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Tl TO ARRIVE IIukc Douelas Fir Which Will Shine In Lake Merrifi-I Merrifi-I Merrifi-I n Holidays Comi ng Aboard Ship Oakland's Christmas tree, destined destined to shine over the waters of Lake Merrltt as the symbol of the Eastbay's . participation In "peace on earth, good will to men" throughout the holiday season, arrives arrives today. At noon, or thereabftuts, the giant Douglas fir, fresh from the forests of Oregon was to enter the Oakland estuary aboard the freighter1. Skagway of the Mc-Cormlck Mc-Cormlck Mc-Cormlck Steamship company,-don-ors company,-don-ors company,-don-ors company,-don-ors company,-don-ors of the tree. - Members of the m e r I ca n Legion-Elks-Junior Legion-Elks-Junior Legion-Elks-Junior Legion-Elks-Junior Legion-Elks-Junior Chamber of Commerce committee In charge of the Christmas project were to be on hand when the forest giant was transferred from the deck of the steamer to the largest truck in Oakland at the municipal dock and were to aid In its trip through the streets to the municipal boat house on tha shores of the lake. There a gang of men is already hard at work on the flont whlon when completed, will form the "floating island" which will sup port tho tree as It rides at anchor in the center1 of the laKe. MORE MONEY NEEDED William P. St. Sure, chairman of tha committee, today ordered an extension of the campaign for 11000. which must be secured the nlan for the tree is to be com pletely realized. Donations to date include 49il appropriated by the cltv council. 1100 cash from tne rinklnnH ' Tjiiln nf Elks -and -and Friend, $16.50 from the Eastlake Kiwanis club, and 60 cents from nn fi-vonr.nlri fi-vonr.nlri fi-vonr.nlri hnv. The latter don or was a chum of Robert. Hillback nnw dead, who conceived the original Plan for the Christmas .. nnil whose father, tleorge A, Hillback, first publicly advanced the Idea In a letter 10 jne uuu Soon another crew will begin laying the tOO feet of submarina cable donated by the pnclflc Gas and Electric company wnicn win carry the power under the lake to the tree. MUSICAL PROGRAM Meanwhile, the program commit tee, of which Bedford Boyes Is chairman, is preparing to ask the recreation department ior pernim sion to vise the Inn at the munlcl- munlcl- nai hoathouse as a music room for broadcasting of Christmas carols and sacred muslo during tho hoiiriavs. An elaborate pro ara'm Is being arranged for the t,i-ht t,i-ht t,i-ht of December 14. Boyes says, when the tree will be lihted for tha first- first- time. Tha muslo will sound out over the waters of tho laKe mrougn a public address system leading from the boathouse to four giant loudspeakers installed at the base of the tree. - Nightly after the tree is lit until Christmas eve there will be short programs of music on ine mie, n n i ho tiinht before Christmas and Christmas night there will prob ably be more pretentious programs, programs, Boyes states. . I HERE TO DAY

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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 04 Dec 1929, Wed,
  3. Page 23

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