January 16, 1938. Shinyanga, Tanganyika: Government experimental farm. At the bottom of the farm the lowest ditch is seen as a line of trees at the left, sloping at a declivity of 1 in 400 toward the ditch which cuts across its end and brings the drained water from the entire field down the V-shaped tank. A rather pathetic sidelight on the European life in this part of Africa is suggested by the white boat tied to the bank of this small storage basin. Its owner is the assistant manager of the farm and he has it equipped with a outboard motor which drives him back and forth in this basin, which by comparison is hardly bigger than a bathtub. c. 5000 feet.