The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

February 26, 2014

Will Rogers Daily Telegrams 2-27-2014

ENID, Okla. — WILL ROGERS WIRES AN OPINION ON THE SACCO-VANZETTI CASE

BOSTON, Mass., May 12, 1927. — I am the only person in Boston who has not expressed an opinion on the Sacco-Vanzetti case. All I know is that it should not take a nation or a State seven years to decide whether anyone committed a crime or not. It’s a good thing they were young men when the crime was committed, otherwise they wouldn’t live long enough for justice to make up its mind.

The Mayor in the cradle of liberty.

Will.

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MELLON HAS DONE PRETTY WELL ON NOTES MR. ROGERS RECALLS

RUTLAND, Vt., May 13, 1927. — Have just been reading some English papers commenting on Secretary Mellon’s attitude toward the note they sent him about the debts. Fine chance England has of getting the better of Mellon on notes. That’s how he got what he has now?out of notes. Notes are one of the best things he handles.

Yours,

Will.

P. S. — I am tired of reading about “our town has reached its quota of flood relief funds.” There isn’t any quota! A new break is reported every day and thousands more are in need. If you were hungry and some one gave you a sandwich would you have your quota? Can that quota gag and keep on working!

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MR. ROGERS HAS DISCOVERED WHY CHINESE DISLIKE US

PROVIDENCE, R. I., May 15, 1927. — When American diplomacy gets through messing us around over in China, I can tell them what has caused this hate of us over there. It’s our missionaries who have been trying to introduce “chop suey” into China. China didn’t mind them eating it there, but when they tried to call it a Chinese dish that’s what made them start shooting at us.

Yours for corn bread, chitlins and turnip greens.

Mr. Rogers.

P. S. — This is Rhode Island, the place where half their Legislature went out of the State and hid one time, and the State never run better in its life than it did then.

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WILL ROGERS REVEALS A SURE DRAWING CARD FOR LECTURES

ONEONTA, N. Y., May 16, 1927. — When I am playing in a town and it looks like there is not going to be much of a house, I announce through the papers that that night I will read passages from “Elmer Gantry,” the Baptist sheik, and the house will be packed with Methodist and Presbyterian women. Old Elmer sure had It.

Yours,

Will.

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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