This week the U. S. Treasury released its figures on the top-ranking salaries of 1938. Of the first ten, top five were industrialists, last five were cinema folk. (Last year, Hollywood placed seven in the first ten.) Biggest salary went to ruddy-faced, badminton-playing Francis A. Countway, president of Lever Brothers Co., makers of Lifebuoy, Lux Toilet Soap, Lux Flakes and Rinso: $469,713.

The others: International Business Machines' Thomas Watson: $453,440. Bethlehem Steel's Eugene Grace: $378,698. American Tobacco's George Hill: $331,348. General Motors' William Knudsen: $303,400. Cinemactress Claudette Colbert: $301,944. Cinemactor Warner Baxter: $279,807. Producer Darryl Zanuck: $265,000. Radio's Bing Crosby: $260,000....

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