Big Earners

Out last week was the Treasury's list of top salaries* paid in 1939. As usual, cinema stars endorsed some of the fattest pay checks. The biggest ten: 1) Gary Cooper (Samuel Goldwyn and Paramount Pictures), $482,819.

2) Thomas J. Watson (International Business Machines Corp.), $442,560.

3) George Washington Hill (American Tobacco Co.), $420,299.

4) Francis A. Countway (Lever Brothers Co.—soap), $383,210.

5) William S. Knudsen (General Motors), $372,366. (Mr. Knudsen's next full-year pay, from OPM, will be $1.

6) James Cagney (Warner Bros.), $368,-333.

7) John Ford (20th Century-Fox), $320,000.

8) A. A. Somerville (R. T. Vanderbilt Co.—Manhattan chemical distributors), $278,476.

9) Edward C. Stone (Employers'...

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