A reception is planned and Lum finds himself in a dilemma. Should he take the returning Miss Emiline, or his new found love interest, Trixie Van Deusen. Abner talks about some of their other new guests in the hotel. People have even been arriving from airplane, a contraption that Lum thinks he might like to ride in.
Abner tells how some of the guests say they’ll stay at least until the smoke clears. What does that mean anyway? Abner also talks about how one of the local youngsters is afraid of all the sudden rush of strangers in town, hiding under the porch. Lum tells about more turmoil that visiting airplane has caused among the citezens of Pine Ridge.
Does Trixie have something to do with all the new guests in town? Lum doubts it, but Abner tells about a suspicious encounter he witnessed in the hotel lobby. Cedric might be able to clear up the mystery of Trixie’s telegrams.