Title: FAA bulletin
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Title: FAA bulletin
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Creator: Florida Association of Architects
Publication Date: September 1938
Subject: Architecture -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Architecture -- Caribbean Area   ( lcsh )
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Bibliographic ID: UF00004770
Volume ID: VID00022
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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First National Bank Building
Miami Beach
First Vice President
Professional Building

1--R. Daniel Hart
2--James A. Stripling,
3--William T. Arnett
4--LeeRoy Sheftall
5--G. M. Peek
6--W. Kenneth Miller
7--Elliott B. Hadley

Second Vice President
517 West University Avenue
Box 8747
Daytona Beach

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



Contents of letters received indicate members consider
the Bulletin worthwhile and we hope it will at least
aid in developing the fellowship and acquaintance part
of the Association's objective. . You, as individuals,
must carry on from that point and make it practical ..
Otherwise we do not advance as we should,-individu-
ally and as an Association.
*x- *-
To make sure you read the Object onceinawhile we
give it a new location this month.
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-

The Roster of Architects Registered in the State of
Florida now contains 548 names,-an increase of 56
since last December . You'll find another list of
names in this issue . Accordingly we have additional
copies of the Bulletin to print and mail . How about
sending in that delayed payment of membership dues
so we may continue without going into the "red" for
this month? . Sending a special letter to all new reg-
istrants this week so they'll know about The F. A. A.

by Rudolph Weaver
At the semi-annual meeting in Gainesville it was sug-
gested that the Florida Association attempt to raise
some money at intervals to purchase books for the School
of Architecture. This would be desirable, as building up
of a library is one of the most important activities we
have. However, I would like to take advantage of the
offer of space in the Bulletin to inform the membership
of the Association about the book situation and other
We already have a rather good library and through
funds from both the University and the State Board of
Architecture we are gradually adding desirable volumes
thereto. Furthermore, architects have been sending us
books which they are not using actively-for instance,
Alvin R. Moore sent us over one hundred volumes several
years ago-and families of deceased architects have in
several instances sent us many volumes. Therefore the
need for books is not our most pressing problem.
I believe that most assistance could be given by grad-
ually increasing the loan fund, which was established in
1926 in the amount of five hundred dollars. This fund
was set up for the assistance of worthy, needy students.
This fund has been used actively since the beginning,
and a number of promising men could not have complet-
ed their studies without its use. Up to the present there
have been no defaults and the list of the students who
have enjoyed the advantages of a loan show that our con-
fidence has been well placed and our judgment of their
potentialities has been correct. All of them are excellent
architects or draftsmen and all participate in the activ-
ities of the profession, with only one exception.
At the present, funds are all loaned with the exception
of $19.74 and new requests for assistance will come in
during the fall semester. It may interest the members
of the Association to know that the original $500 has
grown to $648.99 through small accretions of interest
which begins after the student has graduated. The total
amount of money loaned has been $1,565.70.
Any small amount received at any time can be added
to the Association's loan fund, which is deposited with
and dispensed by the business office of the University
and is certain to aid some worthy student to get through
a time of stress, such as inability of his parents to con-
tinue to send him to school for various reasons from bus-
iness failure to death.
* -*
Florida not only will have the largest single exhibit at
New York, but it will also be the most interesting. The
Florida presentation will occupy 110,000 square feet of
space which was given to Florida without cost. This
space normally sells at $7.00 per sq. ft. and the Florida
Exhibit, because of its value to the New York World's
Fair Corporation as an attraction that brings in money

at the main gate, is getting the largest single exhibit
space on the grounds--a total of $770,000 of space-
without one cent of cost. It was possible to obtain this
free grant of space, right in the center of the World's
Fair in Flushing Meadows, because of the tremendous
value that Florida proved itself to be at Chicago World's
Fairs of 1933 and 1934 and at the Great Lakes Expo-
sition in Cleveland in 1936 and 1937.
Occupying a building 405 feet long, the Florida Ex-
hibit will present to millions of Fair visitors an act-
ual reproduction of Florida's tourist attractions, agricul-
tural.and industrial products, and it will stress the de-
sirability of permanent residence in Florida as well as
investment opportunities for northern capital in this
State. For the first time in Florida's Exposition exper-
ience, this State will be in serious competition with sixty
foreign governments which are seeking to interest Amer-
ican tourists. With what we have to show, however, and
with the skill of Earl W. Brown, recognized as the
world's..premier exhibit creator, Florida will easily out-
shine-as it did at Chicago, at Radio City and at Cleve-
land-every other exhibit on the grounds of the New
York World's Fair,

A grove of growing orange trees, in full bearing, will.
be transplanted on the grounds of the Florida Exhibit.
Visitors entering the air-conditioned building of the
Florida Exhibit will find the air permeated with perfunim
of Florida-orange blossoms. By means of an ingenious
ventilating device, this perfume will become so thorough-
ly imbedded in the clothing of visitors that it will be not-
iceable to the olfactory senses for more than a week

A new method of handling crowds has been evolved
that will permit the passing- of a maximum of 380,000
persons a day through the Florida Exhibit without con-
gestion or confusion and without cross-traffic jams so
common in exposition crowds. Florida will have an ex-
hibit in New York that will represent at least $1,500,000.
of value. Finances for the Exhibit are being raised
largely through appropriations by county governments,
municipalities, hotels, and from individuals and private
business concerns who appreciate what such a forceful
advertising and selling medium does for Florida.
To date thirty-five counties have voted appropriations
equivalent to 10c per capital of population.

Somebody has aptly said, "He may have greasy hands
and the seat of his trousers may be shiny, but if his
children have their noses pressed against the window-
pane a half hour before he is due home for supper, you
can trust him with everything you have."

TRUE STORY .. .They say "a rose by any other
name would smell as sweet," but our dog tangled up with
a polecat (plain skunk variety) last Thursday eve, and
though we still call her "Queenie," her atmosphere is de-
cidedly different.

SWIPT . "At the beginning of things, when the
world was young, the donkey was esteemed by all the
tribes of man as the wisest of animals. The good Sheik
El Busi Nessman owned a great herd of these sagacious
beasts which was the pride and joy of his life.
"Other Sheiks from miles around came to listen and
marvel at the wisdom of the herd. At such a time came
even the Prophet himself-most learned and wise of all
the sons of the East. With much glowing pride, El Busi
Nessman led him out to the herd and said 'Behold, O
Prophet, the wise and talented asses. Converse with
them, test them, and see if they are not verily wiser than
forty trees full of owls.'
"Then the Prophet addressed the asses: 'Let us test
your wisdom', he said, 'Answer me this question: What
should an ass require for a three days' journey?' And
they counselled among themselves and then made reply:
'For a three days' journey, O Prophet, any ass should
require three bags of dates and six bundles of hay.'
"'Very good', quoth the Prophet, 'That soundeth like
a fair and proper price.' Whereupon the Sheik broke
into loud chuckles and said: 'Did I not tell you they
were passing wise?' But theProphet answered 'Wait!'
and lie again addressed the asses: 'I have for one of
you', he said, 'a three days' journey, but I will not give
three bags of dates and six bundles of hay for making it.
Let him who will go for less stand forth.'
"And, behold, they all stood forth, and all began to
talk at once. One would go for two bags of dates and
six bundles of hay. Then another for one bag of dates
and three bundles of hay, until, finally, one specially
long-eared ass agreed to go for but one bundle of hay.
"Then spake the Prophet: 'Fool', quoth he, 'you can-
not even live for three days on one bundle of hay, much
less profit from the journey.' 'True', the long-eared one
replied, 'But I wanted the order!' "
"And from that far off day to this, asses have been
known as fools, and price cutters known as asses."

BOYS . He's a sturdy chap, about ten years old,
a newcomer vacationing in our midst and we sort o' look
forward for his manly smile when we meet . accord-
ingly it was a bit puzzling to see him wearing a serious
expression about two weeks ago . It seems he's tops

with the boys and grownups on the docks and they adopt-
ed him as a regular guy . Socially, as reckoned by D
& B, John may stack up a little bit higher than his pals,
but in his opinion the world was all wrong and a gloomy
place to live in )ecauise his Mother objected to hearing
the boys call him "Jug Head" ... Ard Johnny was won-
dering how to please his Mother and also how to get his
title back again .. Ie just didn't fit in without the
proper handle to his name . "Jug Head" was a link
in the chain of friendship and a seal of approval and
Mothers sure didn't understand things sometimes . .
You've likely sensed that spirit several times in your
life so you know just what I mean and can understand
the "Boys" (some of them are old gray heads) and know
the spirit-that prompted the nickname and why Johnny
wanted to keep it . I; can now report the world is
brighter, pals are on the "up and up", democracy is
safe,-we've got "Jug Head" back again.

Previously given-158. This list 3, Total 161.
Melvin C. Hobson ....................................... ..... Lake City, Florida
L. Peicival Hutton ............... Winter Park, Florida
Homer G. Gibbs .............................. ........................ W inter H aven, Florida

The following list of architects successfully passed their ex-
aminations on June 11, 1938.
Baylis, Gene E.. ................... 1918 S. W. 12th St., Miami, Florida
Bittner, Robert, Dept. of Architecture, University of
Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Daggett, Robert Frost, ............................... 445 W. Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, Ind.
Eugenidis, Alexander K. ............1316 W. 63rd St., Chicago, Illinois
Flaherty, James Charles, P. 0. Box 317, Green Harbor, Mass.
Hogner, Pierre R. L. ....................410 Gulf Bldg., West View,
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Hloulihan, Raymond F ..... 5944 N. Artesian Ave., Chicago, Illinois
Jacobson, Nels S. 505 S. E. 20thl St., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Levine, Murray Mortimer, .....................................726 Michigan Ave.,
Miami Beach, Florida
Peck, Ray O ................. 382 Springfield Ave., Summit, New Jersey
Pope, Henry Vincent .....General Delivery, Delray Beach, Florida
Sawyer, Gertrude 744 Jackson Place, N. W., Washington, D. C.
Shepherd, S. Linzy ................. 906 Sidney St., St. Louis, Missouri
This list is an addition to the list published in the August
issue of the Bulletin.

NOTA BENE: The Jacksonville architects, District
No. 4,, are getting an early start on their program and
doings for the Annual Convention to be held in their city
December 9th and 10th . All committees are busy .
Director LeeRoy. Sheftall guiding activities from his
beach side cottage .. And either the October or Novem-
her issue of the Bulletin will be devoted to giving you
plenty information on the subject.

We give you the last paragraph in LeeRoy's letter
just to let you see how the ocean breeze induces clear
thinking:-"Architecture is a great Art. The average
layman never stops to take a look, down or up any
street,- yet what does he always see the most of, if not
architecture,-or the lack of it? How beautiful all com-
munities could be if each individual was not permitfted
to do his own designing. Imagine how the streets would
look if everyone built his or her own automobile!"

Must admit I'm disappointed over the slowness of
dues. How about it, fellows?
Sincerely and Secretarily Yours.
,,, E. F. DE LA HAYE, Sec.-Treas.
The F. A. A.


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