The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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May 12, 2014

Will Rogers Daily Telegrams 5-13-14

ENID, Okla. — WILL ROGERS IS TO BE HEAD OF EX-MAYORS’ ASSOCIATION

TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 22, 1927. — This is Topeka, the home of both Kansas Senators. Capper’s life has been dedicated to the farmers, and Curtis on the helping of the Indians. Both denominations, the farmers and the Indians, are now destitute.

Tonight in Kansas City I am to be made President of a large body of men, the Ex-Mayors’ Association, an earnest bunch of men trying to come back, all placed where they are by the honesty of the ballot. What this country needs is more ex-Mayors.

Yours, President of the Ex-Mayors’ Association,

Will Rogers.

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WILL ROGERS SAYS HE SHIES AT TAKING BILLY SUNDAY’S JOB

CRESTLINE, Ohio, Aug. 23, 1927. — Passed through Chicago today. It was raining bad and practically all the shootings were confined to indoors. A few who had raincoats were outside plugging away at each other, but, take it all in all, it was what would be known as a dull day for du Pont.

Had a pleasant hour on the train chatting with Billy Sunday, the male McPherson. Billy is a nice fellow and Ma is wonderful. Billy wants to retire and wants me to take over his practice.

I am afraid I would get to defying the devil to come up through the platform some time, and it would just be my luck that he would come up before the collection.

Yours,

Will Rogers.

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ROGERS EXAMINES WHITE HOUSE, DOUBTS COOLIDGE WILL LEAVE IT

WASHINGTON, D. C., Aug. 24, 1927. — Arrived in Washington today to examine the new White House roof. If it don’t fall on me, why Mr. Coolidge can quit teasing those little perch and come on home and get to vetoing. Fixing up and spending $400,000 on that house is just another one of the dozen things that makes me know he is going to run again. Can you see him spending that much dough out of his Administration to fix up a house for somebody else to live in Don’t be silly. It’s fixed great. He will be crazy about the old homestead when he sees it. He won’t want to move out in 1932.

Yours, official Presidential house examiner,

Will Rogers.

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WILL ROGERS EXPLAINS ONE JOKE IS ON HIM

WASHINGTON, D. C., Aug. 25, 1927. — Good joke on me. I left Hollywood to keep from being named in the Chaplin trial and now they go and don’t name anybody. Not a name was mentioned but Charlie’s bank. Charlie is not what I would call a devoted husband, but he certainly is worth marrying.

Yours,

Will Rogers.

P. S. — When the papers spoke about Mr. Coolidge visiting “Old Faithful” I thought they meant Mr. Stearns.

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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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