VOL. IV, No. 10.
JAPAN TO BE GUEST
AT FUJI-EN, JULY 6
WILLIAM K. HOSOKAWA, as Chrmn
of the Japan Society of Colorado,
greeted the Consul-General of Ja-
pan, at the Charter Night banquet
of the Society, on July 8th.
HON. TOSHIO YAMANAKA, Consul-
General of Japan, was the princi-
pal speaker for The Japan Society
affair at the Denver Women's Club
in Denver, Colo.
Four leading Issei of the Den-
ver community were honored, and
recognized as Patron members of
the Society^ The four honorees
were DR. F.' E. HAYANO, MASAKUNI
IGUCHI, REV. YOSHITAKA TAMAI, and
ARTHUR F. TAKAMINE.
Charter Night activities of
the Society commenced with cock-
tails at The Fuji-En, followed by
an authentic Japanese dinner, at
the Womens Club, and arranged by
MAY TORIZAWA was Gen. Chrmn of
the banquet, with more than 150
MIN YASUI acted as Toastmaster
for the banquet. During the pro-
gram, ETHEL SHINSATO sang contem-
porary Japanese songs, accompani-
ed by HELEN YAMAMOTO.
SUMMER JUDO CLINIC
DURING END OF JULY
T00RU TAKAMATSU announced that
the first Summer Clinic of the
Armed Forces Judo Assn., will be
held at the gymnasium of Denver
School of Judo, 2020 Arapahoe St,
in Denver, Colo.
Judo experts serving the armed
forces of the United States will
be working out and conducting the
clinic, in Denver, Colo., from
July 29th thru Aug. 10th.
Confirmation of the above in-
formation was received thru Major
Phillip Porter, at the U.S. Air
Force Academy, and promises plen-
ty of judo action and instruction
at the Denver School of Judo.
DENVER NIKKEI-JIN COMMUNITY PICNIC
SCHEDULED AT BERKELEY PARK, JULY 28
FUMIO TANI, as Chairman for the Colorado Nikkei-Jin Kai, and HENRY
M. SUZUKI, as the liaison for the Mile-Hi JACL chapter, were named to
head the annual Japanese community picnic, for all AJAs in the great-
er Denver metropolitan area, to be held at Berkeley Park, in Denver,
^ Colo., beginning
HON. TOSHIO YAMANAKA, Consul-
General of Japan, at S.F., is a
native of San Francisco, born in
1914, a law graduate of Tokyo Im-
perial Univ., and with the Japa-
nese Foreign Service since 1939.
He has served in San Francisco
since 1961, and is married with
two daughters, ages 14 and 10.
TAKAHIK0 MIKAMI, of San Fran-
cisco, Calif., who has won consi-
derable reknown for his work on
television, in demonstrating the
techniques of sumi paintings will
be in Denver, Colo., on July 25.
PROF. MIKAMI will hold a free,
public demonstration, at the Pub-
lic Library, Wyer Auditorium, on
Thurs., from 8:00 p.m. Members
of Japan Society are especially
invited to attend. While he is
in Denver, he can be contacted
thru YOZAN TSUB0KAWA, 534-7070.
a.m., on Sat., July 28th.
1963 AJA GRADS
LIST ON PAGE 7
THE MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
is proud to publish the names of
all AJA graduates, in the Denver
metropolitan area, on Page 7.
We congratulate them all, and
extend our best wishes for their
future. (If we missed any names,
we apologize for our over-sight.)
T. HAYASHIDA of the TSBC Movie
Committee reported that Japanese
movies would be shown on every
other Sunday, during the summer,
at the TSBC, 1947 Lawrence St.,
in Denver, Colo.
The next double bill will be
all in color and cinemascope, on
July 21st, at 7:00 p.m., and will
feature a Samurai "chambara
All AJAs in the Denver metro-
politan area are invited to par-
ticipate in an afternoon of fun
Be sure to bring
Soft drinks and
beer, and many
prizes for the
children will be
furnished by the
wars, and other
will be held for the youngsters,
under the direction of the Mile-
Hi JACL's athletic committee.
OSKI TANIWAXI, assisted by BEN
KUMAGAI, BUD UCHIDA, DR. MAS GIMA
and others, will supervise all of
the children's athletic events.
DR. F. E. HAYANO is President
of the Colorado Nikkei-Jin Kai,
and BILL KUR0KI is President of
the Mile-Hi JACL, and are honora-
All members of both organiza-
tions were urged to support the
annual community picnic.
THE MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
suspends publication now for the
summer months of July and August,
in keeping with past practice.
We hope that this summer, you
will have a chance to travel, or
at least to get up into the cool
mountains of Colorado.
The AJA News will resume pub-
lication again during Sept. 1963,
to commence our fifth year, hav-
ing grown from 4 pages to 12. .
MEANWHILE, HAPPY VACATIONS, ALL!!
JOHN T. CLINGAN, Director of
the Denver office of Immigration
and Naturalization Service, an-
nounced that 11 more Japanese be-
came U.S. citizens during May.
The newly-naturalized U.S. ci-
tizens were as follows:
YOSHIKO DUFFY .
SHIGEKO KATO. .
MOMOKO RARICK .
SADAME WALKER .
YOSHIKO WANG. .
. Ft. Carson
. Colo. Spgs
. Colo. Spgs
. Colo. Spgs
. Colo. Spgs
. Ft. Carson
. Ft. Carson
. Colo. Spgs
. USAF Academy
Also on May 31, 1963, the spe-
cial Americanization class, con-
ducted by HARRY G. MATOBA of Den-
ver, were sworn in, en masse, in
the largest single naturalization
ceremony in recent years. It was
indicated that there are only a
small handful of non-naturalized
Issei left in Denver.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS A.TA mpu*
ABOVE is the Tenryuji Temple garden, in Kyoto, Japan, one of the
virtually millions of tranquil garden spots to be visited in Japan
and one of the many places of interest described in "SEEING JAPAN a
very complete and compact guide ------------ ---------------------1---
The 206-page book contains up-
to-date information on everything
from Buddhist retreats to latest
entertainments. Tips on shopping
and restaurants, descriptions of
58 museums, and recommendations
of 42 spas are given.
The guide book may be obtained
by sending $1.00 to the Japan Air
Lines, P, 0. Box 2573, San Fran-
cisco 26, California.
JAL HIT NEW HIGH
IN TRANS- PACIFIC
TRAVEL TO JAPAN
SHIGE KAMEDA, general manager
for Japan Air Lines, in the San
Francisco office, reported that
in April 1963, JAL carried almost
4,000 passengers on its 11 weekly
flights west-bound from the U.S.
The exact figure of 3,883 pas-
sengers for April is an all-time
high monthly record for JAL.
JOLLIFFE DEAL IN
ORIENTAL ART GOODS
ARTHUR A. JOLLIFFE, owner of
Jolliffe's Oriental in the Hilton
Hotel Bldg., facing Court Place,
has been to Japan a dozen times,
since 1948, collecting Oriental
art goods for sale in the United
He was recently in Japan, on a
six weeks buying trip, visiting
Tokyo and Kyoto, to purchase an-
tiques and fine
art items, for
his store, here
of jade jewel-
ry, ivory carv-
mono, and many
other items for
sale to lovers
of fine Orient-
al art goods. He invites all in-
terested persons to come into his
establishment in the Hilton Hotel
building to browse around.
After his last trip to Japan,
in April, JOLLIFFE commented on
modern thru-highways being built
in Tokyo. He also noted the new
super-high speed rail service to
Osaka from Tokyo, on the Tokaido
Line, with trains travelling at
more than 120 mph.
Be Tsukikos guest on
your flight to Japan
F/om the moment you board your DC-8 Jet Courier.
Tsukiko Yamazaki observes every detail of traditional Japanese courtesy
and hospitality. She pampers you with attentive service, offers you
delicacies of the Fast and Westmakes you feel you are already in Japan.
Your JAL flight, whether in the Economy or First Class cabin, will be
gracious and restiuL Yet JAL flights cost no more. JAL fares are the same
as all airlines. The real difference is in JAL's superior service.
personal attention and convenient schedules.
Daily flights leave from Los Angeles or San Francisco. Visit family or
friends in Hawaii, at no extra fare, and continue on to lapan a\
your convenienceany day of the week. Connections at
Tokyo for cities throughout Japan are excellent See
your travel agent and fly amid the calm beauty
of lapan at almost the speed of sound.
or JAPAN AIR LINES
2044 Dahlia St.,
I Denver 7, Colo.
Office* Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Chicago and other large cities.
Increased trans-Pacific travel
to Japan, and to the Orient, via
JAPAN AIR LINES, was due to the
superlative service aboard JALs
luxury jet couriers.
Moreover, JAL has inaugurated
increased flights to Tokyo, Hong
Kong, and other southeast Asian
air terminals, as well as through
service to Europe.
With new stop-over privileges,
in Honolulu, brief visits to Ha-
waii can be made via JAL, on the
trans-Pacific flights to or from
San Francisco or Los Angeles.
M. IKARA and TAK KASUYA of San
Francisco JAL offices planned to
visit Denver soon to explain the
latest JAL flights to the Orient.
IN THE DENVER HILTON HOTEL
Court Place near 15th Street
In the field of manufacturing,
he predicted Japan would be lead-
ing the world in fine watches, in
the near future, surpassing even
Switzerland. He observed already
Japan leads in transistor radios
and motorcycles, and is producing
JOLLIFFE noted that Japan was
re-gaining its world reputation
for fine craftsmanship.
JOAN HAWKINSON, President of
Murray-Hawkinson Travel Service,
1701 Tremont Place, Denver, Colo,
from a trip to the
was a teacher in a
school formerly in
En route home to Denver, via
Japan Air Lines, she stopped off
for an over-night stay and short
visit in Honolulu. Stop-offs in
Hawaii, either out-bound to the
Orient, or on the return trip to
the U.S., can be easily arranged.
JAPANESE SAKE AND BEER
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
GROUPS TO DENVER
During June, 1963, four groups
of visitors from Japan were in
Denver, Colo., as enumerated on
this page. As currency restric-
tions are lifted by the Japanese
government, we can expect more,
ABOVE, the 5 Waseda University hikers meet MAYOR DICK BATTERTON of
Denver, during June. From left to right, are MIN YASUI, Dist. Chrmn
of Mountain-Plains JACL, who arranged their itinerary and program in
Denver; NOBORU TAJIMA, leader of the Waseda group; TAKASRI YAGI, who
- ------ acted as public relations man for
the group; MITSUO SHIDA, recorder
for the group; SHICHIRO OHNISHI,
treasurer; 1st Lt. HIROSHI TAKA-
HASHI, of the Japan Self-Defense
Air Force Base, who accompanied
the hikers; and KATSUYUKI TAKA-
HASHI, deputy leader. The form-
er Mayor of Denver presented the
hikers with a "Denver Dollar."
HIDEKG MURAI, at right, and
KANAE TAKAZAWA, at left, before
continuing their trip across the
U.S., in a Toyota compact "700",
a two-cylinder car.
The two young ladies from Ja-
pan were hospitably entertained
by the FRANK TORIZAWAs, in Den-
ver; by the HUGH WADAs, in North
Platte, Nebr., and the BOB NAKA-
Dpis, in Omaha, Nebraska.
Arrangements for entertainment
of the two ladies, while in Den-
ver, were made by the TORIZAWAs,
and the Mtn-Plains JACL office.
After touring the U.S., and
Canada, the two young ladies are
planning to tour Europe, before
returning to Japan, after a two-
year, round-the-world trip.
Two more young Japanese ladies
were briefly entertained in Den-
ver, while touring the U.S., on
the special $99.00 bus tour which
permits them unlimited travel in
the U.S. for 30 days. (Greyhound
Bus Co. advises the special tours
have been discontinued.)
The two young ladies, MITSUKO
YAMADA and ATSUK0 YAMADA, who are
not sisters, were both doing gra-
duate work at New York University
in New York City. MITSUKO YAMADA
expected to earn her Masters de-
gree in Economics, next year, at
NYU. ATSUK0 YAMADA was en route
home to Japan.
While in Denver, the two young
ladies met with the Japanese in-
dustrialists at the home of FRANK
McDONALD, of D-C Truckers, at an
out-door hamburger fry, and were
entertained at the home of DR. &
MRS. R0BT. TRUSCOTT of Denver.
While in Denver, TAKAHIK0 BAN-
NO, a graduate student at Denver
University, and a Waseda Univer-
sity alumnus, escorted the hikers
to Rocky Mountain National Park.
The hiking party was specially
taken to the Air Force Academy to
hear PRES. JOHN F. KENNEDY by MIN
YASUI, entertained at an informal
dinner at FUJI-EN by F. E. HAYAN0,
a reception by the Nikkei-Jin Kai,
and a farewell dinner by Mr. and
Mrs. M. IGUCHI. (Photo by Oda.)
Thirteen high-ranking Indus-
trialists, from Japan, were brief
visitors to Denver, to attend the
International Convention of In-
dustrial Editors, held at Brown
The group was led by HIROSHI
YATA, vice chief of the Nippon
Life Insurance Co., headquartered
in Osaka, Japan.
Upon their arrival in Denver,
BILL HOSOKAWA arranged for Che
entire Japanese delegation to be
entertained at the home of FRANK
McDONALD, with a hamburger fry
officiated over by JUDGE GEORGE
G. PRIEST, as chef.
A part of the group also en-
joyed a "Nihon-buro", at the home
of MR. & MRS. FRANK T0RIZAWA.
After the editors' conference
in Denver, the group proceeded to
Chicago, and eastern cities to
study the economic and industrial
aspects of the United States, as
well as to visit New York City,
and Washington, D.C.
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"MARCH FOR FREEDOM"
DENVER CITY HALL
More than 3,500 people jammed
the front steps of City Hall, in
Denver, Colo., on June 25th, to
join the 1,200 marchers who par-
ticipated in the "March for Free-
ELV1N R. CALDWELL, Councilman
for District 8, had called for a
hearing on status of civil rights
in Denver, before City Council.
(Caldwell is a Negro.)
The gathering was orderly and
peaceable, with police cooperat-
ing to protect marchers against
More than 20 speakers pointed
out the discriminatory practices
which still exist in Denver. The
Spanish American spokesmen empha-
sized incidents of police brutal-
ity against minority persons.
A panel of legal consultants
to assist City Council in draft-
ing ordinances to alleviate some
of the more pressing problems was
formed with ROGER CISNEROS as the
Chairman, and included MIN YASUI,
for the JACL.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
BEHALF OF JACL
TAK TERASAKI was designated as
JACL representative to the con-
ference with Gov. John A. Love of
Colorado, to present problems of
minority groups in Denver.
The conference was called by
the Governor thru the State Anti-
The JACL in Colorado is speci-
fically concerned with discrimi-
nation in cemeteries and certain
aspects of employment, as affects
AJAs, which viewpoints TERASAKI
will propound and explain.
2oio uurrn st.
DEnV&ft 15, C0LO-
ABOVE are the new officers of the Coordinating Council for Educa-
tion and Research in Human Relations, with MRS. THOMAS DUGGAN, seated
at extreme right, retiring President, discussing Council programs and
plans with MRS. PHILIP FRIEDER, seated in center, the new President
of Che Council.
From left to right, are: MRS.
EARL F. MARTELSON, seated, member
of North Denver Civic Assn., 3rd
Vice-Pres.; DON GENERA, standing,
former Pres, of Latin-American
Educational Foundation, 1st Vice-
Pres. ; BERNICE FRIEDER, seated in
center, is the new President of
the Council, and is former Pres,
of Nat'I Council of Jewish Women;
and JAMES WARD, 3rd Vice-Pres.,
standing, Principal of the Wyatt
School, in Denver, Colo.
ROBT. UYEDA is a member of the
nominating committee of the coun-
cil, and has served as 1st Vice-
The Council is the citizen arm
of the Denver Commission on Com-
munity Relatione. MIN YASUI is a
member of the Commission.
DENVER AREA YBLs
HONOR ISSEI FOLK
About 150 Issei parents were
honored at a "Keiro Kai", held at
the Tri-State Buddhist Church, in
Denver, Colo., on Sat., June 29.
The affair was held in token of
appreciation to the Issei genera-
tion of this region.
Food was taken care of by the
young Busseis in Denver under the
Pres., FLOYD ITO; entertainment
was handled by Brighton YBL under
Pres. MICHI KAGIYAMA; and movies
by Ft. Lupton YBL members, under
Pres. NORMAN Y0K00JI.
AT ART MUSEUM
Below, and on the next page,
are pictures of various cultural
programs, presented by members of
the Japanese community, in con-
nection with the exhibits at the
Denver Art Museum, co-sponsored
by the Japan Society of Colorado.
Programs were as follows:
May 18th: Japanese Tea Ceremony,
by MME. MASANO NAKATSUKA.
May 26th: Ikebana Arrangements,
by AYAKO SUMITOMO, & class.
June 2nd: Sumi Painting demon-
strations, MME. YURI NODA.
June 9th: Children's Odori pro-
grams, by MRS. N. TSUNODA.
The Japanese canmiunity cooper-
ated with the Denver Art Museum
and the Japan Society of Colorado
to bring a touch of Japanese cul-
tural life to Denver, Colo.
Above, MRS. MUTSUYO TSUNODA looking up at JUDY SASAKI and JANE NAKATA
who were two of the more than 20 Nisei and Sansei girls, who partici-
pated in the Japanese odori program, as a finale to the Sumi Exhibit
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under direction of MARY LANIUS of
the Museum, and MICHAEL L. FREED
of the Japan Society.
Participants in the odori pro-
gram included: SAYE ASAN0, ELEA-
NOR FUKAYE, CHERYL FUNAK0SHI, SU-
SIE HORI, NADINE KAT0, CHERYL KI-
TAJIMA, LORRAINE KODAMA, EIKO MI-
ZUNAGA, PHYLLIS SASA, MILDRED SA-
TO, TRUDY SATO, LORRAINE TASHIR0,
CHARLENE TAWARA, KAREN TAUARA,
JODY TSUTSUMI, and several other
young participants from Denver,
Henderson, and Brighton.
Coordination of the programs
was worked out by MIN YASUI, for
The Japan Society of Colorado.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
Below is MME. YURI NODA, de-
monstrating techniques of sumi
painting, at the Denver Oriental
Art Museum, on June 2nd.
MME. YURI NODA is a well-known
artist in Denver art circles, and
has won many awards and prizes.
Many of her works have been hung
in special exhibits in this re-
Members of her sumi painting
class participated in the demon-
stration at the Art Museum, turn-
Former Brightonians, TOSH and
JOYCE TASHIRO were elected to the
school board in Limon, Colo.
DR. KEN UYEHARA, and family,
including wife FLORENCE, and two
sons, Douglas and Gregory, have
left for a two weeks' vacation in
Hawaii, to visit Mrs. Uyeharas
BILL TANI and JEANNIE SATO of
Brighton YBL will be in charge of
recreational activities for the
Tri-State YBL picnic, on Aug. 18,
at Genessee Park.
PAUL SASA, son of Mr. & Mrs.
Gene Sasa of Henderson, was the
winner of the $300.00 award made
by the Brighton Women's Club,
MARY SHIBAO was elected Pres,
of Brighton Nisei Women's Club,
ing out beautifully executed ex-
amples of sumi paintings.
Only a part of the sumi paint-
ing class is shown below, but re-
cognizable faces include YASUKO
FUJIMORI at extreme right; ALICE
H0S0KAWA, third from right; TORIE
ITO, second face from left, with
MASAKO TAKAYOSHI, a spectator at
Members of the class who de-
monstrated at the Museum were:
ABOVE, is the Ikebana class arranging flowers under the direction
of AYAKO SUMITOMO, who is professionally known as SENYU SUMITOMO, as
an instructor in the Ikenobo school of flower arrangements, at Denver
Oriental Art Museum, on Sun., May
MRS. MUTSUYO TSUNODA is seen
at extreme left, as commentator,
NANCY NITTA, SAWAYE HIROKAWA, HE-
LEN NITTA, MAY DOIDA, MRS. STEW-
ART NORTON, AYAKO SUMITOMO, MRS.
ARNOLD GOLDBLATT, HIROKO ASANO,
and GAYE 0ZAM0T0.
MISS SUMITOMO demonstrated the
classical "oseika" style, and her
students demonstrated various as-
pects of moribana and nageire.
SAN LUIS VALLEY
KIYOKO YOSHIDA (Mrs. Clarence
Yoshida), as Corr. Secty for the
San Luis Valley JACL reported for
the southern Colorado chapter, as
The San Luis Valley JACL held
their annual conmunity picnic, at
Aspen Glade, on Sun., June 30th.
The JACL chapter furnished all of
the food for the outing.
Scholarships and awards won by
Sansei in San Luis Valley were:
RONALD INOUYE, La Jara, won a
Joint Honor Scholarship to Adams
State College; Outstanding Ser-
vice Award; and Orion Award for
LAWRENCE KAWANABE, of Ft. Gar-
land, won the Sears-Roebuck Foun-
dation Scholarship to Colo. State
University, and the San Luis Val-
ley JACL's $100.00 Award.
SHIRLEY JEAN MIZ0KAMI, Blanca,
was awarded a scholarship to the
Hollywood Beauty School, in Den-
SHARON TANAKA, San Acacio, was
Salutatorian of her graduating
class at Sierra Grande High.
The MIZOKAMI brothers, MIKE,
SAM, and TOM, recently joined in
the forming of The Blanca Flying
MR. and MRS. ROY HIRABAYASHI,
with their two daughters, BONNIE
and MAUREEN, were brief visitors
to Colorado, recently.
BONNIE HIRABAYASHI will enroll
at the Colorado State College, in
Greeley, Colo., this fall. She
will work in Omaha, Nebr., during
MAUREEN HIRABAYASHI will re-
side at the Tsunoda residence, to
acquire some aspects of Japanese
culture and training, during this
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TOM MASAMORI. .Photographer
TRUE YASUI. .General Factotum
Por a considerable time now it
has been evident that factional-
ism has so divided our community
that too frequently it is power-
less to accomplish anything mean-
ingful. It's time that something
is said about the situation.
Our community is splinterized
into a substantial number of spe-
cial interest groups. There is
nothing wrong with this, because
not every movement interests each
one of us, and most of us are al-
ready much too busy for our own
But .there are important occa-
sions of community-wide concern
deserving the support of all ele-
ments. That support has not been
Take for example the JACL din-
ner dance in honor of high school
graduates from the Denver area,
when four substantial scholar-
schips were awarded.
It was an event that should
have drawn a large gathering. A
great deal of effort went into
preparation for the occasion. But
only a lonely handful turned out
to do honor to the graduates.
It is obvious that personali-
ties have been allowed to cloud
comnunity harmony. Ill -feeling
has been built up over the years,
and each of the feuding so-called
leaders has a loyal following.
The community as a whole, and ma-
ny worthy causes are the poorer
for this immature factionalism.
The time has come, it seems to
me, for some respected individual
to call together representatives
of various groups, to talk over
their respective discontents, to
outline their particular fields
of interest, and to pledge their
support of programs for the com-
The Cathay Post's drive for a
war memorial and scholarship fund
is an example of what the commu-
nity can do in support of a good
cause. There are other causes
equally deserving of cooperation.
JACL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD FINALISTS
Eleven finalists for the Mile-Hi JACL and Cathay Post scholarships
selected by the screening committee from more than 50 top candidates
in the Denver metropolitan region all had brilliant records. The fi-
nalists, excluding the five win- ----
ners, were as follows:
JANICE ABO............. North Hi
Salutatorian (2nd of 530 grad-
uating seniors); grade point
average of 3.89; Nat'l Honor
Society; plans business career
Colorado State University
CORDON AOYACI ......... Manual Hi
5th of 256, GPA 3.59; Head Boy;
Capt. of football team; winner,
City and State essay contests,
6th nationally; plans to become
a teacher; will enroll at Colo-
rado College, Colo. Springs.
CALVIN KATO............East Hi
GPA 3.89 (18th of 582); named
outstanding ROTC Cadet; scho-
lastic art awards; plans study
in engineering and science;-ac-
cepted at Harvey Mudd College,
RALPH MURA.............Manual Hi
GPA 3.6 (4th of 256); Vice-Head
Boy; named Outstanding ROTC Ca-
det; football, wrestling, base-
ball squads; plans career in
accounting and law; will enroll
at Colorado College.
SHARON TANI. Adams City Hi
GPA 3.39, 13th of 270; Winner
of DAR "Good Citizen" Award;
Snowball Queen; member of Nat'l
Honor Society; plans to become
speech pathologist; will enroll
at Colo. State University.
LILLIAN TERADA.........West Hi
GPA 3.26, 26th of 301: Head
Girl; delegate to Nat'l Lead-
ership conferences; winner of
Denver Elks Leadership Award;
plans to be teacher of handi-
capped children; will attend
PAST WINNERS OF
Winners, in the past, of the
JACL-SAKATA AWARD, listed by year
and school, are as follows:
1956: CARL YORIM0T0 Manual Hi
1957: VIOLA DOIZAKI Brighton Hi
1958: THOMAS YASUDA Manual Hi
1959: BLAINE KURITANI Manual Hi
1960: RONALD YAMAMOTO Manual Hi
1961: JUDY KAWAMOTO East Hi
1962: JANET IDA Brighton Hi
JAMES S. SUEKAMA, son of Mr.
and Mrs. James Suekama, of 1225
Santa Fe Drive, Denver, Colo., is
Valedictorian of his class, with
a straight "A" (4.00) average, at
West High School.
JAMES has been awarded a scho-
larship to Columbia University,
as well as a Gates Scholarship.
Latest honor is Nat'l JACL Scho-
larship of $200.00 cash grant.
Sat. evening, June 15th, was
not only a pleasure, but indeed
a privilege for the Mile-Hi JACL
to honor and con-
gratulate our new
1963 grads from
both high schools
We had a fair
group of some 80
including 20 high
school grads, and
3 college grads.
We do wish we
could persuade more of the gradu-
ates and their parents to attend.
We have been diligently working
to make this a comnunity-wide af-
fair, to honor all of our chil-
dren who graduate from schools.
A total of $700.00 in scholar-
ship grants was awarded, and with
a permanent plaque, certificates,
mementoes for all finalists, and
a dinner and dance for the gradu-
ates, this a $1,500.00 project
for the JACL annually, besides a
countless number of man-hours by
devoted and civic-minded leaders.
As you all already know, the
top-ranking Mile-Hi JACL HARRY
H. SAKATA MEMORIAL AWARD went to
the brilliant graduate of Jeffer-
son County High School, DARRYL G.
The Cathay Post Memorial Award
was won by TERRI T. OSUGA, Salu-
tatorian of Manual High School's
The third ranking scholarship
winner was JAMES S. SUEKAMA, the
Valedictorian at West High, also
a straight *'A" scholar.
MILE-HI SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS
PAUL SASA, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Gene Sasa, of Henderson, Colo.,
was Head Boy at Brighton High and
active in sports as well as all
school activities. He is winner
of a scholarship to University of
Colorado, and the Brighton Nisei
Women's Club and Brighton J.A.A.
grant of $300.00.
RAYMOND IMATANI, son of Mr. &
Mrs. James Imatani, also of Hen-
derson, Colo., was Salut8torian,
with grade point average of 3.95,
of his graduating class at Brigh-
ton High. He is winner of Joint
Honor Scholarship to University
of Colorado, and plans to study
PAUL SASA and RAYMOND IMATANI,
both of Brighton High, were tied
for the final Mile-Hi Scholarship
All of the winners, and final-
ists too, had brilliant records,
and all were outstanding.' We re-
gret we could not give scholar-
ships to all of than.'
The Mile-Hi JACL now goes on
its summer vacation for July and
August, except for the comnunity
picnic. See you all again in
Sept., for community activities.'
KTN-PUIMS A.J.A. NEWS
i 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.)
Attending Colorado Columbine
Girls' State was an experience
never to be forgoteen in terms of
friendships and political know-
This mythical state, assembled
at Colorado Women's College, was
addressed by GOV. JOHN A. LOVE on
city, county and state government
and allowed us to participate in
There were six AJA girls at
Colorado Girls' State as follows:
JEANETTE KONDO, Commerce City
JO ANN MASUNAGA, Henderson
JOYCE MURATA, Ft. Lupton
SYLVIA SAKAMOTO, Rocky Ford
ALENE TERASAKI, Denver
SANDRA UNO, Roggen.
JO ANN was the Editor of "Co-
lumbine Leaf"; JOYCE was candi-
date for State Senator; SANDRA
was member of CU Board of Regents
and ALENE was County Clerk.
(Editor's Note: Since above was
written, word has been received
that ALENE TERASAKI will go to
Germany as an exchange student in
Aug., for her senior year of high
school. Lots of luck, ALENEJ)
TOP AWARD WINNERS, at the Mile-Hi JACL Graduates' Dinner-Dance, at
Premier Motel, in Denver, Colo., Sat., June 15th, with TOM K. HIKIDA,
Commander of Cathay Post at left; BILL KUROKI, Pres, of Mile-Hi JACL;
TERRI OSUGA, winner of the $200
Cathay Post Award; DARRYL KANEKO,
winner of the $250 Mile-Hi JACL -
SAKATA Award; and BILL HOS0KAWA,
as chief judge of the scholarship
selection committee. (All scho-
larship photos by TOM MASAMORI.)
DARRYL KANEKO, in center, with
the JACL-Sakata Memorial Plaque,
flanked by BILL KUROKI, as Pres,
of Mile-Hi JACL, at left, and by
BOB SAKATA, as one of the donors
of the JACL-Sakata Award.
1963 AJA COLLEGE GRADUATES
AIR FORCE ACADEMY. Colo. Springs: RICHARD IYAMA..............Denver
WARREN S. NOGAKI. New Jersey KENNETH KAWAKAMI .... Hawaii
JOANNE Y. KOBAYASHI. Denver
COLORADO STATE COLLEGE. Greeley: JAMES KODANI ............. Hawaii
RICHARD ITO............Hawaii PATSY MAYEDA...........La Junta
GILBERT KANEKO (M.A.) Hawaii HENRY MIKAWA ........... Greeley
RICHARD KANEKO..........Hawaii EUGENE MIYAZAWA...........Denver
MARGARET KAWASAKI (MA). Hawaii FREDERICK MORIMOTO . Granada
JANET MASAKI............Hawaii MAXINE MORIYAMA...........Hawaii
NATSUKO MATSUNAMI Omaha J0HN NAGATA...............Denver
JACK MIYAMOTO...........Denver ALBERT NAKATA...........Brighton
NANCY NUMOTO.............Evans HENRY OKUBO (M.A.) . Littleton
STANLEY SHIMADA (M.A.). Hawaii TRUDY OYAMA................Texas
THELMA SUEDA............Hawaii RUBY SASA...............Brighton
TOYCF takata (Mk A MINORU SATO...............Boulder
JOYCE TAKATA (M.A.) . Hawaii MARIE SATO ............. Boulder
EVERETT SHIGBTA. Ft. Lupton
COLORADO STATE UNIV.. Ft. Collins PATRICK SH1MA. Rocky Ford
HOMER IWATA, Jr. ... Denver JOYCE TAKAMINE .......... Denver
MARY MIYASHIRO..........Hawaii MASASHI YOSHIMURA. . . Denver
NAMI SHIMA (M.A.) Japan
SAM SHIMAMOTO .... Sedgwick UNIVERSITY OF DENVER, Denver:
WILBERT SHIMODA (M.A.). Derby ALBERT K. GOTO .......... Denver
KATSUHIRO SUZUANI (M.A.) Japan TSUNEKO S. GUENTHER. Denver
JANE YAMAMURA ......... Hawaii CHIYO HORIUCHI (M.A.). . Denver
MOTOAKI YANO.............Japan ELAINE KURITANI...........Denver
MINORU MATSUNAGA .... Denver
REGIS COLLEGE. Denver: LARRY MATSUURA .......... Denver
TED TSUMURA.............Denver PHILIP MIYAZAWA...........Denver
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO. Boulder: ARTHUR NAGASAWA...........Hawaii
KENJI AKAMINE (M.A.). Okinawa DENNIS NAKATA. ..... Denver
SH1GETO AOKI (M.A.) Japan DAVID NIKAIDO (LL.B.)... Derby
ROSE CHIKUMA. ... Ft. Lupton YUKICH1 NOHINA (M.A.). Okinawa
NANCY ENOMOTO ......... Denver FLORENCE OZAKI .......... Denver
LARRY FUJIMOTO. Alamosa KEN TAKAHASHI (LL.B.). . Denver
DONALD FUJITANI .... Calif. GEORGE TATEYAMA.............Ault
HARRY HARADA. Rocky Ford HARUO YAMADA (M.A.). . . Japan
SETSU HORIUCHI. Brighton
THOMAS HOSHIKO......... Denver WESTERN STATE COLLEGE. Gunnison:
WILFRED IWAI............Hawaii GEORGE TAKAO...............Denver
TERRI T. OSUGA, receiving the
Cathay Post Memorial Award, from
TOM K. HIKIDA, Conanander of The
Cathay Post #185, which made the
award for outstanding leadership,
citizenship and scholarship, and
was the first of future annual a-
wards by Cathay Post.
1963 AJA HIGH
ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL
ADAMS CITY HIGH SCHOOL
MELVIN NAKAGAWA SHARON TANI
JEAN SATO YOSHIO YAMAMOTO
BOULDER HIGH SCHOOL
BRIGHTON HIGH SCHOOL
GAIL CHIKUMA DWIGHT MATSUNO
RAYMOND IMATANI PAUL SASA
ROSEMARY HISHINUMA LILY TANI
EMILY GRIFFITH OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL
MINA ITO DENNIS WAKABAYASHI
GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
IRVIN HASHIMOTO LYNNE HORIUCHI
GOLDEN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
MINORU SAIJO, Japan
1963 AJA ORADS
Among the 81 AJA graduates, in
the Denver metropolitan area, 24
AJA high school seniors won more
than 47 awards and scholarships,
some of which are listed below:
ABO, JANICE..............NORTH HI
Joint Honor Scholarship
AGATSUMA, CALVIN MANUAL HI
Colorado State University
AOYAGI, GORDON .... MANUAL HI
AOKI, JEFF............MANUAL HI
DOIDA, STANLEY...............EAST HI
FURUIYE, JERALD.............NORTH HI
HASHIMOTO, IRVIN .... EAST HI
HIRAMI, GLORIA..................WEST HI
IMATANI, RAYMOND BRIGHTON HI
Joint Honor Scholarship
KANEKO, DARRYL . . . JEFFERSON HI
KATO, CALVIN.......................EAST HI
Harvey Mudd College
KAWAMOTO, MARY.....................EAST HI
MATSUMOTO, JO-ELAINE NORTH HI
Joint Honor Scholarship
NAKAMURA, LINDA....................EAST HI
Colorado State University
OKITA, ALMA JEAN . . . MANUAL HI
Colorado State College
OSUGA, TERRI T. ... MANUAL HI
SANO, LORRAINE .... BOULDER fix
Rotary Club Scholarship
SASA, PAUL......BRIGHTON HI
SUEKAMA, JAMES..............WEST HI
TANI, SHARON K. . ADAMS CITY HI
Fischback Inc. Scholarship
TERADA, LILLIAN.............WEST HI
TSUCHIYA, LORNA. . . . WEST HI
Colorado State College
JMEMOTO, JUDY.............MANUAL HI
Joint Honor Scholarship
JEFFERSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
DARRYL KANEKO JOY YOSHIOKA
LAKEWOOD SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
OTOHIKO 0KUCAWA7 Japan
MANUAL HIGH SCHOOL
MAPLETON HIGH SCHOOL
NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
WEST HIGH SCHOOL
GLORIA HIRAMI LILLIAN TERADA
JAMES SUEKAMA LORNA TSUCHIYA
MTUTMTATN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
ARMED FORCES JUDO CLINIC JULY 29-AUG.IO
TOORU TAKAMATSU, director of the Denver School of Judo, Inc., an-
nounced that the Summer Practice and Judo Clinic for the Armed Forces
Judo Association will be held at the Denver Judo Dojo, 2020 Arapahoe
St., Denver 5, Colo., from July .
MILE-HI GOLF CLUB TOURNAMENTS
RUPERT ARAI, President of the Mile-Bi Golf Club, reported that the
Club is now well into its summer tournaments. With a membership of
47 golfers, tournaments are being held every week-end. Winners thus
this summer, have been as
29th thru Aug. 10, 1963.
Top-ranked judo instructors in
the United States, including Pan-
American champions, will assist
in the Clinic, as follows:
PROF. SADAKI NAKABAYASHI,* 7th De-
gree, Black Belt;
PROF. MEL BRUNO, 6th Degree Black
Belt; Chairman of AFJA Ranking
PROF. TOORU TAKAMATSU, 6th Degree
36-Holes: . Apr. 28 May 5: NORTHERN COLO. BASEBALL LEAGUE
1st Flight: YOSH NAKAYAMA GEORGE NACAI SECOND ROUND: NCNBL BASEBALL SCHEDULE:
DATES: HOME TEAM: VISITORS: LOCATION: TIME:
2nd Flight: MAS YOSHIMURA 12:30
ROY TERADA July 7: Merchants vs. Busseis 37th & Clayton
Simpson vs. Welby 37th & Clayton 3:15
Match-Plav: . May 26 June 16: Brighton vs. Ft. Lupton Brighton 1:00
1st Flight: DICK YAMAMOTO July 14: Busseis vs. Welby 37th & Clayton 3:15
SAM KUMAGAI Merchants vs. Simpson 37th & Clayton 12:30
2nd Flight: GEORGE KOMARU DON TANABE Greeley Ft. Lupton vs. bye Brighton Greeley 3:15
Consolation: IRVIN MATSUDA July 21: Simpson Ft. Lupton vs. vs. Busseis Merchants 37th & Clayton Ft. Lupton 3:15 3:15 12:30
Welby vs. Greeley 37th & Clayton
Future tournaments will in- clude the annual 72-hole tourna- Brighton bye
ment during July , and three more July 28: Busseis vs. Brighton 37th & Clayton 12:30
18-hole tournaments, as follows: Merchants vs. Welby 37th & Clayton 3:15
Greeley vs. Ft. Lupton Greeley 1:30
Annual 72-Hole Tournament, Julv 7 Simpson bye
thru July 28; 1st Prize trophy
donated by BOOTH FISHERIES. Aug. 4: Ft. Lupton V8. Busseis Ft. Lupton 1:30
Brighton vs. Merchants Brighton 1:00
18-Hole Tournament, August 11th; Simpson VS. Greeley 37th & Clayton 3:15
Merchandise prizes, donated by DR. JOHN CHIKUMA, DR. CHARLES Welby bye
FUJISAKI and DON TANABE, all Aug. 11: Greeley vs. Busseis Greeley 1:30
of Brighton, Colo. Welby vs. Brighton 37th & Clayton 3:15
Ft. Lupton vs. Simpson Ft. Lupton 1:30
18-Hole Granada Fish Tournament. Merchants bye
August 25th; trophy donated by
FRANK T0RIZAWA of Granada Fish Aug. 18: Greeley vs. Merchants Greeley 1:30
Welby vs. Ft. Lupton 37th & Cleyton 3:15
18-Hole Frank Dalpes Trophv Tour- Brighton vs. Simpson Brighton 1:00
nament, September 8. 1963. Busseis bye
Black Belt, Head Instructor of
Denver School of Judo, Inc.;
KAZUO SHINOHARA, 5th Degree Black
Belt, twice Natl AAU Over-All
S/SCT. GEORGE HARRIS, 4th Degree,
Pan-American heavyweight cham-
Airman l/C TOSH SEINO, 4th Degree
Pan-American lightweight cham-
S/SGT. RONALD HUDSON, 4th Degree;
MAJOR PHILLIP PORTER, 4th Degree;
S/SGT. RON EDMISTON, 4th Degree;
S/SGT. ROB REED, 4th Degree; and
many other top-ranking judo ex-
perts in the United States.
200 of the best Judo men in
the Armed Forces will be partici-
pating in the practice and clinic
at the Denver School of Judo.
An Open AAU Judo Tournament
will be held at the conclusion of
the Clinic, on Aug. 10th.
SUSAN ANDO, 14 years old, who
will be a sophomore 8t East High
School, this fall, won the Little
Jane Award, from the Colorado Jr.
Wightraan Tennis Cup Assn.
DR. JACK KIMURA, Social Chair-
man for the Club, announced that
the annual Awards Dinner-Dance of
Mile-Hi Golf Club will be held on
Oct. 19, 1963. As soon as defi-
nite details are determined, an-
nouncements will be released.
FINEST SPORTS EQUIPMENT
Happy Canyon Shopping Canter,
5042 E. Hampden Avenue,
Denver 22, Colorado.
ST0ME TANITA, Mgr. Tel. 756-9411
During the sectional tourna-
ment on 4th of July, KEN YABE and
his partner scored 2nd and 3rd in
Bridge buffs, DR. K0JI KANAI
and TOSH UBA, came in as winners
in one of the side sessions.
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CATHAY GOLF CLUB
DAVE FURUKAWA, Pres, of Cathay
Golf Club, announced winners of
the tournaments thus far are:
=S==!= GENE TAGAWA
36-Holes, Match:.... May 5-19
1 'kIen NAMBA
54-Holes: .... May 26 June 9
ls't: KEN NAMBA
2nd: TAK YAMASAKI
36-Holes:.............. June 23-30
1st: GENJI YAMAMOTO
2nd: CHARLES KOMARU
REAL ESTATE* inSURAnCf
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SUSAN is ranked 1st in doubles
and 6th in singles in the Inter-
Mountain Tennis section, and 2nd
in singles for Colorado, in her
She recently went into the fi-
nals in the Junior Nightman Ten-
nis tournament, but was finally
eliminated by the top-seeded ju-
nior champion, Agnes Silverstein.
Expert anglers, GEO. KURAM0T0,
YUKI NOGAMI, and DANNY GOTO, were
lucky enough to catch the largest
trout in the Simpson Church Fish-
ing Derby, on July 7th, and were
awarded beautiful trophies.
Other winners included MACEY
TANAKA, EDWIN SHIMABUKURO, MEACH
NOGAMI, TOM TANAKA, JOHN NUM0T0,
and REV. PAUL HAGIYA.
SAM MATSUMOTO, fishing expert,
failed to check in on time, and
was given a consolation prize.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PROMOTIONS IN RANK
AT SCHOOL OF JUDO
Promotions in rank, awarded at
The Denver School of Judo, during
May, 1963, included eight new 1st
Degree (Sho-dan) Black Belts, and
were as follows: (Seniors)
Ik-kyu rankings were
to 4 Brown Belt holders,
GORDON A. AOYAGI
Promotions to Ni-kyu ranking,
Brown Belt, were awarded to six
of the judo-kas, as follows:
EDDIE J. FOLEY
WESLEY L. KOUNS
San-kyu Brown Belt rankings
were awarded to 13 of the judo-
ists, as follows:
CARL HAMMOND III
Yon-kyu Brown Belt rankings
were awarded to the following:
EARL E, JONES
to the following:
CARL HAMMOND, JR.
JOE S. WALTON
PAUL R. WELLS
JOHN SAKAYAMA, Chairman of the Rocky Mtn Nisei Bowling Assn., was
awarded the American Bowling Congress*s "Golden Ten-Pin" Award, by
JAMES MAHER, Secty of the Denver Bowling Assn., at the Denver Nisei
Bowling Leagues' awards dinner at Cherry Creek Inn, in Denver, Colo.,
during May, 1963. The award was
made on the basis of ability and
sportsmanship, as well as for his
contribution to bowling, and es-
pecially for bringing the Nat'l
JACL Bowling Tournament to Denver
The annual Awards Dinner-Dance
of Denver Nisei Bowling Leagues
was held at Cherry Creek Inn, on
May 25th, in Denver, Colo.
The new President of the Men's
Classic Bowling League, SAM INAI,
to the assembl-
ed bowlers and
SAM INAI pro-
mised that with
the Nat'l JACL
ment coining up
in 1965, there
would be tre-
est in bowling
in Denver, during the forthcoming
bowling season. Preparations are
now underway for the national keg
classic in 1965.
SHUN NAKAYAMA was installed as
President of the Celebrity Nisei
Men's League, for the forthcoming
SADAMI KURODA and her cabinet
were installed as officers of the
Nisei Women's League, for the new
1963-64 bowling season.
CALENDAR Of Coming Events
July 21: JAPANESE MOVIES, shown
(Sun) at TSBC, from 7:00 p.m.
July 25: T. MIKAMI demonstration
(Thu) of sumi painting, Wyer Auditorium, at Library.
July 28: DENVER COMMUNITY PICNIC
(Sun) at Berkeley Park, from 11:00 a.m. Prizes and refreshments furnished.
July 29- DENVER SCHOOL OF JUDO,
Aug. 10: Armed Forces Clinic and Practice. AAU Tourna- ment, August 10th.
Aug. 4: SIMPSON CHURCH PICNIC,
(Sun) 11 a.m., Berkeley Park. Meach Nogami, Chairman.
Aug. 18: TRI-STATE YBL PICNIC,
(Sun) Genessee Park, 11 a.m.; Ted Tsumura, Chairman. ******
Nov. 29- MTN-PLAINS JACL CONVEN-
Nov. 30: TION, at Cosmopolitan Hotel, Denver, Colo.
WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLERS were, from left to right, JEAN SATO,
LILLIAN TERASAKI, MARY MORISHIGE, and KINU HIRAOKA, of The Pioneer
Office Supply team, which won the championship of the Women's League.
TRIO representing championship Embroidered Lettering Service team,
in the Nisei Classics, were LARRY OTAGURO at left, GEO. GOTO in cen-
ter, and BEN YANACA at right; 4th member, TAD SHIMIZU not pictured.
CHAMPIONS, in the Celebrity Nisei Bowling League, were Cathay Post
bowlers, above, kneeling at left BEAVER ASANO holding trophy with ART
KOYANO at right; standing are from left to right, MAS YOSHIWURA, TOM
HIKIDA, and TAK YAMASAKI. (All bowling photos by KIYO YOK0OJI.)
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
ABOVE, are representatives of
Gold Star families, who attended
the Rocky Mountain Nisei War Dead
Memorial dedication on May 30, at
Fairmount Cemetery in Denver, Co-
lorado. In addition to Colorado
families, MRS. K. TANAMACHI drove
from Texas, and MRS. H. AKIM0T0
flew from Los Angeles, Calif., to
attend the ceremonies.
Nat'1 JACL President, PATRICK
OKURA of Omaha, Nebr., and Mile-
Hi JACL President BILL KUROKI, at
the dedication of the Rocky Mtn
Nisei War Memorial monument.
THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN
NISEI WAR MEMORIAL FUND
JOHN J. OYA, accountant for The Cathay Post #185, American Legion,
reported that a grand total of $22,203.82 was raised, or pledged, for
The Rocky Mountain Nisei War Dead Memorial which was dedicated at the
Fairmount Cemetery, in Denver, Colo., on May 30, 1963, as follows:
RECEIPTS: Memorial Fund, including pledges................$ 22,093.82
Rocky Mtn Scholarship Fund, ear-marked. ._________110.00
GRAND TOTAL, including pledges,............$ 22,203.82
Less pledges receivable......................_L..2;0._00
Total Cash available....................$ 21,883.82
Erickson Memorial Co., monument $ 9,271.83
Foundations, Fairmount Cemetery 1,404.00
Perpetual Care endowment.............1,100.00
Dinners, guests, travel ............ 1,268.67
Brochures, program, office supplies 1,213.52
Legal services, advice, etc .... 100.00
Bookkeeping supplies, bank charges. 24.27
Rocky Mtn Scholarship Fund.......... 6,500.00
TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS........................ 21,573.04
Bank Balance, June 15, 1963:.............. $ 310.78
***Audited by JOHN NAKASHIMA and THOMAS K. HIKIDA for Cathay Post***
The Cathay Post committee and others, who assisted in the creation
of the Rocky Mtn Nisei War Memorial, from left, front, HENRY SUZUKI,
MIN YASUI, Co-Chrmn Y0SH ARAI and JOHN NOGUCHI, ROY ERICKSON, FLOYD
TANAKA who designed the monument, and RICHARD SHAY of Fairmount Ceme-
tery. Back row, GEORGE ERICKSON, REV. PAUL HAGIYA, new Commander TOM
HIKIDA, GEO. J. SAKATO, TOM MASAMORI, past Commander AL MIYAGISHIMA,
and JOHN J. OYA. Guest of Honor was HERSHEY MIYAMURA, of New Mexico.
Retiring Commander of Cathay
Post, AL MIYAGISHIMA, at left, in
background, extended his congra-
tulations to THOMAS K. HIKIDA, as
the new Commander of Cathay Post
#185, for 1963-64.
D. D. MOMII, MD., Denver. $250.00
HERSHEY MIYAMURA, N.M. . 200.00
MRS. M. AKIMOTO, and
DR. TAD SATO, Galif. . 100.00
ANONYMOUS ................ 100.00
ARKANSAS VALLEY JACL,
Rocky Ford, Colo. . 100.00
SAMUEL KUMAGAI, Denver. . 100.00
MIZOKAMI Family, Blanca . 100.00
SHIG M0RISHIGE, Denver. . 100.00
HOOTCH OKUMURA, Denver. . 100.00
SAKATA FARMS, Brighton. . 100.00
JAMES YAMANE, Denver. . 100.00
JAMES FUKAYE, DenveT ... 75.00
THOMAS HIKIDA, Denver. . 75.00
RUPERT ARAI, Denver. . 60.00
HARRY NAKAGAWA, Denver . 60.00
JAKES, LARRY and KENJI
FUKUHARA, Englewood . 50.00
GEORGE, JESS and JOHN
MASUNAGA, Denver. . 50.00
GEORGE OTSUKI, Denver. . 50.00
SHIBATA FAMILY, Denver . 50.00
JAMES TAKEM0T0, Denver . 50.00
BABE Y. TAKE0KA, Denver. . 50.00
TSBC Sunday School, Denver 50,00
G. H. UYEMURA, Ft. Lupton. 50.00
H. AMEMIYA, Manitou Spgs . 30.00
FRANK I, SATO, Englewood . 30.00
TOSH ANDO, Denver.............25.00
DENVER SCHOOL OF JUDO. . 25.00
GEORGE FUSHIMI, No. Glenn. 25.00
CARL IWASAKI, Denver ... 25.00
JOHN T. K0ND0, Denver. . 25.00
JACK & ISAO KUGE, Denver . 25.00
GEORGE KURAMOTO, Denver. . 25.00
MURATA BROTHERS, Brighton. 25.00
SAM H. NAKAZ0N0, Denver. . 25.00
MRS. FRANK OTSUKI, Texas . 25.00
ELMO SAKAI, Las Animas . 25.00
MASAT0 SAKAGUCHI, Brighton 25.00
FRANK SEHARA, Denver ... 25.00
HARRY K. SHIRAMIZU, Denver 25.00
HOWARD SUENAGA, MD, Denver 25.00
TOORU TAKAMATSU, Denver. . 25.00
SABURO TANI, Denver. . 25.00
VICTOR TAWARA, Denver. . 25.00
JIM TOCHIHARA, Brighton. . 25.00
JAMES YAMAMOTO, Denver . 25.00
TAK YAMASAKI, Denver ... 25.00
TOM IOKA, Denver..............20.00
YOSHIO IWAHASHI, Denver. . 20.00
GEO. M. KANEKQ, Denver . 20.00
I. K0KUBU, Seattle .... 20.00
M. MAYEDA, Brighton. . 20.00
LEE MURATA, Ft. Lupton . 20.00
MR. & MRS. NAGAMOTO, Denver 20.00
JAMES NAKAGAWA, Denver . 20.00
M. NISHIMURA, Denver . 20.00
T. NITTA, Watsonville. . 20.00
S. OHARA, Denver.............20.00
GEORGE OHASHI, Calif . 20.00
DOUGLAS SAGARA, Denver . 20.00
DR. D. M. STUCK, Denver. . 20.00
FRANK TAKESHITA, Denver. . 20.00
ROY TERADA, Lakewood . 20.00
SAM TSRASAKI, Denver . 20.00
HAIG HAGIHARA, Nebraska. . 15.00
MOFFET ISHIKAWA, Calif . 15.00
WESLEY KOYANO, Brighton. . 15.00
MORI KUTSUMA, Denver . 15.00
GEORGE MABE, Westminster . 15.00
M. NISHIYAMA, Denver ... 15.00
HOLLY K. ONISHI, Sr., Texas 15.00
K. SAKAGUCHI, Brighton . 15.00
SAM SATO, Brighton .... 15.00
J. J. TANAKA, Denver . 15.00
KEN K. YABE, Denver. . 15.00
SAM DOIDA, Denver.............10.00
FRANK FUJIN0, Denver . 10.00
KEN T. FUNAKOSHI, Denver . 10.00
KEN FUSHIMI, Denver. . 10.00
T. FUTA, Cheyenne, Wyo . 10.00
JAMES HADA, Lakewood . 10.00
JAMES HANAKURA, Denver . 10.00
TOM HASZGAWA, Denver LO.OO
SHIG HASHI, Denver .... 10.00
TARO HIRAMA, Granada . 10.00
B. HORIUCHI, Brighton. . 10.00
K. HORIUCHI, Brighton. . 10.00
(List will be completed, in Sept.
issue of Mt.n-Plains AJA News. )
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
DAVE FURUKAWA, active JACLer,
and an engineer employed by the
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in de-
salination of brackish water, was
recently in Omaha, Nebr.
MASUKO MIYOSHI of Denver, is
engaged to JOHN NAKAGAWA, of Wig-
gins, Colo. A July wedding is
being planned by the couple.
DORCAS FUJIWARA was wed to JON
M. HIGASHIUCHI, on June 9, 1963,
at Simpson M.E. Church.
EM NAKADOI (Mrs. Robt. Nakadoi
of Omaha, Nebr.) announced the
engagement of her younger sister,
NATSUKO MATSUNAMI, to marry DAVID
FURUKAWA of Denver, Colo.
NATCHI MATSUNAMI is a graduate
of Colo. State College in Greeley
and will be teaching in Jefferson
County this fall. She was winner
of the 1963 "ICSer of the Year
Award this year.
JOHN and JUNE OKIZAKI have re-
opened a grocery and produce mar-
ket, at 909 15th St., now named
"JOHN'S MARKET. They were forc-
ed to move from their former lo-
cation because of proposed con-
struction of Park City.
BILL KUROKI, Pres, of Mile-Hi
JACL, took his family to Detroit,
to pick up a> Pontiac station wa-
gon, and to visit his brother BEN
KUROKI in Michigan, relatives in
Chicago, and home by way of Omaha
and North Platte, Nebr.
ft The TOSH ANDO's were in Boston
during the end of June to pick up
their youngest, MIKI ANDO, who is
enrolled at a special school in
Northampton, Mass. They had to
hurry back, because their second
daughter, ALISON ANDO, is playing
in the Denver Post production of
"South Pacific" at Clieesman Park.
CONGRATULATIONS to GIBRALTAR
SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, at
1905 E. Colfax Ave., in Denver,
which topped $1,000,000 in depo-
sits, after a 10-day opening. .
Treasurer is SAM KUMAGAI, CPA,
and K0DY KODAMA is Chrmn of the
Board, with DR. SETS IT0, FRANK
TORIZAWA, and DR. CHAS. FUJISAKI,
also members of the Board. AJAs
are cordially invited to drop in
at the bank, where CAROL UYEMURA
is one of the tellers.
ELAINE KURITANI was married to
TED TSUMURA, on June 23, 1963, at
Tri-State Buddhist Church.
ft NANCY ENOMOTO and HARRY HARADA
were united in marriage on June
30, 1963, at Tri-State Buddhist
MAY KAZUYE UMEMOTO was wed to
JOHN NAKAMURA on June 2, 1963, at
Tri-State Buddhist Church in Den-
ver, Colo. The bride is daughter
of the S. Umemotos, and the groom
is son of the T. Seras of Denver.
2815 DOWNING ST
DENVER 5, COLORADO
BILL KUROKI, MGR.
Ben T. Kumagai
ekmidt, Skarp, Alc'CaLe & Co.
MIDWEST STOCK EXCHANGE
814 Boston Bldg.
17th and Champa
ft RUTH SAGARA became the bride
of GEORGE KAWAMURA, on June 16,
1963, at Simpson M.E. Church, in
RUTH is a teacher at Crofton
Elementary School in Denver, and
GEORGE is a worker for the wel-
fare department in Adams County.
The bride's parents are MR. &
MRS. WALLY SAGARA of Denver, and
the groom's parents are MR. and
MRS. EIJIRO KAWAMURA also Denver.
FUJIM0T0, Roy H............a GIRL
FUKASAWA, Frank............a GIRL
1711 Gilpin St., Denver
H0RIUCHI, Kenzo............. BOY
NAGATA, Roy T............ a BOY
2524 Champa St., Denver
NAKATA, Geo. Y.............a GIRL
2811 Ivanhoe St., Denver
NODA, Dr. Albert...........a BOY
2655 Ivy St., Denver
SHIBAO, Charlie M..........a BOY
605 S. 3rd Ave., Brighton
SHINDO, James..............a GIRL
8031 Ogden St., Denver
TAKAHASHI, Lemuel K. a BOY
3586 Olive St., Denver
SHIGE HATT0RI, 242 E. 106th PI.,
Denver, Colo. Mother of Henry
Hattori, Reno, Nev.; Geo. Hat-
tori, Denver, Colo.; and Emmy
Percy, Syracuse, N.Y. Sister
of Mitsumasa Miyake, Alamosa.
TOBY HERRERA, 2527 W. 40th Ave.,
Denver, Colo. Husband of Fumi-
ko T. Herrera; father of Timmy,
Gary, Elizabeth, Brian and Toby
Herrera, all of Denver, Colo.
(Member of Cathay Post #185 and
Mile-Hi JACL of Denver, Colo.)
SEIICHI NAMBA, 4525 Grove Street,
Denver, Colo. Husband of Kay
Namba; father of Verne Namba,
Ken Namba, Marjorie Morishige,
Geraldine Namba, and Amy Namba,
all of Denver, Colo.
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MOUNTAIM-PLAINS AJA MEWS
NISEI INVITED TO
20 interested Nisei, headed by
BILL HOSOKAWA and MIN YASUI, in-
formally met with Consul-General
T, YAMANAKA of San Francisco, on
July 9th, at the Outrigger Room
in Denver, Colo.
The Consul-General indicated a
desire to know Niseis, to present
cultural aspects of Japan to U.S.
Those joining informal discus-
sions were the HENRY SUZUKIs, TAK
TERASAKIs, BILL KUROKIs, DR. T..
MAYEOAs, OSKI TANIWAKIs, DR. MASA
GIMA, IRENE M. ABE, MAY TORIZAWA,
TAD YAMAMOTO, KAZ SAKAMOTO, and
TAKU KASUYA of Japan Air Lines.
The Polynesian dinner was ar-
ranged thru MIKE EMIZAWA, Asst,
maitre d', and LEO GOTO, Mgr. of
Trader Vic's at the Cosmo.
I. I.E. VOLUNTEERS
AND HOSTS WANTED
The Institute of International
Education, headed by DR. BEN F.
CHERRINGTON, which has taken care
of many foreign students, and vi-
sitors to Denver, has issued an
appeal for volunteer office work-
ers, on a part-time, once-a-week
The I.I.E. has extended hospi-
tality to Japanese visitors, and
is also interested in obtaining a
list of AJAs in the Denver commu-
nity who would be willing to par-
ticipate in the hospitality pro-
Any AJAs interested in the HE
program, please get in touch with
POLLY WILLIAMS at AC 2-1895, or
the JACL office, CH 4-2239.
The KANEKO family, after Mile-Hi JACL*s graduation dinner, held on
June 15, with GEO. MITS KANEKO (long-time JACL 1000 Clubber), father
of DARRYL GLENN KANEKO (next right) holding the JACL-Sakata Memorial
plaque, ALICE KANEKO (mother of Darryl), and sister CAROL KANEKO, now
a sophomore at Colorado Univer- ....
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DARRYL KANEKO will enroll at
Princeton University in New Jer-
sey, this fall, as a Princeton
RICHARD IDA, Pres, of Inter-
mountain Collegiate Students, and
BOB WATADA, Pres, of Kenkyu Club
at C.U., reported that the joint
benefit Japanese movie at TSBC,
on June 23rd, netted $360.00 for
the two youth organizations.
Both Presidents thanked all
persons supporting the benefit,
and assured that youth activi-
ties for AJAs in this region on
a cultural and intellectual ba-
sis will be carried on by col-
lege students, during the coming
school year commencing this fall.
ISSEI STORY ASST.
DR. GLADYS ISHIDA STONE, Asst.
Director of JACL's Issei History
project, was a brief visitor in
Denver, to consult with BILL HO-
SOKAWA, HARRY G. MATOBA, SOJIRO
YORITOMO, TAK TERASAKI, and MIN
YASUI, on Mtn-Plains AJA history.
DR. STONE is a Prof, of Socio-
logy* at the Univ. of Minnesota,
and will be assisting DR. SCOTTY
MIYAKAWA on the compilation of
the Japanese in America history.
FOLK SINGERS FROM
JAPAN TO DENVER
MORRIS PRICE, (Tel. 744-3663),
who spent several months in Japan
on business, reports that a group
of Japanese folk singers will be
in Denver, during Oct. 1963.
The trio is from Nagoya, and
is managed by TADASHI HIDAKA, of
Meitetsu Dept. Store. The group
will study American folk songs,
and hoped to give a small concert
in Denver, thru the YMCA.
Anyone interested in extending
hospitality to the group of four
visitors from Japan should con-
tact MORRIS PRICE, 744-3663, or
the JACL office, CH 4-2239.
The Cathay Post Building Corp.
announced election of its offi-
cers, as follows:
The Board authorized continued
improvements at the Post, includ-
ing a completely fenced parking
lot, for added protection.
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