Grandpappy Spears is in the Jot ‘Em Down store, trying to make a purchase of a hat for his woman, Charity. As the gents talk about the practicality of women’s hats, they remind listeners that Lum is facing legal troubles at not having filed paperwork on his construction projects.
Lum has the answer to his problems, a government form to file to address his construction project. Abner tries to help him figure out the questions on the form.
As the gents try to make sense of the construction jargon, grandpap enters with a problem with the hat he bought for Charity. Didn’t she like it?