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Easmr' To Save One's Own Soul . ', "o" ,u'.o. 'Must Retarded Child @ N A,, WORD TOTHERICH: ways carrytineupsbecausethegivergetsa Be I tit tio li ed? 'E WHO WAS RICH became poor ring of satisfaction as he hears his coin jingle ' ' for our sakes that we might be- 00o*t00e 00ordw00n*00oomp,e,,aoo., ns u na z come rich." St. Paul applies these words mity; He would have your gift take wings so to Our Lord, Who emptied Himself of the glory you could never see where it went. By REV. JOHN L. THOMAS, S.J. Associate Professor, St. Louis University of His Divinity to make us spiritually impover- 3--Our Lord said we should give to the We've been debating our problem /or the past nine John Eekhart ished souls rich in His grace. And that same poor because ',they have nothing to repay yedrs and need advice. One at our sons, aged 14, is men. Tom Merton, A Complex Being By JOHN J. ECKHART "A THOMAS MERTON READ. This book is our evidence. ER," edited by Thomas P. The beauty of Morton never McDonnell, Harcourt, Brace , fails, but how far we wander & World, 553 pp., $5.75. from the path of perfection T MUST BE a very com- plex thing to be a Thomas Morton. I believe this because I know so little about contemplation and the well springs of action that are engendered by this difficult road to sanctity. I should think the ordinary person, even as you and I, needs collapse in a pile from time to time to gather the ver- dure for the next charge. Father M. L o u i s (Thomas Morton) entered the Monastery of the Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappists) at Geth- semani, Kentucky in 1941. Most persons realize that the rule of St. Benedict leaves little room for idle jabber or frivolous gold bricking, and even less among the Trap- plats. What time is not spent in the liturgical office, study, and manual labor, is left to the monk. He spends it pray- ing for us. Father Louis has no sine- cure in all of this. He carries on his monkish duties as de- tailed above, has been made Master of Choir Novices, and continues his work within the talents God has given him, those of one of the finest writ- ers of the Catholic, or rather, Christian milieu. This book is an inspired in- gathering of Morton, one long awaited for presentation. Part of the complexity that it must be, to be Morton, is the disturbing knowledge that one is a very fine writer, more even, an exceptional practition- er of the oft spiritual task of inter-h u m a n communication, and yet know that the talent is nothing, worse than that, it is probably worthless in the eyes of men. he would have us follow. His essays on perfection, silence, comtemplation, and prayer have always been his prime expression, best matching his craftsmanship and his desire for our sanctity. These essays, from his works such as "The Ascent to Truth," "Seeds of Contemplation," and "No Man is an Island," I be- lieve to be his finest. Father M. Louis the poet is also represented. As any good poet, Morton ranges from sub- lime to very good. The editor has included Morton's b o n e chilling indictment, "Chant to Be Used in Processions Around a Site with Furnaces," as well as his fast moving "For my brother: Reported Missing in Action: 1943." The past few years Father M. Louis has been doing some amount of specialty writing in the field of Oriental mystical thought. He reminds us that Chris- tianity could use some of this thought. While I disagree with him as concerns degrees of importance, F a t h e r Louis writes with profound sincer- ity. He writes equally well in annihilating the "just war" polemic in this time of the megacorpse. Once I made argument with Morton in these thoughts. The power of his writing has shift- ed my emphasis at least. His concern for Christ in all of His members is so very obvious with Morton. He wears his spiritual heart on his Trappist sleeve. While I disagree with some of his thoughts as expressed in "The Catholic Worker," I re- main impressed by the talent of Morton, the scholar and writer. I know of nothing of his that I have not read, including the myriad introductions and trans- lations he has done, essays in various hidden corners of Cath- olic esoterica, and of course all of his major works. This, rather than qualifying me, probably mitigates against real objectivity. There have been those among my acquaintanceship, who consid- er Merton so "far out" that they look on his toss of faith and apostasy as imminent. They can not have read this "far out" monk with any de- gree of intimacy or understand- ing. He does his best to chart for us that most turbulent of oceans, our immortal souls. He always reminds us that any vocation, monkish or not, calls for perfection. While he may be a little out of touch, as noted in his cliche treat. ment of the American tourist abroad, he retains iosights that would do well to heed. Especially when he has made it so easy for us as a writer. We recommend this book as an excellent summary of Morton's spiritual charts. One last thought. The least of his writings are represented in his book reviews. But by this time we should all be aware that the book review generally represents the low ebb of human creativity. Feature Films On Television Bellingham KING-TV (NBC) Channel 5 KVOS-TV Channel 12 KIRO-TV (CBS) Channel 7 Tacoma Seattle KTNT-TV (CBS) Channel 11 KOMO-TV (ABC) Channel 4 KTVW-TV Channel 13 MOTION PICTURE CLASSIFICATION BY NATIONAL LEGION OF DECENCY: A-I--Morally Unobjectionable for General Patronage; A-II--Morally Unobjectionable for Adults and Adolescents; A-III--Morally Unobjectionab;e for Adults; B--Morally Objectionable in Part for All; C-Condemned; SC--Separate Classification; NR--No Rating Available. (Note: The ratings listed below were those given the original movies. Most films before being shown on tele- vision are edited to conform to the television code and to the individual station's time schedule. For this reason, ob/ectionable parts contained in the original plot may be deleted in the television version and thus the original Legion rating may not be entirely correct.) SATURDAY, MAY 25 1:45 ).m.--KIRO-TV--Chlcago Deadline .................................. A-II 4:00 ).m.KTNT-TV--Haunted Gold ....................................... NR S:00 ).m.KING-TV--Master Minds ....................................... NR d;:30 ).m.KTVW.TV--Gun Smugglers ..................................... A.I 9:00 ).m.--KING-TVThe Egyptian ......................................... B 10:00 hm.KTNT.TV--Dark Passage ...................................... A-II 11:00 ).m.--KVOS-TV--Destlnatlon Tokyo ................................... A.I 11:00 ).m.KIRO-TV--The General Died at Dawn ......................... A.ll 11:05 ).m.--KOMO.TV--Scene of the Crime ............................... A.II SUNDAY, MAY 2Jr 12:00 Noon--.KOMO-TV--She's Dangerous .................................. A-II 2:00 P.m.--KVOS-TV--West of the Zanzibar ................................ A-I 2:30 P.m.--KIRO-TV--The Big Clock ....................................... A-II 4:30 P.m.--KTVW-TVWIse Girl ........................................... A.I 4:30 P.m.KTNT-TV--Stowaway ........................................... N R 6:0e P.m.KVOS-TVJungle Girl ......................................... NR 7:30 P.m.--KTNT-TV--Treasure of Sierra Madre ........................... A-II 11:35 P.m.llNG-TV--Publlc Hero No. 1 ................................... NR MONDAY, MAY 27 9:30 a.m.KOMO-TVAllas Mary Dow .............................. ' ...... NR 10:00 a.m.--KTVW-TV--Muss 'Era Up ....................................... A-II 12:00 Neen--KTVW-TVHolIday Affair ...................................... A-I 2:00 ).m.--KTNT-TV--Always Together ...................................... B 3:30 ).m.KING-TV--New Moon (Part I) ................................. A.I 5:30 ).m.KVOS-TV--Northwest Stampede ................................ A.I 7:30 ).m.KING-TV--The Enemy Below .................................... A-I 10:00 ).m.--KTVW-TV--San Quentin ........................................ A-II 10:00 ).m.KTNT-TVJanle Gets Married ................................... a 11:00 P.m.KVOS-TV--FoIIow the Fleet ...................................... A-I 11:30 P.m.KOMO-TV--Naval Academy .................................... A*I 1:00 a.m.--KTVW-TV--Aggle Appleby ...................................... N R TUESDAY, MAY 20 9:30 a.m.--KOMO-TVSea Spoilers ........................................ A.I 10:00 a.m.--KTVW-TV--L.ouislana Territory ................................. A.I 12:00 Neon--KTVW-TV--YeIIow Canary ..................................... A-i 2:00 P.m.KTNT.TV--Janle Gets Married ................................... B 3:30 P.m.KING-TVNew Moon (Part II) ................................. A-I 5:30 P.m.KVOS.TVPrlsoners of the Casbah ............................. A.II 6:30 P.m.KTVW-TV--erlde by Mistake ................................... Adl 10:00 P.m.--KTVW-TV--Days of Glory ...................................... A-II 10:30 P.m.--KTNT-TV--Flight Angels ....................................... A-II 11:00 P.m.--KVOS-TV--Eight Iron Men .................................... A-H 11:30 P.m.--KOMO-TV--Escape from Devil's Island ........... , ........... A.II 1:00 a.m.KTVW.TV--The Brighton Strangler ............................ A-II WEDNESDAY, MAY 9:30 a.m.--KOMO-TV--HI, Beautiful ...................................... A-II 10:00 a.m.--KTVW-TV--Footllght Varieties .................................. B 12:00 NOOD--KTVW-TV--ey Your Leave ..................................... NR 3:00 .m.--KTNT-TV--FIIght Angels ....................................... A-II 3:30 3.m.--KING.TV--Murder In the Private Car ......................... NR 5:30 .m.--KVOS.TV--Colorado Territory ................................... B 6:30 .m.--KTVW-TV--Boy with the Green Hair .......................... A-I 10:00 3.m.--KTVW-TV--One Crowded Night .................................. NR 10:00 3.m.--KTNT-TV--CIuny Brown ....................................... A-II 11:00 .m.--KVOS-TV--Crossflre ........................................... A.II 11:30 3.m.--KOMO-TV--To Please a Lady ...... , ........................... A-II 11:30 .m.--KTVW-TV--MIne Sweeper ...................................... A-I 1:00 a.m.--KTVW.TVCat People ......... , ................................ B THURSDAY, MAY n 9:30 a.m.--KOMO-TVRockabllly Baby ..................................... A-I 10:00 a.m.--KTVW-TV--Heavenly Days ...................................... A-I 12:00 NOOn---KTVW-TV--Boy with the Green Hair .......................... A-I 2:00 P.m.KTNT-TV--The Iron Curtain ................................... A-I 3:30 P,m.--KING.TV--Marrled Before Breakfast ........................... A-I 3:30 P.m.KVOS-TV--FIIght to Hang Kong ................................. B d;:30 P.m.--KIRO.TVStrange Lady In Town ............................... A-II 10:00 P.m.KTVW.TV--Enchanted April .................................... NR 10:00 P.m.--KTNT-TV--The Eve of St. Mark ................................. B 11:00 P.m.KVOS-TV--Woman In White ..................................... A-II 11:30 P.m.KOMO-TV--Beachhead .................................... A.II I1 30 P.m.KTVW-TV--Flghtlng Grlngo .................................... A.I 1:00 a.m.--KTVW-TV--SIIver Queen ..................................... A-II FRIDAY, MAY 31 9:30 a.m.K(MO-TV--Cuban Pete ................ A- 10:00 a.m.KTVW-TVDog of Flanders ................................... A-I 12:00 NoonKTVW.TV--Enchonted April ................................... NR 2:00 p.m.KTNT.TV--Affecttanately Yours ............................... A-II 3:30 p.m.KING-TV--Modam X .................................... A I 5:30 p.m.KVOS-TV--Best of the Badmen .................................. B 6:30 p.m.KTVW-TV--The Arlzonlon .................................... NR 10t00 p.m.--KTVW-TV--Breok of Hearts ................................... NR / 10:00 P.m,--KTNT-TV--The ConsplrrJfors ................................... A-II 11:00 P.m.--KVOS-TV--The Loves of Carmen ............................... A.II 11:30 P.m.--KOMO-TV--Secret of Convict Lake ............................... B 1:00 a.m.--KTVW-TV--U nderwater ...................... . ................... B This Review It Sponsored by Catholic Gifts & Church Goods, Inc. Religious goods for the home, church and school. A pleasant shopping atmosphere with a select variety of religious gifts. 607 Union S., Souffle I MUfual 2-3929 Lord made you rich in a material sense. Oh yes, you worked hard, or you guarded your in- heritances, or you invested well, but the Lord is still the first cause of your wealth. "What have you that you have not RECEIVED?" e It is much easier for you to save your soul than a famished "fellah" in Egypt or a miser- able cliff-dweller in a Latin America "faveila." You can give in Christ's Name. But the poor have to sink down into the depths of their souls and make an act of resignation and submission to God's Will. You say you are generous? You boast that you gave $100,000 to build a $3,000,000 church or $250,000 to construct a library? Fine[ But are you really satisfied with what you have done, or were you "pressurized" by agents, pub- lic relations officials or drive "hatchetmen?" Did you give supernaturally or did you give naturally? Did it profit you for eternity or did it give you a bronze plaque in time? e Measure your gifts with the rules that Our Lord lay down for giving: I--Our Lord said we should give to the poor. When you are ready to make a distribu- tion, "call in not the rich, but the poor." He - meant that you should treat the disinherited of the world as though their need was not a stigma but a claim. The needy catechists in Korea, the impoverished priests of Rhodesia --these are the men to benefit in the light of the life to camel 2--Our Lord said we should give anony- mously: "Do not let thy left hand know what thy right hand is doing." Ever notice how much more you give when you "subscribe" than when there is a collection? The ego wants satisfaction in the first instance. Beggars el- thee with; for thou shalt be repaid at the res- urrection of the poor." The rich could repay you, honor you, put you on a board, but the poor can do nothing. Therefore, the Lord will have to reward you. The saddest words in Sacred Scripture are: "Thou has already re- ceived thy reward." Those of you who are rich and who want to give to the poor of the world so that no one else but the Vicar of Christ makes the distribu- tion, write to me. I will reply personally to help you save souls. GOD LOVE to S. B. /or $70. "'This is my first pay check/ram my first place o/ employment." . . . to Mrs. A. B. /or $2. "To help the poor at the world and beg prayers/or a/allen-away son." . . . to E. B. /or $20. "'After graduation, several girls are spending a weekend at the shore. I would rather you use the money I had saved to send missionaries abroad." . . . to a South Dakotan /or $35. "For the Holy Father to use as he judges best." Find out how an annuity with The Society for the Propagation of the Faith helps both you and the poor of the world. Send your requests for our pamphlet on annuities, including the date of your birth, to Most Reverend Fulton J. Sheen, 366 5th Ave., New York 1, N. Y. Cut out this column, pin your sacrifices to tt and mail it to Most Roy. Fulton J. Sheen, National Director of the Society for the Propa- gation of the Faith, 360 - 5tb Ave., New York 1, N. Y., or your Archdiocesan Director, Roy. Stephen Szeman, 907 Terry Avenue, Seattle 4. Cooper's Faith Sustains Him (Continued from Page 1) flight and high praise for those engaged in it. He related that on his return from the Pacific he stopped in Honolulu where he dropped a wreath on the tomb of the sunken U.S.S. Arizona. "And I thought as I did so of the many thousands of American military who have fought and died and who are still fighting and dying, and who in the future will fight and die that we might have a free country . . ." he said. He explained the reasons for calling his spacecraft Faith 7 in the following words: "I named my spacecraft Faith 7 for three reasons: "One, because of my be- lief in God and country; "Two, because of the loy- alty to organization -- the two organizations, actually to which I bdlong; "And, three, because of the confidence in the entire space team." The third reference was to the seven members of the team. For this reason, this numeral was added to the name of the spaceship of each of the preceding astronauts as fol- lows: Alan Shepard--Freedom 7 Gus Grissom--Liberty Bell 7 John Glenn--Friendship 7 Scott Carpenter--Aurora 7 Walter Schirra--Sigma 7 The seventh member of the team; Donald Slayton, will probably never fly, because he recently developed a slight heart flutter, but he is never- theless an active member as coordinator of all astronaut activities. Comment on Cooper's brief remarks in the House of Rep- resentatives chamber were those of a true hero, simple, self-effacing, sincere. We cannot resist mentioning, by way of odius comparison, the bombastic twaddle uttered by Soviet Gherman S. (I am Eagle) Titov, after his asserted 17-orbit flight. He said he never saw God up where he was. Perhaps not. Perhaps not. Haitian Volcano Dictator Francois Duvalier still sits at his official desk as president of Haiti despite the fact that his term of of- rice has expired and the con- stitution of his country spe- cifically states that no presi- dent may succeed himself for a second term. "I wish to assure my friends in the Western Hemi- sphere that Haiti will con- tinue under my administra- tion as a peaceful nonaggres- sive nation with its own de- velopment," he promised in a formal statement last week. At the same time he charged that the U.S. was principally responsible for having at- tempted to create panic and causing the trouble in his country recently. It is true that the U.S., to- gether with other states in this hemisphere, would like to see Duvalier out of office, but it is questionable whether it has done anything as yet to bring this about. Duvalier further accused out- siders of "meddling in Haiti's internal affairs," and for this asserted reason, he refused to admit the O.A.S. Human Rights Committee. Friends Dwindle If Duvalier had friends among the Latin American states, they have obviously de- creased in number. Costa Riea and Venezuela have severed diplomatic re- lations and .others are ex- pected to do likewise. How- will be broadcast on KOMO- Radio at 9 p.m. 10:30 a.m., The Catholic Hour, KING-TV, Channel 5. The opening of the Second Vatican Council and films of Pope John will be featured in this final program in the "I Am With You" four-part series. This program features an exclusive interview with Aug- ustin Cardinal Boa, S.J., of the Secretariat for Christian Unity. 0:00 p.m., Challenge, KOMO- TV, Channel 4. "Capital Punishment" will be the controversial subject ex- plored by Roy. William Treacy, Rabbi Raphael Levine and Dr. Lynn Carson on today's pro- gram. 7:15 p.m., Sacred Heart Pro- gram, KTVW-TV, Channel 13. Why do people become des- pondent? What values must we cultivate if we are to be happy in this world? These questions are answered by Roy. Josep.h Christie, S.J., missionary in England and Scotland on this program "Peace of Mind." 7:30 p.m., Hour of St. Fran- cis, KTVW.TV, Channel 13. A young couple enter into marriage confident that love will overcome all differences, including religion, between them. Henrietta Moore, Nell Hamilton are featured. DOCTOR KRAMER Reviews The News ever, as yet the larger states of Argentina Brazil and Chile have shown no incli- nation to take action unless violence again erupts in Haiti. The U.S. has "suspended" diplomatic contacts, although it has been explained that this does not represent a formal break, as our ambassador, Raymond L. Thurston, still re- mains at his post in Port-au- Prince. Ecuador has also suspended relations with Haiti and simi- lar action is expected on the part of Honduras. Insisting that special precau- tions are still warranted, the U.S. is maintaining a 10-ship naval force and 2,000 Marines standing off the Haitian capital at a respectable distance. Meanwhile, the State De- partment is engaged in an "urgent study" of the whole question, including the legal- ity of Duvalier's tenure of office and the prospect of continued recognition. Reports of numerous bomb- ings in and near the Haitian capital leads to the belief that Duvalier is sitting atop a rum- bring volcano. African Unify Heads of state and their for- eign ministers from 32 inde- pendent African states have ar- rived at Addis Ababa, Ethi- opia, to attend a conference for the purpose of reaching some sort of agreement on African unity. Before the meeting opened, President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana proposed that his plan of union and a continental par- liament be accepted. Obviously, he pictured himself as the logi- cal head of such a union. The pro-summit conference of foreign ministers ended by submission of a proposed charter for continental unity, to be developed over a three- month period by a tempor- ary secretariat set up in Ad- dis Ababa by the Ethiopian government. This proposal is now being discussed by the heads of state in a summit session. The meetings excluded all ob- servers who were not Africans together with the Union of South Africa which was severe- ly criticized. Bold proposals were also made by the foreign ministers to fight remnants of colonial rule, which were di- rected at Portugal. Included in these plans was SUNDAY, MAY 26 7:00 a.m., Georgetown Univer- sity F o r u m, ' KlXI-Radio (910 ke.) "Hospitals are Career Cen- ters" is today's topic. Panel- ists are Fred McNamara, Mrs. Edward Adams and Mrs. Elizabeth McDonald, all prom- inent in hospital work in the Washington, D.C., area. 7:45 a.m., Hour of St. Fran- cis, KXA-Radio (770 ke.) "I'm glad I haven't anything like that on my conscience," exclaims a self-satisfied man on today's program "Don't Blame Me." 9:15 a.m., Sacred Heart Pro- gram, KIRO.TV, Channel 7. "Suffering and sacrifice are not one and the same; sacrifice is suffering with a purpose," says Rev. Walter J. Burghardt, S.J., of Woodstock College, Md., on today's program "Theology and Human Living." 10:30 a.m., What's New in the Schoolhouse?, K O M O - T V Channel 4. "Quality Education in Paro- chial Schools" will be the top- ic of discussion and Sister Irma, S.N.J.M., and Sister Innocentia, C.S.3., supervisors in the Archdiocesan Depart- ment of Schools will be the guests. They will discuss plans for improving instruction in Catholic schools. The program Throughout the setting up of guerrilla training bases, some of which already exist. Although at this conference there has been no indication of Communist penetration or in- fluence, the mention of guer- rilla bases brings to mind leaders in such bases as Hold- en Roberto and others who are doubtlessly Communist- influ- enced. The interest of the Soviet Union in Africa cannot be underestimated. Moscow is doing its best to make it ap- pear that the Soviets are the best friends the Africans ever had. Before the conference opened, the Kremlin told the African leaders that it would support their effort to achieve union provided they rid the contin- ent of Western influence. Talks Fail Prolonged talks between del- egations of Pakistan and India over settlement of the Kashmir territorial dispute has ended in an official "breakdown." This has also marked the failure of strenuous efforts by the U.S. Land Britain to bring about a settlement of the 15- year-old conflict which has been protracted by india's re- fusal to live up to her promise of holding a plebiscite in Kash- mir. No progress was made dur- ing the past six months dis- cussion of of the problem, yet India said it was willing to continue seeking a Kash- mir solution "at the diplo- matic level" and was not averse to third party me- diation. This new failure to arrive at an amicable agreement has a great impact on the Red Chi- nese threat against India and the military aid which will be given India to ward off that threat. India has indicated that it expected assistance from the U.S. in the amount of $1,500,- 000 within the next five years, although it can consider itself fortunate if it obtains one-third that amount. Said Mr. Bhutto, Pakistan's Foreign Minister, to Indian reporters: "Believe me, we want peace with you. But the links of common heritage between our two countries are be- ing destroyed by Indian arrogance." tally retarded. A series o/ tests run when he was about live showed that part o/his brain had suffered injury and would never develop normally. The doctor advised us to send him to an institution but we decided against it. Lately he seems to sense that something is badly missing and grows so tense that we must give him tranquilizers. He is never aggressive yet we must keep him inside the house and watch him constantly. The doctor has again advised us to place him in an institution. We lust can't decide what would be the right thing to do. What would you suggest? husband you your a very difficult situa- and face t.ion, any decision you make will necessarily in- volve heavy emotional costs. Experience shows that parents and other mem- bers of the family tend to develop a special kind of affection and concern for a handicapped child, with the result that it is not easy for them to make an objective appraisal of the situation if a'change seems indicated. I think that parents find it so difficult to reach a decision about placing their child in a special institution because they secretly fear that they may be motivated by the de- sire to escape a burden rather than by sin- cere parental love. As I shall point out later, parental love may also be mistaken in its aims and consequently lose sight of the real interests of the child. Because mental retardation is a rather in- clusive term and widely misunderstood, it may be useful to describe it in some detail. FATHER Briefly, it refers to the lack of intellectual THOMAS ability resulting from arrested mental develop- ment and it manifests itself in poor learning, inadequate social adjustment, and delayed achievement. Generally this condition i either present at birth or begins during childhood, and the causes are many and obscure. Mental retardation should not be confused with mental illness or with a specific disease. Rather, it is a sign or symptom of either mongolism (con- genital idiocy), birth injury or infection, or even inadequate stimulation in early childhood. The retardation can be so severe that the afflicted person never leaves protective care, or so mild that it is detected only under stress or through special tests. Few People Recognize Retardation's Scope erhaps because it has received little publicity until recently, few people recognize the" full scope of the problem. According to fairly reliable estimates, some five million persons in this country are retarded. In other words, it disables I0 times as many as diabetes, 20 times as many as tuberculosis, 25 times as many as mus- cular dystrophy, and 000 times as many as infanatile paralysis. And it strikes those who are least able to defend themselves-- the children. Every year roughly 126,000 babies are born who will be mentally retarded. It is no "respector of persons," for it may afflict the child of the rich or the poor, the urban dweller or the farmer, the captain of industry or the manual laborer. I have mentioned these facts not merely to show you that many other couples face similar situations, but to remind all Americans that they should encourage and support community, state, and federal programs designed to deal with the problem. There is serious need for more researcb on the nature and causes of retardation, for more adequate diagnostic and clinical services, for additional residential institutions, special schools and professional staffs, and "for enlarged vocational agencies to deal with rehabilitation. As President Kennedy has pointed out, we have made con- siderable progress in dealing withphysical handicaps, disease, and mental illness, but '!we as a nation have for too long post- poned an intensive search for solutions to the problems of the mentally retarded. That failure should be corrected." Immediate Medical Attention Needed ou and your husband are to be commended for seeking expert medical advice as soon as it could be given reliably and also for accepting the diagnosis of impairment at that time. Some parents are reluctant to seek advice or to accept it even though they have clear evidence that their child is not de- veloping normally. Such reluctance may result from a false sense of shame and neurotic guilt or from ignorance that di- agnostic services are available yet it is very unfortunate because the child may either be blamed for not advancing more rapidly or denied the special care needed to develop fully what capaci- ties is may possess. I gather that your son bas not reached an age at which he is becoming increasingly difficult to manage. Although there may be various reasons for his growing tenseness and aware- ness that" something is badly missing," it seems likely that his restriction to the house and lack of suitable companions are contributing factors. I feel that you should give your doctor's advice very serious consideration. In reaching a decision, you must try to judge what will be best for your son and the other children. His present condition suggests that he may well require the routine order, trained care, and regulated freedom available only in an institutional environment. 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