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June 16, 2014

Will Rogers Daily Telegrams 6-17-14

ENID, Okla. — WILL ROGERS FINDS MOVIES NOT CLASSIFIED IN LABOR

BURBANK, Cal., Oct. 6, 1927. — See where Secretary Kellogg sent word to Mr. Borah that we were not only going to personally conduct the next Nicaraguan election, but if necessary the marines would do a little voting on the side themselves.

Secretary of Labor Davis was out to the studio here yesterday. He told me he can’t find any classification of labor to put the movies in. Put ’em with politics, and they still won’t be in any classification.

Yours,

Will Rogers.

P. S. — Pittsburgh will win tomorrow.

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WILL ROGERS STILL PREDICTS PITTSBURGH VICTORY “TOMORROW”

BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., Oct. 7, 1927. — I told you yesterday that Pittsburgh would win tomorrow and it looks like that’s the day they will win. With Lazzeris, Bengoughs, Pipgrasses and Cvengroses playing no wonder Babe Ruth is popular. His is the only name we can pronounce.

Well, it’s just as well to get the baseball over with, for the boys that are working their way through football are all ready to break a leg for big gate receipts.

Yours,

Will Rogers.

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WILL ROGERS WILL BET $5,000 THAT COOLIDGE WILL RUN AGAIN

HOLLYWOOD, Cal., Oct. 9, 1927. — This is to my friend, Arthur Brisbane:

Now, Arthur, here is the proposition: You keep saying Coolidge won’t run. I have always said he would, not because he wanted to, but because he has to. Now, I am not for a moment conceited enough to think my opinion is as good as yours on any subject, but you writers can write one way and believe another. But no man bets one way and believes another. In fact, the only way to back an opinion is by some deed or some money, not by an editorial.

So, I will bet you $5,000 that he runs; no ifs about it. I bet he runs. You bet he doesn’t. The winner to give the $5,000 to charity, preferably to form a society for the advancement of political knowledge.

Yours,

Will Rogers.

P. S. — Have Hearst indorse check. There is such a thing as a man becoming land and property poor.

P. S. — This whole thing is not any joke either. When a comedian bets $5,000 it’s a serious business.

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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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