From the Dec. 3, 1953 News Record:
The county treasurer's office had a last-minute rush on Monday as drivers dashed in for their favorite license plate number. Receipts for the day amounted to $4,700, according to Miss Elvera Kee, treasurer, who noted that it was the biggest day of the month. License plates will be sold in numerical order during the months of December and January. The 1954 tags can now be attached to cars and trucks as of December 1 and for all cars in operation on the state's highways, the deadline for placing the new year's licenses on vehicles is Feb. 1.