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THE GUARDIAN. SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1920. *  PAGE FORTY-THREE SPRINGS, ARKANSAS and Pleasure Resort That Has no Superior on Earth indeed most generouslbaths vary in the different houses inHot Springs a pleasant and desirable the health-restoring/accordance with the equipments and place of resmt at any season of the that flow from the/accommodations furnished, year. The only registered physicians who Radium. are allowed be prescribe the waters of Since the discovery of the Wonder- the hot springs are those licensedful element Radium and the demon- practitioners of the state of Arkansasstration of its power of imparting its who have been examined by a federalactivlty and potency to contiguous board of medical examiners appointed substances, and its display of the by he Secretary of the Interior. Vis-forces--Heat, Electricity and Light-- itors are warned that physicians whoin various peculiar forms of chemico- have not passed the federal board and actinic force, and a capability of in- been registered in the zuperintendent's creasing as well as destroying vital MILLION DOLLAR B office, are not permitted to make use of the baths in the treatment of their patients. This rule is for the protec- tion of visitors who, if they desire the baths, should, before employing a physician, procure from the superin- tendent of the Reservation a list of the qualified practitioners. While the baths may be taken with- out the advice of a physician by pro- curing a permit at the various bath- houses, this practice is not recom mended. All-the-Year-Round Resort. For ahealth, pleasure and sight-see- ing all the year round, Hot Sprinffs is visited' by a larger average of guests than any other resort, being 150,000 annually. But it is the average monthly busi- ness that is the most remarkable there being only two months---Oetobe and November--that can really be called dull. The delightful all-year climate, s well as the well-known efficiency of the thermal water at all times, makes ATH I-lOUSE ROW. l activities, the suggestion n.aturally !followed that the wonderful curative properties of these celebrated springs would upon examination and investi- gation be found to be due to the pres- ence of radium or its emanations in some form of radio activity. Re- sponding to this suggestion, the In- terior Department U. S. Government having direct management and con. trol of the U. S. Reservation at this place employed the world renowned authority on Radium, Prof. Bertram B. Boltwood of Yale College, to make exhaustive tests of these springs for this element and in summing up an abstract of his wonderful report on the completion of his work, the de- partment states the conclusions by Prof. Boltwood are: "The waters of the Arkansas Hot Springs are radio-active to a marked degree. The radio activity of the wa- ter is due to dissolved radium emana- tion (a gas)." The chief effect of the radiations tory and excretory organs, stimulating products is to produce an ionization of the atoms of whatever substance the rays penetrate. Chemical efforts fol- low as a secondary result of the ioni- zation. Von Noorden and Falta say that in contradistinction to all other forms of electro-therapy we possess; in the radio-active substances a means of carrying electrical energy into the depths of the body, and there sub- jecting the juices, protoplasm and nuclei of the cells to an immediate bombardment by explosions of elec- trical atoms. We may therefore des- ignate this intemal treatment with i'adio-active waters as internal elec- tro-therapy. The concensus of expert opinion as to the value of radium springs therap- eutically, is that they primarily stim- ulate cell activity, arousing all secre- tory and excretory organs, stimulating the eliminating processes. Ailments Treated and Benefited The opinion of resident physicians of marked ability and experience bas- ed on years of observation in connec- tion with the regular medical treat- ment is that the following list of dis- cases are successfully treated by the use of the baths and tm internal ad- ministration of the hot waters viz: Gout, rheumatism, stiff joints, skin di.eacs, scrofula, syphillis, nervous affections, paralysis, spinal diseases, sciatica, catarrh, specific locomotor ataxi:L dyspepsia ,uterine diseases (especially sterility and lucorrhea) malaria, blood diseases of a chronic clmracter and alcoholism. Gout, rheumatism, muscular con- Ih'aetion, diseases of the skin and af- /feel ions of the nervous system, are especially greatly benefitted by the bat:h s. The hot waters are of valuable aid in surgical treatments and highly ef-! fective as an uric acid eliminate. ltot Springs is fast achieving a world's reputation on account of the a/most unparalleled sucaes in the LIVING HOT SPRING treatment of female diseases, amount- m. to ahnost a specific for these dis- Grders. Diseases- wherein the waters are contra indicated are puhnonary affec- 'ions anti vaLmlar heart affections. The value of the hot water as a gen- eral tonic is becoming more and more rccognized each year. Those whom they benefit in this category are the overworked business and professional men and women, ladies overburdened with the duties of society or their l:ousehold; politicians and men of the world .i,ho have been going the pace; cases ihat reuse to recuperate after the eradication of la grippe or any severe ailment; all find great benefits and ouick recovery through these won- derful water. Time to Visit Iot Springs At Hot Springs all seasons of the year ar equally good. The hotels and b.lth houses are open and doing busi- ness every day in the year. The winters are mitdand the summers cool. The average temperature is 58 degrees. Points of Interest Golf links and Country Club one mile south of city. These are excelled by none in tle United States. There is a magnificent 18-hole golf course, with its bcauti,l and spacious club house. "fllousands of golfing enthusi- asts attend here every year, both sum- mer and winter. The course is of easy access to the eitT with regular auto- bus .ervice. Trophy play and match play is held at all seasons. New automobile road to Little Rock ahout sixty miles in lengt:h. A steel observation tower, 165 feet high, equipped with an electric ele- (Continued an Page 46.) BUCKSTAFF BATH HOUSE, HOT SPRINGS. the Ozarks, and it is no States government a reservation of the g country, set- as a "National Parl for all time. This an investigation by :l that the beneficial for many of that humanity is heir to, raonopoly in the hands Bath Houses. pay a license to the the use of the water derived from thi[ other rentals is spent l the Reservation. An I n of parks has been] i mountains and in the miles of beautiful and footpaths have t , marble hot water I s have been ereeted,I :shrubbery have been for the free enjoyment I he people of the whole a half million dollars by the government mis the seat of the gen- of the Army and Navy: sends those of of the service too sick at its ordinary hospi- quarters were pro- new building con- the increased the accommodation of treatment, extensive large and more beauti- have been made. pay bath houses rules and legulations Secretary of the In- on the Reservation at Springs Mountain is known as "Bath- nine are located at the city. Eight are With hotels, hospitals water is the same charged for the r,, 6" i: ,, ' The United States Government Supervises all the Bath Houses at Hot S  prln00s National and Makes All the ,Rates Park R l11111111111HHi1 11111H1!31N1 The Rate at the $19.00 for 21 Baths lncludln00 Attendant's Fee is 5c a Bath More Than Any Other Bath House Proper m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m N m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m N m m m m m m m m m m J m m m m m m m m m m m m E m m m m m .`......:..:.::...iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!ii!.i!.!!!!!!!!ii!!!!!!i!i!!!i!si!!!iii!i!!!!!ii!iiiiiii::::::::.'...`` here Is a Reason*. i Iflal Illustrated Souvenir Free mmmm to JohnF.Manler, Manager i mHIl$ T