Enid News & Eagle
Editor’s note: 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.
1. WILL ROGERS, ABROAD, BESPEAKS A WELCOME FOR LADY ASTOR
LONDON, July 29, 1926. — Nancy Astor, which is the nom de plume of Lady Astor, is arriving on your side about now. She is the best friend America has here. Please ask my friend, Jimmy Walker, to have New York take good care of her. She is the only one over here that don’t throw rocks at American tourists.
2. WILL ROGERS FORWARDS A TIP ON THE MOVEMENTS OF MELLON
LONDON, July 30, 1926. — Mellon is escaping through France, trying to reach the Italian border to go under the protection of Mussolini.
3. WILL ROGERS SAYS ONLY IRELAND WELCOMES AMERICAN TOURISTS
LONDON, Aug. 1, 1926. — I have been in twenty countries and the only one where American tourists are welcomed wholeheartedly by everyone is in Ireland. And the funny part about it is, there is more to see there than in all the others put together. They don’t owe us and they don’t hate us.
The Lakes of Killarney is where Switzerland got their idea of lakes. Americans, go where you are welcome! Ireland is a friend to everybody, even England.
This endorsement is on the level and calls for no appointment from Tammany Hall whatever.
4. STONES THROWN AFTER BUYING, WILL ROGERS FINDS ABROAD
LONDON, Aug. 2, 1926. — A bunch of American tourists were hissed and stoned yesterday in France, but not until they had finished buying.
5. BORAH, LENGLEN AND SHAW DRAW WILL ROGERS’S COMMENT
LONDON, Aug. 3, 1926. — When Borah asked England and France what had become of that 400,000,000 acres of land they divided up after the war, that stopped all debt arguments over here. He is always thinking up some question nobody can answer. He even sticks Coolidge.
Suzanne Lenglen has been landed by Pyle. He is now here in London trying to get Bernard Shaw to turn professional and write for money.
Regards to “cuckooland.”