The Secretary in his discretion, in any instances where property to be sold under section 374 or 375 of this title, is appraised at not to exceed $300, may sell said property at public or private sale without complying with the provisions of said sections as to notice, publication, and mode of sale.
43 U.S. Code § 375a - Sale under sections 374 and 375 of lands appraised at not exceeding $300
(Aug. 4, 1939, ch. 418, § 11, 53 Stat. 1197.)