The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 7, 2013

Will Rogers Daily Telegrams 10-8-2013

By Will Rogers
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — WILL ROGERS SEES SOME HOPE OF ANOTHER ELECTION IN 1928

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — Nov. 1, 1926. If the Democrats make a good showing tomorrow it will encourage them, maybe, to have another election in 1928. If not, this will perhaps be the last election day you will ever witness.

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WILL ROGERS REMARKS

AUSTIN, Tex. — Nov. 2, 1926. Had dinner in the Governor’s mansion tonight with Ma and Jim. Got just as much to eat as I did at Calvin’s. There are two Senate jobs in ‘28. Jim and Ma are going to run for both of them so they won’t have one salary between them. Had lunch with Dan Moody, and have date for dinner with him at mansion next year. This is the town Col. House first gave his advice in. More men will be elected tonight through good counting than were elected today through voting.

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AS MR. ROGERS SEES ELECTION ON THE MORNING AFTERWARD

DALLAS, Tex. — Nov. 3, 1926. Butler of Massachusetts got his Presidential indorsement, but there is no salary connected with it. Poor Jim Wadsworth said, “Why did the voters pick on me He didn’t indorse me.”

I got just what I was praying fora tie in the Senate. Now it will be worth listening to.

Dollars may be corrupt, but they beat endorsements in this or any other election.

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BOUGHT VOTE, MR. ROGERS SAYS IS BETTER THAN NO VOTE AT ALL

LUBBOCK, Tex. — Nov. 4, 1926. They say it’s wrong to buy votes, but you notice from the election returns that the fellows in Pennsylvania, and Illinois that bought the most, got elected. A bought vote is better than no votes at all. The counters can’t tell whether they are bought or just bargained for. I told you I could shake Oklahoma out of the cuckoo’s nest. It wasn’t doubtful all this time; it was just demented.

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ROGERS FINDS A REPUBLICAN DOING WELL DOWN IN TEXAS

SAN ANGELO, Tex. — Nov. 5, 1926. I found quite a novelty down here in this Texas town. It was a Republican and the funny part about it is he is doing well and has every Democrat in town patronizing him.

It’s remarkable what one lone man of a party can do when he sets his mind to it. He has got him a little postoffice here and has worked himself up into a nice little business. It pays to pioneer.

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THOUGHTS FROM MR. ROGERS; HE LIKES HIS NEWS ASSORTED

WACO, Tex. — Nov. 6, 1926. Marie, the meandering monarch, will be swinging back into the States from Canada now that the election is over and the front pages are as vacant as a movie fan’s mind. The Government has sent a new referee on her train.

Ma Ferguson told me she tried to land Marie for Austin, the capital of Texas, but when she couldn’t get her she got the preacher Norris trial and is to follow that with the Tunney-Sharkey fight.

Today is “romance and knighthood news.” Tomorrow we get back to politics and comedy.

Yours for an assortment, 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.