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+,.. +'= %. t PAGE FORTY-SIX i i i THE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1920. HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS (Continued from Page 43.) rater, has been built on the highest point of Hot Springs Mountain. There are over one hundred ostrich- es on one of the finest ostrich farms iv America, reached by Whittington car line. The largest alligator farm in he world is reached by the same ear line. The Army and Navy General Hos- pital is one" of the best hospitals in America and receives retired and act- ive soldiers and sailors of the army and navy. No hospital in the world records as many cures of its patients as this one, 95 per cent of the soldiers vnd sailors sent here being returned to duty. Cold Waters The cold ,waters of Hot Springs, Ark., are justly famed everywhere both as medicinal and table waters. VERY REV. J. E. WEIBEL It is in the cold waters of Hot Springs that mineral is most evident and best results are often secured when they are drank in connection with the # . baths "especially in affecttons of kid- hey, bladder, stomach and rheumatic conditions. Marvelous relief in the early stages of Bright's disease and dropsy are accredited to these waters. A Pleasure Resort As a pleasure resort, Hot Springs offers many advantages. The model government roads, with the scenic environs, the mild climate at all sea- are posted along the way to give ev- cry. assistance. Bath Houses Finest in the World No money or skill has been spared by the bath house proprietors in mak- ing their establishments absolutely the finest in the world and this is said by those who have visited the various reort cities in Europe as well as in this country. There are fifteen bah houses that contain every improvement and device lmowu to modern science for the ad- ministration of the baths. The equip- ment of the various houses includes every form of apparatus for giving hydropathy (water treatment) and in addition extensive departments for electrical and mechanical treatments, including massage and Swedish move- ments, medical gymnastics, etc. in connection with the. general natural hot water baths. Some of these institutions embrace in addition to the regular bath house features, reading rooms, nmsic and assembly rooms, private parlors for ladies and gentlemen, bowling alleys, etc. In this connection, one of these contains a roof garden containing 5,000 square feet for taking sun baths ts weil as the largest gymnasium in detail the Buckstaff is as complete as money and conscientious human endeavor can make it. Every kind of bath, massage an@ rub is administered at the Buckstaff and from the gymna- sium to the beauty parlor every ap- pointment has been provided to meet the wants of the people and to care for their general comfort. qhe Rockefeller baths are located in the upper part of the city and de- seTe special mention on account of their fine rooms and good service the city, while 22 private state rooms I with the service of secretary, valet or. maid, a beauty parlor and chiropody departments ar maintained to satisfy the wants of the-most fastidious. VERY REV. W. J. CARROLL. The Buckstaff Bats which contribute to the comfort and Among the finest bath houses in lhealth of those who visit Hot Springs. Hot Springs the Buckstaff Bath[ Imperial Bath House stands second to none and is one of . The finest bath houses in the world the most modern and elegantly equip- are to be found in Hot Springs, and pod bath houses in the world. Brick, [one of the popular ones is the Import- steel and cement make its massive I al Bath ttose, owned by Capt. Charles Doric columned three stories and base- N. Rix,+ one of the "old timers" and ment about as fireproof as architec- foremost citizens of Hot Springs. The ture can make it. Every room has a location of the Imperial Bath House tile floor and marble wainscoting, , is one of the best in the city. Its on- . . I white cement walls and high cedmgs. [trance is at the base of the hill upon The marble walls of the bath halls which the Army and Navy Hospital lend a Roman dignity to its immacu- is located and is operated so success- lateness, i fully by the United States govern- Each floor is provided with hot and linear. cold drinking water, telephone and ele- It is also in the heart of the city vttor service. Thet ate safe deposit boxes for valuables while bathing. The air for the Buckstaff is drawn through a spray, sifted through cloth and forced over tempering coils and :; sent into every room in the building, being changed every fifteen minutes, hus keeping it free from all' impuri- ties. Every room is under separate thermostatic control, From the building itself down "to the minutest detail of bath house con- the life of our time, no more fitting !temple could be found from which to dispense her treasure than this modern wonder located in the very heart of the Valley of Vapors. Rivaling in beauty and luxuriousness the Roman baths :ff old, but with all the subtle charm modern architecture, the Fordce Bath House in Arkansas Hot Springs represents the most practical institu- tion of its kind in the world. Design- ed in the style of the Spanish Rena- issance it is rich in sculpture and carv- ing. It contains every improvement and device known to modern science and administration of baths. The equip- meat includes evetT form of appara- tus for giving Hydro-Therapy, and in addition extensive and complete de- partments for giving electrical and mechanical treatments, including mas, ,',age and Swedish movements, medical gymnastics, ortheopedics and Chiop- ody, beauty parlors (Marinello sys- tem) all under the direction of ex- perts in their several lines. The spring that supplies the For- t Vcc with water was developed while excavating the basement, and thous- ands of gallons of the hot radio-water can be seen to belch and bubble from subterranean depths into coils lead- ing to the fountains and baths above. ] Cold water for tempering the douches ] spray, needle, showers and other baths I is secured by means of an ice machine I located in f,be basementi, where the cr " [ boilin water can be turned to an cy temperature without permitting ex- I posure to the air. This assures pat- rons ice cold water containing all the original gases of its natural state. Besides the regular bath house fea- tures, this establishmet furnishes, free of charge, a reading and writing room, and an assembly and music room one hundred feet in length, private par- Iors for both ladies and gentlemen, two standard bowling alleys the larg- est gymnasium in te city, and a roof garden for taking the sun baths. Twenty-t, wo private staterooms with service of secretary, valet or maid to supply the wants of the most fas- tidiou.. The rates for baths and fee to be paid attendants at all the bath houses are made by the Interior De- ST. JOSEPH'S INFIRMARY, HOT SPRINGS sons, make outdoor sports possible. There are many interesting points a few miles distant. Good fishing and" hunting are offered in season. A model country club and full course golf links are open to the visitors at a nominal fee. The highway to Little Rock is now completed and offers a beautiful scenic trip to our Capitol City. Horseback riding and driving are popular amusements at this resort. The government has built fine roads and paths to the steel to,er and dif- ferent points on the +reservation where the views of the surrounding country are an inspiration to lovers of wood- land scenery. There are also many enjoyable side trips to different springs on good roads. As a diversion for the lovers of horseback riding there, are different trails over the mountains to points of interest. Signs Ledwidge Undertaking Parlors i 215-217 Central Ave. Phone 28 ST. JOHN'S SCHOOL AND CHURCH struction and equipment nothing is lacking that would add to the comfort and convenience of its patrons. The service is adequate to the demands of the most exacting and fastidious. The sanitation is absolute. Service is te keynote of the Buck- staff organization and lvr. G. E. Hog- aboom, the manager is careful to see that service extends to every depart- ment of the house. It is "the only house in Hot Springs that uses white help exclusively. The attendants of the Buckstaff are trained to the high- est point of efficiency in their several duties and every one from he hifhest official down cooperate in rendering a service that has made the Buckstaff a standard of comparison and built up a patronage of which it is justly roud. 'Ill -, In point of comfort and convenience mrvlce, sanitation and refinement of ii ............................ / r i a the very beginning of the famous "Bath House Row." The Imperial Bath House is mod- em in appointment and service, and every department is sanitary and comfoffab.le. It is substantial in its structure, as the accompanying pic- ture indicate, and its interior is just as substantial, with the addition of attractive tiling and finish that blends to the artistic beauty of the place. The attendants are selected from careful men and women whose ex- perience has made them skillful in their work and wonderful curative re- sults have come from baths in this house. The hot water is cooled with- out exposude to the air ,and all the I radium gasses are thus saved to bene- ft the bathers. Elevator service is provided and every comfort of the pa- trons is carefully looked after. The large individual dressing rooms are made of marble and are most desir- able and comfortable. There is no bath house in Hot Springs better equipped to give the desired results to the bather, than the Imperial Bath House, and no other house in the city evcels the management of this house in service the public. Fordyce, Jdhn F. Manier, Malinger If Hygeia, the Greek "Goddess of Health, was enthroned as a reality in i i ONLY INVALID COACH IN THE CITY HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS ,partment of the United States Gov- ernment, the rate so made being based ,on the service and equipment. Recog- nizing the superior facilities of the Fordyce, the government made its rate one dollar higher than any other bath house proper. The rate for twenty- one baths being nineteen dollars, which includes the attendant's fee. While the Fordyce is compelled by the government to charge one dollar more k will be seen from the above that the rate is still a very reasonable one. CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK Hot Springs, Ark. "Capital and Surplus $150,000.00 Visitors accounts solicited Make this bank your home Eckler's Art St.di0 Hot Springs, Ark. Caters exclusively to those wishing strictly high class Photo Portraits Studio at 702 Central Avenue SPEND YOUR VACATION AT TIE Hot Springs National HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS Your Uncle Sam's Greatest Health and Pleasure Resort, Ozark Mountains Write the Majestic Hotel and Bath for illustrated literature describing this great vacation marvelous baths, and their t-aly good American plan HARRY A. JONES, Hot a deta: depa 0ooi will Jno. F. ] in this years expe him to and sta are we] Springs will take through. rooln is "The American public is beginning to discover that able radio active waters, besides their curative properties of various ailments, are an mnazing elixir of recu who have no ills except the wear and tear of active and Stephen T. Miller, Director National Parks New Imperial Bath H Hot Springs, Ark. Modern, Sanitary and Hygenic Up-to-date Appointments and Hot Water Cooled for bathing without Ex the Air All Radium gases thus saved gives the curative benefits. Individual dressing rooms. All marble Only experienced bath attendants em Elevator Service Operated under supervision of United Building i:and Cold " of Bath H( Prip SP of W I] ! ',,,o,. + . CHARTERED 1891  +:plimen Capital $100,000.00 Surplus and Protlt  Hot Springs, Savings, Trust and Guaranty HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS ___, DIRECTORS: r;  Ed. H Johnson J. hT+ ::" C. R. Birnbaum I{,., . M. C. Temblor I$+: E. N. Roth ,:./ A. H. Tribhle !, Tiffs Bank does for its Customers all tha any Good BII Jll/I " ' Latdst Books and Periodicals-J ;'i. + McCONNELL & WEHLAN, Props. -:!i 716 CENTRAL AVENUE [ HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS I Compliments SIGLER APARTMENTS JUST LIKE HOME RECTOR'S CAFE Hot Springs, Arkansas Across Street from Arlington Hotel 320 Central Avenue Best Hot Waffles in the City. Regular Mike Bubniak, Proprietor The City's Most Exclusive Motion NEW CENTRAL SIDNEY M. NUTT, Proprietor GO TO ELLIS' DRUG STORE 233 Valley Street AND Accessories NATIONAL PARK 242.244 Centrol Ave.--Phone To Hare Your Prescriptions Filled--Fine