MRS. MARY LEE BELTON
By William Turner Watson
Our MHS class of 1965 started the 8th grade
at the new Lowe Junior High. That name has been forgotten by the powers in
charge but the wonderful teachers at that school will be remembered as long
as our class members take a breath.
Mrs. Starr taught a wonderful 8th grade
English class. "Dessert gets 2 servings of S"
Mr. Harkness did his best to teach us math
and he did a good job for the students who tried to learn. I was not one of
them. All was not work in Mr. Harkness' math class. Take for instance the
day that William Luck brought the class down. It was a full class with
William on one end of the class and myself on the other. To wit, William
puts a whole piece of paper in his mouth, chews it up into a giant and I
mean giant, spit ball. Sadly that day, his arm strength was not good. As he
hurled it over hoping to hit me with it, unfortunately, it went off track
and hit Mr. Harkness right on the side of the head. Silence, you bet.
Complete silence. Everyone except William looked down at their book.
Mrs. Mary Belton was perhaps the greatest of
them all. She had a wealth of knowledge in science and above all, she was a
kind and gentle lady.
Mrs. Belton's son, Stan, is remembered by
most for his great athletic abilities, but let us not forget that Stan was
president of his Senior Class and was all-state in band. Anyone whoever
worked with Stan on anything will remember that he never put himself above
others. He was always a gentleman and a scholar, as well as a dedicated
athlete and a great representative of MHS. To this day, Stan is the same
good guy, admired by all.
Merry Christmas to all and to all, Good
Tom Carey, M.D., Class of 1965