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Todays cliUclxle i. Will The A It's not whether you win or lose, but I how you place the blame. 86th Year, No. 225 Circulation 271-8381 Classified 271-9111 Other 271-8000 Phoenix, Arizona, Saturday, December 27, 1975 (Four Sections, 80 Pages) OX 15 Cents Sun Dev Danny Kush kicks 3 field goals Phoenix weather Mostly sunny with warmer afternoons. High 65-70, low 40-45.

Friday's high 66. low 42. Humidity: High 89, low 29. Details, Page B-7. rizona Republic hack Nebraska.

17-14 turn tiCMv 'A i-i'nt IV lit vti i By BOB JACOBSEN TEMPE In the biggest game Frank Kush has coached in 18 years at Arizona State, it was only fitting. Fitting, that is, that he keep it "All in the Family." Son Danny, who missed the last three regular season games because of a pulled hamstring muscle, booted three field goals, including a 29-yarder with 4:50 remaining, to give the Sun Devils a dramatic 17-14 upset over Nebraska before a record Sun Devil Stadium crowd of 51,396 in Fiesta Bowl V. Friday's victory concluded the Devil's finest season at 12-0, and almost certainly will improve their stock in the final polls. It was also A-State's 13th straight win and its fifth straight bowl victory. That's one away from the NCAA record of six, held by Georgia Tech, and, ironically enough, Nebraska.

The Cornhuskers, who were ranked No. 2 in the nation before a loss to Oklahoma, and who came into Fiesta rated fifth, suffered their second consecutive loss and finished 10-2. The victory over the 14-point favorite Nebraskans was Kush the Elder's fifth bowl victory in five tries. And it improved the nation's second-winningest active coach's overall record to 151-39-1. Kush, who has already won the Walter Camp Foundation's Coach of the Year Award, will be a strong candidate player award.

J.J. caught eight passes for 113 yards and a clutch touchdown that gave the Devils a 14-all tie after a two-point conversion. Freddie Williams lugged the ball 18 times for 111 yards to give the Devils much of their ground game. Dennis Sproul had an off day statistically, hitting only 14 of 35 passes for 163 yards. But he displayed the cool and poise ASU fans have come to identify him with.

Then there was the "Crunch Bunch," led by linebacker Larry Gordon. The Devil defense held the Huskers, whose offense averaged 406 yards a game, to just 288. Gordon was named outstanding defensive player. The senior had six unassisted tackles, six assists, a key interception and a tackle for a loss. Middle guard Rocky Mataalii, a surprise starter, was in on nine tackles, recovered an important late Husker fumble and had a tackle for a loss.

Defensive end Al Weigandt had 10 tackles, including one for a loss. And then there was the depth, a factor many observers thought would be strongly in favor of the Cornhuskers. Sproul suffered a pinched nerve on A-Statc's touchdown drive, and Fred Mortcnsen came in to hurl a 10-yard TD strike to Jefferson. Then he found Continued on Page D-2 Reoublic drawins by Gus Walker for other honors after making the Devils the nation's most improved club of 1975-12-0 from 7-5. Little Kush was superb.

The 5-10, 163-pound junior connected from 27 yards in the first quarter to give the Devils a 3-0 advantage; he hit from 33 on the last play of the first half to slice a 7-3 Cornhusker lead to 7-6. And he booted home the winner from 29 yards out with 4:50 left in the game to give the Devils a triumph that lived up to every Arizona Stale fan's hopes. But Danny had help. And a lot of it. Sophomore split end John Jefferson, voted ASU's Most Valuable Player last week, earned the outstanding offensive lit'.

ri "A'vr; hl 1 wvivNrs ih -ir- v. i Republic photo by Sue Levy Danny Kush kicks Arizona State University's winning field goal against University of Nebraska. Partying slarls early Fiesta is a spirited clash for fans as well as teams 1 jLi i S- iU i ft A SI. Exuberant fans swarm SPRIGGS of that tradition the fans at Louisiana State University, who might be caught dead, but never sober, in Tiger Stadium. It smacked of the annual Georgia-Florida clash in Jacksonville, which is hilled as the "World's Largest Cocktail Party." By 12:30 p.m., most of them were poured into their seats and spoiling for action.

The only things as red as their noses were the clothes worn by the estimated 8,000 Nebraska fans and 109 barbershop-style singers The Phoenicians who were attired in red and white outfits for their singing of the National Anthem. It appeared to be a red conspiracy when the first three high school bands marched into the stadium dressed in red and white. However, when the Sun Devils came on the field for their pregame drills, the stadium seemed to explode in a flash of gold pom-poms. They buried the Nebraska chant "Go Big Red" with "ASU, ASU, ASU" over and over and over. When the Devils responded with a two-tiered pregame mob huddle, the fans went wild, knowing at least that the Devils had outhuddled the Big Eight co-champions.

In their wildest dreams, most nierelv Continued on Page A-22 By DAVE "Who's afraid of the Big. Bad Eight?" they shouted from the end zone seats when Nebraska's Cornhuskers charged out of the tunnel Friday to do battle with Arizona State in Fiesta Bowl V. "They," the record crowd "of 51,396, were bowl material by any standards. They howled enough to delay the game five times, and coached enough to intimidate ASU coach Frank Kush into going for a fourth-quarter touchdown instead of settling for a field goal attempt en route to a 17-14 upset of fifth-ranked Nebraska in a nationally televised game. Uncounted among (he stadium record throng were fans who began staking out seats on the buttes just after sunrise, according to Tcmpe police, who said a few camped overnight on Piker's Peak.

Not far behind them was the more affluent tailgate-party crowd, which set up shop around 10 a.m. in the various parking lots and began the three-hour countdown with booze and brunch. It was a case of keeping up with the Jones family as group after group marked party sites with high-flying pennants and began serious drinking around tailgate bars. Many of them drank before, after and instead of brunch and would have been right at home with the champions Republic phols by John Willlrd to congratulate players in the final seconds of Fiesta Bowl V. U.S.

must consider Avail along border Area is overrun in'li illegal Mexican aliens and drugs 5lh U.S. worker kidnaped in Ethiopian rebel region Associated I'Vess onto the field at Sun Devil Stadium SUPERSONIC AIRLINE The Soviet Union begins the world's first supersonic airline service with a 1.3C6 m.p.h. flight. Page A-5. STEEL RECOVERY Industry officials predict steel production will recover in 1976.

Page A-10. SHOPPING BOOM Merchants tolal up their Christmas business and report double-digit sales increases over last year. Page A-ll. CAMPAIGN ADVICE-Secret Service urges spontaneous appearances by presidential candidates. Page B-10.

Page Page Astrology B-12 Obituaries C-9 Classified C-ll-23 Opinion A-7 Comics B-12 Radio Log D-15 Crossword C-ll Religion C-l-4 Dear Abby C- Sports D-l-8 Editorials A-6 TV D-15 Financial B-13-15 Weather B-7 Movies D-10 Women C-5-6 Todays prayer There arc so many answers we seek to learn. Lord, that it is comforting to be able to turn to You at any time for Your help and guidance as we strive to find solutions. Amen. By ROBERT L. THOMAS Republic columnist America is going to have to think what heretofore has been the unthinkable.

And that is whether to build a Berlin-type wall or a superfence along the Mexican border to cut down on the flood of illegal aliens and smuggled narcotics. At the present everyone politicians, law enforcement officials and the public seems to oppose the idea. The politicians claim that such a barrier would only worsen relations between the United States and Mexico. The lawmen say that a determined smuggler or alien can find some way to breach such a fence. John Q.

Public simply doesn't know what's going on along the border and still believes the fiction that the wetback traffic and dope smuggling are of minor importance along the isolated area between the border cities. Instead, these mostly desert range-glands have become the scene of some of the most concentrated "cops and robbers" action in the nation, an almost daily series of adventures and misadventures that rival anything in the days of the Old West. I saw this during some recent visits to one small section of the borderlands that I know well the Sasabe-Altar Valley southwest of Tucson. While bird hunting last weekend I inadvertently "got the drop" on a pair of wetbacks hiding beneath a clump of niesquite trees. Both were carrying heavy doth satchels, which border patrolmen later told me were probably filled with marijuana packets.

Not wanting to hold the pair at gunpoint while looking for the Border Patrol, I backed off and left the lrightened men stretched out on the ground. Several hours later I did encounter a pair of border patrolmen (who confessed that they were checking my truck as a possible smuggler's vehicle) and told them where the pair had been hiding. The next day I returned to the spot to find the ground torn up by automobile tracks, indicating that two vehicles had made sliding, high-speed turns. I don't know what happened. Next I came upon a Volkswagen, the Baja-type with big tires that can travel cross country, hidden in some trees.

The driver, was not a hunter, peered at us from the opposite side of the car as we approached on foot. Then he jumped into the car. started it up and roared off deeper into the woods. When we did not immediately leave the area the Volkswagen came back, regained the road and sped off. It had out-of-state license plates.

A member of the Border Patrol said the car and driver could have been on a narcotics pickup mission waiting for a wetback "mule" to rendezvous with his satchel of marijuana. Continued on Page A-2 as an employe of Collins and other firms. She said he was 38 and unmarried. The family was told by the State Department that Mischalke was seized by five armed men who entered his house. An Ethiopian houscboy was also abducted and all food in the house was taken.

The Americans seized earlier were Navy PO 3 C. Thomas C. Bowidowicz of Jersey City, N.J.: Army Spec. 5 David Strickland of Orlando, Steve Campbell of San Leonardo, and Jim Harrell of Milwaukee. An ELF spokesman said in November that all four were in a mountain hideout in northern Eritrea.

"They are well treated and well-fed and have even developed personal friendships with their guards," he said. "They are not locked up but move about freely in the camp premises during the day. At night they sleep in four separate beds with one rebel guarding the hut." ADDIS ABABA. Ethiopia The U.S. Embassy said Friday that a fifth American worker has been kidnaped from the Kagnew communications base outside Asmara, capital of the rebellious northern province of Eritrea An embassy spokesman said Ronald B.

Mischalke of Mabel, was seized by unidentified armed men. Other sources said the abductors probably were members of the Eri-lrean Liberation Front, which is holding four Americans kidnaped in July and November. The ELF has been fighting for independence from Ethiopia for 14 years. The embassy spokesman said the Ethiopian government was asked to do what it could to recover Mischalke. The embassy said Mischalke was a civilian employe of Collins International Service Co.

at the communications base. Mrs. Roger Carre. Mischalke's sister, said her brother had worked on satellite communications around the world.

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