Like every other town in the World War 2 era, Summerfield is in a big war bond drive. Gildersleeve and the whole family are doing all they can in support of the war effort. Marjorie is taking part in a theatrical group, Gildy is on the war bond committee, and he questions her about her play. She is a little star struck after her director has been praising her abilities. Birdie is a little upset that she won’t eat, and Leroy is relentless in his teasing of her that Marjorie flees to her room.
Marjorie seems to be turning into a bit of an acting snob as she talks to her friends on the phone, and letting her family get under her skin. Meanwhile, Gildy shares his plans to sacrifice during war time. Gildersleeve and Leroy go to meet an army officer, Col. White at the train station. He is to give a speech at the upcoming bond drive.
Gildy sacrifices his bed and extra lamb chop, Leroy is excited to talk war time secrets with the colonel, and Marjorie is in full drama queen mode to make her own impression. She pours on her best Katherine Hepburn impersonation as she dramatizes her life to the army officer.
Is she falling in love with the much older man? Marjorie has a definite crush on the visitor, but how will Gildersleeve take the matter?
Hey, for a change, Peavey drops in to visit Gildersleeve. Leroy, Peavey, and Gildersleeve tells how their war bond drive efforts are doing. Gildy takes time to ask his friend about what he should do about Marjorie’s crush. Things look serious, and Gildy faces up to the colonel to make sure where the situation stands. Will the colonel do the responsible thing and let her down easy? He recognizes her infatuation, and in his own way, makes her realize that he’s not the man for her.
In epilog, Birdie and Gildy push for more war bonds to be sold to support the war efforts, as she delivers a conversational, and persuasive speech of encouragement to do more.