100 Years Ago: 1923

The Philharmonic club entertained the Festival Chorus, the Woman’s Literary Union, the Foyer Musicale, and the Business and Professional Women’s club at a reception at the studio last evening. Miss Gabrielle Jalbert, who has just returned from two years’ study of the violin in Montreal, gave a recital program.Miss Jalbert was introduced by Miss Exilia Blouin, who referred to her work with Prof. Taranto and Camille Couture. That Miss Jalbert is an artist was seen at once. She played beautifully. Her first number was “Allegro Brilliant,” a difficult selection, and the only one played with notes, but given with entire ease and smoothness.

50 Years Ago: 1973

(Sun Journal photo) UP, UP, AND… AWAY? At Auburn’s Washburn School, fifth graders get to learn something about aviation by experimenting with paper aircraft, and with hot-air balloons, as above. Left to right, the young ones are Kathy Perley, Michael Maillette, Carol Jones, Kelly Gutshall, and Michael Small. It’s American Education Week, and schools of the Twin Cities, as elsewhere, are participating in the nationwide observance.

25 Years Ago: 1998

(Sun-Journal photo) IN MEMORIAM: Former Maine Gov Burton Cross, shown posing with his wife, Olena, in this 1997 file photo, died Thursday at the age of 95. Olena died in August 1998

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