SiHp Tli*l»4«f^^ Tti Piit-tc • - .T. . —. . f ^ , ^ ^9 Mrs. James Walker (Betty Comptson) Leads Parade Betty- Compton used to he knovm as one of the best-dressed w ome\ in the New York theatrical world. Now, as Mrs. Xames Walker, v. tie of New 'xorhfS former mayor, she ibedrs some of the smartest'designs seen in Paris. Two of tlie more striking creations she introduced recently are ihown here: at the right, an evening gown of canary^satin cut on a biai; above, a knitted silk coctail gown featuring a' cut-out back. Designs by Schiaparetli' .. . • PARIS—Betty Compton, no^'Mrs; James J. Walker,, who • gained the reputation of being one of-the best- dressed women on the Broadwa,y-j stage, is introducing many of the smarter new styles in Paris social circles. .. ' The chic brunette wi?r of the former mayor of New York set many of the trends of fashion when she v,-as dancing in such shows as "Fifty Million Frenchmen," "Funny Face" and -the ''Follies." Among the more striking modes she introduced to Parte recently was a cocktail gown of knitted silk having a cylindrical cut-out in the back. The Walkers are spending the winter social season in Paris. Both are fcuslly working on books, Walker's to be an autobici3raphy of his political life. Miss Compton's Writings ^will concern her experiences as a musical comedy star on Broadwky.