Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on October 14, 1955 · Page 7
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'J)iiil2-46pO;' ; ;WAPiT'Ai>. T«k« EVENING TIMES. 'CUMBERLANIViMD.>: FRIDAY^; (MTTOBER 14, 1955 SEVEN Hoteeiit Imogene Cocai .•>'•'. Br CHARLES; MERCER i NEW:.YpRK..*-fImdgene: Coca, '» shy, /and ..complex, woman'.', to iWhoiiri ''things both good and bad •just' - : seem-'. to : happen,, 'made ah 'important decision this ' week. She voluntarily tore up a $900,000 tele; ' vision contract with' NBC. Why? will focus'attention "nextWednes'- 'Samuel ''M/'.Be'rry,' 124 Church day on charges State ; Sen.' George Street, Weslernport, .commercial Delia (D-Baltb 5th) .got •-*•«>•• printer .and. .insurance man, and. a member of the Republican State Central' Committee of, the county, when a Western Maryland train struck and demolished his car. Berry was driving ( ih Barton yesterday about 4:30 p. m. and started She .won't discuss her reasons in across the Railroad Street crossing., when.: a Western Maryland freight train struck his car, spun it'around and dragged it. along the track for about 20 feet. ''. A railroad spokesman said the train was a siring of empty freight cars and ..was not moving.'over about 25 miles an hour; They a*!sd tlitag troubled her. She knew of no said the engineer had'sounded .a warning for the crossing. The en breaking a contract tha{ would have brought her .$100,000 a year for nine years more'. But 1 a close friend says, "Anybody.who knows Imog?ne..well isn't surprised. She's one of/the' most honest people in show business. The thought of.tak- ing, the.', money and hot' doing 'any- plans NBC had for-her.. She felt -if she broke away completely from television she would be ;free to do more in other fields."' ' Another friend says, "I think she fell the bad year/she's.had more than anybody realizes. I think she 'wanted'to wipe the slate arid have a clean blackboard to write on." ; .';. .Bad Year'."; '.'^Kv' ' The past year, was indeed a bad one for this elfin;, woman' who with Sid Caesar rose to the summit of TV entertainment in past seasons'. After she and Caesar parted, ariiicr ably,' she had her own show .on NBC last season. Despite changes of format and .great ..effort, the show,, simply didn't -.take. Her mother; .to whom she was deeply devoted, died. Shortly afterwards death:also look her-husband, tall and handsome .Robert.Burton, to whom She'd been- happily /married for 18 years.. .. : .-. . : ; : •:. "Coca has bad • it,",; people in television said sympathetically. Bad Times And Good Imogene Coca has' known bad times—as ; well.as!good times—in the,' past. Before, she began hitting her stride with Caesar in .television she had a decade of incredibly bad times. "My. blue period," she has called it. She and her husband, who also was a singer and actor, often didn't know where the next dollar was coming from. They literally knew hunger—and eviction for not paying the rent. Once, without .nickel .between them, they spent the night dozing on the hard benches of Grand Central Station. Knowing much tragedy! she has Still brought a great sense of com edy to life. There will be a lot of people cheering for her when she opens at a Las Vegas hotel in three weeks. Sam M. Berry Hurt In Train, Auto Accident ANNAPOLIS, Md, MI'- ijlative Council. committee' gating the State Roads Commission uittl- tn/Hif ' att*nttnii'-nf»xt • W*rin#K- Information - on' the; route of .the Annapolis By-Pass.'• ."..'•; -•';•'• the council scheduled the hear- had a narrow' escape yesterday request,The committee's "chairman, Sen. John Grason Turribull, Baltimore County Democrat,.said "I 'think ginecr stopped almost • at bul .not.' until • Berry was. thrown from' the car. molisiied.: .Berry;-who operates • .mercial-''printing shop in Barton and maintains .insurance offices in both Barton and at his home in W.eslernport, said he-'djd ,not hear any train whistle."He said he was -atching a youngster on a bicycle arid was not; aware that a tram was approaching. The crossing has ;-o signal lights of any kind and is unprotected, but this was] the first 'mishap ever to occur there. -. The. Western Maryland Railway took over the line when it absorbed .the old CS.-P sys^ tem several 'years ago. . of two freight trains-, a day travel over it.. ' . ' . Y Berrj' was'taken to the' office o! a physician. and; then to his home in Wcsterripbrt. He had bruises and-pains'in his shoulder; ,His physician has ordered him to Potomac .Valley Hospital this morning for further examination. ih| last night at' Delia's telephoned &™w Nldlols a , ssociate; wh ° general .: m "! lagCr "' •& ^"^^ ^ ar f. ar «.^ ^ e " a ¥f« ecommis. C*U«<lh. Maryla*. Gazette Mm « Delia and the others involved." Mrs.. Bertha K. Jewell, an Annapolis .service station: operator, yesterday; filed a complaint charg' ing the commission gave advance information on the by-pass to Delia Baltimore and J. Donaldson Parr, a real tale promoter. She also th« • commission '.conspired the pair access roads to the by-pass 'antiblocking off the entry to her station.' Mrs.X Jewell -said : Parr had close' business: a'nd personal rela advance tionship • with David M. Nichols, real estate man" cs- formerly was a member of ision, and Braihwell Kelly, „ .>,....v. ...v associate, who general replaced him on Ihe commission.. After getting "advance information from (lie State Roads Coma mission," Mrs. Jewell said,- Delia Jacksons and Parr used Elmer'M: Jackson to and his wife, Mary W. C,.Jack who son. as "strawmen" in .-obtaining it rop'erty along the by-pass-route. Jackson .is vice-president .and he the Capitaland 'the Maryland 'i in Annapolis; ' - ..' • Mrs. Jewell alleged that transfci Land-'Record ' Holding Co. Baltimore, which In turn deeded sewerage to Delia and : P.arr. . • Jackson said, in comment, that bought the land, in the Camp aml'l ho information • the '•• state wai interested in it. for the by-pass?-:'He said he sold his options after learn, the - city would ' not. provido f'crage for a housing 'project -in Camp Parole. , ; .,,; He identified the buyer';as..a . (Continued on Page 8). ; .'/' of ing A STATEMENT OF OUR POLICY Regularly 139.95-- Sears Days Sale Priced! 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