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Publication Date: June 1939
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OFFICERS


RUSSELL T. PANCOAST
President
First National Bank Building
Miami Beach
JEFFERSON D. 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".


JUNE 1939


NUMBER 6


WE DEDICATE THIS ISSUE

TO THE


ARCHITECTS

OF

JACKSONVILLE,

FLORIDA

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


3 1262 05919 8845





Resolving that we owe the architects in District No.
4, a bit of publicity for the numerous activities they are
sponsoring, the following items are for your enlight-
ment and, perhaps, for adoption in your community . .
Although District 4 includes counties Nassau, Duval,
St. Johns, Clay and Putnam-a sizeable area-we find
one architect in Palatka, two in St. Augustine, and 37 in
Jacksonville. Thus doubt we are inviting criticism when
we give you the title of page one.
Reminiiscent of seventeen years ago when we took our
exam for registration in Florida and the ensuing years,
we find that you will have to look far and wide before
you will discover a more friendly group of architects.
A fair and above-board gathering of professional men
and due to the efforts and counsel of the "Old Tim-
ers" the "Youngsters" are ready to carry on with the
same congenial spirit and professional conduct . It is
a fine thing.

DISTRICT NO. 4-Regular weekly luncheon meet-
ings are held on Thursdays at 12:30 P. M. at Berney's
Restaurant.
Started the year right by appointing an Educational
Committee.
A talk delivered by Rudolph Weaver, F.A.I.A., be-
fore the 12:15 Luncheon Club of the Jacksonville Jun-
ior Chamber of Commerce on January 3rd, on the sub-
ject "City Developement", was attended by about twenty
local architects and created much favorable publicity
for the profession.
In connection with the local building code they have
been actively engaged in trying to get a joint commit-
tee of Architects, Contractors and Engineers appointed
by the Jacksonville City Council to revise and rewrite
the code. .TiLe Building Commissioner hli.is informed the
architects that future permits for application to build
will all for the 'Signature of the Architect" in place
of "Name of Architect".
From February 6th to February 11th, District 4
sponsored a public exhibition of the work of Jackson-
ville Architects in the Federal Art Galleries. This ex-
hibition ended with an illustrated address by Rudolph
Weaver on "Modern Trends in Architecture".
Some measure of success has been achieved through
suggestions to the F.H.A. regarding the wording of
several regulations. In a letter to Mr. Stewart McDon-
ald, F. H. Administrator in Washington, they expressed
disapproval regarding publishing plans and photographs
in the F. H, A. Clip Sheet without the consent of archi-
tect or owner and without giving due recognition to the
designing architect. A reply from Washington indi-
cates that this effort will not be entirely in vain.





Wrote to G. Pierce Wood, Speaker, 1939,' Florida
House of Representatives, expressing interest in the
study of Florida's financial structure and set forth the
opinion that the F.A.A. should be included in any list
of organizations receiving letters of inquiry and other
information relative to the State's financial business.
Corresponded with firms who advertise and publish
photographs of buildings without giving the name of
the architect.
A circular letter has been sent to all local lumber
companies appealing to their business ethics in the ren-
dering of plan service and contracting. This letter
signed by 58 architects and contractors. The many re-
plies received indicate the necessity for some co-ordinat-
ing work to be done.
On April 6th, District No. 4 was host to a large
group of students and faculty members from the School
of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Florida,
on a tour of inspection of local building projects. Plan
to make this at least an annual affair to aid in the train-
ing of the younger men.
Letters have been sent to both local and national
firms, to the newspapers and the F.H.A. expressing ap-
preciation and commendation of their advertising advo-
cating the use of architectural services.
Worked with the local committee to secure the Naval
Air Base for Jacksonville.
At the present time they are in the middle of an ac-
tive radio campaign to help prospective home owners.
Sponsoring eight weekly talks over WJAX on Tuesdays
at 6:30 P. M. Topics: Painting, Electrical Work, Heat-
ing and Ventilating, Planning the Small Home, etc....
Experts in each field are giving the talks . "While
all speakers are not architects we feel that this is the
type of work that should be done by our organization
for the layman."
The Educational Committee of the local group has
arranged with the Florida Times-Union for a series of
paid advertisements on the value of the architect's ser-
vices. On alternate Sundays interviews witl local
architects on "Architectural Problems" are presented.
"Jacksonville Architects of The Florida Association of
Architects" appears on all advertising. The cost to
each architect is very reasonable as all are actively
participating in the project.


The above-a brief outline of the report submitted
at the Semi-Annual Meeting recently held in Gaines-
ville --is the meat with much detail omitted . Have
before me a stack of newspaper clippings-A large pic-
ture of the group of 25 from the U. of F., at the Brent-






wood Housing Project; Articles by "The Man About
Town"; Uncle Ray's Corner; etc. etc.,-proving the
grc\;ut advertisingg value of the work done in District No.
4.


ADDRESS CHANGES
M. Winfield Lott, 7421 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg,
Florida.
E.. L. Rob rtson, 905 News Tower, Mliami, Florida.


SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING NOTES-Serious bus-
iness on legislation overshadowed other activities ..
?elitcting ended with the Legislative Committee going in-
to active ;session to plan and take action regarding the
amended bill which was due to receive its third and
final reading in the Senate the following Monday..
Plenty of opposition to the Bill being developed by
lumber companies . Architect MacEwan of Tallahas-
see keeping the committee informed and doing his
Lit .. The amended bill is known as Senate Bill 104.
Every architect urged to keep putting pressure for the
pas~a;' of the Bill . The Committee given full power
to take any and all steps they feel necessary .. Treas-
n erV's and Secretary's reports received approval . .
Bucky reported for the Committee on Competitions .
IDirectors made chairmen of membership committees in
ec(ch district . President Pancoast will appoint one
for the Miami district . Greeley spoke for the Rela-
tions Committee . Miller promised a better report
for the Civic Improvements Committee at the Annual
Meeting. The Program Committee hesitating until re-
;ult of legislation is known. . With Adams as Chair-
man, they held a lengthy meeting during the noon hour
to assist the Legislative Committee . Weaver reported
cn the Association's Student Loan Fund . All funds
in use . Some day we are going to increase that fund
by 100.I . Providing your Secretary is successful in
causing a faithful payment of dues by members
Not "kicking" . We know how things can go wrong
when least expected . Directors' Reports very good .
They'll be included with the minutes soon to be sent to
all Directors . Resolution for changes in territory com-
prising Districts was passed for presentation at the
Annual Convention . To be voted upon at that time
Considerable discussion regarding ethical way of
handling publications of architectural work containing
advertising matter by others . Beware of "Gyps" in
this line of work . All contents should be secured and
handled by the architects. Jacksonville architects
proud to report that Fred Bucky is one of the fifteen
finalists in the Rome Prize Competition . We're all
pulling for you, Bucky, . Miami, Coral Gables, Hol-
lywood, Tampa, and' Havana. Cuba, bid for the next






Annual Convention . Believe Havana would have
won had we been assured of sufficient members making
the trip to give a quorum at the meeting . And so
Tampa was chosen ... Due to the work'of Franklin O.
Adams, aided and abetted by the delegation from St.
Petersburg . Which means that if you really want
the convention in your city you must be well represented
at the Semi-Annual Meeting . Just sending letters
and telegrams from officials and civic organizations is
not enough. . It is an architectural convention and
must be put over by the architects in that district .
George Spohn, Bob Smith, T. A. MacEwan, received
words of praise for their hard work and perspicacity
regarding legislation . Sorry they were not present
at the meeting .. President Pancoast authorized to
appoint a committee to revise by-laws and constitution
so affiliation with A.I.A. will be possible.

During a discussion sponsored by the Planning and
Program Committee for the purpose of determining good
suggestions for publicizing the architect many ideas
were enumerated. . .Diisplays in schools . News-
paper publicity . Group advertising . radio talks
. moving pictures . talks to high school classes,
civic clubs . activity on city planning, codes and zon-
ing . etc., with Beck telling the story of the minister
who had tried social gatherings, moving pictures, pic-
nics, bowling alleys, etc., to create a greater congrega-
tion, and finding he had failed to achieve his purpose lie
sought the advice of a good friend. And this good
friend replied, "Try religion." . And accordingly
Beck suggested "Better Architecture" . And for once
found Rudolph Weaver batting on the same team...
and agreeing with him .. Decided to split the Educa-
tion and Publicity Committee to two separate commit-
tees . Two much ground for one to cover adequately
. And so we adjourned.


RANDOM NOTES---Glad to see several new faces
at the meeting. . Elliott B. Hadley signing his name
so that the E and H appear as a cobra being held spell-
bound by a Hindu flute player . You've heard about
the termite-now look up the important myxomycetes--
He's another trouble maker .


SPEAKING GENERALLY--Minds are like para-
chutes --they function better when open.
*x- -*- *


GENERALLY SPEAKING-Beck.





TO TAMPA ARCHITECTS These pages are
yours for any item pertaining to architecture and the
next convention . Will be expecting information re-
garding selection of headquarters, committees, activities,
etc., at an early date . Write to Bunch in Jacksonville
for the Street Banner . Letters from your Chamber of
Commerce and Hotels indicate you will have fine co-
operation. Success.
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ROSTER OF "PAID-UP" ACTIVE MEMBERS
S Previously given-89. This list-21. Total--10
J. W arren Armistead, Jr ................................................ Atlanta, Georgia
M ontgomery Atwater ...................................... ....... M iami, Florida
A rthur B eck ....................................... Orlando, Florida
R oI ert B ittner ............................................................. G ainesville, Florida
M aurice Fatio ................................... ............ Palm Beach, Florida
G uy C F ulton ........................................................................ G ainesville, F lorid a
E lliott B H adley ..................................................... St. Petersburg, Florida
W illiam B. H arvard ............................................ St. Petersburg, Florida
M elvin C. H obson ................ ....................................... Lake City, Florida
W W infield Lott ...................................................... St. Petersburg, Florida
Jefferson D Powell ............................................ .. Jacksonville, Florida
A rchie G Parish ...................................................... St. Petersburg, Florida
F rank P arziali ....................................................... .......... ...... O cala, F lorida
Edward T. Rem pe ......................................................... M iam i Beach, Florida
E L R obertson ....................................... ......... ...... M iam i, F lorida
J. Gamble Rogers Winter Park, Florida
Richard W R um m ell ..................................... ...................... Cocoa, Florida
John L. Skinner ........................... Miami Beach, Florida
Frederick G. Seelmann ................................................ Palm Beach, Florida
Clarence A Sm ith, II ...................................... ..................... M iam i, Florida
M M V aviloff .................................................................... .........M iam i, F lorida

Montgomery Atwater, Miami; J Warren Armistead,
Jr., Atlanta, Ga.; William F. Brown, Port-of-Spain,
Trinidad; M. B. Gill, Miami Beach; William B. Har-
vard, St. Petersburg; M. Winfield Lott, St. Petersburg;
Henry V. Pope, Delray Beach; Archie G. Parish, St.
Petersburg; R. B. Rogers, Orlando; Clarence A. Smith
II, Miami-constitute the first ten new members for
1939 Boosting the total membership on the books
to 234.

DIRECTORS--Please note the new members in your
district and if unable to drop in for a chat be sure io
invite them to your next district meeting . Gill, Har-
vard, Lott, Parish, and Smith attended the Semi-Annual
Meeting in Gainesville.

DUES-A small amount of mental arithmetic shows
124 memberships remain unpaid as we enter the last
six months of the year . Hope we have a better batting
average to report in the July Bulletin.
*h
SOCIAL SECURITY REPORTS-Man has ulster
on his stomach . Couple's only source of income is
four boarders all out of work . Applicant took job
as janitor in home for working girls,lasted three weeks.
Sincerely,
E. F. DE LA HAYE, Sec'y-Treas.,
The Florida Association of Architects.




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