John-Boy wants to buy a printing press to start his own newspaper. Works hard to earn money for the down payment.
Did You Know?
The narrator in this episode states that the year is 1936 but the film that Ike and Cora Godsey were going to see was "One Hundred Men and a Girl", which was not released until 1937. See more
[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
The year 1936 was a momentous one in the history of the world. It was the year a king gave up his crown for the woman he loved. It was the year Adolf Hitler violated the Treaty of Versailles, and it was the same year that Benito Mussolini, encouraged by Hitler's daring, overran Ethiopia. But none of these historic events was quite so important with our family as the struggle by one of us to attain an impossible dream.