The school board is looking to hire Mousey Gray as the new school teacher. Today, Lum tells Abner how the meeting went, and that the board is looking to get rid of him as president. To state his case, Lum dictates a letter to Abner. Before he gets far in the dictation, Cedric arrives.
Cedric is a little disappointed at his chances of getting out of the third grade. Maybe if he goes to college, and comes back, he’ll have learned enough to get out of the third reader.
Lum tells Abner about the sorry state of the Pine Ridge school system. It’s a good thing he wrangled himself back into office. Meanwhile, the board has been at work to find a good teacher to vote on. If Mousey isn’t a candidate, what about Marion Sloane? Who is Marion Sloane anyway?