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     It poured all day, but I

braved the weather to meet Cary

and Jan Staebner (here from

Washington on her vacation) for

lunch in Sammy’s, a high class

Jewish delicatessen; and then

Jan and I walked along Park

and Fifth Avenues, in and out

a few stores, before going to the

Paramount to see Betty Hutton

in “Incendiary Blonde,” the life

story of Texas Guinan.  I

usually don’t go for the Hutton

gal’s gymnastics, but she was

excellent in this!  Phil Spitalny

and the Hour of Charm All Girl

Orchestra, in person, was quite


     Back to the hospital and on home.

     Mother got a Birthday Post Card

from Bill – I feel neglected.

        Letter from Floyd