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Old 02-03-2016, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Nashua
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Oahu residents might find this of interest. It is from the 1941 edition of The Officer’s Guide. Chapter XVII Foreign Service: Service in Hawaii.
“The finding of suitable houses at appropriate rental is difficult. The selection is largest from about June until September. Rents are high. Small two-bedroom cottages are available from $40 to $80 per month. Larger houses, when available, rent from $80 to $125. Utilities, including telephone, will average about $20.”

“Servants. At stations outside of the Honolulu area servants are not plentiful, although they can be obtained. Competent Japanese couples are scarce and demand high wages. A man or woman alone can be employed on a weekly or monthly basis at a rate varying from $30 to $50 per month. Some officers secure school girls after school hours and at night by application through school authorities.”

At this time the base pay for an Army Private was $21 a month and a brand-new 2nd Lieutenant $125 a month. (Salaries were raised in 1942 and Privates got $50 a month and a 2LT got $150)
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Old 02-03-2016, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Aiea, Hawaii
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Oahu residents might find this of interest. It is from the 1941 edition of The Officer’s Guide. Chapter XVII Foreign Service: Service in Hawaii.
“The finding of suitable houses at appropriate rental is difficult. The selection is largest from about June until September. Rents are high. Small two-bedroom cottages are available from $40 to $80 per month. Larger houses, when available, rent from $80 to $125. Utilities, including telephone, will average about $20.”

“Servants. At stations outside of the Honolulu area servants are not plentiful, although they can be obtained. Competent Japanese couples are scarce and demand high wages. A man or woman alone can be employed on a weekly or monthly basis at a rate varying from $30 to $50 per month. Some officers secure school girls after school hours and at night by application through school authorities.”

At this time the base pay for an Army Private was $21 a month and a brand-new 2nd Lieutenant $125 a month. (Salaries were raised in 1942 and Privates got $50 a month and a 2LT got $150)
There is no change as far as Rentals, being hard to find suitable housing, as in 1941. Rents are still high!
Largest selection of available rental housing is during june and September, is the same! The available housing matches summer break for children at schools. When transfers happen the most. Most parents do not want to take there kids out of school during the school year, wait until summer to change schools.
As far as pay for a army Private that $21, and Officer $50, (pre 1942) a month was once a month, not every two weeks, like now it is now!

Interesting information, thanks for the post!!
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