Billie Jo and Uncle Joe, who accompanied his niece, have just arrived back from Omaha, where Billie Jo had a singing engagement. Beyond Billie Jo's singing success, Uncle Joe can't help but tell of his exciting news from their stay at the fancy Omaha hotel. He applied for the Shady Rest to be listed in the Master Plan hotel directory, membership in which costs $50 just for the application. Uncle Joe figures they can get more than that money back back from the throngs of guests who learned about them from the directory. Although this scheme seems like just another of Uncle Joe's hair-brained ideas, Billie Jo, who saw the respect Uncle Joe got in Omaha as being a fellow hotelier, thinks that they should show that same respect to him instead of always laughing at him and laughing about him. As such, Kate goes along with Uncle Joe's idea behind the Master Plan. Meanwhile, they receive an unexpected hotel guest in the form of well appointed Gaylord Martindale. Although Martindale states that he's an artist by trade, Uncle Joe is certain he is the inspector from the Master Plan. As such, Uncle Joe will do anything to please him, which is a tall order as he is perhaps the most demanding guest they have ever had. This service may be at the expense of their only other guest, the very accommodating Mrs. Pruit. Kate has to decide if waiting on Martindale hand and foot at the expense of all others is worth providing Uncle Joe that respect and getting the hotel listed in the Master Plan.- Written by Huggo
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