Gildersleeves – New Man In Water Dept. 490126. In floyds barber shop, Gildersleeves gets a tuch up on his appearance before heading off to the office. Gildy seems securely set in his job, so why hurry? Floyd convinces him to linger in his shop, and take the time to get the works. Gildy continues to dawdle on the way to the water comissioner’s office. The Judge tries to warn him that big things are happening down in the water plant. Will he liisten?
Gildersleeves considers that his job is secure, besides, Water Commissioners don’t grow on trees. He is greeted by the nervous Betsey. The mayor has been calling and demands to see him. So Gildersleeves meets the young man who has showed up to learn the ropes of the water department. Gildie’s happy mood is burst Is his job in danger from the young college graduate?
As he seeks a little relief from Peavey. Gildy worries about being too old, and losing his job to the yung relative of the mayor. The show continues after Birdie helps with the commercial.
After a restless night, Gildy has lost his apetite for breakfast, and is still moping around. Marjorie and Leroy try to cheer him up and sympathize with him. Leroy would gladly drop out of school to get a job to help with the family. What a Kid, sacrificing like that.
Birdie does her part to cheer him, but somehow she just makes Gildy worry more. Floyd talks with Gildersleeves about a plan to get rid of the new guy. He sets out to make the job in the Water Department look like the toughest job in the world. The young fellow is impressed with the amount of work that was accomplished. Gildy piles it on but the energetic college grad matches him, and they even work through meal time, all the way til midnight. How long can Gildersleeves keep this up?
The mayor has been impressed, and breaks some goodnews for Gildersleeves as the show ends.