VOL. V, No. 8._________________
I.C.S. CONFAB AT
DAN MASAKI, Pres, of I.C.S.,
urged AJA collegians, and invited
high school upperclass students,
to attend the 19th annual confer-
ence of the Intermountain Colle-
giate Students 8t Peaceful Valley
Lodge, on Apr. 24-25-26, 1964.
Peaceful Valley Lodge is lo-
cated 18 miles west of Lyons, Co-
lorado, up So. St. Vrain canyon,
to the Peak-to-Peak Hwy.
A full program of activities
have been planned for the 3 days,
and complete cost is only $15.00,
including lodging and meals. The
conference banquet will be held
on Sat. evening, Apr. 25th.
JACL BOARD MEETS
APR. 24, AKEBONO
DAVID FURUKAWA, Pres, of Mile-
Hi JACL, announced that the regu-
lar monthly meeting of the JACL
Board will be held at the Akebono
Restaurant, 1953 Larimer St., on
Fri. evening, Apr. 24th.
The general membership is cor-
dially invited to attend the din-
ner meeting at 6:30 p.m., and to
hear JACK MAYEDA's progress re-
port on national programs of the
Dinner is $3.00 per person and
reservations should be called in
to the JACL office, CH 4-2239, or
to RA 2-9255, before noon, Fri.
A general business meeting for
members and the Board will be at
8:00 p.m. A special feature will
be presentation of Prof. Edward
Clifford, Ph.D., of C.D.*s Insti-
tute of Behavioral Science.
DIANA HORII, daughter of Mr. &
Mrs. Roy Horii of Keenesburg, won
the DAR's "Good Citizen" Award at
Weld Central Hi School, for 1964.
She is Pres, of Pep Club, Annual
staff editor, Clerk of Thespians,
and has held other class offices.
She is a member of Student Coun-
cil, Nat'l Honor Society, Quill
and Scroll, and many other clubs.
JACK MAYEDA, ADM. ASST. AT NAT'L JACL
SPEAKS TO COLORADO GROUPS,APR.24-26
JACK MAYEDA, Administrative Assistant at Nat'l JACL H.Q., in San
Francisco, Calif., will be a Colorado visitor this week-end for four
days, Apr. 23-27, 1964. While in Colorado, he will report on Nat'l
JACL programs now in progress, and will be special consultant in re-
gard to Junior JACL and youth programs.
MAYEDA will speak before three groups, while in
Colorado. On Fri., Apr. 24th, he will speek before
the Mile-Hi JACL general meeting at the Akebono res-
Mile-Hi JACL gave notice that
the absolute deadline for submis-
sion of applications for scholar-
ships available through the JACL
MUST be postmarked not later than
April 30, 1964.
Completed applications should
be mailed to Mile-Hi JACL, Attn:
Scholarship Chrmn, 1225-20th St.,
Denver, Colo. 80202.
ONE OF THE BEST DETECTIVE
THRILLERS EVER FILMED!
Regular Admission Price $1.25
JACL Benefit Tickets obtainable
at JACL Office, 1225-20th St.,
or call CH 4-2239 or RA 2-9255.
(GOOD FOR RUN OF PICTURE)
M6S S. Fut
ATOMIC BOMB SURVIVORS FR. HIROSHIMA
ft NAGASAKI VISIT DENVER ON MAY 5-6
FAYE GUBER of The United World Federalists (headed by Norman Cou-
sins of The Saturday Review of Literature), reported that a group of
25 survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are now
touring the United States on a world peace mission, and to give first
hand reports of effects of nuclear explosions. A sub-group of 4 or 5
will be visiting Denver, Colo., -----------------------
on May 5-6, 1964.
DR. KID0 of Hiroshima will be
lecturing at Presbyterian Hospi-
tal and C.U. Medical Center, and
Mr. OUCHI will be addressing the
Colorado Women's College. Two of
the delegates will visit Colorado
Springs also to speak.
Information concerning the Hi-
roshima and Nagasaki "hibakusha"
can be obtained thru FAYE GUBER,
AT TSBC, MAY 17
Tri-State Buddhist Church will
stage Its annual "Fuji Matsuri"
(Wisteria Festival) in Denver, on
Sun., May 17th.
The program will be from 12:00
noon to 6:00 p.m., featuring ike-
bana, odorl, kimono parade, cha-
no-yu, and many other demonstra-
tions of Japanese culture.
AT LAKEWOOD ROTARY
CLUB, APRIL 28
GEO. TOGASAKI of Tokyo, Japan,
formerly editor of Japan Times
and now a member of the Board of
Rotary International, will be the
main speaker at Lakewood Rotary,
on Tues., Apr. 28, 1964.
TOGASAKI was born in San Fran-
cisco, but achieved a successful
business career in Japan, during
his adulthood since pre-war days.
BILL HOSOKAWA will represent
the Mile-Hi JACL, in greeting the
former Nisei who has achieved in-
ternational fame and stature, as
a newspaperman and as a Rotarian.
On Sat., Apr.
25th, he will be
er at the con-
dents, at Peaceful Valley Lodge,
located 18 miles west of Lyons,
Colo., on South St. Vrain canyon.
On Sun., Apr. 26th, he will be
a guest of the Ft. Lupton JACL at
a supper meeting for the general
membership, in Ft. Lupton, Colo.
All JACLers, and any interest-
ed persons, were urged to attend
any of the above-scheduled meet-
ings concerning JACL programs.
MOVIE BENEFIT AT
VOGUE ART THEATRE
STARTS, APRIL 23
The Vogue Art Theatre, 1465 S.
Pearl St., in Denver (777-2544),
will show the Japanese film pro-
duced by AKIRA KUROSAWA, which is
considered one of his finest.
"HIGH AND LOW" stars TOSHIRO
MIFUNE, and is the story of kid-
napping in modern Tokyo, full of
suspense and thrills.
Regular admission is $1.25 but
if benefit tickets are obtained
from Mile-Hi JACL, 50$ of each
ticket goes to the JACL Scholar-
ship Fund. JACL tickets are good
for the run of the picture.
DEADLINE FOR JACL
BILL KUROKI, Mtn-Plains Chrmn
for Oratorical Contest, emphasiz-
ed that any JACL chapter in this
district desiring to sponsor con-
testants for a district oratori-
cal speak-off must notify him in
writing on or before May 1st.
Chrmn KUROKI advised that ICS
will hold a preliminary oratori-
cal contest, in cooperation with
Mtn-Plains JACL, on Apr. 25th.
If no JACL chapters sponsor an
entrant, the ICS speaker will be
sent to the Nat'l JACL convention
in Detroit, Mich., during July.
MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
1964 Cherry Blossom Tour of Japan
Agency of Berkeley, Calif., and MATOBA TRAVEL BUREAU of Denver,
The group boarded a Japan Air Lines jet courier
MATOBA URGES AID
FOR "ISSEI STORY"
jointly sponsored by Jio Travel
at the San Francisco
International Airport, en route
to Tokyo. The Denver members of
the tour were TSUNESUKE FUJIMOTO,
FUMIKO HERRERA, and MR. AND MRS.
HARRY C. MATOBA, "Issei Story
Chrmn for Mile-Hi JACL, requested
financial support and information
concerning written materials for
the Japanese History project.
Altho Carnegie Foundation has
granted $100,000 to the JACL-UCLA
sponsored project, contributions
are still welcome from Denver.
Moreover documentary materials
for the proposed Japanese History
Library to be established at UCIA
are urgently sought.
DR. ALFRED CROFTS of DU, Prof,
of History, was featured speaker
at the April meeting of The Japan
Society, on Apr. 20th.
DR, CROFTS has just recently
returned from Japan, and he spoke
on Japan's Major Problem".
FUMI YABE was named Secretary
of The Japan Society of Colorado
at the Mar. meeting.
Contributions and information
about diaries, pictures and other
written materials may be sent to
the JACL office, 1225 20th St.,
Denver, Colo. 80202.
1X25"-27 XI St ST.
TO A 3-8946
PAT MECHAU, Exec. Secty of The
Japan Society, announced that re-
gular monthly meetings of the So-
ciety would be held hereafter on
the 3rd Monday of each month, at
the Western Federal Bldg.
MRS. MECHAU will be attending
a meeting of all Executive Secre-
taries of Japan Societies In the
U.S., during June in New York, at
the invitation of John D. Rocke-
Be Tsukikos guest on
your flight to Japan
From the moment you board your DC-8 let Courier.
Tsukiko Yamazaki observes every detail ol traditional Japanese courtesy
and hospitality. She pampers you with attentive service, otters you
delicacies 0/ the East and Westmakes you fool you are already m Japan.
Your |AL flight, whether in the Economy or First Class cabin, will be
gracious and restful Yet JAL flights cost no more. 1AI fares are the same
as all airlines. The real difference is in lAL's superior service,
personal attention and convenient schedules.
Daily flights leave from Los Angeles or San FranctSCO. Visit family or
friends in Hawaii, at no extra fare, and continue on to Japan at
your convenienceany day of the week. Connections at
Tokyo for cities throughout Japan are excellent See
your travel agent, and fly amid (he calm beauty
of Japan at almost (he speed of sound.
Ofltk an Lm f(Kti(, Seaule, N(v> Votfk. Chicago and gthn Urge cities.
AJA LADIES WANTED
ON INFORMAL PANEL
BERNICE FRIEDER, Chrmn of Co-
ordinating Council for Education
and Research on Human Relations,
asked for 3 or 4 AJA ladies to
participate in informal panels,
to discuss human relations pro-
blems affecting Japanese Ameri-
cans in this 8rea.
An orientation meeting will be
held in the Founders' Room of the
United Fund Bldg., at 10:00 a.m.,
on Wed., Apr. 29th.
Any AJA ladies interested in
participating in such discussions
were urged to call the Commission
on Human Relations, and to leave
a message with RACHEL NOEL, con-
sultant, at 297-2621.
MICHIHISA IHARA, Dist. Mgr. of
the San Francisco JAL office, and
KINU ABE, hostess for JAL, with
rare Japanese carp being present-
ed to the Steinhart Aquarium, in
S.F. Fish breeder G. NA0I of To-
kyo shipped 17 carp safely tran-
quili2ed in oxygen-filled plastic
bags, via JAL. (Photo by J.A.L.)
SCHOOL AT HILTON
HOTEL* MAY 22nd.
MAY T0RIZAWA, one of the Co-
Chairmen of the Japanese cooking
school, to be held at the Hilton
Hotel in Denver, announced that
tickets are now available for the
May 22nd event.
Chef ISHIZAKA of Yamato Suki-
yaki of San Francisco, Calif., is
to be head instructor. The Aji-
no-moto Co., and Kikkoman Shoyu
Co., are also contributing to the
Tickets are $6.00 per session,
with the morning class beginning
at 9:30 a.m., and the afternoon
session at 1:00 p.m., or $10.00
for both sessions.
GLADYS TANIWAKI is the ticket
chairman for the Japanese commu-
nity, and can be reached at FL 5-
8218, or at TA 5-9530.
Proceeds of the cooking school
will be ear-marked for the coming
Denver-Takayama Festival, tenta-
tively scheduled Aug. 13-14-15,
1964, at the Denver City Auditor-
ium, and at Civic Center.
KANSAI GLEE CLUB
EXPECTED IN OCT.
REV. JON FUJITA reported that
the 45-member glee club of Kansai
Gakuin of Osaka, Japan, will be
competing this summer for inter-
national honors in New York City,
at the Lincoln Arts Center.
The group plans to stop-over
in Denver, about Oct. 9-10, with
a tentative schedule of perform-
ances at Colo. Women's College,
Univ. of Colo., and the Air Force
It was hoped that concerts can
also be scheduled for D.U., and
Japan Society. Details wi'll be
released as available.
Japanese nationals who became
U.S. citizens during March were:
TOKI FRICKE...........Colo. Spgs
TSUTAE STEVENSON Ft. Collins
JAPANESE SAKE AND BEER
FRED CHIVEICO A OKI
1953 IRRime-* sx
TEL. CM 4-774-3
(HERRV UWGE, 9^
1236 XOTh ST.
ir udder A-J.fi. rnflnAGEmtnT ^
CATHAY POST NEWS
Cathay post #185 held its an-
nual election on Mon., Apr. 13th,
and the following officers were
elected for 1964-65:
. TOSH OTA
. JUN OYA
. EDDIE OSUMI
GEO. J. SAKATO
Chaplain .... REV. PAUL HAGIYA
Sgt-at-Arms. EDWARD CROWELL
The newly-elected officers of
Cathay Post will be in charge of
the annual Memorial Day services,
in Fairmount Cemetery, at the new
Nisei War Memorial, on May 30th.
The annual installation dinner
of Cathay Post #185 will be held
at the VFW Post, 1819 Welton St.,
on Fri., Apr. 24th.
RUPERT ARAI is Chrmn for the
banquet, and reservations should
be made with him, at 477-2091, as
soon as possible.
U.S. FLAGS TO MANUAL HIGH:
JOHN NOGUCHI assisted Command-
er TOM HIKIDA in making presenta-
tions of American flags to every
classroom at Manual High School.
The total cost ran to $98.75,
including holders for the flags.
The presentations were a part of
the Americanism program of Cathay
MARY SMITH and MANUEL MATSU-
NAMI were in charge of the ftnaha
JACL's annual Easter Egg Hunt for
children, on Mar. 28th.
The Omaha JACL's Japanese odo-
ri dancers appeared at the Shera-
ton Fontanelle Hotel program, on
MARY MISAKI, GLADYS HIRABAYA-
SHI, and EM NAKADOI, as Co-Chrmn,
were in charge of a sukiyaki din-
ner for 250 people of the Junior
League in Omaha, on Apr. 6th.
The Omaha JACL Newsletter has
been revived under the Co-Editor-
ship of MIKE WATANABE and GERHARD
SPIES, with the first monthly is-
sue published during Mar., 1964.
.... kTmium^ *
Above is a scene from the "Hana Matsuri" celebration commemorated
at the Brighton Buddhist Church, on Mar. 22nd, in Brighton, Colo. At
extreme left, seated on stage is REV. NOBORU TSUNODA of the Tri-State
Buddhist Church who conducted the
camera, in the middle of the pic-
ture, are members of the Buddhist
choir of the Brighton YBA. More
than 200 people attended the ser-
vices in Brighton, Colo. (Photo
by HOWARD N. ODA, Denver, Colo.)
Above is REV. WESLEY YAMAKA of
Blsine Methodist Church, Seattle,
Wash., who visited Denver for se-
veral days, and spoke at Simpson
Methodist Church on Apr. 12th.
REV.-YAMAKA is a third genera-
tion Methodist minister. His fa-
ther was pastor of the Los Ange-
Centenary Methodist Church.
After graduating from Chapman
College, he received his Bachelor
of Divinity degree from Pacific
School of Religion, at Berkeley,
Calif. (Photo by ED SHIMABUKURO)
services. On the right, facing the
FT. LUPTON JAGL
Nat'l JACL 1000 Club renewals
in Ft. Lupton included DR, GEORGE
H. UYEMURA, LEE MURATA, and FLOYD
Scholars on the Ft. Lupton Hi
School honor roll included LINDA
KONISHI with a straight 'A'* aver-
age, and JANICE KOSHIO, JOYCE MU-
RATA, WAYNE MURATA, IRIS NAKATA,
and NAOMI OKAMOTO.
JOYCE MURATA of Ft. Lupton Hi
represented Japan, at the mock UN
general assembly conference, held
at CSC, in Greeley, during Apr.
SAN LUIS VALLEY
The MIZOKAMI brothers are now
operating on a large scale on the
west coast of Old Mexico, and are
currently shipping onions to U.S.
GEORGE and MAYE HISHINUMA, of
Blanca, are moving to Miami Beach
in Florida, where GEORGE will be
chief gardener for an estate.
At Alamosa High, ANN FUJIMOTO,
SUMIKO OGURA, and GARY UYEDA were
honor roll scholars*
DENVER*S MOST COMPLETE
SELECTION OF QUALITY
AT MODERATE PRICES
- JUST ARRIVED -
JAPANESE KAPPOGI (APRONS) IN
THEY'LL MAKE COLORFUL MOTHER'S
REGULAR STORE HOURS?
MON. thru SAT. 9f30 a.m. -
EUGENE SIDE and KIMIKO SIDE
4609 E. COLFAX flVE. PR 7' 19X3
DGHVSR 2.0, COLO.
Pres. HARRY FUKAYE of Brighton
J.A.A. convened the March meeting
on Mar. 30th, to receive reports
on the recent Chow Mein dinner.
Chrmn KAY SAKAGUCHI reported
that the dinner was a tremendous
success, and that more than 1,500
dinners had been served. Every-
one in the community, and all of
the committees, were extended the
official thanks of the J.A.A.
Sports Co-Chairmen PAUL OKADA,
DON TANABE, and NOB ITO, reported
that the baseball season would be
soon underway for the youngsters
in the Brighton area.
The Brighton Bowling League
held their annual Awards Banquet
at Lotus Room on Sat., Apr. 11th.
The League voted to partici-
pate en masse as a complete unit
in the .1965 National JACL Bowling
Tournament in Denver, next year.
KAREN TAZAWA, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Tazawa, was elect-
ed Treasurer of the student body,
at Brighton High School, for the
school year of 1964-65. KAREN is
Head Girl at South Jr. High, in
Japanese Books-Oriental Art Goods
Phone KEyslon# 4-4637
1234 2:th Street
FOR ft DELIGHTFUL VISIT
to jflppin come to...
330 uncom st.
IN THE SHERMAN RIAZA HOTEL
COCKTAILS SOe From 3
* DINNERS from 3.00 and up
Every TUB. & THU. at 9 PM
Authentic movies of Japan m
shown in Cocktail Lounge.
VISIT OUR GIFT SHOP
Tue. thru Fri.
11:30 to 1:00 AM
SAT. 5:00 to 1:30 AM
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MOUNTAIN-PLAINS AJA NEWS
MTN.- PLAINS AJA NEWS
Published once a month. Mailed
by the 20th of each month.
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
1225 - 20th Street,
Denver 2, Colorado.
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BUD UCHIDA. .
ROSA 0D0W .
TOM MASAMORI. . .Photographer
TRUE YASUI. . .General Factotum
Somewhere in the mass of mat-
erial gathered by the U.S. Census
people there must be data on the
percentage of Japanese Americans
who go to college, and how that
figure compares with the popula-
tion in general.
Whatever that figure is, it
surely must be an impressive one,
for the Issei, many of whom were
short-changed on formal educa-
tion, put a great deal of stock
So they made great sacrifices
to send their offspring to col-
lege, and now the Nisei are doing
I got to thinking about this
the other day while sitting in as
a judge to determine who would
win the scholarship put up by the
hard-working womenfolk out Brigh-
ton way. Some highly deserving
youngsters showed up to be inter-
What was especially impressive
was their statement that older
brothers and sisters, sometime as
many as four or five, were col-
lege graduates or were presently
attending a school of higher edu-
cation. This would not be possi-
ble without the determination of
the youngsters and a considerable
sacrifice on the part of the pa-
The Nisei often vent to col-
lege with no assurance that they
would have a decent job after
graduation. Prejudice raised an
ugly wall around them, and they
were well aware of this. Yet
they went on to prepare them-
selves for the challenges ahead,
and when the opportunities were
opened up, they were ready.
The Sansei, those In school
today and preparing to go on to
college, can study with the as-
surance that the discriminatory
barriers are pretty well torn
down. This should be further in-
centive in their efforts to get
the training and background so
necessary to professional success
DENVER COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Mile-Hi JACL's scholarship program goes into its 9th year, after
having been initiated by chapter Pres. JOHN SAKAYAMA, in 1956, with
the cooperation of the then-widowed MARY SAKATA in memory of the late
HARRY H. SAKATA (a past Mile-Hi JACL President), who had enthusias-
tically supported youth activities during his lifetime.
MARY SAKATA SH1BA0 has generously contributed $400.00 to the local
JACL scholarship program, and ROBERT Y. SAKATA has added $200.00 to
the JACL-SAKATA Memorial Award, during the past four years.
The local Mile-Hi JACL has ex-
pended more than $1,200.00 In the
scholarship program, for expenses
during the past eight years, in-
cluding banquets honoring gradu-
ates, and additionally has made
grants totalling $650.00 during
the past three years.
Altogether, a grand total of
more than $2,500.00 has been in-
vested in the future of our young
people in the Denver metropolitan
In this endeavor, Cathay Post
#185 has joined, and we hope that
the AJA community of Denver will
also lend their cooperation and
There will be more than a hun-
dred AJAs graduating in June from
high schools in this area, and we
hope that a substantial propor-
tion will attend the Graduates'
Dinner on June 13th.
And to give meaning to their
attendance, we fervently hope a
goodly number of community adults
will be present to do them honor
by their presence. .
PAST WINNERS OF
During the past 8 years, Mile-
Hi JACL has awarded 15 scholar-
ship grants, thru the generosity
of the family of the late HARRY
H. SAKATA of Brighton, Colo., and
the support of the community.
Winners of past JACL SAKATA
Memorial Awards, by years, are:
1956: CARL Y0RIMOT0. Manual
1957: VIOLA D0IZAKX. Brighton
1958: THOMAS YASUDA. Manual
1959: ELAINE KURITANI, Manual
1960: RON YAMAMOTO Manual
1961: JUDY KAWAMOTO. East
1962: JANET IDA. Brighton
1963: DARRYL KANEKO. Jefferson
In addition to the above, The
Cathay Post awarded a scholar-
ship grant last year, and winner
of the first Cathay Award was:
1963: TERRI 0SUGA. Manual
Besides administering the an-
nual- JACL-SAKATA Award, Mile-Hi
JACL created supplemental awards
commencing in 1961, and winners
in past years have been:
1961: DICK SATO. Mapleton
JANET 0KAMURA. Manual
1962: DOROTHY TOBO Manual
CAROLYN N1SHIKAWA. West
1963: JAMES SUEKAMA. West
RAY IMATANI. Brighton
PAUL SASA. Brighton
Our gal, ALENE TERASAKI, above
at home with her German, "family,
in Hannover, Germany, practicing
reading some jaw-breaking German
words. She will complete her ac-
ademic year, Sept. 1963 to June,
1964, at Kathe-Kollwitz Schule,
but will receive her diploma from
East High School in Denver, Colo.
AUSNE resides at the home of
Walter Hage, and above are mem-
bers of the family gathered about
assisting in pronunciation, with
Anne Caterlen, age 16, at left,
Mrs. Rosi Hage, the mother in the
center, and son Andreas, age 13,
acting big with a pipe, at right.
(Photo taken by Herr Walter Hage)
DAVID FURUKAWA, Pres, of Mile-
Hi JACL, has been conferring with
leaders in the Denver community,
in organizing support for the Ci-
vil Rights bill, now pending be-
fore the U.S. Senate.
A community-wide organization,
"Civil Rights Now, of which the
Mile-Hi JACL is a part, is rally-
ing public support for the Bill.
"This Bill guarantees rights
which are due every American ci-
tizen and we should do everything
possible to see that it becomes a
reality", said FURUKAWA.
He appealed to all JACLers and
AJAs to write to U. S. Senators
HON. GORDON ALLOT! and HON. PETER
H. DOMINICK, Washington, D.C., to
urge their support for the pend-
ing bill, without being "watered
down" with amendments to make it
meaningless. Act now, he urged.
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
"What has the JACL chapter done
during the past three months?"
As commented on,
last month, this
is a fair ques-
JACL assisted in
Issei alien ad-
cooperated in a
fund drive for
to Valley Forge,
and contributed, as well as offi-
cially endorsed the Nikkei-Jin
Kai's welfare fund campaign.
Many community activities of
Mile-Hi JACL, thru its officers
and representatives, are not gen-
erally known to the membership at
large. A few of these might be
listed as follows:
1. Participation in Civil Rights
programs, and support of same;
2. Reports on cemetery discrimi-
nation and cooperation with the
State Anti-Discrimination Comm.
3. Suggestions in re schools re-
port, and an official presenta-
to the Study Committee;
4. Participation in planning for
1964 Citizenship Day programs;
5. Assistance to I.C.S., in pro-
gramming conference and support
of activities of the collegians
and many, many more time-consum-
ing, but worthwhile community ac-
JACL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE:
As the month of April comes to
a close, again may I urge all of
you who have not yet become JACL
members to contact a Board member
or send your membership dues to
the JACL office.
This is the final push for our
1964 membership drive. JOIN JACL
NOW!!! Help us support comaunity
NISEI BASKETBALL LEAGUE:
My hearty personal congratula-
tions to FLOYD IT0 and his asso-
ciates for providing our conmuni-
ty this past winter with a well-
organized Nisei Basketball League
in Denver. It was an excellent
job well done!!}
ION-PLAINS A.J.A. NEWS
Regular: $3.00 for yr ( 5 mo.)
$5.00 for 1 yr (10 mo.)
Speelal Mile-Hi JACL members ONLY
$2.50 for % yr ( 5 me.)
$3.50 for 1 yr (10 *o.)
mountain-plains aja news
Congrats to JOYCE KOBAYASHI,
who was elected President of East
District Girl Scouts. She is a
member of Troop #171, which plans
a two-week camping trip to Canada
Cousin IRIS YASUI was selected
as one of the 8 finalists in Pep
Club try-outs for Pom Pom Girls*
at South Hi* She may be stepping
high and fancy at games this fall
with the South Hi Pep Club.
Speaking of Pep Club and such,
we saw that little SUSAN UGA1, of
North Platte, Nebr., won the ad-
vanced solo for children at the
recent Nat'l Baton Twirling com-
petition at Westminster Hi.
In the field of sports, NOEL
HAGIYA won 1st place in the 100-
yard breast stroke, and was on
the winning 200-yard medley team
for the Denver Swim Club, at the
1964 Junior Swimming Olympics, at
Celebrity pool last week.
LEILANI UKELELE, daughter of
Harry Ukelele at Denver YMCA, was
a strong competitor in the Junior
Swimming Olympics, coming in 2nd
in three free-style events. RON
BONAPARTE scored in the 11-12 yr.
Watching TV the other day, and
saw MAKOTO SAKAMOTO, 16 yrs old,
from Compton, Calif., performing
in the Natl Gymnastic meet. He
placed 2nd over-all, and won 9.8
out of a possible 10 in the floor
exercises, for the highest score
of the entire meet.
At CWC, CAROL HIRATSUKA was a
competitor in the Colo. Women's
Gymnastics Championships, and won
6th in side-horse event.
Baseball players at Manual and
East High include several AJAs.
TOM K1MURA, returning letterman,
is pitcher, while DAVE OKAZAKI is
Infielder for Manual. At East,
DENNIS NAKAMURA is infielder, and
DUANE HASEGAWA is an outfielder.
* TOMMY FUJITA of Manual Hi was
3rd in the Colorado-Wyoming high
schools Latin oratorical contest,
held at George Washington Hi last
week. Salve, TOMMY!:.'
While we're on things scholas-
tic, want to mention JANET KARA-
KAWA was pledged to the Nat'l Jr.
Honor Society at Morey Jr. High.
Sorry we missed her on the first
time around. Congrats, JANET!
As we understand, there are
only two junior high schools in
Denver, Byers and Morey, which
have chapters of the National Jr.
The Masons of the Denver area
will honor a girl and a boy, for
outstanding achievement" in each
of the junior classes of 29 high
schools in Denver.
AJA winners included VIRGINIA
HASHII at Manual High, and SHUNY
SUGIURA at West High.
(Also of interest to the Boy
Scouts who went to Japan in 1962
is winner GEORGE L. PRIEST from
Lakewood High. While in Japan,
GEORGE practically became a "Ni-
hon- jin", what with Japanese furo
and chopsticks to eat his sashimi
Above are JOVY MORISHIGE, and
LINDA FUJIMOTO who is pouring tea
for REV. PAUL HAGIYA of Simpson
Methodist Church, practicing for
the May 9th Food Bazaar.
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Intermountain Collegiate Stu-
dents invited all AJA collegians
and high school upperclassmen of
this region to
attend the 19th
be held at the
Lodge, on Apr.
Pres, of l.C.S.
registration is only $15.00, for
the week-end, including 2 nights
lodging and 5 meals.
High-light of the conference
will be Sat., Apr. 25th, with a
lively seminar, oratorical con-
test, and conference banquet fea-
turing JACK MAYEDA of Natl JACL.
Peaceful Valley Lodge is lo-
cated 18 miles west of Lyons, Co-
lorado, up South St. Vrain canyon
to the Peak-to-Peak Highway.
A chartered bus load of about
50 Scouts, including Boy Scouts,
Girl Scouts, Cubs, and Brownies,
from the Simpson Methodist Church
will visit the Air Force Academy,
on an all-day tour on Apr. 25th.
CALENDAR Of Coming Events
Apr. 23: "HIGH AND LOW" MOVIE
(Run of BENEFIT, Scholarship;
Picture) at Vogue Art Theatre.
Apr. 24: MILE-HI JACL GENERAL
(Fri) MEETING, at Akebono.
Apr. 24: CATHAY POST INSTALLA-
(Fri) TION DINNER, VFW Post
Apr. 24- l.C.S. CONFERENCE, at
Apr. 26: Peaceful Valley Lodge
Apr. 26: DBAC's JAPANESE MOVIE
(Sun) BENEFIT at TSBC, 7 pm
Apr. 30: DEADLINE: SCHOLARSHIP
(Thu) APPLICATIONS to JACL.
May 9: SIMPSON CHURCHS FOOD
(Sat) BAZAAR, Grange Hall.
May 17: FUJI MATSURI, at TSBC
(Sun) from 12 noon to 6 pm.
C.U. HONOR ROLL
Two AJAs, among 7,442 students
enrolled in Arts and Sciences, at
Univ. of Colo, were on the Deans
Honor Roll last semester, with a
grade point average of 3.5 (half
As and half B's), or better.
The two AJA scholars, at C.U.,
were: DOROTHY TOBO and SHINICHI
YASUZAWA, both of Denver, Colo.
Adult leaders and advisors who
will accompany the contingent are
Adult Leader. REV. JON FUJITA
Cub Scout Leaders:. YOSH ARAI
Cubs Advisor. GEO. FUJIMOTO
Girl Scout Leader MARY TAKAMINE
Brownie Leader. MAY SHIMIZU
The group will visit the famed
chapel at the Academy, stadium,
library and other public areas of
the Academy, before returning to
Denver that evening.
It was noted the Honor Roll is
composed of the top 2% of the to-
tal enrollment, with only 145 out
of 7,442 students so honored.
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MOUNTAlX-l'LAlN'S AJA MlvS
DENVER JUDOISTS SWEEP ROCKY MTN.
A. A. U. OPEN JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS
uenver School of Judo swept 14 places of a possible 18 to score an
easy victory in the Rocky Mountain A.A.U. Open Judo Championships, on
Sun., Apr. 12th. LEROY ABE of DSJ defeated FRED YAMASHITA of CSU (a
former DSJ judoist) to win the over-all 1964 judo championship.
NISEI BASKETBALL LEAGUE WINNERS
SAKURA-EN and FUJI-EN battled right down to the wire and ended in
a dead heat, tied for the Championship of the Nisei Basketball League
for 1964. SIMPSON CHURCH finished strong, in 3rd place, among the 7
teams of the League.
FLOYD ITO was presented with
"The Most Valuable Player" Award,
for the 1964 season.
1964 All-Star selections were:
RONNIE FOX............. Simpson
REGGIE 1EE* ....... FujiEn
KEN NAMBA ........... Sakura-En
KUNI SHIBA, 180 lb. titlist in
the Invitational in Mar., defeat-
ed BERND BUSCH of CU, the region-
al 180-pound judo champion.
Teams participating in the AAU
tourney on Apr. 12th were:
Air Force Academy Denver School
Ainid of Denver San Luis Valley
Colo. State Univ. Univ. of Colo.
KEN TAGAWA was elected Presi-
dent of the Basketball League for
the next season in 1965.
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Scene at the Chow Mein and Chicken Teriyaki dinner benefit, stated
by The Denver School of Judo, Inc., on Sun., Mar. 22nd, at the Judo
School, in Denver, Colo. According to reports, more than 2,000 din-
ners were served. Funds raised
by the benefit are used to pro-
mote judo activities, including
tournaments and travel in connec-
tion with out-of-state meets and
meetings, as well as to assist in
operating expenses of the School.
(Photo by HOWARD 0DA)
GENE TOCHIHARA of 2615 Champa
St. (255-5223), new President of
the Northern Colorado Nisei Base-
ball League, announced the season
would begin about May 17th.
Officers of the NCNBL for the
1964 baseball season are:
BILL CHIKUMA heads the Pee Wee
League as President and Coach for
the 1964 season. His address is
3157 Gaylord St. (534-7765). The
Pee Wee league is set to commence
play early in May, with regularly
organized schedules of games.
Anyone who wants to play base-
ball this spring, or anyone want-
ing to organize a team, are re-
quested to call either TOCHIHARA
or CHIKUMA as above listed. Com-
plete schedules will be released
as soon as available.
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Winners in the various weight
classes were as follows:
JOSEPH MILEY. .
TOMMY TABUCHI .
DICKIE OKIMOTO. .
WAYNE FUSHIMI .
LOUIS HANAVAN .
KUNI SHIBA. .
BERND BUSCH .
KENNY KINOSHITA .
JACK OLIVER .
TED MATSUO. .
LEROY ABE .
BERND BUSCH .
BANQUET* MAY 3
Pres. HARRY HASHIMOTO of Simp-
son Bowling League will be M.C.,
and PAT MIYOSKI is banquet chrmn,
of the awards dinner to be held
at Lotus Room, on Sun., May 3rd.
In high averages, GEORGE FUKUI
leads the men, and JEAN SATO tops
the women's league, this season.
SAM MATSUMOTO's New York Life
Insurance leads by two games over
GEO. FUJIMOTO's Capitol Mortuary
team, with only two more weeks of
league play left.
JIM HANAMURA, Secty of Mile-Hi
Golf Club, announced that Y0SH
NAKAYAMA, Social Chrmn, headed up
the kick-off dinner, at Aviation
Club, on Sat., Apr. 18th.
TERNO 0D0W, Schedules Chrmn,
is preparing schedules of tourna-
ments of the club for 1964.
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512.2. CHASE 6T. HA 2-1511
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Russ e LL
LLOYD SHINSATO, of the Denver
City Attorney's office, was as-
signed as special legal counsel
to the Denver Commission on Com-
munity Relations, as part of his
duties as Asst. City Attorney.
JIM and YASUKO TOCHIHARA have
recently moved to Byers, Colo.
The former JENNY KITAGAWA, of
Denver, is now MRS. EDWIN TOMOI,
residing in Mitchell, Neb., where
she is now teaching school.
FUJIN0, Fujio. . ... a BOY
6250 S. Steele, Littleton
KIMURA, Satoru . BOY
1730 Lawrence St., Denver
MIYAZAWA, Phillip. . ... a BOY
1145 Garfield St., Denver
RUTH N. TAKEMOTO of 5031 Zuni
St., and RICHARD SPAUR of 5023 W.
Dakota Ave., both, Denver, Colo.
Weddings caning up in the near
future locally include: ^
NATCHI MATSUNAMI and DAVID H.
FURUKAWA in Omaha, Nebr., June 21.
The EDDIE ITOs have moved to a
new home, at 7880 So. Wellington,
in Littleton, Colo.
DRS. FLORENCE and BEN MIYAHARA
are new parents having just a-
dopted a baby girl recently.
JANICE AOYAGI, an elementary
education major at CSC, Greeley,
and FLOYD ITO, a student at Colo.
School of Mines, in Golden, were
recently engaged to be married.
REV. PAUL RAGIYA, of Simpson
Church is attending the World Me-
thodist conference in Pittsburgh,
Pa., as official delegate of the
Japanese provisional conference.
SUE AKIYAMA teamed with SAM Y.
MATSUMOTO (Life Master) to score
4th in the Denver Spring section-
al tournament. In the same meet,
Life Master KEN YABE won the open
pairs consolation title.
The Granada Tempura House, at
1405 Krameria St., in Denver, is
managed by TAKAKO WILEY, assist-
ed by her younger sister, KIKUKO
MIKURIYA, according to correction
MAY TORIZAWA was assisting in
the launching of the new enter-
prise, but active management will
be continued hereafter under MRS.
The Granada Fish branch Btore
at 1405 Krameria st. is under the
supervision of KAZ SAKAMOTO.
As a preview of Simpson Methodist Church's annual Oriental Food
Bazaar at the Grange Hall on Sat., May 9th, JOE AKIYAMA at left, and
JOE ARIKI at right, both seated, are being served by their wives, at
left, KIKO AKIYAMA, and at right,
JANET YANAGA and BOBBIE H0SHI-
JIMA, both of Denver, on June 14.
HOLLY A. MtOOVERN
NOLLY A. McGOVERN is the top
representative of Hamilton Funds,
Inc., with more than $5,600,000
in sales during the past 7 years.
She was manager of the Chamber
of Commerce in Rock Springs, Wyo.
1939-44; taught school in Denver,
1950-56; joined Hamilton Funds in
1955, and has extensive training
in finance and banking.
During Nov., she addressed the
Planning Commission of the Bud-
dhist Churches of America.
HAMILTON FUNDS, INC
DENVER 3. COLORADO
BUS. Phone 625-7077 Res. PkonE 439-1222
MOU-Y A. MCGOVERN
IZ34 zotw St.
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KATE ARIKI. Complete meals will
be served at $1.50 for adults and
$1.00 for children.
Winners at the Apr. 4th dupli-
cate bridge session at Simpson
Church were: N-S, KANA and ART
YORIM0T0, and E-W, MAZEE KUMAGAI
and DR. MIKE UBA.
In the minors, Y0SHIE MIZ0UE
and SUSIE NAGAI ranked 1st, fol-
lowed by YOSHIE HAGIYA and ESTHER
HASHIBA 2nd by a mere \ point.
The next session will be spon-
sored by the Young Adults, at 8
p.m., on Sat., Apr. 25th.
SAI SAIT0, 4508 Navajo St., Den-
ver, Colo. Wife of Mitsunobu
Saito; mother of Hashime Salto,
Ft. Ord, Calif.; Sachiko Vara,
and Teruko Ino, both of Denver;
Betty Shimizu, Westminster; and
Jane Webb, Sunnyvale, Calif.
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Mountain-plains aja news
Convened by TOM MASAMORI, pro-
visional Chiton, representatives
of AJA organisations in Denver
pledged cooperation with the 1964
scholarship program sponsored by
the Mile-Hi JACL.
attending the meeting were:
Uar Memorial Fund
. Simpson Church
. Brighton J.A.A.
. Mile-Hi JACL
Comdr, Cathay Post
Chrmn pro tempore
. Buddhist Church
Uar Memorial Fund
. Japanese Assn
. Mile-Hi JACL
YOSH ARAI .
SACHI BOYER .
TOM HIKIDA. .
LEE MURATA. .
MIN YASUI .
The organizations represented
urged support of the Graduates'
Dinner in Denver on June 13th.
DANCE* JUNE 13
HON. ROY R. ROMER, State Sen.
of Denver, will deliver the prin-
cipal address at the annual din-
ner honoring 1964 AJA high school
graduates of the Denver metropo-
litan area, at the Albany Hotel,
on Sat., June 13th.
Other distinguished guests who
will participate in the program
are: JOE ARIKI, Asst. Principal,
Greenlee School; BERNICE FRIEDER,
Colo, State Board of Education;
and HELEN OSMUNDSON, Americani-
zation committee of the American
Legion, all of whom will serve as
judges for scholarship awards.
Plan NOW to attend this dinner
to honor our graduates!1!
COLORADO STATE HAWAIIAN CLUB
QUEEN RUBY, "Puanani 0 Hawaii" (Beautiful Flower of Hawaii), in
center, reigned at the Hawaiian Club's annual dance at Colorado State
College, in Greeley, Colo., on Apr. 18th. Members of the royal court
surrounding RUBY HASEGAWA, the 1964 Hawaiian Lei Dance Queen at CSC,
are from the left; JO ANN KONDO,
Kauai; KATHERINE AQUINO, Kauai;
KAREN ITO, Maui; JEANNE HIGASHI,
Hawaii; KAREN AGADER, Kauai; and
BETTY OKIMOTO, Maui. (Photo by
Ken Hikida of Greeley, Colo.)
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MOVIES APR. 26
KAY NITTA, Chrmn ot the Denver
Buddhist Athletic Council, urged
support for the Japanese movies,
to be held at TSBC as a benefit
for DBAC, on Sun., Apr. 26th.
The two features are "MUH0M0N0
NO TORA" (literally, "A Tiger of
a Rogue", a chambara), and "KIBO
NO OTOME" ("A Young Lady's Hope",
e modern film).
Admission is $1.25 per person,
or by donation. Proceeds will be
earmarked to support Bussel teams
in Pee Wee baseball and NCBL, the
girls' softball, and other sports
activities, including basketball
which has just concluded.
MOVIES* MAY 24
Altho $550.00 has already been
budgeted by Mile-Hi JACL for the
1964 Scholarship program, an ap-
proximate $250, or more, is hoped
to be raised through a Japanese
movie benefit at TSBC, on Sun.,
Mile-Hi JACL's Board expressed
official thanks and appreciation
to Tri-State Buddhist Church, for
their generous cooperation, sup-
porting the scholarship program.
BENEFIT, MAY 9 TH
Gen. Chrmn TOL TAKAMINE will
be in charge of Simpson Methodist
Church's annual Chow Mein dinner
at Grange Hall, 2475 U. 26th Ave.,
in Denver, on Sat., May 9th.
Dinner will be served at $1.50
for adults and $1.00 for children
at the Grange Hall. Tickets are
available from any Church member,
or at the door.
Take-outs will also be avail-
able, at any time between 11:30
a.m., and until 7:00 p.m.
DINNER* MAY I6t*
Celebrity Nisei Men's League,
Trade Winds Classic Men's League,
and Denver Nisei Women's League,
will hold their installations and
annual awards dinner, at Tiffin
Restaurant, on Sat., May 16th.
Presidents of the Leagues are
in charge of arrangements, and
are: SAM 1NAI, Pres. Trade Winds
League; SHUN NAKAYAMA, Pres. Ce-
lebrity Men's League; and SADAMI
KUR0DA, Pres, of Women's League.
The bowlers dinner will be limit-
ed to league members, sponsors,
and guests only.
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