The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


November 27, 2013

Will Rogers Daily Telegrams 11-28-2013


LEXINGTON, Ky. — Jan. 15, 1927. I have seen today some of the most beautiful stock farms in America. I don’t think there is another place in this country quite like the blue grass region around Lexington.

It’s more like English country life than any place, and English country life is just about the best there is. Can’t give London much, but those old birds out in the country sure do know how to live, and I tell you these old guys here, with their fine horses that we read about every Summer in all the big races, they got some great horses here and they know how to scramble a bran mash for a horse and a corn mash for a human that just about excels any hospitality in America.

Beverly Hills and Claremore have a close rival.



LEXINGTON, Ky. — Jan. 16, 1927. Been reading up on the early lives of our prominent men of today and find that Secretary of State Kellogg was scared very badly when a mere baby by a big ruff Russian.

Will Rogers, The Meandering Mayor.



CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Jan. 17, 1927. The Supreme Court of Tennessee down here has just ruled that you other States can come from whoever or whatever you want to, but they want it on record that they come from mud only.

Darwin’s living illustration, the Mayor of what we think is a town, but may be a zoo.



KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Jan. 18, 1927. Wake up, Florida, and get some advertising! You’ve got a channel. I hereby offer $30,000, also made from chewing Wrigley’s gum, to the first swimmer who lands from Cuba, bringing with him something besides his bathing suit.

P.S. — Good luck to my friend Dan Moody, the new Governor of Texas, who has to start in from the bottom and capture his own prisoners.



SPARTANBURG, S. C. — Jan. 19, 1927. See where the Senate voted three new cruisers. We had to have ’em to deliver our marines around on our various battle fronts.

Those three cruisers will settle three more foreign elections. How many will they have to build to seat Smith and Vare?

Awaiting anxiously, The Seated Mayor.



NORFOLK, Va. — Jan. 20. The Republican Senators whose side spent most of the money want Smith seated, but the Democrats, on account of their shortage of money, think it would be a bad precedent. Our elections will keep on till they are as uncertain as Nicaragua’s.

Elected without protest or reason,

Mayor 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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