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MINUTES OF THE REGULARHEETING OF THE <br />OCTOBER 21, 1974 <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL ON MONDAY, <br />Answering roJlcall were members Courtney, Johnson, Schmidt, Shaw and Mayor <br />Van Valkenburg . <br />MINUTES of October 7, 1974, were approved as submitted by motion of Council- <br />woman Schmidt, seconded by Councilman Shaw and carried. <br />EDINA/BICENTENNIAL FLAGS PRESENTED. <br />in a ceremony, accompanied by fanfare, by Mr. Raymond Bechtle, Chairman of the <br />Edina Bicentennial Commission, lir. Maurice T. Batten and Mr. Paul Iuclce. Com- <br />ments were also made by Representatives Mary Forsythe, Ray 0. Pleasant and John <br />W. Johnson. <br />made this ceremony possible. <br />Edina/Bicentennial Flags were presented <br />Mayor Van Valkenburg expressed the thanks of the City to all who <br />UNITED NATIONS DAY. IPROCMfATION ISSUED.- The following United Nations Day <br />Proclamation was issued by Mayor Van.Valkenburg: <br />PROCL&fiTI ON <br />UMCTED'\NB'IIICONS D&Y <br />Each year the peoples of the world celebrate October 24 as United Nations Day, <br />recalling the date in 1945 when the United Nations Charter came into force. <br />This is an appropriate occasion for people werywhere to renew their adherence <br />to the Charger ideals of peace and human rights and their determination to pro- <br />mote economic and social progress and a greater measure of justice and freedom <br />for all: This year the anniversary occurs at a time of,dramatic change in <br />world affairs. <br />ity for new strides in international cooperation. <br />growing interdependence of nations will inevitably require international <br />institutions to be even more effective in dealing-with this new agenda. <br />nsed to create new arrangements to control new technologies for the common <br />good. We must bridge the interests of rich and poor countries on matters of <br />trade and aid. Important steps have already been taken by the United Nations <br />in-meeting these challenges. Still greater progress is being made this year <br />as a result of a series of international conferences beginning with the Sixth <br />Special Session of the General Assembly on Raw Materials and Development, <br />the first Special Session ever convened to deal exclusively with economic <br />issues. This summer the United Nations began negotiations leading to a <br />comprehensive treaty on-the law of the sea; in August, the UN's 170rld Popula- <br />tion Conference agreed on a global strategy to meet what has been called the <br />principal chaLlenge of.our generation. <br />TJorld Food Conference to help alleviate the present crisis and to devise pre- <br />ventative measures for the future. <br />HOW, THEREFORE, I, JAMES VAN VALKENBURG, Mayor of the City of Edina, do hereby <br />proclaim Thursday, October, twenty-fourth, 1974, as United Nations Day and <br />call upon all the citizens of Edina to observe that day in the spirit of <br />common purpose expressed in the United Nations Charter. I urge everyone, <br />groups or individuals, to participaGe in programs and activities designed <br />to develop an understanding of the problems and potentials of the United <br />Nations and to stimulate discussions of ways to make the United Nations into <br />a more effective organization. I ask all citizens to observe United Nations <br />Day with a sense of rededication to the high truths which we in the.United <br />States hold to be self-evident, as expressed for us in the Constitution and <br />the Bill of Rights and for all the world in the Charter of the United Nations. <br />We sense the promise of a more,peacefulworld and the opportun- <br />In the years ahead the <br />* <br />'We <br />In November, the UN will hold a <br />YOUTH BPPRECIATION WEEK PROCLAEiATION ISSUED. The following.Youth Appreciation <br />Week Proclamation was issued by Mayor Vq Valkenburg: <br />PROCLAMATION <br />YOUTH APPRECIATION WEEK <br />TJHEREAS, the vast majority of the youth are concerned, knowledgeable and <br />responsible citizens; and <br />VHEREAS, the accomplishments and achievements of these young citizens deserve <br />recognition and praise of their elders; and <br />WHEREAS, Optimist International, has for the past 20 years developed and pro- <br />moted a program entitled Youth Appreciation Week, this year to be observed <br />ITHXREAS, the citizens of Edina have indicated a desire to join with the Opti- <br />mists in expressing and approval of the contributions of the youth, I, James <br />Van Valkenburg, Mayor of the City of Edina, therefore proclaim November 11-17 <br />1974, as Youth Appreciation ?leek in the City of Edina, Minnesota. By this <br />action, let it be known that we have faith in the ability of today's youth <br />as they assume responsilule roles in the future of mzr.t.ind. <br />November 11-17; and ..I