America’s favorite mealtime drink presents another installment of Lum and Abner. Drink postum for a restful sleep when you can’t drink coffee. Made from whole wheat and bran,and it’s satisfying.
Down in Pine Ridge, Lum’s movie camera finally arrived from Hollywood, and the little community is all set to start shooting the picture. Lum irons out details of the day’s scenes as he talks to Abner in the Jottem Down store. Lum, as Sir Frederick the White Knight courts the girl and sweeps Hortense off her feet. Abner thinks it’s awfully skimpy for a storyline, so Lum adds scenes, and plot twists. Abner wants to know what his part will be in the production. Lum makes some suggestions, but none that make abner happy. All the important parts are spoken for.
Abner brings up the topic of the contracts they signed with Squire, it’s not just one to cover acting. Squire demands ten percent on all their income, even for sales that the Jottem Down store makes. Now that just don’t sound right to me.
Lizabeth phones Abner about coming home to deal with a domestic problem. There has been an oil leak. It’s just from a coal oil tank, but Lum thinks of a plan to trick Squire into thinking it’s an oil well. Will Squire want to invest in the fake oil well to let Lum and Abner out of their contracts?
Postum, delicious and nourishing, even for children. Drink it at every mealtime.
PS: That Postum stuff sounds almost as good as Horlicks, and the good thing is that Postum is still sold in stores today, if you know where to look for it. The cool thing to me is that at least the Postum ads are more realistic in their claims as to it’s miracle ability to cure the sick, shed pounds, and be the end all cure to the food industry.