LURE OF THE OMNIBUS.
Women of All Classes Who Have Become Wartime Conductresses.
"It certainly is a fact that of the 500 women conductors on our omnibuses to-day—and their numbers are increasing daily—more were formerly domestic servants and parlourmaids than in any other calling," commented an official of the London Omnibus Company.
"Thirty-eight per cent. of the total number represents their proportion. Another ten per cent. were just 'at home' before the war. A large percentage, too, were typists, shop assistants, waitresses and dressmakers, and some were in the postal service. Then we have the wife of a major on active service among them, wives of schoolmasters are also serving.”