Feb. 6, 1958



(Click below to read the rest of Gene Sherman’s interview with Meredith Willson).

A price war sends gasoline to 25.9 cents a gallon ($1.89 USD 2007) … Sarah Churchill gets into a scrap with reporters … A boy suspected of stealing a pistol leads police on a chase through the city’s storm drains … A steelworker kills a motorist while trying to commit suicide by driving the wrong way on Century Boulevard at 90 mph.



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1 Response to Feb. 6, 1958

  1. Barbara says:

    I wonder what happened to that 12 year old kid who led the cops on that chase. He seemed like he was going down the wrong road early. Any ideas? Maybe he reads the Times and will see himself here.
    –Good question. I was going to do a separate story on Larry Price but got buried with other items (so many stories, only one Larry Harnisch)…. He doesn’t appear in The Times after these stories, so we don’t know what became of him.


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