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Mountain Plains A.J.A. News, Volume 5, Special Convention Issue

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TAIN PLAINS
SPECIAL CONVENTION ISSUE
DENVER. COLORADO
NOVEMBER 29-30. 1963.
MTN-PLAINS REGIONAL
BOWLING TOURNAMENT
The 2nd annuel Rocky Mountain
Nisei Bowling Tournament (actual-
ly the 12th annual regional bowl-
ing tourney) will be held at the
Celebrity Sports Center, 888 So.
Colorado Blvd., In Denver, Colo.,
on Sat. and Sun., Nov. 30th and
Dec. 1st, 1963.
DR. ROBERT MAYEDA is Chairman
of the sponsoring Rocky Mountain
Nisei Bowling Association.
Co-directors of the Tournament
are SAM INA1 and BEN YANAGA for
men's division; SADAMI KURODA is
In charge of women's division.
Bowling in the tournament will
commence at 12:00 noon, Saturday,
Nov. 30th. All participants must
have registered in advance, with
1WAO NISH1KAWA or JEAN MATSUDA.
Singles and doubles events are
scheduled every two hours on Sat.
afternoon, carrying over to Sun.,
at 11 am, 1 pa, and 3 pm. Team
events comence on Sat. evening,
at 6:30 pa end 9:30 pm, carrying
over at 10 a, Sun. morning.
JOHN SAKAYAMA and JOHN NOGUCHI
WILLIAM M. MARUTANI, of Phila-
delphia, Pa., is an attorney. He
was born In Kent, Wash., and at-
tended the Unlv. of Washington In
Seattle, graduating from Unlv. of
Chicago Law School in 1952.
He served In the U.S. Army, in
1944-1947. He was commissioned a
2nd Lieutenant In the Counter In-
telligence Corps, and was a spe-
cial agent for the War. Dept.
head the storekeepers, while PETE
MENDA and. DR. KOJI KANAI are in
charge of schedules. Tabulations
will be handled by GEO. MUKAIKUBO
and YUJI FURUTA. Ragtime doubles
will be supervised by BOB OTA and
MIN K1SHIYAMA.
He Is 3rd National JACL Vice-
President, and also serves as the
Legal Counsel for Nat'l JACL. He
will key-note the opening cere-
monies In Ft. Lupton, of the Mtn-
Plains JACL district convention,
on Fri., Nov. 29th.
CONVENTION EVENTS
PRl., Nov. 29th:
--- 4:00p.m.
INFORMAL COCKTAIL PARTY, Convention Delegatee
Residence of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Mayeds,
3334 Albion St., Denver, Colo.
6:30 p.m. FT. LUPTON JACL JAPANESE BUFFET SUPPER. $ 2.50
Municipal Hall, Ft. Lupton, Colo.
Dorothy Tanaka, Dinner Chairman
8:00 p.m. OPENING CEREMONIES, Pt. Lupton, Colo.
Wm. Marutanl of Philadelphia, keynoter
Torn Koshlo, Convention Co-Chairman
SAT., Nov. 30th:
--- 10:00 a.n.
2: 00 p.m.
MTN-PLAINS JACL COUNCIL SESSIONS
Empire Room, Cosmopolitan Hotel, Denver
Minoru Yasul, Mtn-Plains Dlst. Chran
12:00 noon "ISSEI STORY" PROJECT, LUNCHEON............$ 2.50
Century Room, Cosmopolitan Hotel
S. Yoritomo, Chran; Bill Kurokl, M.C.
6:30 p.m. MTN-PLAINS JACL CONVENTION BANQUET.........$ 5.00
Silver Glade, Cosmopolitan Hotel
Speaker: U.S. Sen. Peter H. Dominick
Roy Inouye, ToasQ&aster
9:00 p.m. MTN-PLAINS JACL CONVENTION DANCE...........$ 2.SO
Silver Glade, Cosmopolitan Hotel Cpl. $ 4.00
Betty Suzuki, Chairman
JACL RECOGNITION BANQUET
HIGH- LIGHTS J.A. LEADERS
Five outstanding Americans of Japanese ancestry, and a group of
public-spirited ladles in Omaha, Nebraska, who have made significant
contributions to community life, will be honored at the Mtn-Plains
JACL District Convention banquet, to be held in the Silver Glade of
the Cosmopolitan Hotel, In Denver, Colo., on Sat., Nov. 30th.
We are most proud to announce the names of these Individuals, and
to mention very briefly some of their accomplishments end contribu-
tions, on the reverse side of this page. Selections were made on the
basis of achievements In human relations, in political activities, in
community contributions, in citizenship, in cultural and artistic en-
MASAO W. SATOW, Natl Director
of JACL, now headquartered In San
Francisco, first went on the Job
at the 1946 Denver national con-
vention of the JACL.
A native of Sen Mateo, Calif.,
he attended school In Los Angeles
graduating from UCLA In 1929, and
from Princeton Theological Semi-
nary in 1932.
He served ten years as Exec.
Secty of the YMCA In L.A., until
evacuated to Grenada WRA in 1942.
He was field men for Nat'l YMCA,
1943-1946, until he "temporarily"
accepted the JACL position.
deavora, and in the field of me-
dicine. We urge you to attend
the recognitions banquet to tru-
ly honor theae individuals, who
do us honor by their dedicated
service to the coimaunity.
WILLIAM K. HOSOKAWA, who is a
national "Nisei of the Biennium"
gold medal winner, in 1958, wee
Chran of the selections committee
end will officiate the program
honoring these distinguished In-
dividuals.
HON. PETER H. DOMINICK, United
States Senator for Colorado, will
be the principal speaker of the
evening.
MASAO W. SATOW, National JACL
Director from Sen Francisco, will
Inaugurate the new 1963-1965 re-
gional officers of the Mtn-Plelna
JACL district council.
Toastmaster for the evening la
ROY INOUYE of La Jara, Colo., an
outstanding personage in his own
right, end a Mtn-Plains District
JACL honoree in 1959.
After the banquet, the 1963
Mtn-Pialns JACL convention will
conclude with a Sayonara Dance,
with Kenny McVeys orchestra.
The banquet is open to public,
but reservations MUST be made by
Fri., Nov. 29th. Please call any
of the following:
JACL OFFICE, at CH 4-2239
TRUE S. YASUI, at RA 2-9255
FLORENCE MIYABARA, at SP 7-4752
REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Registration Co-Cbrmn for the 1963 Mtn-Plalna JACL Convention are:
NATCHI MATSUNAMI,
6095 W. 1st Ave.,
Denver 15, Colo,
Tel: 233-1876
YOSHIKO OKAMOTO,
Route 2, Box 24,
Ft. Lupton, Colo
Tel: 857-2197
OKI MATSUSHIMA,
Route 2, Box 151,
Ft. Lupton, Colo.
Tel: 538-2558
As posted at left, the Individual events prices for persons desiring
to attend specific functions of the District Convention total $12.50,
but a package deal, entitling the registered delegate to all events,
plus the cocktail party, is only $10.00 par person. REGISTER NOW!!.'


SPECIAL CONVENTION ISSUE. Page 2
DENVER, COLORADO
NOVEMBBR 29-30, 1963,
MOUNTAIN- PLAINS JACL HONORS'.
RUTH HASHIMOTO
S. RUTH Y. HASHIMOTO (Mr*. Den
Hsshlmoto) of Albuquerque, N. M.,
is a native of Seattle, Washing-
ton, where she attended schools.
The fsally moved
to San Jose, Ca-
lifornia, before
the war, and she
was evacuated to
Heart Mtn VRA in
Wyoming In 1942.
In 1943, she
volunteered for
the Any Intel-
ligence Language
School as an in-
structor, at Ui
where she served
Iv. of Michigan,
during the war.
In 1945, she accepted a posi-
tion at Kirtlsnd APB In Albuquer-
que, H.M., where she now serves
as aanegeaant analyst.
In Albuquerque, she became ac-
tive In American Assn for Salted
Nations, and won the Htasan Rights
Award in 1958. She was President
of the Albuquerque chapter of the
AAUN In 1960, and is now serving
as State President of New Mexico
division of the AAUN.
She has served as JACL Pres.,
In San Joss and Albuquerque, and
Is active in YWCA. She is mothar
of three daughters.
SEIJI HORlUCHI
BON. SEIJI HORlUCHI of Bright-
on, Colo., State representative
to the Colorado General Assembly,
for Adana County, is acclaimed as
the first person
of Japanese an-
cestry elected
to a state le-
gislature In the
U.S., outside of
Hawaii.
Altho he was
born In Auburn,
Washington, he
was brought to
Colorado as an
Infant, and attended schools In
Brighton. He graduated In 1948
fra* Coloredo State University,
and took graduate work in agri-
culture at Oniv. of Minnesota.
He Is a U.S. Any veteran fro*
1942-44, and served In the Paci-
fic theatre of operations.
He served as Pres, of Colorado
Jaycees, and was national Vlce-
Pres. of the U.S. Jr. Chamber of
Commerce. In 1954, he received
the Distinguished Service Award
of the national JC's.
He is a fan management con-
sultant and a rural appraiser, In
Brighton, Colo. He Is married,
and has three sons, all attending
school In Brighton.
MTN-PLA1NS JACL DISTRICT CHAIRMEN
* *
1947-51: K. PATRICK 0KURA
1951-53: ROY M. TAKENO
1953-54: GEORGE MASUNAGA
1954-55: FLOYD KOSHIO
1955-57: ROBERT HORlUCHI
1957-59: Y. "TAK TERASAKI
1959-63: MINORU YASUI
LADIES OF OMAHA
The cabinet of the Omaha JACL
votad to honor the hard-working,
dedicated JACL LADIES OP OMAHA as
outstanding cltisens of the com-
munity, because of their sponsor-
ship of suklyekl dinners and Ja-
panese programs In Omaha, Nebr.
Above are alternating general
chairmen of suklyekl dinner pro-
jects, from left GLADYS HIRABA-
YASHI, In center EM NAKAD0I, and
at right, MARY MXSAXX.
The Ladles of Omaha JACL have
arranged more than 20 auklyaki
dinners for various civic groups
In Omaha, catering to more than a
thousand people, and from profits
contributing to the $1000 Omaha
JACL Scholarship Fund.
In addition to authentic Japa-
nese foods, the Ladles have ar-
ranged cultural programs, includ-
ing odorl performances and cul-
tural exhibits and displays.
DINNER- DANCE
$I0~ PER. COUPLE
SILVER GLADE
COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL
18th & Broadway
Denver, Colo.
DINNER, 6:30 p.m. $ 5.00 plate
DANCE, 9:00 p.m. $ 2.50 stag
$ 4.00 cpl.
KENNY McVEY* S ORCHESTRA
SAT. NITE,........NOV. 30th
HARRY G. MATOBA
HARRY G. MATOBA la a native of
Okayama, Japan, who came to the
United Statea In 1914, at the age
of 14. He worked In hop yarda,
In lumber mills,
and on railroads
to earn money to
go to school.
He attended
schools in Port-
land, Oreg., and
graduated from a
business college
ss sn sccountant
in 1918. After
graduation, he went to work for
Puruys Co., In Seattle, Wash.
After marriage In 1919, he be-
gan a grocery and operated until
the outbreak of war, and was eva-
cuated to Minidoka WRA, In Idaho,
In 1942, after which he relocated
to Brigham City, Utah.
His eldest son died in Fltz-
slmons Army Hospital In 1947, af-
ter oversees service In Japan.
During the past 15 years, he
has assisted in JACL programs and
activities and conducted citizen-
ship classes since 1952. Recent-
ly, he was honored by the United
Veterans Council of metropolitan
Denver for outstanding coomunlty
service. MATOBA plans to contin-
ue classes for citizenship.
YURI NODA
YURI NODA (Mrs. Jlnzo Nods) of
Denver, Colo., was born In Japan,
and came to the U.S. In 1922, to
Sacramento, Calif,
the Women's Art
Instituts of To-
kyo, and taught
art classes, In
high schools for
girls, prior to
her coming to
the U.S.
She attended
In Sacramento
she was a Sunday
School teacher,
for 20 yra., and
was active In Christian Women's
Society sffalrs. In 1942, she
was evacuated to Tule Lake WRA,
and relocated to Denver In 1945.
In Denver, she continued her
art trslning, in modern Westsrn
styles, and In 1957 returned to
Japan for further advanced train-
ing In Ikebana and brush painting
techniques.
After her return, she has ex-
hibited widely, winning nmeroua
prlzas and swards. Besides con-
ducting classes in sumi-e paint-
ing and iksbsna, she has demon-
strated Japanese cultural art at
many public functions, in order
to increase knowledge and appre-
ciation of Oriental culture.
1961-63 MIN-PLA1NS JACL OFFICERS;
Dist. Chnan.........Minoru Yssul
1st Vlce-Chrmn Jack Tsuhara
2nd Vlce-Chrmn Mike Watanabe
Council Secty. Betty Suzuki
Corr. Secty. Gladys Hlrabayaahl
Treasurer..........Henry Suzuki
1000 Club Chrmn. Tom Masamori
Historian.........Yoshlko Inouye
* *
CONVENTION HOSTS:
FT. LUPTON JACL, T. Koshio, Pres.
MILE-H1 JACL, Bill Kuroki, Pres.
KAYO SUNADA, M.D.
KAYO SUNADA, M.D., now Chief
of Clinical Services at the Colo.
State Home and Training School,
at Ridge, Colo.,
ship on the high
sees, somewhere
In mid-Peclfic
Ocean.
He attended
schools In Green
River, Wyo., and
graduated with
honors from the
Univ. of Wyoming
In 1949. He at-
tended Jefferson
Medical College In Philadelphia,
Pa., earning his M.D. degree, in
1954. He Interned et Salt Lake
County Hospital and was the Idaho
State epidemiologist, 1955-57.
He specialized In pediatrics
at Univ. of Washington in Seattle
and la now Asst. Clinical Profes-
sor in Pediatrics at the Univ. of
Colo. Medlcel School in Denver.
In 1961, he was named as Chief
of Clinical Services at the State
Home and Training School. He has
contributed articles to American
Journal of Dlaeaees of Children.
He is a veteran of World War
II, having served in Italy. He
la married, and has three chil-
dren, 2 boys and a daughter.
was bom aboard
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS JACL
DISTRICT COUNCIL
1225 20th Street
Denver 2, Colo.
CH 4-2239 or RA 2-9255
SPECIAL CONVENTION ISSUE
November, 1963
Editor: MIN YASUI
Art Work.............ROSA 0D0W
Heads................BUD UCH1DA
Typist...............TRUE YASUI