Clipped From Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
was the Women's strike is success By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Women activists around the country, marking the 50th anniversary of their winning the vote, have begun a new drive for equality. They marched in the streets, chanted at rallies and held symbolic demonstrations. High point of Wednesday's "Women's Strike for Equality" was a mate march down New York's Fifth Avenue that drew a polfce-estimated crowd of more than 20,000 persons, including Women wÂ«re urÂ»el to stay home from their jobs and not perform menial household tasks. Business communities reported little absenteeism, however, and the largest crowds were for those events timed for the lunch hour or after work. The New York parade drew thousands of homebound office workers as spectators-most of them friendly Others stared or snickered or shouted disapproval. Kate Milted, w*nowledtÂ»d chief theoretician of UÂ» women's liberation inovÂ«mÂ«t and author of "Sexual MltiM, s'ki, "Today is the be|tanlii| of a new movement. Today iÂ» thÂ« end of mitenniums of oppression." About 2,000 people turned out for a noontime rally in Boston where Mrs. Florence Luscomb, who worked for women's suffrage 50 years ago told the audience that at the start of the feminist movement "it was im- ! for a woman to speak puMk like this." Police estimated a Chicago crowd at J,0Â» and another 3,000 ptlMivd in Indianapolis where members of i women's liberation group performed a skit demonstrating their demands. In Missoula, Mont., three women were arrested on disorderly conduct charges after painting liberation signs on residential sidewalks. And ISO women turned out for a brief demonstration in Paramus.