The mail bag has a batch of special delivery letters, all for the new boarder, Alice Darling, from her boyfriends. Fibber tells about his younger days on the vaudeville circuit, and he reads a letter from an old friend. Can Fibber pull some strings to get an applicant into the WAC’s as an officer? Aliced tells how she has been dealing with the job, and guys who want to be engaged to her. Billy Mills plays, People Will Say We’re in Love.
Downtown, Fibber is sure he can get his friend daughter a commission… maybe as a Lt Colonel. Uncle Dennis approaches with news. He tells about the hard time he has been having in finding a job. Harlowe arrives to hear about Fibber’s plan to get that WAC commission. The military talk, and seeking favors plays into the sponsor message.
Doc Gamble mistakes Fibber’s trip to the recruiter’s office as one for himself… has the Army scraaped the bottom of the barrelDoc also tries to tell Fibber the military doesn’t giv commissions on the word of civilians. The Kingsmen sing, I’ve Got Sixpence.
Being the medical examiner, Doc is glad to prove Fibber wrong. They learn from the WAC recruter about the rigorous training, and decision for commissioning women into the WAACV. Fibber’s string pulling backfires, but he finds out what happened to Fred’s daughter