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Publication Date: April 1940
Subject: Architecture -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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211 Taylor Arcade,
St. Petersburg

1777 Biscayne Boulevard

Secretnrq -Tre(.trer
Box 37147
I)aytona Beacli
1--R. Daniel Hart Pensacola 8-Donald R. Pierce Lakeland
2--James A. Stripling Tallahassee 9--Richard W. Rummell Cocoa
3--Sanford W. Goin Gainesville 10--Bruce P. Kitchell West Palm Beach
4--FrederickW. Bucky,Jr. Jacksonville 11--Courtney Stewart Ft. Lauderdale
5--G. M. Peek DeLand 12--Robert M. Little Miami Beach
6--Richard B. Rogers Orlando 13--Gerard Pitt Miami
7--Archie G. Parish St. Petersburg

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.

APRIL 1940






Meeting called to order at 9:30 A. M.

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APR 2 1940




SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING ., Plenty of action
promised and a full program . By-Laws and Charter
to be changed as noted in the March BULLETIN . Direc-
tors' Reports expected from all districts . Have you
held those meetings in your district? . Committee
Reports important, and all Committee Chairmen should
be active . Expect the proposed Bill will come in for
open discussion, and hope all architects will write the
Special Legislative Committee giving Fred Seelmann their
views in answer to the questionnaire given in this issue
of the BULLETIN . No doubt Fred, Russell and George
will have a headache before it is over .. Must not forget
to remind Rudolph Weaver it is his annual duty to make
luncheon arrangements . We forgot it last year...
The Convention City for 1940 will be selected by vote
at the meeting . .Reports of Directors and Reports of
Committees should be typed and a copy reserved for the
Secretary's minutes ... Again we invite all architects
to be present.

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will probably reach you only a day or two before the
Semi-Annual Meeting when the place for holding the
1940 Annual Convention will be selected, we remind you
concerning this important business. The selection is by
vote of Voting Members. Architects desiring to have
their city included in the list should notify the Secretary
before the meeting, and should also be present at the
meeting to present data.

Special Committee on Nominations for State Board
of A,rchitecture. Appointed by President Hadley.

Russell T. Pancoast, Miami Beach, Chairman.
Jefferson D. Powell, Jacksonville.
W. Kenneth Miller, Orlando.
Norman F. Six, Tampa.
James A. Stripling, Tallahassee.

the friendly co-operation of Mr. Frank Traynor, Vice-
President of the Florida Portland Cement Company,
The Florida Association of Architects has been elected
to membership on the State Chamber of Commerce direc-
torate, this place to be filled by the incumbent President
of the Association. And so President Hadley becomes
our first member of the Board of Directors of the State
Chamber. May the association prove of mutual benefit.

WELL SAID . "To live to be seventy-five do not
read it on your speedometer."

Every registered architect in the State of Florida has
received a printed copy of the Bill which we introduced
and attempted to have passed at the last session of the
State Legislature. The printed copy sent to you in-
cluded amendments which the committee felt best to
make at the last minute before introduction.
Every registered architect should have the copy of
the present Act governing the practice of architecture in
Florida, as published by The State Board of Architec-
ture, and sent out with registration certificate.
We are all acquainted with the "outside" opposition
to the proposed amendment, and the Committee now
wants individual opinions on questions of general policy.
Please write to the chairman of the Special Legislative
SCommittee answering the following questions:
1. Should our proposed amendment be left as it is-
win or lose?
2. Should we retain the comprehensive quality of
our proposed amendment but make further con-
cessions to the opposition?
3. Should we start over again and write a new
amendment which will have for its only aim the
improvement of the quality of the profession, b-
more rigid registration requirements and better
and easier means of prosecuting violators of the

Commenting on the above questions, we desire to point
out that some members have always favored the third
method, believing that such an amendment will not have
strong opposition. Others have contended that such a
method only half does the job. What do you think?
Please let us know by writing Fred Seelmann. at Para-
mount Theatre Building, Palm Beach, Florida, before
April 15, 1940.
Submitted by:
Frederick G. Seelmann, Chairman,
Russell T. Pancoast,
George H. Spohn.

With all the publicity and advance notices being given
the proposed Bill your Secretary will have an elliptical
fit if any architect remarks that he never heard about
the Bill and never had a chance to stick his spoon into
the soup. We are doing a lot of soup stirring this time
in order to bring the meat to the top, and if the season-
ing isn't just as you want it, all you need do is drop a
line to Fred stating your desires.

On certain occasions we receive a letter that contains
a particular thought that is exceptionally worthwhile,
S. one that's too good to keep within the folded parch-
ment . and so, with credit to Fred W. Bucky, Jr.,
Architect, of Jacksonville, we give you the
THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH:. .. To retain a
position of leadership in the ever changing building in
dustry, Architects must maintain a creative and thor-
oughly progressive attitude and invest an increasing
proportion of their time and income in both personal
development and public education.

NEW FIRM . OLD FRIENDS . Of interest
to many will be the announcement that Alvin Roger
Moore and Augustus E. Constantine have associated for
the general practice of architecture. Offices will be
located at 45 Montague Street, Charleston, while the
present office of Mr. Moore at 811 C. & S. Bank Build-
ing, Atlanta, will be maintained.
,'i'"Al", as many F.A.A. members will recall, was Direc-
tor of District No. 1 from 1929 through 1934, when
he mingled with the legislators in Tallahassee, and did
not confine his membership in the Association to sitting
back and letting the other fellow do things without help
. .We can recall some of the "fire" he put into a paper
he read at one convention . about ten years ago, but
still a controversial topic . Subject, "House Plans by
Manufacturers" . Several years ago, when "Al"
migrated to Georgia, he left a fine memento in the numer-
ous books on architecture he donated to the library of the
School of Architecture at the University of Florida . .
And so, "Al", we wish the firm of Moore and Constan-
tine the best of success . .and hope we'll hear from
you once in a while.

Recall the time, in 1932, when Mel Greeley called up
from Jax saying he was going to make the trip to the
convention in Miami via a Sikorsky amphibian enroute
for service to South America; that Al Moore was flying
from Tally to join him in Jax and would I go with them
from Daytona Beach if they picked me up by landing on
the Halifax River. Needless to say we made the trip
rnd recall greetings at the convention headquarters either
began or ended with "Heard you, Mel and Al made the
trip by plane!" . Today, with Florida's airways con-
necting to all principal cities, and landing fields as num-
crcus as golf links, there'd be no need for the exclama-
tion point after the greeting. Somewhat different than
the time we went up in an old war model, sitting in
Frank Green's lap, when the motor went to pieces .
Ask Frank about it if you ever land in Columbus, Ga ....
He's a better story teller than I.

VOTING RIGHTS ... During the past, possibly
due to the fellowship that prevails at F.A.A. meetings,
and also because of personal contact and friendship
between our members and non-members throughout the
year, not a few of our questions have been permitted
to receive a majority vote through the ballot or raised
hand of non-members attending the meeting. On several
occasions the strongest outbursts urging the support of
the Association by payment of dues were made by those
who themselves had failed to remit . And evidently
their oratory failed to penetrate to their check book, as
their status did not change . No member in good
standing endeavored to challenge or question the right
to vote of any architect present at the meetings or con-
ventions . Why be particular when we were intensely
interested in building up personal interest in the profes-
sion's problems and their solution! . However, with
our new By-Laws and new set-up and affiliations, we
should start off on the right foot at this coming meeting
and abide by the rules,-no voting except by Voting
Members. Those architects who support their State
Association by payment of dues should have sole control
over decisions.

President Hadley has personally taken charge of
revising the Charter to conform with new By-Laws,
and expects to have all in order for presentation at the

CODE OF ETHICS . .Several requests from other
State Associations for copies of The F.A.A. code of
ethics and schedule of proper minimum charges were
answered by saying that none existed insofar as we
knew, except that we were governed, more or less, by
the recommendations of The Institute . But while
digging around in the files last week the following code
of ethics was uncovered . it is dated and approved
December 14, 1914 . Give it here so that you may
study what was OK in those days for Florida . Then
perhaps the Association will adopt a code for 1941,
together with rules for professional practice.
"Section 1. No member shall enter into a partner-
ship in any form or degree with any builder, contractor,
dealer or manufacturer of building material.
Section 2. Any member having any ownership in any
building material, device or invention, proposed to be
used on work for which he is architect, should inform
his employer of the fact of such ownership.
Section 3. No member shall be a party to a building
contract, except as owner.
Section 4. No member shall guarantee an estimate
or contract by personal bond.

SSection 5. It is unprofessional to advertise in any
other manner than by giving name, address, profession
and office hours, and special branch (if such) of practice.
SSection 6. It is unprofessional to make alterations
to a building designed by another architect within ten
years of its completion, without ascertaining that the
owner refuses to employ the original designer, or in the
event of the property having changed hands, without
due notice to said designer.
SSection 7. It is unprofessional to attempt to sup-
plant an architect after definite steps have been taken
toward his employment.
S Section 8. It is unprofessional for a member to criti-
cise in the public prints the professional conduct or work
of another architect, except over his own name or under
the authority of a professional journal.
SSection 9. Unpaid competitive work which is not
paid for by the owner, either private or public, is detri-
mental to the architectural profession. Competition
should be held only under competent professional ad-
vice. Before accepting an invitation to compete, archi-
tects should agree on conditions acceptable to all con-
cerned, as prior acceptance may prevent just and desir-
able modifications.
SSection 10. No member shall submit drawings except
as an original contributor in any duly constituted com-
petition, or to secure any work for 'which such a com-
petition remains undecided.
SSection 11. No member shall compete in amount of
commission or offer to work for less than another in
order to secure work.
Section 12. The assumption of the title architect shall
be held to mean that the bearer has the professional
knowledge and natural ability needed for the proper
invention, illustration and supervision of all building
operations which he may undertake.
Section 13. A member shall so conduct his practice as
to forward the cause of professional education and ren-
der all possible help to juniors, draughtsmen, and

In Old Testament days it was considered a miracle
for an ass to speak. Nowadays it is impossible to make
one keep quiet.

Wonder if the architects of Boston, Mass., would
have considered that a good headline for the newspaper
reports of a well-known architect's conception of Bos-
ton's architecture.

See you in Gainesville.
E. F. DE LA HAYE, Sec'y-Treas,.

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