These illustrations by Jim appeared on May 3, 1930, accompanying a story by Caesar Smith. Smith was another regular contributor to the Star Weekly in the early 1930s when different authors would write humorous stories before the Greg-Jim partnership became permanent.

The story is an argument between Smith and his wife about her wanting a new vacuum cleaner which costs $200. He feels they should save for it, but she points out how he has never saved for anything in 20 years, and is really just cheap. She wants $40 as a down payment, but he gets tempted by a $200 golf bag.

She “accidentally” drops the vacuum out the window, requiring a new one.