUJIRO OKAZAKI
TADAO KAJIWARA, KAZUO KIMURA
Nisei officials of the TSBC,
for 1963, will be published in
the next issue of The AJA News.
Correction
In last month's Issue, we in-
correctly listed the address of
WILL KAGOHARA, the Governor's of-
ficial driver, who moved from Ft.
Lupton, to Denver, Colo.
WILL KAGOHARA*s correct Den-
ver address is: 690 So. Alcott
Street, Denver 19, Colo.
In addition to operating the
"Yoro-In" (home for aging Issei)
on Larimer St., and the Nihonjln-
Kal hall on Lawrence St., the Ja-
panese Assn, entertains visitors
from Japan, aa well as promotes
Japanese-American activities in
Colorado.
GOOD CITIZENSHIP"
AWARDS BY D.A.R.
D.A.R. "Good Citizens" are se-
lected, by their fellow students
and by the faculty, which has the
final decision, from among high
school senior girls, on the basis
of outstanding qualities of De-
pendability, Service, Leadership,
and Patriotism.
In the Denver area, among the
12 winners from high schools in
this area, TERRI 0SUGA, daughter
of Mr. & Mrs. Kelso Osuga, repre-
senting Manuel High School, will
be honored at the DAR luncheon on
Feb. 23rd, at the Hellenic Center
on E. Alameda Ave., in Denver.
Thus far, in Colorado, 4 AJA
girls have been selected by their
high schools as "Good Citizens",
and will compete for state honors
as "Colorado Good Citizen". The
state winners will then compete
for netionel honors.
AJAs in Colorado, thus far se-
lected as "Good Citizens" are:
JEANNE HARADA of Rocky Ford
TERR1E OSUGA of Denver
SHARON TANI of Adams City
SUSAN SAMESHIMA of Kersey
If other AJA high school senior
girls are named "Good Citizen" of
their school, we shall endeavor
to bring you pictures and stories
of their accomplishments, in sub-
sequent issues of The Mtn-Plains
AJA News.
WEST 80TH AVENUE at SHERIDAN BOULEVARD WESTMINSTER, COLORADO.
P. 0. BOX 1501, DENVER 1, COLORADO.
HENRY IMADA, President.
Tel.: HA 9-3537
GEORGE FUJIMOTO
CAPITOL MORTUARY
1331 SHERMAN TA 5-1
Personal Attention
to Every Detail


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HOUHTAtH.PUim AJA HgWO
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SANSEI AJA "ODORI" DANCERS, OF OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Instructed by MRS. SUE SIMMONS, a Japanese war bride in
the Omaha area, the Sensei children of AJAs are learning to perform the classical "odori" dances of Japan
and are performing at various public functions, where they are well-received. Above pictured, from left
to right are: ROBIN HIRABAYASHI, MAUREEN HIRABAYASHI, SHARON 1SHII,
NAOMI ANN ISH1I, TERRY OSHIMA (in back), and JACKIE KAYA (in front).
The above dance program was held during the Christmas party of the
Omaha JACL, at the Salvation Army Hall in Omaha, Nebr. Chapter Pres.
MIKE WATANABE and EM NAKADOI were
FT. LUPTON JACL
Co-Chrmn of the affair, which was
attended by some ISO people, dur-
ing Dec. (Foto by Bobbie Cordera
of Omaha, Nebraska.)
OMAHA NEWS
Nat11 JACL Pres. PAT OKURA re-
ported that the State Legislature
of Nebraska is considering repeal
of their miscegenation law. The
JACL will participate in hearings
concerning the proposed repeal.
BOB NAKADOI reports that Omaha
has signed up two new 1000 Club
members for JACL, including YUKIO
ANDO, at 4714 No. 30th, and JIM
EGUSA, at 2504 So. 25th Ave.
YUKIO ANDO, membership chair-
man for the Omaha JACL, is push-
ing the 1963 membership drive for
the Omaha JACL.
JACK & ALICE KAYA have moved
to a new home at 1335 S. 76th St.
and JERRY & LINDA LUCAS have mov-
ed to 6423 Jaynes Ave. LINDA LU-
CAS is secty for the Omaha JACL.
GLADYS HIRABAYASHI is planning
more sukiyaki dinners for fund-
raising for the Omaha JACL, sup-
ported by all of the ladles of
the Omaha JACL.
SAN LUIS VALLEY
A good delegation from the San
Luis valley came to Denver, for
the H0R1UCHI banquet, including
the ROY INOUYE's, the MIKE MIZ0-
KAMl's, the HARRY SUMIDA's, FRANK
E. YOSHIDA, and others.
*********
- CORRECTION -
In the Jan. issue of the Mtn-
Plains AJA NEWS, we incorrectly
identified NACAKO SUMIDA, of Ft.
Garland, Colo., as "Nobuko". .
we apologize for this error, es-
pecially since we imposed upon
the hospitality of the SUMIDA's,
staying overnight, enjoying ocha-
zuke at 2:00 a.m., breakfast next
morning, and having been inducted
into the San Luis Valley tribe of
"Naka-Biki with HARRY SUMIDA and
SAM MI20KAMI as hosts, during our
recent stay in San Luis Valley.
* The Ft. Lupton JACL held their
annual Chow Mein and Shrimp Din-
ner in Ft. Lupton, on Feb. 17tb.
SAM KOSHIO and DR. GEORGE UYE-
MURA were Co-Chrmn for the annual
coranunity-wide event.
TOM KOSHIO, Chapter President,
assisted by FRANK YAMAGUCHI, and
BILL HISAMOTO, acted as hosts.
JACK TSUHARA was chairman for
tickets, assisted by DOROTHY TA-
NAKA at the door, and also a com-
mittee of ticket-sellers. It was
estimated more than 900 dinners
were served.
*******
SAM KOSHIO, of Ft. Lupton, was
recently selected by the Junior
Chamber of Commerce as the Out-
standing Young Farmer in the Ft.
Lupton area.
BRIGHTON
The Brighton JAA, which origi-
nated the Brighton Agricultural
Institute, was one of 5 co-hosts
to some 3,000 farmers who attend-
ed the 4-day program in Brighton,
Colo., during Feb. 6-10, 1963.
JIM T0CHIHARA chaired the Ve-
getable Day program, for the fi-
nale of the Institute, on Sat.
SUMI IMATANI, as President of
the Brighton Nisei Women's Club,
led the Brighton ladies in the
preparation of the final banquet
for the Institute.
******
SAM TASHIR0, proprietor of The
Snack Basket, 7253 Monaco St., in
Derby, Colo., participated in the
"Gold Nugget Days" celebration.
The GENE SASA's have moved to
Henderson, Colo., from Brighton.
Their new address is: Rt. 1, Box
37, Henderson, Colo.
0 Instructors at the Brighton
Judo Dojo are: BILL CHIKUMA, 2nd-
Dan; WES KOYANO, lst-Dan; DON TA-
NABE, lst-Dan; and CHARLIE MIZU-
NAGA, lst-Dan.
HARRY FUKAYE and JIM TOCHIHARA
are members of Board of Directors
of the Vegetable Producers Co-op
Assn of Colorado.
MIKE TASHIRO has quit farming,
and Is devoting full time to The
TERRACE INN, on the south side of
Brighton, on Bromley Lane.
JESS MASUNAGA is also giving
up farming, and joining his bro-
thers, GEO. and JOHN, in the drug
store business in Denver, Colo.
MANDARIN
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1221- 20TH. STREET CH4-P526
a
Today's Prescriptions Toor Biggest Health Value!
Same Pharmacy
i iS2l e,34*TH AVE
PHONE DE 5-9305'
DENVER 5, COLO.
8en T. Kumagai
Sckmidl, Skarp, McGaLe & Co.
---- iMCon0*ATtD i
Member of
MIDWEST STOCK EXCHANGE
1717 Stout St.,
Denver 2, Colo.
Off. AC 2-2551
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. 9:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
TUBS. EVENINGS..........until 9:00 p.m.
EUGENE SIDE and K1MIK0 SIDE
Proprietors.
4609 E. COLFAX RVE. FR7-I9Z5
penvcR 2.0, COLO.


PAGE 4
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
FEB.. 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
*******
BUD UCHIDA............Heads
ROSA ODOW...........Artist
TOM MASAMORI. .Photographer
TRUE YASUI. .General Factotum
tfU HOSOKAWA jfcj.
Among items of incidental in-
telligence picked up on a recent
visit to New York was word that a
substantial number of Nisei there
are undergoing psychiatric treat-
ment. Nothing serious of course,
but the kind of counselling that
an increasing number of Americans
find helpful in getting over the
rough spots of life.
Now, it'8 widely accepted that
minds need medical help at times,
just like Inflamed appendicea,
infected lungs, over-worked sto-
machs, or Ingrown toenails. The
reasons have been explained only
in somewhat vague terma, as ten-
sions, frustrations and the like.
I've never seen any figures
Indicating Nisei are more or less
susceptible to mental difficul-
ties than other ethnic strains,
although certainly they've been
put through the wringer of life.
If such a study has not been made
it might pose an interesting pro-
ject for some student.
New York Nisei getting psychi-
atric help range from highly suc-
cessful professional people to
ordinary housewives, from what I
was told, and there is no pattern
to their difficulties, other than
they have a common racial ances-
try. Well, not quite. They have
one other coexoon factor they
all live in New York.
There may be figures as to the
rate of mental illnesaes in New
York, compared to California, Co-
lorado, or Alaska, but I don't
know about them either. So, you
see, this is a completely unsci-
entific and pointless discussion.
But, I wonder what the pres-
sures of living and working in
New York have to do with the dif-
ficulties faced by these' Nisei,
and whether they would have fared
differently, If they had lived in
a relatively easy-going area like
Colorado.
We don't get rich out here, we
don't have much prestige or sta-
tus but ve do get a lot of sa-
tisfactions out of life!!!
1962 MILE-HI JACL FINANCIAL REPORT
Balance on hand, as of Jan. 31, 1962 $ 1,237.48
Gross Receipts, during 1962. . 8.478.49
Total Available, 1962. . $ 9,715.97
Total expended, during 1962. . -8.409.84
BALANCE ON RAND, as of January 31, 1963 $ 1.306.13
***********: ******* (***********1 ******
RECAPITULATION
Break-down of individual items
with gross receipts 11 .ted first, INCOME:
Is as follows: Membership, chapter. .$ 954.00
Movie Benefit. . . 282.37
Membership Dues. . . $2448.00 Suklyaki Dinner. . . 1371.02
Natl, remittance . . -1494.00 Natl Conv. Raffle. . 126.00
Net, memberships. . . $ 954.00 NYE Dance & Raffle . . 553.99
Donations . 63.00
1962 New Year's Eve. 50.00
Movie Benefit Income . . $ 682.50 Miscellaneous. . . 254.39
Expenses Dlst. Conv. Booklet. 193.00
Net income . $ 282.37 TOTAL NET INCOME. .$ 3847.77
Graduates' Dinner-Dance. $ 259.00 EXPENDITURES:
Expenses Graduates' Din-Dance .$ 173.05
Net income...LOSS . $-173.05 Inaugural Dinner . . 40.88
AJA News . 500.00
Exec. Secy . 1650.00
Suklyaki Benefit . . $2024.10 Office Supplies. . 435.38
Expenses Postage 109.60
Net Income. . Donations 160.00
Scholarship expenses 175.84
Oratorical contest . 90.00
Natl. Conv. Raffle . . $ 360.00 Holiday Ad8 78.00
Exp. remit to Natl . . -234.00 Miscellaneous. . 48.03
Net income. . . $ 126.00 Transfer of funds:
to regular account 300.00
to Scholarship Fund. 18.34
NYE Dance A Raffle . . $2025.50
Expenses ....... TOTAL EXPENDITURES. . $ 3779.12
Net income
NET GAIN FOR 1962 $ 68.65
Inaugural Dinner . . $ 119.00 Respectfully submitted,
Expenses
NET LOSS DAVE FURUKAWA, Treasurer
MILE-HI JACL
SCHOLARSHIP FUND
JEAN SATO, Chrmn of the Mile-
Hi JACL Scholarship committee,
thru DAVE FURUKAWA, past treasur-
er, reported as to the Scholar-
ship Fund, as follows:
Bal., 1/1/62:.....$ 100.00
Income, during 1962. . 183.86
Total Available, 1962. $ 283.86
Scholarships Awarded . 125.00
Bal., 1/1/63;.....$ 158.86
*****
JACL PROGRAM CHRMN
The Mile-Ri JACL, In 1962, a-
watded two supplemental scholar-
ships of $75.00 and $50.00 In
addition to the JACL-SAKATA Memo-
rial Award, granted by the family
of the late HARRY H. SAKATA, of
Brighton, Colo.
For 1963, In addition to the
JACL scholarships, Cathay Post Is
making $200.00 available, as s
Nisei Veterans' Memorial Award.
Names and records of outstand-
ing AJA high school seniors, gra-
duating in June, 1963, should be
submitted as soon as possible to:
M1LE-HI JACL, 1225 20th Street,
Denver 2, Colorado.
DR. MIKE UBA was named aa 1st
Vice-Pree., and Progran Chairman,
for the Mile-Hi JACL, for 1963,
upon declination of ROY NA6A1, to
accept that position.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:
Regular: $3.00 for Y yr { 5 mo.)
$5.00 for I yr (10 mo.)
Special Mile-Hi JACL members ONLY
$2.50 for k yr ( 5 mo. )
$3.50 for 1 yr (10 mo.)
It was my privilege to preside
over the first Mile-Hi JACL Board
meeting for 1963, held at Cathay
Post, on Tue., Feb.
6tb.
With 13 of the
21 Board members at
the meeting, I was
very much encourag-
ed by the interest
shown by the mem-
bers of the Board.
I was also very
much impressed by BtLL KUROKt
the reflective com-
ments, and the enthusiastic re-
actions of various Board members
on subjects and problems under
discussion.
OPEN FOR SUGGESTIONS:
Again, I emphasize that this
is your organisation. We are in
office to try to serve you. We
welcome at any time your sugges-
tions, complaints, or any critic-
isms, conducive to making this a
stronger and better organization.
You are always welcome to at-
tend any Board meeting to voice
your opinions. If you cannot be
personally present, please feel
free to contact me either in per-
son, by telephone, or in writing,
and I pledge that your viewpoint
will be Impartially presented to
the Board for discussion and de-
cision. Fair enough? ? ?
1963 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE:
Our 1963 membership drive, un-
der the Co-Chairmanship of HARUKO
KOBAYASHI and JOANNA SAKATA, is
now well under-way.
Brighton, thru JOANNA, has re-
ported more than 70 members sign-
ed up already. The support shown
by Brlghtonians Is heart-warming!
We residents in the metropoli-
tan Denver area should absorb a
little of their spirited Initia-
tive and ccmnunity-mindedneas!
1 urge you to get in your 1963
dues, because the PC cut-off date
la March 31st. Send in your dues
to the JACL office, 1225-20th St.
at Denver 2, Colo.
MARCH BOARD MEETING:
The next regular monthly meet-
- ing of the Board of Mile-Hi JACL
will be held on Wed., Mar. 13cb,
at 8:00 p.m., SHARP!, at Cathay
Post Lounge, 2015 Market St., in
Denver, Colo.
All JACLera are most welcome
to attend any and all Board meet-
ings come to express your par-
ticular gripes, or to let us have
your suggestions. ... We shall
always be glad Co see you!!!


FEB,. 1963.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA MEWS
PAGE 5
Phew, made it this time! Had
the mump8, last issue. .
* *
Six AJA basketball teams are
pounding the courts every Friday
evening at Manual High gym. The
games are interesting to watch --
10 pairs of bowed legs charging
around! Drop by some Friday eve-
ning to watch the action. .
There are two "varsity'* play-
ers leading their teams, too* .
STEVE ANDO (East) plays for CSMC,
and TOM KIMURA (Manual) leads the
Bus8eis. TOM'S team trounced the
American Potato team, 40-25, last
week. .
*****
One student, who is "pounding"
the b'/oks is STAN DOIDA, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Doida. STAN, an
East senior, received an accep-
tance and combined scholarship to
Knox College, in Galesburg, 111.
Congratulations, STAN!!!
*****
KAREN NAKAMURA, a senior at
North, plays first chair violin
in the school orchestra, and also
wa6 named to the All-City Orches-
tra in competitions earlier this
year.
GARY TSUTSUI, a Jr. at Manual,
is playing clarinet in the All-
City band.
MARK HACIYA is on the East Hi
swimming team, and GENE TAKAMINE
is trying out for East's gymnas-
tics team.
*****
Watch for dates of the Inter-
mountain Collegiate Students con-
ference during April, 1963.
HENRY TOBO, Pres., invites AJA
students from high schools to at-
tend, and it will be interesting
to meet and talk to other AJAs,
and Hawaiian college students en-
rolled at various nearby colleges
and universities.
SHARON TANI, daughter of Mr, &
Mrs. Roy Tani, won the "Good Ci-
tizen" Award of the DAR, at Adams
City High School. She was "Sno-
Ball Queen** recently, and is a
member of National Honor Society.
2815 DOWNING ST.
DENVER 5, COLORADO
TEL
BILL KUROKI, MGR. 244-6068
FOR A
DELIGHTFUL VISIT TO JAPAN
GO TO
FUJI EIV
S U K I Y A K I
RESTAURANT
930 LINCOLN ST.
IN THE SHERMAN PLAZA HOTEL
Authentic Japan*** Food and Drinks Served at low
tables "Japanese style" or at conventional
tables and chairs
al. 5-6314 COCKTAILS 50c From 3 to 6
AL. 5-3530 DINNERS from 3.00 ond up
Open Dally 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 i.-
[* movies of Japan shown in the Cocktail Lounge. \
4*t

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(Closed on Mondays)
SUSAN SAMESHIMA, daughter of
Mr. £> Mrs. Sam Sameshima, of Ker-
sey, Colo., was named "Good Citi-
zen" by the DAR for Platte Valley
High School, in Kersey, Colo.
SUSAN is a senior, and serves
as Secty-Treasurer of Pep Club,
Editor of the year book, and is a
member of the Nat'l Honor Society
earning straight "A's", thus far,
during her senior year.
She has participated in Future
Homemakers of America, Jr. Class
play, student council and was Ju-
nior Class Pres., last year.
She is also active in the Bud-
dhist Church in Greeley, serving
as pianist and as a Sunday School
teacher for the Church.
CALENDAR
Of Coming Events
Mar. 8: (Fri) JAPAN SOCIETY RECEPTION and PROGRAM, at Hilton Hotel, from 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 10: (Sun) TSBC RESTORATION DEDI- CATION SERVICES, TSBC.
Mar. 13: (Wed) MILE-HI JACL, BOARD OF GOVERNORS' MEETING, at Cathay Post, 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 17: (Sun) BRIGHTON "HANA MATSURI in Brighton, Colorado.
Mar. 17: (Sun) NISEI BASKETBALL LEAGUE Japanese Movie Benefit, at TSBC, from 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 30: (Sat) BRIGHTON JAA CHOW MEIN BENEFIT, Brighton, Colo.
Mar. 30- Mar. 31: DENVER SCHOOL OF JUDO, Invitational Toumanent (10th Anniversary Cele- bration Program.)
Mar. 31: (Sun) MILE-HI JACL JAPANESE MOVIE BENEFIT for Scho- larship Fund.
Apr. 7: (Sun) TSBC "HANA MATSURI", at TSBC, in Denver, Colo.
Apr. 14: (Sun) EASTER PROGRAM, Simpson Methodist Church, Den- ver, Colo.
Apr. 21: (Sun) DENVER SCHOOL OF JUDO, Oriental Food Bazaar.
May 4: (Sat) MILE-HI JACL ORIENTAL FOOD BAZAAR, at TSBC.
PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS LISTINGS
ADVE*7iStN9
9MT9STS J. HOWARD McCarthy, 725 St. Paul Brown & Bigelow AL 5-2075
JOHN CHIKUMA, DDS Brighton IAWVCKS
75 So. 4th St. 659-1625 TOSHIO ANDO 1942 Larimer St. AC 2-5315
MASA GIMA, DDS
1404 E. 18th Ave. AL 5-6822 MINORU YASUI 1225 20th St. CH 4-2239
MICHAEL T. HORI, DDS
4101 E. Wesley Ave. SK 6-0924 OPTOMCTJtiSTS MAS KANDA, O.D.
T. ITO, DDS 830 18th Street KE 4-8680 1515 W. 48th Ave. GE 3-4221
2838 Federal Blvd. GL 5-0741 BEN MATOBA, O.D. 1959 Larimer St. KE 4-1941
Y. ITO, DDS
SUEO ITO, DDS MISAO MATOBA, O.D. Ft. Lupton
SETS ITO, DDS 1477 Pennsylvania CH 4-6589 Burt Building PHYSMAHS UL 7-6550
KOJI KANAI, DDS Wheatridge CHAS. FUJISAKI, M.D. Brighton
4310 Harlan St. TONY KAWANO, DDS HA 2-5817 40 No. Main St. T. K. KOBAYASHI, M.D. 659-0783
1750 Humboldt St. KE 4-3084 DICK D. MOMII, M.D. ALBERT NODA, M.D.
ROBERT MAYEDA, DDS Interstate Trust Bldg. TA 5-6961 1227 27th Street HOWARD SUENAGA, M.D. KE 4-3014
TAKASHI MAYEDA, DDS Interstate Trust Bldg. GENTA NAKAMURA, DDS TA 5-6961 830 18th Street M. GEO. TAKENO, M.D. Medical Arts Bldg., AC 2-1314
Interstate Trust Bldg. TA 5-7498 1955 Pennsylvania St. TA 5-0783
KEN UYEHARA, DDS Brighton AYAXO WADA, M.D.
40 No. Main Street 659-3062 810 23rd Street TA 5-2565
JACK YAMAMOTO, DDS Lakewood MAHITO UBA, D.O.
10005 W. 17th Place 238-3331 1230 21st Street MA 3-3743


PAGE 6
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
FEB., 1963.
JACL ENDORSES
BID FOR 1965 NAT'L
BOWLING TOURNAMENT
In response to the request of
JOHN SAKAYAMA, Chrmn of the Rocky
Mtn Nisei Bowling Assn, the Mile-
Hi JACL board unanimously endors-
ed the bid of the local bowling
association to bring the National
JACL Bowling Tournament to Den-
ver, Colo*, in 1965*
The natl bowling tournnent
for top AJA bowlers in the U.S.,
and Hawaii, will be held during
Che first week of March, 1965.
More than 750 bowlers are expect-
ed to participate.
The local Mile-Hi JACL chapter
will sponsor the Awards Dinner-
Dance, at the conclusion of the
tournament, and will generally
assist as hosts, and in welcoming
the visiting bowlers.
Decision as to locale of the
1965 Tournament will be made at
the forthcoming tournament to Se
held in Santa Fe Springs, Calif*,
on Mar. 3-9, 1963.
The Denver contingent, with 7
men's teams, and 2 women's teams,
hope to make 8 good showing, and
a strong bid for the 1965 tourna-
ment. The tournament in 1964 is
set for Sacramento, Calif., and
it is known that San Franciscans
are interested in the 1965 tour-
noient. However, it is expected
that Denver will get the nod for
1965 tourney.
IMTKRHATIONAL
FINEST SPORTS EQUIPMENT
Happy Canyon Shopping Center,
5042 E. Hcnpden Avenue,
Denver 22, Colorado.
STOME TANITA, Mgr. Tel. 756-9411
GEORGE NAGAI, Of Granada Fish's
bowling team, came within a single
4-pin on his twelfth ball of scor-
ing a perfect 300 game. When the
shaky 4-pin failed to fall, GEORGE
had to be satisfied with s heart-
stopping 299JIJ (Photo by H. Oda)
MTN-PLAINS JACL
KEGLERS TO NAT'L
BOWLING TOURNEY
Bowl-Mor Lanes: GEORGE YOSHIDA,
TATS IWAHASHI, TOM HASEGAWA,
YUKIYE FURUIYE, LARRY OTAGURO.
Celebrity Lanes: JOHN SAKAYAMA,
JOHN NOGUCHI, TAKASHI MAYEDA,
BEN KAMADA, TOM HIKIDA.
Colorado Badge: GENE IKEYA, MAS-
SEY N1SHIYAMA, MIN KISHIYAMA,
CASEY HAYASHIDA.
Life of the West: YOSH HORA, KEN
MATSUDA, WILLIE HASEGAWA, BILL
OKUBO, KEN FUKUHARA.
Team: Captain BOB MAYEDA, BILL
NISHIDA, MAS YOSHIMURA, IWAO
NISHIKAWA.
Team: Captain CHAS. YAMAGUCHI,
DON MIYAKE, BEAVER ASANO, JOHN
TAWARA, TOM MUROYA.
Independents: HARRY NAGAIA, JAKE
YAGO.
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MIKE TAStf mo , TCU 6S9-998*
DENVER SCHOOL OF JUDO TOURNEYS
The Denver School of Judo has completed three tournaments; for No-
vices (Jan. 27), for Brown Belts (Peb. 3), and for the AAU Rocky Mtn
Championships (Feb. 17). Winners are pictured on this page, and the
following page. (All photos on this page by HOWARD N. ODA.)
... wmmm
Two more important judo tour- -- ,*
naments are scheduled at the Den-
ver School of Judo, as follows:
Mar. 3: ROCKY MTN AAU JUNIOR
(Sun.) CHAMPIONSHIPS, for all
boys, under 16 years.
Mar. 30- ROCKY MTN INVITATIONAL
Mar. 31: JUDO TOURNAMENT, in ce-
(Sat.) lebretion of the 10th
(Sun.) Anniversary of Denver
Judo Dojo.
At the 10th Anniversary cele-
bration, two top-ranking judo ex-
perts from Japan will be special
guests, to give demonstrations
and assist in the US judo train-
ing program for the 1964 Olympic
Games in Tokyo. The visitors are
TOSHIRO DAIGO, 7th-Dan, twice the
Nat'l Judo Champion of Japan, and
TOSHIYUKI MURATA, 5th-Dan, pre-
sent Champion of the Japan Police
School.
WINNERS OP THE NOVICE TOURNAMENT:
1st row, kneeling, winners, from
left to right: DON MAYEDA, CSU,
150# champion; L. ELLIS, Ent AFB,
175# champion; L. ANDERSON, CSU,
heavyweight champion.
2nd row, left to right: C. KRAU-
SHAAR, Colo. Springs, 150# second
place; WAYNE FUSH1MI, 175# second
place; BILL SWANK, heavyweight.
3rd row, left to right: T. SWAIN
of CU, 150# third; DICK TAYLOR of
CU, 175# third; and GARY FISK of
CSU, heavyweight 3rd piece.
WAYNE FUSH1MI of Denver School
of Judo being presented "The Best
Sportsmanship Award" by tourna-
ment director, T00RU TAKAMATSU.
CATHAY SKI CLUB
Forty-two members and guests
of the Cathay Ski Club, led by
JIM KUGA, made their annual trek
to Aspen during mid-February, for
a week-end of skiing.
ROBERT 1NAI, Ski Club Pres.,
announced that the Square Dance,
planned at the Outpost on Mar. 9,
has been cancelled.
However, because of excellent
ski conditions, another ski trip
by bus has been planned for Mar.
3rd. BOB OTA, DU 8-1952, is the
chairman for reservations.
MILE-HI GOLF CLUB
RUPERT ARAI, Pres, of the Mile
High Golf Club, announced that s
'Tee-Off Dinner", to signal the
start of the 1963 golfing season
is being planned for Apr. 17th.
DR, JACK KIMURA, Social Chrmn
for the Club, will be in charge
of the dinner. Details later.
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LAKEUOOP
3-^745
0\CK ETHtL VANASE
DICKIE 0KIM0T0 of The Denver
School of Judo taking on a larger
opponent, with DR. Y0SHI0 IT0, as
referee of the match.
BASKETBALL LEAGUE
The newly re-organized Colo-
rado Nisei Basketball League la
headed by RON YAMAMOTO, as Pres.,
and teams are playing every Frl.,
at the Manual High School gymna-
sium, at 6:45 p.m.
Officers of the League ere:
President.........RON YAMAMOTO
Vice-Pres...........KEN TAGAWA
Treasurer.............ED KAWANO
Advisor...............KEN NAMBA
There are six teams In the new
League. Teem captains and teams
are as follows:
Teams: Captains:
AMERICAN POTATO. . . . TOSH YAGO
BUSSEIS.......FLOYD ITO
FUJI-EN.............IKE KAWAMURA
PLAYBOYS............DAVE TAGAWA
SIMPSON CHURCH .... ED KAWANO
TOKYO GRILL...KEN NAMBA
The Basketball League is spon-
soring a Japanese movie benefit
at the TSBC, on Sun., Mar. 17th.


FEB.. 1963
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PAGE 7.
AC. 2-5075
WINNERS OF THE BROWN BELT JUDO TOURNAMENT, held on Feb. 3rd, at the
Denver School of Judo, in Denver, Colo., were as follows:
WINNERS OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN A.A.U. OPEN JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS, held on
Feb. 17th, at the Denver School of Judo (DSJ), in Denver, Colorado.
PROF. MASAO ICHINOSE, 8th-Dan, standing at left. (Photo by H. Oda)
FIRST PLACE WINNERS, kneeling, from left to right: 150# MAJOR PHILIP
PORTER, unattached; 175# BERND BUSCH, CU Judo Club; Heavyweight J. H.
SONG, Colo. Springs Judo Club.
FIRST PLACE WINNERS: Front row, kneeling,
and under TOM TABUCHI; 175# and under -
weights, 176# and over JOHN FADER.
SECOND PLACE WINNERS: Second row,
STEVE KARAKAWA, in
GEORGE TA-
class; and
or over.
left to right;
150# or under class;
GAWA, in 175# or under
FRED YAMASHITA, In 176#
THIRD PLACE WINNERS: Back row,
standing, from left to right:
DICKIB OKIMOTO, 150# or under;
TRUMAN YOUNG, 175# or under; and
DAVID YOCUM, 176# or over.
Student PATTY MESSENGER demon-
strating judo throwing hold,
with MRS. MARTHA FUSHIMA as the
victim". DR. Y. 1T0 and PROF.
1CH1N0E supervising the action.
from left to right, 150#
STEVE McCURDY; and heavy-
(PHOTO BY TOM MASAMOR1)
SECOND PLACE WINNERS.
175# TED MATSUO, DSJ;
middle row: 150# CAPT. HARRY DANTSUKA, Ent AFB;
Heavyweight BERKELEY PENS, DSJ.
THIRD PLACB WINNERS, standing: 150# TOM TABUCHI, DSJ; 175# JACK OLI-
VER, now CSU Judo Club; Heavyweight ELDON ANDERSON, CSU Judo Club.


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WOMEN'S AMD GIRLS* JUDO CLASS, at the Denver School of Judo. Chief instructor, DR. YOSHIO ITO, 2nd-Dsn,
is kneeling in front row, 4th from right. DR. Y. ITO is assisted by ROGER STEVENS, 2nd-Den, kneeling in
front row at extreme left, and by BERKELEY PENS, lst-Dan (not shown). Visiting judo professor, PROF. M.
iCHINOE is kneeling in front row, 5th from left. The Women's and Girls* classes in judo were inaugurated
during Feb., 1963, and classes sre from 2-4 p.o., Saturday afternoons. Present enrollment is 18 fmaialne
students, but additional students will be accepted. (Women's Judo class photos by Ten T. Masamori.)



mk
Aceording to iyvll 1, Aral
Batutallaatlon examiner lor
the U.B. tanigretlon and Natural-
laaelon Service, eleven Japanese
nationals have become U.8. citi-
zens during January.
The newly-naturalized citizens
are:
KIYOKO GULLEY.
YUKIKO HENLEY.
YUKIKO KDCJRA.
M1SAO MONGIN .
YONEKO OVERTON
PRANK T. SASADA
EIKO SWETAVAGE
AIKO TRITZ .
SAYOKO URAGE .
KINU YOSHIMURA
YOSHITAKA YOSHIMURA
Colo. Spga
. Security
. Aurora
Lowry APB
Colo. Spgs
. Denver
Colo. Spga
Ft. Carson
Aurora
. Pueblo
. Pueblo
JAPANESE MOVIE
"The Magnificent Seven", a sa-
murai movie of old Japan, will be
shown at the Merrill Junior High
School euditorlum, 1551 So. Mon-
roe St., in Denver, at 4:30 p.m.,
on Sun., Feb. 24th.
The Japanese movie is sponsor-
ed by The International Art Film
Theatre of Denver, Colo.
SERVICE BUREAU-
IXZ5-Z7 Zl&ST.
rr\ A3-8946-
PART OF THE COMMUNITY-WIDE GROUP, meeting with the Cathay Post offi-
cials, on Wed., Feb. 13, to kick-off the campaign to raise $20,000.00
for a Nisei War Dead Memorial, to be erected at Fairmount Cemetery in
Denver, Colo. Above is part of the Issei group, with YOSH ARAI, Co-
Chrran, conferring with HENRY SUZUKI, who acted as interpreter. JOHN
NOGUCHI, as Co-Chrmn, was meanwhile discussing plans with representa-
tives of the Nisei group. A gen-
eral consensus of support was in-
dicated for the project, Includ-
ing $5,000 for a Nisei Veterans
Scholarship Fund for AJAs In this
Rocky Mtn region.
(Cathay photos by Tom Masamori.)
SIMPSON CHURCH
HIDEO HANAMURA, Chrmn of the
Board of Simpson Church announced
that the Church ie contributing
$500.00 towards the Nisei Manori-
al project, sponsored by the Ca-
they Post.
MIN KISHIYAMA, as treasurer of
the Church's bowling tournament,
announced an additional $25.00 as
e contribution from the bowlers,
from the tournament in Jan.
calm beauty awaits
you in Japan and, even as
you fly there, aboard the
magnificent DC-8
Jet Couriers of
UAPAN
AIR
LIMES
From San Francisco or Los Angelas,
via Hawaii, to Japan and the Orient
Call your TRAVEL AGENT,
or
JAPAN AIR LINES
2044 Dahlia St., Denver 7, Colo. DExter 3-3941
Above is WM. CHISHOLM, Comdr.
of Leyden-Chiles-Wickersham Post
#1 of the American Legion, pledg-
ing $100.00 from Post #1, to the
Nisei War Memorial Fund, with AL
MIYAGISHIMA, Commander of Cathay
Post #185, looking smilingly on.
Comdr. MIYAGISHIMA noted that, to
date, $1,795.50 (including land)
has been donated by non-Japanese.
photographs
zoio Lftnm st.
DEtlVtR 15. C0L0.
BE 7- 3041

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VISIT THE BAZAARS OF THE ORIENT
without leaving Denver!
4609 E. Colfax Ave., FR 7-1923
Denver 20, Colorado
____________ _____JM-
VETERANS' MEMORIAL
COMMITTEE REPORTS
TOM HXKXDAi Finance Officer,
reported an additional $2,265.50
has bean pledged towards tha Nl
ael War Dead Manorial, making a
total of $4,723.50, to date.
Co-Chrmn ARAI and NOGUCHI have
pledged an additional $200 each,
in recognition of the spontaneous
support for the project. Latest
contributions and pledges are, as
follows:
SIMPSON CHURCH. ... $ 500.00
YOSHIAKI ARAI . . . 300.00
JOHN T. NOGUCHI 300.00
DR. DICK D. MOMII . 250.00
TOM T. MASAMORI 200.00
DR. Y. ITO, DR. SETS ITO,
and DR. SUEO ITO . 150.00
AMERICAN LEGION, Post #1. 100.00
AMERICAN POTATO CO. . 100.00
HARVEY GOTO . 100.00
HARRY NAGATA. . 60.00
TOSH OTA. . 60.00
CHARLES M0M0SE. 50.00
FRANK T. NAKATA 50.00
ROBERT OTA. . 30.00
MRS. TAKINO TAKAMATSU 30.00
JAMES BUCKNER . 25.00
BILL KITAMURA . 25.00
EDDIE OSUMI . 25.00
JACK SUZUKI . 25.00
CARL SAITO. . 15.00
BEN YAN AG A. . 15.00
HOWARD ODA. . 10.00
L0NDI ROSS. . 10.00
JOHN F. VOLK. . 10.00
ROSE L. BOVTWELL. . 5.00
BEN K0DAMA. . 5.00
MR. & MRS. Y. MATSUMURA . 5.00
ROBERT MIYAMOTO 5.00
ALLEGRA''SAUNDERS.-'-*0. jo 3.50
BILL TWEED. . 2.00
TOTAL, THIS REPORT - s 2,265.00
Co-Chrmn ARAI and NOGUCHI in-
dlcated that the foundations for
the monument have been laid, and
target date for completion of the
Memorial is May 1st, 1963.
DEDICATION CEREMONIES:
Dedication ceremonies will be
held on May 30, 1963, whether or
not the total goal of $20,000.00
is reached by that date.
SEN. DAN K. 1N0UYE of Hawaii,
MIKE MASAOKA of Washington, D.C.,
and CMH winner HERSHEY MIYAMURA
have been invited to attend.
CONTRIBUTIONS:
Pledges, payable after May 30,
1963, will be gratefully accepted
if cash cannot be paid now.
Anyone wishing to donate to
the Memorial may send checks to:
THE NISEI MEMORIAL FUND,
c/o Cathay Post #185,
2015 Market Street,
Denver 2, Colorado.
All contributions to the Nisei
Memorial Fund, thru Cathay Post,
are tax-deductible.
CUSTOM PHOTO FINISHING
7ii Zitorzr.
DEllVER St COLO.
Telephone: CH 4-4073


1963
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
FEB..
HOWARD N, ODA, free lance pho-
tographer and custom film finish-
er at 711-27th St., was a 2-weeks
vacationer to Los Angeles, Calif.
He went to L.A., on the occasion
of his elder son's marriage. (See
photo in 3rd column, this page)
ENGAGEMENTS
NANCY ENOMQTO, of 3394 Kearney
St., Denver, Colo., was recently
engaged to HARRY HARADA, of Rocky
Ford, Colo.
NANCY is the daughter of Mrs.
Asako Enomoto of Denver, and is a
graduating senior nurse at the CU
School of Nursing.
HARRY HARADA is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Mitsu Harada, of Rocky
Ford, Colo. HARRY is a senior in
lab technology at CU.
AMY and PETER DOI of 1899 York
St.f Denver, are momentarily ex-
pecting a new addition to their
family. .
MITCRIE TERASAKI will display,
and discuss hats and hat-making
techniques at the home of YVONNE
KUMACA1, 3501 Krameria St., for
the Cornelians, on Mar. 5tb.
RUBY SAKAYAMA arranged for 20
Sansel children to appear in the
Loretto Heights College play ,fThe
King and I", on May 1-3, 1963.
RICHARD J0K0, graduate of CU,
is now teaching at Rishel Junior
High School, in Denver, Colo,
HART UMEMOTO of Acoustics Spe-
cialties Co. of Denver, Colo, was
awarded a performance plaque by
the Armstrong Cork Co. for having
achieved the highest sales voliane
of acoustical ceiling tile, dur-
ing 1961-62, in the western sec-
tion of the United States.
VISITORS; Recent visitors to
Denver include GEORGE MIYAKE from
New York; MAMORU WAKASUGI of On-
tario, Oreg., here for the dedi-
cation of the Western Farm Life
bldg., on Sherman St.; PROF, M.
ICHINOE, 8-Dan Judo expert, from
Japan, who has been visiting in
Salt Lake City, and in Mexico.
* *
JANET YOSHIDA, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. George Yoshida, of 3339
Coltasblne St., Denver, will wed
KIY0SHI NAKATA, of 5757 Washing-
ton St., Denver, Colo., on Sun.,
Feb. 24th, at the TSBC.
JANET is a staff member of the
Jewish Family and Children's Ser-
vice, in Denver, Colo. KIY0SHI
NAKATA Is s U.S. postal employee,
also in Denver, Colo.
The couple plan to be married
at TSBC, in Denver, during June.
*****
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rurltani of
1040 Madison St., Denver, Colo.,
recently announced the engagement
of their daughter, ElAINE, to TED
TSUMURA, of Denver, Colo.
ELAINE KURITANI is a senior in
Education, at Denver University.
She is a past winner of the JACL-
SAKATA Memorial Award, in 1959,
as the outstanding AJA graduate
from high school, that year.
TED TSUMURA is a science major
at Regis College, and is also a
graduating senior this year.
The couple plan to be married
after their graduation from col-
lege, in June.
WEDDINGS
STEPHEN UCH1DA, son of Bud and
Dody Uchida, 1601 E. 86th Place,
Denver, Colo., was wed to JO ANN
GALLOWAY, on Feb. 14th, in North-
glenn, Colo,
*****
MARGIE MATSUSHIMA, of Platte-
ville, and KEN MIY0SHI of Greeley
were wed at TSBC on Feb. 3. MAR-
GIE Is employed at Colo. National
Bank, and KEN la a senior in me-
tallurgy at Colo. School of Mines
in Golden, Colo.
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YASUK0 AZAMA, of Los Angeles,
and NED ODA, Denver, Colo., were
married on Feb. 9, 1963, at the
Nishi Hongwanji Church in Los An-
geles, Calif. The newly-weds are
presently residing at 2815 Champa
St., in Denver, Colo.
*****
EILEEN TOSHIKO UYEDA, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Fred S. Uyeda, of
3724 York St., Denver, Colo., was
wed to JIM 1AKASHI ISERI, of San
Jose, Calif., on Jan. 27th. The
couple plan to make their home in
Calif., but a reception will be
held for the couple, in Denver,
next month.
BIRTHS
T0SHI0 GOTO................a GIRL
2980 Ash St., Denver
KATSUMI KAWASAKI...........a GIRL
908 Hazel Ct.> Denver
JACK H. KIMURA.............a GIRL
1726 Clarkson St., Denver
RICHARD KITASHIMA. .... a BOY
2629 Ash St., Denver
PRESTON MORISHIGE, Jr. a GIRL
3512 E* 34th Ave., Denver
OBITUARIES
RATSUMI MURATA, Rt 1, Ft. Lupton.
Wife of Kazuichi Murata; dau.
of Kura Shimamoto; sister of
Bill Shimamoto, Whittier, Cal.
PUMIO NAKAI, 461 E. Fountain Ave,
Manitou Springs, Colo. Husband
of Mary Nakai; father of Robt,
James, and Joe Nakai. Son of
Mr. & Mr8. Bunzo Nakai.
MIKE M. NAKAMURA, 9040 E. Colfax
Ave., Aurora, Colo. Husband of
Gloria T. Nakamura, father of
Tammle K. Nakamura. Son of Mr.
and Mrs. Shlngo K. Nakamura, of
Mission, Texas. Also survived
by six sisters.
TADASHI SAIT0, 1923 Larimer St.,
Denver, Colorado.
NAKA TANAKA, late of Denver, Co-
lorado. Wife of Isamu Tanaka;
mother of Yasuko Shimizu, Den-
ver; Seiji Tanaka, of Mpls.,
Minn.; Toyoko lehii, Norwalk,
Calif.; Tokuko Yamashita, De-
troit, Mich.
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MOUNTAIN* PLAINS AJA NEWS
FEB.. 1963.
TSBC"HANA MATSURI
PROGRAM ON APRIL 7
REV. N. TSUNODA reported that
the annual "Hana Matsuri" cele-
bration at the Tri-State Buddhist
Church, 1947 Lawrence St., would
be held in Denver, Colo., on Sun.
April 7th.
In addition to the religious
services to be held during the
morning at the church, there will
be an all-afternoon, and evening,
entertainment program.
JUDO SCHOOL'S FOOD
BENEFIT, APRIL 21
GEORGE KURAMOTO, of the Denver
School of Judo, reported that the
Judo School will hold an Oriental
food benefit, at the judo dojo,
2010 Arapahoe St., Denver, Colo.,
on Sun., April 21st.
In order to bring bigger and
better judo activities to Denver,
the Denver School of Judo is em-
barking upon a spring benefit to
raise funds.
SIMPSON CHURCH FOOD
BAZAAR SET MAY 18
The Board of Simpson Church
decided to schedule their annual
Oriental Food Bazaar, for Sat.,
May 18th.
Because the facilities and the
space available at Simpson Church
are limited, the locale will pro*
bably be the Grange Hall, on West
26th Ave., again this year.
ROY NAGAI was named as General
Chairman for the Bazaar. Details
as to place will be announced, at
a later time.
MILE-HI JACL CHOW
MEIN DINNER, MAY 4
The Mile-Hi JACL Board voted
to hold the annual JACL chow mein
dinner benefit, in Denver, Colo.,
on Sat., May 4th.
The Board carefully considered
the possibility of holding a fall
food benefit, but in view of the
Mtn-Plalns JACL district conven-
tion on Nov. 29-30, 1963, it was
felt that a spring date would be
more feasible.
Board member TOM MASAMORI men-
tioned that the Denver School of
Judo will be holding their Orien-
tal food benefit on Apr. 21, and
that the Simpson Church Food Ba-
zaar was scheduled on May 18, so
that there might be an over-doing
of Japanese food benefits, if the
Mile-Hi JACL selected the date of
May 4th.
However, consensus of the JACL
Board was that two-weeks interval
between the three events would be
adequate, especially if the gen-
eral non-Japanese public were in-
vited and attracted to attend.
On the basis that wide-spread
publicity would be given by radio
and press, the date of May 4th is
set for the Mile-Hi JACL's Chow
Mein Dinner benefit, probably at
the TSBC.
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I.C.S. "SWEETHEART QUEEN'* OF 1963: Above, standing, CAROLYN OKIZAKI,
a freshman at Colorado Women's College, in Denver, Colo., was named
Queen of the Intennountain Collegiate Students for 1963, at the annu-
al Sweetheart Ball of the ICS, held on Fri., Feb. 15th, at Colorado
State University, in Ft. Collins, Colo. QUEEN CAROLYN will reign at
the 18th Annual student confer-
ence to be held in Denver, Colo.,
during April.
SAM Y. MATSUMOTO
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RT. I, BOX I96A
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CAROLYN was also selected by
the Mile-Hi JACL as the prettiest
girl at the New Year's Eve Ball.
Seated, at left, is RUTH 7UJI-
WARA of CSU, and at right is BET-
SY YAMAKA of CU. The CSC candi-
date, JEAN NAKAMURA, was absent.
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