GALLOPING INFLATION

The Crime

". . . The lowest wage rate for actors, according to the Equity scale, is $70 a week . . ." --Robert Chapman, English 160;   11:30 a.m., April 7, 1953

". . . During the depression the highest paid actor was getting $103 a month. Now the lowest salary paid to a member of Actors' Equity is $75 a week . . ."   --Robert Chapman, English 160;   11:30 a.m., April 9, 1953

". . . The minimum salary paid to a member of Actors' Equity is $85 a week . . ."   --Actors' Equity;   1:30 p.m., April 9, 1953