Business: Four into One

Four New York banks which are not in themselves of great importance last week threatened to cause a major disturbance in the size ranking of U. S. banks. At present the five biggest banks in total resources are: Chase National, New York.$2,432,434,809

National City, New York. . 1,845,758.452

Guaranty Trust, New York. 1.786,425,140

Bank of America National Trust & Savings Asso., San Francisco 1,250,000,000*

Continental Illinois, Chicago 1,245,804,450

All of these overshadow the four New York banks of last week's news:

Manufacturers Trust $491,000,000

Bank of United States 254,000,000

Public National 246,000,000


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