The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 14, Issue 3 (June 1, 1939)
Under the above heading “The New Zealander,” of 8th May, 1939, makes the following comment:
“When a country has a great and, admittedly, a most efficient public service, criticism ought never to be given except in kindly and helpful advice or suggestion.
However, the manly and clear authoritative statement referred to above made everything right, and entrenched ‘The Railways’ deeper in the confidence and affections of the New Zealand public than they were before.
New Zealand should feel both pleased and proud that there stands one as General Manager at the wheel whose knowledge, care and efficiency are such that the country is served so well, and the services rendered are on a standard which are equal to any in the British Empire.”page 14