The rift between Lum and Abner, along with the price war, is in high swing. We learn how Abner is so set on keepping Lum from earning a profit of any kind, that he bought groceries for his dining room from Dick. Cedric listens as Abner cuts rates on rooms down to a quarter a day, including room and board. Guests in the hotel jump from room to room to take advantage of the price war.
Lum and Dick talk about some of the gang members, and holw their price war is damaging business for the stockholders. Is Lum softening up on Abner? He’s no longer running around in a catchers mask and padding at Lum’s threats to whomp him one.
Dick is shocked to learn that Lum and Abner are both packing guns. They really wouldn’t shoot at each other, would they? Abner is pushing his luck when Lum learns that even his latest love intrest, Trixie, is moving out for one of Abner’s cheap rooms.