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VOL. V. No. 6._____
DENVER JUDO SCHOOL
CHOW MEIN DINNER
ON SUN., MAR. 22
DR. SUEO ITO, President of The
Denver School of Judo, Inc., an-
nounced that the annual Chow Mein
dinner benefit of the Judo School
would be held at the local dojo,
2020 Arapahoe St., in Denver, on
Sun., Mar. 22nd.
Chow mein with chicken teri-
yaki will be the main course with
various side dishes and relishes,
together with hot tea.
Ikebana and bonsai exhibits,
as well as a complete display of
judo action photographs, will be
featured at the dinner.
Adult tickets will be $1.25,
and children's portions only 75$.
Dinners will be served from 12:00
noon until 6:30 p.m., on Sun. af-
ternoon, Mar. 22nd.
ROCKY MTN JUDO
MEET, MAR. 7-8
DR. SUEO ITO and GEO. KURAMOTO
will co-chair the 11th annual In-
vitational Judo Tournament, to be
held at the Denver School of Judo
in Denver, Colo., on Mar. 7-8.
TOORU TAKAMATSU, 6th Dan, will
be the Tournament Director, with
MAJ. PHIL PORTER, Nat'l Chrmn of
AAU Judo Committee, delivering an
address to the contestants. MIN
YASUI will serve as Master of Ce-
remonies for the 2-day meet.
HIROSHIMA EXHIBIT
AT INTNATL HOUSE
UNTIL FEBRUARY 29
"The Hiroshima Exhibit", con-
sisting of forty mural-sized pho-
tographic panels and more than 20
relics from the atomic bombing of
Hiroshima, in August, 1945, was
shown at The International House,
1600 Logan St., in Denver, Colo.,
until Feb. 29th.
The Exhibit was displayed at
the Seattle Uorld's Pair in 1962,
and is now on its first American
tour. The exhibit was establish-
ed by the Hiroshima Museum, as an
effort to give the world an un-
censored look at the aftermath of
a nuclear explosion.
International House emphasized
that the Hiroshima Exhibit is not
intended as a 'ban-the-bomb' pro-
test, but rather to give people
an objective look at the effects
of atomic devastation in a popu-
lated area.
DtMVIR. COLORADO
FEB.. 1964.
BRIGHTON J.A.A. SPONSORS CHOW MEIN
DINNER AND EXHIBITS ON MARCH I5TH
KAY SAKAGUCHI will serve as Gen. Chrmn of the annual, community-
wide Shrimp and Chow Mein Dinner, sponsored by the Brighton Japanese
American Association, at the 4-H Bldg of the Adams County fairgrounds
in Brighton, Colo., on Sun., Mar. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ladies of the Brighton Nisei Women's Club, led by MARY SHIBA0, as
President of the Women's Club, will assist the J.A.A. in hosting this
community function, and will be in charge of the food preparations as
in the serving
HON. THOS. G. CURRIGAN, Mayor
of Denver, being helped to a dish
of delicious Chinese food, at the
"open house" of the Cathay Dining
Room, 2015 Market St., in Denver,
Colo., Feb. 17, by ALLEN WONG, as
one of the hosts.
JAGL SCHOLARSHIP
BENEFIT MOVIES
Arranged by LARRY TAJIRI, the
Mile-Hi JACL will sponsor a Japa-
nese movie benefit, at Vogue Art
Theatre, during the end of March.
The film is "High & Low", pro-
duced by AKIRA KUROSAWA, at Toho
Studio, starring TOSHIRO MIFUNE.
Details will be announced thru
The AJA News, as dates are final-
ized. Regular admission prices.
BRIGHTON J.A.A.
DinnER 9
Rooms coumv 4H bldg.
SUn mflRCM 15, 1964
DinneR served FRom 11:30 am to 6:00 t>m
ADULTS CHILDRen /£-
SCHOOLS REPORT
RELEASE FEB. 29
DAVE FURUKAWA, Pres, of Mile-
Hi JACL, extended formal thanks
of the local JACL and the Japa-
nese American community in Denver
to the Special Study Committee on
Equal Educational Opportunities,
at the Quorum Restaurant on Fri.,
Feb. 28th.
The 32-member Committee devot-
ed 1% years to intensive study of
problems of minority children in
Denver public schools. MIN YASUI
served on the committee as a re-
presentative of Japanese American
community in Denver.
A 200 page report will be sub-
mitted to the Denver School Board
on Feb. 29, with recommendations
aimed at averting in Denver dis-
ruptive actions as have occurred
in New York, Cleveland, Chicago,
and other northern cities.
BUDDHISTS SLATE
HANA MATSURI AT
TSBC ON APR. 5
PRES. JAMES KAT0 announced the
40th anniversary of founding of
Buddhist groups in Brighton, and
the 25th anniversary of Brighton
Buddhist Church, would be cele-
brated at Hana Matsuri ceremonies
on Sun., Mar. 22nd.
Buddhists in Ft. Lupton, and
in La Jara, will celebrate Hana
Matsuri on Sun., Mar. 29th.
The Tri-State Buddhist Church
in Denver, Colo., will celebrate
Hana Matsuri, as a regional af-
fair, on Sun., Apr. 5th.
FRANK NAKATA, Pres, of the Is-
sei church, and KAZ SAKAMOTO, as
Pres, of the Nisei church, will
be Co-Chrmn for the Denver cere-
monies, on Apr. 5th.
well as assisting
of the dinner.
In addition to Oriental foods,
featuring chow mein, shrimp tem-
pura, and other delicacies, spe-
cial exhibits of Japanese culture
will be featured, including ike-
bana, bonsai, and display of art
goods and other items, which will
be for sale, thru the courtesy of
Madame Butterfly's Gift Shop, of
Denver, Colo,
Chrmn SAKAGUCHI indicated that
committees and members embracing
the entire Japanese community in
Brighton were cooperating to make
this affair an outstanding suc-
cess.
Tickets are available from any
member of the Brighton J.A.A., or
from various business places in
Denver, Colo.
CARE BENEFIT
FASHION SHOW
MARY TAKAHASHl, of 530 Marion
St., Denver, Colo., is one of se-
ven fashion designers participat-
ing in the CARE benefit show, at
the Brown Palace Hotel, on Tues.,
Mar. 3, 1964.
She is a native Californian,
evacuated to Wyoming during World
War £1, but a resident of Denver
since the end of the war. She is
well-known for her work, and has
participated in fashion shows du-
ring the past 10 years.
DENVER- TAKAYAMA
FESTIVAL PLANS
MIRIAM HALEY, Chrmn of Denver-
Takayama committee, reported that
MAYOR CURRIGAN of Denver formal-
ly approved Che proposed Denver-
Takayama Festival as an official
city function, to be held during
this fall, about Aug. 14th.
A cooking school featuring Ja-
panese cuisine is planned in Apr.
to raise funds for this project.
Details will be released later.
Anyone wishing to help in this
People-to-People project are urg-
ed to contact MRS. A. T. HALEY,
5350 East Quincy Ave., Englewood,
Colo.


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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
FEB.,__1964,
JAPANESE NATURALIZED
Former Japanese nationals who
were naturalized as new U.S. ci-
tizens last month were:
RUMIKO KAMANDULIS. .
BARBARA HANAKO PAUL.
YURIKO STEENBARGER .
Ft. Carson
Colo. Spgs
. Aurora
MATOBA ASSISTS
IN REGISTRATION
OF ISSEI VOTERS
HARRY G. MATOBA, who' instruct-
ed a class of more than 50 Issei
in U.S. citizenship last May, as-
sisted many of these same gradu-
ates in registering as voters at
the Denver Election Commission on
Mon., Feb. 17th.
Moreover, instructions and ac-
tual demonstrations in the use of
voting machines were given to the
IS9ei who attended.
MAYOR' TOM CORRIGAN personally
appeared to greet the Issei, and
HENRY SUZUKI acted as interpreter
for the occasion.
MATOBA, as Vice-Pres. of Colo.
Nikkei-Jin Kai, announced that a
new series of classes in citizen-
ship would be commenced in Apr.,
at the Nihonjin-Kai Hall.
A SCENE from the Kinyu-Kai Shigin Taikai, held on Feb. 2nd, at the
Tri-State Buddhist Church, in Denver, Colo. Above is a portion of
the "Shimai" performance. GEO. Y. INAI is Pres, of the Kinyu-Kai.
At extreme left are HAMADA Reisui and KISH1YAMA Kyosui, at the mi-
crophone, chanting a "shigin", while front and center are TOCHIHARA
Yusui and NITTA Meisui performing a dance with swords. More than 400
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JAPAN AIR LINES
Celebrates Anniversary
Japan Air Lines celebrated its
10th anniversary by noting growth
from twice-a-week trans-Pacific
flights with staff of 541 in 1954
to a schedule of twice-daily jet
service across the Pacific, and
47,000 route miles westward from
U.S. to Europe, with a world-wide
personnel of 8,000 serving almost
two million passengers in 1963.
To compete against established
international carriers, JAL fore-
saw need for higher standards of
service, and utilized the unique
customs and traditions of Japan
as a theme for service. JAL fea-
tured hostesses in kimono, giving
personalized attention to passen-
gers on JAL jet couriers.
Be Tsukikos guest on
your flight to Japan
From the moment you board your OC*8 Jet Courier.
Tsukiko Yamazaki observes every detail of traditional Japanese courtesy
and hospitality. She pampers you with attentive service, offers you
delicacies of the East and Westmakes you feel you are already in japan.
Ybur JAL 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 convenience any day of the week. Connections at
Tokyo for cities throughout Japan are excellent. See
your travel agent, and //y amid the calm beauty
of Japan at almost (he speed of sound.
JAPAN
AIR
LINES
people jammed the recreation hall
of TSBC to watch the Shigin per-
formances, highlighted by the vi-
sit of PROF. KAYAMOTO, of Los An-
geles, Calif. (Photo by H. ODA.)
THE GREAT BUDDHA, at Kamakura,
in Japan, is a tourist "must and
is located only a short distance
from Tokyo. Many thousands make
a pilgrimage to the imposing Dai-
butsu of Kamakura. (JAL Photo.)
IN THE DENVER HILTON HOTEL
Court Place near 15th Street
AComa 2*3481
TRI-STATE BUDDHIST
CHURCH OFFICERS
Officers of Tri-State Buddhist
Church for 1964 were elected, in
Jan., as follows:
PRESIDENT.
Vice-Pres.
Program. .
Membership
Treasurer.
Auditor. .
Auditor. .
Rec. Secty
Corr. Secty
Corr. Secty
Corr. Secty
. FRANK NAKATA
. DAISUKE OKUNO
GUNICHI shimoda
TOKUSUE DOIZAKI
TORANOSUKE MAYEDA
. KEICHI Y0SH1DA
. FUMIO TANI
. SHIGERU UYEDA
TERUJIR0 OKAZAKI
. DICK KAJIWARA
. KAZUO KIMURA
Nisei officers of TSBC are:
PRESIDENT. .
Vice-Pres. .
Program. .
Membership .
Education. <
Bus. Mgr .
Finance. .
Treasurer. .
Rec. Secty .
Corr. Secty.
Publicity. .
Planning Board
Bldg. Maint.
PTA President
YBL President
Auditor. .
KAZ SAKAMOTO
. LEE MURATA
. MAS MURA
. BEN HARA
. KAY NITTA
ED NAKAGAWA
HARRY YANARI
KEN FUJIMORI
GEORGE UMETANI
FRANK HIRA0KA
BILL MOTOYAMA
JIM KANEMOTO
SAM SUEKAMA
FLOYD K0SHI0
. HENRY TOBO
. SAM KATO
JAPAN SOCIETY
The regular monthly meeting of
The Japan Society of Colorado was
held at Western Federal Savings
Bldg, .on Feb. 24, with Vice-Pres.
FRANK MCDONALD presiding.
JOHN SHAY, Chrmn, assisted by
MARY LAN1US and REV. JON FUJITA,
reported on nominations for mem-
bers of the Board to serve three
year terms as follows:
ZELLA FUJITA
MIRIAM HALEY
HOMER HARTZLER
JAMES KARAKAWA
FRANK NAKAGAWA
E. THROCKMORTON
New nominations for officers in-
cluded FRANK MCDONALD, as Pres.,
and BILL H0S0KAWA as Vice-Pres.
MARY LANIUS, Asst. Curator of
Denver Oriental Art Museum, gave
a slide-illustrated talk on Japa-
nese art from pre-Buddhist period
to the 16th century, to conclude
the meeting.
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FEB., 1964^_
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PACE 3,
BRIGHTON
New'1964 officers of Brighton
Japanese American Association of
Brighton, Colo., are as follows:
PRESIDENT. .
Vice-Pres. .
Treasurer. .
Program Chrmn
Mbrshp Chrmn
Rec. Secty .
Corr. Secty.
Finance Chrmn
Publicity Chrmn
Civics Chrmn .
Property Chrmn
Sports Co-Chrran
Sports Co-Chrmn
. HARRY FUKAYE
DR. JOHN CHIKUMA
HENRY MORIMITSU
JIM TOCHIHARA
. OSCAR MURATA
MAS SAKAGUCHI
GEO. FUNAKOSHI
KAY SAKAGUCHI
. TOM NAKATA
MIKE TASHIRO
. ROY MAYEDA
. PAUL OKADA
. NOB ITO
All of the foregoing officers
were installed at the Brighton
JAA inaugural dinner-dance during
January, 1964.
* KAY SAKAGUCHI, Gen. Chrmn of
the Brighton Chow Mein Dinner, on
Mar. 15th, announced Chrmn of va-
rious committees as follows:
Greeters: MIKE TASHIRO, Chrmn
DR. J. CHIKUMA and SEIJI HORIUCHI
Ushers: ... SAM TASHIRO, Chrmn
GEO. YAMAGUCHI and MAS SAKAGUCHI
Groceries:. HARRY FUKAYE, Chrmn
MIKE TASHIRO and SAM TASHIRO
Dish Hauling: SAM CHIKUMA, Chrmn
SUMI KQYANO and KARL HORIUCHI
Busboys:. SHOGO HORIUCHI, Chrmn
Dishwashing: GEORGE OKUBO, Chrmn
Kitchen Help: SAM OKAMOTO, Chrmn
Phys. Arr.: CHUCK SHIBAO, Chrmn
Tickets Co-Chrmn: ROY MAYEDA and
HENRY MORIMITSU
Captains:
BILL CHIKUMA KENZO KAGIYAMA
JAY FUKAYE TAGUS MURATA
JIM HISHINUMA FRANK NAKAGAWA
KEN HORIUCHI TOM NAKATA
ROBERT SAKATA
ABOVE is the 1964 cabinet of the Brighton Japanese American Association, being sworn into office at the
annual inaugural dinner held at the Officers Club of the Rocky Mtn Arsenal, on Jan. 25th. Installations
officer for the Brighton J.A.A. was MIN YASUI, as legal counsel and honorary member of the Association.
From left to right, new officers are: MIKE TASHIRO, Civics Chrmn;
TOM NAKATA, Publicity Chrmn; DR. JOHN CHIKUMA, Vice-President; HARRY
FUKAYE, President; HENRY MORIMITSU, Treasurer; JIM TOCHIHARA, Program
Chrmn; GEORGE FUNAKOSHI, Corr. Sect-y; MAS SAKAGUCHI, Recording Secty;
ROY MAYEDA, Property Chrmn;
NOB ITO, Sports Co-Chrmn.
and
Seated at table, at upper left
is TRUE YASUI; and in lower fore-
ground, are MR. & MRS. CARL DORR
of The Brighton Blade.
HARRY FUKAYE, standing at left
as newly-installed President of
Brighton J.A.A., extending thanks
to DON TANABE, seated at right,
who served as Toastmaster of the
Brighton inaugural dinner.
The new officers of Brighton
J.A.A. will inaugurate their ad-
ministration with the community-
wide Shrimp & Chow Mein dinner on
Sun., Mar. 15th, in Brighton.
DENVER'S MOST COMPLETE
SELECTION OF QUALITY
JAPANESE MERCHANDISE
AT MODERATE PRICES
FREE GIFT WRAPPING, MAILING SERVICE
AVAILABLE AT 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.
EUGENE SIDE and KIMIKO SIDE
Proprietors.
4609 t.COLFRX fiVE. FR7-I9X3
DenVER 2.0, COLO.
BRIGHTON NISEI
WOMEN'S CLUB
Led by MARY SHIBAO, Pres, of
the Brighton Nisei Women's Club,
the AJA ladies of Brighton, as a
community service, prepared the
banquet for the Brighton Agricul-
tural Institute during Feb.
At the annual Ag Institute,
EDDIE OKADA and SAM SASAKI were
among 15 farmers honored for out-
standing farm conservation prac-
tices. *
Brighton Nisei Women's Club in
Brighton, Colo., will again this
year award a scholarship to the
outstanding AJA student graduat-
ing from Brighton High School.
NON. SEIJI HORIUCHI was prin-
cipal speaker at the Brighton JAA
inaugural dinner on Jan. 25. He
is Chrmn of the Metropolitan Af-
fairs committee of the House of
Representatives for Colorado.
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11:30 to 1 00 AM
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA HEWS
FEB., 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 vV Vv* RA 2-9255
BUD UCHIDA. .
ROSA ODOW .
TOM MASAMORI. . .Photographer
TRUE YASUI. . .General Factotum
9ill HOSOKAWA
How many members are there in
the Denver area's Japanese Ameri-
can community? How many Issei?
Nisei? Sansei?
Accurate figures are not a-
vailable, but it is a community
large enough to support several
churches, a number of businesses
that depend largely upon Japanese
American trade, a wide variety of
clubs with many objectives.
Largely, it is a loosely-knit
community. The interests of its
individual members are more im-
portant to them than the group
interest.
It is a diverse community, vi-
tal, interesting, busy and pro-
bably permanent. The roots of
its members are sunk deep into
Colorado soil.
Some of its members wander off
as business opportunities arise,
and others come back, lured by
climate, recreation, friends, or
jobs.
And so they go their separate
ways at work and play, except for
certain functions such as worship
or for their mutual protection as
the JACL. There has been rela-
tively little of that divisive
and destructive factionalism that
rends other communities.
Now, efforts are being made to
consolidate some of the activi-
ties of these various groups
which have been performed sepa-
rately and in a splinter manner
heretofore -- in community-wide
functions of greater meaning, of
greater dignity, and of greater
impressiveness.
You'll be hearing about these
activities as time goes on. It's
an interesting development that
bodes well for harmony in our bu-
sy little community.
And it's a tribute to the de-
termination of certain leaders
that factionalism must not be al-
lowed to gain a foothold.
MILE-HI JACL SUPPORTS CIVIL RIGHTS
Mile-Hi JACL, represented by MIN YASUI, joined a delegation which
called upon U.S. Senators GORDON ALLOTT and PETER DOMINICK, for a two
hour conference on the House-passed Civil Rights legislation which is
now pending before the U.S. Senate.
Both Colorado Senators indicated their support of a meaningful and
enforceable Civil Rights law to be enacted by Congress this year, but
both also expressed misgivings as
proposed law, and both emphasized
be overcome before final enact-
ment of the Civil Rights Law.
SEN. PETER DOMINICK especially
conveyed his personal regards to
AJAs in Colorado, many of whom he
met at the Mtn-Plains JACL con-
vention in Denver, during Nov.
BOARD MEMBERS
AID FINANCES
ROY NAGAI was the first lucky
prize winner of the Mile-Hi JACL
Board of Governors' drawings, in
Feb., to help raise funds for the
local JACL. NACAI generously do-
nated back $20.00 to the chapter,
so that a $50.00 gift was realiz-
ed for chapter purposes.
Winners of the Feb. go-aroun were:
ROY NAGAI.......$ 40.00
FRANK NAKAGAWA 20.00
DR. MASA GIMA. 10.00
TOM MASAM0RI, as Finance Chrmn
for Mile-Hi JACL, predicted $350
deficit in the 1964 budget unless
additional funds were raised.
Details concerning the Board's
efforts to supplement the chapter
budget may be obtained from any
Mile-Hi JACL board member. Simi-
lar drawings will be held again,
on Mar. 4th. Chapter members are
invited to participate.
MRS. JOHN FIORE
WINS AWARD FOR
HUMAN RELATIONS
MRS. JOHN FIORE, Executive Di-
rector of Mile-Hi chapter of the
American Assn for United Nations,
was awarded the human relations
citation for 1964 by B'nai B'rith
Women of Denver, Colo., on Tues.,
Feb. 11th, at Temple Emanuel.
The "Dolls for Democracy Human
Relations Award" was presented by
MILDRED BIDDICK, director of the
school-community relations office
of the Denver Public Schools, and
who was the first winner of the
award in 1963.
The presentation high-lighted
the Brotherhood Luncheon, which
was co-sponsored by the Mountain
States Regional office of Anti-
Defamation League.
MRS. FIORE participated in the
Mtn-Plains JACL district conven-
tion in Nov., 1963, in making a
presentation to RUTH HASHIMOTO of
Albuquerque, N.M. MRS. HASHIMOTO
Is also an outstanding leader for
AAUN-UNESCO, in the State of New
Mexico.
to certain technical aspects of the
that there are many difficulties to
DR. KAYO SUNADA
PRESENTS AWARDS
DR. KAYO SUNADA, at right, re-
sident physician at Ridge Home,
presenting award to BETTY C. MOSS
special education teacher in the
Denver Public Schools, for work
with mentally retarded children.
The Metropolitan Association
for Retarded Children made more
than $2,000 available to 17 per-
sons, as scholarships, to contin-
ue their specialized study.
DR. KAYO SUNADA was one of the
six outstanding persons of Japa-
nese ancestry in the Rocky Moun-
tain region honored by the Mtn-
Plains JACL council, during Nov.,
1963. (Denver Post photo)
MARTIN LUTHER KING
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, famed
Negro integrationist leader from
Atlanta, Georgia was a visitor in
Denver, during January.
While in Denver, DAVE FURUKAWA
as Pres, of the Mile-Hi JACL, at-
tended one of the mass meetings
held for REV. KING, as a part of
JACL interest and concern in ci-
vil rights matters.
Moreover, MIN YASUI, as a mem-
ber of the Denver Commission on
Community Relations, met with the
famous Negro leader, indicating
support for the drive for equal
status of all U.S. Citizens.
ALL PHOTOS, unless otherwise
credited, in The Mtn-Plains AJA
News, taken by TOM T. MASAM0RI,
2010 Lamar St., Denver 15, Colo.
Tel.: BE 7-3041

As we go into the 2nd quarter
of the year, after getting off to
a good start for 1964, your Mile-
Hi JACL is plann-
ing a series of
activities which
need your support
and cooperation.
We believe the
satisfactions and
rewards of parti-
cipation will be
well worth your
efforts.
We have found
generally that in
life, we get out
ties results coi
our efforts.
FURUKAWA
of our activi-
ensurate with
1964 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE:
We would like to have Mile-Hi
JACL become the biggest and best
JACL chapter in the country!
We would like to have National
JACL protect and safeguard the
rights of all persons of Japanese
ancestry in the U.S.
In order to accomplish these,
and other objectives, we need to
have a large membership, and we
need to have your ideas!
JOIN JACL NOW!\l Send in your
membership applications to: JACL
Office, 1225-20th St., Denver 2,
Colo. (ZIP Code: 80202)
Mile-Hi JACL annual membership
dues are $5.00 per person. Send
in your check now!!!
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
Led by TOM MASAMORI, as Chrmn
of the Cathay Post community com-
mittee for scholarship, and as-
sisted by BILL H0S0KAWA, efforts
are being made to unite the com-
munity in honoring all 1964 AJA
graduates, in the Denver metro-
politan area.
A June Graduates' Dinner-Dance
is planned in the ballroom of the
Albany Hotel, in Denver, Colo.,
on Sat., June 13th.
We invite everyone, friends,
parents, and community leaders to
attend to congratulate and honor
our AJA graduates. We hope com-
munity recognition will inspire
them to even greater achievements
in the future!
Please watch for activities in
connection with the Scholarship
program, and join with us!!!
MTH-PLAIMS A. J.A. NEWS
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$5.00 for I yr <10 bo.)
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FEB., 1964.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
PACE 5.
Last week at East, a foreign
exchange assembly was presented
with students from Chile, Philip-
pines, Belgium, and other coun-
tries speaking about America, or
performing native dances.
MASAKO ITO, from Japan, danced
a Japanese odori, which she will
repeat at the George Washington
High All-School Show.
+ GORDON AOYAGI, Vice-Pres. of
the freshman class at Colorado
College, has been pledged to Kap-
pa Sigma, a national men's social
fraternity.
+ FRANCES TAKAMATSU was named as
Head Girl at Horace Mann Jr. High
and DICKIE TAKEMOTO was named as
Vice-Head Boy also at Horace Mann
Jr. High.
Congratulations to PATTY ABE
elected Pres, of the 8th grade at
Smiley Jr. High, and ALISON ANDO,
elected 7th grade Pres.
Our cousin, LAURIE YASUI, was
pledged to the Jr. Honor Society
at Byers Jr. High.
Graduating high school seniors
are already thinking about vari-
ous colleges they plan to attend
this fall:
^ RONALD UCHIDA, graduating from
Wheatridge High, is considering
enrolling at the Colorado School
of Mines, in Golden, Colo.
TOMMY FUJITA, graduating from
Manual High, is thinking of en-
rolling at Kansas Wesleyan, in
Salina, Kansas.
ALENE TERASAKI, who is finish-
ing high school, as an exchange
student in Germany, is hoping to
go to Reed College in Oregon.
All graduating high school se-
niors should check with the JACL
office, I225~20th St., Denver 2,
Colo., about possible scholarship
grants available to AJAs!!.'
r
1964 OFFICERS OF FORT LUPTON JACL, above, in front row, from left
to right are: SAM FUNAKOSHI, President; ALBERT WATADA, board member;
MARTHA INOUYE, Corr. Secty; TOM URANO, board member; and TOM KOSHIO,
past President and advisor to the new 1964 cabinet. In the back row
from left are NORMAN NAKAMOTO, 2nd Vice-Pres.; JOE SASAKI, 1st Vice-
Pres.; and GEORGE MASUNAGA, board member. Above photo was taken by
GEORGE KONISHI at the regular monthly cabinet meeting of the Ft. Lup-
ton JACL, on Jan. 15th, when the
annual program of the chapter was
discussed and decided.
CALENDAR
Of Coming Events
Mar. 7- ROCKY MTN INVITATIONAL
Mar. 8: JUDO TOURNAMENT, at the
(S-S) Denver School of Judo.
Mar. 15: BRIGHTON JAA CHOW MEIN
(Sun) AND SHRIMP DINNER, at
Adams County Fairground
Mar. 15: COLO. NIKKEI-JIN KAI's
(Sun) JAPANESE MOVIES, TSBC.
Mar. 22: DENVER SCHOOL OF JUDO
(Sun) CHOW MEIN AND TERIYAKI
DINNER, 2020 Arapahoe.
Apr. 25- I.C.S. MOUNTAIN CONFER-
Apr. 26: ENCE, location not yet
(S-S) determined.
May 9: SIMPSON CHURCH ORIENTAL
(Sat) DINNER BENEFIT, Denver.
Officers absent were Secty IDA
SASAKI, Treasurer SHIG HAYASHIand
Board Members FRANK EYA, SAM HISA-
MOTO and TICK MATSUSHIMA.
UNITED NATIONS
INSURANCE CO.
HENRY IMADA, Pres, of United
Nations Ins. Co., announced that
HIROSUKEISHIKAWA, well-known in-
dustrialist of Tokyo, Japan, has
expressed confidence in the Nisei
connected, locally-owned firm by
investing considerable funds into
the capital structure of the Co.
United Nations Ins. Co. is now
doing business in Colorado, Texas
and Arizona, with plans to expand
into Hawaii, and later into Cali-
fornia.
Locally, A. F. TAKAMINE, the
newly-elected Pres, of the Colo.
Nikkei-Jin Kai, and REV. Y. TAMAI
of Tri-State Buddhist Church, are
members of the Board of Directors
of the United Nations Ins. Co.
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FT. LUPTON JACL
PRES. SAM FUNAKOSHI of the Ft.
Lupton JACL announced chairmen of
various events scheduled for 1964
were appointed as follows:
Membership...........JOE SASAKI
Chow Mein Dinner.
Baseball Program.
Fishing Derby .
Graduates Party .
July 4th Picnic .
Bowling League. .
and SAGE NISHIMOTO
Youth Recreation:
Ft. Lupton........TOM KOSHIO
. .FLOYD KOSHIO
. .SAM HISAM0T0
GEO. MATSUSHIMA
. MITSI TSUHARA
. FRANK YOKOOJI
. JOHN KIY0TA
BROTHERHOOD WEEK
TED 0. YODER, regional direc-
tor of the National Conference of
Christians and Jews, Suite 307 of
Denver Natl Bldg., 821-17th St.,
in Denver, Colo., announced that
Brotherhood Week observances were
held with Rabbi Samuel Adelman of
BMH Synagogue, Rt. Rev. Walter J.
Canavan of Immaculate Conception
Cathedral, Rev. Sylvester Odom of
Shorter A.M.E. Church, and moder-
ated by the Rev. James McKevitt
of St. John's Cathedral.
It was noted that REV. NOBORU
TSUNODA of the Tri-State Buddhist
Church has also participated in
various inter-faith functions, in
recognition of the universal bro-
therhood of all mankind.
Platteville .
Issei Story .
Special Events. .
Chapter Bulletin.
TICK MATSUSHIMA
. FLOYD KOSHIO
. HARLEY INOUYE
. TOM URANO
and TOM KOSHIO
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PAGE 6.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA HEWS
FEB.. 1964
NISEI BASKETBALL LEAGUE ROSTERS
Seven teams are going hot and heavy in the Northern Colorado Nisei
Basketball League, in weekly games in the gymnasium of Manual High in
Denver, Colo., on Friday evenings.
DENVER BOWLING TEAMS COMPETING
IN NAT'L JACL BOWLING TOURNEY
According to BOB MAYEDA, Pres, of the Denver Nisei Bowling Assn.,
there are five mens teams and two women's teams going to Sacramento
to participate in the 18th annual National JACL Bowling Tournament,
Mar. 4 8, 1964.
IWAO NISHIKAWA, Secty of the
Assn., released the rosters of
teams going to Sacramento as fol-
lows:
MEN'S TEAMS:
BOWL-MQR LANES:
Captain: ......... TOM HIKIDA
TOM HASEGAWA SHIG MORISHIGE
With League play commencing in
League with 5 straight wins, with
young people are participating in
league play. Complete rosters of
teams are as follows:
BUSSE1 #1 TEAM:
Coaches:
Feb., SAKURA-EN team is leading the
5 more games to play. More than 70
BUSSE1 92 TEAM:
GEO. TSUKAM0T0
Stephen Ando
Eugene Kambara
Tom Kimura
Henry Kusumi
TAD YAMAMOTO
Duane Hasegawa
Dennis Matsuda
Douglas Tsutsui
Gary Tsutsui
HENRY ITO
BEN YANAGA
CELEBRITY SPORTS CENTER #1:
Captain; ............ KEN MATSUDA
SAM INAI HOOCH OKAMURA
BILL 0KUB0 TOOTSIE TSUTSUI
CELEBRITY SPORTS CENTER 92:
Captain; ... DR. TAKASHI MAYEDA
EDDIE MAYEDA
MASSEY NISHIYAMA
MIKE TODA
KEN TAKAHASHI
STRIKE & SPARE SHOP:
Captain;...........DR. BOB MAYEDA
TOM I0KA
IWAO NISHIKAWA
BOB NORRISH
BILL YOSHIDA
TRADE WINDS BOWL:
Captain: ......... SHIG NAKAGAWA
YUKIO FURUIYE
TATS IWAHASHI
GEO. MUKA1KUB0
HARRY NAGATA
WOMEN'S TEAMS:
TRADE WINDS BOWL:
Capt. MARY MORISHIGE HELEN ITO
SADAKO HASEGAWA LILLIAN TERASAK1
CELEBRITY SPORTS CENTER:
Captain:..............JEAN SATO
SADAMI KURODA JEAN MATSUDA
ELAINE MATSUDA BONNIE YAMAMOTO
ACTION with the Sakura-En team (.shirts) beating the Simpson Church
team (skins). Coming in from the left are KEN TAGAWA and KEN NAMBA,
with DAVE TAKSTA (all Sakura-En), being fouled by MARK HAGIYA (skin),
with JOHN HASEGAWA coming up from
the right. Sakura-En team (last
year's Tokyo Grill) promises to
repeat its 1963 unbeaten record.
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SPORTS BRIEFS
KEN SATO of Sheridan High won
the 138-pound wrestling champion-
ship at the 29th annual Colorado
State Division I wrestling tour-
nament. He was also awarded the
Denver Post's "Outstanding Wrest-
ler** Trophy on Sat., Feb. 22nd,
JEAN SATO, past Pres, of Den-
ver Nisei Women's Bowling League,
was named to Nat'l JACL Bowling
Advisory Board, succeeding MATS
ITO, who has served since 1960.
JEAN will attend the Nat'l meet-
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More than 50 ski enthusiasts
participated in the Cathay Ski
Club's annual Aspen week-end trip
on Feb. 14-15-16, 1964.
SUSAN TAWARA was In charge of
arrangements at "T Lazy 7 Lodge,
and IRV MATSUDA handled transpor-
tation arrangements.
Out-of-town visitors who join-
ed the outing were: WALT MATSUI,
L.A.; FRED LOY, L.A.; LLOYD GOTO,
S.F.; MARY SHIGAYA and KATHERINE
TAKAHASHI, Seattle; and AKI NAGA-
OKA from Chicago.
The gay and festive outing was
marred by an accident in which
CARL AMANO suffered a broken leg,
and was hospitalized in Aspen.


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Coaches;
HERBERT INOUYE ART YOSHIMURA
Milton Domoto Charles Ozakl
Alan Iwahashi Mel Takahashi
Paul Koto Bruce Tawara
Mark Kuroki Errol Umetani
Junior Nakata Howard Wanifuchl
Wesley Nakata Donald Yamamoto
Dennis Nakayama Art Yoshimura
Dean Yoshimura
FUJI-EN TEAM:
Captain: ....
Floyd Ito Den Motoyoshi
Sus Iwahashi Steve Nitta
Dick Kanda Dave Qkizaki
Ronald Kow Carl Sagara
Reggie Lee Mel Shlmono
Ronald Yamamoto
GEORGE'S CONOCO:
Captain: .... . GENE TOCH1HARA
Dave Inagaki A1 Okamatsu
Howard Iwata Mel Shiramizu
Ike Kawamure Henry Tobo
Toshio Nago Larry Umetani
Dennis Wanifuchl
PLAYBOYS TEAM:
Ken Fushimi Eddie Mayeda
Richard Ida Yu Nlshimoto
Stan Ishimoto ( . Dick Sato uf. -
Gordon Koshio Dave Tagawa
SAKURA-EN TEAM:
Jerry Fujikawa Ken Namba
Steve Ishimoto Walt Sagara
Ted Matsuo Gene Tagawa
Bill Kawamura Ken'Tagawa
Dave Taketa
SIMPSON CHURCH TEAM:
Coach/Player: . . EDDIE KAWANO
Joe Ariki Bob Hirokawa
Ronnie Fox Richard Joko
Dave Furukawa Geo. Kawamura
Mark Hagiya Art Kuramoto
John Hasegawa Ken Kuramoto
Dickie Suenaga
BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Basketball games during March,
at Manual High School gym, In the
Nisei League , are as follows 2
Mar. 6: Friday P.M.
Busael 91 vs. Simpson 6: SO
Playboys vs. Fuji-En 7:50
Conoco vs. Bussei 92 8:50
Sakura-En bye
Mar. 13: Friday P.M.
Fuji-En vs. Conoco 6: SO
Simpson va. Sakura-En 7:50
Bussei #2 ve. Bussei 91 8:50
Playboys bye
Mar. 20: Friday P.M.
Sakura-En vs. Busael 92 6:50
Conoco VS. Playboys 7:50
Bussei #1 vs. Fuji-En 8:50
Simpson bye
After the March schedule there
will be three more games during
April, with the final games play-
ed on Fri., Apr. 17th.


FEB., 1964.
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BROWN BELT-JUDO
TOURNEY WINNERS
Denver School of Judo hosted a
Brown Belt judo tournament, Sun.,
Feb. 23, 1964, and won titles in
all lower weight divisions, which
DSJ contestants could enter.
Eight judo clubs were entered
in the tournament, as follows:
Albuquerque, N,M. Colo. Univ.
Amid of Denver Denver School
Colo. Spgs. Lowry A.F.B.
C.S ;,U. San Luis Valley
Individual winners in weight
divisions were:
135 Lbs.
1. SHUNY SUGIURA. .
2. MARK YAMASAKI. .
3. KEN TAKAHASHI. .
150 Lbs.
1. DICKIE 0KIM0T0 . . . DSJ
2. PERRY YAMASHITA.
3. BOB O'DORISIO. .
165 Lbs.
1. WAYNE FUSHIMI. .
2. GARY COLEMAN .
3. PAT REYNOLDS .
180#: RAY AVEDON. .
DENVER SCHOOL OF JUDO members on their return from the Ogden (Utah) Invitational Jude TeurnaaMt, Mid
on Feb. 1st, in Ogden, Utah. Denver swept the Junior division titles, and took team championships in the
Junior and Senior divisions. ROGER STEVENS (3rd from left, in front row) won the Grand Championship, with
JOHN STOCKWELL, also Denver, runner-up. JACK OLIVER and DICKIE OKI-
MOTO were ranked third in the over-all competition.
KEN SUGIURA took the Junior "A title, with Ore-Ida.
petitors taking 2nd and 3rd places. PAT ARIKI won 1st,
MORI and GEORGIB ITO, placing 3rd
in the Junior "B" competition.
and Ogden com-
with RON MASA-
195#: PAT FORD. .
Unlimited: JOHN FADER.
Colo. Spgs.
. C.U.
After the Invitational Tourna-
ment in March, the Rocky Mtn Assn
AAU Open Judo Championships will
be held, at the Denver School of
Judo, on Apr. 12th.
In the team competition, DEN-
VER won 1st in the Junior Div.,
2nd in Intermediates, and 1st in
the Senior Division.
REMEMBER: JUDO
CHOW MEIN DINNER
GEORGE KURAMOTO is Gen. Chrran
of the 2nd annual Judo Chow Mein
and Chicken Teriyaki Dinner to be
held on Sun., Mar. 22nd. Tickets
are $1.25 for adults, and 75$ for
children.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN
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THE DENVER SCHOOL OF JUDO, TO SEE
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NOVICE TOURNEY
Seven judo clubs participated
in the AAU Novice Judo tournament
on Feb. 9th, at the Denver School
of Judo, with CSU winning three
championships. The clubs were:
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PAGE 8.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
FEB., 1964.
TSBC NEWS BRIEFS
The Tri-State Buddhist Church
Mothers' Choir group, headed by
MARY TAWARA and KIMI KATO held an
informal dinner at Plainview Inn,
during the end of Jan.
JAMES KANEMOTO of Longmont, as
representative of the Tri-State
district of the Buddhist Churches
of America, went to San Francisco
for the quarterly meeting of the
Nat'l Planning Board of B.C.A.
CATHAY POST NEWS
ELECTION OF OFFICERS:
YOSH ARAI is Nominations Chrmn
for new officers of The Post, to
serve during the forthcoming fis-
cal year. All paid-up members of
Cathay Post #185 will receive re-
gular mail ballots.
1964 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE:
JOE SAKATO, Adjutant of Cathay
Post, reported that the 1964 mem-
bership drive is lagging with on-
ly 88 members signed up, to date.
SAKATO noted 39 past members have
not renewed for 1964. JOE SAKATO
requests: "Get your 1964 Cathay
Post membership dues in now!! J'*
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A CHEERFUL SEXTET at the Sakura-En "open house" on Jan. 28th, from
left to right: DR. THOMAS K. KOBAYASHI, TOM TAKEDA, HENRY SUZUKI,
MARY TAKEDA, HARUKO KOBAYASHI, and MRS. Y. SAITA (mother of Mrs. Mary
Takeda). The above were a part
of the large group of people who
participated in the formal open-
ing of The Sakura-En, 1236 20th
St., Denver 2, Colo.
The Sakura-En specializes in
Oriental foods with MRS. C. YAMA-
SAKI preparing Japanese dishes,
and Chef JIMMY WONG in charge of
Chinese and American foods.
ATSUYO NAMBA is manager of the
restaurant, while GLADYS TANIWAKI
is in charge of the lounge.
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Tony and Miko had to talk fast to
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Members of Simpson Church, in
Denver, Colo., participated in a
Race Relations program on Sunday,
Feb. 16, by joining worship ser-
vices of Asbury Methodist Church,
at 30th and Vallejo St.
REV. J. FUJITA translated the
sermon given by Rev. Wm. Wright,
into Japanese for benefit of the
Issei, and REV. PAUL HAGIYA was
chairman for the services.
The joint services were held
in connection with Brotherhood
Week in Denver, Colo.
SIMPSON CHURCH NEWS
The Methodist Men of Simpson
Church held an anniversary dinner
at The Golden Steer on Sat., Feb.
16th, with DR. BEN MIYAHARA, as
guest speaker.
MRS. TATSUNO OKA, in commemo-
ration of her 70th birthday, and
her 50 years in America, made a
special $1,000.00 donation to the
building fund of Simpson Church.
REV. JONATHAN FUJITA, of Simp-
son Methodist Church, in Denver,
Colo., gave the opening prayer at
the Colorado House of Representa-
tives, on convening of the morn-
ing session, on Lincoln's birth-
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Charming ATSUYO NAMBA at left,
and gracious GLADYS TANIWAKI, at
right, greeting guests at Sakura-
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FEB., 1964.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA HEWS
PACE 9
HARUKO and TOM KOBAYASHI will
participate in the spring Nat*l
ACBL bridge tournament, in Port-
land, Oreg,, Mar. 5-15th. While
in Oregon, DR. KOBAYASHI hoped to
do some steelhead or salmon fish-
ing, with DR. HOMER YASUI (D.U.,
1945).
KIMIKO SIDE, of Madame Butter-
flys Gift Shop, 4609 East Colfax
Ave., in Denver, left on a buying
trip to Japan recently. While in
Tokyo, she will visit her mother
and sisters.
JIM KUGA, of 3204 Curtis St.,
(825-0575) is now a special agent
for Pilot Life Ins. Co. of N.C.,
with offices at 2430 So. Univer-
sity Blvd. KUGA was formerly em-
ployed at the U.S. Postal Dept.
AKI NAGAOKA and JOHN NISHIMURA
both of Chicago, are visiting in
Denver, with JUN KOMURQ, enjoying
skiing in the Colorado mountains.
ENGAGEMENTS
PEGGY MATSUMOTO, daughter of
Henry I. Matsumoto of Henderson,
Colo., was engaged to PAUL OSUGA,
of Denver, Colo. Date of wedding
has not yet been set.
MARGERY YOSH1DA, of Alamosa,
Colo., was engaged to be married
to THOMAS NAKATA, of Ft. Lupton,
Colo. An autumn wedding is being
planned.
SIMPSON CHURCH
BRIDGE BENEFIT
Winners of the Simpson Church
duplicate bridge game on Feb. 29
were:
Advanced Section: SAM MATSUMOTO
and HIROSHI SAIKI, N-Sj and ED
MAYEDA and DICK SATO, E-W.
Novice Section: GEORGE and JANET
YAMAKAUA, N-S; and YOSHIE MIZO-
UYE and SUZANNE NAGAI, E-W.
Simpson Bridge Club was organ-
ized at this session with follow-
ing officers:
PRESIDENT........DR. MIKE UBA
Vice-Pres........YOSHIYE HAGIYA
Secretary. CHARLOTTE MIYOSHI
Treasurer............MARY FUJII
Next duplicate game will be at
Simpson Church on Sat., Apr. 4th.
FIRST AJA GENERAL
FRANCIS A. TAKEMOTO of Hawaii
became the first AJA to reach the
rank of General in the U.S. armed
forces.
TAKEMOTO, 52, was promoted to
Brigadier General, and commands
three battalions of.the Hawaiian
Army National Guard, a force of
some 1,800 men.
Brigadier TAKEMOTO graduated
from Santa Barbara State College
in 1935, with the reserve rank of
2nd Lt., and in 1943 was assigned
to Camp Shelby, to train with the
442nd Infantry Combat Tean.
He went ashore with the 100th
Battalion at Anzio beach-head, in
Italy, and after fierce fighting
northward, was wounded north of
Rome, in 1944.
After being mustered out, in
1956, TAKEMOTO returned to Hawaii
to resume his career as a school
teacher.
In 1964 he was promoted to the
rank of Brigadier General, U.S.
Army, and is the first AJA to at-
tain the rank of general officer
in the U.S. armed forces.
HIROKO TAKAMATSU of Tokyo, Ja-
pan, became the bride of GEORGE
KONDO of Thornton, Colo., as ser-
vices performed at Simpson Meth-
odist Church, in Denver, Colo.
Matron of honor for the bride
was YOKO JACOBS, and best man for
the groom was YOSH IWAHASHI, both
of Denver. (Photo by Masamori)
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son of Mr. and Mrs, Teizo Nonaka,
1739 E. 29th Ave., Denver, Colo.,
on Feb. 9th, at Simpson Methodist
Church. (Foto by Ed Shimabukuro)
WEDDINGS
ELAINE TSUCHIM0T0, 4750 Claude
Ct., Denver, Colo., was married
on Feb. 9th, to BYRON Y0SHIDA of
3339 Columbine St., also Denver,
Colo., at the TSBC.
The former Mrs. ESTHER TOKU-
NAGA of Denver, Colo., was marri-
ed to ALBERT WATADA of Ft. Lupton
on Feb. 14th, at TSBC.
BIRTHS
NOBU0 AOKI a GIRL
1058 Jackson St., Denver
SAM FUNAK0SHI a GIRL
RC. 1, Box 229, Ft. Lupton
HIROSHI FUNAYAMA a BOY
160 S. Bryant St., Denver
TOSH H0RA a GIRL
719 27th St,, Denver
TOM KOSHIO a GIRL
118 McKinley, Ft. Lupton
JAKE YAGO a GIRL
2826 Curtis St., Denver
OBITUARIES
JOE HORIUCHI, 2016 California St.,
Denver, Colo. Survived by bro-
ther Ben Horiuchi, and sisters
Mrs. Yuriko Matoba, Denver, and
Mrs. Masako Murakami, L.A.
ROY I. NISHIMURA, 2545 Champa St.,
Denver, Colo. Survived by sis-
ter, Frances Nishimura, Denver.
UHACHIR0 TESHIMA, of 3351 Downing
St., Denver, Colo. Husband of
Yori Teshimaj father of Marion,
Sumlko, and Carl Teshima, all
of Denver, Colo.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA HEWS
FEB., 1964.
NISEI VETERANS
COOPERATE WITH
JACL SCHOLARSHIPS
TOM MASAMORI, Chnnn of Scho-
larships for Cathay Post, report-
ed the Nisei War Memorial Scho-
larship- for 1964 will be $250.00,
and Cathay post #185 scholarship
will again be $200,00 this year.
Chrmn MASAMORI indicated that
Cathay Post will cooperate with
the Mile-Hi JACL scholarship pro-
gram in the selection of winners.
Representatives of community
groups met with Cathay Post offi-
cials, and agreed AJA applicants
in the Rocky Mtn region would be
eligible for the Nisei War Memo-
rial scholarship award.
Applicants must reside in the
states of Colo., Uyo., Mont., New
Mexico, Texas, Kansas, Nebr., or
other states of this region.
Representatives attending were
TAD YAMAMOTO for TSBC; JEAN SATO
for Simpson Church; HARRY FUKAYE
and MIKE TASHIRO of Brighton JAA;
JOHN NOGUCHI and YOSH ARAI, Co-
Chrmn, Nisei War Memorial Fund;
TOM HIKIDA, Comdr., Cathay Post;
and MIN YASUI for Mile-Hi JACL.
ABOVE, at extreme left, is MAYOR TOM CURR1GAN addressing the Issei
who registered as voters on Feb. 17th, at the Election Commission in
Denver, Colo. At extreme right is HARRY G. MATOBA who arranged spe-
cial registration for new Issei voters. Just above Mr. Matoba's head
is seen HENRY SUZUKI who assisted
as interpreter. Seated next left
is JOHN T. CLINGAN, officer-in-
charge of Denver office of Immi-
gration and Naturalization Ser-
vice. Ye Editor, smoking a pipe
in center. (Photo by H. ODA)
GRADUATES DINNER-
DANCE, JUNE I3IH
Chrmn MASAMORI emphasized that
the Scholarship program should be
a community-wide, cooperative en-
deavor, and urged parents and the
entire community to support the
Graduates' Dinner-Dance, schedul-
ed at the Albany Hotel, on Sat.,
June 13th. BILL HOSOKAWA joined
also in this appeal.
COMMANDER TOM HIKIDA receiving
thanks from Manual High students,
on presentation of U.S. flags, as
desk sets for classrooms, as part
of citizenship program of Cathay
Post #185. (Photo by MASAMORI)
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510 ISiV ST,
DEnvep. a,colo.
HftiULV Qftnftfci ch DEADLINE FOR
SCHOLARSHIPS
MIN YASUI, Chrmn for Scholar-
ships of Mile-Hi JACL, reminded
that deadline for applications to
qualify for any grants awarded by
either Cathay Post #185, or the
JACL, must be postmarked not lat-
er than Apr. 30, 1964.
Application forms may be ob-
tained by writing to JACL office,
1225-20th St., Denver 2, Colo.
p/MUtfolt&m--
2700 LftRiniER ST.
ft L 5-4 82.5
NAT'L JACL ESSAY
AND ORATORICAL
ENTRANTS SOUGHT
WILLIAM KUROKI was designated
as Chrmn of the Mtn-Plains JACL
Oratorical and Essay contest for
1964 by Dist. Chrmn LILY OKURA,
of Omaha, Nebr.
All candidates for the Natl
JACL Oratorical or Essay Contests
must be sponsored by a JACL chap-
ter, and certification obtained.
JAPANESE MOVIE
FUMIO TANI, Secty of the Colo.
Nikkei-Jin Kai, announced that a
Japanese movie benefit would be
held for the "Ro-Seibu" committee
(welfare), under the direction of
SE1SHIR0 NAKAMURA, Chrmn, at TSBC
on Sun., Mar. 15th.
Funds raised at the movie ben-
efit are used to help defray ex-
penses of funerals, relief, and
other charitable functions of the
Colorado Nikkei-Jin Kai.
SIMPSON METHODIST
ORIENTAL DINNER
BENEFIT, MAY 9 TH
Simpson Methodist Church will
hold its annual Chow Mein Benefit
at the Grange Hall, on Saturday,
May 9, 1964.
General Chairman T0L TAKAMINE
will be assisted by GEORGE FUJI-
M0T0, HIDE0 HANAMURA, SAM MATSU-
M0T0, and ROY NAGAI.
All members of the church, and
every church affiliated organiza-
tion, will participate in the an-
nual fund-raising event. Details
will be published in AJA News,
MILE- HI JACL
MEMBERSHIP ORIVE
DR. MASA G1MA assumed respon-
sibility for the 1964 membership
drive of the Mile-Hi JACL for the
Denver area, assisted by YVONNE
KUMAGAI, as Co-Chrmn.
EIJI HORIUCHI is directing the
membership drive in the Brighton
area, and indicated that a goal
of 125 members in Brighton will
be achieved in 1964.
To date, Mile-Hi JACL has 97
members renewed for 1964. Dues
are $5.00 per person. JOIN JACL!
SAM Y. MATSUMOTO
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