Long Island town, defying US, says 'nyet' to Soviets

Glen Cove says it will fight its cold war against the Soviet Union in the bunkers of the town's neatly manicured golf course, regardless of State Department pressure and criticism it is being ''petty.''

The seven-member City Council - all Republicans - decided Tuesday against rescinding, at State Department request, its May 9 ban depriving Soviet United Nations personnel of municipal tennis, golf, and beach passes. The Soviet UN mission owns a 49-room mansion in Glen Cove, and for years Soviet personnel living there were routinely granted recreational passes.

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