The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


April 2, 2014

Will Rogers Daily Telegrams 4-3-2014


LOS ANGELES, Cal. — June 27, 1927. Rod La Rocque and Vilma Banky, the popular movie stars, were married in one of my churches in Beverly yesterday.

Sam Goldwyn, producer of the wedding, called me up and said he thought it would be a good publicity idea to hold it in a church.

I said: “What denomination, Sam” He replied, “Oh, any kind, just so it has a steeple high enough to pick up in the picture.”

The novelty everybody experienced in the church was the big kick of the wedding.

Will Rogers.

P. S. — I knew I would get in somehow on these transatlantic flights. I just today booked a great-grandson to go over with Commander Byrd.



LOS ANGELES, Cal. — June 28, 1927. I didn’t know it at the time, but every old friend that I would lose track of for a while I know now where they were; they were having the same operation as mine. If you would place all our scars end to end it would make a cute strawberry pink line that would take six hours to pass a given point.

Will Rogers.

P. S. — They did not remove my gall bladder as they did not want to eliminate all chances of my entering politics.



LOS ANGELES, Cal. — June 29, 1927.

Say, this Byrd family is going to put old Virginia on the map where she used to be during Washington and Jefferson time. You want to look up their history. It reads like a romance.

Just a bunch of old Virginia country boys. Yet they, every one, have done something great.

One is Governor of Virginia now, who will be Democratic nominee for President in 1932. As sure as my scar itches.

Will Rogers.

P. S. — Oh, Lord! Here she comes with the castor oil again.



LOS ANGELES, Cal. — June 30, 1927. All an American aviator has to do these days is to have a helmet, put in some extra gas and two chicken sandwiches and be met next day by the Mayor of Honolulu or Paris or Berlin or Shanghai.

The tough part nowadays with aviation is to think up some place to go.

I always told you we have the aviators. Just give them the planes.

I have flown in the past year with at least a dozen boys whom I wouldn’t be afraid to start to Siberia with.

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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