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Saturdey, July 9, 1977
Defector criticizes
Chinese regime

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Three

TAIPEI, Taiwan (,.M - A
Chinese Communist fighter-pi-
lot who defected to Taiwan said
yesterday that the army had
to put down recent disturb-
ances in southern China.
He claimed the 800 million
reople in mainland China lead
"a very miserable life," the
Chinese hierarchy is "unstable"
and the purged "gang of four"
still wields some influence.
FAN YUAN-YEN, A squad-
ron leader who flew his MIG19
jet, fighter to Taiwan on Thurs-
day, appeared at a news con-
ference here and renounced his
Communist party membership.
"The Communist hierarchy
really is unstable," he told re-
porters. "Recently, there was
unrest in the areas of Chint-
slang and Potien in Fukien"
and army units were sent to
quell the disturbances.
Fukien, the southern Chinese
province across the Formosa
Strait from Taiwan and the site
of the military base where Fan
was stationed, was a focal
point of unrest reported in
China late last year.
FAN SAID. MANY tenant
farmers have resisted the gov-
erinent and there have been
many disturbances in Fukien
Province. He said farmers are
especialy hard up, with "noth-
ing much to eat or put on"
Fukien radio reported last
December that there was fight-
iag between troops loyal to
Chairman Htua Kuo-feng and.
radical supporters of Chiang
ching, widow of the Chairman
Mao Tse-tung. She and three
top radicals were arrested for
allegedly trying to oust Hua
last October. -
The ex-squadron commander
said the purged "gang of four"
still has limited influence in the
air force. He said when the

radicals were purged many
party cadres began to suspect
:hat the purges since the 1969 | '
tultural revolution were mere-
ly power struggles. They began
to feel Communist press reports
about purges were not relia- °> ...
ble, Fan said.
FAN SAID HE fled to tell
the world about the conditions
in China.
"There is no freedom, no de-
mocracy on the Chinese conti-
nent," Fan said. "What for-
eigners have seen in mainland
China was untrue . .,. you will
iever know how many peoples
were slain by the Commun-
ists."5
He said many people on the
mainland have died of starva-
tion. r
The 41-year-old Fan, who left
a wife and three children onAP Photo
the mainland, said the Chinese Shady lady
Communists lack the military
capability to mount an inva- Complete with parasol, 22-month-old Laurie Schaab of Grand Rapids goes out for her daily spin
lion with mom Carol, well-protected from the sun.
''ospital plans ove Slowly

By RON DeKETT
The University Hospital Plan-
ning Commission is- contending
with a web of regulations as it
slowly but steadily inches its
way towardhcompletion of plans
for a new hospital.
The planning process is still
in its infancy as the mammoth
job of compiling studies and
reports for the future teaching
hospital becomes more and
more complicated.
A 1973 BUILDING Conditions
Report concluded that the pre-

sent University Hospital's phy-
sical facilities were inadequate
to provide continuing modern,
efficient patient care.
The Regents accepted the re-
port, the state endorsed it and
the Hospital Planning Commit-
tee was formed.
"The initial concern of the
planning commission was the
siting of the hospital and de-
termining the size of the pro-
ject," Program Planning Of-
ficer Douglas Sarbach said.
THE COMMISSION evaluat-
ed all possible sites for ease

County plans recreation area
By GREGG KRUPA Commission has announced conceptual plans to
In 1836, the Washtenaw County Supervisors pur- transform the land, known as the County Farm,
chased a 128-acre parcel of land near the present into a county recreation area.
intersection of Platt and Washtenaw Roads to The plans reveal that the park will include fa-
be used as the site of the County Poorhouse, to cilities such as bicycle and jogging trails, a nature
serve the poor, the orphaned, and the insane. and garden center, a barnyard area, an outdoor
The fields surrounding the original poorhouse theatre and an arboretum of native trees and
were used to raise crops and animals to feed and shrubs, which will also serve as a cross-country
clothe tesidents. ski area.
TIRE COUNTY Poorhouse is long gone, but as ROBERT GAMBLE, Washtenaw County direc-
the city grew and expanded, the original 128-acre tor of Parks and Recreation, said the barnyard
parcel has remained an undeveloped island in the area may include animals "so that urban-bound
midst of an urban milieu. - children will continue to know what non-domestic
The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation See RECREATION, Page 10

of access, parking, environmen-
tal impact, expansion possibili-
ties economic impact anr con-
venience to the public. From
this evaluation, the committee
arrived upon a list of eligible
sites.
"We prefer to stay on the
present site, provided the ac-
cess problems that are known
to exist are documented," Sar-
bach said.
Heavy traffic and narrow
roads in the hospital area have
caused major congestion and
access difficulties.
S A R B A C H indicated that
if the present site proves to be
unsuitable, the alternative site
would be Radrick Farima --
University property located on
lixboro Road outside the city
limits,
The site decision hinges on
the Urban Area Transportation
Study (FATS), the recognized
transit authority in the Ann Ar-
bor Area.
UATS is engaged in a Huron
Valley Corridor Study to de-
velop a transit plan to cope
with the projected traffic load
throughout Ann Arbor and be-
ween Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor,
"HOPEFULLY, THE
study will be a definitive reso-

lution of the (transit) problem,"
said Marilyn Thayer, chairwo-
men for the Ann Arbor Town-
ship Planning Commission and
chair for UATS.
The results of the study and
the subsequent transit plans -
expected by the end of the sum-
mer - will be a major in de-
termining the location of the
Uriversity hospital.
Meanwhile, the planning com-
mission is currently compiling
a list of requirements the fu-
ture hospital must meet. This
includes the number of inbout
patients it is expected to han-
die, equipment and other spe-
cial needs of a teaching hos-
pital.
ONCE TilE 1.IST is com-
pleted, it will be sent to the
Michigan Board of _Health for
approval.
The Board will make its de-
cision on the basis of recom-
mendations from two planning
groupus - the Comprehensive
iealth Planning Commission of
Southeast Michigan and its
sub - organization, the Washte-
saw County Comprehensive
Health Planning Council.
If the Board and the two
groups approve the require-
ments, the commission be-
See 'U', Page 4

Cop chuckle No. -.
Apparently, an apology wasn't ample. After an
argument Wednesday afternoon which resulted in
losing his "only friend in the world", an unidenti-
fied 24-year old New York man who is visiting
Ann Arbor decided "defying the world" was-the
only way to rectify the situation. The man defiantly
stripped off his clothes and stationed himself cross-
legged in he middle of Liberty St. near State St.
Police soon removed him from the street, as he was
obstr'cting traffic somewhat. He refused to pu't his
clothes on for the ride down to the station, and was
charged with indecent exposure.
Cop chuckle No.2
It's been a rough week for the city police - when
they arrested an 18-year old man early Wednesday
morning for attempting to steal a new Cadillac
limousine from Muehlig funeral hime, on S. Fourth
Ave. owners of the car refused to press charges.

TODAY
limo had been narked in the garage. This hardly
deadened the man's desire for a joyride in the
hearse, for he drove it through the garage doors
and tore off to Broadway St. where he collided with
another car, piting an unidentified woman intor
the hospital. One source reported the man said he
stole the hearse because he "wanted to see how
it would be like to ride in a limousine like the Presi-
dent does." Having learned a lesson, Muehlig's
pressed charges.
Happenings..-.
... first, a reminder that Drug Help is interview-
ing people interested in volunteering to answer
crisis phones. If interested call 994-HELP ... to-
night is also a good night for an organ -. a pipe
organ, that is, as student Dudley Brian Cash gives
a recital in Hill Auditorium at 8 p.m. . . . mean-
while, at the Mwic School recital hall, there is an
8 p.m. chamber music recital . . . tomorrow is
your big chance to go Out with the Outing club. The
hikers will meet in the north entry of Rackham at
1:30 p.m... . then it's back to the music again

Music School recital hall piano at 4 will be Michele
Cooker- and twanging the recital hall harpsichord
along with the piano at 8 p.m. will be Tong-Soon
Chang . . . but if you'd rather see than hear no
evil, check out a free Cinema Guild showing of
Ruttman's Berlin Symphony in the Old Arch Audi-
torium at 8 p.m. . . . Monday, a whole slew of en-
gineering workshops commence at 8:30 a.m. in
the Chrysler Center. More information is available
from the Extension Service, 764-5304 . .. and while
you're on the line with the Extension Service, ask
about the Higher Education Summer Seminar on
"Coping With the Legal Environment", which is at
the Campus Inn from Monday until Friday . . .
there's a carillon recital by Helen Fan at 7 p.m.
in Burton Tower . . . and finally, the A-V Center
will show three free films in MLI-3 at 7:30 p.m.:
Cuba and Fidel, Just Laather That's All, and Mex-
ico: The Frozen Revolution.
On the outside
You know it's a hot summer when the weather-
man itarts describing 80 degrees as "cool". It'll be
sunny, pl asnt and cool both today and tomorrow,

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