Glendale "Bulger" - Yeoman Job

A yeoman job! Let's celebrate with a cup of Joe!

"Is there any law that says a yeoman must be a man?" asked Navy Secretary Josephus Daniels, who solved his critical shortage in manpower in 1916 by opening the Navy's doors to women. By the end of World War I, 34,000 women would serve as nurses, clerks, and in other fields as "yeomanettes." Secretary Daniels also banished beer and spirits from U.S. Navy ships. That lead sailors to name their only remaining vice - coffee - in his name: a cup o'Joe.

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