The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


February 5, 2014

Will Rogers Daily Telegrams 2-6-14


MORGANTOWN, W. Va., April 21, 1927. — This is the home State of John W. Davis, the last Democratic sacrifice on the altar of “no policy to run on.” Notice to Democrats?Get a policy and stick to it, even if it’s wrong.

See by the papers that Mr. Davis is toastmaster tomorrow night at the Ambassador Hotel, New York, at a dinner to Shakespeare. He is not only the only West Virginian that would have known anything about Shakespeare, but the only Presidential candidate we ever had that could call his name without referring to his notes.

From the old Burgomaster of Beverly, Will Rogers.

P.S. — Shakespeare is the only author that can play to losing business for a hundred years and still be known as an author.



HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22, 1927. — I see where the wise guys are going to try and smoke Mr. Coolidge out with an open letter about how he stands on the third term.

They can write him till his mail looks like Santa Claus’s, and all they will have to show for it will be ink on their fingers.

Why should he tell ’em? What would you tell anyone that asked you what you would be doing Nov. 4 a year and a half from now?

Yours, Will Rogers.

P.S. — The following is not an editorial opinion, because they are always certain of what they write. This is only a fool’s opinion, but it will be backed with money, made from being a fool. Coolidge will not only run; but he will win by so much he won’t even stay up to listen to the count over the radio.



NEW YORK, N. Y., April 24, 1927. — Clarence Darrow and Wayne B. Wheeler debated here last night on prohibition. Darrow won, so the country stays wet. Wheeler said “The country ought to be dry.” The farmers says “we ought to have relief.”

Say, I just now saw the movie “The King of Kings.” This is not an ad. It’s a duty to let you know of it. The only way you could make a greater picture would be to have a better subject, and I doubt if there will ever be a better subject during our lifetime than the story of Christ.

A small town Mayor in a big city.

The Burgomaster, Will Rogers.



PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 25, 1927. — I don’t believe our people that have never been around a flood area realize the tremendous need of these sufferers down on the Mississippi. It’s by far the worst thing that has happened in this country in years.

A fire don’t start to do the damage that a flood does. We have helped every nationality in the world. Now we have a chance to help the poorest people we have in America, and that is the renter farmer.

Most of the people need help, even when there is no flood, but they have always been too proud to ask for it. Mr. Ziegfeld has generously given me his wonderful new theatre in New York City, and I am going to put on my little one-man dogfight for this great cause next Sunday night. So even if you don’t like cowboy gum chewers on the stage, come anyway and help out a real cause.

They will get every cent that comes in, if there is nobody there but my wife — who will have to pay to get in.

The old Burgomaster, Will Rogers.

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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