To this day in antique car shows you can still see some of these magnificent jalopies.1940s EDUCATION: If you stepped into a 1940s classroom you'd see girls making dresses, hats, learning to do laundry in the correct way and beauty culture and boys trained hard in physical education (football as well) which really kept the boys in shape for war.
The economic boom brought high inflation, which kept poorer citizens from saving any money, and small farmers faced hard times because of government policies that benefitted larger, corporate farmers.
There were not a lot of high-paying jobs available and some jobs paid 25 cents an hour as a bus boy in a restaurant which added up to a week and was considered fairly good money.
Girls would often work at the YMCA as a locker room attendant for 66 cents an hour.
Growing numbers of young people soon filled technical schools.
Schools taught lessons in family life, hygiene and health. In 1945 50% of 17 year olds were high school graduates.