The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

September 16, 2013

Daily Telegrams

ENID, Okla. — 33. WHY GERMANY “QUIETLY” PAYS

AS VIEWED BY WILL ROGERS

LONDON, Aug. 21, 1926. Germany keeps on paying her reparations and never saying a word.

You can afford to do that when you have lost a war and don’t have any army and navy to support.

34. WILL ROGERS GIVES HIS IDEA

OF A QUIET WEEK IN EUROPE

LONDON, Aug. 22. One of the quietest weeks over here in months – nobody wrote an open letter to Coolidge, nobody swam the Channel; in fact, not even a single European dictator was shot at. Can it be the League is working

35. DICTATORS AND BABY HIPPOS

COMPARED BY WILL ROGERS

LONDON, Aug. 23. Biggest news over the week-end was an amateur dictator found escaping by wireless in Greece, and a baby hippopotamus was born at the London zoo. Of the two events the last was the biggest and of more interest to humanity. Baby hippos are rare, but alleged dictators are lurking in every cafe in Europe. Mussolini has had more bad imitators of him than even Georgie Cohan.

36. WILL ROGERS ON LEGISLATORS,

BOTH ENGLISH AND AMERICAN

LONDON, Aug. 24. Parliament, which had adjourned, has just today called a special session within a few days. If we ever did a thing like that in the Summer we would have to hold it in Europe or out on a Chautauqua circuit, so we could get a few members present. Queer people, these English legislators. They are satisfied to stay in their own country; in fact, they rather like it.

37. WILL ROGERS DISCUSSES DEER,

DEBTS, DICTATORS AND TAXES

LONDON, Aug. 25. France is very quiet. The rise in taxes was only proposed. Deer season opened in Scotland for all those who can’t hit grouse. Debts and dictators quiet today.

38. WILL ROGERS PLANS TO RETURN

IN 1928 TO SEE COOLIDGE RUN

BERLIN, Sept. 11. I flew here from Dublinlooked over the edge of the plane and saw a Frenchman breaking the record swimming the English Channel.

Arrived in Berlin this afternoon in time to see Dr. Peltzer beat Nurmi and his record.

Will arrive home in November, 1928, and see just how fast Cal is.

Will arrive home in November, 1928, and see just how fast Cal is.

Yours,

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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