Business: Report From Essen

Into the oak-paneled upper hall of Villa Hügel, the forbidding, 200-room castle outside Essen where the Krupp munitions dynasty has lived for 81 years, went 500 veteran workers one morning last week to hear a report on Krupp's affairs. Never before had any Krupp ever condescended to report to his employees; never before had any worker been invited to the "House on the Hill." Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, 46, great-grandson of Founder Friedrich Krupp, himself gave his workers the good news. Despite Allied restrictions, Krupp grossed $238 million last year (17.5%...

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