December 1947: Police Bullets End Bull’s Run for Freedom

L.A. Times, 1947

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project.

Ferdinand is dead. He ran five miles in his flight for freedom before police bullets cut him down. He escaped at 3811 S. Soto, and lurched through traffic, pursued by three police cars and Officer R.S. Saveley on a three-wheeled motorcycle…

As he ran through downtown, he shoved Neda Feathersone against a building at 8th Street and South Spring. She was taken to the Georgia Street Receiving Hospital for treatment.

He went up Spring Street to 1st Street, by The Times Building, then turned right on 1st to Main and over to Alameda. Near Union Station, he hit William F. Willaims, who was treated by an ambulance crew.

Finally, police cornered Ferdinand on West Ann Street, north of downtown.

The 1,000-pound bull charged officers and Saveley shot him to death.


Quote of the day: “Christmas carols with reference to the nativity may not be sung nor any decorations include religions symbols of any faith.”

Letter sent out to schools in Brooklyn, N.Y., prompting protests in which the Board of Education left holiday celebrations up to the principals of individual schools. Of the 30,000 students in the Brooklyn schools, 20,000 are Jewish, The Times notes.

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