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THE HELPER JOURNAL, HELPER. UTAH Hanvey folded his hands on his "My sister." "Miss Ivy Welch V huge stomach, "You object If I ask "Yes." you a personal question, Welch?" "Go ahead." "What was wrong there?" "You're pretty keen for Miss Pey"Nothing . . . that Is, I didn't want anythln- to be wrong. I told ton, aren't you?" Larry flushed. "I admire her Thayer that I preferred that he By William Bruckart see less of Ivy.' very much." "Did yon tell him why?" "Nothing more?" "I don't see "I told hira that there was too No, It's no HANDLING THE MAIL much difference In their ages. He more than hat" was twenty-threand Ivy Just a Amazingly enough, Hanvey did IS a far cry from stage coaches seventeen-year-olkid. I didn't think not pursue that topic. It seemed ITto transocean mail planes, but It was a very good Idea to let the to Reagan that Jim was constantly this century has witnessed that de- Our Government Bridging the mm How It Operates - ... e d MAY DAY 7Ae friendship continue." "How long had Thayer been going with your sister?" "I don't know exactly. Several months, I guess." "Anything special happen recently?" Larry's eyes were focused on the MYSTERY Octavus Roq Cohero If y WWU.1HVIC6 CHAPTER VI Continued "Hmph! 9 "And this ain't less, Jim. There's I arrested Welch the still more. minute I could get my hands on him, and had a long talli with him, and all I can tell Joft, Jim, Is that that feller lied to me like a sonovagun." "No?" "Yes. It was posiAbsolutely. tively shameful the way he lied . . . and ou know as well as me, Jim, that when a suspect lies ail the way through he's either pretty deep or knows who Is. Am I right?" heart-to-hea- "Right." floor. "Nothing." "You just made up your mind to I think you're foolish and generous." Jim Hanvey spoke, see Thayer without anything spe but without cial happening, eh?" turning. "Yes. When I say nothing spe"Thayer was stabbed?" he asked cial I mean. . . ." He rose, over his shoulder. walked across the room, and then "Yes." returned to stand In front of the "What sort of a knife?" huge detective. "I spoke to my sisReagan shook his head. ter first. . I told her to lay off Pat "That's one of the queerest Thayer and she said she wouldn't things In the whole case, Jim. I said that forced me to see him. We've looked high and low for that And so I went to his fraternity knife and we can't find It any- house." , where." "You saw him?" "Yes." CHAPTER VH "Alive or dead?" Larry's eyes widened, and InstincLARRY WELCH was lying full tively he drew back as though to on the bed when the ward off a blow. door opened. He stared with amaze"What do you mean?" he asked ment at Reagan's companion. Hanyey and his voice trembled. was mopping at his forehead with "Gosh ! Son 1 don't mean nothln'. a purple and white handkerchief You told me to ask questions, and and puffing like a porpoise. His I'm Just doin' what you asked." little, fishy eyes turned protesting-l"It was such a queer question." toward Reagan. "Maybe so. I dunno. Of course "You shouldn't have done It, you know he's dead now, don't "When I first arrested Welch," Reagan continued, "he blanketed He started everything with lies. o.T by denying that he had been to see Thayer. I proved that up on hitn In less time than It takes a After admitgoat to eat a shirt. ting that, he said ttiat hed never been anything but the best of friends with Thayer. Then I told him there was a chance for him John." you?" If he was innocent because we al"What?" "Yes," bitterly; "1 understand ready had two other people under "Walked me all the way down they're holding me for his murder." arrest. He asked who they were here. I'm all in." "Well, then what would be more and I told him. The minute I menThe turnkey in the corridor closed natural than what I asked you? It tioned Miss Peyton's name his whole attitude changed." Reagan THE STORY FROM THE BEGINNING paused and chuckled. "And howl" "W-tl- l how?',' "He wanted to know right away Antoinette Peyton, senior at the University of Marland, resents Pater-so- n coed, and there Thayer's attentions to Ivy Welch, seventeen-year-olwhy we should think anything so a is stormy scene, the tension being increased by Max Vernon, another ridiculous as that Tony Peyton student, a for him. with reproaching Ivy Thayer and Ver"breaking date" killed Thayer. I told him It was be- non threaten each other. Prof. Larry Welch, Ivy's brother. Is appealed to cause she had visited Thayer's by Tony to end his sister's friendship with Thayer. Welch and Tony Peyroom nst before he Welch got ton are in love. Tony tells him she is married to Thayer, but is his wife only in name. Larry determines to end Thayer's association with Ivy. there. I could see he was doing Tony persuades him to wait until she has appealed to her husband. She some fast thinking. He finally called does so, visiting him at a fraternity house. Vernon leaves the house alme a fool', which wasn't very most immediately after her departure. Welch goes to see Thayer, an$ he leaves, Carmicioo, frat house Janitor, finds Thayer dead, stabbed nice, and wanted to know how Miss after d d-- Peyton could have killed Thayer when he had been; there after she had gone and Thayer was alive..' I put it up to him that that wasn't a very healthy sland for' him to !;e because if Thayer was alive n he visited the . fraternity e, then it certainly put Miss IVmm In the clear but made It rotten for him. I also was thinking though I didn't discuss it with him that It cleared Max Vernon, too; because Max left the frater- nity house before Larry got there." "But surely," snapped Fiske, "a man isn't going to put his own neck In a noose, unnecessarily. Is he?" "Maybe," answered Reagan calm- ly. "Specially If he's a young fool like Welch and Is crazy, about a giiKnnd thinks that she did the , yr murder.' Hanvey's sof drawl b.oke In. .' "How about Mux Vernon?" Reagan flushed. '"OIi; Vernon I The darn thing has got me goofy. As soon as I get one of those three crazy kids tied up with this, I remember 'something about one of. the others and start all over again. The more I think the less I know and. the less I know the nuttier I get." "You've done marvelously," Insisted Randolph Fiske with considerable vehemence, "It seems to me you've discovered everything you need know " "Except the Identity of the murderer," finished Rengan dryly. "Up to that point I've done swell." Ilanvey rose and waddled to the wherehis tremendous window, ; ' i "'"" : He Stared With Amazement at gan' Companion. Rea- bulk nlmost blotted out the light. FlKke spoke to Reagan In a guarded voice. "Is he really good,' or Just a bag of wind, Reagan?" . The eyes of the Marland detective sparkled. 'He's the best In the world, Mr. Fiske make no mistake aliout that. Me kndws more about this case right now than I i." velopment There are regular mails now between North and Central and South America, service operating with much more frequency than did the transcontinental malls a little more than half a century ago. And there Is the projected transatlantic mail, something more near realization than Is generally anticipated. These facts are cited merely to show that the postal service never stands still, either literally or figuratively. It Is growing at all times, even as our nation expands. I believe Its history Justifies the assertion that no service of our government has greater flexibility, none that can adapt Itself so quickly to conditions, as can this agency of throat The Marland bank Is robbed of $100,000, the robber escaping with the money after being badly wounded. Jim Hanvey, famous detective; cornea to investigate the robbery. Randolph Fiske, the bank president, tells him he believes Vernon was driving the car In which the robber got away. Thayer, Fiske says, has been robbing Vernon of large sums, in card games. Reagan, Marland police chief, Induces Hanvey to take charge of the murder, case, evidence implicating Vernon in both the murder and robbery. Tony Peyton, Larry Welch, and Max Vernon are under arrest as Thayer murder suspects in the the door, and Reagan performed the , introductions. "Mr. Welch this is Mr. Hanvey; Jim Hanvey. He's In charge of this case." s The youth hesitated, but fleshy paw came out and Larry met It with a firm grip and a quick, friendly smile. Hanvey bill ked, nodded and setted himself. "Siddflwn, Welch. I'd like to talk with you a few minutes." "Vi'llatever you say, sir." ."You understand, Welch, that you don't have to talk at aJI. If you don't want to. I'm Just tellin' you that so you won't think I'm tryin to put anything over." :r "I understand, sin" "I could say that anything you mentioned could be used against Instead I'll just say that If you. you're innocent, the more you talk, the more chance there Is of me helpin'.you. ..if you're guilty well, that's a gray horse of another color. And my name ain't Sir, either." Larry grinned. "I understand." "I'll spout one thing more. Me and Reagan are out to find out who killed Pat Thayer and we ain't got the slightest ambilon to hang an Innocent man. Now shall I go on and talk to you or let you alone? I mean that If you want tc help us, maybe we can help you. If you don't then there ain't a bit of use wasting everybody's time." Hanvey's tone was gentle, bis He seemed so manner disarming. so transparent. Larry guileless, paced slowly up and down the room. Reagan followed him with his eyes. Finally, the young man turned and spoke to Hanvey." "May I ask one question?" "Sure, Son sure." "Have you spoken to Miss Peyton Han-vey'- - shapes up kind of queer, Son. If Thayer was dead when you got to his room, why It's a cinch you couldn't have killed hira, ain't, tt?'! "Yes. . . ." "Cut If he was alive when you got there, it don't look very nice because everybody knows that you were the last person in that room before the body was' found. So I ask you again: When you got to his room, was he alive or dead?" The boy's face was white, but he answered in a level voice. "He was alive." "You're sure you didn't quarrel?" "Positive." "Thayer didn't get sore?" that strained, haggard Again light flashed in Larry's eyes. "No-- o he didn't get sore." "Not at all?" "I don't know. 1 was only there for a f.w minutes." "And there wasn't any quarrel?" " Larry whirled on his Inquisitor. "How many times do I have to tell you that we didn't quarrel?" ... "None," murmured Hanvey gently. "Gosh I Son you don't have to tell me a thing. Any minute you get tired of my questions, I'll quit. ain't aiming to get you peeved up. Now, If you'd rather I wouldn't ask you no more questions " "Vfn sorry, Mr. Hanvey. Please go on." "Thanks, Son. And any time I step on your pet bunion don't hesitate to say so. It ain't my Idea to get any man riled at me." "1 understand. What else do you wish to know about that Interview?' 1 "Nothing." The boy was surprised. . tians MX) years after the Pyramid age and two inillennials B. C re- Gap in Human History Investigation Throws Light on Civilizations of the Long Past. Dedication of a building at the University ot Chicago devoted to the Investigation of early man a building which "finds no parallel In any other university, either In America or abroad" draws the Near East still nearer to the West. It Is In the East that the origins of the civilization we have Inherited are for the most part hidden ; and the Oriental Institute under western skies seeks now to help man In a literal sense to "orient" himself to get his bearings and see In true perspective the history of the human race. Especially Is it to help bridge the gap between the savage of the paleontologist and the historian's story of the people who emerge In Europe as "civilized" beings. Dr. James H. Breasted, with his general headquarters In this building, has an army of diggers not alone with spades, but also with modern excavating engineering, directed by an archeologlcal staff, on a 3,000 mile front, stretching from Luxor In Egypt northward post Sinai, through Palestine and Syria to the uplands of Anatolia, eastward and southward across Mesopotamia to Persepolls in Persia. Many other groups are making independent research, but for the ttrst time a single organization Is able to "control and correlate" re- vealed a longing for felicity beyond the satisfactions of food and drink and shelter. In the spacious walls of the Oriental Institute the East walks again in Its beauty and majesty, but with sobering If not frightening suggestion to the present which sees in every object reminders of a perished past of the death of civilizations that dreamed they were Immortal. Yet every eartheD fact Is touched by the spirit of skill that begat It and is passed on as a symbol of struggle toward an Ideal. The great winged bull that looks with steady gaze Into a strange world may be but an early dream of human flight the man's face appearing above the wings, the strength of the bull suggesting the power of the motor that has taken the place of beasts of burden. Dr. Pierce's Telleta are best for liver, bowela and stomach. One little Pellet for a laxative three for a cathartic Adv. Time Well Spent Life Is not so short but that there Is always time for courtesy. Emerson. government. More than 90 per cent of the workers of the postal service hold their places by reason of having met civil service tests, making their apppoint-men- t one of permanency. So much attention has been devoted to this class, the bulk of the t Wins Back postal service, as a means of conV It Was Reagan Who Was Forced to Pepl trasting them with the political apraw nerve Remind Hanvey That They Were pointees who hold higher posts by were soothed. ' , .,3 Ct, ...... ....... K3n;.l,4 Supposed to Be Working on a title but whose Importance to you e wn.i .a.. v . that "dead tired" feel- Murder Case. 1 i I Jnir. and to me Is not nearly so great I Won new youthful color rrstfui nishts, active days all bebelieve that the majority of the po- search and excavation throughout In a cause she rid her Bysum of bowel rtogeing coming to the verge of vital dis- litical civilizations the leading early the postth3t were sapping her vitality. NR Tabappointees among closures and then going off on anof wasti'9 construction" the mild, safe, composite "single lets (Nature's Remedy) renmasters the throughout country worked the transformation. laxative other tack. course of human the unheada patriotic service. der is It biliousness, for it constipation, Try "Were Thayer and Miss Peyton d izzy spells. fair to criticize all of them for the life, when for thousands of years aches, rehow See colds as very friendly?" a man was advancing along front jaySPiSyf freshed you feet JTl shortcomings of some of their num- wide as the Q 1 1 "I don't think so." United States. At all druggists -- mi TWiTf-Tw1too often has it been found but ber, Miski i 25 cents. "You're not sure?" Is the eviOf significance special 5 that a postmaster, supported by the "No." Quick relidTor arimcij-TUMdence that In this period man In Is heatthurn. a of leaders tion. community, "She hadn't ever mentioned him political Egypt began "to bear remote voices to you? You haven't any Idea why not the person whom the majority that proclaimed the utter futility of office would of of the that patrons she went to visit Thayer at the fraIt was then that select. But in our country, the materia conquest" HIGHEST CASH PRICES for several car"conscience and character broke upon loads ternity house, have you?" a Draft Horses and Mule. How many cb to of political victory go world." The coffin lids of Egyp you ship quick? Fred Chandler, Chariton, la. Larry seemed troubled. He raised spoils the the at the and winning polls, party his voice and spoke vehemently. "You seem more interested In postmasterships constitute no small of the patronage that can be Miss Peyton than in me," he ac part used to pay political debts. cused. "It's perfectly ridiculous to The flexibility of the postal servthink that she had anything to do ice has permitted It to operate on with Thayer's death. She left that a basis as nearly like private busifraternity house before 1 got there. ness as It has to have possible. When I arrived Thayer was still alive. Therefore she couldn't have several rules, of course, and these have to be rather rigid, but conkilled him!" how a postmaster Is authorsider e "Dog-gonIf that ain't right. Son. to arrange for the receipt of I just plumb forgot that I sure ized an established firm Son and much letters from did. Well, good-by- . without ' requiring them to be obliged." "You you don't wisb to ask me stamped and how It receives the newspapers without payment of anything else?" Private busipostage In advance. I reckon me told you've "Nope, ness would that operate way; It about everything there is to tell, would "extend credit," so to speak, 162.',' haven't you?" to reputable patrons. So the tost-mastI guess so." "Why why, yes Is to arrange for permitted , and good luck." , "Well, "metered" mail, avoiding the use The door closed behind them, and of stamps, and for collection of the Larry Welch, thoroughly bewildered postage at stated times. Newspaand not a little ill at ease, stared pers are handled the same way. at the mute panels. , The "metering" of mail Is a comIn the corridor John Reagan paratively new practice. "ArrangeThe quickest relief for a headache is two tablets of Bayer faced his companion. He could ments having been made by the firm contain himself no longer. Aspirin. The tablet bearing the Bayer cross dissolves or Individual who desires to use the was lying I" he an- privilege, the letters are received at "Welch very rapidly and brings rapid relief. There is no known ' nounced." medicine that works quite like Bayer Aspirin for the designated points, either the main Jim Hanvey smiled. or branch office, and they are run awful head and face pains of neuralgia. There is nothing "Sure he was, John ; sure he was. through a meter for counting and with quite the same effectiveness in relieving rheumatism. But that ain't what Interests me. cancellation of the place where the What I crave to know Is how stamps are placed by Individuals much? And why?" Bayer Aspirin does not depress the heart, does not posting only one or a few letters. That machine stamps a cancellation upset the stomach, does not have any ill effect. Its purity that avers" that the required postCHAPTER VIII and uniformity are tested thirty-si- x times age has been paid, which, of course. had settled down upon It has not been, but the postmaster Time counts when you're in pain. Stick to genuine SUMMER While knows It will be. Millions of pieces campus. Aspirin! Bayer s mail are sent that way every man and woman connected of with the college was vitally Inter each year and the practice Is Inested ' in the Thayer killing, their creasing because it does away with Interest could not very well be labor to attach the stamps. In handling newspapers, weight Is termed excitement. The students, as a whole, could the governing factor, and the postnot believe any of the three sus master requires periodical rewelgh-into arrive at a determination of It was a nasty mess pects guilty. all around the college agreed on postage due. It avoids weighing every shipment, thus saving time, that A half dozen undergrads who and the postage Is paid at Intervals, and were lounging on the lawn In front thus avoiding bookkeeping transfer of smaller amounts of of the Lambda Theta PI house Reagan drive up In his shiny money. Congress has kept Its finger on little car. They saw someone else too an astounding fat ' man who the pulse of the postal service by lay" back In the seat next to the retaining the right to fix the rates driver and complained bitterly that shall be charged, except with It about the heat Later someone respect to the airmail service. passed the word that the fat man has granted many privileges, such ENJOY A TRIP TO was a famous detective and wah as those mentioned above, however, greeted with an outburst of derisive to meet everyday business requireSALT LAKE AND T at bird a detective! ments. Control of the rates. It must laughter. ! be said, properly remains In conNEWHOUSE Hanvey's fishllke little eyes looked gress because the federal legislators everywhere and appeared to see are supposed to represent their connothing. Reagan waited for him stituents, and rate changes have to do something and was disap Biich a far reaching effect that the pointed. Jim merely stood In one power to make them Rhould rest spot breathing audibly and mop- with the representatives of those He who pay the toll. ping the back of his neck. With the airmail, a different cirfinally turned, and Reagan prepared It is In the nafor a pronouncement of Importance cumstance exists. It must "One thing I'm sure of," said Han ture of a special service. be done by special contract, and vey. none knew when It was Initiated "What?" PARKER'S HAIR BALSAM "I never have felt no hotter how successful It could be made or BemoTM Usndniff Stops Bur tiling! what the cost would have to be. So weather!" I Imparts Color and Beauty to Gray and Fadrd Hair It was Reagan who was forcer the postmaster general fixes the wc and 1 w ml Urontftnu. to remind Hanvey that they were rate we all pay when we want to MHS. J. H. WATERS. Praa. Heal r nw in W. E. SUTTON. Mir. supposed to be working on a mur send a letter or package In such a Connection wit h SHAMPOO I'arknr'i Hair Balsam. Maken tho mark we it for dcr case. He directed Jim's at hurry that 00 Bath j 400 Rooms dispatch hair soft and fluffy. 60 cent by mail oratdruf?-gmLH tscux CheinicaJ Work. I'atcbogue, N.Y. tentlon to certain chalk marks on by airplane. This delegation of $2.00 to $4.00 the .floor. power to the postmaster general has fl f? Family Room enabled the gradual expansion of "Who made those, Reagan?" yTDVERTISING is as essen-V-4 or 5 Persons "I did." the airmail service until now It tial to business as is rain not only reaches from coast to coast, T O en TWO PERSON- S- (f n Cft "What for?" JU 2U Choict Out.iil. 2 to growing crops. Ii is the key"They outline the position of from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, Room trill) Balb I of Intermediate lines, stone in the arch of successful Thayer's body as It was when got and dozens THE HOTEL hew. That straight line when hut from North Anwican cities to Let us show you And the end of this nerchandising. you're standing is (he mark to show the Argentine. how to apply it to your business. how far open Cariniclno says tin expansion Is far off, for more and 8AI.T LAKE CITY I'TAB door was when he spotted the feet more air companies are seeking con tracts to transport the mails. of the body from the hall." W. N. U.. Salt Lake City, No. 13 1933 Tired.. Nervous Wife w mxIt-tsS- fit YA ... .by-by- 1 ' first-clas- And Bayer means Safe! saw-Joh- n : "Noth- ing." "Not a thing. You've told me all 1 need to know. According to the way I understand It: Thayer was yet?" alive when you go! there and yon "No." and he had a nice friendly chat-t- hat "Can I believe that?" Is, It wasn't exactlj friendly Hanvey's eyes opened slowly "Gosh. Son I dunno whether you but you didn't quarrel. Then yon Ain't that the way It was?' We don't left can believe It or not. "Yes. . . ." Larry was non of us have to believe neither "Yes It happened just But I haven't seen Miss plussed. nothln'. that way." Peyton, and that's a fact" "Good. That clears things up In Larry hesitated but only for a moment. "I believe you," he said, my mind. Now can I ask you someand then added: "I'll talk." thing else?" Jim yawned. "All right, Welch. "Surely." "Do you know Miss Antoinette Go ahead and talk." "I I'd rather that you questioned Peyton?" Reagan saw lorry's figure stiffen me." "About what?" defensively, and there was the brief "Whatever you want to know." est hesitation before he answered "Yes." Hanvey lighted one of his oh "Do you know Max Vernon?" noxious cigars and grinned at Ilea "Yes." gan. "Maybe that ain't such a had "Like him?" Idea, John. What do yon think?" "He's a nice chap." "I guess, so, Jim." "When you were at the fraternity "You did go to see Pal Thayer at the fraternity house day before house to see Thayer did you hnp pen to see Max Vernon anywhere yesterday, didn't you, Welch?" "Yes." Larry's voice was low. It about?" "No." was plain, that he was weighing "Or Miss Peyton?" words. "No." "What about?" Ha-ha- 'til, U'(im IT PS s. A $5 NEWHOUSE (TO Bit CONTINI'FD.)- , 1932, Westftrn Newspaper t'nlon.