Tribune-Kiwanis 'Happiness' Show

Benefit Aids Handicapped Children

Salt Lake Tribune, 04 June 1959, page 23
A large audience Wednesday night attended The Salt Lake Tribune - Salt Lake Valley Kiwanis Clubs benefit premiere of Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty," assuring training aid to a number of future teachers of handicapped children.

MONEY FROM the premiere will form a scholarship fund for already certified teachers so they will be trained in the specialties necessary for instructing handicapped children of all types.

An additional benefit came from the Tribune Kiwanis show in that publicity connected with the premiere has prompted a number of teachers to express interest in teaching handicapped children.

IN A SWITCH from the usual procedure, and in gratitude to contributors to a good cause, all men attending the premiere had carnations pinned to their coat lapels by the three beautiful hostesses, Pat Hogan, Lyn Martin and Lee Larsen.

The flowers were made available through courtesy of the Greater Salt Lake Allied Florists.  To enable all money received from the benefit to go into the scholarship fund, all services for the entire showing were donated.

AFTER A SHOWING of the colorful film, "Grand Canyon," another Disney production, Maurice Abravanel, Utah Symphony conductor, and William F. Christensen, director of the University of Utah Theatre Ballet, were introduced by Dr. Lowell M. Durham, Tribune music editor.

The two music and dance experts discussed the "Sleeping Beauty Ballet" by Tchaikovsky, which formed background music for the film.