Newton-Liverman engagement: San Bernardino County Sun, 24 Jan 1941, p. 23
Betrothal Told By Hostess at Party for Chum Both the honoree and guests were surprised at the delightfully planned shower given Wednesday evening by Miss Phyllis Morley and Miss Dorothy Elliott at the Morley home, 3138 G street, complimentary to Miss Wilda Liverman, fiance of Albert (Al) Newton. The bride-to-be was completely surprised to find herself the guest of honor and the other surprise came at the refreshment hour, when Miss Morley announced her engagement to Roscoe Campbell. Sweet peas were arranged about the rooms for decoration and games of bunco and guessing contests were amusements, Mrs. Simmons and Miss Margaret Ratzlaff winning the prizes in one game, with trophies in another going to Misses Frances Hutchinson and Edith Thomas. The shower packagej were presented to Miss Liverman, whose wedding will take place Saturday evening, in a novel way, the hostess having prepared four-line verses directing the bride-elect to various hiding places. A miscellaneous assortment of gifts was bestowed upon the honoree. Refreshments were served buffet fashion and included toasted tuna sandwiches, cakes, tea wafers, Chinese fortune cakes and tea. There were two decorated cakes, one Inscribed "Wilda and Al, Jan. 25" and the other, "Best Wishes to Wilda and Al." The message revealing the betrothal of the young hostess was found in one of the fortune cakes, and was read by Miss Hutchinson. The hostess -bride-elect is the daughter, of F. O. Morley, San Bernardino police officer, and Mrs. Morley and is a native of North Dakota. The family has resided here 14 years and the bride-elect graduated from high school with the class of 1939, being employed now with the Harris Co. Her fiance came here from Texas, his native state, to reside with his aunt, Mrs. S. H. Eaves. He attended high school and college in the Lone Star state and is employed at the Santa Fe. A date for the wedding has not been set. Invited to greet Miss Liverman and enjoy the hospitality of Miss Morley and Miss Elliott were Misses Frances Hutchinson, Eloise Beatty, Margaret Ratzlaff, Molly Toucher, Edith Thomas; Mesdames E. O. Bagwell, grandmother of the hon- oree, Nellie V. Merrow, Simmons, B. L. Cannon, Husbands and F. O. Mor- ley. Late in the evening the group was joined by Mr. Newton, Mr. Campbell and Kenneth Gray, fiancee of Miss Hutchinson.