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OFFICERS


RUSSELL T. PANCOAST
President
First National Bank Building
Miami Beachl
JEFFERSON D. POWELL
First Vice President
Professional Building
Jacksonville


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


O. C. STAGEBERG
Second Vice President
517 West University Avenue
Gainesville
E. F. DE LA HAYE
Secretary-Treasurer
Box 8747
Daytona Beach


DIRECTORS OF DISTRICTS
Pensacola 8--Harry A. MacEwen Lakelaud
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 4


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-
fession".


DECEMBER 1938


NUMBER 11


CANADIAN VIEWPOINT ... When we separate the
word Business into its component letters

B U S I N E S S

WE find that "U" and "I" are in it. In fact if "U" and
"I" were not in Business it would not be Business. There-
fore, if Business is to remain Business, "U" and "I" must
keep in it. Furthermore, we discover that "U" comes
before "I" in Business, and that "I" is silent. Also, the
"U" has the sound of "I", which indicates that it is the
amalgamation of the interests of "U" and "I" and, when
properly amalgamated, Business becomes profitable.



Perhaps it is necessary to be President to secure.Dub-
licity as an architect. UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


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MAGINNIS TO ADDRESS ARCHITECTS
You will learn upon referring to the Convention Pro-
gram that the Honorable Charles D. Maginnis,
President of the American Institute of Archi-
tects, will address the Twenty-fifth Annual Contention
of the Florida Association of Architects during the Ban-
quet in the Floridan Room of the Hotel Roosevelt, Fri-
day evening. We are seldom privileged with one whose
admirable personality is a pleasure to contact. Many of
his friends will recall President Maginnis as an inter-
esting and versatile conversationalist, and will anticipate
an address by one who is conceded to be a very brilliant
and outstanding public speaker.
An internationally known practicing Architect of Bos-
ton, Massachusetts, Mr. Maginnis has had occasion to
travel extensively, and it is interesting to note that there
is perhaps no one better able to give a comprehensive
cross-section of present day Architecture in America with
more understanding and perspective.
You who have not met Mr. Maginnis as well as those
who know him have a treat in store for you. Through
the efforts of our distinguished and respected fellow
architect Mellen C. Greeley, we are privileged to play
host to our illustrous visitor.

A FRIEND FROM BUFFALO
Arthur D. McVoy, Assistant City Planner of Buffalo,
New. York, will give an illustrated talk with the use of
charts and projected slides during the Annual Conven-
tion. Mr. McVoy's presence will be anticipated by those
who knew him when he was a student at the University
of Florida. Those of you who have not met him will
have an opportunity to get acquainted with an extraord-
inary pace maker among the younger men of our pro-
fession.
Upon graduating in Architecture at the University of
Florida, Mr. MeVoy was appointed to a Graduate Fel-
lowship in Architecture and two years later received his
Masters Degree. He was thereupon awarded the Ed-
ward Langley Scholarship for graduate study in Arch-
itecture sponsored by the American Institute of Archi-
tects. As a consequence of this award he studied city
planning and Architecture for six months under Eliel
Saarinen internationally famous architect and authority
on City Planning. After completing this course of study
he was the recipient of a scholarship sponsored by the
Cranbrook Foundation for four months additional study
under Saarinen. Mr. McVoy chose the City of Jack-
sonville as a subject for study at the Cranbrook Labor-
atory. During this time he and two associates entered
the American Gas Association Competition for a Small
House and a Neighborhood Community and received first
place and the one thousand dollars prize money. This
may have been an impetus for his travels in Europe,
principally the Scandinavian Countries, Germany,
France and Holland.






Coincident with developments in Jacksonville Mr. Mc-
Voy has addressed local civic organizations on the City
Plan of Jacksonville. The subject of his lecture sched-
uled for the Convention is City Planning and the Arch-
itect.

Be sure to be present when your name is called. You
don't want to miss hearing these two men.
HUGH A. PILLSBURY,
Chairman Publicity Committee

A PROBLEM
The problems confronting the profession of Archi-
tecture must be faced and a line of action mapped for
their solution. The convention provides a timely oppor-
tunity for their consideration.
The problems of competitions are growing more num-
erous. The field of Architecture is being invaded by gov-
ernment bureaus (both national and local), relief ag-
encies or departments, manufacturing agencies, designers
from other fields, architectural "bootleggers", "Stock
plan" services, and even publications.
Such competition will prevail if (1) it renders a better
service or (2) because of the "economy" supposedly in-
volved. The program to meet such competition is (1)
more capable, efficient service from Architects and (2)
a program of education of the public to an appreciation
of the Necessity and Economy of the services rendered
by Architects.
Thus the "problem of the profession" boils down to
(1) increasing the ability of all its members and (2)
formulating a program for letting the public know the
value of an Architect's services.
Think this over-Come to the convention-Prepare to
discuss it and ACT.
FRED BUCKY, Jr.

LETTERS RECEIVED BY THE EXHIBITION
COMMITTEE
"We shall be glad to furnish you with sufficient dis-
play to cover the area designated for our use."
-Courtney Stewart, Dist. No. 12.
"I will be glad to assist in getting together material
from this section."-Robert Law Weed, Dist. No. 14.
"You can count on us to send you as much work as
you may designate. We will try to have as large an at-
tendance of both students and faculty as possible."
-Rudolph Weaver, Director, School of Architecture.
We thank you for your cooperation.
FRED BUCKY, Jr., Chairman

A LETTER
About two weeks ago I stopped off in Jacksonville for
a day on my way to Miami. I saw deep and serious
thought on the brows of the Convention Committee. Those
men are planning a splendid convention, led by Frank-







lin Bunch. They are working hard and deserve much
credit for what they had already accomplished. I dis-
covered that they had actually secured the consent of
A.I.A. President Maginnis to be present and to speak at
the Friday night banquet.
At lunch, with the Committee, I heard Mel Greeley
make an impassioned plea that the floor show consist of
real talent and not of amateurs. The Committee agreed.
After lunch we sat around and talked and talked until
someone paid for my lunch and then Mel chauffeured me
around the residential section along the south shore and
finally down to the beaches, ending at The Inn, at Ponte
Vedra Beach.
If you have not seen these sections of Jacksonville
there is a real treat in store for you, both in the archi-
tecture and in the natural beauty of the settings. Jack-
sonville will make a splendid convention city and I sin-
cerely hope that every architect in the state will consider
seriously coming to the convention. If you cannot come,
please send in your membership dues so that we may have
a large membership to show when we attempt to make
the amendments to our present Act next April.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all the di-
rectors and the Legislative Committee members who have
worked so hard in helping on the proposed amendments
to the present Act. Hoping to see you all at Jackson-
ville on December 9th, I am
Sincerely,
RUSSELL T. PANCOAST, President
The Florida Association of Architects


STATISTICS and COMMENTS . Perhaps this
item does not mean a thing in your young life but it does
give the picture at a glance.
THE F. A. A. MEMBERSHIP
1932 ----------- 28
1933 -------- 81
1934 _._....---------------------5. 54
1935 -- 98
1936 -------- 94
1937 -.-------.. ---. ------------- 151
1938 ---------236
A gain of 56.29% for 1938 over 1937 and a total gain
of 742.9% since 1932.
Your secretary takes much of the blame for drop in
membership for 1934 and 1936,-those two years saw
much of our time spent in the hospital resulting in hav-
ing to omit all secretarial work except necessary duties.
Members residing in Florida, 209. In New York, 10.
In Illinois, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, District of
Columbia, 2 each. Virginia, New Jersey, Tennessee,
Michigan, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, Alabama, and the
Panama Canal Zone each have one member.
New York State has 59 architects registered in the
State of Florida. 45 of these have their offices in New







York City. And on the wrong end of the bridge and
in the vicinity are seven others, for a total of 52 out
the 59.
How about making a District 16 up there?

ADDITIONAL "PAID-UP" ACTIVE MEMBERS
1938
Previously Given: 172 This list: 14. Total: 186.
G ene E Baylis ............................................................. M iam i, Florida
W m. Manly King .................................................. W est Palm Beach, Florida
Raym ond F. H oulihan ............................................................... Chicago, Illinois
R ussell Seym our .................................................................. Jacksonville, Florida
O. E. Segerberg ............................................ ............... Jacksonville, Florda
John S. H opkins .................................................................. Jacksonville, Florida
A. C. Hopkins ................................................ Jacksonville, Florida
M B ritton K irton ............................................................... Jacksonville, Florida
R alph S. M izrahi ............................................................... Jacksonville, Florida
Robert G. Jahelka ..................................... Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
W illiam T. Vaughn ................................................... Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
N S. Jacobson ............................................................ Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Cedric Start ................................................................................ H ollyw ood, Florida
John L. Skinner ............................................................... M iam i B each, Florida

Will someone please step forward and nominate the
President as an Associate Member of the Association?

THE BULLETIN . With this last issue for 1938
your secretary sincerely hopes that it has served to keep
you in touch with Association affairs . that some items
have been interesting . that others have made you
smile. Do you want a Bulletin in 1939? Should it be
limited to members of the Association? We will be in-
terested in hearing your comments at the Annual Con-
vention.

CHRISTMAS and LES ENFANTS . Thanksgiv-
ing Day has passed and with Christma just a short time
away we hope you will remember the little tots and
youngsters who need your help to make the occasion a
real Christmas. There's no greater joy on earth, fel-
lows. And a MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!

NOTICE .. PLEASE SAVE THE ENCLOSED
PROGRAM AND BRING IT WITH YOU TO THE
CONVENTION.

CONVENTION HOTEL ., I have received several
fine letters from Fred W. Speer, Assistant Manager of
The Roosevelt in Jacksonville, and am assured that ev-
erything possible is being done to make your stay there
an enjoyable one.

NOTICE . Directors and Committee Chairmen are
requested to please be present in person with their An-
nual Report, to write it out and send it to the secretary,
or, better still, send it to the convention with one of your
members . Refer to the Program for your responsibil-
ity.






DUES . For the past two months we have inten-
tionally omitted mentioning dues that are delinquent ...
44 of our 1937 members have failed to remit and we feel
that they will do their utmost to send checks in before the
ninth of December or bring them to the Convention . .
Dues are just debts so please remember your obligation.

FINALLY . Just wish we could think of some-
thing to say that would cause every architect registered
in the State of Florida to attend the Convention in Jack-
sonville . If we could do just that to even eighty
percent of you, we'd feel qualified for almost any office
in these United States and would almost dare attempt
stand by the side of King Canute to turn back the tide,
even though that part of our anatomy covered by the
seat of our pants became saturated . But, all kidding
aside, you men of the architectural profession should
realize that you owe architecture more than just plugging
away on a job . There are other obligations . there
are other difficulties . there are other joys . there
are other possibilities . "Every difficulty slurred over
will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on" . .That
is put in quotation marks because I believe Chopin gets
credit for it, though you probably have heard the same
thing in different wording . If you have dropped in-
to a rut that makes you feel your sphere is contained
within the four walls of your office and the comparative-
ly small area your activities include we hope you'll snap
out of it long enough to be convinced that you are making
a big mistake . Perhaps the Florida Association of
Architects cannot do much to benefit you but, your pres-
ence, even though you just come to sit and listen, can do
much for the success of the Convention . And perhaps
you can say much that will help . At least the oppor-
tunity will be there . If the Association is to amount
to something it must live up to its objective . It must
do something for public good . and the price of success
or power is responsibility,-yours and mine . Let's be
active . Active in the right way . We still maintain
there's a lot of difference between a hurricane and a big
blow . Remember that old song about "Every little
bit added to what you've got makes just a little bit more"
S. If 200 or more architects attend the Convention and
each one contributes a little bit to its activities we'll
have a darn good session .. Come whether or not you are
a member of the Association . Come even though you
do not actively participate . Come to get acquainted
. .. But, pour l'amour de Mique, don't stay away and then
complain because nothing was accomplished to your sat-
isfaction ... At least be there to register your ideas and
your kicks, and to work for what you think should be
done to remedy ills that exist. It counts. . .We are in
earnest about it all, gentlemen.
Sincerely,
E. F. DE LA HAYE, Sec'y-Treas.,
The Florida Association of Architects.




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