The school house is decorated, and all of Mousey’s friends are there to see him off. Abner hopes Lum won’t talk about himself in his speech tonight, as the gents talk to, and about the others at the party. Will Mousey have a poem prepared? We learn how Mousey wished he could go up to Iowa to see his blacksmith mother before he left. She was just like a father to him.
As the various citizens attack the snack table often, and in great quantity, and are greeted by Lum and Abner, we find that Cedric has a special surprise in the next room.
Calling for quiet, Abner turns the floor over to Lum. His speech honors Mousey in particular, but also any young man who may be on the way to serve his country. Buy war bonds to show support for what they are doing, and help buy the supplies they need.
The moment comes, and Mousey joins Lum on the floor. He gets a surprise he wasn’t counting on.