The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

March 19, 2014

Will Rogers Daily Telegrams 3-20-2014

ENID, Okla. — WILL ROGERS SET TO BE FIRST TO CROSS ATLANTIC BY BRIDGE

DODGE CITY, Kan. — June 6, 1927. Three weeks ago Sunday, I was up with Chamberlin in this same plane.

If I had known he was thinking about taking an outsider over I would have joined out myself.

Then I would have been the first scared comedian to go over.

He is a fine, modest young man — another Lindbergh — and a great aviator, too.

That he didn’t jump weeks ago was no fault of his. He was the victim of rows and fusses in which he had no part.

Don’t take any of the credit away from him because he was just the second one over.

Say, the second plane can drop in that ocean just as easy as the first. Well, never mind, I will be the first one to go over on a bridge. Will Rogers.

P. S. – I am on the crack California train going West. There are several moving picture promoters on here that are just like Chamberlin — “they are just going on till their gas runs out.”

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COUPLA QUIPS BY WILL ROGERS ON TOPICS IN CURRENT NEWS

WINSLOW, Ariz. — June 7, 1927. I guess if Mr. Coolidge ever vetoes a movie relief bill he will have to spend the following Summers in Hollywood.

Water is going down in the Mississippi Valley and the politicians are coming up now.

Yours, Will Rogers.

P. S. – Home to Beverly to collect the taxes and see Pola’s new husband.

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ROGERS TELLS THE PROPER TIME FOR PREACHING PROHIBITION

BEVERLY HILLS, Cal. — June 8, 1927. See where Mr. McAdoo made a prohibition address to a graduating class down in Tennessee.

It’s too late to preach prohibition to them when they are graduating. It’s when they go into long pants and short dresses that’s the time to get at ’em.

Yours, the homing Mayor. Will.

P. S. – The old town here looks fine. I never saw the jail as empty.

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MR. ROGERS POURS HIS SCORN ON MEN WHO THINK THEY KNOW

BEVERLY HILLS, Cal. — June 9, 1927. There are two types of men in the world that I feel sincerely sorry for. One is the fellow that thinks he “knows women,” and the other is the one that is always saying “I know the Mississippi River.”

The Bolsheviks used to sponsor bomb throwing. That’s when they were doing the throwing. Now that they are on the receiving end, it’s inhuman.

Yours, the Mayor on the job, Will.

P. S. – Will H. Hays is here supervising production and divorces.

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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