Great Gildersleeves – Leroy Sells Papers. 481201 Gildersleeves is moving kind of slow as he lingers in getting out to work. The family gives him a hard time about not being at work yet. Marjorie starts looking at sales for doing Christmas shopping, LeRoy asks for some spending money, but is encouraged to get a job.
In trying to help, Gildy tries to put in a good word for LeRoy, and get a job at the telegraph company. It didn’t work out, and after several more tries the two job hunters stop in at Peavey’s. LeRoy had a job there last year, so Peavey isn’t very inclined to offer him another this year.
Instead, LeRoy takes over his friend, Piggy’s newspaper stand. Suddenly, everybody is against him working, and standing out in the cold. Gildy goes to Floyds Barber shop for some conversation, but even Floyd and the Judge think it’s too cold for a kid to be out working.
Gildy has defended his decision long enough, but guilt finally sets in and he rushes off to the street corner to rescue LeRoy. He’s not there, but after a bout of comic errors, he goes home where LeRoy fills him in on how his day of selling papers went.
Afterward, winners for the big prizes in the Name the Baby contest are announced. Others to be notified by mail. Hey, don’t hold your breath. The contest has been over for quite a few years by now. If you haven’t heard yet, you didn’t win. Get over it.