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.

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Dear Diary,

I heard today that ┬áBob Crosby will replace brother Bing on the summer show. That’s certainly an improvement oer last summer’s KMH master of ceremonies – Don Ameche. Bob Crosby was the guest maestro on the Fitch Band Wagon today and he and Toby Reed talked the situation over. Bob said he might replace him for the summer, but he could never take his place. To prove it, he read one of his recent fan letters which asked him for a picture of Bing. Fine thing. That sounds ┬álike a letter Bob Hope might write. But Bobby would reverse the procedure. He’s write to Bing and ask for Bob Crosby’s picture.