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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 167

Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 167

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Oakland, California
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The friendship of Herman Trutner and Fenton H. Daugherty has become an Oakland legend. Trutner is the energetic 84-y ear-old conductor of the Oakland Municipal Band. Daugherty is one of his play ers. The two men have been musical associates for 47 years! JT The musical tandem originated in 1913, when Trutner was the newly appointed director of orchestral music for the Oakland public schools, rsrr- ST -iji ST A4 1 Lmr I i V' I C5 -ffi! 1 -i v- embarking on the bold new system of instrumental instruction that was to serve as a prototype for educators throughout America.

Daugherty was a stripling of 15, in his first year at the old Polytechnic High, at 12th and Market Streets. The association between the two has continued through the intervening 47 years, two years in the World War I period when Daugherty enlisted in the U.S. Army to be with "the old man." land Municipal Band during the 1927 season, following the death of its founder, Paul Steindorff. In the next season he added 'Daugherty to the bass section and as of today, the doughty "Doc' is the only, member remaining of that early band. Although he' no longer makes his living with his instrument, Daugherty was a career man in the 1920s, hen he played in concert bands and in such well known dance groups as Johnny Wolohan's in Saji Francisco.

A member of the Shrine band of Aahmes Temple since 1917, he was instrumental in the appointment of Trutner as its conductor in 1924 a productive relationship that lasted for 20 years. The 200-pound Daugherty has always been attracted, appropriately, to the big in- Jr. (right) and Fenton H. Daugherty reminisce at Lakeside Park before a band concert Naming Our City Streets By ALBERT E. NORMAN SHAFTER AVENUE, extending from MacArthur Boulevard to Broadway, was named for Maj.

Gen. William Rufus Shafter, who commanded the American 1 forces in Cuba during the Spanish American War and who served our country during the Civil War. For 18 years he was colonel of the First Infantry. He participated in all the battles of the Santiago campaign. Born' in Michigan in 1835, we first hear of him as a brevit brigidier general, a rank created especially for him, this during the Civil War.

Shafter was a nephew of California's outstanding Judge O. L. Shafter whose town home was on the shores of Lake Merritt, at Chrysanthemums Have Their Day Herman Trutner struments" in "bands and orchestras. He started in the old Durant Grammar School in 1909 on the baritone horn, and has since played tuba, Sousaphone and string bass, in addition to the recording bass which is his instrument in the municipal band. It is not surprising to learn that he comes from a musical family and tradition.

"My dad played Peckhorn in the and care of chrysanthemums. Lectures may also be arranged for clubs and other-garden groups by reservation between Monday and Friday. Tables are available for lunches in the garden area. Many who visit the chrysanthemum show in the fall are wise enough to take pencil and paper for joting plants that they desire for their own gardens. Then, when the annual 'mum auction takes place next March -15-17, they know which to bid on.

-Yes the "Queen- of Au-- tumn" will be holding court in Lakeside Park beginning -this morning. Drop in between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays, or from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

on week days and Saturdays Some of the festive floral beauty is bound to rub off on your soul. band at Jackson Amador County," he says, "and my mother was also musically inclined. My brother Kenneth played trumpet under Mr. Trutner at Tech High." Currently a stockman at the Navy Regional Air Cargo in Alameda, jDaugherty worked for 15 years at the Naval Supply Base in Oakland. He lives at 4165 Laguna Oakland, with his wife Ann.

THE COVER The chrysanthemum steals the show at Lakeside Park for the next few weeks. This week's cover by Tribune artist Ray Marta symbolizes the spirit of 'mum season in Oakland, when thousands of garden lovers converge on the park to enjoy plus chrysanthemum plants which i a are on coionui ana vanea av- iv- WILLIAM R. SHAFTER An avenue in his honor Continued from Page thousand of the graceful peacock-like floral fans. Ar- ranged in banks of pots from ground level to head-high rows, the cascades form a living wall of color in the show garden. Working with Kuklo this year is a newcomer to the nursery, Mike Silva, who has been a Park Department gar-dener for eight years.

His responsibility is the huge geo; metric desigruof 3,000 Jmum bushes in the level area in front of the cascade wall. Eadr Tuesday at 2 p.m. during flhe season (which will end when the first heavy, rains in November or De cembtr decimate the blooms), the nursery staff will present talks and dem Onstrations on the culture the -present site of 244 Lakeside Drive. While General Shafter was stationed at the San Francisco Presidio after the Spanish, American War, he would from time to time take a company of men with him to "Sharon Manor," the -estate of O. LI Shafter- and his brother State Senator James McMillan Shafter at Point Reyes, where today a portion of this extensive property is still in the hands of their descendents.

When he arrived at the ranch with his men, they would set up an encampment on the broad level lands in front of the homelhat still MILES AVENUE from 51st Street to College Avenue was named for Maj. Gen. Nelson A. Miles, the ranking officer of the United States Army in the early stages of the Spanish American War. He led the expedition to Puerto Rico.

He had a splendid record in the Civil War and some of the Indian Wars. He was born in the state of Massa- rtVsettAg.A;838..1 4.

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