CALIFORNIA: Footnote to History

Hatching in Congress is a Treasury plan to help finance the nation's colossal bill for defense: the sale of baby bonds and thrift stamps. The scheme roused dusty memories of War Savings Stamps and Liberty Loan drives. Other memories of the same era will be buried this week with William Gibbs McAdoo, the tall, spare, sprightly man with the high voice and the face like Punch, who led the drives.

McAdoo was then Secretary of the Treasury. Georgia-born, he had grown up in Tennessee, practiced law and lost his shirt in a street...

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