Choosing an informal party on Sunday to entertain a few friends, Mr. and Mrs. C.L. [sic] Condon surprised the group by announcing the betrothal of their talented daughter Caddie to Midshipman Alton Murray Barlow of the United States Merchant Marines, U.S.N.R.
The happy news reveals a high school romance. Both graduated from the North Hollywood High school and have a host of friends in the Valley. The bride-elect was president of the French Club, a member of the G.A.A. and accompanist for the Glee Club. She is a gifted concert pianist, a past honored queen of North Hollywood Bethel, Job’s Daughters and a member of the Alpha Pi Omega sorority. Her fiancé, son of Mrs. Florence Barlow of Hortense street, was a popular member of the student body. Is an alumnus of the Esquire Club and was head yell leader. As a member of the U.S. Marine Corps reserve, he was called in active duty in November, 1940. After 10 months on duty in San Diego, young Barlow was examinations for training as an officer and since October 1941, has been training in San Francisco and at sea aboard a merchant ship.
The engagement announcement came while Barlow was home on a 10 day furlough before reporting to the Merchant Marine Academy on Long Island, New York, where he will complete his training. At graduation he will receive his Third Mate’s license in the Merchant Marine and an Ensign’s commission in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
No date for the wedding was revealed, but it is expected to take place in the early spring of new year following his graduation. The bride-to-be is employed as secretary at Bendix Aviation Ltd. Now that the news of the engagement is made known, numerous nuptial parties and social courtesies are being planned to honor Miss Condon.
Source: San Fernando Valley Times, September 1, 1942