Education: I Must Stay

Eighteen months ago Melvin G. Attig, 26, a high-school teacher in Aurora, Ill. ignored the advice of his principal and friend, took a job as high-school principal in nearby Oswego, Ill. (pop. 1,200). He knew that it was no sinecure, for many Oswegans were angry over removal of his predecessor, but he did not know it was a killing job.

Melvin Attig worked hard to overcome Oswegans' animosity. He sang in a church choir, won so many friends that he was elected president of the Oswego Business Men's Club. But at school life was less...

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