To break away from the worries of people leaving town, Lum gets ready for the night’s meeting of the Golden Era Discussion Club. He and Abner wonder at what kind of refreshments that Ulysses will have. I’m sure that whatever it is will be OK. The gang is gathered, and Lum calls the meeting to order.
Before the high class culture discussion takes place, Lum gets the opinions of the members about the crisis the town faces with people moving away for defense plant jobs. US quince’s boy, Ellery wants to show off with his newly learned patty cake routine. Cedric thinks Ellery isn’t too bright, when he gets stage fright.
The minutes, and rest of the meeting get interrupted as Ulysses keeps calling in that boy, who is smart as a whip, to recite patty cake for the gents… if he can ever overcome stage fright. Maybe if Lum recites along with him, and does the clapping motions?