-World News in Brief
PITTSBURGH, ( A.A.P. ). - Capitulation of rioting prisoners in the Western peni- tentiary on Monday night coincided with a report of a riot in Rockview prison at Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.
'T'HE Western penitentiary J- rioters released the last of five guards they had taken as hostages and said they would submit to prison rules and discipline.
Officials at Rockview pri- son said that about 300 men in one cell block overpower- ed six guards, during a re-; creation period after supper.
One of the guards got
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were captured. The pri- . soners had six revolvers in their possession, the deputy-warden (Mr. Wc R. Johnston) reported.
AU available state police in the area were called to, the scene.
Plane In Yard
A" TIGER Moth plane
burst into flames when it crashed into a backyard at New Lambton, a suburb of Newcastle, late yester- day. Although the plane was extensively damaged, the pilot, Alan Roger Kerie (£4), of Taree,, es- caped injury. He had his first solo flight on Sunday.
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Peace For Austria
.HPHE Austria peace' treaty
-*- deputies have been asked to nreet in London on Janu- ary 30 in a new effort to end the Allied occupation of that country, the U.S. State Department announced in Washington on Monday. Bri- tain, France and the U.S. demanded in a note deliv- ered to Moscow last Wed- nesday that the Soviet halt "the sterile exchange of notes" and join in "re- newed, and urgent" efforts to restore Austria to the community of independent nations,
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"OEPORTS widely circu
lating in London say that Victor Abakumov, Soviet Minister of State Security since 1946,, has been arrested and shot. Authoritative quarters are unable to confirm the re- port, but say the name has not appeared for a year in reports of meetings and ceremonies in Moscow.
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rr>HE U.S. Supreme Court, in
Washington on Monday denied a hearing to six so called "second-string" Com- munist leaders convicted in Baltimore of conspiring to teach violent overthrow of the Government. The four men and two women were one of the groups rounded up by the Justice Depart- ment after the conviction of ll American Communist Partv leaders was upheld by the Supreme Court in 1951.
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Second Recluse Dies
JOHN LAUGHLIN, 62
year-old son of a 104
year-old Toronto million- . aire recluse, died on Mon- day from the effects of gas which killed his father. The two were found tn a rubbish « littered house where police discovered
about £911,000 in real es- tate deeds and more than £11,000 in cash. Laughlin sen. was already dead. His son died in hospital.
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More On Strike
A STRIKE on Monday by
more than 800 men em- ployed by the Snowy Moun- tains Hydro-Electric Au- thority extended yesterday. Another 100 men employed on construction work in the field decided to join the strike after a mass meeting on the job. The strike be- gan after the authority had refused to restore free transport for the men to and
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rpWO former American x soldiers pleaded not
guilty in Washington on Monday to charges of spying as members of an espionage ring directed from the Soviet Embassy in Washington. Otto Verber and Kur Ponger, who. were arrested in Vienna last week, pleaded not guilty to Judge Alexander Holtzoff,
who set their trial for March 2.
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-yiETMINH rebels explod
ed remote controlled mines on the South Annam railway line on Monday seriously injuring three soldiers and one civilian, passengers reports said yesterday. Three trains were derailed and six trucks and ah iron bridge badly damaged.
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A NEW Australian was
electrocuted while using an electric lawn mower at Randwick (Sydney) yester- day. Frank Szanto (22), of Dover Heights, was using the mower when the acci- dent occurred. A woman in the house heard a scream, pulled the electric lead from the plug, then rushed outside to find Szanto apparently dead.
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Siamese Twins Die
n^HE Siamese twin boys
born to a Mississippi farmer's wife died on Monday. Death of Terry and Jerry Sims came four days after their birth, by caesarian operation, _ to Mrs. Jesse Sims at Phila- delphia, Mississippi. The twins were joined chest to chest by a band of flesh
A 38-YEAR-OLD farmer's
wife, already the mother of 12 children includ- ing two sets of twins, gave birth to triplets over a period of three days last week, it was reported from Monroe, Louisiana yesterday. The first of the unusual births occurred on January 14, when a son was born to Mrs. Dudley Threats. Two other children, a boy and girl, arrived two days later.