The informal initiations of the 1920s took the form of “mock trials.”  These skits, written by the members of the “pledge” class, exposed various college “scandals” and included a lot of campus gossip.  The trials, like Neggs vs. Deggs  written in 1924 by Cecil “Teet” Carle, were very popular, often playing to a full house on campus each spring.  But by 1927, the mock trial became a thing of the past and Skull and Dagger looked for new ways to initiate its new members.