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Now let’s see what’s happening down in Pind Ridge. Lum had been arrested over the silver mine in violation of the Blue Sky laws. He has been trying to sell all he owns to raise money to pay off the stockholders, in hopes of making restitution. Grandpap talks with Abner about the situation.
Grandpap fears that Lum could face ten years in jail if he’s found guilty. He should have never trusted Squire Skimp, who is long gone from the scene, but that can’t be changed now. Will his payoffs, and buying out the stockholders carry any weight as he tries to do the right thing?
Lum enters to give a progress report, but though they all think his efforts will clear him, nobody is sure of the legal outcome. He has nearly enough to pay everybody back, but Abner refuses to take his money back, being the close friend that he is.
Lum has even had to borrow money, using his part ownership in the rolling store as colateral. Will he be able to pay back his extreme loans? He had been planning to marry Evelina later in the year, but he wants to be the bread winner, and not have to rely on her teacher’s income. All these loans, and having no visible means of support might put a kink in those plans.
The guys talk a little about their women troubles. Dick Huttleston has just arrived back from the county seat, and he may have some good news for Lum. Dick has been talking to the judge to explain about Squire, and that Lum only promoted the mine without knowing the details. The only defense the judge says will work is if they can find Squire. Paying the stockholders only makes Lum appear to know that what he did was wrong.
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PS: The Blue Sky Laws are state and federal laws that began around 1911, and by the time of this broadcast were in place in all the 48 states except for Nevada. The laws specifically tried to protect against fraud from out of state investments, speculating in distant mines, and in stock investments that were fraudulent. Sounds like just the thing that Squire left Lum responsible for.
It also seems to me that if Dick Huttleston’s advice from an earlier episode is carried out, and the mine is investigated for real, and leased out to real mining companies it might help out poor old Lum. Also if he duely registers his company and stocks with the state.
How will our heros get themselves out of this jam? We’ll just have to stay tuned and listen in. But they better hurry since the run of the shows is quickly running to a close, then there’s a big gap in the ongoing story from Pine Ridge.