July 6, 1986
The American ambassador won't be on hand to offer his congratulations when Kurt Waldheim is inaugurated as president of Austria on Tuesday. Instead, Ronald S. Lauder, with the approval of Secretary of State George P. Shultz, has returned briefly to the United States on "personal business." The Austrians aren't happy. The local press, Lauder says, has "vilified" him for his decision.