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I II II AKAi'-f AKAi'-f AKAi'-f J i:i.-:'-l i:i.-:'-l i:i.-:'-l i:i.-:'-l i:i.-:'-l i II 1 ' J "111 1 ' 4 ' ' w- w- ' : I A " - ' ' 1 " cl " 5 sf Jh" , r Lj W ' j ""if; . -n't -n't r '''.'' V"! "ti'- "ti'- V .V T". I.' " Sj-Sj Sj-Sj Sj-Sj O T "jT??" ha..., v- v- ..x.--... ..x.--... ..x.--... ..x.--... .5 "fl)7- "fl)7- ' f- f- f L. "2l 2 il """ 7T TT Sit ' jfemmmm w It Mil If ) Il 1 II 'lit V J f II 5 ZZ ?Z :ZZZ J ' I If '? 'V f S s'f K t I $ ';' I'kI ft. ! I 1 ((3 ;l !l il IS rr-f rr-f rr-f L s I 8 1 1 . - i f s 1 I'll li. Fantastic Dream Now Brilliant Reality Few children' Christmas dreamt have reached actuality as completely- completely- as tliat of Bobby Hillback, who visioned a floating Christmas tree on Lake Merritt. That vision materialized with a formal lighting ceremony last night. (Upper right) The tree at night (Lower left) MR. and MRS. GEORGE A. HILLBACK, Bobby's parents, view the spectacle; (Lower, center) MRS. HILLBACK turns on the lights. (Lower right)- right)- MRS. MARIE HALBROOK (left) Bobby's aunt of Los Angeje and MRS. R. W. GREER (right) his grandmother, p resent at the ceremony TRIBUNE photos. - IC1GHTS Oil TR EE I H - LAKE TURNED Oil - " " fc ' " " - . ; ; : : ' .i ; Mrs. Hillback, MotEer :of tEe ' Boy WEo Envisioned Spectacle, Officially Starts Electric ' Current. (Continued From Page 1 .) ' their presentation of Christmas ballads, ballads, Boyes outlined the season's program. All of the programs will be "ca ble-broadcasted"? ble-broadcasted"? ble-broadcasted"? jfrom- jfrom- four,loud-nrtAAlcers four,loud-nrtAAlcers four,loud-nrtAAlcers mounted on- on- the float which supports ths tree and via KFWM. Immediately following the ex erctses Mr. and Mrs. Hillback, Mrs. Halbrook, and Mrs. Robert . Greer, grandmother of Bobby, entered a boat end were taken for a trip around the tree by water. According to Supervisor J. H. .' Moore of the municipal boat house, boats will ' be available throughout the Christmas season, for those who would like to view t.hn tren from tlm Kiirfjtee fit ths lake. . Clinton ("Brick") Morse, and Ernest A. Richards, with their chorus of Shrine Chanters, opened the' program with a number' of Christmas and other holiday ballads. ballads. They were followed by Miss Margaret O'Dea, nationally known radio contralto, singing "Silent Night, Holy Night," and "Sampson and Delilah." She was accompanied accompanied by Rose Leaves Heder of San rancisco. ' ' f ' Caro Roma. Internationally known Oakland composer, scored with her "Shout the Glad Tidings O'er Hill and Vale." Miss -Dorothy -Dorothy Brown, Oakland riiezzo-sdprano, riiezzo-sdprano, riiezzo-sdprano, sang with VUJllfJUDfl 113 HUUUIIlltLlUBl. The song has been sung at a number number of larger' chrio Christmas celebrations, celebrations, Including otte in Now York, several-yearssgor-E several-yearssgor-E several-yearssgor-E several-yearssgor-E several-yearssgor-E ccordlngto Roma. " Boys of the Fremont high school brass septette concluded the program program with "Quartette from Semlra-mlde," Semlra-mlde," Semlra-mlde," Serenade from "The Student Prince," "Pilgrim's Chorus from Faust" and selections from "The Desert Song." .

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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 15 Dec 1929, Sun,
  3. Page 3

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