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123 -- NO. 38 CHARLES TOWN (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGINIA 25414 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988 32 PAGES  PER COPY 25 Stephenson Honored utions of Revolutionary Soldiers Remembered at Ceremony Tree Planted   4<  / at Morgan's Grove Park last Sarday in honor of Captains Daniel Morganand Hm Stepheoson.  - Audrey Egle, Clarles m, West virginia's Ad- right, surround a ommemGnflve white oak  planted nt Application set the Jefferson County have taken a first step of the newly pur- park land at the Com- the Development's $1 million  Appalachian Regional be utilized, together other sources, to i industrial park infra- sewer, roads and plication for a new van for the Jeffer- son County Senior Center; renewed a maintenance agreement for county typewriters; and noted the receipt of a Racing Commisslon check for $5,061.49 for racing at Charles Town August 16-31. Noted was another matter with state officials relative to what the commis- sion feels are exorbitant costs an- ticipated for housing prisoners afThe new regional jail in Martinsburg. County officials from throughout the state are beginning to take a long look at regional jail standards which, it is argued, contribute to activities which increase daily jail costs per prisoner beyond the limits counties are able to paY. Another sore spot with Jefferson county commissioners, the new solid waste authority bill, will receive another airing next Thursday, September 29, in Parkersbm'g. It is ex- pected a representative from Jeffer- son County will attend the session. Finally, a public hearing on a pro- jected leash law for thOak Tree East subdivision, drew no objectors. The commission plans final action on the matter this week. September Court Term Is Underway The September term of Jeffexson Circuit Court got underway Tuesday when the grand jury convened to hear some 15 criminal presentments by Prosecuting Attorney Michael Thompson. - On the bench was Circuit Judge 1mlnas W. Steptee, Jr., who delivered " instrnctions to the grand jury on its conduct, and stressed the importance of an orderly judicial system. e Tuesday, indictments were return- ed against eight individuals charged with felonies. The remaining seven facing charges were to have their cases considered by the jury Wednesday. Judge Steptoe will utilize Wednes- day and Thursday to set the criminal and civil dockets for the remainder of this term. before the by Jane Peters, the Development " Bill the S20,000 study water supply in ls proceeding on tyby 1989. of the Com- that opsra- Recycling  the Monntain of Jefferson County to seepage of The indictments returned Tuesday included: Howard A. Peterson, burglary, at the residence of Scett R. l.we in April, 1968. Raymond Housden, two felony counts; burglary at the residence of Bernard Snyder, and grand larceny at the same site in December, 19s7. Terry McKinney, two felony counts; grand larceny from Joseph C. Barcus in June, 1968; and jail escape, also in June, 19. Kenneth Watson, aggravated rob- bery against Albert Hinkle in October, 1987. James A. Neely H, four indictments, two for forgery, two for uttering on the account of Walter Medding. David Bush, 14 indictments, seven for forgery, seven for uttering, all against the account of Denise Bush. Angelo G. Jackson, malicious assault against Cpl. G.A. Bain in April, 1988. Weather 1me extended forecast for the period l"nurmlay through Saturday. Partly cloudy on Thursday and Saturday. A chance of showers mz Friday. Daily highs in the low to mid Se's on Thurs. day and Friday dropping into the 7O's on Saturday. Nighttime lows should range in the low O@'s. Precipitation normal. supply. ill be directed to the he asked to pro- ; nattwe. )lant, operated Companies, said there at the site. the Commission Houser, Jr., as a NEREMS Inc., the services approved a grant ap- Underway Friday mnal Fall Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival, spen- County Chamber of Commerce, will be staged this and Sunday at the festival grounds off U.S. Route 340 , and Charles Town. pre-judged artists and craftspersoos who will offer varied wares so perfect for giving, particularly at Christ- will include "The Seldom Scene",, "CrlUon Hollow and "Bob Paisley and the Southern Grass"; The Jefferson hand, the Bound House 8 Square Dancers, Colin Dunbar and I ys will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission foe ages 6-IS; free for those under six. Parking and en- included. SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Two citizen soldiers who were key figures in the formation of the First Army of the Continental Congress over 200 years ago were paid tribute here last Saturday. Captain Daniel Morgan, a Berkeley County native, and Captain Hugh Stephenson, who hailed from Win- chester, Va., were given high honors in their memory with the unveiling of a plaque in their honor and the plan- ting of a white oak as a memorial. The two are credited with the organization of two companies of ex- pert riflemen, under appointment of Congress in June of 1775, and mar- ching the men some 600 miles from near Morgan's Grove Park to Boston to help in the fight against the British in the Revolutionary War. The 600-mile trek became known as the "Bee Line March" and the local soldiers joined the forces of General George Washington to stop the ad- vance of the British. On hand to celebrate the Bicenten- nial occasion was the Honorable John O. Marsh, Secretary of the Army, a former congressman from Virginia and himself a citizen soldier, who chairs the Armed Forces Constitution Bicentennial Executive Committee. Secretary Marsh recounted the historic events leading up to the famous march which emanated from near Morgan's Grove Park, known in the 1770's as Morgan Springs. Marsh indicated that this area was one of the few that could he precisely located in regard to an encampment of soldiers before the march. "This area has tremendous significance to us (U.S. Army)," Marsh told the some 200 people who braved the wet day to view the ceremony. The secretary related the significance of the action by Morgan and Stephenson as one of the events which ultimately led to the for- mulation of the Constitution and the forrdation of a new country, the United States of America. Soldiers from Stephenson's com- mand pledged a return to the Morgan Springs area half a century after the march with two of the four surviving members making that pledge a reali- ty. In that regard, Secretary Marsh challenged local leaders and Army of- ficials to return for a similar reunion in honor of the two heroes. A 19-gun salute heralded the Secretary of the Army's presence for the occasion, the guns being ceremonial howitzers manned by the 201st Field Artillery, West Virginia Army National Guard, Fairmont, which has a direct military lineage to the troops assembled under Morgan and Stephenson. Another guest during the ceremony was Major General John A. Wilson, III, Adjutant General of West Virginia, who spoke briefly in regard to the significance of the ceremony and praised the citizen soldiers of both "yesterday and today." Local officials who spoke briefly and took part in the ceremonies were Shepherdstown Mayor Audrey Egie and Charles Freeland, president of the Shepherdstown Mens Club, the organization which maintains Morgan's Grove Park. Secretary Marsh, General Wilson, Mayor Egle and Mr. Freeland were the four principals in the tree-planting ceremony and dedication of the Morgan-Stephenson Memorial. Music for the occasion was by the 249th Army Band, West Virginia Army National Guard, and a special ap- pearance was made by elements of the 3rd United States Infantry from Fort Myer, Va., representing the soldiers of the Revolutionary period and ap- pearing with weapons and uniforms of that time. This group is better known as The Old Guard and was accompanied by its official Fife and Drum Corps. Another ceremony has been scheduled by the Army for Saturday, October 8, at I1 am. at the Elk Branch Presbyterian Church, Duffields, to commemorate the contributions of General William Darke to the history of our. young nation. Merit scholarship seml-finalists at Jefferson High School include, from left, Heather King, Amy Duwel and Elizabeth Marshall. Three Jefferson Students Named Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists Jefferson High School seniors Heather King, Amy Duwel and Elizabeth Marshall have been named semifinalists in the 1909 Merit Scholarships com- petition, it was announced earlier this week. The trio was among 133 West Virginia students and more than 15,000 semifinalists from across the nation who will compete for 6,000 positions to he awarded scholarship money. All semi-finallsls are required to have an ontstsnding academic record and must he endorvd by their schools. Principal Jim Ca rlter, of Jeffermm lilgh, indicated that Heather, Amy and Elizabeth represented the "cream" of the schools academic participants. "We are very proud of them," he said. Should the Jefferson students move on to be among the 6,000 finalists, consideration would then be given for a $2,000 scholarship while more than 2,800 of these students will he awarded four-year Merit Scholarships funded by colleges and univer- sities. Heather is the daughter of Karen King, of Baker- ton, and has been quite active in her school. She is a member of the student government, editor of the yearbook "Cougar Country", member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society, and Students Against Drunk Driving. Although she has not chosen a college to attend, she does plan to study Equine Science and Bnsiness Management. She loves horses and caring and riding her horse "Champ" is among her hobbies. She also spends a lot of time with her friends and reading. Amy Duwel is the daughter of Dr. John J. and Grace Duwel, of Summit Point, and is one of seven children. She is president of the Literary Club and Math League, member of the school's Thespian Troupe, Drama Club and student government. She is also a member of the Academic Team and National Honor Society. She would like to major in Astrophysics in her higher education at either Cornell or Columbia University or at MIT. She reads, likes philosophy and music and astronomy as leisure activities. Elizabeth Marshall, the daughter of Benjamin L. Marshall and Mary Demer, of Shepherdstown, is also a Thespian and serves as vice-president of the Drama Club. She is in the Math League, Literary Club and student government and has also par- ticipated on the Academic Team. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the French National Honor Society. As far as college is corlcerned, Elizabeth is still "shopping around" but is looking more closely at a school like the University of Pittsburgh or Car- negie-Mellon. She anticipates a specialty in engineering. She, too, enjoys reading in her spare time and is a certified lifeguard.