Lewis William Kiker

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Lewis William Kiker - PLAINVIEW (Special) — "Fill 'er up," mean* the...
PLAINVIEW (Special) — "Fill 'er up," mean* the same to L. W. Kiker of Plainview that it did when he went into the filling station business most half a century ago. Kiker opened a gas station here 47 years ago. Although he no longer owns a station he dai- ly takes a turn at the pumps while employes of the firm that occupies part of the building he owns are at lunch. "There have been some still want their oil checked, gas Lists Improvements Kiker considers electrically powered gasoline pumps that show the amount of the charge, mechanical tire changing equip- ment and outside access to the gas tank in contrast to the tank under . the seat of Model T Fords among the greatest im- provements in motoring in the past 50 years. ing "Women fussed a lot because they had to get out of tb* front seat so the filling station at- tendant could get to the gas tank," Kiker said 1 . •Kike" ah he is familiarly known, went into the filling station station business here In October of 1925 in a small building at Ash and 5th streets. He had one 5- gallon capacity hand operated gasoline pump and an open-air

Clipped from Lubbock Avalanche-Journal16 Oct 1972, MonPage 4

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Lubbock, Texas)16 Oct 1972, MonPage 4
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