The Pittsburgh Press (July 25, 1941)
TAXI FIRM HIRES WOMEN TO REPLACE DRAFTED MEN
New York, July 25 (UP) –
The Cornelia Taxi Service of Brooklyn today inaugurated a program of hiring women to replace men taken into the armed services by engaging Mrs. Evelyn Barrett, 32, as a cab driver.
Mrs. Barrett, a widow and mother of a nine-year-old daughter, was the first woman to meet the firm’s requirements and obtain a license from the hack bureau. She started to work immediately.
Henry Friedlander, a company official, said 30 women drivers would be employed.