The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

October 10, 2013

Will Rogers Daily Telegram for 10-10-13

WILL ROGERS SEES PRESIDENT IN THE BIG GAME OF 1928

FORT WORTH, Tex. — Nov. 7, 1926. It looks like a cinch now that Calvin Coolidge will hear the referee’s whistle in the big kick-off of 1928. He has already engaged his old coach, Butler. Coaches should always coach and never play themselves. He has two years to perfect a signal system with him. They have gone into a huddle already.

Yours for accurate weather, scandal and political predictions.

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MR. ROGERS REPORTS DISCORD ON HIS OWN SPECIAL TRAIN

AMARILLO, Tex. — Nov. 8, 1926. (On Board My Special Train at Amarillo, Texas, Where the Biggest Oil Fields in the World Are) – There has been some dissension on my train. We put a man off that claimed he was furnishing all the gum for my American tour. Everything is now serene and I will go through with the tour as originally planned, putting out articles daily.

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MR. ROGERS, IN THE SOUTH, DEFINES A REPUBLICAN

WICHITA FALLS, Tex. — Nov. 9, 1926. Lots of people can’t tell the difference between a Democrat and a Republican. After making a sort of a small time Queen Marie tour through the South, I can tell you. A Republican is the fellow that knows enough to stop planting cotton.

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WILL ROGERS’ DISPATCH

ABILENE, Tex. — Nov. 10, 1926. Mr. Coolidge is to be in Kansas City tomorrow to dedicate their monument that resembles a silo. First appearance in West since November catastrophe. He will speak on war relief and not farmers’ relief.

Marie follows him in there Friday.

I follow ‘em both in next Tuesday, when I will launch Jim Reed for President, talk of farmers’ relief, monuments, Balkans, absent queens and seat Vare and Smith, so if you miss them you have something to look forward to.

Yours, not afraid to come out on any question.

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WILL ROGERS REMARKS

TEXARKANA, Ark. — Nov. 11, 1926. Today was Armistice Day, celebrated to commemorate the end of slaughter. There were more casualties in football games celebrating the Armistice than there were before the Armistice was declared. We got enough people for another war but not enough to stand another Armistice Day. But football is not nearly so devastating as the Armistice Day oratory. If we fought like we declaimed we would be paying reparations.

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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