The coming out party was a hit, but the guest of honor, grandpap, never made it. Today, Lum and Abner try singing a few bars of, Cranky Old Yank in a Cranky Old Tank. Should they change the Discussion Club name to the Golden Voice Club? I’m going to vote for a no. Although in real life Chet Lauck was involved with barbershop quartets.
The gents wait with Cedric for the meeting to start. Abner worries that grandpap might be upset for not being invited to his own party. Ulysses S Quincey claims that grandpap is still planning to return to Toledo, Ohio to visit his family there. Actually not his, but his persona as Buster V Davenport.
Cedric tries to brainstorm ideas of ways to keep grandpap in town, like a bear trap, while Lum slips out another mention of the rubber formula from weeks ago. With his mind set on bears, Cedric tells about his hunting exploits in the woods looking for bears. Where can grandpap be? Down at the jail, playing checkers with Henry Lunsford? A phone call has news that stops the planning the gents have to keep grandpap in town.