Relaxing in the White House living quarters one night last week, the President answered a phone call from an aide in the executive wing. The message: Ike's ailing eldest brother Arthur, 71, who retired from the banking and grain-financing business in 1956, had just collapsed and died of a heart attack in his home in Kansas City, Kans. Moments later, the President's youngest brother* Milton president of Johns Hopkins University, phoned from Baltimore with the same news.

The brothers agreed to wait until Arthur's widow, Louise Grieb Eisenhower, completed funeral plans before...

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