Grandpap talks to Abner to figure out how the fake agent from the chemical company got word of the formula to come and steal it. The bickering old gents keep tempers in control long enough to figure Squire Skimp had his hand in the situation.
Ben Withers pops in with some advice on a better recipe for root beer. What new word will Lum have when he enters? Any new evidence?
Of course, Squire denies any knowledge, or involvement in swiping the formula. Lum needs to get it back in 24 hours, and he has a desperate plan to get the document back. Should Lum break into Squire’s office to get it back? It’s not stealing if the document is Lum’s… right? Ben discovers a mistake that Abner made that saves the day.