Yes, it is quite possible that we may have extended our frontier rapidly in many respects as well as in the establishmnet of sub-stations. Our policy used to be that we could not get too far towards the
setting sun, and that was carried out by our pioneer farmers as well. I presume that it was in conformity with that general policy, that this sub-station was opened about fifteen years ago. While possibly we are living in a period of retrenchment, we have not thought it advisable to do anything in the way of abolishing experiments that have been conducted at that sub-station. Whatever my personal views might be with regard to this work, I feel a little loath to begin to tear down any of the work of my predecessors who have been building up those institutions for the last forty years. Yet I hope, where it is shown that they are not required; that the money is either wholly or partially wasted; that there is no possible chance of settlement or of gaining useful information, that change can be brought about if necessary.