The Lusk free Lance, June 5, 1952
PLAINS EQUIPMENT CO., OPERATED PAST TWO AND HALF YEARS BY KILMER CORP., SOLD TO F.E. BROOKS AND COY JENNEWEIN
International trucks and also Pontiac agency for this territory went into new hands the first of this week. This large business, which has been owned and operated by the Kilmer corporation since Nov. 1, 1949, was sold to F. Everette Brooks and coy Jennewein in a transaction effective June 1st.
Sale of the business was largely due to the recent death of Willis C. Kilmer, who had had charge of operations for the corporation. Other members of the Kilmer corporation interested in the business are Roscoe E., Venus and Myron Kilmer. Jennewein also was financially interested in the Plains Equipment under the former ownership, and has been serving as manager and in the sales department since the business was purchased from the original owners, Joe Kuhn Sons.
Jennewein will continue as business manager and on sales. It was learned and later on Brooks will assume charge of the sales division. It was also indicated that the old staff would be retained with one addition, Joe Kuhn, who will be on sales and service.
Others of the personnel include Sam Leeling, shop foreman; “Chuck” Haskins, parts department; Tony Hytrek, welding, and Bernice Bates, bookkeeper.
Brooks is a former county treasurer, and is now serving on the board of county commissioners.