26. WILL ROGERS HAS NEW IDEA ABOUT THE TOURIST PROBLEM
LONDON, Aug. 11, 1926 – I told you how bad it’s getting with the tourists over here.
Some of them are getting almost what they deserve.
27. WILL ROGERS SPECULATES ON CLEMENCEAU NOTE SOURCE
LONDON, Aug. 12, 1926. – I had a long talk with friend Barney Baruch. He did not dictate that letter Clemenceau wrote; he only gave him the idea of it.
Baruch has gone to shoot grouse.
He names them after the Republicans and has never missed one.
28. WILL ROGERS THINKS BRITISH UNEDUCATED IN EARTHQUAKES
LONDON, Aug. 16, 1926 – England had an earthquake yesterday and their newspapers didn’t know enough to call it a fire. What are you going to do with people with no education like that?
P.S. – There is a cricket match going on here that has been on for three months?one game. The earthquake didn’t even wake up the spectators.
29. WILL ROGERS STILL WATCHING CRICKET MATCH IN ENGLAND
LONDON, Aug. 17, 1926 – The King is in Scotland, and it certainly is lonesome here.
The same cricket game that I told you about before is still going on. One man has been batting three days.
The score is now 800 runs to 500, and Australia has only been to bat once.
Come over and see it. If the tea holds out, it will run till Winter.
I have been thrown out of the grounds twice for applauding. They contend I was a boisterous element.
30. KELLOGG’S DISARMAMENT TALK REMINDS ROGERS OF GENEVA
LONDON, Aug. 18, 1926 – Secretary of State Kellogg spoke last night in Plattsburg on disarmament. It is a good idea for Plattsburg and even Chicago and New York, but our delegation starved to death trying to get somebody interested in it at Geneva this Summer.
31. WILL ROGERS SAYS HE CAN PICK AMERICAN BOOTLEGGERS ABROAD
LONDON, Aug. 19, 1926 – You can pick an American bootlegger out of a crowd of Americans every time. He will be the one that is sober.
32. WILL ROGERS BACKS COOLIDGE ON THE PHILIPPINES ISSUE
LONDON, Aug. 20, 1926 – President Coolidge refuses to give the Philippines their complete independence. I am with Mr. Coolidge. Why should the Philippines have more than we do?
Yours for 100 per cent freedom for everybody, including Ireland.
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.