The rocket to blast offfrom Pine Ridge to Mars needs only a few finishing touches. Today, Abner wants Lum to come to the observatory to inspect the paint job. The streamlined rocket is a thing of beauty to behold. Lum would rather keep the rocket a secret, and unveil the spaceship in glorious fashion to the public instead of the sneak peaks that Abner has been offering.
Squire arrives to tender his resignation as manager of the Mars rocket corporation. What has him concerned over the welfare of the company? He claims its the workload that hsas kept him from his usual work, but Lum won’t let him off the hook so easily.
Despite their willingness to raise Squire’s salary, he still wants out. As popular as the stock has been, it just isn’t enough to pay the bills, and some folks want their investments back. Lum tries to paint a bright side for Squire, and encourage him on his salesmanship skills. Will their advice work? Has Squire developed an honest streak, and an inferiority complex?