Talking with Ben Withers, Lum tells him about the financial mess ups in their new chemical company. Instead of a loan from Lizabeth, Abner had to use all their funds to buy her a new dress. Is there any hope to get a loan from someone else?
Abner enters after trying to borrow money from grandpap. No luck. Ben Withers may have some contacts, but Abner isn’t so sure about his sources.
Cedric pops in with a get rich scheme. A man on the street, with a radio give away program, just layed $25 on Cedric. Can Lum use that idea to his advantage in raising money? Maybe Lum can lure Cedric into investing his windfall into the chemical company? As he builds up the appealing reasons to invest in the store, the comments from Abner and Ben seem to be doing the opposite.