The art exhibit is to showcase the paintings of Lum, and Mable Melrose. Abner’s complaint over Mable staying in his attic are endless, but they reach a new level when he and Lizabeth are ready to move out from under her. Paintings fill the house, and Mable has over run the place, causing Abner to sleep in the attic.
Wonderful world! Cedric has entered the Jot Em Down store to say how mad he is. He needs to use the phone. Will he lose his temper, and fly off the handle with Gomer Bates? He tells how the payroll savings plan made him mad. Since Abner is part of the committee that suggested it, he explains how the program works, and why its important to support the war effort.
The plan is meant to invest money that is saved as the result in cutting back on other areas of rationing, and buy bonds. Cedric would rather enjoy the sound of pocket change in his pocket as he walks down the street. Will Abner talk sense to him, and have Cedric do his patriotic duty? Meanwhile, Lum has finished his latest masterpiece, a picture of a war bond.