CAMP RICHARDSON, Cal., Sept. 14, 1930 - Me and my destitute friend Arthur Brisbane can’t seem to get together on Russia.

There is a thousand things I talk about that I don’t know any more about than a Senator, but I did take an airplane three years ago and flew from London to Moscow and Leningrad, stayed there a couple of weeks, went with no delegation, and wasn’t personally conducted. Saw everything, didn’t even belong to a Hoover Committee and I don’t know any more now about Russia than Brisbane does.

If I wanted to start an insane asylum that would be 100 per cent cuckoo, I would just admit applicants that thought they knew something about Russia.


Will Rogers.