The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


October 21, 2013

Daily Telegrams 10-22-2013


CHICAGO, Ill. — Nov. 23, 1926. It’s 9 o’clock now and I am still alive. There is one chance in a million. If I make it through the night I’ll be a second Mussolini. Hoping against hope.

P.S.: Box score for today: Died by gunshot and other natural Chicago causes, 13; wounded, 23. Bad weather kept outdoor shooting down to a minimum.



LIMA, Ohio — Nov. 24, 1926. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, for no reason at all. The more turkey you eat at dinner the less hash you will be bothered with the rest of the month.

This is the biggest bean town in the world. They don’t make ‘em any bigger than Lima’s.

Ain’t it lonesome since the Queen left



PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Nov. 25, 1926.  Marie, the migrating monarch, has walked out on us. That leaves nobody touring America but me.

I get over pretty big in little towns like this, where they never saw a queen. Most days here they can’t even see each other.

Ford’s man and Sam Hill are tying to get on my train now, but I don’t want to ride from the depot in one of those. America’s sole tourist.

P.S.: Say, what do you know about my old friend Governor Brandon of Alabama Alabama votes twenty-four quarts for Haig and Haig.



SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Nov. 26, 1926. All tickets for Army-Navy game tomorrow in Chicago were taken by Congressmen and Senators. They are getting as high as 100 votes a seat for them. Football is in the pork barrel, too.

Yours for the lowdown on public servants.



INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Nov. 27, 1926. Carnegie Tech and I both hit Indiana today and she will never be the same old State again.

She was just beginning to pull herself back together and get the last of her Florida stragglers back and everything was going fine when Notre Dame, the State’s one best ad, went back to Pittsburgh and “Andy’s Boys” jumped on ‘em in the first period and did the black bottom on them the rest of the afternoon.

Say, I wish you could see the old State tonight. It hasn’t been as blue since the night Jim Watson was elected.

Old Abe Martin (Kin Hubbard), who is sitting here by me, can’t even think of a “saying,” and George Ade’s golf course is “to let.” It’s the worst thing that has hit Indiana since the Klansmen run out of sheets.

The Army and Navy got a draw in their civil war. Chicago was so busy looking at the uniforms of the cadets and middies that they didn’t see the game at all.

They played a tie and if Dawes hadn’t gone to sleep he could have cast the deciding vote.

Longworth, Ritchie, Lowden and Dawes represented the next President. Mayor Walker came to the Far West for the first time to see the cowboys and Indians.

Yours from the sandbanks of the Wabash,

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.

Text Only
  • Never leave a child or a pet alone in a car

    With temperatures soaring to near or above 100, parents need to know they can’t leave their children alone in a locked vehicle. In 10 minutes, a vehicle’s temperature can climb 19 degrees. A child’s body heats up three to five times faster than an adult’s, and it only takes a few minutes before a child can become dangerously overheated, according to Safe Kids USA.

    July 23, 2014

  • Will Rogers web.jpg Will Rogers Daily Telegrams 7-24-2014

    I am beginning to believe that Mellon is the poorest Treasurer we ever had. I would like to be Treasurer. Here would be my policy, and you see if it wouldn’t be the best thing for America:
    Save nothing, have nothing in there. Then Congress and the entire nation could have nothing in view only what they made themselves.
    A Candidate.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jeff Mullin mug 2012.jpg State of the state: Things are not as good as they could be

    Draper wants to split Cali up into six separate states — Silicon Valley, around the San Francisco Bay Area; Central California, including cities like Bakersfield; West California, including Los Angeles and its suburbs; South California, including San Diego; North California, centered on Sacramento and Jefferson, in the far northern part of the state.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Voters have decisions to make in August races

    Democrats will have two runoffs to decide. One will be choosing their party’s nominee for state superintendent. Freda Deskin will face John Cox. The winner will face Republican nominee Joy Hofmeister in the November general election.
    The other race is for the party nominee to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn. Jim Rogers will face Connie Johnson. The winner will face Republican nominee U.S. Rep. James Lankford in November.

    July 22, 2014

  • Going postal

    Waukomis residents have the opportunity to have their voices heard in regard to the future of their post office.

    July 22, 2014 1 Story

  • New dorm

    Breaking ground on a new dormitory at Northern Oklahoma College Enid is another step in the evolution of the campus.

    July 20, 2014 1 Story

  • Jeff Mullin mug 2012.jpg Stars in our eyes

    We caught the vision when, in May of 1961, John F. Kennedy told Congress, and the world, that the space race was no longer to be so one-sided.
    “First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth,” he said.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • thumbs up logo.jpg Thumbs up for northwest Okla. communities, where net taxable sales figures are up

    Net taxable sales were up $1,917,774 in Enid, when compared to sales reported in July 2013. The increase amounted to a 2.6 percent increase in sales tax revenue for the city.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Patsy Sorrels.tiff The key to God’s storehouse is in the giving

    Point being, there are a lot of hungry people out there who need to be fed the Bread of Life, and He needs to be served with a smile and a discerning heart.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • David Christy col. use clip.jpg Water, water everywhere?

    As Americans, we have taken water for granted far, far too long. We assume it will always be there, when we turn on the tap.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
House Ads