Behavior: To Dad from Allan

Summer in the West when

everything is quiet And clear, with everything

beautiful and green.

With wild flowers of all colors,

and a small water creek.

And a beautiful blue sky. And

the trees are very still.

Sometimes a small breeze.

The author of these lines is Allan Schenkein, a 39-year-old with an IQ of less than 75 and one of 150,000 Americans who surfer from mongolism or Down's syndrome, a common form of severe retardation (TIME, May 8). Mongoloids are born with 47 chromosomes instead of the normal 46, usually have slanting eyes and small...

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