The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

April 9, 2014

Will Rogers Daily Telegrams 4-10-2014

ENID, Okla. — MR. ROGERS’ VIEWS ON CHINA AND THE GENEVA CONFERENCE

BEVERLY HILLS, Cal. — July 6, 1927. The war in China seems to be about over. Neither side could read the names in the casualty list. When you can’t read the names in the papers, there ain’t much use killing anybody, when nobody knows who you killed.

Yours,

Will.

P. S. — Two more disarmament conferences and there won’t be enough ocean to hold all the cruisers they all want to build.

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MR. ROGERS LIKES MR. COOLIDGE IN ‘THOSE COWBOY CLOTHES’

BEVERLY HILLS, Cal. — July 7, 1927. Calvin sho’ does look good in those cowboy clothes. I never liked him in that yachting cap. And that old Mother Hubbard apron that they had him pitching hay in, for the pictures, up in Vermont that time, was terrible.

But those chaps will sure bring out the dude rancher vote. If he keeps on taking on all these mannish ways, why it looks like the old mechanical horse is liable to be for sale.

Yours,

Will Rogers.

P. S. — The Fords are lining up in Claremore to run for the $500.

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MR. ROGERS ALSO APOLOGIZES, BUT WITH RESERVATIONS

BEVERLY HILLS, Cal. — July 8, 1927. I certainly was glad to read Mr. Henry Ford’s statement this morning in the papers in regard to the Jewish people. It was a fine thing for a big man to do. it takes big men to admit a fault publicly, and it has been a lesson to me.

From now on I am going to lay off the Republicans. I have never had anything against them as a race. I realize that, out of office, they are just as honest as any other class and they have a place in the community that would have to be taken by somebody. So I want to apologize for all that I have said about them and henceforth will have only a good word to say of them.

Mind you, I am not going to say anything about them, but that is not going to keep me from watching them.

Yours, the repentant Mayor,

Will.

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MR. ROGERS ON MOTOR PLANS  AND MOVIE DEVELOPMENTS

HOLLYWOOD, Cal. — July 10, 1927. It don’t make much difference now whether Mr. Ford ever announces the specifications of his new car. They can be built like an ox cart and they will sell. He has all his small old customers back again.

Yours,

Will Rogers.

P. S. — Lasky announced a 10 per cent cut in movie stars’ salaries. That reminded the Government of cutting, so they announced that there would be a small 100 per cent cut in Lasky’s theatre building program.

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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