As Gopher Prairie gets more successful, it gets more and more intolerant of people who don't like it.
Carol starts hearing stories about labor organizers being arrested. Will thinks it's all a great idea because he's drunk the pro-capitalist Kool-Aid. He and Carol continue to fight constantly, only now Will doesn't back down like he used to. He just calls Carol a crank whenever she expresses dissatisfaction.
Carol finally decides to leave Gopher Prairie and to take Hugh with her. Will doesn't put up much of a fight.
Carol leaves town, and the Gopher Prairie newspaper makes up a story about how she has gone to Washington to help in the war effort like a great patriot.