Postum, don’t get the reputation of being an old grouch. Cut out coffee and switch to postum, made of whole wheat and bran, and contains no stimulants.
Now let’s see what’s going on in Pine Ridge. Dick Huttleston talks to Lum about the cease in movie production, and Abner responds with an explanation of their plight. Dick recommends just paying off the acting contracts, and letting the chapter pass. It just might be the smart thing to do.
Lum has finished shooting, and all that’s left is to send off the film for developing. It looks like that’s all there is to close out the contracts anyway.
With Squire off to the county seat to have the rest of the film developed, the actors are paid off, and losses have been cut. Lum tells Dick about the lawsuit, and what the stakes were for the townsfolk. Dick departs and Lum shows his anger over Squire to Abner. Lum tells about the scam that Squire has been running with the fake oil well drilling. Abner breaks news about a new highway that is to run through town.
Just then, Squire pops in in high spirits. He defends his right to press for the actors incomes, and admits that he has been running a fake oil well, and returns the contracts on the oil rights to Abner. Has Squire sprouted a conscience? Will wonders never cease? Such high principles. Are we talking about Squire? I smell a rat. When grandpap stops in the truth comes out about Squires sudden ethics.
Postum, if you can’t drink coffee due to fraying nerves and making you jittery, it’s time to switch to Postum. You’ll feel better all over. Lou Crosby says good evening for CBS.