Dear Diary,

Tonight the Quiz Kids were presented an award by the National Fathers Day Committee, of which none other than Bob Hope is president. Fibber McGee was the head of it last year, and up until tonight I hadn’t heard who received the honor this year.

I got several pictures of Bob from the new Movie-Radio Guide today. There was an article written by Mrs. Hope called “The Truth about Bob Hope at Home.” She said that the truth about Bob Hope at home was that he isn’t at home enough. Hm, come to think of it, he is a busy little bee.

Dear Diary,

I went down town today to watch the final Quiz Kids auditions. The winner was Joel Fleck. He’s thirteen and goes to Highland Park Jr. High.

While I was in town I bought some new ice-skates. Daddy said to get any kind I wanted, for my birthday present.

I got the new Movie-Radio Guide with Bob Hope’s picture on the cover. It’s one of the best I’ve gotten in a long time.

Dear Diary,

I got several pictures of Bob Hope in a new magazine today. In one of them he was dressed as King of the Mardi Gras (from “Louisiana Purchase) and he is surrounded by several pretty girls (lucky girls!)

Nona Vannerson won her Quiz Kids audition today and Jimmie Morton won yesterday. I guess that makes me a dope In fact I’m pretty darn sure of it.

Dear Diary,

Well, I guess that’s that. In other words, I didn’t do so well in my audition today. I came in second, but that isn’t enought to put me in the finals. Anyway, I got my little gold key, so why should I worry about a mere trip to Chicago, and appearance on the Quiz Kids, and a hundred dollar defense bond?

I guess I’ll have to make up for it by appearing on Bob Hope’s program, and by golly someday I will be on it!

Dear Diary,

I heard from the Quiz Kids today. I’m to go down Saturday for the auditions. Gee, if only —. Oh well, 124 kids are going to be dissappointed, so I may as well be one of them.

I ws in the newest Movie-Radio Guide today that Bob Hope’s picture would be on the cover next week. They called Bob radio’s most photogenic male, and it didn’t sound like they were kidding.

Dear Diary,

I saw in the paper today that Bob Hope, Jack Benny, and John Barrymore are going to lead the Santa Claus parade in Los Angeles next month. Oh, to be in Los Angeles next month. But in a way I had rather be in New York or Washington. (On the Quiz Kids, if you hadn’t guessed it.) What am I saying? I’d rather see Bob Hope than the Quiz Kids.