Dear Diary,

From Hedda Hopper’s column today: “Bob Hope and Bill Holden are priming turtles for the national turtle race in Dallas on September first. Bob’s ‘Mabel’ was a favorite last year.”

What an event for a city to be famous for! A turtle race! It does a lot of good though, so why not. If it doesn’t cost too much, I think I’ll enter a turtle, and of course, I’ll call it “Bob.”