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'A HAPPIER WORLD IF WOJiEN PROPOSED"
Miss Gloria Headington, Who Declares Homes Would Be Happier If Women
Expressed Their Love to Men.
Lon Angeles, Cal., Feb. 29. Miss
Gloria Headington, at whose sugges
tion the San Diego International Ex
position built a Leap Year Court in
the most picturesque spot on the
grounds, is a staunch advocate of the
woman's privilege of Leap Year pro
posal "Leap Year," said Miss Heading
ton, ".never should be looked upon in
a frivolous light When taken seri
ously it is the means of solving one
of our great social problems.
"Why should it be such a breach of
etiquette for a woman to propose?
The present system "of courtship is
unfair to women. The world is rob
bed in every generation of some of its
finest mothers, because some man
has failed to ask them to wed. The
only way to decrease the number of.