RUSSELL T. PANCOAST O. C. STAGEBERG
President Second Vice President
First National Bank Building 517 West University Avenue
Miami Beach Gainesville
JEFFERSON D. POWELL E. F. DE LA HAYE
First Vice President Secretary-Treasurer
Professional Building Box 3747
Jacksonville Daytona Beach
DIRECTORS OF DISTRICTS
1--R. Daniel Hart Pensacola 8--Donald R. Pierce Lakeland
2--James A. Stripling Tallahassee 9- Richard W. Rummell Cocoa
3--William T. Arnett Gainesville 10--Nat G. Walker Ft. Myers
4--FrederickW. Bucky, Jr. Jacksonville 11--Bruce P. Kitchell West Palm Beach
5--G. M. Peek DeLand 12--Courtney Stewart Ft. Lauderdale
6--W. Kenneth Miller Orlando 13--Robert M. Little Miami Beach
7--Elliott B. Hadley 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-
SEPTEMBER 1939 NUMBER 9
With Franklin S. Bunch removed to Atlanta, Georgia,
to supervise construction for about a year or so, the
Jacksonville Architects have appointed Fred Bucky, Jr.,
to attend to secretarial duties and to keep up the good
work a Class A secretary can do for publicity, etc., etc.
They want all architects passing thru Jacksonville
on their wa y to or from the Fifteenth International Con-
gress of Architects to visit with them at their luncheon
meetings, Thursdays at 12:30.
Berney's Restaurant in the Roosevelt Hotel is the
place. Not so far from the northern boundary of
Florida, but, if anyone should ask you about it, you can
tell 'em its about 140 miles south of the most southern
point of California.
Washington Williamsburg .... The World's Fair
THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
THE OCTAGON, 1741 NEW YORK AVENUE
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Charles D. Maginnis, President.
Frederick H. Meyer, Vice-President.
Charles T. Ingham, Secretary.
Edwin, Bergstrom, Treasurer.
Edward C. Kemper, Executive Secretary.
A Cordial Invitation
May 31, 1939.
To the Architects of the United States:
The coming of the International Congress -of Archi-
tects to Washington, September 25-28, by the invitation
and under the immediate auspices of the United States
Government, will be an event of historic significance in
its acknowledgement of America's contribution to the
Obviously this high compliment is addressed immedi-
ately to our profession and calls for such a correspond-
ing demonstration of appreciation as can be made most
graciously bly the actual presence and participation in
impressive number of the architects of America.
The American Institute of Architects, in this inter-
est, most cordially invites every member of the archi-
tectural profession in the United States to join in-such
a national welcome to their confreres from abroad as
shall be worthy of the best traditions of American
hospitality; and also to participate fully in the sessions
and social events of the Seventy-first Convention of the
Institute which will meet simultaneously with the Con-
The Committee on Organization has been engaged for
months with the development of a program which shall
fill the days of the Congress with engrossing entertain-
ment. Eminent foreign speakers have been specially
invited to deal with professional subjects of inter-
national interest. These, with the discussions the.v
will provoke, already ensure the high intellectual level
of the Congress itself.
A varied scheme of social entertainment has been
arranged with events which will give ample opportunity
to meet the distinguished visitors under circumstances
which will be favored by the courtesies of Government.
A trip to Williamsburg by boat is included in the plans,
and the Congress will be followed immediately by a
general exodus to New York where a special celebration
is being arranged for Architects' Day at the World's
A brochure has been mailed to you giving the broad
outlines of the Congress. It is so obviously unneces-
sary to present this occasion as representing an obli-
gation upon your professional loyalties that it is
expected at once to excite the professional imagination
as an ideal opportunity for the annual vacation of the
American architect and his wife.
We look for an invasion and have planned for it!
CHARLES D. MAGINNIS
CHARLES T. INGHAM
R. H. SHREVE, Chairman
Committee on International Congress.
COMMENT: . President Pancoast, in his letter
requesting the invitation be published in the Bulletin,
desires to bring to your attention that it is an invitation
to all architects . Truly a wonderful opportunity
to broaden your outlook .... Let Florida be well repre-
EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY...
THE ARCHITECT GETS TWO.
October 2, 1939-New York World's Fair.
October 11, 1939-Golden Gate International Exposi-
tion, San Francisco.
THE FIFTEENTH CONGRESS
(Copled from the booklet issued by the Congress Committee)
AT THE invitation of President Franklin D. Roose-
velt and the Congress of the United States, the fifteenth
assembly of the International Congress of Architects
will be held in Washington, D. C., September 24-30,
1939. Thus, for the first time, the Congress will meet
in the New World. Invitations to send official delegates
to the Congress have, been extended to all nations
through the Department of State of the United States
Since its inception in 1867, the Comite Permanent
International des Architectes has functioned to bring
together periodically in international congresses the
architects of the world. These meetings have been
formal, where the important and significant problems of
the architectural profession have been discussed and
through these channels have flowed in steady stream the
ideas which mark the progress of the profession in the
past sixty years.
The Washington Congress will bring forth world
opinion and experience on several of the outstanding
problems facing the profession today. Rural and city
planning, a critical study of contemporary architecture
as judged by standards of other centuries, and opinion
on the relationship to be established between the archi-
tect and his government are included on the agenda.
The Congress will afford an opportunity to study
the architecture of the New World in the company of
the men who are directing the trends and movements of
the profession here. Study tours to the scenes of out-
standing creations in the United States and trips to
the World's Fair at New York and the Exposition at
San Francisco have been planned and will be under-
taken at the option of the Congress delegates and'
Several prominent speakers from various nations of
the world will come to Washington especially to address
The annual Convention of The American Institute of
Architects will be held in Washington concurrently with
ADDRESS ALL COMMUNICATIONS TO: Secre-
tariat, Fifteenth International Congress of Architects,
The Octagon, 741 New York Avenue, Washington, D. C.
A recent letter from Thomas Pym Cope, Secretary,
Committee on State Organization, American Institute
of Architects, contained a copy of an A.I.A. document
describing what the American Institute of Architects is
and what it has done for the profession .. Well worth
reading . And will accept the offer of copies to be
sent out with the October Bulletin .Watch for it.
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DELEGATES: .. President Pancoast has appointed
Bob Weed of Miami and Frank Parziale of Ocala with
Mel Greeley of Jacksonville as alternate delegate to
represent the Florida Association of Architects during
meetings of State Association delegates at Washington
at the time of the A.I.A. convention in September.
REQUEST: .. Would like to hear from architects
on W.P.A. projects in Florida regarding their opinion
and experiences concerning the policies of the Florida
Procurement Office. We have one letter that tells
plenty. Any more?
CANAL ZONE: . S. Martin Ives, Balboa Heights,
Canal Zone, writes that everyone was talking stamps in
celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Panama
Canal, so he took the opportunity to drop us a line
and enclose it in a First Daly Cover . Plans to return
to Florida,-good old Florida,-again . When you do,
S. M., you and I have a date to go fishing' . Luck.
W. W. Ward, 4 Pine Circle, Atlanta, Georgia.
ROSTER OF "PAID-UP" ACTIVE MEMBERS
Previously given-124. This list-3. Total-127.
Homer G. Gibbs................................................ ....W inter Haven, Florida
W W W ard.... ..... ............ ......................... Atlanta, Georgia
Robert M. Nevins ......................................... W est Palm Beach, 1lorida
President Roosevelt's idea of changing Thanksgiving
from the 30th is not so bad as it might be. He might
have changed the 30th to come in the middle of the
month, and that would have been something.
It won't be long before we'll hear some bright
remark about what could be done to Hitler with a pole.
QUCH! .. "Hook, line, and sinker," should at cer-
tain times read "Hook, line, and sucker."
Chinning with Tom Moore, designer and estimator
with the Aetna Iron and Steel Company of Jackson-
ville brought out the need for one-inch heavy wire mesh
over jail windows and also at bowling alleys,-in some
Reasons: In the type of lodging establishment men-
tioned colored guests invariably pass sheets, towels,
etc., thru the bars to friends below . In the recre-
ation building out go duck pins, candle pins, and small
balls . One owner lost eleven and seven-tenths sets
of pins in six months . Finally advertised that if
possessor of the incomplete set would call at the alleys
he would give him the other three pins . and he did!
We've always wondered as to a good name for some
of the noises heard over the radio. Perhaps Fred
Buckay solved it for us when he unintentionally gave us
the word "radiocats" in his last letter.
And now, having mixed some raisins in the pudding,
let us add a bit of salt:
GOOD NEWS: ... ALL BILLS ARE PAID TO
DATE . Including the bills for legislation . .
without resorting to an assessment as authorized at the
last Annual Convention ... and there is a balance in
the treasury . However we had to dig into the bal-
ance on hand at the end of 1938 . so that puts
us into the red about $100.00 for 1939 to date.
BAD NEWS: ... (here) .. Can we afford to make
this type of report at the Annual Convention in Decem-
ber? . There are 128 delinquent members th!s
year and dues are coming in too slow . Thinking of
discontinuing the Bulletin . .So if there should be
none for October you'll know why ... Is a membership
in the Association and the opportunity to take a part
in the program of things not worth that small sum of
about 1.4 cents a day?. .. Give the Association a boost.
With greetings to Jeff Powell as the new president
of the Exchange Club of Jacksonville.
E. F. DE LA HAYE, Sec'y-Treas.,
THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
3 1262 05919 8878