Clarence Klotten gives model car
In the slightly more than years he was a Messenger driver, Bill Burley drove the equivalent of more than eight trips around the world and delivered almost a half-million copies of Ihe Daily Messenger. But when he retired last week Burley hadn't stopped to T ^ e add up the miles or the which is characteristic of the Pabl way he handled the job. He simply did it and did it Burley started with the Messenger on Oct. 13, 1961, rent| y pr s TMnlhs after retiring re- ^ Â«Â»Â» the City of hand- daigua, a job he held B TM ndt - loo long before Herzberg, he became known to his 19M customers as a man who his nose at obstacles, including the weather. ones Bill, 'who is 76 years old, missed only three days of delivering to his customers on Burley 2 d T' during seen in campaign New certain to however. up executive for with funds labor CIO. voters em- Routes 21 and 64 to Naples Looking back on his 10 years with The Messenger, he noted that he has gone through three cars but has had only one ac- cident on the job. That when Bill's car, standing still, was struck by another motorist, At native of Naples, Burley 193 = currently resides at 97 Phoenix St. with his wife, Helen. celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in March. The Bu'rleys have one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Emma Jane) Spike of Holcomb. Â· he Burley was treated to a in hjs honor and received several gifts including a shirt He . from the Messenger em- the ployees; a check from company; a "golden" delivery tube, the "first" of its kind; a model car, complete with bundles of newspapers, from another Messenger driver, Clarence Klotten. Now that retirement has again come for Bill Burley, said he plans to spend some time "taking it easy." For who know him, that's hard believe.