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A Boon to Disabled Men and the Public: Open-Air Cafés

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It was a stroke of genius on the part of Lieut. . E. Latham (an invalided offcer of the South Staffordshire Territorials) to found the ” Fortune of War ” Cafes, which are springing up rapidly in London and will probably take root elsewhere. They provide congenial and well-paid employment to disabled men, and also supply that ” long-felt want ” in London open-air cafe on Continental lines. The first ” Fortune of War ” cafe began in Kilburn, and was followed by cafes in Hackney. Aldgate, and Edgware Road. The scheme is run


on sound business principles, being in no sense a charity. Each caIe costs about r4oo to start The men employed receive a minimum of l2 a week, sometimes more, with free meals, and the prices charged to customers are extremely moderate. Lieut Latham snvite the public to invest in his cafis any sums from (so upward at 6 per cent, without liability. Investors of (5o or more can nominate disabled men for employment The scheme is regarded with approval by the authorities.-[Drawing Cogleghted th Unated Slores and Cso. .



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