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Sherwood. Mr. T. L. Thomas, who is at present home on a visit after five years spent in various parts of America., writes us an interesting letter recounting his experi- ences in the land of the Stars and Stripes. Mr. Thomas sailed from Liverpool in 1904, and after landing in New York, proceeded to Nanticoke, Pa., and thence to Carbon- dale, where lie followed his occupation as carpenter. Later, he removed to Denver, ■Colorado, where he married. After remaining here for sonie time, he pro- ceeded to Crystal, situated about 300 miles from Denver, and in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. We will give the rest of the story in his own M ords —" I thought this an excellent place to do some studying, as there were no places of amusement and nowhere to go in the evenings. I wrote a letter to the Annour Institute of Technology in Chicago, ask- ing them what the requirements were to enter their College of Engineering in a course of Architecture. I was in the building trade, and thought that the best course to take. The-, sent back and told me that I must know the folloin-iiio- sub- jects:-Ei-iglisli, Arithmetic. Elementary Algebra, Plane Geometry, and Mechanical Drawing. I wrote back and told them that I would take a course with the American School of Correspondence in Mechanical Drawing, which would include the above subjects. I stayed in Crystal about eighteen months and I took the course witli the Correspondence School. I worked hard, studying all the spare time I had. My ii-ifelc, home is in Chicago, and after I thought I knew enough to enter college, we moved to Chicago in February, 1908. I entered college last September as, a freshman, and at the end of the last term, which ended on May 28th, I am pleased to say that I passed all the examinations required of an architectural student in his freshman year. I intend to go another two years if all is well. I would like to go for the four years and get my B.S. degree, but circumstances won't permit; but if I get three years in the Armour Institute of Technology in Architecture, I shall be well repaid for my pains." It is comfort- ing to know that Rhondda boys are forging ahead even under such strenuous conditions as obtain in the States. Mr. Thomas' efforts furnish a valuable lesson for all young men who would utilise their time and talents to the best ends.

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