I do not think that flour can be retailed much cheaper than it is to-day, if the millers are to have a reasonable profit. I do not say but what the price might be reduced a little, but it depends altogether on the grade of wheat the millers are grinding. For instance, anybody conversant with the business knows that No. 1 Northern is not the same quality from year to year. The millers and the grain dealers get together every year and arrange what shall be the standard, based on the average quality of that year's crop. So it is somewhat difficult to answer my hon. friend's question. The point I was making was that the assertion that the
millers are making $5 a barrel is so utterly outrageous that nobody ought to thoughtlessly spread it broadcast throughout this country. The statement is so absolutely untrue and unreasonable that I thought it was time somebody got up and denied it.