Milestones: Jan. 28, 1966

Died. Newcomb Mott, 27, Massachusetts book salesman who last November was sentenced to 18 months in a Soviet labor camp for wandering across the Soviet frontier near Murmansk while on a vacation in Norway; reportedly by his own hand (the Russians claim that he slashed his throat in a lavatory of the train that was taking him to a camp in central Russia); near Kirov. Washington immediately denounced Russian handling of the case and demanded a "full investigation."

Died. Gino Prato, 64, former Bronx shoemaker who in 1955 briefly became TV's top-rated star on...

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