Tampa Bay Times from St. Petersburg, Florida on March 31, 1953 · 20
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Tampa Bay Times from St. Petersburg, Florida · 20

St. Petersburg, Florida
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Tuesday, March 31, 1953
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20 St. Petersburg Times Tuesday, Mar. 31, 1953 NURSING HOME OBITUARIES ' Arthur Fields, Composer, Singer, Dies In Fire Among the 33 persons who perished in the Littlefield Nursing Home fire Sunday was a well-known song composer and singer of a long ago era Arthur Fields. 64. Mrs. Arthur Fields said her husband had suffered a stroke Mar. 11 and was in Morton Plant Hospital before going to the rest home. Information furnished by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), said Mr. Fields was born in Phil adelphia Aug. 6, 1888. He became a professional singer at 11 years Seekers For Kin Of Fire Victims Get Expert's Aid -r' , J L . ... Jk L. ,..,)i ARTHUR FIELDS of age. doing illustrated songs in the old silent movie houses. At 17 he joined Guy Bros. Min strels, later played leading vaudeville circuits, with Weston. Fields & Carrol. As a member of the Fields & Hall team he became a radio and recording artist, sing ing his own songs. Among these songs were "On the Mississippi," "Abba Dabba Honeymoon," "11 More Months and 10 More Days," "The Angels Sing." He published a book, "48 Hymns of Happiness," and wrote two sacred songs, "Who Else but God?" and "There Shall be no More Tears." Mrs. Jeanette L. Edgcr Mrs. Janette Lincoln Edgar, 87, whose former residence was 723 Louden Avenue, Dunedin, died Sunday in the Littlefield Nursing Home fire. She had come to Dunedin 30 years ago and is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George R. Brooks of Dunedin; two sons, Lt. Comdr. John M. Edgar Jr., of Pensacola and Lt. Col. Pendleton Edgar of Key West; six grandchildren: two great-granchildren. Moss Funeral Home of Clearwater is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Bessie Wood Mrs. Bessie Wood, 77, a resident of Safety Harbor the last 50 years. She had come from Lutz, Fla., and was a member of the Presbyterian Chvrch. . ,,,i7.; She is survived by one brother P. W. Sessions of Safety Harbor; two sisters, Mrs. Claire McKnight of Tampa and Mrs. George Car-mel, Daytona Beach. Moss Funeral Home of Clearwater is in charge of arrangements. Charles P. Ackerman Charles Phillip Ackerman, - 75, former resident of 223 North Osceola Avenue, Clearwater. He had come to Clearwater in 1925 from Bowling Green, Ky., and was a member of the Catholic Church. Other Stories On Nursing Home Fire, Pages 21, 22 Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Tressie Simmons Ackerman, Clearwater: one son, Charles Horace Ackerman of Clearwa ter, a grandson, Charles Horace Ackerman Jr., Clearwater; a sister, Mrs. E. C. Kannapell, Holly wood. Cal.: several nieces and nenhews. Moss Funeral Home of Clear water is in charge. Mrs. Magdelene Reed Mrs. Magdelene Reed, 69, who came to Florida in 1951 from Indianapolis, Ind. She was a member of Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edward M. Roberts of St. Petersburg. Moss Funeral Home of Clearwater is in charge. Mrs. Carrie Hatcher Mrs. Carrie Hatcher, a resident of Clearwater the last 30 years. She was a member of Clearwa ter Church of God. Mrs. Hatcher has no known survivors. Moss Funeral home of Clearwater is in charge. Mrs. Mattie H. Smith Mrs. Mattie M. Smith, 80, formerly of 5425 Third Avenue South, St Petersburg. A long - time res ident of Miami, Mrs. Smith had lived in St. Petersburg the last 6even years. Her husband, John Manning Smith, died at St. Pe tersburg Mar. 3. She is survived by a niece, Mrs. J W. Poppy of Clearwater. Moss Funeral Home of Clear-' water is in charge. Mrs. Philipene Kelley Mrs. Philipene Kelley, 84, for merly of Tampa. She had been at th rest home two and a half years and was a member of Bap tist Church. Survivors are two daughters. Miss Marie Kelley, Tampa, and Mrs J. R. Connolley, "St. Peters burg; one brother, Peter Du ouaine. Green Bay, Wis.; two sis ters. Mrs. Eli Jossart of Benson, Minn., and Mrs. Ed Short, Rapid River, Mich.; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren. - Moss Funeral Home of Clearwater is in charge. Mrs. Isabelle Stoeltzing Mrs. Isabelle Jeanette Stoeltz- inff. 81. fnrmprlv nf Rolfhor T?na1 : . . ..M uearwaier. ane naa moved to Florida from Cleveland four and a half years ago, and was a mem ber of the Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a son, William W. Stoeltzing, Clearwater; two grandsons, William L. Stoeltzing, Clearwater, ' and Robert F. Stoeltzing, U. S. Army in Ger many, two great-grandsons. Moss Funeral Home of Clearwa ter is in charge. Miss Neva Griffin Miss Neva urimn, 48, Had resided at the Littlefield Nursing Home for the past four and a half years. She was bom in Mesopo tamia, O. Surviving are two brothers, Frank Griffin of Middlefield, O., and Jesse W. Griffin of St Petersburg. - There r will be no services. Burial will be held at the . convenience of the family with Mathews Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Joanna Frierson Mrs. Joanna Frierson, 84, was a former Tarpon Springs resident and had lived at the rest home for the past two years. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ella Blackford, Tarpon Springs; Mrs. Rosa Brady, Hudson, Fla., and Mrs. Mary Reed, Ocala ; two brothers, Frank Bellamy, Dade City, and Harry Bellamy, Jacksonville; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Crook, Homestead, Mrs. Rosa Yates, Tampa, Mrs. Lula Douglas, Da.de City, and Mrs. Lillian McRae, Gainesville. Services will be this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs. Burial will be in Cycadia Cemetery, Tarpon Springs, with Rev. Don Sietman, pastor of the First Baptist Church in charge. Mrs. Mamie Morhman Mrs. Mamie Morhman, 72, had been a resident of the home for six years. She is survived by four brothers, Monroe R. Driver, Lakeland;, Bill Driver, Eau Gallie; Joe Driver, New Orleans, La.- and Henry Driver, Orlando. . Services were held yesteTday at , o'clock from Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs, in charge of Rev. J. M. Sikes, pastor of the First Methodist Church, Tarpon Springs. Burial was in Cycadia Cemetery. Miss Ellen M. Mood Miss Ellen M. Mood, 92, who had formerly lived at Crystal Beach for 36 .years, had been a resident of the home the last two years. he is survived by a niece. Miss Rachel M. Wain of New York City. Rhodes Funeral Home of Clear water is in charge of local ar rangements. Mrs. Bertha A. Geiqer Mrs. Bertha Amelia Geiger, 80, lived at the nursing Local volunteer Red Cross workers, who have worked day and night contacting relatives of the 33 elderly persons who tier- ished in the Littlefield Nursing Home disaster, received expert assistance yesterday from Miss Ella Hobbs of Atlanta. Ga. Miss Hobbs, who flew here late bunday night, is a case worker for the Southeastern area disaster staff of the American Red Cross. She worked on the Atlanta Winecoff Hotel disaster when fire ravaged the hotel in 1946 and claimed the lives of 121 persons. OUR VOLUNTEER Red Cross workers came through wonderfully, in this disaster," Mrs. Julia Dyke, executive secretary of the South Pinellas County chapter of the Red Cross, told The Times yesterday. "They have shopped for personal needs of survivors and have bundled and marked their clothing." According to Mrs. Dyke, all bodies have been claimed by sur viving relatives and emergency toilet articles and clothing are be. ing provided survivors. Several interested local citizens have contacted he Red Cross of- TOTi n rt cimnliAO r4 evntk famllu Vine) offered free lodging and meals to survivors. All, however, with the exception of Mrs. Frank Cooley who has been taken home by her family, and several who are still hospitalized, are being cared for in the County Home at Largo. 'The greatest help we can get right now from citizens of the St. Petersburg area," Mrs. Dyke stated, "would be cash contributions which would give as the approximate $5,000 we need to go over the top in the' current Red Cross Fund Campaign." - i A ( 1 !" r C3 .- u) ' n V Continuing our wonderful annual sale . ... we offer you mere of the special values you rushed in. for yesterday! Store Hours 9:30 - 5:30. Children's Better Dresses Ladies9 Shor tic Pajamas REG. 5.98 TO 14.98 -, 1 OFF fi REG. M 1.98 1.001 Broadcloth, organdy, taffeta or gingham. Slightly soiled. Seersucker midriff-style shortie pajamas . . . sizes 32-36. il Sizes 3-1 4,. but not every style in every size. Also sub- A teens. MAIN FLOOR I Cool for summer wear. home the had come RUTLAND'S ANNUAL "CLEAR-THE-DECKS" . SAME' ENTIRE STOCK' ; IMdkeR'sbim Archlock and Arch Relief $2 n m li 1.33 1 SECOND FLOOR I I 1 NVIoii Hosiery REG. 1.95 PR. ..; "Mr. J. K." wouldn't let us use his name, but look for it on the boxes! First qualityf 60 gauge,-J 5 denier nylons, in new spring shades (Wildbloom and Revelry) . . 4 sizes 812 - II , ' MAIN FLOOR Girls9 Cotton Slips H REG. 1.29 99' 1 n If Built-up shoulders . . . embroidery trim . . broken sizes $2-14, in white and pastels. Cool for summer, ll MAIN FLOOR il li Genuine Leather Handbags j Swaiisdown Wool Suits REG. 5.98 TO 32.50 1 OFF 8 1 P REG. 49.98 li TO 69.98 . $33 'AND M4 ft 8 9i One-of-a-styTe, . from famous - makers. - Fine-quality -calf handbags. plus lax MAIN FLOOR ft Ladies' all-wool suits, from our leading manufacturer. . . only 18 at this reduction . . ;. gabardine or flannel. 11 SECOND FLOOR SHO 14 90 and 16 90 MESHES 17.90 WHITE BLACK NAVY H ll l i t fi II U M M ! Famous Name Girdles SPECIAL n Infants9 Sun Suits group White and Pink . Avery good buy! 4.95 SPECIAL GROUP 1.98 nylon and satin ... sizes 26 to 34. 1$ U Philippine hand-made, hand-embroidered batiste white with pastel trim, or Pink, Blue or Maize mos SECOND FLOOR pi mos. 18 i MAIN FLOOR y - . A i s H Girls9 Dark Denim Shorts Ladies9 Sample Lingerie REG. 1.29 99creg- 398 1 llTO 35.00 GREY, OFF COMBINATIONS iCharcool, Dork Blue or Green , , .-broken sizes 3-1 2. Per- J Is feet for land, hard wear this summer, at cqitid or at the ;3 - - - , beach. . - . i Famous makes ... mostly one-of-a-style. Nylon, crepe, J1 SHOE SALON, MAIN FLOOR 1 MAIN FLOOR cotton or pure silk gowns and slips. Broken sizes, j SECOND FLOOR Ladies9 Winter Robes 1 Ladies' Slipover Sweaters ILaalies' EDiresses REG. 7.98 TO 29.95 1 REG. 14.98 TO 25.00 . 11.00 0 i'i OFF REG. 3.29 TO 5.98 . . i OFF 0 Quilts and wools . . . jackets, dusters, and long styles . broken sizes. " second floor 8 ft n i i Short-sleeved nylon or wool slipovers, in assorted colors H s . . . broken S'zes. Some imported wools included. t 4 MAIN FLOOR fi last 19 months. She from Peoria, 111. Survivors are two sons. Howard L. Geiger of Clearwater and Charles W. Geiger, Sheffield, 111., two sisters, Mrs. Martha Wiser, Peoria, and Mrs. Laura Brown, Chicago. Services and hurial will be held at Peoria. Rhodes Funeral Home of Clearwater is in charge. Constons A. Thomas Mrs. Mary Edith Thomas Constons Alfred Thomas, 98, and Mrs. Mary Edith Thomas, 74, husband and wife, had been residents of Ozona for a number of years before moving to the rest home two years ago. Mr. Thomas was a retired truck farmer. They are survived by a son, Reese M. Thomas, Tarpon Springs: a daughter, Mrs. Essie Dampier, Jacksonville; 10 grandchildren. Survivors of Mr. Thomas are two sisters, Mrs, Annie Gal loway of Tampa and Mrs. Lelia Adkins, Turkey - Creek, Fla. , Rhodes Funeral Home of Clear water will announce arrange ments. . . . . , Mrs. Florence R. Rice Mrs. Florence Roberta Rice, 77, who had lived at Belleair Trail er Park the last nine years, had been at the nursing home only two weeks. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Juanita R. Schendell of New Port Richey; two sisters, Mrs. Virginia McEwen and Mrs. Grace Russell, both of New York City; one grandchild. -'-! Rhodes Funeral Home of Clearwater is in charge. i Mrs. Leola 8. Soger Mrs. Leola Byer Sager, 81, St. Petersburg resident for 30 years, leaves a niece, Mrs. Robert Whaley of Greenville, Pa. The funeral party will leave Clearwater today for final services and burial at Plymouth, O. Rhodes Funeral Home of Clearwater is in charge. A group of dresses to delight misses and matrons alike . . . mostly one-of-a-style, including meshes, sheers, crepes, taffetas, and even some 1 Double-woven Cotton Gloves II '. 1.001 cottons. SECOND FLOOR i il REG. 2.00 TO 3.50 Dark colors only . . , 6-8. Famous labels. Famous Name Foundations 9.95 REG. TO 18.50 I short or medium lengths ... sizes Cotton, rayon and nylon styles . . . broken sizes in this MAIN FLOOR U group. S3 I i SECOND FLOOR CLOSE-OUT REG. 8.93 - 49.98 1 2 if a li I Ladies' Assorted Sportswear " ' 1.00 to 8.99 REG. 1.98 TO 14.98 M H Hots' Vatcr-Rcpcllcnt Jackets Corduroy separates . . unlined wool toppers . cotton or wool blouses . . . gabardine skirts I. . halters tee shirts . . . beach sets . . . playsuits, etc. SECOND FLOOR crepe, 3 REG. 5.93 3.88 si Zipper-style water-shedding jackets in Green or Royal Blue . . . size 16 only. MAIN FLOOR f n u Assorted Piece Goods L i OFF REG. TO 1.39 YD. i 70c m REG. 17.98 $ TO OS Ladies9 Tropical Suits 14.88 Woven ginghams, pique, chambray, seersucker, or print Cotton checks and cords .'. . nylon cords . . . rayon slubs f nmnnHw wiHp solid colors, checks or olaids. i. . . from such famous makers as Glenhaven. Dutchess m Also washable rayons. 42" wide, for suits or light-weight I Royal, Nat Gaynes and Jane Andrea. Not every style in 4, casual dresses. all sizes and colors. A variety of colors and fabrics, in styles for every age and size group. Many of our better French Room Fashions included in this group! Come early for the best selection of values! SECOND FLOOR 53 I fi I 'A ii fi. m m P SECOND FLOOR Washable Junior Butcher Linen ..... 49c YD. fast colors . . . 39" REG. 98c Ass't. wide. I MAIN FLOOR 1 I F , ' ." ,V, ' . . . : J'- J.-M. xr;v:-:f.j..x .-.-.r . -.- ';:z:m:z'zz-.t-..u i.': r..,...w.- ,, ' . it .4

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