THE FIRST LADY: Tug on the Heartstrings

In honor of the First Lady's 59th birthday (actually four months past), a Washington club of 650 Wives of the Federal Independent Agencies last week held a televised party that moved Mamie Doud Eisenhower and millions of viewing housewives to smiles and tears.

The club members, who had originally set their party for Nov. 14, Mrs. Eisenhower's birthday, and had to postpone it when Ike was taken ill, gathered in the Willard Hotel, where they applauded warmly as their guest was led in to the strains of the Marine Band. The diners sat...