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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta May 37, I97J IHE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 IJimnrc Stello wouldn't back down Ejects Alston, Walker after argument ._ ___ trt a 5.9. mardin with Joe Tl.v THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It was a comfortable 72 de- crees in Hie Houston Astro- dome, but temperatures rose anyway. First, manager Wall Alston of Los Angeles Dodgers lost his lixpos 5-3. Because Mgo Cubs turned back Montreal of his premature exit, Alston wasn't around to watch first-hand as the Astros scored their winning run in the eventh on Doug Rader's run- POLICING THE GREEN Jack Nicklaus, who fired on eight-under-por 66 Friday to ,nk. o one-s.roke lead al 134 in the Atlanta Golf Classic, cleans up trash on the llth sre.B before nuking hi, Nicklau, had a 70 in Thursday, round. Considered (is golfs greatest anialuer Legendary Montague dies LOS ANGELES (AP) The facts say that La Verne Matthew Moore was once ac- quitted of robbery and assault charges and then played a round of golf in the 1939 Na- tional Open, shooting an 80 and dropping out. But the legend surrounding the man who called himself John M. Montague is as fas- tastic as those to whom he's been Henry, Popeye, Paul Montague, who died Friday In suburban Studio City at 66, was possibly golf's greatest amateur player and one of the strongest men in the world. His reported antics on and off (lie golf course won him many famous friends and accolades from persons who never saw him. I Mystery surrounded Mo- ntague when he first flashed into national prominence in the early 1930s. A celebrated golf match, in which he used a rake, a shovel and a base- ball bal, to teat Bing Crosby an excellent him to national notice quarters of a mile In four shots. -He lofted a ball over a 14-story building on his first attempt. shot par on cratches while recovering from a bro- ken hip. Few of the reports were substantiated by the news me- his friends, Andy De- vine, Johnny Weismuller, Crosby, Oliver Hardy, Gu Kibbe, all swore the storie were true. The reason he didn't lik being seen in public an refused to have his pictur taken is probably related I the robbery and asau charges. When he was finall acquitted in 1337 of the 193 robbery and assault, he be came more open. Nicklaus sweep into golf lead cool and got thrown out of the game. Then field boss Harry Walker of Houston Astros got hot and was ejected. "Tension just kind of builds up, I said Alston, after losing the argument to plate npire Dick Stello Friday night d the ball game, 5-3 to the tros. Alston was kicked out in the xth inning after protesting a all tour called to Houston's ick Hiatt. "I started to go out to talk to tcher Al Downing about the exl hitter and catcher Chris annizzaro was still arguing ith the said Alston started over to Cannizzaro. ly first thought was to get Can- izzaro away from there. "But then he (Stello) asked me if I was coming to ask about he walk and I said, T'S AUTOMATIC A manager leaving the dugout o dispute a ball or strike call is utomatically ejected. Walker's departure was not as lementary. The Astros' man- ger got the thumb from urn- ire Andy Olsen after arguing oudly about an outfield play in he seventh Inning. Olsen ruled hat a fly ball hit by Frank Rob- nson touched the ground for a lit. allowing a Dodger run to core. Walker thought the ball vas caught by Bob Watson. "I guess I protested a little oud and said Walker. In the other National League lames, St. Louis Cardinals beat s'ew York Mete 6-2; Pittsburgh irates downed Philadelphia Plu'llies 64; Cincinnati Reds rimmed San Diego Padres 4-0; Atlanta Braves ripped San 'rancisco Giants 9-t, and Chi- coring single. The run, which gave Houston a 4-3 lead, was made possibly by Jimmy Wynn, who singled and stole second. The victory gave Houston a S'.-i-game bulge over Los Ange- les in their fight for the Na- tional League West pennant. The Cardinals unloaded on New York ace Tom Seaver early, scoring three runs in the first inning, and beat him for the first time since 1970. The usually-sharp Seaver walked three batters In the first inning and two came around to score. The Canlinals then added 5' ATLANTA (AP) Jack Nick- laus, honing his game for the U.S. Open, equalled the course record with an eighl-under-par 64 Friday and a one-shot lead at the midway point of the Atlanta Gold Classic. "It was an incredible .._............... -md said Homero Blancas. then the fantastic stories "It was an began to be told: agreed Lou Graham once knocked a bird off a telephone wire with a golf shot on a bet. Blancas and Graham, dead locked in fourth place three shots behind Nicklaus, played ii belted a ball three the same threesome with Nick SKEET SHOOTING ALL DAY SUNDAY Al THE LETHRRIPGE FISH oncl GAME RIFIE RANG! laus. Blancas had a 68 and Gra- ham a 69. it The Newest Multi-Purpose Off-Road Machine Available No low Pressure Tires ON DISPAY NOW AT BERT MAC'S CYCLE LTD. "By Far S. Alberta's Largest Cycle Dealer" 913 3rd Avc. S. Phsne 327-3221 CLOSED MONDAY OPEN DAILY to p.m. Thursday and Friday. to 9 p.m. OPEN A TOTAL OF 54'i HOURS A WEEK TO SERVE YOU "Our tlu-eesome shot 15-under par low ball." said Graham. "Nobody could hold honors. If you shot a par. you last off the tee on the next hole." Nicklaus, winner of this year, tapped in birdie putts of 12 feet on the third and eighth holes, to turn in a rather routine 34. However, he con- quered the back nine at the hilly. par 72 Atlanta Country Club course with a siz- zling 311. "I just played considerably better all around." said Nick- laus, who had a 70 in the open- ing round for a 10-uuder 134 total. WON THE HMSTEflS I Nickla.us has tudccd awsy tha first leg of the modern granr slam of winning Hie Mas tors in April. He's aiming for Iho other three major U.S. and British Opens and th PGA. His closest pursuer was Bol Limn, Ihe Atlanta chain pion wiiu has been ill a pro- longed slump. Limn had a Friday and recorded an cagli two on the 407-yard fifth holi when he sank a pitching wcdgi shot from a bunker us yard from Ihe pin. George Knudson shot his sec ond straight. 71 and was the onlj Canadian to survive the halfwa cut of 14G. Winnipeg's Wilt Homenui countered his second successiv 75 for a 150 total, five better than Ken Fulton of Mont real who had a 76 Friday. Native Sons see action on weekend Lethbridge Native Sons, who lead the four-team Southern Al- berU Major Lacrosse League will see action twice this week- end. Saturday night the Sons will travel to Calgary for a game gainst the Premiers, but will re back Sunday to take on the ame club on home grounds. Sunday's encounter is set to o at 7 p.m. at the Henderson ake Ice Centre. Meanwhile the Lethbridge Ju- enile Lancers will host the Cal- ary Premier's juvenile squac aturday at p.m. at tha lenderson Lake Tee Centre. Two other league games nil e run off during the weekend vith the Taber Ebony Hawks angling with the Calgary Sham ocks ra a home and horn eries. The Hawks host the Sham ocks in Taber Saturday nigh at 7 p.m. and then visit Cal