Off the Beach

Glen Cove's Soviet policy

When the city fathers of the otherwise peaceful Long Island, N.Y., town of Glen Cove read that the local 36-acre estate for Soviet United Nations diplomats was probably being used for electronic spying, they decided they needed their own foreign policy. They sought to engage the enemy on the beaches. Or more precisely, not engage them there. The city council decided to withdraw the Soviets' rights to use the town's beaches, tennis courts and golf course.

"This is in protest against our Government's permitting the Soviets to occupy a residence...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!