Ruth Wiese Slavens, as a rightful heir under the will of the late William Wiese, is entitled to an equal share in the $7,000 trust fund created for the care of an incompetent daughter, Judge F.D. Kelsey ruled late Tuesday afternoon.
A hearing on the case in which Anna Bailey and others were defendants, was conducted in district court several weeks ago. Decision of the court was withheld pending submission of written arguments by attorneys.
Judge Kelsey held that the trust fund should be divided equally among the five who cared for Bessie Wiese, the incompetent daughter, namely Frieda Reger, Etta Freers, William Wiese Jr., Anna Bailey and the plaintiff.
Further stipulation made by the court provides that "'Frieda Reger's share should be divided equally between Dr. E.K. Tyler and H.G. Thompson, assignees; that the share of William Wiese Jr. should go to the People's State bank of West Liberty, assignee.
Costs of the action were assessed against all defendants, other than Assignees Thompson and Tyler.
Muscatine (Iowa) Journal and News-Tribune, October 28, 1935.