Grandpap shares trivia from the almanac with Abner. The Hooker telescope on Mt Wilson, CA has the biggest mirror. Who needs a mirror that big? Abner speculates,
The gents get confused as to who would use it, and for what. Abner turns to complaining about Lum, and saying the same thing in all his speeches.
Lum enters to tell about the school board meeting. Will he have a rival for the school board in Henry Lunceford? Who can Lum count on to vote for him? Ezra Seestrunk seems to be the top choice.
Abner learns from Lum how the whole group had it in ofor him, and voted against him. He just won’t stand for such a crooked deal, and gets on the party line.
Squire enters, but will he have news to prove Lum’s idea on the election?