Though Squire’s theater has been found in violation of a fire hazard, Lum doesn’t want to issue an arrest warrant. Grandpap insists, but Lum thinks it’ll appear he’s doing it out of spite, and that he’s trying to use the law to selfishly run their rival out of business.
As Lum goes to seek advice from Dick Huddleston, Abner fields a phone call about the movie for tonight. Grandpap arrives to see how the arrest is going? Has uncle Henry got Squire in custody yet?
Grandpap wants action, and since the papers are signed, he’s willing to take them to uncle Henry himself. As they discuss how stubborn Lum is, we learn just how unsafe Squire’s theater really is. When Lum returns, he wonders over Grandpap’s taken out so quickly, as fast as a scared rabbit to deliver papers to uncle Henry. What will Lum think about it when he learns exactly what grandpap is doing? Dick has advised to drop a discrete word to Squire first, but the ball of justice has already started rolling.