Sponsored by Ford. Making a V8 that averaged 22.5 MPG. Wow, how can I get one of those!
Of course, this is the only show known in this story line but… When we left our friends down in Pine Ridge, a lion had escaped, and was running loose in town. today Lum has just arrived to talk with Abner, who is getting ready to set out on his lion hunt, complete with an elephant to help him.
Lum thinks it’s ridiculous since elephants can’t bark, or tree a squirrel. Abner insists that a book he has shows that they use elephants to hunt lions in AfricaOr is that, Africky?
Abner calls the elephant Baby, and it gets on Lum’s nerves because there’s a contest on to name the elephant, but a winner hasn’t been decided upon yet. Abner describes the elephant, with it’s loose, wrinkly skin, and stout legs.
Dick Huddleston enters as Abner leaves to finish getting ready for the lion hunt. Lum explains to Dick about some of Abner’s preparations to hunt with the elephant. Dick says the whole town is scared to death to come out at night with a lion on the loose. Lum reveals it’s just an old toothless lion, but it doesn’t keep the townsfolk from being afraid.
Lum also shares some secrets of his own experiences in town regarding the lion. Dick is the one who gave Abner that book on Afica, hoping it would help Abnner hunt the lion.
Lum fills in Dick about the elephant nameing contest. A prize is even offered, a new Ford car radio, a handy device that can be put into any car. Lum gets on the party line to announce the contest, the prize for the winner, and that the contest ends this week.
Just then, Abner rides up on his elephant. He has rigged up an old car body so it will make the elephant a 5 seater. Abner has it all planned. Lum will ride with him up on top, as Cedric makes noise, and acts as a beater to scare up the lion.
Ford: with the new steel body. It takes less care than a body and frame made of wood. The all steel wheel of a Ford is the latest high tech addition to automotive production, and more reliable than ones made with wood in them.Steel body? All steel wheels? What’ll they think up next, sliced bread?
Although the date is unknown, it was sometime in 1933 or 34, since that was when the show was sponsored by Ford. One possible date might be: 1933-01-02.