Tuesday, June 18, 1974
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
MS. takes care of babysitting problem
NEW YORK (UPI),- When
she was three months pregnant
and job-hunting, Phyllis Langer
felt most uneasy during inter-
ijews when asked:
'You're not going to h a v e
hildren, are you?"
Or, when asked:
"YOU DON'T have any child-
ren, do you?"
She heard of an opening at
MS. Magazine. "I called," Lang-
er said in an interview, "and I
said at once - I am pregnant.
I hear you have an opening."
Langer, expectant mother, got
the job on the staff of MS.
Magazine. In August of '73, lit-
tle Alix was born. She has be-
come the first MS. Office Baby.
"I HAVE been taking Alix to
my office at MS. Magazine
snce she was five weeks old,"
T anger said. "This has allowed
si to see her grow and be with
her during all those marvelous
firsts - first smile, first word,
first crawl - while also con-
tinuing to work in a job that is
important to my feeling of in-
Langer said it is very import-
ant to she and Alix's father,
Arnold, that they spend as much
time with her as possible.
"WE SHARE the responsibil-
ity of her care at home and I
find it important to integrate
her into my work life."
What has happened at the of-
fice with Alix there is some-
thing of an old-fashioned nature.
As Langer nut it: "We no long-
er have .large family networks
and community ties in which
children once were able to grow
and develop within a more sup-
portive and natural atmosphere.
"IN OUR society, children of-
ten are the "exclusive proper-
ty' of two parents. But Alix is
fortunate because she has an
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mothers and four fathers.
"It allows her to come in con-
tact with people who love her,
play with her, and help her to
learn what people and the world
are really like."
Langer said Alix's father has
taken her with him to appoint-
ments associated with his work.
As a result she has also made
friends in the travel business.
ALIX GOES to the office three
days a week. The other two
working days a sitter comes in.
Langer has a set of the baby's
gear in the office - food, case
of pampers, other things. The
baby, now nine months, sleeps
in her stroller which makes in-
to a bed.
Having Alix at MS. has allow-
ed many of the staff members,
for the first time, to have an on-
going relationship with an in-
Some are taking new looks at
"THEY ARE partinipating in
al the ups and downs - with
diaper changing, the feeding,
the crying, the joys of her
"This is a rich experience for
Alix, an enlightening one for
staff members and most certain-
ly a boon for me."
MS. Magazine is expanding its
quarters and if the policy of 'Ever since Alix came to
office babies continues, who MS., I've stopped worrying
knows, there may be a play- about how to get enough light
room for the little ones. and sun into oir busy lives.
"She's our personal sunIu1m.
PATRICIA Carbine, publisher Ilaving Alix around our office
of MS. Magazine, talking about allows us to share one of le's
the office baby, said: special graces."
Uruguay torture found
(Continued from Page 5)
Their report issued Sunday es-
timates that since July 1972, 3,-
500 to 4,000 persons have come
before investigative authorities
and that 1,140 of these are still
in custody awaiting trial.
"IN ADDITION," the report
says, "many other persons have
been and continue to be arrested
and detained for varying per-
iods without trial."
MacDermot said the torture
includes the "statue" treatment,
in which he said prisoners are
forced to stand up for as long
as two or three days; the "sub-
marine" treatment - prolonged
and repeated ducking, and elec-
tric shock-to sensitive areas in-
cluding gold dental fillings,
which he called "excessively
"The first session of ill treat-
ment . . . continues until t h e
detainee indicates that he is pre-
pared to make a confession,"
the report says. "If he then fails
to do so . . . another session of
ill treatment occurs before he
is re-interrogated and so on,
until he confesses."
"MACDERMOT and 'ahland-
er spoke with government min-
isters, senior legal and military
officials, defense lawyers, re-
leased prisoners and relatives of
prisoners. They said that mili-
tary judges told them they re-
ceived hundreds of complaints
of torture but "hd'd not found a
single case proved."
"The general view among de-
fense lawyers is that almost all
persons detained in military
barracks and some of those de-
tained in police stations are still
being severely ill-treated either
during or as a preliminary to in-
terrogations," the report said.
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