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November 11, 2016
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May 24, 1999
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July 17, 1961
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Approved For Relea setHW40144 itnt P70-00058R000200130114-9 tary of state. Some officials there regard Mr. Bowles as an outspoken attvocate of the President's own Ideas and oth- ers as a political embarrass- ment. Accordingly, the first group wants the President to keep him on and the latter to fire him at once. One suggestion has been that' !he be sent to Chile as ambassa- dor and another that he should;' be given the post as envoy to Brazil, although this has al- ready been promised to Lincoln. Gorden, a Cambridge, Mass,, ,professor and former official of the International Cooperation Administration. If, however, the issue of policy and administration can- not be resolved between the President and Mr. Bowles, it is highly unlikely that he will re main in the administration in ,gUrw,rapacity. . result, 110 Wa tended to blame Mr, Bowles fox' these de- llsys, since the under secretary's office is presumed I.o ba re- sponsible for the admntj>a- ' All this has produced the first major quarrel 1tl the adminis- tration. Part of it. is personal. Mr. Bowles has always been a controversial . figure within the Democratic Party, regarded by the conservath.v , the South- erners as a devotee of a planned, economy and the welfare state, Unpopular Issues He has been ~a supporter of, issues that are unpopular with the conservative wing of the I Democratic Party, such as price-fixing during the war, for- eign aid and discussion of the problem of the admission of the' Chinese Communists into the U.N. 1 What makes this a particu- larly sharp debate within the Democratic Party here is that President Kennedy himself is understood to favor many of the controversial positions Mr. fBowles takes, but is embar-1 rassed politically by the frank-! ness with which Mr. Bowles', gstates his views. All this was discussed beJ Lween Mr. Bowles and the Pres- ident last Thursday, They came to no resolution of the problem at. that time, and. since then Mr. Bowles' opponents have been openly demanding his res- ignation. It is known that within the White House there is a differ- nee of opinion on what should Approved For Release 1999/10/13 : CIA-RDP70-00058R000200130114-9 JLtL17 ig61