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April 30, 2014

Will Rogers Daily Telegrams 5-1-2014

ENID, Okla. — WILL ROGERS COMMENTS ON FOOLS AND THE SACCO CASE

HOLLYWOOD, Cal. — Aug. 7, 1927. I haven’t expressed an opinion on the Sacco-Vanzetti case, because I don’t know any more about it than the people that have expressed an opinion on it. A fool that knows he is a fool is one that knows he don’t know all about anything, but the fool that don’t know he is a fool is the one that thinks he knows all about anything. Then he is a damn fool.

People are trying to tell you all that happened in a case that happened seven years ago, when they couldn’t tell you all that happened yesterday.

Just ten weeks ago I spent an hour in Governor Fuller’s home discussing the case with him, and I do believe whatever he did he conscientously believed to be justice.

Yours,

Mayor Emeritus.

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WILL ROGERS SAYS DAWES SPEAKS PLAINEST ENGLISH

BEVERLY HILLS, Cal. — Aug. 8. Say, did you get Dawes blaming England right to the Prince’s face That’s one thing about Charley, there is no wondering what he meant when he said so and so. He may not speak the best English, but he speaks the plainest English in American politics today. There is no word “choose” with Dawes, it’s either will or will not, and here’s hoping that his political hat didn’t go over Niagara Falls.

Yours,

Will.

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WILL ROGERS SEES TRUCKS AS BEST PEACE BRIDGE SYMBOL

BEVERLY HILLS, Cal. — Aug. 9. The papers can’t get over Dawes getting the press notices over such speakers as Baldwin, England’s Premier, which is really their President, the Prince of Wales and Secretary Kellogg.

Up to the time of Dawes the Vice President’s speech was always the following: “Gentlemen, the President wishes me to convey to you his sincere regret at not being able to be with you here and to tell you that his heart and soul is in this noble cause of yours.”

The loaded trucks couldn’t wait till the speech was over before they were crossing the new bridge with their best wishes.

That will cement more good relations than all the apple sauce spilled on the speakers’ stand.

Yours,

Will.

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WILL ROGERS SEES GREAT NAVY FROM

CONFERENCE FAILURE

BEVERLY HILLS, Cal. — Aug. 10. Who said the disarmament conference was a failure Didn’t Mr. Coolidge yesterday issue orders to start in on a secret building program.

There is some sense to a return from a conference and start building and not sinking.

If that’s a failure we can have a great navy some day just out of such failures. Good boy, Cal.

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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