You will certainly be surprised to know that a questionnaire sent out to high schools by the National-Amateur Athletic Federation revealed that ninety-three percent of them had basketball teams while only sixty-three percent maintained baseball teams. These figures will probably astonish a great many baseball players and enthusiasts who have always believed baseball far ahead of all other games in this country. It is a fact that for some reason, or no reason at all, schools and colleges do not “cotton” to baseball as they do basketball ai1d football. Football, as every one knows, has always held the upper hand over baseball in the colleges. Where baseball wins out as the national game is among the independent and minor league teams.