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al negotiations on the federal budget hit
a snag yesterday in the self-set deadline
for completion when House members
refused to move ahead on defense until
their chairman gets out of the hospital.
Members of a House and Senate
conference committee were working
for a third day on amending revisions
for 1980 and a balanced budget for 1981.
They said they would not finish by
midnight, the deadline they had set for
AT THIS STAGE, the fight is more
over strategy than numbers, with
senators saying it is meaningless to try
to resolve noncontroversial areas first
because the defense decisions will
determine how much money is left for
"If we take that approach, it's been
decided already what ha ppens to the
social programs," argued Rep. Thomas
He also said Rep. Robert Giaimo (D-
Conn , the House Budget Committee
c'hairman, had been hospitalized for
tests because of bad stomach pains and
wants to be present for the tough fights
over defense and social programs.
The earliest library was a collection
of clay tablets in Babylonia around 2100
U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE Edmund Muskie crosses his fingers in Vienna yesterday as he is asked by West German
Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher (right) shoot the possibilities of successful talks with Soviet Foreign Minister
Andrei Gromyko, whom Muskie meets today. Both ministers were in Vienna for a lunch with other dignitaries.
Muskie foresees little progress
in upeonming talks with Russians
Contined fromPage) MUSKIE SAID THE proposal was Austria. Also attending the ceremoni
Paktstan and Iran," the statement said. aimed at gaining recognition for the are French Foreign Minister Jes
THIS FIRST-EVER reference to a government of Afghan President Francois-Poncet and Britain's Lor
troop pullback intrigued Muskie and Babrak Karmal and "legitimization of Carrington.
the State Department's Kremlin exper- the invasion." TODAY'S CEREMONY, part
ts travelling with him. But they held to Muskie, however, warned several nationwide celebrations, takes placei
their insistence that the Soviets recall times he has no great expectations and the same room of Belvedere Palac
their troops, estimated by the the session will mainly be spent in where the treaty was signed by U.
Americans to number nearly 100,000, as reviewing events of the past six Secretary of State John Fester Dulle
a precondition to neutralization of the months. British Foreign Secretary Harol
country. But he made clear he will bluntly Macmilla , France's Antoine Pina
"It's a non-starter," a top official blame the Soviets for the current chill, and the Soviet Union's Vyachesla
said of the Afghan initiative. "I will say, the burden of proof is on MOlOtOv.
"Nice, but no sale," said another, you" Muskie told newsmen, adding Earlier yesterday, the hecti
later, "the Soviets alone are schedule caught up with Muskie as h
responsible" for the non-ratification of fell asleep during a ceremony in th
the SALT II treaty. Hofhurg Palace in Austria.
HE SAID THE withdrawal of Soviet His arms folded across his ches
troops from Afghanistan is the Muskie dropped his head during
precondition for a return to a full set of discourse by former Austrian Vic
economic, diplomatic and cultural Chancellor Fritz Bock and slept a
c~-ixzum relations between Washington and historian Gerald Stourzh traced th
Moscow. history of the postwar treaty that ende
Muskie and Gromyko last met in 1971, Austria's allied occupation.
(,,..~ 4< when the secretary of state, then a Carrington shot a few anxiou
t',....LC t .~Democratic senator from Maine, was glances at Muskie as they sat togethe
Ion a visit to the Soviet Union. in the first riOw, but did not disturb th
They met again today after taking sleeping American.
part in more ceremonies marking the Muskie was awake for a speech b
-DMay 15, 1955, signing of the treaty President Rudolf Kirchschiseger.
which ended postwar occupation of
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