Wendy; Clint; Matilda; Cobina; Westerton Van Allsmythe; Burton Gilbert; Rick Sloan
Wendy leaves her boring hometown to visit her wealthy Aunt Martha and cousin Cobina in New York. Cobina takes Wendy on a date with two older men, Westerton and Burton. Wendy fends off Burton’s lecherous advances by clubbing him over the head. Thinking she's killed him, Wendy tries to flee on a tramp steamer but police detective Rick stops her: he says Burton is not dead and she won’t face any charges. Wendy thinks Rick has romantic possibilities.
Katie Sutton; Jerry Bodger; Pete Mason; Sandy; Mr. Mason
Katie inherits a run-down diner. Over her boyfriend Jerry’s objections, she quits her office job and decides to run it with the assistance of employee Pete. Jerry loans Katie money, planning to sell the diner to another man when she fails to repay him. Pete has saved his salary and covers Katie’s loan. Katie realizes Pete is the man she loves.
Kathy Owen; Ned Sanders; Mr. Blakesly; Dean Martin
Kathy teaches at the state agricultural college. She turns down the advances of Blakesly, but finds herself attracted to Ned, a farmer who won a special scholarship to the school. Ned and Kathy fall in love. Blakesly catches them and the dean says either Kathy or Ned must leave. Ned departs, but when he later discovers the cure for a crop blight, he says Kathy’s influence was vital to his success. Ned returns to the college and punches Blakesly, then reunites with Kathy.
Carol becomes engaged to Clyde out of gratitude for everything he has done for her family. He asks her to come to Colorado, where he works in a mining camp, to marry him. Carol and mine worker Jeff fall in love, but she still feels obliged to marry Clyde. When Jeff is trapped in a mine accident, Carol shames Clyde into risking his life to save him. Carol and Jeff admit their love, while Clyde will be consoled by Sybil, the mine owner’s daughter.