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finest Jurniture Store in the South JOHNSON Furniture Co., Inc. Ralph Brandon Distributor Pan-American Petroleum Products U. S. Tires Batteries Shreveport, Louisiana Phone 7-2716 THE HICKS CO.. Ltd. Cherokee Dairy Products Southern Girl Coffee THE GAMMA DAMMA PLEDGE MANUAL for you are not common dust — YOU are GAMMA DAMMA dust! You must always obey and humiliate yourself before your older brethren. They are your elders and your betters, and besides they have more money invested in the fraternity than you. You will be beaten, cursed, defiled, down-trodden in a thousand ways, but it will be for the eternal betterment of your soul. You may be welted and bruised, but think of the pleasure in future years of being a sadist yourself! Occasionally (quite often) certain minor demands will be made of you, such as the payment of excessive dues, the purchase of drinks for officers, the loan of a car, the carrying of books, the dating of left-over girls, the taking of blames, and various other small things. But do not falter; this is only to test your spirit, for only those of the finest are worthy of Gamma Damma (perhaps, an exception can be made if you have a wealthy father.) HISTORY: The organization of which you are now a part is not the re suit of an accident. Rather it has behind it years of tradition and honorable memory. The legendary story of its founding is widely known and has been referred to in such august publications as " Captain Billy ' s Whiz Bang, " " Snappy Stories, " and the like. The night of its founding was a dark one in December of 1927. Lanny Wharton, having just failed six exams in a row, was feeling dejected. Plunged in deepest melancholy he sought solace at a night club where he met Tom Yeaman, who had busted only five, but still felt bad, being a very sensitive type oi boy. Morosely the two brooded together until the floor show came on. At the sight of the lovely bouncing chorus girls a gleam appeared in their respective eyes. A warm glow crept into them and with one accord they solomnly pledged themselves to the permanent admiration of chorus girls. Thus was born Gamma Damma. (Afterwards, they both entered show business themselves, Lany selling tickets on the sidewalk, and Tom keeping people out of the stage entrance.) Since them many famous alumni have came and went through the portals of dear Gamma Damma. (That is, all except John Wallace. He came ten years ago and he ' s still here.) Everyday you read or hear of some famous son of Gamma Damma in every walk of life, all successful and happy. Among the many famous people who have worn the pin of Gamma Damma are Doug Corrigan, who doesn ' t know whether he ' s coming or going; John Warde, who set an endurance record before he jumped off the ledge; Congressman Zioncheck, who escaped the keepers twenty consecutive times; Neville Chamberland, the most ungraceful tight-rope walker of the era; (Continued on following page) H. H . BAIN ROOFING The Bain Roof Is Rain CO., Proof INC. 815 Milam Street Phone 4289 MISSIONARY MERCANTILE CO. Ida, Louisiana
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Compliments of The J. B. Beaird Corp. Shreveport, La. : ' ir iri Cast ami Wrought Ornamental Iron Work This Book Is Bound in a KINGSKRAFT COVER Manufactured by The Kingskraft Press, Inc. Kingsport. Tenn. Producers of Fine Covers For All Purposes Good Furniture is Cheap at Booth ' s 801-837 TEXAS AVENUE THE GAMMA DAMMA PLEDGE MANUAL and Fritz Kuhn, the finest ventrilo- quist ' s dummy of the year. RITUAL: In an organization of this type there must be a very solemn and impressive secret ritual. All the beauty and mystery of its form must be understood by every pledge. If it weren ' t such a deep dark secret ■we ' d explain it to you, but it ' s too bad, we can ' t. BENEDICTION: We hope you have caught some of the essence of Gamma Damma through the per- usal of this little book. May some, of the spirits of its founders enter into you and may you live to add luster to the bright shield of Gamma Damma. In years to come life will buffet you; fate will cross you; destiny (and profs) will fail you; but always you can cling to the comforting thought " Alas, I have lived. I have had the best to be had. I have tasted life to the lees. I have been a GAMMA DAMMA! "
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