Appeal, No. 34, March T., 1956, from decree of Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, July T., 1953, No. 2650, in case of Mary E. Bell v. Bakerstown Savings and Loan Association and Kathryn Logan Dequinze. Decree affirmed; reargument refused May 22, 1956.
Edward J. I. Gannon, with him Howard J. Hazlett and Hazlett, Gannon & Walter, for appellant.
David W. Craig, with him A. W. Henderson and Moorhead & Knox, for appellee.
Before Stern, C.j., Jones, Bell, Musmanno and Arnold, JJ.
OPINION BY MR. JUSTICE BELL
A narrow question is presented - did Mrs. Ida Pearl Logan make a valid inter vivos gift of her savings account to her husband's niece, Kathryn Logan Dequinze?
Mrs. Logan was the sole owner of a savings account in Bakerstown Savings and Loan Association, most of which she had acquired by right of survivorship upon the death of her husband. Mrs. Logan, on or about July 14, 1951 wrote a letter to the Association and enclosed her pass book. The letter stated, inter alia, "Kindly have this account*fn* made out to Ida Pearl Logan or Kathryn Logan DeQuinze. In the event of my death this stock will go to her. ... Return book to me in my own name." At about the same time, Mrs. Logan filed a withdrawal notice for this account by writing upon a printed form of the Building and Loan Association the following withdrawal notice:
In accordance with the By-Laws of the Association, I, We, the undersigned, do hereby desire to withdraw
the sum of Dollars, same being PART/ALL of the amount of the Book value of the shares now standing in my/our name on the books of the Bakerstown Savings and Loan Association, ...