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TUESDAY, MAY 18, 1954

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MUSICAL ODDITIES:
Stearns Instruments Displayed at Hill

By DAVID KAPLAN
Fifteen hundred musical instru-
ments from all lands and all ages
are displayed in Hill Auditorium.
The instruments, most of which
are originals, were given to the
University in 1901 by Frederic
Stearns, a wealthy Detroit manu-
facturer.
IN 1899, Stearns began negotia-
tions with the University for the
bequest of the collection, with the
stipulation that it would be dis-
played in a fire-proof building.
The University agreed, and it was
placed in the old University Mu-
seum.
In that year, Stearns was hon-
ored by the University when it
conferred upon him the degree of
Master of Arts. After Hill Audi-
torium was built in 1912, the col-
lection was moved in April, 1914 to
its present location in the second
floor lobby.
During the next six years,
Prof. Albert Stanley recata-
logued the instruments, organ-
ized the display and published
the Stearns Collection catalogue
in 1918.
From 1920 to 1950, the collec-
tion remained untouched. In 1950,
Prof. Marion McArtor of the
School of Music became Acting
Curator and since then several of
the instruments have been repair-
ed.
* * *
THE ONLY instrument in the
collection that is in use is an early
16th century spinet. Prof. Hans T.
David of the School of Music uses
the spinet in the Collegium Musi-
cum concerts. It was overhauled
in 1950, by John Challis, a harpsi-
chord repairman in Detoit.

Iopwood Talk
To Be Given
ByGassner
John Gassner, noted drama cri-
tic, will deliver the annual Hop-
wood lecture at 4:15 p.m. Thursday
in Rackham Auditorium.
The subject of Gassner's talk
will be "Modern Playwriting at the
Crossroads." The speaker is also
well known as an author, editor
and producer.
Theaversatile lecturer has shown
a great deal of interest in the
theater and motion pictures. He
has written and edited many books
dealing with the cinema as an art.
As a co-author, Gassner published
"Twenty Best Film Plays" in 1943,
which was the first attempt to pre-
sent films as literature.
Among his books are compila-
tions of the best plays and screen-
plays from various periods and
movements in theatrical history.
Many of his critical, historical
analyses of the theater have been
translated into Spanish, Russian
and Portuguese.
Following the lecture, this year's
Hopwood winners will be announc-
ed. Thus far none of the judges
have been named and no an-
nouncement has been made as to
the number and cash amounts of
the awards.
The public is invited, free of
charge, to the lecture and award
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CAMPUS
CALENDAR
ROBERT BLAKELY, Manager
of Central Regional Office of the
Fund for Adult Education, will de-
liver the last Department of Jour-
nalism lecture on "The Press and
Civil Liberties in Crises" at 3 p.m.
tomorrow in Rackham Hall.
* * *
MARY JO KOHL ' 54SM, so-
prano, will give :. recital at 8:30
p.m. today in Auditorium A, An-
gell Hall.
Presented in partial fulfillment
of the requirements for the degree
of Bachelor of Music, the concert
is open to the public without
charge.
WILLIAM T. GASSETT, vice-
president ,of the Ford Motor
Company, will discuss practical
brotherhood in the community at
the Interfaith Banquet of the Ann
Arbor chapter of the National con-
ference of Christians and Jews at
6:30 p.m. today in the Union Ball-
room.

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SOME OF THE STRING INSTRUMENTS IN THE
STEARNS COLLECTION IN HILL AUDITORIUM

presents summer
formals with
"STAIN SHY"
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stain resistant
fabric finish!
26.95

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Also in the collection is the
"Chapeau Chinois" from Italy.
It is made of a wooden handle
with a brass rod, on which are
loosely fastened a brass crescent,
a piece of sheet brass in the form
of a lyre, and a scallopped cone
of brass. There are 48 brass bells
attached to these three pieces
found at the far end of the lobby
on top of a wind instrument cab-
inet.

When Stearns was planning to
give the collection to the Universi-
ty, he wrote the Board of Regents
a letter in which he stated: "My
aim is to try to show the develop-
ment of instruments as it took
place in all lands. It is not my aim
to build a museum of priceless an-
tiques. I want as many types and
variations as possible."
"That is why there are so many}
oddities," commented McArtor. I

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All with button-down collars
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I NSEASON SALE
20% off on
Sport Coats and Slacks
ENTIRE STOCK INCLUDED
Men's Toggery
607 East Liberty
Close Out of Parker Pens
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" REMEMBER THE GRADUATE and
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See them at
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ORIG. NOW
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File Folders....... 2.50 1.79
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DAILY PICK UP AND DELIVERY
Branches in All Quads, Law Club and
Glen the Tailor at 629 S. University

TUESDAY SPECIAL: ALL
Spring Wool Suits and oas
Orig. were 49.95 to 65.00.
Sizes 7-15, 10-40, 121 to 241/ $ 5
Group of rayon suits and $399
better dresses. Group in-3
cludes 6 evening dresses ...10.00
The Elizabeth Dillon Shops
530 S. Forest and 1111 S. University
SPECIAL
11x14 Frame...$1.29
for Composite and Class Photograph
PALMER STUDIO
521 East Liberty
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$595

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$490

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Group of blouses, mostly nylon. Better hats-
slips-skirts and crystal necklaces ..........3.98
The Elizabeth Dillon Shops
530 S. Forest and 1111 S. University
THIS WEEK ONLY

SPECIAL SALE of
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Unlined summer suits by one of America's finest makers
of junior suits . . . rayon linens and cords for wear now
and throughout the summer. Navy and pastels;, Sizes
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