ns of Old
' Year Game
released by the owner. In this way
Mr. Maxton ascertains what hens are
laying the eggs.
An electric alarm is connected to
the doors of the nests, and when a hen
seeks exit by pressing against one of
the doors, the bell in the kitchen
The plan has worked successfgully
f the past several months, Mr. Max-
ton said, and there have been no false
Two months of the year of 1920t
have already passed, bht with the
influx of French wives and the high
.,cost of sugar and automobiles, the
Lep Year crop of husbands threatens
to be rather small.
In olden tims the privilege of Leap
Year proposals was given to women
not only by custom, but also by law.
A law passed in 1288 states that, "It
Is, statut and ordaint that during the
rein of hir maist blissit Megeste, for
ilke year known as lepe year, ilk
mayden ladye of both highe and lowe
estait shall hae liberte to bespeke ye
man she . likes, albeit he refuses to
taik hir to be his lawful wyfe, he shall
be mulcted In ye sum ane pundis or
less, as his estait may 'be." To the
penalty for refusal stated in this edict
was another attached by custom. Any
man who refused a woman's proposal
of marriage was forced to give her a
silk dress. It was a case of "heads
I win, tails you lose" for the woman.
She got either the man or the dress.
Smart St. Patrick
In Ireland there is an old legend
about the origin of this ancient priv-
ilege for women. It is said that St.
Patrick bought himself off from St.
Bridget's ardent proposal of marriage
by pomising to grant any. request
that she should make. In answer to
her plea for '"equal rights for women
he gav women one year out of every
four for their own.
Women's tights i New Guinea
There is, however, in the world at
the present time a country within
whose 'boundaries it might be said to
be .Leap Year all the time. In New
Guinea it is considered beneath the
dignity of men to propose, and it is,
therefore, up to the women to do it.
If a woman falls in love with a hand-
some New Guinea warrior with a ring
through his nose, she sends to his
mother or sistersa piece of string. It
is the duty of the recipient to play
the part of Cupid and bring about a
meeting between the two. The -fair
pursuer then expresses her great love
and admiration for the blushing war-
rior and, if everything is favorable,
the wedding takes place. It is inter-
esting to speculate upon the large
amount of string the family of a par-
ticularly. attractive young man must
Here in the United States, where
that privilege is limited to those years
whose last two numbers are divisible
by four, it is necessary for all wo-
men desirous of acquiring husbands to
act quickly. One Detroit newspaper'
recently announced that there were an
unusually large number of weddings
in that city during the month of Jan-
uary, showing that many Detroiters
are evidently availing tlemselves of
the Leap Year privilege.
rhii Rings Bell
When Egg's Laid
St. Louis, March 9.-A bell rang in
the kitchen of the home of Robert W.
Maxton of this city, and was followed
by the cackling of a proud hen.
"There's someone at the door," a
"Oh, no," replied Mr. Maxton. "one
of my hens has just laid an egg!"
Mr. Maxton tired of supporting hens
that would not lay, he explained, so
he installed "trick nests" in his hen-
When a hen enters a nest, a door
closes and imprisons the fowl until
WHAT'S GOING ON
A students' recital will be given at
4:15 o'clock today in the School of1
Music, the program being as follows:
Nocturne, Op. 32, No. 1....... Chopin
Japense Etude . ...... ...Poldini
My Lovely Celia .......Old English
(Arr. by Wilson)
The Nightingale Has a Lyre of
Canto Armosa ... .Sammartini-Elman
Souvenir de Wieniawski .... Haesche
Hear Me Ye Winds and Waves. Handel
- Thomas Dewey
Polonaise, D major....... Mlynarsky
Thou Ring Upon My Finger. Schumann
Pierrot ........ ............ Kroeger
12:00-Sigma Delta Chi luncheon on
third floor, Union.
3:30-Swimming team picture at Y.
M. C. A.
4:00-Soph Prom committee meets at
6:00-1923 Football club dinner in
rooam 321, Union.
7:00-Griffins meet at the Union.
7:15-Illinois students meet for or.
ganization in room 304, Union.
7:15-Commerce club meets in room
7:15-Surveyors expecting to attend
Camp Davis this summer meet in
- room 311, Engineering building.-
7:30-Get-together meet for freshman
foresters in room F216,. Natural
7:80-A. S. X. E. meetsin Natural
Science auditorium. Six reels of
pictures will be shown. I
7:30-Westerners club meets in Lane
hall auditorium. Election of offi-
7:30-Lecture by Miss Parker and
film "The Heritage of France" in
7:W-R. 0. T. C. club officers meet
in Lane lmall D. W .'Ressler, vice-
president, asks all officers to be
S:00--Interollegiate Zionist society
meets 'in Lane hall.
:00-Architetural smoker at the
3:00-Union church committee meets
in Lane hall.
6:15 -- Pi Delta Epsilon dinner on
third floor, Union.
7:00-Mandolin club practice in Uil-
7:00-Bay City club meets at the Un-
7:00 - Glee club rehearsal in Lane
7:15-Gooley club meets in practice
court room, Law building.
7:30-Comedy club meets in Sarah
Caswell Angell hall.
7:30-Rochester, N. Y., club meets in
room 304, Union.
7:30--Meeting of the Saginaw club, on
third floor of Union.
7:30 - Meeting of the Johnson for
President club at the Union.
Makeup exams in Economics 15, 37,
and 46 will be held at 9 o'clock Sat-
urday morning, March 13, in room
101, Economics building.
Junior lit dues will be collected from
10 to5 o'clock Thursday and Friday
in the corridor of University hall.
An election for Student councilman
will be held at the same time and
place on- Friday.
Senior engineer assembly will be held
at 8 o'clock Thursday morning. Mr.
John Lovett of the Michigan Man-
ufacturers' association, will speak
on "The Relation of the Engineer-
' ing Graduate to Industries."
Read the Daily for Campus News.
on her but is stopped by the other
The rescurer is temporarily blinded
in the brief struggle that takes place
and is guided back to health by the
nurse whom he has saved. But the
rejected brother satisfies his jealousy
by casting reflections on the nurse's
character and it is only when he con-
fesses on his death bed that the ro-
mance in the picture comes to a happy
Crystalizing every ray of sunshine
in Eleanor II. Porter's popular "glad"
story, Mary Pickford appears in "Pol-
lyanna" for the last fimes today at the
Arcade. Because of her mastery of
the pathos and quaint whimsical hum-
or in the leading role in this play,
Mary Pickford has been rewarded with
a number of enthusiastic endorse-
Iments by her critics.
. Among them the New York Tele-
graph says, "There is- only one dif-
ference between Mary Pickford in
"Pollyanna" and Mary Pickford in
her earlier pictures. She has a better
vehicle in which to play.';
Jessup to S'peik Before U. of -i. Club
W. A. Jessup, president of the Uni-
versity of Iowa, will speak at the De-
troit U. of M. club luncheon at 12:30
LAST TIMES TODAY
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Pic tog raph
Two brothers are ip sharp contrast
in Dorothy Dalton's "The Market of
Souls," to be-presented today and to-
morrow at the Majestic. Coming to
the city to complete her nurse's train-'
ing the heroine meets them both; one
of whom tries to force his attentions
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