Lovejoy is a poor farmer who lives with his daughter, Pennebaker. Traveling salesman Michael helps Lovejoy get rid of the sheriff and is taken to the family bosom. Pennebaker falls in love with him, and the salesman gets the girls in the area to wear his bathing suits at the Fourth of July
beauty contest. When the suits disintegrate, Michael just avoids being lynched. The town boss is after Lovejoy's farm, so the farmer applies for farm aid from the government. He gets foreign aid instead. A slap-stick rural comedy.