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How to feast with panthers 4s Christine proved, it's dangerous (First of four dispatches.) By TOM A- CULLEN Newspaper Enterprise Assn. LONDON - (NEA) — "There isn't such a thing as love," scoffed Christine Keeler, the young party girl whose escapades have rocked the British governnment and threaten to unseat its prime minister. "It makes ne laugh when I hear people moaning about broken love affairs," said this auburn- haired lovely. This is a pathetic admission, coming as it does from the girl whose affair with War Minister John Profumo has given Britain one of its biggest political scandals. Her inability to love is a serious flaw in Christine's character. It has made her a moral cripple. The gay, party girl companion of cabinet ministers and aristocrats is, in reality, a tragic fibure, in the opmion of many here. "Each of us destroys the thing he loves," wrote Oscar Wilde. But Christine, by her own admission, destroyed men without ever having known what it is to love. Again, Oscar Wilde wrote, referring to his associations with the dregs of society. "It was like feasting with panthers — the danger was halt the excitement." The Soviets have been quick io explore that half-world in which British politicians and biuebloods enjoy feasting with panthers. Sex and espionage now go hand in hand. Call girls can be a menace to national security, as the Pro­ fumo scandal has indicated. That is why Christine Keeler and her story are of interest toh both America's Central Inteli- gence Agency and to M15. which is Britain's counterespionage agency. Fozen Goddess, Siem, Enigma, Femme Fatale — these are some of the tags which have been attached to Christine Keeler. What is the real Christine like? "When I first met her." said Jamaican singer Lucky Gordon, one of her lovers, "she was asking the waitress in a cafe where she could get some Indian hemp (marijuana). Right away I wanted to know her." Lucky Gordon may now regret that he ever set eyes on Christine, for in June he was sentenced to three years' imprisonment for as­ saulting her in a jealous rage. Other men, too, have wanted to know Christine, to their regret. For Christine lives recklessly; she thrives on danger. In addition, members of the Royal Family have been dragged into the scandal by virtue of Pro- fumo's position as a Minister of the Crown. Also. Christine's "very good friend" Dr. Stephen Ward is well- known to the Royal Household, he having made sketches of Prince Philip and Princess Jlar- garet. Altogether, Christine, the g'u-1 who was born on the wrong side of the railroad tracks and who was slinging hash in a Soho cafe only four years ago, has left a fantastic path of destruction. Not surprisingly, the long- limbed, ginger-haired Christine is the product of a broken home, her parents having separated when she was only 3 months old. With her mother she went to live in converted railway carriage among the "river rats" of the Thames- side town of Wraysbury. At school Christine was always getting in trouble, such as the time she was caught smoking on the school grounds. She enjoyed her^ self more in the company of boys, climbing trees with them and swimming in the gravel pits. Christine quit school at the age of 15 and began a series of jobs as typist, waitress, model. She also began to date American airmen at an air base near Staines. "I found out about bottle parties and the American ser\'ice type of whoop-up," she recalled. At the age of 17 Christine found herself pregnant and she gave birth prematurely to a son named Peter.The infant died six days after it was born. That same year she got a job as a hostess in Murray's Cabaret, where she met the man who was to have the greatest influence on her life — Dr. Stephen Ward, an American-educated osteopath. In June 1961, Christine moved into Ward's flat at No. 17 Wimpole Mews. "It was a brother and sister relationship, nothing else," said Christine. But it had its sinister side. On two occasions Christine told police that Ward asked her to get defense secrets from war Minister Profumo. Estimates lower crop of citrus WASHINGTON ( U P 1) - The Agriculture Department Wednesday estimated the 1962-63 citrus crop at 104,155,000 boxes of oranges, 34,830,000 boxes of grapefruit, and 12,000,000 boxes of lemons. This compares with 1961-62 production of 138,095000 boxes of oranges, 42, 910,000 boxes of grapefruit, and 16,740,000 boxes of lemons. The 1962-63 orange crop is 25 per cent below last 3'ear's record production. Estimated production in California and Arizona: Oranges: California 28,000,000 boxes; Arizona 1,560,000 boxes. Grapefruit: Arizona 2,130,000 boxes; California 2,500,000 boxes. Lemons: California 11,500.000 boxes; Arizona 500,000 boxes. U.S. not his cup of tea SOUTHAMPTON, England (UPD—Hard-drinking Irish play- vxight Brendan Behan arrived here Tuesday by ship from New York and announced: "Most people don't kno\v I'm an expert on tea." His only comment on the United States: "Their tea tasted as if it was made with cigarette butts." Girl's ballet training paid by Liz Taylor LONDON (UPI) — The Daily Express said today actress Elizabeth Taylor was the "fairy godmother" who paid for lessons for a 13-year-old ballerina whose parents could not afford them. 1>Uss Taylor did it because of her own frustrated desire to be a ballet star, the paper claimed. The girl is Anita Desmarais, whose talent this week earned her a chance to study with Russia's famed Bolshoi Ballet. "Miss Taylor was absolutely wonderful," the Express quoted Anita's mothers, Mrs. Barbara Desmarais. "She said (British ballerina) Margot Fonteyn had told her about Anita's exceptional talents, and what a shame it was that we could not afford to pay for her at the Royal Ballet School. "And she told me that as a child she very much wanted to be a ballet dancer, but she over- tramed and something went wrong with her ankles," Mrs. Desmarais said. The Express said Miss Taylor paid Anita's tuition at the Royal Ballet School for two years, but remained anonymous the whole time, not telling the Desmarais family until Monday night, when Anita danced a minor role in the Bolshoi performance here. As Anita came off stage, there was a telegram and a bouquet of pink rosebuds waiting for her— from her "fairy godmother." THE PRIDE OF TRADITION The modem toucli to the ageless 6 prong setting... trnly a precious 'Salo" to protect and enhance yonr Diamond. See our new and refreshing: approach in Diamond ring styling NOW... choose from dozens of styles iueveiy price range from 5170 CONVENIENT (1/ ' TERMS ' 7|\ JEWELER ACROSS FROM REDUNDS FEDERAl 7 Ne. Fifth St. Downtown Rtdlands CHRISTINE KEELER: such thing as love No DR. WARD: sister. Like brother and McConnell out as insurance commissioner SACRAMENTO (UPI) — Gov. Edmund G. Brown has replaced F Britton McConnell, state insurance commission who battled him bitterly on the agency form of government, with the appointment of Stafford Robert Grady, a La Canada attorney. Brown said Tuesday that McConnell's term had expired. McConnell, 63, was appointed insurance commissioner in 1955 by former Gov. Goodwin J. Knight, and had been reappointed by Brown in 1959. McConnell lost a bitterly contested fight to keep the state In- ance Department out of Brown's Business and Commerce Agency when Brown was in the process of consolidating the state's many departments, commissions and related groups into a few agencies. Attny. Gen. Stanley Mosk ruled Court rejects Miss Biibrey JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (UPD —Sharon Biibrey was dismissed Tuesday from serving oa any jury for the next 11 years. Miss Biibrey found herself on jury call when prospective jurors were selected from telephone book listings instead of voting records. The court hastily dismissed Miss Biibrey upon discovering she was 10 years old. Continuous Display One of the few places in the U.S. where the national flag flies day and night is over the grave of the frontier scout, Kit Carson, at Taos, N.M. that Brown was within his rights in setting up the agency. 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