THJE^F A. A. BULLETIN
-r ICTI~ Spec.
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ROBERT LAW WEED JAMES A. STRIPLING
1633 Alfred I. duPont Building State Department of Education
E. F. DE LA HAYE
DIRECTORS OF DISTRICTS
1--R. Daniel Hart Pensacola 7--Archie G. Parish St. Petersburg
2--Robert H. Brown, Jr. Tallahassee 8--Fredrick G. Seelmann Palm Beach
3--John E. Pierson Gainesville 9--Courtney Stewart Ft. Lauderdale
4--Russel Seymour Jacksonville 10--Robert M. Little Miami Beach
5--Harry M. Griffin Daytona Beach ll--Upton C. Ewing Coral Gables
6--Arthur Beck Orlando a
Object: . .The purpose of this Association shall be to
stimulate and encourage continual improvement within the
profession, co-operate with other professions, promote and
participate in the matters of general-public welfare, and
represent and act for the architectural profession in the State.
JULY 1942 VOL. 6 No. 2
IT'S GETTING SIMPLER, FELLOWS ...
In 1940 no running boards.
In 1941 no gear shifts.
In 1942 no tires.
In 1943 no cars.
NOT ALL BARK . .
A family tree is all right provided it produces man
timber and not just plain nuts.
SWEET WORDS . Attached hereto is my check
Total ... 81
Ballinger, Robert I. Philadelphia, Pa.
Barnum, Phelps New York, N. Y.
Boyer, Lynn H. Wildwood, N. J.
Davis, Arthur E., Jr. Pitman, N. J.
de Minicis, I. R. Tampa, Fla.
Dixon, L. Murray Miami Beach, FLa.
Drake, W. Kenyon Jacksonville, Fla.
Eggers, Otto R, New York, N- Y.
Ewing, Upton C. Coral Gables, Fla.
*Frimmer, Frank Tampa, Fla.
Ful'erton, F. Duane .. Lakeland, Fla.
Furst, William H. .. . Chicago, Ill.
Harrje, H. J. .Jacksonville, Fla.
Higgins, Daniel Paul .. New York, N. Y.
Look, James H. .. . Pensacola, Fla.
Morris, Sidney H. .. . Chicago, Ill.
Noel, Auguste L. .. New York, N. Y.
Phillips, J. H. Babylon, L. I., N. Y.
Powell, Jefferson D. Jacksonville, Fla.
Seelmann, Frederick G. Coral Gables, Fla.
Smith, Ivan H. .. Jacksonville, Fla.
Goin, Sanford W. Gainesville, Fla.
Greeley, Mellen C. Jacksonville, Fla.
Previously listed 3
This list 2
Webb, D. Neil
Comment on above
Let's go, gang!
membership . Could be better.
You can't estimate the quality of a building by the
paint job any more than you can judge a chicken cro-
quette by the sauce that covers it.
MEMBERSHIP DUES. . You can't blame a
poor old secretary for trying to avoid writing any more
letters than is absogoldarnlutely necessary these summer
days, and accordingly we have been disregarding, tem-
porarily at least, sending out those "personal letters to
all architects registered in the State of Florida" which
the Executive Board so easily made a part of our duties
for 1942. . Accordingly our Thanks, and we spell it
with a capital T, go out to those eighty-one architects
who have helped reduce our overhead. . Those letters
are coming to a lot of you unless the increase in mem-
bership for July is phenomenal. . Sometimes we are
torn between vice and versa or mayhem and maybe and
we hope you'll forgive us if we cheat a bit in our favor
when it comes to getting out over 550 letters . so
we're going to give Florida architects another month
to get in under the wire before starting those letters. ...
The secretary talked it over with the treasurer and it
was unanimous .and the office cat agreed, providing
she got an oversized saucer of milk each day we pro-
OPEN LETTER. . However, with this June
BULLETIN, you will receive information regarding the
"ACT RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF
ARCHITECTURE IN THIS STATE", (Florida)
which The Florida Association of Architects sponsored,
fought for, and earned. . Had intended mailing it
separately, but then that would increase the postage bill.
... So now you get two or more foi one .... And maybe
you'll agree that while we have been ducking that per-
sonal letter proposition 'we are still on the job, but not
ADVERTISING.... Folks, we want you to observe,
note, and remember the first advertisement to appear in
the BULLETIN. Had hoped to fill the last page of this
issue with advertisements, but there has been a lot for
just one pair of hands to attend to. Next month there'll
be more of them. . This is your BULLETIN, and we
want you to know that the revenue received from this
new item will first apply on the cost of printing and
mailing, and the balance will go to the legislative fund.
S. We don't expect to add much to that fund, however,
because we want to see the architects of the State of
Florida independent and with sufficient pride to pay off
their own bills. . Believe you all feel the same way
IT'S GOT US GOING IN CIRCLES .... A young
lady makes up before she makes up.
MONOGRAPHS SUPPORTED BY ADVERTISE-
MENTS. PHOTOGRAPHS OF ARCHITECTS
At the special meeting of the Board of Directors of
the A. I. A. held in New York, March 19-22, 1942, the
Rules of The Board and Interpretations of the Stand-
ards and Practice were amended. In order to interpret
more liberally the provisions of those documents pertain-
ing to the issuance by architects of monographs sup-
ported by advertising and the inclusion of photographs
of architects in advertisements of building products,
etc., The Board took action in substance as follows:
The Rules of The Board and Interpretations of the
Standards of Practice heretofore adopted are amended
to eliminate therefrom any provisions which make it
unprofessional conduct and, therefore, subject to disci-
pline, for a corporate member to permit the use of his
work in publications supported in whole or in part by
advertising; and, in lieu of such provisions, the Inter-
pretations are amended to provide that such practice
is disapproved and undesirable, but is not the subject
of disciplinary action.
The Rules of The Board and Interpretations thereof,
heretofore adopted, are amended to eliminate therefrom
any provisions which make it unprofessional conduct,
and, therefore, subject to discipline, for a corporate
member to permit a photograph of himself to be used
in any advertisement of a manufacturer or purveyor of
building materials or building services; and in lieu of
such provisions, the Standards of Practice shall state
that such practice is undesirable, but is not the subject
of disciplinary action.-The Octagon.
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74TH CONVENTION OF THE AMERICAN
INSTITUTE of ARCHITECTS. . Next month
we'll give you the viewpoints obtained by President
Robert Law Weed, Marion I. Manley, Mellen C.
Greeley, Rudolph Weaver, while they were in Detroit.
. .According to the Weekly Bulletin of the Michigan
Society of Architects: "Heard throughout the conven-
tion were expressions of the desirability of the Institute
reaching all architects of the United States; this from
the president, from the State Associations Conference
and by resolution adopted. The feeling seemed to be
that there is no good reason why any architect qualified
to practice, who maintains a decent standard and who
is able to assume the pecuniary obligations should not
be a member of the Institute."
Only seventy years ago, in 1872, the Columbus Iron
Works of Columbus, Ga., manufactured the first com-
mercial ice plant and operated it. . Wonder if Frank
Gheen, of Columbus, Ga., is aware of that fact.
George H. Spohn of Miami, is working in Washing-
ton, D. C. You may reach him at 109 Maple Avenue,
Tokoma Park, Washington, D. C.
Elliott B. Hadley, our immediate past president, and
Carl N. Atkinson, partners of long standing in St.
Petersburg, Florida, are working together, eating at the
same table, sleeping in the same room, etc., in Aberdeen,
in M, I, double S, I double S, I, double P, I . Have
a letter started your way, fellows.
Frederick G. Seelmann, another of those with a past
president's record, sends in a couple of pages regarding
his new job, etc., in southern Florida. Living at present
at Arcade Apartments, Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral
Gables. . As Fred once said, "Presidents come and
presidents go, but the secretary is with us always."
H. J. Harrje is now located at 1333 Jean Court,
OPTIMIST. .. A man who marries at eighty and
promptly sets out to find a house near a school.
FLORIDA SOUTH, CHAPTER, A. I. A ..
Elected to membership:
George Bruce, of Miami.
Upton C. Ewing, of Coral Gables.
ECHOES FROM SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING,
F. A. A., in Gainesville: . .Jack Moore, of Lake City,
student in architecture, was awarded the American
Institute of Architects silver school medal "For General
Excellence in Architecture", and James D. McVoy of
Gainesville, the runner-up, received a copy of Henry
Adams' famous Mont St. Michel and Chatres. . The
James A. Stripling Prize, awarded in competition for
the best design of a high school, went to William Stewart
Morrison of Pensacola. Serving on the jury of award
were: Mr. James A. Stripling, Mr. Archie G. Parish
and Dr. Arthur Mead. Presentations were made by
Rudolph Weaver, Director, School of Architecture and
Allied Arts, University of Florida.
GEYSER ... A waterfall in reverse.
LEGISLATOR . A politician who stands for
what he thinks the people will fall for.
THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS
Planning and Program
Franklin O. Adams
Mellen C. Greeley
Bernard W. Close'
Frederick G. Seelmann
Archie G. Parish
Norman F. Six
Upton C. Ewing
Harry M. Griffin, Chairman
Robert Fitch Smith
Marion Sims Wyeth
Marion I. Manley, Chairman
Jefferson D. Powell
Archie G. Parish, Chairman
Frederick G. Seelmann
Frederick T. Hannaford, Chairman
Robert H. Brown, Jr.
John L. Volk... .
Elliott B. Hadley, Chairman
Frederick G. Seelmann
James A. Stripling
Russell T. Pancoast, Chairman
Franklin O. Adams
Sanford W. Goin
R. Daniel Hart
W. Mulford Marsh .
Robert M. Little, Chairman
Gustav A. Maass..
Ivan H. Smith
Board of Trustees, University of Florida Fund
Cedric Start, Chairman
WAR PRODUCTION BOARD
Division of Industry Operations
For Immediate Release.
Saturday, June 6, 1942. WPB-1305
The War Production Board today announced a series
of interpretations of Conservation Order L-41, which
was issued April 9, placing all construction under rigid
The order (WPB-831) made it necessary for build-
ers to obtain authorization from WPB to begin residen-
tial construction costing $500 or more; agricultural con-
struction costing $1,000 or more; or commercial con-
struction costing $5,000 or more during any continuous
Today's interpretations cover various classes of con-
struction, cost estimates and design changes.
It was ruled that construction authorized by WPB
does not have to be included in the cost quota allowed
in the order. For instance, an owner specifically author-
ized by WPB to remodel an industrial plant, may still
spend, in addition, up to $5,000-the limit allowed with-
out authorization-during any twelve-month period.
It also was ruled that where a building was used for
two or more purposes, as defined in the order, it should
be classified according to its. predominant use.
Another interpretation provides that the estimated
cost need not include the cost of used material, including
equipment, which has been taken from a building and is
to be used in other construction work, provided there
is no change in ownership. It is not necessary, likewise,
to include in the total cost estimate the cost of labor in
incorporating such used material.
The estimated cost of a project, under the interpre-
tation, shall include the cost of certain equipment. These
include articles, chattels or fixtures physically incor-
porated in the building and used as a part of the build-
ing. Also included are items that cannot be detached
without materially injuring them or the construction.
The term "without change of design", as it applies
to repair work permitted by the order, is interpreted
to allow change in material or type of equipment if the
architectural or structural plan is not substantially
altered in effecting the change.
It was ruled that movement of earth-ditch digging,
grading, etc.,-where no material except earth or other
unprocessed material is involved should not be included
in the cost of the project.
Above WPB release from Edmund R. Purves, A. I.
A. Washington Representative.
O. C. R. Stageberg, Chairman
Ivan H. Smith .
E. F. De La Haye .
Igor B. Polevitzky, Chairman M
Marion I. Manley .. Cc
Robert M. Little .. . Mi
Upton C. Ewing.. C(
Relations Between Architects and Engineers
James A. Stripling
Frederick T. Hannaford .
E. F. DE LA HAYE, Sec'y-Treas.,
THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
3 1262 05919 9033
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