The rocket ship has been completed, but we find that Squire still wants to resign. Stock sales in the rocket to Mars corporation have gone into a slump, and fall short of the expenses of the rocket construction. Lum is wore to a frazzle after all the work he has dealt with in the construction of the rocket, and shares his ideas for the impressive rocket unveiling ceremony.
Songs by Abner and Cedric, a speech by Lum, and much more all await the citizens of Pine Ridge. What can Squire do to help out? It could be a boost to stock sales.
It seems that Squire’s airtight contracts, intended to force Lum and Abner to let him in on the profits, and to manage the company’s expenses has come back to bite him. He’s a little more realistic than Lum about the success of such a long term mission. Still, Lum presses the issue, which adds to the heat to make Squire squirm.