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 Front Cover
 Title Page
 Trustees' minutes for 1935
 Resolution
 Financial statement for December,...
 Disbursements
 Financial statement for January,...
 Disbursement
 Financial statement for February,...
 Disbursement
 Resolution
 Financial statement for March,...
 Disbursements
 Notice
 Resolution
 Financial statement for April,...
 Disbursement
 Financial statement for May,...
 Notice
 Financial statement for June,...
 Disbursements
 Notice
 Financial statement for July,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Financial statement for August,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Notice
 Financial statement for September,...
 Disbursement
 Financial statement for October,...
 Notice
 Financial statement for November,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Supplemental agreement
 Financial statement for December,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Financial statement for January,...
 Disbursements
 Financial statement for February,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Financial statement for March,...
 Disbursements
 Financial statement for April,...
 Notice
 Financial statement for May,...
 Disbursement
 Notice
 Financial statement for June,...
 Disbursements
 Financial statement for July,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Notice
 Financial statement for August,...
 Notice
 Resolution
 Financial statement for September,...
 Disbursements
 Notice
 Financial statement for October,...
 Disbursements
 Financial statement for November,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Notice
 Index






Title: Minutes of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund, State of Florida
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Title: Minutes of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund, State of Florida
Alternate Title: Minutes and financial transactions of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida
Physical Description: v. : maps ; 22-25 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida -- Trustees of Internal Improvement Fund
Publisher: T.J. Appleyard, state printer
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: 1919-
Frequency: biennial
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Summary: Includes also Financial statement.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 12 (1917/18)-
Issuing Body: Published under authority of Trustees by ... Secretary.
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page 1
    Title Page
        Page 2
    Trustees' minutes for 1935
        Page 3 (MULTIPLE)
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Resolution
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
    Financial statement for December, 1934
        Page 10
    Disbursements
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
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    Financial statement for January, 1935
        Page 18
    Disbursement
        Page 19
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    Financial statement for February, 1935
        Page 31
    Disbursement
        Page 32
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for March, 1935
        Page 50
    Disbursements
        Page 51
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    Notice
        Page 53
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    Resolution
        Page 55
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    Financial statement for April, 1927
        Page 61
    Disbursement
        Page 62
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    Financial statement for May, 1927
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    Notice
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    Financial statement for June, 1935
        Page 81
    Disbursements
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    Notice
        Page 86
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    Financial statement for July, 1935
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    Disbursements
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for August, 1927
        Page 96
    Disbursements
        Page 97
    Resolution
        Page 98
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    Notice
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    Financial statement for September, 1935
        Page 115
    Disbursement
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    Financial statement for October, 1935
        Page 125 (MULTIPLE)
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    Notice
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    Financial statement for November, 1935
        Page 135
    Disbursements
        Page 136
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    Resolution
        Page 138
    Supplemental agreement
        Page 139
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    Financial statement for December, 1935
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    Disbursements
        Page 147
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for January, 1936
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    Disbursements
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    Financial statement for February, 1936
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    Disbursements
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for March, 1936
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    Disbursements
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    Financial statement for April, 1936
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    Notice
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    Financial statement for May, 1936
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    Disbursement
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    Notice
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    Financial statement for June, 1927
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    Disbursements
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    Financial statement for July, 1936
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    Disbursements
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    Resolution
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    Notice
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    Financial statement for August, 1936
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    Notice
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for September, 1928
        Page 229
    Disbursements
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    Notice
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    Financial statement for October, 1936
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    Disbursements
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    Financial statement for November, 1936
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    Disbursements
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    Resolution
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MINUTES
OF THE

TRUSTEES
OF THE


Internal Improvement

Fund


State of Florida

VOLUME XX


From January 1, 1935 to December 31, 1936
Published Under Authority of Trustees Internal
Improvement Fund


TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA
1936








MINUTES
OF THE

TRUSTEES
OF THE

Internal Improvement

Fund

State of Florida


VOLUME XX

From January 1, 1935 to December 31, 1936
Published Under Authority of Trustees Internal
Improvement Fund









TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA
1936










TRUSTEES' MINUTES FOR 1935



Tallahassee, Florida, January 3, 1935

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.

F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk.

The following Resolution was adopted, with reference
to claim of Claude O. Patrick to certain land covered by
mortgage from Tatum Land Company to the Trustees:

RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, Honorable Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of
Agriculture, has presented to the Trustees Internal Im-
provement Fund a letter under date of December 20, 1934,
from Mr. Lawrence T. McGee, Attorney, at Lake Worth,
Florida, representing Mr. Claude O. Patrick, one of the
defendants in that certain mortgage foreclosure suit
brought by the Trustees Internal Improvement Fund
against The Tatum Land Company, et al., being Palm
Beach County Chancery No. 11413, which said suit covers
lands embraced in Sections 20 and 29, Township 43 South,
Range 35 East; and
WHEREAS, the said Mr. Claude O. Patrick claims cer-
tain lands in both of said Sections 20 and 29, and the said
Mr. McGee, Attorney for the said Mr. Patrick, states in
his letter that Mr. Patrick is willing to relinquish the bal-
ance 9f his claim with reference to said Section 29 if said
Trustees will let him have the NEV4 of NW'/4 of Section
29; and
WHEREAS, the Trustees Internal Improvement Fund
have entered into an exchange agreement with Clewiston
Company, Inc., in which it is proposed that said Trustees
convey all of said Section 29 to the said Clewiston Com-
pany, Inc., for other lands in exchange therefore; and










WHEREAS, the Trustees Internal Improvement Fund
do not consider that Mr. Claude O. Patrick has any valid
claim to lands in either of said Sections 20 and 29; there-
fore
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Trustees Internal Im-
provement Fund decline to make any agreement to let the
said Mr. Claude 0. Patrick have any part of said Section
29.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Trustees In-
ternal Improvement Fund are willing and agree to let the
said Claude O. Patrick have those lands in said Section 20,
claimed by him, upon the same terms, arrangements and
agreements as given to other claimants in said Section 20:
Provided, the said Claude O. Patrick does not interpose
any claim to said lands in said Section 29 and does not
delay or oppose the said mortgage foreclosure suit against
The Tatum Land Company, et al., by filing any appear-
ance, answer or other pleadings in said suit.

Upon application from D. T. Williams, the Trustees
agreed to issue quit claim to oil, mineral and canal reser-
vations contained in deed from the Trustees embracing
E1/2 of SW4 of Section 28, Township 2 North, Range 25
West. Consideration for the release of said reservation to
be Ten (10) Cents per acre.

Mr. Bayless reported that the Conservation Commis-
sioner would not give his consent to the issuance of Shell
lease to Duval Engineering and Contracting Company
covering the area in Apalachicola Bay, and the Trustees
instructed that said Company be notified of such action
and that such area be excluded from the said lease.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Flbrida, January 4, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.










Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary.

The following bill was approved and ordered paid:
South Florida Conservancy District, Miami, Fla.
Partial payment on current and past due taxes
due by Trustees Internal Improvement Fund
on State land in said district ....................................$12,500.00

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.

ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, January 9, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk.

Upon application from Mr. F. McMillan of Panama City,
Florida, the Trustees agreed to sell the timber owned by
the State on Sections 22, 23 and 26 of Township 4 South,
Range 15 West, at a price of $700.00 cash, on an estimated









amount of 100,000 feet of timber and 300 cords of pulp
wood.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.

ATTEST:
Jentye Dedge, Assistant Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, January 10, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk.

The United States Government through Okeechobee
Flood Control District having requested the Trustees to
grant right-of-way over certain lands in Glades County,
Florida, owned by the State of Florida, the following Reso-
lution was adopted:

RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States in an
Act 'authorizing the construction, repair and preservation
of certain public works on rivers and harbors approved
July 3, 1930 (Public No. 527, 71st Congress H. R. 11781)
did adopt and authorize as a work of improvement at the
expense of the United States, subject to certain contribu-
tions to be made by local interests, a project for the im-
provement of the Caloosahatchee. River and Lake Okee-
chobee drainage areas, in accordance with reports submit-
ted in Senate Document No. 115, 71st Congress second
session, and as modified by the said Congressional Act
above referred to; and
WHEREAS, One of the conditions provided by the said
Act was to the effect that local interests shall acquire and









transfer, free of cost to the United States, the right-of-
way and suitable areas for the deposit of dredged mater-
ial required in connection with the work and its subse-
quent maintenance; and
WHEREAS, by statute of the Legislature of the State
of Florida, local interests have been organized in the form
of a special taxing district, under the style and title
"OKEECHOBEE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT,"
which district is authorized by law to acquire and furnish
or cause to be furnished to the United States such rights-
of-way and suitable areas for the deposit of dredged ma-
terial; and
WHEREAS, the United States District Engineer,
United States Engineer Office, Jacksonville, Florida, in
charge of said work has informed the said Okeechobee
Flood Control District that the United States is prepared
to proceed through the War Department with the construe-
ion of the levee and navigation channel extending gen-
erally along the shores of Lake Okeechobee; and
WHEREAS, the right-of-way required for such con-
struction as determined by surveys, metes and bounds de-
scription, and plat made and prepared by the United
States War Department, is that described as "STATE
PARCELS 8#1," attached hereto as a part of this Resolu-
tion; and
WHEREAS, the said described land to be occupied by
or necessary to the construction and maintenance of the
said levee and navigation channel belongs to the State of
Florida; and
WHEREAS, the construction of the said improvements
thereon will be in the interest and to the benefit of the
people of the State of Florida; Now Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED by the Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Fund that the said Trustees hereby authorize
the United States Engineer, War Department, and his
assistants, agents and/or contractors, to occupy said lands
described as STATE PARCEL "8#1" for the construc-
tion and maintenance of said levee and navigation chan-
nel; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the right con-
veyed by the Trustees to the United States for occupying-
the strip of land for the purpose herein described shall
not interfere with the right of the Trustees to improve the
land adjacent to and South of said levee, such improve-









ment to consist in raising the level of the natural land sur-
face by pumping or otherwise depositing earth upon said
land and against the south slope of said levee. Provided,
that no such improvement shall reduce or subtract from
the cross section of the said levee; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED That in the event it is
deemed necessary, the Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund will supplement this authorization by convey-
ing to the United States the rights of said Trustees in the
premises.
DESCRIPTION OF U. S. RIGHT-OF-WAY
CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER
DIVISION NO. 8
STATE PARCEL "8#1"
Being part of State Lock Site-Lock No. 3,
Caloosahatchee River, in Section 25, Township 42
South, Range 29 East, recorded in Deed Book 2,
Page 164, Glades County, Florida, and more par-
ticularly described as follows:
Beginning at a point marking the intersection
of the south line of the property herein described
with the east line of Section 25, Township 42
South, Range 29 East, (which point is on the
south right of way line of the Caloosahatchee River
and is North 0 degrees 06' 47" East, a distance of
1633.91 feet from the southeast corner of Section
25, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, said section
corner to be known as "Point of Reference");
thence along the south right of way line of the Ca-
loosahatchee River South 54 degrees 28' 58" West,
a distance of 175.53 feet; thence continuing along
the south right-of-way line of the Caloosahatchee
River South 55 degrees 25' 51" West a distance of
487.94 feet; thence leaving the south right-of-way
line of the Caloosahatchee River North 89 degrees
53' 13" West a distance of 50.09 feet to a point;
thence North 0 degrees 06' 47" East, a distance of
330.16 feet to the intersection with the north right
of way line of the Caloosahatchee River; thence
following along the north right of way line of
the Caloosahatchee River North 55 degrees 25'
51" East, a distance of 338.78 feet; thence con-
tinuing along the north right-of-way line North
54 degrees 28' 58" East a distance of 65.34 feet;
thence leaving the north right of way line of the
Caloosahatchee River South 89 degrees 53' 13"
East a distance of 262.31 feet to the intersection









with the east line of Section 25 Township 42
South, Range 29 East, thence along said east line
of Section 25, Township 42 South, Range 29 East,
South 0 degrees 06' 47" West a distance of 181.10
feet to the place of beginning. All distances hereto
referred being more or less.
Containing 4.41 acres, more or less.

The Secretary was requested to furnish necessary copies
of the foregoing Resolution to the office of the District
Engineer, War Department, Jacksonville, Florida, and to
Engineers of the Okeechobee Flood Control District.

Messrs: L. L. Stucky and R. G. Johnson, Sr., came be-
fore the Trustees with request for execution of contract
to Pelican Lake Farms, Inc., as of this date, and the waiv-
ing of accrued interest from January 9, 1930, all as set
forth in Minutes of May 19, 1932, submitting that the above
company has spent approximately $50,000 in drainage and
reclamation works during the past four years.
Upon discussion, the Trustees agreed to sell to Pelican
Lake Farms Inc., the lands applied for located in Sections
9, 10, 15 and 17, Township 42 South, Range 37 East-
1004.16 acres, at a price of $50.00 per acre, or a total pur-
chase price of $65,621.80 including principal and interest
over a period of ten years, and that interest from January
9, 1930 to this date be waived as requested. The Land De-
partment was requested to prepare contract for execution.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
L. Spraragen, %San Carlos Hotel, Pensacola, Fla.
Salary for December, 1934 .........................................................$200.00
Southeastern Telephone Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ............ 5.20
Western Union Telegraph Company, Tallahassee,
F la ................................................. ..................... .......................... 5 .4 9
Postal Telegraph-Cable Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ............ 1.23
Artcraft Printers, Tallahassee, Fla. ....................................... 13.15
The Clearwater Publishing Company, Clearwater,
F la. ........................ .......................... ............................................... .......... 15.00
H. & W. B. Drew Co., Jacksonville, Fla. .............................. 24.95
D. C. Coleman, Sheriff Dade County, Miami, Fla....... 3.25
Palm Beach Publications, West Palm Beach, Fla....... 41.25


Pioneer Service Station, Belle Glade, Fla. ........................


6.66









Russells Service Station, Islamorada, Fla. ..................... 3.84
Standard Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla. ..................... 24.10
$324.12

Financial Statement for the month of December, 1934,
was presented and ordered placed of record.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR DECEMBER 1934
RECEIPTS
Receipts on account of various land
sales ...................... .......... ..... 1,076.08
Reimbursement for advertising land
sales ............................... ............... .. ...... 36.96
Redemption Everglades Dr. Dist. Tax
Certificate ........................................................... 134.16
Reimbursement long distance tele-
phone charges .............................. ................. 4.30
Royalties on sand, shell and gravel...... 103.10
Partial payment (from General Reve-
nue Fund) on account loan made to
State by Trustees under Chapter
12427, A cts of 1927 ....................................... 12,500.00
Timber lease ............................... ... ..... 41.20
Coupons from Federal Farm Mort-
gage Corporation bonds owned by
T trustees ..................................... .. .............. 10.50
Total receipts during month ........................$13,906.30
Balance on hand December 1, 1934...... 11,443.48
$25,349.78
Less disbursements (itemized below)...... 13,704.17
Balance on hand December 31, 1934...... $11,645.61
RECAPITULATION
Cash and cash items ............................................ 1,000.00
Balance in banks ...................................................... 10,645.61
$11,645.61
BALANCE IN BANKS DECEMBER 31, 1934
The Florida National Bank, Jackson-
ville, F la. ..................................... ............................. $ 8,973.33
The Capital City Bank, Tallahassee,
F la. .......................... ............................... .......... 1,672.28
$10,645.61









DISBURSEMENTS


Date
1934
Dec. 20,


Opon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
Jentye Dedge, Assistant Secretary.


No. In Favor of: Amount
10098 Walter R. Clark .................................$ .25
10099 D. C. Coleman ....................................... 6.50
10100 W. Hiram Lawrence ........................ 5.75
10101 Geo. O. Butler, C. C. C. ............... 15.00
10102 Manhattan Mercantile Cor-
poration ................................................... 10.00
10103 Tallahassee Office Supp 1 y
Company .................................................. 4.20
10104 Southeastern Telephone Com-
p any ............................................. ............. 7.70
10105 Postal Telegraph-Cable Com-
pany ............................................................ .38
10106 Western Union Telegraph
Company ............................................... .. 5.34
10107 Geo. H. Wilder, Motor Vehicle
Commissioner ....................................... 2.25
10108 The H. & W. B. Drew Com-
pany ................................... ...................... 22.50
10109 Burroughs Adding Machine
Company .................................. 7.75
10110 Standard Oil Company ............... 11.60
.10111 F. E. Bayless .......................................... 26.90
10112 F. C. Elliot ............................................ 18.05
10113 South Florida Conservancy
D district ....................................................... 12,500.00
10114 F. C. Elliot ............................................. 400.00
10115 A. R. Richardson .............................. 125.00
10116 F. E. Bayless .......................................... 210.00
10117 M. O. Barco ............................................. 150.00
10118 Jentye Dedge .......................................... 150.00
10119 H. L. Shearer ....................................... 25.00
Total Disbursements for December,
1934 ........................................................... ...$13,704.17


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Tallahassee, Florida, January 23, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary.

The Minutes of the Trustees for December 19, 22, 26, 27,
1934, and January 3, 4, 9 and 10, 1935, were presented and
ordered approved.

Mr. Elliot reported that in July, 1934, certain interested
parties in Seminole County had discussed with members
of the Trustees plans for foreclosing tax certificates against
land in the City of Sanford, Florida, originally owned by
A. V. French, with a view to providing a marketing plant
at Sanford.
Mr. Elliot stated that foreclosure had been completed
and Master's Deed received, and that request was now
made for the Trustees to convey the land so deeded, in
parcels as recommended, to the State Agricultural Mar-
keting Board, the Board of Public Instruction of Seminole
County, and to A. V. French of Sanford, Florida.
The Trustees agreed to carry out the recommendations
as above and directed that deeds be executed to the parties
as requested.

The matter of sale of Sarasota County land to other than
the original owner was held for a full membership of the
Trustees to be present.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary-Salary............$ 400.00
A. R. Richardson, Field Agent-Salary ...................... 125.00
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk-Salary ............................... 210.00
M. O. Barco, Secretary to Engineer-Salary ............ 150.00
Jentye Dedge Asst. Secretary to Trustees -
S alary ....................................................... .................................. 150.00










H. L. Shearer, Clerk Land Office-Salary .................. 25.00
L. Spraragen, Pensacola, Fla.-Salary ........................... 200.00
Marvin C. McIntosh, Assistant Attorney General
-Expense account Tatum Foreclosure suit....... 8.90
Geo. O. Butler, C. C. C., West Palm Beach, Fla....... 20.00
W. Terry Gibson, West Palm Beach, Fla. ................ 5.00
H. B. Summers, C. C. C., Lake City, Fla. ..................... 3.20
Proctor & Proctor, Tallahassee, Fla. ................................... 27.77
Postmaster, Tallahassee, Fla. ................................... ....... ..... 5.00
L. D. Breckenridge, Tax Service Bureau, Miami,
F la. ................................ ......................... .............. .................. 10.47
South Florida Conservancy District, Miami, Fla. 5,000.00
$6,340.34

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
J. M. LEE,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, January 30, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary.
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk.

Mr. Elliot presented bids from five printing companies
received pursuant to request for bids on printing Minutes
of the Trustees for the years 1931, 1932, 1933 and 1934.
Before the opening of the bids, a delegation of printers
came before the Trustees and requested that when bids
are opened consideration be given only to those firms com-









plying strictly with the NRA Code for printers and pub-
lishing companies.
Upon consideration the Trustees postponed action on
the bids submitted, pending information from each of the
firms bidding as to whether or not they are complying
with all requirements of the NRA Code. Mr. Elliot was
requested to obtain such information and present to the
Trustees at the next meeting.

Mr. Elliot submitted application from Arundel Corpora-
tion of Baltimore, Maryland, for permit to use a strip of
land approximately 12.5 feet wide and 600 feet long between
the Okeechobee Levee being constructed by the United
States and the Florida East Coast Railway line, starting
at Palm Beach Canal and extending south; said strip to
be used as a dock site in connection with work on the
Levee.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted that permit to
use the above strip be given Arundel Corporation for a
period of One (1) year, said company to be allowed the
privilege of removing the dock at the expiration of permit
if desired.

Mr. Elliot presented application from Claude S. Ginn
of Sarasota, Florida, to purchase Lots 1, 2 and 3 of Block
8, S/D of Block 1, Plat of Sarasota, also letter from former
owner stating that he had no intention of redeeming the
lots.
The Trustees agreed unanimously to sell the above de-
scribed lots to Mr. Ginn at a price of $335.25, which amount
represents all costs of foreclosure, taxes and fees incurred
by the County and State, plus $50.00.
Mr. Ginn also applied to purchase Lots 8 and 9, adjoin-
ing Lot 7 owned by him.
The action of the Trustees was that Mr. Ginn be asked
to submit an offer for Lots 8 and 9, and that information
be furnished showing that original owner does not care to
redeem.

The Secretary reported that upon request from Gover-
nor Sholtz he had made investigation of application for li-
cense to continue the Radio Station W4LS operated by the
Roebling Estate at Red Hill, Florida, and used primarily
as a relief station. Mr. Elliot stated that application for









renewal of license has been denied unless a licensed ama-
teur radio operator is in charge.
Upon discussion the Trustees directed that the file be
referred to Senator Fletcher with request that he see what
can be done in the interest of having this license renewed.

Mr. Bayless, Land Clerk, presented reports from A. R.
Richardson, Field Agent, on two islands in Peace River,
applied for by. Colonel Charles H. Danforth of Langley
Field, Virginia, and recommended that the price offered-
$5.00 per acre, be accepted for said islands. The islands
are described as:
Island No. 31 in Section 2, Township 40 South,
Range 23 East, containing 40 acres, and
Island No. 34 in Section 2, Township 40 South,
Range 23 East and in Section 35, Township 39
South, Range 23 East, containing 111 acres.
The Trustees agreed to sell the two islands applied for
by Mr. Danforth at the price offered-$5.00 per acre plus
cost of advertising.

Report having been submitted on application of E. M.
Rehard of Bonita Springs, Florida, to purchase 1.75 acres
of land in Section 31, Township 4 South, Range 25 East,
located on the highway between Bonita Springs and the
Gulf, in Lee County, the Trustees agreed to sell said land
for the sum of $20.00.

The Trustees directed that examination be made of land
applied for by Frederick S. Van Roy of Crystal River,
Florida, for client William Byron Ellis, said land being
described as Lot 18, Section 34, Township 18 South, Range
16 East, Citrus County-47.20 acres-for which an offer
of $100.00 was made.

Upon application of E. W. Watkins of Palatka, Florida,
on behalf of Mrs. J. L. Peebles, the Trustees agreed to is-
sue fishing permit to Mrs. Peebles for a period of Ten (10)
years covering territory in the St. Johns River within cer-
tain markers to be stipulated; consideration to be $1.00
per year.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary,









Tallahassee, Florida, February 7, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.

F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk.

Mr. A. A. Poston, Chairman of the Board of County
Commissioners of Palm Beach County, came before the
Trustees requesting permission to use the name of the
State in foreclosing tax certificates on a large number of
small parcels of land in Palm Beach County.
Upon advice from the Attorney General that he could
see no objection to the procedure, the Trustees agreed to
the request with the distinct understanding, however, that
the State or the Trustees will not be liable for any attor-
neys fees or other costs unless and until moneys are re-
ceived from the sale of these lands. Mr. Poston agreed to
those conditions.

Mr. Charles R. Pierce of Miami, submitted written pro-
position on behalf of Royal Citrus Groves Company for
clearing title to all lands East of the 1847 Meander Line,
offering $3,000.00 for the equity of the State in said lands.
Payment to be made in three instalments over a period of
Thirty (30) days. Mr. Pierce related the history of the
various surveys made of this area, the claims of the differ-
ent parties and the complicated situation now existing,
and requested that the above offer be accepted in order
that Royal Citrus Groves Company may clear title to the
land.
Mr. Pierce was advised that the proposition would be
considered at a meeting when the full membership could
be present and he would be notified of action taken. The
proposal was ordered filed for reference.

An offer of $400.00 was presented from W. J. Hendry
for the purchase of Bumble Bee Island in Lake Istokpoga,
containing 1.21 acres.
Upon motion seconded and adopted action was deferred
for a full membership of the Trustees.









Mr. Bayless reported that C. S. Russ of Panama City,
Florida, had not made payment on timber lease expiring
January 1, 1935, but was continuing to remove timber
from State land.
The Trustees directed that Mr. Bayless take the mat-
ter up with Mr. Russ in person and upon failure to make
satisfactory settlement that legal steps be taken to collect
amount due and stop further taking of timber.

Request was presented from Mr. Frank Moor of Talla-
hassee, Florida, Executor of the estate of C. B. Gwynn,
for adjustment of purchase .made by Mr. Gwynn of land
in Section 19, Township 42 South, Range 37 East-Palm
Beach County-on which payment of $3,375.25 was made,
representing one-fourth of purchase price. Mr. Moor asks
that the Gwynn estate be allowed to deed the Trustees 73
acres of land in Hiatus Lot 1, Township 44 South, between
Ranges 36 and 37 East, south of Belle Glade, in considera-
tion for satisfaction of mortgage on Section 19 as above,
containing 153 acres, one-fourth of which acreage was paid
for in cash. Also alternative proposition was submitted:
That the Trustees deed Mr. Gwynn's estate land equal to
payments made and accept deed to remainder.
It was the action of the board that the matter be held
for consideration of the full membership.

Mr. W. F. Evans of Plant City, Florida, made an offer
of $1,000.00 for cut-over cypress timber on State land in
Sections 24 and 35, Township 17 South, Range 29 East-
Lake County-along the St. Johns River marsh. Said area
of 664 acres approximating 200,000 feet of timber.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the
Trustees accept the offer of Mr. Evans, upon being furn-
ished a satisfactory cruise of the timber; also, that should
the cruise show in excess of 200,000 feet of timber, Mr.
Evans is to pay for same at the rate of $5.00 per thousand
feet. Proposition was accepted by Mr. Evans.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
John R. Beacham, West Palm Beach, Fla. ..... .................$ 10.00
George O. Butler, C. C. C., West Palm Beach Fla...... 100.00
The Palm Beach Publications, West Palm Beach,
F la ................................................................................ ........................... 2 8 .0 0









Marvin C. McIntosh, Tallahassee, Fla. ................................. 7.07
F. E. Bayless, Tallahassee, Fla. ................................................ 31.77
Southeastern Telephone Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ............ 5.20
Postal Telegraph-Cable Co., Tallahassee, Fla. .............. 3.18
Western Union Telegraph Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ...... 7.03
$192.25

Financial Statement for the month of January, 1935
was ordered placed of record:
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR JANUARY, 1935
Receipts
Receipts on account of various land
sales ................................................................. ..... $ 5,563.11
Land sales under Chapter 14572,
A cts of 1929 .................................................... 125.00
Redemption of Everglades Drainage
District Tax Certificates Nos.
3241 and 5143, Dade County............... 35.35
Royalties on sand, shell and gravel... 451.50
Partial payment (from General
Revenue Fund) on account of
loan made to State by Trustees
under Chapter 12428, Acts of
1927 ............................................................... .... 12,500.00
Interest on funds in banks ........................ 22.87
Receipts on account of trespass on
State lands ......................... ............... 12.40
Timber lease ............................... .......... 150.00
Total receipts during month.....................$18,860.23
Balance on hand January 1, 1935......... 11,645.61
$30,505.84
Less disbusements (itemized below) 19,184.46
Balance on hand January 31, 1935 $11,321.38
RECAPITULATION
Cash and cash items .....................................$ 1,000.00
Balances in banks ............................................. 10,321.38
$11,321.38
BALANCES IN BANKS JANUARY 31, 1935
-The Florida National Bank, Jack-
sonville, Fla .......................................... .... .... $ 8,620.63
The Capital City Bank, Tallahassee,
F la .............................. ............................. 1,700.75
$10,321.38










DISBURSEMENTS
Date
1935 No. In Favor of: Amount
Jan. 9, 10120 South Florida Conservancy
D district .................................... ............... $12,500.00
11, 10121 L. Spraragen .......................................... 200.00
10122 Southeastern Telephone Co..... 5.20
10123 Western Union Telegraph Co. 5.49
10124 Postal Telegraph-Cable Co......... 1.23
10125 Arteraft Printers .............................. 13.15
10126 The Arteraft Publishing Co.... 15.00
10127 The H. & W. B. Drew Co. ......... 24.95
10128 D C. Coleman ...................................... 3.25
10129 Palm Beach Publications ............ 41.25
10130 Pioneer Service Station ............... 6.66
10131 Russell's Service Station ........... 3.84
10132 Standard Oil Company ............... 24.10
31, 10133 F C. Elliot ............................................. 400.00
10134 A. R. Richardson .............................. 125.00
10135 F. E. Bayless ........................................ 210.00
10136 M O. Barco ......................................... 150.00
10137 Jentye D edge ......................................... 150.00
10138 H L. Shearer ....................................... 25.00
10139 L. Spraragen ......................................... 200.00
10140 Marvin C. McIntosh ........................ 8.90
10141 Geo. O. Butler, C. C. C. .............. 20.00
10142 W. Terry Gibson ............................ 5.00
10143 H. B. Summers .................................... 3.20
10144 Proctor & Proctor .............................. 27.77
10145 T. J. Chason, Postmaster .:.......... 5.00
10146 L. D. Breckenridge ........................ 10.47
10147 South Florida Conservancy
D district ................................ ................. 5,000.00

Total Disbursements for Jan-
uary, 1935 .................. ................$19,184.46

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
J. M. LEE,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
Jentye Dedge, Assistant Secretary.









Tallahassee Florida, February 12, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund and the
Board of Commissioners of State Institutions met in joint
session in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
R. A. Gray, Secretary of State.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary.

Mr. Elliot submitted the following report signed by A.
R. Richardson and himself:
February 6, 1935
Board of Commissioners of
State Institutions of
The State of Florida
Capitol Building
REPORT RE: DRAINAGE AND WATER
CONTROL FOR PORTION OF FLORIDA
STATE FARM NO. 2, BELLEGLADE, FLA.
Gentlemen:
This report is submitted in accordance with directions
from the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions and
from Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund through
action taken by them on January 31, 1935.
The area proposed to be placed under drainage and
water control comprises Sections 20 and 29 of Township
43 South, Range 37 East, containing 1280 acres. Esti-
mates of cost given below cover ditches and levees with
necessary pumps and equipment to provide a run-off of
24/2 inches for each 24 hour period.
1. New ditching required-6 miles, and clean-
ing out 1 mile of existing ditches-71,580
cubic yards @ 6 cents per cubic yard ...............$ 4,294.80
2. Levees required-4 miles-53,540 cubic
yards @ 6 cents per cubic yard .............................. 3,212.40
3. Pumps with motors-2 pumps with capa-
city of 20,000 GPM each ................................. ............... 7,000.00
4. Material for pump foundation and pump
house, etc ......................................... ................................. 2,900.00
5. Installation of pumps and motors ........................ 1,000.00
6. TOTAL APPROXIMATE .......................................... 18,407.20
7. Operation per year-approximate ...................... 2,560.00
8. Operation-approximate, per acre ..................... 2.00









The following are estimated costs and profits of grow-
ing two crops of soy beans per year:
9. Estimate to raise two crops per acre per
year, including No. 8 above ............................. $ 18.00
10. Estimated total acres to raise crops-1000... 18,000.00
11. Estimated yield of 4000 tons dry hay @
$7.50 per ton ........................................................................ ...... 30,000.00
12. Profit, per acre per annum .......................................... 12.00
13. TOTAL PROFIT per annum ................................. 12,000.00

14. Present taxes, approximately $4.50 per acre
per annum ............................... ........ .......... 4,500.00
15. Net Profit per annum .................................................. 7,500.00
The net profit shown above, based on the cultivation of
1000 acres should pay off the initial investment required
for providing drainage or water control on the entire 1280
acres at the end of 23/4 years.
If alfalfa is grown successfully after the second crop of
soy beans has been harvested, the net profit shown above
will no doubt be considerably increased. There is also a
possibility of a slight increase in the profit as shown if the
soy beans grown and prod-uced should contain more than
15 per cent protein content.
The plan of drainage includes all of the Sections 20 and
29, out of which probably the SW4 of Section 20, contain-
ing 160 acres, will be reserved for pasture purposes, which
acreage is not shown as yielding any profit in the above
schedule.
It is possible that from the above costs of drainage and
water control a deduction of $2,000 to $3,000 can be made
by obtaining credit on South Florida Conservancy District
taxes, due to the fact that some of the work to be done will
include cleaning out existing canals of the above district.
The degree of drainage, together with items 1 to 6, in-
clusive, has been arrived at in consultation with Mr. A. R.
Richardson, Superintendent of State Farm No. 2. Items
7 to 15 inclusive, are furnished by Mr. Richardson from
estimates prepared by him.
The time required for completing the drainage works
above outlined is estimated to be from four to six months,
according to the amount of equipment and labor applied.
The above is concurred in by Mr. Richardson who signs
this report jointly with me.
Very truly yours
F. C. ELLIOT,
Engineer and Secretary-Trustees.
FCE:d A. R. RICHARDSON,
ARR:d Supt. Florida State Farm No. 2.









Motion was made by the Trustees and the Board of State
Institutions jointly, seconded and carried that the above
report be accepted and adopted.
Motion was made by Board of Commissioners of State
Institutions that Sections 20 and 29 of Township 43 South,
Range 37 East, be immediately put under drainage and
water control in accordance with the report of Mr. Elliot.
Mr. Elliot suggested, in connection with cost of the
water control works, that the Budget Commission recom-
mend to the legislature an appropriation for this purpose.
Also that the Trustees adopt a resolution making Sections
20 and 29, Township 43 South, Range 37 East, available
to the Board of State Institutions when the Trustees have
received title to said land for the use of Florida State
Farm No. 2.

The Trustees requested Mr. Elliot to prepare resolution
for adoption.

The suggestion was made that the Trustees put the land
under water control, but Mr. Elliot advised that the Trus-
tees did not have sufficient funds on hand to pay for more
than one-fourth of the amount necessary. Whereupon, mo-
tion was made, seconded and adopted that the General
Revenue Fund pay to the Trustees, on account of loan on
State Buildings, an amount necessary for constructing the
control works.

Mr. O. W. Randolph of Palm Beach, Florida, and Mr.
Guy Winthrop of Tallahassee, having submitted a pro-
posal to the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions
for constructing a drying plant and for buying hay to be
grown on Sections 20 and 29, were called in and advised
that the Trustees would make this land available, but that
it would take from four to six months for completion, and
it was deemed inadvisable to enter into any definite con-
tract at this time, however, that the Board was agreeable
to the proposition in principle.

Mr. Randolph stated that he would like to have immedi-
ately 100 acres of this land set aside for his use exclusively
for planting experimental crops.

Motion was made, seconded and carried, that as soon as
title to above described land is clear and vested in the Trus-
tees, that 100 acres of the 1280 be set aside for Mr. Ran-
dolph's use for experimental farming and that proper ac-
counting be taken into consideration when and if a con-









tract is entered into between the Board of State Institu-
tions and Mr. Randolph.
Upon motion the Trustees and Board adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, February 13, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk.

The proposal of Charles R. Pierce, on behalf of Royal
Citrus Groves Company, submitted to three members of the
Trustees on the 7th instant, was again considered. Mr.
Bayless explained that the proposal embraced 1150 acres
of marginal lands, five miles South of Pan American Air-
ways property, in Township 55 South, Range 41 East,
Dade County, which land was originally sold to Robert G.
Holgate at a price of $250.00 per acre; that a total of
$95,219.00 has been paid on the land, and that Charles R.
Pierce, for his client, successor in title to original purch-
aser, is offering $3,000.00 for a quit-claim deed to the said
land; payment to be made in three payments within a per-
iod of forty-five (45) days as follows: The land to be con-
veyed in three deeds and forwarded to purchaser with
draft attached, one for $500, the second for $1,500 and the
third for $1000.
Upon discussion the Trustees voted to execute quit-claim
deed to the 1150 acres of marginal land above described
for $3000 cash. Mr. Bayless was requested to so advise Mr.
Pierce.

Mr. Bayless reported that in company with Mr. M. C.
McIntosh, Assistant Attorney General, he had called on
C. S. Russ of Panama City, Florida, with reference to de-
linquent payment of $1651.70 due on timber lease expir-
ing January 1, 1935; that Mr. Russ agreed to pay amount









due. if the Trustees will allow him six months extension on
lease in which to remove timber.
The Trustees agreed to allow extension of six (6) months
as requested by Mr. Russ, conditioned upon immediate
payment of $1651.70 now past due.

Application was received from James I. Keller of Lake
Worth, Florida, for grazing lease on 200 acres of lake bot-
tom land in Section 29, Township 44 South, Range 43
East, with an offer of 25 cents per acre per annum; also
request for option to purchase the land at expiration of
lease.
Motion was made, seconded and duly carried, that graz-
ing lease for a period of one year be granted to Mr. Keller
upon payment of Twenty-five (25) Cents per acre per an-
num. Request for option to purchase the land was denied.

Mr. Bayless advised that individual tax certificate No.
5090, Sale of August 1, 1927, amounting to $491.53, was
outstanding against 480 acres of land in the N1/2; N1/2 of
S/2 of Section 26, Tp. 51 South, Range 41 East, being a
part of the land recently foreclosed in the Tatum mort-
gage.
The Trustees approved the payment of the above amount
and directed that check be drawn in favor of the Clerk of
the Court of Broward County for redeeming tax certifi-
cate above.

Mr. Phil Rubin of Crystal River, Florida, requested re-
newal for one year of permit to remove drift-wood cedar
logs located on islands owned by the State in Citrus County
upon the same terms and conditions.
The Trustees agreed to grant extension of lease to Mr.
Rubin as applied for.

Request of Mr. Frank Moor for adjustment of purchase
by C. B. Gwynn, as set forth in Minutes of the Trustees
February 7th, was considered and the Trustees agreed to
release mortgage to an area of land equal to payments
made by purchaser on Entries 17966 and 17967, and ac-
cept deed from Mr. Gwynn's estate to land for which pay-
ment has not been made.

The Trustees declined to sell at this time Bumblebee Is-
land in Lake Istokpoga, applied for by W. J. Hendry with
an offer of $400.00.
The Land Clerk was directed to ascertain if there were
other parties interested in the purchase of the Island as
had been reported.









The following bill was approved and ordered paid:
E. R. Bennett, Clerk Circuit Court, Ft. Lauderdale,
Fla. Redemption of Certificate No. 5090, Sale of
August 1, 1927, held by L. M. Brown covering
N1/; N1/2 of S1/ of Section 26, Township 51
South, R ange 41 East ............................................................ $491.53

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
Jentye Dedge, Assistant Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, February 27, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary.
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk.

Pursuant to action of the Trustees January 30, 1935.
Mr. Elliot submitted bids received, and presented informa-
tion relative certain firms submitting such bids for print-
ing Minutes of the Trustees for the years 1931, 1932, 1933,
1934. Also letters from Code authorities were read with
reference to standing of the firms bidding.
Upon discussion, motion was made by Mr. Mayo, sec-
onded and unanimously adopted, that the Trustees accept
the lowest bid received.

Mr. Elliot presented application from Okeechobee Flood
Control District for right-of-way over certain state land
for use in connection with Okeechobee Levee. Request was
that the Trustees execute deed to the Federal Government
to six parcels designated as State Parcels 8-2, 8-3, 8-4, 8-5,
8-6, 8-7, located in Sections 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24,
Township 43 South, Range 26 East. Owing to this section
of the Levee being entirely outside Everglades Drainage
District and under the Rivers and Harbors Act operation
and maintenance of the work will remain forever with the
United States.









Upon motion seconded and duly carried, the Trustees
agreed to execute deed to the Federal iGovernment cover-
ing the parcels above designated, and the Land Office was
directed to make the necessary transfer.

The Secretary presented application from F. J. Miller
of Sarasota, Florida, on behalf of Jerry W. Waite, to pur-
chase Lots 1, 2, 3, Sub. Lot 8, Block I, Plat of Sarasota,
Section 19, Township 36 South, Range 18 East, originally
owned by Mr. Waite, and presented check for $285.23 as
his bid for the land.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees ac-
cepted the bid of Mr. Miller for above described lots in
Sarasota, and directed that deed be executed to W. B.
.Hamilton as requested by applicant.


The Land Clerk presented offer of $300.00 from F. B.
Nance for purchase of .6 acres of marginal land between
Lot 4, Section 1, Township 44 South, Range 35 East, owned
by him, and the new Government Levee.
The Trustees accepted the offer of $300.00 made by Mr.
Nance for the 6 acres of land as above.

The Trustees on this date rescinded action taken Janu-
ary 30, 1935, authorizing permit to Arundel Corporation
for use of a strip of State land lying between the United
States Levee Right-of-way and Florida East Coast Right-
of-Way, communication having been received from The
Arundel Corporation stating that certain conditions had
made it unnecessary to have permit issued as heretofore
requested.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary-Salary............$400.00
A. R. Richardson, Field Agent-Salary ......................... 125.00
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk-Salary and Expense
A account .................................. 216.00
:Jentye Dedge, Asst. Secretary to Trustees-Salary 150.00
M. O. Barco, Secretary to Engineer-Salary .................. 150.00
H. L. Shearer, Clerk Land Office-Salary ....................... 25.00
L. Spraragen, Pensacola, Fla.-Salary .............................. 200.00
W. A. Williams, Jr., C. C. C., Palatka, Fla. ............... 1.70
T. D. Lancaster, C. C. C., Ocala, Fla. ................................ 3.46
E. R. Bennett, C. C. C., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla .................. 6.05
Gore Publishing Company, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. ...... 29.00
The M iami H erald, M iami, Fla. ............................................... 45.82


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Standard Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla. ..................... 30.16
Proctor & Proctor, Tallahassee, Fla. ................................... 9.55
Gulf Refining Company, Atlanta, Ga .................................. 17.04
$1,408.78

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
J. M. LEE,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, February 28, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary.


The Trustees reconsidered action taken on the 27th in-
stant, relative bids submitted for printing Minutes for the
years 1931, 1932, 1933 and 1934, and it being ascertained
that the company submitting the lowest bid was reported
by Code Authorities as being not in compliance with NRA
Code, Mr. Mayo moved that the action of the Trustees
taken February 27, 1935, be rescinded. Motion was sec-
onded and duly carried.
Whereupon motion was made, seconded and adopted
that the Trustees accept the lowest bid submitted by firms
in compliance with the NRA Code, according to report of
Code authorities.
Based on the above it was ascertained that the bid sub-
mitted by Rose Printing Company of Tallahassee, Florida,
was the lowest of those in compliance with the Code and
accordingly the printing of the Minutes was awarded to
said Company.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
J. M. LEE,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.


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Tallahassee, Florida, March 1, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

Minutes of the Trustees for January 23, 30, February
7, 12, 13, 27, 28, 1935, were presented and ordered ap-
proved.

In the matter of proposed sale of February 7th, to W.
F. Evans, of tract of timber in Sections 24 and 35, Town-
ship 17 South, Range 29 East, J. V. Walton, representing
Wilson Cypress Company, came before the Trustees and
stated that by virtue of resolution of the Trustees adopted
December 23, 1904, and on decision rendered by the Su-
preme Court in adjudication of suit brought by Wilson
Cypress Company against the Trustees, Wilson Cypress
Company would be given preferential rights to enter said
land, together with other lands in Township 17 South,
Range 29 East.
It was the action of the Trustees that the Land Office
wire Mr. W. F. Evans of Plant City, Florida, to go to no
further expense with reference to proposed timber lease
until investigation can be made of the claim of Wilson
Cypress Company. It was the order of the Trustees also
that a field investigation be made of reported trespass on
the land.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
J. M. LEE,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
Jentye Dedge, Assistant Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, March 13, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.










F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary.
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk.

Mr. R. G. Johnson, Sr., of West Palm Beach, Florida,
presented to the Trustees a proposition to lease Pelican
Bay for a term of ten (10) years at a price of $5.00 per
acre per annum, $2.50 of which to be paid in cash and
$2.50 to be applied to water control works, with option to
purchase said land at the end of the lease period at $50.00
per acre; however should lessee not make purchase of the
land all improvements to revert to the Trustees at the end
of the ten-year lease.
The Trustees not being favorable to above proposition
and declining to entertain granting option to purchase,
Mr. Johnson was requested to submit a proposal for leas-
ing the property, approximating 2500 acres, together with
an outline of water control works to be constructed thereon.

Mr. Bayless presented letter from Thomas B. Dowd of
Palatka, Florida, on behalf of client, protesting the leas-
ing of a certain area on the St. Johns River to Mrs. J. L.
Peebles.
The Trustees directed Mr. Bayless to advise Mr. Dowd
that County Officials of Putnam County had requested
the Trustees to permit Mrs. Peebles the use of this area as
she is a widow left in very bad circumstances and the use
of this area as a fishing site is her only means of support
for herself and children.

The Land Clerk presented letter from R. A. Weeks of
Brooker, Florida, making offer of $2.50 per acre for 40
acres of land in the Nl/2 of Lot 11, Section 30, Township
6 South, Range 20 East, Bradford County, lying about 14
miles West of Starke, Florida.
The Trustees directed that action be deferred until ex-
amination is made of the property to determine its value.

The Land Clerk reported that on December 26, 1930, the
Trustees under Entry #18111 conveyed to Chas. S. Doug-
las 10.37 acres in the El/2 of Lot 18, Section 28,
Township 50 South, Range 41 East Newman's Sur-
vey; the purchase price being $50.00 per acre. A cash
payment of $140.00 was made, leaving a balance due of
$378.50 to which interest amounting to $93.61 is added,
or a total of $472.11. Mr. Douglas submits an offer of
$300.00 in full settlement of the entire indebtedness.









The Trustees declined to accept the offer of Mr. Douglas,
but agreed to waive the interest provided he would make
cash payment of balance due on principal-$378.50.

Mr. Elliot presented offer from Mr. Evans Crary of
$5.00 per thousand feet B. M., for timber and Ten Cents
(10c) per tie for each cross-tie cut from Sections 1, 2, 11,
12, 13 and 14, Township 38 South, Range 38 East, Mar-
tin County, said land having come to the state through
foreclosure under Chapter 14572, Acts of 1929.
The Trustees on December 12, 1933 declined to sell the
timber from above described land, on the ground that the
amount offered was insufficient to take care of taxes and
costs incident to foreclosure proceedings and to dispose of
the timber would take away considerable value of the land.
It was the action of the Trustees that they stand by posi-
tion taken in December 1933, and declined to sell the tim-
ber as applied for Mr. Crary.

Mr. Elliot submitted application from Mr. Clyde New-
ton of Miami, Florida, for permit to dredge sand from
Norris and Bear Cuts in Biscayne Bay; also presented nu-
merous protests to the granting of such permit on the
ground that it would muddy the waters in that vicinity
and run off all fish, this area being the natural spawning
ground in the Bay for different kinds of fish and marine
life.
Upon consideration of the application and the protests
filed, the Trustees declined to issue permit to Mr. Newton
and directed Mr. Elliot to so advise Mr. Newton and the
parties making protest.

Thos. H. Horobin of Coral Gables, Florida, applied to
the Trustees for permit to dredge fill material from an
area adjoining 31 acres owned by him on Biscayne Point.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees agreed
to grant a two-year exclusive permit to Mr. Horobin to
dredge fill material from bay bottoms adjacent to his up-
land, in an area to be designated by Mr. Elliot, extending
over approximately sixty (60) acres if deemed necessary.

The Trustees agreed to extend for one year the privilege
granted Mr. Horobin to use Lot 4 of Section 13, Township
43 South, Range 36 East-19.87 acres, upon condition that









he pay taxes due for the current year, this concession be-
ing given in view of certain benefits accruing to State
land from ditches dug by Mr. Horobin on his adjoining
land.

The Trustees declined to sell certain land in Pelican Bay
applied for by Mr. Horobin; also declined to exchange, on
an acre for acre basis, land owned by him in Section 31
for State land in Section 13, but agreed to have investi-
gation and report from Mr. Richardson, upon receipt of
which further consideration would be given.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
E. B. Leatherman, Clerk, Miami, Fla. ...................................$ 3.05
Geo. J. Dykes, Clerk, Tavares, Fla. ....................................... 4.20
Postal Telegraph-Cable Co., Tallahassee, Fla.............. 2.91
Southeastern Telephone Co., Tallahassee, Fla ........... 7.85
W western Union, Tallahassee, Fla. ............................................... 3.72
Tallahassee Office Supply Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ......... 1.00
W M Green, Tallahassee, Fla. .................................................... 28.98
Proctor & Proctor, Tallahassee, Fla. ...................................... .... 10.65
The American Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla. ......... 12.64
Standard Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla. ........................ 6.96
J. M. Lee, Comptroller, Tallahassee, Fla. .............................. 6.50
$88.46

Financial Statement for the month of February, 1935,
presented and ordered placed of record:
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR FEBRUARY, 1935
Receipts on account of various land
sales ................. ........ ............................................ $ 730.01
Royalties on sand, shell and gravel... 437.16
Tim ber leases .................................... ..................... 700.00
Cedar Stum ps ...................................................... ... 8.10
Total receipts during month ..................$ 1,875.27
Balance on hand February 1, 1935... 11,321.38
$13,196.65
Less disbursements (itemized below) 2,092.56
Balance on hand February 28, 1935 $11,104.09
RECAPITULATION
Cash and cash items ....................................... $ 1,000.00
Balances in Banks ............................... .............. 10,104.09
$11.104.09









BALANCES IN BANKS FEBRUARY 28, 1935
The Florida National Bank, Jack-
sonville, Fla. ............................... ............... $ 8,395.24
The Capital City Bank, Tallahassee,
F la. ....................... ................... ... 1,708.85
$10,104.09


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Upon motion


DISBURSEMENTS

In Favor of: Amount
John R. Beacham ...................................$ 10.00
George O. Butler, C. C. C ............ 100.00
The Palm Beach Publications..... 28.00
Marvin C. McIntosh ............................. 7.07
F: E. Bayless .................................. 31.77
Southeastern Telephone Co. ......... 5.20
Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. ............ 3.18
.Western Union Telegraph Co....... 7.03
E R B ennett ............................................... 491.63
F C E lliot .......................................... 400.00
A. R. Richardson ...................................... 125.00
F E B ayless ............................................. 216.00
Jentye Dedge ......................................... 150.00
M O B arco ............................................... 150.00
H L Shearer ............................................. 25.00
L. Spraragen ................................................ 200.00
W. A. Williams, Jr .................................. 1.70
T. D. Lancaster .......................................... 3.46
E R B ennett ................................................ 6.05
Gore Publishing Co. ............................ 29.00
The Miami Herald .................................... 45.82
Standard Oil Company ........................ 30.16
Proctor & Proctor, Inc ......................... 9.55
Gulf Refining Company ................ 17.04
Total Disbursements Febru-
ary, 1935 ................................................... $2,092.56

the Trustees adjourned.


ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.


J. M. LEE,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.









Tallahassee, Florida, March 14, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk.
Mr. R. G. Johnson, Sr., of West Palm Beach, Florida,
came before the Trustees, further in reference to sale of
Pelican Bay land to him and associates, making an offer
of $6,000.00 per year for a ten-year lease on an area of
approximately 2500 acres. Said proposition carried agree-
ment that lessees would construct ditches and canals to the
extent of 250,000 cubic yards at an approximate cost of
$25,000.00; completion of partially built drainage struc-
ture at an estimated cost of $12,000.00; installation of all
pumping and irrigation machinery and equipment at an
estimated cost of $19,000.00, together with maintenance of
all the above; all of said improvements, except pumping
machinery, to revert to the Trustees at the end of lease.
Upon consideration the Trustees declined to lease the
Pelican Bay area at the price offered, but agreed, subject
to approval of the Governor, to enter into a ten-year lease
with a yearly rental of $10,000.00; lease to be dated July 1,
1935, with payments as follows: $1,000.00 cash upon de-
livery of contract, $4,000.00 payable May 1, 1936, or a to-
tal of $5,000.00 representing full payment for the first
year's lease from July 1, 1935 to July 1, 1936 (the reduc-
tion in the first year's rental being conceded in view of the
fact that it will take several months to construct drainage
and water control works before the land will be in condi-
tion for planting a crop) ; $10,000.00 cash May 1, 1937, for
the year July 1, 1936, to July 1, 1937, and $10,000.00 cash
each year thereafter on May 1st, throughout the term of
the lease; contract to provide that there shall be a first
lien on all pumps, pumping machinery and equipment in-
stalled for the payment of rentals due under this contract.
Mr. Johnson agreed to the yearly rental of $10,000.00
subject to the conditions as above set forth, including
construction of drainage and control works as proposed.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
J. M. LEE,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
Jentye Dedge, Assistant Secretary.









Tallahassee, Florida, March 18, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund on
March 14th, agreed to lease certain land in Pelican Bay to
R. G. Johnson, Sr., representing Richlands, Inc., for a
period of ten (10) years, subject to approval of the Gov-
ernor.
The terms and conditions of the proposed lease being
presented to the Governor, he approved the action of the
four members taken at the meeting on the 14th, and the
lease was directed drawn as agreed upon.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
Jentye Dedge, Assistant Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, March 28, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the Capitol Building.
Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary-Salary ...............$400.00
A. R. Richardson, Land Agent-Salary & Expense
A cet ................................................................................................ ............... 138.25
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk-Salary & Expense ac-
cou n t ................................................ .... .......................... ............... 261.75









Jentye Dedge, Asst. Secretary to Trustees-Salary 150.00
M. O. Barco, Secretary to Engineer-Salary .................. 150.00
H. L. Shearer, Clerk, Land Office-Salary .................... 25.00
L. Spraragen, Pensacola, Fla.-Salary ................................. 200.00
J. T. Peacock, Clerk Circuit Court, Sarasota,,Fla..... 240.35
W. V. Knott, State Treasurer, Tallahassee, Fla. ...... 18.95
Atlantic Title Co., West Palm Beach, Fla ....................... 60.00
Eugene DietzgenCo., New Orleans, La. ............................. 1.44
Office Equipment & Supply Co., Tallahassee, Fla.... 10.00
Tallahassee Office Supply Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ...... 3.25
$1,658.99

SUpon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, April 3, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk.

The Land Office presented the following offers to pur-
chase Bumble-Bee Island in Lake Istokpoga:
B. L. Laird of Chicago, Illinois ..............$505.00 on terms
T. Ed Bryan for W. J. Hendry ........................ 510.00 Cash
Upon consideration of the two offers, the Trustees ord-
ered that the matter be held in abeyance for further in-
vestigation.

Mrs. L. A. Martin offered $6.00 per acre for Fractional
W12 of SW 4 of Section 15, Township 7 South, Range 8
West, Jackson County, containing 13.61 acres.
Upon consideration of the offer, the Trustees instructed
Mr. Bayless to examine this land and if the price is found
to be satisfactory, the Land Office is authorized td con-
summate sale to Mrs. Martin.

Mr. Bayless presented letter from James I. Kellar of
Lake Worth, Florida, offering twenty-five cents (25c) per









acre per annum for lease on 200 acres of lake bottom land
in Section 30,. Township 44 South, Range 43 East.
The above offer of Mr. Kellar was accepted for lease of
One (1) year with privilege of renewal up to five years
conditioned upon the land being available and not sold dur-
ing that period.

Carey and Harrison of St. Petersburg, Florida, made an
offer of Fifty Cents (50c) per acre for release of oil and
mineral rights on land in Section 36, Township 30 South,
Range 15 East, owned by client, Herbert M. Teets.
The Trustees accepted the offer of Carey and Harrison
as above and directed that the Land Office prepare re-
lease of oil and mineral rights on land of Mr. Teets.

Claude Willis of Fort Myers, Florida, applied for lease
covering a certain area on the North side of Pine Island
fill in Lee County, and offered $25.00 per annum for such
lease.
Upon consideration of the application, the Trustees
agreed to lease the land applied for on a yearly basis upon
payment of $25.00 per annum in advance.

Robert M. Brown of Tampa, Florida, representing Sand,
Shell and Transportation Company, made request for re-
newal of lease to said Company with reduction in monthly
minimum royalty to $10.00.
Upon motion duly seconded and carried, the Trustees
agreed to renew lease to Sand, Shell and Transportation
Company, commencing with this date and expiring De-
cember 31, 1935, with monthly minimum payments of
$10.00 royalty.

Letter was presented from Baker and White of West
Palm Beach, Florida, on behalf of Emery J. Thomas, hav-
ing reference to Entry #17161, requesting that the Trus-
tees release mortgage on a 53-foot strip of Lot 13, Section
13, Township 42 South, Range 36 East.
Mr. Bayless reported that a balance of $654.00 princi-
pal, and interest from November 1, 1927 to this date, is
due on this Entry.
Upon consideration of the request, the Trustees instruct-
ed Mr. Bayless to write Baker and White to submit a cash
offer for release of mortgage on the strip desired.

Wideman and Wideman of West Palm Beach, Florida,
representing Colonel and Mrs. Louis Jacques Balsan, ap-









plied to purchase 3.56 acres of submerged land adjacent
to upland on Hypoluxo Island in Lake Worth, offering
$100.00 per acre for same.
Upon motion of the Trustees, it was ordered that the land
be sold to Colonel and Mrs. Balsan at a price of $100.00
per acre, plus cost of advertising, and the Secretary was
directed to publish notice of such proposed sale in a Palm
Beach County Newspaper.

James A. Dew of West Palm Beach, Florida, offered
the Trustees Everglades Drainage District bonds of the
face value of $5,400.00 in exchange for assignment of
Mortgage No. 16,865 covering SEV4 of Section 7, Town-
ship 44 South, Range 37 East.
Upon consideration, the Trustees appointed a committee
composed of F. C. Elliot, Engineer, and M. C. McIntosh,
Assistant Attorney General, to go into the details of the
transaction and effect such exchange as seemed advisable.

Mr. Bayless reported as to status of exchange with U. S.
Sugar Company, setting forth amount of taxes due on
lands owned by the State to be conveyed to the Sugar Com-
pany and the manner in which settlement of such taxes
might be effected.
This transaction also was referred to the Committee ap-
pointed in the foregoing paragraph, with instructions to
work out the tax situation to the best advantage possible.

Minutes of the Trustees for March 1, 13, 14, 18, and 28,
1935, presented and ordered approved.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, April 10, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary.
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk.









Request was presented from the United States, through
Okeechobee Flood Control District, for right-of-way over
certain lands owned by the State in Palm Beach and Mar-
tin Counties, Florida. Upon consideration of the request
the following Resolution was adopted:
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States in an
Act authorizing the construction, repair and preservation
of certain public works on rivers and harbors approved
July 3, 1930 (Public No. 527, 71st Congress H. R. 11781)
did adopt and authorize as a work of improvement at the
expense of the United States, subject to certain contribu-
tions to be made by local interests, a project for the im-
provement of the Caloosahatchee River and Lake Okeecho-
bee drainage areas, in accordance with reports submitted
in Senate Document No. 115, 71st Congress second session,
and as modified by the said Congressional Act above re-
ferred to; and
WHEREAS, One of the conditions provided by the said
Act was to the effect that local interests shall acquire and
transfer, free of cost to the United States, the right-of-way
and suitable areas for the deposit of dredged material re-
quired in connection with the work and its subsequent
maintenance; and

WHEREAS, by Statute of the Legislature of the State
of Florida, local interests have been organized in the form
of a special taxing district, under the style and title
"OKEECHOBEE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT,"
which district is authorized by law to acquire and furnish
or cause to be furnished to the United States such rights-
of-way and suitable areas for the deposit of dredged ma-.
terial; and

WHEREAS, the United States District Engineer,
United States Engineer Office, Jacksonville, Florida, in
charge of said work has informed the said. Okeechobee
Flood Control District that the United States is prepared
to proceed through the War Department with the con-
struction of the levee and navigation channel extending
generally along the shores of Lake Okeechobbee; and

WHEREAS, the right-of-way required for such con-
struction as determined by surveys, metes and bounds de-
scription, and plats made and prepared by the United
States War Department, are those described as "STATE
PARCEL "9-3X", STATE PARCEL "45-YX" and









"STATE PARCEL 9-5", attached hereto as a part of this
Resolution; and
WHEREAS, the said described land to be occupied by
or necessary to the construction and maintenance of the
said levee and navigation channel belongs to the State of
Florida; and
WHEREAS, the construction of the said improvements
thereon will be in the interest and to the benefit of the
people of the State of Florida, Now Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED by the Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Fund that the said Trustees hereby authorize
the United States Engineer, War Department, and his
assistants, agents and/or contractors, to occupy said lands
described as STATE PARCEL 9-3X, STATE PARCEL
45-YX and STATE PARCEL 9-5, for the construction
and maintenance of said levee and navigation channel;
and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the right con-
veyed by the Trustees to the United States for occupying
the strip of land for the purpose herein described shall not
interfere with the right of the Trustees to improve the
land adjacent to and South of said levee, such improve-
ment to consist in raising the level of the natural land
surface by pumping or otherwise depositing earth upon
said land and against the south slope of said levee. Pro-
vided, that no such improvement shall reduce or subtract
from the cross section of the said levee; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED That in the event it
is deemed necessary, the Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund will supplement this authorization by convey-
ing to the United States the rights of said Trustees in the
premises.

DESCRIPTION OF U. S. RIGHT-OF-WAY
STATE PARCEL "9-3-X"
That tract or parcel of land lying between the
east right-of-way line of the U. S. Levee and the
west right-of-way line of the Florida East Coast
Railway and required by the United States for a
right-of-way for a ramp to Hurricane Gate No. 5,
and owned by the State of Florida, being part of
Section 33, Township 41 South, Range 37 East,
Palm Beach County, Florida, containing 0.06
acres, more or less.









ESTATE PARCEL "45-YX"
That tract or parcel of land lying within the
right-of-way of the U. S. Levee owned by the State
of Florida, being in the unsurveyed part of Town-
ship 43 South, Range 36 East, Palm Beach Coun-
ty, containing 36.73 acres, more or less.
STATE PARCEL "9-5"
That tract or parcel of land lying within the
right-of-way of the U. S. Levee and owned by the
State of Florida, being part of Section 22, Town-
ship 40 South, Range 37 East, containing 2.37
acres, more or less.
The Secretary was requested to furnish necessary copies
of the foregoing Resolution to the office of the District
Engineer, War Department, Jacksonville, Florida, and to
Engineers of the Okeechobee Flood Control District.

The Land Office presented letter from E. M. Baynes of
West Palm Beach, Florida, representing estate of H.
Stein, having reference to Entry No. 17,821 covering 105
acres of lake bottom land purchased in 1929 at a price of
$50.00 per acre. Mr. Bayless reported that there is a bal-
ance due on the principal of $3,954.75 and interest $1,-
350.00; that since the death of H. Stein, the land has be-
come involved in litigation and in order to clear the title
the mortgage has been foreclosed and the land has re-
verted to the State; that the heirs are now asking that the
Trusetees sell them the three-fourths, coming to the State
through foreclosure, at a price of $4,000.00 cash.
Upon discussion, the Trustees agreed to accept $4,000.00
cash in payment for the land as above referred to.

Mr. Bayless presented application from James A. Dew to
lease approximately 827.37 acres of State land in the Ever-
glades in the vicinity of Belle Glade and Southbay, offer-
ing $5,000.00 annual rental payable as follows:
$1,000.00 Cash
$2,000.00 December 1, 1935, and
$2,000.00 May 1, 1936.
The Trustees accepted the offer of Mr. Dew, conditioned
upon Mr. Knott checking the list of lands applied for to
ascertain if any should be withheld for use of State Farm
No. 2.

Mr. Bayless presented report from A. R. Richardson,
Field Agent, on timber located on the NEV4 of NE1/4 of









Section 1, Township 44 South, Range 27 East, 40 acres in
Lee County, Florida, for which an offer of $100.00 had
been received from Colquitt Realty Company of Fort My-
ers, Florida.
The Trustees declined to lease the timber for less than
$175.00 cash, and the Land Office was requested to so ad-
vise applicant.

The Land Office presented wire from W. F. Evans of
Plant City, Florida, submitting offer of $5.00 per thous-
and feet for cypress, $2.50 per thousand feet for hard-
wood and 15c per tie for cross ties, located on State land
in Volusia County on the East side of the St. John River.
It was ordered that this application be held until next
week.

A. R. Richardson, Field Agent, reported with reference
to application of Judge S. J. Barco of Miami, Florida, to
purchase 60 acres of land in Section 36, Township 43 South,
Range 35 East and in Section 31, Township 43 South,
Range 36 East, lying North of and on the Lake side of the
Government channel formed in the construction of Okee-
chobee Levee. The report is that the land will receive no
benefit from protective works being constructed by the
United States and can be reached only by boat. Recom-
mendation is that if the land is sold that $5.00 per acre
will be a fair price.
The offer was ordered held for further information.

Letter was presented from Messrs. Gaston Drake and
Charles H. Reeder of Miami, Florida, making application
to lease for oil explorations approximately 300,000 acres
of State land in Collier, Dade and Monroe Counties, form-
erly leased to Price Oil & Gas Company.
The Trustees were advised that Messrs. Drake and Reed-
er had applied for lease on above land on May 30, 1934, but
on account of existing lease to Price Oil and Gas Company,
no action was taken.
The Trustees being disinclined to lease the entire area,
it was agreed that lease be allowed Messrs. Drake and
Reeder on 50,000 acres, conditioned upon the drilling of
one well on the land during the first year and one well for
each 15,000 acres each year thereafter. The Land Office
was requested to advise applicants of action taken.

The Secretary submitted letter from W. Terry Gibson,
Attorney for Lake Worth Inlet District, requesting per-









mission to use certain state land for spoiling area in con-
nection with improvement by the United States of the
channel of Lake Worth Inlet.
The Trustees being agreeable to granting permission re-
quested, the following Reso 1 ution was unanimously
adopted:

RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, in the improvement and maintenance of
the channel of Lake Worth Inlet (Port of Palm Beach,
Florida) and for such purposes convenient spoil areas are
required; Now, Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED by the Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Fund that in so far as the interest of the said
Trustees may appear, consent is hereby given to Lake
Worth Inlet District and to the United States, their agents
and contractors, to deposit dredged material from the chan-
nel above named on those submerged lands and shallow
banks held by the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund, located and lying between the east and northeast
banks of that certain island known as PEANUT ISLAND
and the navigable channel in Lake Worth running in a
northerly direction between said island and Singers Point,
situated generally between the town of Riviera and said
Singers Point.
THAT THIS CONSENT shall extend from the date
hereof for a period of One (1) year.
Certified copies of the foregoing Resolution were ordered
forwarded to Mr. Gibson for transmittal to the War De-
partment.

Attorney General Landis called to the attention of the
Trustees that a number of delinquent mortgages are held
by the State and recommended that action be taken as
early as possible to foreclose such mortgages.
Motion was made, seconded and duly carried, that as
soon as the Attorney General is in position to do so, that
these mortgages be cleared up. It was so ordered.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
Lacey & Gillespie, Tavares, Fla. ...............................................$ 35.00
Proctor & Proctor, Tallahassee, Fla ...................................... .90
Standard Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla. ..................... 35.94
The American Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla. ......... 8.78









Geo. 0. Butler, Clerk Circuit Court, West Palm
B each F la. ................................................................................. ....... 685.16
H. H. Bohler, Tallahassee, Fla ........................... ............. 5.00
Railway Express Agency, Tallahassee, Fla. ................. .43
Southeastern Telephone Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ............ 21.70
Postal Telegraph-Cable Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ........ .25
Western Union Telegraph Company, Tallahassee,
F la. ...................... ......... ...... ..................... .............................................. ....... 5.33
$798.49

Minutes of the Trustees, dates of January 23, 30, Feb-
ruary 7, 12, 13, 27, 28, March 1, 13, 14, 18, 28, April 3,
1935 presented and approved.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee Florida, April 17, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk.

The Secretary reported that lists have been prepared of
the lands held by the Trustees and are now ready to be
certified to the Board of Commissioners of Everglades
Drainage District for transmittal by said Board to the Tax
Assessors of the various counties in the Everglades.
WHEREUPON, the following Resolution was adopted:

RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, Pursuant to Chapter 8412, Laws of Flori-
da, Acts of 1921, the Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund of the State of Florida are required to ascer-









tain and certify the assessed value of lands of the Interpal
Improvement Fund within Everglades Drainage District,
and the said Trustees having ascertained the assessed valu-
ation of said lands; Now, Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED, That the assessed value of lands of
the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund as ascer-
tained by the said Trustees for the year 1935, be and the
same are hereby certified to the Board of Commissioners
of Everglades Drainage District as set forth on the at-
tached lists, which said lists are identified by the signa-
ture of the Governor and attested by the Secretary under
the seal of the said Trustees.

The Secretary submitted lists of lands held by the Trus-
tees within Okeechobee Flood Control District and ad-
vised that such lists are now ready to be certified to the
Tax Assessors of the several counties within Okeechobee
Flood Control District. WHEREUPON, the following
Resolution was adopted:

RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, Pursuant to Chapter 16090, Laws of Flori-
da, Acts of 1933, the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund of the State of Florida are required to ascertain and
certify the assessed value of lands of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund within Okeechobee Flood Control District to
the Tax Assessors of the several counties within said Dis-
trict, and the said Trustees having ascertained the assessed
valuation of said lands; Now, Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED That the assessed value of lands of
the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund as ascer-
tained by the said Trustees for the year 1935, be and the
same is hereby certified to the Tax Assessors of the coun-
ties of Broward, Collier, Dade, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Mon-
roe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and Saint Lucie within
Okeechobee Flood Control District as set forth on the
attached lists, which said lists are identified by the signa-
ture of the Governor and attested by the Secretary under
the seal of the said Trustees.

Wire of W. F. Evans of Plant City, Florida, submitted
to the Trustees April 10th, was again presented, mamng
offer of $5.00 per thousand feet for cypress, $2.50 per
thousand feet for hardwood, and 15e per tie for cross ties,









taken from State land in Volusia County on the East side
of the St. Johns River.
The Trustees declined the offer of Mr. Evans.

Mr. Bayless presented letter from R. L. Van Hoose of
Lake Harbor, Florida, applying to purchase 85 acres of
lake bottom land adjacent to his upland in the vicinity of
Lake Harbor, offering $2,000.00 for the area; said land
located between the meander line and the Government
Levee.
Upon consideration the offer of Mr. Van Hoose was de-
clined.

Letter was presented from Thos. H. Horobin, requesting
re-consideration of his application for land exchange and
adjustment of his purchases.
Upon motion, seconded and duly carried, the Trustees
declined to rescind their former action on this application.

The Land Clerk presented letter from E. N. May, Coun-
ty Commissioner of Vernon, Washington County, Florida,
making an offer of $100.00 for pine timber approximating
25,000 feet, on state land in the NWV of NW1/4 of Section
25, Township 3 North, Range 15 West.
The Trustees directed that investigation be made of this
tract and a check-up of the timber before action is taken.

Application was presented from Lieutenant R. W. Doug-
lass of Montgomery, Alabama, to purchase Island #33 in
Peace River, containing approximately 5 acres, with an
offer of $10.00 per acre.
Motion was made seconded and adopted, that the Field
Agent investigate and submit report before action is taken.

The application of S. J. Barco of Miami, submitted to the
Trustees April 10, 1935, to purchase certain submerged
land on the lakeside of Okeechobee Levee, was held in
abeyance pending receipt of information from United
States Engineers.

The Trustees having agreed to sell to Colonel Charles
H. Danforth of Langley Field, Virginia, Islands 31 and
34, in Peace River, lying within Charlotte and DeSoto
Counties, the following Notices were published in the Pun-









ta Gorda Herald, under dates of March 15, 22, 29, April
5 and 12, 1935, and in the Arcadian under dates of March
14, 21, 28, April 4 and 11, 1935:
Notice as published in Punta Gorda Herald, Punta Gor-
da, Florida:
Tallahassee, Florida
March 6, 1935
NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida-will hold
a meeting at 12 o'clock Noon, Wednesday, April 17, 1935,
at Tallahassee, Florida, to consider the sale of the follow-
ing described submerged land in CHARLOTTE AND DE-
SOTO Counties, Florida:
ISLAND NO. 31: In Section 2, Township 40
South, Range 23 East, in Peace River, Charlotte
County;
ISLAND NO. 34: In Section 2, Township 40
South, Range 23 East, and in Section 35, Town-
ship 39 South, Range 23 East, in Peace River,
Charlotte and DeSoto Counties, Florida.
Correct description to be furnished with deed.
This Notice is published in compliance with Section 1062
of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, that any per-
son or persons who may have objections to said sale may
have an opportunity to present the same on date of sale as
therein provided.
By order of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund.
David Sholtz, Governor.
ATTEST: F. C. Elliot, Secretary.
Notice as published in the Arcadian, Arcadia, Florida:
Tallahassee, Florida
March 6, 1935
NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida will hold
a meeting at 12 o'clock Noon, Wednesday, April 17, 1935,
at Tallahassee, Florida, to consider the sale of the follow-
ing described submerged land in DESOTO and CHAR-
LOTTE Counties, Florida:
ISLAND NO. 34, situated in Section 2, Town-
ship 40 South, Range 23 East, and in Section 35,
Township 39 South, Range 23 East, in Peace
River.
Correct description to be furnished with deed.


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This Notice is published in compliance with Section 1062
of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, that any per-
son or persons who may have objections to said sale may
have an opportunity to present the same on date of sale as
therein provided.
By order of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund.
David Sholtz, Governor.
ATTEST: F. C. Elliot, Secretary.
No objections being presented or filed to the sale, the
Trustees declared Islands No. 31 and No. 34, in Peace
River, Charlotte and DeSoto Counties, Florida, sold to
Colonel Charles II. Danforth of Langley Field, Virginia,
for the sum of $5.00 per acre, plus cost of advertising.

Action was again deferred on application of W. J. Hen-
dry to purchase Bumble-Bee Island in Lake Istokpoga.

The Trustees having on January 30, 1935, agreed to is-
sue Permit to Arundel Corporation of Baltimore, Mary-
land, to use a strip of State land adjacent to the Govern-
ment Levee as a dock and slip site, and said permit having
been prepared and submitted to Arundel Corporation for
acceptance, the Secretary reported that Permit has been
returned with the information that the proposed work will
not be carried out, therefore the permit will not be needed.
It was the order of the Trustees that action of January
30, 1935, granting such permit be rescinded and the per-
mit cancelled.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
Jentye Dedge, Assistant Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, April 24, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in it e i oftfiC.- ot rth- (Gt .veirn r at tlh i. Capitol.
P r(.i<.ii t :
David lholtz, (Governor
J. AM. Lee, Cmnilptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurr.
C'ary D. Landi. Attorney Gen(iral.
Nathan Mayo. C'oinLisii iolner of Agriceultire.

F. C. Elliot. Engineer ( inl Secretary.
F. E. Bayle-~s, Land Clerk.









C. B. and W. J. Rawls of Belle Glade, Florida, made an
offer of $175.00 per acre for Tracts 27 and 28 of Section
31, Township 43 South, Range 37 East, Palm Beach Coun-
ty, South of Chosen, Florida, containing approximately 40
acres.
The offer from the Messrs. Rawls of $175.00 per acre
for above described land was accepted.

The Land Office presented letter from J. D. McLendon
of Crystal River, Florida, applying to purchase 5 acres of
land on what is known as "BLACK POINT" in Section
5, Township 18 South, Range 16 East, offering $50.00 per
acre.
The Trustees directed that the matter be held in abey-
ance pending field examination and report.

Mr. Bayless presented statement of taxes due Okeecho-
bee Flood Control District on land covered by exchange
agreement with U. S. Sugar Corporation, amounting to
approximately $2,000.00. Mr. Elliot recommended that
in view of the several thousand acres of land made avail-
able to Okeechobee Flood Control District for rights-of
way necessary in the construction of United States Levee
around Lake Okeechobee, that Okeechobee Flood Control
District be requested to issue tax receipts on State owned
lands in said District.
Upon consideration of the subject, the Trustees directed
that Okeechobee Flbod Control District be requested to
adopt a resolution remitting taxes on Trustees' lands in
consideration of certain services rendered to such District.
The Tallahassee members of Okeechobee Flood Control
District being in favor of adoption of such resolution, Mr.
Elliot was requested to'take the matter up with Honorable
A. W. Young, Secretary, for action by members of the
board in the district.
The Trustees directed that payment of taxes as reported
by Mr. Bayless be held up pending action by Okeechobee
Flood Control District on the tax situation.

Mr. Bayless presented application from Mrs. T. A. Bass,
to purchase land in Section 1, Township 44 South, Range
36 East, and Lots 11 and 12 in Section 36, Township 43
South, Range 36 East, at a price of $150 per acre, a por-
tion of which land was applied for by her husband prior to
his death several months ago. Tentative arrangements









having been made to rent this land for 1935, Mrs. Bass re-
quests that rental for 1935 be applied as first payment on
the purchase, said rental being in excess of the usual cash
payment required.
Motion was made, seconded and duly carried, that the
proposition made by Mrs. Bass be accepted and that pur-
chase contract be executed based on the ten-year payment
plan; the equivalent of rental for the current year to be
applied as first payment on the purchase price.

Mrs. L. R. Martin of Tallahassee, Florida, having pur-
chased from the School Board 13.60 acres of land in Sec-
tion 16, Township 7 North, Range 8 West, offers 50c per
acre for release of oil and mineral reservations on said land.
The Trustees accepted the offer from Mrs. Martin and
directed the Land Department to prepare such release up-
on payment of 50c per 'acre.

Mr. Bayless presented offer from Luther Jones of $50.00
per acre for the SE4 of Section 7, Township 44 South,
Range 36 East, lying South and West of the Canal, con-
taining approximately 80 acres.
The offer was declined and the Land Office directed to
so advise Mr. Jones.

Offer of $50.00 was submitted from J. R. Dinkens of
Bonifay, Florida, to purchase approximately 18,000 feet of
pine and hardwood timber located on the NE4 of SW1/4
of Section 18, Township 4 North, Range 15 West.
The Trustees declined the offer and directed that Mr.
Dinkens be notified of such action.

Request of Thos. H. Horobin for reconsideration of his
application for adjustment and exchange of lands, was de-
nied.

Mr. Bayless presented complaint from Bayshore Com-
pany, Jacksonville, Florida, of trespass by Atlantic Shell
Company, and asked that the Trustees cancel permit of
such company.
The Trustees directed the Land Office to write the At-
lantic Shell Company that complaint is being made against









them, and request that they discontinue trespass on terri-
tory of Bayshore Company.

The Land Office submitted offer of $50.00 and $35.00
per acre from I. J. Tatom and offer of $50.00 per acre from
G. Poole, for the purchase of land in Township 44 South,
Range 36 East, and in Township 43 South, Range 35 East.
Mr. Bayless reported that Field Agent A. R. Richardson
advises that Government Engineers object to sale of land
in that territory.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees de-
clined to make sale of lands applied for by Messrs. Tatom
and Poole.

Mr. Elliot recommended that the Trustees make an ef-
fort to have passed at this session of the Legislature a bill
introduced at the 1933 Session, having reference to pay-
ment of taxes on State lands as and when such lands are
sold.
The Trustees requested Mr. Elliot to have the Bill intro-
duced again this session and secure its passage if possible.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
F. C. Elliot, Engineer & Secretary-Salary ..................400.00
A. R. Richardson, Land Agent-Salary .............................. 125.00
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk-Salary ............$210.00
Expenses ...... 10.25 220.25

M. O. Barco, Sec. to Engineer-Salary .............................. 150.00
Jentye Dedge, Asst. Sec. to Trustees-Salary ............ 150.00
H. L. Shearer, Clerk Land Office-Salary .................... 25.00
L. Spraragen, Pensacola, Florida-Salary ....................... 200.00
Postmaster, Tallahassee, Fla.-Stamps .............................. 5.00
J. M. Lee, Comptroller, Tallahassee, Fla. ........................ 4.00
S. J. Ellerbee, Belle Glade, Fla. .............................................. 55.74
$1,334.99

Financial Statement for the month of March was ord-
ered placed of record:
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR MARCH 1935
Receipts on account of various land
sales ....................... ................................................. $ 905.39
Royalties on sand, shell and gravel 317.07
Redemption of Everglades Drainage
District Tax certificates ........................ 375.09
Tim ber Lease ............................ ...... ........... 10.20









Reimbursement by Clerk Ct. Court
Palm Beach County A/C De-
posit in Tatum suit .................................... 4.85
Sale of M minutes ................................................... 2.00
Pelican Bay Lease-Behalf Rich-
lands Inc. ....................... ............... .... 1,000.00
Total receipts during month ..................$ 2,614.60
Balance on hand March 1, 1935 ............ 11,104.09
$13,718.69
Less disbursements (itemized below) 1,747.45
Balance on hand March 31, 1935.........
RECAPITULATION
Cash and cash items ...................................$ 1,000.00
Balances in Banks ............................... .............. 10,971.24


$11,971.24




$11,971.24


BALANCES IN BANKS MARCH 31, 1935
The Florida National Bank, Jack-
sonville, F la. .................................................... $ 9,262.39
Capital City Bank, Tallahassee,
Florida ...................... .................. 1,708.85
$10,971.24
DISBURSEMENTS


Date
1935 No.
Mar. 15, 10172
10173
10174
10175
10176
10177
10178
10179
10180
10181
10182
30, 10183
10184
10185
10186
10187
10188
10189
10190
10191


In Favor of: Amount
E. B. Leatherman, C. C. C. ..........$ 3.05
Geo. J. Dykes, C. C. C. .................... 4.20
Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. ............ 2.91
Southeastern Telephone Co. ......... 7.85
Western Union Telegraph Co. ...... 3.72
Tallahassee Office Supply Co. ...... 1.00
W M G reen ................................................... 28.98
Proctor & Proctbr .................................... 10.65
American Oil Co. .................................. 12.64
Standard Oil Co .................................... 6.96
J. M. Lee, Comptroller ........................ 6.50
F C E lliot ........................... ....................... 400.00
A. R. Richardson .............................. ...... 138.25
F. E. Bayless ............................................. 261.75
Jentye Dedge ............................................... 150.00
M O B arco ................................................ 150.00
H. L. Shearer ............................................ 25.00
L Spraragen ................................................ 200.00
J. R. Peacock, C. C. ....................... 240.35
W. V. Knott, State Treasurer...... 18.95









10192 Atlantic Title Co. ................................... 60.00
10193 Eugene Dietzgen Co. .......................... 1.44
10194 Office Equipment & Supply Co. 10.00
10195 Tallahassee Office Supply Co.,
In c. ........................ .................................. 3 .2 5
Total Disbursements for March 1935......$1,747.45

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida
May 2, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the Capitol Building.
Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
The following bill was approved and ordered paid:
South Florida Conservancy District, Miami, Fla.
To payment in full of all South Florida Con-
servancy District taxes on all lands in which
the Trustees Internal Improvement Fund are
interested, either State lands or those on which
mortgages are held, including 1934 levy..................$20,000.00

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST: F. C. Elliot
Secretary

Tallahassee, Florida
May 8, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the.office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

S F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk.









The Trustees having advertised for sale on this date
certain submerged land in Lake Worth adjacent to Hypo-
luxo Island, applied for by Colonel and Mrs. Louis Jacques
Balsan, affidavit of publication was presented certifying
that the following Notice was published in the Palm Beach
Post under dates of April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 1935:
Tallahassee, Florida
April 5, 1935
NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY given that the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida will
hold a meeting at 12 o'clock Noon, Wednesday, May 8,
1935, at Tallahassee, Florida, to consider the sale of the
following described submerged land in Palm Beach County,
Florida:
Rock Reef adjoining the south end of Hypo-
luxo Island in Section 10, Township 45 South,
Range 43 East, Palm Beach County.
Commencing at a point on the East shore of
Lake Worth on the South line of Section 10 (as
now laid out), Township 45 South, Range 43 East
of the principal meridian of Florida: said point
being 100 feet North and in line between two con-
crete monuments 500 feet apart;
Thence Westerly a distance of 942 feet along
the said south line of Section 10 produced to the
point of beginning;
Thence continue along said south line of Sec-
tion 10 produced a distance of 260 feet to a point;
Thence Northerly making an angle of 83023'40"
from east to north from said south line of Section
10, a distance of 622.65 feet to a point;
Thence in an easterly direction making an angle
of 8540'50" from south to east from the last de-
scribed line a distance of 259 feet, passing an iron
pipe driven in the rock at 110.18 feet;
Thence in a southerly direction making an an-
gle of 9419'10" from west to south from the last
described line a distance of 573.24 feet to the point
of beginning. Containing 3.56 acres.
This Notice is published in compliance with Section 1062
of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, that any per-
son or persons who may have objections to said sale may










have an opportunity to present the same on date of sale as
therein provided.
By order of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund.
David Sholtz, Governor
ATTEST: F. C. Elliot, Secretary
Objections having been filed to said sale by the law firm
of Gedney, Johnston & Lilienthal of West Palm Beach,
Florida, action was deferred to June 5th, and the Secre-
tary was requested to notify interested parties of this
action.
S. F. Long of Chuluota, Florida, applied to purchase
the NWV4 of SE/! of Section 21, Township 21 South,
Range 31 East-40 acres-and offered $100.00 per acre
plus any outstanding and unpaid taxes.
Upon motion, Seconded and adopted, the Trustees ac-
cepted the offer of Mr. Long of $100.00 per acre for above
described land.
Mrs. Myrtle B. Englar of Fort Pierce, Florida, on be-
half of client Martin Curry, applied for an island in Fort
Pierce Harbor, adjacent to upland ownership.
Upon discussion, the Trustees agreed to sell said island
at a price of $25.00 per acre cash, conditioned upon appli-
cant finishing resolution from Fort Pierce Port Authori-
ties and from the City officials of Ft. Pierce, that such sale
will not be objected to by such organizations.
Minutes of the Trustees for April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May
2, 1935, were presented and ordered approved.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
J: M. LEE,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
Jentye Dedge,
Assistant Secretary.
Tallahassee, Florida
May 10, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary.










The following resolution was adopted by the Trustees:
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, the area of approximately four million
acres of land located in southern Florida containing what
is generally known as the Everglades, comprising nearly
three million acres, which were originally granted to this
state by the Federal Government under the terms of the
Swamp and Overflowed Land Grant Act, approved Sep-
tember 28, 1850; and
WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of Florida
created a Board made up of the Governor of the state and
four members of his Cabinet, designated as Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund, who hold in the name of
the State one million acres of said land and are required
by law to administer the same in trust for the said state,
and such responsibility still continues; and
WHEREAS, Development of the Everglades has been
continuously carried on for many years since the said lands
were granted to this state; such development being pro-
vided through the acts of various public agencies such as
Okeechobee Flood Control District, Everglades Drainage
District, the State of Florida through the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund, together with numerous oth-
er legally constituted sub-drainage districts, and through
the initiative and at the expense of numerous individuals,
private corporations and other private agencies at an aggre-
gate cost to date substantially in excess of one hundred
million dollars; and
WHEREAS, development has progressed to the point
demonstrating the high fertility of the area as evidenced
by the production of vegetables, sugar cane, citrus fruits,
and other agricultural products to an annual value of
millions of dollars; and
WHEREAS, the bringing of the area in question to its
present state of improvement has been accompanied by the
development of major problems of soil conservation, in-
cluding protection against excessive soil subsidence, and
the destruction of the muck lands by fire, which said de-
struction by fire is of consequence similar to destruction
by erosion, with consequent serious interference with the
orderly phases of human activity within both the Ever-
glades and the coastal areas adjacent thereto resulting from
excessive smoke and dust; all combining to effect great and
continuing economic loss; Now Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED, By the Trustees of the Internal
Improvement Fund of the State of Florida, that the United









States Government, through the Department of Agricul-
ture, be and is hereby petitioned and requested to set up
and adopt a Study Project for soil conservation in the
Everglades area of Florida and that an allocation of $150,-
000.00 or such sum as may therefore be found necessary and
justified be made by the United States Government for
the purpose of developing and completing such studies
within the next four to six months, or in advance of the
next croping season, and that the completion of the Study
Project be followed by a Field Program of the nature and
to the extent indicated and justified by the said Study
Project; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Governor of
the State of Florida, as Chairman of this the Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund, be and he is hereby au-
thorized and instructed to submit original of this Resolu-
tion to the Honorable H. H. Bennett, Director of Soil Ero-
sion Service, United States Department of Agriculture;
and copies to the Honorables Duncan U. Fletcher and Park
Trammell, United States Senators from the State of Flor-
ida; and to the Honorables J. Hardin Peterson, J. Mark
Wilcox, and W. J. Sears, respectively Congressmen from
the First District, the Fourth District, and from the State
of Florida at Large.

Mr. Elliot was requested to transmit copies of the fore-
going Resolution to the Senators and Congressmen as
above.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot
Secretary

Tallahassee, Florida
May 15, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary.
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk.









Mr. Bayless presented letter from Mrs. F. J. Ravlin of
Miami, Florida, on behalf of Mrs. Helen Pierson of Miami
and Chicago, Ill., making application for renewal of her
Oil Lease assignment under Price Oil and Gas Company
lease
Action was deferred pending return of the absent mem-
bers.

Mr. Bayless reported that all settlers on Bear Beach
land, recovered by the Trustees in foreclosure of the Ta-
tum mortgage, had been allotted land in Section 20, Town-
ship 43 South, Range 35 East; that subdivisions had been
made as applied for by settlers and all transactions closed
on a basis of $50.00 per acre; that subsequent to comple-
tion of the above sales, Messrs. W. C. Hooker and W. Wal-
dron had applied for 10 acres and 5 acres, respectively, to
be allotted to them.
Upon being advised that notice had been given settlers
of the time and place of meeting for allotting the various
tracts, Mr. Hooker having failed to attend such meeting,
and Mr. Waldron having failed to apply for the five acres
at the time, the Trustees declined to re-open the transaction
and re-allot the area.

Letter was presented from Major B. C. Dunn, U. S. En-
gineer, Jacksonville office, requesting the advertisement
of certain lands quit-claimed to the War Department in
1929, covering spoil area near the town of Mayport known
as Wards Training Wall, opinion having been given that
this procedure will be necessary to perfect title.
Upon motion seconded and carried, the Trustees directed
that the area be advertised as requested by Major Dunn
and deeds issue in due course. Advertisement to be at the
expense of the United States.

Mr. Elliot submitted application from R. A. McGeachy
of Milton, Florida, for mineral lease for a period of ten
(10) years, with option to renew for an additional ten
years, covering sovereignty land in Santa Rosa County,
being all creeks, basins and bayous connected with or
emptying into Blackwater River, between its mouth and
the point where Coldwater Creek empties into said river.
Upon discussion the Trustees agreed' to grant lease to
client of Mr. McGeachy (C. S. Jernigan), on the above de-
scribed land for a ten-year lease with option -for additional
ten years, upon payment of One per cent on gross revenue









at plant and $50.00 per month for the first year; $100.00
per month for the second year and $250.00 per month for
each year thereafter during term of lease; construction of
a $50,000.00 plant within three years and the furnishing
of a bond in the sum of $1,000.00, together with other terms
and conditions as set forth in lease.

Mr. Mayo reported that Mr. O'Hara of the U. S. Land
Office was making an inspection trip in Florida and it
would be desirable for Mr. Richardson or Mr. Bayless to
accompany him.
The Trustees directed that either Mr. Bayless or Mr.
Richardson accompany Mr. O'Hara on an inspection of
swamp and overflowed lands in the State.

An offer of $50.00 cash was presented from John W.
Williams of Ruskin, Florida, for an island in Alafia River,
east of Highway between Tampa and Bradenton, in Hills-
boro County, containing 11/2 acres.
Upon motion, seconded and carried, the offer of Mr.
Williams was accepted for above described island.

Application was presented from S. Whitehurst & Sons
for three-year oil lease covering approximately 3400 acres
of sovereignty land in Hernando County, Township 22
South, Range 16 East, with an offer of Five (5) Cents per
acre per annum.
The Trustees agreed to grant lease applied for upon
usual terms and conditions.

Mr. Bayless reported that in February of this year the
Trustees agreed to sell to Charles R. Pierce of Miami, Flor-
ida, 1071 acres of submerged land in Township 55 South,
Range 41 East, at a price of $3,000.00 cash; that up to this
time no action has been taken by Mr. Pierce to close the
sale, and that the County Commissioners of Dade County
are applying to acquire this land, together with other areas
adjoining about one-fourth mile from the shore line, with a
view to including this tract in a Federal project.
The Trustees agreed to allow Mr. Pierce ten (10) days
in which to close the sale to him, or upon his failure so to
do, negotiations be entered into with Dade County Com-
missioners.

Mr. Carl G. Rose of Ocala, Florida, on behalf of Annie
Lee Sessoms of Lakeland, Florida, made application for










riparian rights on Lake Parker, in the City of Lakeland,
for the purpose of building a dock in front of her prop-
erty.
Lake Parker being within the City limits of Lakeland,
the Trustees requested that consent of the City Authorities
be obtained before any disposition is made of the land.

Letter was presented from Myakka Corporation, pur-
chaser of marginal lands along Lake Okeechobee, apply-
ing to lease a 500 foot strip of land reserved as right-of-
way along St. Lucie Canal, in order to prevent squatters
occupying that area, the Trustees to have the privilege of
using the land at any time needed.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that lease on
above terms be granted to Myakka Corporation on a yearly
basis.

Application was received from James A. Dew of West
Palm Beach, Florida, for adjustment of Entry #17092
covering Lot 1, Section 11, Township 44 South, Range 36
East, requesting that mortgage be cancelled on acreage
represented by payments made, upon his deeding to the
State the remainder of the land.
Motion was made, seconded and duly adopted, that the
request of Mr. Dew be granted conditioned upon all taxes
being paid on land to be reconveyed to the State.

The offer of Colonel Chas. H. Danforth of Langley
Field, Virginia, of $5.00 per acre for Island No. 30 in
Peace Ricer, Charlotte County, Florida, was accepted and
it was ordered that the island be advertised for objections
only, as required by law, Colonel Danforth to pay cost of
advertising.

Application was presented from Kerr and Peebles of
Dunedin, Florida, for client Harpld H. Booth of Clear-
water, Florida, to purchase an island located between Dun-
edin and Clearwater, in Section 33, Township 28 South,
Range 15 East-9 acres-in Pinellas County, with an of-
fer of $50.00 per acre.
This land having been appraised at $75.00 per acre, the
Trustees agreed to sell the island at that price, plus cost
of advertisement.

Letter was presented from Atlantic Shell Company of
Jacksonville, Florida, having reference to complaint from









Bayshore Company of trespass on their territory. The let-
ter was ordered filed.

The Land Office presented application from Baker &
White of West Palm Beach, Florida, for partial release of
mortgage on land sold in Entry #17161, the purchase price
of which was $872.00.
Mr. Bayless reports that the proposition of the pur-
chaser for a partial release of the mortgage covering a 53
foot frontage of the Lot, is a cash payment of one-third
of the balance due on the Entry, or $316.10 which, to-
gether with the down payment on date of purchase, $218.00
plus interest $147.30, makes a total of $681.40.
In consideration of the above, the Trustees agreed to
partial release of approximately .61 of an acre.

Mr. Bayless presented request from J. S. Scoggin for
release of two (2) acres of land purchased from the Trus-
tees in January this year, on which cash payment of $128.28
was made. Mr. Scoggin advises that he desires to sell two
acres of the land in order to secure money to build his
home. Mr. Bayless reported that under the terms of the
contract three payments are required before release of any
portion is allowed.
It was the action of the Trustees that upon receipt of
three payments as specified in the Contract, the release
requested by Mr. Scoggin will be executed.

Mr. Bayless presented letter from Mr. Clyde Newton,
asking for reconsideration of his application for dredging
permit in Bears and Norris Cut, Biscayne Bay, on the
ground that a number of the original objectors have stated
that they were not fully advised of all conditions at the
time, but hesitated to ask that the objections be withdrawn.
It was the action of the Trustees that if Mr. Newton
would secure a petition' signed by original objectors, the
matter would be reconsidered.

Memorandum was submitted from Mr. Robert Boe, rep-
resentative from Glades County, having reference to de-
struction of land in the Everglades by fires, and the ad-
visability of taking some action at this session of the Leg-
islature for controlling these fires.
The Trustees being advised that Mr. J. B. Jeffries,
Chairman of Everglades Drainage District, was working









on plans for fire control in the Everglades, requested that
Mr. Jeffries be notified to confer with Mr. Boe on the sub-
ject.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
Western Union Telegraph Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ......$ 6.18
Postal Telegraph-Cable Co., Tallahassee, Fla................ 1.71
Southeastern Telephone Co., Tallahassee, Fla............... 6.65
M O. Barco, Tallahassee, Fla. ............................................ ..... 1.04
Wheeler Service Station, Tallahassee, Fla. ................. 1.50
Eugene Dietzen, New Orleans, La. ......................................... 2.88
Punta Gorda Publishing Co., Punta Gorda, Fla ...... 5.63
The Arcadian, Arcadia, Florida .......................................... 12.00
Chas. E. Culbreath, Clerk, Tampa, Fla. .............................. 1.75
American Oil Co., Jacksonville, Fla. ...................................... 11.91
$50.25

Financial Statement for the month of April, 1935, pre-
sented and ordered placed of record:

FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR APRIL, 1935
Receipts on account of various land
sales ......................................... ................................. $ 1,355.79
Royalties on sand, shell and gravel... 159.80
Masters Deed #120-Cert. ......3622
4/22/32 Sarasota Co. (Chap.
14572, A cts 1929) ....................................... 133.17
Total receipts during month ..................$ 1,648.76
Balance on hands March 30, 1935...... 11,971.24
$13,620.00
Less disbursements, itemized below) 2,133.48
Balance on hand April 30, 1935 ..........................................$11,486.52

RECAPITULATION
Cash and cash items .......................................$ 1,000.00
Balances in Banks .............................. ............... 10,486.52
$11,486.52

BALANCES IN BANKS APRIL 30, 1935
The Florida National Bank, Jack-
sonville, Fla ................................................ ... $ 8,777.67
Capital City Bank, Tallahassee, Fla. 1,708.85
$10,486.52









DISBURSEMENTS
Date
1935 No. In Favor of: Amount
Apr. 10, 10196 Lacey & Gillespie .......................................$ 35.00
10197 Proctor & Proctor ................................... .90
10198 Standard Oil Co. ..................................... 35.94
10199 American Oil Co. ..................................... 8.78
10200 Geo. O. Butler, C. C. C ..................... 685.16
10201 H. H. Bohler ................. ............ .......... 5.00
10202 Railway Express Agency .................. .43
10203 Southeastern Telephone Co. ......... 21.70
10204 Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. ......... .25
10205 W western Union ............................................. 5.33
30, 10206 F. C. Elliot ......................... .............. ................ 400.00
10207 A. R. Richardson ....................................... 125.00
10208 F E B ayless ................................................ 220.25
10209 M O B arco ........................ ....................... 150.00
10210 Jentye D edge ................................................ 150.00
10211 H L. Shearer ............................................. 25.00
10212 L. Spraragen .............................................. 200.00
10213 Postmaster, Tallahassee ..................... 5.00
10214 J. M. Lee, Comptroller ........................ 4.00
10215 S. J. Ellerbee ...................... ........................ 55.74
Total disbursements for April, 1935.........$2,133.48

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot
Secretary

Tallahassee, Florida
May 22, 1935
11 o'clock A. M.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary.
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk.









Mr. Robert Boe, Representative from Glades County,
accompanied by a delegation of Lakeport settlers came be-
fore the Trustees with reference to purchase of land on
contract at $15.00 per acre.
L. L. Hooker, spokesman for the settlers, made request
for reduction in price of land from $15.00 to $5.00 per acre,
stating that the land purchased by the settlers is a strip
between the Kissimmee River and Fisheating Creek; that
it is the only section around the Lake not provided for by
the Federal Government in its Levee program; that the
Levee already completed tends to increase the hazards from
storms in this locality and consequently the land has de-
preciated in value.
Upon consideration of the request from Lakeport set-
tlers, and upon report from the Engineer and Land Clerk
as to the history of the transaction and condition of the
land, the Trustees agreed as follows: To make reduction
in price from $15.00 to $5.00 per acre dating from original
contract, with interest from said date, conditioned that no
refunds will be allowed where amount paid in by any set-
tler is in excess of purchase'price at the rate of $5,00 per
acre, such overpayments to be adjusted among individual
purchasers; also conditioned upon all payments being made
and the entire transaction completed not later than six
months from this date; that should all payments be not
completed within the period specified, the original price
of $17.50 per acre will be the basis of sale.
All the above conditions agreed to and accepted by Lake-
port settlers.

The offer from W. J. Hendry of $510.00 cash for Bum-
ble-Bee Island in Lake Istokpoga was accepted by the Trus-
tees.

J. B. Hodges of Lake City, Florida, offered $2.50 per
acre, on behalf of his client, for land in Lake Istokpoga.
The offer was declined.

The trustees recessed to meet at Four o'clock P. M.

Four O'clock P. M.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund had
before them for consideration a proposed Bill which would
authorize the said Trustees, in their discretion, to convey
to the United States, all lands held by them in Monroe,
Dade and Collier Counties, within the boundaries of Ever-









glades National Park, and also to exchange other lands
held by said Trustees outside of the park area South of
Township 48 South with owners of lands within the Park
area and when lands are so acquired by exchange to in
turn deed the same to the United States, all to become a
part of the Everglades National Park.
The Trustees were of the opinion that the lands held by
them on behalf of the State in the Park area were more
desirable for park purposes than for any other and that
such disposition of said lands would be desirable from the
standpoint of public interest, valuable from the standpoint
of the State and as evidencing cooperation on the part
of the State with the United States in the Everglades Na-
tional Park project; also that the exchange of lands as de-
scribed above would be desirable in the acquisition of other
lands for inclusion in said Park.
Upon motion duly seconded and adopted, the proposed
Bill was unanimously approved by said Trustees.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot
Secretary

Tallahassee, Florida
May 29, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary.

The Trustees having on April 24, 1935, made request of
Okeechobee Flood Control District that taxes on State
owned lands in said district be remitted in consideration
for certain services rendered by the Trustees, a Resolution
was adopted by Okeechobee Flood Control District under
date of May 24, 1935, cancelling all taxes on lands owned









by the State described as Sections 29, 30 and 32 of Town-
ship 43 South, Range 35 East.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
F. C. Elliot, Engineer & Secretary-salary ....................$400.00
A. R. Richardson, Field Agent-salary ............................. 152.40
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk-salary .......................................... 210.00
Jentye Dedge, Asst. Secretary to Trustees-salary... 150.00
M. O. Barco, Secretary to Engineer......salary .................. 150.00
H. L. Shearer, Clerk land office-salary .......................... 25.00
L. Spraragen, Pensacola, Fla. .................................................. 200.00
John M Sutton, W ashington, D. C. ....................................... 40.00
J. M. Lee, Comptroller, Tallahassee, Fla ........................ 35.80
Standard Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla. ...................... 9.72
Eugene Dietzgen Co., New Orleans, La. .................................... 1.44
Tallahassee Office Supply Co., Tallahassee, Fla....... 10.80
$1,385.16

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot
Secretary

Tallahassee, Florida
June 5, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary.

Mr. Cecil Watson, representing County Commissioners
of Dade County, requested consideration of application of
Dade County to purchase submerged land in Section b,
Township 55 South, Range 41 East, formerly applied for
by Charles R. Pierce.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees agreed
to sell a portion of the land above referred to for a con-
sideration of $1500.00, conditioned upon the County ac,
quiring the upland area adjacent to said submerged land;
also conditioned upon the land being used for county
purposes.









Request mas made of the Trustees that R. A. McGeachy
be made a party to Mineral Lease granted C. S. Jernigan
May 15th.
The Trustees agreed to modification of the Lease as
above and directed that the name of R. A. McGeachy be
inserted in the said lease.

Minutes of the Trustees for May 8, 10, 15, 22, and 29,
1935, presented and ordered approved.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot
Secretary

Tallahassee, Florida
June 12, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary.
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk

The Land Office reported that Shell leases of Atlantic
Shell Company and Duval Engineering and Contracting
Company expire June 15th, and submitted request for re-
newal of such leases.
Motion was made seconded and adopted to renew, the
above leases on same terms and conditions for a period of
One (1) year, and the Land Office was directed to so ad-
vise Atlantic Shell Company and Duval Engineering and
Contracting Company.

Mr. Bayless submitted request from G. A. Harper for
lease of Fractional W1/2 of Section 2, Township 36 South,
Range 31 East, offering $25.00 per annum for such lease.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees agreed
to lease the above land for grazing purposes for a period









of One (1) year upon payment of $25.00 per annum in
advance.

Mr. Bayless reported in reference to recent application
from Clyde Newton for dredging permit in Bears and Nor-
ris Cut, that information has been received that Schilling
Company is operating in this area without permit and was
responsible for protests being filed to granting of lease to
Mr. Newton.
Upon discussion, the Trustees directed that Schilling
Company be notified to make application to the Trustees
for permit to remove sand, or discontinue operations in
Bears and Norris Cut.

Application was presented from D. Newton McMullen of
St. Petersburg, Florida, for a Ninety (90) day option cov-
ering certain Mussel Shell area in West Florida, in order
that he make investigations with a view to constructing a
button factory in that section.
The Trustees agreed to grant option as requested by
Mr. McMullen.

Mr. Bayless presented offer of $100.00 from Me L.
Granger to purchase Shell Island in Township 32 South,
Range 16 East-6 acres-located about eight miles from
St. Petersburg.
The Trustees declined the offer from Mr. Granger.

The Board of Commissioners of State Institutions hav-
ing accepted the resignation of A. R. Richardson as Su-
perintendent of Florida State Farm No. 2, Belle Glade,
Florida, motion was made seconded and adopted that Mr.
Richardson be continued on the payroll of the Trustees at
a salary of $125.00 per month for making examinations
and investigations in connection with land matters in that
part of the State, such employment to be'without the use
*of a car heretofore furnished and maintained jointly by the
Trustees and Board of State Institutions.

The Trustees having postponed from May 8th, sale of
submerged land in Lake Worth, adjoining Hypoluxo Is-
land, applied for by Mr. and Mrs. Louis Jacques Balsan,









request was made that date be set for final disposition of
the matter.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that June 19,
1935, be fixed at the date for hearing on the proposed sale.
The Secretary was requested to notify the interested par-
ties.

The Trustees agreed to issue deed to Florida Baptist
State Convention, covering approximately 5 acres of land
in the S1/ of El/2 of E1/2 of Tract 13, Section 36, Township
50 South, Range 41 East, located between the towns of
Dania and Davie, Broward County, Florida; the convey-
ance being conditioned upon the land being used for church
purposes only.

Mr. Elliot submitted letter from Tallahassee Chamber of
Commerce having reference to permission being given the
Federal Government for spoiling areas in connection with
dredging in St. Marks River.
It was the action of the Trustees that if the Federal
Government undertakes any improvement in St. Marks
River, rights-of-way and spoiling areas over State lands
and bottoms will be furnished without cost.

Mr. Elliot was authorized to look into the matter of dis-
posing of $9,500.00 of Pelican Lake Sub-Drainage District
bonds owned by the Trustees, with authority to accept the
best price obtainable.

Mr. Elliot submitted letter from Mr. J. M. Boyd, County
Engineer for Palm Beach County, requesting that right-of-
way be furnished the State Road Department over State
owned lands from South Bay to Broward County line, be-
ing the location of State Road No. 26, on the West bank
of the North New River Canal.
The Trustees agreed to grant right-ofway to the State
Road Department for road purposes as above outlined. Mr.
Elliot was requested to prepare such instrument for exe-
cution.

Mr. Elliot submitted request from Thos. H. Horobin for
permit to dredge sand in Biscayne Bay adjacent to lands
purchased by him from the State.
The Trustees authorized the granting of permit to Mr.
Horobin for a period of two (2) years for taking fill ma-









trial from an area indicated by the Engineer. Consider-
ation for granting permit being the purchase of the land
from the State. Such grant not to be exclusive.

Financial Statement for the month of May presented
and ordered placed of record:
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR MAY, 1935
Receipts on account of various land
sales ......................... .......................... $17,069.08
Royalties on sand, shell and gravel... 522.96
Tim ber Lease ................................................. 356.20
Farm Lease ....................................... 533.55
Payment on Loan State Buildings..... 25,000.00
Reimbursement to cover cost of ad-
vertising lands in Duval County... 10.50
Total receipts during month ..................$43,492.29
Balance on hand .............................................. 11,486.52
$54,978.81
Less disbursements (itemized below) 21,436.41
Balance on hand May 31, 1935 ............................................$33,542.40
RECAPITULATION
Cash and cash items .....................................$ 1,000.00
Balances in Banks ............................................ 32,542.40
$33,542.40
BALANCES IN BANKS MAY 31, 1935
The Florida National Bank, Jack-
sonville, Fla. ........................................ .. $30,783.55
Capital City Bank, Tallahassee, Fla. 1,758.85
$32,542.40
DISBURSEMENTS
Date
1935 No. In Favor of: Amount
May 2, 10216 South Florida Conservancy
D ist ......................................................... ...$20,000.00
15, 10217 Western Union Telegraph Co. 6.18
10218 Postal Telegraph-Cable Co.......... 1.71
10219 Southeastern Telephone Co....... 6.65
10220 M O. Barco .......................................... 1.04
10221 Wheeler Service Station ............... 1.50
10222 Eugene Dietzgen ........................... 2.88










10223 Punta Gorda Publishing Co...... 5.63
10224 The A rcadian .......................................... 12.00
10225 Chas. E. Culbreath ........................... 1.75
10226 American Oil Co. ................................ 11.91
31, 10227 F C. Elliot .............................................. 400.00
10228 A. R. Richardson ................................. 152.40
10229 F. E. Bayless ....................................... 210.00
10230 Jentye D edge ....................................... 150.00
10231 M O. B arco ........................................... 150.00
10232 H L. Shearer ........................................ 25.00
10233 .L. Spraragen .......................................... 200.00
10234 John M Sutton .................................... 40.00
10235 J. M. Lee, Comptroller .................. 35.80
10236 Standard Oil Co. ............................ 9.72
10237 Eugene Dietzgen ................................. 1.44
10238 Tallahassee Office Supply Co. 10.80
Total Disbursements for May, 1935.........$21,436.41

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot
Secretary

Tallahassee, Florida
June 19, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

Mr. Mayo reported that George E. Tedder of Belle Glade
had called at his office with reference to purchasing cer-
tain land in the Everglades section, making statement that
the proposed purchase had been discussed with Mr. Rich-
ardson.
The Trustees directed that Mr. Bayless investigate the
matter; also check Farm Leases on State land in that area.

The Trustees having agreed to sell to Lieutenant R. W.
Douglas, Jr., of Maxwell Field, Montgomery, Alabama, an










island in Peace River designated as Island No. 33, and the
following advertisement having been published in the Pun-
ta Gorda Herald, under dates of May 17, 24, 31, June 7 and
14, 1935, and in the Arcadian of Arcadia, Florida, May 16,
23, 30, June 6 and 13, 1935, sale was consummated to Lt.
Douglas for a consideration of $10.00 per acre, no objec-
tions being presented to such sale:
Tallahassee, Florida
May 10, 1935

NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida will hold
a meeting at 12 o'clock noon, Wednesday, June 19, 1935,
at Tallahassee, Florida, to consider the sale of the follow-
ing described submerged land in CHARLOTTE AND DE
SOTO Counties, Florida:
ISLAND NO. 33 located in Section 2, Township
40 South, Range 23 East and in Section 35, Town-
ship 39 South, Range 23 East, Peace River.
Correct description to be furnished with deed.
This Notice is published in compliance with Section 1062
of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, that any per-
son or persons who may have objections to said sale may
have an opportunity to present the same on date of sale as
therein provided.
By order of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund.
David Sholtz, Governor.
Attest: F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Request having been received from Wideman, Wideman
& Wardlaw, and Gedney, Johnston and Lilienthal, attor-
neys of West Palm Beach, Florida, applicant and objector,
respectively, to the sale of submerged land in Lake Worth
adjacent to Hypoluxo Island, the Trustees postponed hear-
ing on the sale to a later date convenient to all interested
parties.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
F. E. Bayless, Tallahassee, Fla ................................. .......$ 5.00
Proctor and Proctor,. Tallahassee, Fla. ............................. 10.15
Standard Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla. ........................... 6.42
The American Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla. ............ 13.22.









Einhorn's Grocery, Key W est, Fla. ......................................... 29.07
Manhattan Mercantile Company, Everglades, Fla. ...... 15.63
The Palm Beach Publications Inc., West Palm Beach,
F la. ............................................................................................................ 16.50
Punta Gorda Publishing Company, Punta Gorda,
F la. .................................................... ....... .................................. .. 8 .25
The Arcadian, Arcadia, Fla. ........................................................ 8.25
Geo. O. Butler, Clerk Circuit Corut, West Palm
B each, F la. ............................................................... ...................... 1.75
Eugene Dietzgen Co., New Orleans, La. .............................. 2.88
The H. & W. B. Drew Co., Jacksonville, Fla. .................. 7.57
Office Equipment & Supply Co., Tallahassee, Fla....... 27.65
Postal Telegraph Cable Co., Tallahassee, Fla. .................. 2.40
Western Union Telegraph Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ......... 9.11
Southeastern Telephone Co., Tallahassee, Fla.............. 16.85
$180.70

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
Jentye Dedge
Assistant Secretary

Tallahassee, Florida
June 26, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary

Messrs. J. Ray Arnold and W. G. Blanchard came be-
fore the Trustees with reference to securing assistance in
carrying on oil surveys and explorations in the State.
Samples of core taken from a well in Lake County, now
down to 1600 feet, were submitted, together with other in-
formation of the work being done and plans for future
work. In substance Messrs. Arnold and Blanchard were
interested in securing a contract from the Trustees to car-









ry on explorations, tests and surveys on State land in var-
ious localities.
It was the action of the Trustees that the matter be
taken up with Mr. Elliot for working out some definite
plan or proposition to be submitted at a future meeting.

Mr. Elliot submitted request from the Town of Pahokee
to purchase for a nominal consideration, approximately
four (4) acres of land in Section 19, Township 42 South,
Range 37 East, being the bed of a dead end river, located
about two (2) miles from Pahokee; said site to be used for
a garbage disposal plant.
Mr. Elliot recommended that the sale, if made, be con-
ditioned upon the Town of Pahokee building a levee en-
tirely around the site of sufficient height to prevent flood
waters reaching above the top of the levee.
Upon motion the Trustees agreed to sell the land ap-
plied for to the Town of Pahokee for a nominal considera-
tion, conditioned upon recommendations of Mr. Elliot be-
ing carried out.

The Secretary presented letter dated June 6th from John
Wallace, Project Manager, United States Department of
Agriculture, in connection with proposed purchase by the
United States of 160 acres of land owned by the Trustees
at the rate of $3.75 per acre, the same being the W1/2 of
E1/2 of Section 15, Township 19 South, Range 18 East,
situate in the county of Citrus, Florida.
The proposal is to include the above land in a Federal
Agricultural Demonstration Project for Florida covering
lands in Citrus, Hernando, Pasco and Sumter Counties
known as FLORIDA WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER AG-
RICULTURAL DEMONSTRATION PROJECT.
The action of the Trustees was to not execute the "OF-
FER TO SELL LANDS TO THE UNITED STATES,"
but to withdraw the above lands from any other disposi-
tion for a period of 12 months and to make the same avail-
able to the United States conformable to the terms set
forth in the "OFFER TO SELL. .." submitted by the
Project Manager.

Mr. Elliot submitted offer of $75.00 from Evans and
Glenn, Attorneys of Sarasota, Florida, for lot 14, Har-
vard's Subdivision of Section 18, Township 36 South,









Range 18 East, Sarasota County. It was reported that ap-
plicant is not the original owner, but a letter is submitted
from Mrs. Ethel L. Harvard, stating that as the original
owner she has no desire to redeem the land and agrees to
the sale to applicant.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that Lot 14 as
above be sold to client of Evans & Glenn, Rosa Augustine,
at a price of $100.00 cash.

Letter was submitted from Pepper & Coffrin, Inc., Mi-
ami, Florida, offering $40.00 per acre for the NE4 of
SW1/4 of Section 5, Township 57 South, Range 40 East-
40 acres in Dade County, located South of Cocoanut Grove
about three miles from the Bay.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees de-
clined to sell the above described land at this time.

The Trustees declined to make available $2,000.00 for
advertising oil possibilities in Florida, as requested by
Cranston-Thomas Publishing Company of Tampa, Flori-
da, publisher of Florida Oil Reporter.

Mr. Elliot reported that all taxes on State land covered
in proposed exchange with U. S. Sugar Corporation have
been cleared up and all tax certificates cancelled.

Mr. Elliot recommended that the work of A. R. Rich-
ardson, Field Agent, be confined to a specified period in
each month; also that with reference to construction of
drainage and reclamation works at State Farm No. 2, Mr.
Richardson be allowed the use of the Trustees' car as there
will be considerable traveling in connection with the work
and the expense will be less than to use his private car.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees agreed
that Mr. Richardson's employment by the Trustees be un-
der the supervision and direction of Mr. Elliot and that
the Trustees car be used as recommended by him.

The Trustees advertised for objections only, land ap-
plied for by Kerr & Peebles of Dunedin, Florida, for client
Harold H. Booth of Clearwater, Florida, and the following
advertisement was published in the Clearwater Sun under
dates of May 27, June 3, 10, 17 and 24, 1935:










Tallahassee, Florida
May 24, 1935
NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida, will
hold a meeting at 12 o'clock Noon, Wednesday, June 26,
1935, at Tallahassee, Florida, to consider the sale of the
following described submerged land in Pinellas County,
Florida:
Beginning at the Government Stake at the NW
Cor., of Government Lot 3 in Section 32, Town-
ship 28 South, Range 15 East, run East along the
Section line which if extended would intersect the
fractional section corner on the mainland between
Sections 27 and 34, Township 28 South, Range 15
East, a distance of 3,811.36 feet;
Thence South 1,659.67 feet to point of begin-
ning.
Thence run North 82 degrees 1' East, 253.68
feet;
Then South 52 degrees 19' East, 249.58 feet;
Thence South 39 degrees 51' East 344.94 feet;
Thence South 44 degrees 38' West, 179.4 feet;
Thence South 60 degrees 37' West, 611.63 feet;
Thence South 82 degrees 1' West, 175.83 feet;
Thence North 0 degrees 24' West, 184.88 feet;
Thence North 5 degrees 17' West, 111.59 feet;
Thence North 16 degrees 21' East, 371.16 feet;
Thence North 21 degrees 15' East, 195.75 feet
to point of beginning. Containing 9.0102 acres,
and known as Core Island and/or Round Island,
lying and being in the NW4 of Section 33, Town-
ship 28 South, Range 15 East, Pinellas County,
Florida.
This Notice is published in compliance with Section 1062
of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, that any per-
son or persons who may have objections to said sale may
have an opportunity to present the same on date of sale as
therein provided.
By order of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund.
David Sholtz, Governor.
ATTEST: F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

No objections being presented or submitted, sale was
consummated to Kerr and Peebles for client Harold H.
Booth.









The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary-Salary and
E xp en ses ............................................ ........................ ........ .......... .... 465.80
A. R. Richardson, Field Agent-Salary .............................. 125.00
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk-Salary .......................................... 210.00
M. O. Barco, Secretary to Engineer-Salary .................. 150.00
Jentye Dedge, Asst. Secretary to Trustees-Salary 150.00
H. L. Shearer, Clerk Land Office-Salary ...................... 25.00
A. A. A. Jackson, Tallahassee, Fla. ........................................ 10.80
Office Equipment & Supply Company, Tallahassee,
F la. ........................................................................... .................. 1.50
Ditto Incorporated, Chicago, Ill ............................................. 10.50
$1,148.60

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot
Secretary

Tallahassee, Florida
July 3, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk

The Land Office submitted request from Mr. Williard
Utley of West Palm Beach, Florida, on behalf of the Town
of Lantana, making application for certain submerged land
in Section 3, Township 45 South, Range 43 East, Palm
Beach County, Florida, adjacent to the town of Lantana.
The Trustees agreed to sell the land to the town of Lan-
tana for a nominal consideration, conditioned upon the
land being used for public purposes only and the appli-
cant paying cost of advertisement for objections as re-
quired by law.

Application was presented from Clark & Ellis of Miami,
Florida, representing Dr. B. L. Whitten, for strip of land









adjacent to Lots 7 and 8 of Block 4, San Marco Island
owned by him.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees agreed
to quit-claim the marginal strip applied for to Dr. Whitten
upon being furnished Plat showing the area desired and
proof of ownership of Lots 7 and 8 as above; said land to
be advertised for objections only and applicant to pay cost
of advertising.
The Trustees directed that upon receipt of information
requested and acceptance of conditions, that the land be
advertised as required by law.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
W. V. KNOTT,
Treasurer-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot
Secretary

Tallahassee, Florida
July 8, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary

Minutes of the Trustees for June 5, 12, 19 and 26, 1935,
presented and ordered approved.

Pursuant to request from the Port Commission of the
Port of Fort Pierce, Florida, that the Trustees make avail-
able certain lands and bottoms owned by the State for
spoil areas in connection with the improvement and main-
tenance of the channel, the Trustees adopted the following
Resolution:

RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund are in receipt of request dated July 8th, 1935, from









the Port Commission of the Port of Fort Pierce, Florida,
that certain areas owned by the State adjacent to the chan-
nel to said Port be made available to the United States as
spoil areas in connection with the improvement and main-
tenance of the Port of Fort Pierce, now therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED:
1. That the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund
are the owners on behalf of the State of Florida of
certain lands hereinafter referred to.
2. That areas designated as
SPOIL AREA NO. 1
( 4'' '' 2

together with the bottoms of Fabers Cove, all as designated
on a certain map indicated as "FORT PIERCE HARBOR,
FLORIDA," dated May 20, 1935, and signed by B. C.
Dunn, Lt. Col., Corps of Engineers, be and the same are
hereby withdrawn from other disposition, and that the
said areas be held subject to the application of the United
States for spoil areas in connection with the improvement
and maintenance of the Port of Fort Pierce.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot
Secretary

Tallahassee, Florida
July 10, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk

Senator Wallace Tervin of Bradenton, Florida, repre-
senting G. S. Zeiglar, offered $3.50 per thousand for ap-
proximately 35,000 feet of pine timber located on State
land in the NW4 of SE1/4 of Section 11, Township 33









South, Range 20 East and SWV4 of SE1/4 of Section 33,
Township 34 South, Range 20 East.
It being ascertained that timber on this land is scat-
tered and will require hauling approximately 18 miles to
the railroad, the Trustees agreed to accept the offer of
$3.50 per thousand feet submitted by Mr. Zieglar.

Mr. Bayless reported that he had an offer of $50.00 per
acre from James A. Ball of-Belle Glade, Florida, for ap-
proximately 27 acres of sovereignty land in Section 23,
Township 43 South, Range 36 East-Palm Beach County
-lying adjacent to and west of the west edge of Ever-
glades Drainage district levee canal.
Action on the above offer was deferred pending the full
membership of the Trustees being present.

The Trustees on May 15, 1935, agreed to sell to Colonel
Charles H. Danforth of Langley Field, Virginia, Island
No. 30 known as LEE ISLAND in Peace River, at a price
of $5.00 per acre, subject to advertisement for objections.
Subsequently the following Notice was published in the
Punta Gorda Herald, Charlotte County under dates of
May 31, June 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1935:
Tallahassee, Florida
May 29, 1935
NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida, will
hold a meeting at 12 o'clock Noon, Wednesday, July 3,
1935, at Tallahassee, Florida, to consider the sale of the
following described submerged land in CHARLOTTE
County, Florida:
An Island located in Sections 14, 11 and 2 of
Township 40 South, Range 23 East, known as Is-
land No. 30, or LEE ISLAND, lying in Peace
River, being East of the main channel of said
River and West of an arm of the same called
"HUNTER'S CREEK." Containing 187 acres,
more or less, Charlotte County, Florida.
This Notice is published in compliance with Section 1062
of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, that any per-
son or persons who may have objections to said sale may
have an opportunity to present the same on date of sale as
therein provided.
By order of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund.
David Sholtz, Governor.
ATTEST: F. C. Elliot, Secretary.









The Secretary reported that no objections had been filed,
whereupon sale was consummated to Charles H. Danforth
at a price of $5.00 per acre, plus cost of advertising.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
M. C. McIntosh, Asst. Attorney General, Tallahassee,
F la ....................................................................................... ............. .......... ..... $ 8 .3 5
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk, Tallahassee, Fla. ................ 38.05
A. R. Richardson, Land Agent, Ft. Myers, Fla ............ 56.86
J. N V ernon Co., M iam i, F la. ............................................................ 7.50
J. L. Lofton Construction Works, Ft. Myers, Fla. ...... 50.19
Standard Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla ........................ 5.43
Seabrook Hardware Company, Tallahassee, Fla. ......... 1.00
Proctor & Proctor, Tallahassee, Fla. .......................................... 2.75
Clearwater Publishing Company, Clearwater, Fla. ...... 15.00
Punta Gorda Publishing Company, Punta Gorda,
F la ......................................... ......................................................................... 8 .2 5
Miller-Bryant-Pierce Company, Atlanta, Ga. .................. 12.00
Railway Express Company, Tallahassee, Fla. ................. .96
Southeastern Telephone Co., Tallahassee, Fla. .................. 17.60
Postal Telegraph-Cable Co., Tallahassee, Fla. .................. 4.28
Western Union Telegraph Company, Tallahassee,
F la ........................... ....................... ...................... .............................. 5 .5 6
$233.78

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot
Secretary

Tallahassee, Florida
July 26, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary

It was the action of the Trustees that the salaries of Mrs.
Barco and Miss Dedge, in the office of the Secretary, be









fixed at $175.00 per month effective July 1, 1935, in line
with raises allowed in the 1935 appropriation Act for other
departments.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary-Salary ............$400.00
A. R. Richardson, Land Agent-Salary .............................. 125.00
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk-Salary..................$210.00
Expense ......... 117.07 327.07

Jentye Dedge, Assistant Secty to Trustees-Salary 175.00
M. O. Barco, Secretary to Engineer-Salary .................. 175.00
H. L. Shearer, Clerk Land Office ....................................... 25.00
M. C. McIntosh, Asst. Attorney General-expenses 19.88
J. M. Lee, Comptroller-Transportation M. C. Mc-
Intosh ................................... 46.21
American Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla. ..................... 5.44
Franklin Hardware Company, Ft. Myers, Fla ............ 33.90
Geo. O. Butler, C. C. C., West Palm Beach, Fla. ...... 1.65
J. R. Peacock, C. C. C., Sarasota, Florida ........................ 197.46
Office Equipment & Supply Co., Tallahassee, Fla. 7.55
Sam Ellerbee, Mechanic Launch Josephine-Salary 125.00
$1,664.16

The following financial statement for June, 1935, was
ordered placed of record:
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR JUNE, 1935
RECEIPTS
Receipts on account various land
sales ......................................................... ...............$ 7,918.72
Redemption Everglades Drainage
Dist. Tax Certificates 3156 &
3157 Dade Co., Sale of 1929 ............ 16.10
Oil and M mineral Lease .................................... 246.60
Quit-claim deed to oil & mineral
rights .................... .............................. 7.00
Royalties on sand, shell and gravel... 85.00
Timber lease ......................... ............... 176.40
Land lease ..................................... ................... 100.00
Interest on funds in banks ........................ 16.83
Total receipts during month ..................$ 8,566.65
Balance on hand June 1, 1935 .............. 33,542.40
$42,109.05
Less Disbursements (itemized be-
low ) ...................... ......................................... .... 1,329.30
Balance on hand June 30, 1935 ..........................................$40,779.75









RECAPITULATION
Cash and cash items .......................................$ 1,000.00
Balances in banks .......................................... 39,779.75
$40,779.75
BALANCES IN BANKS JUNE 30, 1935
The Florida National Bank, Jack-
sonville, Fla. .......................................... .. $37,857.24
The Capital City Bank, Tallahassee,
F la. ..................................... ...................... 1,922.51
$39,779.75
DISBURSEMENTS
Date
1935 No. In Favor of: Amount
June 19, 10239 F. E. Bayless ...........................................$ 5.00
10240 Proctor & Proctor .................................... 10.15
10241 Standard Oil Company ..................... 6.42
10242 The American Oil Company............ 13.22
10243 Einhorn's Grocery ................................. 29.07
10244 Manhattan Mercantile Co............... 15.63
10245 The Palm Beach Publications,
Inc .............................................................. 16.50
10246 Punta Gorda Publishing Co......... 8.25
10247 The A rcadian ........................................... 8.25
10248 Geo. 0. Butler, C. C. C .................. 1.75
10249 Eugene Dietzgen Co. ........................ 2.88
10250 The H. & W. B. Drew Co. ............... 7.57
10251 Office Equipment & Supply Co. 27.65
10252 Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. ............ 2.40
10253 Western Union Telegraph Co....... 9.11
10254 Southeastern Telephone Co. ......... 16.85
29, 10255 F C. E lliot ................................... ............. 465.80
10256 A. R. Richardson ...................................... 125.00
10257 F. E. Bayless ..................................... 210.00
10258 M 0. Barco ................................................ 150.00
10259 Jentye Dedge .............................................. 150.00
10260 H L. Shearer ............................................ 25.00
10261 A. A. A. Jackson ................................... 10.80
10262 Office Equipment & Supply Co. 1.50
10263 D itto, Inc. ........................ ..................... 10.50
Total Disbursements for June, 1935 $1,329.30

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot
Secretary









Tallahassee, Florida
July 31, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary

The Secretary submitted telegram from R. G. Johnson,
Sr., who with associates under the name of Richlands Inc.,
had leased the entire area within Pelican Bay, representing
approximately 3,100 acres of land. Telegram from Mr.
Johnson states that Mr. Bollinger was leasing 160 acres of
the Pelican Bay lands in Section 30, and also that Mr.
Zimmerman had indicated his intention to contest for about
40 acres of Pelican Bay lands.
The Attorney General advised the Trustees that in his
judgment it would be their proper part to protect the les-
sees in securing to them the lands leased, but that since no
actual entry or possession had been made or taken by Mr.
Bollinger, the Trustees were without ground for action.
The Attorney General further suggested that the Lessees
take possession of the land and hold the same; that the
Canal and Levee around -Pelican Bay area was substan-
tially of the nature of a fence of inclosure; that the lessees
should protect themselves by placing trespass notices and
that they indicate their possession of the leased premises.
The same suggestion carried with reference to the indi-
cated intention of Mr. Zimmerman to claim about 40 acres;
that if actual entry was made or possession taken by either
of the above parties, Richlands Incorporated should notify
the Trustees and thereupon the Trustees should take such
action as would seem appropriate.

Mr. Knott stated to the Trustees that application had
been made by Mr. G. J. Bender, Chief of Everglades Fire
District, for a landing field for airplanes comprising 40
acres to be made available from a part of Sections 29 and
31 of Township 43 South, Range 37 East, in connection
with the fire work for Everglades Drainage District.
The action of the Trustees was that 40 acres would be
made available in connection with fire protection of Ever-










glades Drainage District, conditioned that since the area
is within the two sections of land for which the Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund are providing drainage
facilities, including pumps, that the proportionate part of
the expense of pumping for the area be reimbursed to the
Trustees.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
J. M. LEE,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot
Secretary

Tallahassee, Florida
August 7, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of fhe Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk

Minutes of the Trustees for July 8, 10, 26 and 31, 1935,
presented and ordered approved.

The Land Clerk presented offer of $2.00 per acre from
F. F. Myers of Jacksonville, Florida, for land in Section
19, Township 1 North, Range 28 East, being marsh land
14 miles northeast of Jacksonville and 10 miles from the
highway.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the offer
be declined and Mr. Bayless was directed to make exam-
ination of the land.

Application was presented from G. Poole of Clewiston,
Florida, for 80 acres of lake bottom land in Section 19,
Township 43 South, Range 35 East, lying between the old









State Dike and the new Government Levee, with an offer
of $50.00 per acre.
The Trustees declined to sell above described land at
this time, but agreed to rent the same if desired by appli-
cant.

Mr. George E. Tedder and Mr. James A. Ball, Jr., of
Belle Glade, Florida, applied to purchase land in Town-
ship 43 South, Range 36 East, but this being in the same
locality as that applied for Mr. Poole, the Trustees declined
to sell at this time, however leases would be allowed if de-
sired.

Letter was presented from W. G. Coffeen, president of
I. E. Schilling Company, applying for lease allowing re-
moval of sand from Bears Cut in Biscayne Bay.
Miami Beach Rod and Reel Club having heretofore pro-
tested issuance of leases in Norris and Bears Cuts now ad-
vise that they have no objection to leases being issued on
the outside, or Ocean side, of said Cuts.
Motion was made, seconded and carried, that non-exclu-
sive leases be granted for dredging sand from the Ocean
side of Norris and Bear Cuts upon payment of Five (5)
Cents per ton.

Mr. W. W. Summerlin, on behalf of citizens of High-
lands County, offered $100.00 cash for 5 acres of land on
Arbuckle Creek, in Section 11, Township 35 South, Range
30 East, to be used as a Community Center, providing re-
creational or picnic grounds for residents in that section.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted that the offer
of $100.00 cash be accepted for the 5 acres described above.

A. A. Geiger offered $100.00 cash for Lot 4, Section 29,
Township 3 North, Range 23 East, Nassau County-48
acres-stating that he has been in possession of the land
and paid taxes thereon for the past twenty years.
The Trustees withheld action on above application pend-
ing investigation and report by the Land Clerk.

Mr. Bayless reported that on June 12th the Trustees
approved issuance of Grazing Lease to G. A. Harper for









the sum of $25.00 per annum, covering 180 acres in
Section 2, Township 36 South, Range 31 East; that upon
lease being forwarded, Mr. Harper advises that he desired
the lease for farming instead of grazing.
The Trustees declined to lease the land for farming at
the above price.
Mr. Harper also made an offer of $15.00 per acre for 10
acres of land in the SE of SE1/ of Section 34, Township
35 South, Range 35 East, in the vicinity of Istokpoga
Creek.
The offer was declined by the Trustees.

Letter was presented from J. B. McNeil of Callahan,
Florida, offering $150.00 cash for the E1/2 of NW4 of
Section 13, Township 1 North, Range 21 East, Nassau
County.
The Trustees withheld action on above application pend-
ing examination and report from the Land Clerk.

Upon request of Lt. Col. B. C. Dunn,, for the U. S. War
Department, the Trustees on May 15, 1935, directed that
certain submerged land quit-claimed to the United States
in 1929, be advertised for objections; Whereupon, the fol-
lowing Notice was published in the Florida Times Union
under dates of July 8, 15, 22, 29 and August 5, 1935:

"Tallahassee, Fla.
July 8, 1935.

NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the Inter-
nal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida will hold a
meeting at 12 o'clock Noon, Wednesday, August 7, 1935,
at Tallahassee, Florida, to consider the sale of the follow-
ing described land in DUVAL County, Florida:
A certain tract or area lying and being in the
southeastern part of Little Fort George or Xalvia
Island in Township One (1) South and Range
Twenty-nine (29) East, Tallahassee Meridian. A
portion of said tract or area being a part of Little
Ft. George or Xalvia Island. Said tract or area be-
ing further described as beginning at a point 2,-
439 feet easterly from the west line of Section 20,
measured perpendicular to said section line, from









a point in said section line 2,396.6 feet southerly
from the northwest corner of Section 20, Said
"Point of Beginning" being 850 feet easterly
from a U. S. Engineer Department survey mark
called Station VII measured along the axis of
the north jetty, whose bearing is S. 72o-55'20" E;
thence northerly 500 feet measured perpendicular
to the axis of the north jetty to a point; thence
easterly parallel with and 500 feet distant from
the axis of the north jetty, a distance of 6,450 feet
more or less to a point; thence easterly parallel
with and 500 feet distant from the axis of the
north jetty whose bearing is S. 840 18'-20" E, a
distance of 6,450 feet more or less to a point 500
feet northerly from the axis of the north jetty,
in a line drawn at right angles to said axis, at the
east end of the north jetty; thence southerly along
said line 1,500 feet to a point 1,000 feet distant
from the axis of the north jetty; thence parallel
with and 1,000 feet distant from the axis of the
north jetty a distance of 6,600 feet more or less
to a point; thence parallel with and 1,000 feet dis-
tant from the axis of the north jetty a distance of
6,600 feet more or less to a p6int 1,000 feet south-
erly from the point of beginning measured per-
pendicular to the axis of the north jetty; thence
northerly 1,000 feet to the point of beginning.
Containing 449.5 acres, more or less.
TOGETHER with all riparian rights, tenements, here-
ditaments, and appurtenances thereunto belonging and in
anywise appertaining.
This Notice is published in compliance with Section 1062
of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, that any per-
son or persons who may have objections to said sale may
have an opportunity to present the same on date of sale
as herein provided.
By order of the Trustees Internal Improvement Fund.
David Sholtz, Governor.
ATTEST: F. C. Elliot, Secretary.
Written objection from Bayshore Company of Jackson-
ville, Florida, being presented the Attorney General re-
ported that Mr. Richard Daniel, attorney of Jacksonville,
was present at a meeting of the Board of Commissioners
of State Institutions on the 5th instant and stated that he
desired to withdraw objections on the ground that it was
thought the land was being sold to individuals; that since
the sale was being made to the Government there was no









objection. WHEREUPON, sale was consummated to the
United States and proper deed was ordered executed.

Mr. Elliot presented letter addressed to Governor Sholtz
from J. L. Doggett, Jr., of Jacksonville, Florida, having
reference to the State's prior refusal to purchase Anasta-
sia Island from the Federal Government; said letter ad-
vising that the City of St. Augustine was making applica-
tion to purchase the Island and asking that the State waive
its preferential right to purchase.
Upon consideration of the above, the Trustees directed
that the Land Office make an examination of the property
and report before action is taken.

The following Financial Statement for the month of
July was ordered placed of record:
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR JULY, 1935
RECEIPTS
Receipts on account of various land
sales ........................................ ............................... $10,320.15
Royalties on sand, shell and gravel... 354.72
Tim ber Lease ................................................ 284.60
Certified copies of Minutes of Trus-
tees .............................. .......................................... 1.00
Reimbursement on account of sale of
lands purchased by Horace B.
Smith advertised by Trustees............ 15.00
Reimbursement of cost of advertis-
ing lands in Peace River......................... 16.50
Redemption of Everglades Drain-
age Dist. Tax Certificates, Sale
1930 ............................................. ....................... 62.99
Receipts from Liquidator Bank of
Okeechobee on account of divi-
dend ..................................................... ............ 5.66
Grazing Lease .................................. .............. 50.00
Interest on deposits in banks .................. 33.16
Proceeds of Coupons detached from
Federal Farm Mortgage bonds
owned by Trustees .................................... 10.50
Total Receipts during month..................$11,154.28
Balance on hand July 1, 1935 ............ 40,779.75
$51,934.03
Less Disbursements (itemized be-
low ) ........................................................... 1,897.94
Balance on hand July 31, 1935 ................................. $50,036.09









RECAPITULATION
Cash and cash items .......................................$ 1,000.00
Balances in Banks .......................................... 49,036.09
$50,036.09
BALANCES IN BANKS JULY 31, 1935
The Florida National Bank, Jack-
sonville, Florida .............................................$46,084.00
The Capital City Bank, Tallahassee,
F lorida ................................... ............ 2,952.09

$49,036.09
DISBURSEMENTS


Date
1935
July 11,


31,


No. In Favor of: Amount
10264 M. C. McIntosh .........................................$ 8.35
10265 F. E. Bayless ............................................. 38.05
10266 A. R. Richardson .................................. 56.86
10267 J. N. Vernon Company ..............:...... 7.50
10268 J. L. Lofton Construction Works 50.19
10269 Standard Oil Company ........................ 5.43
10270 Seabrook Hardware Company...... 1.00
10271 Proctor & Proctor .................................... 2.75
10272 Clearwater Publishing Company 15.00
10273 Punta Gorda Publishing Com-
pany ............................................................ 8.25
10274 Miller-Bryant-Pierce Company... 12.00
10275 Railway Express Company ............ .96
10276 Southeastern Telephone Com-
p any .......................................................... 17.60
10277 Postal Telegraph-Cable Company 4.28
10278 Western Union Telegraph Com-
p any ........................ ......... ................ 5.56
10279 F. C. Elliot ...................... ................ 400.00
10280 A. R. Richardson .................................... 125.00
10281 F E Bayless .............................................. 327.07
10282 Jentye Dedge ............................................. 175.00
10283 M. O. Barco .......................................... 175.00
10284 H. L. Shearer ........................................... 25.00
10285 M. C. 'McIntosh ............ ........................... 19.88
10286 J. M L ee .......................................................... 46.21
10287 American Oil Company ..................... 5.44
10288 Franklin Hardware Company...... 33.90
10289 Geo. 0. Butler, C. CC. .................. 1.65
10290 J. R Peacock ................................................ 197.46
10291 Office Equipment & Supply Co. 7.55
10292 Sam Ellerbee ..................................... 125.00
TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS
FOR JULY, 1935 ..........................$1,897.94









The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
F. C. Elliot, Engineer & Secretary-Expense Ac-
count ........................ .................... .......$50.40
A. R. Richardson, Land Agent-Expense account...... 18.90
W. V. Knott, State Treasurer-Sarasota Co. land
sale ................................................... .................. 14.75
Eugene Dietzgen Co., New Orleans, La. ..................... 4.95
L. T. Ivey, C. C. C., Green Cove Springs, Fla. .............. 1.50
Saint Marks Supply Company, St. Marks, Fla. ............ 36.38
Proctor & Proctor, Tallahassee, Fla. ......................................... 12.45
Southern Stationery & Stamp Co., Tallahassee, Fla. 5.00
Southeastern Telephone Co., Tallahassee, Fla. .................. 19.10
Western Union Telegraph Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ......... 6.75
Postal Telegraph-Cable Co., Tallahassee, Fla. .................. 1.52
$171.70

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
J. M. LEE,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot
Secretary

Tallahassee, Florida
August 21, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk

Attorney General Landis presented letter from Mr. O.
Preston Johnson, President of St. Cloud's Business Men's
Club, making application for a 315 acre tract of land ad-
joining the City of St. Cloud to be used as a site for a
Municipal Airport and Golf Course, construction of which
to be financed through the Works Project Administration.
Mr. Johnson stated that the land in question-the Wl/ of
Section 10, Township 26 South, Range 30 East, (except
E/2 of N14 of NWlA of said section, township and range)
had been foreclosed and sold to the State.









Upon discussion the Trustees withheld action and direct-
ed Mr. Elliot to look into the matter and advise Mr. John-
son what would be necessary to accomplish the foregoing.

Application was submitted from St. Andrews Pilots As-
sociation of Panama City, Florida, for 5 acres of State
land, being the N1/2 of NE4 of NEi/4 of SE/4 of Section
22, Township 4 South, Range 15 West, Bay County, which
location is desired as a site for a Pilots home, and an offer
of $5.00 was made by Capt. O. Ware, President of the as-
sociation.
The action of the Trustees was that Mr. Bayless ascer-
tain the attitude of the City Officials of Panama City and
the Board of County Commissioners of Bay County, before
passing on the application.

Mr. Bayless submitted request from Mr. William Muir
of Miami Beach, Florida, representing Miami Beach Bay
Shore Company, for deed to correct defect in title to cer-
tain land sold his company by Alton Beach Realty Com-
pany, original purchasers from the State; the land in
question being an island in Indian Creek in Fractional
Section 11, Township 53 South, Range 42 East, Dade
County. Mr. Muir's request is that the Trustees issue
deed covering the area sold his Company, using descrip-
tion as shown on Plat of Miami Beach Bay Shore Company.
Upon consideration, the Trustees agreed to execute quit-
claim deed to Miami Beach Bay Shore Company correct-
ing the error in description by describing the property ac-
cording to metes and bounds and tying this deed in with
original deed to Alton Beach Realty Company.

Upon discussion of land leases, Mr. Mayo was designated
to sign leases for the Trustees on State land to be used for
farming purposes, such leases not to exceed a period of one
year; longer term leases to be presented for individual ac-
tion by the Trustees. The Trustees also agreed that here-
after for all Farm Leases the consideration would be cash,
the share-crop plan having proven unsatisfactory in the
past.

Senator Wallace Tervin of Bradenton, Florida, made
application on behalf of G. S. Zeigler, to purchase timber
on the NW of NE%/ of Section 22, Township 36 South,
Range 21 East, 40 acres in Manatee County, located South-









west of Myakka City, and offered $50.00 for an estimated
18,000 feet.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the tim-
ber be cruised and report submitted before action is taken.

The Land Office submitted letter from Frederick S. Van
Roy of Crystal River, Florida, making application for
client Wm. B. Ellis to purchase a small island in the Crys-
tal River described as Lot 18, Section 34, Township 18
South, Range 16 East, containing 47.29 acres, for which he
makes an offer of $100.00 cash.
Mr. Bayless reported that the island is of shell forma-
tion with scattered growth of cedar and cabbage palmetto
and subject to overflow during storm tides.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees de-
clined to accept the above offer, but agreed on a price of
$250.00 cash for the Island. The Land Office was directed
to advise Mr. Van Roy of action taken.

Mr. Elliot submitted letter from E. W. Digges, Associate
Engineer of the War Department, Clewiston, Florida,
making application to purchase 13.5 acres of land located
in Lake Okeechobee near Liberty Point, in Section 30,
Township 42 South, Range 34 East, Glades County, lying
between the Old State Levee and the new Government
Navigation channel, for which he offers $10.00 per acre.
Mr. Digges states that on account of this land being outside
the Levee and subject to storm damage, no claim will be
made for damages against the State in case of storms.
The application was held in abeyance, pending return
of Mr. Knott.

Mr. Elliot reported as follows, with reference to request
made late in 1932 and again in April, 1933, by Pahokee
Drainage District for continuance of outlet for its pumps
through Pelican Bay into Lake Okeechobee: That he has
discussed this matter with R. G. Johnson, Sr., W. T. Wal-
lis, and others interested in the District, and it is their
sentiment that rather than go into a lawsuit over the ques-
tion that the three interested parties-Pahokee Drainage
District, The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund
and Richlands Incorporated,-join in the cost of a con-
nection ditch between the present Pahokee Drainage Dis-










trict pump and the intake end of the Culvert constructed
by the Trustees through the Government Levee; that the
cost of such ditch is estimated to not exceed $1,500.00.
Upon discussion the Trustees were of the opinion that
they could protect themselves in action at law, but in order
to avoid a suit involving expense and considerable time, it
was moved, seconded and carried, that the Trustees join
other interested parties in a three-way split of the expense
incident to the necessary connecting ditch, such expense on
the part of the Trustees to not exceed $500.00. Mr. Elliot
was requested to so advise Mr. Johnson.

The Trustees authorized renewal of insurance on Chevro-
let Car owned by the Trustees and used by the Field Agent.

Mr. Otto C. Stegemann of Miami, Florida, made appli-
cation for release of canal reservation on the NEV4 of
NWI/ & W1/2 of NWI4 of NE4 of Section 31, Township
54 South, Range 40 East, 60 acres in Dade County, owned
by his client C. M. Howell.
The Trustees granted request of Mr. Stegemann and
directed that quit-claim deed be issued to Mr. Howell, re-
leasing the said canal reservation, upon proper evidence
being furnished as to ownership. Said deed to be given
without cost to applicant.

Mr. Elliot presented request from H. C. Rorick, involv-
ing exchange of a strip of land along the West side of his
property at South Bay, Florida, for State land along the
North side of said property in order that certain drainage
and reclamation works may be provided.
Mr. Elliot reported that he could see no objection to the
proposed exchange and that it was recommended by J. B.
Jeffries, Chairman of Everglades Drainage District.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted that the ex-
change requested be made upon description being fur-
nished of the two parcels of land and approval of same by
the Engineer.

Mr. Elliot reported that pursuant to direction of the
Trustees, as stated in Minutes of June 12, 1935, he had
consulted with W. T. Wallis, Receiver for Pelican Lake
Sub-Drainage District, and had received an offer of fifty









cents on the dollar, including coupons, for Pelican Lake
Sub-Drainage District bonds held by the Trustees; that
Mr. Wallis suggested that if the Trustees desire to dispose
of the bonds at the above figure the same be forwarded to
a Bank satisfactory to State Treasurer to be held in escrow
by said Bank subject to delivery to him upon payment of
the purchase price.
Upon a discussion of the matter, the Trustees adopted
the following Resolution:
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, The Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund hold $9,500.00 principal in bonds of Pelican Lake
Sub-Drainage District, which said bonds were purchased
by the Trustees for financing certain drainage work in
Pelican Lake Sub-Drainage District, said drainage work
having been for the purpose of improving and making sal-
able at a better price lands owned by the said Trustees; and
WHEREAS, the Trustees have sold lands owned by
them in said District and received therefore, as a result of
the drainage work performed with the proceeds of said
bonds, amounts sufficiently in excess of the money invest-
ed by said Trustees in bonds of the District to pay back
amounts paid for said bonds, and have in that way recov-
ered their investment in said lands; and
WHEREAS, an offer of fifty cents on the dollar for
said bonds has been received, which said price the Trustees
believe is satisfactory, Now Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED, That the offer of fifty cents on
the dollar of principal of said bonds be and the same is
hereby accepted; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED That the State Treas-
urer, as custodian of said bonds is hereby authorized and
directed to transmit the same to a bank satisfactory to State
Treasurer to be held by said Bank for a period not exceed-
ing Thirty (36) days, for delivery to W. T. Wallis, Jr., of
West Palm Beach, Florida, upon payment by said W. T.
Wallis of the purchase price of the same at the rate of
fifty cents on the dollar of principal, and that when re-
ceived shall be deposited with the State Treasurer to the
account of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
J. M. LEE,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot,
Secretary









Tallahassee, Florida
August 30, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary-Salary............$ 400.00
A. R. Richardson, Land Agent-Salary ...................... 125.00
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk-Salary & Expenses ...... 253.25
M. 0. Barco, Secretary to Engineer-Salary ............ 175.00
Jentye Dedge, Asst. Secretary to Trustees -
S alary ................ ............................................................................. 175.00
H. L. Shearer, Clerk Land Dept.-Salary ............ 25.00
Sam Ellerbee, Mechanic on Launch Josephine-
S alary .................................................................................................... 12 5.0 0
Rose Printing Company, Tallahassee, Fla., Print-
ing Trustees Minutes 1931-1934 ....................................... 1,508.50
M. W. Green, Insurance Agent, Tallahassee, Fla. 34.30
W. V. Knott, State Treasurer, Tallahassee, Fla....... 2.05
H. & W. B. Drew Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ....................... 1.05
The American Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla. ...... 12.50
D. S. Weeks, C. C. C., Moore Haven, Fla. ..................... 6.00
Postm aster, Tallahassee, Fla. .............................. ........... 5.00
$2,847.65

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
J. M. LEE,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot
Secretary









Tallahassee, Florida
September 4, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
David Sholtz, Governor.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.

Action on land advertised for sale on this date, upon
application of the Town of Lantana, was postponed to
September 18, 1935, pending investigation of objection
filed by Lantana Finance Corporation.

Mr. Erskine Landis of DeLand, Florida, came before
the Trustees and made application to purchase for client
Mary L. Brown, the SE1/4 of NW4 of Section 29, Town-
ship 21 South, Range 31 East, Seminole County-40 acres
-for which he offered $3,000.00 cash, client to assume
payment of all outstanding taxes amounting to .approxi-
mately $675.00.
Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the offer of Mr.
Landis for Mary L. Brown was accepted and the Land
Office was authorized to prepare the necessary deed upon
payment of $3,000.00.

Financial Statement for the month of August was pre-
sented and ordered placed of record:

FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR AUGUST, 1935
RECEIPTS
Receipts on account of various land
sales ........................ ...................... ......... 1,006.11
M ineral L ease ................................ .................... 50.00
Tim ber L ease ......................................................... 163.25
Royalties on sand, shell and gravel...... 165.32
Refund on account of desk pen set... 10.80
Redemption of Tax Certificate
#1611 Sarasota County (Chapter
14572 Acts of 1929) ................................. 75.00
Redemption Everglades Drainage
Dist. 'Tax Cert. #8943, Dade









County Sale of 1928 ............................... 128.63
Sale of Volumes 18 and 19, Trustees
M minutes .................................... ............. 4.50
Total Receipts during month ...............$ 1,603.61
Balance on hand August 1, 1935............ 50,036.09
$51,639.70
Less Disbursements (Itemized be-
low ) ....................... ......... ............. 3,019.35
$48,620.35
RECAPITULATION
Cash and cash items' ....................................... 1,000.00
Balances in Banks ............................................ 47,620.35
$48,620.35
BALANCES IN BANKS AUGUST 31, 1935
The Florida National Bank, Jack-
ville, Fla. ....................................................... $44,320.98
The Capital City Bank, Tallahas-
see, Fla. ...................... .................... 3,299.37
$47,620.35
DISBURSEMENTS
Date
1935 No. In Favor of: Amount
Aug. 8, 10293 F. C. Elliot ............................................ $ 50.40
10294 A. R. Richardson .................................. 18.90
10295 Cancelled .............................................
10296 W. V. Knott, State Treasurer 14.75
10297 Eugene Dietzgen ................................. 4.95
10298 L T Ivey ................................................ 1.50
10299 Saint Marks Supply Co............ 36.38
10300 Proctor & Proctor .............................. 12.45
10301 Southern Stationery & Stamp
C o. .............. ............................................ 5.00
10302 Southeastern Telephone Co. ...... 19.10
10303 Western Union Telegraph Co.... 6.75
10304 Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. ...... 1.52
31, 10305 F C. E lliot ............................................. 400.00
10306 A. R. Richardson ................................ 125.00
10307 F E B ayless ........................................ 253.25
10308 M 0 B arco .................................. .......... 175.00
10309 Jentye Dedge ....................................... 175.00
10310 H L. Shearer ......................................... 25.00
10311 Sam Ellerbee ....................................... 125.00
10312 Rose Printing Co. ...................... 1,508.50
10313 M W Green ........................................... 34.30









10314 W. V. Knott, St. Treasurer...... 2.05
10315 H. & W. B. Drew Co. ................... 1.05
10316 The American Oil Co. .................... 12.50
10317 D. S. Weeks, C. C. C. ...................... 6.00
10318 Postmaster, Tallahassee, Fla...... 5.00
Total Disbursements for Aug., 1935.........$3,019.35

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot
Secretary

Tallahassee, Florida
September 18, 1935
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk

Request was presented by Mr. Elliot for right-of-way de-
sired by the War Department over certain lands in Glades
County, Florida, to be used in the construction of Okee-
chobee Levee by the Federal Government.
Upon consideration of the request the following Resolu-
tion was adopted.
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States in an
Act authorizing the construction, repair and preservation
of certain public works on rivers and harbors approved
July 3, 1930, (Public No. 527, 71st Congress H. R. 11781)
did adopt and authorize as a work of improvement at the
expense of the United States, subject to certain contribu-
tions to be made by local interests, a project for the im-
provement of the Caloosahatchee River and Lake Okee-
chobee drainage areas, in accordance with reports submit-
ted in Senate Document No. 115, 71st Congress second ses-









sion, and as modified by the said Congressional Act above
referred to; and
WHEREAS, One of the conditions provided by the said
Act was to the effect that local interests shall acquire and
transfer, free of cost to the United States, the right-of-way
and suitable areas for the deposit of dredged material re-
quired in connection with the work and its subsequent
maintenance; and
WHEREAS, by statutes of the Legislature of the State
of Florida, local interests have been organized in the form
of a special taxing district, under the style and title
"OKEECHOBEE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT,"
which district is authorized by law to acquire and furnish
or cause to be furnished to the United States such rights-
of-way and suitable areas for the deposit of dredged mater-
ial; and

WHEREAS, the United States District Engineer,
United States Engineer Office, Jacksonville, Florida, in
charge of said work has informed the said Okeechobee
Flood Control District that the United States is prepared
to proceed through the War Department with the con-
struction of the levee and navigation channel extending
generally along the shores of Lake Okeechobee; and

WHEREAS, the right-of-way required for such con-
struction as determined by surveys, metes and bounds de-
scription, and plats made and prepared by the United
States War Department, are those described on List at-
tached hereto marked Exhibits "A" and "B"; and

WHEREAS, The lands above mentioned listed under
"Exhibit A" to be occupied by or necessary to the con-
struction and maintenance of the said levee and naviga-
tion channel belong to the State of Florida; and

WHEREAS, the construction of the said improvements
will be in the interest and to the benefit of the people of
the State of Florida; Now Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED By the Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Fund that the said Trustees hereby authorize
the United States, acting by and through the District En-
gineer, United States Engineer Office, War Department,
and his assistants, agents and/or contractors, to enter upon,
occupy, excavate and deposit within the limits of the afore-
said sections listed under Exhibit A, such material as in
his judgment may be necessary or advisable to the con-









struction and/or maintenance of the said levee and naviga-
tion channel; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the right con-
veyed by the Trustees to the United States for occupying
the strip of land for the purpose herein described shall not
interfere with the right of the Trustees to improve the
land adjacent to and South of said levee, such improve-
ment to consist in raising the level of the natural land sur-
face by pumping or otherwise depositing earth, upon said
land and against the south slope of said levee, provided,
that no such improvement shall reduce or subtract from
the cross section of the said levee; and
WHEREAS, Certain lands, also to be occupied by or
necessary to the construction and maintenance of said levee
and navigation channel, have been sold by the said Trus-
tees subject to specific reservations to said Trustees for the
construction of drainage and reclamation works, which said
lands are described on a list attached hereto marked "Ex-
hibit B"; and
BE IT RESOLVED That the Trustees of the Internal
Improvement Fund, in so far as the rights of the Trustees
are concerned, authorize the United States to occupy said
lands described in Exhibit B for the construction and main-
tenance of said Levee and Navigation channel; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED That this Resolution
be spread upon the Minutes and attested copies thereof be
furnished to the United States District Engineer at Jack-
sonville, Florida, and to the Executive Secretary of Okee-
chobee Flood Control District at West Palm Beach, Flor-
ida; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED That in the event it is
deemed necessary, the Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund will supplement this authorization by convey-
ing to the United States the rights of said Trustees in the
premises.
The following lands listed under Exhibits A and B are
a part of the foregoing Resolution:
"EXHIBIT A"
DESCRIPTION OF SPOIL DISPOSAL AREA
CALOOSAHATCHEE CANAL
DIVISION NO. 7
State Parcel "7-1-S," in Glades County, being
part of the NW1/4 of Section 12, Township 42
South, Range 32 East-4.16 acres.




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