VOL. V, Ho. 4
MILE-HI JAGL NEW YEAR'S EVE
DINNER AND DANCE, DEC. 3lsr
DOROTHY UCHIDA, AT 8-6188, as banquet chairman, will head Mile-Hi
JACL's dinner, which will be held at Brown Palace Heat Hotel, in Den-
ver, on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31.
30TH ANNUAL YBL
CONFAB, DEC. 20-22
ALBERT NAKATA, Pres, of Tri-
State Young Buddhist League, will
head the 30th annual YBLC in Den-
ver, Colo., on Dec. 20-22.
Conference theme is "Buddhism
and the Free World".
Opening devotional ceremonies
at TSBC, with BOB WATADA, Chrmn,
is at 8 fas, Fri., Dec. 20th, fol-
lowed by a social mixer, at 9 pm,
with JEAN SATO in charge.
On Sat. morning, 9 am, an eye-
opener (coffee and donuts) at the
TSBC with PHILIP MIYAZAWA as dis-
cussion leader and with DR. K1KU0
TAIRA of Fresno, Calif., partici-
pating, will be held.
A luncheon at noon, with MICHI
YOSHIDA, Chrmn, will be followed
by conference business sessions,
with ALBERT NAKATA presiding.
From 3 pm, Sat., Dec. 21, the
bowling tournament will be held
at Bowl-Mor Lanes, 1441 Court PI.
WILLIE TANI is boys' chrmn, and
SANDRA KINOSHITA, girls' chrmn.
HENRY TOBO will MC the Talent
Show, 8 pm, Sat. evening at TSBC.
On Sun., Dec. 22, the Oratori-
cal Contest will be held at 1 pm,
at TSBC, with JUDY UMEMOTO, and
CARRIE ANN SAKAMOTO as Co-Chrmn.
The convention banquet will be
at Cosmopolitan Hotel, 5:30 p.m.,
Sun. evening, with TAD YAMAMOTO,
as toastmaster. The annual Queer
Coronation Ball will follow, with
JOYCE SAKAGUCHI, 1962 YBL Queen,
ROY INOUYE, of La Jara, Colo.,
was Toastmaster of the convention
banquet for the 8th biennial Mtn-
Plains JACL district council con-
vention, held in Denver, Colo.,
on Nov. 30th, at the Cosmopolitan
A brief program will be held,
following the dinner, to inaugu-
rate the new Board members, and
CATHAY SKI CLUB
The Cathay Ski Club's pre-Xmas
Dance will be held at the Premier
Motel, 4757 Vasquez Boulevard, on
Sat., Dec. 21st.
Dancing will be from 9:00 p.m.
to 1:00 a.m., with Kenny McVey's
Tickets are $2.50 per person,
and may be obtained from any mem-
ber of the Ski Club. Door prizes
will be given away, during inter-
the new 1964 officers of Mile-Hi
A special rate for bona fide
students at $5.00 per couple, for
the dance only, was authorized.
Chrmn DOROTHY UCHIDA emphasis-
ed that reservations for dinner
must be placed as soon as possi-
Please call in
to Chrmn UCHIDA,
at AT 8-6188, or
the JACL office,
CH 4-2239, or at
In the Brigh-
ton area, please
leave message with SUMI IMATANI
or JOANNA SAKATA. It was promis-
ed that the program will be short
and proceedings informal for good
fellowship on New Year's Eve.
HORIUCH! TO BE
FETED AT DINNER
HON. SEIJI HORIUCHI, of Brigh-
ton, Colorado, will be specially
honored at New Year's Eve dinner,
by the Mile-Hi JACL chapter, and
Mtn-Plalns JACL district council.
HORIUCHI was named as an out-
standing AJA of this region, but
because of previous commitment in
Chicago, was unable to attend the
Mtn-Plalns JACL district conven-
tion banquet. BILL H0S0KAWA will
present the Certificate of Recog-
nition to SEIJI HORIUCHI.
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Head Table at the Mtn-Plalns JACL District Convention banquet in
the Silver Glade of the Cosmopolitan Hotel, from left, were seated:
BILL KUROKI, Pres., Mile-Hi JACL; REV. N. TSUNODA of TSBC; EM NAKA-
DOI of Omaha; MIN YASUI, Dlst. Chrmn; GRACE NOGUCHI; MAYOR LEE VET-
TER of Ft. Lupton; MRS. CHAS. TEMPLE; MASA0 SATOW, Nat'l JACL Di-
rector; GLADYS HIRABAYASHI of Omaha; JOHN HOLM, Adm. Asst, to the
Gov. of Colorado; ALICE HOSOKAWA; and SEN. PETER H. DOMINICK.
At extreme left in above picture is the Toastmaster, ROT INOUYE
of La Jara, Colo., and his wife, Y0SHIK0 INOUYE; and continuing on
right is BILL BOSOKAWA, as Recognitions Chrmn; MRS. JOHN HOLM; WM.
MARUTANI of Philadelphia; TRUE YASUI; CHARLES TEMPLE, representing
City and County of Denver; MRS. LEE VETTER; JOHN T. NOGUCHI, Gan.
Chrmn of the Convention; MAE KUROKI; CANON RUSSELL T. NAKATA of St.
John's Cathedral; and TOM KOSHIO, Pree. of Ft. Lupton JACL.
moumtatm-plaihs AJA MEWS
Newly naturalized U.S. citi-
zens of Japanese ancestry, in the
Colorado area, Included:
DENVER-TAKAYAMA SISTER CITY
FALL FESTIVAL IS PROPOSED
YOSHI BENSON.........Colo. Spgs.
LESLIE SATO..........Ft. Carson.
HARRY 6. MATOBA, Mile-Hi JACL
chapter chairman for the "Issei
Story", emphasized that financial
support for the Japanese History
project is still necessary to as-
sure an authentic study.
KEB OTA, sales representative
for Japan Air Lines, vas a brief
visitor in Denver, Colo., recent-
ly, meeting contacts here to pro-
mote travel to Japan.
Altho other JACL chapters, in
the Mtn-Plains district have con-
tributed to the Issei Story fund,
the Mile-Hi JACL has not conduct-
ed a financial drive, to support
Contributions may be mailed to
the JACL office, 1225-20th St.,
Denver 2, Colo. Contributions to
the Japanese History Project are
KEN OTA was bom in Seattle,
Washington, but was taken at the
age of 8 to be educated in Japan.
He returned to the U.S., in 1957,
to work for the JAL offices, in
San Francisco, Calif.
Because of his background, in
Japan, and with his fluent Eng-
lish, he Is extremely helpful in
facilitating travel to the Orient
and to Japan in particular.
If any information concerning
Japan, or assistance in regard to
travel to Japan, is needed, call
KEN OTA, of Japan Air Lines, at
222-2165, direct dial, S.F. (No
toll charges assessed against the
caller.) Staff Photo.
Be Tsukikos guest on
your flight to Japan
From the moment you board your DC-8 let Courier,
Tsukiko Yamazaki observes every detail of traditional Japanese courtesy
and hospitality. She pampers you with attentive service, offers you
delicacies of the East and Westmakes you feel you are already in Japan.
Your jAL flight, whether in the Economy or First Class cabin, will be
gracious and restful-Yet JAL flights cost no more. IAL 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 Japan at
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 Doavor 7, Colo.
MIRIAM HALEY (Mrs. A. T. Haley), the new Chairman of the Denver-
Takayama Sister City coomittee, announced that a communication from
Mayor Shinichiro Iwamoto, of Takayama, Japan, indicated an offer to
aend all of their colorful festi--------------------------------------
vat properties to Denver, Colo.,
including unique "yataie" (which
are ancient, decoratlvely adorned
large-wheeled festival floats),
together with a sizable company
of dancers and other participants
to assist in staging a spectacu-
lar festival in Denver, Colo.
The proposal for a "Takayama
Fall Festival" in Denver, to co-
incide with the original celebra-
tion in Japan, has been discuased
and was originally suggested by
MRS. ELIZABETH ROSE, the previous
Chairman of the Denver-Takayama
MRS. HALEY (pictured below) is
now the present Chairman of the
Denver-Takayama committee. She
pointed out that
the shipping of
ties and person-
nel from Japan to
Denver would be a
taking, for the
City of Takayama,
and would be al- umt CV
most equivalent HALEY
"to Denver offering to send them
our Western Stock Show". It is a
magnificently generous gesture on
the part of Takayama officials.
MADAME M. BAN DO
MME. MIYOKO BANDO was featured
on KLZ-TV during November, on the
Star Yelland show. Above is Itae.
Bando, in center, shown in cos-
tume. She was assisted by MRS.
CHIYO MAYEDA, at left. At right,
is STAR YELLAND who conducted the
commentary with HOWARD N. ODA, as
interpreter. (Photo by H. ODA.)
If the exchange could be ac-
complished, it would far surpass
anything done heretofore by any
of the 250 American Sister Cities
and would gain nation-wide atten-
tion, said MRS. HALEY.
Persons interested in helping
to sponsor or promote this pro-
ject may contact MRS. A. T. HALEY
through CH 4-0958, or by writing
to her, at 5350 E. Quincy Avenue,
FROM NEW YORK
The five Waseda University hi-
kers who walked from San Francis-
co to New York City, all the way
acrosa the United States, have
sent regards to all the people in
Denver, who extended hospitality
to them, during their weeks stay
in the Mile-Ri City, during June.
The hikers arrived in New York
City on Nov. 13, and after month
in New York, have departed by bus
to tour the U.S., en route home
The venturesome quintet were:
NOBORU TAJ1MA, group leader; KA-
TSUYUK1 TAKAHASHI, deputy leader;
TAKASHI YAG1, public relations;
SHICHIRO OHNISH1, treasurer; and
MITSUO SHIDA, rapporteur for the
student hiking party.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
MOUNTAIN- PLAINS JACL HONORS:
ABOVE are the regional bonoreea of the Mtn-Pialne JACL District Council for the biennium of 1941*1963*
at the convention banquet held in the Silver Glade of the Cosmopolitan Hotel, in Denver* Colo.* on Nov. 30.
Missing from the picture is HON. SEIJI H0RIUCH1 of Brighton* Colo.* who was attending a national farm man-
agement meeting in Chicago* Illinois.
* At extreme left is MASAKO "EM" NAKADOI with GLADYS HIRABAYASHI who represented the JACL Ladies of Omaha*
Mebr., for their community services in sponsoring sukiyaki dinners and promoting Japanese cultural programs
In that Great Plains community. MARY MISAfCI* the other co-chairman* was unable to be present.
* KAYO SUNADA* M.D.* is third from left, and is the Chief of Clinical
Services at Colorado State Home and Training School* at Ridge* Colo.
He is Wyoming-reared* with degrees from the University of Wyoming* and
Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia, Pa. He is serving the State
of Colorado with great distinction in the field of mental retardation.
YURI NODA, of Denver* Colo.* next right* altho Japan-born* and who
spent most of her adulthood in Sacramento* Calif.* has combined Orien-
tal techniques of painting with Western styles* to make unique contri-
butions to art in the Rocky Moun-
tain region* both
and as a teacher.
aa an artist.
WALT GREEN, director of art at
the Opportunity School, present-
ing Certificate of Recognition to
MRS. YURI NODA.
RUTH HASHIMOTO of Albuquerque,
New Mexico* next right, has serv-
ed the cause of world peace, aa
State President of the New Mexico
division of the American Assn for
HARRY G. MATOBA of Denver, at
extreme right, is a naturalized
U.S. citizen* and has contributed
to American citizenship by con-
ducting classes for Issei* during
the past decade.
JACL LADIES OF OMAHA* NEBR., receiving Certificate of Recognition,
at Ntn-Plains JACL District Convention on Nov. 30, from left to right
are GLADYS HIRABAYASHI and EM NAKADOI accepting scroll from MIN YASUI
as Dist. Chrmn, with BONNIE HIRABAYASHI at extreme right, standing in
for MARY MISAKI* who was unable to attend the convention. In immedi-
ate foreground is YURI NODA, also one of the convention honorees.
EHB ItfBWID of iu
Now Mexico, acknowledging awero
presented by GENEVIEVE FIORE, Di-
rector of the Colo, division of
American Assn for United Nations.
Outstanding AJA individuals of
the Mtn-Plains JACL district, for
the pest biennium, were selected
by e Recognitions Committee head-
ed by BILL HOSOKAWA* Chrmn.
Members of the committee were:
BILL EUROKI, ROBERT MARUYAMA, and
SUMI TAKENO, of Mlle-Hi JACL; and
SAM FUNAKOSHI, and FRANK Y0K00J1,
of Ft. Lupton JACL.
SEN. PETER B. DOMINICK extend-
ing congratulations to award win-
ners at the Mtn-Plains JACL con-
vention banquet, at Cosmopolitan
Hotel* on Nov. 30th.
SENATOR DOMINICK was the prin-
cipal speaker at the convention
banquet and discussed legislative
programs now pending before the
AIRY G. MATOBA receiving con-
gratulations from JOHN T. CLINGAN
of U.S. Immigration & Naturaliza-
tion Sarvica offica in Denvtr.
KAYO SUNADA* M.D., receiving
commendations from DR. WESLEY D.
WHITE, Director of State Division
on Mental Retardation.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
HARRY FUKAYE and JIM TOCHIHARA
were re-elected directors of the
Vegetable Producers Co-Op Assn of
Colo., for 1964. The two Niseis
are a part of the 12-man Board of
Directors for the Co-Op Assn.
ROBERT SAKATA, out-going Pres,
of Brighton J.A.A., reported that
new 1964 officers of the Associa-
tion were elected as follows:
. HARRY FUKAYE
DR. JOHN CHIKUMA
. JIM TOCHIHARA
. OSCAR MURATA
. MIKE TASHIRO
. ROY MAYEDA
. .PAUL OKADA,
and NOB ITO
. TOM NAKATA
Buddhism was discussed at the U.S. Air FOrce Academy, in Colorado
Springs, Colo., by REV. NOBORU TSUNODA of Tri-State Buddhist Church,
as a part of the education of cadets at the USAF Academy. Above are
two Buddhist cadets, PRABADDH R1DDHAGNI of Thailand, at left, and at
extreme right, WILLIAM SAKAHARA,
In the center are REV. N. TSUNODA
With CHAPLAIN (Col.) GEO. CAMERON
of the Academy Command. The lec-
tures on Buddhism by REV. TSUNODA
were part of a series of discus-
sions of major religions of the
With attention now on south-
east Asia, cadets were interested
in understanding Buddhism, as an
explanation of Oriental reactions
A special, miniature Buddhist
shrine has been provided at the
Academy's tri-faith chapel, for
um by Buddhist cadets.
1st classman, from Gilroy, Calif.
SAN LUIS VALLEY
KIYOKO YOSHIDA, outgoing Corr.
Secty of the San Luis Valley JACL
reported that an election and pot
luck supper was held in La Jara,
Colo., on Dec. 8, 1963, with the
The Inauguration of the 1964
officers of the Brighton JAA will
be held at the Officere' Club, of
the Rocky Mtn Arsenal, on Sat.,
HON. SEIJI RORIUCHI, State Re-
presentative for Adams County, is
slated as the principal speaker.
PRESIDENT. .KAY SHIOSHITA
Corr. Secty....................MAY MIZOKAMI
Rec. Secty...................MARGE ENOKOTO
NOBE ASH1DA SHIZUE FUJXMOTO
TOM KAWANABE HARRY SUMIDA
FRANK UYEDA ALICE WAKASUGI
Membership Chairman for 1964
la JIMMIE KUNUGI, of Monte Vista,
Colo. Coasaittee members include:
Japanese Books-Oricntal Art Goods
Phone KEyslone 4 4637
1234 2.1h Slieel
La Jara. .
DEN 0N0 & FRANK UYEDA
. FRED HAYASHIDA
. GEO. HISKINUMA
.... NOBE ASHIDA
The annual installation dinner
la being planned for Jan. 11th,
1964, in Alamosa, Colo.
DELIGHTFUL VISIT TO JAPAN
* FUJI EIN
S U K I Y A K I
930 LINCOLN ST.
IN THE SHERMAN PLAZA HOTEL
Authentic Japanese Food and Drinks Served at lew
tables "Japanese style" or at conventional
tables and chairs
al. 5-6314 COCKTAILS 50c From 3 to 6
al. 5-3530 DINNERS from 3.00 and up
Open Daily 11:30 A.M. to 1 AM.
Saturday 5 PM. to 1:30 AM.
Sunday 2 PM. to 10 P.M.
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 p.m. authentic
movies of Japan shown in the Cocktail Lounge.
(Closed on Mondays)
ELHIK0 SIDE, of Madame Butter-
fly's Gift Shop, at extreme right
ebove, demonstrated Japanese ike-
bane in Durango, Colo., for the
Colo. Federation of Garden Clubs.
At left Is MRS. G. KAWAMOTO,
assistant to Mrs. Kimiko Side and
In center is RUTH BUCKBEE, Pres.,
Denver chapter of Ikebana, Inter-
SLATED JAN. 5.
HARRY NITIA and SAM DOIDA are
Co-Chrmn of TSBC8 annual benefit
to be held at Tri-State Buddhist
Church, on Sun., Jan. 5, 1964.
A special, free Japanese movie
will be shown in connection with
drawings for prizes, which will
1st Prize: Choice of RCA Color
TV; or air round-trip to Las
Vegas or Phoenix, for two per-
sons, 5-days, including hotel,
meals, entertainment; or RCA
2nd Prize: Choice of RCA Refri-
gerator; or Honda motorcycle;
or RCA portable Dishwasher.
3rd Prize: Choice of Portable TV
or RCA Air Conditioner.
4th Prize: Choice of Tape Recor-
der; or Stereo-Phonograph.
5th Prize: RCA Transistor Radio.
Tickets are available from any
member of the TSBC benefit com-
mittee, headed by HARRY N1TTA, at
Kay's Market, 2625 Larimer St, in
JIM HIRAKI, the outgoing 1963
Pres, of the Arkansas Valley JACL
reported that new 1964 officers
of the chapter are:
1st V. Pres........GENE HIRAKATA
2nd V. Pres........HARUYE SAIKI
3rd V. Pres........AKI USHIYAMA
1st V. Pres........GENE HIRAKATA
2nd V. Pres........HARUYE SAIKI
3rd V. Pres........AKI USHIYAMA
*ec. Secty.........ALICE SHIBA
Corr. Secty. SACHI FUJIMOTO
FRANK TANABE and JOE UYENO
GEO. HAMANO and NOBI HARUYAMA
FRANK SHIBA and IWAO IWAHIRO
UGI HARADA and GEO. FUJIMOTO
DENVER'S MOST COMPLETE
SELECTION OF QUALITY
AT MODERATE PRICES
FREE GIFT WRAPPING, MAILING SERVICE
AVAILABLE AT NO EXTRA CHARGE.
MAIL ORDERS INVITED.
CHRISTMAS STORE HOURS:
MON. thru FRI. .9:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m.
SATURDAY...........9:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
SUNDAY...........10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
CIVIL RIGHTS FUND
JACK TSUHARA, 1st Vice-Chrmn,
who presided over Che afternoon
council sessions, reported* that
Mtn-Plains JACL chapters unani-
mously approved MDC-EDC joint re-
solution for creation of a Nat'l
JACL Civil Rights Fund.
Contributions to the Fund aay
be mailed to the JACL office at
1225-20th St., Denver 2, Colo.
STUDENTS GUEST AT
Under auspices of the Mile-Hi
JACL chapter, coordinated by DAVE
FURUKAWA, as Chrmn for youth ac-
tivities, 11 AJA students attend-
ed the Mtn-Plains JACL district
convention as guests on Nov. 30.
The AJA students expressed an
interest in the civil rights pro-
gram of the Nat'l JACL, but indi-
cated reluctance to approve the
Nat'l Junior JACL proposal. Stu-
dent delegates were:
RICHARD IDA, Brighton. C.U.
GORDON KOSHIO, Ft. Lupton. .C.U.
JO MATSUMOTO, Vheatridge C.U.
CLYDE NITTA, Denver. C.S.U.
JOAN SAKYO, New York C.S.C.
DICK SATO, Mapleton............C.U.
DAVE TAGAWA, Wei by............C.U.
KEN TAGAWA, Denver.............C.U.
CAROL UYEMURA, Denver. . . C.S.C.
BOB WATADA, Ft. Lupton . . . C.U.
BETSY YAMAKA, Arvada .... C.U.
CIVIL RIGHTS BILL
BETTY SUZUKI, Council Secty,
proposed a Resolution endorsing
the Civil Rights bill now pending
before Congress, and urging all
Senators and Congressmen from the
Mtn-Plains states to support this
Mtn-Plains JACL district coun-
cil members and chapters express-
ed a fundamental belief in equal
dignity of all men, and unani-
mously approved the resolution.
Copies of the Mtn-Plains reso-
lution were mailed to all Sena-
tors and Congressmen of this re-
Participating in panel discus-
sion of the Japanese History pro-
ject were, above, from 1. to r.,
BILL KUROKI, Pres, of the Mile-Hi
JACL chapter, who moderated the
luncheon meeting; HARRY G. MATOBA
as Mile-Hi chapter Chrmn for the
lasei Story; and JOHN T. NOGUCHI,
as Gen. Chrmn for the Mtn-Plains
JACL district convention.
Above is only a part af the 1963-1965 efflcers af the Mtm-PlafW
JACL district council, being sworn into office by Nat'l JACL Director
wApAA H. SATOW of San Francisco, at the convention banquet, held at
the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Denver,
Colo., on Nov. 30th.
From left to right, officers
Inaugurated were: ROY INOUYE, as
1st Vice-Chran; MINORU YASUI, as
Chrmn of Recognitions Committee;
HENRY SUZUKI, District Treasurer;
NATCHI MATSUNAMI, Council Secty;
and SAM KOSHIO, 2nd Vice-Chrmn.
LILY OKURA, the newly-elected
Chairman of the Mtn-Plains JACL
district council, was not able to
attend, Inasmuch as she was with
her husband, PATRICK OKURA, Nat'l
JACL Pres., attending the Inter-
mountain district convention, in
TOM KOSHIO, shave. President
of Ft. Lupton JACL, was Asat. Co-
Chrmn for the Mtn-Plains district
convention, with the Pres, of the
Mile-Hi JACL, and hosted ell ac-
tivities in Ft. Lupton, on Fri.,
DOROTHY TANAKA was Chrmn for
the Japanese buffet supper, held
in the Municipal Bldg., in Ft.
Lupton, on Fri., Nov. 29th.
JACK TSUHARA, 1st Vice-Chrmn
of the Mtn-Plains JACL district
council, emceed the entertalnmemt
program in Pt. Lupton on Friday
night, and chaired the afternoon
session of the council meeting am
Set., in Denver.
Bill. KUROKI, above, Pres, of
Mile-Hi JACL, was Asst. Co-Chxma
for the Mtn-Plains JACL district
convention, and was host for con-
vention activities held in Den-
ver, Colo., on Nov. 30th.
Also participsting in the dis-
cussions of "The Issei Story," as
the history project is popularly
called, were above from 1. to r.,
MIN YASUI, as Diet. Chrmn of the
Mtn-Plains JACL district council;
MASAO SATOW, Natl JACL Director;
and BILL HOSOKAWA, member of the
Executive Coomittee for the Japa-
nese History project.
CONFAB IN OMAHA
The Omaha JACL delegation to
the 8th biennial Mtn-Plains dis-
trict convention held in Ft. Lup-
ton and Denver, Nov. 29-30, bid
for the 1965 district convention.
The last district meeting held
in Omaha, Nebr., was in 1957.
The Mtn-Plains council unani-
mously voted to accept the bid of
the Omaha chapter, and will hold
their next biennial convention,
In 1965, in Omaha, Nebr.
1963 OFFICERS OF
LILY OKURA of Omaha was elect-
ed District Chairman of the Mtn-
Plains JACL council for 1963-1965
at the district convention, held
in Ft. Lupton end Denver, Colo.,
on Nov. 29-30, 1963.
The complete slate of district
officers for 1963-65 of the Mtn-
Plains JACL District Council is
DIST. CHRMN..........LILY OKURA,
1st VICE-CHRMN ... .ROY INOUYE,
San Luis Valley JACL,
La Jara, Colo.
2nd VICE-CHRMN ... .SAM KOSHIO,
Ft. Lupton JACL,
Fort Lupton, Colo.
COUNCIL SECTY. .NATCHI MATSUNAMI,
CORR. SECTY........MARY MISAKt,
Arkansas Valley JACL,
Rocky Ford, Colo.
LEGAL COUNSEL. FRED KAWANO,
Chrmn of standing committees
for the Mtn-Plains JACL District
1000 Club Chrmn. .BOB NAKADOI
Issei Story. .SOJIRO YORITOMO
P.C. Chrmn..........LARRY TAJIRI
Youth Chrmn.........DAVE FURUKAWA
Xm T. NOCUdl, shove, acted
as General Chairman for the 8th
biennial Mtn-Plains JACL district
convention, held in Ft. Lupton,
and Denver, Colo., on Nov. 29-30,
1963. NOGUCHI coordinated acti-
vities for the 2-day convention.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA SEWS
MTN- PLAINS AJA NEWS
Published once a month. Mailed
by the 20th of each month.
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TRUE YASUI. .General Factotum
It's no secret that some Nisei
were surprised when United States
Senator Peter H. Dominick was in-
vited to speak at the Mtn-Pialns
district convention in Denver, in
November, and even more surprised
when he accepted.
The reason is that during his
term of service in the Colorado
state legislature, Dominick gain-
ed a reputation rightly or wrong-
ly of being no friend of minority
groups. He was regarded, again
rightly or wrongly, as a spokes-
man for the silk stocking proper-
tied interests and an advocate of
the status quo where civil rights
reforms were concerned.
On the other hand, Dominick
has gained a reputation, in Wash-
ington, as a bright new light a-
mong freshmen Republican senators
and barring some unforeseen shift
in the political weather, he is
likely to keep his seat, in the
U.S. Senate, for a long time.
This being the case, it was a
shrewd decision to Invite Senator
Dominick to address the JACL con-
vention, and thus expose him to
Nisei, on an occasion when they
stood with their best foot for-
And certainly, he must have
been impressed with the caliber
of men and women he met informal-
ly before the banquet, and with
their performance during the pro-
At the same time, it was poli-
tically astute of the Senator to
accept the invitation and let the
Nisei view him at close range and
hear what he had to say.
The Nisei found him to be a
man of considerable charm, with
Republican views somewhat less
The Senators appearance be-
fore the Nisei might be consider-
ed part of the education of Peter
Dominick. It could also be con-
sidered a part of the education
of the Nisei.
"A LETTER TO THE SANSEI"
BILL MARUTANI, a sensitive and perceptive Nisei lawyer from Phila-
delphia, who incidentally is 3rd Nat'l Vice-Pres., and Legal Counsel
of the JACL, read his 'five commandments', excerpted from his Letter
to a Sensei Son, at the banquet of the Mtn-Plains JACL district con-
vention, on Nov. 30th.
His thoughtful admonitions to his son (he is the father of eight
children) were well-received and well-regarded by the audience. We
consider MARUTANI's five points to be worthy guide-lines for all San-
sei youth, and therefore repro-
duce same, as follows:
1. TAKE PRIDE in your background
and in your heritage. Be wor-
thy of the hard-won gains of your
grandparents and the Nisei. They
are now yours. Cherish them, do
honor to them, do nothing to cast
shame upon them.
2. DARE TO BE DIFFERENT. Don't
let the pressures of conform-
ity rob you, and America, of new
ideas, new cultures, different
concepts. Don't ridicule, or be
ashamed of them. America is a
dynamic way of life; our nation
thrives on and needs new ways to
remain vigorous, to grow, to move
3. DON'T BECOME PANICKED by, or
disillusioned, or embittered
over prejudice. There will al-
ways be a loud minority who will
abuse the freedoms of speech and
action by challenging another's
right to dignity. That there are
those who will abuse the freedoms
of democracy is the very price of
democracy itself. This leads to
the next commitment.
4. BE VIGILANT. If you do not
wish to default your freedoms
to a misguided minority, or to a
despot, then you must assume your
share of responsibility in main-
taining democracy. Anything tru-
ly worthwhile is obtained by work
and maintained only by continuing
Above is LILT ODRA of Omaha,
Nebr., who was elected as the new
District Chrmn of the Mtn-Plains
JACL district council.
LILY OKURA is the first woman
to hold the position of District
Chairman, in the JACL.
As the wife of the Nat'l JACL
President, K. PATRICK OKURA, she
will have insights into national
AJA problems, and will be able to
strengthen the Mtn-Plains JACL as
an effective pert of the national
5. KEEP FAITH in the American
system of government. Our
system is not without its faults,
and at timea it may appear that
Injustices prevail. But, the
great Inherent strength of our
system of government is that it
contains the power to correct in-
justices and, given time, it will
These were the words spoken by
BILL MARUTANI, for the benefit of
the Sansel, but we think they are
applicable to ell of us.
Mile-Hi JACL is giving away an
RCA 21 Color TV set, or a stereo
hi-fi, or a freezer, or any prize
of equivalent value, according to
the winner's choice, as the first
prize at a drawing to be held at
Brown Palace West, on New Year's
Eve, Dec. 31, 1963.
Second prize will be a choice
of Portable 19" TV set, portable
stereo, portable dishwasher, an
8 mm Movie outfit, or equivalent
JOIN JACL NOW !!!!!
Third prize will be an elec-
tric mixer, translator radio, or
a prize of equivalent value.
The 1964 membership dues for
Mile-Hi JACL will remain the same
ea for lest year:
$5.00 for single
$10.00 for couples
Checks for 1964 JACL member-
ships may be mailed to the JACL
office, 1225-20th St., Denver 2,
Colo. JOIN JACL NOW'!!
Tickets may be obtained from
any member of the Mile-Hi JACL or
at the JACL office. BILL KLJROKI
is heading up the annuel yeer-end
benefit for Mile-Hi JACL.
ALL PHOTOS, unless otherwise
credited, in The Mtn-Plains AJA
News, taken by TOM T. MASAMORI, !
2010 Lamar St., Denver 15, Colo. |
Tel.: BE 7-3041
With the year drawing rapidly
to a close, I'm about to find my-
self without 8 job in the
However, I graci-
ously accept the
wish the new in-
and his cabinet,
the very best of
luck and success.
The pest year
has been s long
one for me, but
certainly an in-
teresting, and e
most educational one! I learned
more about JACL in these past 12
months, than 1 did during all of
my previous years with the Mile-
Hi JACL chapter. .
NEED FOR JACL. .
I am now convinced more than
ever of the need for and the im-
portance of the continuing pro-
gram of the JACL.
I leave my post with mixed em-
otions. There have been periods
of great enthusiasms and deep sa-
tisfactions. There have been pe-
riods of great disappointments.
I am distressed to find a smug
feeling among our membership that
ve now "belong", so problems no
longer need to concern us.
MY SINCERE THANKS. .
I express ay sincere thanks to
all those who gave generously of
their time and energy for various
projects during the year.
I do want to especially thank
and recognize Board members who
gave me their personal support:
T0SHI0 ANDO DAVE FURUKAWA
HARUK0 K0BAYASHI BEN KUMAGAI
TOM MASAMORI NATCHI MATSUNAMI
TOM NAKATA JOANNA SAKATA
JEAN SATO DON TANABE
DR. MIKE UBA MIN YASUI
To these Board members, I ex-
tend my deep appreciation and my
PLEDGE OF SUPPORT. .
In closing out my term of of-
fice as President, I do not mean
to drop out of JACL activities.
I do hereby pledge my continu-
ed support to the Mile-Hi chapter
and to its newly-elected officers
and Board members.
MTN-PLAINS A.J.A. NEWS
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA MEWS
CONNIE TAKAMINE has one of the
leading roles, a Chinese figure,
in the recent performance of the
Metropolitan Denver Civic Ballet.
DICKIE OKIMOTO ia President of
the sophomore class at North High
School, in Denver.
HAROLD MUROYA is Senior Class
President and a Class AA all-star
quarterback at Mapleton High. He
vas voted "King", at this year's
school homecoming dance.
O Football awards were made at
the end of the playing season, in
November. and we noted sever-
al more AJA names. .
Guard UN SATO, at Sherican Hi
was another player named to the
Class AA division of high school
all-star football roster.
e ROGER GOTO, a junior at Adams
City High School, won his varsity
letter in football.
* CAROL KAWAKAMI was among the
32 seniors at Vest High pledged
to National Honor Society. SHUNY
SUGIURA and ROBERT SUYAMA are al-
so ambers, emitted aa juniors.
JOYCE MURATA of Ft. Lupton la
candidate for YBL Queen honor for
the Ft. Upton YBL.
Candidates, for the honor of
being selected Mias Bussel Queen
for 1963-64, were entered from
three YBL chapters.
The three charming young la-
dles pictured on this page are:
SHIRLEY ETO....... Denver YBL
JOYCE MURATA ... Ft. Lupton YBL
JANE NAKATA......Brighton YBL
Last year's "Bussel Queen" Is
JOYCE SAKAGUCHI of Brighton, who
will be in charge of the corona-
tion of the new Queen, at the YBL
convention dance, to be held in
the Silver Glade of the Cosmopo-
litan Hotel, in Denver, Colo., on
Sun., Doc. 22nd.
V 71 ....
JANE KAKAIA is Brighton YBL's
candidate for Bussei royalty, for
the 1963 YBL Conference.
Among those on the honor roll,
et the new South Junior High, in
Brighton, Colo., were: KEN IKA-
TANI, CHARLES TANABE, and KAREN
* SHIRLEY ETO, of Denver, ia the
Kile-Hi City's YBL choice for the
1963 Queen's crown.
AJA COLLEGE STUDENTS
0 LESTER FUNAK0SH1, of Greeley,
Colo., was among the 183 graduat-
ing during fall quarter, at Colo-
rado State College, in December.
a Other AJAs graduating included
SAKAE KIYASU, of Calif.; and from
Hawaii: STANLEY SAIK1, ANN OKA,
ARLBEN ARINAGA, HERBERT NA1T0 and
ALBERT NAKATA, 1963 grad, from
CU (and now President of the Tri-
State YBL), is working for Martin
Co. while taking graduate courses
at CU for hia Master's degree.
a Another very ambitious post-
grad scholar is DAVE FURUKAHA,
who is studying at DU for a Mas-
ter's in advanced chemistry while
employed at the Bureau of Recla-
mation as an engineer.
KENNETH TAKBDA, of Rocky Ford,
won top individual honors in Chi-
cago recently at the Internation-
al Intercollegiate Crop Judging
EDWIN NISHIYAMA of Hawaii, who
also participated was winner of a
$500 scholarship in this national
competition of 4-H Club program.
Of Coming Events
Dec. 20- Dec. 22: (F/S/S) 30th Annual YOUNG BUD- DHIST LEAGUE CONFERENCE, at TSBC and Cosmo Hotel.
Dac, 21: (Sat) PRE-XMAS DANCE, Cathay Ski Club, Premier Mote]
Dec. 28: (Sat) POT-LUCK SUPPER, BRIDGE, at Simpson M.E. Church.
Dec. 29: (Sun) SCL TRIP TO WINTER PARK, by bus, Cathay Ski Club.
Dec. 31: (Tue) AAUN-UNESCO ANNUAL MEET- ING, International Houaa Luncheon, at 12:00 noon.
Dec. 31: (Tue) New Year's Eve BANQUET, AND INAUGURAL DANCE, at Brown Palace West Hotel, Mllc-Hl chapter of JACL.
Jan. 5: (Sun) TSBC ANNUAL BENEFIT, and Japanese movies, at TSBC
Jan. 10: (Fri) COLO. NISEI BASKETBALL LEAGUE, Manual Hi School gymnasium, every Friday.
Jan. 12: (Sun) JR. OLYMPIC JUDO TOURNA- MENT, Denver Judo School
Jan. 23- Feb. 1: "THE HIROSHIMA EXHIBIT", Public Library, Boulder.
Jan. 25- Jan. 26: (S-S) SIMPSON ME CHURCH BOWL- ING TOURNAMENT, at Cele- brity Lanes, in Denver.
Jan. 26: (Sun) SKI TRIP to LAKE ALDORA, by bus, I.C.S. sponsors.
IHlI 2010 LA11** ST-
OEnvtR 15, Colo.
CAROL SATO, a senior, was the
only Sansel carried on the honor
roll at Sheridan High School.
* In Rocky Ford, SYLVIA SAKAMOTO
and JAN HARADA were on the honor
roll at Rocky Ford High School at
the and of last semester.
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MOUNTAIN"PLAINS AJA NEWS
ALL EVENTS BOWLING CHAMPS.
ROCKY MTN NISEI BOWLING ASSOCIATION
THANKSGIVING TOURNAMENT RESULTS
More than 500 bowlers participated in the annual Thanksgiving week
end bowling tournament held at Celebrity Lanes in Denver, Colo., on
Nov. 30 Dec. 1st. More than 50 men's teams and 24 women's teams
took part in the Rocky Mtn Nisei Bowling Association sponsored keg-
fest, with teams from as far away
as eastern Nebraska and from the
Arkansas Valley. Winners were:
Men's Team Event:
HANK HARA-HANK HAYASHIDA .1306
SUB ROJIMA, above, was Women's
All-Events Champion, with a total
score of 1853.
Womens Team Event:
SUE KOJIMA-LOUISE OTA. .1271
K. TAKAHASHI-S. HAYASHI. .1292
SARGE and LIL TERASAKI .1267
CATHAY SKI CLUB
BARBARA HAMAI, Pres, of Cathay
Ski Club, reminded all ski enthu-
siasts that with plentiful snow
in the mountains there is really
good skiing now.'
The Ski Club ia sponsoring a
bus trip to Winter Park for ski-
ing, on Sun., Dec. 29th. Anyone
interested in going on this trip,
should contact MITCH KISHIYAMA,
FR 7-4680, or DR. JACK YAMAMOTO,
PRES. HAMAI reminded members
and interested skiers of the next
Ski Club business meeting, at the
Cathay Post, on Jan. 11, 1964.
'8 TEAM CHAMPIONS above ere members of TOM RIRAOKA's Courtssy
team, and are, from left to right, standing, K0JI KANAI, DYKE
KAUAI and TOM HIRAOKA;
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Denver 22, Colorado.
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JAN. SKI TRIP
JOAN SAKYO, Secretary of the
Intermountain Collegiate Students
organization, reported that the
AJA students of this region are
planning a ski trip on Jsn. 26th.
JERRY FUJIKAWA will be Chair-
man in charge of the ICS ski trip
to Lake Aldora, which is about 17
miles west of Boulder. Transpor-
tation will be furnished.
All AJA students, and guests,
ere invited to participate. Pull
details may be obtained from any
ICS representative on ell campus-
es in this area.
kneeling at left foreground is CHAZ KOMARU and
- at right foreground is SHIG MAYE-
MURA. The Courtesy Market team
hit 3126 to take over-all men's
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PRESTON MORISHIGE, above, took
Men's All-Events trophies, with a
total score of 1944.
(Editor's Note: Regretfully, we
were not able to get a picture of
SAM SATO, men's singles winner.)
m Elite Florists are leading, in
the Classic League, with a won-
lost record of 22-14; followed by
Lotus Room, 22-14; with F&B Auto
in 3rd spot, with 21-15. The F6B
team, in third place, are spon-
sored by FRANK KAM1BAYASHI, and
* High series leaders included
CHARLIE YAMAGUCHI with 635; DICK
YANASE with 619; and GEORGE FUKUI
* PAUL OSUGA, in Simpson Church
league play, knocked down a ter-
rific 276 scratch game recently.
* The Simpson Methodist Church's
bowling league has set their an-
nual bowling tournament, for Sat.
and Sun., Jan. 25-26, at Celebri-
ty Lanes in Denver.
All photos of bowling winners
by KIYO YOKOOJI, 3055 Leyden St.,
Denver 7, Colo. Tel. EA 2-7554.
Above ere the Women's doubles'
winners: SUB KOJIMA at left, and
LOUISE OTA st right.
Above ere Men's doubles champ-
ions, HANK HARA at left, and HANK
HAYASHIDA at right.
1964 NAT'L JACL
MASAO W. SATOW, Nat'l JACL Di-
rector, who met with local Nisei
bowling officials in Denver, dur-
ing the Rocky Mtn Nisei Bowling
tournament on Dec. 1st, indicated
the 17th annual Nat'l JACL Bowl-
ing Tournament will be the best
and biggest ever!
The locale of the 1964 nation-
al Nisei bowling classic will be
in Sacramento, Calif., during the
first week in Mar., 1964.
With the 1965 Nat'l JACL Bowl-
ing Tournament slated in Denver,
a large contingent from Colorado
is expected to invade Sacramento
to boost the 1965 Nat'l tourney.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA MIH8
DENVER SCHOOL OF JUDO, INC.
51 participants from six judo
clubs entered the Olympic Devel-
opment Judo Tournament, held on
Dec. 15th at The Denver School of
Denver School of Judo von 3 of
6 weight divisions, and winners
in two other weights were former
Denver School of Judo students.
Winners of various weight di-
visions are as follows:
135 lb. Class:
1. SHUNY SUG1URA. . .Denver Judo
2. PERRY YAMASHITA. .Denver Judo
3. KEN TAKAHASHI. . CU Judo Club
150 lb. Class:
1. TOMMY TABUCHI. . .Denver Judo
2. DICKIE OKIMOTO . .Denver Judo
3. PAT HALEY. . . CU Judo Club
165 lb. Class:
1. FRED YAMASHITA .CSU Judo Club
2. DON McCULLUM . Lowry AFB Judo
3. WAYNE FUSHIMI. . .Denver Judo
180 lb. Class:
1. BERND BUSCH. . . CU Judo Club
2. RAY AVEDON . . CU Judo Club
3. BARRY B1SHMAN. Amid of Denver
195 lb. Class:
1. JOHN STOCKWELL . .Denver Judo
2. ROGER STEVENS. . .Denver Judo
3. STEVE JAOUEN . .CSU Judo Club
1. JACK OLIVER. . .CSU Judo Club
2. JOHN FEDER . . CU Judo Club
3. ELDON ANDERSON .CSU Judo Club
With o $100,000 physical plant that is considered the best in the
United States, THE DENVER SCHOOL OF JUDO, INC., la serving more than
200 families in the Denver metropolitan area, in providing judo tech-
niques and skills, as well as physical and mental discipline. Oppor-
----------------------------------- tunities are afforded, through a
series of tournaments and "shiai"
competitions, to develop sports-
manship among young people.
Both YAMASHITA and OLIVER were
former students at Denver School
of Judo, but are now enrolled at
Colo. State University.
Other judo clubs participating
in the tournament, but failing to
place were the Air Force Academy
and Colorado Springs Judo Club.
The Colorado Nisei Basketball
League will commence league play
on Fri., Jan. 10, 1964, at Manual
High School gym, in Denver, ac-
cording to word received from RON
YAMAMOTO, Pres, of the League.
Present officers for the bas-
ketball league, which was reorga-
nized last year, are:
During the last season, there
were six teams in the League, and
the Tokyo Grill team swept to the
championship, with an undefeated
season of 10 straight wins.
This year, with the season to
start in Jan., and league play to
continue thru Mar., it was hoped
there would be nine teams in the
League, including 2 from Bussels,
Simpson Church, Fujl-En, American
Potato Co., the Playboys, and one
team from CU.
Altho providing the comaunity
with a superlative recreational
facility, Denver School of Judo
is in need of financial support,
in order to meet five-year pay-
ments on costs of acquisition.
A supporters' group to assist
the financing of this communi-
asset has been proposed.
HADA AUTOMOTIVE WINS
WOMENS TEAM EVENT
HADA AUTOMOTIVE took the women's team title in the Rocky Mtn Nisei
Bowling Assn tournament, held over the Thanksgiving week-end at Cele-
brity Lanea, in Denver, Colo., with a smashing score of 3033.
JANE HADA, wife of George Hada
who operates Hada Automotive Ser-
vice at 2015 Broadway, captained
the women's championship team.
Members of the winning women's
team are as follows:
JANE HADA, Capt. AMY K0NISHI
ROSA ODOV SUSAN TAWARA
SCHOOL OF JUDO
CAL POND, formerly Exec. Secty
for Downtown Businessmen's Assn.,
and now public relations director
for Safeway Stores, recently de-
voted a column to Denver School
of Judo, praising the facilities
as finest in the United States,
and noting the recognized degree
of skill in Judo arts, at the lo-
POND mentioned GEORGE KURAMOTO
as always available for informa-
tion concerning the Denver School
of Judo, at either CH 4-9630, or
at CH 4-9909.
CORNER OF 20TH ANO LAWRENCE ST.
Above la JANE HADA, who won the
women's singles crown with a score
of 680. She also captained the
women's championship team.
The GEORGE HADA family are ski-
enthusiasts, too, with young CARY
HADA already showing championship
form and calibre in skiing.
cheeriest season's greetmgs
2,01s moadu/b*/ 5enveR,coio.
pH.XXXr2.470 GEO JflflE HfiDR
OF JUDO EVENTS
DR. SUEO IT0, Pres, of Denver
School of Judo, Inc., announced a
schedule of events, for the next
six months, as follows:
Jan. 12, 1964:............Sunday
Denver School of Judo, Inc.
JUNIOR OLYMPIC TOURNAMENT.
Feb. 2, 1964:.............Sunday
(White Belts, only),
Feb. 23, 1964:............Sunday
Denver School of Judo, Inc.
BROWN BELT TOURNAMENT.
Mar. 7 & 8, 1964:. .Sat. & Sun.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL
INVITATIONAL JUDO TOURNAMENT
Mar. 22, 1964:........... Sunday
JUDO BENEFIT FOOD BAZAAR,
(Chow Mein Dinner).
Apr. 12, 1964:...........Sunday
ROCKY MOUNTAIN ASSOCIATION,
A.A.U. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Apr. 26, 1964:...........Sunday
Denver School of Judo, Inc.
5-MEN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS.
May 17, 1964:...........Sunday
Denver School of Judo, Inc.
June 21, 1964:...........Sunday
(Colo. Springs Judo School),
JUNIOR OLYMPIC TOURNAMENT.
June 28, 1964:...........Sunday
DENVER SCHOOL OF JUDO PICNIC,
(Rocky Mtn Park, Denver).
It was hoped that announcement
of future events by Denver School
of Judo would assist in avoiding
conflicts in dates with other or-
ganizations in the Denver coemu-
DENVER SCHOOL OF JUDO, INC.
TELEPHONES: 222-S075 244-3630
2020 ARAPAHOE STREET DENVER S. COLORADO
BOARD Of DIRECTORS
OR. SUEO ITO. Preside'
TOORU TAKAMATSU. Vlce-Prei.
GEORGE KURAMOTO. See.-Trees.
WILSON ENOMOTO, Asst.- Trees
DR. YOSHIO ITO
Rocky Mountain Regional Judo
Block Belt Association
KODOKAN JUDO INSTITUTE.
AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION
Of THE UNITED STATES
JUDO BLACK BELT FEDERATION
OF THE UNITED STATES
TOORU TAKAMATSU. 6ih DAN
GEORGE T. KURAMOTO, 4sh DAN
FREO N. OKIMOTO, dth DAN
OR. TAKESHI ITO, Mh DAN
YOSHIRO NISHIMURA. 3rd DAN
DR. YOSHIO ITO, 3rd DAN
DR. SUEO ITO. 3rd DAN
JAMES T SAKABE, 3rd DAN
ROGER E. STEVENS. 3rd DAN
TAKAYOSHI SAKAI. 3rd DAN
JOSEPH D. MILEY. 2nd DAN
LOUIS DeHART, 2nd DAN
KUNIHIKO SHIBA. 2nd DAN
STANLEY ZIMMERING. 2nd DAN
BERKLEY PENS, 2nd DAN
JACK OLIVER. 2nd DAN
TED T. MATSUO. 2nd DAN
LEROY ABE. 2nd OAN
GEORGE W. SMITH, 1st DAN
ALBERT T. TAGAWA. 1st DAN
JERRY SIMMONS, l> DAN
JAMES ROARK, 1st DAN
EDWIN J. IMADA. 1st OAN
PAUL M. OKADA. til DAN
KENNY K. KURAMOTO. lit DAN
STEPHEN H. JSHlMOTO, 1st DAN
GEORGE H. TAGAWA. In DAN
FRED M. YAMASHITA. 1st DAN
THOMAS H. TABUCHI. 1st DAN
KENNETH Y. KINOSHIIA. 1st DAN
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA HEWS
ROBERT WATADA, Pres, of Kenkyu
Club it Colorado University, re-
ported that the first "Japan Fes-
tival" at CU on Dec. 8th, was an
More than 1,000 people viewed
the cultural exhibits and demon-
strations, and an overflow crowd
of 600 enjoyed the Japanese din-
ner. The evening Kabuki perform-
ance was staged by MME. ONOUYE,
and her troupe, from Denver.
Altho there are about 150 AJA
students on the CU campus, only
about 60 of them belong to the
Kenkyu Club, or the I.C.S., which
cooperated in this affair. Chrom
of various comittees were:
. Gen. Chrom
. .Program Chrmn
. Dinner Chrmn
. Ticket Sales
JANET IDA. .
KEN TAGAMA .
JOYCE SAKAGUCHI. .
CAROL IKAXAKI. .
RONALD IDA ... .
LINDA KURODA .
CHOP SUEY CAFE
HAPPY HOLIDAY GREETINGS
1221- 20TH. STREET
From 1945 until 1954, he served
with s two-year Stint in the office
In 1954, be was assigned to the
Japanese Embassy in Ottawa, Cana-
da, as First Secretary.
in the Foreign Affairs ministry,
of the Prime Minister of Japan.
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In 1957, he was the official
Interpreter for His Majesty, the
Emperor, and in 1958, he served
as private secretary to the Prime
Minister of Japan. From 1960, he
was Chief of the Overseas Public
Relations section of the Foreign
This year, in 1963, he was ap-
pointed Consul-General of Japan,
to serve in San Francisco, Calif.
He replaced Consul-General Toshlo
Yamanaka, who was a guest of the
Japan Society of Colorado, this
past summer. The San Francisco
consulate general's office serves
the State of Colorado.
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MARY SUZUKI of 828 Spruce St.,
Boulder, Colorado, reported that
"The Hiroshima Exhibit", consist-
ing of some 40 photographs, more
than 20 physical objects, such as
melted rocks and tiles, and other
atomic relics, would be on dis-
play at the Boulder Library, from
Jan. 23 thru Feb. 1, 1964.
The exhibit was given to the
Seattle Peace Information Canter
by the City of Hiroshima, Japan.
The Hiroshima Exhibit will al-
so be shown at Colorado College,
in Colorado Springs, Colo., dur-
ing the week of Jan. 12, 1964.
HON. TSUTOMU WADA,
CONSUL- GENERAL of JAPAN
HON. TSUTOMU WADA, the new Consul-General of Japan, 601 California
Street, San Francisco 8, Calif., was born in Yamaguchi Prefecture, in
Japan, in 1918. He graduated from the School of Law at the Tokyo Im-
perial University, and entered the Foreign Ministry in 1941. During
the war, he served as a naval officer.
GENEVIEVE FIORE, Executive Di-
rector of the Colorado division
of the American Assn for United
Nations, announced that the annu-
al meeting of the Colorado AAUN-
UNESCO would be held at Interna-
tional House, 1600 Logan St., in
Denver, Colo., at 12:00 noon, on
Tues., Dec. 31st.
Reservations at $2.00 for the
luncheon should be made in ad-
vance by calling KE 4-5813.
Forty-five foreign students,
from 15 different countries, will
participate in e seminar, under
sponsorship by the International
Hospitality Center and Colorado
CATHAY POST NEWS
FRED MIYAZAWA, 3004 Race St.,
Denver, was the lucky winner of
the color TV at the Cathay Post
benafit, on Nov. 22nd. K. NITTA
won a typewriter for 2nd prize,
and CHUCK WONG, cook at the Post
dining room, won a transistor ra-
dio for 3rd prize.
The annual Xmas party for kids
st the Cathay Post will be held
on Sun. afternoon, from 1-3 p.m.,
Dec. 22nd. Santa Claus will be
there, with gifts and goodies for
the children, plus cartoon movies
and ice cream and cake! Be sure
to bring the family and kids.'
Post members who worked on the
re-fecing the front of the build-
ing Included JOHN NOGUCHI, RUPERT
ARAI, T0SR OTA, ERNIE NAGATA, and
FRANK KAMIBAYASHI all of whom did
a craftsman-like Job!
* KODY KODAMA and BOB MIYAMOTO
made a special donation to Cathay
Post*8 Scholarship Fund, in memo-
ry of the late BEN R. KODAMA.
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KIM SASANO, Asst. Head Nurse
at Gen. Rose Memorial Hospital in
Denver, sailed on Nov. 20th, Cor
Ecuador, aboard the S.S. Hope, as
one of America'8 medical emissar-
ies to the sick of South America.
KENT YORITOMO, former Denver-
ite, was honored by the Army En-
gineers, at Ft. Belvoir, Va.
CHANGES OF ADDRESSES;
We have noted some new homes,
and many changes of addresses for
a number of people, including:
MR. 4 MRS. T0SHI0 ANDO,
2511 Locust Street, Denver 7
MR. & MRS. CASEY HAYASHIDA,
2355% Vallejo Street, Denver 11
MR. 4 MRS. JESSE MATSUMOTO,
11080 W. Colfax Ave., Denver 15
MRS. ELIZABETH H. ROSE,
901 Sherman Street, Denver 3
MR. & MRS. FRANK SEHARA,
4345 Clay Street, Denver 11
WILLIE HASEGAHA has been ap-
pointed a bailiff, in one of the
Municipal Courts, Ct. Rm. "G", in
* DR. & MRS. TAKASHI MAYEDA re-
cently were in Calif., where DR.
TAKASHI MAYEDA attended a dental
clinic in San Francisco.
TOL TAKAMINE of American Pota-
to Co., reported the firm was re-
cently burglarized, losing $2500
cash and $10,000 in securities.
MR. AND MRS. KENNETH MIYOSHI,
(Mrs. Miyoshi if the former Mar-
gie Matsushima), have moved into
a new home at 2015 Estes St., in
BARBARA LACKEY, 635 Elatl St.,
Denver, Colo., became MRS. (XORGE
H. M0RITA, at TSBC, on Nov. 16th.
The Geo. Moritas are in residence
st 1760 West Crestline Avenue, In
Littleton, Colo. (Photo by ODA.)
MRS. AMY TSUMURA,
2735 East 6th Avenue, Denver 4
JEAN MATSUO, daughter of Mr. 6
Mrs. John K. Matsuo, 2124 Osceola
St., Denver, became the bride of
ROY TANIGAWA, of Hawaii, at TSBC,
on Dec. 1st. The couple will re-
side in Los Angeles, California.
(Photo by Edwin Shimabukuro)
RUTH M. FUJIWARA, of 3560 Elm
St., and RONALD S. TAKAHASHI, of
2217 Court Place, both of Denver,
FLORENCE KOSHIO, formerly of
Ft. Lupton, Colo., and ALBERT APO
of Colorado State University, at
Ft. Collins, Colo.
2815 DOWNING ST
DENVER 5, COLORADO
BILL KUROKI, MGR. 244-6068
New "CHinfi Cafe
7SZ E. COLFAX AVE. j
Famous fo* chidcse dishes
visit "Ekt- DfuiqeyU Dmc*
Above, StJMIKO PUJITA, daughter
of Rev. and Mrs. Jonathan Fujlta,
3634 Holly St., Denver, Colorado,
became the bride of EDWARD GLENN
HAYNES, JR., of El Paso, Texas,
at Simpson Methodist Church, on
Sun., Dec. 15th.
Maid-of-honor was MICHI KURA-
MQT0 of Denver, and bridesmaids
ware CONNIE and NANCY KIYOKAWA,
cousins of the bride, from Park-
dale, Oreg. The flower girl was
little BECKY KIYOKAWA.
ICHIRO FUJITA was best man and
groomsmen were MAKORU KIYOKAWA of
Oregon, and TOMMY FUJITA, brother
of the bride.
(Photo by Edwin Shimabukuro.)
M1ZUNAGA, Kenneth...........a GIRL
69 South 8th, Brighton
NITTA, William S............a BOY
1030 Basel Ct., Denver
TANIN0, Osuml G. ..... a BOY
17 Grant Street, Denver
TASHIRO, Sam................a GIRL
Route 1, Brighton
YOSHIKAWA, Maseru...........a GIRL
800 Delta St., Adame County
KATA SASAKI, 3433 High St., Den-
ver, Colorado. Mother of Mary
Matsuno, Dr. Daisy Kuwano, of
Denver; Alice Wakasugl, Blan-
ca, Colo.; Amy Aahlda, Kansas;
and Mlaao Isayama, Japan.
LILY URAN0, 2438 W. 35th Avenue,
Denver, Colorado. Survived by
husband, Henry Urano; parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Takichi Iyama, of
Ft. Lupton; slaters, Rose Na-
kamura of San Jose, Ruth Shi-
mooka, Eileen Matsushima and
Elaine Smith, Denver; brothers
Richard Iyama, of Denver, and
Frank Iyama, of Hudson, Colo.
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Telephone: CH 4-4073
JOHN CHIKUMA, DDS 75 So. 4th St. Brighton 659-1825
MASA GIMA, DDS 1404 E. 18th Ave. AL 5-6822
MICHAEL T. HORI, DDS 4101 E. Wesley Ave. SK 6-0924
T. IT0, DDS 830 18th Street 2838 Federal Blvd. KE 4-8680 GL 5-0741
Y. ITO, DDS SUE0 ITO, DDS SETS ITO, DDS 1477 Pennsylvania CH 4-6589
KOJI KANAI, DDS 4310 Harlan St. Wheatridge HA 2-5817
TONY KAWAN0, DDS 1750 Humboldt St. KE 4-3084
ROBERT MAYEDA, DDS Interstate Trust Bldg. TA 5-6961
TAKASHI MAYEDA, DDS Interstate Trust Bldg. TA 5-6961
GENTA NAKAMURA, DDS Interstate Trust Bldg. TA 5-7498
KEN UYBHARA, DDS 40 No. Main Street Brighton 659-3062
JACK YAMAMOTO, DDS 10005 W. 17th Place Lakewood 238-3331
J. HOWARD MCCARTHY, 725 St. Paul
Brown 4 Bigelow AL 5-2075
lAwma TOSHIO ANDO 1942 Larimer St. AC 2-5315
MINORU YASUI 1225 20th St. CH 4-2239
MAS KANDA, O.D. 1515 W. 48th Ave. GE 3-4221
BEN MAT0BA, O.D. 1959 Larimer $t. KE 4-1941
MISAO MAT0BA, O.D. Ft. Lupton
Burt Building UL 7-6550
PHYSiCUUtS CHASS. FUJISAKI, M.D. Brighton
40 No. Main St. 659-0783
T. K. KOBAYASHI, M.D. DICK D. M0MI1, M.D. ALBERT N0DA, M.D. 1227 27th Street KE 4-3104
HOWARD SUENAGA, M.D. 830 18th Street AC 2-1314
M. GEO. TAKENO, M.D. Medical Arts Bldg., 1955 Pennsylvania St. TA 5-0783
AYAKO WADA, M.D. 810 23rd Street TA 5-2565
MAHITO UBA, D.O. 1230 21st Street MA 3-3743
HARRY G. MATOBA, instructor of
citizenship classes for Isaei, in
Denver, advised that the voting
machines demonstrations would be
re-scheduled during Jan., 1964.
BEN MURAKAMI, an official at
Denver Election Comission, indi-
cated that a municipal election
on bond issues will probably be
held in the spring of 1964.
AND ESSAY ENTRIES
The Nat'l JACL Oratorical and
Essay contest, with the topic of
"JACL and Civil Rights", will be
held at the national convention
of the JACL, in Detroit, Mich.,
during July 1-4, 1964.
DR. JOSEPH SASAKI, of Ann Ar-
bor, Mich., is national contest
chairman, and can be reached thru
P.0. Box 5725, Detroit 39, Mich.
First prize includes a trophy and
a $200.00 US Savings Bond.
Eligibility of AJAs in the Mtn
Plains region may be checked thru
Dist. Chrmn LILY OKURA, 2604 Gar-
den Rd, Omaha 24, Nebr. All en-
trants must be sponsored by JACL
chapters in their area.
JEAN SATO, Chrmn of Elections
for Mlle-Hi JACL, announced new
Board members for 3-year terms,
1964-66, were ss follows:
EIJI HORIUCHI. .
YVONNE KUMAGA1 .
DR. BEN MIYAHARA
FRANK NAKAGAWA .
HENRY TOBO .
Above, in center is the junior U.S. SENATOR PETER H. DOMINICK (R),
of Colorado, pictured with MASA0 W. SATOW, Nat'l JACL Director, from
San Francisco, Calif., at left, and WILLIAM M. MARUTANI, 3rd National
JACL Vice-Pres., and Legal Coun-
sel, from Philadelphia, Pa. The
above was taken at the Mtn-Plains
JACL District Convention, in Den-
ver, Colo., on Nov. 30, 1963.
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Election of 1964 officers, for
Mlle-Hi JACL, was held Dec. 16th,
by Board of Governors as follows:
1st Vice-Pres.........DON TAN ABE
2nd Vice-Pres. .EIJI HORIUCHI
2nd Vice-Pres. .GLADYS TANIWAKI
3rd Vice-Pres. DR. BEN MIYAHARA
Secretary. NATCHI MATSUN AMI
Treasurer. ..... DR. MIKE UBA
SAM MATSUM0T0, ACBL Life Mas-
ter, and duplicate bridge expert
and director, announced that an-
other tournament would be held at
Simpson Methodist Church, 34th 6
High St., in Denver, on Sat. eve-
ning, Dec. 28th, from 8:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited!!!
SAM Y. MATSUMOTO
NEW YORK LIFE INS. CO.
RT. I. BOX I96A
HENDERSON, COLQ AT8-2538
ATSUY0 HAMBA, pictured above,
is the new manager of the Sakura-
En, at 1236-20th St., in Denver,
Colo. The Sakura-En features Ja-
panese foods and Chinese dishes,
prepared in home-cooked style.
GLADYS TANIWAKI is manager of the
adjoining Cherry Lounge.
12,34* 2.0th St.
jRpftncsE cHinese-mnERicnn food
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(CLOSED ON TUESDAYS)
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and all kinds of sea foods
Open daily, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, & Sat. . . 8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Special hours, on FRIDAYS. . . 8:00 a.m.- 8:30 p.m.
on SUNDAYS. . . 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
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