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The Michigan Daily-Sunday, September 13, 1981-Page 3
aiwanese prof's widow
says hen was murdered

With wire reports
The widow of former University
Ph.D. student Chen Wen-Chen said in a
news conference Friday for the first
time that she believes her husband was
murdered and that his death could not
have been an accident or a suicide as
claimed by the Taiwanese national
security police.
Chen, who was most recently an
assistant professor at Carnegie-Mellon
University in Pittsburgh, was found
dead in early July on a university cam-
pus in Taipei, Taiwan's capital. His
death, which came hours-after a long,
intensive interrogation by Taiwan's
national security police, sparked
widespread speculation that he was
killed by Taiwanese authorities for his
allegedly anti-government activities in
the United States.
"MY .HUSBAND'S death was not a

suicide or accident. It was a ;nurder,"
said Su-jen, Chen's widow. She said th at
unaccountable external wounds on her
husband's body proved that he was
Many Taiwanese students here and at
Carnegie-Mellon University, as well as
CMU President Richard Cyert, insist
that Chen's death was "politically
They say that a network of Taiwanese
student agents in the United States
report back to the Nationalist Chinese
government in Taiwan the political ac-
tivities of fellow students.
CYERT SAID at the press conference
that foreign spying is considered illegal
on his campus and that anyone found
guilty will be suspended or expelled.
HE ALSO SAID CMU has established
a "harassment hotline" for Taiwanese
students who feel they are being spied
upon. In addition, he asked the faculty

chairman to set up an ad hoc committee
to investigate reports of spying on
Spurred by the mysterious circum-
stances of Chen's death, a House sub-
committee held hearings this summer
on the subject of foreign intelligence ac-
tivities in the United States, with a
special focus on allegations that
Taiwan runs a network of student spies
on college campuses, including the
University of Michigan.
AFTER CHEN'S mysterious death in
early July, officials at Carnegie-Mellon
and at the U.S. State Department had
some concern about the safety and
whereabouts of Su-jen, and her one-
year-old son, Eric, who is an American
U.S. officials had not been able to
contact Su-jen until nearly two weeks
after her husband's death. When she
returned to her home in Pittsburgh with

Soviets end Poland maneuvers

her son in mid-August she read a
prepared statement: "I do affirm most
strongly that I cannot accept their (the
Taiwanese police) conclusion that his
death was a suicide or an accident."
Here in Ann Arbor, Taiwanese who
oppose the Chinese Nationalist gover-
nment have said they believe Chen was
murdered by the Taiwanese national
police for his political beliefs and that
his alleged murder was to serve as "a
warning" to any students associating.'
themselves with anti-government ac-
tivities in the United States.
They said they think Taiwanese spies
on campus allegedly report any
dissident activities back to the island

AP Photo


IT LOOKED FISHY when William and Joan Parks, shown above with their
gargantuan salmon, turned in the three biggest entries in the Port Angeles,
Wash., salmon derby last weekend, whoppers worth $19,000 in prizes, of-
ficials said. And on Friday Clallam County Sheriff Steve Kernes arrested the
couple for conspiracy to commit theft after fellow anglers charged the two
had caught the fish earlier, frozen them, and thawed them for the contest.
~~ -
A film on Cuba kicks off the National Hispanic Heritage Week celebration
at the University. The film will be shown Sunday at 7:30 p.m., in Aud. B,
Angell Hall. On Monday, an open house will be held at the Hispanic-
AggirtiaeStdent riceWsCtgi donert, C.U.L.S., 228H West Engineering,
from 3-5 p.m. The film series will continue with "Hispanic Women in the
United States and Latin America," at 7:30 p.m., Monday in Angell Hall, Aud.
B,. Other activities are scheduled throughout the week and are open to the
public, free of charge. Roy Brown & Aires Bucaneros will perform in concert
at the Power Center Saturday at 8 p.m., closing the week's activities.
CFT-Suspicion, 3, 7 & 10:30 p.m., Michigan Theater.
CFT-Notorious, 4:45 & 8:45 p.m., Michigan Theater.
Cinema Guild-Gone With the Wind, 4:30 & 8:30 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Alternative Action-Aguirre, Wrath of God, 7 & 9 p.m., MLB 3.
Cinema 2-The Hustler7 p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
Cinema 2-Fat City, 9:30 p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
Mediatrics-The Godfather, Part II, 7 p.m., MLB 4.
Campus Films-Deep Throat, 6,7:30,9 & 10:30 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Organ Recital Series-Joseph Galema and David Diebold, DMA, 7 p.m.,
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Tecumseh.
Ark-Concert, Red Clay Ramblers, 8 p.m., 1412 Hill St.
Jewish Cultural School-Registration, 10 a.m., 1429 Hill St
Panhellenic Association-Plant Sale, noon-4 p.m., Michigan Union, Pen-
dleton Room.
Karma Thegsum Choling-Discussion on Buddhist Texts, 4-5:30 p.m., 734
Fountain St.
Hillel-Kosher Deli, 6 p.m., 1429 Hill St.
Hillel-Israeli Folk Dancing, 7-10 p.m., 1429 Hill St.
U-M Gilbert & Sullivan Society-Mass meeting for fall production of
"Utopia," 8p.m., Anderson Room, Michigan Union.
'AAFC-Enter the Dragon 7 & 10:20 p.m., Game of Death, 8:40 p.m., Nat.
Sci. Aud.
CFT-The Horse's Mouth, 3, 7 & 10:15 p.m., The Man in the White Suit, 4:45
& 8:45 p.m., Michigan Theater.
Cinema Guild-The Night of Counting the Years, 8 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Women's Network-noon-1:30 p.m., Michigan League, Rms. 1 & 2.
- WCBN-Mass meeting, 7 p.m., Michigan Union Assembly Hall.
Women's Research Club-Diane Wilson, "Instructional Telecour-
ses-New Direction," 7:30 pm., 4th floor Conf. Room, Rackham.
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship-Mass meeting, 7:30 p.m., Aud. D,
Angell Hall.
Applied Mechanics-Z. Bazant, "Propagation and Response of Crack
Bands in Concrete and Rock," 4 p.m., 246 West Eng. Bldg.
Chemistry-Prof. Hans Bock, "Generation, Characterization & Isolation

WARSAW, Poland (UPI) - The
largest Soviet military maneuvers ever
staged near Poland ended yesterday
but the Kremlin stepped up its
propaganda campaign against the
Solidarity union as Polish steel workers
and university professors declared
strike alerts.
The Warsaw regime, faced by un-
precedented demands from Solidarity
for free elections, civil liberties and
other political reforms, also pressed its
criticism of the independent labor
union, warning that the "enemies of
socialism" risked a "total confron-
tation" with Communist authorities.
BUT, 4 DAY after circulation of a
Solidarity declaration calling for
democracy in Poland, attention was-
fixed on the enigmatic reaction of the
Soviet Union.
In a new twist, meetings of factory
workers across the Soviet Union were
organized by authorities on Friday and
again on Saturday to discuss the Polish
crisis and condemn Solidarity in a
series of "open letters" given wide cir-
culation in the official Soviet press.
The latest such letter, from workers

at Kirov tractor plant in Leningrad,
said the "malicious leaders" of
Solidarity were trying to push Poland
"off the Socialist road.
"LET NO ONE have any doubt that
we shall not leave fraternal Poland in
the lurch," it said.
At the same time, the Soviet news
agency Tass announced the end of the
largest military maneuvers ever con-
ducted near Poland-an eight-day
exercise by 100,000 troops climaxing in
a mock invasion by Soviet marines of a
stretch of Russian coastline on 60 miles
from Solidarity headquarters in the
Polish port of Gdansk.
The air, land and sea maneuvers in-
volved the largest Soviet fleet ever
assembled in the Baltic Sea, including
the aircraft carrier Kiev.
THE OBJECTIVES set at the exer-
cises have been attained," Tass said.
"The troops, naval forces and
headquarters taking part in the exer-
cises are returning to places of their
permanent stationing."
A day after Solidarity ended its first
national convention in Gdansk,
publishing its seven-point manifesto

calling for democratic reforms, the
union announced that workers at the
huge steel mills in Warsaw, Krakow
and Czestochowa had scheduled strike
alerts to begin Sept. 18.

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