World War II produced a new kind of traitor—men who openly broadcast for the enemy, tried to undermine U.S. morale. Three were brought to trial. Expatriot Poet Ezra Pound was arrested in Italy, escaped conviction when he was pronounced insane. Chicago-born Douglas Chandler, the "American Lord Haw-Haw," was sentenced to life imprisonment. Last week, in Boston's Federal District Court, Robert H. Best, 52, was also sentenced to life and fined $10,000.

Born the son of a South Carolina Methodist preacher, once a Pulitzer scholar in journalism, for 18 years U.P. correspondent in...

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