No longer worried about Cedric and his love problems, Lum makes a sign to hang in the store. He talks to Abner about the job the Marine Corps does in the air, on land, and sea. They pitch the need for leaders, and make analogy to team sports in beating the Japs in the Pacific theater. They discuss the concept of joining now, but not being called to go, until college education is completed.
Cedric enters, and is still looking for a way to make a success of himself. Will he join the Marines? Does he meet the qualifications? Revelations are made on Cedrics health, and his flat feet, that keep him from passing the physical.
What about the education requirement? The desks in college are certainly big enough to fit Cedric, but it takes more than fitting into a desk. Still, inspired by the sign, and that cool song those Marines sing, Cedric tries to join, and impress Clarabella anyway. The motivational poster is enough to make Lum and Abner wish they were young enough to serve.