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 Front Cover
 Title Page
 Trustees' minutes for 1937
 Financial statement for December,...
 Financial statement for January,...
 Financial statement for February,...
 Financial statement for March,...
 Financial statement for April,...
 Financial statement for May,...
 Financial statement for June,...
 Financial statement for July,...
 Financial statement for August,...
 Financial statement for September,...
 Financial statement for October,...
 Financial statement for November,...
 Financial statement for December,...
 Financial statement for January,...
 Financial statement for February,...
 Financial statement for March,...
 Financial statement for April,...
 Financial statement for May,...
 Financial statement for June,...
 Financial statement for July,...
 Financial statement for August,...
 Financial statement for September,...
 Financial statement for October,...
 Financial statement for November,...
 Monthly statements , Receipts--disbursements...
 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-
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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 1937
        Page 3
        Notice
            Page 4
            Page 5
    Financial statement for December, 1936
        Page 6
        Disbursement
            Page 7
        Resolution
            Page 8
        Notice
            Page 8
            Page 9
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            Page 13
        Notice
            Page 14
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    Financial statement for January, 1937
        Page 19
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    Financial statement for February, 1937
        Page 29
        Disbursement
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    Financial statement for March, 1937
        Page 42
        Disbursement
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        Notice
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        Resolution
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    Financial statement for April, 1937
        Page 66
        Disbursements
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        Notice
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    Financial statement for May, 1937
        Page 77
        Disbursements
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        Notice
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    Financial statement for June, 1937
        Page 85
        Disbursements
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        Notice
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    Financial statement for July, 1937
        Page 99
        Disbursements
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    Financial statement for August, 1937
        Page 115
        Disbursements
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    Financial statement for September, 1937
        Page 130
        Disbursements
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        Resolution
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    Financial statement for October, 1937
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        Resolution
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    Financial statement for November, 1937
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        Disbursements
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    Financial statement for December, 1937
        Page 165
        Disbursements
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        Resolution
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    Financial statement for January, 1938
        Page 177
        Disbursements
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        Resolution
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    Financial statement for February, 1938
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        Disbursements
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    Financial statement for March, 1938
        Page 200
        Disbursements
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        Resolution
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    Financial statement for April, 1938
        Page 212
        Disbursements
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        Resolution
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    Financial statement for May, 1938
        Page 222
        Recapitulation
            Page 222
        Balances in banks May 31, 1938
            Page 222
        Disbursements
            Page 222
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    Financial statement for June, 1938
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        Disbursements
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    Financial statement for July, 1938
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        Disbursements
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        Notice
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    Financial statement for August, 1938
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        Disbursements
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        Notice
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    Financial statement for September, 1938
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        Recapitulation
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        Disbursements
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    Financial statement for October, 1938
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        Recapitulation
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        Balances in banks October 31, 1938
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        Disbursements
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    Financial statement for November, 1938
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        Disbursements
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        Proposal
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        Resolution
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    Monthly statements , Receipts--disbursements - balances
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    Index
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Full Text






MINUTES
OF THE

TRUSTEES
OF THE

Internal Improvement
Fund

State of Florida

VOLUME XXI

From January 1, 1937 to December 31, 1938
Published Under Authority of Trustees Internal
Improvement Fund









TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA
1938









MINUTES
OF THE

TRUSTEES
OF THE

Internal Improvement

Fund

State of Florida

VOLUME XXI

From January 1, 1937 to December 31, 1938
Published Under Authority of Trustees Internal
Improvement Fund









TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA
1938











TRUSTEES' MINUTES FOR 1937


Tallahassee, Florida,
January 12, 1937

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.

Mrs. Leta Jones Grogan and Mrs. I. E. Sapp of Palm
Beach County came before the Trustees and made com-
plaint to the sale by the Trustees in 1932, covering cer-
tain lands in Section 10, Township 44 South, Range 36
East, Palm Beach County, and also to injunction suit filed
against them and others by the Trustees. Mrs. Grogan
and Mrs. Sapp claimed that they, and others, owned the
land through chain of title coming down from original
conveyance of swamp and overflowed lands to the Louis-
ville and Nashville Railroad Company.
Counsel for Trustees advised that the original deed to
the Railroad company was for swamp and overflowed land
in Section 10; that a part of unsurveyed Section 10 was
below the meander line of Lake Okeechobee, lying beneath
the waters of the Lake and was therefore, sovereignty land
and could not have been conveyed by the Trustees as
swamp land, the Supreme Court of the State having so
held in similar cases; that at the time of the deed to
L. & N. Railroad Company the Trustees had no authority
to dispose of sovereignty land, such authority being given
in 1919 when Chapter 7861 became a law and vested title
of reclaimed lands around Lake Okeechobee in the Trus-
tees; that the sovereignty land in unsurveyed Section 10
was sold under contract to J. M. Griffin August 25, 1932,
and that it became necessary to file an injunction against
parties attempting unlawfully to occupy the land and in-
terfering with lessee from Trustees' grantee.










The Trustees advised Mrs. Grogan and Mrs. Sapp that
there was nothing, they could do, as the land had been sold
under contract as above set forth and suggested that they
await the outcome of the suit pending in the Court.

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

Tallahassee, Florida,
January 13, 1937
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Fred P. Cone, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.

F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk.

The Trustees on August 5, 1936 agreed to sell to the City
of Port Orange, Florida, certain right-of-way through
State land to be used in the construction of a bridge across
Halifax River at Port Orange and the following Notice
was published in The News Journal at Daytona Beach,
Florida on December 12th, 19th, 26th, 1936 and January
2nd and 9th, 1937:

Tallahassee, Florida
December 8, 1936

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, January 13,
1937, at Tallahassee, Florida, to consider the sale of the
following described land in VOLUSIA County, Florida:
Commence at the intersection of the North line
of the Bunch Grant (Section 41, Township 16
South Range 33 East) and the west property line










of South Halifax Drive, in the Town of Port
Orange, Volusia County, Florida:
Run north 2708' West, 289.3 feet to intersect
with the center line of Dunlawton Street;
Thence North 830' East, along the center line
of Dunlawton Street, 6.6 feet;
Thence North 610 East, 64.8 feet to the point of
beginning on the Seawall along the West bank of
the Halifax River;
Thence North 25o42' West along the said Sea-
wall 100.165 feet;
Thence North 61 East 5122 feet to a point on
the East bank of the Halifax River;
Thence South 25042' East, 200.33 feet;
Thence South 610 West 5122 feet to a point in
the seawall on the West bank of the Halifax
River;
Thence North 25042' West, along the said sea-
wall 100.165 feet to the point of beginning.
All of the foregoing described land lying in
Sections 2 and 3, Township 16 South, Range 33
East, Volusia 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.
Objections were submitted to sale of the land from W.
C. Earnhardt, and from Martin M. Hagan for himself
and Elizabeth Hagan, or Edith Sirguy.
It was the opinion of the Trustees that should the parties
making protest be advised of the purpose for which the
land is desired, the objections would be withdrawn.
Whereupon it was ordered that issuance of deed to the
City of Port Orange be withheld until parties filing ob-
jections can be advised of the nature of the conveyance.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
FRED P. CONE,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
Jentye Dedge,
Assistant Secretary.










Tallahassee, Florida,
January 15, 1937
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Fred P. Cone, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
The following bills were approved and order paid:
Marvin C. McIntosh, Tallahassee, Fla. ..............................$ 16.90
The Citizen Publishing Company, Key West, Fla....... 12.00
Daytona Beach News-Journal, Daytona Beach, Fla. 15.00
Standard Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla...................... 8.55
American Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla...................... 32.37
Pennsylvania Rubber Company, Jacksonville, Fla. 82.98
Tallahassee Office Supply Company, Tallahassee,
Fla. ....................... ................. .50
Western Union Telegraph Co., Tallahassee, Fla....... 2.46
Proctor and Proctor, Tallahassee, Fla.................................. 74.98
Southeastern Telephone Company, Tallahassee, Fla. 5.60
F. E. Bayless, Land Agent, Tallahassee, Fla............. 28.95
$280.29

Following is Financial Statement for the month of De-
cember, 1936:
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR DECEMBER, 1936
RECEIPTS
Receipts on account various land
sales ........ ................................................................ $ 7,595.45
Sale of Tax Certificate land under
Chapter 14,717, Acts of 1931 ........... 119.20
M ineral L ease ....................................................... 75.00
Farm Leases ....................................... 895.50
G razing Lease ................................. .... .... 30.00
Tim ber Lease ........................................................ 375.00
Royalties on sand, shell and gravel...... 326.27
Sale of blueprints ................................................. 8.10
Proceeds of coupons on collateral de-
posited by Axel Jensen Entry
17839 ............ .......... ...................... 10.50
Total Receipts during month .....................$ 9,435.02
Balance on hand December 1, 1936...... 60,135.23
$69,570.25
Less disbursements (itemized below)...... 1,569.77
Balance December 31, 1936 ........................... $68,000.48










RECAPITULATION
Cash and cash items ............................................$ 1,000.00
B alances in B anks ................................................ 67,000.48
$68,000.48

BALANCES IN BANKS DECEMBER 31, 1936
The Atlantic National Bank, Jack-
sonville, F la. .............................................................$43,714.67
The Florida National Bank, Jackson-
ville, F la. ......................................................... ... 17,536.15
The Capital City Bank, Tallahassee,
F la. ................... ................................................... 5 ,74 9 .6 6
$67,000.48

DISBURSEMENTS
Date
1936 No. In Favor of: Amount
Dec. 19, 10702 The H. & W. B. Drew Co. ......$ 62.50
10703 American Oil Co. ............................ 22.09
10704 Proctor & Proctor ........................... 2.00
10705 Saint Marks Supply Com-
p an y ............................................................ 90 .35
10706 Western Union Telegraph Co. 4.04
10707 Postal. Telegraph-Cable Co....... 1.23
10708 Southeastern Telephone Co. ...... 5.20
30, 10709 F. C. Elliot .................................... 400.00
10710 F. E Bayless ........................................ 261.85
10711 A. R. Richardson .............................. 125.00
10712 M 0. B arco ........................................ 175.00
10713 Jentye Dedge ...................................: 175.00
10714 H. L. Shearer ...................................... 25.00
10715 Sam Ellerbe ............................................. 125.00
10716 W. V. Knott, State Treasurer 50.00
10717 Standard Oil Company .............. 26.91
10718 Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. 18.60
Total Disbursements during Decem-
ber, 1936 ............................................ $ 1,569.77

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
FRED P. CONE,
Governor-Chairman.

ATTEST:
Jentye Dedge,
Assistant Secretary.










Tallahassee, Florida,
January 27, 1937
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Fred P. Cone, 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.

This being the first regular meeting of the Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund under the new administra-
tion, the following resolution was presented and adopted:

RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, it has been the custom of the Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund to organize quadriennial-
ly by designating the incoming Governor as chairman of
said Trustees, Now, Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED that the Trustees of the Internal
Improvement Fund designate Honorable Fred P. Cone,
Governor of Florida, as Chairman of the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund and that, pursuant to cus-
tom, in his absence the next member of the Trustees, ac-
cording to the order in which their names appear as desig-
nated in the Act creating the Internal Improvement
Fund, shall preside as Chairman.

The Trustees on August 26, 1936, agreed to quit-claim
to Miami Beach Bay Shore Company, at a price of ap-
proximately $13 an acre, certain areas bulkheaded and
filled, located on Sunset Islands. The following adver-
tisement for objections was published in the Miami Herald
on dates of December 24, 31, 1936 and January 7, 14, and
21, 1937:
Tallahassee, Florida,
December 16, 1936
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, January










Tallahassee, Florida,
January 27, 1937
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Fred P. Cone, 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.

This being the first regular meeting of the Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund under the new administra-
tion, the following resolution was presented and adopted:

RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, it has been the custom of the Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund to organize quadriennial-
ly by designating the incoming Governor as chairman of
said Trustees, Now, Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED that the Trustees of the Internal
Improvement Fund designate Honorable Fred P. Cone,
Governor of Florida, as Chairman of the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund and that, pursuant to cus-
tom, in his absence the next member of the Trustees, ac-
cording to the order in which their names appear as desig-
nated in the Act creating the Internal Improvement
Fund, shall preside as Chairman.

The Trustees on August 26, 1936, agreed to quit-claim
to Miami Beach Bay Shore Company, at a price of ap-
proximately $13 an acre, certain areas bulkheaded and
filled, located on Sunset Islands. The following adver-
tisement for objections was published in the Miami Herald
on dates of December 24, 31, 1936 and January 7, 14, and
21, 1937:
Tallahassee, Florida,
December 16, 1936
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, January










27, 1937, at Tallahassee, Florida, to consider the sale of
the following described lands located in Dade County,
Florida:
PARCEL NO. 1: Of the North Island as bulk-
headed and filled, known as Island No. 1 of Sun-
set Islands, that part which lies in Section 27,
Township 53 South, Range 42 East. Further de-
fined as that part lying East of the West line of
Lake Avenue and that line projected to the north
and south boundaries of said Island. Containing
4.62 acres, more or less.
PARCEL NO. 2: Of the Island bulkheaded
and filled, known as Island No. 2 to the south-
ward of Island No. 1, that part which lies in
Section 27, Township 53 South, Range 42 East.
Further defined as that part lying east of the
west line of Lake Avenue and that line projected
to the north and south boundaries of said Island.
Containing 5.42 acres, more or less.
PARCEL NO. 3: Of the Island bulkheaded
and filled, known as Island No. 3, to the south-
ward of Island No. 2, that part which lies in
Section 27, Township 53 South, Range 42 East.
Further defined as that part lying east of the
west line of Lake Avenue and that line projected
to the north and south boundaries of said Island.
Containing 3.36 acres, more or less.
PARCEL NO. 4: Of the South Island bulk-
headed and filled known as Island No. 4, that
part which lies in Section 27, Township 53 South,
Range 42 East. Further defined as that part ly-
ing east of the west" line of Lake Avenue and
that line projected north to the north boundary
of said Island and lying north of the south
boundary of Section 27. Containing 2.60 acres,
more or less.
PARCEL, NO. 4-A: Of the aforesaid Island
No. 4, that part which lies East of the west
boundary and south of the north boundary of
Section 34, Township 53 South, Range 42 East.
Containing 0.64 acres, more or less.
PARCEL NO. 4-B: Of the aforesaid Island
No. 4, that part in Section 33, Township 53 South,
Range 42 East, lying south of the north boundary
and west of the east boundary of said Section.
The said eastern boundary of said Section being










in projection of the west line of Lake Avenue.
Containing 4.57 acres, more or less.
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 filed or presented, the Trustees
authorized issuance of quit-claim deed to Miami Beach
Bay Shore Company at the price agreed upon, plus cost
of advertising.

Application was presented from Port St. Joe Dock &
Terminal Railway Company requesting release of oil and
mineral reservations on lands recently purchased from the
State and offering 50 cents an acre for such release.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted that the re-
lease of oil and mineral rights be granted Port St. Joe
Dock and Terminal Railway Company on lands purchased
from the State upon payment of 50 cents an acre cash.

Mr. Bayless presented letter from C. P. Kelly of Madi-
son, Florida, in which he requests that his turpentine lease
allowed March 4, 1936, on Sections 29 and 32, Township
2 South, Range 8 East, Taylor County, located on San
Pedro Bay, be changed to a turpentine and saw mill lease
in order that he might cut 12 or 13 saw mill trees on the
land and offering $50 additional for such trees, or a total
of $400 for the combined lease.
The Trustees deferred action on Mr. Kelly's request for
sawmill timber, pending report from the Field Agent.

Application was submitted from J. H. Bright to lease
for grazing purposes 300 acres of land in Section 4, Town-
ship 50 South, Range 40 East, Broward County, with an
offer of 10 cents an acre annually, carrying option to re-
new yearly, for a period of five years.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that Mr.
Bright be given a year's lease on the Broward County land
on the basis of ten cents an acre annually, but declined
to give option for renewal each year for five years.










Letter was presented from Miller, Walker & Peterson
of St. Petersburg, Florida, on behalf of Smith Service
Company of Tampa, applying for shell lease covering ter-
ritory in Long Bayou in the vicinity of the Veteran's
Hospital, offering five (5) cents a cubic yard for such
material.
The Trustees deferred action oh application from Smith
Service Company pending investigation of prices prevail-
ing for sand and shell.

Mr. Bayless presented offer of $3 an acre from B. F.
Padgett of Macclenny, Florida, on behalf of 0. D. Rewis,
for 40 acres of State land in Baker County, being the
SE1/ of NE'/ of Section 6, Township 1 South, Range 21
East.
Action of the Trustees was that this offer be declined.

The Trustees declined offer of $2 an acre from H. M.
Wilson on behalf of Turpentine Rosin Factors, Inc., of
Jacksonville, Florida, for 70 acres of State land in Sec-
tion 36, Township 4 South, Range 25 East.

Application from Thos. H. Horobin for adjustment on
land purchase in Biscayne Bay, was denied.

Mr. Bayless submitted request from Dillon Hartridge
of Jacksonville, Florida, on behalf of Mrs. Ella F. Phillips,
formerly Ella F. Mills, for refund of $1030 paid by her
to the Trustees in 1927 for ten (10) acres of land on the
St. Johns River in Section 6, Township 2 South, Range
28 East, representation being made that the land was
thought to be adjacent to the river; that subsequent to
the purchase other parties claimed title to the water front
property, thus cutting Mrs. Phillips off from the river.
The matter was referred to the Attorney General for
his opinion and recommendations.

Application was received from Streety Durrance of
Lake Placid, Florida, making offer of ten (10) cents an
acre for grazing lease on 400 acres of State land in High-
lands County East of Lake Placid.
The Trustees declined the offer of Mr. Durrance but
directed the Land Clerk to advise him that if he desired
to submit a better offer, they would be glad to consider it.

Application was submitted from Joe Friedheim of Belle
Glade, Florida, offering $50 an acre for the NW1/ of NE1/4,
and $30 an acre for the NE1/4 of NW, all in Section










11, Township 44 South, Range 45 East, lying East of
Miami Canal.
The offers of Mr. Friedheim were declined and the Land
Office was requested to so advise him.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
F. C. Elliot, Engineer & Secretary-Salary ............$ 400.00
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk-Salary..................$250.00
Expense ......... 4.50 254.50

A. R. Richardson, Field Agent-Salary ........................ 125.00
Jentye Dedge, Asst. Secretary to Trustees-Salary 175.00
M. O. Barco, Sec. to Engineer-Salary........................... 175.00
Sam Ellerbe, Mechanic Launch Josephine-Salary 125.00
H. L. Shearer, Clerk in Land Office-Salary............ 25.00
M. C. McIntosh, Asst. Attorney General-Expense 11.60
A. A. A. Jackson, Tallahassee, Fla. .................................. 3.00
A. C. Bridges, Treasurer's Office ............................... 50.00
$1,334.10

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
FRED P. CONE,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot,
Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida,
February 10, 1937
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met
on this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Fred P. Cone, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk.

Honorable Dillon Hartridge, Attorney of Jacksonville,
Florida, presented request of Mrs. Ella F. Phillips, form-
erly Mrs. Ella F. Mills, for adjustment on 2.4 acres of
land included in 10.3 acres in Deed No. 17789, sold to
Mrs. Ella F. Mills by Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund January 24, 1927, as sovereignty lands ad-









joining Lot 1 of Section 6, Township 2 South, Range 28
East, Duval County.
Upon motion duly carried, it was ordered that a check
in the sum of $300 be drawn in favor of Mrs. Ella F.
Phillips in full adjustment of all claims in connection with
said 10.3 acres conveyed in Deed 17789, upon execution
and delivery of release by her and her. husband to said
Trustees releasing all claims in connection with the sale
to her of such 10.3 acres of land.

Request was presented from Mr. Elmore Cohen of West
Palm Beach, Florida, on behalf of Ridgeway Beach set-
tlers, to purchase the "A" Lots adjoning their upland
at a price of $50 each Lot.
Mr. Cohen also requested action on his application to
lease land between the old State dike and the new Govern-
ment Levee.
The Trustees postponed action on requests of Mr.
Cohen and directed that he be advised that the board will
visit that section within the next. few weeks and will look
into his matters at that time.

Mr. Charles R. Pierce of Miami, Florida, representing
Royal Citrus Groves, applied to purchase marginal lands
in Sections 17 and 18, Township 55 South, Range 41 East,
Dade County, approximating 175 acres and offering $1000
cash for the land.
The matter was held in abeyance pending investigation
and report by the Attorney General as to title to the
lands applied for by Mr. Pierce.

The Trustees having advertised for sale on this date
certain islands in the St. Johns River applied for by
Mrs. W. M. Bostwick, Jr., of Jacksonville, Florida, and
the War Department having filed objection to sale of such
areas, the objection was upheld and the land withdrawn
from sale.
Upon being advised of the objection from the War De-
partment, Mrs. Bostwick stated that it was satisfactory
with her that the land be withdrawn from sale.

On December 16, 1936 the Trustees agreed to advertise
for objections certain submerged land in Pinellas County,
upon offer of $100 an acre from applicants, plus cost of
advertising, and the following Notice was published in
the Clearwater Sun on dates of January 11, 18, 25 and
February 1 and 8, 1937:









Tallahassee, Florida,
January 6, 1937

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, February 10,
1937, at Tallahassee, Florida, to consider the sale of the
following described submerged land in PINELLAS Coun-
ty, Florida:
PARCEL 1: From the NW cor. of Sec. 15,
Tp. .31 S., Rge. 15 East, as established by D. E.
Rose and W. T. Hoofnagle, June 24, 1927, run
S. 658.21 feet; East 1309.91 feet for a point of
beginning.
From said point of beginning run East 75 feet;
Thence South 50' E. 65'; S 460 12' E. 156 feet;
S 79' 16' E. 62 feet; thence S 10 44' W. 40 feet;
thence N 790 16' W. 70 feet; N 490 21' W. 85
feet; N 300 21' W. 70 feet; N 490 21' W. 87 feet;
thence N 170 37' W. 39.95 feet to the point of
beginning.
Lying and being in Township 31 South, Range
15 East. Containing 0.29 acres. Correct de-
scription to be furnished with deed.
PARCEL 2: Beginning at the intersection of
the high water mark in Clearwater Harbor and
the south line of Government Lot 5, Section 32,
Township 28 South, Range 15 East, Run thence
North 4348.9 feet;
Thence West 2331.1 feet for a POB (and fur-
ther described as lying 610 feet West of the north-
east corner of Lot 20 of the First addition to
Mandalay Point Sub.)
Run thence N 90 05' East 890.0 feet;
Thence N 80 55' W 200 feet;
Thence S 9 05' West 890 feet;
Thence S 80 55' East 200 feet to POB.
Containing 4.086 acres, more or less.
Correct description to be furnished with deed.,
PARCEL 3: From the SW corner of Section
10, Township 31 South, Range 15 East, run due
North 1463.22 feet;
Thence South 40 East 114.18 feet; South 190
East 110 feet for point of beginning;










From said point of beginning run South 190
East 352 feet; South 480 East 594 feet; North 41
East 165 feet; From thence by a curve to the right,
Radius 185 feet chord N 550 23' 35" West 133.52
feet; thence North 49' 04' W. 400 feet; thence
by a curve to the right Radius 1437.69 chord
368.82 feet; North 41 41' 40" West, thence S
43 08' West 10 feet to the point of beginning.
Containing in all 2.55 acres, more or less. Cor-
rect description to be furnished with deed.
All above land located in 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.
Fred P. Cone, Governor.
ATTEST: F. C. Elliot, Secretary.
No objections being 'filed or presented, sales were con-
summated as follows:
Parcel 1-Sold to Edward T. Campbell for
Frank J. Erxlebren-$100 an acre;
Parcel 2-Sold to Paul F. Randolph Incorp-
orated-$100 an acre; and
Parcel 3-Sold to Paisley & Stone-$100 an
acre.

The following bill was approved and ordered paid:
Ella F. Phillips (Ella F. Mills), Jacksonville, Fla.
Adjustment on land conveyed to Ella F. Mills
in Deed No. 17789 dated January 24, 1927............$300.00

The following right-of-way granted to the State Road
Department November 10, 1936, was ordered placed of
record:
GRANT OF RIGHT-OF-WAY
TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL
IMPROVEMENT FUND OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA
TO
STATE ROAD DEPARTMENT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA
WHEREAS, pursuant to application of the State Road
Department of the State of Florida dated the 6th day of









October A. D. 1936, for right-of-way across certain lands
held by the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund
of Florida, and pursuant to approval of said application
by the said Trustees at a meeting held on the 10th day
of November A. D. 1936, Now Therefore,
THIS INDENTURE made this the 3rd day of De-
cember A. D. 1936, by and between the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida and
the State Road Department of the State of Florida,

WITNESSETH:
That for and in consideration of the public convenience
and welfare, and for encouraging the construction of
a state road, and for the improvement of the North New
River Canal for drainage and for navigation as incident
to the construction of said road, and for the benefit of
the Everglades Drainage District, the Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida hereby
grant to the State Road Department, subject to the con-
ditions hereinafter named, perpetual easement for right-
of-way purposes for said road in and to a parcel or par-
cels of land described as follows, to-wit:

AS TO LANDS OWNED BY THE TRUSTEES
Beginning at the North boundary of Section 31 in Town-
ship 45 South, Range 37 East, southward and south-east-
ward along and bordering upon the west bank of said
North New River Canal, a strip of land 180 feet wide
as measured at right angles to the axis of said Canal:
Through Hiatus in Township 45 South, Be-
tween Ranges 36 East and 37 East;
Through said Section 31 of Tp. 45 South, Rg.
37 East;
Through the hiatus between Townships 45
South and 46 South in Range 37 East;
Through Sections 3, 5, 9, 11, 15, 23 and 25 of
Township 46 South, Range 37 East;
Through Section 31 of Township 46 South,
Range 38 East;
Through Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 21, 22, 27, 34
and 35 of Township 47 South, Range 38 East;
Through Sections 1, 2, 11, 12 and 13 of Town-
shil 48 South, Range 38 East;
Through Sections 18, 19, 20, 28, 32 of Town-
ship 48 South, Range 39 East;
Through Section 4, N1/2; Sections 22, 34 and
36 of Township 49 South, Range 39 East;










Through Section 31 of Township 49 South,
Range 40 East;
Through Sections 6, 4 and 10 of Township 50
South, Range 40 East.

AS TO LANDS THROUGH WHICH THE TRUSTEES
OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT FUND HOLD
RESERVATIONS FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY
That the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund,
in so far as the rights of the Trustees may appear, author-
ize the State Road Department to occupy with a state road
a strip of land on the west side of and adjoining said
North New River Canal 130 feet wide as measured at
right angles from the center line of said North New River
Canal through:
Sections 23 and 35 of Tp. 44 South, Range 36
East ;
Sections 11, 23 and 25 of Tp. 45 S.outh, Range
36 East;
SW1/ of Section 4 and Section 28 of Tp. 49
South, Rg. 39 East;
Sections 2 and 12 of Tp. 50 South, Rg. 40
East.
That the State Road Department shall have the right
to construct on the lands aforesaid a state road and to
do all those things necessary and incident to said con-
struction, including the removal of any earth, stone or
other material from said right-of-way, and to maintain,
police, and protect the said road thereon, all in pursuance
of such authority as may be vested in the said State Road
Department therefore. The rights herein vested in said
State Road Department, shall extend to its officers, engi-
neers, representatives and contractors, and to the Federal
Government as its interest in said road may appear.
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that in the event the parcels
of land hereinabove described shall not be used for a right-
of-way, or construction thereon shall not have begun with-
in two (2) years from this date, or shall thereafter be
abandoned for road purposes, then the rights and privi-
leges hereby granted to said Road Department shall auto-
matically revert to the Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund, and
PROVIDED FURTHER, that said rights and privileges
hereby granted shall not be in conflict with the legal and
lawful use, construction, improvement, operation and










maintenance by Everglades Drainage District of said
North New River Canal.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor.
J. M. LEE,
Comptroller.
W. V. KNOTT,
State Treasurer.
CARY D. LANDIS,
Attorney General.
NATHAN MAYO,
Commissioner of Agriculture.
Of and composing the Trustees
of the Internal Improvement
Fund of the State of Florida.
(SEAL)
ATTEST:
F. C. ELLIOT,
Secretary.

AND PURSUANT to the aforesaid as set forth in in-
denture from Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund
and subject to the same conditions, a right-of-way 180
feet wide:
Through Section 16 of Township 47 South,
Range 38 East;
Through Section 16 of Township 49 South,
Range 39 East,
is hereby granted by the State Board of Education.
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor.
R. A. GRAY,
Secretary of State.
CARY D. LANDIS,
Attorney General.
W. V. KNOTT,
Treasurer.
W. S. CAWTHON,
Superintendent of Public
Instruction.
Of and composing the State
Board of Education (SEAL)
(SEAL)
ATTEST:
NATIIAN MAYO,
Commissioner of Agriculture.










Financial Statement for the month of January is as
follows:
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR JANUARY, 1937
RECEIPTS
Receipts on account of various land
sales ................................... ........................................ $ 3,460.92
Sale of land under Chapter 14717,
A cts of 1931 ........................................................ 19.14
Royalties on sand, shell and gravel...... 712.96
M mineral Lease ................ ....................................... 225.00
Timber Lease ...................... ............. 150 00
Sale of w ood ........................................ 4.88
Sale of M minutes .................. .................... ........... 2.00
Interest on deposits in banks ........................ 81.45
Farm Lease (Entry No. 227) ........................ 187.50
Total receipts during month .....................$ 4,843.85
Balance on hand January 1, 1937............ 68,000.48
$72,844.33
Less disbursements (itemized below)... 1,624.39
Balance January 31, 1937 ....................... ............. ............. $71,219.94

RECAPITULATION
Cash and cash items ........................................$ 1,000.00
Balances in Banks ............................................ 70,219.94
$71,219.94 .

BALANCES IN BANKS JANUARY 31, 1937
The Atlantic National Bank, Jackson-
ville, Fla. ....................... ........................ ...$46,879.61
The Florida National Bank, Jackson-
ville, F la. ................................................................ 17,557.95
The Capital City Bank, Tallahassee,
F la ....................................... .............................. 5,7 82 .38
$70,219.94

DISBURSEMENTS
Date
1937 No. In Favor of: Amount
Jan. 10, 10719 Marvin C. McIntosh ..........................$ 16.90
10720 The Citizens Publishing Co....... 12.00
10721 Daytona Beach News-Journal... 15.00
10722 Standard Oil Company-Jack-
son ville ....................................................... 8.55
10723 American Oil Company-Jack-
sonville .................................................... 32.37
10724 Pennsylvania Rubber Co. ........... 82.98









10725 Tallahassee Office Supply Co.... .50
10726 Western Union Telegraph Co.... 2.46
10727 Proctor & Proctor ................................. 74.98
10728 Southeastern Telephone Co.......... 5.60
10729 F. E B ayless ............................................. 28.95
30, 10730 F C. Elliot ............................................. 400.00
10731 F E B ayless ........................................... 254.50
10732 A. R. Richardson ................................. 125.00
10733 Jentye Dedge ...................................... 175.00
10734 M 0. Barco ......................... ................. 175.00
10735 Sam Ellerbe ........................... .............. 125.00
10736 H L. Shearer ......................................... 25.00
10737 M C. M cIntosh ....................................... 11.60
10738 A. A. A. Jackson .................................... 3.00
10739 A C. B ridges ......................................... 50.00
TOTAL disbursements during January,
1937 ........................................ ................................... $1,624 .39

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
FRED P. CONE,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
Jentye Dedge,
Assistant Secretary.
Tallahassee, Florida,
February 18, 1937
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this day in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Fred P. Cone, Governor.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary.

Messrs. A. A. Poston, Chairman, Board of County Com-
missioners of Palm Beach County, and A. L. Rankin, At-
torney for such Board, discussed with the Trustees matter
of foreclosures being brought in the name of the State
by Palm Beach County under Chapter 14572, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1929, and requested that Palm Beach
County be advised of procedure necessary in order that
the lands could be promptly sold and returned to tax roll
of said county.
The Trustees advised that pursuant to former practice
of the Trustees under the above Chapter, when deed shall










have been issued to the said Trustees, the lands will be
disposed of for an amount not less than the decree of the
Court, based upon the total tax debt resting upon the lands
at the date of foreclosure, unless, by action of the County
Commissioners, a less amount was recommended by them
for satisfying the equity of the county in the lien for taxes
foreclosed under such suit; that in the event the lands are
to be disposed of for less than the amount of the tax debt,
the County Commissioners should adopt a Resolution set-
ting forth the amount necessary to satisfy the equity of
the County as determined by said Board, and request the
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund to sell the
property in such manner as would return to the County
the amount so determined; also that the amounts repre-
sented by the State's equity and costs must be paid in
cash, together with an amount to the Trustees to cover
expense of handling.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
FRED P. CONE,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot,
Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida,
February 25, 1937
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund and
the State Board of Education met in joint session on this
date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present.:
Fred P. Cone. Governor.
R. A. Gray, Secretary of State.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.

F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk.

Mr. Charles R. Pierce of Miami, Florida, appeared be-
fore the joint boards and made application for deeds to
certain marginal lands in Dade County as follows:
TRACT A: Quit-claim deed from State Board
of Education to Royal Citrus Groves for Lots
8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, in Sec-
tion 18, Township 55 South, Range 41 East-46.61
acres with an offer of $466.10









TRACT B: Quit-claim deed from Trustees In-
ternal Improvement Fund to Royal Citrus Groves
for SE14 of W1/2 of SW1/4, E1/2 of W1/2 of SW/4,
W1/2 of E1/2 of SW1/4 of Section 17, Township
55 South, Range 41 East-100 acres with an
offer of $500
TRACT C: Quit-claim deed from Trustees In-
ternal Improvement Fund to Hayford C. Enwall
for SW/1% of NWI/ of Section 4, Township 55
South, Range 41 East-40 acres, with an offer of
$200.
Mr. Pierce stated that abstract of title had been furnish-
ed the Land Department showing that no adverse claims
are involved; that Royal Citrus Groves had already ob-
tained deeds from the State to the areas in Tracts "A"
and "C" as well as deed to the land adjacent to Tract
"B"; that as to Tract "A", Coconut Grove Investment
Company, a former claimant, has joined with Royal Citrus
Groves in requesting that deeds be issued as requested.
Upon discussion of Tract A, Mr. Gray moved that the
State Board of Education accept $466.10 offered by Mr.
Pierce for Lots in Section 18, when certified copy of re-
lease of mortgage against the land is received and recorded.
Motion seconded and duly adopted by State Board of
Education.
Motion was made on behalf of the Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund that action on Tracts "B" and
"C" be deferred until Mr. Richardson, Field Agent, can
make investigation of the condition of the land and the
present value of that portion to which Royal Citrus Groves
has not received deed from the State. Upon being sec-
onded the motion was adopted and Mr. Richardson was
directed to make the necessary inspection and report to
the Trustees.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
Middle Florida Ice Company, Tallahassee, Fla. ......$ 14.50
The Tallahassee Office Supply Co. Inc., Tallahas-
see, F la ................................................................ ................................... 6 .10
Marvin C. McIntosh, Tallahassee, Fla. .......................... 5.50
Southeastern Telephone Company, Tallahassee,
F la ......................... .......................... .................................................. 14.75
Postal Telegraph-Cable Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ........ 1.85
Western Union Telegraph Co., Tallahassee, Fla....... 2.74
Rose Printing Company, Tallahassee, Fla. .................. 9.00
The Clearwater Sun, Clearwater, Fla. .................................... 25.50
The Miami Herald, Miami, Fla. .............. ................. 8.25










The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Florida ...... 15.75
W. Hiram Lawrence, Sheriff, West Palm Beach,
F la ....................................... ................ ............... ............. ................- 2 0 .2 5
George O. Butler, Clerk Circuit Court, West Palm
B each F la. ...................................................... ......................... 10.00
American Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla............... 43.53
Proctor & Proctor, Tallahassee, Fla. .............................. 25.75
Standard Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla. .............. 16.64
F. C. Elliot, Engineer & Secretary-Salary ............ 400.00
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk-Salary & Expenses ...... 286.00
A. R. Richardson, Field Agent-Salary ........................ 125.00
M. O. Barco, Sec. to Engineer-Salary ................ 175.00
Jentye Dedge, Asst. Secretary to Trustees-Salary 175.00
Sam Ellerbe, Mechanic Launch Josephine-Salary 125.00
A. C. Bridges, Treasurer's Office, part salary ... 50.00
H. L. Shearer, Clerk in Land Office-Salary ......... 25 00
$1,581.11

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
FRED P. CONE,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
Jentye Dedge,
Assistant Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida,
March 3, 1937
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Fred P. Cone, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk.

Minutes of the Trustees for December 16, 21, 23 and 30,
1936, and January 12, 13, 15, 27, February 10, 18 and
25, 1937, were ordered approved.

Mr. Velma Keen, Attorney of Tallahassee, presented
offer from Dabro Investment Corporation of St. Peters-
burg, Florida, to purchase mortgage #17460 held by the
Trustees on approximately 212 acres of submerged land










south of Passagrille. Mr. Keen stated that the original
purchasers had been notified of an offer for this mortgage,
but evidenced no interest in protecting their equity;
therefore, his client makes application to purchase, based
on tax deed issued, and offers $1000 for the State's in-
terest in the land.
The Trustees were acquainted with the facts in the case:
That the mortgage amounts to approximately $31,000
while the tax deed held by Dabro Investment Corporation
represents a cost of approximately $25. Whereupon, the
Trustees declined the offer of Mr. Keen's client.
Upon request, of Mr. Keen, the trustees indicated that
they would consider an offer for the land based on its
real value and not on the tax deed, contingent upon fore-
closure of the mortgage.

Application was submitted from J. E. Young of St.
Petersburg, Florida, owner of Coon Key in Section 6,
Township 32 South, Range 16 East-Pinellas County, for
right-of-way over State land as a site for construction of
causeway connecting Long Key and Coon Key. His pro-
posal is that the Trustees convey a certain area and, upon
definite location and construction of the causeway, all areas
except a right-of-way strip 100 feet wide be reconveyed
to the State. Compensation for such strip to be $100.
It was the action of the Trustees that upon Mr. Young
furnishing a correct description of the right-of-way strip
on which it is proposed to construct the causeway the
area will be advertised and if no objections, sale will be
made to Mr. Young at a price of $100 an acre, plus cost
of advertising.

Mr. Bayless reported that pursuant to action of the
Trustees on December 16, 1936 that certain timber land
in Lake and Volusia Counties be cruised, he has secured
names of several parties competent to make the cruise for
the State.
Upon consideration of the subject, the Trustees selected
S. S. Savage of Ocala, who has done timber cruising for
years and who agreed to do the work on a basis of $10
a day plus expenses, and mileage on a car at the rate of
five cents a mile.
Mr. Bayless was directed to notify Mr. Savage that the
Trustees had selected him to make the cruise; also Mr.
Bayless to get a competent civil engineer to run out the
lines of the state's holdings in order that an accurate
cruise may be made.










Mr. Edward A. Fleming of Miami, Florida, on behalf
of Alfred G. Hoffman, applied for an eight-foot strip of
land adjoining Lot 3 of Block 3, San Marco, one of the
Venetian Islands in Biscayne Bay, stating that the bulk-
head around this island had been shifted during the 1928
storm and this additional strip is needed for bulkheading
and filling purposes.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees agreed
to sell the eight-foot strip to Mr. Hoffman, subject to
advertising for objections-consideration to be $10 plus
cost of advertising.

Application was presented from Robert L. Williams of
Orlando, Florida, representing W. R. and Forest Cala-
way, to purchase approximately three-fourths of an acre
of land adjacent to upland property on Lake Conway,
Orange County, Section 8, Township 23 South, Range 30
East, and offering $20 for the parcel.
The Trustees, upon motion seconded and adopted, ac-
cepted the offer of Mr. Williams and directed that deed
be executed to his clients.

C. M. Larrick of Lake Harbor, Florida, made applica-
tion to purchase two and one-half acres of reclaimed land
adjacent to his upland property in Section 2, Township
44 South, Range 35 East, lying between his land and the
new Government levee right-of-way. An offer of $50 an
acre was made for the tract.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted, to defer action
on this application for further information.

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

FOUR O'CLOCK P. M.
The Trustees convened pursuant to recessed meeting of
the morning with all members present except Mr. Lee,
Comptroller.

C. M. Larrick also requested that the Trustees foreclose
Mortgage No. 17,354 of Kretex Realty Company on Sec-
tion 11, Township 44 South, Range 35 East, stating that
he will offer $50 an acre for twenty acres of such land
when foreclosure is completed.
The Land Office reported that Kretex Realty Company
purchased this land at a price of $50 an acre and that a
cash payment of $625 was made, leaving a balance due
on principal of $1875.










Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees de-
ferred action on Mr. Larrick's offer, but requested the
Attorney General's office to foreclose Mortgage No. 17,354;
also that Mr. Larrick be notified that upon completion of
foreclosure any offer he desires to make will be considered
at that time.

The Trustees denied application of Thomas H. Horobin
for adjustment on lands purchased several years ago.

Report was submitted from A. R. Richardson, Field
Agent, on timber in Collier County, Section 15, Town-
ship 47 South, Range 30 East, applied for by T. T. Scott
of Live Oak, Florida.
The Trustees declined Mr. Scott's offer of $6000 for the
cypress timber on Section 15, but agreed to accept the
appraised value-$6400 for approximately 640,000 feet.

Offer of $250 was presented from William Fisher of
Cross City, Florida, to purchase approximately 44,000 feet
of timber located on the S1/2 of Lot 2, Section 6, Town-
ship 30 South, Range 14 East, Gilchrist County.
The Trustees declined offer of $250 for the timber, but
agreed to accept $350 cash.

A. R. Johnson of West Palm Beach, Florida, represent-
ing D. T. Connell, applied for marginal lands between
Conners Highway and Florida East Coast right-of-way,
offering $50 for two lots located in Section 27, Township
41 South, Range 37 East, Palm Beach County.
The action of the Trustees.was that offer of Mr. Connell
be declined, but that he be offered the lots at $100 each.

Rasco & Gautier, Attorneys of New Smyrna, Florida,
petitioned the Trustees to sell John B. Hinckley the sub-
merged land adjacent to his upland property in the town
of Edgewater on the Indian River, such area having been
created by dredging operations of the War Department
in East Coast Canal.
Upon discussion, the Trustees agreed to sell the area
applied for at a price of $100 plus cost of advertising.

Action on application of Mr. Street Durrance of De-
Soto City for grazing lease on Highlands County land was
deferred until the return of Mr. Lee, Comptroller.

The application of Ernest Metcalf was presented for
release of mineral and canal reservations on land of C.










E. Reidell, being Lots 104 and 105, a subdivision of Lot
34, Section 31, Township 43 South, Range 37 East, town
of Belleglade. A check of $1.50 was offered in payment
for such release.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees agreed
to release reservations requested upon payment of $5.

Application was presented from Mark R. Tennant of
Miami, Florida, to purchase approximately five acres of
land north of Moorehaven in Section 9, Township 41 South,
Range 32 East, with an offer of $6 an acre.
The Trustees declined the offer of Mr. Tennant and
directed the Land Office to request W. B. Granger, Man-
ager at Florida State Farm No. 2, Belleglade, to examine
the land and report as to its character and value.

The Trustees took action as follows: That W. B.
Granger be furnished with list of state lands around Lake
Okecchobee and whenever it is possible for him to contact
prospective renters of such land that he notify the Land
Office of the character of the land and his recommenda-
tions as to rental price.

V. H. Miller made application to purchase for J. T.
Miller of Trenton, Florida, the SEi4 of NE'/ of Section
29, Township 10 South, Range 16 East-40 acres in Gil-
christ County, offering $4 an acre for the land.
Motion was made and seconded that the offer be de-
clined.

Milam, McIlvaine & Milam, Attorneys of Jacksonville,
Florida, requested that the Trustees sell to their clients
for a nominal consideration an area of land filled in
through dredging operations by the War Department in
East Coast Canal at a point near Ft. Pierce. Statement
is made that the filled parcel is adjacent to upland owner-
ship of clients.
Upon discussion, the Trustees deferred action on the
application pending investigation and report by A. R.
Richardson, Field Agent.

Mr. Bayless reported that in the exchange of lands for
the Seminole Indian Reservation, the Federal Government
has requested abstract of title to Lots 11 and 12; W/2
Lot 13; E/2 of E1/2 of W1/2 & W1/2 of E1/2 of Lot 14,
Section 36, Township 50 South, Range 41 East, which
land had been sold by the Trustees and later reconveyed.










Motion was made seconded and adopted, that the Land
Clerk have the necessary abstract prepared as requested
by the Federal authorities.

The Trustees declined application of Miller, Walker &
Peterson, presented January 27, on behalf of Smith Ser-
vice Company, for shell lease in Long Bayou in the
vicinity of the Veterans Hospital near St. Petersburg.

Application was submitted from H. M. Bailey of Cler-
mont, Florida, with an offer of five cents a yard for sand
lease in Lake Minnehaha, Lake County.
The offer was accepted and lease ordered prepared.

Mr. Bayless presented application from H. D. Hollo-
way of Geneva, Alabama, to purchase timber on the NE1/4
of NE'/4 of Section 30, Township 5 North, Range 16 West
-Holmes County-offering $125 for approximately 35,000
feet.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees de-
ferred action on Mr. Holloway's request, pending infor-
mation as to the character of timber applied for.

The Trustees directed that timber lease heretofore grant-
ed C. P. Kelly be delivered to him, but declined his offer
of $50 for sawmill timber applied for in the same locality.

Application was presented from Westbury Corporation
and John H. Phipps of Tallahassee, for grazing lease on
Lake Jackson, Leon County, adjacent to upland owner-
ship. An offer of $60 annually in advance was made for
approximately 1400 acres, statement being made that a
good portion of the land is under water.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the offer for graz-
ing lease on Lake Jackson was declined, but the Trustees
agreed to lease the.land at a price of twenty-five cents
an acre annually.

Application from Blumenfeld Company of Memphis,
Tennessee, for exclusive lease to take mussel shell from
the Dead Lakes, was deferred for further information.

Upon motion, the Trustees adjourned.
FRED P. CONE,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
Jentye Dedge,
Assistant Secretary.










Tallahassee, Florida,
March 27, 1937
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the Capitol Building.
Present:
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.


The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary, Salary ............$ 400.00
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk-Salary ............................. 250.00
A. R. Richardson, Field Agent-Salary ............. 125.00
M. O. Barco, Clerk and Stenographer-Salary .... 175.00
Jentye Dedge, Clerk and Stenographer-Salary 175.00
II. L. Shearer, Clerk in Land Office-Salary......... 25.00
Sam Ellerbe, in charge Launch Josephine ............... 125.00
J. R. Peacock, Clerk Circuit Court, Sarasota, Fla. 37.19
W V. Knott, State Treasurer ................... ................... 3.20
II. & W. B. Drew Co., Jacksonville, Fla. ................. 21.25
Standard Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla. .................. 14.99
American Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla. ......... 46.23
Proctor and Proctor, Tallahassee, Fla ........................ 2.80
Underwood Typrewriter Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ..... 1.25
Capital Office Equipment Co., Tallahassee, Fla. 7.00
Saint Marks Supply Co., St. Marks, Fla .................. 30.05
Southeastern Telephone Co., Tallahassee, Fla...... 9.85
Western Union Telegraph Co., Tallahassee, Fla. 4.77
Tallahassee Office Supply Co., Tallahassee, Fla. 4.75
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk, Tallahassee, Fla ........ 28.00
S. S. Savage, Ocala, Fla ........................................................ 95.15
Rose Printing Company, Tallahassee, Fla ............ 744.60
$2,326.17

The following is financial statement for the month of
February 1937:
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR FEBRUARY 1937
RECEIPTS
Sale of lands under Chapter 14717,
A cts of 1931 ................................ ................. $ 486.25
Royalties on sand, shell and gravel......... 743.98
Oil and Mineral lease ................................ ... 5.57
G razing lease ............................ ......... .... 99.06
F arm lease .................................... ................ 112.50










Reimbursement on account of publica-
tion of notice to sell land ........................ 15.00
Final dividend payment of First Na-
tional Bank of St. Augustine ............ .66
Total receipts during month ........................$ 1,463.02
Balance on hand February 1, 1937...... 71,219.94
$72,682.96
Less disbursements (itemized below)... 1,881.11
Balance February 28, 1937 .............................. $70,801.85

RECAPITULATION
Cash and cash item s ............................................$ 1,000.00
B alances in Bank ....................................... ..... 69,801.85
$70,801.85

BALANCES IN BANKS FEBRUARY 28, 1937
The Atlantic National Bank, Jackson-
ville, F la. ..... .......................... .. .................$46,308.49
The Florida National Bank, Jackson-
ville, F la. ................................................................ 17,572.95
The Capital City Bank, Tallahassee,
F la ..................................... ..... .......................... 5 ,9 20 .4 1
$69,801.85

DISBURSEMENTS
Date
1937 No. In Favor of: Amount
Feb. 11, 10740 Ella F. Phillips ....................................$ 300.00
25, 10741 Middle Florida Ice Co. .................. 14.50
10742 Tallahassee Office Supply Co. 6.10
10743 Marvin C. McIntosh ..................... 5.50
10744 Southeastern Telephone Co.......... 14.75
10745 Postal Telegraph-Cable Co.......... 1.85
10746 Western Union Telegraph Co.... 2.74
10747 Rose Printing Co. ............................. 9.00
10748 The Clearwater Sun ........................ 25.50
10749 The Miami Herald ............................. 8.25
10750 The Florida Times-Union ............ 15.75
10751 W. Hiram Lawrence ........................ 20.25
10752 George O. Butler, C.C.C. .......... 10.00
10753 American Oil Co. .............................. 43.53
10754 Proctor & Proctor ............................. 25.75
10755 Standard Oil Co. ................................... 16.64
27, 10756 F. C. Elliot .................................... 400.00
10757 F. E. Bayless ................................. 286.00
10758 A. R. Richardson ............................. 125.00
10759 M. O. Barco ....................... ................ 175.00










10760 Jentye Dcdge ........................................ 175.00
10761 Sam Ellerbe ............................. .......... 125.00
10762 A. C. Bridges ..................................... 50.00
10763 H L Shearer ........................................ 25.00
Total disbursements during February,
1937 ...................................... .. ........................ $1,881.11

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

Tallahassee, Florida,
March 31, 1937
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Fred P. Cone, 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.

The Land Clerk submitted application from R. J. Tay-
lor, Tax Assessor of Jefferson County, on behalf of J. M.
Livingstone, offering $1.50 an acre for the W1/2 of NW1/4
of Section 34, Township 3 North, Range 6 East, 80 acres
in Jefferson County, located in the Aucilla River swamp.
It was stated that the land is needed to block up an area
to be included in a game preserve and no timber is to be
removed therefrom.
The Trustees declined to sell the land to Mr. Livingstone
at the price offered, but agreed to lease the tract on a
yearly basis at the rate of fifteen cents (15c) an acre an-
nually, conditioned that no timber will be cut and that
the land will be used for a game preserve.

Mr. M. G. O'Neal of Miami, Florida, appeared before
the Trustees and requested extension of one year in which
to make payment of $3.085.32 due April 1, 1937, on Martin
County land vesting in the State by Ch. 14572 purchased
by B. G. Dahlberg, of Woodlands Corporation, on March










18, 1936. Mr. O'Neal stated that Woodlands Corporation
was contemplating the purchase of approximately 45,000
acres additional land in the same locality and extension
of the April payment would make it possible for the cor-
poration to secure such area.
Upon discussion the Trustees agreed to extension of six
(6) months in payment due April 1, 1937 by Woodlands
Corporations, subject to written consent from the Board
of County Commissioners of Martin County.

Mr. John A. O'Rourke of Miami, Florida, appeared be-
fore the Trustees and offered $100 annual rental for Shoal
No. 46 located on Key Biscayne South of Cape Florida
and north of Soldier Key, Township 42 South, Range 56
East, containing approximately ninety (90) acres, all of
which is under water except about one and one-half acres
at extremely low tide; such Shoal to be used as site for
a private fishing camp.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees agreed
to lease Shoal No. 46 to Mr. O'Rourke at a yearly rental
of $100 for a period of four years, such lease to contain
cancellation clause in case of sale prior to expiration date.

The Land Clerk submitted letter from S. S. Savage of
Ocala, Florida, reporting 5,455,000 feet of standing cypress
timber and 174,000 feet of trespassed timber on the S1/2
of Township 17 South, Range 29 East.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that legal action
be commenced at once to recover damages from parties
trespassing on State land in above township.

Bill for $300 was submitted from E. G. Chesley em-
ployed to run out lines of state lands; also bill from timber
cruiser S. S. Savage amounting to $120. The two bills
were approved and ordered paid as follows:
E. G. Chesley, Tallahassee, Fla. To services rend-
ered self and party-survey of Township 17
South, Range 29 East-12 days .....................................$300.00
S. S. Savage, Ocala, Fla. Timber cruise account
Trustees-March 22 to 27, incl. Self and Com-
p ass m an ........................................ ........................ .......................... 120 .0 0
$420.00

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
FRED P. CONE,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot,
Secretary.










Tallahassee, Florida,
April 7, 1937

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Fred P. Cone, 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.

Judge A. G. Powell of Atlanta, Georgia, and Mr. Tom
Sale of Panama City, Florida, Attorneys for Atlanta and
St. Andrews Bay Railway Company, came before the Trus-
tees with reference to purchase of reclaimed sovereignty
land, adjacent to property of the railroad, which area the
company has leased to Standard Oil and Gulf Refining
companies for storage plant sites. Judge Powell stated
that there was some question in his mind as to the authority
of the Trustees to deed the leased land, owing to its depth
before filling, and suggested that an act of the legislature
might clarify the points in question.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that Mr. Mc-
Intosh, Assistant Attorney General, confer with Judge
Powell and Mr. Sale and prepare a bill on the subject for
presentation to the legislature, arranging for the necessary
advertisement incident to passage of such bill.

E. B. Casler, Jr., of Clearwater, Florida, submitted
offer of $100 an acre for submerged land in Clearwater
Bay, adjacent to upland of his clients, Frank J. Kingston,
Ethel F. Primm, Mable A. Kitchen and Allen Roy King-
ston, as trustees, such area containing .886 of an acre in
Section 16, Township 29 South, Range 15 East, Pinellas
County.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trus-
tees agree to sell that parcel of land at the price offered,
plus cost of advertising, conditioned upon investigation by
the Land Clerk of the property in reference to its location
and value as compared with other sales in that vicinity.

Mr. Lee, Comptroller, was excused from the meeting on
account of a business engagement out of town.










Mr. Harley Watson of Arcadia, Florida, came before
the Trustees and made an offer of $1000 cash for assign-
ment of his mortgage securing payment of land purchased
from the State under Entry No. 17233. Statement was
made that the agreed price was $75 an acre and a total
of $23,917.33 principal and interest has been paid on the
land, leaving a balance due of $21,522.51; that of the 490
acres, 170 acres are within South Florida Conservancy Dis-
trict, the remaining 320 being outside of such district and
unimproved by drainage and reclamation works; that the'
amount paid together with the $1000 offer will net the
Trustees $75 an acre for the area within the district and
$38 an acre for the 320 outside.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that action be
postponed for a full membership to be present.
Mr. Bayless was requested to submit a report on the
transaction.

The Land Clerk reported that letter had been received
from E. R. Bennett, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Broward
County, stating that holder of tax certificate has applied
for tax deed on land covered by State mortgage. The
Trustees were advised that this land was sold to James
Sotille November 4, 1925 in Entry 17356; that the sale
covered 20 acres of land in Section 12, Township 50 South,
Range 41 East, Broward County and the amount of the
mortgage was $5,906.25.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, check was ordered
issued for $160.63, amount necessary to redeem the tax
certificate, and the Attorney General was authorized to
foreclose mortgage on the land.

Application was presented from T. T. Scott of Live Oak,
Florida, for additional timber in Collier County, accom-
panied by report from Mr. Scott's timber cruiser giving
the number of feet of timber applied for.
The Trustees postponed action on application of Mr.
Scott until a cruise can be made by the Trustees.

The Land Clerk submitted report from A. R. Richard-
son, Field Agent, covering submerged land in the City of
Fort Pierce, applied for March Third, by Milam, McIl-
vaine & Milam for clients Fort Pierce Financing and Con-
struction Company.
Upon discussion of the application and report, the Trus-
tees decided to postpone action until a later date, direct-
ing the Land Office to so advise applicants.










Report was presented from A. R. Richardson, ioleld
Agent, covering marginal lands in Township 55 South,
Range 41 East, Dade County, applied for by Charles R.
Pierce under date of February 25. Mr. Richardson re-
ported that due to the location of the land with reference
to the city of Miami and to proposed developments, he
would appraise the area at $50 an acre.
Motion was made, seconded and carried, that the offer
of $5 an acre submitted by Mr. Pierce be declined.

Attorney General Landis was excused from the meet-
ing in order to fill an engagement out of town.

Mr. J. M. Sutton of Washington, D. C., came before the
Trustees with reference to closing up matters presented
February 28 and March 1, 1934, having reference to credit
of $13,000 with the Trustees and settlement of contract
dated March 9, 1923.
Upon motion of the Trustees, duly seconded and adopt-
ed, the Governor appointed a committee consisting of
Messrs. Knott, Landis and Mayo to confer with Mr. Sutton
and make report to the board with their recommendations.

Mr. Bayless reported that on March Third offer of $50
a Lot was received from D. T. Connell and others for
marginal lots between Conners Highway and upland own-
ership, but the Trustees had set a price of $100 each for
such lots; that Mr. Paul Rardin, representing D. T. Con-
nell, I. N. Marquis and Stephen Solick, is requesting re-
consideration of this action, owing to a price of $50 each
lot having been agreed to in the case of other lands similar-
ly located.
Action on the application was postponed for a full mem-
bership of the Trustees.

Application was presented from W. M. Franklin, color-
ed, offering $60 an acre for the N1/2 of SE1/4 of NE%, of
Section 3, Township 44 South, Range 35 East, Palm Beach
County.
Mr. Harley Watson being present stated that this land
adjoined his property; that the applicant is a good negro
and a good citizen, and recommended that the land be sold
to him.
Motion was made, seconded and carried, that this land
be investigated along with Mr. Watson's application and
reported on at a later meeting.










Westbury Corporation and John H. Phipps submitted
a second application for lease of Lake Jackson land for
grazing purposes, offering Ten cents an acre, statement
being made that it would require approximately ten miles
of fencing and maintenance of same to protect the graz-
ing lands and provide proper separation of farming areas
from grazing pastures.
The Trustees postponed action for further consideration.

Mr. Bayless reported that pursuant to action of the
Trustees March 3, he had written H. D. Holloway of Ge-
neva, Alabama, who had offered $125 for approximately
35,000 feet of timber on State land in the NEI/4 of NEI/
of Section 30, Township 5 North, Range 16 West, Holmes
County, and had information that the timber applied for
is Tupelo gum.
The Trustees declined the offer of Mr. Holloway and
requested the Land Office to so advise him.

Report was presented from W. B. Granger, Belleglade
Farm No. 2, on application of Mark R. Tennant of Miami,
Florida, appraising the land as follows:
$25 an acre for land in Section 9, Tp. 41, Rg.
32;
$30 an acre for land in Sections 21 & 28, Tp.
41, Rg. 32.
Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees agreed to ac-
cept $25 an acre for approximately five and one-half acres
lying between his upland and the Levee, but postponed
action on applications for land in Sections 21 and 28, same
township and range.

The Trustees declined offer from H. A. Dawley for
Postal Glade Realty Co., Inc., of $30 an acre for Lots 1,
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Block 4 in Hiatus between Townships 43 and
44 South, Range 37 East, containing 120 acres, located
about two miles East of Belleglade.

Motion was adopted to decline $1.50 an acre from H. C.
Lister of Wewahitchka, Florida, for the purchase of Gulf
County land.

Mr. Bayless presented letter from Mr. Elmore Cohen,
requesting action on his application to lease a strip of land
lying between the old State levee and the new Govern-
ment levee, from the City limits of Clewiston easterly
toward Lake Harbor.










Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees agreed
to lease the area owned by the State upon payment of $250
in advance for the first year and $3.33 an acre for each
year thereafter; such lease to run for a period of five (5)
years with option to extend for an additional five years
at a price to be agreed upon.


Request from F. C. B. LeGro of Miami, for adjustment
of his purchase of islands in Biscayne Bay, was held for
the full membership of the Trustees to be present.


Knight, Adair, Cooper & Osborne, attorneys of Jack-
sonville, Florida, representing Barbara D. Danielson and
Marian D. McCormick of Miami, Florida, applied to pur-
chase a spoil area in Biscayne Bay created by dredging
operations in East Coast Canal, offering $100 an acre for
the tract.
Mr. Bayless reported that objection had been filed to
the sale of this spoil bank by F. C. B. LeGro on behalf of
Bigelow Properties, Incorporated, stating that the applica-
tion over-lapped area granted from which to obtain fill
material necessary in the building of Venetian Islands
owned by Bigelow Corporation.
Upon discussion it was decided to withhold action on
this matter until a full membership can be present.


Letter was submitted from C. L. Craig of No Name Key,
offering $50 for the purchase of a shoal known as Bahia
Honda Rocks, one acre of which is exposed at high tide;
such shoal to be used as a private fishing camp.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the offer
of Mr. Craig be declined, but that the shoal be leased to
him at a price of $10 annually.


Applications from Streety Durrance and G. A. DeVane
to lease State land in Highlands County for grazing pas-
tures, were held for further consideration when the en-
tire membership of the Trustees can be present.


The Trustees postponed action on request of Marie Mann
Boyd of Daytona Beach, Florida, for adjustment of
Mortgage No. 17912.










The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
E. R. Bennett, Clerk Circuit Court, Ft. Lauder-
dale, Fla. To redemption of tax certificate on
land covered by State mortgage 17356 ........................$160.63
J. M. Sutton, Washington, D. C. To commission
due from Timber lease No. 18356 to C. S. Russ 30.00
$190.63

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
FRED P. CONE,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida,
April 13, 1937
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Fred P. Cone, 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 Trustees declined offer of $1 an acre from Knight,
Adair, Cooper and Osborne of Jacksonville, Florida, for
the purchase of land in Citrus County.

The Secretary reported that on December 16, 1936, the
Trustees agreed to sell to Fort Pierce Port District, cer-
tain submerged lands adjacent to Fort Pierce Ship Chan-
nel; that the area has been advertised to be sold on April
14, 1937; that protest has been filed by Fort Pierce Fi-
nancing & Construction Company, owners of property in
the same locality, and it being ascertained that a quorum
of the Trustees will not be present on the Fourteenth, ap-
plicant and objectors request a hearing on this date.
The Trustees agreed to hear representatives of both
parties at this time, final action to be taken at a meeting
subsequent to April 14.










Mr. George W. Milam of Jacksonville, Judge Otis R.
Parker and M. A. Ramsey of Fort Pierce, representing
Fort Pierce Financing & Construction Company, present-
ed written protest to sale of submerged area to Fort Pierce
Port. District, in which claim was made that sale of this
land will interfere with Government development of the
channel at Ft. Pierce; also that property of adjacent land
owners will be injured and riparian rights interferred
with.
Mr. Dan McCarty, Representative in the Legislature
from St. Lucie County, W. N. Crooks and E. G. Gustaf-
son, on behalf of Fort Pierce Port District, and R. R.
Martin, resident of St. Lucie County, requested that sale
or dedication of the land be made to the Port District,
agreeing that 100 foot strip be reserved for, future de-
velopment of the Government Channel and denying that
riparian rights of any adjacent property owners will be
interferred with.
Mr. Martin reviewed the history of the Port District
from its organization in 1917, giving amount of bond is-
sues, tax collections, expenditures and benefit from such
work to the people of St. Lucie County and the public
generally, and urged that the Trustees make this area
available to the Port District in order to provide the Dis-
trict with an area suitable for the construction of docks
and other improvements in connection with the Port of
Fort Pierce and also to make it possible for the tax payers
to reap some benefit from the proposed improvements.

Mr. Elliot reported that on February 18, A. A. Poston,
Chairman, and A. L. Rankin, Attorney, for County Com-
missioners of Palm Beach County, appeared before the
Trustees with reference to foreclosure suit instituted under
authority of Chapter 14572, Acts of 1929; that pursuant
to action taken certain Lots at Kelsey City have vested
in the State, and J. C. Bills, representing Kelsey City
Land Company, the original owners, is making application
to purchase the land, offering $15,665.24, which amount
represents all taxes, costs and fees; that the County Com-
missioners of Palm Beach County are recommending the
sale and requesting that it be closed immediately in order
that the land can be placed on the 1937 tax roll.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the offer
of Kelsey City Land Company be accepted for the land
and that checks be drawn in amounts due the State and
County, but that fee due the Attorney for the Board be
withheld as requested by the Internal Revenue Collector,
pending settlement of tax lien; all subject to approval of
the Attorney General.










Request was presented from Glenn H. Curtiss Proper-
ties, Inc., for cancellation of reservation for canal pur-
poses in deed covering land in Hialeah. Mr. Elliot re--
ported that. there was no further necessity for the Trustees
to hold the reservation as the canals and drainage works
on the land have been constructed.
The Trustees agreed to request of Curtiss Properties
and the Land Office was directed to issue quit-claim deed
for canal reservations.

The Secretary reported that he was holding several ap-
plications to purchase Sarasota lots, title to which vested
in the Trustees under Chapter 14572, Acts of 1929.
Upon discussion it was the action of the Trustees that
the following procedure be followed for a period of six
months.
That Sarasota Lots be sold at a price according to their
value, preference being given to the person who was the
owner at time of foreclosure if he can be found, but if
he cannot be found that sale be made to any other person
making satisfactory offer. The foregoing is the procedure
previously authorized.
After six months from this date, lands may be sold with-
out reference to owner at the time of foreclosure, but if
he should submit an offer equal to that of any other per-
son, such offer being satisfactory to the Trustees, he shall
have preference of purchase.
Mr. Elliot was directed to issue and deliver deeds where
action has already been taken on applications heretofore
presented.

The Secretary reported that the Trustees own certain
land in Martin County, acquired through foreclosure under
the 1929 Act; that timber has been removed from the land
without permission from the Trustees; that through the
cooperation of Mr. George F. Bensel, of Southern States
Land and Timber Company, and officers of Martin Coun-
ty, the amount of $2000 has been collected from parties
trespassing on the land; and that authority is asked to
disburse the $2000-first, toward the payment of costs in
connection with the foreclosure suit as provided by law
and, second, in payment to the State and County of their
respective equities or proportions of equities in said land.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that Mr. Elliot
accept the $2000 collected and have check drawn in pay-
ment of fee due the County Attorney, which settles in full
his account for foreclosure of the Martin County land, the
balance to be paid to the State and County on account of










their respective equities. Also that effort be made to
prosecute the trespasser for balance due on timber taken
from the land.

The Secretary submitted letter dated January 26, 1937,
from Mr. Scott M. Loftin, Co-Receiver for Florida East
Coast Railway, requesting extension of time for construc-
tion of line between Belleglade-Chosen and Hialeah.
The Minutes of the Trustees disclose that by original
agreement between the Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund and the Florida East Coast Railway, dated
June 14, 1922, the Trustees conveyed to said Railway Com-
pany an option covering right-of-way located as described
in said agreement on which was to be constructed a line
of railroad. The foregoing agreement has been renewed
from time to time, (the last of which expired January
1, 1937) under substantially the same terms and conditions
as the original agreement.
Since there does not appear to be any probability of
the construction of said road along the line of the right-
of-way provided for in said agreements, and since a con-
tinuance of said option in favor of the Florida East Coast
Railway would not permit the use of the land for other
purposes, such as right-of-way for roads, or for some other
railroad, or for purposes which would conflict with the
use of the right-of-way by the Florida East Coast Rail-
way, the Trustees are of the opinion that such grants of
right-of-way should be discontinued and the request of
the Florida East Coast Railway for an extension of the
agreement which terminated January 1, 1937, be not
allowed.


Mr. Elliot presented letter from H. Lutes, Division Mer-
chandise Manager for The J. L. Hudson Company of De-
troit, Michigan, requesting a grant from the State of
approximately 100,000 acres of swamp or marsh lands in
the Everglades now delinquent for taxes, stating that he
wanted to pay practically nothing for the land.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the re-
quest of Mr. Lutes be declined.

Letter was presented from Mr. A. R. Richardson, Field
Agent, requesting that he be granted leave of absence for
a period of six months; also offering to make examinations
during such leave on a per diem basis if desired by the
Trustees.










Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that Mr. Rich-
ardson be granted leave of absence for six months as re-
quested.

Mr. Bayless submitted application from Charles G. Han-
nock of Miami, Florida, representing Ross M. Barrett, to
purchase a thirteen (13) foot extension adjacent to the
Isle of Normandy, which area contains 0.29 acres and was
included within the bulkhead around the island after a
storm had washed away the former fill.
The Trustees agreed to accept $100 for the area ap-
plied for, plus cost of advertising.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
W. V. Knott, State Treasurer, Tallahassee, Fla.
Products from Martin County land ......................$ 55.46
J. R. Pomeroy, C.C.C., Stuart, Fla. ............................. 647.40
Evans Crary, Attorney for Martin Co., Stuart,
F la. ..................................................................................................... 1,097.14
W. V. Knott, State Treasurer, Tallahassee, Fla. 2,958.29
George O. Butler, C.C.C., West Palm Beach, Fla. 12,041.34
$16,799.64

Financial Statement for the month of March 1937 was
ordered recorded as follows:
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR MARCH 1937
RECEIPTS
Receipts on account of various lands
sales ................................................... ......................... $ 330 .10
Land sales under Chapter 14717, Acts
of 1931 .................................................................... 15.13
Royalties on sand, shell and gravel ...... 195.30
Sale of cord wood ........................ .......... 6.90
Sale of m minutes ................................ ......... 7.00
Grazing lease .................... ............... 168.75
Turpentine lease ...................................... ........... 262.50
Reimbursement on account advertis-
ing land sale ....................................... ......... 41.00
Total receipts during month ................ $ 1,026.68
Balance on hand March 1, 1937 ............ 70,801.85
$71,828.53
Less disbursements (itemized below)... 2,326.17
Balance M arch 31, 1937 .................... .......................$69,502.36
RECAPITULATION
Cash and cash item s ............................................$ 1,000.00
Balances in banks ....................... ...................... 68,502.36
$69,502.36










BALANCES IN BANKS MARCH 31, 1937
The Atlantic National Bank; Jackson-
ville, Fla. ........................................ .... ... $44,931.17
The Florida National Bank, Jackson-
ville, F la. .................................................................... 17,589.95
The Capital City Bank, Tallahassee,
F la. ........................... .. .................. ............ 5,981.24
$68,502.36

DISBURSEMENTS
Date
1937 No. In Favor of: Amount
Mar. 31, 10764 F. C. Elliott ............................... $ 400.00
10765 C canceled ...................................................
10766 A. R. Richardson .............................. 125.00
10767 M. O. Barco ........................................ 175.00
10768 Jentye Dedge ....................................... 175.00
10769 H. L. Shearer .................................. 25.00
10770 Sam Ellerbe ............................... 125.00
10771 J. R. Peacock, C.C.C. .................. 37.19
10772 W. V. Knott, State Treasurer 3.20
10773 The H. & W. B. Drew Com-
pany .......................................................... 21.25
10774 Standard Oil Company, Jack-
sonville ..................................... ............. 14.99
10775 Americal Oil Company, Jack-
sonville .............................. ............. .. 46.32
10776 Proctor & Proctor ........................... 2.80
10777 Underwood Typewriter Co. ...... 1.25
10778 Capital Office Equipment Co. 7.00
10779 St. Marks Supply Co. ............... 30.05
10780 Southeastern Telephone Co.... 9.85
10781 Western Union Telegraph Co. 4.77
10782 Tallahassee Office Supply Co. 4.75
10783 F. E. Bayless ...................................... 28.00
10784 S. S. Savage .......................................... 95.15
10785 Rose Printing Company......... 744.60
10786 F. E. Bayless ....................................... 250.00
$2,326.17

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
FRED P. CONE,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot,
Secretary.









Tallahassee, Florida,
April 21, 1937
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Fred P. Cone, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comntroller.
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.

Upon request of the City Officials of Fort Pierce, Flor-
ida, the Trustees postponed action on sale of land applied
for by Fort Pierce Port District.

Mr. J. E. Yonge of Miami, presented application of
Pan American Airways, Inc., for an area of submerged
land adjoining Dinner Key property on which is located the
Aviation Base of the Pan American Airways. Mr. Yonge
stated that his information is that private parties have been
making inquiry about this property with a view to pur-
chasing, and as it is necessary that his company have this
land as a landing basin for flying boats entering the Miami
Terminal. he makes an offer of $25 an acre for approxi-
mately 400 acres.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trus-
tees sell the land to Pan American Airways at a price
of $50 an acre plus cost of advertising, conditioned upon
deed containing a reversion clause should the land be used
for other than aviation purposes for the use of the pub-
lic; also that there be no fills or obstructions to naviga-
tion placed within the area, and that the area be ad-
vertised for objections.
Mr. Yonge accepted the action of the Trustees on behalf
of Pan American Airways, Inc., and the land was ordered
advertised as required by law.

Request was made that the Trustees pay 1936 taxes on
their land in South Florida Conservancy District. state-
ment being made that unless these taxes are paid it is
likely the District will default in payment of interest on
loan from the Federal Government, which default might
react unfavorably on the refinancing plan for Everglades
Drainage District.









It was reported that the Trustees have a credit of
$6,483.18 with South Florida Conservancy District, leav-
ing a balance of approximately $3000 due on 1936 taxes.
Whereupon the Trustees directed that balance due on such
taxes be paid, such amount to be credited entirely toward
payment of interest on loan from the Federal Government
to South Florida Conservancy District.

Frank P. Ingram, attorney of Jacksonville, Florida,
representing W. D. McAdoo of St. Petersburg, requested
that the Trustees refund cash payment of $6,380.50 made
on land in Section 36, Township 31 South, Range 31 East,
Pinellas County.
Statement was made that in 1926 Mr. McAdoo made an
offer of $100 an acre for the land and deed No. 17670 was
executed by the Trustees, together with mortgage and
notes to secure payment of balance due; that mortgage and
notes were forwarded to Mr. McAdoo but were never sign-
ed by him and returned to the Trustees.
Upon consideration of the request, the Trustees declin-
ed to refund amount paid on account of land purchase,
it being shown that there was no failure on the part of
the Trustees to carry out the transaction. It was, how-
ever, agreed that Mr. McAdoo receive deed to an area of
land equal to payments made based on the price offered
and accepted.

Mr. Tom Conely of Okeechobee, Florida, came before
the Trustees and made an offer of $5 an acre for 1200.56
acres of land lying in Township 39 South, Range 33 East
and in Townships 38 and 39 South, Range 34 East, Glades
County. Also offered ten cents an acre annually for one-
year grazing lease on 1029 acres of land in Sections 5, 6,
7, 8, 18, 29 and 30, Township 38 South, Range 34 East,
and Section 6, Township 39 South, Range 34 East, or for
a ten-year lease an offer of ten cents an acres annually
for the first four years and fifteen cents an acre for the
last six years.
Mr. Bayless reported that a portion of the land applied
for by Mr. Conely for grazing purposes is under lease to
Wesley Harvey, who recently made assignment to Pearl
Pearce.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that action be
deferred on application to purchase, pending report from
the Land Clerk, but it was agreed that a one-year grazing
lease be granted Mr. Conely on the area applied for, ex-
cluding that, portion under lease to Wesley Harvey, con-
sideration to be ten cents an acre annually.









Applications of Streety Durrance and G. A. DeVane
for grazing lease on land in Highlands County in Sec-
tions 14 and 23, Township 37 South, Range 30 East, were
considered.
The action of the Trustees was that leases be granted
for a period of one year each to Messrs. Durrance and
DeVane upon payment of ten cents an acre annually, or
if applicants will comply with provisions of the Federal
Agricultural Adjustment Administration for developing
pasture lands, a five year lease will be given upon terms
and conditions to be agreed upon.

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trus-
tees go on record as being in favor of granting five-year
grazing leases to applicants who will comply with the pro-
visions of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration for
developing pasture lands; terms to be payment of ten cents
an acre annually for the first two years, fifteen cents an
acre for the third year, twenty cents an acre for the fourth
year and twenty-five cents an acre for the fifth year.

Mr. Bayless reported as to prices being received for shell
in different localities and submitted application of Miller,
Walker & Peterson, on behalf of Smith Service Company,
for shell lease in Long Bayou in the locality of the Vet-
eran's-Hospital near St. Petersburg.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted that shell lease
be granted Smith Service Company for a period of one
year, upon payment of twenty-five (25) cents per cubic
yard for all shell taken, conditioned upon $500 bond being
furnished as guaranty of royalty payments.

The Trustees having declined offer of $1 an acre from
Knight, Adair, Cooper & Osborne, for the purchase of
2098 acres of Citrus County land, letter was submitted
from applicants requesting that the Trustees advertise the
land for highest bid, based on their agreement to offer not
less than $1 an acre.
The Trustees declined to advertise the land as request-
ed by Knight, Adair, Cooper and Osborne.

The Trustees declined offer of $2.50 an acre from II. C.
Lister for Gulf County land.

Letter was presented from A. B. Edwards of Sarasota,
Florida, in which he stated that deed No. 17148 dated
April 22, 1924 was issued to him conveying land in Sara-
sota Bay, purchased at a price of $230 an acre, or a total
purchase price of $11,306.80; that cash payment of one-









fourth the purchase price was made together with three
notes and mortgage executed to the Trustees; that pay-
ments totaling $7,709.75 have been made and it is now
requested that the Trustees assign the mortgage to Mr.
Edwards upon payment of $50.
Motion was made, seconded and carried, that if Mr.
Edwards will make a payment of $2,290.75, which, added
to amounts already paid the Trustees, will total $10,000
the mortgage will be assigned and the unpaid notes
cancelled.

The Land Clerk presented application from Mr. Larry
Die Polder of St. Petersburg, Florida, to purchase Dead
Man's Key, containing approximately four and one-half
acres in Section 36, Township 31 South, Range 15 East,
Pinellas County, for which he offers $80 an acre.
The Trustees declined the offer of Mr. Die Polder and
directed that he be so advised.

Mr. Bayless submitted letter from David E. Watt of
St. Petersburg, in which he states that he is the owner
of Lots 18, 19 and 20, Jungle Shores, S/D No. 3, in
Sections 1 and 12, Township 31 South, Range 15 East-
Pinellas County-and offers $100 an acre for 0.62 of an
acre of the submerged land adjacent to his lots.
The Trustees directed that investigation be made of this
land before action is taken on the application.

The Trustees had for consideration application of D. T.
Connell, I. N. Marquis and Stephen Solick, presented by
Paul Rardin at a meeting held April 7th with request that
price of Lots on Conners Highway, adjacent to upland
ownership, be reduced to $50 each lot.
Upon discussion, the Trustees declined to sell the lots
as applied for at this time.

Letter was presented from M. G. Rowe of Daytona
Beach, representing Marie Mann Boyd, offering $500 cash
for assignment of mortgage No. 17912 held by the Trus-
tees on 59.28 acres of land sold to Marie Mann Boyd, July
20, 1928 at a price of $25 an acre. Letter states that the
greater portion of this land is required by Florida Inland
Navigation District for spoiling ground, but clear title
cannot be given until the mortgage is satisfied.
The Land Office records disclose that at the time this
land was sold a cash payment of $370.50 was made, leav-
ing a balance due of $1,111.50 and nothing further has
been paid on the purchase price.









The Trustees declined the offer of $500 for assignment
of mortgage No. 17912, and the Land Clerk was requested
to notify Mr. Rowe of such action.

The Trustees had for consideration letter from Charles
R. Pierce of Miami, addressed to A. R. Richardson, Field
Agent, having reference to offer of $5 an acre for marginal
lands in Township 55 South, Range 41 East-Dade County.
Upon consideration of the application, the Trustees de-
clined to sell the land applied for by Mr. Pierce at the
price offered.

Mr. Elliot presented request from McGeachy and Jern-
igan of Milton, for modification of lease to dredge and
take diatomaceous earth from creeks, basins and bayous
connected with or emptying into Blackwater River, Santa
Rosa County. It was recommended that should the Trus-
tees agree to re-date the lease, that the following changes
be made, original lease dated May 17, 1935 to remain in
full force and effect in all other respects:
"That the new beginning date shall be May
1, 1937.
That in lieu of the provisions of Section 1, in
reference to royalties to be paid to said Trustees,
payments shall be as follows:
For the first year during which said plant
operates, ten cents (10c) per ton of Two Thou-
sand (2000) pounds;
For the second year twenty cents (20c) per
ton of Two Thousand (2000) pounds;
For the third year and thereafter, thirty cents
(30c) per ton of Two Thousand (2000) pounds;
All based upon the output of said plant as evi-
denced by the billing or shipping weights upon
all products growing out of said lease outgoing
from said plant, payment therefore to be made by
the 10th of each month covering the month
preceding.''
Motion was made, seconded and adopted that the recom-
mended changes be agreed to subject to the approval of
the Attorney General.

The Secretary reported that in 1929 the Trustees er-
roneously listed a section of Lake Bottom land for assess-
ment of Everglades Drainage District taxes, which re-
sulted in the issuance of tax sale certificate in the amount
of $53.12, and that the Clerk of the Circuit Court of









Okeechobee County is asking that the purchaser of such
certificate be reimbursed the amount paid.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that check be
drawn in the amount of $53.12 and forwarded to the Clerk
of the Court upon receipt of the cancelled certificate.

Application was submitted from R. O. Watson for proxy
to represent the Trustees at an election of Supervisors in
Southern Drainage District.
It was the action of the Trustees that they continue to
follow the policy heretofore adopted, of not voting the
Trustees acreage in the election of supervisors for sub-
drainage districts, and the request of Mr. Watson was
denied.

The Secretary presented telegrams from J. W. Wat-
son, Jr., City Attorney, and L. L. Lee, City Manager, of
the City of Miami, requesting that the Trustees make no
disposition of land on and adjacent to Virginia Key, pend-
ing outcome of PWA application for harbor and park
development.
The Trustees directed the Secretary to advise the City
officials of Miami that the land in question will be with-
drawn from other disposition pending action by the United
States on the city's application for loan.

The Trustees were advised that a bill was introduced in
the 1935 session of the legislature, requiring payment by
the Trustees of $5000 to Bluett Anderson of Duval County
as compensation for land originally purchased from the
State; that such bill failed of passage last session, but
information is that a similar bill will be introduced at
the present session of the legislature.
The Secretary stated that the land in question was
thought to have been deeded to the State under the Swamp
Land Grant Act of 1850 and was in turn deeded to C. J.
Raulerson in 1883 for a consideration of ninety cents an
acre. Later is developed that a part of the land was not
deeded to the State of Florida by the United States and
the area claimed by Mr. Anderson was included in the
portion not deeded.
The Trustees deemed it unnecessary to take any action
until the bill is introduced, and the information was order-
ed filed for the present.

The Land Office presented final report of timber cruise
made by S. S. Savage of Ocala, Florida, on State owned
land in Township 17 South, Range 29 East, giving amount










of standing and trespassed timber. The report of Mr.
Savage was accepted and ordered placed of record in the
Minutes as follows:
"Ocala, Florida,
May 10th, 1937.
Trustees of I. I. Fund
of the State of Florida,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Gentlemen:
In response to your request under date of May 5th, I
am herewith submitting my combined reports of March
27th, April 19th and 20th, 1937. covering my estimate of
standing merchantable timber taken down to 8" diameter
of logs not less than 16 feet long; and my report of tres-
pass on state owned lands in Township 17 South, Range 29
East, as follows:
Section 2: All of that part of this section which is state
owned and inspected by us, is prairie and devoid of any
timber of value.
Section 3: This Section has ......... 624.500 ft. of Cypress
Section 4: Has ..................................... 6 4.200 ft. of Cypress
Section 5 has ....................................... 28.500 ft. of Cypress
Section 9 has .................................... 106.000 ft. of Cypress
Section 10 has ..................................... 170.000 ft. of Cypress
Section 11 has ....................................... 130,000 ft. of Cypress
Section 23: This is a very low
Island and has no timber
Section 24 and 25 have ..................1,498.500 ft. of Cypress
Section 26 has ........................................ 88.500 ft. of Cypress
Section 35 has ............................ ............ 3.872.000 ft. of Cypress
7,202,200
In addition to the above Cypress timber there is the
following material on the lands:
Section 3 has 5,000 ft. of Scaly Hickory & 24.500 Gum
Section 4 has 5,000 ft. of Scaly Hickory & 22,500 Gum
Section 5 has 5,500 ft. of Ash-Soc. 10 has 10,000 Gum
Section 10 has 25,000 ft of Scaly Hickory & 720 Cyp.
Poles
Section 11 has 16.000 ft. of Gum
Section 25 has 3,500 ft. of Pine, 16,000 ft. Gum; 9,000
Oak.
Approximately 350000 feet of the Cypress timber is
scattered over the cut-over area, and will be rather more
expensive to log than the other, and is small or mostly
so; second growth Cypress so not very desirable. The
scaly hickory is also of questionable value, as at this time
I know of no market for this type of material.










The trespass report covering the same lands as described
in the earlier part of this report is as follows:
Section 3 has had cut from it 100,000 feet of Cypress
Section 4 has had cut from it 673,500 feet of Cypress
Section 5 has had cut from it 130,500 feet of Cypress
Setcion 9 has had cut from it 1,030,000 feet of Cypress
Section 10 has had cut from it 605,000 feet of Cypress
Section 11 has had cut from it 177,000 feet of Cypress
Section 26 has had cut from it 144,000 feet of Cypress
Section 35 has had cut from it 30,000 feet of Cypress
Total Cypress timber ......................2,890,000
In addition to the above, recently there has been cut
from Lot 2 of Section 10-82 Cross ties.
This Cypress timber was cut many years ago and the
amount taken from the land is based on an estimate made
by counting the stumps on a portion of each tally just
as we estimate timber, and computing the amount of timber
from the size and number of stumps, and is a conservative
estimate of the amount of trespass.
Respectfull,
S. S. Savage,
Cruiser."
Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the At-
torney General go into the matter with a view to making
settlement for trespassed timber and report back to the
Trustees.


The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
S. S. Savage, Timber Cruiser, Ocala, Fla ..................$ 303.10
News Tribune, Inc., Fort Pierce, Fla. ............................. 12.00
American Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla. ................. 29.77
Standard Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla. .................. 8.69
0. P. Shields, Saint M arks, Fla. ......................................... 5.88
Western Union, Tallahassee, Fla. ..................................... 9.05
Postal Telegraph-Cable Co., Tallahassee, Fla ........... .89
Southeastern Telephone Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ...... 5.90
H. L. Chandler, c/o J. L. Barber, Okeechobee, Fla. 53.12
South Florida Conservancy District, Clewiston,
F la. ......... .................... ...................................................... .................... 3,000.00
F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary-Salary ...... 400.00
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk-Salary .................................... 250.00
A. R. Richardson, Field Agent-Salary ........................ 125.00
M. O. Barco, Clerk and Stenographer-Salary ...... 175.00
Jentyc Dedge, Clerk and Stenographer-Salary 175.00










H. L. Shearer, Clerk in Land Office-Salary....:....... 25.00
Sam Ellerbe, in charge Launch Josephine .................. 125.00
$4,703.40

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
FRED P. CONE,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot,
Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida,
April 28, 1937
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Fred P. Cone, 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.

Minutes of the Trustees dated March 3, 27 and April
7, 13 and 21, 1937 were approved and adopted.

Messrs. Jack Wells and Edwin G. Fraser made applica-
tion to purchase several sections of State land in West
Broward County on which to grow sisal hemp, stating that
they did not wish to pay more than thirty or forty cents
an acre for such land.
The action of the Trustees was that they would not ac-
cept the price offered, but would consider a higher offer
if applicants desired to make one.

The Land Clerk presented application from Tatom
Wofford and Mark Byron, III, offering $50 annually for
a four year lease with renewal option, on Shoals Nos. 2
and 5, located South of Cape Florida on Key Biscayne,
containing approximately 43 acres, on which they desire
to construct private fishing camps.
The Trustees declined to lease the area applied for, but
indicated that they would consider a lesser area if desired.










The Trustees declined the request of William W. Muir
for permit to salvage buried treasure under the bay bot-
toms of sovereignty lands owned by the State of Florida.

An offer from Mr. Larry Die Polder-of $80 an acre for
Dead Man's Key in Section 36, Township 31 South, Range
15 East, Pinellas County, having been declined, Mr. Die
Polder submitted a second offer of $102 an acre for the
area, which offer also was declined by the Trustees.

The Trustees declined offer of $100 from Leila Powell
of Zolfo Springs for the SW1/4 of NE4 of Section 25,
Township 35 South, Range 26 East-40 acres in Hardee
County.

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that when
offers of less than $3 an acre are received for State Land,
the Land Clerk is hereby authorized to notify applicants
that their offer is declined, without presenting such bid
to the Trustees for action.

The Trustees having declined, offer of $30 an acre from
II. A. Dawley, on behalf of Postal Glades Realty Com-
pany, for Hiatus Lots in Blocks 4 between Townships
43/44 South, Range 37 East, the Land Clerk presented
supplemental offer of $45 an acre for the lots.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees de-
clined offer of $45 an acre from Mr. Dawley, but agreed
to accept $60 an acre for the lots applied for.

Request was submitted from Luther Jones of Belleglade,
for converting into contract Mortgage No. 17993 of N. N.
Starling.
The Land Clerk reported that Mortgage No. 17993 cov-
ered 101.60 acres of land sold to N. N. Starling in 1929
at $50 an acre, or a total purchase price of $5.080.00, one-
fourth cash payment having been made on date of sale;
that last year Mr. Starling agreed to make settlement on
the purchase not later than November 15fh, but failed to
do so and the mortgage was ordered foreclosed.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees declin-
ed to grant request of Mr. Jones, feeling that the use of
the land for a period of eight years at an average rental
of $1.50 an acre annually is ample return on the invest-
ment. Whereupon, the Attorney General was requested
to proceed with foreclosure of Mortgage No. 17993.

Mr. L. L. Stuckey and Mr. Fitzpatrick, representing
Richlands, Inc., came before the Trustees with request for









credit of $2,322.10 on payment due the Trustees on Pelican
Bay lands leased to their company, claim being made that
it was necessary for them to construct certain protective
works against water pumped by Pahokee Drainage District
onto Pelican Bay lands.
Upon discussion of the request, the Trustees directed
that the matter be referred to the Attorney General and
the Engineer and Secretary for report and recommenda-
tions.

On December 16, 1937, the Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Fund agreed to sell to Fort Pierce Port Dis-
trict certain submerged areas located near property of
Fort Pierce Financing & Construction Company, the sale
to be subject to advertisement for objections as required by
law. Pursuant to such action the following notice was
published in the Fort Pierce Tribune of March 15, 22, 29,
and April 5 and 12, 1937:


Tallahassee, Florida,
March 13, 1937
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 14, 1937,
at Tallahassee, Florida, to consider the sale of the follow-
ing described lands located in Saint Lucie County, Florida:
A parcel of submerged land or shallow bot-
toms described as follows:
The said parcel lies north of the Fort Pierce
Causeway a distance of approximately 450 feet at
its east end and 525 feet at its west end and ex-
tends northerly to the Fort Pierce Harbor chan-
nel. The parcel has an approximate width of
208 feet at'its west end and 563 feet at its east
end. Its length from the east end, which lies
northwesterly from the east end of Fort Pierce
Causeway, to its west end, which lies northwest-
erly from the causeway draw bridge and adjoins
the Intracoastal Waterway channel, is approxi-
mately 5320 feet. Correct description to be fur-
nished 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.
Fred P. Cone, Governor.
Attest: F. C. Elliot, Secretary."

Consideration of the sale was advertised for April 14,
but on account of contemplated absence on the 14th of
a majority of the Trustees, hearing was had on April 13,
at which meeting objection was interposed by Fort Pierce
Financing & Construction Company. Representatives of
the Port District replied to the objections and requested
that sale be consummated as originally contemplated.
The engineer reported that the proposed sale had re-
cently been discussed with engineers of the War Depart-
ment in order to obviate any possible conflict with future
development of the Government channel at Fort Pierce,
and upon consideration of all interests it was suggested
that should the Trustees agree to the sale or grant of the
submerged bottoms, that the area be decreased by reserv-
ing a 100-foot strip adjacent to the Ship Channel for any
future work and that the length of the strip be shortened
in order that there be no possible conflict with upland
ownership on the easterly end or with the Intracoastal
Waterway at the westerly end of such strip.
Upon discussion of the subject motion was made, sec-
onded and carried, that the Trustees lease to Fort Pierce
Port District for a period of ninety-nine (99) years the
area suggested, conditioned upon the land being used for
public dock and wharves and such other public uses as.
may be incident to port purposes. Consideration for such
lease to be $500 cash plus cost of advertising. Such lease
to be forfeited if the conditions thereof, in the judgment
of the Trustees, are violated.

The Secretary reported that Senate Bill No. 306 has
been introduced in the legislature, amending Chapter
17275, Acts of 1935, which Act created the State Planning
Board, and providing that the Trustees of the Internal
Improvement Fund together with the Chairman of the
Road Department shall constitute the State Planning
Board, without appropriation for expense.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees took
action as being opposed to the passage of Senate Bill No.
306, placing additional duties on the Trustees without ap-
propriation for carrying on the work, and requested the










Secretary to convey such information to the proper com-
mittee in the Senate.

The Secretary submitted for the consideration of the
Trustees a proposed bill which he had prepared for car-
rying out the provisions of Chapter 13664, Laws of Flor-
ida, Acts of 1929, having reference to right-of-way grants
from the State to the United States for an Inland Water-
way extending from Jacksonville to Miami.
Chapter 13664 authorizes and directs that the Trustees
grant right-of-ways designating such areas as being a
definite number of feet each side of the center line of said
waterway. Plats and descriptions of these grants are to
be filed for record in the respective counties. Chapter
10275, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925, known as the "Plat
Filing and Survey Law", has reference to filing of plats
for public record and requires that the area described in
said plat shall be referenced to Government survey corn-
ers with permanent monuments along the boundary of the
survey at distances not exceeding 2000 feet apart.
To carry out the provisions of the 1925 Act, in reference
to this Inland Waterway with approximately 360 miles of
channel, the greater portion of which lies through open
water, will entail considerable expense and since the loca-
tion of the waterway has already been determined, mark-
ed by reference' monuments and channel markers, both
established by the United States, and also since such right-
of-ways may be described in reference to the center line
of the waterway with sufficient accuracy for all practical
purposes, it will be desirable to waive certain requirements
of Chapter 10275 by having necessary legislation passed.
The Trustees upon consideration of the subject approv-
ed the bill as prepared and directed that the same be
presented to the Legislature for its action.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
FRED P. CONE,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot,
Secretary.










Tallahassee, Florida,
May 6, 1937
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the Capitol Building.
Present:
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk, Tallahassee, Fla. ...........$ 10.50
Marvin C. McIntosh, Asst. Attorney General ............ 5.45
F. C. Elliot, Engineer, Tallahassee, Fla. ................... 11.55
Proctor and Proctor, Tallahassee, Fla. ............................. 27.00
State Road Department, Tallahassee, Fla. ....................... 5.65
Wayne Thomas, Plant City, Florida ................................. 2.33
The Miami Herald, Miami, Fla. .......................................... 9.00
Tallahassee Office Supply Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ...... 4.00
Capital Office Equipment Co., Inc., Tallahassee, Fla. .90
J. R. Peacock, Clerk Circuit Court, Sarasota, Fla. 92.16
W. V. Knott, State Treasurer, Tallahassee, Fla....... 7.79
Southeastern Telephone Co., Tallahassee, Fla............ 5.20
Postal Telegraph-Cable Co., Tallahassee, Fla............. .75
Western Union Telegraph Co., Tallahassee, Fla....... 7.72
$190.00

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

Tallahassee, Florida,
May 12, 1937
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.










The Secretary reported that lists of State owned lands
are ready to be certified to the Board of Commissioners
of Everglades Drainage District for transmittal by such
Board to the Tax Assessors of the various counties within
Everglades Drainage District.
Upon motion seconded and carried, the following Reso-
lution was adopted:
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, pursuant to Chapter 8412, Laws of Florida,
Acts of 1921, 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 Im-
provement Fund within Everglades Drainage District, and
the said Trustees having ascertained the assessed valua-
tion of such lands, Now, Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED That the assessed value of lands of
the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund as as-
certained by the said Trustees for the year 1937, be and
the same is 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 signature
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 of the Internal Improvement Fund lying within
Okeechobee Flood Control District and advised that such
lists are ready for certification to the Tax Assessors of the
several counties within Okeechobee Flood Control Dis-
trict. Whereupon, the following Resolution was adopted:

RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, pursuant to Chapter 16090, Laws of Flor-
ida, Acts of 1933, the Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund of the State of Florida are required to ascertain
and certify the assessed value of lands of the Internal
Improvement Fund within Okeechobee Flood Control Dis-
trict to the Tax Assessors of the several counties within
said District, 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 Trustees for the year 1937, be and the same
is hereby certified to the Tax Assessors of the counties of
Broward, Collier, Dade, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Monroe,
Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie, within Okeechobee










Flood Control District as set forth on the attached lists,
which said lists are identified by the signature of the Gov-
ernor and attested by the Secretary under the seal of the
said Trustees.

Mr. Franklin West of Milton, Florida, presented re-
quest of McGeachy & Jernigan for assignment of their
Mineral Lease No. 18299 to Oliver S. Jernagan, Jr.
Upon consideration, the Trustees agreed to assignment
by R. A. McGeachy and C. S. Jernigan of Mineral Lease
No. 18299 dated May 17, 1935, with amended date of May
1, 1937, to Oliver S. Jernagan, Jr., as evidenced by'notice
filed with the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund
bearing date of April 29, 1937.

Mr. Knott, State Treasurer, reported that Mr. R. L.
Dowling, Supervisor of Conservation, requested that the
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund turn over the
launch "Josephine" to his Department for use of the same.
The Trustees agreed to permit the Conservation Depart-
ment to use the launch Josephine, provided that all ex-
penses of operation, maintenance, repairs, upkeep and em-
ployment of the man in charge of the boat be assumed by
the Conservation Department, subject, however, to with-
drawal by the Trustees at any time in case of sale or other
disposition by the Trustees of said launch.

Messrs. Holtzberger, Reed, Coleman & Nottingham, rep-
resenting the City of Fort Pierce, submitted application
for a part of the submerged area recently applied for by
Fort Pierce Financing & Construction Company, located
on the west side of Indian River and extending to Taylors
Creek, which area if sold to the City will be used for docks
and wharves for the benefit of the public, the City at
present owning only a 320 foot slip. Statement is made
that if this property can be secured Government aid will
be allowed for widening the channel and for other im-
provements, which will permit the handling of large fuel
tankers and other tonnage craft being turned away at
present. Also that Florida East Coast Railway anticipates
moving its oil supply plants from Key West to Fort Pierce
and is only awaiting assurance, that the City will provide
proper facilities.
Upon discussion, motion was made, seconded and carried
that no action be taken on application of the City of Fort
Pierce until Fort Pierce Financing & Construction Com-
pany has an opportunity to be heard, or others interested
in the area.










It was suggested that the Financing Company be noti-
fied by wire to be present on the 13th if they desired to
be heard, and the Secretary was requested to send such
message.

Application was submitted from Ft. Pierce Financing
& Construction Company for the purchase of submerged
land known as Spoil Area No. 5, located on the Atlantic
Ocean side south of the Inlet to the port of Fort Pierce,
adjacent to uplands of the Company.
The Secretary presented resolutions from City Officials,
the County Commissioners, and others, protesting sale of
this area on the ground that it was the only public bathing
beach the town had.
Motion was made, seconded and carried that the Trus-
tees decline to sell the area applied for by Fort Pierce
Financing & Construction Company to any individual or
corporation, whether of a public or private nature, taking
the position that this beach should be kept for the use of
the public.

Action was deferred from May 5, 1937, to this date on
sale of land applied for March 3, by Edward A. Fleming
for client Alfred G. Hoffman. The Secretary reported
that in compliance with the Statutes, the following Notice
was published in the Miami Herald on March 30, April
6, 13, 20 and 27, 1937:

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, May 5, 1937,
at Tallahassee, Florida, to consider the sale of the follow-
ing described land located in Dade County, Florida:
Commence at an iron pipe marking the most
southerly corner of Lot 3, Block 3, San Marco
Island, according to Plat Book 9 at Page 21 of
the Public Records of Dade County, Florida;
Thence southeasterly along the southwest
boundary of said Lot 3 produced southeasterly
8.00 feet;
Thence northeasterly along the circumference
of a circular curve having a radius of 358.0 feet
parallel to the southeasterly boundary of said Lot
3, 106.47 feet to the point of intersection of the
northeasterly boundary of said Lot 3 produced
southeasterly;











Thence northwesterly 8.0 feet to the most east-
erly corner of said Lot 3, Block 3, San Marco
Island;
Thence southwesterly along the southeasterly
boundary of said Lot 3, 103.96 feet to the point
of beginning.
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.
Fred P. Cone, Governor.
Attest: F. C. Elliot, Secretary.
No objections were filed or presented, whereupon motion
was made, seconded and adopted, that sale be consummated
to Alfred G. Hoffman upon payment of $10 plus cost of
advertising.

The Trustees agreed April 7, to sell Pinellas County
lands applied for by E. B. Casler, Jr., for clients, at a
price of $100 an acre, and the following Notice was pub-
lished in the Clearwater Sun on April 12, 19, 26 and May
3 and 10, 1937:
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 May 12,
1937, at Tallahassee, Florida, to consider the sale of the
following described lands located in PINELLAS County,
Florida:
Beginning -at the NW corner of Lot 5, Block
"A" of John R. Davie, et al re-sub of Earll Mum-
ford, Ross and Starr's Subdivision in Clearwater,
Florida, as shown by map or plat thereof, rec-
orded in Plat Book 1, Page 87, Public Records of
Hillsborough County, Florida, which said point
is 2,495 feet, more or less, West and 1391.17 feet,
more or less, South of the NE corner of Section
16, Township 29, R. 15 East, and' from said point
of beginning run thence Westerly parallel to a
projection of the North boundary of said Lot 5,
257.65 feet, more or less, to intersection with the
Eastern boundary of the 3 foot contour in Clear-










water Bay; thence southerly along said boundary
of said channel 155.69 feet, more or less, to in-
tersection with the westerly projection of the
south boundary of the said Lot 5; thence east-
erly parallel to a projection of the south boun-
dary of the said Lot 5, 257.65 feet, more or less,
to the SW corner of said Lot 5; thence in a
northerly direction along the shore line as shown
by the map or plat of said sub-division of the point
of beginning. Containing .886 acres.
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.
Fred P. Cone, Governor.
Attest: F. C. Elliot,. Secretary.

No objections were filed to the sale of the land applied
for, but Mr. Casler and Senator J. Locke Kelly were pres-
ent and stated that there were certain judgments and a
mortgage against the upland, adjacent to the area applied
for, however, that such claims had been paid off but had
not yet been cancelled of record.
Motion was made seconded and carried, that sale of the
submerged land described in the foregoing notice be sold
to Mr. Casler's clients Frank J. Kingston, Ethel F. Primm,
Mable A. Kitchen and Allen Roy Kingston, at $100 an
acre, plus cost of advertising, with provision in the deed
stipulating that the area will follow title to the upland,
which provision is satisfactory to applicants.

The Trustees set this date for considering sale of sub-
merged area in Indian River, at Edgewater, Florida, ap-
plied for March 3rd by Rasco & Gautier, for client John
B. Hinckley, and evidence was submitted that the follow-
ing notice was published in the New Smyrna News in the
issues of April 10, 17, 24, May 1 and 8, 1937:

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, May 12,
1937, at Tallahassee,. Florida, to consider the sale of the
following described land in VOLUSIA County, Florida:










Description of the accretion lying East of Lots
45-A and 46-A, Palmetto Park Subdivision, Edge-
water, Florida;
Commencing at the point where the South line
of the Robt. Shepard Grant, Section 50, Town-
ship 17 South, Range 34 East, intersects the
original shore line of the Indian River North, as
shown on the United States Land Office map of
said township and the Volusia County Records;
thence N 19 W 1067 feet to the SE corner of
Lot 46-A, Palmetto Park Subdivision, Edgewater,
Florida, as recorded in the said Volusia County
records, for the point of beginning-at the point
where the south line of the said Lot 46-A inter-
sects the original shore line of the said Indian
River North; thence N 69 45' E 233 feet to the
present shore line of the said Indian River North;
thence northerly along said present shore line 125
feet, more or less, to the continuation eastward of
the North line of Lot 45-A of said subdivision;
thence S 69 45' W 234 feet to the original shore
line; thence southerly along said original shore
line 125 feet, more or less, to the point of be-
ginning. Containing .67 of an acre.
The above description is intended to cover the
accretion now overlying the original submerged
lands lying and being eastward of Lots 45-A and
46-A of the said Palmetto Park Subdivisions.
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.
Fred P. Cone, Governor.
Attest: F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

No objections were filed or submitted and the Trustees,
upon motion seconded and adopted, declared the land de-
scribed in the foregoing notice sold to John B. Hinckley
at a price of $100 plus cost of advertising.

The Land Clerk submitted offer of $125 an acre from
Mr. Larry Die Polder of St. Petersburg for the purchase










of Dead Man's Key in Section 36, Township 31 South,
Range 15 East, containing 41/2 acres in Pinellas County,
Florida.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted that the Trus-
tees advertise the island for objections, based on offer of
$125 from Mr. Die Polder, definite action to be taken on
date advertised for consideration of the sale.

Action was deferred on application of Tatom Wofford
.and Mark Byron, III for lease of Shoals 2 and 5, located
on Key Biscayne, Dade County, Florida.

Application was presented from B. J. Allen of Pana-
cea, Florida, for permit or lease of a shoal or sand bar
off shore at Panacea to be used as a fishing camp site, and
offering $50 annually for such lease.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted to accept $50
annually for use of the shoal applied for by Mr. Allen.

Mr. Bayless reported that in November, 1932, option was
granted the United States Department of Agriculture to
purchase certain lands bordering the St. Marks and Aueilla
Rivers for inclusion in a Migratory Bird Refuge; that
a part of the lands applied for have been purchased at
the price agreed on-$2.50 an acre, and the Federal Gov-
ernment is applying to purchase other lands under the
option.
The Trustees authorized the advertisement of Fraction-
al Section 35, Township 4 South, Rance 3 East, Jefferson
County, containing approximately 198.03 acres, applied
for by the U. S. Department'of Agriculture and to become
a part of the St. Marks Migratory Bird Refuge.

Letter was presented from Mr. Jack Wells, submitting
supplemental offer of $5 an acre for approximately 10
sections of State land located in West Broward County,
to be used in the growing of sisal hemp.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees de-
clined offer of Mr. Wells, but stated they would entertain
a proposal to lease the land.

The Secretary submitted application from William
Fauer, E. B. Grutzbach and Edward A. Ernest, all of
Miami, Florida, for the purchase of a parcel of land on
Miami Canal, known as the Lock Site.
The action of the Trustees was to decline offers of
Messrs. Fauer, Grutzbach and Ernest.










Request was submitted from A. D. Barnes, Procure-
ment Officer for State Park Division of the National Park
Service, that the Trustees set aside and dedicate per-
petually for park purposes Parcels 1 and 2, being sub-
merged areas in Biscayne Bay located in Sections 5 and
8 of Township 55 South, Range 41 East, Dade County,
such parcels constituting sand bars in front of Matheson
Hammock County Park.
The Trustees deferred action on the application till some
future date when the full membership can be present.

The Trustees denied application of O. C. Wilkes to pur-
chase Lock Site at Moore Haven, Florida, on which to
construct an oil station.

Telegram was read from Charles A. Thomas, Secretary
of the Civic Club of Coconut Grove, Florida, protesting
sale of submerged areas in Biscayne Bay, applied for by
Pan American Airways, Inc., on the ground that any fills
or obstructions in the waters of the Bay will be objec-
tionable.

The Secretary brought to the attention of the Trustees
a bill introduced in the House of Representatives-No.
514-providing for appraisal of any or all State lands
prior to purchase and for appointment of appraisers in
each county.
Motion was made seconded and adopted that the Trus-
tees go on record as being opposed to the passage of such
bill.

Mr. W. P. Fuller of St. Petersburg, Florida, was present
and submitted proposal for joint shell lease between the
Trustees, himself and a Mr. Allen for taking shell from
submerged bottoms one mile north of Seminole Bridge in*
the vicinity of the U. S. Soldier's Home near St. Peters-
burg, payment for such lease to be at the rate of ten cents
per cubic yard, the Trustees receiving one-half and Fuller
and Allen one-half. It was explained that the joint con-
tract was necessary on account of the State land being
located in a Bayou dividing the two privately owned
parcels and in order to reach the shell deposits, the Lessee
will have to construct a 300 foot causeway.
The Trustees agreed to join in lease with Fuller and
Allen based on payments to the Trustees at the rate of
five cents per cubic yard, concession in price being made
owing to inaccessibility of the area.










Mr. W. P. Fuller requested adjustment on Entry No.
18007 covering land purchased by Snell Isles, Inc., in 1929,
offering $500 cash for assignment of mortgage on which
he states there is a balance due of $4000.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that offer of
$500 be declined, but it was agreed to take the matter
under consideration at a meeting when the full member-
ship is present if Snell Isles, Inc., will make an offer of
$750 for assignment of the $4000 mortgage.

The Trustees requested Mr. Elliot and Mr. Bayless to
confer with W. P. Fuller and report their recommenda-
tions on the matter of payments on submerged land ad-
joining upland property of Mr. Fuller.

Financial Statement for the month of, April was order-
*ed placed of record as follows:
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR APRIL 1937
RECEIPTS
Receipts on account of various land
sales ............................ ...................... ...... ....... $ 533.01
Land sales under Chapter 14572, Acts
of 1929 .......................................... ............................... 15,797.23
Land sales under Chapter 14717, Acts
of 1931 ..................................... .... 21.70
Royalties on sand, shell and gravel ...... 461.81
Sale of cross ties .......................................... ..... 33.75
Sale of m minutes .................................... ............... 1.00
Sale of products from lands (Chap.
14572, Acts 1929) .......................................... 2,000.00
Timber lease ..................................... .. 4,800.00
Commercial lease ............................................. 18.75
Interest on deposits in banks ..................... 83.29
Reimbursement account advertising
land sale in Pinellas County ............... 10.00
Quit claim to oil and mineral rights...... 3.75
Total receipts during month ....................$23,764.29
Balance on hand April 1, 1937 ............... 69,502.36
$93,266.65
Less disbursements (itemized below)...... 22,113.66
B balance A pril 30, 1937 ............................................................$71,152.99

RECAPITULATION
'Cash and cash items ........................................ $ 1,000.00
B alances in banks ................................................ 70,152.99
$71,152.99










BALANCES IN BANKS APRIL 30, 1937
The Atlantic National Bank, Jackson-
ville, F la. ......... ...... ............ .... ............. .... $46,333.90
The Florida National Bank, Jackson-
ville, F la. ................................................................ 17,744.34
The Capital City Bank, Tallahassee,
F la. ................................................... ..... .............. 6,074.75
$70,152.99
DISBURSEMENTS
Date
1937 No. In Favor of: Amount
April 1, 10787 E. G. Chesley ........................................$ 300.00
10788 S. S. Savage ........................................ 120.00
8, 10789 E. R. Bennett, C.C.C. ................ 160.63
10790 J. M Sutton ........................................ 30.00
15, 10791 W. V. Knott, State Treasurer 55.46
10792 J. R. Pomeroy, C.C.C. ............. 647.40
10793 Evans Crary ........................................ 1,097.14
10794 W. V. Knott, State Treasurer 2,958.29
10795 George O. Butler, C.C.C............ 12,041.34
22, 10796 S. S. Savage ........................................ 303.10
10797 News-Tribune, Inc. .......................... 12.00
10798 American Oil Company ............... 29.77
10799 Standard Oil Company ............... 8.69
10800 0. P Shields '....................................... 5.88
10801 Western Union Telegraph Co. 9.05
10802 Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. ...... .89
10803 Southeastern Telephone Co ... 5.90
10804 H. L. Chandler .................................... 53.12
10805 South Florida Conservancy
D district ............................................. 3,000.00
30, 10806 F. C. Elliot ........................................ 400.00
10807 F. E. Bayless .............................. 250.00
10808 A. R. Richardson ............................. 125.00
10809 M. 0. Barco ...... ................... ... 175.00
10810 Jentye Dedge .......................................... 175.00
10811 H. L. Shearer ................................ 25.00
10812 Sam Ellerbe ............................................ 125.00
Total Disbursements during April,
1937 ................ .... .......................$22,113.66

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










Tallahassee, Florida,
May 13, 1937

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 on the 12th, wire
was sent to Fort Pierce Financing & Construction Com-
pany. Mr. Robert Milam of Jacksonville came before the
Trustees on behalf of the Company and asked that no
action be taken at this time on application of the City of
Fort Pierce for purchase of submerged land on the west
side of Indian River at Fort Pierce, submitting that his
company has not had sufficient time to go into the matter
and present their rights to the board. He advised that Mr.
,John Stead, President of Fort Pierce Financing & Con-
struction Company, will be in Fort Pierce the latter part
of May and he feels that after conferences with the City
and County authorities something satisfactory to all par-
ties may be worked out; that if sale is made to the City
at this time it will work a hardship on his company.
Mr. McCarty, Representative from St. Lucie County,
and City officials were asked if delay in taking action on
the application to sometime in June would be injurious
to the City. Mr. McCarty replied that the contemplated
location of the Florida East Coast oil storage plants was
a rather vital and urgent matter and the company is
anxious to know if the City will be in position to take
care of their needs. The majority of the City's representa-
tion was of the opinion that delay until the close of the
legislature would not be objectionable.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted that action on
application of the City of Fort Pierce be deferred until
some date to be set during the month of June, allowing










the Governor time to study the matter, and giving all
interested parties opportunity to be heard.

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

Tallahassee, Florida,
May 26, 1937
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.

The Trustees on April 21, 1937 agreed to advertise for
objections submerged areas adjoining Dinner Key in Bis-
cayne Bay, applied for by Pan American Airways, Inc.,
and the following Notice was published in the Miami Daily
News April 24, May 1, 8, 15 and 22, 1937:

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, May 26,
1937, at Tallahassee, Florida, to consider the sale of the
following described land located in Dade County, Florida:
"That area of submerged land or shallow bot-
toms in Biscayne Bay lying southeasterly from
United States Coast Guard Station and from Pan
American Airways base which said area extends
southeasterly into Biscayne Bay a distance of six
thousand feet more or less, has a width of five
thousand feet more or less at its southeastern end
and one thousand feet more or less at its north-
eastern end, which said northeastern end lies off
shore three hundred feet more or less from said
Coast Guard Station and Airways base and con-
tains approximately four hundred acres. Ac-
curate description to be furnished with deed."










SThis 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.
Fred P. Cone, Governor.
Attest: F. C. Elliot, Secretary.
The Secretary reported that objections to the sale had
been filed by L'Engle & Shands, attorneys for Central
Hanover Bank & Trust Company and Hamlin F. Andrus,
as Trustees, and William H. Taylor, as successor trustee,
and by Hudson & Cason for Hugh M. Matheson and
Albert H. Swetland, and upon notice to J. E. Yonge, At-
torney for Pan American Airways, Inc., of such objec-
tions it was agreed to postpone further consideration of
the sale till after adjournment of the legislature.
The Trustees ordered that action on the proposed sale
be deferred till a later date to be fixed to meet the con-
venience of the various parties concerned.

On April 13, 1937, the Trustees agreed to sale of thir-
teen foot strip of submerged land adjacent to South Nor-
mandy Isle applied for by Charles G. Hannock on behalf
of Ross M. Barrett. Notice of intended sale was publish-
ed in the Miami Herald April 26, May 3, 10, 17 and 24,
1937, as follows:
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, May 26,
1937, at Tallahassee, Florida, to consider the sale of the
following described land located in Dade'County, Florida:
From the NW corner of Section 11, Township
53 South, Range 42 East, run S a distance of
1548.48 feet to an intersection with the South
line of the South Isle of Normandy;
Thence run N 89 17' E a distance of 310.1 feet
to the point of beginning.
From the point of beginning continue N 890
17' E. along said S line a distance of 206.17 feet
to a point of curve;
Thence northerly along a circular curve hav-
ing a radius of 300 feet and a central angle of
120 17' an arc distance of 629.8 feet to a point
of tangency;










Thence N 310 W along tangent a distance of
192.97 feet to the NE corner of the property
herein described;
Thence southeasterly along a circular curve hav-
ing a radius of 210-59 feet and a central angle
of 130 44'3" an arc distance of 50.48 feet to a
point of reverse curve;
Thence southeasterly along a circular curve hav-
ing a radius of 210.59 feet and a central angle
of 13 44'3" an arc distance of 50.48 feet to a
point of tangency;
Thence S 31 E along tangent a distance of
133.6 feet to a point of curve; thence southerly
along a circular curve having a radius of 220 feet
and a central angle of 340 28' 43", an arc dis-
tance of 120.35 feet to a point of compound curve;
thence southwesterly along a circular curve hav-
ing a radius of 400 feet and a central angle of
230 and 8' an arc distance of 161.5 feet to a point
of compound curve;
Thence southwesterly along a circular curve
having a radius of 270 feet and a central angle
of 63 55', an arc distance of 301.02 feet to a
point of tangency;
Thence N 89 28' 37" W along tangent a dis-
tance of 235.83 feet to the point of beginning and
containing 0.29 acres, more or less.
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.
Fred P. Cone, Governor.
Attest: F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

No objections being presented, the Trustees declared
sale made to Ross M. Barrett and deed was ordered is-
sued upon payment of $100 plus cost of advertising.

Mr. C. Perry Snell of St. Petersburg appeared before
the Trustees with reference to Entry No. 18007, request-
ing adjustment on his purchase.
Upon discussion, the Trustees withheld action on the
request of Mr. Snell until a full membership can be present.










The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
Tallahassee Office Supply Co., Tallahassee, Fla. $ 12.78
Burroughs Adding Machine Co., Jacksonville, Fla. 7.75
New Smyrna Daily News, New Smyrna, Fla. ............ 19.14
Eugene Dietzgen Co., New Orleans, La. ........................ .79
Pennsylvania Rubber Co., Jacksonville, Fla. ............ 52.32
Standard Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla. ..................... 8.43
American Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla. ................. 30.53
Postm aster, Tallahassee, Fla. ....................... ........... ............ 5.00
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk ................................... ..... 15.00
F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary-Salary ...... 400.00
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk-Salary .................................... 250.00
Jentye Dedge, Clerk and Stenographer-Salary ...... 175.00
M. O. Barco, Clerk and Stenographer-Salary ...... 175.00
H. L. Shearer, Clerk Land Office-Salary .................. 25.00
Sam Ellerbe, in charge launch Josephine ............ 125.00
$1,301.74

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

Tallahassee, Florida,
June 9, 1937
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Fred P. Cone, Governor.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.

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

The Attorney General reported that pursuant to action
of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund April
7, 1937, House Bill No. 1320 was enacted into law by the
legislature and such Bill was approved by the Governor
May 22; that the Bill authorizes conveyance by the Trus-
tees of certain submerged or heretofore submerged lands
adjacent to uplands in Bay County, Florida, and that
Atlanta and Saint Andrews Bay Railway Company, own-










ers of adjoining uplands, is desirous of acquiring lands
mentioned in House Bill No. 1320.
Upon consideration of the subject, the Trustees were of
the opinion that a committee should be appointed to in-
vestigate the lands applied for and report their recom-
mendations. Whereupon, the Governor appointed the At-
torney General and the Engineer and Secretary of the
Trustees to make an examination of the land and submit
their report.


Mr. C. Perry Snell of St. Petersburg, Florida, request-
ed that the Trustees accept $750 for assignment of his
mortgage securing payment of 160 acres of land, located
North of Snell Isle in Tampa Bay, purchased under Entry
No. 18007, of which area fifty acres have been released.
Mr. Snell stated that at a former meeting Senator W. P.
Fuller, in representing him, unintentionally informed the
board that balance due was $4000 when in fact such bal-
ance was $11,000 plus eight per cent interest since 1929.
The Trustees deferred action on Mr. Snell's request un-
til a later meeting when the full membership is present.


Mr. C. Perry Snell applied to purchase 53.88 acres of
submerged land on Long Key in Boca Ceiga Bay, ap-
proximately one-half of which area will be used for harbor
development, and offered $60 an acre, or $1560, for 26
acres which will represent the reclaimed area.
Mr. Snell also submitted an offer of $60 an acre for
that part of Government Lot 2 lying south and east of
Gulfport Channel, located in Sections 7, 8, 17 and 18,
Township 32 South, Range 16 East, containing approxi-
mately 25 acres. Both offers to include release of oil and
mineral reservations.
The Trustees agreed to consider the applications sub-
mitted and take action at a later meeting when the full
membership can be present.


Pursuant to action of the Trustees April 28, with ref-
erence to request from Richlands, Inc., that credit of
$2,322.10 be allowed on payment of $10,000 due May 1st
upon lease of Pelican Bay lands, the following report was
submitted by the Attorney General and the Engineer and
Secretary of the Trustees:










"May 12, 1937
Trustees of the Internal
Improvement Fund,
Capitol Building.
Gentlemen:
On April 28th Richlands, Inc., presented to the Trus-
tees request for credit upon payment now due on Pelican
Bay lands leased by said Trustees to Richlands, Inc. The
request for credit is on account of expense incurred by
such company for certain works necessary to protect the
leased land against waters from Pahokee Drainage Dis-
trict in order that the company might farm the said land.
The matter was referred to the Attorney General and to
the Engineer and Secretary of the Trustees.
Pursuant to the foregoing, we report as follows:
1. In August, 1927, the Trustees of the Internal
Improvement Fund issued permit to Pahokee
Drainage District, which said permit authorized
said District:
(a) To occupy a parcel of land containing ap-
proximately two acres with a pumping
plant, said parcel being located at the north
edge of Pelican Bay, then a shallow arm of
Lake Okeechobee.
(b) To discharge water from said pumping
plant through the levee into Pelican Bay.
Pursuant to the above Pahokee Drainage District con-
structed its pumping plant, connected the same with Lake
Okeechobee at Pelican Bay, and in the drainage operations
of the said District pumped water into Pelican Bay and
has continued to do so under authority from said Trus-
tees as above described.
2. In 1933-35 the United States constructed what
is known as Lake Okeechobee Levee, extending
from the southern end of Pelican Point south-
easterly across the mouth of Pelican Bay to the
mainland, thereby making it practicable to drain
and reclaim the said Bay.
3. In March 1935 the Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Fund leased to Richlands, Inc., all
of the Pelican Bay area, which at that time was
covered by water, within the confines of the
Levee for the following considerations:
(a) $5000 to be paid the first year, and there-
after $10,000 annually;










(b) The installation of drainage works at the
cost of Richlands, Inc., necessary to drain
and reclaim Pelican Bay.
In refernce to "b" the drainage works required to be
installed were indicated on a plat entitled "Pelican Bay
Drainage and Irrigation Project". This plat shows cer-
tain drainage ditches together with a pumping plant de-
signed by the Trustees for draining and reclaiming said
area. The description of the drainage works makes no
reference to any work to be performed by Richlands, Inc.,
for diverting the waters pumped into Pelican Bay under
authority from the Trustees.
Richlands, Inc., constructed the drainage works afore-
said.
4. When Richlands, Inc., began the cultivation of
the lands leased to them by the Trustees they
found that they had to contend with water
pumped upon the area from Pahokee Drainage
District, the area of which was considerably
larger than Pelican Bay, and that it was not
practicable to attempt farming operations upon
the area leased to them so long as Pahokee
Drainage District pumped water from said dis-
trict, under permit from the Trustees, into
Pelican Bay area. Richlands, Inc., thereupon
undertook to provide certain works which
would prevent the water pumped by Pahokee
Drainage District from passing onto and over
Pelican Bay lands. These works consisted of
the following:
(a) A dam to prevent the water pumped from
Pahokee Drainage District area from pass-
ing across Pelican Bay area.
(b) A canal leading from the Pahokee Drainage
District pump westward to Lake Okeechobee.
(c) A levee along the south side of such canal
to prevent the water pumped into said canal
from overflowing the banks of the same and
spreading across the Pelican Bay area.
(d) A ditch to the southward of said drainage
canal and levee to collect the seepage water
passing from the drainage canal through the
levee and into said ditch and to divert such
seepage water away from the lands through
ditches and canals of Pelican Bay area.
(e) A bridge across the outlet canal constructed
for Pahokee Drainage District, which










bridge was for carrying traffic on a paved
county road along the shore of Lake Okee-
chobee.
(f) Connecting the canal receiving the waters
pumped from Pahokee Drainage District
with a culvert or passage through the Okee-
chobee Levee constructed by the United
States.
The cost of all of the above according to statement sub-
mitted by Richlands, Inc., was $2,322.10. Examination
into these costs discloses that excavation cost at the rate
of 6.4 cents per cubic yard was reasonable. The cost of
the bridge was for material only and amounted to $267.32.
Richlands, Inc., arranged with the County Commissioners
for the construction of said bridge without cost to the
company and no item is entered on account of construct-
ing same.
5. The above discloses the situation as it has de-
veloped since 1927 to the present date. Our
conclusions are as follows:
FIRST: That the issuance to Pahokee Drain-
age District of permit for occupying a parcel of
land on which to construct their pumping plant
and a permit authorizing said district's discharge
into Pelican Bay was a responsibility as between
the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund
and Pahokee Drainage District.
SECOND: That when Richlands, Inc., leased
Pelican Bay lands from the Trustees such Com-
pany did not assume any responsibility or obli-
gation in reference to disposing of the water from
Pahokee Drainage District authorized by said
Trustees to be discharged into Pelican Bay.
THIRD: That there appeared to be no alter-
native for Richlands, Inc., except to protect them-
selves against inundation and flood caused by the
operations of Pahokee Drainage District under
authority of permit issued by said Trustees, and
that Richlands, Inc., was warranted in taking the
measures described above for their protection.
Our recommendation based upon the foregoing is that
the Trustees allow a credit in the amount of $2,322.10 in
favor of Richlands, Inc., to be deducted from $10,000 pay-









ment due the Trustees by said corporation on account of
Pelican Bay lease.
Respectfully submitted,
CARY D. LANDIS,
Attorney General.
F. C. ELLIOT,
Engineer and Secretary."
FCE :d
Upon motion seconded and adopted the report and rec-
ommendation of the Attorney General and Engineer and
Secretary was accepted by the Trustees, and the amount
of $2,322.10 was authorized deducted from the $10,000 pay-
ment due May 1, 1937.


Financial Statement of the Trustees for the month of
May, 1937, is as follows:
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR MAY, 1937
RECEIPTS
Receipts on account of various land
sales .......... ....... ............................ $ 3,350.77
Farm Lease ............ .......... ....... ........... 8,771.96
M mineral Lease ............................... ......... 179.25
G razing L ease .................................................... 30.00
Royalties on sand, shell and gravel...... 342.23
Sale of cedar stumps .............................. ........ 6.37
Sale of maps .......................... ......... 1.10
Sale of m minutes ....................... ..... ............ 7.50
Sale of blue prints ........................................... .50
Reimbursements account of costs of
land sale in Sarasota Co., under
Chapt. 14572, Acts of 1929 ..................... 2.25
Reimbursement on account of adver-
tising land sale in Dade County ............ 9.00
Total receipts during month .....................$12,700.93
Balance on hand May 1, 1937 .................. 71,152.99
$83,853.92
Less disbursements (itemized below)... 1,491.74
B balance M ay 31, 1937 ......................... ...............................$82,362.18

RECAPITULATION
Cash and cash items ...................... ..............$ 1,000.00
Balances in banks .................................... .... 81,362.18
$82,362.18









BALANCES IN BANKS MAY 31, 1937
The Atlantic National Bank, Jackson-
ville, F la. ...................................... ................ ..... $57,208.57
The Florida National Bank, Jackson-
ville, F la. ............. ........ .......... ...................... 17,744.34
The Capital City Bank, Tallahassee,
F la. ................................................ ....... .... ... 6,409.27
$81,362.18
DISBURSEMENTS
Date
S1937 No. In Favor of: Amount
May 7, 10813 F. E. Bayless .............................................$ 10.50
10814 Marvin C. McIntosh ........................... 5.45
10815 F C. E lliot .......................... ............. 11.55
10816 Proctor & Proctor .................................... 27.00
10817 State Road. Department ..................... 5.65
10818 W ayne Thom as .......................................... 2.33
10819 The Miami Herald ................................ 9.00
10820 The Tallahassee Office Supply
C om pany ....................................................... 4.00
10821 Capital Office Equipment Co..:... .90
10822 J. R. Peacock, C.C.C. ................ 92.16
10823 W. V. Knott, State Treasurer..... 7.79
10824 Southeastern Telephone Co. ........ 5.20
10825 Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. ............ .75
10826 Western Union Telegraph Co. .... 7.72
26, 10827 Tallahassee Office Supply Co....... 12.78
10828 Burroughs Adding Machine Co. 7.75
10829 New Smyrna Daily News .............. 19.14
10830 Cancelled ........................................
10831 Eugene Dietzgen Company ............ .79
10832 Pennsylvania Rubber Co. ................. 52.32
10833 Standard Oil Company ................... 8.43
10834 American Oil Company ..................... 30.53
10835 J. F. Cochran, Postmaster ............ 5.00
10836 F. E Bayless .......................... .............. 15.00
31, 10837 F C E lliot ................................................. 400.00
10838 F. E. Bayless ........................................ .... 250.00
10839 Jentye Dedge ......................................... 175.00
10840 M O. B arco ................................................ 175.00
10841 II. L. Shearer ...................... .................. 25.00
10842 Sam Ellerbe .......................... ................ 125.00
Total disbursements during May, 1937...$1,491.74

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
FRED P. CONE,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot,
Secretary.










Tallahassee, Florida,
June 17, 1937
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Fred P. Cone, Governor.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
Miami Herald Publishing Co., Miami, Fla. .......................$ 15.00
Proctor and Proctor, Tallahassee, Fla. ........................... 20.20
Standard Oil Co., Jacksonville, Fla. .................................. 13.21
American Oil Co., Jacksonville, Fla. .............................. 34.06
Western Union Telegraph Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ...... 4.94
Postal Telegraph-Cable Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ......... .76
Southeastern Telephone Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ............ 5.20
Marvin C. McIntosh, Asst. Atty. General, Talla-
h assee, F la. .......... .......................... ............... ............................... 9.45
Cary D. Landis, Atty. General, Tallahassee, Fla...... 26.25
F. C. Elliot, Engineer, Tallahassee, Fla. ....................... 7.65
$136.72

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
FRED P. CONE,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot,
Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida,
June 29, 1937
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Fred P. Cone, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary-Salary ......$ 400.00
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk-Salary .................................... 250.00
Jentye Dedge, Clerk and Stenographer-Salary 175.00









M. O. Barco, Clerk and Stenographer-Salary ...... 175.00
H. L. Shearer, Clerk in Land Office-Salary ......... 25.00
Sam Ellerbe, in charge Launch Josephine-Salary
one-half m onth at $125 .......... ................ .......................... 62.50
Saint Marks Supply Co., St. Marks, Fla. ................ 8.04
B. A. Meginnis, Attorney, Tallahassee, Fla. ............ 10.00
$1,105.54

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
FRED P. CONE,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida,
July 13, 1937
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Fred P. Cone, 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.

The Secretary presented applications from three parties
to purchase Lots 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18, Block 49, Re-
vised Siesta, in the town of Sarasota, Section 1, Township
37 South, Range 17 East, Sarasota County and submitted
the following bids:
J. V. Keen for Leon Cooler, bid $225 for tni
six lots;
Charles M. Williams bid $200 for the six lots;
Tom W. Butler bid $150 for the six lots.
Upon consideration of the bids, the Trustees accepted
the bid of J. V. Keen, on behalf of his client, and deed
was ordered issued to Mr. Cooler.

Mr. D. F. Howell of Olustee, Florida, made an offer of
$3 an acre for approximately 480 acres of land in Section
22, Township 4 South, Range 20 East, Baker County.










The Trustees advised Mr. Howell that they would take
action on his application at the same time consideration
was given to application for School land in the same
territory.

The Trustees declined to renew shell leases of Atlantic
Shell Company and Duval Engineering & Contracting
Company at the same price per ton, such leases having
expired June 15th this year.

The Land Clerk reported that the Trustees granted
option in November, 1932, to the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture for the purchase of certain lands in
Jefferson County, bordering the St. Marks River, for in-
clusion in the St. Marks Migratory Bird Refuge. Appli-
cation to purchase was submitted May 12, 1937, based on
the agreed price of $2.50 an acre plus cost of advertising,
and pursuant to such application the following Notice was
published in the Monticello News of May 21, 28, June 4,
11 and 18, 1937:
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, June 23, 1937, at Talla-
hassee, Florida, to consider the sale of the following de-
scribed lands in Jefferson County, Florida:
Unsurveyed Fractional Section 35, Township 4
South, Range 3 East, containing approximately
198.03 acres, more or less.
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.
Fred P. Cone, Governor.
Attest: F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Owing to no meeting of the Trustees having been held
June 23rd, sale was postponed till this date. No objections
being filed or presented, the land was sold to the United
States to become a part of the St. Marks Migratory Bird
Refuge.

Application was presented from J. Willis Walker of
Bradenton, Florida, to rent the SE1/ of NE1/4 of Section










27, Township 36 South, Range 21 East, Manatee County,
located on the Myakka River, offering $20 annually for
the lease; also request for option to purchase at expira-
tion of such lease.
Upon consideration the Trustees agreed to lease the land
applied for by Mr. Walker on a yearly basis at the price
offered-$20 annually, but declined to grant option to
purchase.

Letter was submitted from Studstill & Hollenbeck of
West Palm Beach, Florida, offering $20 an acre for 18
acres of land in Lake Clark, Section 5, Township 44 South,
Range 43 East.
Action of the Trustees was that. the offer be declined.

Application was presented from Tom Pierson of Talla-
hassee to purchase dead head cypress timber in Lake Ochee-
sec with offer of $5 per thousand.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the offer
of Mr. Pierson be declined.

H. T. Holloway, President of Ottawa Holding Company
of Belleglade, Florida, made application for release of
canal and mineral reservations in deed conveying Lot 11,
Block 5, Hiatus between Townships 43/44, South, Range
37 East, Palm Beach County, said lot being located in
the town of Belleglade.
The Trustees agreed to release reservations for canal
and mineral rights on lands described by Mr. Holloway
upon payment of $5.

Letter was read from Louis F. Snedigar, Mayor of Miami
Beach, Florida, requesting that the Trustees issue quit-
claim deed to adjacent, owners conveying the interest of
the State in a lagoon at the south end of Lake Pancoast,
which area the City is desirous of having filled in, owing
to its unsanitary condition caused by deposit of refuse
coming from Indian Creek on the outgoing tide. State-
ment is made that this lagoon was dug by Miami Beach
Improvement Company and as the original owners they
are agreeable to having the area filled and then deeding
1he land to the adjacent property owners; that it is neces-
sary, however, to ascertain whether or not the State has
any claim to the bottoms.
Upon information as to the character of the land, the
Trustees declined to issue quit-claim deed to the Lagoon
in Lake Pancoast, but. agreed to give consideration to any
offer that might be made.









Request was presented from Donald C. McMullen of
Tampa for corrective deed to be issued Mrs. Collins C.
Thompson, original deed of August 20, 1888 having given
her name as Mrs. Colius C. Thompson.
Mr. Bayless reported that records in the Land Office
disclose that corrective deed is entirely in order. Where-
upon, the Trustees directed that correction deed be ex-
ecuted upon payment of $5.

Offer of $100 was submitted from L. A. Deen of Trenton,
Florida, for pine timber on the SE1/ of NE1/4 of Section
29, Township 10 South, Range 16 East, Gilchrist County,
located approximately four miles southeast of Trenton.
The Trustees declined offer of Mr. Deen and directed
that investigation be made of the timber.

The Trustees declined offer of $100 an acre from Paul
F. Randolph, Inc., for the purchase of 11.29 acres of
submerged land adjacent to upland ownership, such land
being located in the vicinity of Hog Island west of Dunedin.

Mr. Bayless reported that grazing lease issued to Wesley
Harvey for a period of one year, covering State land in
Glades County, was assigned to Edna and Pearl Pierce;
that the present lessees are requesting a five-year lease in
order that they may enter into a program under the United
States Agricultural Adjustment Administration for graz-
ing lands.
Upon consideration the Trustees agreed to grant request
of the Misses Pierce and directed that the five-year grazing
lease be issued conditioned upon the land being put under
the A. A. A. program.

The Trustees declined offer of $5 an acre from George
Marsh of Zolfo Springs, Florida, for the SW1/4 of NE1/4
of Section 25, Township 35 South, Range 26 East Hardee
County.

Application was presented from Ammon McClelland of
Frink, Florida, and from Ralph Rhames of Wewahitchka,
for permit to take dead head timber from the Chipola
River and the Dead Lakes, offering $3 a thousand for pine
and $5 a thousand for Cypress.
Upon motion duly adopted, the offer was declined.

Letter was submitted from Ross Beason of Miami Beach,
Florida, requesting that the Trustees exchange with him









certain lands in Sarasota County in the vicinity of Myakka
Park, in order that he might block up his holdings in a
contiguous body.
The Trustees declined to make exchange requested, but
indicated that an offer for the State lands would be con-
sidered if submitted.

J. J. Lewis of Wabasso applied to lease an acre of land
on right-of-way of Wabasso Bridge connecting the main-
land with the peninsula, offering $25 a year for the lease;
such land to be used as a fishing camp site.
Motion was made seconded and adopted that the offer of
Mr. Lewis be accepted and lease was ordered issued.

Applications were submitted from the following to pur-
chase marginal lands, approximately forty feet in width,
adjacent to upland ownership on Lake Conway, Orange
County, with offers of $25 an acre:
Giles & Gurney
Akerman & Hodges for client Sterling Car-
michael
Akerman & Dial for client Frank J. Sharp.
The Trustees accepted the above offers for the marginal
land on Lake Conway upon proof being furnished of up-
land ownership.

The Land Clerk submitted applications from Grover
Cleveland and Ed Young to use approximately four acres
of mangrove land in Section 23, Township 44 South, Range
22 East, Lee County, adjacent to right-of-way to Pine
Island.
Upon consideration of the two applications, the Trustees
agreed to rent the land to Mr. Young at a price of $50
annually. Preference was given Mr. Young as it was rep-
resented that he was the bridge tender at that point, had
made some improvements on the land and had made his
home there for some years.

The Trustees declined offer of $50 an acre from I. A.
Dawley, on behalf of Postal Glades Realty Company, for
Hiatus Lots between Townships 43-44 South, Range 37
Elst, 120 acres in Palm Beach County, $60 an acre having
been agreed on as the price which the Trustees would accept.

Application accompanied by offer of $17.50 was received
from William W. Muir of Miami Beach, Florida, for re-
lease of oil and mineral reservations on land conveyed to
Miami Beach Improvement Company in Deed No. 16848.










The offer of $17.50 was accepted by the Trustees and
quit-claim deed was ordered issued to clients of Mr. Muir.

The Trustees accepted offer of $20 from Mary A. Leddy,
on behalf of William E. and Madeline E. Budreau, cov-
ering reservations contained in deed 18109 conveying Lots
13 and 14, Block 4, DeLido Island, known as Island No.
2 of the Venetian Islands.

Application was presented from County Commissioners
of Gulf County for forty foot right-of-way through Sec-
tion 30, Township 6 South, Range 1 West, on which to
construct a highway.
Upon motion duly adopted, it was ordered that right-of-
way requested by Gulf County be granted.

Letter was presented from Thomas H. Anderson of
Miami, Florida, stating that in July, 1888, Alonzo Sawyer
made application to purchase the NW,/ of NE1/!. of Sec-
tion 26, Township 61 South, Range 39 East, Monroe Coun-
ty; that in the deed the land was described as SW1,4 of
NE/1 of said section, township and range; that subsequent-
ly the Trustees sold to Island Holding Company Lot 6 of
Section 26, Township 61 South, Range 39 East Monroe
County, which is the same land deeded to Mr. Sawyer in
1888 and described as the SW1i/ of NEI/4; that in order
to remove cloud from title of I'land Holding Company
request is made for correction deed to be issued Mr. Sawyer
to land applied for by him.
Upon being advised that the records in the.Land Office
appear to agree with statements made by Mr. Anderson,
the Trustees agreed to issue correction deed if the in-
terested parties are contacted and this action satisfactory.

The following is financial statement of the Trustees for
June, 1937:
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR JUNE, 1937
RECEIPTS
Receipts on account of various land
sales ....................................... ........................ $ 1,393 .80
Proceeds of coupons detached from col-
lateral deposited by Axel Jensen-
E ntry 17839 ...................................................... 10.50
Reimbursement- on account of adver-
tising land sale .............................. .......... 34.14
Grazing lease ........ ........................... ............ 77.18
F arm lease .................... ... ..... ............... 1,167.75










Royalties on sand, shell and gravel ...... 455.58
Sale of certified copies of excerpts
from m minutes ............................. ................ 4.00
Sale of cord w ood ........................... ...... ....... 6.45
Total receipts during month ........................$ 3,149.40
Balance on hand June 1, 1937 .................. 82,362.18
$85,511.58
Less disbursements (itemized below)... 1,242.26
Balance June 30, 1937 ............................. ......... ........ $84,269.32

RECAPITULATION
Cash and cash items ........................................ $ 1,000.00
Balances in banks ....................................... 83,269.32
$84,269.32

BALANCES IN BANKS JUNE 30, 1937
The Atlantic National Bank, Jackson-
ville, Fla. ......................... ........... .............................$58,859.01
The Florida National Bank, Jackson-
ville, Fla. ....................................... 17,744.34
The Capital City Bank, Tallahassee,
Fla. ........................................ .... 6,665.97
$83,269.32

DISBURSEMENTS
Date
1937 No. In Favor of: Amounts
June 17, 10843 Miami Herald Publishing Co. ...$ 15.00
10844 Proctor & Proctor .............................. 20.20
10845 Standard Oil Co. ................................ 13.21
10846 American Oil Company .................. 34.06
10847 Western Union Telegraph Co. 4.94
10848 Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. ...... .76
10849 Southeastern Telephone Co. ...... 5.20
10850 Marvin C. McIntosh ........................ 9.45
10851 Cary D. Landis .................................... 26.25
10852 F C E lliot ..................... ..................... 7.65
30, 10853 F. C. Elliot ......................................... 400.00
10854 F. E. Bayless .......................................... 250.00
10855 Jentye Dedge ........................................ 175.00
10856 M 0. B arco .............................................. 175.00
10857 H L. Shearer ......................................... 25.00
10858 Sam Ellerbe ............................................ 62.50










10859 Saint Marks Supply Co. ............... 8.04
10860 B. A M eginnis ................................. 10.00
Total disbursement during June, 1937 $1,242.26

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
FRED P. CONE,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot,
Secretary.

Tallahassee. Florida.
July 14, 1937
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Fred P. Cone, Governor.
J. M. Lee, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

At a joint meeting with the Board of Commissioners of
State Institutions, the Trustees agreed that the car here-
tofore used by A. R. Richardson, Field Agent, be turned
over to W. B. Granger, Manager State Farm No. 2, Belle-
glade, for use at the Farm.
It was the action of the Trustees that Mr. Elliot take
the necessary steps to make the car available to Mr.
Granger.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
FRED P. CONE,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot,
Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida,
July 28,. 1937
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Fred P. Cone, Governor.
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.

Minutes of April 28, May 6, 12, 13, 26, June 9, 17, 29,
and July 13, 14, 1937, were approved.

Mr. W. W. Muir of Miami Beach, Florida, made applica-
tion on behalf of clients for lease to dredge 160 acres of
submerged lands about three miles off shore from Boca
Grande and offered $100 annually for such lease. It was
stated that the purpose of this lease was for dredging the
area with a view to locating a sunken boat. believed to be
in that locality and that there would be no material re-
moved from the bottoms. Dredging operations to be sub-
ject to permit from the War Department.
Motion was made, seconded and adopted that lease for
one year, with option to renew for an additional year, be
issued to Clem W. Johnson, W. Carey Johnson and Jim
F. Atwood, clients of Mr. Muir, upon payment of $100
annually. Lease to permit dredging for a sunken vessel,
but without removal of material from the area.

Judge W. J. Oven of Tallahassee submitted request from
Blumenfeld Company of Memphis, Tennessee, for permis-
sion to gather fresh water clam from Apalachicola River
and Dead Lakes and offering $1 a ton royalty for such
privilege.
Upon discussion the Trustees requested Mr. Elliot to go
into the matter with Judge Oven and report his recom-
mendations; also confer with Dr. Kennedy of the Game
and Fresh Water Fish Commission on the subject.

The Trustees on March 3, agreed to advertise for objec-
tions a strip of submerged land owned by the State lying
between Coon Key (owned by applicant) and Long Key,
such strip to be used as right-of-way on which to construct
a causeway connecting the two keys. Application made
by J. E. Young of St. Petersburg. Pursuant to such
action, the following Notice was published May 20, 27,
June 3, 10 and 17, 1937:

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 23, 1937,










at Tallahassee, Florida, to consider the sale of the follow-
ing described lands in Pinellas County, Florida:
From a point on the west boundary line of Gulf
Blvd., at its intersection with the south line of.
Sec. 6, T. 32 S., R. 16 E., run eastwardly along
said section line 1655.28 feet for a point of be-
ginning.
Thence westwardly from said point of beginning
along said section line 103.77 feet;
Thence North 270 East to an intersection with
the Government meander line of Government Lot
3, T. 32 S., R. 16 E.;
Thence in a southeasterly direction along said
Government meander line to an intersection with
a line North 270 East from the point of be-
ginning;
Thence South 270 west to the point of be-
ginning.
Containing in all one acre, more or less, and
lying and being in Section 6, Township 32 South,
Range 16 East. Correct description to be fur-
nished 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.
Fred P. Cone, Governor.
Attest: F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Consideration of the sale was postponed from June 23rd
to this date, and upon discussion the offer of $100 an
acre was declined.

Based on an offer of $125 an acre submitted by Larry
Die Polder of St. Petersburg, Florida, the Trustees agreed
to advertise Dead Man's Key, in Boca Ceiga Bay, Pinellas
County, and the following Notice was published in the
Clearwater Sun, June 5, 13, 19, 26, July 3, 1937:

"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 7, 1937,










at Tallahassee, Florida, to consider the sale of the follow-
ing described land in PINELLAS County, Florida:
"Dead Man's Key," being a shoal in Boca
Ceiga Bay, located in the NW1/ of NE1/ and the
NE1/4 of NW1/ of NE1/ of Section 36, Township
31 South, Range 15 East, Containing 4 and 3/4
acres, more or less, and lying and being in the
County of Pinellas, State of 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.
Fred P. Cone, Governor.
Attest: F. C. Elliot, Secretary."

Alliance Investment Corporation filed objections to sale
of the Island claiming ownership, but survey furnished by
Mr. Die Polder discloses that the island is separated from
and is not a part of the area claimed by such company.
Upon consideration of the offer of $125 submitted by
Mr. Die Polder, the Trustees declined to sell the island at
that price.

Mr. Bayless reported that agreement had been reached
sometime ago to exchange Lots 7, 8, and 11 of Section 25,
Township 43 South, Range 36 East-40 acres owned by
the State, for forty acres owned by Pat L. Burke in Sec-
tion 19, Township 43 South, Range 37 East, within the
boundaries of the Prison Farm at Belleglade; that the ex-
change has never been completed and Mr. Burke is asking
that it be closed up.
Motion was made seconded and adopted that the Trus-
tees satisfy outstanding tax certificates purchased by
Messrs. Luning and Squires, and other taxes against the
land, after which deed be issued to Mr. Burke for the Lots
in Section 25, Township 43 South, Range 36 East, upon
receipt of deed from him conveying to the Trustees the
forty acres in Section 19, Township 43 South, Range 37
East, accompanied by abstract showing all taxes and liens
paid up.

Letter was submitted from Ira C. Haycock, representing
the town of Homestead, making an offer of $50 for Mort-










gage No. 17292 amounting to $32,156.00 from Stavinard
Investment Corporation, statement being made that the
town has acquired the interest of the State's grantee in the
mortgage and desires to acquire this land as it adjoins forty
acres in Section 18, Township .57 South, Range 39 East,
deeded to the city by the Trustees for airport purposes for
a consideration of $50.
The Trustees declined to accept the offer submitted by
Mr. Haycock on behalf of the town of Homestead.

Offer of $4 an acre was submitted from J. G. Cross of
Jacksonville, Florida, for the NW%1/ of SEI/4 of Section
33, Township 1 North, Range 23 East-40 acres in Nassau
County, located eleven miles north of the town of Baldwin.
The Trustees declined to sell the land applied for by
Mr. Cross at the price offered.

Application was submitted July 13, by D. F. Howell of
Olustee, for the N1/2 and SEI' of Section 22. Township
4 South, Range 20 East-480 acres in Union County, with
an offer of $3 an acre.
Action on the subject having been deferred, motion was
made seconded and adopted that offer of Mr. Howell be
declined, but it was agreeable to lease the land for grazing
privileges at an annual rental of ten cents (10c) an acre,
provided the land will be enclosed and that lessee will
protect the timber from trespass.

The Trustees declined request of D. F. Howell to ex-
change certain lands owned by the State within his pasture
area for other lands owned by him outside such pasture.

The Trustees declined offer of $5 an acre from D. F.
Canfield for the SW/! of SE/1 & SE1/4 of SW%/ of Sec-
tion 9, Township 39 South, Range 30 East.

Mr. Bayless presented statement in amount of $1141.46
from E. R. Bennett, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Broward
County, for individual tax certificate on 160 acres of land
in Section 10, Township 50 South, Range 40 East, which
land reverted to the Trustees through foreclosure of the
Tatum mortgage. Mr. Bennett advises that application is
being made for tax deed based on this certificate and if
it is not redeemed deed will be issued.
Motion was made seconded and adopted that the Trustees
redeem certificate referred to by Mr. Bennett.










Application was submitted from Nelson G. Pearce offer-
ing $100 an acre for tidal island and $50 an acre for
adjacent shallow bottoms on the landward side of Long
Key, Pinellas County, located in Sections 5 and 32 of Town-
ship 31 South, Range 15 East; the island containing nine
acres and the shallow bottoms twelve acres.
Upon motion duly seconded and adopted, the Trustees
declined offer from Mr. Pearce for the submerged areas
in Pinellas County.

L. E. Goetz of Miami, Florida, made an offer of $500
for assignment of D. Z. Filer Mortgage No. 17566 covering
108.73 acres of land on Long Key, lying between the
mainland and Key West.
The Land Clerk reported that the value of Mortgage No.
17566 was $37,074.39 and that no payments have been made
on the purchase since the cash payment of $12,358.13.
Upon motion, the Trustees declined offer from Mr. Goetz
for Mortgage No. 17566.

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Land
Clerk prepare a list of mortgages held by the Trustees that
are delinquent in payments and where the purchaser is
showing no interest in meeting his obligations, or where
payments are unsatisfactory; that such list be certified to
the Attorney General for foreclosure proceedings to be
instituted at the earliest date possible.

The Trustees authorized the issuance of quit-claim deed
to Waite Nursery & Development Company releasing res-
ervations in Deed No. 58-25 issued to such company July
17, 1937, the Secretary having explained that release
should have accompanied original deed.

The Trustees declined offer of $5 an acre from C. H.
Downs of Sarasota, Florida, for W1/2 of NWI/ of Section
7, Township 38 South, Range 20 East-79.60 acres in
Sarasota County.

Petition was submitted to the Trustees on behalf of the
City of Fort Myers for order directing removal of certain
buildings and structures located in the Caloosahatchee
River lying within the city limits of Fort Myers.
The Attorney General advised that the Legislature of
1915 enacted Chapter 6962, granting to the City of Fort
Myers such submerged lands as were located within the
corporate limits, and for that reason the Trustees had no
jurisdiction over said land.










The Trustees declined offer of $5 an acre from John R.
Rogers of Lynne, Florida, for the E1/2 of SE1/4 of Section
23, Township 15 South, Range 23 East, Marion County.

A. C. Preston, for himself and Wm. G. Blanchard, made
application for permit to make geophysical and geological
explorations on lands owned by the Trustees in Monroe
County in the following townships and ranges, such per-
mit to terminate March 31, 1938:
Townships 56, 57, 58, 59 in Ranges 31, 32, 33, 34, and
also applied for option to lease the oil and mineral rights
on certain of the above lands.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees agreed
to grant to A. C. Preston and Wm. G. Blanchard the privi-
lege of conducting geophysical and geological surveys and
explorations on the lands owned by the State in the above
townships and ranges upon payment of $1000 cash, such
permit to terminate March 31, 1938. Also agreed to grant
option to lease for petroleum purposes two townships of
the above described land; lessee to make selection of land
in a contiguous body upon completion of explorations in
March 1938. Lease to conform to standard requirements
with royalty payments of five cents an acre annually; pro-
vision that no assignments be given without consent of
the Trustees; absolute forfeiture of lease if conditions are
are not carried out to the satisfaction of the Trustees; all
subject to the approval of the Attorney General.
Mr. Preston agreed that the Trustees should have the
benefit of all information and discoveries on account of the
explorations to be made on State lands by his company.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary-Salary ...........$ 400.00
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk- Salary .................................... 250.00
Jentye Dedge, Clerk and Stenographer-Salary 175.00
M. O. Barco, Clerk and Stenographer-Salary ...... 175.00
H. L. Shearer, Clerk in Land Office-Salary ...:... 25.00
Marvin C. McIntosh, Asst. Attorney General-Ex-
p en ses ........................................................................... .................. 4.15
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk-Expenses ........................ 4.25
Wm. Logan Hill, Clerk U. S. Court, Pensacola,
F la ...................................... ....................................................................... 2 .0 0
John F. Burket, Attorney, Sarasota, Fla.
Transcript of record Taliferro vs. Caples, suit,
M anatee County .......................... .............. ......... 50.00
John F. Burket, Attorney, Sarasota, Fla.
Transcript of record Taliferro vs. Caples, Sara-
sota C county ....................................................... ........... ...... 50.00










E. R. Bennett, C. C. C. Broward Co., Ft. Lauder-
dale, Fla.
Redemption of tax certificate State and County
taxes on land formerly covered by Tatum mort-
gage .................................................................................................. 1,180.77
$2,316.17

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
FRED P. CONE,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot,
Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida,
August 11, 1937
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Fred P. Cone, 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. M. C. McIntosh, Assistant Attorney General, pre-
sented letter dated July 29, from Casey Watson & Spain
of Miami, Florida, in which request is made that deed of
correction be executed to J. Wesley and Dorothy K. Pape,
covering Island "B" in Section 12, Township 50 South,
Range 42 East, Broward County, formerly deeded to W.
C. Kyle on September 1, 1921 and again conveyed to said
Kyle April 28, 1926.
The Trustees tentatively agreed to grant request for
correction deed to J. Wesley and Dorothy K. Pape, con-
ditioned upon approval by the Attorney General.

Attorney General Landis submitted letter from G. E.
Barksdale, Sanitary Officer for Taylor County Health De-
partment, in which it is stated that the WPA has a project
operating in Taylor County for malaria control by drain-
age, in connection with which permission is requested of










the Trustees for removal of logs and debris from Fenhollo-
way River and Rocky Creek.
Motion was made seconded and adopted that the WPA
be granted permission to remove logs and debris from Fen-
holloway River and Rocky Creek over lands on which the
Trustees hold tax certificates or tax deeds as outlined in
their malaria control program.
The Attorney General was requested to advise Mr. Barks-
dale of the action of the Trustees.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
FRED P. CONE,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot,
Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida,
August 12, 1937
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Fred P. Cone, Governor.
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. Larry Die Polder of St. Petersburg, Florida, came
before the Trustees with request that Dead Man's Key,
applied for. by him several weeks ago with an offer of $125
an acre and which was advertised for objections based on
his bid, be sold at this time.
The Land Clerk explained that claim of ownership filed
by Alliance Investment Corporation was eliminated as sur-
vey disclosed that Dead Man's Key was outside the limits
of Alliance's ownership; that the Key was desired as a
site for a fishing camp for employees of Florida Power
& Light Company.
Upon discussion, the Trustees declined to sell the Key
at the price offered, but agreed to lease the area for a
period of twenty (20) years upon payment of $100 an-
nually lease to carry a provision for removal of buildings
by lessee at expiration of lease if desired.










Application was submitted from G. Fred Andrews of
Lake Butler offering thirty-five cents (35c) per pole for
trees twenty-two inches in diameter, six feet from the butt,
thirty to fifty feet long, on State land in Section 22, Town-
ship 4 South, Range 20 East, located six miles northeast
of Lake Butler.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees declin-
ed offer from Mr. Andrews.

The Trustees declined offer of $10 from L. G. Jones of
Tampa, Florida, for quit-claim deed to oil and mineral
rights on forty acres of land in Section 23, Township 30
South, Range 25 East, Polk County.

Trustees declined offer of $300 from C. A. Bailey of
Pahokee to purchase Lot 57-A in Section 18, Township 42
South, Range 37 East, located within the town of Pahokee.

On July 28th the Trustees declined offer of $50 from Ira
C. Haycock, on behalf of the town of Homestead, Florida,
for assignment of mortgage securing indebtedness of
$36,000. Mr. Haycock now makes supplemental offer of
$100 stating that the thirty-five acres in Section 18, Town-
ship 57 South, Range 39 East, covered by the mortgage
adjoins forty acres under development as an airport and
is very necessary to such improvement.
Motion was made seconded and adopted that the offer
from Mr. Haycock be declined.

Ocala Manufacturing Ice & Packing Company made an
offer of $800 cash for the E1/2 of SE14 of Section 23,
Township 15 South, Range 23, East-80 acres in Marion
County, located about nine miles from Ocala.
The Trustees declined to sell the land at the price offer-
ed, but were agreeable to leasing for grazing purposes.

Application was received from A. M. McAuley of Lake
Placid, offering ten cents an acre for grazing lease on El/
of SE/1 of Section 23, Township 37 South, Range 30 East
-80 acres in Highlands County.
Upon being advised that the State owns 320 acres in
that section, it was the action of the Trustees that they
would lease 320 acres on yearly lease at ten cents an acre
annually, but would not lease just the eighty acres ap-
plied for.

Offer of $200 cash was submitted from Senator Wallace
Tervin of Bradenton, on behalf of Milton R. Thomas, for











the SEI4 of NE1/4 of Section 27, Township 36 South,
Range 21 East, Manatee County, located on Miakka River
about two and a half miles from the town of Miakka City.
The offer of Mr. Thomas was declined.

Letter was submitted from Alfred A. Green of Daytona,
representing Florida Inland Navigation District, request-
ing that certain lands be released from Mortgage No. 17912
of Marie Mann Boyd, such area being necessary as spoiling
ground.for the Intracoastal Waterway. Mr. Green stated
that the District has secured deed from Mrs. Boyd to the
land requested released from the mortgage.
Mrs. Boyd having purchased land covered by Mortgage
17912 in 1928 and no interest or principal payments hav-
ing been made since that time, and the mortgage being sub-
ject to foreclosure, motion was made seconded and adopted
that the mortgage be foreclosed at the earliest date possible
and that the Trustees then deal direct with Florida Inland
Navigation District with reference to spoiling ground.

Mr. Bayless presented request from Thomas H. Horobin
that description in Deed No. 18128 be changed in order
that his ownership on Biscayne Point be projected north-
ward 400 feet, this being necessary to meet requirements
of the War Department that he stay away 400 feet from
adjacent property in dredging fill material from an area
leased from the Trustees.
Upon being advised that there would be no increase in
acreage and that the submerged areas were of the same
value, the Trustees agreed to issue new deed as requested
upon receipt of conveyance from Mr. Horobin to the Trus-
tees of land described in deed No. 18154, together with
abstract showing no liens against the property.

Offer of $5000 cash was submitted from F. A. LeFills
of Belleglade, for assignment of N. N. Starling Mortgage
No. 17993.
A similar request having been declined by the Trustees
on April 28, based on no payments having been made on
the principal or interest since date of purchase, the Trus-
tees decided to abide by former action, whereupon offer
of Mr. LeFills was declined.

Motion was made seconded and adopted that the Trus-
tees do not continue the practice with reference to allow-
ing foreclosure of mortgages by mortgagees and the deed-
ing by the Trustees of land equal to payments made on
original purchase.











The Land Office submitted request from R. H. Sumner,
Jr., of St. Petersburg, that he be allowed to foreclose in
the name of the State Mortgage No. 17460 in the amount
of $31,908 securing purchase in 1926 of 212.6 acres of
submerged land in Boca Ceiga Bay, and upon completion
of such foreclosure, without cost to the, Trustees, that the
Trustees deed him land equal to payments made. Mr.
Sumner stated that foreclosure was necessary to eliminate
a tax deed against the property.
Upon discussion, the Trustees declined to allow fore-
closure by Mr. Sumner, action having been taken at a
recent meeting that all delinquent mortgages coming with-
in a certain class be foreclosed; also that any adjustment
on amount paid will be considered after foreclosure.

Offer of $100 an acre was submitted from John F.
Burket of Sarasota, on behalf of client W. R. Grove, for
1.24 acres of sovereignty land adjacent to upland owner-
ship of client in Section 26, Township 38 South, Range
18 East-Sarasota County.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees agreed
to accept offer of Mr. Burket's client and directed that
the land be advertised for objections upon evidence of up-
land ownership being furnished.

Mr. C. Perry Snell of St. Petersburg submitted offer of
$60 an acre for 25 acres of submerged land in Section 18,
and 53.88 acres in Section 6, all in Township 32 South,
Range 16 East, Pinellas County, located on Boca Ceiga
Bay side of Long Key and adjacent to upland ownership.
Mr. Snell also submitted offer of $1600 for assignment
of Mortgage No. 18007 securing indebtedness of $11,000
principal with six per cent interest from June 1930.
Upon consideration of the offers submitted by Mr. Snell,
the Trustees declined to accept either the $60 an acre for
the land described or $1600 for assignment of Mortgage
No. 18007.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
W B. Granger, Belleglade, Fla ...............................................$ 70.70
Broward Abstract Company, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 43.00
E. R. Bennett, Clerk Circuit Court, Ft. Lauderdale,
F la .................................................................. ............... ... ............ ....... 1 .6 0
The Frank Shepard Company, New York City ...... 39.00
American Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla. .................. 36.33
Standard Oil Company, Jacksonville, Fla. .................. 2.80
W M Green, Tallahassee, Fla. ......................... ................ 49.15
Proctor and Proctor, Tallahassee, Fla. ......................... 14.00










Rose Printing Company, Tallahassee, Fla. ..................... 6.50
Western Union Telegraph Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ...... 9.21
Postal Telegraph-Cable Company, Tallahassee, Fla. 1.13
Southeastern Telephone Co., Tallahassee, Fla. .......... 5.20
$278.62


The following is the Financial Statement for the month
of July, 1937:
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR JULY, 1937
RECEIPTS
Receipts on account of various land
sales .............. ... .......................... ....... 6,510.25
Royalties on sand, shell and gravel...... 1,115.11
Land sales under Chapter 14572, Acts
of 1929 ........................................................................ 676.50
Land sales under Chapter 14717, Acts
of 1931 ................................................... 203.22
Sale of blueprints ........................ ...... .50
Sale of m minutes .............................................. ..... ..... 4.50
Interest on deposits in banks ................... 97.67
G razing lease ....................................................... 111.48
Farm Lease ..................... ........ .. ........... 67.50
M ineral Lease ............................................ ...... 112.50
Timber Lease ...... .................. 2,250.00
Total receipts during month ..................$11,149.23
Balance on hand June 1, 1937 .................. 84,269.32
$95,418.55
Less disbursements (itemized below)...... 1,301.64
Balance July 31, 1937 .....................................................$94,116.91

RECAPITULATION
Cash and cash items ............................................ $ 1,000.00
Balances in Banks ........................ ................... 93,116.91
$94,116.91

BALANCES IN BANKS JULY 31, 1937
Atlantic National Bank, Jacksonville,
F la. ......................................... ..................... ............. $68,632.32
Florida National Bank, Jacksonville,
F la. .............. ............................ .......... 17,766.88
The Capital City Bank, Tallahassee,
F la. ............................ .. ..... ......................... 6.717.71
$93,116.91




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