The opinion of the court was delivered by The controversy in this case involves the joint tenancy ownership of savings accounts, United States Government Bonds, and preferred stock of a telephone corporation. The savings accounts and securities in question were owned by Margaret J. Gray, nee Stewart, deceased, and either her sister Hazel Mendrick or her brother Richard M. Stewart, as joint tenants. Plaintiff-appellant, as administrator of Margaret's estate, filed an action seeking to recover a one-half interest in the several savings accounts and sixty shares of preferred stock originally issued by the Edna Telephone Company, which was succeeded by the Crawford Telephone Company. A pretrial order put in issue the ownership of the United States Government Bonds.