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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL
THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR,
Washington, November 30, 1935.
Sir: I have the honor to transmit my annual report for the Department of the Interior for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1935. Very respectfully,
HAROLD L. ICKES,
Secretary. THE PRESIDENT,
The White House.
THE REPORT OF
TO THE PRESIDENT
JUNE 30, 1935
As in my two preceding reports, I shall not attempt here to interpret or give a résumé of the detailed reports of the various divisions, offices, and bureaus of the Department of the Interior which follow.
Since my last annual report there have been two important changes in the organization of this Department. The Soil Erosion Service, originally set up by this Department, was transferred by Executive order to the Department of Agriculture. Also, the Division of Subsistence Homesteads, likewise set up in this Department, was transferred by Executive order to the Rural Resettlement Administration.
Although the petroleum code no longer exists, certain legislation was enacted by Congress, designed to control petroleum production. The Petroleum Administrative Board has continued to function and, therefore, its annual report is included herein.
As heretofore, in the interests of economy, every effort has been made to cut down the volume in this report without sacrificing any initial information. Fuller particulars of the activities of any part of the Department are available in its files.