The First Edition
An old flame is rekindled for John Boy when Selina Linville returns to Waltons Mountain after being away at boarding school. She has grand ideas that John Boy should join her and go to Spain and write about a war which is happening there. She claims that he is a coward by not jumping at the chance to go, however he maintains that all of the mountain folk are already fighting their own war: the war against poverty.
- Kathleen Quinlan as Selena Linville
- Eduard Franz as Colonel Linville
- Doreen Lang as Meg Phillips
- Karen Teitelman as Ariel Robins
- Virginia Capers as Vesper Oakes