The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

November 19, 2013

Will Rogers Daily Telegrams 11-19-13

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ENID, Okla. —

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MR. ROGERS ON POISON RUM AS A WEAPON IN OUR NEXT WAR

DODGE CITY, Kan., Jan. 4, 1927 – Talk about America being unarmed and unprepared for the next war. Why, say, we are setting pretty.

Give the enemy a party the night before the war starts and serve Government booze. Government statistics prove they are running about five funerals to the quart.

If you can’t make ’em obey, kill ’em.

The rambling Mayor,

P.S. – And we are the country that wants to outlaw poison gases in war, for humanitarian reasons!

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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