PACK TEN (AKK.) COUKTER NEWS THDKSDAY, JUNE 18, M53 Sagging Commodity Prices Are Americas Big Problem By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK (AP) — Fireworks in the Chicago wheat pit this week highlight a decline in general commodity prices that has been going on in most parts of the world i'or about two years. Hardest hit in this country have f 20 per cent. been the products of the farm am of the zinc and lead mines. Other countries have seen the-prices 01 rubber, wool, tin, burlap and pep' per skid from the Korean War Inflation peak. But some other commodltes are going up. The price of steel and Its many products Is climbing, although the price of steel scrap has fallen from its peak. Crude oil is advancing and prospects are for higher prices on gasoline and fuel oil. Farm Products Suffer Most of these rising prices are Jaid to higher costs of labor am materials. Farm products have suffered sharp drops this year, much of them within the last month. Wholesale food prices are from 10 to 14 per cent lower than last, year. But grocery prices aren't. The Grocery Manufacturers of America, Inc., blames "higher wages, higher transportation costs and higher taxes." Hopes for a Korean peace have played a part in recent price breaks, but only a part. The whole world-wide down-trend for most commodity prices follows a more general pattern. One factor is increased production. Since the end of World War II world food production has risen | For Less Demand the American farmer this has meant a slackening in world demand for U. S. food products. At the same time as production was rising elsewhere, the American farmer has stepped up his production, resulting in the present large surpluses and the heavy investment of the U. S. government in price supporting programs. Another factor in falling world commodity prices hns been the many barriers nations have raised agnlnst imports. And the final factor has been ;he usual reaction from the overdone inflation that followed the outbreak of the Korean War. Since early 1051 donation of commodity prices has been Kuing on. Whether to try to stop it, and when, i.s becoming one of the biggest political problems of the day. Homing Parakeet FRESNO. Calif. (/!>)—Corkie Boy the parakeet knows the way to get home. The bird not off the beam recently and perched on the shoulder Of George C. Stnckle who was working on his lawn, "I'm Mel's Corkie Roy,' said the bird. Stockln checked a newspaper and learned Melvin Clnrk hud lost i Corkie Bop, who wns returned home. Maggie Whiting Soys Dad's Biog Will Be True By BOB THOM/U HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Here's one song writer whose film biography will be the real McC'oy-Kichard Whiting. Or so says songstress Margaret Whiting, the late composer's daughter. In discussing plans to film his life story, she aaid the picture would avoid the pitfalls of other vnusical biographies. "None of them has been true to life," she remarked. "None tins presented the real picture o! what the sore,' writers were like. I know, because I knew them all through rny fnllier." Tlic Gus Kahn biography, "I'll Sen You in My Dreams," failed to capture his humorous nature, she snlil, even though comic Danny Thomas piiiyed the role. Nor did Words and Music" do right by Richard Rodgers and Larry Hart, .she added. Helped Newcomers "Larry was a wonderful character who would help newcomers with their careers," shp commented. "But in tne picture he was played as just another Mickey Ronncy role." She claimed that the Bert Kal- niar and Harry Ruby biog, "Three !Li!t!e Words," misfired and so d the Jerome Kern epic, "Till the Sf E THE FABULOUS MEW It's a WASHER... it's a DRYER... all in one cab/net! The Bendix Duomatic drys as well Clothus conic oui ready io wear, is washes your clothes awomati- iron or put away. Sec .a demon- cally in one continuous operation. stratum at our siore today. 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Even after he had written songs that sold millions, he still played the piano In his publisher's office In Detroit. One day a young fellow came into the office looking for encouragement. My father liked his songs and helped him get ahead. The fellow's name was George Gershwin. The story has a good romance too, she said. Her father originally fell for her Aunt Margaret, a singer. He was expecting to meet her at a train, but the singer's sister stepped off instead. That started his life-long romance. The script, which Is now called "My Ideal," will be directed by Roy Rowland, and talks are now under way for a denl with Warner Brothers. It would be a musical feast, since Whiting penned such songs as "Beyond the Blue Horizon," "Louise," "Sleepy Time Gal," "Too Marvelous for Words," "Honey," "Japanese Sandman" and "Ain't We Got Fun?" Present plans call for Margaret to play her Aunt Margaret—the one who sang—and her sister Barbara to portray the composer's wife. Sound confusing? 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