Plaintiff sought to recover a personal judgment against the defendant, a federal corporation, whose domicile and principal offices were, according to its charter, located in Chicago, Illinois. The corporation was authorized to transact business in contiguous states and it did transact business in Iowa, although it had no office, nor any agent or representative in that state. Suit was filed in the Iowa court and, after service of the original notice on the vice-president of the corporation in his office in Chicago, the lower court rendered judgment for the plaintiff. On appeal the Iowa supreme court reversed the decision and held that defendant was not a resident of Iowa as to be validly served outside the state and upheld defendant's special appearance questioning the validity of the service. Fisher and Van Gilder v. First Trust Joint-Stock Land Bank of Chicago. (Iowa 1930)· 231 N.W. 671.