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children's pennies - CHILDREN'S PENNIES AID TREE IN LAKE...
CHILDREN'S PENNIES AID TREE IN LAKE Classmatesof Bobby Hillback, Who , Originated Idea, "Give Their Pennies to ' Assure Project's Success !J4ie4jak ; JferrHt C'hristmns tree committed today has in It's labor ftiml an envelope containing two dollars in . pennies, nickels, and dimes.'. ; ...:', , , i Tht contribution, small in purchasing purchasing power but measureless Jn the sentiment behind it, is the ullent tribute of "Bobby" Hillback's classmates to tho memory of the originator of the floating Christmas tree idea. It was laid, unaccompanied by explanatory messages, on the counter counter in The TRIBJJNE business office office Saturday, to be turned over to the treo'committee. No message was necessary to tell, 'why the money was collected, or how the children of the lower sixth grade at the Washington school, tRn Leandro, scraped and saved to meet the tw6 dollar quota. SUPPORTED BEQUEST. AH of them knew Bobby, before lie conceived the Christmas tree idea and before death took him last June. It was their way of recognizing recognizing and supporting their.class mate's last bequest to them. Meanwhile, the "Bobby tree" project is going forward rapidly. Harold V. O'Brien, chairman of the decorations committee, has completed completed arrangements for a host of Ifghts atotW""r5Trtcat 'displays through the medium of the Electrical Electrical club. That organization will supply, among other things, a brilliant brilliant electric stur to crown the tall floating lree vz-ssrssssrz vz-ssrssssrz vz-ssrssssrz -"- -"- -"- g.:.- g.:.- In addition; the ctub-wm ctub-wm ctub-wm furnish much of the required material for the wiring of the tree, and the technical technical knowledge required In installing installing it. . Practically all of the necessary equipment has been provided, William William '. St, Sure, general committee rhairman. announces. The $1000 labor fund, however, still lacks more than J200 of being complete, and he Is making every effort to see that the fund is raised. It will be used to pay for services not otherwise obtainable. CONTRIBUTORS LISTED. So far the constrlbutlons have included included an appropriation of $449 by the Oakland city council, $100 from the Oakland lodge of Elks, $100 from "A Friend"; $16.69 from the Eustlake Kiwanis club, 50 cents from "A Small Hoy" and others. Bobby whoso full name was Robert Greer -Ilillback, -Ilillback, is the grandson of Robert Greer, San Francisco pioneer, who came to San Francisco in 1851. After settling in that bustling community, Greer became a manufacturer manufacturer and established the Spool l.'otton company, an early cotton mill there. For many years he was closely affiliated with the business and political life of San Francisco, and during his later years was a close friend of Mayor James Rolph.

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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 09 Dec 1929, Mon,
  3. Page 15

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