The Five-Layer Birthday Cake

No reporters were present at Yalta. But three U.S. newsmen arrived after the conference broke up, made the long trip home with the President. This week the Associated Press's White House correspondent, Douglas B. Cornell, gathered up his notes, published five articles on Yalta. Some hitherto unknown incidents:

¶ A minor crisis arose on the trip to Yalta when the President observed his 63rd birthday. The President's chefs had baked a cake; so had the cooks for the officers' mess. It looked as though one group of chefs would be disappointed, until Daughter Anna Boettiger solved the dilemma....

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