Dear Diary,

Skinnay Ennis was the guest on the Fitch Band Wagon today. It was only natural that he talked about Bob Hope a lot. He told a cute story about something that happened in Houston while they were there with the Victory Caravan. It was on Tuesday night, so Bob had to take time out to give his weekly broadcast for the soldiers at Ellington Field. The two auditoriums are in the same building, and separated only by a heavy curtain. So, Bob sneaked all the stars of the Caravan over to his own show before it went on the air. The soldiers got a free show which would regularly have cost several dollars.

Dear Diary,

Bob Hope broadcast from Ellington Field, Houston, tonight. His guest was Joan Bennett. Bob pulled several gags tonight that he used last night, but tonight was their first time on the air. One of them was, “I was having a swell time kissing all those beautiful girls on the Victory Caravan, until Charles Boyer pulled a nasty trick. He told them he was Charles Boyer.” Bob entertained the navy last week and the army this week, so he said, “You know, there’s really not much difference in soldiers and sailors. When a man whistles at a girl and she slaps their face, that’s a sailor. But when a man whistles at a girl and she throws her arms around his neckā€”get me her phone number, will you?” His whole show was about Texas, but I’ll have to wait ’til Saturday to tell about it, when I hear the show by short wave.

Dear Diary,

I saw in the paper today that beginning next Tuesday Vera Vague will become a permanent member of the Bob Hope show. I kinda like her, but I don’t think the show can take another member. There are so many on it now that they hardly have time to finish the program every week.

Next week Bob will broadcast from the Great Lakes Training Station, and the week after that he will broadcast from Ellington Field, in Houston. (He would just miss Dallas for his program.) He will be in Dallas a week from tomorrow and in Houston the nest day for his show. He will also be in Houston Wednesday for the army-navy relief show. Why couldn’t he have picked Dallas for his two-day stop instead of Houston?