Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Suffering a shortage of light bulbs, the 4077th sends out a requistion--an ends up with a surplus of ice cream churns and salt tablets. Elsewhere, Hawkeye (Alan Alda) is driven to distraction when he finds that the last page in a mystery novel is missing. Before long, everyone in camp has been caught up in Hawkeye's agony, prompting B.J. (Mike Farrell) to place an extremely long long-distance call to the novel's author.