NEW YORK: Garden Beat

Almost every night in the week a handful of Manhattan cops take up their routine posts around Eighth Avenue and 49th Street. While they boredly chomp their gum, inside Madison Square Garden thousands of New Yorkers goggle at circuses and rodeos, listen to politics, yell their heads off at prize fights.

Last week Andrei Gromyko, Russia's representative to U.N., appeared at a Garden rally sponsored by the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship. While spotlights beat down on him, he launched an oblique attack on the U.S.: "[U.N.s'] early activities have revealed a tendency on the part of certain countries to play...