The race is on to put the finishing touches on their picture show, before Squire can open his Hippodrome theater. Cedric is coming. Should the gents give him the cold shoulder for betraying them? Maybe Squire fired him like he did grandpap. Cedric isn’t too fond of Squire, but he tells about his new job of delivering handbills.
Cedric may not be bright, but he’s willing to work for a dollar. Putting the handbills aside, he joins in to swing a hammer in the construction job. Lum breaks the news to Abner on his executive committee decision on the opening of the theater. A committee of only himself.
If they talk in front of Cedric, will he be trusted not to tell Squire? Its time to take a break for dinner, and as the gents leave, they discover what the handbills say that Cedric was to deliver. Squire is opening his theater one night before the gents plan on opening.