A salesman from a motion picture distributing company had come to call on Lum, and today he’s going to return. Abner has gone to Mena to learn to use the projector, so grandpap is on hand to talk with Lum, help with deliveries, and to try to get a good deal from the movie salesman. Grandpap already has two jobs, delivering telegrams for Dick Huddleston, and piano player for the theater. Will he be too busy to lend a hand?
How might grandpap help- Lum when the salesman comes to pitch his films? What dandy, colossal films will be available? The Vulture’s Revenge sounds promising. During the bargaining, the salesman spills the beans that there’s another, competing movie theater in town. The other fellow’s name isn’t known, but I’ll bet it’s run by Squire Skimp
Lum and grandpap try to figure out who could be in competition with the theater. A bidding war for the Vulture’s Revenge begins, will Lum still get a good price on that film? Will he ever learn that Squire is starting his own theater?