The U.S. stockpile of strategic materials (i.e., the amount considered necessary to sustain war production for five years) is "not satisfactory," said Munitions Board Chairman John D. Small last week. The stockpile's goal is $8.9 billion worth of materials, but at year's end the total was only $2.7 billion. Small, who is in charge of the pile, promised to build it up.


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