Manchester Magazine Fall 2017 - Page 26

MU | F e a t u r e s It lives in the scrapbooks and the photographs Mary Ann Cornell holds close. It lives in a children’s book, Ted Studebaker: A Man Who Loved Peace, and a plaque on the wall in the Gladdys Muir Peace Garden on the Manchester campus. It lives in that lovingly preserved historic home in Dayton, where, in the Peace Heroes Room, you can see Ted Studebaker’s guitar and that 40-millimeter shell and all those photos from Vietnam, and watch a video interview with his siblings. “He wrote a letter to his draft board (that said) ‘My path is different’,” says his brother Gary ’63 on the video. “He set out to do what the world needed.” Brothers publish new book about Ted Gary W. Studebaker ’63 and Douglas E. Studebaker have written a book about their brother, Ted Allen Studebaker, An Enduring Force for Peace. Published in April by Wipf and Stock Publishers, it is available at len-studebaker.html and on Amazon. The children’s book Ted Studebaker: A Man Who Loved Peace (Herald Press, 1987), written by Joy Hofacker Moore ’74 and illustrated by Jim Guenthner, is also available on Amazon. “He very clearly said he wanted to serve people,” his brother Ron adds. “It was a matter of conscience. And he followed that conscience.” By Benjamin Smith Above left, five of Ted’s eight siblings pose for a photo in MU’s Peace Garden. Front from left are Nancy Smith and Doug Studebaker and back from left are Gary Studebaker ’63, Ron Studebaker ’63 and Mary Ann Cornell ’52c. Above, Ted tends to chicks that grew to provide eggs. At far left is Pakdy Studebaker, who married Ted only a week before he was killed. At left is the cover of the book Ted’s brothers Gary and Douglas have written about their brother. 26 |