The decision was made to approach the stock holders of the hotel to let Lum manage the place, and reopen it.
The hotel promoters were hesitant, based on the losses in the last year it was open during the early years of the war. In the Jot ‘Em Down store Cedric is discovered sleeping on the job, instead of keeping the store. He shares how his sleeping sales technique is good for business. Lum sees potential in Cedric and promises him a job in the hotel.
Lum has a new idea after reading an article from a hotel trade magazine, on how to maximize sales. Abner gets confused at Lum’s figure of speech about Mohamed and the mountain. What Lum actually wants to do is invite the United Nations to hold their conference in Pine Ridge.
When grandpap enters is asked to help Abner keep the store for the next few months as Lum runs the hotel. Will he work for a salary, or for a percentage of the sales of the store?