DR. Ralph T. Templin
††††††††††† Dr. Ralph T. Templin, emeritus professor of sociology at Central State University, and also a minister, died at his home on Cedarville-Yellow Springs Road Wednesday evening, May 2nd. He had been in failing health for some time. He was 88 years of age.
††††††††††† Dr. Templin was acquainted with
Gandhi during his years as an educational missionary (under the control of the
††††††††††† His educational work in
††††††††††† After receiving his degree of doctor
of education from
††††††††††† He was the first white member of
††††††††††† He wrote one book, Democracy and Nonviolence Ė The Role of the Individual in World Crisis, published in 1965, bringing together ideas gained from a lifetime of study, teaching and service in humanitarian causes. He wrote many magazine and journal articles, and carried on a heavy correspondence.
††††††††††† A dedicated pacifist, he served on
the national council of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and was a founder of
the Peacemakers. As he had supported the movement for independence in
††††††††††† Dr. Templin was born February 2nd,
1896 in La Crosse, Kansas, the son of a Methodist minister. He received his
under-graduate degree from southwestern College,
††††††††††† Survivors, besides his wife and son (a professor of English at Bluffton College, Bluffton, Ohio), are three grandchildren: Sara Templin Velasquez, John Templin and Mary Templin; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Carl Templin, of San Francisco, California, and Frank Templin, of Franklin, Indiana; and a sister, Lola Templin Grossman, of Florida.
††††††††††† In recent years, the Templins joined the Yellow Springs Meeting of the Society of Friends, which is arranging a memorial service to be held June 2nd in the Yellow Springs Library, at