Business: Golden Gate Bank

As soon as the post, telephone and telegraph could carry the information of the deposits in big U. S. banks as of the end of the year, the American Banker compiled and published the figures. They revealed that the banks had grown bigger by $1,407,755,877. On Dec. 31, 1926 their deposits had been $16,794,203,008. One year later they were $18,191,958,885. Significant was the fact that San Francisco (Golden Gate City) had the fourth largest bank, the Bank of Italy. Manhattan, of course, had the leaders.

The ten premier U. S. banks were:

National City, N. Y...