National Affairs: HOW THEY STAND

With a good deal of maneuvering still to be done before the Democrats meet in Chicago, the pattern of first-ballot strength is taking form. The state-by-state picture, as assessed by TIME correspondents:

Alabama (26 votes): Headed by Senator John Sparkman (who hopes to be on the ticket with Adlai Stevenson again), the delegation is expected to give Stevenson at least 17 first-ballot votes, scatter the rest, e.g., Lyndon Johnson ½, Stuart Symington 1, Richard Russell ½.

Arizona (16): Split 7 for Stevenson, 5 for Averell Harriman, the rest undecided; the delegation (which will vote as...

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