Yes. Perhaps we shall get that complaint tomorrow. Nevertheless we cannot use wire that we produce in this country beyond our capacity for production. It is an exceedingly costly investment to provide machinery for drawing wire, and in times like these it takes many months to obtain the necessary equipment. In other words, we are limited by the amount of wire that can be produced in this country.
As to the co-operative plant that wants to invest in nail machines and demands wire, the only way that co-operative can get the wire is to take if from another plant which is making nails with the same wire. In other words, you put people out of work and shut down machines in order that someone who has no real investment which was made in the industry when nails were in easy supply, may come in with a small investment and in an active market; and because it is a co-operative, the government orders some steel company to drop an old customer and supply a new customer. The new customer is allowed to do very well until times get tough and, when he finds he cannot compete, complaints
come in that the big companies are underselling him. That is the history of that sort of transaction.