Music: Gadgets

In Chicago's Stevens Hotel last week were the makings of a terrific hullabaloo.

On display were 50,000 musical instruments worth $2,000,000— stock in trade of 500 exhibitors at the 37th annual convention of the National Association of Music Merchants. In spite of a slump during the first half of the year, the merchants predicted that the total volume of business in 1938 would equal that of the banner year 1937, when $200,000,000 was spent in the U. S. for instruments, instruction and upkeep. Most popular instrument as last year: the accordion. Outstanding...

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