VOL. V, No. 7
JAPAN SOCIETY TO
MEET AT WESTERN
FEDERAL. MAR. 30
The Japan Society of Colorado
will hold its annual meeting, at
Western Federal Savings Bldg., in
Denver, Colo., on Mon. evening,
at 8:00 p.m., Mar. 30th.
Officers for 1964, and 5 Board
members will be elected for the
Society. (See also story, Pg. 2)
A. THEODORE PONDS, who spent many
years in Japan, will be the main
speaker of the evening.
MRS. VAUGHN MECHAU, 3606 Fair-
fax St., Denver 80207, Colorado,
(399-0400) will continue as Exec.
Secretary of the Society.
ON MARCH 3ISI
BERNICE FRIEDER, Chrmn of the
Denver Coordinating Council for
Education and Research on Human
Relations, announced that the re-
gular spring quarterly meeting of
the Council would be held at the
American Legion, 1370 Broadway,
at 12:00 noon, Mar. 31st.
The meeting will feature panel
discussion of The Special Study
Conmittees report on Equal Edu-
cational Opportunities in Denver
R0BT. UYEDA is an Exec. Board
member, and MIN YASUI will repre-
sent Mile-Hi JACL. AJAs are es-
pecially invited to attend.
U THANT SPEAKING
IN DENVER, APR. 4
U THANT, Secretary General of
the United Nations, will be guest
speaker at the Brown Palace Hotel
in Denver, at a luncheon meeting,
on Sat., Apr. 4th.
Secty-Gen. U THANT is probably
the most famous Buddhist in the
world today, and exercises world-
wide influence In international
affairs thru the United Nations.
Hope was.expressed that Secty-
General U THANT might be persuad-
ed to stay over for the Tri-State
Buddhist Church's "Hana Matsuri"
program, on Sun., Apr. 5th.
Tickets for the U THANT Lun-
cheon on Sat., Apr. 4, are avail-
able at $5.00 per plate.
Reservations must be made thru
AAUN U THANT LUNCHEON COMMITTEE,
P. 0. Box 8842, Denver, Colorado,
80201, before Apr. 1st.
I.C.S. MOUNTAIN CONFERENCE TO BE HELD
AT PEACEFUL VALLEY LODGE, APR.24-26
DAN MASAK1 of CU, acting President of the Intermountain Collegiate
Students, announced that the annual conference of the I.C.S. would be
held at Peaceful Valley Lodge, on Apr. 24-25-26, 1964.
Peaceful Valley is located 18 miles west of Lyons, Colo., up South
St. Vrain Canyon to the Peak-to-Peak Highway. This alpine resort of-
fers a Swiss-chalet-type lodge, swimming in a heated pool, horseback
GEORGE G. PRIEST
JUDGE GEORGE G. PRIEST of Jef-
ferson County retires as the first
President of The Japan Society of
Colo. He has supported AJA acti-
vities in this area, and will con-
tinue his interest in things Japa-
nese as an ex officio board member
of The Japan Society.
AT VOGUE THEATRE
Mile-Hi JACLs Japanese bene-
fit movie, "High and Low", starr-
ing Toshiro Mifune, and directed
by Akira Kurosawa, will be play-
ing at Vogue Art Theatre, 1465 S.
Pearl St., starting Apr. 24th.
Benefit tickets may be obtain-
ed, from the JACL, at the regular
admission price of $1.25, but 50c
of each ticket will go into the
JACL Scholarship Fund. Watch for
newspaper announcements as to any
changes in opening date!]I
riding, trout fishing, hiking and
mountain climbing for the energe-
tic; or restful relaxation, good
food, and dancing. The cost for
the week-end, two nights and all
meals, is only $15.00 per person.
Outdoor fun, informal dancing,
oratorical contest, panel discus-
sion, Saturday night banquet with
principal speech by JACK MAYEDA,
Administrative Assistant at Natl
JACL H.Q., San Francisco, and the
presentation of "The ICSer of the
Year" Award -- all in a beautiful
mountain setting -- will be fea-
tured at the ICS week-end confer-
ence at Peaceful Valley.
i tvTERmoirTAi n collegiate
PEACEFUL VALLEY LODGE,
Apr. 24-25-26, 1964.
Apr. 24: Registration
Apr. 25: Panel Discussion
Apr. 26: Variety Show
AT TSBC, APR. 5
REV. NOBORU TSUNODA announced
that "Hana Matsuri" services, and
programs will be held at TSBC, in
Denver, on Sun., Apr. 5th.
All Buddhist churches in out-
lying areas in the Tri-State dis-
trict will join in the Denver ce-
FRANK T. NAKATA, Pres, of the
Issei church, and LEE MURATA, as
Pres, of the Nisei church, will
be in charge of the all-day ser-
vices and programs.
Devotional services commemora-
ting the birth of Buddha will he
held Sunday morning. The after-
noon and evening will feature en-
tertainment programs. Everyone
is invited to join Che joyful ce-
SCHOOL AT HILTON
HOTEL, MAY 22nd.
MAY TORIZAWA Is s Co-Chrmn of
the Japanese cooking school, fea-
turing Chef JOE ISHIZAKA of the
Yaraato Sukiyaki of San Francisco,
to be held at the Hilton Hotel in
Denver, on Fri., May 22nd.
Registration for two sessions
of special classes will be $10.00
total, or $6.00 per session. The
two sessions are at 9:30 a.m. and
at 1:00 p.m., for two hours each.
Reservations and information
concerning the cooking school may
be obtained by calling 244-0958.
All net proceeds of the cook-
ing school will go to the Denver-
Takayama Festival, to be held in
Denver, on Aug. 13-14-15, 1964.
A complete program of activi-
ties, and names of various chair-
men in charge of events are list-
ed on Pg. 5, in this issue. Con-
tact campus representatives, for
information and reservations.
BILL KUR0KI, Mtn-Plains Chrmn
for Oratorical Contest, announced
that young people are invited to
compete in the ICS Oratorical, to
be held on Apr. 25th, at the an-
nual ICS Conference.
Entrants should contact either
ICS officials, or BILL KUROKI at
244-6068, in Denver, Colo.
If no JACL chapter in the Mtn-
Plains region sponsors an entry,
the I.C.S. winner will be sent to
Nat'l JACL convention in Detroit,
Mich., during July, 1964.
AT SIMPSON CHURCH
REV. PAUL HAGIYA, of Simpson
Methodist Church, 3401 High St.,
in Denver, Colo., announced the
following schedule for the Easter
Fri., Mar. 27:
Sat., Mar. 28:
10: 00 a.m.
Sun., Mar. 29:
7:30 a.m. -
9:30 a.m. -
11:00 a.m. -
Good Friday Ser-
vices, Holy Com-
munion by Youth.
Easter Egg Color-
ing Party, Youth.
Services, at Red
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
AID FOR COLLEGE
YOICHI SAJI, of Kyoto, Japan,
has full-tuition, room-and-board
scholarship to Colorado College,
in Colorado Springs, Colo., but
is unable to accept same, because
his sponsor died last year.
Young SAJI is 8,000 miles away
from the school he wishes to at-
tend, but the people of Longmont,
Colo., are trying to raise funds
for his passage to America and a
little extra for pocket money.
DR. HARRY F. HUNTINGTON, a re-
tired Methodist minister, and LEA
FLANDERS of The Longmont Times,
are spearheading a drive to raise
funds for YOICHI SAJI.
Anyone may contribute to The
YOICHI SAJI FUND, c/o The Long-
mont Daily Times-Call, Longmont,
Colo. Urgency is indicated since
the deadline is Apr. 10th.
Further information may be ob-
tained from JAMES KANEMOTO, South
Main St., Longmont, Colo., who is
also assisting in the efforts to
bring Yoichi Saji to the United
States to advance his education.
MADAME BUTTERFLY, immortalized by Puccini's opera, now has been
also immortalized in bronze, in Nagasaki, Japan. The statue is that
of line. Taraaki Miura, the Japanese opera singer who toured the world,
- . portraying the role of "Cho-Cho-
IADAMC0C UteiVAQ San". She stands with her arm
vMrMIvCwB VIlfV/rT around a child, watching Nagasaki
EIICHI KIMURA, Chief Corres- harbor a* hiPs all parts of
pondent, Washington Bureau of the the rld come and_S-
Japan Broadcasting Corp., will be
a two-day visitor to Denver, on
Apr. 2-3, 1964.
MR. KIMURA is interested in
telecasting a program in the near
future to introduce the people of
Japan to the life and activities
of those of Japanese ancestry in
the United States.
He is concerned as to present
status of Japanese Americans; the
differing viewpoint of the Issei,-
Nisei, and Sansei; understanding
of daily lives and achievements
of AJAs; and future of AJAs, with
reference to the multi-national
culture of our country.
Be Tsukikos guest on
your flight to Japan
From (he moment you board your DC-8 lei Courier.
Tsukiko Yamazaki observe! every detail ol 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,
four 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. Vrsil family or
friends in Hawaii, at no extra fare, and continue on to Japan at
your convenienceany day of the week. Connections at
Tokyo for cities throughout Japan are excellent. See
your travel agent, and fly amid the calm beauty
ol /apart at almost (be speed of sound.
(HiKtt wi im AujiHft. Sjm fScaNl*. New Vc/L. Chicago nd othff la'ge
J.A.L. hostess MARIANNE HINATA
presenting a brocade-bound Japa-
nese travel guide to U.S. Travel
Service director VOIT GILMORE, on
occasion of Japan Air Lines 10th
anniversary of international air
"AMERICA ANNAI was compiled
by JAL, with 30,000 .copies in the
first printing, in anticipation
of an estimated 70,000 visitors
annually from Japan to the U.S.
The tide of Japanese tourists
to the U.S. is expected to result
from the lifting of currency res-
trictions by the Japanese govern-
ment on Apr. 1, 1964.
IN THE DENVER HILTON HOTEL
Court Place near 15th Street
MIRIAM HALEY, Chrmn of Denver-
Takayama committee, was named to
the Board of the People-to-People
Corp., a non-profit organization
dedicated to promoting friendship
among peoples of the world.
MRS. MUTSUYO TSUNODA of TSBC,
and TERRIE TAKAMINE were elected
also to the Board, as representa-
tives of the Japanese American
community in Denver, Colo.
The People-to-People Corp. is
composed of the two sister-cities
committees of Denver-Brest, and
The Denver-Takayama committee
is sponsoring the Denver-Takayama
Festival to be held in Denver, on
Aug. 13-14-15, 1964.
The Denver Jr. Chamber of Com-
merce hat. tentatively agreed to
sponsor a spectacular down-town
parade for 20 Takayama dignita-
ries and dancers, who are bring-
ing replicas of "yatai" (festival
floats) from Japan to Denver.
FINANCIAL CAMPAIGN: .
TERRIE TAKAMINE and TAD YAMA-
MOTO were appointed Co-Chrmn for
finances from the Japanese Ameri-
can coranunity to support the pro-
posed Denver-Takayama festival.
An over-all goal of $15,000.00
was set for the project, with the
non-Japanese community in Denver
committed to raise the major por-
tion of the finances, under Chrmn
Contributions or pledges may
be sent to PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE CORP.
901 Sherman St., Denver 3, Colo.,
earmed for Denver-Takayama Fund.
JOHN SMAY, Chrmn of the Nomi-
nations Committee for The Japan
Society of Colorado, assisted by
REV. JON FUJITA and MARY LANIUS
as committee members, announced
the following slate of candidates
for office, for 1964-65:
. FRANK MCDONALD
, TAD YAMAMOTO
The original officers of The
Japan Society, who are now retir-
ing are: Pres. GEORGE G. PRIEST,
1st Vice-Pres. FRANK G. MCDONALD,
Secretary MICHAEL L. FREED (re-
signed), and Treasurer ROBERT J.
McCABE. Carry-over Vice-Presi-
dents are MRS. JAMES A. WOODRUFF
and REV. Y0SHITAKA TAMAI.
JAPANESE SAKE AND BEER
CHIVfcICO A OKI
1953 LfttumeR ST.
TeL. CM 4-774*
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
OMAHA JACL INSTALLATION:
LILY A. OKURA, Mtn-Plains JACL
District Chrmn, was also General
Chrmn for the Omaha JACL instal-
lation banquet held on Feb. 22.
JEFF SHIMADA, Lt. Col. of ROTC
at Benson High School, led in the
pledge of allegiance, and GLADYS
HIRABAYASHI recited the Japanese
More than a 100 Omaha JACLers
attended the banquet. Committee
members for the dinner were: MARY
MISAKI, reservations; GLADYS HI-
RABAYASHI, finances; TOSHI ZAIMAN
and RUMI OKADA, decorations.
SPECIAL JACL AWARDS:
K. PATRICK OKURA, Nat'l JACL
Pres., presented special awards
to three State Senators who spon-
sored the repeal of the Nebraska
CARROLL THOMPSON of Lincoln,
Nebr. was presented with a Certi-
ficate of Appreciation from Nat'l
EARL HARANO of North Platte,
Nebr. was honored with a JACL pin
for his extraordinary efforts in
obtaining sponsorship for the re-
Two special recognitions, in
the form of gold JACL pins, were
awarded to MRS. TOSHI ZAIMAN and
MRS. RUMI OKADA, for their many
years of dedicated service to the
work of the JACL.
OMAHA JACL NEWS BRIEFS:
Pres. EM NAKAD0I of Omaha JACL
reported that the Omaha chapter
contributed $50.00 to the Nat'l
JACL Civil Righta Fund.
Omaha JACL chapter also con-
tributed $25.00 to Omaha Police
Educational Fund, as a token of
community interest and support.
BOB NAKADOI, as Omaha JACL's
1000 Club Chrmn, reported three
new Thousanders, including LOUIS
KHEM, MIKE NOVAK and DR. THADDEUS
KRUSCH, all of Omaha, Nebr.
1964 OMAHA JACL OFFICERS, inaugurated on Feb. 22, by HON. LAWRENCE
C. KRELL, district judge, are, from left to right: MARY SMITH, Corr.
Secretary; NORIAKI OKADA, 1st Vice-Pres.; YUKIO ANDO, 2nd Vice-Pres.;
MASAKO "EM" NAKADOI, 1964-66 President of Omaha JACL; GERHARD SPIES,
Member-at-Large; PATRICK OKURA, ------------------------------:--------
National JACL Pres.; MARY MISAKI,
Rec. Secty; GLADYS HIRABAYASHI,
Corr. Secty; and LILY OKURA, Mtn-
Plains Dist. Chrmn and Gen. Chrmn
for the banquet. MIKE WATANABE,
retiring Pres., and newly-elected
Treasurer, was unable to attend,
due to illness. (Photo by ISHII
STUDIO, Omaha, Nebr. )
State Repr. SEIJI HORIUCHI, R-
Brighton, heads the Plains Con-
servation Center, which is being
planned on a 2,000 acre tract to
the southeast of Denver, with a
prairie museum, and with recrea-
tional and educational facilities
including a 1880's farm and a mo-
dern dry-land farm of today.
HORIUCHI is Pres, of the non-
profit organization, and is as-
sisted by GENE HERRINGTON of the-
State Dept, of Education, and by
HERB JONES of the U.S. Soil Con-
servation Service. It was hoped
that the Plains Conservation Cen-
ter would preserve a portion of
prairie in its virgin state for
future generations' enjoyment.
Contributions in form of $5.00
annual subscriptions may be sent
"PLAINS CONSERVATION CENTER", c/o
Seiji Horiuchi, 252 So. 3rd Ave.,
PRES. HARRY FUKAYE of Brighton
JAA, reported that the Chow Mein
dinner of the organization was a
huge success with more than 1,500
dinners served. The JAA thanked
everyone for community support.
KAY SAKAGUCHI mentioned that
his younger sister, YAYE, and her
family, would visit Brighton this
summer. She is MRS. JIM 0HASHI,
a Capt. in the US Air Force, now
stationed in Hawaii.
MIKE TASHIRO, of Terrace Inn,
was recently recognized by Brigh-
ton JC's for outstanding support
of the Jaycee community programs.
BOB SAKATA was recently prin-
cipal speaker at the honor assem-
bly at Brighton High School.
RICHARD IDA, who was elected
as Pres, of the ICS last year but
was unable to serve, is recover-
ing satisfactorily after surgery
at Brighton Hospital.
JANE NAKATA was elected to the
Brighton High Nat'l Honor Society
as ranking in the upper 57. of her
junior class* EDDIE IMATANI was
also elected a member of the BHS
Honor Society, as a senior.
Japanese Books-Oriental Art Goods
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Nat'l JACL Pres. PAT OKURA, at
left, with National JACL's Certi-
ficate of Appreciation, presented
to CARROLL THOMPSON of Lincoln,
Nebr., for his work to repeal the
anti-miscegenation law of Nebr.
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
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TOM MASAMORI. . .Photographer
TRUE YASUI. . .General Factotum
For a little old mountain town
scarcely known in Japan, Denver
gets a surprising number of Ja-
panese visitors. In the second
half of the first decade after
the end of World War II, hardly a
week went by without a party or
two dropping in.
There were newspapermen, labor
leaders, members of parliament,
teachers, industrialists, poli-
ticians, and a goodly number of
Most of them were on.U.S. go-
vernment-sponsored tours. Some
had American escorts, and the
idea was to let these persons see
what America was like.
Now a second big wave of Japa-
nese visitors is taking shape.
The vanguard will be arriving
shortly. Early in April there
will be two groups of television
correspondents and cameramen.
In mid-summer, according to
reports, there will come a dele-
gation for the Denver-Takayama
sister cities festival.
The Kansai Gakuin glee club,
which excels at everything from
classical chorales to Negro spi-
rituals, may appear in Denver in
the fall if a suitable sponsor
can be found following their per-
formances at the Lincoln Arts
Center in New York.
In between, there will be an
unknown number of Japanese tour-
ists heading this way as a result
of the easing of Japans currency
restrictions. Chances are they
will be in substantial numbers,
for the Rockies are a leading at-
The first wave of visitors
took up a lot of time of Issei
and Nisei hereabouts and enjoyed
a large number of free meals.
Still, whatever hospitality
extended to them was a contribu-
tion to goodwill and understand-
ing, and our future visitors too
deserve the traditional warm Wes-
NAT'L JACL CONFAB IN DETROIT, JULY 1-4
'HUMAN DIGNITY -- OUR CHALLENGE*' is the official theme of the lath
Biennial National JACL Convention to be held in Detroit, Michigan, on
July 1-4, 1964, according to word received from FRANK WATANABE, Con-
vention Board Chairman.
The Nat'l JACL Oratorical contest, with the topic of "JACL AND CI-
VIL RIGHTS", will be held on Wed., July 1st. Thurs., July 2nd, will
be given over to the traditional outing, at Pine Knob; while on Fri.,
July 3rd, the Thousand Club will celebrate. Saturday evening, July
4th, will conclude with the con-
vention banquet and Sayonara Ball
at the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel.
The National JACL Council will
be meeting twice daily during the
four-day conclave, to determine
matters of national policy and
national programs of the JACL.
Detailed information may be
obtained by writing to Natl JACL
Convention H.Q., P. 0. Box 5725,
Detroit, Mich. (48239)
Some interest and preliminary
discussions have been had in re-
gard to the possibility of Mile-
Hi JACL sponsoring a Fashion Show
at some date in the near future..
MITCHIE TERASAKI has been ex-
ploring feasibilities of staging
such an affair for the JACL, but
needs your Ideas and suggestions.
If you have any thoughts on this
idea, please let JACL know. .
BOY SCOUT FUND
Japan is sending a contingent
of some 60 Boy Scouts to the U.S,
Scout Encampment at Valley Forge,
Pennsylvania, this coming summer.
In this connection, Boy Scout
offices in Denver requested co-
operation of the AJA community in
Denver in sponsoring one Japanese
Scout, at a cost of $275.00 for
camp registration fees.
The Mile-Hi JACL appropriated
$25.00 to assist in this project,
and urged community support. As
of date, only JOHN SMAY, a non-
Japanese JACLer, has contributed
to this Fund. Contributions may
be sent to JACL Office, 1225-20th
St., Denver 80202, Colorado.
JACL FOOD BAZAAR
SCHEDULED OCT. 10
PRES. DAVE FURUKAWA, of Mile-
Hi JACL, reported that the annual
JACL Oriental Food Bazaar has now
been scheduled on Sat., Oct. 10th
The Tri-State Buddhist Church
will hold its two-day Bazaar, on
Sat. and Sun., Nov. 7-8, 1964.
With the Tri-State Young Bud-
dhist convention scheduled during
the third week in Dec., in order
to avoid conflict of dates, the
JACL function was re-scheduled,
with the cooperation of the TSBC,
to Oct. 10, 1964.
JACK M. MAYEDA, Administrative
Assistant at Nat'l JACL H.Q., in
San Francisco, Calif., will be a
Colorado visitor, on Apr. 24-26,
He will speak to the Mile-Hi
JACL, on Fri., Apr. 24th, at the
Akebono Restaurant in Denver; at
the i.c.S, Conference in Peaceful
Valley on Sat., Apr. 25th; and at
the Ft. Lupton JACL meeting, on
Sun., Apr. 26th.
JACK MAYEDA is a school teach-
er by training, with a Bachelors
degree in Education from Seattle
Pacific College, and a M.A. de-
gree from the University of Utah.
TO WELFARE FUND
Mile-Hi JACL made a token con-
tribution of $25.00 to the Colo-
rado Nikkei-Jin Kai's "Koseibu"
(Welfare Fund), during March.
The "Koseibu division of the
Colorado Nikkei-Jin Kai has taken
care of sane 50 fbnerals for .de-
ceased Issei who have passed away
in this area without living rela-
tives, and also provided welfare
assistance for indigent Issei of
DAVE FURUKAWA, Pres, of Mile-
Hi JACL, indicated Chat an offi-
cial resolution of the JACL Board
urged all JACLers and Nisei, who
have not already done so, to con-
tribute to the Fund, to aid -indi-
gent Issei who have no relatives
ALL PHOTOS, unless otherwise
credited, in The Mtn-Plains AJA
News, taken by TOM T. MASAMDRI,
2010 Lamar St., Denver 15, Colo.
Tel.: BE 7-3041
Mile-Hi JACL has completed the
first quarter of 1964 with little
activity for the membership as a
whole. True, the
Board has been in
to plan the mem-
bership drive and
the 1964 Scholar-
But, so far as
the members are
concerned, it may
have seemed that
the Mile-Hi JACL _______
chapter has been FURUKAWA
doing nothing all
these past months. Actually, a
great deal of organizational work
has been carried on for Mile-Hi
JACL. But, as to future mat-
SPRING GENERAL MEETING:
Thru cooperation of Natl JACL
HQ, we are fortunate to be able
to schedule a general meeting for
all the membership at the Akebono
restaurant, 1953 Larimer St., at
6:30 p.m. (Dinner @$3.00 per per-
son), with JACK MAYEDA as princi-
pal speaker, on Fri., Apr. 24th.
MAYEDA, as Administrative As-
sistant at Natl JACL H.Q., will
be able to report on the latest
developments of national JACL ac-
tivities and programs.
Plan now to attend the first
general membership meeting of the
Mile-Hi JACL, on Fri., Apr. 24th!
SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT MOVIES:
Two Japanese movie benefits
have been scheduled by the Mile-
Hi JACL, for April and May.
About Apr. 24, "High and Low"
will open at The Vogue Theatre,
at the regular admission of $1.25
per person, but if you obtain ti-
ckets from Mile-Hi JACL, 50c of
each ticket will go into the JACL
On May 24, at the TSBC, there
will be a Japanese movie benefit,
with all net proceeds ear-marked
for the JACL Scholarship Fund.
Admissions will be by donations.
The contribution of TSBC in al-
lowing this benefit is gratefully
Both movie benefits are fea-
turing excellent films, so please
support the Mile-Hi JACL Japanese
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$5.00 for 1 yr (10 mo.)
Special Mile-Hi JACL aeobere OHLY
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
Hew cheerleaders are being se-
lected at various schools, and
the competition is keen!
At Washington High, one of the
finalists is CATHY SHIRAM1ZU. .
Congratulations and good luck!!!
Although try-outs at North and
East have not yet started, prac-
tice has begun for RHONDA NISHI-
MOTO and LAURA MASUNAGA.
Congratulations to SHIRLEY ETO
who was elected to Color Day Roy-
alty at North High.
JOYCE KOBAYASHI, soph at Geo.
Washington High, is running for
President of the East section of
Mile-Hi Council of Girl Scouts.
Above is MICHAEL MICHIGAMI, of Portland, Oregon, shown with U.S.
Senator WAYNE L. MORSE of Oregon, when MICHIGAMI went to the 54th an-
niversary observance of Boy Scouts of America in Washington, D.C., aa
the selected representative of all Scouts of the Pacific Northwest.
Of Coming Events
U THANT LUNCHEON, at
Brown Palace Hotel.
HANA MATSURI Program,
TSBC, 1947 Lawrence.
ROCKY MIN AAU JUDO
CNBL BASKETBALL FINAL
GAMES AND AWARDS, at
Manual Hi School Gym.
MILE-HI JACL GENERAL
MEETING, at Akebono.
I.C.S. CONFERENCE, at
Peaceful Valley Lodge
DBAC BENEFIT MOVIES,
at TSBC, from 7:00 pm
ICS CONFERENCE CHAIRMEN AND PROGRAM AS GUESTS FOR
DAN MASAKI, Pres, of Intermountain Collegiate Students, announced
that specific chairmen for various events have been appointed, and a
tentative program for the 19th annual I.C.S. conference has been es-
tablished. The conference will ...-.... ----
be held at Peaceful Valley Lodge,
18 miles west of Lyons, Colo., on
Apr. 24-25-26, 1964.
Straight "A" students include
SHUNY SUGIURA at West High School
in Denver, and RICHARD MURAHATA
at Fairview High in Boulder.
CAROL SATO, senior at Sheridan
High School, was elected a member
of National Honor Society.
In Jr. High Schools, Natl Ju-
nior Honor Society pledges are:
LINDA FUJIMOTO at Morey Jr Hi
RANDY KOTO also at Morey Jr Hi
LAUREL YASUI at Byers Jr Hi
Chairmen of various events and
tentative program of the Confer-
ence are as follows:
CHAIRMEN OF EVENTS:
% Several weeks ago, East High
presented a fashion show at Den-
ver Dry Goods. SHIRLEY KISHIYAMA
was one of the fashion models and
JOYCE MASUNAGA was a hostess at
one of the showings.
ALENE TERASARI of Denver, who
is completing her senior year of
high school as an American Field
Service exchange student in Han-
nover, Germany, was injured dur-
ing Feb., when she was struck by
a Volkswagen, but not seriously
injured. After a week recupera-
tion in bed, she is up and around
expecting to graduate in June.
GEN. CHRMN. .
Sun. Program. .
. DANNY MASAKI,
and RON MURATA,
. JERRY FUJIKAWA,
- .CAROL UYEMURA,
. JUDY TAKAHASHI,
. TOMMY MAYEDA,
. .RICHARD IDA,
. JO MATSUMOTO,
and BETSY YAMAKA,
Program. .JACKIE SUYAMA,
Program. .JOYCE 0KAM0T0,
. JOAN SAKYO,
. KEN TAGAWA,
and DEAN CLOW,
I.C.S. CONFERENCE PROGRAM:
FRI., Apr. 24: Peaceful Valley
7-9 p.ra........ Registration
9:00 p.ra. Informal Mixer
SAT., Apr. 25: Peaceful Valley
9:00 a.m. Opening Meeting
12:00 noon ...... Luncheon
1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
4:00 p.m. Oratorical Contest
5:30 p.m. Conference Banquet
JACK MAYEDA, Speaker
Installation of Officers
SUN., Apr. 26: Peaceful Valley
9:00 a.m........Variety Show
DAN MASAKI announced that the
ICS will sponsor the Graduates*
dance, following the Mile-Hi JACL
dinner for graduates, at Albany
Hotel in Denver, on June 13.
All June high school graduates
of Japanese ancestry and all col-
legians will be Invited as guests
of the I.C.S. and Mile-Hi JACL.
ICS officials urged everyone
to attend the Graduates* dinner,
ft $5.00 per plate (graduates are
Invited as guests, and special
prices for students).
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
INVITATIONAL JUDO TOURNEY WINNERS
Fourteen judo clubs participated in the 11th annual Denver School
of Judo Invitational Tournament, held on Mar. 7-8, 1964, in Denver,
Colo. Denver School of Judo won the team championship award, by win-
ning 15 of 21 possible places and
every weight'division, except the
160 lb. class, which was won by a
former DSJ student.
Winners in each of the weight
divisions are listed below:
DENVER BOWLERS IN NATL TOURNAMENT
IWAO NISHIKAWA reported that Denver bowlers to the 18th Nat'l JACL
Bowling Tournament held in Sacramento, Calif., Mar. 4-8, 1964 did not
do too well, but there were about 15 prize winners, among the 5 men's
and 2 women's teams from the Den-
ver area, as follows:
SHIG NAKAGAWA: 4th, Sqd 2: 601
KEN MATSUDA; 6th, Grand: 1273
DOC T. MAYEDA; 2nd, Sqd 4: 1267
BILL 0KUB0; 2nd, Sqd 5: 1263
BILL YOSHIDA; 1st, Sqd 1: 1187
STRIKE & SPARE SHOP. 2908
1st, Sqd #2; Capt. BOB MAYEDA
TOM 10KA, BILL YOSHIDA, BEEP
NORRISH, and NISH NISHIKAWA
Judo teams participating in 80 lbs: 1. BOBBY BULLOCK. . D.S.J.
the 11th annual tournament were: 2. JAMES HALL .... D.S.J.
Albuquerque Judo > Craig Judo 3. KEITH HAMMOND. . D.S.J.
Amid of Denver Colo. Univ'. 100 lbs:
Brighton Judo Denver School 1. HAROLD TANI. . D.S.J.
Cheyenne Judo Imperial Judo 2. GARY OKIMOTO . D.S.J.
Colo. College Lowry A.F.B. 3. LARRY EN0M0T0. . D.S.J.
C.S.U. Judo Omaha Judo 120 lbs:
Colo. Springs ^Sat^Lui^VaHey 1. KENNY KURAM0T0 . D.S.J.
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held at The Denver School of Judo,
row, with runners-up in 2nd row,
back row. At extreme left is DR.
SUEO ITO, Pres, of Denver School
of Judo, Inc., and at the extreme
right is TOORU TAKAMATSU, direcr
tor, with team trophy. (Photo by
HOWARD ODA, 711-27th St., Denver)
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Champions are kneeling in front
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CATHAY SKI CLUB
BARBARA HAMAI, retiring Pres,
of The Cathay Ski Club, reported
that annual elections were held
on Mar. 21, 1964 for new officers
of the club as follows:
Rec. Secty .
. TOM UCHIDA
. ROY SHIBATA
, MIKO KAWANO
2. DICKIE 0KIM0T0 D.S.J.
3. CHRIS GOODWIN. Imperial
1. TOMMY TABUCHI. D.S.J.
2. GEORGE TAGAWA. D.S.J.
3. SHUNY SUGIURA. D.S.J.
1. FRED YAMASHITA C.S.U.
2. ANDY SIFUENTAS Lowry.
3. DICKIE OKIMOTO D.S.J.
1. KUNI SHIBA .... D.S.J.
2. BERND BUSCH..........C.U.
3. DON KRAUSE.........Lowry.
1. BERKELEY PENS. D.S.J.
2. ROGER STEVENS. D.S.J.
3. JOHN FADER...........C
The next tournament to be held
at The Denver School of Judo, at
2020 Arapahoe St., Denver, Colo.,
will be The Rocky Mtn AAU Open
Judo Championships, on Apr. 12th.
FLOYD ITO, Pres, of NCBL, re-
ported that there will be three
more nights of basketball at Man-
ual High gym, on Friday nights,
An installation dinner for the
new officers will be held some-
time late this fall, before the
winter season begins.
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Above U TOORU TAKAMATSU, 6th
jan of The Denver School of Judo,
receiving the team trophy from
DR. TAKESHI ITO, the first Pres,
of the local Judo school, at the
invitational tournament in Mar.
TAKAMATSU is chief instructor
at The Denver School of Judo, and
we8 director for the tournament
JiMt concluded. (Foto by ODA.) .
KUNI SHIBA of Denver School of
Judo defeating BERND BUSCH of CU,
to win the 180 lb. championship,
at the Invitational Tournament in
March. (Photo by HOWARD N. ODA.)
e GRANADA FISH's Tempura House,
at 1405 Krameria St., in Denver,
Colo., (Tel.: 355-0263), has re-
ceived excellent acceptance, ac-
cording to MAY TORIZAWA, who man-
ages the tempura shop.
A great selection of tempura
may be obtained, including the
traditional shrimp tempura, but
also scallops, oysters, clams,
filet of halibut or silver smelt.
AJAs are taking special inter-
est in school affairs in Denver,
which is all to the good. .
Congratulations to NANCY NITTA
on her election as Pres, of the
PTA at Columbine School, and to
SUE M1GAKI, Vice-Pres. of the PTA
at Harrington School.
PHILIP OGATA of Denver, senior
at C.U. in education, is practice
teaching at Boulder High School.
RONNIE SAKAYAMA is serving as
Scoutmaster of Troop #38 at Simp-
son Methodist Church, assisted by
YOSH ARAI and a stalwart parents'
committee backing him up.
"HOOCH** OKUMURA is a partner
in a newly-formed produce firm at
Denargo Market. The enterprise
is "The Quality Vegetable Co."
CARL SAITO and family are now
residents in Arvada, Colo. They
moved to a new home at 6215 Har-
lan St., in Arvada.
We're sorry to hear that HANA
TAKAMINE broke her leg in a ski-
ing accident recently. We note
that CARL AMANO is still hospi-
talized at Mercy Hospital with a
painfully broken leg.
DR. BEN MIYAHARA (M.D.), resi-
dent physician at Colorado Gen.
Hospital, in Denver, Colo., re-
cently was in Atlanta, Georgia,
on a research project and study
for two weeks.
DR. TAK KITASHIMA (DVM) was a
recent delegate to the Veterina-
rians' state convention in Colo-
rado Springs. DR. KITASHIMA is
employed by the U.S. meat inspec-
tion division in Denver, Colo.
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CAROLYN OKIZAKI, daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. John Okizaki, 3050 So.
Hobart Way, Denver, Colo., became
the bride of CARL SAGARA, also of
Denver, Colo., during Jan. (Foto
by Dave Allinger, Denver, Colo.)
AJA BRIDGE FANS
MILTON K. OZAKI, of Littleton,
teamed with Maurice Hole, also of
Littleton, to come in 2nd over-
all in one of the sessions of the
spring nationals of the ACBL, in
DR. THOMAS K. and HARUK0 KOBA-
YASHI, of Denver, also reaped a
harvest of red points, coming in
1st in the Wed. section with 552
players; they also scored 1st in
the evening section caning in 9th
over-all, in a field of 900 play-
ing at the spring nationals.
KISHIYAMA, Sam...........a BOY
678 Birch St., Denver
SHIOYAZONO, Clyde .... a BOY
822 Lincoln St., Denver
UBA, Dr. Mahito..........a BOY
2655 Jackson St., Denver
WAKIMURA, Masao..........a GIRL
3209 S. Emereon, Englewood
CATHAY POST NEWS
Spearheaded by TOM MASAM0RI as
Chrmn of The Cathay Post Scholar-
ship program and assisted by BILL
HOSOKAWA, a community-wide scho-
larship program is being planned.
442nd REUNION IN SEATTLE:
JOE SAKATO, Adjutant at Cathay
Post, called attention to the re-
union of 442nd veterans this sum-
mer in Seattle, Wn. Any veterans
interested, please contact SAKATO
or The Cathay Post.
POST FAMILY BOWLING:
During Feb., the Post enter-
tained member families and chil-
dren at a bowling party. FRANK
KAMIBAYASHI's team came in first.
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Telephone: CH 4-4073
PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS LISTINGS
tvmvm J. HOWARD MCCARTHY, 725 St. Paul Brown & Bigelow AL 5-2075
JOHN CHIKUMA, DDS Brighton Mwmu
75 So. 4th St. MASA GIMA, DDS 659-1825 T0SHI0 ANDO 1942 Larimer St. AC 2-5315
1404 E. 18th Ave. MICHAEL T. HORI, DDS AL 5-6822 MINORU YASUI 1225 20th St. CH 4-2239
4101 E. Wesley Ave. SK 6-0924 oproMtmsrs MAS KANDA, O.D.
T. ITO, DDS 830 18th Street KE 4-6680 1515 W. 48th Ave. GE 3-4221
2838 Federal Blvd. Y. ITO, DDS GL 5-0741 BEN MAX0BA, O.D. 1959 Larimer St. KE 4-1941
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SETS ITO, DDS 1477 Pennsylvania CH 4-6589 Burt Building PHfSiMMS UL 7-6550
KOJI KANAI, DDS Wheatrldge CHAS. FUJISAKI, M.D. Brighton
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ROBERT MAYEDA, DDS Interstate Trust Bldg. TA 5-6961 1227 27th Street HOWARD SUENAGA, M.D.
TAKASHI MAYEDA, DDS Interstste Trust Bldg. GENTA NAKAMURA, DDS TA 5-6961 830 18th Street M. GEO. TAKENO, M.D. Medical Arts Bldg., AC 2-1314
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40 No. Main Street 659-3062 810 23rd Street TA 5-2565
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
TO MEET, APR. I
TOM T. MASAMORI, Chrmn of the
Cathay Post Scholarship program,
requested representatives of com-
munity' organizations to meet at
Cathay Post Lounge, on Wed. even-
ing, 8:00 p.m., Apr. 1st.
BILL H0S0KAWA has been assist-
ing as liaison to mobilize commu-
nity support for a community-wide
graduates dinner-dance scheduled
at the Albany Hotel on June 13.
Mile-Hi JACL is sponsoring the
scholarship program, in which the
Cathay Post is also participating
by making two scholarship awards.
The I.C.S. collegians will be
in charge of the dance, following
the dinner. Details will be an-
Community support for a gradu-
ates dinner-dance is requested,
especially by parents and adults
in attending the dinner honoring
all AJA graduates of this area.
Mile-Hi JACL Scholarship Chrmn
MIN YASUI reported that approxi-
mately a dozen AJA graduates from
various high schools of this re-
gion have requested application
forms for JACL and Cathay Post
Applications for scholarships
must be post-marked on or before
Apr. 30, 1964. Forms may be ob-
tained at the JACL Office, 1225-
20th St., Denver 80202, Colo.
MOVIES APR. 26
KAY NITTA, Pres, of the Denver
Buddhist Athletic Commission, an-
nounced that a Japanese movie be-
nefit will be held at the TSBC,
on Sun., Apr. 26th.
The DBAC promotes and sponsors
many athletic programs for young
people, and also participates in
community-wide activities, inclu-
ding fishing derbies, and teams
in baseball, basketball, bowling,
and other organized sports.
PRES, KAY NITTA announced that
admission to the benefit movie is
$1.25 per person, or by donation.
Titles of the two features will
be released as soon as available.
MOVIES, MAY 24
TAKESHI HAYASHIDA, Chairman of
Japanese movies at the TSBC, an-
nounced that a scholarship bene-
fit for Mile-Hi JACL will be held
on Sun. evening, May 24th.
It was hoped thru the Japanese
movie benefit a substantial fund
could be raised to supplement the
scholarships which are annually
awarded to AJA graduates in this
area thru the Mile-Hi JACL. Full
details will be released later.
1964 I.C.S."SWEETHEART QUEEN"
CHERALYN ZANE, seated, a sophomore at Colorado State College, was
crowned as the 1964 Sweetheart Queen of the Intermountain Collegi-
ate Students, at Greeley, Colo., on Feb. 14, 1964.
Princesses of her royal court, standing, from left to right, were:
JANET IDA, CU, from Brighton, Colo.; DELIGHT FUJIM0T0, DU, of Denver,
Colo.; and JUDY TAKAHASHI, CSU, also from Denver, Colo. All of the
students are sophomores at their
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