Today is the day the election results come in, and Mary Edwards, the new ward of Lum and Abner is on hand to help. Abner tries to explain the importance of the election for the school board members. Does Lum have the voting system figured out, and a way to win over any swing voters?
Cedric enters with word that his dad, Caleb Wehandt, has been considering resigning his position on the board. With his lengthy school career, Cedric also fills Mary in on what to expect act her new school. It’s a little difficult for him to describe the benefits to her of the 7th and 8th grades, since he never made it past the 3rd reader.
Among his problems at school are that the desks kept getting smaller each year, and the other kids kept coming and going. Lum finally enters with word from the election. Lum’s idea to win votes worked so well, all the other board members tried it and… Caleb is now president of the school board.
Note” Though Lurene Tuttle is back as Mary Edwards, don’t get used to her coming back for more appearances.