After a lost letter hinted at prospects of new manfacturing business in town, Lum has amplified it into a big ship yard that is to come. He reviews the heavy equipment and real estate he has llined up for the large budget affair. Abner scoffs at Lum’s speech preparation for the gala ground opening.
The party line buzzes with news of the expected big surprise, although Abner remains skeptical. Lum envisions not only a shipyard, but a tennament of prefabricated houses for factory workers, which is a topic that confuses Abner.
Seeking a little verification on what was in the lost letter, Lum is upset when grandpap remembers even less about it than he could before. Will the letter be found? Will Lum step up his big time plans?