1914 Still at school he participates in a small literary group which had the name of "Student Literature Group".
1917 In 11th grade he wins a poetry prize with his poem "Visionary". He decides, "I will live in this world, establish in it and live from it".(Sasaña, 255).
1918 Finishes school, “I finished school. But now the compulsory military service is like an ax hanging over my head.” (Sasañan, 259).
1918 Military service, “We were more than a thousand, I saw it in the draft lists. The draft law had brought nineteen year old youngsters from all over the department.” (Wichay Uray), later moved to the military base in Viacha, La Paz, “I suffered for all my life”.