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West Point Academy
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Years covered: 1931

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1. Capablanca vs West Point 1-0471931Simul, 50bC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense

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  MissScarlett: 1931 team: Col. C. P. Echols, Lt. Col. Clayton E. Wheat, Major H. R. Harmon, Lieut. R. E. Randall.

Wheat was a chaplain and later professor of English at West Point, author of the <Cadet Prayer>, familiar to generations of cadets:

Lieutenant General Hubert Reilly Harmon:

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  MissScarlett: Colonel Charles Patton Echols:

Regarding Echols's murder, the <BDE>, May 21st 1940, p.1:

<Col. Charles Patton Echols, 73, United States Army, retired, was attacked and fatally injured by four holdup men in Bryant Park, Manhattan, 42d St. and 6th Ave., at 3.15 a.m. today. Removed to Bellevue Hospital with a fractured skull, he died there at 4 a.m.

[...] In the early hours this morning a passerby, Wesley Mann of 241 E. 27th St., Manhattan, heard cries for help from the direction of the park, saw four men running away and behind the Main Library building found the injured colonel.

He summoned Patrolman Bernard Lynch and John Toolan of the W. 30th S.station, who were passing in a radio car. They found Colonel Echols bleeding and unconscious, with his pockets turned inside out. A short distance away was his wallet, emptied of money. Fifteen men asleep on park benches were questioned and released. [...]>

<BDE>, June 15th 1940, p.2:

<Patrick Joseph Early, 31-year-old hobo known as "Little Irish," allegedly has confessed he took part in the fatal beating of Col. Charles P. Echols, retired West Point instructor, in Bryant Park, Manhattan, on May 21. He was arrested in a box car in Indiana after another hobo tipped off police. Two other men are sought in the murder of the 72-year-old colonel.>

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