Business & Finance: Opel of Russelheim

Said Geheimrat* Wilhelm von Opel, gruffly, last week:

"I do not know how this report came into the public light. The capital stock of the new Opel company will amount to 60,000,000 marks and these will remain in the possession of my family."

All Berliners knew, of course, of what Geheimrat von Opel was grumbling. From the great Opel works at Russelheim (between Frankfort and Mayence) there pour into Germany more than 250 cheap automobiles daily. Opel builds the cheapest, most standardized of all German cars. And, as a result, Opel has cornered more...