"Germany will not let me hang," Stormtrooperish Max Stephan boasted.

Fourteen months ago 22-year-old Oberleutnant Hans Peter Krug, escaped from a Canadian prison camp, got in touch with Stephan, who gave him money and two days' food and lodging. Recaptured in San Antonio, Krug blandly served as star witness against Kamerad Stephan. The District Attorney did not ask the death penalty. Federal Judge Arthur J. Tuttle, however, ruled stiffly that would-be traitors needed a lesson, sentenced Stephan to hang. Three times the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review the case.

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