The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

June 11, 2014

Will Rogers Daily Telegrams 6-12-2014

ENID, Okla. — MEXICAN RELATIONS PLEASANT OVER ’PHONE, SAYS WILL ROGERS

HOLLYWOOD, Cal. — Sept. 30, 1927. Mr. Coolidge just talked to the President of Mexico over the phone.  Everything was pleasant and fine, but wait till Mexico opens its mail tomorrow morning and gets its daily note from Kellogg.

You read about the disaster in St. Louis and what the Red Cross did.

No matter what happens or where it goes to happen they are the first there. That’s why everybody in America should belong to it.

Yours,

Will Rogers.

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WILL ROGERS SEES HOW RICKARD WOULD STAGE WORLD’S SERIES

HOLLYWOOD, Cal. — Oct. 2, 1927. If Tex Rickard sold 40,000 ringside seats to an event that took place all within twenty feet, how many would he sell around a baseball field to a world’s series.

He would have them play in the center of the Mississippi Valley and seat ’em all around the Rockies and Alleghanies. It sure does good to have an athletic event approaching and not have to read about how the contestants played golf to get in shape for it. If Pittsburgh walks Ruth and Gehrig every time they can beat ’em.

Yours,

Will Rogers.

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WILL ROGERS DISCOUNTS AN OVERSEAS CRITICISM

BURBANK, Cal. — Oct. 3, 1927. I see our papers quote a sarcastic criticism from a British paper about our Legion boys’ visit to London, saying “We’ve had enough of this Yankee flag waving.”

Now that was only one paper said that. That’s like England saying “America’s form of government was all cockeyed” just because they had read in the paper where I had said it was.

Yours,

Will Rogers.

P. S. — I will feel there’s something missing when I visit Tennessee next time. Monkey business might have gained Governor Peay national prominence, but being a real human being made him three times Governor of Tennessee.

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WILL ROGERS INDICATES A LITTLE HOME PROSPERITY

BURBANK, Cal. — Oct. 4, 1927. I unconsciously broke an American record of five years’ standing yesterday. I bought a new car and didn’t trade an old one in.

Yours,

Will Rogers.

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WILL ROGERS LISTENS IN VAIN FOR A HOME RUN BY RUTH

BURBANK, Cal. — Oct. 5, 1927. I had heard so much about this fellow Ruth and his homers that I listened in on the rodeo today and I never was so disappointed in my life at any one. Why, he only hit three singles, I thought he was supposed to knock home runs. We are proud in Oklahoma of our favorite sons, the Walloping Waners. We have produced the only two brothers that ever helped each other in a pinch.

Yours,

Will Rogers.

P. S. — You know yesterday I told you about breaking a record by buying a new car and not trading one in; well, if I just had paid cash for it I would have broken a real record, but I didn’t.

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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