National Affairs: Mr. Smith's Week

At Albany, N. Y., Candidate Smith passed a varied week.

¶ Returns from primaries and state conventions brought the total of Smith-pledged or Smith-instructed delegates to 244. The week's accretions were New York, 86; Maine, 12; Wisconsin, 26; Michigan, 30. Returns from Iowa county conventions indicated that Candidate Smith had beaten Favorite Son Meredith so decisively that he would end by getting all of Iowa's 26 delegates. For other Democratic candidates, the standing of delegates last week was Reed, 36 (Missouri); George, 28 (Georgia). Of Arkansas' 18 delegates, and Louisiana's 20, which are uninstructed, a majority were said to be pro-Smith....