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1948: Hartley sales tax collection tops list

• May 27, 1948

Hartley ranked among the highest of any community of its size in the amount of sales tax collected. The amount collected during the fourth quarter of 1947 was $15,947. The total amount of retail business could be determined by multiplying the amount of tax collected by 50.

Thirteen entries were submitted to the Slogan Contest Committee. Chairman Abel Anderson announced that the winning entry was “Hartley, the City of Opportunities,” which was submitted by Mrs. Herman Johnson. She received a prize of $12.50.

Captain Herbster, Commanding Officer of the Spencer National Guard field...