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First National Bank Building
JEFFERSON D. POWELL
First Vice President
1--R. Daniel Hart
2--James A. Stripling,
3--William T. Arnett
5--G. M. Peek
6--W. Kenneth Miller
7--Elliott B. Hadley
0. C. STAGEBERG
Second Vice President
517 West University Avenue
E. F. DE LA HAYE
DIRECTORS OF DISTRICTS
Pensacola 8--Harry A. MacEwen Lakeland
Tallahassee 9--Richard W. Rummell Cocoa
Gainesville 10--Nat G. Walker Ft. Myers
Jacksonville 11--Bruce P. Kitchell West Palm Beach
DeLand 12--Courtney Stewart Ft. Lauderdale
Orlando 13--Robert M. Little Miami Beach
St. Petersburg 14--Robert L. Weed Miami
15--John A. Long Key West
Object: "To organize and unite in fellowship the architects
of the State of Florida and to combine their efforts to pro-
mote the artistic, scientific and practical efficiency of the pro-
NOTA BENE:-Apparently this is the time of year
when everyone takes a vacation except the Secretary.
We make the above remark because our contributors
for this month failed to send in any material and there-
fore, please do not be too critical regarding the contents
in this issue.
District No. 5 held its regular monthly meeting on
July 14th and had as their guest Mr. G. Graham of
the Florida State Board of Education.
Last year 39,000 people were killed by gas. 60 in-
haled it. 40 lighted matches in it. 38,900 stepped on
it. Moral: DRIVE CAREFULLY.
Letters of appreciation for flowers and letters of con-
dolence sent to the families of architects who have
passed on have been received by your Secretary.
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"ROE" TERRY SEZ
If a secretary writes a letter, it is too long,
If he sends a postcard, it's too short.
If he issues a bulletin, he's a spendthrift.
If he attends a committee meeting, he's cutting in,
If he stays away, he's a shirker.
If he offers a suggestion, he's a "know-all".
If he says nothing, he's useless.
If the attendance at the meeting is slack, he should
have called the members up.
If he calls them up, he's a pest.
If he asks a member for his subscription, he is insulting.
If he doesn't he is lazv.
If the meeting is a big success, the committee gets the
If it is a failure, the secretary is to blame.
If he asks for advice, he is incompetent.
If he doesn't, he is swollen-headed.
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust,
If the others won't do it, the secretary must.
-"The Buzzer", Hartford, Conn.
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ADDITIONAL "PAID-UP" ACTIVE MEMBERS
Previously given-150. This list-8. Total-158.
Louis F. Voorhees ......................................... High Point, North Carolina
H. J. Klutho ................. ....................... Jacksonville, Florida
John A llan Long .................................................................. K ey W est, Florida
F. D. Fullerton ............ ................. ...... akeland, Florida
Howard M Reynolds ......... ........................................ Orlando, Florida
B. Ro'ert Swartburg ............................................. New York City, N. Y.
'1'. Hunter Henderson, Jr. ................... Miami Beach, Florida
M M V aviloff .............................................................. M iam i, Florida
NEW ADDRESSES-Attention Mellon C. Greeley
Moreland Griffith Smith, 301 Washington Avenue, Montgom-
Max L. Wortlkc'y 605 Ocean St., Jacksonville, Florida..
M. M. Vaviloff, 321 Court House, Miami, Florida.
ARABIAN PROVERB: I had no shoes and com-
plained-until I met a man who had no feet.
53 of our 1937 members have failed to send in their
1938 dues. Are you one of 'em?
Mr. Thomas Pym Cope, Secretary of the Committee
on State Organization of The American Institute of
Architects, offered to have the Octagon send us copies
of the Report of the Committee on State Organization,
--as submitted to the Seventieth Convention of The
T'm:tituitc, held in New Orleans in April,-to send out
to the members of The Florida Association of Architects
provided( the Association desired to assume the address-
ing and mailing costs.
Appreciating the opportunity to place this informa-
tion in your hands we accepted the offer and said copies
were mailed to all 1937 and 1938 members on July 6th.
SO, pour L'amour de Mique, in turn, please appre-
ciate the combined efforts of the above Commtitee and
your secretary and do not consign the Report to the
waste basket . The Report is complete, to the point,
-free from bias-and represents a lot of hard work
. .It is deserving of study, and contains the answers
to many questions you have propounded . Save it
and bring it to the Annual Convention ... Discuss it
in District meetings . Send your report to the Sec-
retary and opinions will be sent to the Association's
Officers . The creation of more State Associations
and the Affiliation of State Associations with The
American Institute of Architects, properly organized,
can, in our opinion, do more for the architectural pro-
fession than any other two things combined. .
We like Chairman Fugard's comment given at top of
page 10 of the Report,-"If The Amerlecan Institute
of Architects wishes to be at the same time an honor-
ary society and an all-inclusive society, it must do as
the United States of America did, namely, to create
within itself a truly representative form of government."
The opportunity is taking shape and we owe its con-
summation to posterity.
And just as we were ready to fold our hands and call
it a day so we could go fishing and aid the development
of a convex anatomy, Uncle Sam brought the following
Resolution, which we reprint for your information:
CONCERNING AFFILIATION OF THE AMERI-
CAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS WITH
UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED AT THE REGU-
LAR MEETING OF THE SOUTHERN CALI-
FORNIA CHAPTER A. I. A., JUNE 14, 1938.
The Italics in the President's Address are ours.
(Southern California Chapter A. I. A.)
WHEREAS, The President of The American Insti-
tute of Architects in his Address to the Seventieth Con-
"It is protested here and there that The Institute is
too selective and affects the airs of an Academy. There
is a certain cruelty in that indictment. The Institute
has never closed its doors to an Architect who was
ready to meet a tolerant standard of capacity and will-
ing to conform to a code of practice dcsfglned to protect
him in his relation to the public and his fellows. To
that extent only has The Institute of Architects been
"It is true that numerically we make no convincing
claim to nationally representative character. But our
title has rested, and securely rested, upon other founda-
tions, and few there are, I believe, who have questioned
the national scope of our authority.
"The Institute has been eager for an enlarged mem-
bership and has constantly stimulated the activity of the
Chapters through whose direct agency alone that can be
normally accomplished. Along the traditional avenues
of increase a general drive is at this moment in process
under the direction of the new Membership Committee.
This effort, if energetically pursued, should fairly es-
tablish the number of those who conspicuously value our
membership and, reasonably perhaps, the full stature
of which the nature of The Institute is independently
WHEREAS, The Southern California Chapter of.
The American Institute of Architects is'in full agree-
meint with the above statements of The President, and
deplores the fact that the Seventieth Convention, in its
subsequent action concerning State Associations, did
not accept the wise counsel of The President; and
WHEREAS, constant changes of the status of The
Institute and of its membership only complicate and
make confusing the true position of The Institute as an
independent, self-respecting organization; and
WHEREAS, Chapters of The Institute may cooper-
ate with State Associations on matters of common in-
terest, which cooperation is in no way aided by a tenu-
ous connection with them; and
WHEREAS, the Report of the Committee on State
Organizations indicated that State Associations gener-
ally do not desire affiliation with The Intsitute, and that
the few affiliated State Associations do not value such
WHEREAS, the stated membership of certain State
Associations is open to question, because of the inclu-
sion of non-dues-paying members; and
WHEREAS, the inclusion ,of "Members of State
iA.oc;ationl Members" in the published membership sta-
tistics of The Institute is a fiction having no validity
nor significance for The Institute; and
WHEREAS, the increased stringency of licensing
laws will automatically increase the proportionate num-
ber of architects who value and seek Institute Mem-
WHEREAS, the influence of any organization depends
upon the unity of purpose of its members, and not upon
mere numbers; and
WHEREAS, an architect qualified for any accept-
able form of "special" membership would, by the same
token, be qualified for normal Institute Membership;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:
1. That the Southern California Chapter of The
American Institute of Architects re-affirms The Presi-
dent's fine statement as a sound expression of the true
and proper position and scope of The Institute; and
2. That the further breaking down of membership
qualifications in the impatient desire for increased num-
bers is unnecessary and reduces the character and de-
sirability of Institute Membership; and
3. That if The Institute, as an independent organi-
zation, will pursue a progressive policy in the interest
of architecture and the profession, it need not fear the
interference of a third organization, nor seek to aug-
ment its nominal membership by connection with an-
bther organization; and
4.That we will continue our friendly cooperation
with an independent State Association in this region
and encourage our members to maintain their member-
ships in that Association; and
5. That we urge The Institute Board and all Mem-
bers who value their membership in The Institute to
resist the "unification" movement to the end that further
changes may be prevented, and that The Institute may
return to its traditional, independent position described
by The President; and
6. That copies of this Resolution shall be sent to
The Institute Board, and to the various Chapters and
FLORIDA STATE BOARD OF ARCHITECTURE
Architects who successfully passed the June examinations
and now are registered in the State of Florida:
Blacker, Joseph E. ...................... Coral Gables, ,Florida
Blake, II, Robert Fulton .................. West Palm Beach, Florida
Botsford, Jr., Robert A. .................... Pascagoula, Mississippi
Brown, Jr., Robert Hamilton .................... Tallahassee, Florida
Coatsworth, Roy Allison .................................... St. Petersburg, Floridt
Dial, C. R. ............. .... .......... Miami, Florida
Jackson, W illiam Kenneth ................................................ M iami, Florida
Potter, David W ilfred ................................................ Tallahassee, Florida
Smith, Donald G. ...................... ...........Miami Beach, Florida
Tschumy, William Edward .................... Coral Gables, Florida
Van der Lyn, Henry O. ....................................... ... Miami, Florida
White, Mackey W .................. Washington, District of Columbia
Making a total of 530 architects registered in the
State of Florida as of June 9th, 1938.
We think it's good tonic to kid each other. It is also
good tonic to kid one's self.
Time has a tremendous sense of humor. Time's to-
days are always laughing at its yesterdays. 1938
laughs at handle-bar mustaches, wing collars, detach-
able cuffs, bustles, etc. Pal in with that trick of Time's
and laugh at the things that irritate and anger. you.
What became of that business problem you thought
would drive you crazy a year ago? . Or try this:
When you are all wrought up over some lightweight
home or office "trouble" will you be able to remember
what it was about a week or a month from now? .
Or, if you are just about to get hopping mad about
something just think how funny your act would be in
a movie comic.
Let's join the self kidders!
In a head-on collision should the gentleman precede
the lady through the windshield, or should he let her
Every architect knows many high school boys or
college graduates who are now laying aside their school
books and theories to seek practical contacts with the
world of men. These serious-minded youths eagerly
grasp every practical suggestion. They have absorbed
much book knowledge and theory in school and now need
the "low down" on business. If any young graduates
come knocking at your gates, chat with them a while
and at least send them away encouraged if you are
unable to give them work. This is the time to select
your quota of the new generation for training for real
life. And every architect who remembers his own youth,
his fear of unemployment, his wandering and wonder-
ing state of mind, should make it a point to head the
youngster in the right direction.
The embryos of today will be the seniors of tomor-
row; the kids you talk to today will soon be carrying
out your ideas. The method you use in training the
youngster will influence architecture not only today but
also ten and twenty years from now.
THOUGHTS: Do things right,-there's plenty left.
We are pleased to add the names of the "new" ar-
chitects to our mailing list and we hope District Direc-
tors will see to it that these men are invited to District
Hope you all have a good vacation.
E. F. De LA HAYE,
Sec.-Treas. The F. A. A.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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