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Evening Journal, Wilmington, Tuesday, February 8, 1977 Trabant: UD Budget Cuts May Cost 172 Jobs By LARRY NAGENGAST DOVER The University of Delaware will cut up to 172 jobs next year because it won't get all the state money it wanted, university President E. Arthur Trabant yesterday told the General Assembly's Joint Finance Committee. Moreover, Trabant said, unless the university gets all the money it wants now in a reduced budget request, there will be either more staff cuts or a sixth consecutive tuition increase. And, he said, a worst-case scenario a 20 per cent cut in state funding would mean "the elimination of at least one college and parts of others." Trabant didn't say which colleges he had in mind. The prospects of gloom and doom have become more ominous this year. Traditionally, Joint Finance Committee hearings give the university an opportunity to bargain for restoration of some of the cuts made in the governor's budget recommendations. The departed Tribbitt administration trimmed a university request for $36.9 million in 1977-78, with $24.1 million for operations, down to just over $32 million, with almost $20.4 million for opera tions. Trabant said yesterday that the university wants $34.3 million from the state, Of the total, $22.7 million would be for operations, including anticipated pay increases. Even at that figur. he said, the university will be eliminating between 70 and 172 jobs, with the actual number depending on how the cuts are absorbed. But the legislators were in no mood to let Trabant bargain for more money. Referring to the estimates of $40 million state budget deficits made by the Tribbitt and Du Pont administrations, the committee chairman, Rep. Orlando J. Gebrge D-Wilmington, said simply: "The wolf is here." "Don't make us part of your sacrificial meat," Trabant replied. Both the university and the committee relied on familiar themes in their discussion. The university gets more and more money from the state every year, George said. But, Trabant replied, in comparison with other state-supported schools, the university's share amounts to less and less. In terms of state support, "it's five minutes to twelve for the university," Trabant said, raising the Cinderella-like possibility of the university's coach turning into a pumpkin as a result of the state's pending deficit. The worst outcome, Trabant said, would be if the Du Pont administration follows through on its preliminary efforts at trimming spending for some state agencies by 20 per cent. That, he said, would require closing one of the university's nine colleges and parts of others. Trabant and his aides gave the committee a now-familiar picture of the university's financial plight. While enrollments and costs rise every year, the state's increasing contributions to the university budget have held steady at about one-third of revenues. As a result, the university has had to rely on tuition increases to cover most increased expenditures. Tuition has risen every year since 1971-72. when Delaware residents paid $123 a year. They are paying this year. the university wants to avoid another increase next year. Tra bant said. "We're about priced out of the market for Delaware residents at this time," he said. Among comparable schools, he land grant institutions, Trabant said the university's tuition is now "probably the fourth most expensive" in the nation. A Suspicious Death 'A 1 Repairman Shot, Burned Much Like His Uncle in '68 -v. 4 4 t'' -v-v. i The weapon was apparently a pistol, Calhoun said. Radick is survived by his wife, Barbara; four daughters, Debra Vible of Glasgow and Cheryl. Lisa and Kimberly at home; his mother, Mary Hirshberger of Rittman, Ohio; his father, Thomas Radick of Northridge; a brother, John of L'lkton, Md two sisters, Rose Ashley of Northridge and Angeline Euverard of Elsmere; his paternal grandmother, Rose Radick of F.lsmere, and his maternal grand father, Nunzio Micucioof Bear. It was the first of two fire deaths yesterday. In another fire reported at 9 52 a.m., the body of Mary Lou Pat-ton, 51, as found in the basement recreation room of her ranch home at 405 Delaware West-view. Calhoun said the fire caused only moderate damage. He said Mrs. Patton's death seemed accidental. Survivors include Mrs. Patton's husband and a son. Fire Kills 5 in Family HOLBROOK, Y. (AP) Five children, ranging in age from 3 to 18, died early today when fire broke out on the second floor of their house while they were asleep, fire officials said. The cause of the blaze in the two-story frame house was not know n. funeral arrangements. Her husband, the Rev, William Rhoades, is pastor of the Radick's church, Faith Assembly of God, in Korner Ketch. Mrs. Rhoades said the family suspects murder. She said her husband tried to telephone Radick at the shop about 5:45 a.m. yesterday, but the line was busy. She said Radick always arrived early for work. He repaired ma chinery and appliances. Mrs. Rhoades said a file cabinet from another part of the office was found toppled onto the body, and a pistol usually kept in the desk was found on top of the desk. There was no possibility of suicide, Mrs. Rhoades said. "He was happy with his family and children He was happy-go-lucky." Belvedere, Cranston Heights, Minquas and Mill Creek firemen found smoke pouring from Radick's shop after an alarm was sounded at 6:40 a.m. The blaze was controlled in half an hour. The body was found in the rubble. John Radick, Thomas' brother, said he works in the shop, too. He said firemen didn't know anyone was in the shop until he arrived and told them. Damage was heavy. An autopsy showed a bullet lodged against Radick's spine. Calhoun said he was shot from the front, the bullet traveling through his abdomen. Pennsylvania Rallies Round niiiMtrity leader, after iIm- lloiute voted yenlerday KCMK) to rejeet a resolution oiixliii Um i-ak-er until after liix trial on federal hriU-ry eliar(e. Pi iin-Knnia IIoum- Speaker I I-r Iwrt Fine-rim it. )-l'liiliil'lliiu (renlcr), rotif- tili Rep. K. IHoy Irin (left), D-AlletM-ny, majority leader, and Rep. Kolx-rt llutera, R-Monlomery, By PHILMILFORD The badly burned body of a Belvidere repairman was found in his shop yesterday, and police later learned he had been shot. The case, labeled "a suspicious death" by detectives and "murder" by relatives, took a bizarre turn today when it was learned the victim's uncle died under similar suspicious circumstances nine years ago. Thomas Radick 44, proprietor of Radick's Equipment and Repair Service, 1035 Liberty Road, Marshallton, was found in his gutted office about 6:30 a.m. yesterday. New Castle County Police initially believed the case a routine fire death, but the state medical examiner found a bullet in Radick's abdomen. His uncle, Nick Radick. 71, was found sprawled on the floor of his business, Radick's Twine and Paper 525 N. Madison Wilmington, on Feb. 16, He had been killed by a bullet in the back of the head. In that case, Wilmington detectives arrested Sylvester Shockley, then 19, of Bowers Street and charged him with first-degree murder. Plea-bargaining later reduced the charge to manslaughter. Shockley is now serving a 15-year term in Delaware Correctional Center. Sgt. Frederick M. Calhoun, county police information officer, said today further tests by the medical examiner and FBI analyses of evidence in Thomas Radick's shop will determine whether he was deliberately killed, perhaps during a robbery, or whether he took his ow life. The case is being handled cautiously, Calhoun said. "We're not in a position now to say what it is." He said there were no immediate signs of burglary or robbery, Radick's safe was intact and several guns, including Radick's pistol, were found in the shop. Calhoun said there was evidence that "a flammable liquid" was poured about the shop and ignited. He said the blaze was "definitely arson." Radick is survived by a wife and four daughters. A family friend. Barbara Rhoades, was at their Landenberg, home with the family this morning helping with Then, Buck to Washington Appeals Court Schedules Desegregation Arguments 02 PBDS API I Chains Rings All Pierced Earrings Pins Pendants Bracelets Cold Watches Discontinued Watches All Diamond Rings Price Men's Jewelry THROUGH FEB. 19th the only Delawarean on the court, usually refuses to participate in cases involving Delaware's Department of Justice because his nephew, George H. Seitz III, is the state's chief deputy attorney general. Judge John J. Gibbons served as chief judge during the U. S. District Court desegregation hearings. Judges traditionally disqualify themselves from appeals of their ow rulings. The court gave no reason for the full panel. However, having the full court hear the The full 3rd U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on the state's appeal in the Wilmington school desegregation suit on March 30at The eight-judge court perhaps minus one or two will hear the appeal rather than the more usual three-judce panel, according to Kegina M. Small, a Delaware deputy attorney general. Two judges could disqualify themselves from the proceedings, she said. Chief Judge Collins Seitz, oral arguments speeds up the appeals process by cutting out one step, Mrs. Small said. Normally, rulins of a three-judge appeals panel can be appealed to the full circuit court before going to the U. S. Supreme Court. With the full court hearings the appeal, the next step in the case would be a final appeal to the Supreme Court. The hearing will be conducted in the federal court building, 601 Market Philadelphia. Charm i tnctpteS Two Location SMS CC39 Pt3 tl. Man, Tim I Ttwt 9 15 to 5 30 Man fn 9 15 to 5 30 WJ IFn 9to9, Sat 9to30 Satwdoy 9 to JO ALMANAC CORNER TIDES AT MARINE TERMINAL Uro.l Wdnidoy 10 Low 10 57 11 12 Tomorrow A Tomorrow Jl 3 47 Where can I get the lowest simple interest loan rate in Delaware? Weather Ekenhere By Associa La Hi sj 7 23 34 37 57 69 La HI I 19 31 S3 21 46 33 40 12 J5 20 41 70 41 The Weather Map Warm weather is expected today for the West with mild temperatures reaching from the Plains to the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. Cold weather is forecast for Atlantic and Gulf coast states. The Forecasts NEW CASTLE AND CECIL COUNTIES Fair tonight, low in the upper teens. Fair and milder Wednesday high near 40. Chance of precipitation near zero tonight and 10 per cent Wednesday. KENT AND SUSSEX COUNTIES, EASTERN SHORE Fair tonight, low in the upper teens. Fair and milder Wednesday, high near 40. Chance of precipitation 2 34 13 31 20 44 4 30 16 16 21 Los Angries Louisville Memo ts Miami Beach Miiwausae Vinneaoons New Orleans NewVorS Ot.ahomaCny Omaha OanOO Phneniit Pittlfturgh Portland We Portland Ore RaoioCity Richmond Louil Tampa Sait Case San Diego Sar Francisco Seattle Swtane V. 63 29 76 15 25 49 rl tMejassBaesav aT Doto t.o- 50 jf 21 IS It 14 Albany ft 'buquerque Amarilio Ant nor age AvevHe Ann ra Birmingham Bums ret Bone BMton Brownsville Buttau Criarievav Ciarieston. V. Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Dei Denver Dei Moires Of roil Duiu'ti Fairbanks Helena Honolulu Houston Ino.anapoiis Jerwnvill Juneau KemasOtv Lai vegas Little Rock $Kott Stotoofv Occluded mm NATIONAL WfAlMf. 6 NO A A 5 0D' 4 At Farmers Bank! Trial's right! Farmers Bank makes it chtiiper and easier to get personal loans tor such expenses as home remodeling, a new car. college tuition, vacation, bill consolidation or any other worthwhile purpose 13 37 33 52 21 52 3 23 19 44 la 44 SO It It 41 A 26 35 14 33 When you're ready to get a loan, talk to us Come to the nearest 11 17 26 57 41 43 7 25 Aeshington Canadian Cit Edmonton Montreal Toronnto Winnipeg 7 19 15 16 3 It 3 Farmers Banking Center See your near zero tonight and 10 per cent Wednesday. SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA Fair tonight, low 15 to 20. Partly sunny and milder Wednesday, high in the low to mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 10 per cent tonight and Wednesday. SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY -Clear tonight, low in the upper teens. Partly sunny and mild Wednesday, high 35 to 40. Chance of precipitation near zero tonight and 10 per cent Wednesday. Personal Banker or call the Consumer Loan Department (421-2571 in New Castle County, 674-1 11 1 in Kent County. 856-3593 in Sussex County fDIC Air Quality 24-Hour Average at 8 a.m. Record, Tides Sunns today. 7 03 a tomorrow. 7 a Sunset today, 5 30p ov, tonnorro, 32 tngthot day 10 hours. 27 fnmutes Moon (gibbous wantngj rises tonight 13 47 TEMPERATURI DATA High yasterdav 71 Lowyaiterday 10 A varage yesterday 19 Normal tor data 32 Low this morning .11 Record temperatures tor today since 1894: High. 66 in 1965. low 0 in lV5. HUMIDITY DATA High yesterday Low yesterday 43 PRfCIPITATIOM DATA Precioitatiap yesterday 00 in Monthtooat 02 in. K- rmal tor entire monlh 2 75 in. Year to date 70 in Normal (as ot end of month) 5 60 in. HIOH TIDES TOMORROW A.M. P.M. Indian River Inlet (bridge) 12 07 Rahoboth Beach 11:26 Caoe Meniooen 12 01 B'e water Harbor 12 1) Miwillion River 12 26 12 46 bowers beacn I Irt Woodland Beach I IS 141 Reedy Point 30 256 Newcastle 3 00 3 26 Baltimore 10 49 10 54 Kent island 9 02 10 ChesaoeaiieCity MS 141 Par- ticu tullur Todays li Ms Oionde Indt (cohs) (aeml calor EVENING JOURNAL Published Monday Itiraueh Friday xcaot holidays bv The Naws-Jaurnal Co. Ul Oranea Wilmington. 01. IW( Malnoffiot 573-JO00 Classified Advertising. aM arasl Newark Bureau 7J8-60O0 From Cecil County 4SO Dover Bureau 714-7577 Sussex Bureau 16-757) Washington Bureau (JOT) 22J-H40 Second-class postage paid at Wilmington, DE. Subscription rates: bv mall where nome delivery Is not available, payable In advance: One year 141 60, 6 montns 124 30. 3 months 1)2 15, 1 month $4.05. Foreign: One year 175 60, 1 month $6.30. 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