payment of a bet. We are very good friends and that is all." Miss Comptonl said she had not seen the former .mayor since she married Edward; Duryea Dowling, a motion picture director, nearly two years "ago. She divorced Dowling within a month and sailed for Europe. . She lived 'quietly, she said. In a little house near Cannes, with " a gardener, a 'cook, a chauffeur and a maid for $150 a month." She denied threats .caused her to leave America—"I never received a therat 'or a hint. Everything I did was of my own volition." She denied she ever had received a letter of credit from Mr. Walker or that:she was in flna'n- cial troubles—"I've, been in "four- teen.shows and they've ail been financial successes." Her chief deisre is to do a "serious drama," but within six months she expects to return to France for a picture contract.