Government Stockpiling

Archive Report

Investigation of Stockpiling Policies

Concern Over Mounting Surplus of Materials

Reappearance before the Senate Armed Services stockpiling subcommittee, at a time still to be fixed, of George M. Humphrey, honorary chairman of the M. A. Hanna Co., and of Arthur S. Flemming, president of the University of Oregon, is expected to climax the investigation of government stockpiling policy that started five months ago.1 The hearings were broken off abruptly, Aug. 17, in the midst of a sharp flare-up between Humphrey and the subcommittee chairman, Sen, Stuart Symington (DMo.).

When the hearings reopen, Humphrey presumably will be asked to clear up certain points at issue between government accountants and Hanna representatives which Symington had planned to bring up when the probe into nickel stockpiling contracts was suddenly recessed. ...

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