PERSONNEL: Missiles to Miniatures

The man who bossed the Army missile program and helped put the U.S. into space last week took on an unlikely new job. Major General (ret.) John B. Medaris, 58, who quit the Army six months ago to protest the Administration's "reluctant dragon" attitude toward space, was named president and chief executive officer of the Lionel Corp., the nation's largest producer of miniature trains (1959 sales: $15.8 million). Medaris' special qualification for the job, aside from proved administrative abilities: a longtime fondness for electric trains, which he used to collect as a...

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