Dear Diary,

Mother and I spent the day at the U. S. O. headquarters in the Baker Hotel again today. I just happened to think what I’d do if every well-known solder stationed in Texas came strolling into that place. I imagine I’d faint, since a few of those men are Bill Holden, Burgess Merideth, Buddy Rogers, Lew Ayres, and Jackie Coogan. There may be more that I don’t know about. Only one thing could give me a bigger thrill – for Bob Hope to come in some day to entertain the soldiers. But that is merely a wild area, and I dream entirely too much.

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Dear Diary,

This month I heard Bob Hope on the radio six times this month. That’s some kind of a record, but I dont know what kind. It would have been eight times, except that one Tuesday President Roosevelt’s speech replaced Bob’s program, and one Saturday I missed him on a U.S.O. program just because I didn’t know he was going to be on it. That last incident made me madder than I would get if the President replaced Bob ten times. Anyway, I made up for bot of them by means of two Lux Radio Theatre appearances.

Dear Diary,

I saw the previews to “Louisiana Purchase” today. The technicolor was absolutely beautiful, but they didn’t show so terribly much of Bob Hope, and what they did show wasn’t very funny. I think the previews were just to show off the pretty colors (and girls) instead of giving scenes from the picture as they usually do.

Mrs. White told me this morning that Bob Hope was on that USO program last night. He was on only about five minutes, but I didn’t listen because I just knew he wouldn’t be on.

Dear Diary,

Today I adopted a new system, which I plan to inaugurate next Saturday. I plan to save part of my allowance every week until Bob Hope’s book is published. (If it is true about his writing one.) At that date I will spend 25% of the money for the book, 25% for U.S. Defense Savings Stamps, 25% will go to the U.S.O., and 25% to the British War Relief. I hope I can stick to that plan, because I think it’s a pretty good one.