A guide of the Limitless Beyond met
Joseph E. Pflueger at the Border, and he passed over the Divide an hour or
two after sunset. This was on Monday evening, May 19.
Services which marked the leave-taking
of one of America's well known and much loved out-of-doors men were in
charge of the Knights Templar at the Pflueger home on Ash Street, Thursday
afternoon, May 22.
Mr. Pflueger was in his 66th year. His
birthplace was in Erie, Pa., but from the age of four his home was in Akron
-- in Akron and on the lakes and streams and in the great out of doors of
many parts ofAmerica.
In the business of the Enterprise
Manufacturing Co., with which his name was is 1ong associated as
vice-president and superintendent, his work was of utmost value in the
building of this of important factor among Akron's industries to its present
magnitude. More than a score of inventions relating to fishing rods, reels
and lures were credited to him.
Though a consistent man of business, M
r. Pflueger was faithful to his favorite pastime and, moreover, he gave
freely of himself and his time to the advancement of the true fisherman's
ideals and the preservation of natural beauties and resources. He was one of
the of organizers and a former executive of the League of Ohio -- an
honorary position recently voted him. He was a vice-president of the Save
Outdoor Ohio Council and, upon the creation of the State Board of
Conservation, a movement in which he had done excellent work, he was
appointed to that body of Governor Cooper. His name was familiar to nature
lovers and the outdoor fraternity in both the States and Canada.
His Guide had been little expected
until recently, but “Uncle Joe” Pflueger was and for a long had been well
outfitted for the journey.
"Joseph Pflueger." Akron Topics Apr.
1930: Akron-Summit County Library:
Unusual distinction came to Ernest A.
Pflueger, president of the Enterprise Manufacturing Company, and for eleven
years president of The Fishing Tackle Manufacturers’ Association, when that
body again elected him to the presidency at its recent annual convention. In
his address to the convention, Mr. Pflueger especially emphasized
conservation and praised the work of the Izaak Walton League.
Among other activities of the past year
the association assisted the Walton League of Florida in pressing for
passage a bill prohibiting sale of black bass. This law would be similar to
Ohio’s legislation on the same subject.
Mr. Pflueger told the convention that
the fishing tackle industry had felt the depression less than many other
lines of manufacturing, yet had done a decreased business. He interpreted
the signs of the present times as pointing to a substantial start toward
business recovery within the present year. He urged maintaining wage rates
and profitable selling prices.
"Pflueger Honored." Akron Topics Aug.
1931: p5. Akron-Summit County Library: