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The Halls are getting ready for fun with a ladies group on campus. Although it’s considered a stuffy and boring affair to Doc Hall. Braced up by Vickie’s encouragement, he faces the ordeal bravely. The duties and obligations of a college dean has no end, and Toddy finds himself giving a man to man talk to Phillip. The large athletic student has the nickname of Moose. Could he have some woman troubles? What qualifications does Doc Hall have for dispensing advise on the matters of love?
After telling of his reliable relationship with Vicky, Doc Hall discovers that she forgot her usual note of encouragement. It’s just one of those little things, almost a superstitious ritual that Doc Hall has come to expect before facing down that stodgy ladies group. Is Vicky becoming absent minded? Doc Hall talks with his colleague, Heathcliff about his concerns. The ritual of presenting his annual poem to the ladies is disrupted, but the encouragement Toddy finds comes from another source.
The co-chairmen of the Pine Ridge War Bond Commission sit on the front steps of the Jot Em Down store to discuss their idea ofNeoshow the Mystic. For the purchase of a bond, the fortuneteller will predict the future of the bond holder. In pitching the tent for the attraction, Abner gets confused over an old Edwards saying.
Cedric helps with the tent, and shares in the excitement of the coming mystic. The whole time, Abner is stuck holding up the tent pole as grandpap passes by to offer advice and tell stories. Instead of hearing tales of pitching tents, the thing Abner could use is if someone lent a hand.
With a captive audience, grandpap tells about Ollie Ziegler and his tent mishaps. Where did Cedric go? What’s taking so long to return with the tent stakes? A phone call has been detaining Lum, but he may have some set backs for Abner and that tent.
By Murray Langster.
he unbelievable tale begins with Sam, a worker for the telephone company. Should he take a self improvement course to satisfy his fiancee? After several weeks on an electronic course, Sam takes Rosie to the basement to show off his project. It still needs some tweaking, and Rosie is not impressed.
Later, while on a telephone pole, a test call finds Sam talking to someone claiming to be himself. Is it really Sam? Is it really Sam, phoning himself from sometime in the next week? With suggestions from future Sam, present Sam gets his invention in working order. Not to mention some advice on his troubles with Rosie.
With tip offs on the happenings, and sports events, will Sam be a shoe in for getting rich? Rosie has a hard time believing him. Why aren’t things going so smoothly for Sam, as future Sam indicated? With the apparent sabotage in his life from future Sam, will present Sam keep following the advice? The error of comedies leads to getting Rosie back, but will he come full circle, and become the future Sam who calls himself?
How dull would life be, if you had no memories of a childhood? Ernest Chapel is such a person, and he tells of the woes of his kind of amnesia. Though he has begun to make a new life, Ernest would really like to discover his real home. The home where those lost childhood memories are locked up in.
As he wraps up work at the end of a long day, a kid enters his locked door. At home, Ernest tries to tell his nagging wife about the strange boy. The kid invades his dreams, as Ernest wonders and worries over him.
With more late days, and thoughts of the kid, he shows up again a few days later. Who is Jeffery, and why is he so familiar… like a brother or something. The kid has a knack with locked doors, helpful for a locksmith like Ernest. But will temptation lead to some unethical behavior? How far down the trail of childish advice from Jeffery will Ernest go? Will he get his memory back, and what will it mean for him if he does?
A meeting of the Water Department staff is called. Bessie, Charlie, and old Whinie Flynn. Charlie is full of his typical complaints, and crusty language, dad bust it! With the wedding coming up, Gildy wants to make sure the staff covers all the duties of the office in his absence.
Leila visits the office, and isn’t enthused at hearing about the proposed household budget. Instead, she lets Gildy know what she thinks of the choice of best man, Fibber McGee. Will her powers of suggestion persuade him to change his mind, and have Judge Hooker stand up for him?
At home, Gildy and Leroy have a man to man talk. Though Leroy won’t be invited on the honeymoon, he gets to take on the role as man round the house to protect his sister Marjorie, and Birdie the maid.
Gildy shows off his preparations for his trip to the lake, but Marjorie thinks the camping and fishing gear will make for an unromantic honeymoon. Later,
Gildy is back to trying to explain his budget to his bride, but she has other ideas. Even Judge Hooker is prone to lose his cool when explaining financial matters to the fickle Leila. Maybe a trip to Peavey’s, and an ice cream soda, will the treat somehow convince Leila about a budget?
When a baby has been left in the care of Lum and Abner, the gents are wore to a frazzle. We learn how Lum has been dealing with the fussy baby. Is all that crying natural? Is Lum spoiling the child?
Mousey has been left in charge of the baby, and phones in for advice on feeding the boy. Cedric enters with news from Ezra Seastrunk, and what the lawman might know about the mystery woman. Cedric shares how the woman had asked him about the character of Lum and Abner. y
The phone rings throughout the show with updates on the things Mousey is trying to calm the baby, and make him stop crying. What should Lum do if the mother can’t be found? A secret is finally revealed about why Mousey has been having so much trouble.
Helping Cedric out of trouble in his love life, Abner has gotten himself into the doghouse in his own. Today, he reviews his confused situation with Lum. The bachelor is glad he has remained single all these years, and avoiding entanglements with a woman.
A phone call home finds Abner leaving a message with little Pearl. Will it help smooth things over? As Mousey Gray enters, Abner leaves to go check on things.
Lum learns how Mousey and Gussie go through hard times in their relationship. Does Lum’s bachelor status give him a special observation on women, to figure them out, and to offer advice on patching up relationships? In fact, will his phone call to Lizabeth do more to patch things up, or dig a deeper hole for Abner.
Since Lum and Abner have stepped out to go to a first aid class, Mousey is left in charge of the store. Cedric is still having woman troubles with Cklarabelle, and her relationship with Gomer Bates. What advice might Mousey offer?
During his days as editor for a bicycle group’s newsletter back in Iowa, he learned the ways of the world. Should Cedric be the caveman type, and be rough with women, like Mousey is?
Mousey tells how he had to rough up Gussey to make her his wife, but Cedric doesn’t think Clarabella would react the same way. Cedric keeps referring to Mousey as, Mr Abner. Probably because it’s actually Norris Goff who does both characters. After adlibbing to poke fun at the flub, Mousey does a role play with Cedric to demonstrate the caveman technique. Lum and Abner arrive in time to use that first aid stuff they’ve been learning.
In the office of the Water Commissioner, we find Gildy trying to get caught up on work. Interuptions arise when Bessie introduces a chemist.
The jargon flies as the gents talk shop. The chemist seems more like a snake oil salesman, especially when he starts pitching his special formula to get rid of hard water.
Before heading to talk to the Controller to seal the deal, interuptions from Leila Ransom, and wedding plans, add to Gildy’s distractions. Will he be able to secure the funds in time? Hurt feelings could lead to resignations.
The resignation is in the mail, but Gildy has had second thoughts. The mayor won’t take him seriously… will he? Though Gildy agonizes, Leroy is in a good mmood. Will the judge have any advice on dealing with the resignation, and its acceptance?
Seeking solace elsewhere, Gildy goes to ask Peavey for advice on how to handle the situation of the hard water, chemist, an the controller. Will Gildy stand a chance to raise community support for his cause? What might uncle Charlie out at the pumphouse have to say about the hard water?
What makes Gildy think that Birdie can help his case with the mayor? Why doesn’t he do his research before jumping to conclusions? Why doesn’t he just ask Leroy about that resignation letter?