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Opinion

July 9, 2014

Will Rogers Daily Telegrams 7-10-2014

ENID, Okla. — WILL ROGERS HAS AN IDEA ABOUT TERMS FOR GOVERNORS

SANTA FE, N.M. — Nov. 8, 1927. Just messing around seeing some of our wonderful country. Here in Santa Fe, the oldest town in America, the tourists say, “Oh, aren’t the people quaint and unique! I wonder what they do and think about.”

Well, today they are voting on the same thing New York State is whether to keep a Governor two years or four. So, wherever there is politics, people have the same worries. I think a good, honest Governor should get four years and the others life. As we become more enlightened we will extinguish our office seekers every two years.

Yours,

Will Rogers.

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AS WILL ROGERS VIEWS RESULTS OF THE ELECTION

SANTA FE, N.M. — Nov. 9, 1927. News of the day about Tuesday’s elections: Smith carried New York through force of habit. Vare carried Philadelphia through something.

It may not have been just habit alone. Cleveland, Ohio, admitted they needed a Mayor and New Mexico here voted that if any man couldn’t get it in two years in this State that there was no use giving him four.

Kentucky decided it was all right for the State to have some of the money bet on horse races, that the profit should not all go to the bookmakers.

Yours,

Will Rogers.

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A FEW NOTES BY WILL ROGERS ON AGRICULTURAL CONDITIONS

TOPEKA, Kan. — Nov. 11, 1927. Been a-coming through a Kansas cornfield all day. This country is so busy gathering corn they can’t get ’em to town to holler for relief.

Down South the bo weavil eat ‘nough cotton to keep it high priced. Cattle couldn’t wait for election year to go up in price.

If Cal can give ’em one more year of rain and bo weavil, I’ll cop William Hearst’s ten thousand.

What other man has the Republicans got that can control the weather and the insects like that John Roach Straton and his divine healing is the only one I can think of offhand.

Yours,

Will Rogers.

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WILL ROGERS SIZES UP MAYOR THOMPSON AND CHICAGO

CULVER, Ind. — Nov. 13, 1927. Had a long chat with Mayor Thompson in Chicago yesterday. A smart guy that, and don’t you believe otherwise.

The thing of playing George Washington against King George; he knows it’s a lot of applesauce better than you do.

Bill don’t dislike the King personally, but they have been kinder giving George Washington the worst of it in the Chicago second and third readers.

If it had been in the fifth or sixth readers, Chicago never would a noticed it.

P. S. — Notre Dame’s defeat yesterday in New York was the first setback Al Smith has had. I am going up to South Bend tonight to help cheer Knute up.

Will Rogers.

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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