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What Things Cost in 1942:
Car: $1,100
Gasoline: 19 cents/gal
House: $6,950
Bread: 9 cents/loaf
Milk: 60 cents/gal
Postage Stamp: 3 cents
Stock Market: 119
Average Annual Salary: $2,400
Minimum Wage: 30 cents per hour


            1941 Ford Bomber Plant.JPG (92272 bytes) (92K)
Ford Plant

  • The United States is engaged in World War-II.


  • All commercial production of television equipment is banned for the remainder of the war. 


  • NBC's commercial TV schedule is canceled.  However, television is allowed to continue broadcasting on a very limited basis at some stations.  In England, however, ALL broadcasting comes to a complete halt, until June 7, 1946.

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