Posts Tagged ‘Walton High School’

The Defuniak Herald – October 24, 1946 Obituary

1946 Oct 24


Sgt Charles Moler, Jr was killed in a motor accident on Oct 13 at Fort Bragg, NC.

‘C L’ as he was know having lived here from 1936 to 1941.  He attended Walton High

School.  C L saw action as a paratrooper with the 11th Airborne Division on the Leyte,

Negros & Pansy Islands of the Southern Philippines during the late war.  He was the

Holder of the Asiatic Pacific theatre ribbon, Philippines Liberation ribbon, with two

Bronze stars, the American Defense ribbon, Good Conduct metal, Infantryman’s

Badge and the Purple Heart.  He returned to the US in the regular Army and reenlisted

abt the time of the accident.  Funeral services for Sgt Moler were held at the Berra

Baptist Church in Jacksonville on Friday Oct 18 1946. He was buried in the U S

National cemetery at St Augustine, Florida.


Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson

The Breeze – November 23, 1911 – Pages 1, 2, 4, & 5




(GARDEN CITY) Wm. Robertson, a boy about fifteen years of age, shot his foot badly last Thursday while out bird hunting. He has lost one of his toes entirely, and the doctor has taken several small bones out of his foot.

(CALEDONIA) There has been quite an improvement made to the depot at Caledonia.

(NICEVILLE) The launch “Swan” towed B. H. Morrinson’s launch “Choctawhatchee” to Bolton on Friday. She has been here under repair for some time.

Attention, W. O. W.
The monument erected to the memory of our late Sovereign M. M. Glass will be unveiled under the auspices of this camp, of which he was a member, at Corinth cemetary on the first Sunday in December at 11 o’clock. All near camps are cordially invited to attend and participate in the unveiling service. The cemetery is located about eight miles northwest of Westville and about nine miles from Ponce de Leon.

It has taken four years for the local telephone company to get permission to install a telephone in the depot here free of charge for the benefit of its patrons, but it was finally obtained and now you can call the depot.

(LOCALS) The friends of Mr. J. L. McKinnon are urging him to become a candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Mr. McKinnon was the first Superintendent the county ever had, and the old folks say he gave general satisfaction. He will probably announce his candidacy later.

(LOCALS) The ordinance of baptism was administered to two candidates at the Baptist church last Sunday night.

(LOCALS) There are 21 students from outside Walton county are now attending the High School; so much for the reputatiion of our school and the able corps of instructors from Principal Rogers down to Miss Callie Hentz of the Primary Department.

(LOCALS) Curry Drake and John M. Laird are to open a grocery store in the room formerly occupied by R. J. Jackson in the rear of the Cawthon bank building.

The following account of the killing of Geo. Dunson is from the Andalusia Star.
“John Lingold, Jr., shot G. W. Dunson at the L. & N. station here about 12 o’clock Friday. As a result of the wounds received, Dunson died about 1 o’clock Saturday. The shooting was done with a Colt’s automatic. Four shots were fired by Lingold, two of them striking Dunson.There were a number of eye witnesses to the occurance, and the reports are conflicting as to the details and as to the cause of the trouble. Lingold was immediately taken into custody by Sheriff Livings and held till the result of the wounds could be determined, and on the death of Dunson a formal charge of him on which charge he is now in the county jail. He is a young man about twenty years old and is unmarried. Dunson was a man about fifty years of age and is survived by a large family and numerous relatives. Both parties to the unfortunate occurance were engaged in the livery business here and the affair is greatly deplored.”

They’re telling of a Holmes county farmer who found an auto horn in the road one day and took it home and taught his chickens to recognize its honk as their feed call. One day an automobile passed the farm going about fifteen miles and hour and tooting his horn. The chickens near the house took out after the auto and fourteen hens and three roosters ran themselves to death behind the machine and six of the fattest yellow legged pullets you ever saw are still missing.


Contributed by Michael Strickland

The Breeze – October 5, 1911 – Pages 1, 4, & 5




NEW WELL (p. 1)
(RED BAY) N. A. McLeod has had a well dug at his home the past week.


Little Lillian Murray Run Over By An Auto.
One of the narrowest escapes from instant death to get off with only a few severe bruises was the lot that befell little Lillian Murray last Saturday morning(Oct 31, 1911), when the bicycle she was riding collided with an auto drive by Dr. Raborn, at the corner of Live Oak and the Circle.From the statement of eye-witnesses it seems that she started to turn out on one side, and became frightened and turned back the other way, and in spite of the efforts of Dr. Raborn to stop the car it struck her in such a way as to throw her directly under it, and it passed over her, the wheels narrowly missing her head. Hope Cawthon and Bowers Campbell who saw the accident, ran to her and pulled her from beneath the rear axle, expecting nothing else than that she was killed, but aside from some severe bruises on her shoulder and scratches on her face she was uninjured. She was hurried to a physician immediately, who after an examination said there were no serious injuries. It seems to have been one of those unavoidable accidents where nobody was to blame, but it should be a warning to auto drivers of the necessity of being more careful than the majority are in driving around town.


Nearly every automobile owner has read with interest the advertisements in the automobile journals and big magazines the advertisements of the “Silent Knight” motor, but how many of them know that this motor is the product of the inventive mind of a Floridian, who tried and tried to get American manufacturers to adopt his invention, but could not, and went to Europe with it where it met with a ready reception, and now this stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner of the automobile industry.

Hon. W. A. Blount was here last week for the purpose of taking testimony in the injunction suit to prevent the payment of the warrents issued in payment for Chipley Park. Col. Flournoy as the attorney for the parties bringing the suit suggested that if the original proposition made by the town would be accepted that the suit would be dropped and after consultation with the local officials of the Chautauqua Association, the matter of taking the testimony was deferred until the return of Mr. Bruce.
If the proposition is accepted the town will pay the $2,000 and take the Park, and the Association retain the tabernacle and the church and library remain as they are.

An enrollment of 105 wasn’t a bad start for Palmer College, now was it?

Principal Rogers had the school building thoroughly cleaned up last week and placed in shape for the opening of school Monday, doing much of the necessary repair work himself.

Wm. Murphy was down from Glendale, Tuesday, and tells us that he has a crop rotation plan that virtually gives him forty acres of crop per annum on 16 acres of land, but there is no where else in the world except West Florida in which it would work. He has promised to write it out in detail for the benefit of the Breeze readers.


Contributed by Michael Strickland

The Breeze – September 14, 1911 – Page 2


The coming term of the Walton High School will begin October second.
New pupils will be admitted to the grades they are prepared to enter, upon examination or upon presentation of certificates from former teachers stating that the holders have completed the next lower grade. Examinations will be conducted the first two days of school. One dollar per month tuition will be charged each non-resident pupil, the same rate having been established by the County School Board for all grades. It is earnestly desired that all pupils will enter the first day. The opening hour will be nine o’clock.
H. J. Rogers, Principal.


Contributed by Michael Strickland

The Breeze – May 11, 1911 – Page 5

Miss Maude Saunders entertained the members of the senior class of the [Walton] High School at Mrs. W. J. Jones’ last night.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]