Doc Hall marvels that everything on his schedule is going well and without any problems. As he tells Vicky of her honor to draw the winner of the traditional faculty raffle, she doesn’t think it’s such an honor. Mr Wellman stops in to express his disdain at the longstanding tradition. Is there anything this guy isn’t grumpy about? To add to the story, Professor Warren announces his retirement after having a long career on campus. Doc Hall suspects there’s more to his story than is being told.
The elder professor is going blind, but is too proud to ask for help, or lenience in keeping his job. Inspired by Vicky, Doc Hall arrives at a way to keep up both the traditional raffle, and get the money that is needed for the expensive operation to save Professor Warren’s eyesight. What does a horse and buggy have to do with the matter?