The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

April 28, 2014

Will Rogers Daily Telegrams 4-29-14

ENID, Okla. — WILL ROGERS GETS LIGHT ON MODERN FARM VALUES

BEVERLY HILLS, Cal. Aug. 1, 1927. — A farm in the country is judged now by how many blocks it is away from a filling station.

Yours,

Will.

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CHAMBERLIN’S NEW FEAT IS A GREAT ONE, WILL ROGERS SAYS

BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., Aug. 2, 1927. — That was a great feat of Chamberlin’s yesterday off the Leviathan. In some respects he showed a better record crossing the ocean than Lindbergh. Lindbergh only had to contend with the elements.

Yours,

Will Rogers.

P. S. — The deer season just opened. Any one driving an automobile on Beverly Boulevard or Mulholland Drive should wear red coats and carry an American flag.

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WILL ROGERS SEES COOLIDGE ACCEPTING THE NOMINATION

BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., Aug. 3, 1927. — I think Mr. Coolidge’s statement is the best-worded acceptance of a nomination ever uttered by a candidate. He spent a long time in the dictionary looking for that word “choose,” instead of “I will not.”

It don’t take much political knowledge to know that a man can get more votes running on the people’s request than he can running on his own request.

Mr. Coolidge is the shrewdest politician that ever drew Government salary.

Yours,

Will Rogers.

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NO WONDER COOLIDGE WAS PALE, WILL ROGERS SAYS

BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., Aug. 4, 1927. — All the newspaper men that were in the room when Mr. Coolidge handed them out his statement have written about his being very serious and very pale. When a New England Yankee gives up $75,000 a year the surprise is not he was pale but that he didn’t faint.

Yours,

Will Rogers.

P. S. — A deer hunter in Ventura county brought in his first man yesterday.

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WILL ROGERS SEES COOLIDGE DRAFTED, BUT BY THE SIOUX

BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., Aug. 5, 1927. — The Disarmament Conference ended by us blaming England for knowing enough to keep their country protected. That’s like blaming Jack Dempsey for knowing how to box. When we have had as many wars as they have our statesmen may know as much as theirs, but I doubt it.

Yours,

Will Rogers.

P. S. — Mr. Coolidge attended his daily rodeo and the Sioux Indians made him big chief of their tribe. He said he didn’t choose to be chief again, but he was drafted.

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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