When a elderly is in danger of losing his job, Mayor Russell tries to help him keep his position.
A marriage adviser has her own sights set on Mayor Russell.
Mayor Russell takes in onto himself to help a poet find, after his death, the notoriety he so deserved while he was alive.
Minnie goes undercover to expose corruption by taking a job in a contractor's office.
Mayor Russell learns quickly how much housework Marilly does when she goes on holiday.
A former war hero is finding it difficult to adjust back to civilian life so Mayor Russell lends a hand in helping him back.
After a Frenchman is murdered, there is but one clue which eventually involves the Mayor.
Mayor Russell learns that a gangster and his thugs are meeting in Springdale and he fears for the people of the town. Marilly could care less. She's worried about what to buy the Mayor for his birthday.
Mayor Russell uses the incidence of catching a cold from Butch to stay home and work on a city issue.
After a rash of thefts around town, fingers point to the town's old watchmaker as the culprit. Mayor Russell doesn't believe it and comes to the old man's defense.
Springdale has been chosen by a movie studio to hold a contest in and Mayor Russell is furious, not wanting his quaint and "unknown" little town to be forever changed.
Marilly agrees to take care of a couple's baby while they have to be out of town but things get complicated shortly after they leave.
For a laugh, Butch and his friends think it will be funny to scare the superstitious janitor of city hall, pretending to be ghosts haunting the building.
Tensions rise when Mayor Russell's nephew Butch gets elected mayor of the day.
People are concerned for the Mayor, thinking he's broke, when he is actually trying to raise funds for a needy law student.
Butch becomes the target of a new kid to town so Mayor Russell decides to have a talk with the boy's mother.
Corrupt politics come to Springdale and threaten it's way of life. Mayor Russell, unable to fight it by himself, looks to the young people of the town to stand up against crooked politicians.
Mayor Russell invites a retired school teacher to stay for awhile while she visits and soon discovers that two women under the same roof leads to trouble.
Butch faces a dilemma: go to a party of a girl he likes who's nothing very special in the looks category, or go see a pretty young woman who is well known and popular but who's mother could be real trouble for Mayor Russell.
Mayor Russell becomes friends with new arrivals to Springdale, an old couple who have moved in with their married daughter. Only Russell soon finds out that they are not happy there and long to live back in their old country home.
After Marilly reads some mystery novels, she turns neighborhood detective and suspects that Mayor Russell just may be involved in murder.
Things get tense in Mayor Russell's house when it's discovered that Butch's new friends are in actuality a group of young toughs.
Mayor Russell suspects that a new arrival to Springdale, who is lying low, may actually be a well known musician hiding out in the small town. Things get even more exciting when his former fiance shows up too.
Things liven up a bit in Springdale with the arrival of a new civil engineer and his pretty, but kind of dense, wife.
City funds are at the center of a dispute: Mayor Russell thinks a traffic-safety program deserves support while Joe Ainsley wants to construct a new grandstand with the monies.
Butch wants a bicycle badly and thinks he's found a used one to buy, only it's owned by an old woman who owes on her taxes, making the bike an asset that could be claimed by the town.
Housekeeper Marilly may have done her job too well this time after throwing out an old teapot, not knowing the treasure that is hidden inside.
Mayor Russell is not pleased with the neglect he sees his young ward Butch give his homeward, not aware that there is a serious reason behind it.
Stray dogs become the target of an animal-hating judge when he gets bitten by one.
An attorney friend of Mayor Russell's tries to win over the approval of his fiancee's teenaged daughter.
Mayor Russell makes the town's Chamber of Commerce angry when he favors construction of a new school over the replacement of the city's tired buses.
It would seem that Mayor Russell's housekeeper Marilly is more suited at catching criminals than he is.
Mayor Russell helps a disturbed young man find himself by working the land.
When a friend of the Mayor's is accused of embezzlement, Russell seeks out the truth.
Mayor Russell has two problems on his hands: trying to win over the town to his idea of adding parking meters to generate some income, and helping his housekeeper garner votes in a popularity contest.
The town's future medical clinic falls into jeopardy when a backer of the project threatens to pull his financial support if his son doesn't end his current romantic relationship.
Butch desires to "escape into space" from his troubles and Mayor Russell tries to find out why.
Mayor Russell faces a dilemma when a young teen he has always put trust in is arrested for stealing a car.