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Publication Date: April 1939
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Subject: Architecture -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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BULLETIN


AFSSOItN-


OFFICERS


RUSSELL T. PANCOAST
President
First National Bank Building
Miami Beach
JEFFERSON Je POWELL
First Vice President
Professional Building
Jacksonville


1--R. Daniel Hart
2--James A. Stripling
3--William T. Arnett
4--Franklin S. Bunch
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 3747
Daytona Beach


DIRECTORS OF DISTRICTS
Pensacola 8--Donald R. Pierce 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--Earl V. Wolfe 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-
fession".


APRIL 1939


NUMBER 4


CALL DISTRICT MEETINGS

With the semi-annual meeting coming Saturday, May
20th President Pancoast desires that all District Di-
rectors call meetings of the architects in their respec-
tive districts in order that activities may be included in
Directors' reports submitted on that date.


The above is intended as a "wake up" signal to the
few Districts that may be asleep . Perhaps we be-
lieve they are that way because we have had no news
from them.


BE SURE TO ATTEND THE SEMI-ANNUAL
MEETING. ONE DAY ONLY. SATURDAY,
MAY 20th, 1939. P.EABODY HALL, UNIVERSITY
OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE.


1Wf 31 1939





FLORIDA STATE BOARD OF ARCHITECT-
URE-Just after sending out the March Bulletin we
received the information that Governor Cone had ap-
pointed John L. Skinner of Miami Beach a-member of
the Board to fill the vacancy created by the resignation
of Franklin O. Adams of Tampa.


BIOGRAPHICAL-Perhaps an outline of the past
history behind John L. Skinner's appointment to the
Florida State Board of Architecture may prove inter-
esting . At least we feel the importance of the posi-
tion places him in the architectural limelight . and
the following may help youi feel you know him a bit
better when you contact him at the conventions . .
Space demands that we be brief so read between the
lines, please . .
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1893, John went to pre-
paratory schools in Detroit and Toronto . followed
with the regular course in Architecture at the Univer-
sity of Toronto and graduated with the Class of '16
. There followed an interlude of three years during
which he worked in offices in the North . Most of that
time for Albert Kahn in Detroit . Desiring to add
to his store of knowledge he went to Harvard for Post
Graduate work and a Master's Degree . and fol-
lowed with two years in Europe on the Robinson Fel-
lowship from Harvard . 1922 found him back in the
United States of America as head of the Department
of Architecture at Georgia Tech, dearest rival of the
University of Georgia, for three exceedingly interesting
years . Since 1925 has been engaged in the prac--
tice of architecture in Miami with his brother Coulton
. He first became an A.I.A. member in 1923 and has
been a member of our F.A.A. since 1933 . Known
familiarly as "Jack" to his many friends he "las the
respect of all architects . His designing ability is
well known . His ethics unquestionable . and
I believe that every architect in the State of Florida
will be glad to learn he is with our Florida State Board
of Architecture.


COMMENT . You still are a young man, Jack,
and here's hoping that your years of service will be
many . You now fill the place vacated by one of
Florida's finest citizens, Franklin O. Adams, and we
feel that should help you endeavor to high results . .
We know you'll do your bit . and more . Can-
not close without giving thanks to Frank . He served
on the Board for so many years . Was its President
And leaves with the satisfying knowledge that he
is largely responsible for the appointment of another
fine man to carry on.





It is not enough merely to set the objectives which
we propose to obtain in life; it is equally important to
define the spirit in which we strive for their accomp-
lishment

BY-LAWS-CHANGE-The President now has
the right to appoint three men to the Education and
Publicity Committee .. Realizing the value of the
work done by Hugh Pillsbury for the last Convention
.the importance of keeping a record of the activi-
ties of this Committee . you will be asked to vote
on the following at the Semi-Annual meeting . As
approved at the Convention . THAT the President
of The Florida Association of Architects shall appoint
an Education and Publicity Committee composed of a
Chairman and fourteen committee members, one from
each District, and that they shall compile a complete
record of educational work, publicity clippings, copies
of pertinent correspondence and the Committee Report,
into a permanent Record Book, which shall be made
available to the new Committee each year.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA-SHORT COURSE
-The General Extension Division, with the coopera-
tion of the Portland Cement Association, will conduct
the third annual Short Course in Concrete Products,
April 4 and 5 . Any person interested in the use
of concrete may register for the course . Only ex-
pense will be your transportation and living expenses
while there . Eat at the University Cafeteria if you
desire . Headquarters will be Hotel Thomas in
Gainesville, Florida . Instruction will include lec-
tures on Use of Concrete Masonry in Buildings (illus-
trated). Requirements in Buildings, Specifications,
Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, Use of Con-
crete in Large Scale USHA Slum Clearance and Pri-
vately Financed House Projects, Recent Developments
in Concrete House Construction, Merchandising .
with a one-hour discussion period scheduled for each
day .. Write to W. K. Mitchell, General Extension
division Seagle Building, Gainesville, Florida, telling
him you'll be there . .That's all it takes to enroll.

EMPLOYMENT-Your secretary has on file several
letters from darn good architects who desire employ-
ment, either permanent or temporary. Will be great-
ly pleased to answer inquiries.

CHUCKLES-Taken from reports turned in by so-
cial security investigators.
Foreigner Hit by automobile-now speaks broken
English. Applicant's wife is a lady and hardly knows
what it is all about . Woman taught bridge and
suffered broken leg. Good type of American Family-
appeared refined, but intelligent . Woman is willing





-to struggle if given an opportunity . Father has dia-
betis-is insulated twice a day . Applicant and fami-
ly got $15.00 from neighbors for moving from former
address.

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE--Russell T. Pan-
coast, Robert Fitch Smith, George H. Spohn and Fred-
erick G. Seelmann, Chairman, as members of the Leg-
islative Committee have held many meetings in Miami
for the study and redraft of the proposed architectural
act and also the proposed engineer's act . The Legis-
lative Committee of the engineers (in Miami) have been
given copies of our act for their study and comment . .
Members of this Committee are Mr. M. B. Garris,
Chairman; Mr. F. D. Banning and Mr. E. G. Fried-
man . .Both committees have held joint meetings
which have been most friendly and co-operative and
they have definitely agreed upon the wording of the
respective acts so that the membership of both organi-
zations can help to pass both acts at the next session
of the Legislature . Copies of both acts have been
sent to Mr. Gray, the attorney for the State Board of
Architecture for his final criticism and comment . .
Copies will be sent to Mr. Hodges, counsel for the
architects, for his attention.

Fellows, the above gist of a letter received from Fred
Seelmann doesn't begin to give even a brief outline of
all the work the Legislative Committee is putting into
the formulation of the act . What the Committee
has earned and what they unreservedly deserve is the
whole-hearted support of every architect registered in
the State of Florida . When the drive is started
contact all the legislators you can for the passage of
both acts . The acts are worthwhile, fair, and mea-
sures for public safety.

ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS CLUB-T.
Angus MacEwan, who for years has given much time
and thought to the Architects Act, so much so that we
believe he takes the subject to bed with him, has start-
ed an Architects and Engineers Club in Tallahassee for
the special purpose of having an organization of both
professions on the site of action during the next session
of Legislature . It has taken time and effort to get
this Club going . They have a real setup with Con-
stitution and By-Laws, which were ratified on March
17th . Have held one night meeting, and three semi-
monthly luncheon meetings ... 35 to 40 members pres-
ent at each meeting . going after 50 members .
All enthusiastic. . Objects: To promote a better un-
derstanding and fellowship between Professional Archi-
tects and Engineers; to foster a higher professional
consciousness among members of both professions; to
promote a more general knowledge of the necessity for







proper application of correct design, construction, and
economics in the handling of private as well as public
works; to promote the dissemination of technical in-
formation among the members; to assist in the better-
ment of compensation for work done, to the end that
a fair and reasonable proportioning of the costs of
work, public and private, shall be made in favor of
the technical worker as well as workers of other classes.

SIGNS--"Whereas the growing use of bill boards
and unsightly road signs on our highways are destroy-
ing the beauty of our countryside and adding great
hazards to passing motorists by the arresting of atten-
tion by the use of screen colors . Therefore, be it
resolved that the Florida Association of Architects put
itself on record as being positively against further
use of our highways for uncontrolled sign installations.
And be it further resolved that the President appoint a
special committee to make a study of the above and
make recommendations at the next Annual Convention"
. Passed unanimously at the last Convention, and
President Pancoast appoints the following men to the
Highway Sign Committee:
William A. Young Panama City
Fred W. Bucky, Jr._____________- Jacksonville
Arthur Beck .....___ __ ._. Orlando

Bill Young, as the daddy of the above resolution, is
rewarded by the chairmanship of the committee . .
Coming at the time when all Garden Clubs throughout
the country are taking active action against the unre-
strained erection of billboards, his committee should
succeed in its purpose . They have the women on
their side . and that's 75% . plus . The Jay-
cees, Chambers of Commerce, Civic Clubs, etc. are
also joining the vast army that will soon cause legis-
lative action to control the plague . We're sending
Bill a couple extra Bulletins so that he will be able to
forward one to Mrs. W. L. Lawton, Chairman, National
Roadside Council of New York City, whose winter ad-
dress is No. 215 40th Street N. St. Petersburg, Florida.
Fred Bucky, a member of our committee, is chairman of
Jacksonville's Beautification Committee . They, too,
are discussing billboards on highways . This Bulle-
tin gives Fred the official transcript he wanted . .
If you have any doubts regarding Beck as a member of
this committee simply get him started . He'll tell
you plenty.
*
Realizing that only able men, well fitted and quali-
fied for the position, should be appointed to the Florida
State Board of Architecture as terms of appointment
end, the Convention passed a motion that the incoming
President appoint a committee of three to consider the
subject of the Association making recommendations to
the Governor, and for them to report, with their recom-







mendations for nomination, at the next Semi-Annual
Meeting . And so for this purpose we have the fol-
lowing Special Committee for Recommendations:
Bernard W. Close, Chairman ... Jacksonville
Franklin 0. Adams -- ---- Tampa
George H. Spohn - ----- Miami

NEW ADDRESSES
C. N. Tingley, 51 Grand Avenue, Johnson City, N. Y.
George J. Votaw, 829 Selkirk St., West Palm Beach.
Florida.

PANIC DEVICE-The March copy of Von Duprin
1Magazine carried a general history of the first exit-type
hardware, but the author missed the fact that some time
previous to the Iroquois fire there was a school house
fire in which a number of children were burned while
piled up at an exterior door which was locked. Read-
ing this account started a train of thought with Henry
H. Dupont, Architect, with the result that he evolved
a set of detail drawings which he showed to Mr. Prinz-
ler who was so impressed that he asked permission to
show them to his boss, the Vonnegut Hardware Company
In short they formed a three-part company and
immediately started putting them out as the article states
.To substantiate this the first patent stands in the
name of Henry H. Dupont, Architect, St. Petersburg,
Florida . Von Duprin-"Von" for Vonnegut-"Du"
for Dupont--"prin" for Prinzler . Von Duprin-
one of the worthiest safety devices of all time.

DO NOT OVERLOOK THE SHORT COURSE
FOR ARCHITECTS AT THE EXTENSION DI-
VISTON OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
THE TWO DAYS PREVIOUS TO THE SEMI-
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE F.A.A. .. .MAY 18
and 19 FOR THE SHORT COURSE . MAY 20
FOR THE MEETING .. We expect to have com-
p'ete information for you in the May Bulletin
X- *
DUES-Just; fifteen members remitted their dues
during March 'Tis not enough, fellows . How
about slipping us a bit of encouragement during April?
Depending on it.

MORE CHUCKLES-Same source . Applicant
worked in children' underwear. Let out recently.
The daughter, Mary, is active mentally and other-
wise. She advanced herself but not at home.
*x- *x
Wish you a Happy Easter . Drive carefully, fel-
lows--that little tot crossing the street may be .my
granddaughter, and I know you don't want to hurt her.
Sincerely,
E. F. DE LA HAYE, Sec'y-Treas.,
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA bida Associaion of Architects.

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