Visiting Dick Huddleston, Lum shares some of his concern over Squire’s business practice. Is he using fair scales to weigh out orders? Abner enters, but will he learn about the secret fussing and fighting going on between Lum and Squire?
Changing the topic as Abner enters, we find that Squire will handle auctioning off the rest of Abner’s property. Abner gets confused at what a voice box is, and what it’s for. Do words come out like sending telegrams? Abner doesn’t seem to have to think to fill the air with words.
When Lum leaves, Dick and Abner talk about the plight that Lum is facing with Squire as his Partner. Can Abner buy his part in the store back?