The girls begin knitting socks for Ricky and Fred, who they believe have been drafted and are heading to war. The men think that the knitting means the girls are pregnant. They wind up arranging surprise parties for each other on the same night.
Lucy reads in the paper that Ricky is interested in a chorus girl. After Lucy finds a dancer's black lace in Ricky's pocket -- which he put there during a rehearsal -- Lucy decides to work her way into Ricky's show to see what he's doing.
Ethel finds someone to teach Lucy an Apache dance that she wants to perform in Ricky's show. The dance instructor thinks he should also be romantic to American women. When Lucy rejects his advances, he challenges Ricky to a duel.