1946

Broadcast History:

From On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old Time Radio by John Dunning:

  • Sept. 29, 1941-Oct. 2, 1947, Blue Network/ABC. 15m, Mondays-Tuesdays-Thursdays-Fridays at 6:30, 1941-42, then Mondays through Thursday at 8:15, 1942-45; at 8, 1945-1947. Miles Laboratories and Alka Seltzer.

Dates with no listings are missing episodes.

January 1946

February 1946

March 1946

April 1946

  • 460401 Caleb Weehunt suggests men steal town records & relocate PR
  • 460402 Men steal not only town record, but PO records; Dick Huddleston is alarmed
  • 460403 Men give up & return to town
  • 460404 Women welcome men back with open arms
  • 460408 Dr Roller the Pest Controller comes to town
  • 460409 Lum hires Dr. Roller to get rid of Clyde the Mouse
  • 460410 Dr Roller tries every method to trap Clyde
  • 460411 Roller obsessed with catching Clyde
  • 460415 Abner will trick Dr Roller with dead mouse
  • 460416 L&A will sell antiques to pay for store repairs
  • 460417 Confederate treasure map sends L&A & Cedric on treasure hunt.
  • 460418 Treasure chest full of Confederate money.
  • 460422 Cedric tries to use Confederate money to see Partners in Time at Lyric Theater in Mena
  • 460423 Confederate money is counterfeit; Lum gets letter from Hollywood
  • 460424 Lum thinks Henry Kaiser will put ship bldg plant in PR
  • 460425 Everything ready for Mr. Kaiser’s visit
  • 460429 Visitor is Kay Kyser, not Henry Kaiser
  • 460430 Cedric washes labels off all canned goods in store.

May 1946

  • 460501 Lum explodes when he finds unlabeled cans
  • 460502 L&A will have big sale on surprise cans
  • 460506 Grandpap can guess what is in cans
  • 460507 L&A will get injunction to keep Grandpap away from can sale
  • 460508 Grandpap sells tips on guessing cans
  • 460509 L&A discover secret behind Grandpap’s guessing
  • 460513 A Mr. Hatstaff is coming to PR on business
  • 460514 Hatstaff is advance publicity man for Bob Hope
  • 460515 Hope’s agent can’t figure out why Bob is coming to PR
  • 460516 Press agent prepares article about Hope’s arrival
  • 460520 Bob Hope arrives; wants to hire Cedric as a gag writer
  • 460521 L&A will sell raffle tickets on new 1946 automobile
  • 460522 Lum & Squire bet on who can get a new car first
  • 460523 Abner orders Lum a new car… for 1947
  • 460527 Lum wins car in raffle, but doesn’t know how to drive it
  • 460528 Lum can’t get to Mena to pick up new car
  • 460529 Lum wrecks car
  • 460530 Lum wins bet with Squire, even with wrecked car.

June 1946

  • 460603 Squire almost traps Lum with another shady deal
  • 460604 Lum wants to buy into Squire’s new television popcorn business
  • 460605 Lum buys five cases of hats in Mena
  • 460606 Cases contain women’s hats… unassembled
  • 460610 Lum will become Bon Mot, ladies’ hat designer
  • 460611 Bon Mot will have big hat style show in Jot ‘Em Down Store
  • 460612 Lum goes over last minute plans for show
  • 460613 Hat show a big fizzle; Lum will enter Tom Breneman’s funny hat contest.
  • 460617 L&A meet Tom Breneman in Hollywood; contest was over 2 mos. ago
  • 460618 L&A find it hard to get railroad tickets back to Arkansas
  • 460619 L&A will share a ride with a tourist
  • 460620 L&A finally catch a train back home
  • 460624 Lum roped into writing play for PTA
  • 460625 Miss Emaline encourages Lum in writing play
  • 460626 Abner & Cedric rehearse Lum’s play
  • 460627 Lum has plans to sabotage rehersal

July 1946

  • 460701 Dick Huddleston wants L&A to reopen old abandoned hotel for the summer
  • 460702 L&A will operate Mtn. View Inn for 3 mos.
  • 460703 Everyone busy getting hotel ready to open
  • 460704 Guests coming, but no rooms left
  • 460708 L&A disagree over who will be manager of hotel
  • 460709 Lum goes to Mena to meet new guest, Trixie Van Duzen
  • 460710 L&A discuss Trixie and her dog
  • 460711 Miss Emaline coming for visit Tuesday!
  • 460715 Strange things happening between Trixie & other guests
  • 460716 Hotel guests aren’t all they seem to be
  • 460717 New guest adds to the mystery
  • 460718 Detective Wilson has trailed band of jewel thieves to hotel
  • 460722 Lum tries to get bellhop job away from Abner
  • 460723 Lum won’t believe Trixie is involved with jewel thieves
  • 460724 Who will be bellhop & collect all the tips?
  • 460725 Detective thinks Lum is tipping off jewel thieves
  • 460729 Has Lum joined forces with thieves?
  • 460730 Abner jails Lum to keep him away from thieves
  • 460731 L&A split hotel between them; will compete with each other

August 1946

  • 460801 Dick Huddleston tries to reason with L&A
  • 460805 Abner steals all of Lum’s guests
  • 460806 Lum gets revenge
  • 460807 What has Lum done with Detective Wilson?!
  • 460808 Cedric finds Detective Wilson’s hat on Lum’s property.
  • 460812 Abner releases Detective Wilson & things start hopping
  • 460813 Wilson is also jewel thief, out to rob the jewel thieves
  • 460814 Lum captures the whole gang!
  • 460815 Lum thinks town will want to put up statue of him… they don’t.
  • 460819 Hotel stockholders vote to get new managers for Mtn. View Inn
  • 460820 Grandpap sues L&A over pay for running store while they were at hotel
  • 460821
  • 460822
  • 460826 Lum decides to become a piano tuner
  • 460827 Lum can get a new piano on approval for 30 days
  • 460828 Grandpap tells story about talking dog
  • 460829 Lum destroys the church piano while trying to tune it

September 1946

  • 460902 Abner tells Lum what happened at church
  • 460903 Bloodhound following Lum around.
  • 460904 Uncle Henry Lunsford finds clue; wants Lum to help catch piano vandal.
  • 460905 Lum restrings piano with baling wire.
  • 460909 Lum’s 30-day free trial piano arrives.
  • 460910 Everyone congratulates Lum on donating new piano to church
  • 460911 Lum tries to figure out how to pay for piano
  • 460912 Lum will become Human Fly to raise money
  • 460916 Abner & Grandpap play telephone joke on Lum.
  • 460917 Lum doesn’t know Abner & Grandpap caused him to miss out on $500
  • 460918 Abner & Grandpap confess everything
  • 460919 Lum may leave town over joke
  • 460923 Lum starts contest for best bushel of apples
  • 460924 Apple contest becomes pie baking contest
  • 460925 Pie baking contest too expensive for Lum
  • 460926 Women all try to get on good side of pie judge Lum
  • 460930 Lum will get rid of pies by having pie eating contest

October 1946

  • 461001 Childers family needs place to live
  • 461002 Lum speaks to Ladies Aid mtg about a home for the Childers
  • 461003 Childers move in with Lum & drive him nuts.
  • 461007 Lum will build house for Childers himself
  • 461008 L&A tinker around with blueprint
  • 461009 Widder Cobb tries to interfere with Lum’s house building
  • 461010 L&A meet ex-serviceman Mr. Duncan, who also needs new house
  • 461014 Widder finds out Lum tricked her.
  • 461015 Lum’s buying & financing becomes complicated
  • 461016 Lum has complaints about way house is being built
  • 461017 Childers kids like to listen to bad radio programs like “Lum & Abner”
  • 461021 Mr. Duncan wants to see lot Lum has for him
  • 461022 Things work out right for Lum for once
  • 461023 Duncan’s father-in-law creates new difficulty
  • 461024 Lum must fill out govt. form before he can build house
  • 461028 Duncan can get GI loan because he is a veteran.
  • 461029 Grandpap wants Lum to build office for new dr.
  • 461030 Veterinarian, Doc Withers, coming to town
  • 461031 Lum plans big welcome for Doc Withers

November 1946

  • 461104 Doc Withers (Clarence Hartzell) arrives; L&A don’t know who he is.
  • 461105 Doc moves into Jot ‘Em Down Store feed room.
  • 461106 Squire meets his match when he tries to sell insurance to Doc
  • 461107 Doc likes eating Lum’s pancakes; decides to board with Lum
  • 461111 Cedric buys new shoes
  • 461112 Lum will go into perfume business
  • 461113 Lum decides to open chain of whaleburger restaurants instead
  • 461114 L&A will operate restaurant in Jot ‘Em Down Store
  • 461118 Cedric & Doc mind the store; Abner gets laryngitis so Tuffy Goff can take a week off.
  • 461119 Cedric delivers stove for restaurant
  • 461120 Abner still has laryngitis; saws 2 holes for stovepipe
  • 461121 Doc makes phone call to get icebox for Lum.
  • 461125
  • 461126 L&A try to get bus to stop at restaurant
  • 461127
  • 461128 Lum can’t bring himself to kill Chester the Turkey for Thanksgiving

December 1946

  • 461202 First busload of passengers arrives
  • 461203 L&A will advertise restaurant on party line
  • 461204 Lum decides to switch to singing commercials
  • 461205 Abner wants Duncan Hines to visit Lum’s restaurant
  • 461209 Lum furious at Abner for writing to Hines
  • 461210 Abner and Cedric practice hash house lingo
  • 461211 Lum will prepare roast duck for Mr. Hines
  • 461212 Squire finds out Mr. Hines will arrive Monday
  • 461216 Duncan Hines arrives, gets wrong meal
  • 461217 Hines likes Lumburgers, but Lum forgets how to make them
  • 461218 Lum remembers how to make Lumburgers
  • 461219 Doc Withers advises Abner to ask for raise
  • 461223 Lum has his picture taken for newspaper
  • 461224 The Fright Before Christmas Script in Jot ‘Em Down Journal, December 1997
  • 461225 Lum and Abner’s Christmas Story
  • 470106 Lum orders oysters

1945 < > 1947

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