Before the show gets started announcer, Carlton Brickert lets listeners know that the responce to the flashlight give away has swamped their factories, but all who requested one will indeed get one. And on a personal note, if you haven’t received yours yet, I’m not sure you’re going to get one. The contest has been over now for over 75 years now. You should have said something sooner.
Down in Pine Ridge, Lum and Dick talk in the Jot ‘Em Down store about Abner’s new arrangement for selling his goods. Abner has been operating on a barter basis, and swapping folks for just about anything. His actions have made a big impact on the sales of Dick and Lums stores. The two marvel at how Abner will be able to feed all his animals tht he’s been taking in.
Dick mentions tht the circus that just came to town has been asking around to look for credit in buying feed for the circus animals. Both Dick and Lum have had to turn away the circus owner, and even as they speak Lum has to turn down a Pine Ridge resident in taking some white mice off her hands for some groceries.
Cedric enters to ask for Abner, but he’s out making trades. Cedric reports some trouble with Abner’s livestock where the cage and pen building process has turned into an unending job.
A phone caller makes a complaint to Lum about some hound dog that was traded without his knowing it Just then Abner aproaches, and Lum warns him of the disgruntled phone caller. Abner is too pleased with himself to care. He brags about the deal he made in offering credit to the circus. Still, Abner has his bases covered, he made the circus mortgage all their holdings to him if they default on paying for the feed.
Horlicks: the miracle food and drug of the ages. In a mini drama, a wife tells her husband that he can get a good night’s rest if he just take a hot cup of Horlicks. It helps with worry problems as it helps you relax. Get it at your favorite druggist innatural or chocolate flavors.
Tune Wranglers. They Cut Down the Old Pine Tree.
The Jot ‘Em Down Journal. Vol 1, No 2. Oct 1984. The Jot ‘Em Down Story.
as read by Donald Pitchford. President of the National Lum and Abner Society.