Clipped From The Escanaba Daily Press
Royal H. Place, 54, Former Marinette Resident Missing Marinette, Wis.— search is under way for Royal H. (Dutch) Place, 54, well known former Marinette resident, who has been missing since he boarded the Chicago and North Western* streamliner here the morning of February 18. Undersherilf Frank Hesyck said today that no word or sign of Place has been received since he got on the train. Place was a well known Marinette high school athlete many years ago, is a graduate of West Point and a veteran of World War I and II. Hesyck said that Place bought a ticket for Chicago, 111 , the day he left Marinette and was on his way to a veterans’ hospital at Downey, 111. He did not arrive at the hospital, where previously he had been a patient for eight months. He was discharged in September, 1946, at Fort Sheridan as a lieutenant colonel. His ex-wife and son Stephen live at 236 Walker avenue, Highland Park, 111. While at West Point he was a member of the academy’s football squad and played against Ernest von Heimburg, also of Marinette, who was a member of the Navy team and who is now a rear admiral.