To fill two topflight war production jobs, the Administration last week reached into industry for two able, topflight men.

Marion Willard Boyer, 49, up-from-the-ranks Hoosier who is vice president in charge of manufacturing for Esso Standard Oil Co., was named general manager of the Atomic Energy Commission, to succeed Carroll L. Wilson, who resigned in August. Boyer fitted the pattern the AEC was looking for: a production man with a research background. Boyer, a chemical engineer, was making three times as much at Esso as the $20,000 the AEC will pay him.

K. T. Keller, 64, the stocky and tough president...

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