As lum contemplates the hotel business, Abner barges in on him, and gets confused about what he means by being in conference. They discuss the troubles of having the workers in the hotel take rooms as part of their salary. Even Lum and Abner plan on taking a room.
Lum tells his plan to advertise to outsiders that the hotel is now open for business. Also about his plans for other attractions like a golf course, tennis courts, and more. Abner has some difficulty in Lum’s explanations of the things society folks expect.
Looking in a hotel magazine, Abner has more trouble understanding things like horse mounts, riding stables, riding habis, and women who don’t ride side saddle. Cedric enters with a telegram from their first customer. With employees occupying all the rooms, there’s no room at the inn for a paying customer.