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6 Section 1 Chicago Tribune, Friday, October 25, 1985 World report Nation world Women's strike puts freeze on Iceland yjjj SOLD Ver it- ') -(: ')'. , i vfeg Noy France changes all its phone numbers Ffom Chtcago Tntourw wires PARIS France's 23 million telephone subscribers will have new numbers as of midnight Friday as part of a plan to double the capaci A LOT OF OTHER SPORTS SEDAWS ARE DRIVEN BY PEOPLE WHO VHAITED TOO LONG TO GET A SAAB. In the last few years, we've had to say "No" to a lot of prospective Saab customers. We hate to do it, but we've had a lot more customers than cars at times. Imagine the disappointment of a customer who has watched his neighbor fill up to 56 cubic feet of luggage space in his Saab, when he has to settle for a sports sedan with less than a third of that capacity. Maybe he's even ridden in a Saab for long enough to appreciate its superb handling'and outstanding comfort, but just didn't move fast enough to get a Saab for himself. . If you want to own a 1986 Saab, you really should see us about it soon. them the worst-paid jobs and that things had actually gotten worse over the last 10 years. The mood of the meeting was one of anger and disillusionment, in contrast to the optimism at a 1975 rally held to mark the start of the United Nations Women's Decade. One speaker Thursday said the law on equal pay for women was being flouted by firms making secret payments to men. Earlier Thursday supermarkets broadcast on radio telling their employees to take the day off after thousands of women shop assistants failed to go to work. Men working at banks voted to keep them open at all costs to show they could do without women at least for a day. Women make up more than half of Iceland's population of 240,000, and 80 percent of them work outside the home. They generally earn 40 percent less than men, though they are entitled to equal pay for the same job. They own only 10 percent of the island's property and are virtually excluded from top jobs. Not all women, however, thought the strike a good idea. At the fishing village of Hellis-sandur outside the capital, women said they wanted only higher wages for their men so they themselves could be free to devote more time to their homes and children. REYKJAVIK, Iceland Reuters Iceland's female president joined tens of thousands of women employees and housewives who walked off the job Thursday in a mass 24-hour protest against male privilege. Disconsolate men crowded into hotels in the early morning after their wives refused to cook breakfast for them. Many companies shut for the day, and most telephone switchboards were left uns-taffed. President Vigdis Finnbogadottir, saying she would stay away from her office in solidarity with her protesting sisters, refused to sign a bill ordering striking air hostesses at Icelandair back to work. The Cabinet held an emergency meeting after the refusal the first in the country's history and acting Prime Minister Halldor As-grimsson later returned to the president at her official residence and persuaded her to change her mind. But Icelandair's 160 stewardesses, whose strike Wednesday stranded half the country's airliners at foreign airports, said they would defy the return Order and attended a women's rally here called under the slogan, "We dare, we can, we will." They were among 25,000 women more than one-fourth of Reykjavik's population who gathered in the main square to hear complaints that men had left ty of the phone system. The press is predicting panic. Telecommunications officials said 20,000 technicians were working on the changeover, the first time a country has changed all its numbers simultaneously. The change puts an extra digit at the start of the seven digits now used. According to a poll by the weekly magazine VSD, only half of France's telephone subscribers understand the new system and one-fifth do not even know their own number. For Parisians it is a simple matter of adding "4" to the current number. Elsewhere, the number will depend on the region. Report on nuclear aid wrong: China PEKING China denied Thursday it has offered nuclear help to Iran and South Africa and stressed that its nuclear contacts with Pakistan are for peaceful purposes only. A Foreign Ministry statement, responding to allegations by Sen. Alan Cranston D., Calif. and congressional experts, denied China has provided or offered to provide nuclear assistance to Iran, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina and Pakistan. The statement included a rare reference to nuclear cooperation with Pakistan. Both countries have denied that Peking is helping Pakistan make a nuclear bomb. Kasparov in control in 19th chess game The most intelligent cars aw built. 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At a Capitol news conference to announce events leading up to the new federal holiday, King said the day would be one on which all Americans "will unite in celebration of the life of a man with a special dream for all Americans, and indeed for all the people of the world." Congress last year voted to designate the third Monday in January beginning in 1986 a federal holiday to celebrate King's birthday, Jan. 15. Indiana area must keep Central time ; INDIANAPOLIS Five counties in the Evansville area of southwestern Indiana were denied permission Thursday by the U.S. Department of Transportation to change from the Central to the ' Eastern time zone. Ed 0'IIara, a public affairs officer for the de-'. partment in Washington, said the department will not consider the change for Vanderburgh, Gibson, ' Posey, Warrick and Spencer Coun- ties. The department said it found the five-county area is tied more closely to western Kentucky and southern Illinois, which are on Central time, than with the rest of Indiana, most of which is in the Eastern zone. Cycle club leader gets life for murder MADISON, Wis. The national president of the Ghost Riders motorcycle club and two other club members have been convicted of first-degree murder, arson and insurance fraud in a fatal tavern fire near here in 1983. Convicted Wednesday were Alvin Hegge, 45, president of the club, based in Washington state; Scott Howard, .30; and Will Highfill, 41. Howard and Highfill also were convicted of endangering safety. The men were sentenced to life imprisonment on the murder charge. They will be sentenced on the other charges later. Catherine Christian, 22, died in the March, 1983, fire at Rosa's , Cantina, 5 miles southeast of Madison. 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