(1) In the distribution of the bankrupt's estate, his preferential debts . . . shall be paid in priority to other debts.
[(1A) Ordinary preferential debts rank equally among themselves after the expenses of the bankruptcy and shall be paid in full, unless the bankrupt's estate is insufficient to meet them, in which case they abate in equal proportions between themselves.
(1B) Secondary preferential debts rank equally among themselves after the ordinary preferential debts and shall be paid in full, unless the bankrupt's estate is insufficient to meet them, in which case they abate in equal proportions between themselves.]
(2) . . .
(3) Debts which are neither preferential debts nor debts to which the next section applies also rank equally between themselves an
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