The time has come to outfitthe the new observatory. Abner goes off on a tangent about comparing photos of the moon to photos of family members.
When Professor Sloane asks about his meteorological equipment, its Lum’s turn to be confused. Will he be the kind of scientist who eats a lot of meat? He had better put in an order for 30 pounds of meat then.
The butcher on the phone reminds the gents of the meat rationing program the government is about to impose. Each citezen is only allowed 2 and a half pounds of meat. Doing his patriotic duty, Lum is more than eager to do his part and take even less meat. Cedric enters, but has his own misunderstanding about the meat rationing.