VOL. IV, No. 8,
JUNE GRADS DINNER
SET FOR JUNE 15
JEAN SATO, Chrron of the Mile-
Hi JACL scholarship committee an-
nounced that the annual dinner-
dance, honoring AJA graduates in
June, would be held at Premiere
Motel, 4757 Vasquez Blvd., Den-
ver, on Sat., June 15th.
ROBERT HORIUCHI has been named
as Chrmn of the Scholarship Se-
lections committee. All nomina-
tions and applications for Mile-
Hi JACL scholarships must be sub-
mitted by May 20th.
All finalists, who will be in-
dividually notified, and judges
will meet, probably on Sat., June
8th, for personal interviews at a
luncheon, to determine winners of
various scholarship grants award-
ed by or thru the Mile-Hi JACL.
HIGH SCHOOL AREA
MEETING, APR. 30
A public meeting for parents
and residents in the Abraham Lin-
coln high school area, in Denver,
was announced for Tues. evening,
at 7:45 p.m., Apr. 30th.
The meeting is sponsored by
the Study Committee on Equality
of Educational Opportunities in
the Denver public school system.
Individuals with problems, or
questions, were urged to attend
this open meeting on schools.
MIN YASUI is a member of the
Study Committee, and if any par-
ticular information or questions
should be referred to the School
Board, please contact at 244-2239
or at RA 2-9255.
Future meetings at both West
and North high schools are also
being planned. AJAs with school
problems in those respective high
school areas were urged to watch
for announcements of dates.
NAT'L JACL PRES.
TO VISIT DENVER
K. PATRICK OKURA, Nat'l Pres,
of the JACL, will be in Denver,
as official representative of the
National JACL, for the dedication
of the Nisei War Memorial monu-
ment, on May 30th.
Uhile In Denver, he hoped to
meet with members of the Mile-Hi
and Ft. Lupton JACL chapters, be-
fore emplaning for Washington, D.
C., for ceremonies there.
MILE-HI JACLS BEEF TERIYAKI
DINNER at TSBC, SUN., MAY 4Iti
MAY TORIZAWA (GR 7-9467), 1900 Meade St., Denver 4, Colo., is Gen.
Chrmn for the Mile-Hi JACL's beef teriyaki dinner, to be served from
11:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., on Sat., May 4th, at the Tri-State Bud-
dhist Church, 1947 Lawrence St., Denver, Colo. Chrmn MAY TORIZAWA is
not only a very excellent cook of
LILLIAN TERADA, 2460 W. Second
Ave., in Denver, Colo., was se-
lected as one of the Denver Elks
contest winners from West Hi, and
will be competing for state and
LILLIAN is Head Girl at West
High School, and is a leader in
many school activities. She is a
senior, graduating in June, 1963.
IKEBANA SHOW AT
PHIPPS, MAY 6 TH
HOUN OHARA, a master instruct-
or of the Ohara school of flower
arrangement in Tokyo, with a par-
ty of four, will demonstrate the
techniques of the Ohara style, at
Phipps Auditorium, on Mon., May 6
at 1:00 p.m.
Tickets are $2.00 for admis-
sion, and are obtainable from any
member of Ikebana International.
ALICE HOSOKAWA (CR 9-5205) is
board member of the Denver chap-
ter of Ikebana International, and
would be happy to supply detailed
information concerning the demon-
1947 Lawrence St.,
Denver 2, Colorado
Sat., May 4, 1963
11: 30 am 7:30 pm
ADULTS \& CWlLDREtl
SPOnSORED By miLE'HI JACL
BAZAAR" MAY 18
Simpson Church will stage its
annual "Oriental Food Bazaar", at
Grange Hall, 2475 W. 26th Ave.,
(juat off Speer Blvd., at Valley
Hwy), on Sat., May 18th.
Time of serving will be from
11:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Besides chow mein, many other
Japanese delicacies will be also
available. Take-out orders are
AT TSBC, MAY 19
The Tri-State Buddhist Church
will celebrate their annual "FUJI
MATSURI" (Wisteria Festival), on
Sun., May 19th, from 2:00 p.m.
The program will include:
Classical and Children's Odori
Ikebana (Flower) Arrangements
Tea Ceremony Demonstration
There will also be unusual Ja-
panese foods available for sale.
Japanese delicacies, but is also
providing her special sauce for
the beef teriyaki.
Her husband is FRANK TORIZAWA,
of Granada Fish Market, 1919 Law-
rence St., in
Denver, and is
dients for the
on May 4th.
men of the af-
who will be in
charge of the Japanese entertain-
ment program, to be held in the
main recreation hall of the TSBC.
The program will be keyed to the
Boys' Festival Day (May 5th). A
cultural exhibit headed by GLADYS
TANIWAKI, is also planned. JEAN
SATO heads the hostesses, and ROY
MAYEDA and BILL KUROKI will be in
charge of the food conmittee.
DENVER ART MUSEUM
OPENING ON MAY 18
MICKEY FREED, of the Japan So-
ciety, and MARY LANIUS, of Denver
Oriental Art Museum, reports that
the Smithsonian exhibit of Japa-
nese sum! paintings will be shown
in the Living Arts Center at East
14th Ave. & Bannock St., in Den-
ver, from May 18 June 9th.
There will also be a large se-
lection of contemporary Japanese
wood block prints from Kyoto, Ja-
pan, available for sale.
The exhibit will open on Sat.,
May 18th, with a tea ceremony at
4:00 p.m., conducted by ladies of
MME. MASAN0 NAKATSUKA's group.
On Sun., May 26th, 3:00 p.m.,
AYAK0 SUMITOMO, and her students,
will display flower arrangements.
On Sun., June 2nd, 3:00 p.m.,
MME. YURI NODA and her class will
demonstrate techniques of sumi
The show will close on Sun.,
June 9th, with a children's odori
directed by MRS. MUTSUY0 TSUN0DA,
at 3:00 p.m.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
APR., 3 962.
IN COLO- WYO.
How many non-naturalized Japa-
nese aliens are there in Colorado
and Wyoming? ? ?
According to JOHN T. CUNGAN,
District Director of the U.S. Im-
migration and Naturalization Ser-
vice office, in Denver, Colorado,
there were exactly 800 resident
Japanese nationals in the states
of Colorado and Wyoming combined.
Statistical reports as of Jan.
31, 1963, Indicate figures are as
Included in the figure of per-
manent residents of Japanese an-
cestry, who are not U.S. citizens
are a substantial number of sol-
dier wives from Japan.
Among the 32 members of the MATOBA, JIO, and KUSANO "Cherry Blos-
som Tour" to Japan, departing from San Francisco on April 3rd, aboard
Japan Air Lines Jet Courier en route to Tokyo were passengers pictur-
ed above, from left to right, TSUMO UYEDA, K1YO FUKAYAMA (formerly of
Denver), SACHIKO PENMA, TORA HASHIMOTO, and MASAKO LESAGE of Denver.
The tour group will visit Japan,
at the peak of the cherry blossom
season, and was made up by MATOBA
TRAVEL BUREAU of Denver, and KU-
SANO of S.F. (Photo by J.A.L.)
calm beauty awaits
you in Japan and, even as
you fly there, aboard the
Jet Couriers of
From San Franc>to r Los Angeles,
via Hawaii, to Japan and the Orient
Call your TRAVEL AGENT,
JAPAN AIR LINES
2044 Dahlia St., Denver 7, Colo. DExter 3-3941
One of the first glimpses of
'old Japan', which a tourist sees
on landing at Haneda Airport, in
Tokyo, is this Shinto "torii" --
a delightful relic of the olden
days of Japan. .
IN THE DENVER HILTON HOTEL
Court Place near 15th Street
OTTO BACH PLANS
ORIENT ART TOUR
DR. OTTO KARL BACH, Curator of
the Denver Art Museum, is person-
ally leading a 64-day Air Cruise
to visit the art treasures of the
Orient, leaving Denver, Colo., on
Sept. 20, 1963.
The "Autumn Adventure in Asia"
will include an extended visit to
Japan, brief stops of 3-4-5 days
in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Cambodia,
and Bangkok in Thailand, with al-
most a month in India and Ceylon,
and terminates in Teheran.
Each day, DR. BACH will dis-
cuss, and conduct informative se-
minars on the historic, artistic,
of every area
on the itiner-
lous tour, de-
signed to give
insight and a
deep sense of
tion for the
haunting beauty of the Far East,
is a once-in-a-lifetime opportu-
nity to see and to visit, under
the personal direction of an ac-
knowledged expert, the great art
treasures of the Orient.
The personally-conducted tour
from Denver, Colo., for 64 days,
is to Teheran, Iran. Thereafter,
individuals may book through air
passage to Beirut, and thence to
the United States with stop-over
privileges in Athens, Rome, Paris
and London, completing a Round-
Total cost8, Denver-to-Denver,
is $3,750.00 including all sight-
seeing trips, hotel accommodation
and meals. Excess baggage, and
personal expenses are not includ-
ed in the tour price.
Mrs. William Downs, a veteran
traveller in India, will accom-
pany the tour, and will be an ad-
ditional expert guide on the sub-
continent. Mrs. Otto K. Bach is
the tour coordinator.
Arrangements are being made by
UNIVERSITY PARK TRAVEL CENTER, at
2050 East Evans Ave., in Denver,
Colo. (SH 4-1811, Ext. 2331), or,
you may call MRS. OTTO BACH, at
the Denver Art Museum, MA 3-1133,
Trans-Pacific air flight ar-
rangements, and air passage thru-
out southeast and southern Asia,
to London, England, are via JAPAN
AIR LINES Global Jet Couriers.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
FINAL RITES FOR KONA1 K. MIYAMOTO. D.D.5.. were conducted at the Tri-
Stete Buddhist Church, in Denver, Colo., on Fri., Mar. 29, 1963, with
funeral services sponsored by the Japanese Association of Colorado,
jointly with some 17 other commu-
nity organizations in Denver.
DR. K. K. MIYAMOTO was born on
Jan. 23, 1877, in Yamanashi-ken,
Japan. He graduated fro* the Ja-
panese Military Academy, and from
Tokyo Dental College, before cow-
ing to the U.S. in 1904.
He later cane to Denver, Colo,
and attended Chicago Dental Col-
lege to receive his degree of DDS
KIICHI YOSHIDA, above, symbol-
ically dedicating the prized sa-
murai sword belonging to the late
DR. KONAI K. MIYAMOTO, prior to
placing it in the casket, to be
interred with the remains of the
deceased, in accordance with his
The Consul-General of Japan at
San Francisco, HON. T. YAMANAKA,
conveyed a message of condolences
which was read by HARRY MATOBA.
BANSUI ABE sang the "shigin"
composed by the late Doctor, as a
farewell tribute. YURI NODA and
MARY ACATSUMA sang as a duet the
favorite hymn of the deceased.
MARJORIE KAWANO offered organ
meditation during the services.
in 1914. That year, he returned
to Denver to open dental practice
here, until his retirement 45 yrs
later, in 1959.
DR. MIYAMOTO was a student of
Oriental culture, and was instru-
mental in helping to establish in
Denver, the oriental art collec-
tion at the Denver Art Musuem.
For his efforts to contribute
to U.S. Japanese relationships,
he was decorated twice by Emperor
Hirohito of Japan.
Funeral services were conduct-
ed by REV. TAKEO AGATSUMA, of the
Independent Christian Church; by
REV. HIRAM H. KANO, retired min-
ister of the Eplscopalean Church;
and by REV. PAUL HAGIYA, and REV.
JONATHAN FUJITA, of the Simpson
JINZO NODA read the citation
from the Emperor of Japan, honor-
ing the deceased, end DR. GENTA
NAKAMURA pinned the Medal of the
Sacred Treasure, 4th Class, on
the lapel of the deceased.
KIICHI YOSHIDA ceremoniously
placed the prized samurai sword,
belonging to the late DR. MIYA-
MOTO, in the casket.
SOJIRO YORITOMO and DR. ISAMU
0ZAM0T0 delivered eulogies in me-
mory of the deceased, with GEORGE
CUSTOM PHOTO FINISHING
Denver s, toio.
Telephone: CH 4-4073
FUKUMA of Simpson Church, FRANK
T. NAKATA of the Tri-State Bud-
dhist Church, and ARTHUR F. TAKA-
MINE and REV. YOSHITAKA TAMAI of
the Nlhonjln-Kai, conveying mess-
ages of condolences.
Representatives of some 28 or-
ganizations in the Denver metro-
politan area symbolically offered
flowers as s tribute to the memo-
ry of the deceased.
MASAEMON TBRASAKI in Japanese,
and WILLIAM H0S0KAWA in English,
expressed appreciation on behalf
of the bereaved family.
HENRY SUZUKI acted as Chairman
for the services. Interment was
at Riverside Cemetery, in Denver,
Above is a part of the group,
at the funeral, who paid public
tribute to the memory of a great
Japanese pioneer in Denver, the
late DR. KONAI K. MIYAMOTO.
More than 600 people, from all
parts of the Rocky Mountain area,
gathered in Denver to bid a final
farewell to the deceased.
(Pictures of the Miyamoto funeral
taken by Howard N. Oda. )
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MEETS MAR. 25
The Japan Society of Colorado
was formally organized, and the
by-laws of the organization were
adopt.ed on Mar. 25th, at Western
Federal Savings Bldg., in Denver,
All officers of the organiza-
tion were confirmed, and are:
JUDGE GEO. PRIEST
. FRANK MCDONALD
. MICHAEL FREED
. ROBERT McCABE
WM. K. HOSOKAWA is Chairman of
the Board, and REV. JON FUJITA is
a Board member. YOZAN TSUBOKAUA
has accepted chairmanship of the
program coranittee of the Society.
The next project of the Japan
Society is in connection with the
Smithsonian sumi exhibits, at the
Denver Oriental Art Museum, from
May 18th to June 9th.
JAPANESE NATURALIZED CMni1h Â£ vi.t f>e
distinguished spiritual leader to
DR. MASAHARU TANIGUCHI, center, founder of Seicho-no-Iye, being pre-
sented with a "Denver Dollar" by MAYOR DICK BATTERTON of Denver, with
MRS. M. TANIGUCHI looking on. The above reception took place in the
office of the Mayor of Denver,
Japanese nationals naturalized
as U.S. citizens during March, in
MARIKO YODER .
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DR. M. TANIGUCHI spoke at TSBC
in Japanese, on Sat., Apr. 13th,
and at Phipps Auditorium on Sun.,
Apr. 14th, as a part of his world
wide tour on behalf of Peace.
"Seicho-no-Iye" means "home of
infinite wisdom", and is a non-
denominatlonal movement with more
than 2,000,000 members in Japan,
and several thousand scattered in
all parts of the world. The head
of the Denver group is SOJIRO TO-
KUYASU, who arranged the meetings
in Denver. (Photo by HOWARD ODA)
The Mtn-Plains JACL reported
to date that only $20.00 has been
received in the Denver office for
the Issei History project as fol-
MASA KURODA, Iowa .... $ 10.00
RONALD MORITA, Denver . 10.00
HARRY G. MATOBA, Issei History
Chrmn for the Denver area, advis-
ed that the campaign would be un-
dertaken- in May, 1963, to raise
$2,500.00 from Denver, Colo.
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ABOVE is the unique Japanese garden created by STANLEY K. YOSHIMURA,
2151 Larimer St. (KE 4-8470), of Denver, for the Colorado Garden Show
at the Coliseum earlier this month. YOSHIMURA advised this Japanese
garden would cost approximately $4,000. He estimated that more than
20 tons of rock were transported to the Coliseum, and that many hun-
dreds of hand-labor man hours went into this unusual display.
JACL MOVIE BENEFIT
NETS $25022 FOR
JEAN SATO, Chrmn of the Mile-
Hi JACL Scholarship committee re-
ported that the Movie Benefit, on
Mar. 31st, netted more than $250
for the scholarship fund.
Chrmn JEAN SATO was assisted
by HENRY SUZUKI, who greeted the
Issei, and by BEN KUMAGA1, as the
treasurer of the JACL chapter.
With proceeds of this benefit,
the local JACL has a balance of
$520.00 in the Scholarship Fund,
to which Is added the annual con-
tribution by MARY SHIBAO and BOB
SAKATA for the Sakata Memorial,
and Cathay Post's award of $200.
Thanks and appreciation were
expressed to the Tri-State Bud-
dhist Church for the use of faci-
lities, and to Messrs. 0. KAGE-
YAMA and A. M. WATADA for their
HARUK0 KOBAYASHI, Denver Chrmn
of Mile-Hi JACLs membership com-
mittee, noted that the 1963 drive
in Denver is lagging, and urged
renewals be turned in as soon as
possible to the JACL office.
As of Apr. 16, 1963, the local
Mile-Hi JACL had 356 members, as
compared to last year's total of
Membership solicitors and mem-
berships signed up for 1963 were
Bus. Reply Envelopes...........73
(Others, including TOSH ANDO,
BILL KUROKI, HELEN TOKUNAGA,
MAE MURATA, MIKE UBA, TOM T.
MASAM0RI & BEN KUMAGAI, less
than 10 each)...............26
TOTAL, to 4/16/63......... 356
WEST 80TH AVENUE at SHERIDAN BOULEVARD WESTMINSTER, COLORADO.
P. 0. BOX 1501, DENVER 1, COLORADO.
HENRY IMADA, President. Tel.: HA 9-3537
STANLEY K. YOSHIMURA has cre-
ated beautiful Japanese gardens
at many homes in the Denver area,
and is the outstanding Japanese
garden landscape architect in the
Rocky Mtn region.
JOANNA SAKATA, as Chrmn of the
Brighton area memberships, indi-
cated that the drive was complet-
ed in Brighton, with approximate-
ly 100 members signed up in that
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to Every Detail
U.S, Senator PETER H. DOMINICK
of Colorado had inserted into the
Congressional Record an editorial
from the Colorado Trumpet, laud-
ing State Repr. SEIJI HORIUCHI of
U.S. Senator Dominick compli-
mented HORIUCHI on his election,
and noted that his election em-
phasized the basic belief that in
America the ability of an indivi-
dual is recognized without regard
to race, creed or color.
HARRY and MARY CHIKUMA recent-
ly celebrated their 20th anniver-
sary with friends and relatives
at the Lotus Room. MARY is the
former MARY KIYOMI NISHIKAWA of
Alamosa. The three Chikuma chil-
dren are Tom, Dick, and Rose.
ABOVE is a part of the entertainment program given by the Sanseis,
at the Tri-State Buddhist Church, in Denver, Colo., during the all-
day celebration of "Hana Matsuri" on Apr. 7th. The Sansei youngsters
are shown above swinging out with
a Hawaiian hula number. After a
religious service in the morning,
the Buddhists, from all parts of
Colorado, celebrated the spring
festival with entertainment pro-
grams in the afternoon and even-
ing. (Photo by HOWARD N. ODA)
Chrmn JESS MASUNAGA of Brigh-
ton JAA, announced that more than
$1,000 was raised at their annual
chow mein dinner on Mar. 30th.
The Nebraska legislature voted
29-12 to abolish a 108-year-old
miscegenation law which had been
first enacted in 1855 to prohibit
white-negro marriages, and later
amended in 1913 to prevent "raon-
grelization of the white race by
marriages to Orientals.
The successful campaign to re-
peal the statutory anachronism of
half-a-century's standing in the
Nebraska law was aided and abett-
ed by the JACL.
K. PATRICK OKURA, Nat'l JACL
Pres., testified during hearings
on the bill in Lincoln, Nebr., as
did Mr. and Mrs. CECIL ISHII, and
Mr. and Mrs. JAMES ISHII, Jr.
MIKE WATANABE, Pres, of Omaha
JACL, rallied the support of the
Omaha JACLers, who contacted in-
fluential civic leaders and wrote
more than 500 individual letters
In North Platte, Nebr., EARL
HARANO was especially influential
in obtaining support for repeal.
DINNER, APR. 13
WESLEY KOYANO and his cabinet
were installed as new 1963-1964
officers of the Brighton J.A.A. s
Mixed Bowling League, at the 8th
annual Awards Dinner, held at the
Lotus Room, in Denver, Colo., on
New 1963-1964 officers of the
Brighton Mixed League are:
The out-going Pres, for 1962-
1963 was JOE SASAKI. Secty ROSE
TANABE, and Treasurer GEO. OKUBO
were re-elected for another term.
Benedict's Furniture, captain-
ed by WES KOYANO, won the League
championship, followed by Fergu-
son's Service, captained by SAM
OKAMOTO, in 2nd place.
Individual awards went to the
High Series, Men:
High Series, Women:
High Game, Men:
High Game, Women:
Above is CHERYL OYE, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE OYE, pre-
senting a bouquet of flowers, on
behalf of the Colorado Japanese
Assn., to HISASHI KUCHIKI, Japa-
nese ice-skating star of the Ice-
Capades, which played in Denver.
(Photo by HOWARD ODA)
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The dinner committee under the
direction of Nisei Women's Club
of Brighton headed by EMI CHIKUMA
and ROSE FUJISAKI, reported that
about 1,300 dinners were served
at the Brighton affair.
CHIYO KANEMOTO of Longmont is
slowly recovering from the auto
accident last winter, which broke
both her legs, when a car smashed
into her while she was unloading
ski equipment. An operation to
set broken bones was successful,
but it will still be some months
before she will be able to walk.
In Lincoln, Nebr., CARROL and
SUE THOMPSON (nee SUSAN KUMAGAI,
of North Platte) did basic ground
work, having been involved in the
matter during the past two years.
JACK KAYA's mother passed away
in L.A., in March. LINDA LUCAS'
mother, MRS. SUZUKI, passed away
recently, in Japan.
MIKE WATANABE's Oriental Trad-
ing Co. ice hockey team swept to
Omaha Amateur Ice Hockey League's
championship. MIKE was awarded
the League sportsmanship trophy.
LEE MURATA, of Ft. Lupton, in
addition to his farming activi-
ties in Ft. Lupton, is the Pres,
of Livengood Industries, in Den-
ver, which manufactures roofing
tiles. He recently went to Los
Angeles in connection with expan-
sion in California.
MURATA was also recently asso-
ciated with proposed plans for a
new bank in Brighton, Colo.
CAROLYN KAYA was named as one
of the Queens in the Omaha Sports
Show, as "Miss Go-Cart".
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WE ENDORSE BILL GRANT FOR MAYOR
We editorially endorse the candidacy of WILLIAM W. GRANT for Mayor
of Denver, in the forthcoming election on May 21, 1963. It is our
carefully considered opinion that BILL GRANT can and will do more for
the City and County of Denver,
and the entire metropolitan area,
than any of the candidates now in
the race for Mayor, and that in-
cludes the present Incumbent.
WILLIAM W. GRANT
MTN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
Published once a month. Mailed
by the 20th of each month.
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
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Denver 2, Colorado.
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TRUE YASUI. .General Factotum
Maybe youve noticed, but the
comunity is in the midst of what
might be called the bazaar and
cold chow mein" season. Bazaars
are events of undetermined origin
designed to replenish the coffers
of non-profit organizations, such
as churches and clubs.
The financial success of a ba-
zaar is usually determined by (a)
the number of tickets the members
sell, and (b) bow successful the
committees are in blackjacking
various helpless merchants for
contributiona, and thus keep ex-
penses at a minimum. From all
indications, the sponsors rate
high marks on both counts altho
the point of diminishing returns
seems to be approaching.
There seems to be such a traf-
fic jam in bazaars these days, so
that it might be wise to set up a
commissioner of sorts, like the
baseball leagues do. The Commis-
sioner then could draw up a sche-
dule, determine zones of influ-
ence, establish draft rights for
talent, and enforce ground rules
to be followed in seeking dona-
tions. If the Commissioner could
get all this done without touch-
ing off internecine war, he would
deserve at least a 10Z share of
the net proceeds from every bene-
fit bazaar in the community.
I don't know if anyone has
ever tried to calculate the pro-
fit per hour of work put into a
bazaar. If no one has, it might
make an interesting project for
some candidate for a master's de-
gree in sociology or accounting.
The time spent in planning, argu-
ing, telephoning and conferring
must add up to a monumental fig-
ure, even before the ladies get
around to cooking the food. (And
don't forget the sugar, salt, soy
sauce, fuel for cooking and other
If the profit for time expend-
ed turns out to be a fairly ridi-
culous figure -- like say 10$ per
hour it may be a smarter idea
all around if we just coughed up
a dime for every hour we intend
to contribute to the project, and
forget the bazaar.
BILL GRANT is a vigorous, and
efficient administrator, as well
as a successful businessman. He
has had wide experience in public
affairs, heading community-wide
committees and organizations for
the betterment of the City and
County of Denver.
As Pres. BILL KUROKI of Mile-
Hi JACL points out there are four
scholarship awards being granted
by the local chapter, in June.
The awards range from $100.00
to $250.00, and are open to any
AJA high school senior graduating
in the Denver metropolitan area.
Deadline for scholarships ie
May 20th. Send in your applica-
tions to JEAN SATO, 6790 Downing
St., Denver 29, or to the JACL
office, 1225-20th St., Denver 2,
Colo. (CH 4-2239 or RA 2-9255).
A GREAT HISPANO
UNO M. LOPEZ
The Latin American Youth Group
organizations, of Denver, Colo.,
have hailed LINO M. LOPEZ, as "A
Great Hispano". .
We heartily agree with this
accolade, for we have known LINO
LOPEZ for more than ten years, in
his work for community betterment
in Denver, Colo.
LOPEZ has been an initiator or
consultant with most Hispano or-
ganizations in Denver, and execu-
tive of the Latin American Educa-
tional Foundation which has rais-
ed $90,000 to help more than 350
students to go on to college, in-
cluding several AJAs.
We join the LAYG organizations
in hailing LINO M. LOPEZ, of Den-
ver, as "A Great Hispano!".
MAYOR OF DENVER
WILLIAM W. GRANT, attorney and
businessman, civic leader and now
candidate for Mayor of Denver, is
a native Denverite, and a gradu-
ate of Dartmouth College, and of
Harvard Law School.
He has served as the Chairman
of the first Denver Commission on
Human Relations, and recently re-
signed as Chairman of the School
Board's Special Study Committee
on Educational Opportunities, in
order to make the race for Mayor.
Because of his deep roots in
Denver, his wide participation in
civic affairs, and his proven a-
bilities as an administrator, we
believe WILLIAM W. GRANT is best
fitted to become Mayor of Denver.
EAST HI SCHOOL
MEETING MAR. 25
The Special Study Committee on
Equal Educational Opportunities
met at East High, with more than
600 residents of the area to dis-
cuss problems of apparent or real
discrimination in the Denver Pub-
lic School system on Mar. 25th.
FLOYD TANAKA, 3320 Albion St.,
was one of the discussion leaders
and YASUKO FUJIMORI, 1450 Clark-
son St., was one of the recorders
for a discussion group.
MTH-PLA1MS A.J.A. NEWS
Regular: $3.00 for % yr ( 5 mo.)
$5.00 for 1 yr (10 mo.)
Special Mile-Hl JACL members ONLY
$2.50 for % yr ( 5 mo.)
$3.50 for 1 yr (10 mo.)
Under the able chairmanship of
JEAN SATO, the scholarship movie
benefit held at TSBC on Mar. 30th
was a highly sue*
proceeds from the
recent card party
benefit, the Mile-
Hi JACL chapter is
assured of meeting
ship out-lays, for
Th. scholarship KUR0K'
grants for 1963 by Mile-Hi JACL
have been increased to more than
double the previous years, and we
are most grateful to all of you,
who have participated and contri-
buted to the various fund-raising
projects to make these increases
possible this year.
MILE-HI JACL SCHOLARSHIPS:
June ISth has been definitely
set as the date of Mlle-Hi JACL's
annual Graduates* Dinner-Dance to
honor the 1963 June graduates.
Scholarship grants will be a-
varded at the dinner, to be held
at Premier Motel on Vasquez Blvd,
on the north side of Denver.
Any AJA graduating from senior
high school, in the Denver metro-
politan area, is eligible to ap-
ply for these awards.
ANNUAL FOOD BAZAAR. MAY 4TH:
Mile-Hi JACL's annual Oriental
food bazaar will feature beef te-
rlyaki, and will be held on Sat.,
May 4th, under the competent di-
rection of Chrmn MAY T0R1ZAWA.
With a change of menu from the
usual chow mein to a generous and
delicious portion of beef teri-
yaki, together with an outstand-
ing entertainment program and ex-
hibits, we are anticipating a ve-
ry successful event.
Don't forget! Bring your fa-
milies and friends to JACL's Food
Bazaar at TSBC, on Sat., May 4th!
See you all there!
NAT'L JACL PREXY. MAY 30TH:
Altho we had scheduled a visit
in Jan., by K. PATRICK 0KURA, of
Omaha, Nebr., as Nat'l JACL Pres.,
we missed him then because of de-
layed plane connections.
However, PAT OKURA and the on-
ly living Nisei CMH winner, HER-
SHEY MIYAMURA of Gallup, N. Hex.,
will be in Denver on May 30th for
the Cathay Post Memorial dedica-
After Che Cathay Post ceremo-
nies, we are arranging for a din-
ner meeting, so JACLers can meet-
with these two distinguished AJA
leaders. More details later.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA HEWS
Only six more weeks until re-
prieve comes through, and were
out of school for three glorious
months!I! Until then, there are
elections, dances, Color Day, and
spring festivals to keep us occu-
At the recent all-city Student
Council Capers, VIRGINIA HASHII,
CAL KATO, PAT MIYASAKI, LARRY KI-
SHIYAMA and NAOMI TSUCHIMOTO par-
ticipated. The show includes the
best acts from each of Denver's
eight high schools.
MARY KAWAMOTO was elected as
Senior honorary May Queen attend-
ant at East High. She will par-
ticipate in Color Day activities
and crowning of the May Queen.
JAMES SUEKAMA at West High won
a Gates Scholarship, and will be
attending Columbia University, in
New York, next fall.
At North High, CAROLYN NISHI-
MOTO and GAYLE YAMAUCHI will be
At Mapleton High, PATTI YANAGA
is candidate for Head Girl, and
JUDY SATO for the Senior student
DAVE FURUKAWA, one of the advisors of the ICS, swearing in the new
1963-64 officers of the Intermountain Collegiate Students, at Aspen
Lodge, near Estes Park, Colo., on Apr, 20th. Facing FURUKAWA is the
new President, RICHARD IDA of CU,
and his cabinet behind him. (See
Page 12, for complete listing of
the new 1963-64 I.C.S. officers.)
Cadet Col. CALVIN KATO at East
High, and Cadet Col. RALPH MURA
at Manual High, were named as the
best of their ROTC units, and re-
ceived the Denver Post Citizen-
% Students at Horace Mann Junior
High have elected DICKIE 0KIM0T0
as Head Boy for next year.
IRIS YASUI, as Vice-President,
presided at the installation of
initiates to the junior Honor So-
ciety at Byers Jr. High.
Out in Sedgwick, Colo., ALVIN
OTSUKA won the ?1,000 4-H scho-
larship awarded by the Centennial
Winners in the AAA Safety Pos-
ter awards state-wide contest in-
cluded REGINA MATSUNO (Cheltenham
School), 2nd in elementary div.;
and ARLENE FUKUHARA who won the
"best-of-school" award at East.
TERRI OSUGA of Manual High was
honored by Zeta Phi Beta sorority
as one of the three outstanding
high school girls of the year.
(Editor's Note: Altho ALENE
TERASAKI is too modest to mention
it, she has been designated as a
finalist in the Field Student Ex-
change Program to Europe. If and
when a family in northern Europe,
with a student likewise qualified
for exchange, is found, ALENE may
be on her way to Europe for her
senior year in high school. Con-
gratulations, ALENE! We hope we
will receive an Xmas card, this
year, from you from Europe!)
Of Coming Events
May 4 (Sat) MILE-HI JACL TERIYAKI DINNER, TSBC, Denver.
May 6 (Mon) IKEBANA DEMONSTRATIONS at Phipps Auditorium.
May 12 (Sun) YBL "KEIRO-KAI, for Isseis ** *****(postponed)**
May 18: (Sat) SIMPSON CHURCH ORIENT- AL FOOD BAZAAR, Grange Hall, 2475 W 26th Ave.
May 18: (Sat) SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE Sumi Art Exhibit, Den- ver Oriental Museum.
May 19: (Sun) TSBC "FUJI MATSURI" at TSBC, from 2:00 p.m.
May 26: (Sun) FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS at Denver Art Museum, by AYAK0 SUMITOMO.
June 2: (Sun) SUMI PAINTING DEMON- STRATIONS, Denver Art Museum, by YURI NODA.
June 9: (Sun) CHILDRENS ODORI, at Denver Art Museum, by MRS. MUTSUYO TSUNODA.
2815 DOWNING ST
DENVER 5, COLORADO
BILL KUROKI, MGR. 244-6068
DARRYL KANEKO is one of the 17
alternates for the 40 Boettcher
scholarships. He is Head Boy at
Jefferson High in Lakewood.
North High Honor Roll included
DALE YANARI, RICHARD TABUCHI, and
JANICE ABO. JANICE has been on
the Honor Roll for three years,
and ranked second in her class of
600, with a 3.8 average.
DELIGHTFUL VISIT TO JAPAN
S U K I Y A K I
930 LINCOLN ST.
IN THE SHERMAN PLAZA HOTEL
Authentic Japaneie Food and Drinks Served at low
tables "Japanese style" or at conventional
tables and chairs
AL. S-431S COCKTAILS 50c From 3 to 4
AL. s-3530 DINNERS from 3.00 and up
Open Dally 11:30 A.M. to 1 AM.
v-\ Saturday 5 P.M. to 1:30 AM.
_ Sunday 2 PM. to 10 P.M.
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 p.m. authentic
movies of Japan shown in the Cocktail Lounge.
(Closed on Mondays)
PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS LISTINGS
MW Tisrs AwennstNo J. HOWARD McCarthy, 725 St. Paul
JOHN CHIKUMA, DDS Brighton Brown 6 Bigelow LAWYERS AL 5-2075
75 So. 4th St. 659-1825 TOSHIO ANDO
MASA GIMA, DDS 1404 E. 18th Ave. AL 5-6822 1942 Larimer St. MINORU YASUI AC 2-5315
MICHAEL T. HORI, DDS 4101 E. Wesley Ave. SK 6-0924 1225 20th St. CH 4-2239 OPTOMETMSTS
T. ITO, DDS MAS KANDA, O.D. 1515 W. 48th Ave. GE 3-4221
830 18th Street 2838 Federal Blvd. KE 4-8680 GL 5-0741 BEN MATOBA, O.D.
Y. ITO, DDS SUEO ITO, DDS 1959 Larimer St. MISAO MATOBA, O.D. KE 4-1941 Ft. Lupton
SETS ITO, DDS Burt Building UL 7-6550
1477 Pennsylvania K0JI KANAI, DDS CH 4-6589 Wheatridge PHYSICIANS CHAS. PUJISAKI, M.D. Brighton
4310 Harlan St. HA 2-5817 40 No. Main St. 659-0783
TONY KAWANO, DDS 1750 Humboldt St. KE 4-3084 T. K. KOBAYASHI, M.D. DICK D. MOMII, M.D.
ROBERT MAYEDA, DDS ALBERT NODA, M.D. 1227 27th Street KE 4-3014
Interstate Trust Bldg. TAKASHI MAYEDA, DDS TA 5-6961 HOWARD SUENAGA, M.D. 830 18th Street AC 2-1314
Interstate Trust Bldg. GENTA NAKAMURA, DDS Interstate Trust Bldg. TA 5-6961 TA 5-7498 M. GEO. TAKENO, M.D. Medical Art~ Bldg., 19S5 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
MOUNTAIM-PLAINS AJA NEWS
NORTHERN COLO. BASEBALL LEAGUE
Baseball season for 1963 will get underway under the leadership of
LEE IWATA, 6001 Ivy St., Denver 16, Colo. (AT 8-4471), with the Pee
Wee League being organized for boys 9-14 years of age.
DINNER, APR. 28
ROY NAGAI, retiring Pres, of
the Kamloop Pishing Club, report-
ed that the annual spring kick-
off dinner of the club was held
at Akebono Restaurant, on Sun.,
KEN FUSHIMI is newly-elected
Pres, of the Kamloop Fishing Club
for the 1963 fishing season. He
will be assisted by FRANK NAKAOKI
as treasurer, and HARRY FURUKAWA
Following the dinner, fishing
films were shown, and talks given
on fishing in Colorado.
Fishermen, and fisherwomen too
are cordially invited to join the
Kamloop Fishing Club, and vie for
valuable prizes. In the Colorado
and out-of-state "big trout con-
tests sponsored by the Club.
SADAMI KURODA, 1775 West 35th
Ave. Denver, announced that the
Nisei Summer Mixed Bowling League
will get underway immediately.
The mixed league will roll at
Dahlia Lanes, 3300 Dahlia St., in
Denver, Colo., on Thursday nights
at 8:00 p.tn. BILLY MATTOCKS, a
long-time friend of the AJAs, is
the new manager of the house.
All interested AJA bowlers are
urged to contact SADAMI KURODA at
CE 3-5496, or at HA 4-9036, as
soon as possible.
FINEST SPORTS EQUIPMENT
Happy Canyon Shopping Center,
5042 E. Hampden Avenue,
Denver 22, Colorado.
ST0ME TANITA, Mgr. Tel. 756-9411
Simpson Methodist Church will
sponsor a Pee Wee baseball team
for youngsters, 9-14, with BEANS
YAMAMOTO and Y0SH ARAI assisting
The older boys of the Simpson
Church will participate under the
coaching of EDDIE KAWANO, in the
Northern Colo. Baseball League.
H1SASHI KUCHIKI, Japanese ice-
skating star, was a member of the
Japanese team at the Squaw Valley
Olympics, but remained to enroll
at the Univ. of Calif.
He was the Japanese Jr. skat-
ing champion in 1957, and won the
Tokyo Senior title in 1958, and
has been acclaimed potentially an
ALL-TIME GREAT OF ICE-SKATING. .
AGerrcy po r
C3 IT A fl El
COLO. NISEI BASKETBALL LEAGUE
TOKYO GRILL WINS CHAMPIONSHIP
TOKYO GRILLS undefeated basketball team swept to the championship
of the Colorado Nisei Basketball League, for the 1963 season, with 10
straight victories. Three of the Tokyo Grill team placed on the All-
Star selection roster, announced -
at ceremonies on Mar, 22nd at the
Manual High School gym.
All members of the Tokyo Grill
team were treated to a steak din-
ner, at Tokyo Grill, 1236 20th
St., on Fri., Apr. 12, as a vic-
tory celebration. Team members
of Tokyo Grill were:
Capt. KEN NAMBA
Final standings in the Colo-
rado Nisei Basketball League, for
the 1963 season, were as follows:
TOKYO GRILL. . 10 - 0
BUSSEIS 8 - 2
PLAYBOYS .... 4 - 6
AMERICAN POTATO. 4 - 6
SIMPSON CHURCH . 2 - 8
FUJI-EN 2 - 8
* * *
All-Star selections for 1963
were as follows:
FLOYD ITO. . Busseis
KEN NAMBA. . Tokyo Grill'
MALT SAGARA. . Tokyo Grill
KEN TAGAWA . Tokyo Grill
DAVE TAGAWA. . . . Playboys
Most Valuable Flayer
RONALD YAMAMOTO. .... Busseis
(Yamamoto was also the season's
high-scorer in the League with
a grand total of 108 points.)
FLOYD ITO, a junior geophysi-
cal engineering student, at Colo-
rado School of Mines, at Golden,
Colo., was elected as new Pres.,
of the Colorado Nisei Basketball
League, for the 1963-64 season.
New officers for the Colorado
Nisei Basketball League for 1963-
1964 are as follows:
Treasure^,,. STEVE ISHIMOTO
RON YAMAMOTO, retiring Pres,
of the Colorado Nisei Basketball
League, reported that the benefit
movie held during March at TSBC
grossed more than $400.00, with a
net of $250.00 for the League, to
help defray the season's expenses
at Manual High.
KEN MATSUDA hit a big 257 re-
cently at Celebrity Lanes to take
2nd place for high game, In the
Rocky Men Classics. MATSUDA has
a 203 average, to hold a three-
way tie for high average.
Sincere thanks and apprecia-
tion were expressed by all mem-
bers of the League for the sup-
port received from the AJA com-
munity in Denver. A fervent plea
was made for continued support in
sponsorship of basketball teams,
and helping to defray expenses of
referees and costs of the gym, in
the forthcoming winter season.
Celebrity Lanes is preparing
already for JACL's Nat'l Bowling
Tournament set for 1965 in Den-
ver. JOHN SAKAYAMA, Chrmh of the
Rocky Mtn Nisei Bowling Assn, and
JOHN NOGUCHI, JACL advisory mem-
ber, conferred with Celebrity ma-
nagement as to facilities.
SUE MAYEMURA in the Nite Owls
League had a 607 series, includ-
ing 234 and 202 games. She is a
154 average bowler.
SUE AKIYAMA, 5241 Thrill PI.,
Denver, Colo., and SAM MATSUM0T0
of Dupont, Colo., came in 1st in
the Open Pairs competition of the
Denver sectional bridge tourna-
ment held in April.
MATSUMOTO is the first Nisei
in the Rocky Mtn region to attain
Life Master ranking in the Ameri-
can Contract Bridge League.
CATHAY SKI CLUB
ELECTS, APR. 27
ROBERT INAI, retiring Pres, of
the Cathay Ski Club, reported the
new officers of the Club, for the
coming 1963-64 ski season, elect-
ed at the final dinner meeting of
the Club on Apr. 27th, were:
Corr. Secy...............SUSAN TAMARA
Rec. Secy..............DOROTHY CORAI
The retiring officers who have
served during the past year were:
Pres. ROBERT INAI, Vice-Pres. JIM
RUGA, Secty TERESA LUHNE, Corr.
Secty MAY KUMAGAI, and Treasurer
The Cathay Ski Club will now
suspend activities until the new
snow falls this winter.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
MILE-H1 JACL TERIYAKI DINNER
.. BILL KUROKI, President of the Mile-Hi JACL, with his two sons, his
youngest child, DAVID, in front of him, and his older son, GARY, at
right, with two Japanese paper carp in keeping with the spirit of the
Boys Day Festival, which will be the theme of the JACLs beef teri-
yaki dinner, at TSBC, on Sat., May 4th. (Photo by TOM T. MASAM0R1.)
DENVER SCHOOL i JUDO
2020 Arapahoe Street Denver, Colorado
SPECIAL AWARDS ft PRESENTATIONS
The Denver School of Judo ob-
served its 10th Anniversary cele-
bration on Mar. 31st, and various
awards and presentations marked
At left, PROF. MASAO ICHINOE,
an 8th Dan Judo Kodokan official
from Tokyo, Japan, awarding the
6th degree belt to T00RU TAKAMA-
TSU of the Denver School of Judo.
Other awards and presentations
were made, as listed below:
TEN-YEAR SERVICE AWARDS:
FIVE-YEAR SERVICE AWARDS:
DR. TAKESHI ITO
SPECIAL SERVICE AWARDS:
DR. SUEO ITO
DR. YOSHIO ITO
JAMES T. SAKABE
HOWARD N. ODA, for 10 yrs. service as official Judo photographer.
SABURO TANI, for sign and poster art work during the past 10 vrs.
ROBERT ISHIM0T0, for his loyal and faithful service as treasurer.
HARRY A0YAGI, also, for loyal and faithful services as treasurer.
GUNICHI SHIMODA, as a Vice-Pres., and officer of the Judo School.
SUMIO YAMASHITA, also as a Vice-Pres., and officer of the School.
CALVIN POND, for his active and invaluable support of the School.
RAY FAHLENDER, for his public relations, and invaluable support.
WILLIAM K. HOSOKAWA, for public relations, and publicity support.
KEN FUSHIMI, and family, for unselfish and conscientious service.
KAREN TAKAMATSU, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tooru Takamatsu, and
SANDRA KIN0SHITA, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rinoshita, dis-
playing the delicious chicken chow mein and chicken teriyaki, togeth-
er with a pot of green tea, that was served at the benefit dinner of
The Denver School of Judo, held
on Sun., Apr. 21st.
The benefit was sponsored by
the parents of students at the
Judo School, in order to carry on
more and better public activities
in the field of judo, for the be-
nefit of the young people and the
According to GEORGE KURAMOTO,
about 1,500 people were served at
the Judo benefit dinner, and it
was hopefully estimated that more
than $1,000.00 net was raised for
The Denver School of Judo.
In addition to the regular, 3-
times per week (Mon., Wed., and
Fri. ) classes for more than 200
boys, the Denver School of Judo
has classes for girls and ladies
on Sat. afternoons. All of the
expert instructors are non-paid
volunteers. (Judo School photos
by TOM T. MASAM0RI.)
RONNY NAKA0KI, above, age 14,
son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Nakaoki,
is a regular chow hound! All of
the students at the Denver School
of Judo assisted in the serving
of the benefit dinner held at the
Judo School, on Apr. 21st.
10th ANNIVERSARY INVITATIONAL
ABOVE is a part of the more than 230 contestants, from 15 judo clubs
in Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado, who entered the 10th Annual
Invitational Judo Tournament of the Denver School of Judo, held at
2020 Arapahoe 8t., in Denver, Colo. It was estimated that the crowds
exceeded 1,000 persons during the two-day competition, on Mar. 30-31.
MOUNTAIM-PLAINS AJA NEWS
THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN
NISEI WAR MEMORIAL FUND
Co-Chrmn YOSH ARAI and JOHN NOGUCHI, of the Cathay Post Nisei War
Memorial committee, reported that total contributions for the monu-
ment now being completed at Fairmount Cemetery, in Denver, Colo., has
reached a grand total of $13,000.00 as of mid-April. However, it was
emphasized that Cathay Post members will continue the drive, to reach
the total goal of $20,000.00, by
May 30th, the date of the dedica-
ABOVE is SAM SUEKAMA, at left, Advisor to the Explorer Post #169, at
the TSBC, exhibiting the "Silver Dove* Award, which was presented to
TAD YAMAMOTO, right, shown holding the Certificate of Award, present-
ed by the Boy Scout council of Japan. YAMAMOTO was honored by the
Boy Scouts of Japan for his tre-
tnendous efforts to extend hospi-
tality to the Japanese Scouts who
came to the American Scout Jambo-
ree in Colorado Springs, in 1961,
The "Silver Dove" Award is an
equivalent to the "Silver Beaver"
Award in the U.S. It was given
to Tad's son, RONALD YAMAMOTO, on
Ron's trip to Japan, in 1962, for
transmittal to his father.
SAM SUEKAMA was Co-Leader with
FRANK NAKAGAWA of Derby, Colo, in
leading 15 Scouts from Denver, to
Japan in 1962. Give of the TSBC
Explorer Scouts accompanied the
Denver contingent, including TAD
YAMAMOTO'S son, RONALD YAMAMOTO.
(Photo by HOWARD N. 0DA.)
TSBC PTA COUNCIL
The PTA of the Tri-State Bud-
dhist Church delegated three re-
presentatives to go to the Sunday
School teachers' conference, held
in San Francisco, Calif.
The delegates are TOM K0SHI0
of Ft. Lupton, and PHILLIP MIYA-
ZAWA and ALICE FUJTI of Denver.
The new officers of the PTA Coun-
Vice-Pres. YASUKO FUJIMORI
Rec. Secty .... SUMI KAGOHARA
Corr. Secty........IDA SASAKI
HERSHEY MIYAMURA of Gallup, N.
Mex., the only living Nisei win-
ner of the Congressional Medal of
Honor, will be a special guest at
the dedication ceremonies.
Latest listing of donors, from
Colorado areas, including Denver,
is as follows:
TRI-STATE BUDDHIST CHURCH $500.00
DR. EIZO HAYANO............ 300.00
A. F. TAKAMINE............ 300.00
DENVER DAISHI-KO .......... 100.00
DENVER SE1CH0-N0-IE. 100.00
EDWIN HAGIHARA, Greeley. 100.00
JAPANESE 7TH DAY CHURCH. 100.00
DR. & MRS. GENTA NAKAMURA. 100.00
MR. & MRS. FLOYD TANAKA. 100.00
MIKE TASHIRO, Brighton .100.00
MAYEDA FARMS, Longmont . 75.00
MR. & MRS. GEO. FUKUMA . 50.00
DR. T. IT0...................50.00
KANEM0T0 FARMS, Longmont . 50.00
H. K. KAT0W..................50.00
MRS. H. MENDA................50.00
DR. KONAI MIYAMOTO .... 50.00
JACK MIYASAKI, Lafayette .- 50.00
MR. & MRS. T. NONAKA . 50.00
MRS. TATSUNO OKA.............50.00
HARRY D. OKUNO...............50.00
ROCKY FORD ISSEI CHRISTIAN 50.00
FRANK AND FUSAE UYENISHI . 50.00
KUNISABUR0 AKAH0SHI, Ault.
FT. LUPTON JACL...........
T. L. GOTO ...............
HARRY T. KOJIMA...........
MASAKATSU MIKAWA .........
TED MIGAKI ...............
MR. & MRS. JOE SHIRAI. .
DR. M. GEORGE TAKEN0 .
MRS. T0KI TAKEUCHI ....
S. T0KUYASU, Greeley .
JACK TSUHARA, Ft. Lupton .
TOM UCHIDA, Golden ....
MRS. ICHIY0 UYEN0.........
HARRY YANARI .............
CUB PACK #38, Simpson M.E.
BRUCE HIRASAWA ...........
K. KUROKAWA, Ft. Lupton. .
THOMAS K. NAKANO..........
UETANA ODA ...............
REV. JONATHAN FUJITA .
LEE 1WATA, Commerce City .
MR. & MRS. FRED KAWAMURA .
MEACH NOGAMI .........
STORES EQUIPMENT CORP.
HARUSHI TSUCHIMOTO .
WELBY KYUDO-KAI. .
GEORGE SHIYOMURA .
GENERAL REAL ESTATE CO
MRS. TSURU HATTORI .
MRS. S. HISHINUMA, Brighton
MRS. ITO ISHIDA.
MRS. AIKO IWATA.
ROBERT KANAI .
JAPAN AIR LINES Jet Courier passengers, in San Francisco, prior to departure for Japan, include from left
to right: Mr. & Mrs. TORANOSUKE MAEDA; MRS. TAKIN0 TAKAMATSU of Denver, MRS. MATA TASHIRO of Brighton;
HARUK0 KAWATA; Mr. & Mrs. KIHEI MATSUSHIMA; and K. KAWASAKI, tour leader. At extreme right is MICHIHISA
IMARA, district sales manager for Japan Air Lines, San Francisco, Calif., office. (Photo by J.A.L.)
H. KANO, Ft. Collins.
K. KITSUTAKA. .
MRS. MATSUNO KOBAYASHI
MISS ANNA MANTZ. .
MRS. MIYE MAMEDA .
K. M. MIKAWA, Greeley.
MRS. MIKE MIYAMOTO .
MRS. Y0SHI MORI. .
M. NISHIMURA .........
MRS. MICH1Y0 NODA. .
K. OKADA, Keenesburg .
MRS. S. OTA...........
MRS. TODOME 0TSUKI .
SAM I. SAMESHIMA, Greeley.
MRS. TASU SHIYOMURA. .
MR. & MRS. JOEY SUMIDA
MR. & MRS. K. TAKEUCHI
MR. & MRS. TH0S. TANAKA
MRS. KINU TSUTSUI.
TETSU UEBA ....
MRS. TOKI YAMAMOTO
(Above is an incomplete listing-)
JESS MATSUMOTO, who formerly
farmed near Henderson, Colo., has
purchased, and is now operating a
motel, THE GOLDEN HOURS MOTEL, at
11080 W. Colfax, in Denver, Colo.
DR. MIKE UBA, and family, re-
cently took off on a 10-day vaca-
tion to Los Angeles, Calif. MIKE
was able to get in some bridge in
LA, as well as to visit his bro-
ther, DR. KATSUM1 UBA (DDS).
JOHN and JUNE 0KIZAK1 have re-
cently moved to a new home, 3050
So. Hobart St., Denver 27. They
have closed their grocery store,
National Market, at 1017-15th St.
TOSHIKO KUMAGAI is back from
Glendale, Ariz., (near Phoenix),
where she was assisting her bro-
ther, DR. TOM KUMAGAI, in his me-
KATAYAMA, Henry...........a BOY
1701 E. 84th Ave., Adams Co.
KITAGAWA, Holly...........a BOY
3455 Columbine St,, Denver
K1TASHIMA, Cecil..........a BOY
4900 W. 30th Ave., Denver
MASAMORI, Tom T...........a BOY
2010 Lamar St., Edgewater
NAKAI, Mitsuru............a BOY
.1170 S. Gray St., Jeff, Co.
NAKATA, Dennis............a BOY
5759 Washington St., Adams Co.
TSUNE FUJIM0T0, 791 Alcatraz Ave,
Oakland, Calif. Wife of Tsune-
suke Fujimoto; mother of George
Fujimoto, Denver, Colo.
DIANE URANO, 4-yr old daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Urano of Platte-
HELEN UMEZAWA, formerly a war-
time resident of Denver, now of
Los Angeles, was a brief visitor
in Denver as a house guest of the
REV. KE1 SASAKI, formerly pas-
tor of California St. Methodist
Church in Denver, 1942-52, and
REV. TARO GOTO, were visitors in
Denver, for the 5Qth Anniversary
cejebration of the'I'ssei WSCSV at
The IWAO NISHIKAWAs were in
Buffalo, N.Y., where NISH repre-
CYNTHIA MASAMORI, age 13, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Tom Masamori, was
one of the featured dancers in the Teresa Gushurst School of Ballet
presentation of "Sleeping Beauty at George Washington High School in
Denver, Colo., on Apr. 19, 1963.
CYNTHIA is an 8th grade student
in Belmont Jr. High, in Lakewood,
and is active in school affairs.
REAL ESTATE.* inStlRAflCE
512.2. CHASE ST.
AUTOMATIC RICE COOKER
sented the Denver Bowling Assn.,
at a convention of the A.B.C. TOWN TALK, contd:
* LaVONNE BAJIO of 2750 High St.
was wed to MAURICE GRIFFIE, 2920
Clayton St., both Denver, Colo.
* FLORENCE D0M0T0, 722-20th St.,
was married to MAS YOSHIDA, 2461
Lawrence St., both Denver, Colo.,
on Apr. 28th, at TSBC.
SUMI FUJITA, daughter of Rev.
& Mrs. Jonathan Fujita, 3634 Hol-
ly St., has been accepted as an
airline hostess trainee, by Pan-
American Airways. She has com-
menced her training in San Fran-
cisco during April, and will be
based in Honolulu, Hawaii, upon
completion of her training.
* FINIS FUKUI was wed to LESTER
UYEDA, at Simpson Church, on Mar.
30th. The couple will make their
home in San Jose, Calif.
* KATHERINE NAKAOKA was wed to
HAROLD FURUHARA at Simpson Church
on Apr. 6th. Katherine is teach-
ing at Beech Court school in Den-
* BARBARA NAKAMURA of 4930 Eliot
St., and HARRIS D. HARR, both of
Denver, were wed recently.
* LINDA TAKAHASHI, of 565 Marion
St., and PETE RODRIGUEZ of Gunni-
son, Colo., were married.
~ xsc L,c. UUN rUKUTA of the US,
now with SAC, was a brief visit!
in Denver, in March. He was st
tioned at Dover, Del., but cai
to bring his wife (former Car.
Mizoue) and family, back to De
ver before reporting for overse
assignment in the Azores.
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DENVER 2. COLO.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA HEWS
AT MTN CONFERENCE
New officers of ICS, elected
at its 18th annual conference, at
Aspen Lodge, near Estes Park, are
Rec. Secty .
Soc. Chrmn .
RICHARD IDA, CU
. DAN MASAKI, CU
LESTER YOUNG, CSC
JOAN SAKYO, CSC
RON MURATA, CSU
CAROLE UYEMURA, CSC
LORRAINE KOSHIO, CU
JERRY FUJIKAWA, CU
CHERYLN ZANE, CSC
ABOVE is scene at the 18th annual Intermountain Collegiate Students
conference, held at Aspen Lodge, near Estes Park, on Apr. 19-20-21,
1963. More than 70 persons attended the convention banquet, held on
Sat. night, April 20th, with Mtn-Plains JACL Dist. Chrmn MIN YASUI as
principal speaker. Other adult JACLers attending the convention, in-
cluded EM NAKADOI of Omaha, Nebr., Mile-Hi JACL Pres. BILL KUROKI and
MAE KUROKI, TOM MASAMORI and LILY MASAMORI, DAVE FURUKAWA and TRUE S.
YASUI. The students cousnented
that the conference was eminently
RICHARD IDA, a Jr. at CU, from
Brighton, Colo., was named Pres,
of ICS, for 1963-64, taking over
from HENRY T0B0, a graduating Sr.
at CSU, from Denver, Colo. (ICS
photos by TOM MASAMORI of Denver)
SAM Y. MATSUMOTO
NEW YORK LIFE INS. CO.
RT. I, BOX I96A
HENDERSON, COLO. AT8-2536
1963 "ICS-er of The Year" winner
NATCHI MATSUNAMI of Omaha, Nebr.,
(CSC) being presented with award
by Mile-Hi JACL Pres. WM. KUROKI.
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More delicacies from Sen Francisco
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(Also mouth-watering Chinese Roast Duck.')