Lum and Abner – The First Day Of School In Pine Ridge. 350916. Horlicks: Youngsters love to drink Horlicks. Give it to them for lunch for it’s nourishing and sustaining powers.
Down in Pine Ridge, Lum’s gal Evelina has returned and Lum is spending time with her. His distractions have the stockholders a little upset that he might be shirking some of his duties. Dick and grandpap talk about the background of the silver mine fiasco.Though grandpap plays the unhappy role, Dick is defensive of Lum’s behavior, and that he was just as clueless as to the scam that Squire tried to pull over the town. A lesson is to be learned at being part of a scheme where you get something for nothing, or at least for no real work being invested into the plan.
A stranger has come to town, looking for the president of the silver mine, and grandpap directed him to lum. Lum is at the black smith shop, looking over his trailer that is being made for his rolling store. As Lum and Abner enter, grandpap tells him about the stranger, but Lum seems to have missed him in passing. He speculates the man might be a buyer for the silver mine. The guys all talk about the possible closure to the whole silver mine episode. Will Lum finally be able to keep his promises to the stockholders, and give them a return on their investment?
The stranger now approaches, who is he? Mr Donahue is indeed in town regarding the silver mine. He doesn’t want to buy any stock, but just wants to learn about the particulars of the mine. Lum tells what he knows, a basic description of the business. Still, who exactly is Mr Donahue?
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