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...