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Evans charges Ag College
with cb discrepancies
Charges involving promotion, tenure and salary have been
entered with the UNL Faculty Senate Academic Privilege and
Tenure Committee (APT) by Bert Evans, UNL assistant
professor of agriculture economics.
Evans is a tenured member of the UNL faculty, but has
been passed over for promotion and salary raises, according to
a faculty source.
Several officials of the UNL College of Agriculture have
been named as respondents, 1 according to Ervin H.
Goldenstein, APT committee chairman. Among the
respondents are College of Agriculture Dean E. F. Frolik and
Glen - Vollmar, chairman of the agricultural economics
department, Goldenstein said.
A similar APT investigation in 1956 resulted in the removal
of C. Clyde Mitchell from the department chairmanship.
Evan's attorney, Patrick Haaley of Lincoln, said he had
advised his client not to comment on the case until the open
hearing, to be held Monday April 17.
In an editorial printed March 31, 1972, in the Lincoln Star,
William Oobler said, "Evans is not the corporate good guy who
moves steadily up the ladder finally to assume a top spot. He
has all sorts of peculiar ideas such as equal human rights, an .
equitable tax system and reasonable economic opportunity for
all men. And the worst thing of all, he will openly talk
about such things. .
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by Barry Pilger
SAN FRANCISCO-Hts office is a
carefully concealed cubbyhole on the third
floor of the less than architecturally
magnificent Chronicle Building in downtown
His desk sits beyond a screening
receptionist, a complicated stairway, a set of
verbal directions and a very pert personal
secretary -usually busy answering all of his
fan (and hate) mail.
If a visitor does manage to get past afl
these obstacles, what is revealed is a modest,
greying but vivacious man known to the
world as Arthur Hoppe.
This writer managed to get that far in
search of the answer to the question, "Who
is the real Art Hoppe?" When asked that
question. Hoppe said he would have to think
After pausing for only a moment's
thought, he casually replied. "I'm happy. . .
except when I think about the way the
country is being run."
Hoppe's dissatisfaction with the political
status quo does not exist within any
particular party affiliation.
He says he used to be a Democrat, but
now he just considers himself an anarchist.
He adds, "Living in California with Gov.
Reagan is an ideal situation. That makes you
When asked to describe his sense of
humor he promptly replied, "Bad." He
hesitated for a moment then came back with
a modified appraisal of his style by referring
to it as. "Strange, cynics!; it comes from
fiewspapenng, and it has the affectations of
cynicism and afl this."
Hoppe sees no real difference between
the Republicans and the Democrats, "except
that the Democrats are funnier, sometimes
Arthur Hoppe's career in journalism has
been marred by only one thing: he has been
at the San Francisco Chronicle "forever". He
started there as a copy boy m 1949 and then
slowly became a reporter. He says his special
ties as a reporter were executions and funny
stories. "I always wanted a funny execution
to cap off my career, but now we don't seem
to be having any more of either kind of
Hoppe claims he doesn't get enough hate
mail. He says he sometimes asks his
secretary, "What are we doing wrong, the
hate mail is falling off again. If you don't get
hate mail, then you're not doing a very good
When asked just how his column comes
into being, Hoppe said he usually comes into
the office without an idea. The first thing he
does is travel all around the office till inq to
his fellow newspaper workers. 'They are my
best sources because they have the same
type of cynical humor."
If that attempt at finding a column topic
fails, Hoppe says he goes into his office and
stares at his typewriter. "If that fails, I keep
a book of bad ideas that I have rejected. I
keep 'em there as a sort of security, then if I
get very desperate I write one of those."
Hoppe has a real sympathy for the
politicians he attacks in his column. He
claims they have to sit back and .take it,
because if they (the politicians) don't they
can be accused of lacking a sense of humor.
"They have to read those Conrad cartoons
and say 'Ha-ha that's very funny The poor
guys, I really feel sorry for 'em."
Hoppe seemed to think he has the most
fun doing his job when he is thinking up
fictitious names and places for his column.
"I have had more fun with the Vietnamese
names." Suprisingfy, sometimes he finds it
hard to think up names that are not meant
to be funny at all.
"The mark of college satire is a name like
Ernestine Twang, or names that are too
funny. If I make a joke on it, it's all right,
but I have a terrible time making up a name
without a joke on it," Hoppe said.
His daily routine ends when the column is
finished. Hoppe proudly makes it known
that the actual writing of his daily column
takes only several hours, at the most. "It
used to take me around eight (hours), but
then I took a speed typing course, and now
it takes only three."
Hoppe's columns appear frequently in the
Dairy Nebraskan, and he is delighted that
they appear often beside cartoons penned by
his favorite cartoonist, Paul Conrad.
It's easy to understand Hoppe's success as
a satirist. On the index of amiability Hoppe
After all, any journalist who writes about
an Ernestine Twang from Bromme. Wise,
can't be all that bad. And he wasn't.
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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
WEDNESDAY. APRIL 5, 1972
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