The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

December 30, 2013

Will Rogers Daily Telegrams 12-31-2013

ENID, Okla. — WILL ROGERS GIVES CREDIT TO COOLIDGE AS ‘A BIG MAN’

BROWNWOOD, Texas. — Feb. 25, 1927. Well, Calvin vetoed the “Mary McHaugen” bill. One thing, nobody can ever accuse the President of being a “yes” man. I am with him on this. I never could see why the bill raised the price on a hog and not on a cow, raised it on an ear of corn, but not on a potato.

You see, that shows you where class will tell. The old Congressmen and Senators got scared by the vetoes back home, but Cal went through. That’s the difference between a big man and a little one.

A dirt farmer who has to fertilize.

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WILL ROGERS SEES HELP FOR THE FARMER IN RADIO

AMARILLO, Texas. — Feb. 27, 1927. Mr. Coolidge killed the Farm Relief bill, but the farmers broke about even. The “Better Radio” bill passed. Farmers are buying more batteries than they are seeds.

A radio farmer, Old Bill.

P.S. — Hurrah! Only four more days of Congressional burglary on the Treasury.

Another P.S. I am on my way home to take up any loose divorces that may have accumulated in my municipality during my absence. I am stopping in Arizona, I want to see the State that produces the Senators that can talk for three days and nights.

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WILL ROGERS SAYS WE HANDLE A FEW MANDATES, OURSELVES

ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. — Feb. 28, 1927. Just drove 125 miles over to Santa Fe to speak before New Mexico’s Legislature. It’s the only one in America where everything is carried on in both Spanish and English.

You know New Mexico is handled under an American mandate — the same as we handle Nicaragua, Mexico, Tacna-Arica and China.

Only three more days and the country is free again. Congress is adjourning. Soothing syrup for     sick Senators.

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BRIEF NOTE FROM MAYOR ROGERS REGARDING AFFAIRS IN MEXICO

EL PASO, Texas. — March 1, 1927. Just returned from Jaurez, Old Mexico. Liquor smuggling is going on the other way now. They are crazy about our new drinks and claim they receive twice the insensibility for one-third the amount of drinking.

I have to disappoint Mr. Kellogg, but I didn’t see a single Russian Bolshevik plotting against us. Mexico had received their morning note from our State Department telling them how to run their country.

Headed for Beverly Hills to protect my honor. — Will.

Enid News & Eagle is republishing Will Rogers’ daily syndicated column, Daily Telegrams, in chronological order. The collection was edited and republished by Oklahoma State University Press in 1978 and under copyright of the Will Rogers Memorial Commission.

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