A cast iron, medium-sized range, with cooktop and stove, able to burn both wood and coal, cost about $25 from Sears.
A new Ford or Chevrolet cost $345-$550, depending on the model and features.
A loaf of bread cost about 5 cents.
A Silvertone phonograph cost $5.95 from Sears.
Minimum wage was 16 cents/hour.
A Cadillac touring car that seated 7 cost $2080.
Those numbers put Alyce Benson’s $3000 pledge in At Every Turn in perspective, don’t they? No wonder she was looking for a piece of the $20,000-$30,000 prize money split among the top finishers at the big motor speedways.