By Will Rogers
Enid News and Eagle
19. WHY COMMONS ADJOURNED, AS WILL ROGERS SEES IT
LONDON, Aug. 4, 1926 – England’s House of Parliament, or Commons rather (I have seen it and prefer calling it the Commons), closed today to give some of the lady members a chance to try and swim the English Channel.
I wanted to have my wife try it, but the Channel is all booked up for the next month.
Churchill, in his closing remarks, still says we borrowed the money, but we doubt it.
20. WILL ROGERS WARNS DEMOCRATS ABOUT COOLIDGE AND WHEAT
LONDON, Aug. 5, 1926. – Don’t put too much faith, you Democrats, in rumor that peasants of Middle West will defeat Coolidge.
They change with the wheat crops, and he has two to go.
Everybody still hates us.
21. WILL ROGERS GIVES HIS VIEW OF GEN. ANDREWS’S MISSION
LONDON, Aug. 6, 1926 – General Andrews, our prohibition director, is here and has just held a meeting with the British shippers to eliminate any delay in getting it in.
22. WILL ROGERS OFFERS A REASON FOR MELLON’S TRIP ABROAD
LONDON, Aug. 7, 1926 – Mr. Coolidge has just sent Mr. Mellon over to Italy to find out for him how Mussolini stands in with everybody.
23. WILL ROGERS COMMENDS WORK TO OTHER CHANNEL SWIMMERS
LONDON, Aug. 8, 1926 – Hordes of other Channel swimmers are leaving for their respective homes. If they will only go, to work when they get there Gertrude Ederle will have accomplished much more than her original feat.
England is trying to get in on the credit of it. They claim they furnished the land for her to land on, otherwise she would never have made it. France can’t get any ad out of it at all, outside of being a good place to start somewhere from.
24. WILL ROGERS GIVES HIS IDEA OF CLEMENCEAU’S APPEAL
LONDON, Aug. 9, 1926 – I had this debt thing about quieted down when this old fellow Clemenceau broke out. I can’t be everywhere.
I think any man over eighty or under sixty should be barred from expressing an opinion on debts.
25. WILL ROGERS SAYS EUROPE HAS OPENED GAME SEASON
LONDON, Aug. 10, 1926 – It is the open season now in Europe for grouse and Americans.
They shoot the grouse and put them out of their misery.
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.