National Affairs: Wages of Sin

Juries, judges and scared defendants last week cleared court dockets of four celebrated samples of espionage, murder, mutiny, mayhem.

No Sawdust. After six weeks of testimony concerning the stupidity and naivete of German spies in the U. S. (TIME, Nov. 14), the No. 1 espionage trial of recent times ended in Manhattan. Convicted by a Federal jury were: Johanna Hofmann, 27, a Dresden redhead who roamed the world as a hairdresser on German ships, wound up carrying spies' messages on the liner Europa; Otto Hermann Voss, 39, an airplane factory mechanic who turned in...

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