When I think of what others have done for me, I am amazed at my indebtedness, and I know that I never can pay it in full. In addition to my special task, I must aid the unfortunate, take an interest in good government, and actively support every cause that will better my community. I believe that I dare not shirk my community responsibilities, lest I lose the sense of belonging to the group, of being useful to others, and enjoying the wholesome regard of my fellow citizens.
Those were the beliefs of L. A. Pittenger of Selma, Indiana. Now in his eighth decade of life, Mr. Pittenger has retired from teaching but continues to be active in community affairs and to manage his own farm.