SALARIES: Knudsen Objects

Classic example of a historic U. S. figure—the self-made man—is hulking, ruddy Signius Wilhelm Poul Knudsen, whose big competent mechanic's hands work the president's controls of one of the half-dozen biggest U. S. corporations: General Motors Corp. Danish-born Bill Knudsen believes (with personal justification) that success's best recipe is competence and hard work, its most powerful attraction the prospect of good pay.

Last week, before the American News paper Publishers Association at Manhattan's swank Waldorf-Astoria, Bill Knudsen blew off a cloud of steam over the strained relations of big business and Government in...

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