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DDCVKR. COLORADO
JAM.. 1964.
VOL. V. No. 5.
COLLEGE STUDENTS'
"SWEETHEART BALL"
AT CSC, FEB. I4IH
JOAN SAKYO, and CHERALYN ZANE,
both of Colorado State College in
Greeley, Colo., will be in charge
of the annual "Sweetheart Ball",
of the Intermountain Collegiate
Students, to be held at CSC, on
Fri., Feb. 14th.
CAROLYN OKIZAKI, of Colorado
Womens College in Denver, who is
the ICS Queen for 1963, will be
in charge of the naming and coro-
nation of 1964 Sweetheart Queen
of the I.C.S.
DAN MASAKI, Pres, of the ICS,
invited' all AJA college students
in this region to attend the col-
legiate dance at CSC on Feb. 14.
HOUSING CONFERENCE
AT COSMO, JAN. 29
BERNICE FRIEDER, Pres, of the
Coordinating Council of the Den-
ver Commission on Community Rela-
tions, chaired the conference on
housing at the Cosmopolitan Hotel
on Wed., Jan. 29th, in Denver.
Hon. David L. Lawrence, former
Governor of Pennsylvania, and now
Chrmn of the Presidents Conmit-
tee on Equal Opportunity in Hous-
ing, was principal speaker.
CHIYE HORIUCHI is an executive
member of the Committee to Oppose
Discrimination, which is concern-
ed about Colorado Fair Housing.
BOB UYEDA is a member of the Co-
ordinating Council.
FLOYD H. TANAKA, Asst. Execu-
tive Director of the Denver Urban
Redevelopment Authority, attended
the conference. MIN YASUI, as a
Commissioner, participated in one
of the discussion groups.
BRIGHTON JAPANESE AMERICAN ASSN
INAUGURAL DINNER-DANCE, JAN. 25
DON TANABE was Toastmaster for the annual inaugural dinner of the
Brighton Japanese American Association, held at the Officers Club of
the Rocky Mtn Arsenal, on Sat., Jan. 25th.
HON. SEIJI HORIUCHI (R), state
the Colorado General Assembly, wa
which attracted about 150 guests,
JOAN SAKYO
JOAN SAKYO, a senior at Colo-
rado State College in Greeley, ia
an elementary education msjor and
is from Locke, New York.
She was an attendant for the
Homecoming Queen at CSC, a member
of the Associated Women's Council
and of Spurs. She belongs to the
Alpha Phi sorority, and is active
in the I.C.S. organization.
OUR APOLOGIES:
We are unconscionably late in
releasing the January 1964 issue
of The Mountain-Plains AJA News.
For this lateness
tion, we apologize!
in publica-
In mitigation, we plead that
this office did assist in Alien
;Address reports for the Issei, as
!a JACL public function; but actu-
ally we were swamped with demands
of the Special Study Committee on
Equal Educational Opportunities
in the Denver Public Schools. We
hope you will read it when it is
released next month, on Mar. 1st.
representative for Adams County to
s principal speaker at the banquet,
including many county officials and
friends. HORIUCHI is now serving
as Chrmn of the Metropolitan Af-
fairs committee of the House.
HARRY FUKAYE was installed in-
to office as the new 1964 Presi-
dent of the Brighton J.A.A., to-
gether with members*
of his new cabinet,
by MIN YASUI, who
was presented with
a plaque for out-
standing service to
the organization.
ROBERT Y. SAKATA
retired as Pres, of H FUKAYE
the Brighton J.A.A.
after having served two consecu-
tive terms. He thanked members
of his cabinet and especially ex-
pressed thanks to WILLIE CHIKUMA
and WES KOYANO, and to PAUL OKADA
and NOB ITO, for their activities
with youth in judo and baseball.
BRIGHTON J.A.A.
CHOW MEIN DINNER
KAY SAKAGUCHI will be General
Chairman of the annual Chow Mein
Dinner benefit of Brighton JAA to
be held at the Adams County fair-
grounds, on Sun., Mar. 15th.
In addition to the tasvy food
and shrimp tempura, there will be
Japanese cultural exhibits. The
hours of the Brighton JAA affair
on Mar. 15th will be from 11:30
a.m., until 6:00 p.m.


PAGE 2.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA MBWS
JAN., 1964
JAPANESE NATURALIZED
Newly-naturalized U.S. citi-
zens of Japanese ancestry sworn
in by the U.S. District Court, on
Jan, 24, 1964, in Denver, were:
YOSHIKO ASHCROFT
KAZUKO BOLLING
YOSHIKO MAGINNIS
shizuko mckenzie
KIE METHVIA
YOSHIKO TODA
SUMIKO WATSON
KEIKO WILSON
COLO. NIKKEIJIN KAI
ELECTS OFFICERS
DR. F. E. HAYANO, who served
for nine years as President of
The Colorado Nikkei-Jin Kai, re-
tired, and was succeeded by A. F.
TAKAMINE, as the new President.
The new officers of the Colo-
rado Japanese Association are as
follows: ^
PRESIDENT........A. F. TAKAMINE
...............HARRY G. MATOBA
Vice-Pres........KENICHI SUZUKI
Treasurer. MASAKUNI IGUCHI
Secretary...........FUMIO TANI
Auditors:........GEORGE Y. INAI
and MOROKU SUYEHIRO
Welfare: SEISHIRO NAKAMURA
IKUJI KUMAGAI, KENICHI SUZUKI
Industry:. .FRANK Y. TORIZAWA
Spec. Treasurers:. K. HOSHIJIMA
and EIJIRO KAWAMURA
Above is the Japanese "chado-gin (tea ceremony in connection with
shigin), being performed by MME. MISHO ARA (in center), who is an in-
structress of Japan Chado Gakukai, at the Kokusei-Kai Shigin Taikai,
recently held at the Tri-State Buddhist Church, in Denver, Colo.
At extreme left is DEDE TORIZAWA, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Torizawa, 1900 Meade Street, of Denver, Colo., and at extreme right
-----------------------------------is MAY TORIZAWA, who assisted in
the ceremony.
MME. MISHO ARA is the wife of
KOKUSEI ARA, master of the famous
Kokusei Shigin of Japan. Shigin
is the art of putting famous old
poems into the form of a chant.
EIJIRO KAWAMURA is President
of the local Denver shigin group,
which meets weekly at 1324 20th
St., in Denver, Colo. (Photo by
HOWARD N. ODA.)
SERVICE bureau-
izzs--vi
JAPAN AIR LINES
OFFICIAL AIRLINE OF THE
XVIII OLYMPIAD
JAPAN AIR LINES' famed "Tsuru"
emblem (symbolically depicting a
stork with upraised wings) is be-
ing temporarily supplanted by the
insignia above, denoting that JAL
is the official air line for the
18th Olympiad, in Tokyo, Japan,
from Oct. 10-14, 1964.
Be Tsukikos guest on
your flight to Japan
From the moment you board your DC-8 let Courier,
TsukikoYamazaki 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 }Al flight, whether in the Economy or First Class cabin, will be
gracious and restful. 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 Japan at
your convenienceany day of the week. Connections at
Tokyo for cities throughout Japan are excellent. See
your travel agent, and f/y amid the Caim beauty
of lapan at almost the speed of sound.
UAPAN
Above are members promoted cy
the Kinyu-Kai of Denver, Colo.,
which staged an afternoon perfor-
mance at the Tri-State Buddhist
Church, on Sun., Feb. 2nd.
From left to right, the mem-
bers receiving promotional cer-
tificates were: HARRY G. MATOBA,
Mr. MATSUNO, Mrs. MIYAMOTO, and
the Pres, of the Kinyu-Kai.
The "Shigin" performance com-
menced at 4:00 p.m., and after a
break for Japanese bento, con-
cluded with Japanese movies.
(Photo by H. ODA)

IN THE DENVER HILTON HOTEL
Court Place near 15th Street
AComa 2-3481
DENVER- TAKAYAMA
FESTIVAL PLANS
MRS. A. T. HALEY, Chrmn of the
Denver-Takayama Sister City com-
mittee, reported that at the last
meeting held on Jan. 8, 1964, the
generous offer of Takayama, Japan
to send a troupe of some 30 dan-
cers, together with colorful "ya-
tais", to Denver during August,
was favorably considered.
HON. SHINICHIRO IWAM0T0, Mayor
of Takayama, offered to send Che
troupe of dancers and all festi-
val properties to Denver at the
expense of the City of Takayama.
However, finances for the re-
turn trip and hospitality while
in Denver would have to be met by
local groups here.
ESTIMATED BUDGET:
It was estimated that approxi-
mately $15,000.00 would be neces-
sary to sponsor the proposed Den-
ver-Takayama festival in August.
The troupe is expected to stay in
Denver for about three days.
FUND-RAISING:
It was proposed that a Japa-
nese cooking school be sponsored
during April, as a fund-raising
project, as part of the "Shibui"
Week program of ELIZABETH GORDON,
editor of House Beautiful.
It was hoped that an outstand-
ing Japanese culinary expert, of
international reputation, such as
HEIHACHI TANAKA, Japan Air Lines'
executive chef, and co-author of
"Pleasures of Japanese Cooking",
might be invited to participate.
FESTIVAL DATES:
Tentatively, the City Auditor-
ium in Denver has been reserved
for Fri., Aug. 14, 1964.
Proposed plans include a wel-
coming ceremony at Civic Center,
and a downtown parade with Taka-
yama festival floats, the Western
Riders, the Koshare Indian Dan*
cers, the White Buffalo Council,
and other local groups to demon-
strate the various cultures that
contributed to the development of
Colorado and Denver.
HELP REQUESTED:
All of the above proposals are
only tentative, and assistance of
the entire conmunity was request-
ed, in organizing, financing, and
programming the proposed Festival
in August.
Anyone interested please con-
tact MRS. A. T. HALEY, CH 4-0958,
or by writing The Denver-Takayama
Committee, 5350 E. Quincy Avenue,
Englewood, Colorado.
AKE BONO
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JAN.. 1964.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PACK 3.
JAPANESE LADIES
SEND GREETINGS
HIDEKO MURAl, of Osaka, Japan,
who visited Denver last year with
KANAE TAKAZAWA, in a two-cylinder
Toyota, reported that the car was
smashed, in an accident in Sept.,
en route to Washington, D.C.
MISS MURaI had to fly back to
Japan, because of Illness of her
father, while MISS TAKAZAWA re-
mained in New York City, and has
resumed her employment with the
Yashica Camera Co.
The two ladies sent regards to
all in Denver, who extended hos-
pitality to them during their vi-
sit here last June.
HAYASHI BOOSTS
1964 OLYMPICS,
NY WORLD'S FAIR
THOMAS T. HAYASHI, Nisei law-
yer from New York, recently flew
to Japan, via JAL, on business in
connection with the 1964 Olympics
in Tokyo, Japan, and
to promote New York
World's Fair, to be
held, in 1964-65, in
New York, opening on
Apr. 22, 1964.
HAYASHI is a mem-
Thomas Hayashi, ber of the law firm
of Whitman, Ransom, and Coulson,
522 Fifth Ave., New York 36, N.Y.
The firm represents the US Olym-
pic Committee, as well as the New
York World's Fair Corp.
HAYASHI*s law firm also repre-
sents the manufacturers of Nori-
take china, and while HAYASHI is
in Japan, he planned to visit the
Seto area, near Nagoya, which is
world famous for ceramics. The
Norltake factory in Nagoya is one
of the largest in the world, and
was designed strictly for export
trade from Japan.
TOM T. HAYASHI is formerly a
Nat'l Vice-Pres. of the JACL, and
also served as Nat'l Legal Coun-
sel for the JACL. At the present
time, he is a member of the Nat'l
JACL Legal Committee.
BRIGHTON
Above, HON. SEIJI HORIUCHI of Brighton, Colorado, receiving a Cer-
tificate of Recognition, from MIN YASUI, as past Chairman of the Mtn-
Plains JACL District Council, at the Mile-Hi JACL inaugural banquet,
at the Brown Palace West, in Denver, Colo., on Dec. 31, 1963.
The Council award had been announced at the Mtn-Plains JACL dis-
trict convention banquet, earlier on Nov, 30th, but REPR, HORIUCHI
to be personally pre-
EIJ1 HORIUCHI, Rt. 2, Box 19A,
Brighton, Colo. (Tel. 659-1742),
is a registered representative of
WESTAMERICA SECURITIES, INC., at
444 Sherman St., Denver 3, Colo.
He can be reached thru 744-3621,
in Denver, by leaving a message
for him to call.
DR. KENNETH UYEHARA (DDS), of
40 No. Main St., is Chrmn of the
Brighton Kiwanis Key Club project
which sponsored a new chapter at
the Brighton High School.
FINANCIAL AID
REQUESTED FOR
JAPAN SCOUTS
TAD YAMAMOTO, leader of Scouts
at Tri-State Buddhist Church, an-
nounced that Denver Scout office
requested the Japanese conraunity
in Denver to sponsor one of eight
Japanese Scouts, who will be at-
tending the U.S. Scout Encampment
at Valley Forge, this summer.
YAMAMOTO explained that Nat'l
Scout HQ assigned eight Japanese
Scouts to this area, and sponsors
are needed to defray expenses of
sending the Japan Scouts to the
national American Jamboree.
A total of $275.00 is needed
to sponsor one Japanese Scout by
the local Japanese American com-
munity. Other civic groups will
sponsor the remaining seven Japa-
nese Scouts.
Contributions may be sent to
JACL office, 1225-20th St., Den-
ver, Colo. Detailed information
is available from TAD YAMAMOTO,
292-1280, or by calling MIN YASUI
at the JACL office, CH 4-2239.
was unsbie
sent at that time, inasmuch as he
was attending a farm consultants'
national convention in Chicago,
111., as Colorado vice-chairman
of the state organization.
JAPAN SOCIETY
MEETING JAN. 27
JUDGE GEO. G. PRIEST, Pres, of
Colorado Japan Society, reported
that the regular monthly meeting
of the Society was held at West-
ern Federal Bldg., 700-17th St.,
on Mon., Jan. 27th.
Election of new officers will
be held during March, 1964. JOHN
SMAY, HA 9-5285, is Nominations
Chrmn. The next meeting of the
Society will be held Feb. 24th.
BILL HOSOKAWA TO
SPEAK IN BRIGHTON
WILLIAM K. HOSOKAWA, Associate
Editor of The Denver Post^ was
featured speaker at the Brighton
Rotary Club meeting on Jan. 27th,
in Brighton, Colo.
JAMES IMATANI was the Toast-
master for the occasion.
HOSOKAWA, who has served as a
foreign correspondent in the Ori-
ent, spoke on "Communism in the
Far East".
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AVAILABLE AX NO EXTRA CHARGE.
MAIL ORDERS INVITED.
REGULAR STORE HOURS:
MON. thru SAT. .9:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
TUBS. EVENINGS..........until 9:00 p.m.
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Open Dally 11:30 A.M. to 1 A.M.
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FACE 4.
MOtflff AIK PLAINS AJA HEWS
JAH.. 1964,
CATHAY POST NEWS
NISEI VETERANS* MEMORIAL;
* YOSH ARAI and JOHN NOGUCHI are
preparing forms for the Rocky Mtn
Nisei Veterans' Memorial Scholar*
ship to be awarded In .June. The
War Memorial Fund has a total of
some $5,000.00, and the interest
will be awarded annually to the
outstanding high school graduate
of Japanese ancestry in this re*
gion, including Montana, Wyoming,
Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Ne-
braska, and other Mountain-Plains
states. Inquiries should be di-
rected to The Cathay Post #185,
2015 Market St., Denver, Colorado
(80205).
PROPOSED NAME CHANGE;
It has been suggested that the
name of Cathay Post be changed to
more accurately reflect the pre-
sent membership -- JOE SAXATO has
facetiously proposed "Buddha-Head
Post #185", or "Kotonk Post", or
more seriously "John F. Kennedy
Post". Any suggestions would be
welcomed by The Post.
FT. LUPTON JACL
TOM KOSHIO, retiring Pres, of
Ft* Lupton JACL, announced that
the new 1964 cabinet of the Ft.
Lupton chapter would be headed by
SAM FUNAKOSH1 as 1964 President.
New 1964 chapter officers and
board members for Ft. Lupton JACL
are as follows:
PRESIDENT........SAM FUNAKQSHI
1st Vxce-Pres.........JOE SASAKI
2nd Vice-Pres. NORMAN NAKAMOTO
Rec. Secty............IDA SASAKI
Corr. Secty. MARTHA INOUYE
Treasurer........SHIGEO HAYASHI
Local Area Representatives:
// vi
MANDARIN
CHOP SUEY CAFE
WHERE AJA FRIENDS MEET
1221* 20TH. STREET CH4-9526
A BIG, FAT CIGAR being enjoyed
charming wife, GRACE NOGUCHI, at
Brown Palace West, on Dec. 31st.
JOHN T. NOGUCHI is President
of The Cathay Post #185, American
Legion, Building Corporation, at
2015 Market St., Denver, Colo.
The Cathay Post Building Corp.
indicated that the upstairs ban-
quet hall would be renovated com-
pletely, and that an interior ac-
cess stairway would be construct-
ed, in the near future. As soon
as the re-modelling construction
and re-decorating of the upstairs
rooms and hallways are completed,
3-ox. Pinck-Bollle
Wont slip even in vet hands
Wont clogeasy to sprinkle
S Wide top for spoon measuring
Can be refilled easily
Introducing Q>
easy-to-hold J1J
of AJI-N0-M0T0
your favorite super seasoning
SOLD AT YOUR SUPER MARKET AND GROCER! STORE
by JOHN T. NOGUCHI, shown with his
the New Year's Eve ball held at the
The Cathay Post Dining Room will
have suitable facilities to take
care of large community banquets
at The Post.
JOHN NAKASHIMA has been desig-
nated as in charge of the build-
ing project, and GENJI YAMAMOTO,
a Post member who is on the en-
gineering staff of the City, will
be in charge of plans.
The Cathay Post Lounge, locat-
ed upstairs, will continue to be
available for use by small meet-
ings of community groups. Per-
mission and arrangements to use
the Post meeting room should be
cleared with AL MIYAGISHIMA, as
manager for The Cathay Post.
ALBERT WATADA.
SAM H1SAM0T0 .
GEORGE MASUNAGA
TOM URANO. .
TICK MATSUSHIMA
FRANK EYA. .
. Powers
. Ft. Lupton
. Tracyville
Vollmar-Ione
Platteville
. Keenesburg
*****
At the annual sports recogni-
tions dinner meeting, held during
Dec., the Ft. Lupton JACL honored
SAM HISAMOTO and SAM OKAMOTO for
taking charge of pee-wee baseball
for the juniors last summer.
* RICH URANO and GORDON KOSHIO
were recognized by the Ft. Lupton
chapter for managing the senior
baseball team this past summer.
*****
INA and FLOYD KOSHIO spent two
sunny weeks in Hawaii, recently,
visiting their daughter, BERN1ECE
JARNAGON in Honolulu.
CATHAY POST DINING ROOM
The Cathay Post Dining Room, at 2015 Market St., Denver 5, Colo.,
is now under new management, and will be open seven days each week,
with a businessman's lunch from 11:00 a.m. daily except Sat. and Sun.
The new operators of the kitchen and dining room are pictured below:
ALLEN WONG, a master chef for-
merly from San Francisco, is the
new maitre d* and special chef at
The Cathay Post Dining Room.
LEO POND, formerly co-owner of
The Oriental Gardens, in Denver,
is now chef, and associated with
The Cathay Post Dining Room.
di nine Room
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JAM.. 1964,
MOW!AIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PACE 3.
Above, DAVID H. FURUKAWA, the new 1964 President of Mile-Hi JACL,
addressing guests at the inaugural dinner, in the Brown Palace West,
on Dec. 31, 1963. At extreme left is HON. SEIJI HORIUCHI, of Brigh-
ton, Colo., who was honored as outstanding AJA of the Mtn-Plains re-
gion. The two ladies are LILLIAN
JACL PROPOSES
1964 PROGRAM
DAVE FURUKAWA, 1964 President
of Mile-Hi JACL, announced that a
tentative annual program for 1964
was adopted for the local JACL as
follows:
JAN........ ALIEN REGISTRATIONS
FEB..........CARD PARTY BENEFIT
MAR..........SCHOLARSHIP MOVIES
APR. ... ICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
MAY. MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES
JUN. GRADUATES DINNER-DANCE
JUL. DENVER COMMUNITY PICNIC
AUG.................. (Vacation)
SEP. CITIZENSHIP DAY PROGRAM
OCT.......... ANNUAL FALL MEETING
NOV. ORIENTAL DINNER BENEFIT
DEC. NEW YEARS EVE PROGRAM
It was emphasized that the an-
nual program above was tentative
only, and that specific announce-
ments would be made thru The Mtn-
Plains AJA News, as well as thru
special mail notices to all mem-
bers of Mile-Hi JACL.
Any suggestions or ideas for
programs would be appreciated by
the Mile-Hi JACL Board of Govern-
ors. Send in your ideas to the
JACL office, 1225-20th St., Den-
ver 2, Colo. (80202)
OMAHA NEWS
K. PATRICK OKURA, Nat'l JACL
Pres., and LILY OKURA, Mtn-Plains
District Chrmn, will co-chair the
biennial installation banquet of
the Omaha JACL, at Indian Hills
Inn, on Feb. 22nd.
Newly-elected officers of the
Omaha JACL (serving 2-year terms,
1964-63) are as follows:
UBA and JEAN SATO, with MIN YASUI
at extreme right. DR. MIKE UBA,
who acted as toastmaster, is seen
behind the speaker.
CIVIL RIGHTS FUND
LILY OKURA, District unairman
of the Mtn-Plains JACL, called on
regional JACL chapters to begin a
voluntary campaign for the Natl
JACL Civil Rights Fund.
A national JACL Civil Rights
Fund was approved by all district
councils, and will be used to ad-
vance the cause of civil rights
nationally as well as locally.
MIKE M. MASAOKA, as Washington
representative, indicated that in
1964 many crucial issues in the
field of human rights must be re-
solved for all Americans.
NAT'L JACL ESSAY
AND ORATORICAL
ENTRANTS SOUGHT
JANET OKAMURA, winner of the
Nat'l JACL Essay Contest in 1962,
has expressed an Interest in com-
peting for the Nat'l JACL Orator-
ical contest in Detroit, Mich.,
in July, 1964. JANET is a sopho-
more at Colorado College in Colo-
rado Springs, Colo.
Natl winners of JACL Oratori-
cal and Essay contests are award-
ed $200.00 in U.S. Savings Bonds.
The Mtn-Plains oratorical winner
will be sent to Detroit, to com-
pete in the Natl Contest. Infor-
mation may be obtained from Dist.
Chrmn LILY OKURA, 2604 Garden Rd,
Omaha 24, Nebraska.
NISEI OF BIENNIUM
NOMINATIONS OPEN
FRANK F. CHUMAN, the immediate
Past Pres, of Nat'l JACL, wea ap-
pointed Natl JACL Recognitiona
Chrmn. He announced that nomina-
tions for "Nisei of the Biennium,
1963-1964" will be accepted until
May 15, 1964.
Mtn-Plains nominations will be
processed by Dist. Recognitions
Chrmn MIN YASUI, 1225-20th St.,
Denver 2, Colo.
JACL BENEFIT
WINNERS NAMED
BILL KUROKI, as retiring Pres,
and the Chrmn of the Mile-Hi JACL
Benefit held at the Brown Palace
West Hotel on Dec. 31, 1963, an-
nounced prize winners were:
RCA Color TV......SUE MAEDA,
1375 Bellaire St.
Denver, Colo.
Portable 19" TV ... TOSH UBA,
826 S. Owens Ct.
Denver, Colo.
Transistor Radio. JOHN SMAY,
2401 Valley View Dr.
Denver, Colo.
JANE HADA, DR. TAK KITASHIMA,
TAK TERASAKI, and others were the
best ticket sellers for the Mile-
Hi JACL.
*****
Another benefit to be held du-
ring June is planned for Mile-Hi
JACL, to defray expenses of the
annual scholarship program, which
have amounted to about $300.00 in
past years.
PRESIDENT.............EM NAKADOI
1st Vice-Pres. NORIAKI OKADA
2nd Vice-Pres.........YUKIO ANDO
Rec. Secty..........MARY M1SAKI
Corr. Secty. GLADYS HIRABAYASHI
Corr. Secty...........MARY SMITH
Treasurer...........MIKE WATANABE
Member-at-Large. .GERHARD SPIES
Omaha JACL's annual Christmas
party was held during December at
the Commercial Savings and Loan
Assn., with 150 adults and chil-
dren attending.
Co-Chairmen of the affair were
GLADYS HIRABAYASHI and EM NAKADOI
who were assisted by the Board.
Refreshments for the party and
gifts for the children were con-
tributed by Board members as fol-
lows:
PAT OKURA............10 lb. Ham
BOB NAKADOI*s. 24 lb. Turkey
ROY HIRABAYASHIs. Potato Salad
TAK MISAKI's Lg. Sheet Cake
LINDA LUCAS. Combination Salad
YUKIO ANDO Pop, Punch, etc.
NORIAKI ANDO Relishes & Salad
GRASS SHACK CAFE (Jack Kayas)
10 loaves Bread
ORIENTAL TRADING CO. (Watanabes)
100 stockings for Kids
MANUEL MATSUNAMI.
and MIKE 0SKIMA;
MANUEL MAT SUN AML
and MIKE OSHIMA^
Paper plates,
Napkins, Cupt
Paper plates,
Napkins, Cups,
Forks, Coffee, etc.
The Omaha JACL filled stock-
ings with gifts and candies for
all of the children attending.
SCENE FROM NEW YEARS EVE DANCE
Some of the recognizable faces in the crowd above are HENRY T0B0, RUTH TERADA, ALICE MIYAKE, DOROTHY UCHIDA,
R0BLEY BRANNON, ROSE FUJISAK1, and others. How many friends and familiar faces are you able to identify???


PACE 6.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
JAN.. 1964
MTN- PLAINS AJA NEWS
Published once a month. Mailed
by the 20th of each month.
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
MINORU YASUI
1225 20th Street,
Denver 2, Colorado.
CH 4-2239 ra 2-9255
* A *
BUD UCHIDA..............Heads
ROSA ODOW ....... Artist
TOM MASAMORI. .Photographer
TRUE YASUI. .General Factotum
Do you know who Gregory is?
He *s the fellow of either sex
who wants to let George do the
work that needs to be done.
We have a good many Gregories
in our community.
This would be fine except that
we dont have enough Georges.
The Gregories say "Let George do
it." Then they go about their
busy way.
And since someone has to do it
George does. The trouble is that
George is busy, too. Sometimes
the Georges don't'have as much
talent as the Gregories. Result
is that the job doesn't get done
as well as it might be.
This gives all the Gregories a
chance to do something they love
to do. They sit back and snipe.
They say George did a lousy
job.
They say George is too bossy
and is pig-headed and won't take
good advice when it's offered to
him.
They say George should smarten
up and learn to do things right.
If George were smart he'd say:
"Okay, Gregory, if you know so
much about it, you do it and Ill
just quietly fade into the sunset.
But George knows Gregory won't
work. Gregory just snipes. And
because the work has to be done
by somebody, George steps in and
does the best he can, even if it
is a bungling, inadequate perfor-
mance. He 'Figures it's better
than nothing.
George would sure appreciate
it if Gregory would help some-
times.
And if Gregory just isnt go-
ing to help, George would be very
grateful if Gregory would let up
on the complaining for a little
while. Just a little while.
$2,500 IN SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
Available to June 1964 graduates from high schools is $2,500.00 in
a number of scholarship grants and awards, thru the Japanese American
Citizens League. Amounts vary from $300.00 to $100.00 per award.
Applicants must be students of Japanese American ancestry, or some
one in the imnediate family (regardless of racial background) must be
a bona fide member of the JACL, in order to qualify for these grants.
Detailed information concerning specific awards will be available by
writing to the JACL office, 1225-20th St., Denver 2, Colo. (80202)
Applicants must be residing In
the Mtn-Plains region, which ex-
tends from Montana, thru Wyoming
and Colorado, to New Mexico, and
includes Nebraska and Texas, and
other near-by states.
Generally, scholarships avail-
able to AJAs thru JACL are:
NATIONAL JACL SCHOLARSHIPS:
$300.00 PVT. BEN MASAOKA MEMORIAL
$250.00 COL. WALTER TSUKAM0T0 (2)
$200.00 SUPPLEMENTAL JACL AWARDS.
There are two COL. WALTER TSU-
KAM0T0 Awards available, in the
amount of $250 each. There are
four Supplemental JACL Scholar-
ships, each for $200.
REGIONAL VETERANS' SCHOLARSHIP?
Thru the Cathay Post #185, a
scholarship for $200.00 will be
awarded to an AJA graduate from
high school in the Mtn-Plains re-
gion.
Information may be obtained
from JOHN T. NOGUCHI or Y0SH ARAI
as Co-Chrmn of the Veterans' Me-
morial Scholarship, 2015 Market
St., Denver 5, Colorado.
MILE-HI JACL SCHOLARSHIPS:
$250.00 HARRY H. SAKATA MEMORIAL
$200.00 CATHAY POST SCHOLARSHIP
$150.00 MILE-HI SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
$100.00 MILE-HI SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Local scholarship awards above
are limited to AJA students or to
members of JACL families, in the
Denver metropolitan area, includ-
ing Brighton, Longmont, Boulder,
Westminster, Wheat Ridge, Arvada,
Lakewood, Thornton, North Glenn,
Aurora, Englewood, Littleton, and
any of the surrounding suburbs.
OBTAIN APPLICATION FORMS:
Application forms or informa-
tion concerning any of the above
may be obtained from MIN YASUI,
Scholarship Chrinn, 1225-20th St.,
Denver 2, Colorado. (80202)
SCHOLARSHIP MOVIE
BENEFIT IN MARCH
The Mile-Hi JACL is planning
to sponsor a movie benefit during
March, with all of the net pro-
ceeds to go towards scholarship
grants to students.
Community support for this be-
nefit is respectfully urged, to
encourage our young people. Com-
plete details will be announced
later.
NEW YEAR'S EVE,
BELLE OF THE BALL
Above is MARTHA OZAKI, who was
named "Belle of the Ball", at the
Mile-Hi JACL New Year's Eve dance
at Brown Palace West Hotel, She
was presented a bouquet of roses
by the Mile-Hi JACL prexy. With
her, above, is her escort for the
evening, DAVE INAGAKI.
NAT'L JACL CONFAB
IN DENVER IN 1968?
Some suggestions were raised
at the Mile-Hi JACL Board meeting
in Jan., that the 1968 Nat'l JACL
Convention be invited to Denver,
Colo.
The first post-war convention
of the JACL was held in Denver in
1946, eighteen years ago.
The 1964 National will be held
in Detroit, Mich., and the 1966
convention is scheduled for San
Diego, Calif.
It is with humbleness Chat I
accept the office of Chairman of
the Board of Governors, and that
of President of
the Mile-Hi JACL.
Without doubt,
it is a big res-
ponsibility, but
I shall do my un-
reserved best to
uphold the ideals
of our organiza-
tion.
We shall en-
deavor to advance
the JACL to even
greater accomplishments than in
the past. We will continually
strive to serve our community in
the best possible ways.
NEW BOARD MEMBERS:
We are fortunate this year to
have a conscientious and energe-
tic Board. It is most gratifying
to have all seven of the newly-
elected Board members present at
our first meeting of 1964. (See
list on opposite page, Col. 1.)
The probing questions and the
quick grasp of the problems con-
cerning the chapter indicate a
sincere desire to serve the com-
munity as effectively as possible
as a public service group.
COMMUNITY PROGRAMS:
As in the past, we will take
active part in all community con-
cerns that are in the interest of
the AJA community, and we will do
our best to cooperate in national
programs of the JACL.
Mile-Hi JACL Board has tenta-
tively approved an annual calen-
dar of events, listed on Pg. 5.
If there are any suggestions
for improvement of this schedule
by the membership, please let us
hear from youJJJ
YOUR SUPPORT NEEDED1
The Mile-Hi JACL Board exists
to serve you, the members, so if
you have any suggestions or cri-
ticisms, please voice them.
All of you are invited to at-
tend any Board meeting. The next
will be held on Thurs., Feb. 6th,
from 8:00 p.m., at Cathay Post
Lounge, 2015 Market Street.
KIM-PLAINS A.J.A. NEWS
SUBSCRIPTION BATIK.
Regular: $3.00 for % yr ( 5 me.)
$5.00 for 1 yr (10 mo.)
Special Mile-Hi JACL members OMIT
$2.50 for yr ( 5 me.)
$3.50 for 1 yr (10 mo.)
FURUKAWA


MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PACE 7.
JAN.. 1964.
MILE-HI JACL
1964 OFFICERS
PRESIDENT.........DAVID FURUKAWA
1st V.P. (Program) DON TANABE
2nd V.P. (Mbrshp). EIJI HORIUCHI
3rd V.P. (P.R.).
Secretary. .
Treasurer. .
Finance Chrmn. .
Issei Story Chrmn
Scholarship Chrmn
Bazaar Chrmn .
Youth Chrmn. .
BEN MIYAHARA
NATCHI MATSUNAMI
DR. MIKE UBA
TOM MASAMORI
HARRY MATOBA
. MIN YASUI
BILL KUROKI
TAK TERASAKI
The 21 Board members, and the
date of expiration of their terms
of office are as follows:
Terms expiring Dec. 31, 1964:
DAVE FURUKAWA DR. MASA G1MA
BEN KUMAGAI BILL KUROKI
TOM MASAMORI DR. MIKE UBA
MIN YASUI
PART OF THE 1964 OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD MEMBERS of Mile-Hi JACL being inaugurated at the year-end dinner
of the local JACL chapter, at the Brown Palace Hotel, in Denver, Colo., on Dec. 31, 1963, with TAK TERASAKI
officiating as installations officer. TERASAKI, with his back to the camera, is Nat'l JACL Program Chrmn.
In the far background can be glimpsed EILEEN ITO (Mrs. Takeshi Ito), AGNES NAKAGAWA (Mrs. Frank Nakagawa)
JOHN SMAY with his date, BUDDY UCHXDA, and a group of others.
At left side of picture above, with right hands raised for the oath
of office, are new Board members, from left, EIJI HORIUCHI of Brighton
(2nd Vice-Pres, for membership); FRANK NAKAGAWA of Derby; and YVONNE
KUMAGAI of Denver. New Board members absent were YASUKO FUJIMORI and
GLADYS TANIWAKI. At table in foreground can be seen DR. and MRS. MASA
GIMA and HENRY SUZUKI. OSKI TANIWAKI is glimpsed over Tak's shoulder.
Terms expiring Dec. 31, 1965:
HARRY MATOBA NATCHI MATSUNAMI
DR. BOB MAYEDA DR. DICK MOMII
ROY NAGAI TERRIE TAKAMINE
DON TANABE
Terms expiring Dec. 31, 1966:
YASUKO FUJIMORI EIJI HORIUCHI
YVONNE KUMAGAI DR. BEN MIYAHARA
FRANK NAKAGAWA GLADYS TANIWAKI
HENRY TOBO
Out-going Board members, whose
terms expired, on Dec. 31, 1963,
were, as follows; TOSHIO ANDO,
HARUKO KOBAYASHI, ROY H. MAYEDA,
DR. TAKASHI MAYEDA, TOM NAKATA,
JOHN SAKAYAMA, and JEAN SATO.
On right side of picture are:
NATCHI MATSUNAMI, Secretary; DAVE
FURUKAWA, President; HENRY TOBO,
new Board member; DON TANABE, 1st
Vice-Pres.; DR. BEN MIYAHARA, new
Board member (3rd Vice-Pres.) and
DR. HIKE UBA, Treasurer.
CARD PARTY BENEFIT
DURING FEBRUARY
BILL KUROKI and BEN KUMAGAI,
assisted by DR. BEN MIYAHARA and
BUDDY UCHIDA, will be in charge
of a card party benefit for the
Mile-Hi JACL Scholarship Fund, in
February.
JOIN JACL NOW !!!!!
The new 1964 Board of Mile-Hi
JACL announced that the first or-
der of business would be the an-
nual membership drive.
EIJI HORIUCHI of Brighton, as
2nd Vice-Pres. for membership, is
in charge of the 1964 drive. A
co-chairman for Denver membership
solicitation will be appointed.
Mile-Hi JACL's annual dues are
$5.00 per person, which includes
an automatic year's subscription
to The Pacific Citizen, the week-
ly newspaper of Nat'l JACL.
MILE-HI JACL SILVER PIN WINNERS
TOM T. MASAMORI, 3rd Vice-Pres. of Mile-Hi JACL, acting for Pres.
BILL KUROKI, who was absent, presented Silver JACL pins for outstand-
ing services to JEAN SATO and HENRY SUZUKI at the Inaugural Dinner of
the Mile-Hi JACL, on Dec. 31, 1963.
JEAN SATO HENRY SUZUKI
JEAN SATO is a native of Yuba
City, Calif., but was brought to
Colorado, as a small child, be-
cause of evacuation in 1942. She
was reared
almost as
a Colorado
native.
She is
a graduate
of Maple-
ton High
School, in
1957, and
was vale-
dictorian.
She has
been very
active in many community affairs,
including church, bowling, and
the JACL.
During the last three years,
she headed the Mile-Hi JACL Scho-
larship program, and was instru-
mental in maintaining this pro-
gram for the local community.
In addition to her activities
in the women's bowling league in
this region, serving as an offi-
cer and as past Pres., as well as
an active participant, she is an
active youth leader at the Simp-
son Methodist Church, as well as
a member of the choir.
HENRY SUZUKI, native of Vaca-
ville, Calif., spent his youthful
years in Japan. He was educated
in Japan and graduated from Kwan-
sai Daiga-
ku in 1940
before re-
turning to
the U.S.
Because
of evacu-
ation, he
moved to
Colo., in
1942, and
became in
volved in
activities
of commu-
nity benefit, especially because
of his bi-lingual abilities.
He assisted in the citizenship
classes of the Colo. Nikkei-Jin
Kai, and also conducted English
classes for Issei, as well as as-
sisting as interpreter in natura-
lization examinations during the
past 10 years.
He served the local JACL as an
officer, as well as liaison for
the Nisei with the Nikkei-Jin Kai
especially in connection with the
annual community picnic. He is
now serving his third 2-yr term
as Treasurer of Mtn-Plains JACL.
Last year, more than $100.00
was raised for Mile-Hi Scholar-
ships thru duplicate bridge and
other card benefits, chiefly thru
efforts of past Pres. BILL KUROKI
and his group. Announcements as
to date, time and place will be
made later.
Moreover, because of a subsidy
to The Mtn-Plains AJA News, spe-
cially reduced rate of $3.50 per
year is available to Mile-Hi JACL
members subscribing to the month-
ly Mtn-Plains AJA News, while re-
gular subscriptions are $5.00 per
year for non-members.
ANOTHER SCENE: NEW YEAR'S EVE
Dancing couples, celebrating New Year's Eve, include TAMI and JOHN
MASUNAGA, left center; HELENE and TOM IOKA in center background; but
we never did ascertain the identities of the youngsters in foreground.


PAGB8.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
JAM.. 1964.
TRI-STATE YB.L.
OFFICERS FOR 1964
The new 1964 officers of the
Tri-State Young Buddhists League
were elected at the 30th annual
YBLC held on Dec. 20-22, 1963, at
the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Denver,
Colo., as follows:
PRESIDENT. .
1st Vice-Pres
2nd Vice-Pres
Rec. Secty .
Corr. Secty.
Treasurer. .
Asst. Treas.
Social Chran
Music Chrmn.
Literary Chrmn
Men's Athletics
Girl's Athletics
. ,. HENRY T0B0
. LOUIS YOSHIDA
. WILLIAM TANI
. GAIL CHIKUMA
JANICE KOSHIO
RICHARD YOSHIDA
GEORGE TAGAWA
ELAINE TSUMURA
JOAN MIZUNAGA
. IRIS NAKATA
. BILL WATADA
. SHIRLEY ETO
1964 YBL Prexy HENRY TOBO suc-
ceeds ALBERT NAKATA, 1963 Pres.
TSBC BENEFIT
LUCKY WINNERS
HARRY NITTA and SAM DOIDA, Co-
Chrmn of the TSBC Benefit held on
Jan. 2, 1964, announced that the
prize winners of the Benefit were
as follows:
RCA Color TV.
RCA Dishwasher.
Portable TV
Tape Recorder
. GAIL UMETANI,
5611 DeMott St.
Derby, Colorado.
. FRED OKIMOTO,
1805 W. 34th Ave.
Denver, Colorado.
. EARL AINSWORTH,
149 South 8th St.
Brighton, Colorado.
. T. TAKEMOTO,
3620 Locust St.
Denver, Colorado.
Transistor Radio. TAK M1SAKI,
1101 N. 49th Ave.
Omaha, Nebraska.
The individual prize for sell-
ing the most tickets was awarded
to GEORGE SHIM0DA of Welby, Colo,
who sold 91 books.
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rated the new officers as
lations officer, and is
forward to congratulate
1964 officers.
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The principal speaker at the
30th annual YBLC banquet was DR.
KIKUO TAIRA of Fresno, Calif, and
TAD YAMAMOTO officiated as Toast-
master for the program.
ELAINE TSUMURA and TED TSUMURA
were named as outstanding Busseis
of 1963 at the 30th annual YBLC,
held in Dec., in Denver, Colo.
ELAINE TSUMURA (nee KURITANI)
is 1959 winner of the JACL-SAKATA
Award, and a 1963 graduate of the
Univ. of Denver. TED TSUMURA is
a 1963 graduate of Regis College.
Both are now teaching in Denver
public schools.
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honorary life membership in the
Tri-State Y.B.L., for his devoted
services in furthering the cause
of Buddhism, from ROBERT WATADA,
at right. NAKATA has served as a
lay delegate to the Western con-
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* REV. JONATHAN FUJITA, of Simp-
son Church, attended the Method-
ist Conference on World Missions,
in Buck Hills, Pa., last month,
at the invitation of the confer-
ence Board.
REV, FUJITA, with the coopera-
tion of the church Issei, is also
planning a round-the-world tour,
in 1965, visiting Europe first,
and continuing eastward to Japan,
before returning to the U.S.
INAUGURATION of the 1964 officers of the Tri-State Young Buddhists
League in the Silver Glade of the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Denver, Colo.,
on Dec. 22, 1963. At extreme left is the new 1964 President of the
Tri-State Young Buddhists League, HENRY TOBO of Denver, Colo. Other
members of his 1964 cabinet flank him to the right. (See list at top
of Col. 1.) REV. NOBORU TSUNODA ---------------------------------------
RACE a RELIGION
CONCLAVE IN MAY
REV. N. TSUNODA of TSBC, who
has been participating in the re-
ligious leaders meetings called
by MAYOR TOM CURRIGAN of Denver,
announced that a community-wide
conference on Race and Religion
is being planned for May, 1964.
Religious leaders of Protes-
tant, Catholic, and Jewish faiths
have been meeting monthly, to is-
sue a Declaration of Faith in the
inherent equality and moral worth
of all human beings on earth.
SIMPSON CHURCH NEWS
REV. PAUL HAGIYA is planning
to lead a tour of young people to
Japan, during June, 1965. It is
estimated that the two-weeks tour
in Japan, plus round-trip air to
and from Tokyo, will cost appro-
ximately $1,000,00 per person.
SAM Y. MATSUM0T0, Chrmn of the
Board, announced that the annual
Simpson Church food bazaar would
be held at the Grange Hall, 2475
W. 26th Ave., in Denver, on Sat.,
May 9th.
DR. BEN MIYAHARA will speak on
"Smoking and Cancer" at the annu-
al meeting of Methodist Men, at
the Golden Steer Restaurant, on
Sun., Feb. 16th.
Simpson Church will partici-
pate in Brotherhood Week activi-
ties, Feb. 9 16, in connection
with Race Relations exchanges, in
view of integration of all Japa-
nese Methodist churches in June,
1964.
MYF YOUNG PEOPLE
* RENE OYA, President of Inter-
mediate Methodist Youth Fellow-
ship, announced that the MYF will
go to Glenwood Springs over the
spring vacations, Mar, 22-25.
Reservations must be placed by
Feb. 16th with PRES. RENE OYA at
279-6119. A registration fee of
$25.00 must be paid by Feb. 23rd.
Total costs for train fare, hotel
and meals will exceed this amount
but will be subsidized by Simpson
Church for the young people.
SUE AKIYAMA WINS
NAT'L TOURNEY
4 SUE AKIYAMA and Mrs. Jeffrey-
Smith, both of Denver, tied for
4th place over-all in the nation-
wide duplicate bridge tournament
held during Dec,, 1963.
The due scored 185% points, or
53% points above average, for a
terrific 70.37. game. Their score
was 3rd highest nationally among
5,824 players who participated in
the charity tournament.
TEL. &S9-9984-


JAM.. 1964.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS

By
suson
flnDO
The first semester of school
Is coming to a close in Denver,
and many of the high schools will
present their school talent shows
after the mid-semester break.
MASAKO ITO, an exchange stu-
dent from Japan, will perform a
Japanese odori at Washington High
School, on Feb. 28-29.
'After the Ball show will be
presented at East High School, in
March. LAURA MASUNAGA will par-
ticipate in the gymnastic routine
acts at East High.
*****
SHUNY SUGIURA at West High was
straight A student on the Prin-
cipals Honor Roll, in December,
along with 5 other students.
Also at West High on the Coun-
sellor's Honor Roll (3.5 or bet-
ter) were GLORIA KAGAWA, CAROL
KAWAKAMI, and ROBERT SUYAMA.
*****
LEILANI UKELELE was elected as
Head Girl at Rishel Junior High.
She was also winner of the 200-yd
free style and 200-yd individual
medley, at Colorado Springs Invi-
tational Swimming meet, recently.
MARK HAGIYA won the breast-
stroke event for Manual High, in
the East-Manual interschool com-
petition, recently.
Over at Adams City High School
ROGER GOTO and BILL IWADA are on
the varsity team, and will earn
their letters in basketball.
In Plattevllle, EDDIE KAWAKAMI
won 1st prise for Colorado in the
national contest for canning crop
vegetables, with his green beans.
Besides horticultural excellence,
his community and school activi-
ties were rated outstanding.
Closer to home, the three SATO
boys at Sheridan High School have
a winning record in wrestling for
their school. The brothers are:
KEN SATO, Sr.; ALLAN SATO, soph.;
and DON SATO, freshman.
ABOVE is scene from The Cathay Post #185 Christmas Party held dur-
ing December, with YOSH ARAI as Gen. Chrmn. The enthralled children
are watching cartoons being projected by Chrmn ARAI in the Post club
room upstairs. AL MIYAGISHIMA supplied cake, ice cream and soda pop
as refreshments; GRACE NOGUCHI secured additional gifts for the chil-
------------------------------* dren. ERLINE HIKIDA, FUMI ARAI,
I ft C APT!\/ITIFQ JERRIE MURAKAMI, HELEN NAKASHIMA,
n\j I I VII IC.O BESS SAKAT0> and husbands assist-
JERRY FUJIKAWA, CU, athletics ed in wrapping gift packages, and
chrmn for ICS, reported that al- in decorating the upstairs ban-
most 40 AJA students and friends quet hall for the party.
went to Lake Aldora, on Jan. 26th
for the ICS ski trip.
AL NAKATA reported that Kenkyu
Club of CU, led by BOB WATADA, as
President, went to Winter Park on
Feb. 2nd for a ski excursion with
about 20 members participating.
JOAN SAKYO sez "Dont forget
the ICS Sweetheart Dance at CSC,
on Feb. 14thm"
CALENDAR
Of Coming Evenfs
Feb. 9: (Sun) NOVICE JUDO TOURNAMENT Denver School of Judo.
Feb. 14: (Fri) ICS "SWEETHEART BALL", at CSC, Greeley, Colo.
Feb. 16: (Sun) CHOW MEIN DINNER BENE- FIT, Ft. Lupton JACL.
Feb. 29: (Sat) DUPLICATE BRIDGE TOUR- NAMENT, Sizroson Church
Mar. 7- Mar. 8: ROCKY MTN INVITATIONAL JUDO TOURNAMENT, Den- ver School of Judo.
Mar. 15: (Sun) CHOW MEIN DINNER BENE- FIT, Brighton J.A.A.
Mar. 22- Mar. 25: GLBNWOOD SPRINGS TRIP, Simpson Church, M.Y.F.
AJA COLLEGE STUDENTS
RON MACHIDA was pledged by the
Chi Sigma chapter of Delta Kappa
fraternity at Western State Col-
lege in Gunnison, Colorado.
DENNIS MORIMOTO, a junior from
Denver, recently won the "Knight
of Knights award, at Colo. State
College, in Greeley. The Inter-
collegiate Knights are members of
an honorary service organization.
MORIMOTO is majoring in industri-
al arts at CSC.
JUDO TOURNAMENT
FOR NOVICES, ON
SUN., FEB. 9T-
A judo tournament for novices
(white belts only) will be held
at The Denver School of Judo, at
2020 Arapahoe Street, in Denver,
from 1:00 pm, on Sun., Feb. 9th.
The novice tournament had been
originally acheduled earlier, but
a large group of more than fifty
Denver judoists and parents, led
by TOORU TAKAMATSU, went to Ogden
over the week-end of Feb. 1-2, to
participate in the interaectlonal
judo tournament in Utah.
GLENN NITTA (on mat) throwing
EARL FUKUHARA, who is seen going
up and over! GLENN NITTA won the
10 year-olds' championship in the
Denver Jr, Judo Olympics in Jan.
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PACE 10.
MOUNTAIN-PT4THS A.TA NEWS
JAM.. 1964
JUNIOR OLYMPIC JUDO TOURNAMENT
More than 150 youngsters, ranging in age from 6 to 16, from eight
different Judo clubs, participated in the Junior Olympic Judo Tourna-
ment held at the Denver School of
Jan. 12, 1964. SHl/NY SUG1URA won
the 16 year old championship over
PAT REYNOLDS of Amid.
The eight judo clubs partici-
pating in the Junior Olympic judo
tournament were:
Judo, in Denver, Colo., on Sunday,
SIMPSON CHURCH BOWLING LEAGUE
TOURNAMENT AT CELEBRITY LANES
HARRY HASHIM0T0 and JEAN MATSUDA were Co-Chairmen of the Simpson
Methodist Churchs annual bowling league tournament held on Jan. 25-
26, 1964, at Celebrity Lanes, in Denver, Colo.
It was estimated that more than 350 bowlers participated in the
two-day tournament, and at one time, 80 couples were bowling on all
80 lanes of the house simultane-
ously. Tournament winners were:
Amid of Denver
Boulder Imperial
Brighton Judo
Colorado Springs
Craig Judo
Denver School
Lowry AFB Judo
San Luis Valley
Winners in various age brack-
ets are listed in the next column
showing their club affiliations.
(Denver School of Judo is abbre-
viated as DSJ.)
MENS DIVISION:
Team:
Terrace Inn.............. 3074
Preston Jewelry.......... 3055
Simpson Team #3. ..... 3046
Doubles:
J. Hirakata & Ugi Harada 1294
T. Mayeda & Don Miyake 1291
Ed Mayeda & Ben Yanaga 1263
Singles:
J. Perry ......... 727
Sam Okada. ........ 698
T. Hasegawa................689
All-Events:
Sam Okada. ...............1980
P. Sakurada...............1955
Bob Mayeda............... 1938
WOMENS DIVISION
Team:
Northgate Majors ........ 3001
Loop Drug. ............... 2941
Tolves Liquor 2878
Doubles:
R. Tateyama & L. Akahoshi. 1291
S. Harada & Amy Konishi. 1249
S. Yoshimura & Mary Higa 1228
Singles:
Mats Xto...................699
M. McClelland............. 657
Amy Konishi.................652
All-Events:
Mats Ito..................1903
Tay Kondo.................1883
R. Tavella................1874
1964 BASKETBALL SCHEDULES:
FLOYD ITO, Pres, of the Northern Colorado Nisei Basketball League
announced the Friday night schedules of the seven teams of the League
at Manual High School gymnasium, 1700 E. 28th Ave., as follows:
Feb. 7:
Playboys
Bussei #2
Fuji-En
vs.
vs.
vs.
Merchants bye
Feb. 14:
Simpson
Bussei #1
Tagawa
Bussei #2
vs.
vs.
vs.
bye
Feb. 21:
Merchants vs.
Fuji-En
Playboys
Bussei #1
#2
Feb, 28:
Bussei
Tagawa
Simpson
Fuji-En
Mar. 6:
Bussei #1
Playboys
Merchants
Tagawa
vs.
vs.
bye
vs.
vs.
vs.
bye
vs.
vs.
vs.
bye
Bussei #1
Simpson
Tagawa
Fuji-En
Merchants
Playboys
Tagawa
Bussei #2
Simpson
Playboys
Bussei #1
Merchants
Simpson
Fuji-En
Bussei #2
P.M.
6:50
7:50
8:50
P.M.
6:50
7:50
8:50
P.M.
6:50
7:50
8:50
P.M.
6:50
7:50
8:50
P.M.
6:50
7:50
8:50
Mar. 13:
Fuji-En vs.
Simpson vs.
Bussei #2 vs.
Playboys bye
Mar. 20:
Tagawa vs.
Merchants vs.
Bussei #1 vs.
Simpson bye
Apr. 3:
Playboys
Bussei #2
Fuji-En
Merchants
Apr. 10:
Simpson
Bussei #1
Tagawa
Bussei #2
Apr. 17:
Merchants
Fuji-En
Playboys
Bussei #1
vs.
vs.
vs.
bye
vs.
vs.
vs.
bye
vs.
vs.
vs.
bye
Merchants
Tagawa
Bussei' #1
Bussei #2
Playboys
Fuji-En
Bussei #1
Simpson
Tagawa
Fuji-En
Merchants
Playboys
Tagawa
Bussei #2
Simpson
P.M.
6:50
7:50
8:50
P.M.
6:50
7:50
8:50
P.M.
6:50
7:50
8:50
P.M.
6:50
7:50
8:50
P.M.
6:50
7:50
8: 50
(GEORGES CONOCO are now sponsors of Mile-Hi Merchants team***)
Age-group Winners:
6 yr olds:
1. JOHN TODOROKI
2. STEVE TIBBITTS
3. DARCY McGINN
7 yr olds:
1. RICHARD AL0NGIN
2. GLENN MOORE
3. RANDY SUMIDA
8 yr olds:
1. HARRY SUMIDA
2. HARRY TANABE
3. GEORGE ITO
9 yr olds:
1. JOEY TAKAMATSU
2. PAT ARIKI
3. JAMES ESTIN
10 yr olds:
1. GLENN NITTA
2. EARL FUKUHARA
3. RON MASAM0RI
11 yr olds:
1. MIKE FUKUHARA
2. KEN SUGIURA
3. PAUL AL0NGI
12 yr olds:
1. ERIC MATOBA
2. JAMES YOUNG
3. MAC CAMPBELL
13 yr olds:
1. GEORGE PIERCE
2. TOR HANSON
3. GARY GALLAGHER
14 yr olds:
1. WAYNE FUSHIMI
2. DICKIE TAKEM0T0
3. GARY OKIMOTO
15 yr olds:
1. DICKIE OKIMOTO
2. RONALD NAKAOKI
3. PHIL JORDAN
16 yr olds:
SHUNY SUGIURA
PAT REYNOLDS
PERRY YAMASHITA
Club:
DSJ
Amid
Imperial
Amid
Amid
San Luis
San Luis
Brighton
DSJ
DSJ
DSJ
Imperial
DSJ
DSJ
DSJ
DSJ
DSJ
Amid
DSJ
Lowry
DSJ
DSJ
Imperial
San Luis
DSJ
DSJ
DSJ
DSJ
DSJ
DSJ
--............. i "" ................. wii.\wiiiia'iiaMMiwm
WINNERS OF JR. OLYMPIC JUDO TOURNAMENT KNEELING IN FRONT ROW; 2nd place winners in second row; 3rd place winners standing in third row. Arranget
by age groups, with 6 year olds at extreme left progressing year-by-year to right, with 16 year old winners at extreme right. Photo by MASAMOR1.


JAN.. 1964
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PAW 11.
by JOEY TAKAMATSU in the 9 year
old class at the Jr. Judo Olympic
tournament. GEORGE KURAMOTO is
the referee in the background.
DENVER SCHOOL OF JUDO, INC.
The Denver School of Judo was
granted tax-exempt status, as a
bona fide school, by the Colorado
Tax Commission, on Jan. 24, 1964.
About $2,000.00 in annual taxes
were waived by this ruling.
Legal counsel for the Denver
School of Judo were ROGER STEVENS
and TED LOCKE of Boulder, Colo.
STEVENS is a member of the Denver
School of Judo, and serves on the
Board of Directors. He is also a
3rd degree Black Belt.
DR. SUEO IT0, as Pres, of the
School of Judo; T00RU TAKAMATSU,
as Rocky Mtn AAU Judo Chairman;
GEORGE KURAMOTO, Secty-Treas. of
the School of Judo; REV. PAUL HA-
GIYA of Simpson Methodist Church;
WILLARD GREIM, former Manager of
Denver Parks and Recreation; and
MIN YASUI appeared at the hearing
on this matter.
X £ 11 £ S & X X 2 & & X
FINEST SPORTS EQUIPMENT
Nappy Canyon Shopping Center,
5042 E. Hampden Avenue,
Denver 22, Colorado.
STOKE TANITA, Mgr. Tel. 756-9411
of The Japan Society of Colorado,
was recently elected Commissioner
of the Denver Area Council of Boy
Scouts of America. JUDGE PRIEST
is a district judge for Jefferson
County, and has been very helpful
in supporting the interests and
activities of Japanese Americans
in this region.
SARGE TERASAKI has closed his
pharmacy on E. 34th Ave., and has
moved to a new location at 1600
York St., in Denver, Colo.
4 JEAN FUJIMOTO, of Jeans Dra-
peries, 2017 East 25th Ave., who
contracts custom-made draperies,
is looking for seamstresses, who
can be trained at the shop. No
experience is required, and hour-
ly rates are paid. Japanese war
brides are welcome to apply.
PHILLIP MIYAZAWA, a teacher at
Gilpin School, was in charge of a
seminar on Japanese Americans, at
a meeting of the teaching staff.
MIN YASUI, as former JACL Chrmn,
gave an informal talk on AJAs.
DAVID 0SUGA, son of Mr. & Mrs.
Keizo Osuga of 2098 Clarkson St.,
presented a paper at the annual
meeting of the American Chemical
Society, held this month at the
Hilton Hotel. DAVE is a graduate
student in Biochemistry at Calif.
Agricultural College, at Davis,
Calif., and will be receiving his
M.S. degree in June,
* DR. KEN UYEHARA was named cam-
paign chairman for the Brighton
Citizens' Scholarship Foundation,
in Brighton, Colo.
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SHIZUE TSUCHIMOTO, daughter of
the Harry Tsuchimoto*s of 2205 E.
25th Avenue, became the bride of
THOMAS E. ALLEN, 1300 Adams St.,
both of Denver, on Dec. 20, 1963.
WEDDINGS
KAYE HOSAKA and GEORGE TANIGAWA,
both of Denver, on Feb. 1st.
BIRTHS
HAMA1, Thomas I............e GIRL
560 E. 78th Pi., Adams County
INOUYE, Herbert H. . ... a GIRL
3080 S. Yates St., Denver
IWAHASHI, Tatsuo . ... a BOY
3600 E. 32nd Ave., Denver
MATSUDA, Burton K. . BOY
2341 Tremont PI., Denver
SAKATA, Robert Y. . GIRL
Route 1, Brighton, Colo.
TAKE0KA, H. S. . ... a GIRL
1468 S. Perry St., Denver
YAMAK1SHI, Donald. . GIRL
3555 Glencoe St., Denver
OBITUARIES
TSURU HATTORI, 2544 Champa St.,
Denver, Colo. Sister of Kano
Nishida, Japan.
WILLIAM NAGASHIMA, 940 Del Monte
St., Westminster, Colo. Hus-
band of Misako Nagaahima; fa-
ther of Paul, Raymond and Dan;
son of Mr. & Mrs. Chotaro Naga-
shima, of Denver, Colo.
FRED UCHIDA, of 2461 Champa St.,
Denver, Colorado.
LAKULi li UK16aK1 olla DaUaKA) both of Denver, on Feb. 2nd. 1 \s4bt 4 Mt A J ^\A
SHARON KIKUE TANI, Commerce City, 17vAs
and STEPHEN ISHIM0T0, of Denver,
on Jan. 8th. CUSTOM PHOTO FINISHING
7ii artfcrsf.
YOSHIKO PIERSON, of Denver, and
MYRON KAPPERMAN, Lakewood , Colo, DcnVcR 5, CPLU.
JUANITA WOODS and JOHN OTA, both Telephone: CH 4-4073
of Denver, on Dec. 27, 1963.
PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS LISTINGS
AWmiSM
mr/m J. HOWARD MCCARTHY, 725 St. Paul
Brown 4 Bigelow AL 5-2075
JOHN CRIKDMA, DDS Brighton uwretu
75 So. 4th St. 659-1825 T0SHI0 ANDO
1942 Larimer St. AC 2-5315
MASA GIMA, DDS
1404 E. 18th Ave. AL 5-6822 MINORU YASUI
1225 20th St. CH 4-2239
MICHAEL T. HORI, DDS
4101 E. Wesley Ave. SK 6-0924 oproMemsrs
MAS KANDA, O.D.
T. ITO, DDS 1515 W. 48th Ave. GE 3-4221
830 18th Street KE 4-8680
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SUEO ITO, DDS MISA0 MAXOBA, O.D. Ft. Lupton
SETS ITO, DDS Burt Building UL 7-6550
1477 Pennsylvania CH 4-6589
PHfSfCIMMS
K0JI KANAI, DDS Wheatrldge CHAS. FUJISAKI, M.D. Brighton
4310 Harlan St. HA 2-5817 40 No. Main St. 659-0783
TONY KAWANO, DDS T. K. KOBAYASHI, M.D.
1750 Humboldt St. KE 4-3084 DICK D. MOMII, M.D.
ALBERT N0DA, M.D.
ROBERT MAYEDA, DDS 1227 27th Street KB 4-3104
Interstate Trust Bldg. TA 5-6961
HOWARD SUENAGA, M.D.
TAKASHI MAYEDA, DDS 830 18th Street AC 2-1314
Interstate Trust Bldg. TA 5-6961
M. GEO. TAKENO, M.D.
GENTA NAKAMURA, DDS Medical Arts Bldg.,
Interstate Trust Bldg. TA 5-7498 1955 Pennsylvania St. TA 5-0783
KEN UYEHARA, DDS Brighton AYAKO WADA, M.D.
40 No. Main Street 659-3062 810 23rd Street TA 5-2565
JACK YAMAMOTO, DDS Lakewood MAHITO UBA, D.O.
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PACE 12.
MOWTAlM-fiiTUg aia mu
JAM,. 1964
GRADUATES DINNER-
DANCE, JUNE I3IH
$1,000.00 in scholarships will
be awarded on June 13, 1964, to
outstanding AJA students at the
annual Graduates* Dinner-Dance to
be sponsored by the Mile-Hi JACL
at the Albany Hotel, in Denver.
All AJAs graduating in June,
in the Denver metropolitan area,
and including graduates from col-
leges in this region, will be ho-
nored guests.
Cathay Post #185 is cooperat-
ing in this scholarship project,
by making available a regional
Nisei Veterans' Memorial Award of
$250.00, plus a local Cathay Post
Scholarship of $200.00.
In addition to the JACL-SAKATA
Memorial of $250.00, Mile-Hi JACL
awards two supplemental grants of
$150.00 and $100.00 annually.
Tri-State Buddhist Church has
indicated their support by making
available a Japanese movie for a
benefit to be held during May.
Community support to honor all
graduates was urged by MIN YASUI,
as Mile-Hi JACL Scholarship Chrmn
for 1964. ________
APPLY NOW FOR
SCHOLARSHIPS!
Scholarships administered by
Mile-Hi JACL must be applied for
by individual students, who be-
lieve they are qualified. Any
AJA student graduating from high
school in June, 1964, or whose
family are JACL members, are eli-
gible to apply. Forms may be ob-
tained at JACL office, 1225-20th
St., Denver 2, Colo. (80202)
QUEEN SHIRLEY ETO, of Denver, seated, was crowned Miss Bussei of
1963-64, by immediate past Bussei Queen JOYCE SAKAGUCHI of Brighton.
Watching the coronation are JANE NAKATA, Miss Brighton, standing at
left, and JOYCE MURATA, Miss Ft.
Lupton, standing in the center.
Coronation ceremonies took place
at the 30th annual YBLC in Denver
during Dec. 1963.
SHIRLEY ETO, 17, is a senior
at North High in Denver. She is
Research Chrmn for the Tri-State
YBL, and Corresponding Secretary
of the Denver YBA.
LOWERS
sio istW st
Denver zt colo.
BRIDGE FANS!!
SAM MATSUM0T0, ACBL Life Mas-
ter, announced another duplicate
bridge tournament would be held
at Simpson Church, on Feb. 29th.
December winners were: DICK &
ETHEL YANASE,-N-S; KEN FUNAKOSHI
& JERRY REASOR, E-W, in advanced
pairs. CHRISTINE YORIM0T0 & DAVE
FURUKAWA, N-S; FRANK SEHARA & MAS
HIGASHI, E-W, were winners in the
novice group.
SARORA-EN
The SAKURA-EN RESTAURANT, and
The CHERRY LOUNGE, at 1236 20th
St., in Denver, Colo., held open
house on Jan. 28th, and a formal
grand opening on Feb. 1-2, 1964.
GLADYS TANIWAKI is manager of
The Cherry Lounge, which features
an orchestra every week-end.
The Sakura-En Restaurant spe-
cializes in Oriental foods, with
MRS. C. YAMASAKI preparing Japa-
nese dishes, and JIMMY FONG cook-
ing Chinese delicacies, as well
as good American foods.
I.C.S. CONFERENCE
PLANNED APR. 25-24
DANNY MASAKI, acting Pres, of
Intermountain Collegiate Students
announced the annual conference
of AJA students in the Rocky Mtn
region would be held Apr. 25-26.
Principal speaker for the con-
ference will be JACK MAYEDA, Adm.
Asst, at Nat'l JACL HQ, in charge
of JACL Youth Program. MAYEDA is
a native of Seattle, Wn., and has
taught school in Utah.
Locale for the 1964 ICS confab
has not yet been determined, but
probably again this year a moun-
tain setting will be selected.
JACL CHOW HEIN
BENEFIT DEFERRED
UNTIL AUTUMN
The Mile-Hi JACL Finance Com-
mittee, under the chairmanship of
TOM MASAMORI, tentatively sched-
uled the annual Mile-Hi JACL Food
Benefit on Nov. 7, 1964.
BILL KUROK1, past Pres, of the
Mile-Hi JACL, will be in over-all
charge of the Oriental food bene-
fit, with specific chairmen and
committees to be named.
It was emphasized the date of
Nov. 7, 1964, was tentative only,
and indicated that Mile-Hi JACL
would not sponsor a food benefit
during the spring of this year.
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