Dramatized by Christopher Sergel. From the book by Hildegarde Dolson.
Cast: 5m., 7w. Hildegarde is desperately trying to attract a date for the school dance. She wins the school debate with an impassioned plea against drinking, but instead of dazzling some handsome senior with her brilliance, she merely convinces everyone her father must be a drunkard. Hildegarde turns to her mother for help and her mother picks Freddie, the one boy in school who wears funny clothes. Hildegarde pleads to break the date but Father is still mad. Because of Hildegarde's debate, his job at the bank is threatened, and Freddie is the only son of the boss! In a whirlwind finish, a happy solution is reached. One int. set.