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floating Christmas tree - II TO THEE III ISLE IE LAKE Engineering Skill...
II TO THEE III ISLE IE LAKE Engineering Skill Provides 'Island' for Lake Tree Here's an artist's sketch of the Christmas tree, soon to shin forth in Lake Merritt. and a diagram of the "floating island" which wiH hold it up. The plan for the "island," worked out by C. L. Dalzell. provide for a float in the form of a cross, as shown, supported by empty oil drums and anchored to the lake bottom. The float will be covered with dirt, pass, and shrubbery to give the appearance of a natural riot of land. Ensineer Devises Base for Christmas Symbol ; Aid Ii AskerL When Lake Merritt reflects the light from the new municipal Christmas tree oon to be erected, It wilt have a new Island, the like of which baa never been seen be fore. ', - For the giant tree will rise SO feet into- into- the air from a veritable "floating Island.' constructed by the Ingenuity of engineers) to support support the Christmas symbol and screened by artists to resemble a natural plot of ground. This novel scheme for supporting the tree was worked out by C. Dalzell, 3431 Market street, secretary-treasurer secretary-treasurer secretary-treasurer secretary-treasurer of the Thomas lagging lagging company of San Francisco, j ana has been enthusiastically adopted by the American Legion KIks-Junlor KIks-Junlor KIks-Junlor Chamber of Commerce committee In charge, according to William P. St. Sure, general chair man. In addition Dalzell has provided heavy timbering necessary for the construction of the Island. AH that remains to make this part of the project complete Is the securing of II empty loo-gallon loo-gallon loo-gallon drums and sufficient funds to pay for the ac tual labor of building the float. In the latter connection Ht. Sure today voiced a plea for financial contributions from all who believe the tree would be a joy to East bay citizens and an asset to the com munlty. Me has asked The TRIB UNE to act as a temporary depos itory for such contributions. One gift, a check for $100, has already been received from an anonymous donor, "While practically all of the material material will probably be given us free of charge, we cannot avoid a certain. cash outlay," St. Sure pointed pointed out. "This means that those who favor the plan must come to our aid If the tree la to become a reality" DalzeU'i plan calls for the construction construction of a float In the shape of a cross, supported by seven empty drums In each of Its four points. The cross, which Is to be anchored er s TRUNK OF TREE TO SET INTO CENTER. OF FLOAT t 40FTSB- 40FTSB- . s r . 0v-yr 0v-yr 0v-yr T V$Y FLOAT TO BE OF 2 ii! Ml m " Tm1 Na.ie Ft si I T"i r 4t.a IOO GAL OIL DRUMS TOP OF THE OTHER. FT (1 hW'SSfSBr PSVlpairTT m SJiBBBBBSSjSBrBSBSnBBBBrBBSi VI ."-.it. ."-.it. ."-.it. r .' ' , nyrxosi to the bottom of the lake, will be constructed of two layers of 1 2-Inch 2-Inch 2-Inch pine beams, 40 fnet long, with the tree In the center. The anchors, to be hooked from each point to the lake bottom, will be regular (00-pound (00-pound (00-pound ships' anchors.. The space between the beams will be filled In with light lumbm covered with dirt, grass, palm trees, and other greenery to give tlin appearance of a real "iHlaml.' Onco unchored, the float will not move, other than to rise and fall with the tides, and sway slightly with the wind. Dalzell declares. The general coirimittco was to hold a report meeting at tho Klks" club at noon today, at which time sub-committees sub-committees sub-committees were to tell whut progress has been made on various phases of the project. Among those tb bo jprexent was George A. Hlll-bnck, Hlll-bnck, Hlll-bnck, father of rtobert lilllback, 10, now dead, whosa dream for the lake Christmas treo was first nd. vanned In the father's recent letter to TI1H THIHUNE,

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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 22 Nov 1929, Fri,
  3. Page 6

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