Business Correspondence. Oct. 5, 1931 - Dec. 29, 1931

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Everglades (Fla.)
Okeechobee, Lake (Fla.)
Okeelanta (Fla.)

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ADDRESS ALL COMMUNICATIONS TO
THE COMMISSIONER
UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
WASHINGTON
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER


OCT -5 1931

Mr. Thor E. Will,
209 S. W. 6th Avenue,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

My dear Mr. Will:

Reference is made to your letter-of October 1,

1931. You request a reference to a decision of the

federal courts to the effect that unreclaimed land

is not subject to taxation. I think you have refer-

ence to the case of Irwin v. Wright, 1922, 258 U. S.

219, which holds, however, that unreclaimed land

belonging to the United States is not subject to

state taxation, by unreclaimed land being meant land

upon which proof of reclamation and other compliance

with the federal reclamation laws has not been made.

Congress has recently passed an act permitting the

state taxation of such federal land. I take it that

this decision will not be of value to you in Florida.

Very truly yours,




Commissioner.

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South Bay,Fla.

Oct.7,'31.

Dr.T. E.Will;

Fort Lauv..erdplIe, Fir.
My Dear Mr Will:I recriv.:(' your letter sn-n am

very ml-ch incourage.-' by it. The thre,- horre team ir breaf and right to the

pi-int I like it -.'-i:.- ;uch. I eu-,irE-t thrt the meeting be deferec until

nftcr -he middle of nextm-irtb. We muet not mention anything about the

Conl y matte-r at it would unset everything up here. I rilh you and Comm-odore

Prook would get together -af evend me rerolutionE that you would recommend

for our meeting. Put in '-h, moFt of your time trying. t.o unite Miami and

FortJ.Ia'z'-'e 1 n-l the tric i ti..ed. I hear there i2 talr- of' a u ar

Refiner-,r t Ever-lade Harbor if you can give me any inform .tion it will help

a.,) here.

/ I wuld-mprsr upon Congreer the fact that th,. Everglades in its remidre'

condition i- being de troyed by fire and that in a few yars will be wa~ZI s /

nl -ht our form of government ourht not to prevent the national govt.
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from raving their oriceleer rerourceT --.

Our development of the North New Rive, Cannl doer not interfere with the

full development of the St. Lucie 9anal this. leave our enemicE with out

nny ground to sita8d on. 1e wec-' .he St, Lucie canal but we want the North

Ne-' River canal too.Cke economic lose every year would drain the Eve.a&ldesr'

Yours Very Respcct fully,


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Hoxie Kan's. 10/9/31.

Mr. Thomas E. Will
Ft, Lauderdale Fla.

Dear Mr. Will:-
I am writing you in regard to some land we have
in Broward Co. and I have been wandering wether it is any good
or wether it can be sold for anything. I have written to a
firm in Ft. Lauderdale, requesting information and told them
that we wanted to sell it, but have'nt heard from them yet,
this was some time in August.
I thought that you might be able to tell us wether the land is
surrounded by the Ever-glades or is near the Ever-glades, the
numbers of the land follows. Ten acres in tract5I of Sec.
II, Township 50, South Range 39 East, County of Dade.
Also lot 3 in Block 95 Town of Proggresso in County of Dade.
Now I am unable to locate the town of Progresso on the Mqp and

I would like to know where it is situated. This is the property
V# belongs to the Heirs of A. E. Bissell Diseased,. Perhaps
you know of some competent Real Estate agent who would handle
this proposition for us. Am enclosing self addressed en-
velope for reply. Yours Cincerely
L. R. Rarick
Hoxie Kan's.


Power of attorney.


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GASTON DRAKE F. G. RAILEY M. A. MILAM
PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT SEC. AND TREAS.
GENIAL OFFICES, MIAMI, FLA. RETAIL YARDS, MIAMI, FLA.
MILLS, KELSEY CITY, FLA. AND FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA.


DRAKE LUMBER COMPANY
MANUFACTURERS OF
LONG LEAF YELLOW PINE LUMBER



MIAMI, FLA.

October 12, 1931


Dr. Thos. E. Will,
209 S. W. 6th St.,
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Dear Doctor Will:-

As am going to Pal_ Beach tomorrow with
party from here, it will not be possible to meet you as
su: nsted. Am s.rr:,r for this and hope ym~ can make the
meeting, and will be glad to seo you thero.

I was talking to Mr. Horton this morn-
ing and asked him to tell you of this.

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VOTE "YES"

ON THE

Broward Drainage District Referendum


This'referendum ought to carry, BIG. It's the ONE THING that will help the Back Country.
And the Back Country will then help the town.
Lauderdale needs the Glades worse than the Glades need Lauderdale: Lauderdale can't live
on tourists. SHE MUST PRODUCE.
That means her Everglades must be farmed. Then, as in Dade County, factories \\'ill follow.
These will bring pay-rolls, and a YEAR-ROUND TOWN.
But the Everglades must have reclamation funds. Hence the Broward Drainage District must.
sell its bonds.
But it must first have more people and more values in -it. This the bond-buyers insist on.
This won't cost Lauderdale one cent. It will cost Broward County one little mill on the dollar, about
$7,000 or $8,000 per year.
But the new taxes and new business this will bring will turn tils little outgo into a BIG INCOME.
Further, it will help put a foundation under Lauderdale. and make it a city.
Do you know how the Everglades have been carrying the Coast?
Do you know Broward's Everglades have paid in $700,000 or $800,000, most of which has
helped build the Coast, rather than the Everglades?
Do you know that, for 15 years, most of the 20,000 old Everglades buyers have been barred
.out from their own properties, kept frorm'voting, and taxed without representation?
Do you want to keep this up?, Do ydu know that, badly as it hurts the Everglades buyers, it
hurts you still worse?
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If you want to do justice to Evergladers and yourself at the same time, VOTE "Y E S" on
this referendum.
Some have said, "We won't vote any more money to the old Board."
But do you know that these men are-all out?
You ask, "Who will follow them?" I answer, "Let the Everglades owners figiine their own
board, by petition; anrd then let us all petition the Governor to appoint them. If, later, the Ever-
gladers want these men removed, let the Governor remove them." That's POPULAR GOVERN-
MENT, and it's the solution of this problem.
VOTE "YES." And thenhelp the Evergladers get their ovn kind of a Board.
THOMAS E. WILL,
209 S. W. Sixth Ave., City.

Wright Printery
W. Broward Blvd. at 12th Ave.


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their old trast e reelaieed* Here is ny effort.--

1- spent a none th3 in Tllahasseelast mun- er,tryinx to get help from the Legisl.a
ture-for thv 0la's'* My mnain end, for the aid buyerais this: -

--Have the 4~ainago Boardg reclaim a sm-ill area.and fit it for use
B--Let the eo'.. ,thenprite the old bueros that t&oy will settle it with old..k
o-)";" --This buyer :nua caome.an livi on the lmanl,or sead a substitute*
U--He Z ust neoat suoh reasonable requirements as to fitness as the Board may name-
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and help themn auoceeld.

I tried to huve the essence o- this put into 3SBill 332,--the' ~Mimistr.tion Bil,
Trhich pas- id-but was told it should stand slo:ne;i.a that the promoter" of I' S332 would
help get it pa. ei-
Mhio promoter assured ne of his iitGre.st in ay plngandiA he 'trote the bill .for it.
legilaturehowever, not pas'3 it'- ..nd he a
helh&ae ^g"therBoarL-ad4 1d me hin billiahich pa sed covers thisa,7a ayl'

I oxniained this proiosoal to the Govoenor lie showed much inter est I asked about
the trade fo _turo- Hle said, The TRADPE 'WiLL BE M'ADMS.

I hone-,to take t!is matter un .id-th the "nur'inijo Board, soedo Their lack of famS s
is their worst hindrn.noo,pro babl,.yc

I-..I p.la to t to '.aahe,UDO.,i eclar l l abr w ith Congress-and Govtioffiial-sto
aelimt their help fxr tho Gi -des* hey Mare helping on Lake .?ont-GOctrol- whether the:
,wll help .Ai reel matiM, settle 1aent sRddevelopiient,I son learn monl by "living with t]

A ll ui Ula.te lanls are SWAM PJJ) with Nan-B3nefieiai ,obber Taxes- Whedier I ao ev C
,save any is a problem.*

You are 70" So I shall be next month'

S I a giving my LIFE to the effort to save the Glades Oouatry.and make it what 1 be-
liere Naturoplanned it should be* The land and climate are ideal auhly man is vile.,
The whoea proposition has been 3-OOJXE(ILYUNPARDCJABIYX MISUAIAGED. If our worst foes
had control s~iee Broward diaedit is hard to see how they could have done woras.


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ON THE

Broward Drainage District Referendum


This refererndaum.ought-to carry, BIG. It's the ONE THING that will help the Back Country.
: Arid the Back Country will then help the town.

Lauderdale needs the Glades worse than the Glades need Lauderdale. Lauderdale can't live
on'tourists. SHE MUST PRODUCE.
That means her Everglades must be farmed. Then, as in Dade County, factories will follow.
These will bring pay-rolls, and a YEAR-ROUND TOWN.

But the Everglades must have reclamation funds. Hence the Broward Drainage District must
sell its bonds.
ThX But ii'must'first have more people and more values in it.- -This the bond-buyers insist on.
This won't cost Lauderdale one cent. It will cost Broward County one ttle mill on the dollar, about
$7,000 or $8,000 per year.
Si BUt the new taxes and new business this will bring will turn this little outgo into a BIG INCOME.

Further, it will help put a foundation under Lauderdale, and make it a city.
Do you know how the Everglades-have been carrying the Coast?
':: B Do you know Broward's Everglader have paid in $700,000 or $800,000, most of which has
helped build the Coast, rather than the Everglades?

Do you know that, for 15 years, most of the 20,000 old Everglades buyers have been barred
out from their own properties. kept from voting, and taxed without representation?

Do you want to keep this up? Do you know that, badly as it hurts the Everglades buyers, it
hurts you still worse?
If you want to do justice to Evergladers and yourself a't the same time, VOTE "Y-E S" on
this referendum.
Some have said, "We won't vote any more naoney to the old Board. '

S But do you know that these men-are all out?

You ask, "Who will follow them?" I answer, "Let the Everglades owners name their own
%' board, by petition; and then let us all petitioi'the Governor to appoint them. If, later, the Ever-
gladers want these men removed, let the Governor remove them." That's POPULAR GOVERN-
MilENT, and it's. the solution of this problem.
VOTE "YES." And then help the Evergladers get their own kid of a Board.

T: -THOMAS E.,WILL,
S209 S. W. Sixth Ave., Cit.
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-Y dear sir.-

ty work for the V(LE Glaides proposition hinders my serving individualai, clu
myself. Hasee Iy o wn taxes are all long unpaid, he situation for us all is tragis '

Your first decloiptiona" SeclJPTpossingo.48uis impoaiible. in ooe *a
Tour second traction $.9.Tp 7,t.,lis about 3 *is. to of Hill bLoro (analald 12 ars'
Woof coaster I know of no activity three*

In 2a.tvi3n thc; :)v.Properpbarring a very few spotsttiore is no activityvPari less thaE
in 19,
As to w'6rth of your l.andp" best l!ad is at Okdelrjnita* TIhre,1 onoe .-ol.d lots f -o
oaihvat 3.0nO0000 per aores If I eould give such l.ad awaYoan cabdition the recipient
paid the baak taxeaI hoLnid be sur-riseld*
The whole G1i; 03 prorositima(barrg this little L.ake rin) io S H 0 T. I novoe saw it
so bad before in 2,; yea rs
'ir" eaz o n is not"hur ic9-nez" or ets f Uod"jbut rott iMpalacduinoisatratinc3.ti-hatr ',
would have killed Ohicago-

Papers refl se to publish ny facts as the "reason whlY*n' olitica?" I suppoo M. _..


1 ;,i-ent o uonth s la.t sum-ear in rall. has-.ee, trying to get Legislative help ,or the
Ula de.* "bout a, well have trie4 in the ora eteo7r "a did get a roaddo;wn the io.O~OEal
i have i'oulht for sineii 191R*

fIy propo?.al is this:--
A.-Have the "lra1inape BoadJ." reclaim a snall areapaie fit it for use- It a t hawe
trantErtationti
B-- St the boarGdthennrite te ri d Wtyers( o0,00,of 1909--12),that they will uetle
this area with uush Miyorsa
.lhis buyer must live on a tract in this areror send a substitute*
F~J-e nut moet sueh reasgaable requirements as to fitness as the Board 1ay fix-
E..-Hi. onl:y charge for this {EGLUiaEUi tract is his CLD TIACT.for which he has putd
for realmatiQ on for years* R eilnaimed land is HIS JUST DuE.
Si--The Board will have a Superintendent an the are#6who will gui4e the settlers, and
help then succeed.

This pla= has a ehasee' That the Board ia without realamatimo funds is the worst
hindrance. aybe thy get the gt oy'll do thispit will '!RIUG RUNDZ

f-ainginee "eslamatimonherehgas praotieslly broken donm,1 plan to go to Aaah-.,D.I 'q a
aDeo ad stay there as I did in al-lhaas3eegezxhaatinsg Vz powers to e quaint Uongead-aw
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eie & u lga1hatohee) lbut for a littlbat leasteof the GLADES PIOPEi. which night then
be settle as above. If mot we're about through.
I have given 22 years of loagposatinuousterruble toil to the effort to make this re-
gia what mature designedi;iS-,a HORN OF PLATY AND A HlE. OF JMAN. I have been fought
almost as a public exeMey* e have enemies. this I can prove.
As to pay for advisesip never charge* Howeverel I MUS T go to Doq. If you cE
ona yT expe nes, THANK GODa. Very truly yours-


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CITY OF

FORT LAUDERDALE
FLORIDA


GLENN E. TURNER
CITY MAN A E

ALWEN NEUHARTH
CITY UoIMTORA:,AF(


October 20, 1931












Mr. Thos. E. Will
Belle Glade, Florida


Dear Sir:


We are in receipt of your letter of Octo-
ber 19th relative to your casting of absentee
ballot, and you are advised that October 27th is
the last day on which an absentee ballot can be
cast, and it will be necessary for said ballot
to be cast in the office of the City Auditor and
Clerk. No provision has been made in the Char-
ter whereby a ballot can be cast by a citizen
when absent from the City.


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Cripple Creek, Colo., Oct. 20, 1931.

Dr. T. E. Will,
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Dear Dr. Will:

Just to tell you one of the"20,000 for twenty years" and

then some that you have my sympathy, and helpful thought and appreciation in

your firht to put over RIGHT wherein the Everglades of Florida are concerned.

But, is it a hopeless task you have undertaken? I hope not, SURELY.

Tho, would it be too much trouble for you to advise me as to whether it would

be worthwhile paying taxes any further even this year? I always write and find

out the amount due, in November of each year. I have read all you have written

in the Saturday issue of the "Daily News" and it is seemingly most discouraging,

all that the Everglade owners are up against. I have a lot in Lauderdale,2nd Add..,

which is detached from the tract in Everglades, ten acres, and I'll write about

that as usual, no doubt. It's the trtat I'm doubtful about.

The state of Florida, etc., made such wonderfu^lrromises more than 20

years ago now and I held on, like lots of others always HOPING. But, even so,

I have found, and such is my faith always, when all else fails there's the High J

and Mighty to take a hand and regulate matters in a right and just way, and ac-

cording to REAL LAW. And the state of Florida, as well as Colorado and others -

are goinj- to have a chance before long, from "all the signs of the times" to learn

a needed lesson, onQG_and for all, And do the rightthing, forever after, instead

of the wrong almost continually.

THANKING YOU again, and hoping to have a line if not too inconvenient,

-as to the above mentioned matter of taxes, and wishing you all the GOOD LUCK in t

the world, I am


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11626 WOODWARD AVENUE
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October 27, 193-.


Mr. Thos. E. Will, President
Southern Florida Development League,
% The Ft. Lauderdale News,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


In re: Tract
Range


6, Sec. 23,
40/ Broward
10 acres


Twp 51,
County, Ela.


I am just another one of the 20,000 who bought land
in Florida twenty or more years ago. During all this time I
have paid taxes on the above tract promptly, never have been
delinquent; until now the purchase price and taxes amount to
about seventy dollars an acre representing the actual cost
4 of this ten acres to me at the present writing. It is soon
time to pay taxes again and I am as much non-plused as ever
as to whether I should put any more money in this deal, or
Throw it all up and count myself duped out of over seven
hundred dollars.

Can you, or would you, care to advise met I hope
I may impose on your good self to write me regarding the matter
at least. Thanking you for a reply at your own convenience,
I am

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I enoloae herei.th opyo of letter I an sending
Comar* *1avo*
You remper that you mentioned to me that you did
not know I had not fully paid-out on vr two soe-
tionsm this explains
Tb succeed therewe must have the road and canal*
Atger a struggle of 33 yearsapand with a good am.a-
bar 3f th- Bause,we got the road through last sniuwere
Sbaliewvethrough the trip to Washingtonwe on get
the 9anei4
#iith thwse two easentfials womit swo-ld aseeu tragic to
bo bhredieat laqtofrao fo3ll ieag un the vnntags th':'s
gained'
As a rnisber of the Board of Trusteesvou E .ll be able
to speak an this matter *I trust+ y-n illZ se :y'our :-.y
to help settlement in the E~vergladen Proper*
Sume think becmase they see interesting things here at
Walle Glado6mndother L'fake poinitsthe 2vorglades ar-e soon.
ing ilanc I No* Thay aNre GQIMJ BA CKA fiiphtfuly* -e1l biut
forim sugh &ff'wts as I an rrn!kantigp.L 1noo see hio'r tht-
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"'ve been h rng to^ tk -ev with y a e settlement matterbat have lacked apportufn
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Of cam reethis .way be but a f r.Jm-letter mater-;bnt it nay.instekadkill ry whole se
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aa*-04. these are arelantouar

a regree.f thinrthat te Ia des Are not -ierely to be drained,-.cow and then.here and
thareablghtrs eal.detaEdbrtwnea4despisod andforgottfen The regian is to be USBED It is-
to be tn heaa sate of tens of thousands of huian beings* '"d it-is not to b." a :rer icr-
p ratias hiappyrjnting&.grannd. where a few vzlloamaires and high..prieed bosses orsck the -
W ip over dr ves rCf ne roes, r d all for dividen's* 1 that msy have its plaae~but the -.
familythe t M~I.M. OI-usJ f~. HI -L. m DR R mbat be rne ogfed i


AMow nr Isog fight has been for this .elemeifladl aM stAll fighting for, thaer-ed plan.
to snt i ue so to do*

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-.- i-as iIvni*S "4' 3 :-'7,-:"1;
issues irwclv4dd'

Of -amreea the 1*I.Board wants to s.alentrno danbt. But in ls better I show how b '' m
iake. thas mney far beycn the value of that little acreage. -n fiaotn ar fdfo-rts doubtless
biallid mbsta tally in getting the M.ade lands pri es-Ep to the point they once rFisa-sd
before the calamilties rushed us. And I eSratSoe them agairaif but allowed to do so' nd-
mina will n4t be paeryboamcaime r izreass but solid values resulting from the peopling
and zltivaticn of the re~goa

I thin rwe agree an thisoto*- Of '* urseX know that Goa'larltam is head of thc' ZaI
Board.andthaft yp are isa ase -taMhk wi-th him Againeyou. rImemberhe gaive me much enowur-
agaeaent in rogrd "o sB oasent ploena I did not put it in a persccal w.-yat aUlltbut
In a asJ~ly general wy ytilbesay Itold stBaping..ground oi head-q.tarters foar-oer
ffl00 old ba 5rPrepei eaetingypirbaalyal c00 to MfJO( O souls. Again, as you suggeste@4
f*iw no b aRBg n k0xkelanals M idia- pl"e to start Pt onefaf ew ft iyt ia mE.asit* e haU
it going dbesiiag Qet9%.7 ai lAit fo or.laatdes I hawe hinted at* we migit
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:;i,-. FORT LAUDERDALE
FLORIDA
OFFICERS DIRECTORS
STIDBALL. PRE-DENT BROOK. A. H. GLASS, W. A.
SK.KETCHIN. V.CE P' DENT Mel r BROWN. L. T. KETCHIN, WM. M.
J. ."... TRAuE U CAMP, J. D. RAYMOND. J. A.
E P T N C.U.=LLO. DRESBACH, I. S. SNOW, R. G.
EPSTEIN, M. H. TIDBALL, J. W.
W T ELL... .- SECrRETARY FLEMING, T. F. WHYTE, RAY
HARRIETT ORR, ASS'T SECRETARY Noveer 2, 1931








Dr. L. E. Will,
: Belle Glade, Florida.
z

Dear Sir:

I received your letter of October 27th together
with the parcel of newspaper .articles and note that you would
like to have a copy of the .Iiami; Chamber of Commerce resolu-
tion. I will send you these copies as soon as I receive them
from Miami.

The Chamber of Commerce here appointed me a committee
of one to try to get enough additional data together so the
matter might be presented in proper form to the Board of Army
D. Engineers, so that they.might look with favor on'the project of
x deepening and widening the North lie'r River Canal. Sam Lawrence
.. is working along the same lines and has been of valuable assistance
tp this committee.

I do not propose to spend any of this Chambert's money
to go to Tfa.shington on December 7th. The documents, resolutions,
etc., will be sent and Ruth Bryan Owen will be there to present
the matter. They will then, more than likely, arrange for a
hearing on the subject at some later date and at that time it
may be'necessary to have some representative from this coy
appear.

Trusting you are well and with kind regards,

Yours very truly,




'orr.eodolre A. H. Brook
Chairman, lNorth h;e:, River
ABB:0 Canal Cornij-ttee.
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NATHAN MAYO
COMMIT SIONER


THE STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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Mr Thomas E Will
Belle Glade, Fla

Dear Mr Will:

Replying to yours of the 30th
ult. I am pleased to advise that the
Board is willing to grant you additional
time in which to work out your indebted-
ness to them.


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STATE OF FLORIDA


OFFICE OF STATE TREASURER


W.V KNOTT
TPEAUliAEi -""D in,r Arf- E COMMEISO1NLR


TALLAHASSEE


November 6, 1931


Dr. Thos E. Will,
Belle Glade, Fla.


Dear DoctormWill:


This is to thank you for your letter of


the 31st ultimo, with which you enclosed a copy of your


letter to Commissioner Mayo.


I shall take pleasure in assisting you


in any way I can.


Best regards.


Yours sincerely,


W. V. Knott,
State Treasurer.


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GASTON DRAKE F. G. RAILEY M. A. MILAM
t PRy-IDENT VICE PRESIDENT SEC. AND TREAS.
GEN eAL OFFICES. MIAMI. FLA. RErAIL YARDS. MIAMI. FLA.
MF, KELSEY CITY. FLA. AND FT. LAUDERDALE. FLA.


DRAKE LUMBER COMPANY
MANUFACTURERS OF
LONG LEAF YELLOW PINE LUMBER



MIAMI, FLA.


Nov. 6, 1931



Dr. Thos. E. Will,
Belle Glade, Fla,

My Dear Doctor Wtll:-

I am in receipt pf your very interesting letter
of November 4th, and am writing this as a very frank and
friendly personal not offi(4A44 letter and trust you
will take it in the spirit in which it is written

I note your many comments on things that have been
done or not done in the past, all of which are now beyond our
power or control. And to my mind the discussion of these now
is-as useless as to try to settle the merits of the causes in
the North and South of the Civil War.

Our problem is that we have the Everglades N 0 W -
as IS. What caused our present condition is "water over the
dam"; our problem is what should and what can be done NOW to
help the situation in which we find the District, an-for that
matter the country at large.

You name one or two things that should be done. I
am not prepared now to say that I agree with your conclusions,
though I might do this, but if I did you have not proposed any
practical plan to accomplish the things you think should be done.

You state that you hve given nearly twenty years of
deep study to this Evergladds situation and claim to be more
or less an authority on this matter.

Now, if this is the case you have either

1st. wasted your time
2nd, you mind is not trained to do this kind of job,
3rd, or you have worked out or can work out some con-
structive' plan and a means of carrying it out
that will give as something to work on.

If the first two things are true, I think you will agree
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/ sideration due your undoubted sincerity.

If number three is true, then I should like to have
you submit"in writing: 1st.- Subject them to further discussion-
any plan you may have that you think will help us work out this
situatir-n.

Please do not inject into your plan any discussion of
past failures or mistakes of persons or communities except as
you propose a direct remedy which can be applied now to them,
as I am sure you will agree with me that recording or rehashing
past mistakes would be along story and accomplish nothing in
1931.

Our problem is what can be done NOW.

If a doctor was called to see an injured victim of the
reckless driving of a drunken irresponsible chauffeur, and he
undertook to discuss with the family of the patient all the de-
tails of the innocence of the patient and the guilt of the driver
and tell how if the driver had not been drunk and driving recklessly
the poor patient who was only going along the road in the lawful
pursuit of making a living for his family etc. etc. etc., and in
the meantime the doctor was suggesting nothing constructive that
could be done while the patient continued to grow worse, the family
in my opinion would be justified in discharging the doctor and call-
ing some one who would do something to help the patient NOW.

Do you think we are justified in giving much time and
consideration to a doctor who will not get his discussion in the
present tense, gnd in so far as his remarks to this Board is con-
cerned not discuss the past?

Let's get down to NOW and try to get the District out of
the mire and quit discussing what happened or what some one said or
did in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Belle Glade or Talla-
hassee five,ten or fifteen years ago.

Will you agree with me in this?

Very truly,


MAM :A





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nhcfn "&'*icc )or ,'teturton', s. .custa his w^.z: I raaon-
st -.! a.e :it, hirz foo'iing 1e ov,'...-lin hf.3 po0t' 3h

N i Ho,-'vrs',,.'h nei '., oL.*J. Up p.e.,:' :".- tl--and.-thn lefiL
i hoped CIl-l nger was: ovoAmf

I need not te? yo' h n' I vlra-^h-I-; Ath y,0, and tihe
bojyr*. 1 renlJ: hrow raDry Q-? Your near' and doa" ones have
cone in but a r' :,aar e fot ator sertainty of the otwr-
nity an' -s inumity o.? life.h- w v .. -vo bear' under
these t+,r-i3.s? t a.s o abso lutelsA v OE L'-at lift goes
SgM on" ,'&thrnu orv en a recesat~haLt find th~.? s cois -
.tio0- r.t n inz eitle could cosdibly gi'o*

:' s -,.7 3-av you 3til hN.? the boys .ith you-

%st sincerely r-and sypatheticnlly
your friend





Do yo;DSb k reward's Everglades have paid in $700,000 oi $800,000, most of which has
he tl better than the Everglades?

". .yo know that. 5'15'years, most of the 20,000 old Everglades buyers/-have been barred
'... out eiheir own proputies. lept from voting, and taxed without representation?
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S i. ou want to keepIis up? Do you know that, badly as it hurts the Everglades buyers', it
hurts y ill worse?

9. IIf you want to do justice to Evergladers and yourself at the same time, VOTE "YES" on
i:::.:. this referendum.

Some have said, "We won't vote any more money to the old Board."

But do you know that these men are all out?
*:+J' h,
You ask, "Who will follow them?" I answer, "Let the Everglades owners name their own
board, by petition; and then let us all petition the Governor to appoint them. If, later, the Ever-
gladers want these men removed, let the Governor remove them." That's POPULAR .GOVERN-
: ENT, and it's the-solution of this problem.

SVOTE "YES." And then help the Evergladers get their own kind of a Board.

.THOMAS E. WILL,
"*' 209 S. W. Sixth Ave., City.
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trw to4 do rty ,,arx fr "nrtling the MVrrg).adez V

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This referendum ought to carry, BIG. 'It's the ONE THING that will help the Back Country.
And the Back Country will then help the town.
Lauderdale needs the Glades worse than the Glades need Lauderdale. Lauderdale can't live
on tourists. SHE MUST PRODUCE.
That means her Everglades must be farmed. Then, as in Dade County, factories will follow.
These will bring pay-rolls, and a YEAR-ROUND TOWN.
But the Everglades must have reclamation funds. Hence the Broward Drainage District must
sell its bonds.
But it must first have more people and more values in it. This the bond-buyers insist on.
This won't cost Lauderdale one cent. It will cost Broward County one little mill on the dollar, about
$7,000 or $8,000 per year.
But the new taxes and new business this will bring will turn this little outgo into a BIG INCOME.
Further, it will help put a foundation under Lauderdale, and make it a city.
Do you know how the Everglades have been.carrving the Coast? -


Broward


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THE NEWSPAPER
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Dear Dr. Will:

7h- enclosed sheet i;, a s cc-i:'!'! of t.i- ~~ r: .u' i- -.!i tio:3 tl-hat h!; -.:e

been made of the government rrr'ort: If the ilrl'.o'rt.,'.2. of ti', i.-e L.ke.:'hol-ee

region by reason of the lak: ..; -i ; i. + ;- ti;it all. '/.s the uii. cu ` .-ore1

land. For every foot the 1-,'-c is b-lc,"' elev.-tr'i 13.5 eet, ; th.:u.:.ad a.cire

of ground is exposed for use; -..--n I h.:. !-:e is 4 fe'et bel'-. 13.L., four

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SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA
DIVISION A COMMISSIONERS
RIVERS BUFORD, CHIEF JUSTICE CHARLES 0. ANDREWS
WILLIAM H. ELLIS TALLAHAS SEE /,. CHARLES E. DAVIS
ARMSTEAD BROWN -S SAM M. MATHEWS
DIVISION B CLERK
JAMES B.WHITFIELD, PRESIDING JUSTICE G. T. WHITFIELD
GLENN TERRELL MARSHAL
FRED H. DAVIS L.A. PERKINS


Nov. 10, 1981.




Mr. Thomas E. Will,

Belle Glade, Florida.

Dear Mr. Will:

I received a copy of your letter

addressed to Mr. Mayo and it is perfectly

agreeable with me that you referred him

to me. In the event he asks me any

questions concerning you I shall take

great pleasure in telling him about you.

You certainly have been a friend to the

Everglades and to Florida for many years.

Assuring you of my high regards,

I am

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about V*so'oOP to n-ike tho S.UR-UUrmal So ftsdwde and give it water rl ftde-p..

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lamsati, ad m t*Iani B atioa either 'iy land or water, most of it)'-buld onjoy a reserre&ttee
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S0ES fxrendls in thea 'utoAvand we esanestry hope sono o0 ? then ywill attend the meeting.
and help aa--.md a county 'shiohstooeknews what hard times arew his will not rot iat
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GASTON DRAKE F. G. RAILEY M. A. MILAM
S PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT SEC. AND-TREAS.
GENERAL OFFICES. MIAMI. FLA. RETAIL YARDS. MIAMI. FLA.
MILLS. KELSEY CITY. FLA. AND FT. LAUDERDALE. FLA.


DRAKE LUMBER COMPANY
MANUFACTURERS OF
LONG LEAF YELLOW PINE LUMBER



MIAMI, FLA.

Nov. 16, 1931




Dr. Thos. E. Will,
Belle Glade, Fla.

Ki-; Dear Doctor Will:-

With reference to the Bonds of the South Florida
Conssirvancy District. I called Mr. Jeffries office and
got in touch with the Treasurer who tells me that their
District, which includes about 300,000 acres of land, has
bonds outstanding of more than $1,000,000. and that the
presence of these bonds prevent the eliminating or compro-
mising of these past due taxes, and he thinks you will be
compiled by Legislative Act to pay this three dollars per
acre per year as long as the Bonds are outstanding.

On this basis, I very much doubt your community
being able to finance a pumping putfit and, frankly, I
think you are making a mistake to continue this fight.
Your tax burden, it seems to me, is too great.

I will, however, do everything I can to help you
retain your land and reclaim it i you want to go on with
it. 7

I am looking into the Shark River outlet plan.

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at-hqt it it will be presented to you by on:
CongreasMn, fr3s* ttih Dry=a Owen#
a-nthat,than or laterywx will aronclM 4
date for an oral hearing ofadvocatel of the
prepened aiprovmCast.
I am going t1o Washipgton to ap ear at
the above hearing I2 bAuld be ftteresaed
to know whether It will be held ibefopre -ea
afteg the Kolidayfs *
Xplan to n end a gtd:d deal of time tS the ,
capital on this naA allied quontionjaxd want
to plan accordingly
Should the hsering follow the Hellday lit
will gire me s-o vch move time to prepare
for ans iso m whirc~hr e-egldea people,
As virtjnaj a matter ef 1tfe or death. SObIe
think aWtrrlianes 1a e gPeter itmeae ,bt 2 46
not 4See it eoland I am aan A verrgX eft I
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peeaXa,t a dtiffm*t tlat* eater
Jth yewa offie on the fleo4 pa Mse oi as
nowan r g 13Eaas Lnhabitaut kas toet aGB
ore* this wtfh ymar office* oat who u ksa
for u's are fTa TRallamnee o ;~Fsdamw. ti .,
Z tbhtnk That i$a di taoe ftea the 'ner
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*ta it r,- t -M h C rft arpnit Vteu. & L ast
w_?l.r t ,TStreMt fl. At
aki some naflthe enve ati StSle *WVWr gat
torer,
Mn I'f wpnd-to to be a o* eval* aOR a e .
ten. rote thE C .maitsolit ,
th srapX ft u~' a thDt i.ntealM to w" at. my

zee be-ttie~i. uertats trea I a offASic ian*
dia-tee ta.t a* a w iv e at ".-ne:ste a at
vioAnsty Aft. ktpflsq a eaa. t the
-t a ms at selal t leMi enuueus Anthi
*s*. to t i letter of 5s'U8AM
tIe f saesAI oaUctrepi wrote yW 4tC
n eatly I ta4 uebp a 7jgpI9 lttetOpCt
t.he gran.tin of mlorelJ bye* tbouse fm
pewSr. Sat the a tbler s ZambOve' rs ara
-" other Q t* Tou .esp* o a.tc0ap to Sall
ia.t tte Lela of t:ie tawd. aet Ivt wtf
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You -Awt. reoiaa ty menton of the laportace of gettLAn thaioer frg
t:e IArmndel people were willing to tiks to fInl^rih t, Forth CFAsaj w-itl

Now the time i1a wrs we aU2t CaS: tlo 14". ensAentoCgtsnt
the more etidy thi d&casumxtw,the mue I rauis. tai a WtaeO of a.*
t ia thoa no ron datalthy lJyIe ~*ie wI t a b '%. efore. ;

I once nomae HBS. that 11traite s* nl a ung2 1E naebgi talt. e bnte-t
masby adddaewe ever lad there. le Undedltthe WOBT- -ATo be- A pbeaIttin
Eto sMI.tahoe hMas maits? that wear boesa pV4 upt"a UUtl m Prep-*
Pition writhb4Ad DI7S11 -fl. ( n DUov3. wi sjgout.


ThMre In Fr s-er. Xe actwLHUy tiaChI it wouJA1 c4oat 41J
to saketh' IOGane. navigatle thctnmtlke t*Zia4g.f no. USG
I ti.v thl vIery figures iarbEefeo nr that ha luad*


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And it the. job could hate obeeat 4=de for 1O000,QWO'-ao X sm oa94jAdeut
yoL li. l gay in true:AD reaa satusflied Liacgbe ac had tbie Anandl fir-
urna in mind when tXal3Ua ia n UPamiBttB-ad te tUt*Si.e wouUd r3equirA
uot a patty ,. aQbW t anyway,aecording to E334lot when 1atGLSAA tn iA
:;4 bhm bowt *1I0Q (00( Balt. 11e':tv Report ,p.2lS, gLtL bafto re i y e)
thorq we hrve ve thcos t of the North manai lMp thamn theU q at_ tHe 8UWJa
ol ao instead of Xx tfi e .. ananahtl the way tfac ots fl:S uree ehave beaa
ixe ad Juuga 14 l tdt so j 8od"Atentta.h is P4un1g4U At aIli ao lOW
gl --sweoar?

Now,3ar.Dst*i aa waL:utt$ *a n to got s t 0sa Vha
(that canqupLJ seI a t-4t rign V- ta P B i s

teso Your gtatemant,as I underactcnwoqUtd how tst at al ? a time,
the Aratdel aorponteflt wes prnpanyd- rayborftted t o uo.w-prepert
to oi.t thaut caneil through to the iiak da 3at .n any awessnay 3flt*,
feo michA figre. *Tiey tcd ,atahlSanyg. Yon were not mutt g
jSufli t l t when I mad s iB nameaL ast 7yjW3 gave as EB 1J3 #1
wate att alesag. Neot 80 ft-* 4d widtytho I smppoosi, But yo_ h' d aA ne
aitgh ont to the Iake aa you wwere goltasgnwe b in la veP nasaet4id an t 9-
aur water cnlmalties wtoul havite besa U)Wl4.e."-

The rTyxper lFG4, qng opLe vhneyt bat mIan R na, 0N ftal Ia s
csx. m5* *.lets the teasare wive1}1i-e o
suho as he Lu. Ans thea ata.'ll1 lit* h fU tiaiapt tWiSI An/
twt a Apis t Itt1hi 2 nfl plan tor,


2 shll not 1a xltLbah I Mnvcr jt aq k tone w ia-at y. i
ae to Laf-r n snuor as matters. hat n. a tA i 1Ua11S. iaA


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abcut this ta. SPe t 0 t#Sp $~'i.Wt Z m %I= 1ett6ig NO : sean
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A!N, W tera LiAe to@ ld ,a diX Wo w t t thnt r a
Rat it .should not anb 0tqh majeb to ske tbek ab W -
car ocanMW T OW W 4 H aitt ,.at~ t tr t;41 Lese e*Si stE4a i~at t4 ;;-
f ight Sn 1918
A.tiwhen o, rc begin uraning SfROUSEi epl We 1 w ilttnauid. .U1 get
into thEbooistflw gaed gtm.n that 0 ci1 whih Job Saut IMbe 73Ws1 -i

- wish youcw y ar eoartn woi14 5e. Erv Ua"ha -uttande.Ae t.IO .
/are ccArin~ on. Other .~elAeyou c~an ntrlta ar, e a ot be.afu to t .:~-
ygo_ their roat .
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Road e2,. ndtlo AMrt o b dt (ma ir RnI t1 worta $I f;t-
lbtc,-h of ZM,7098 to Bom I4 4 19ye earsed a go3d vnuy tlhmaa .;vi
of dollars in fiRlittng tfo i* tI wia gt maot m*of inu2 w$-a g ..-

Sat 5 mant irTke a Jttle to work X -am I ta in a Whugs
19,00 a cdpypt re Qiret. twb traveflUA4 for MtcO* Unds >i:Kj
,n aad put uIp Z thbe be*t thoe. Se it' ylaW RoaBrd ot4 a4vzae -
puothsr ;ab,.9,wx esp|aeSoa -OPPR k
nad,flAaAdaont4a4 a. sa that gnSaa t aleat.1a Rucuh vlspB fau -
will represent tbe Peact fao*i *
Z'an hopg Qoaeare Str e5a.l .A. Taig wAll a Aa awp l 0* Le#.f l U
(*zybe others. .
V;s prevanrMC w It awa tb S0 EBtlt j4f IW? a S400 i A-
before. SC any em (abte mih4 ask ait -Rgal^^ k A t0wt4
1,nnn Er Lan -eol naann ha mtifafnd whaet hea iaa o iYt rsah cpampa 'da** -- .r r wu .k-


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Agitta e that maestve^ ma t aIe3 r s wLs s. t feu *e p aut WaT *taS
Ua thu.-uS4$nasnd toa aenfe esttat teba Vh reM'0At next mMnage
a" when i eOt. it %p fw tie prseathrnateas witM b 1 I4 t i t it
Saft. Judge 4aks kat WOR a abftt tbat.* Me wote sio 3 4, 'Xwa Nat

ft 9 an g- be- o" tihe fR.wSBeBittfe. A pa^saerset Ia it ofet
'ic' attys,ad be auked me" a .ft 4 twasind t-ht whet ofsttl bat
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& 'arblr eagn ttia What I told you thtt 1a the ti.m
t*W a~emetato3nof attitm Ua data *' hn Wt.R*
0" ama~I~hAs beie extendtid be Dee. eth* Thhm It
add.a a
is hearait has yet becK.a rragle. If eas $s
desLs~ait w~ll be necessary to hold it after the
htlidaysaas the Board 12s no spnl date at its asoe
tlag prior to- tat tue." -.
this suits welU Skall stiUl hbaete work night
and day to get ready for ee*SthebtEtt do set ha1e
to leave for B.C. till after 4may' '

Tha a hearing will be deasiedRthere is as
-psssbla demubt. If one .ee rehoalld ansist,eur
hple hre in the Upper 02ad4 ..WL X3ZS1 8!n t.
S b. hearing lshuld give us tbs f 8ret chUe. se
Shavqe .ever haB in eat ivO11 to beginat ieast,
'1 ifting the lAdtFgreB this Psedeyn's box*
T are to bave a meeting seat Pidesy sight(NFt*
tn.) )at tonth ay. 9r Seaa lttee met with ms
St lgaht.t Ve are very haraslemufaisad fee that
the Odtes tees net, get aR leketl this tihs,
.reva lget eae It tme to svq ,it,
ly Readems ftiead-eBeep he* ret
^st" ImsZr'*.nr tfolen ap siiao l*lemq
thI.M, PuI.S'e Land m
Sof ..e Pr.iSA.Id "nd by'-a As _
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IN REPLY PLEASE
REFER TO
75/7359


WAR DEPARTMENT
THE BOARD OF ENGINEERS FOR RIVERS AND HARBORS
2848 MUNITIONS BUILDING, WASHINGTON, D: C.


November 23, 1931.





Mr. Thomas E. Will,
Belle Glade, Fla.

Dear Sir:
I have your letter of November 19th, requesting
information as to the North New River Canal.

At the request of the Honorable Ruth Bryan Owen,
M. C., the time for the presentation of additional data has
been extended to December 7th. No hearing has yet been
arranged. If one is desired, it will be necessary to hold
it after theh'oas, as th.e Board has no open date at its
meetings prior to that time.
For the Board:


Very truly yours,



J/. Loving,
Lieut. Co ., Corps of ineers,
Resident Member of the Board.


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SX [ASHINJGTON DC 4 PM NOV 30 1931
THOMAS E WILL

BELLEGLADE FLORIDA
UPON MY RETURN TO CITY HAVE TAKEN UP. MATTER OF HIEARII'IG O-Tr WATER ?WAY FROM

PORT EVERGLADES TO CALOOSAHATC3H.IE RIVER AND FIND THAT DECEMBER SEVENTH
HAS BEEf! SET AS TIME FOR DATA TO BE SUBI..ITJED BUT DATE OF HEARING HAS NOT

,ET BEEN DESIGNATED AND BOARD OF ENGINEERS IuS OF OPINION THAT THIS JILLLL

PROBABLY NOT BE UNTIL AFTER FIRST OF YEAR STOP I VJILL LET YOU KNOW VJHEN

THIS IN FORMATION REACHES ['ME

RUTH 3RYAN OWIEN

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7/ Elamber of Qommerce

FORT LAUDERDALE
FLORIDA
OFFICERS DIRECTORS
J. W. TIDBALL, PRESIDENT BROOK, A. H. GLASS, W. A.
WM. M. KETCHIN, VICE-PRESIDENT BROWN, L. T. KETCHIN. WM. M.
J. D. CAMP, TREASURER CAMP, J. D. RAYMOND, J. A.
thMe s~ls D)RESBACH, I. S. SNOW, R. G.
E. P. HUBBELL, NAT'L COUNCILLOR S S S
EPSTEIN. M. H. TIDBALL. J. W.
W. T. ELLER, SECRETARY FLEMING, T. F. WHYTE, RAY
HARRIETT ORR. ASS'T SECRETARY November 30, 1931






Dr. T. E. Will, t
Belle Glade, Florida.

My dear Dr. Will:

iz The last time you and I had a talk on the North livw River
Canal situation it was understood, or at least.I understood, that
two_men were going to "ashington to explain the situation with all
the data that could be secured to back up the argument. Since that
time, owing to the fact that money is so scarce here, it was
decided to send copies of all the data to the various "powers" that
might have some bearing and weight with the ArmgEEngineers, for
instance, Sam Gillian and his Republican adherents in .Tashington,
Senator Fletcher, Ruth Bryan Owen and others.

This data is now being prepared. Resolutions from various
public bodies have been secured. It was my understanding that you
0: were going to have a strong resolution from the various people whot..
|- would be affected by this cleaning out of the canal and, as yet,
< j I have not received anything of that nature from you. Can it be- t/
That I am mistaken or that I misunderstood? You were to have some
public meetings and get these resolutions. I saw a letter which you
sent to Stone and in my opinion it is very good with the exception of
two paragraphs which I believe would do more harm than good if
allowed to remain in the resolution from the boatmen who formerly
used this waterway.

The paragraphs I refer to are "Navigation was not killed
by lack of money, millions were poured into the St. Lucie sands", and
the one which refers to the burning of the locks. These were much
better left out. There is no use picking at old sores, they will
never get well from picking at them.

If you think there is any value in what I have said and if
you have any resolutions ready I would appreciate it if you would get
them here as soon as possible.
Ve truly yours,



dAIB:O0 Corrodore A. L. Brook

"THE TROPICAL WONDERLAND" *






COMMISSIONERS
A. J. RYAN JOHN D. SHERWIN THOMAS E. SWANSON FLOYD L. WRAY
Danke, Florida Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Hollywood, Florida

DEEPEST HARBOR ON SOUTH ATLANTIC



Less than two miles from All-steel warehouses
ocean lanes to slips Ship-side rail facilities connect-
35 feet of water is channel. lg with F. E. C. and S. A. L.
35 feet of water at piers. Railways.
35 feet deep turning basin. Attractive warehouse, pilotage
band wharage rates.

Cable Address:
PORTGLADES, Ft. Lauderdale.







Hollywood, Florida Ft. Lauderdale, Florida "

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I -e.s l.r -O i"'l;''re:+sted. inl r '-ii. ; -r rom
3pit i--. 'v-R '" -' tic> B-on Hnus" "to Evans, 'Ae n"-'' lDr. .in Fo'r l,
C:: 1 to:, 'tc I ,t .- 'i -. I re 1 1 1- ,ru
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reC-lir vitr i ,ort-:c.- o- --..: E er- .'.- r t, ITor h
Ie,'. ".iv.. ;-l to our Port,: '... i r i i h- x ,- liticLi
... -lit 0ie

ituati.-n in -.r S2 I o0 lot -t r-: i t :]ff ~ts.
T'":. .-o le r-'r in t-i- *.lut.che .c lot o' L rnt'-.- nk ..oli-
tici. n., n- sh-ll -." r '-v : n lief until '.-'e have two
*o:-r+." over ,.:nt ,:-t tlil t th* R i"lic i .n' .t Sore
]onrst t'-irn the Doeocr-te, but -e ,'-oit.1 at 1'-:st ".ve on.1 party
watchingg i;:-:e oth-cr r Eor cts -Cf -i shonsty nrin down:'i:ht sco un-
c"--,l.ism a outing in our Evergle: .e situation to treason to the
state. Y_,u, I belive are a re.ivstered De,:nocr. t on.1 I am a
re,.is.tered Republicen, but '.e ,n.-et on 6ne cormion ground, ,.,nd
t et i. thut -,e both place men Pnr1l .rinciples a'-l:,ve politics.
You re to '.e cor.v nd.'d for your tireless w-ork b--fore
Stheworst L. i--Sleture in :y ep::ri.nce. I f--el -Uxe t --t if
JAc h.I,,aL.heI HAo'"ey in the- vernor's chu.ir you m'oullr] hve -
ha- a 1.orPe i-tive per. As it i 'u hfvI hi. ce
c .l iou uphill fight r .rinrt t-he po". of :. r.k-
sness en,:t I consI'r1tu.-te Iou. .
FOUR MILLION
ACoRES OF BICH ( -G 1'l Y,
EVERGLADES SOIL
COMPRISES AN IN- PLM BIAc
COMPARABLE AGBR- rtPORT EVERGLADES
CULTURAL BACK-
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yours reo. Sleettag hU 3a. est night. E, tir er o f fFstl ma 'I
iatopt. Ottiatl -es w-ti go -tu yq, "ith theiR ma to t e '. .. 3,
I'm working with Vrper Glades rmope on OrtWh Oaft&and E Ceus aaatdp-
tation- Be h.ttary mnise a w-Wkaef a$t= fr t- U4a 1A it ar.
rwe quite a little oatf ttwr to sea&tt1tubag* ms otR aaKaJn4shshoiRR '
bad spotaggood strotixipat.o*topwith q iunatows 8uteu wftittea as Map,
41Ao hiatorioal a!tt or anaverng query,'" 4w aso 40 t to naget'. ?
mastered a titt- le IIabriy fa ts a Uighty artrs*itbagi t

YaWr wondered It you fanhs4b yor effort cc E*lsn his psasiRle va .tat
meet in our Gase. WwU be 7fluabls gt
Coaa3i As assauAlaszA.Etat QUn^B DT5TJ ERS W- s=lso a go of eitherr V,`a
alIdeafor 'port Sveargaeqs ,that vrt acme Ia.tin of watg? frpe tm4e IlI
canal wnt to kladec borderr mast be gotten iffR, at that aptrse satf rnfal
tor the 4ow. talt donoe-rnm in Laceat (egrerTOMAM can blgain e 14%0 t
down aga3t. And it cIae tBe#adi with 1Xttlje at n doABepa=l bsaW-*

Aad.iaf this IJ not adoe the ie grsave 4a"g6e the I 0OOQ00 Snol(* ri
will fa 1iUnd pall down with $i the f9 00l0 00 Itot nenuea4, .
the whole wores. ladn eaer3 ptting aot oe sat in twenty ysoag*tf l
their taxes and on theA lWnastam'tasare e.ttag S 9Sat t thought
of paying utXL ace tessaJ-wW tfazsuat thz smat ia t 4t h1e43 them at 1
the whjaj iwatositiSw is msaat senttlw nt we

It CAN be savedgbut those -fats will liari to be looked squarely In the tase.
And tif all that 9oestJbarm canal wtU t* us mighty little goots Motu.
ini to hant4Xsand, noodly o t ge it.


I Judge thao rots Co.a io abeixt tihrouh,tfll they see 0eme light.
Statewr IS THROUOL fuas $V. I got that rAght to the- Offtie.


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Things loik fairly -swroeging iSn the agar 40. officase s, ;v bees trhe*
Also bad grood csaertenee with head of arOt.OfficB,ttmal. 7i^4seSe 3i e _
man.B Seems mah apresoet with my ugaresatiaj
I'a .in lose teach with D..0
X thulk the e aneb r aysfrSn( eaettiet he got St ftfa Auiela) ,tr
$3.oe0Qo06 to inish wour taAt uatslnu weuoq 0a1 -y atf *1$i4L M
our prCpOttitto has beea as tto intlta t, th sn6inan& thiA So RtCat M-
stAoe soatsthbat our Job wFUA seat wM ts tMt whe.i aoilat S' -L
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FORT LAUDERDALE
FLORIDA
OFFICERS DIRECTORS
J.'W. TIDBALL, PRESIDENT BROOK. A. H. CLASS. W. A.
WM. M. KETCHIN. VICE-PRESIDENT BROWN, L. T. KETCHIN, WM. M.
J. D. CAMP. TREASURER CAMP, J. D. RAYMOND, J. A.
ORESBACH. 1. S. SNOW. R. G.
E. P. HUBBELL. NAT'L COUNCILLOR CIRESBAChI, I. SNOW, R. G.
EPSTEIN, M. H. TIDBALL, J. W.
W. T. ELLER, SECRETARY FLEMING, T. F. WHYTE, RAY
HARRIETT ORR, ASS'T SECRETARY
December 4, 1931





Dr. W. J. Buck,
Be lie Glade, Florida.
2"
Dear Dr. Buck:

According to a letter received by one of our citizens
a day or two ago from Dr. Thos. E. Will, he is planning to go
to V1bshington in the interest of the North New River Canal
improvement and it is in this regard that we write you today. We
are fearful lest Dr. Will;,'plicate the situation.

A year and a half ago when the District Engineer issued
a questionnaire preliminary to a survey, we accepted the responsi-
bility of making reply and we believe that ours was the only
complete reply made. An adverse decision was rendered by both
the District and Division Engineer. Follo-ing that the customary
opportunity for submission of additional data was given us by the
| Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors and at a later date
< this same Board will give us an opportunity to appear at an oral
hearing on the subject. The additional data has been mailed and
should reach Washington tomorrow. The limiting date for its
receipt in 7ashington will be December 7th.

No hearing date has been set and this is why we believe
Dr. Will is wrong. Evidently he has the impression that December
7th is the date for the oral hearing. We are afraid that he will
go on December 7th, attempt to get an appearance before the Board
of Engineers and possibly do so, representing himself as a delegate
from the tributary area, and thereby permit such an interview to
constitute the oral hearing, closing the subject. Someone is
sending him up there we do not know who. We are not writing to
him because the Dr. is hard to talk to on a subject of this kind,
so we are writing to you, suggesting that possibly you will go to
Dr. Will and insist that he stay at home, until the proper time
at least. His trip to Washington will undoubtedly be in vain for
it is our belief that he will not gain an appearance before the
Board of Engineers without prior arrangements.


"THE TROPICAL WONDERLAND"












Dr. W. J. Buck -- #2 12-4-31




Understand, we have every respect for Dr. Will and
do not wish to hurt his feelings or minimize his value. We
suggest, therefore, that in talking to him that you not reveal
the exact source of all this information. We will be glad to
notify you of the oral hearing date when it is set and hope
that the Lake Section will be able to send a delegate to Wash-
ington at that time.

With kindest regards,

Yours very truly,


FORT IAUDERDALE


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Mr# Thomas 3T Will,
Belle Glade, Fla. .- .-

My Dear Mr. Will:-
I received your letter with enclosure
under date of iTovember 14th'

The member of the group you mention with
whom I have the most intimate contact, and who was the
one who was so enthusiastic about my taking charge of
their Everglades land, has been out of town.

All of these men have been hit hard by the
slump in stocks, and I do not wish to take the matter
upon that account, with anyone but the gentleman above
mentioned.
If you have by this time gone to Washington,
let me know what progress yZou are making and I will
then take the matter of funds up with this group9

In any event, I want to take this opportunity
to wish you the Compliments of the Christmas Season
and trust that the Pew Year will see the fulfillment
of your hard work in behalf of the everglades.

Believe me,
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We have been Adoeg sae corraepondtnl thna o excellent ftri en B d.
Waokenrsia bo I awkt to white you 'Areotly.
I oan't sy how muho I appreciate ycur generaosty in helping me make q
Jraxney. It mean more that you no longerI thinukbtl lan s dtowr here.
SUn ce come,X have not ytVen up my hope for the Oladecounntry. It e16*8
fully am big to me now as It ever did* I an a rt ha noeker'thosf+ the
N5G. There in where the rotten lies. sat the ease ti not hpe@ tesmeYt.
And XIm bgmad to do my utmoat to see that the right winf again.

SA toe fare--the fUe.CC,.R.R writes sea--
1.-Ralt farefirst olausalu 39,16 each way bet. WpB'eath A D.C.
Sb-PtaXLl anaJex,,a,,to DC.eupper berth14a.way,$6.90. But I ean
use a day coachand alo p in D.C.

amnot be oure of m- startlan day* Want to be Os D.C. Just before GeQn
meets after eolida.*e H8re net seen that date yet*
ASAaipomething may turn up to start me mob suooner(Hat d hint yesterday.
So th ak I had better get all readyand start when it seems beat*

WOUl talk things out in great ehape when we meet la DMC.

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VOTE "YES"

ON THE

Broward Drainage District Referendum


This referendum ought to carry, BIG. It's the ONE THING that will help the Back Country.
And the Back Country will then help the-town.

Lauderdale needs the Glades worse than the Glades need Lauderdale. Lauderdale can't live
on tourists. SHE MUST PRODUCE.

That means her Everglades must be farmed. Then, as in Dade County, factories will follow.
These will bring pay-rolls, and a YEAR-ROUND TOWN.

But the Everglades must have reclamation fund. Hence the Bro'ward Drainage District must
.ell its bonds.

But it must first have more people and more values in it. This the bond-buyers insist on.
This won't cost Lauderdale one cent. It will cost Broward County one little mill on the dollar, about
$7.000) or $8,000) per year.

But the new taxes and new buIiness this 'will bring will turn this little outgo into a BIG INCOME.

Further, it will help put a foundation under Lauderdale. and make it a city.

Do you know how the Everglades have been carrying the Coast?

Do you know Broward's Everglades have p-id in $700,000i) or $800,000, most of which has
helped build the Coast, rather than the Everglades? #

Do you know that, for 15 years, most of the 20,00:11 old Everglades buyers have been barred
out from their own properties kept from voting, and taxed without representation?

Do you want to keep this up? Do you know that, badly as it hurts the Everglades buyers, it
hurts you still worse?

If you want to do justice to Evergladers and yourself at the same time, VOTE "Y E S" on
this referendum.

Some have said. "We won't vote any more money to the old Board."

But do you know that these men are all out?

You ask. "Who will follow them?" I answer. "Let the Everglades owners name their own
board, by petition; and then let us all petition the Governor to appoint them. If. later, the Ever-
gladers want these men removed, let the Governor remove them." That's POPULAR GOVERN-
MENT, and it's the solution of this problem.

VOTE "YES." And then help the Evergladers get their own kind of a Board.

THOMAS E. WILL.
209 S. W. Sixth Ave., City.

SWright Printery
W. Broward Blvd. at 12th Ave.


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VOTE "YES"

ON THE


Broward Drainage District Referendum


This referendum ought to carry. BIG. It's the ONE THING that will help the Back Country.
And the Back Country will then help the town.
Lauderdale needs the Glades worse than the Gla es need Lauderdale. Lauderdale can't live
on tourists. SHE MUST PRODUCE.
That means her Everglades must be farmed. Then, as in Dade County, factories will follow.
These will bring pay-rolls, and a YEAR-ROUND TOWN.
But the Everglades must have reclamation funds. Hence the Broward Drainage District must
sell its bonds.
But it must fir-t have more people and more values in it. This the bond-buyers insist on.
This won't cost Lauderdale one cent. It will cost Broward County one little mill on the dollar, about
$7,000 or $8,000 per year.
But the new taxes and new business this will bring will turn this little outgo into a BIG INCOME.
-- Further, it will help put a foundation under Lauderdale. and make it a city.
Do you know how the Everglades have been carrying thie Coast?
Do you know Broward's Everglades have paid in $700,000 or $800,000, most of which has
helped build the Coast, rather than the Everglades?
Do you know that. for 15 years, most of the 20.000 old Everglades buyers have been barred
out from their own properties, kept from voting, and taxed without representation?
Do you want to keep this up? Do you know that, badly as it hurts the Everglades buyers, it
hurts you still worse?
If you want to do justice to Evergladers and yourself at the same time, VOTE "YE S" on
this referendum.
Some have said. "\X'e won't vote any more money to the old Board."
But do'you know that these men'are all out?
You ask. "Who will follow them?" I answer, "Let the Everglades owners name their own
board, by petition; and then let us all petition the Governor to appoint them. If, later, the Ever-
gladers want these men removed, let the Governor remove them." That's POPULAR GOVERN-
MENT, and it's the solution of this problem.
VOTE "YES." And then help the Evergladers get their own kind of a Board.
THOMAS E. WILL,
209 S. W. Sixth Ave., City.

Wright Prinlery
W. Broward Blvd. at 12th Ave.




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Broward Drainage District Referendum


This referendum ought to carry, BIG. It's the ONE THING that will help the Back Country.
And the Back Country will then help the town.
Latdderdale needs the Glades worse than the Glades need Lauderdale. Lauderdale can't live
on tourists. SHE MUST PRODUCE.
That means her Everglades must he farmed. Then, as in Dade County, factories will follow.
These will bring pay-rolls, and a YEAR-ROUND TOWN.
Blpt the Everglades must have reclamation funds. Hence the Broward Drainage District must
sell its bonds.
But it must first have more people and more values in it. This the bond-buyers insist on.
This won't cost Lauderdale one cent. It will cost Broward County one little mill on the dollar, about
$7,000 or $S,000 per- year.
But the new taxes and new business this will bring will turn this little outgo into a BIG INCOME.
Further, it w ill hell) put a foundation under Lauderdale. and make it a city.
Do you know how the Everglades have been carrying the Coast?
Do you know Broward's Everglades have paid in $700,000 or $800,000, most of which has
helped build the Coast, rather than the Everglades?
Do you know that,. for 15 years, most of the 20.000 old Everglades buyers have been barred
out from their own properties. kept from voting, and taxed without representation?
Do you want to keep this up? Do you know that, badly as it hurts the Everglades buyers, it
hurts you still worse?
If you want to do justice to Evergladers and yourself at the same time, VOTE "Y E S" on
this referendum.
Some have said, "We won't vote any more money to the old Board."
But do you know that these men are all out?
You ask, "Who will follow them?" I answer, "Let the Everglades owners name their own
board, by petition; and then let us all petition the Governor to appoint them. If, later, the Ever-
gladers want these men removed, let the Governor remove them.'' That's POPULAR GOVERN-
MENT, and it's the solution of this problem.
VOTE "YES." And then help the Evergladers get their own kind of a Board.
THOMAS E. WILL,
209 S. W. Sixth Ave., City.

Wright Printery
W. Broward Blvd. at 12th Ave.

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100z Fourth Ave N.W.,
Minot, N.D.

Dernmber 16,1951.


Dr.Thos.E.Wills,
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Dear Doctor:-

Am taking the liberty of addressing you and enclosing
five letters which I would like to get in the hands of live real
estate dealers of Lauderdale. Your activities,of which I have read
in the Daily News of Lauderlale,lead me to believe you will do me
the favor of addressing those dealers who will,in your opinion,be
most probable to get action or sali of some lots I own in ?rogresso.
I wilal .Aterainly appreciate this favor. And if you do
anything in the real estate business(I do not know) please keep
one of the letters yourself. The property is described therein.

I took the Daily News for a year recently. My subscrip-
tion expired in September,since which time I have been without the
paper as money is too-acarce up here and have curtailed expenditures
at every point possible. But I miss the nws from that locality.
Besides the Progresso lots I own two tracts in the Everglades-90 acrx.

Was much interested in your efforts to get thru the last
legislature some legislation for the non-resident owner of Florida
Evergladtlands. Your hard fight was certainly commendable and deser-
ves better compensation than you got,I imagine.Every_3xmer of lands
in that state of brokj-.promises should donate .%gethine to you as
an evidence of appreciation for your work and I am herewith enclosing
money order for $1.00 to show what my feeling is in the ma1ter.

It appears to me that Florida want no deelpopement of
its Everglade lands. Can it be that thp legislative solons see the
approach and are planning to that erd,of a time when all the present
owners of Everglade property will allow their holdin-s to go bok
to the state for taxg which will put the state in position to re-sell
it at a fair figure,backed by another promise to draim,etc.,and skin
another bunch of suckers?
This year I note my taxes are higher than ever before,
having ionreasad over ( S. And what do I req6yi for it? No~himg but
plain evidencTas it appears to me,that I will have these taxes in-
creaWs from year t~lyear until they freeze me out. Surely "the way
of the ixlorida non-resident i.ad owner is ha'rT.

It was my plan to improve my lands when conditions there
permitted as to overflow. A bunach o6 my friends have been waiting for
years to go down with me and make improvements on small tracts of my
acreage,thereby we would have' a oloy of our own,all acquaintances
and friends. But the dream has faded. As I unlarstand from your let-
ters in the News there is no chance of getting anything done before
Father Time outs into our crop of life with his scythe.A fine prospect
to a man who has put into the state over $2000.00 believing that some
day Florida's politicians would make good. 7""

I have met several Florida land owners and they are of the
opinion we should associate ourselves together and bring an action
against the State of Florida for unfulfilledpromises as to drainage
and for damages or losses. In a conversation with an attorney here not
long ago and after he had examined the literature ir my possession he
said,"The only thing we need to bring suit with gocj chance of suc-
oesslis evidence,other than newspaper artioles,that the State of Flor-
ida proDaed to drain ~base lands and make them fit for cultivation".
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1443 Massachusetts Ave., N. W.,
Washington, D. C,,
December 15, 1931.

Dr. Thomas E. Will,
Belle Glade,
Florida.

Lear Doctor Will:

Yours of the 9th received, and I inclose money order for $40. It would please
me,more to send enough to cover fare both ways and a sleeper berth, but that is steeper
than I can go.

Upon reaching Washington, take the Capital Traction street car (14th street),
get off at Thomas Circle, and come right to the house. I will probably not be home,
but I have told the folks at the house that you are coming and they will "put you
up."

If practicable, send me a letter stating the day you expect to arrive and
the time the train is due in Washington, as I may be able to get away from the
office and meet you, although this is doubtful, and you had better not wait more
than a few minutes.

Hoping to see you soon, I remain

Cordially yours,





P. S.:
Our good friend Mrs. Idackenzie, was run over by an automobile (taxi) two
weeks ago, and has been in the hospital since, having.received a broken left arm
and three broken ribs. She is on the mend now, but this is no slight injury. She
would have written to you had she been able, and has asked me to write to you. She
is a patient in the Emergency Hospital.
G.A.W.