VOL, IV, No. 7.
CHOW MEIN DINNER
ON SAT., MAR. 30
JESS HASUNAGA was named as Co*
Chrmn, with Pres. BOB SAKATA, for
the Brighton JAA's annual Shrimp
and Chow Mein Dinner to be held
at the fairgrounds, in Brighton,
Colo., on Sat., Mar. 30th.
The J.A.A. will be assisted by
ladies of the Nisei Women's Club
of Brighton, and by all members
of the AJA comeuaity.
The chow mein dinner will be
served from 11:30 a.m. until 7:30
Tickets, at $1.75 for adults,
and $1.00 for children, will be
available from any member of the
Brighton JAA. DON TANABE is head
of the ticket committee.
AT TSBC, APR. 7
REV. N. TSUNODA announced chat
the annual "Hana Matsuri" program
of the Tri-State Buddhist Church,
in Denver, would be held on Sun.,
FRANK T. MAKATA is Gen. Chrmn,
with T. RAYASHIDA and M. WATADA
in charge of the entertainment,
which will commence at 2:00 p.m.
Both Fort Lupton and La Jara
will hold their "Hana Matsuri" on
Sun., Mar. 31st.
AT PHIPPS, APR. 17
DR. MASAHARU TANICUCHI, found*
er of "Seicho No le", from Japan,
will visit Denver, on Apr. 13-14.
DR. TANIGOCHI will speak at TSBC,
at 7:00 p.m., Sat., Apr. 13, and
at Phipps Auditorium also at 7:00
p.m., on Sun., Apr. 14.
He is author of some 300 books
and is travelling throughout the
world for world peace. "Seicho
No Ie" has some 4,000,000 follow-
ers in Japan. SOJIR0 TOKUYASU is
Pres, of the Denver chapter.
BANK WANTS AJA
The American National Bank, at
17th and Stout St., in Denver, is
looking for a bright AJA male em-
ployee, 21-25 years of age, with
a good mathematics background, to
be trained in data processing.
Salary is open, depending upon
experience and training. It was
emphasised that chances for ad-
vancement are excellent.
ROCKY MTN JUDO TOURNAMENT
IOTH ANNIVERSARY, MAR. 30-31
TOORU TAKAMATSU, director of The Denver School of Judo, announced
that the 10th Anniversary celebration of the founding of the Denver
Judo school would be held on Sat. and Sun., Mar. 30 31, at the Judo
Dojo, at 2020 Arapahoe St., Denver, Colorado.
"MAN OF THE YEAR"
TED TSUMURA, of 827-26th St.,
Denver, waa one of 11 students at
Regis College receiving "Man of
the Year" awards. He received a
Natl Education Association stu-
dent award for 1963.
TSBC, MAR. 31
JEAN SATO, Chrmn of the Mile-
Hi JACL Scholarship committee,
announced that a Japanese movie
benefit will be held on Sun. eve-
ning, Mar. 31st, at the TSBC.
All net proceeds of the bene-
fit will go to the Mlle-Hi JACL
Scholarship Fund, to give scho-
larships to outstanding AJA stu-
dents graduating from high school
in June, 1963.
The movie benefit is made pos-
sible thru the cooperation, and
generosity of the TSBC movie com-
TRl-STBTE BUDDHIST CUURCH
1947 LftWREnCE ST.
"BAKUMAXSU NO DORAN"
(The Lonely Verrlor)
In conjunction with the anni-
versary celebration, the Rocky
Mountain Invitational Judo Tour-
nament will be held, with preli-
minary matches on
Sat., Mar. 30th,
and final cham-
pionship bouts on
Sun., Mar. 31st.
About 40 Judo
clubs in this re-
gion are expected
monies will be at
7:00 p.m. on Sat., Mar. 30th, and
the final program will commence
at 2:00 p.m., on Sun., Mar. 31st,
with MIN YASUI as Master of Cere-
Appropriate presentations to
various individuals, who have as-
sisted the Judo School during the
past 10 years will be made. DR.
SUEO ITO is Pres, of The Denver
School of Judo.
The Intermountain Collegiate
Students in the Rocky Mtn region
are planning a week-end confer-
ence at Aspen Lodge, near Estes
Park, on Apr. 19 21.
The cost of registration will
be only $15.00, including lodging
for Fri. and Sat. nights, and six
meals Including the banquet, plus
all program activities.
SCHOOL OF JUDO
FOOD BAZAAR ON
SUN., APR. 21
GEORGE KURAM0T0 of The Denver
School of Judo reported that all
parents and individuals connected
with the Judo School are enthusi-
astically preparing for the Chow
Mein Dinner to be held at the Ju-
do Dojo, 2020 Arapahoe St., Den-
ver, Colo., on Apr. 21st.
Because all of the tatami mats
will be taken up, in order to be
able to serve the expected 2,000
guests, there will be no judo de-
monstrations, but there will be
Ikebans and bonsai displays.
REV. PAUL HAGIYA, of Simpson
Church, 34th & High St., Denver,
announced that an Easter break-
fast would be held at 8:00 a.m.,
with Sunday School programs at
9:30 a.m., and the Church program
at 11:00 a.m., Easter Sunday, on
REV. JONATHAN FUJITA, the Is-
sei minister, will conduct ser-
vices for the Isael at the Church
at 2:00 p.m.
All Church members and friends
are most cordially invited to at-
tend any of the services at the
Simpson Church on Easter Sunday.
Student leaders in charge of
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315 E. Magnolia
2541 Curtis St.
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MIN YASUI, Dist. Chrmn of Mtn-
Plains JACL will be the principal
speaker for the conference.
Other adult guesta participat-
ing will include DAVE FUR0KAWA
and SAM MATSUMOTO (advisors), TOM
MASAMORI, and BILL KUROKI, Pres,
of the Mile-Hi JACL.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA HEWS
JOHN T. CLINGAN, Director of
the U.S. Imigratlon and Natural-
ization Service office in Denver,
reported that three Japanese na-
tionals were naturalized as U.S.
citizens, in Colorado, during the
month of Feb., as follows:
ROBOT BURRS......Colo. Spgs
THOMAS KAHAHABE ....... Romeo
The three Japanese were among
43 aliens naturalized last month,
JAPAN SPRING TOUR
BY MATOBA TRAVEL
HARRY G. MATOBA of Matoba Tra-
vel, reported that his first tour
group from Denver, for 1963, to
Japan, will depart S.F., Apr. 3,
via Japan Air Lines.
MR. SHIGERU J10, of Berkeley,
Calif., will be tour leader, and
after a 17-day tour of Japan will
disband the group in Hiroshima.
Most of the members of the group
will spend about three months in
* .TRAVEL^ .
ABOVE is e J.A.L. photo of the Yesukuni Shrine, which is not far from
the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo which shrine you will be sure
to want to visit when you go to Japan, via Japan Air Lines. .
There are many shrines in Ja-
pan many are perhaps more an-
cient, and some My be more fa-
mous -- but Yasukuni Shrine has a
personal and poignant meaning for
millione of Japanese -- for here
enshrined are the spirits of the
men who died in battle. .
During April, there is an an-
nual festival at Yasukuni, which
is a dazzling kaleidoscopic spec-
tacle with the streets and by-
ways approaching the shrine lit-
erally drenched with cherry blos-
soms, in full, gorgeous bloom.
PLAN TO VISIT JAPAN NOW! AND
WHEN YOU DO, GO JAPAN AIR LINES!
calm beauty awaits
you in Japan and, even as
you fly there, aboard the
Jet Couriers of
From San Francisco or Los Angeles,
via Hawaii, to Japan and the Orient
Call your TRAVEL AGENT,
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JAPAN 1964 OLYMPIC
Reports from Japan indicated
than an Organizing Committee for
the 1964 Olympics, to be held in
Tokyo, Japan, has been formed to
facilitate traffic, parking, im-
migration, spectator capacity and
The Japanese government is en-
larging the National Stadium to
take care of 75,000 spectators.
The national gymnasitm, with its
Indoor pool, will have a seating
capacity of 15,000.
Facilitation of smooth flow of
traffic, and adequate parking is
assured by the Olympics Prepara-
tion Council, an advisory body of
the Japanese government.
Reports also indicated thet es
soon as hotel reservations were
made available, space has been
asked for in advance by partici-
pating countries. 300 private
homes, accommodating 900 guests,
will also be available.
All indications are that the
1964 Olympics in Japan, during
Oct., will be a tremendous suc-
cess. It will be absolutely ne-
cessary to have reservations for
accommodations prior to depar-
ture. See your travel agent, as
soon as you can make your plans
Lucky winners of JAL round-trip
tickets to Tokyo, as door prizes
in S.F., were Vivien Minton (2nd
from left) and Steve Iosif. At
extreme right, Ray Zabarte, JAL*a
general sales manager, peeking
over the shoulder of KXNU ABE.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
ON FRl.t MAR. 29
TAD YAMAMOTO, one of the Coun-
sellors for the Tri-State Budd-
hist Church, announced an infor-
mal meeting of adult leaders and
young Bussei would be held at the
TSBC, on Frl., Mar. 29th.
Thru efforts of the Buddhist
Churches of America, a new con-
cept of teaching Buddhist life
has evolved in the U.S., with the
adult leaders of the Church act-
ing as counsellors for youth and
young adults of the Y.B.A.
In order to carry out this new
program, a devotional service and
meeting will be held, with more
than 20 adult counsellors, who
have been working with more than
90 youngsters. All Buddhists in
the outlying areas are most cor-
dially Invited to attend.
Leaders for the meeting, on
Fri. Mar. 29th, are as follows:
Gen. Chairman .
. YASUKO FUJIMORI
. PHILIP MIYAZAWA
All interested Busseis, young
and old, are urged to attend this
informal meeting, to learn more
about re-vitalized Buddhist life
in America. The meeting will be
from 8:00 p.m., at the TSBC, in
ABOVE, are FRANK T. MAKATA, Pres,
of the Tri-State Buddhist Church,
and GOV. JOHN A. LOVE of Colorado.
(Above photo taken at the HORI0CHI
banquet, at Hilton Hotel, Feb. 23.
Photo by TOM T. MASAM0R1.)
The TSBC Board announced that
REV. YOSHITAKA TAMAI, who has ser-
ved the Tri-State region for more
than 30 years, has been elevated
to the position of priest emeritus
of the Tri-State Buddhist Church.
REV. NOBORU TSUNODA will act as
chief priest of the Church.
DR. FRANK EIZO HAYAKO (DDS), now 81 years young, came to America
in 1912, after having graduated from normal school in Japan and hav-
ing taught school for four years, and thereafter graduating from den-
tal school in Yokohama. He graduated at Northwestern Dental College,
in Chicago, and came to Denver in 1913. He has served as President
of the Nikkei-Jin Kai for 9 years
and has been active with the Tri-
State Buddhist Church. Widowed
in 1950, his son, DR. MILTON HA-
YANO, is also a dentist, and his
daughter, DOROTHY NAKA0KA, lives
in Aurora, Colo.
FOR ISSEI STORY
DR. T. SCOTT MIYAKAWA, Direc-
tor of the JACL-UCLA staff, sett-
ing up the Issel History project,
announced that with much of the
background planning completed, a
concerted effort will be made to
get documentary materials con-
cerning Isseis in the U.S.
Diaries, old pictures, ledgers
and other written or printed ma-
terials would be extremely valu-
able, according to DR. MIYAKAWA.
Precautions will be taken to
safeguard materials, and photo-
copies will be made, In order to
return originals to owners.
If any person in the Rocky Mtn
area has any such written or pic-
torial materials, please advise
the JACL office, 1225 20th St.,
Denver 2, Colorado._
Altbo the Mtn-Plains JACL of-
fice indicated that all chapters
of this region, as well as areas
near El Paso, Texas, and around
Mesilla and Albuquerque, N. Mex.,
have contributed e total of more
that $3,500 to the Issei History
project, the Mile-Hi JACL and the
Denver area has not yet conducted
s financial drive for this pur-
A goal of $2,500 has been set
for the Denver metropolitan area,
with HARRY G. MATOBA, as Chrmn,
to comence during May, 1963.
REV. JON FUJITA, and lliff Se-
minary Student, SATOSHI TATSUMI,
ere teaching a class in English,
at Simpson Church, 34th and High
St., in Denver, on Fri. evenings,
from 7:30 p.m.
Interested persons are warmly
invited to attend to learn both
conversational and written Eng-
lish, at Simpson Church.
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AT HILTON HOTEL
The Japan Society of Colorado
was successfully launched at the
Hilton Hotel, on Mar. 8th, with a
public reception and program, at-
tended by about 850 people.
GENE AMOLB of Radio KDEN mas-
terfully emceed the program, with
SILL HOSOKAWA, Chrmn of the Board
GLADYS TAN1VAKI was in charge
of some 40 hostesses from the AJA
community, all dressed in color-
ful kimonos, adding Oriental at-
mosphere to the occasion.
GEO. IHAI, Pres, of the Bonsai
Club, arranged for displays, as
did MRS. YURI NODA and her ike-
bans classes. JAMES KARAKAMA had
an exhibit of bonseki, while K.
TAKEUCHI of Kobun-Sha set up the
Girls' Festival doll display.
MME. TAMIJI ONOUYE presented a
classical program of Japanese en-
tertainment, in which LILY ARIKI,
SUZIE ASANO, ERLENE HIB3DA, MICHI
KA&AKAUA and others also partici-
A PART OP THE HOSTESSES GROUP. AT THE JAPAN SOCIETY RECEPTION, held
at The Hilton Hotel, in Denver, Colo., to introduce the Japan Society
of Colorado to the Denver area. Above are a part of the more than 40
ladles who assisted at the program and reception, from left to right:
MASAKO NAKAYAMA, HARUMI EMIZAWA, DOROTHY UCHIDA, ALICE HOSOKAWA, and
TORIE ITO. GLADYS TANIVAK1 was Chairman of the hostesses, who added
a great deal of charm and exotic color to the occasion. (Japan Soci-
ety photos by TOM T. MASAMORI.)
SUMI PAINTINGS AT
DENVER ART MUSEUM
MAY 19- JUNE 9
Co-sponsored by the Japan So-
ciety of Colorado and the Denver
Oriental Art Museum, the Smith-
sonian Institute's travelling ex-
hibit of Japanese sumi paintings
will be displayed at the Living
Arts Center of the Denver Art Mu-
seum, 13th Ave. at Bannock St.,
from May 19th to June 9th.
In addition to the sumi paint-
ings, about 100 contemporary wood
block prints from Kyoto, Japan,
will be on display, and will be
available for sale.
MICHAEL FREED, for the Japan
Society, announced that Japanese
tea ceremonies, sumi painting de-
monstrations, and flower arrange-
ment exhibits will be scheduled
for May 19, May 26, June 2, and
June 9, with local AJAs partici-
pating in the program.
MME. MASANO NAKATSUKA, AYAKO
SUMITOMO, MME. YURI NODA, MRS.
MUTSUY0 TSUN0DA, and others, are
expected to participate in the
REV. JONATHAN FUJITA, a Board
member of the Society, was a Co-
Chairman for the program, assist-
ing ARTHUR J0LL1FFE, who was Gen.
Chrmn of the affair.
JUDGE GEORGE PRIEST, Pres, of
the Society, expressed heart-felt
thanks and appreciation to the
AJA eoBDunity in Denver for their
splendid cooperation in making
the reception an outstanding suc-
NANA GADDIS HALL, consultant
to the coordinator of all Japan
Societies in the U.S. and Japan,
was the principal speaker for the
BOB MeCABE of Japan Air Lines
showed color movies of Japan, af-
ter the formal program.
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ABOVE. JUDGE GEORGE G. PRIEST. PRES. OF JAPAN SOCIETY, addressing the
more than 850 people assembled for the introductory reception of The
Japan Society of Colorado, held in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton
Hotel on Mar. 8th, Only a small part of the over-flow crowd is shown
in photo above. JUDGE PRIEST at the rostrum, with M.C. GENE AM0LE,
and officers and directors of The
Japan Society sharing the plat-
form with NANA GADDIS HALL, the
coordinator consultant of ail the
Japan Societies, for the Rocke-
TOST 80TH AVENUE at SHERIDAN BOULEVARD WESTMINSTER, COLORADO.
P. 0. BOX 1501, DENVER 1, COLORADO.
nese art dlsplaya may be obtained
from MARY LANIUS, Aest. Curetor
of the Denver Oriental Art Museum
at MA 3-1133, Ext. 286, or from
the JACL Office, CH 4-2239.
1962 MILE-HI JACL
JOANNA SAKATA and HAK0K0 KOBA-
YASHI, Menberahip Co-Chairman for
the Mile-Mi JACL reported that aa
of Mar. 15, 1963, there were 289
members signed up thus far.
Membership solicitations, date, are credited as follows: to
BETTY SUZUKI 66
Bus. Reply Env. . .... 53
JEAN SATO .... 42
TRUE YASUI 29
JOANNA SAKATA .... 21
DON TANABE .... 15
FUDGE TASHIR0 .... 12
TOM NAKATA s 10
SUMI IMAIANI ( ( 1 10
MARY SHIBAO 10
HARUK0 K0BAYASHI Others, including HELEN T0KU- MAGA, MAE MURATA, DR. MIKE 10
UBA, end TOM MASAMORI .. 11
TOTAL, to 3/15/63. 289
1963 membership dues for Mile-
HI JACL are $5.00 per person, end
mey be mailed to the JACL office,
1225-20tb St., Denver 2, Colo.
HENRY IMADA, President.
Tel.: HA 9-3537
1331 SHERMAN TA 5-0151
to Every Detail
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA HEMS
"Sana Matsurl" was celebrated
at the Brighton Buddhist Church
on Sun., Mar. 17th, vith ROBERT
SAKATA representing the JAA, and
FLORENCE NAKAIA the Women's Club.
PHYLLIS SASA and GUNN YAMADA re-
presented the Sunday School, and
JANE NAKAIA the choir. LILY TANI
was also one of the speakers.
Jr. High athletic notes indi-
cated that KEN IMAIANI and DENNIS
DOI are basketball players, for
their school team.
Honor roll students, at Brigh-
ton Junior high school, included:
PAUL HORIUCHI, KEN IMAIANI, RICH-
ARD ITO, PATRICE FUJISAKI, SHARON
MASUNAGA, LYNN OKADA, KAREN TA2A-
WA, and SANDRA YAMADA.
The Brighton YBA, and PTA, led
by YBA Pres. WILLIAM TANI, and
PTA Pres. MIKE TASHIRO, went on a
joint ski trip to Loveland, with
about 50 skiers, during the first
week in March.
JESS MATSUMOTO has auctioned
off his faming equipment, as has
KAY SAKAGUCHI, both in the Brigh-
ton faming district.
BOB SAKATA recently went to
Pueblo, Colo., to speak before a
group of farmers, concerning ag-
grlcultoral problems in Colorado.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. Chikuna
of Ft. Lupton, Colo., announced
the engagement of their daughter,
ROSE CHIYOKO, to GROVER T. TAKA-
MOTO, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Takamoto of Mountain View, Calif.
A December wedding is planned.
HELEN KURACHI, of 110 So. 16th
Ave., Brighton, Colo., was named
as Chairman of the Student Fund
program of the Brighton Nisei Wo-
men e Club, for 1963.
The Nisei Women's Club voted
to Inaugurate a special program
of financial assistance for stu-
dents in the Brighton ares, com-
mencing this year. Full details
will be released later.
1963_OFFICERS OF THE BRIGHTON J.A.A,. being inaugurated into office
at the Hilton Hotel, on Feb. 23, 1963, by GEORGE MASUNAGA 1st Pres*
of the JAA. At extreme right is ROBT. SAKATA, re-elected*President
and to his right, starting with HARRY FUKAYE, are other officers of
The Japanese American association of Brighton, Colo. The JAA and the
Brighton Nisei Women's Club co-
sponsored the dinner-dence honor-
ing SEIJI HORIUCHI, State Repre-
sentative of Adams County, as the
first AJA in the continental U.S.
elected to a state legislature.
EIJI HORIUCHI, a CU grad, WAf i'* *. A ic3
reported employed by Waddell and
Reed, Inc., as a salesman for mu-
MADAME M. BANDO
MADAME MIYOKO BANDO, perform-
ing the "Puji-Mustme" odori, at
K8MA, Channel 6, television ata-
tion, in Denver, on Mar. let.
MME. BANDO conducts classes
in odori, and has students from
Brighton, as well as giving pri-
vate lessons in Denver.
CLASSES OPEN FOR
MINORU NODA, standing at ex-
treme right conducting a Japanese
cooking class, at MANDARIN CAFE,
1221-20th St., Denver, Colorado.
NODA is an expert chef in Ja-
panese cuisine, and holds classes
on Wed., 1-4 and 7-10 pm weekly.
Cost is $2.00 per lesson. NODA
also conducts classes at TSBC for
members on Thu. At present, he
has more than 100 persons in his
Japanese cooking classes.
Above students, facing camera
are, from left to right: ALICE
HOSOKAWA, TORIE ITO, MAY TORIZA-
WA, AMY MDRAM0T0, ALICE KUMAGAI,
and FUKITO TSUCHIM0T0. (Photo
by Howard Oda)
Nat-1 JACL Pres., PAT OKURA,
reported that the Nebraska uni-
cameral legislature voted 25-8 on
1st reading to repeal the State's
NATCHI MATSUNAMI, a senior at
Colorado State College, Is a mem-
ber of Alpha Phi sorority. She
has already received several of-
fers to teach in Calif., upon her
graduation in June, 1963.
FT. LUPTON JACL
ABOVE are SAM KOSHIO, at left,
and DR. GEORGE UYEMURA, in cen-
ter, supervising the deep-frying
of shrimp tempura by KATIE KOSHIO
who is wielding chop sticks, at
right, at the Ft. Lupton JACL's
chow mein and shrimp dinner.
The Ft. Lupton JACL reported
that more than 800 shrimp tempura
and chow mein dinners were served
on Feb. 17. (Photo by Masamori.)
LEE MURATA was elected recent-
ly to the Board of the Chamber of
tree, in Ft. Lupton.
m TOM URAN0 officiated over the
Lions Club annual dinner, in Ft.
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TRUE YASUI. . .General Factotum
If there hes been any doubts
about the integration of Japaneae
Americans into community life, in
the Denver area, it was dispelled
at the recent Japan Society re*
caption at the Hilton.
Hearly a thousand persons with
at least some interest in things
Japanese turned out. The nsin
attraction was a Japanese cultur-
al program put together by Pub-
lisher MIN YASUI, no small feat
But, the impressive thing was
that Issei and Hisei took part in
the program not as objects of cu-
riosity or aliens to the cultural
life of the ceanaunity, but as va-
lued members, who, through their
unique background, had something
worthwhile to contribute in en-
This represents a basic change
in understanding. In most of the
pre-war Japanese communities on
the West Coast, the Issei and Ni-
sei were usually regarded as very
quaint, unassimilated elements,
amusing or mysterious as the case
might be. They were largely
strangers in a Caucasian world,
tolerated by most and accepted
only by a few.
But here it's different. The
Issei and Nisei have won roles in
virtually every calling. They
take part in neighborhood, school
and community activities.
They carry their weight in the
community's political and civic
life, and through such programs
as that of the Japan Society,
they are contributing to its cul-
It still remains to be seen,
of course, how active the Japan
Society becomes, but it is abund-
antly evident that there is e de-
finite place for such an organi-
sation here. Its objectives are
different from any group or orga-
nization now existing, and it has
the potential of tielng together
many elements of somewhat more
JACL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
The J.A.C.L., both local and national, offer numerous scholarship
awards to high school graduates of Japanese American ancestry, as an
incentive for achievement. In this area, AJA graduating seniors have
a chance to win one of 12 awards,
offered thru the JACL. Complete
information can be obtained thru
the JACL office, 1225 20th St.,
Denver 2, Colorado, or by calling
Nationally, the JACL offers
two new awards in memory of the
late COL, HALTER TSUKAMOTO, of-
fered by his widow, in addition
to the PVT. BEN T. HASAOKA Memo-
rial Award which has been given
annually during the past 1$ years
by the mother of PVT. MASAOKA who
was killed in action in Europe,
during World War II.
The local Mlle-Hi JACL, thru
the continued generosity of the
family of the late HARRY SAKATA,
and the cooperation of the Cathay
Post #185, has increased amounts
and number of awards for 1963.
The JACL HARRY H. SAKATA Me-
morial Award, for 1963, has been
increased to $250.00. The Cathay
Post #185 grant has created a new,
award in the amount of $200.00.
AJA scholarship awards avail-
able to graduating seniors during
June, 1963, are as follows:
NATIONAL JACL AWARDS:
PVT. BEN MASAOKA Award. $200.00
COL. TSUKAMOTO Award. . 250.00
COL. TSUKAMOTO Award. . 250.00
Four (4) Supplemental JACL Awards
of $200.00 each.
ALICE HOSOKAWA, at the Japan
Society reception, held at the
Hilton Hotel, as the wife of the
Chairman of the Board of Direc-
tors, WILLIAM K. HOSOKAWA.
MILE-HI JACL AWARDS;
JACL SAKATA Memorial. $250.00
Cathay Post Award .... 200.00
Mile-Hi Scholarship 150.00
Mlle-Hi Scholarship 100.00
Any AJA student, in the Denver
metropolitan area, graduating in
June, may apply for the Mile-Hi
All AJA high school seniors,
anywhere in the U.S., may apply
for the National JACL awards, but
must be sponsored by a JACL chap-
ter. Contact your local JACL for
information and application forms
for national awards.
GRADS AT CSC
Three AJAs from Hawaii and two
students from Guam received de-
grees from Colorado State College
in Greeley, Colo., at the 73rd
commencement, in Mar., 1963.
ANTONIO C. YAMASHITA of Agana,
Guam, received a Doctorate in Ed-
ucation, and his wife an M.A.
The CSC winter term graduates
JENNIE NISHIMURA, Hawaii, B.A.
ALBERT WATANABE, Hawaii, B.A.
ROY H. FUJIM0T0, Hawaii, M.A.
LORRAINE YAMASHITA, Guam, M.A.
ANTONIO YAMASHITA, Guam, D.E.
BARBARA C00PERSMITH, who was
honored as one of the four reci-
pients of Husen Relations Awards
made by the Cosmopolitan Club for
outstanding achievements in 1962,
proudly listed the JACL as one of
the many organizations to which
She is a staff member of the
Mtn-Plains office of the Anti-De-
famation League of B'nai B'rith,
in Denver, Colo. She has been an
active worker and leader in the
field of human relations, not on-
ly locally and regionally, but on
a national basis as well.
The five AJAs were among 118
graduates at CSC receiving their
diplomas at the winter term com-
MTN-PLAINS A.J.A. NEWS
Regular: $3.00 for % yr ( 5 mo.)
$5.00 for 1 yr (10 mo.)
Special Mile-Hi JACL members ONLY
$2.50 for \ yr ( 5 mo.)
$3.50 for 1 yr (10 mo.)
Our warmest thanks to the Dre.
TAKASHI and AYAKO MAYBDA for the
generous use of their home, In
hosting the recent
card party for the
benefit of the JACL
Also, our thanks
and sincere appre-
ciation to the Gen.
Chrmn, BEN KDMAGA1,
and to BUDDY UCHIDA
who officiated at
Our .p.01.1 gra* BILL KUROKI
titude goes to the many loyal and
public-spirited JACLers who res-
ponded to make this a very suc-
cessful event. A net amount of
$115.00 was added to the Scholar-
1963 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS:
The Mile-Hi JACL Board voted,
at its last board meeting, to in-
crease the total 1963 awards to
$700.00 in out-right grants.
This increase was possible be-
cause of the continued generosity
of MARY SHIBAO and BOB SAKATA, in
making the JACL-SAKATA Award pos-
sible, and the added contribution
of $200.00 by the Cathay Post for
a special scholarship award, this
These funds were added to the
amounts that you, the members and
the community, have contributed
at fund-raising events.
We ere encouraged and grati-
fied to know that the Scholarship
program of the Mile-Hi JACL shall
became a major and permanent part
of our annual program.
Major credit goes to JEAN SATO
who has worked so conscientiously
during the peat three years to
make the Mile-Hi JACL Scholarship
program a continuing incentive,
for our younger AJAs.
ANNUAL POOD BENEFIT MAT 4TH? 11
The JACL Oriental food benefit
has been set for Sat., May 4th,
at the TSBC, with MAY TORIZAWA as
Flans are rapidly and effici-
ently being whipped into shape
under the direction of Chairmen
MAY TORIZAWA -- to whom we are
utterly grateful for whole-heart-
edly and graciously accepting the
responsibility of putting over
this major affair of the year.
Once again, we need your co-
operation, and we shall be call-
ing upon you for your help.' If
the Chairman, of the committees
call upon you for assistance, we
hope yon will respond generous-
ly, to make this affair an out-
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA MEWS
Many AJAs biv been named a a
Junior Escorts and Junior Ushers
in Denver area high schools .
They will participate in gradu-
ation exercises of their schools,
and were chosen on the basis of
their grade point average.
At Manual, SANDY KINOSHITA and
SANDRA YAMAKISHI were named Juni-
or Escorts, and TOM KIMURA, HENRY
KUSUM1, ALAN NITTA, and GARY TSU-
TSUI will be Junior Ushers.
At Bast HI, KAREN MIURA Will
be Junior Escort.
BOBBY KAWANO received a Scho-
lastic Art Award, and a regional
blue ribbon in the area-wide con-
test for sculpture. His entry is
being sent to New York, for na-
tional judging. BOBBY is an 8th
grade student at Hill Jr. High.
ALMA JEAN OKITA won the Betty
Crocker ''Hone-Maker for Tomorrow"
contest at Manual High School.
WEST HIGH SCHOOL: The Princi-
pal's Honor Roll at West High for
straight "A" students, included
JAMES SUEKAMA, SHUHI SUGIURA, and
The Counselor's honor roll for
some 250 students with a 3.0, or
better average, included GLORIA
HIRAMI, GLORIA KAGAWA, CAROL KA-
WASAKI, YURI TERADA, and LORNA
TSUCHIYA, at West High School.
JOYCE KOBAYASHI will enter her
science project, "Can Proteins Be
Used To Show Genetic Relation-
ships?" at the metropolitan sci-
ence fair st DU. The project re-
ceived 1st place at the Hill Jr.
High Science Fair, where JOYCE is
an honor student.
SADAMI JEAN HARADA, of Rocky
Ford, Colo., "Good Citizen" of
her school, is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ugi Harada.
She has been Pres, of the Fu-
ture Business Leaders of America,
and Pres, of the Junior Red Cross
unit at her high school.
Besides being a representative
on the Student Council for two
years, she is secretary of the
Honor Society, treasurer of the
Pep Club, and business manager
of the Annual Staff.
In her senior year, she has
been a Letter Bearer for the Pep
Club, and named a Senior Pace-
maker. She was also selected as
"La Cantaloupe Queen" at the an-
nual high school ball, and was
named "Girl of the Month" by the
DELIGHTFUL VISIT TO JAPAN
S U K I Y A K I
930 LINCOLN ST.
IN THE SHERMAN PLAZA HOTEL
Authentic Japanese Food and Drinks Served at lew
tables "Japanese style" or at conventional
tables and chain
AL.5 M16 s COCKTAILS 50c From 3 to 6
AL. 5-3530 * DINNERS from 3.00 and up
Open Dally 11:30 AM. to 1 AM.
Saturday 5 PM. to 1:30 AM.
Sunday 2 PM. to 10 P.M.
% Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 p.m, authentic if
movies of Japan shown in the Cocktail Lounge. %
TERRI OSUGA, selected as "Good
Citizen" at Manual High School,
is Head Girl of her school, and
is honorary Cadet Colonel of the
ROTC, at Manual Hi, in Denver.
As a sophomore, she was vice-
president of the Latin Club, and
a member of the Scarabs Club and
Future Teachers of America. She
was honored "Thunderbolt of the
Year" during her sophomore year.
In her junior year, she was
Pres, of the Scarabs, secretary
of the Junior Class and of the
French Club, as well as a member
of the Math and Science Club and
the F.T.A. She was chosen as a
Junior Escort, and was a 1st Lt.
in the honorary Cadets.
As a senior, she was honored
as one of the outstanding senior
girls in the community by the
Zeta Zeta Zeta sorority.
Of c oming Events
Mar. 30: (Sat) BRIGHTON JAA CHOW MEIN DINNER, 11:30 7:00.
Mar. 30- Mar. 31: DENVER SCHOOL OF JUDO, Rocky Mtn Invitational Tournament, 10th Ann.
Mar. 31: (Sun) MILE-HI JACL JAPANESE MOVIE BENEFIT, at TSBC
Apr. 7: (Sun) DENVER "HANA MATSURI" PROGRAM at the TSBC.
Apr. 14: (Sun) EASTER PROGRAM, Simp- son Church, in Denver.
Apr. 19: (Fri) MILE-HI GOLF CLUB TEE- OFF DINNER, at VFW.
Apr. 19- Apr. 21: I.C.S. MTN CONFERENCE, Aspen Lodge, st Estes.
Apr. 21: (Sun) DENVER SCHOOL OF JUDO, Oriental Food Bazaar.
May 4: (Sat) MILE-HI JACL TERIYAQ DINNER, TSBC, Denver.
May 18: (Sat) SIMPSON CHURCH ORIENT- AL FOOD BAZAAR, Denver
2815 DOWNING ST
DENVER 5, COLORADO
BILL KUROK1, MGR. 244-6068
PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS LISTINGS
P CNTISTS J. HOWARD McCarthy, 725 St. Paul Brown & Bigelow AL 5-2075
JOHN CHIKUMA, DDS Brighton IAWY&S
75 So. 4th St. MASA GIMA, DDS 659-1825 T0SHI0 ANDO 1942 Larimer St. AC 2-5315
1404 E. I8th Ave. MICHAEL T. HORI, DDS AL 5-6822 MINORU YASUI 1225 20th St. CH 4-2239
4101 E. Wesley Ave. SK 6-0924 OPTOMtmSTS MAS KANDA, O.D.
T. ITO, DDS 830 18th Street KE 4-8680 1515 W. 48th Ave. GE 3-4221
2838 Federal Blvd. Y. ITO, DDS GL 5-0741 BEN MAT0BA, O.D. 1959 Larimer St. KE 4-1941
SUEO ITO, DDS MISA0 MATOBA, O.D. Ft. Lupton
SETS ITO, DDS 1477 Pennsylvania CH 4-6589 Burt Building PHYSICIANS 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. M0MII, 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 195S Pennsylvania St. TA 5-0783
KEN UYEHARA, DDS Brighton AYAKO 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
(Closed on Mondays)
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA MEWS
DENVER NAMED LOCALE OF 1965
NAT'L JACL BOWLING TOURNEY
Denver bowlers to the Matl JACL Bowling Tournament, held in Santa
Fe Springs, Calif., brought home the top individual award in the All-
Events Trophy won by BILL OKDBO of Brighton, and the Men's Doubles
crown, won by BILL OKDBO and TOM MDR0YA.
ALL EVENTS RECORD
Denver was awarded the 1965 National JACL Bowling Tournament, to
be held during the first weak in March, 1965, at the Celebrity Lanes,
in Denver, Colo. The Mat'l Bowling Advisory Board meeting, held at
the 1963 tournmaent just concluded at Santa Fe Springs (near Los An-
gelas), voted to award the 1965 tournament to Denver, despite the bid
---------------------------------of Los Angeles. The 1964 tourna-
ment will be held in Sacramento,
and San Francisco has eotered a
tentative bid for 1966.
JOHN M06DCHI was re-elected to
another three-year term on the
Mat'l JACL Bowling Advisory Board
to represent Denver. MATS HO is
the other Board member represent-
ing this area.
CATHAY SKI CLUB
Pres. ROBERT 1NA1 of the Ca-
thay Ski Club reported that the
final meeting of the 1962-63 ski
season would be held at Cathay
Post, with a dinner meeting and
election of new officers on Wed.,
BILL OKDBO, of Brighton, sat a
new all-time tournament record in
All-Events, with a 1937. Ha won
the AMF gold watch, and the All-
BILL OKDBO*s 647 in the Men's
Doubles, with TOM MSROTA, of Den-
ver, hitting 590, for a total of
1237, won the Doubles event.
OKDBO*s 659 in team event, and
631 in the singles, for a total
1937 surpassed Sho Torigoe's 1918
record of last year.
FINEST SPORTS EQUIPMENT
Happy Canyon Shopping Center,
5042 E. Hampden Avenue,
Denver 22, Colorado.
STOME TANITA, Mgr. Tel. 756-9411
The Ski Club, under the lea-
dership of BOB OTA, went to Win-
ter Park, on Mar. 3rd, for their
last organized ski outing for the
///Cathay Ski Club members, and
DR. TONY KAWANO
DR. DICK MOWII
DR. AL NODA
RUPERT ARAI, Pres, of the Mile
High Golf Club, announced Chat a
"Tee-Off" Dinner, to Inaugurate
the 1963 golfing season would be
held at the VFW, at 1819 Welton
St., on Fri., Apr. 19th.
A G e n c y for
C H A m P A
ST 0 V
c ft n 0 Y
COLO.. NISEI BASKETBALL LEAGUE
ABOVE, FUJI-EN and AMERICAN POTATO teems battling for a rebound under
the~basket, with CLYDE NITTA (Fujl-En, #7) at left; HENRY TOBO (skin)
coming up from under; ALAN OKAMAISU (Fujl-En) with finger-tips on the
ball: DENNIS WANIFUCHI (akin) making a valiant effort; and DEN HOTO-
JIMMY 0KUB0 (skin) of Simpson
Church team, looking open-mouthed
aa a Tokyo Grill player makes a
beautiful jump shot. KEN OZAKI,
for Tokyo Grill (shirts), coning
in for the rebound.
YOSHI (Fujl-En) looking aa tho he
were fouled! (Basketball photos
by TOM MASAMORI.)
ENDS ON MAR. 29
RON YAMAMOTO, Pres, of the Ni-
sei Basketball League, reported
the Japanese movie benefit at the
TSBC, on Mar. 17th, was very suc-
cessful, with more than 250 at-
On Mar. 22nd, officers of the
CNBL, and All-Stars of the League
Mar. 29th will ha the finale
of League play, with awards and
praaaatatlons to ha made at about
League standings, st present,
with three games left to play, on
Frl. night, Mar. 29th, from 6:50/
p.m. until 9:50 p.m., are:
TOKYO GRILL. . Won: 8 Lost: 0
BUSSEIS . 6 - 2
PLAYBOYS .... . 4 - 4
AMERICAN POTATO. . 3 - 5
FUJI-EN . 2 - 6
SIMPSON CHURCH . . 1 - 7
More than 50 young people are
involved in League play, which
cosuaences in Jan. Public support
for basketball was requested by
League officials and players.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
KEVIN ENOMOTO age 3, demonstrates
the art of judo doesnt depend on
else and age only.1 (Foto by ODA)
KEVIN ENOMOTO displays Champion-
ship Trophy to be awarded at the
Rocky Mtn Judo Tourney, Mar. 31st
JUNIOR AAU JUDO CHAMPIONS
WINNERS OF JR. AAU JUDO OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS, held Mar. 3rd, stand-
ing, back row, are JIM COLON, Colo. Spgs., lightweight, 10 and under;
MIKE FUKUHARA, heavyweight, 10 and under; MIKE MASAMORI, lightweight,
11-12; ERIC MAIOBA, heavyweight, 11-12; STEVE NAKAMURA, lightweight,
13-14; DICKIE OKIMOTO, heavyweight, 13-14; PERRY YAMASHITA, light-
weight, 13-16; and SHUNY SUG1URA, heavyweight, 13-16. (Photo by ODA.)
IOTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
AT THE DENVER SCHOOL OF JUDO
SAT. AND SUN., MAR. 30-31
The Denver School of Judo, now at 2020 Arapahoe St.,
Denver 3, Colorado, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary
with the 10th Annual Rocky Mtn. Invitational Judo Tour-
nament, on Sat. and Sun., Mar. 30-31, in Denver, Colo.
The Denver School of Judo began under very modest
circmstances, during Feb., 1953, in make-shift quar-
ters at 1918 Larimer St., in Denver, with GEO. KURAMOTO
and FRED OKIMOTO, as Instructors, later joined by TOOR0
The School was moved to 1930 Lawrence St., during
1955, and last yaar, after eight years at the Lawrence
St. location, on Mar. 11, 1962, the new $100,000.00 do-
jo was dedicated at 2020 Arapahoe St., Denver, Colo.
The Anniversary program will commence at 7:00 p.m.,
Sat., Mar. 30th, with invocations by REV, M. TSUNODA of
TSBC and REV. PAUL HAGIYA of Simpson Church, and an ad-
draas to contestants by PROF. M. ICHINOE (8th Dan) The
preliminary elimination bouts will be held Sat. night,
Sun., Mar. 31st, the program will commence at 2:00
p.m., with the singing of the Star-Spangled Banner by
TOM T. MASAMORI, greetings from the Nikkei-Jin Kai by
BARRY G. MAIOBA and from the Denver School of Judo by
DR. SUE0 1TO, President. Guests will be introduced by
T00RU TAKAMATSU, and Special Awards will be made by the
M.C., MZN YASUI. Quarter-finals will ba held, with de-
monstrations by txperts DA1GO and MURA1A, followed by
the championship bouts, and presentation of awards and
trophies by DR. TAKESHI IT0, as former President of the
Denver School of Judo.
ABOVE, at right, is TOSHIRO DAIGO, 34, 7th degrse Black
Belt Judo expert, twice national Judo champion of Japan
and now Instructor at the Kodokan Institute of Judo and
at the Police Institute of Japan. At left is T0SHIYUK1
MURATA, 26, 5th degree Black Belt, currently the Japan
Police Institute champion. The two experts are in the
United States on a five months tour, for the U.S. Olym-
pic Development Committee, to assist in the Judo train-
ing program for the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
10th ANNIVERSARY INVITATIONAL
L1 J IJ
Saturday march 30 front 7.
Sunday march 31 front/ 2rm.
at DENVER SCHOOL OF JUDO
2020 ARAMH0E ST. DENVER, COLORADO
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
TSBC RESTORATION CEREMONIES
REDEDICATION CEREMONIES AT TRI-STATE BUDDHIST CHURCH, held on Sunday,
March 10, 1963, In Denver, Colo., showing the altar and sanctuary of
the TSBC restored, after having been gutted by fire last year, during
July, 1962, and part of the sore than 200 persons who participated in
services. At Microphone is Chrnn
BILL M3TOYAMA, during the religi- OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVES:
ous services held during Morning. .
During the afternoon, a spe-
cial entertainment program, with
TAKESHI HAYASRIDA as Chrnn, was
held. (TSBC photo by Howard Oda)
COURT OF HONOR
EDDIE ITO, Scoutmaster of TSBC
Troop #169, reported that 5 boys
will advance in rank: DON YAMA-
MOTO and CHAS. OZAKI to 1st Class
and TED TAMI, BRUCE SUZUKI, and
STAN MATSUBA to 2nd Class Scouts,
at Court of Honor, Mar. 27th
TAD T. YAMAMOTO
B. J. Leonard & Co. suite aoa rose bldg.
INVESTMENT BANKERS 1726 CHAMPA STREET
stocks bonds funds Denver 2. Colorado
KUNXSABURO AKAHOSHI. . Ault
TOKUJIRO SARUWATARI. . Delta
TETSUZO UYSHURA. a e . Svink
RIKICHI HARA . . Welby
DR. HARRY TAKAKI . Pueblo
KUMAICHI TAKABE. . Crowley
TOMOICHI MATSUNAGA . . Granada
HANJIN SHIN. . Greeley
ROY INOUYE . La Jar*
FRANK T. NAKATA. . Brighton
SEIZO FUKAYE . 8 a . Eaatlake
KIKUTARO MAYEDA. a . Longmont
KY9ICHI INOUYE . a a . Sedgwick
SAM KOSHIO . Ft. Lapton
KAICHIRO MORI. . a Ft. Morgan
KAZUYOSHI HASUI. a Lae Animat
TOKUJIRO HAYASHI a Grand Jet.
ZENTA ODA. . Grand Jet.
SBIZU KAWAMOTO . Colo. Spgs.
SEIJI SAEKI Cheyenne, Wyo.
YUHEI UJ1FUSA Norland, Wyo.
EIJIR0 HAYASHZ. N. Flatte, Mebr.
I. YOK0MIZO .Scottsbluff, Mebr.
ROY HIRABAYASHI .Omaha, Nebr.
K. M0RIM0T0 Albuquerque, N.M.
DR. S. FURUGOCHI. El Paso, Tex.
M. NAKAYAMA Okla. City, Okie.
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CATHAY POST NISEI WAR MEMORIAL
The Cathay Post Nisei War Me-
morial committee released its la-
test list of contributions, as of
Mer. 15, 1963, as follows:
GOLD STAR FAMILIES. .$ 350.00
MR. & MRS. K. GOTO
MR. A MRS. H. G. MATOBA
MRS. CHIYO MORISHIGE
MR. & MRS. K. SHIBATA
MRS. SHIZUKO SRIRAMIZU
MRS. TSUYO TANAKA
MR. & MRS. A. M. WATADA
TRI-STATE BUDDHIST CHURCH 500.00
MRS. ELIZABETH ROSE . 100.00
DR. JACK K1MURA............100.00
SUS MATSUM0T0 ............ 100.00
JIM NAKAMURA............... 75.00
JOE ARIKI.................. 50.00
JOHNNY DOWNS............... 50.00
ARTHUR FRANZEN............. 50.00
NOB FURUIYB................ 50.00
CONNOR, HOGAN, MILES A
GEORGE YAMAGUCHI........... 40.00
JIM BUCKNER................ 25.00
CATHAY GOLF CLUB........... 25.00
KAY KINOSHITA.............. 25.00
TAKA K0MARU................ 25.00
JESS MATSUMOTO............. 25.00
HENRY M0RIMITSU............ 25.00
WALLACE PETSCH............. 25.00
EDWIN SHIMABUKUR0 .... 25.00
GEORGE SHIM0DA............. 25.00
SIMPSON CHURCH BOWLING
GEORGE SUYEHIRO ........... 2S.00
D. HIRAIWA................ 20.00
T. KOISHI................. 20.00
SEISHIRO NAKAMURA .... 20.00
RAY ETO.................... 15.00
ESTHER HASHIBA............. 15.00
JOHN KAJIWARA.............. 15.00
KIK0NO KAJIWARA............ 15.00
EIJIRO KAWAMURA............ 15.00
TA0KA BROS. (Hudson). . 15.00
CORNELIANS (Simpson Church) 10.00
BOB MITAHI (Greeley). ... 10.00
D. OKAMOTO (Colo.Spgs.) 10.00
MR. & MRS. G. SASAKI. 10.00
K. SHIMODA (Englewood). 10.00
H. S. TERANISHI............10.00
FRANK YAMAGUCHI (Ft.Lupton) 10.00
T. FUJITA (Westminster) . 5.00
R. E. FUKUHARA...............5.00
F. H. IKEYA..................5.00
KONSAKU KANAI .............. 5.00
H. MIYAMOTO (Littleton) . 5.00
MR. & MRS. SHUN NAKAYAMA. . 5.00
C. A. PARKER.................5.00
HIROKO UYEHARA ............. 5.00
MRS. CHIYEKO RIR0SE .... 3.00
HIROSHI NISHIKUBO (L.A.) H. G. ORIENTAL TRADING CO. $50.00
Omaha, Nebr 10.00
K. H1DAKA, Hawaii 10.00
KOTARO KAWAMURA, Idaho . 10.00
K. SHIMOGAKI, Basin, Wyo . 10.00
S. ONO, Rock Spgs, Wyo . 5.00
ROY I. TSUYA, SLC, Utah. . 5.00
S. MATSUOKA, Beaimiont, Tex 2.00
SAM HASHIBA, Scottebluff . 1.00
JAMES MIYENO, Omaha, Nebr. 1.00
TOTAL, Out-of-State. $ 104.00
JOHNNY MASAMORI, youngest son
of 442nd veteran TOM T, MASAMORI,
"GO FOR BROKE! The Nisei GI's
who died during World War II, and
in the Korean War, did!!!'*
NISEI WAR MEMORIAL FUND
201S MARKET STREET
DENVER 5. COLORADO
Incomplete listings, shoving a
total of $107.00, from the Arkan-
sas Valley, were as follows:
K. HIRAKI, . . La Junta $10.00
E. ASH1DA, . . Crowley 5.00
GEO. FUJIMOTO, La Junta 5.00
MIKE FUJIMOTO, . La Junta 5.00
GEORGE HIRAKI, La Junta 5.00
JIMUE HIRAKI, La Junta 5.00
SHUNJI HAMANO, La Junta 5.00
G. HIRAKATA, . Rocky Ford 5.00
S. HARADA, . Rocky Ford 5.00
H. KONISHI . Rocky Ford 5.00
ICHIRO SATO, . Rocky Ford 5.00
HARRY SHIRONAKA. Ordvay 5.00
B. SHIRONAKA . Sugar City 5.00
PRANK TANABE . Olney Spgs 5.00
G. USHIJIMA, . Rocky Ford 5.00
GEO. WYENO, . Olney Spgs 5.00
JOE WYENO, . Olney Spgs 5.00
J. YAMANE, . . Ordvay 5.00
S. AKAGI, . 3.00
JOHN MARUYAMA. La Junta 3.00
K. HASUI . Las Animas 3.00
S. IWAHIRO . Las Animas 1.00
T. IWAHIRO . Las Animas 1.00
U. MARUYAMA. . Las Animas 1.00
TED MARUYAMA . Las Animas 1.00
JOHN SHIBA . Las Animas 1.00
S. SAKAI . Las Animas 1.00
ELMO SAKAI . Las Animas 1.00
TOTAL, Arkansas Valley. $107.00
mountain-plains aja news
ZELLA FUJITA, of Westland Flo-
ral Co., was one of the featured
exhibitors of orchid arrangements
MARY TAKAHASHI participated in
the Fashion Designers Institute
show at the Brown Palace, on Mar.
SAT0SH1 TATSUM! from Japan is
now enrolled at Illff Seminary in
Denver, Colo., after his gradua-
tion from Southwestern University
in Georgetown, Texas.
MRS. M. TSUNODA reported that
a group of children performed an
odori for the YWCA, on Sat., Mar.
23rd, in Denver, Colo.
Three AJA employees, at Denver
Air Force Finance Center, became
actresses in the AF film depict-
ing the work of the accounting
and finance section. The three-
some were: JUNE ABE as a Japanese
cashier, and BETTY IKENOUYE and
CLARA OKIMOTO, checking figures.
DR. M. GEO. TAKENO, of Denver,
was elected Pres, of the Colorado
chapter of Lome Linda Univ. (LA)
Alumni Assn., recently.
DORCUS FUJIWARA of Denver, and
Airman 2/C JON M. H1GASRI0CHI, of
Mountain View, Calif., recently
announced their engagement. The
wedding is planned for June 9th,
at Simpson Church, in Denver.
MICHI KAG1YAMA, of Henderson,
Colo., was engaged to RICHARD T.
YOSHIDA, of Denver. A fall wedd-
ing is planned by the couple.
MARTHA UYEHARA was wed to JAKE
YAGO, at the TSBC, in Denver, on
Mar. 2nd, and went on a honeymoon
to California, which included the
Nat'l JACL Bowling tournament, in
Santa Pe Springs. Calif.
MRS. YURI HODA, a member of
the Colo. Watercolor Society, had
a painting, Cate", at the Own-
Your-Own show, at the Denver Art
1899 York St., Denver
8151 Stuart, Westminster
MRS. TOSHIKO TACHIBANA, of To-
kyo, Japan, guest of Ikebana In-
ternational, gave several demon-
strations in flower arrangements,
at the Botanic Gardens in Denver.
LILLIAN TERADA, of 2460 W. 2nd
Ave., Denver, was an Elks contest
winner, from West High School.
SEIKO KUROKI and Y0SHI0 HORA
both of Denver, were married at
Simpson Church, on Feb. 23rd.
* JANET YOSHIDA, of Denver, and
KIYOSHI NAKATA of Welby were mar-
ried at TSBC, on Feb. 24th.
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229 Bannock St., Denver
2910 Elizabeth, Denver
HUGH M. NISHIH0T0............
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DR. MASAMI KANDA, optemetrlat,
whose offices are at 1515 W. 48th
Ave., Denver, Colo., was married
on Feb. 6th, in Lexington, Nebr.,
to SUKIK0 FUKUSHIMA of Tokyo, Ja-
pan. The couple will make their
home In Denver, Colo.
DR. KONAI K. MIYAMOTO, 86, of
3011 Dexter St., Denver 7, Colo.,
passed away on Mar. 22, 1963, af-
ter 50 years residence in Denver.
He came to U.S., in 1904, and
graduated Chicago Dental College
In 1914. He was a prominent and
valued leader, among the Japanese
community in Denver, until his
retirement in 1959.
TORATARO DOI, of Brighton, Colo.
Father of Henry Doi, Brighton;
Tom Doi, Sandy, Utah; Geo. Doi,
Oxnard, Calif.; Rose! Takata,
Denver; and Mary Tadehara, Ft.
GEORGE SUERICHI M0RIMITSU, Brigh-
ton, Colo. Hush, of Toi Morl-
itau. Father of Mrs. John Ko-
ahi, Denver; Mrs Tom Urano, Ft.
Lupton; Mrs. James Hiraki, and
Mrs. Mike Fujiaoto, both of La
Junta; Mrs. Harold Ault, Grand
Junction; Mrs. Sam Tsujl, and
Mrs. Kay Nakadoi both of Omaha,
Nebr.; Mrs. Gilbert Matthews,
Seattle, Wash.; Henry H. Mori-
mitsu, Brighton; Kiyoshl Mori-
aitsu, Oklahoma City; Sueo Sam
Morimitsu, Ft. Collins; and Dr.
Katsu Jack Morimitsu, Colorado
Springs; 35 grandchildren.
KAKDGORO SAWAMURA, 823-32nd St.,
Denver, Colo. Husband of Sato-
ko Sawamura. Father of Roy Sa-
wamura, Jerry Sawamura, Amy Sa-
wamura, and Ben Sewamura, all
of Denver, Colo.
SHIGE TAKAMINE, 3001 Ivanhoe St.,
Denver, Colo. Wife of A. F.
Tekamine. Mother of Mrs. Takeo
Agatsuna, Denver; Fumiko Take-
mine, Chicago; Tol Takamlne and
Terrie Takamlne, both of Denver
and Richie Takamlne of Greeley,
Colo. 12 grandchildren.
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BAZAAR. MAY 4TH
MAY TORIZAWA v< named as Gen.
Chian for tbe Mile-Hi JACL*a beef
teriyakl dinner to be served at
the TSBC, on Sat., May 4th.
Chxmm MAY TORIZAWA Indicated
that besides beef teriyakl as the
main entree, there would be crab
sunomono, slices of kauaboko, and
possibly sushi as well as kantem,
cakes and aanju for dessert. Va-
rious Japanese food items will be
also available for sale.
As a special feature, May 5th
being Boys' Pestival Day, there
will be progress and displays In
the main recreation hall of TSBC,
related to Boys' Day, including
judo demonstrations, and flying
Further details will be re-
leased in the April issue of The
Mtn-Plains AJA Mews.
BAZAAR* MAY 18
SIMPSON CHURCH NEWS
REV. YAMASHITA VISITS:
REV. JOHN YAMASHITA of Los An-
geles, Calif., visited a week in
Denver, speaking before various
groups of Simpson Church. He has
served 11 years as pastor of Cen-
tenary Methodist Church of L.A.,
largest in the Japanese American
conference with 1,000 members. A
native of Oakland, he is a gradu-
ate of Univ. of Calif., and Gar-
rett Bible Institute of Illinois.
METHODIST YOUTH RALLY:
CAROLYN OKIZAKI presided over
the Youth Rally of Simpson Church
on Sat., Mar. 16th, with a sump-
tions Chinese dinner, followed by
an interesting program.
BIG WHEELS AT THE HORiaCHI BANQUET, co-sponsored by the Brighton JAA
and the Brighton Nisei Women's Club, from left to right: BOB SAKATA,
re-elected Pres, of the Brighton JAA; The Hon. SEIJI HO&IUCHI, Repre-
sentative for Adams County to the
Colo. General Assembly; GOV. JOHN
A. LOVE of Colorado; HARRY FUKAYE
who officiated as Toastmaster for
the banquet; and WILLIAM K. HOSO-
KAWA, Assoc. Editor of The Denver
Post, who presented HORIUCHI, as
the Guest of Honor, on Peb. 23rd.
AT TOKYO GRILL
The parents' committee assist-
ing serving was heeded by Co-Cfamn
SADAKO HASEGAWA and TERU AOYAGI.
CLEMWOOD SPRINGS TRIP:
Intermediate MYPers planning
to go to Glenwood Springs, during
the spring vacation, Apr. 8-9-10,
were urged to make their reserva-
tions not later than Mar. 31st.
The Simpson Methodist Church
will sponsor its annual Oriental
food bazaar, at tbe Grange Hall,
at 2475 W. 26th Ave., (just off
Speer Blvd., at Valley Hwy), in
Denver, Colo., Sat., May 18th.
ROY HAGAI, as Gen. Chrmn, will
be in over-all charge of the com-
munity dinner, which will feature
chow mein, and other Oriental de-
licacies. Take-out orders will
be available also.
510 \STK ST,
DEnVfli. Z, COLO.
AT TSBC, MAY 19
The Tri-State Buddhist Church
announced that their annuel "Fuji
Matsuri" would be held on Sun.,
May 19th, at TSBC.
The PTA Council is in charge
of the over-all program, which
Classical and Chilren's Odori
Ikebana (Flower) Arrangements
Tea Ceremony Demonstration
Thera will also be Japanese
food delicacies, and other items
for sale, as well as tea and sem-
bei for refreshment.
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CHINESE BARBECUED RIBS
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(Also mouth-watering Chinese Roast Duck.')
TOKYO GRILL, St l236-20th St.
in Denver, Colo., has installed
a large bulletin board, listing
all major events of public in-
terest, in the Denver Nlhon-jin
Only activities of general or
public interest are listed. Any
person or group desiring to have
their events listed should con-
tact RAY TANI, at Tokyo Grill.
Total costa for hotel, travel
and meals will be only $15.00, as
tbe Church commission is helping
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