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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 14, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa A The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Sat., Dec. 14, 1974 .......-......—     -         ■      -         —......  -■".■■■    .f    ".....r-a,'".. Move Over, Paul Revere Caesar Rodney’s Midnight Ride Bob Collidine By Reb (cnsidine NEW YORK - Listen my children/ and you shall hear/ of the midnight ride/ of Caesar Rodney. Caesar who? Caesar Rodney, a much more colorful and doughty patriot than Paul Revere Revere s niche in history was largely the work of Henry Longfellow Actually, Revere was one of three riders assigned on the night of April 18, 1775, to spread the word through the Massachusetts countryside that the British were coming. Or mobilizing. at least. The others were Samuel Prescott and William Dawes. Those two made their appointed rounds, Revere never reached Concord, his destination. He was arrested by the British enroute, probably for speeding, and apparently couldn’t raise bail. An Apparition Caesar Rodney was the * Eddie Arcaro of that crop of revolutionary jocks. Rodney must have been something of an apparition to behold. At the time of his all-but-forgotten ride through the night of July 2, 1776, he was suffering from a cancer that had contorted his face into a ghastly mask In all public appearances, which were many because he was just about the most important Revolutionary in Delaware, he veiled his face with a green silk scarf Heres Rodney’s past performance chart direct from Wilmington, the 1,776th city to sign up to participate in the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration’s plans to commemorate the nation’s 200th birthday. Rodney was one of three Delaware delegates to the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia to debate the Virginia Resolution offered by Richard Henry Lee on June 7, 1776. It declared, most daringly, “that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states.’’ It was a most troubled time for the Founding Fathers. After sometimes bitter debate, the Virginia Resolution was narrowly agreed to in committee by seven of the colonies. a majority of one. But a much greater degree of unanimity was obviously needed. The matter was tabled until July I. Doubt Torn New York, Pennsylvania, New England, Maryland and South Carolina were torn by doubts as to whether their people would accept emphatic separation from Mother England. But all came on strongly in favor of independence when the chips were down on July I The troublesome colony was Delaware Delegate George Reed was an all-out Tory Delegate Thomas McKean championed Lee’s Resolution. That left — you’ve guessed it! — Caesar Rodney. Alas, as the final vote for unanimity neared, Rodney was at his Delaware estate, “Poplar Grove”, He had gone there to preach the joys of independence to neighbors who had reportedly threatened to form themselves into military units to help the British occupation forces put down the brewing Revolution. Rodney’s eloquence swung their sentiments, and he was preparing to turn in for the night when, at 2 a rn., July 2, 1776, a messenger arrived from Philadelphia on a frothing horse with a message that he, Rodney, must return to the State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia to break the l l tie of the Delaware delegation’s vote. Quick as a flash, Rodney C.R. Area Worship Services Listed Lobby Leaves Visitors Gaping By Jack Schreibman SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -San Franciscans and tourists alike are flocking to an Em-barcadero hotel — just to ogle the lobby and its spectacular contents. There’s one something like it in Atlanta’s Hyatt Regency hotel where the architect who designed them has his headquarters He is John Portman. From the outside, from a certain angle, the 20-story Embarcadero hotel looks like a stretched accordion set on end. Or is it a typewriter? Or a cash register on its ear? But it s the lobby that most everybody comes to see. And those who don’t, like the others. end up standing stock still, arrested and staring in disbelief. Football Field Size The triangular lobby is longer at its extremities than a football field, with a skylight topping its gallery-flanked upper reaches 170 feet overhead. Full-size trees and thousands of potted, hanging plants — 15,000 ivy plants alone — decorate the lofty balconies. The lobby floor is a mix of chrysanthemums, a huge sculpture, a glass-smooth reflecting pool, a brook that babbles, live birds, bars, a “sidewalk’’ cafe, and the visitors. The 18-month-old hotel at the foot of Market street “is by all odds the most exhilarating, uninhibited and altogether spectacular space in the history” in this traditionally indifferent city, wrote local architectural critic Allen Temko. Mast Spectacular Tour guides bring busloads of gaping non-guests to parade through the lobby. “We’re from Kansas City,” said one fellow. “No. we’re not staying here.” “We get calls all the time,” said Lonnie Calhoun, in charge of the hotel’s public relations. “Everybody’s welcome to visit here, but we don’t have the time or personnel to personally escort them through.” The exceptions, she said, are notables. They get the rod carpet treatment. “We have had tours through even from the Soviet Union, architects, scientists, engineers. They’ve come from all over the world — Japan, Germany, all over. They all say ifs the most spectacular building they’ve ever seen.” She said the $50-million hotel in October enjoyed the most successful month in its brief existence: IOO percent occupancy, with lines waiting at the reservation desk. The hotel has 840 rooms and rates range from IJH for a single to 1200 for the executive suite. Discovers Family Dead Two Months STOCKPORT, England (AP) — A man who hadn’t heard from his brother in several months broke into his house and found the bodies of the brother, his wife and their three children, police said The police said Roy Beech. 24, apparently died of an overdose of drugs; his wife, Demryss, 27. had been stabbed, and Samantha, 5, John, 7, and Kelly, 2, had been strangled. The police said they had been dead about two months, and no outside person was involved. Neighbors said they assumed the family was on vacation. Police said Beech’s brother Ronald knocked at the door, then broke in when he got no reply. vaulted out of the feather bed, donned his riding clothes and sped away on horseback. Philadelphia was 90 miles from “Poplar Grove”, over dreadful roads. ll Hour Ride Rodney’s 11-hour ride beggars description in this day of the telephone, wireless, proxy vote, train, car, plane, bus and 8-lane highway. He changed horses after arousing suspicious farmers in the night; he charged the heights of wooded hills, plunged down into valleys, forded rivers. His only “headlights” were occasional flashes of lightning. At dawn he awakened an inn-keeper, bartered for a fresh horse,    and thundered into the homestretch. By noon he reached the outskirts of Philadelphia,    and pounded through its streets toward the hall. McKean was waiting for him on the steps. The muddied and exhausted rider was half-carried and half-led into the chamber just as the last roll-call of the Delaware delegation was    being called. George Read boomed “Nay!” McKean replied “Aye!” And the soiled man in the green silk mask said, “As I believe the voice of my constituents and of all sensible and honest men is in favor of independence, my own judgment concurs with them. I vote for independence!” That meant unanimity. Someone rang a bell, later called the Liberty Bell . . . The heroic action may have cost Caesar Rodney his life. He had earlier arranged to be treated for his lancer by a renowned specialist of the time But the specialist was British, and his office was in London. Sadly, London was no longer a hospitable place for the likes of Caesar Rodney. (Continued from Page 3. > John S Show, Lorry R John ion SS 9:15. Serv 10:30. Surprtted by Joy!" tv*. 4:30. Mo* Memorial — (United) 2808 Schaeffer dr SW. George 8, McDill Serv 9 30. 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