The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

December 25, 2013

Will Rogers Daily Telegrams 12-26-13

ENID, Okla. — WILL ROGERS SEES BIG JOB AHEAD FOR AIMEE MCPHERSON

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Feb. 20, 1927. Headlines this morning said: “Aimee to Reform Texas.” Naturally I thought it meant “Pa” Jim Ferguson and Amon G. Carter. I read on and found it referred to “Texas” Guinan and Mayor Jim Walker. If Aimee can save them, her days in the desert for publicity are at an end. An Arkansaw traveler for the next few days.

P.S. — Ban Johnson and Harry Wills are both here training for return matches with Judge Landis and Jack Sharkey.

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THOUGHTS ON EVOLUTION FROM THE MAYOR OF BEVERLY

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Feb. 21, 1927. Arkansaw took the literacy test just this week, with an evolution bill. They just did make it. Tennessee and Texas couldn’t pass.

I don’t know why some of these States want to have their ancestry established by law. There must be a suspicion of doubt somewhere.

Outside of the Legislature’s action, why, old Arkansas is certainly booming. Hot Springs is crowded with guests. They are exhibiting me here at the Arlington Hotel.

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WILL ROGERS ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE ARKANSAS OZARKS

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Feb. 22, 1927. — I didn’t get to buy any of Valentino’s personal objects and works of art, but when they bring them to Claremore, Okla., for an auction there, I think I will buy some rare old pieces. Yours,

P.S. — Say, if you want to visit the most beautiful country in the United States, don’t overlook these Ozark Mountains. In these are where I grabbed off my only wife. So you will pardon me for bragging on Arkansas.

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DIRT FARMER ROGERS’S VIEW OF THE PRESIDENT’S SPEECH

FORT SMITH, Ark., Feb. 23, 1927 — Say, that Mr. Coolidge is a smart man. He delivered an oration on the life of Washington, and all he talked about was how good a farmer George was. He insinuated Washington made all his money farming and never asked for relief.

I don’t know myself, but I believe George’s fighting got him further than his farming. But it just shows you how far ahead Calvin figures.

Yours with fifteen hundred acres of Oklahoma waiting for relief, an automobile dirt farmer.

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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