After Opie and his friend Arnold hit a baseball into the window of the old Rimshaw house, they hear noises and run to Andy and Barney for help. Andy sends Barney up to the house to get the ball, accompanied by Gomer. They, too, hear noises, and run away. Andy decides to investigate, and gets to the bottom of the seemingly haunted house.moreless
When a famous singer visits Mayberry, Aunt Bee and Clara see their ticket to stardom!
Andy receives a letter from a man he arrested and sent to prison. Barney is worried that the convict will come to "settle the score" upon his release.
Trying to avoidhome townheat, a Raleigh bookie sets himself up in Floyd's barbershop. Andy gets suspicious when the new barber has the same three clients every day.
Ernest T. wants to join the army to get a uniform that he can wear back to the hills to impress his lovely Romenna. When he is refused induction, Ernest goes on a window-breaking rampage. Andy and Barney haul him in, but the jail can't hold him. After Ernest T. tells Andy his reason for coming to town, Andy finds a way to settle the matter.moreless
Opie does some investigative reporting for an essay on the Battle of Mayberry but finds getting at the truth is harder than he imgagined.