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By Russ Waller * * . * Our Fearless Predictions lot 1956: President Eisenhower will announce that he chooses not to run in '56 ... real estate values around Gettysburg will take a sharp jump upward ...John Foster Dulles will spend more time abroad than at home... Governor Lausche'will unseat Senator Bender in the Ohio election Princess Margaret wtfl be linked i romantically with at least five different swains.,. Secretary of Agriculture Benson will be a prime campaign issue and will wonder why he ever left Salt Lake City ... Senator Knowland will cwnpaign aggressively for the GOP nomination for president, but Vice President Nixon will get it... there'll be no tax relief.. .Russia will do its Tweed- ledum act in Asin, and foreign relations in the Middle and Far East will deteriorate. * • •• Headache* in the Mail: The bank statement—this is one of those attractive little parcels that sometimes comes in the mail or sometimes is delivered personally by an attractive little girl with a smile... the smile is no help, however, when it comes to figuring out why you and the bank are yards apart... or if you're like some, just file the statements away until some day when you're not too busy to tackle $hem—that way you can get four or five years stacked up with no annoyance at all, that is unless you overdraw and can't understand why. The unreadable letter from some relatives, either close or distant, is always an interesting communication to receive. I have a brother whose writing reminds one of a hen's tracks after walking through a pool of ink ...this type of correspondent should be urged to buy a portable typewriter, and you might tave a lot of wear and tear on yourself if you put them down for one for Christmas next Dec. ... unfortunately, usually after you've spent the time deciphering you find out that Aunt Tillle's arthritis is not as bad this winter as last. The circulars suggesting that you lay in a supply of cheeses, baskets of fruit, a wad of dates, a treasury of books, and similar items will eventually all be tossed away, hut what fun you have as you open them with- faraway postmarks, thinking maybe it's something important like being notified you are a long lost heir to some aged km who went west and struck gold long ago, one jump ahead of the sheriff from the old home town, no doubt. * * • This year, 1956, is Leap Year, and our research department has spent a little time on this. The general idea of Leap Year is that during- this year, which contains 29 days in February, a perfect lady may come along and pop right out with a proposal of marriage to her chosen. This idea was probably just dandy back in 1288 when it was formally declared legal to do so in Holland, But since that time it has been widely publicized, and has lost much of its value, chiefly because the boys have got wise to the whole thing and have taken counter measures. One psychologist states that he thinks men go into psychological ' hiding. They do not want anyone to think that they were captured by some proposing woman during the Leap Year period. This, of course, we do not present as truth, only as what one psychologist said. The next psychologist you talk to will of course have an entirely different viewpoint. Leap Year has other disadvantages. For those paid on a monthly basis, they will put in an extra day of non-paid work ... the extra day will also tangle up bookkeepers who find they have an extra day dangling aiyound. * • * This whole thing, our research department finds, is due to the Julius Caesar calendar reform. The length of a year is a little less than 365 Vi days. Julius arranged that in every fourth year February should have 29 days instead of 28 to make up those quarter days. The blame for this you must lay at the door of Julius, who probably won't care much if you do. If you are a Republican, Truman had nothing to do with it; if you are a Democrat, you can't blame this on Benson. * » • Just in case, however, that anyone might think we're taking sides with Ezra, we'd like to point out that in June of 1953 the government had 3.5 billion dollars invested in price-support programs. On Oct. 31, 1955, the government had a total of over 7.7 billion invested, more than double. If you ask how come, that's what we asked, too. It looks like the lower the parity the grsater the government investment. State Historical 9ooit%y Iowa Oity, J la* IfTAMIlHtD 1163 Entered AS second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of \ Congress of March 3, 1879. ALOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JANUARY Id, 1956 3 SECTIONS - 18 PAGES Plus 12 Pages Rural (Statute VOL. 93 - NO, 4 County Political Pot Is Simmering Don Turner Booked Here At NFO Meeting To Organize Kossufh Unit Monday, Jan. 16 A Kossuth county mass meeting Of farmers has been called by representatives of the Nation? al 'Farmers Organization (NFO) for Monday, Jan. 16, at 8 p.m. at the Algona Sales Barn. Purpose of the meeting is to organize a Kossuth county unit, and explain the purposes of the organization. Dan Turner of Corning, governor of Iowa from 1931 lo 1933, and a leader in the NFO movement will be the chief speaker. The same type of meeting was held Dec! 30 at Humboldt with about 1,000 attending. Former Governor Turner was also the speaker there. Handling arrangements for the Kossuth meeting were DeVere Newton and Lester We'hrspann ot Ottosen, Paul Meyer of West Bend, and H. F. Kramer of Lone Rock. Newton is the township chairman for Wacousta township, just over the Kossuth line in the Ottosen area. He said that about 98 percent of the farmers in his township had joined the NFO. "What can they lose, it only costs one dollar", he said. The National Farm Organization has passed resolutions to petition the Department of Agri- el ture for 100 percent of parity for farm products, a $20 floor for butcher hogs and a $30 floor for choice cattle. The organization says it is nonpolitical and does not favor any form of action except, through legitimate and legal ' channels which the Secretary of Agriculture already has at his disposal if he will use them. The general drop in prices for farm products brought about the original organization of the NFO and similar county meetings have been held throughout lusva and other midwestern states. Membership in the organization costs one dollar, but leaders emphasized that it did not cost a dollar to attend the meeting planned here. Those attending may join, however, .if they so desire. J. B. Winkel Sells His Vet Practice Dr. J. B. Winkel, Algona veterinarian for the past 24 years, sold his business and property recently to Dr. Jerry Shey, who has been Winkel's assistant for the past year and a half. Announcement of the transaction was made Monday morning. Shey became the new owner Jan, 1. Shey, who was born, raised and graduated from high si^iool at Red Oak, attended Creighton U. at Omaha for a year and graduated from Iowa State College in June, 1954. He was employed by Dr. Winkel following graduation, and served under him until purchasing the business. Winkel is a life-long resident of this area. He is a graduate of Algona high school and got his degree from Iowa State in' 1932. Following graduation, he was employed by Dr. L. W. Fox for two years, then became a partner in the business. When Fox decided to move to Arizona in 1946, Winkel purchased the practiced and in the past few years built a new office and residence on East State street. Dr. Winkel's plans for the future are indefinite at present, although it is certain he will r«st, hunt and fish for a while. He will remain in Algona. Shey was married Dec. 17 to Jean Balgeman of West Bend, who served as Winkel's office girl. She will remain in that capacity. Starts A World Cruise In Navy Robert, oldest son of Mr and Mrs Clarence Metzger of Union twp. arrived home by plane from San Diego, Dec. 27. He has been in the navy 18 months and is a crew member of the USS Shangri-La, a carrier. Tuesday, Jan. 3, he returned to his ship and on Jan. 5 the carrier left on a world tour of eight months. He spent Christmas with Mr and Mrs Stanley Fandel of San Diego. Mrs Fandel is the former Louise Bowman of Algona- He alto visited Robert and Dicky Kain, twin sons of Mr and Mn» Robert Kain of Algona, who are in boot training at San Diego. Beamish Plans A Career As Aeronautical Engineer Jerry Beamish, son of Mr and Mrs R, L. Beamish of 720 North Minnesota, Algona, went to Iowa State College in 1951 after graduating from Algona high school, where he was active in athletics and won letters in football, basketball, wrestling and baseball. He was business manager of the high school year book and served on the student council. At Iowa State College, he is majoring in aeronautical engineering ahd would like a future in aerodynamics or design with an aircraft industry. He would like the west coast from the standpoint of' opportunity in his field. Since most of the major aircraft industries maintain huge establishments on the west coast, Jerry figures that the closer he is to the scene of advancement, the better his opportunity for' gain in his field. He will receive his degree during the summer session at Iowa State. This winter quarter, he will be interviewing with representatives of the aircraft industry who come to Iowa State College in search of graduating engineers. Last August, Jerry was married to the former Maria Oakland of Algona. They have an apartment near the campus and Maria is employed at the present time in Nevada which is Jerry Beamish about 11 miles from Ames. At Iowa State College, he is a member of the Iowa State College student chapter of the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences. He has a part time job at one of the Ames super markets while he is attending college. Two Fines, Two Divorces In District Court Here Two fines in Kossuth district court, and the granting of two divorces; took place here Saturday, before District Judge G. W. Stillman. Wayne Gordon Griffin, Swea Wesleyan For 15 Years Dies; Rites Monday Services for Lawrence Smith, 59, resident of the Wesley area for almost 15 years, were held Monday in St.' Joseph's Catholic church there at 9 a.m. Father L. N. Klein officiated and burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home, Algona, was in charge of arrangements. Mr Smith died of a heart attack Friday morning, following an illness of eight months. Mr Smith, son of Mr and Mrs John Smith, was born Nov. 23, 1896 at Goodell. He was married to Bridget! Nolan in 1931 in Britt and the Smiths and their family moved to Wesley in 1942. Mr Smith served his country in military service during the first world war and was a member of | the American Legion. Survivors, besides his wife, include four daughters and three sons. They are: Noreen (Mrs Joseph Kelly), Gillett Grove; Barbara (Mrs William Detrick), Algona; and Berneice, Charles. Joseph and Stephen at home. A sister, Marie (Mrs Leo Bleich), Wesley; and a brother, Mark, Nichols, also survive. Pallbearers at the funeral were Urban Lickteig, Edward' Otis, Leo Goetz, Clarence Nelson, Paul Flaherty and Lawrence Glieden. _,., , . .... City, entered a plea of guity to , a charge of operating a/ motor. ^j aur i c e DeBoer, Wesley; >.and Nat Bongs, Sr. Dies, Si Paul Nat Bangs Sr.,' father of Nat Bangs of Algona, and a partner of V. C. Smith in Western Buyers here, died Friday in St. Paul, Minn, at the age of 66. He suffered a prior heart attack last September. Surviving in addition to the son here, who is associated with Western Buyers, is the widow and a daughter Barbara, of St. Paul, and two sisters. Westeryn Buyers' office here was closed Monday. Services were held at St. Paul, Monday morning, and attending from here in addition to the son. were Mr and Mrs V. C. Smith, Mr and Mrs Lowell Smith, Mr and Mrs Walt Hall, Mr and Mrs Claude Slagle and others. Mr Bangs was no stranger in Algona, having visited here on many occasions. He was widely known in St. Paul and South St. Paul business circles. vehicle while intoxicated, and was fined $300 and costs. The case originated Dec. 18 on a complaint filed by Constable W. H. Steward of Burt, and was continued from that date until Jan. 6. Adolph Mortenson, charged with moving hogs into the State of Iowa from Minnesota without a permit on Aug. 27, 1955, was fined $100 and costs, with $50 of the fine suspended by the court. Both cases were handled after filing of county attorney Informa- tions by L. W. Nitchals. Two Divorces Granted One of the divorces granted was that of Donald D. Daniel, Algona, from Carol A. Daniel, now of Manly. The charge was cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple married March 15, 1954, at Manly. In the second divorce, Charlotte M. Hershey, Algona, was divorced from Donald Hershey of Arnolds Park. They married June 22, 1954, at Jackson, Minn. and separated in June of last year, Cruel and inhuman treatment was charged, One new case was filed, that of H. J. Cowan, doing business as Ready Mix, against Loren Brown, a matter of $198.52 involving an account, Haggard Will Opened In probate court, Monday morning, the will of J, W. Haggard, veteran A.lgona newspaper publisher who died Christmas eve was opened and read. Bequests of $500 each were made to Stanley Moore, a nephew, Mrs Veda Murtagh, a niece, and also to her daughter Judy, Barbara Haggard and Eleanor Twogood, both nieces,' and Harriet Haggard. A sister, Margaret Moore, was willed $1,000. The balance of the estate was left »o the widow, Segrid Lavold Haggard, in a will dated April 29, 1955. Named as executors of the estate were C. B. Murtagh, Barbara Jane Haggard and D. E Dewel. A codicil to the Haggard will dated Aug. 26, 1955, named Dewel as an executor in the place of the widow, who was named as co-executor in the original will. Murtagh and Mis.; Haggard were not required to post a bond; the bond for Dewul was set at $10,000. Judge Fred M. Hudson, one of the district judges, has named Fern V. Miller of Humboldt to succeed Chester Holdfer, deceased, as his court reporter. Next regular term of Kossutn district court opens Feb. 6. Name Workers For '56 County March Dimes Plans for Kossuth County's March of Dimes campaign, which raises funds annually for the battle against polio, were announced Monday by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, county chairman of the drive. Lindhorst, who is being assisted by Craig Smith, also announced town and township chairmen for the event, which will get under- %vay Monday, Jan. 16, around the county. The drive this year includes three phases, and will reach its climax with a mother's march later in the month. As in the past, coin collectors will be set up in strategic places everywhere in the county. School children will all receive cards which can be tilled with dimes, according to A. M. Quintard, county superintendent of schools, w*ho is in charge of that portion of the campaign. • It was pointed out by chairman Lindhorst there would be no solicitation of business places, but that every family in the county will be contacted personally, not through the mail, during the drive. March of Dime chairmen in Kossuth towns are: Mrs Melvin Malloy, Bancroft; Mrs J. C. Geesman, Burt; Mrs John Waite, Fenton; Mf(s Jlerry Heet^and, Lakota; Mrs L. A. Ternes, Ledyard; Mis Bernard O'Donnell, Lone Rock; Mrs Bert Ramus, LuVerne; Mrs Gene Tague, Swea City; Mrs Dorothy Nothweir, Titonka; Mrs Mrs Marion Hyink,. Whittemore. Township chairmen are: Eagle — Andrew K. Brones; Grant—Lars Skaar; Springfield— Melvin Logerman; Hebron—S. L. Powers; Swea — D. F. Perdue; Harrison—Martin Dahl; Ledyara —Ervin Klinksieck; " Lincoln — Ferd Koppen; Seneca—Mrs H.'E. Looft; Greenwood—Albert Kollasch; Ramsey—Leander Vaske; German—Joe> Sleper; Fenton — Will Christensen; Burt — Mrs Ralph Bierstedt. Portland—Lloyd Bartlett; Buffalo—E. P. Hanson; Lotts Creek *—To be selected; Union—Quinten Bjustrom; Plum Creek—Stanley Gardner; Wesley — Theron C. Hansen; Whittemore — George Wichtendahl; Cresco — A. L. Smith; Irvington — Howard W. Raney; Prairie—Louis B. Lickteig; Garfield—Delbert Berninghaus; Riverdale—Anton Becker; Sherman — Woodrow Johnson; LuVerne—Donald Borrnann. To Honor G.O.C. Members, Jan. 18 A program honoring members of the Algona Ground Observe Corps will take place Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Lucia Wallace gymnasium, at 7:30 p.m., it has been announced by John Wood, local unit supervisor. Planning the details with Wood are Ray Reid, Dr. C. C. Shierk, Gene Cook, Rev. G. G. Hallauer, Ed Roepke, Wm. Foth, A. E. Briggs and Dick Godfredsen. The U.S. Air Force will have a representative here and awards are to be issued to local GOC members, including certificates and emblems, and one distinguished achievement award, the highest possible honor in the GOC. The GOC tower here will be open to the public all day on Jan 18. Mrs Genrich Hurt Lone Rock — Mrs Fred Genrich slipped and fell on ice last week and received a cracked ankle and torn ligaments of the heel. X-rays nave boen taken sad as yet the foot has not been put in a cast. Mrs Genrich will be confined to bed for several weeks. Ottosen Loses Town Water For a time last week the folks at Ottosen were without water after the casing in the town well broke down and sand going into the pump stopped its operation. Water was supplied to the town from the school well. A new well was to be drilled as soon as arrangements could be made and will require about two weeks. The school has never been on the town water system and has a well and pressure system of its own. Tiiis is the second time in six months the people Of Ottosen have been without reguiar town water. In August lightning struck and burned out the motor on the pump, although it was only a matter of a few days until the purnp was fixed. Bob James Dies; Funeral Services Here Wednesday One of Algona's most beloved citizens, K. D. (Bob) James, died early Saturday morning in a motel at Las Cruces, New Mexico, at the age of 73. Death resulted from a heart attack. Mr and Mrs James left Algona on Monday of last week, and were taking a leisurely motor trip to Phoenix, Arizona, where they planned to spend the balance of the winter, as they had previously done. While Mr James had suffered a heart attack sometime ago, he seemingly was in good health and had recovered from the earlier attack, and he and Mrs James had been looking forward for sometime to their visit in Arizona. » Services Wednesday Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Algona Congregational church, with Rev. G. G. Hallauer officiating. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery, with McCullough's in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Fred Kent, Harold Gilmore, Jim Pool, Luk« Linnan, John Thuente, and Eugene Murtagh. There will be Masonic graveside rites. Members of the Rotary club will attend the services in a body. Mr James was a member of the Rotary club for the past 29 years, and was a charter member here. He had never missed a meeting in the 29 years. He was also a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner, was a charter member of .the Algona Country Club, supported the .Congregational church, and belonged to the International Association of Rexall clubs. He had also served as a director of the Algona Chamber of Commerce and held numerous other civic positions during his leftime. ( '• _ Surviving are his wife, Peg,'a daughter, Ruth, Mrs Roy McMahon, and a granddaughter, Judy McMahon. Born At Greenfield Mr James was born Oct. 4, 1882, at Greenfield, Iowa, a son of Mr and Mrs-Adam James. He attended school 'there, then went to Highland Park College in Des Moines, where he graduated from the Pharmacy school. Mr and Mrs James were married Oct. 25, 1904, and only last October has observed their 51st wedding anniversary. Of the nine brothers and sisters of Mr James, six are living, and five will be here for the services. In 1905 Mr and Mrs James went to Corning, Iowa, where Mr James purchased and operated a drug store until 1914 when he came to Algona and purchased the former Johnston Drug. For the next 40 years he was an Algona druggist. In February of 1954 he sold his business here to M. H. Honsbruch and retired, although he could often be found in the store where he had spent so many enjoyable years. Fly To Las Cruces . When word of his death was received here, his daughter Ruth and her husband, Roy McMahon, flew to Las Cruces, returning with Mrs James Monday. McCullough's air ambulance also flew to Las Cruces, to bring Bob home, Howard Hoenk made the trip with Bob McCullough^ and is driving the James car back. There have been very few business men in the life of Algona who held the friendships that it was the privilege of Bob James to possess. He was on« who loved Algona, the town where he spent so many years, and he loved people. His passing brings deep sorrow and regret to not only the members of his own immediate family, but to all who have known him through the years. 12 Page Roto In Today's U-D-M With this issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines also comes the January Farm and Home section of 12 pages in color rotogravure, which appears exclusively each month in this area in this P«p*r. There are special articles on stored grain and its dangers/ new •ogles on 1956 farm machinery, and » section of recipes and household hints. Don't miss this tajemtfngr January "bonus" in your Upper Pes Moines. K. D. (Bob) James Marie Walters Succumbs To Year's Illness Funeral services for Mrs Leo Walters, 46, life-long resident of the Algona area, were held today (Tuesday) at 2 p.m. in the Methodist Church. Rev. Harry Wnyte officated and burial was in- Riyecview .Cemetery. McCul-1 Jough's; Funeral Home l was in charge of arrangements. Mrs Walters died Saturday in Methodist Hospital at Rochester, where she had been a patient for four days. She was taken there by ambulance from St. Ann Hospital last Tuesday. Mrs Walters had been ailing for the past year. Marie Evelyn, daughter of Mr and Mrs Walter H. Brandow, was ' born in Algona, June • 16, 1909, and was raised on a farm southwest of town. She was married to Leo Walters and the couple farms three miles west of Algona on McGregor street road. They have no children. Survivors, besides her hus- barid, • are her parents, a sister, Mildred (Mrs Harvey Larson), Burt; and three brothers. They are Lloyd, Fort Dodge; Kenneth and Ellsworth, both of Algona. Two brothers preceded her in death. Mrs Walters was active in church work and a member of a circle in the local Methodist church. Pallbearers were Ray Hogan, Don Sparks, Darrell Sparks, Dean Jergenson, Carroll Potter and Vern Teeter. Another German Family Arrives Algona will :be the new home of another family from Germany. They are Mr and Mrs Frank Durr and sons Manfred, 14, and Lutz, 12, of Koln on the Rhine, Germany. Mrs Durr is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Will.Kowal- ski and a sister of Mrs Willie Gruner. Durr is a mechanic. They docked at New York last week and are expected here today or tomorrow. 8 Horn Winners; 12 More Coming Daily drawings for' two free hams each day will continue all this week in Algona stores listed elsewhere in today's Algona Upper Des Mo* >s, in conjunction with the January bargain jubilee of local stores. Registrations can be made at any of the stores listed elsewhere in an ad in today's paper. Winners of free hams for the first days of the Jubilee were: Jan. 5, Earl Ackerman, Burt, and Walter Rich, Burt; Jan. 6, M. W Bittinger, Algona, and Mrs Ted Fuchsen, Algona; Jan. 7, Mr: Ernest Meyer, LuVerne, and Joe Bauer, Bancroft; Jan. 9, James T. McEnroe, Algona, and Eldon Oberhelman, LuVerne. To Meet Jon. 16 R*sular meeting of Council fw Retarded Children will meet Monday night. Jan. 10, at the Presbyterian church at 8 o'clock. Don Potter will be the speaker. GOP May Have To Find A New County Leader Demos Pick Algona Lawyer As New District Chairman The first simmering of political activity in Kossuth county in the presidential election year of 1956, was evident this week, although in a somewhat subdued manner. The four present supervisors whose terms will ex* pire either the last of Ihis year or at the end of 1957, will all be candidates for reelection. It was also expected that the incumbent county elective officers would all seek reelection, although no formal announcements have been, forthcoming. In the meantime, Luke Linnan, Algona attorney, was elected as sixth district Democratic chairman, at a meeting held Ibst week of state, district and county Democratic leaders in Des Moines. Angus Cotton of Lone Rock, who performed an excellent job for Republican forces as Kossuth county * chairman during and since the last election, said Monday that while he wa« still the county chairman, anyone who wanted the job could have it. He indicated thai he would serve out the balance of his chairmanship but did not desire renewal of the job, which carries until the forthcoming county Republican convention. Mike McEnroe of Algona is the county Democratic chairman at present. The four supervisors who •.wilt, seek reelection are Jens So^en- sen pf the second', district, Henry. -Scheppmarrn 'of; the first s district, John Rode p£ the third idistrict, and Charles Newel of th* ioUftn district. ,All are Democrats except Rode. ' '" '.:.<• Incumbent county officials are Alma Pearson, Democrat, clerk of the district court; Marc Moore, auditor, Republican; Rosella Voigt, . county treasurer, Demo- 'crat; Clara Walker, county.re- corder, -Democrat; Lou Nitchals, county attorney, Republican; Ralph Lindhorst,' sheriff, Democrat; Dr. John Schutter, coroner, Republican. The term of A. J. (Tony) Kollasch, fifth district supervisor, is not up for a vota in this election. Kollasch is a Democrat. Casey Loss, Algona, state representative, has not issued a statement as to his plans for this year. He is a Democrat, and has been urged to run for the State Senate, a position now held by D. E. Dewel of Algona, a Republican. Three counties, Kossuth, Palo Alto and Emmet, comprise this senatorial district. Dewel, in the meantime, was quoted in the Des Moines Sunday Register as saying that ha was being urged to run for governor 'in the June primary on the Republican ticket ,by some north lowans. The article carried an Algona date line, and presumably was written by the Register's Algona correspondent, who is Julian Chrischilles, an employee of the Dewel paper. Dewel, 54, has served two terms as senator, being first elected in 1944, defeated in 1948, and then elected again in J952. Former Fen ton Pastor Succumbs Funeral services for Rev. K. W. Kabelitz, former pastor of St. John's Lutheran church of Fenton, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's church, Vincent, Iowa, where he had served as pastor for the past nine years. Rev. Kabelitz was 69. He had been a pastor of the Missouri synod for 42 years. Surviving are a wife, Maria, and eight children. December 23 Rev. Kabelitz entered Lutheran hospital at Fort Dodge for treatment of pneumonia. He suffered a heart attack in the hospital. He served as pastor at Fentou from 1929 until July of 1944, when he went to Vincent. Council Meeting Algona's new city council and, mayor, Dr. C. C. Shjerk, will iwJd their opening pieetihaof the new year Thursday nifht, 7fju 13. Tfee five new oouncu members and mayor were sworn into oftica Jan. 3. Only returning member from the ola council is Vic Parsons, councilman-»t-lajr$*.