THE PFr: A. BULLETIN
RUSSELL T. PANCOAST O. C. STAGEBERG
President Second Vice President
First National Ban: Building 517 West University Avenue
Miami Beach Gainesville
JEFFERSON D. POWELL E. F. DE LA HAYE
First Vice President Secretary-Treasurer
Professional Building Box 3747
Jacksonville Daytona Beach
DIRECTORS OF DISTRICTS
1- R. Daniel Hart .................... Pensacola 8- Harry A. MacEwen .................. LakeTand
2- James A. Stripling ................Tallahassee 9- Richard W Rummell....................... Cocoa
3- William T. Arnett........... Gainesville 10- Nat G. Walker. ........................ Ft. Myers
4-LeeRoy Sheftall ......................Jacksonville 11-Bruce P. Kitchell ....West Palm Beach
5- G. M. Peek ................................. DeLand 12-Courtney Stewart............Ft. Lauderdale
-6-W Kenneth Miller ..................... Orlando 13- Robert M. Little ..............Miami Beach
7-Elliott B. Hadley........St. Petersburg 14- Robert L. Weed ............................. Miami
15-John A. Long ........................... Key West
FEBRUARY, 1938 NUMBER 1
Nota Bene: This Bulletin is just a bit of extra work
on your Secretary's part to remind you that The F. A. A.
is about the only and best contact you have with the
control of legislation and other activities of vital interest
to the architectural profession.
It would be a fine thing to have a monthly letter go
out to all the boys, and this office would appreciate com-
ments and suggestions, as well as items of interest. What
do you think about it?
This copy will be sent to all architects. Future Bulle-
tins will be sent only to those who have paid their mem-
bership dues. That seems fair enough, doesn't it?
The enclosed slip on annual dues is in accordance with
action taken at the annual meeting in Tallahassee last
1 December, and those of you who have kept up with the
activities of The F. A. A. know it is not an increase in
membership dues, but merely keeping the dues one dollar
less than the level they were for years until the depression
Last year proved to us the necessity of building up a
reserve fund instead of operating on such a close margin.
It taxed your treasurer to build up a balance after paying
all bills, and we ask you to cooperate by sending in your
dues at an early date.
The Florida Engineering Society will hold their annual
Convention in Jacksonville, in conjunction' with the
Spring meeting of the A. S. C. E., on April 20-21-22,
with extended trips on April 23rd.
Those who were present at the annual meeting of The
F. A. A. and listened to Engineer John O. Jackson give
his "Goodwill" talk were greatly impressed. In a cer-
tain manner he opened the door leading to a better
understanding between the engineer and the architect
with the result that President Pancoast was authorized
to notify the engineers that he was empowered to appoint
a committee of three architects to work amicably with
a similar committee of engineers regarding the solution
of any problem that affects both professions.
The registered architects of Alabama are organizing
an "Alabama Association of Registered Architects", and
plan a statewide meeting in Montgomery on February
23rd . They'll have headquarters at 315 Shepherd
Building, Montgomery, and their Secretary-Treasurer is
Harry H. Jones . They sent a request for "someone
to give them an outline of the policy of and to explain in
detail the benefits derived by holding membership in the
Florida Association of Architects" . and they also
wanted to knew all about Florida's Hotel Commission ...
President Pancoast has appointed Mellen C. Greeley to
the task with the knowledge that it will be done well
S. Maybe, when Mel gets back, he can give us some
pointers to use for our own Association . It should, at
least, start a friendship between the two Associations that
might lead to an interchange of speakers-at conventions,
etc. . We wish them success.
Every member of the Florida Association of Archi-
tects should have a copy of the Constitution and By-
Laws of the Association, and we hope to receive
sufficient dues to enable your Secretary to have some
printed for distribution before the year is over.
Check'your address as given in the Roster published
yearly by the Florida State Board of Architecture. This
office uses the Roster for its mailing list, and recent
changes in addresses which are sent to us will be sent to
the Board's Secretary, Mellen C. Greeley. We'll also
print them in the Bulletin for your convenience, and you
might note the following changes at this time:
. F. Earl DeLoe, 211 Washington Street Arcade, Orlando.
Russell T. Pancoast, 1st Nat'l Bank Bldg. Miami Beah
Theodore\ H. Skinner, Clearwater. (Omit P. 0. Box No.),
Jones, Arthur L., should be listed as Laidler-Jones, Arthur. ,
Your Secretary has received letters from several
draughtsmen who want jobs . If you ,know of an
opening, please just drop this office a line, and we'll try
to do a good turn.
It's surprising where Arthur Beck gets those big words
he uses. Bet you last year's straw hat he is studying
Webster for a couple new ones to use at the Gaines-
ville meeting in June.
Tsk! Tsk! Just imagine! . Leo M. Elliott can-
celled a hunting trip to attend the annual meeting in
Tallahassee. Went back to Tampa satisfied.
Visitors and representatives of material supply houses
have stated to your Secretary that the Tallahassee meet-
ing was the best they ever attended; that the absence of
"parties" and the earnest attention of all present was
noteworthy . and the-results accomplished were grati-
fying to your officers.
We quote from a clipping: "Things are certainly bet-
ter. We learn that in a small southern town the Knights
of Columbus and the Ku Klux Klan went 50-50 on the
cost of hiring a negro minstrel company to play in the
Masonic Hall for the benefit of the Hebrew Orphan-
age." ... If they only did that in some foreign countries,
there might be a chance to talk peace.
Suggest as an aid to keeping Florida in front that we
stop abbreviating the word and write it out in full every
time we use it. It might prove a handy bit of advertising
if everyone in Florida did it. Let's start making "Fla."
Hon. Cary D. Landis, Attorney General for the
State of Florida, addressed the members at the Annual
Meeting with a truly enlightening paper on the Architects
Registration Act. Every architect who did not hear the
Attorney General missed a great deal.
The Attorney General's paper consists of over 3,000
words, and deals with every phase and item of the Act.
It would be a fine thing to have a copy in your file.
Following up that idea, and to give'you something to
think about, here's a proposition:
Every architect paying his 1938 dues for membership
in The Florida Association of Architects will be sent a
copy as a present from your Secretary-Treasurer.
The next issue of the Bulletin will contain the names
of paid-up members, and here's hoping that the list will
be a creditable one.
Complete minutes of the Annual Meeting have been
sent to the Director in your district. They are to be
kept in his office for your use and information, and when
you read them, I believe you will agree that many things
We are planning to have a few words from President
Pancoast in the next issue. He doesn't know about it,
as yet, but we know Russell well enough to know that
he won't fail us.
Our retiring President, Frederick G. Seelmann, de-
serves much praise not only for the accomplishments of
his term, but also for the fact that he is taking the
trouble and time to get together with President Pancoast
regarding activities for 1938, and the carrying forward
of unfinished items.
Help your Secretary make this "Your Bulletin" by
sending in items of interest. Plan the dates for your
District meetings ahead, and we'll publish them. Send
in items of interest from those meetings, etc.
E. F. DE LA HAYE,
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Sec.-Treas., The F. A. A.
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