Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Everyone in Hooterville wants to know the contents of a special-delivery letter sent to the Douglases. Oliver Douglas (Eddie Albert) would like to know too, but he hasn't been able to open the letter. Thanks to yet another noodle soup of bureaucracy, the sealed letter has already been passed from one Hooterville farmer to another -- and Oliver is way, way down on the food chain. With this episode, Fran Ryan replaces former regular Barbara Pepper in the role of Doris Ziffel.