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ORE GROUP! VOTE 10 11 YULE TRE Junior C. of C, Lake Merritt , Legion Post Join Campaign; Campaign; Final Plans to Be Made at Meeting Friday Two more organizations, the Junior Chamber of Commerce and Lake Merritt post, American Legion, Legion, today Joined In the campaign to put a Christmas tree In Lake Merritt, fulfilling the dream of a J 0-year-old 0-year-old 0-year-old 0-year-old 0-year-old Oakland who died a few months ago. Both organization appointed representatives who will confer with leaden of other groups sponsoring sponsoring the project. They are to meet at the Klks club next Friday noon to perfect plans for the Christmas tree, first suggested in The TRIBUNE by George A. Hill-back, Hill-back, Hill-back, father of the dead boy, R. W. Keinhart and Kay Kich- Kich- Her were named to represent the junior chamber, while David Bab-cock Bab-cock Bab-cock and Robert M. Ford will represent represent Lake Merritt post at the Friday meeting. DETAILS TO BK MANNED. Also attending the meeting will be committees from Oakland lodge of Elks, Oakland post of the legion and Oakland Electric club, which already has Joined actively in spon- spon- soring the project. The purposes of the Friday session are to map activities for each group and to organize the handling of the details. details. These Include a complete estl-ma! estl-ma! estl-ma! of the cost now being made hy the electrical engineers and other experts of the various clubs, with a scheme of financing the project. Vhen the type of tree to be used must be settled, some advocating . a natural tree and others an artificial artificial tree produced by fastening branches to a bare spar. The light problem also must be solved, some experts declaring 100 lights will be fufflcient and others urging 1000 M8The method of placing the tree Jn the lake, whether on a barge or "raised on piles, and a scheme of wiring and bracing the tree so that it will be storm-proof storm-proof storm-proof also must be decided. THEE. The trees will be placed In the exact center of the lake. 600 feet nf the -ltv -ltv pumping pmni Wire cables to carry light to the tree, the largest single item of expense, expense, have been donated by the Pacifio Oas & Electric company. A big star to be placed at the top of the tree has been donated by the Electric club. The city park department has offered to donate a tree, although it has no spruce and has urged the use of a spruce tree if possible. . With theee preliminaries disposed disposed of, the Friday meeting in expected to mark the beginning of an intensive drive which will biins the project quickly to conclusion.

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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 13 Nov 1929, Wed,
  3. Page 23

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