Old friends in new crime-chasing. Doug Selby is on the spot as the unfriendly, new owner of a paper, is out to oust him from office and when a robbery and a murder occur, Doug has to hump to protect his reputation. Again A.B. Carr is on hand for counter original attack, but Doug, reliable Rex, the Sheriff, and ever-helpful Sylvia, Doug's newspaper pal, manage to untwist the tangled and knotted threads to get a confession -- that doesn't hold. The well-practiced formula.