Business: Personal File: Jun. 23, 1961

∙ When brusque, burly Dr. Richard Beeching, 48, was named chairman of Britain's nationalized railways three months ago, he took the job only on condition that he get the same salary he had received as a director of Imperial Chemical Industries—$67,000 a year. Besides making him the highest paid civil servant in British history, Beeching's salary scale made him the target of loud salvos from outraged taxpayers. Last week, at his first press conference, Beeching coldly declared that British rail fares in general and London commuter fares in particular were "too low" and...

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