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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