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News and Vitwt Truth and Sincerity liras Os COLUMBIA LEAGUE IRE ENTERING UNIT FIELD MIME Are Practically Attempting To Fill What Demand There Is For Second-Class Ball. NOBODY IS NOW KICKING. If There Is Room for Another Circuit Public Is Willing Jo Be Shown. By RALPH L. YONKER. It l« the general opinion among fol lowers of baseball that outlaw leagues attempting to compete with the majors and the higher classes of minors stand little show of success. The backers of the newly organized Columbian league, which was launched at Chicago, Sat urday, with prospects of teams at De troit, Chicago. Kansas City. Milwau kee, Bt. and Louisville, have the right Idea about the only way possible to make good. They will not compete with the majors In announcing that they do not In tend to make war upon th? old organ isations and that they do not Intend to pay enormous salaries for players, but will content themselves with what they can get at reasonable prices, they Lave practically taken the stand that they will offer only second-class ball. Again, they will play on dates not taken by the big teams. In other words they do not intend to compete with the major clubs, enter a field which la now occupied in the cities named by semi-pro team*. Whether there Is money enough in this field to pay the traveling expenses of teams taking long jumps is a question that only experience can decide definitely. The promoter of the Detroit club. A. John Roeslnk. has managed semi-pro team* In this city for some time, hold lug the games at Mack park. On Sun days he has had quite a following and evidently has made some money, but he has not affected the attendance at Bennett Park. In reality, aside from the hlgh ."cundlng name of the league and the long distances teams will have to trav el, there does not seem to be much ► difference between the minor teams • that are engaged each summer In the towns of the new league and those of the new organisation. They will cover the same field with aome ad vance, perhaps. In the class of playera. * Aa in the theater line there may be .room for lower priced attractions lu c lh« same city with the high-classed places, and, if then- is. the competi tion loving American people will be perfectly willing to show. However, the hero-worshipping fandom would lather see Cobb and Baker have a run in at third from the right field bleach ers at two bits a throw than see sec ond raters from behind the plate at fifteen cents. Nobody has any kick on the new league. Its backers have Just as much right to try out their ideas at their own expense as the founders of the American league did, and there are doubtless many who would hall with glae any little disturbance they may chance to kick up for the present base ball organisation of the country. The award of Pitcher Salmon to the Wgrkmen by the National Commission Yffterll* Had been claimed by the Car dtnsfcr is a forecast of what may be common in Class C leagues as a result of the new provision which makes an affidavit necessary with the signing of each contract before It can be filed with Secretary Farrell. 'Salmon was a school boy player whom. Bresnahan, b?Th« St. Louis Na tions. thought he had clamped by « agreement To play with him after his term at school had expired In the meantime Connie Mack signed ihe boy. Now he Is awarded to the Athletics in spite of Bresnahan's pro teats Hitharto in minor leagues it has been possible to secure "accepted terms" over a Player’s signature, which practically bound him to the riub getting his autograph, but which was not a baseball contract that would disbar him from playing amateur ball. It could be arranged to keep the play er's signing under the hat until the college season was over, but in case there was a contest the first agree ment stood. Now the player cannot sign unless he wishes it to be made public through an affidavit. The managers can get all kinds of verbal or even written promlaea, but they will not hold In baseball uoleas the contract la proper ly filed, as was the esse with Pitcher Salmon. Buffalo Is throwing a fit or two be cause ft is afraid that It is going to lose some of the Detroit players which , it thinks it has coming. Here is what one Buffalo writer says about It: | “The fact that Manager Stallings has had a conference with Manager Callahan, of the Chicago White Sox. end that he is due to have a further talk with President Navln. of Detroit, has turned the eyes of the Buffalo fans westward Manager Stallings had the promise of several good plat ers from Detroit last year, but Man agar Jennings was unable to get waiters on all of them, and the Buf falo Infield was weak all reason as a result. President Navln, of Detroit, stnde his purchase of the Providence International league team, (with Hugh Jennings. Ty Cobb and others). It naturally anxious to turn all hts vurplus material oxer to the Provi dence teem, and would do so at once, for a previous agreement with the ll.'.ffalo management, tn the confer ence between Stallings and Savin. i the matter will undoubtedly be Axed i up. so that Buffalo will K*>r pome of Ihe plnywra, and Providence, the others. “Chick” Lathers, the Infield* , Vr. "Dei” Drake, of the outfield, third baseman Moriarly, "Big" Ed i.afltte. the leading pitcher of the Interna liens! league two years ago. and out . fielder “Davy” Jones, are the Tigers slated for release rrnvidenc* wants . there ail. hut Buffalo has s contract a irb Detroit for surplus plaver* and Manager Stallings may insist on its MURPHY REFUBEB TO CONFIRM KONITCHY TRADE RUMORS CHICAGO, Jsn. 15.—President Murphy, of the Cubs, today re fused to confirm the report that Roger Bresnahan. of the Car dinals, Is to trade First Base man Konetchy to the Cubs in re turn for Reulbach and Jimmy Archer. LUNDEXPECTFD TO BREAK THE WORLD'S SKI RECORD Smashes Distance Mark at Ar cadia W ith a Leap of 126 Feet. WINONA. Minn.. Jan. 15. —Eraar Lund, the crac k ski jumper of Chip pewa Falls, Wis.. is expected to set a new world's record in ski jumping in the International tourney this winter following his sensational work on Thompson's Hill at Arcadia yesterday. Lund leaped 12« feet on the Tamarack Bkl club's course, a few minutes after Mars Haugen bad broken the old rec ord by leapiug 124 feet. “THEBE limOHm BE HO FIGHT,"'SITS SMOKE Unless Consulted About Palzer Go, Johnson Will Balk In July. CHICAGO, Jan. 15.—Jack Johnson made good today on bis threat to run amuck among the plans for a world's championship fight between himself and Jim Flynn. "There ain't gonna be no fight.” This was the big black s first state ment. lAter he qualified it by saying that unless he la consulted immedi ately regarding plans for the Flynn- Palzer battle he will withdraw from the agreement to fight Flynn next July. Johnson's complaint is made under his agreement with Jack Cur ley. Flynn's manager, that neither fighter shall go into any bouts before i the championship affair without the j consent of the other. Johnson says he ac*-eed to Flynn’s fight With Kublak : but he was not consulted about the Palzer fight and declares that should i Flynn be held to a draw it would ruin the prospects of the championship battle. Johnson intimates that a money consideration might Induce him to agree to the Flynn Palzer fight. ED. WALSH TO TEACH A YOUNG NAMESAKE ST. LOUIS, Mo., Jan. 15.—There will be two Walahes with the White Sox dn their training Jaunt to Texas this year. Vincent Walsh, the 15-year old pitcher of the champion Wabadas of this city, will make the Jaunt with l Comiskey s men. Ed. Walsh, the fa mous spitball pitcher, is reponslble for the lad's opportunity to take a peek at the southland and visit the camp of a big league team in train ing. He will have a chance that comes to few youths of his age. Big Ed. Is no relation to the young ster, but interested himself In Vin cent after having seen him pitch a few games for the Wabadas. The Chicago pitcher and Vincent’s father were schoolmates, and the two of them, with old Joe Quinn, former star second sacker of half a dozen major league clubs, journeyed out to the Wabadas’ park to see the lad work every time the White Sox were in town last season. SKILL VS. SLUGGER; ATTELL VS. BROWN NEW YORK. Jan. 15.—The ques tion of the ability of a skillful boxer to whip a slugger will be determined Thursday night, when Abe Atteil, the world's champion featherweight, meets Knockout Brown, the slugging lightweight. Atteil is regarded as the shiftiest fighter in the ring, while Brown has a terrific “kick” In eack hand. Atteil will concede 12 pounds to Brown. HOPPE AND SITTTON WORK HARD FOR COMING MATCH NEW YORK, Jan. 15—Willie Hop i pe. the youthful billiard champion, and George Sutton are practicing harS j for their match for the world s 1* 2 1 balk line championship, at the Hotel Astor, on Feb. 7. Hoppe defeated Sutton for the championship on Nov. 2R, but neither player was satisfied with the result, as the heat In the hail made the balls roll Improperly. HOGAN IS MATCHED TO MEET TOMMY MURPHY SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., Jan. 15. Fight fans here hailed with delight today the announcement that ‘•One- Round” Hogan, who has been cam palgning In the .east, has been match ed to meet Tomv Murphy, of New York. In a 10-bound fight here Jan. 31. The boys will weigh In at 138 pounds at 5 o'clock. CALLAHAN WILL START SOUTH ABOUT FEB. 20 CHICAGO, Jan 16.—Manager Jim my Callahan, of the White Box. an nounced today that be will start for the southland about February to. Cal lahan will precede the team about ten days and will take a string of three pitchers and two catchers with him The Box will make their early training trip through Texas I ■♦•■ A—• - . T I# ■**«• tfcat H. R. leak# wa« ranked, nr Pan told that hts pretence In I the rapacity of a book!# ru not aeadad at Juarea. THE TIMES SPORT PAGE FOOTBALL WILL HE MADE OVER NEXT FALL AS A RESULT OF SAM WHITE'S INDIVIDUAL PLAYING They're going to drop one football mandate next summer, when vareliy candidates trot out for preliminary practice. The whip, like, ' Fall on that ball, freebie!” will be missing. In its place coaches will shout to vet and new comer. "Pick it up can't you? Get it on the bound.” Varsity inflelders will be In de mand and trick-tumblers will be out of date. Sam White, of Princeton, the big blonde end who defeated Yale and Harvard and made the Tiger cham pion of the east, is responsible for the new order. His trick of snapping up a loose bail and scoring touchdowns did more to speed up the game than any one play of the season. Many critics have said "White Is the luckiest guy that ever wore mole skins.'* but his success was not due to luck, but to persistent practice In grabbing a hounding ball. The real story of Sanford B. White's (yes, that's his name) great work In the Harvard and Yale games dates back a year. In the Yale-Princeton game Nov. BiNKET-RU.I. GAWKS Foil DETHUIT TICAIIS THIS WKKK Wednesday—Detroit **Y” v*. Bat tle Creek ”Y" at Battle Creek. Uni versity of Detroit vs. Niagara Uni versity at Niagara Falls. Thursday—Detroit "Y ’ vs. Grand Rapids “\" at Grand Rapids; Uni versity of Detroit vs. Canisus Col lege at Buffalo. D. A. C. vs. Over lands at Toledo. Friday—Detroit ”Y" va. Evans ton "Y" at Evanston; Rayls vs. Hope College at Holland. Western vs Adrian High at Adrian Saturday—Eastern vs. Ann Arbor High at Detroit; Central vs. Pontiac High at Detroit; Friendship Lodge vs. Bav City *‘Y" at Bay City. SPALDING’S BASEBALL RECORD PUBLISHED The fifth annual edition of Spald ing’s Official Baseball Record for 1912, edited by John B. Foster, has Just been published and contains a fund of Information for every follower of the national game. The Record is a timely work of reference, containing aa it does the complete averages of each league in organized baseball major and minor—with diagrams showing the weekly standing of each club In each league, a short resume of the season In each, and a hat of previous champions. The book is not wholly statistical, however, as a his tory of the past year In baseball, chronologically arranged. Is presented, an account is given of the evolution of the hall from the early days to the present cork center ball, the 1912 selections for the Spalding Baseball Hall of Fame, world series records, and minor league happenings. HUGH DUFFY*GOES TO THE BREWERS TODAY CHICAGO. Jan. in.—Hugh Duffy, former manager of the White Sox, Is rnroute for Milwaukee today to take charge of the affairs of the Brewers. Owing to owner Havenors Illness, It Is thought Duffy will he In active control from now on. By BILLY EVANS. Is it good business to make a man ager out of a star player? Experience* Indicate It is not The latest example Is Hal Chase, who re* signed as leader of the Highlanders. No player has more ability than Chase; no player has more gray mat ter; no player quicker to take advant age of opportunity; no player more popular with his team mates Appar ently he would make au Ideal man ager. yet Chase had au unpleasant year in 1911. When George Stallings was leader of the team he did the driving, while Chase did much of the directing When Stallings was in trouble. Chase ' loomed up as his logical successor [Chase retained his power of directing, 'bu: he lacked the driving ability. Chase proved to be too good a fel flow to make a manager. .Contrary to < nato.nt his new duties did not sffect his playing in fact his [work ass player would have been l>krd to improv* ojl THE DETROIT TIMES; MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 191*. §l, jyrTJLLOWINfrTKE TITfE .V KimtstD \k I / A CMAIStE r -■« ATOUC'R dowp \l> i- A ft thl'YAli ejarrs Y£a» jA YkV iff j r eg I / /anzmopEo AQuitJcivE l* t k. HOT <jaoUXDEB9 ACT I ****■ ss^AVkite ' gff-. PRirtCETOIO WEATEST • ’ -AT-HJ-ETE £ C WzC^ tWTN TWaO <SBZAT PaiNCtJCTf t\ \ VJCTOJUM Arvo TFte M A tv*'*) VTiomrift* or that \ e*J*-nCVIM JtBuATVOW or ANDH2 WEVEa . rooxßAiL A3 a azawt % ovMLOO kj a CKAUCt-' X0OAI.LO1? THE* 1 CHASE’S FAILURE SEEMS TO PROVE BENCH MANAGERS A NECESSITY 12, 1910, Daly, Yale captain, missed a punt on his 22-yard Hue, and White recovered the ball. He fell upon the ball because he had been drilled to do so day after day. by coaches who adhered to the old order instead of seeing something new, when It was shown to them. White had a better chance to score at that time than he had this year, when he succeeded twice, but he obeyed orders, even if In doing so he broke a lot of l*rinceton students. All that winter and last spring, Princeton talked of what "might have been.” White always insisted he could have scored, but the men who "knew" football laughed at him. Despite this attitude White began to work on his Idea. He kicked the ball about and practiced grabbing it on the bound, until baseball practice started. When Princeton called for football candidates last September, White re turned to the attack. He insisted upon his theory and to Keene Fitzpatrick was delegated the job of discouraging the man with a hunch. Though Smothering Sarnia 5-1, Detroit Missed Capt. Piett In Game Saturday Night Team-Work Was a Lost Art With the Detroit Hockey Seven. Although the Detroit hockey team had but little trouble in smothering the Sarnia seven with a 5-1 score, Saturday evening, at tne Arena with out the services of Capt. Piett, who was taken out of the game because of protests from the O. H. A. on ac count of alleged professionalism, his absence was noticeable. Piett has been the main factor in holding the men on the forward line to team play and while the Individual efforts of the orange crew were top-notch they were not In unison enough to count as much as they should have. SHORT LENGTHS John 1.. Sulllvaa ha* takes off •lx«y pounds lately by leading the simple life In the country. l alled Mate* Gold asaorlatlna’a tour nament will by held at Chicago next summer. Praak WrWanae and Johnay G«e echel, southpaw bowl*r*. will meet for a serb-s of games at Fett’s alleys Fri day evening and another the Thursday following at the Printers' club alleys for a side bet of |55. A meeting of Windsor hockey en thusiasts to complete arrangements for a league In Windsor has been tailed for tonight. Joksaos mmyn f or bett should refrnet. ffure! That would take more news paper spare. Rasters defeated WrWlllnn nt basket ball Saturday afternoon. «« to 10. Cleveland will base a heavyweight bowling team In the A. B C tourna mert. the men averaging 204 pounds. While he Is bring generally label ed as a managerial fallurb ( doubt If any ope could have made a better showing than Chase did. With a pitching staff regarded as the best In the league, he was con ceded a chance to finish well up. The pitching staff was one big reason for Chase's failure. Instead of showing the torm expected the staff w ! a« an in and oitter. Injuries to several play ers. as well as his own serious Ill ness. was a combination that would have floored the best. In time the playing manager Is liable to become extinct In the major league* Experience ha* shown that the duties of manager are enough for ary man. In National league j Fred Clarke and Frank Chance will j probably manage from the bench this (year. In the Nmerlcan league Jimmy ! Ca'h’ban. Ikvbhy Wallace and Jfike Htah will he playing managers and I Htahi tbe only one in the game every t da j. Fitzpatrick, fortunately, knows a good thing when he sees it and as he watched White grab the ball time and again, seeming to outguess the oval as It hopped craxily In an unexpected direction, he realized the value of a man like White with a loot>e ball. Upon Fitzpatrick's recommendation, the coaches began drilling the eleven in picking up the ball instead of fall ing upon it, and w'on both of Prince* ton’r big games. Princeton ranks White above Poe. John DeWltt. Phil King and other heroes. He Is the only individual who ever won games from both Yale and Harvard through his own efforts. White doesn’t care for football. Baseball in his forte. His ambition has been to wallop Yale. He has on a few occasions. It was White's hit In the final Yale- Harvard game of 1910 that broke a 4 4 tie an*i won the series. Against Harvard last spring he won with a three-base hit that scored three men. Laier. Yale-Princeton game, he scored the winning run. He has made a name as one of the best orange and black basketball players. It is hard that Piett should be forced to remain out of the games with the O. H. A. teams. The offense with which he is charged, it seems, is playing with professionals at some time or other in his career with Ca nadian teams, and he says that he has never received a cent for his ser vices. In case the Canadian amateur body which has supervision over this mat ter, refuses to see Manager Brown's side of the argument, it is likely that American teams or at least those not connected with the O. H. A. will be played In the future. Houghton is one of the promising teams that is looking for games with the Detroit bunch. Saturday, Archie Hamilton filled Piett’s place and did It in a very ac ceptable manner. Hamilton is an old Toronto player and he knows the game from face-off to time. On the forward line Hannenburg and Farlow managed to cop four of the goals secured by Detroit, getting two each, while Gillies aided with an other. On defense, Black starred, his rushing back of the puck after break ing up a Sarnia attack, was great. Kmery played his usual strong game. Prout at goal didn’t get a chance to shine, getting but few stops. For Sarnia, Proctor was the only man to score. Goaltender Cameron had a lot of work to do, and did It in a spectacular manner Had It not been for his agility, the counters for De troit would have been more than doubled. CHANCE GETS L. SMITH, CLASSY COAST SHORT MONROVIA. Cab! Jan. 16.—Al though the training season Is still two months away, Frank Chance, of the Chicago Cubs has already begun hia attempts to holster up the Bruin In field. He has signed 1a Smith, of Red lands. Cal., touted as one of the class iest shortstops on the Pacific Coast. Fur-Lined Coats FOR MEN FOR WOMEN Cheap as Plain Cloth AT THE ANNIS FUR SALE ARTHUR DEVLIN, OF QIANTB, 19 TIRED OF WARMING BENCH NEW YORK. Jan. 15 Arthur Devlin, of (he New York Giants, once regarded as the premier third baseman of the country, uiay wear another uniform in 1912. Devlin, tired of warming the bench, has for hla re lease. Baltimore Ts anxious to secure him if National league clubs will waive ou his services. LITTLE FIVE UTS DOWN SUMMER BASEBALL BARS So Athletic Teams of Smaller Colleges In Illinois May Be Blacklisted. CHICAGO, Jan. 15.—N0 end of dis cussion and some ill-feeling has fol lowed the vote of the “Little Five," college conference in letting down the bars for summer baseball. This sub ject has been a bone of contention at every meeting of the “Hig eight” con ference, and it is expected to be the rock on which the conference may split up. It is also predicted that the Athletic teams of the “Little five." Ijtke Forest, Monmouth, Knox, Ar mour Institute and Beloit may be blacklisted by the larger colleges. Observations From The Sporting Dome There will be a singular condition cf affairs in the major leagues this year. In the National league it has been variously asserted that the Giants, Phillies, Cubs, Pirates. Reds. Brooklyns and Cardinals will llnish In the first division. This leaves only the Bostons for the second division. In the American league the different claimants have the Athletics. High landers, White Sox. Tigers, Red Sox ami Naps for the first division, so that the second four will consist of only Washington and St. lx>uis. BRYAN PURCHASES CARTERCAR COUPE George Reason, manager of the De troit branch of the Cartercar Cos., has Just received a telegram from the New York show, stating that William Jen nings Bryan had visited the displays of the different 1912 models and had selected a Model “It” Cartercar coupe. Mr. Bryan purchased this car ex pressly for the use of Mrs. Bryan. He studied the operating chassis on exhibition there very carefully, and finally chose the Cartercar on account of its remarkable simplicity, safety and ease of control. He has had a very good opportun ity to study all the leading makes of automobiles in his various tours over the country, and it speaks well for the Cartercar that It should be chosen by one so well acquainted with motor construction. NEW YORK INVITED TO ENTER TRANS PACIFIC NEW YORK, Jan 15.—New York yachtsmen have been Invited to par ticipate in the great trans-Paciflo ocean race from Ran Pedro to Hono lulu. which will start on June 11. # O'flrlrn (isl« §IO.OOO f Friends of Joe O’Brien, who know uhat they are talking about, positively declare that he Is drnwtng down 110,- 000 a year as the official representative of John T Brush in New York. Be sides he is allowed 12,500 expense money to be used as needed in main taining the social end of his position. Olympic Too Early. Chicago athletes do not approve of the plan to start the Olympic games on June 29. claiming that it does not afford enough time for training, par ticularly for the collegians. Hoppe and McGraw Partners. Willie Hoppe, the billiard champion, pnd John McGraw, manager of the Giants, have become partners as bil liard-room owners in New York. Central’s Basketball Team Looks Like One of Championship Caliber 24-23 Victory Over Ypsilanti Teachers Makes It Look Good To Central Supporters. Central High school basketball team looks good for a championship this season after their 24-23 victory over the Ypsl teachers, Saturday night. Cp to last week, Central had attack ed nothing but weak high school teams against which they piled tip points galore. Then, without any Edittd by RALPH L YONKER THREE DETROIT REITERS SEATED fOR JOBS WITH' ROESINK'S LEAGUE CLUB . » Dickinson and Schaub, Semi-Pro. Players, and MacConachie, Have Places. I CLEVELAND MAY COME IN. ( hick Lathers Is Mentioned as A Tiger Who May Be Offered Position. A. J. Roesink returned this mornlpg from Chicago where he attended a meeting of the magnates of the newly organised Columbian Baseball league, with a franchise for the Detroit club. He announced that three men naw in Detroit would be among the play ers In the new team. Horace Dickin son and Joe Schaub. outfielders who ha\e played with Uoeslnk’a semi-pro teams for some time, and Gerald Mac- Conachie, who belongs to the Norfolk. \ a . team, are the men. M ith these three men as a starter Manager Roeslnk will build up hla teum from players who may be ob tained from semi-pro teams all over the country or from the league teams In the national organisation. I am optimistic in regard to tha success of the new league,” said Mr Roes ink this morning. ”1 have al ways drawn good crowds with semi pro teams at Muck park and shall ex pect to do the same with the club In the new league. m JU i ßt J lo .* are tr y ,n * to get ( lev eland Into the organization In or der to assist Detroit in holding qp this end of the circuit M. A. Bobick. a Cleveland man with plenty of finan cial hacking, will probably enter. He wanted, as I did, to get into the Uni ted States league, but when Its back ers decided not to come this far west, he turned his attention to this west ern organization. T he cities who are now in the or ganization. are Detroit, Chicago, Mil- K «ui»as City, and 3t Louis, with Louisville, Cincinnati, Indian apolis and Cleveland possibilities “Moat of the criticism of the league has been along the line of lack of financial backing. I have two mon eyed men in Detroit back of roe in this proposition so that there la no tear for Detroit on that score “As for players. I shall not try to rob the big leagues, but will confine my efforts to picking up men about the country and here and there a major league player who Is dissatisfied with his Job. Chick leathers of the Tigers, for in- Manc'e, might want to consider a Job with me. I understood that there ii evefy possibility that he will be sent to Providence against his wishes. He may want to drop organized baseball and play with my club. However, I have not as yet consulted him about that. ‘ I figure that I have an east side crowd to cater to, the same as Bennett Park has a west side crowd. The east side Is nearly as large as the part of the city west of Woodward avenue and it has a better class of baseball pa trons. Parks In the western part of the city have failed, while Mark park In the eastern has been a decided suc cess. “There is one thing I object to. and that Is having the new league called an outlaw league. I don't see yrhy It is an outlaw any more than another theater In the town would be an out law theater. “The players In the Detroit club will he paid from S2OO to $250 a month. The admission to the games will be from 25 to 50 cents. We will play here only when the Tigers are away, alternating with the Cleveland team in case It comes .into the league. Thus you see we are in no way trying to buck the big leagues, but are rather trying to cover a field they do not en ter.” BAT. NELSON TAKES ON DENVER BOXER NFW YORK. Jan. 15.—Marty Dales, lightweight boxer, of Denver, Col., will meet Young Battling Nelson in a ten round fight in Brooklyn, tonight. The boys will weigh in at 130. graduation they humped up against a fast college five and managed to nose out a one-point victory. • Central's passing was very accurate, and the basket shooting excellent. Besides that they fought out from be hind a four-point lead that the teach ers bad on them In the first half to a victory.