NEW YORK: Prophet Spurned

When last September's hurricane devastated 50 miles of Fire Island, New York's Park Commissioner Robert Moses issued an ominous warning: unless the long strip of beach and sand dunes which now protects Long Island from the sea were turned over to him, the next big blow would destroy it (TIME, Oct. 17). The cost of making Mr. Moses' promised land of boulevard-parkway and State parks was $15,500,000 of which Suffolk County must pay a little over two-thirds.

The county supervisors worried long over the cost, got Mr. Moses to shave his plan...

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