A Syrian who became an American tells his life story in testimony of his new country, the land of promise which became fact. His testament of faith in America reenforces what so many native-born Americans forget, the traditions for which the U.S.A. stands. The Turkish terror left him stranded at the age of twelve; he wandered here and there, until he was befriended by a schoolmaster who located a father and brother in America. Various delays prevented his Joining them in Sioux City until his late teens, when he determined to become Americanized, to learn the language, to go through High School. He achieved his goal, and when the depression came, he basted it with the policy of his shoe shop which serviced the poor and brought him the freedom he had won. The author is lecturing this Fall.