ENID, Okla. —
WILL ROGERS THRILLED BY LINDBERGH’S AIRPLANE
SAN DIEGO, Cal. — Sept. 21, 1927. Lindbergh has been welcomed to all his various old homes, but today I saw a sight worth remembering. It was the other half of “We” landing on the field where she was made.
San Diego can rightfully claim a great credit in the flight. But you can’t beat Los Angeles. They had to get in on it somehow. They claim they raised the pigs that the ham sandwiches were made from that Lindy took to Paris.
The pig was raised on Hellman’s ranch and the ham cured by Joe Toplitsky.
P. S. — In five years this town will have grown till it reaches Tijuana, Mexico. Then it can rightfully be known as the best city in America.
WILL ROGERS TAKES A FLIGHT WITH LINDBERGH AS HIS PILOT
BURBANK, Cal. — Sept. 22, 1927. I couldn’t go to the fight today, but there is not one of that mob there that wouldn’t have traded places with me.
I flew in a plane piloted by “Slim” Lindbergh, from San Diego to Los Angeles. You have never seen him at his best till you sit out in the pilot’s seat by his side. When he has a plane in his hands there is no careworn or worried look. That’s when he is in his glory.
He brought eleven of us, including my wife, on a wonderful trip in a giant three motored Ford plane.
When Ford takes to the air, aviation is assured.
THE RICHER THE AMBASSADOR THE BETTER IT SUITS ROGERS
BURBANK, Cal. — Sept. 23, 1927. I want to announce to President Coolidge that the appointment of Dwight Morrow as Ambassador to Mexico is perfectly satisfactory to me. Andy Mellon has disproved the popular Democratic theory that a rich man can’t possibly be any good. I am going to Mexico next month, and the richer the Ambassador the better it will suit me.
Yours for more wealth in office. They might turn honest just for the novelty.
P.S. — Slow counting was all that beat Hollywood out of a championship. The Chicago referee would have begun counting quicker, but he couldn’t think what number to begin with. Then he counted halves, too.
ROGERS DOUBTS GERMANY DISARMED WITHOUT URGING
HOLLYWOOD, Cal. — Sept. 25, 1927. Arthur Brisbane says that 11 people died listening over the radio to the fight. They just committed suicide waiting for the announcer to quit announcing the list of papers and tell them who won the fight.
Germany, this morning in the papers, wants everybody to disarm, saying they disarmed. Yes, but look what it cost to disarm ’em. Is it worth that, making a nation disarm Besides, disarming only prolongs wars. Both sides fight till they get ’em. We didn’t have any when we went in the last time. Less diplomats is what you want, not less arms.
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.