Since Lum is president of the school board, he volunteers to teach the scholars. At least until a regular teacher can be hired in. He tells Abner all about his plan. Applications for the new opening are already arriving, but Lum had been looking forward to taking charge as president.
Even Mousey has submitted his application, when Cedric delivers it. Abner reads Professor Mousey’s credentials. Maybe there’s hope for Cedric to get out of the third reader. Will Mousey win the recommendations of the rest of the board?
Abner has kept reading Mousey’s qualifications amid the telephone interruptions. Everyone in town seems to be on Mousey’s side for the job, all except Lum. How will Lum get out of hiring Mousey?