JERRY DOWD, FRATERNITY MAN by Lawrence A. Keating
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JERRY DOWD, FRATERNITY MAN

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An expose of Greek letter societies of a secret nature in high schools. Jerry is elected to an exclusive fraternity and he is proud and unquestioning of the honor until a brother rigs an election to make him baseball captain, and then nearly forces the editorship of the high school paper on him. Jerry almost loses his best friends, but when gambling precipitates scandal on the fraternity, and Jerry is framed because he wont join in the whitewash, it is theme good friends and a few honest boys who help him clear his name and perform a public service in bringing to light the unwholesome situation. The book does a difficult job well, in revealing the foolish and often vicious practices -- the rigmaroles, paddling, initiations, the intrigue for school power, the pain and snobbery, the unhealthy incidents -- which parents, school teachers, boys and girls should be alert to combat in their own schools.

Pub Date: Sept. 10th, 1947
Publisher: Lantern Press