DEFENSE: New Man for Space

To head the Pentagon's missile-making Advanced Research Projects Agency, Defense Secretary Neil McElroy announced last week that he had secured the services of a scientist who is also a proven industrial manager: Mathematical Physicist Charles Louis Critchfield, 49, Ohio-born research director of California's Atlas-building Convair Division of General Dynamics Corp. McElroy and retiring ARPA Director Roy Johnson could not talk Critchfield, father of four, into taking the job until they offered to hire him as a WOC (without compensation), pay his expenses ($15 a day), and let him continue to draw his Convair salary of about $40,000 (instead of...

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