Looking Back to 1947

In honor of the end of Daylight Savings Time, let’s turn the clock back even further—to 1947
A copy of the 1947 National Mah Jongg League card is below. 

Notice the card differences and similarities. This card cost ten cents and contained Addition and Multiplication hands. There were different payouts for East and Non-East players.
                     Life in the US in 1947
          US President: Harry S. Truman (D-Missouri)Vice President: Vacant
              Cost of Living in the US in 1947
Average Cost of new house $6,600
Average wages per year $2,850
Cost of a gallon of Gas 15 cents
Average Cost ofNew car $1,300Loaf of Bread 13 centsUnited States Postage Stamp 3 centsMen’s Sweater $8.50Bulova Men’s Watch $52.50Heinz Cream of Tomato Soup 23 cents for 2 cansLeg of Lamb 59 cents per poundLoaf of Bread 13 cents Oranges 49 cents per dozen
Pulitzer Prize for FictionAll the King’s Men, Robert Penn WarrenAcademy Award, Best Picture: The Best Years of Our Lives (Goldwyn; RKO Radio)Nobel Prize for Literature: André Gide (France)

                             Nobel Prizes in ScienceChemistry: Sir Robert Robinson (UK), for research in plant substancesPhysics: Sir Edward Appleton (UK), for discovery of layer that reflects radio short waves in the ionospherePhysiology or Medicine: Carl F. and Gerty T. Cori (US), for work on animal starch metabolism; Bernardo A. Houssay (Argentina), for study of pituitary       
                               World News in 1947Britain nationalizes coal mines (Jan. 1).Peace treaties for Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Finland signed in Paris (Feb. 10).Soviet Union rejects US plan for UN atomic-energy control (March 4).Marshall Plan proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II (June).India and Pakistan gain independence from Britain (Aug. 15).The Dead Sea Scrolls are discovered at Qumran.