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S.L. to See 'Sleeping Beauty'

Salt Lake Tribune, 14 May 1959, page 25
Certain children in Utah soon will have even more reason to love the children's classic story of "Sleeping Beauty."

THROUGH A special arrangement with Walt Disney, The Salt Lake Tribune and the Kiwanis Clubs of the Salt Lake area will co-sponsor a benefit premier performance of Mr. Disney's production of "Sleeping Beauty."

SPECIFICALLY, the funds gained at the premier will establish a scholarship fund to train teachers in the special field of instructing the exceptional child, or children, suffering various handicaps.

Such scholarships were specifically recommended last year in a report to the Utah Legislative Council by the Handicapped Children Advisory Committee.  The report read, in one place: "The crying need is for more teachers who are qualified in the field of special education."

THE SCHOLARSHIPS will be administered through the Salt Lake County Exceptional Child Parent-Teacher Assn.

At special ceremonies Wednesday, S. R. Anderson, president of  Salt Lake Kiwanis, presented color reproductions from "Sleeping Beauty" to Gov. George Dewey Clyde and President David O. McKay of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

THE PICTURES were autographed by Mr. Disney.  A similar picture will be presented to Mayor Adiel F. Stewart.

Joining The Tribune in sponsorship are the Salt Lake, Bonneville and Sugar House Kiwanis Clubs.

TICKETS WILL BE available next week at a special box-office in the Uptown Theater, 53 S. Main, or from members of the Kiwanis Clubs.  All seats will be reserved at $5 a ticket.

A special "golden horse-shoe" group of seats will be available at $10 a seat.  Mail orders will be accepted.