friend gives 50c
CHUM GIVES COIN, TO AID BOY'S VISION Young Friend of Robert Hill-back Hill-back Hill-back "Digs UP" Fifty Pen-nies Pen-nies Pen-nies to Help Install Yule Tree In Lake Merritt There's an 8-year-old 8-year-old 8-year-old 8-year-old 8-year-old boy In town who Intends to leave no stone unturned In maklng sure that the dream of his former chum, Robert Hlllback, originator of the Lake Merritt Christmas tree Idea, comes true. Robert Is dead and will never see the tree. And his friend, fearing that the present lack of funds may mean thnt the tree. In spite of much lubor und generosity on the part of civic leaders, may yet fall short of reality, came forward with his donation todny. Into the office of The TRIBUNISJ which Is acting as a temporary de-. de-. de-. posltory of donations fori the tree he marched this morning. From the depths of Ills typlenl "small boy pocket" lie brought a nnuin's old-fnshlnncd old-fnshlnncd old-fnshlnncd coin purse, nnd poured out onto the dck 50 shining pennies the savings savings of ninny months. , "Now." he snld. "tell those pco-' pco-' pco-' pie who are fixing the tree- tree- to hurry up nnd get It ready. And If they need nny more help, let . me know. I'll get busy among the gang." This boy. who prefers to keep hl nnine "out of the papers," Is tin fourth donor to date. The goal set as the minimum for the cash outlay thnt must be made In erecting and decorating the tree In $1000, according to William I. St. Sure, chairman of the Amerlcnr. Leglnn-Elks-Junlnr Leglnn-Elks-Junlnr Leglnn-Elks-Junlnr Leglnn-Elks-Junlnr Leglnn-Elks-Junlnr Chamber of Commerce commute- commute- In chnrge. And receipts to ditto lire $217. Other donors of eiish ore A Friend. IO0: Elks. $1(10: nnd Knstlnke Klwnnls club. HIB.r.O. "We have recplved the willing cooperation cooperation of many companies and civic organizations throughout the Eastbay, who are supplying the tree, electric lights, submarine cn ble, material for the float, nnd practically everything necessity except except money with which to pny for the necessary-lahor," necessary-lahor," necessary-lahor," St. Sure declared. declared. "We have promised to have tho tree erected and shining by December 14. but this will pot be possible unless we receive flnsnclal Assistance from many people who. I am sure, believe the tree would be an asset to Oakland."