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TREE III LAKE 10 RE-LIGHTED RE-LIGHTED RE-LIGHTED UNTIL JAN. I Musical Program Ended, But Many Special Events Are Planned for Season Up to Advent of the New Year . The Lake Merritt floating Christmas Christmas tree, focal point of attention for holiday celebrants for two weeks, will remain lighted until New Year's day. The musical, programs, which brought thousands to the lake shore nightly, were officially ended last night. Bedford W. Bbyes. tbe program chairman, terminated today the nightly . broadcasts which have drawn thousands to the lake since the lighting of the tree December 14 by Mrs. George A. Hillback, mother of 10-year-old 10-year-old 10-year-old 10-year-old 10-year-old Bobby, who conceived the Idea before his death. "There will he nt least one more-broadcast, more-broadcast, more-broadcast, though not of a musical musical nature," Boyco said. "We intend intend to broadcast the progress and results of the outboard molorhoat races to be held on the lake New Year's day and we may be able to broadcast one of the -football -football games, either the Shrine Enst-West Enst-West Enst-West gume or the Pittsburgh-U. Pittsburgh-U. Pittsburgh-U. H. C game. Plans have not yet been completed for a football broadcast." broadcast." . DRAWS THRONGS The night after Christmas found the lakeshore lined with a hollduy audience drawn from every city in the Eastbay by a gala program of radio artists, choral societies, and other star performers. The Musaphllathean club and tho Elks' glee club divided the program program last night. The former organization opened the program at 7:30 o'clock with the 'singing of "Hark, the Song of Jubilee," one of three Old England carols brought to Oakland by William William C Nieholls. director of tho club. The other two were "Behold What Splendor" and "The Seraphic Chorus." The club sang as additional numbers numbers "Joy to the World." "It Came Upon a Midnight Clenr" and "O Come, All Ye Faithful." TREE TO RE REMOVED The feature item on the program program of tho Elks' Olee club, which furnished the major portion of the entertainment, was Miss Lotus Anderson, Anderson, singing "The Birthday of a King." A second number, "Stills 1st Die Nacht," sung with the accompaniment accompaniment of Ray Throckmorton, Throckmorton, violinist, was enthusiastically received. Selections by the assembled glee club were: "Adeste P'ldelcs," "Send Out Thy Holy Light," "The First Noel," "God Bless You, Merry Gentlemen," Gentlemen," "Unfold, Ye Portals." Silent Night" and "Hark, the Herald Herald Angels Sing." The program was presented under under tha directorship of Eugene Hlanchard, who also sang a number number of aolos, as did Archie Thomas, Ralph Laumelster and Emll I". SchJlctmann. Plans for the removal of the spectacular tree ore being completed completed . by G. L. Dalzell of the ThomRS Rigging company, who had charge of the work of erection.

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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 26 Dec 1929, Thu,
  3. Page 19

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