RALEIGH. N. C., SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 1904
Buddhist Convert Bums Herself To Death In “Philly”
Believed To Be First
Case Involving Negro
PHILADELPHIA 'ANP) ln
what li believed to be the first
rase of its kind among American
Negroes, a *B-ycar-old former night
rlub dancer, described as a fanati
cal convert to Buddhism, burned
herself to death in her home here
last week, with the belief that she
was achieving "immortality through
death by fire".
Me is Mrs. Bertha Gardner,
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helo at the Garriest Funeral Home.
Mrs. Gardner went the way
of the recent self-sacrificing
Viet Nam monks by dousing
her rlothing with a volatile
liquid and then setting herself
afire in the bathroom of her
home. When her sleeping hus
band, Kelly Gardner, 74. was
roused by neighbors who were
alarmed by amoke coming from
the houae, Mrs. Gardner had
already all but turned herself
Into human barbecue. All fire
men answering the husband's
alarm rould do was put out
the blaze, and salvage the
charred remains of her body.
The Gardners had gone to bed
reading Buddhist literature Kelly
raid his wife has been reading such
literature for the past 10 years and
had become convinced about rein
carnation. or a return to some form
of human life after death
In emulating the Buddhist Viet
Nam momks. however. Mrs Gard
ner might have misinterpreted an
aspect of the religion The Budd
hist monks of Viet Nam sacrificed
their lives in protest of what they
said were their pci sedition by the
ruling Diem Government.
Buddhism, which emphasized per
sonal salvation from suffering, ts
an ancient religion that preceded
Christianity. It was founded by
.Siritfhartha Gautama Budda 'SBB
- B. C.) somettme around 537
Mrs. Gardner left a note reading:
' Immortality through death by
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HILLSBORO > ANP'—There were
few dried eyes in the audience. a»
students thronged Central High
school here last week and sat with
bowed heads as funeral services
were being conducted for their
beloved principal. Albert Leon
Stanback. who came to ros
tral as an athletic roach and
mathematics instructor in MM
and rooo within tlx yean to be
come its principal, died In Dwkfl
Hospital after a brief illness.
Many of Stanback'* "boy*”,
past and present, were on hand
to bid him farewell at the rites
In the school's auditorium.
Under Stanback'* supervision.
Central grew from a tiny school
with TS students to one with an
enrollment of 1.200 and a staff of
*4 teachers. He was well liked
throught the comtnunity.
Stanback. a white-thached. friend
ly man, was bem in Chester. S. C-,
Msrch 5. 1911. but lived here for
the past M years He received the
B S. degree from A A T collefdt
Greensboro. N. C, and the M. S.
from North Carolina college' in
He is survived by his widow.
Catherine, a son. Leon. Jr,; one
daughter. Pamela Luc. lie; his
mother. Mrs. Etta L. Stanback of
Chester. S. C. two sister* and three
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2 Black Muslims Lay Claim
To Territory-Public Park
FORT WORTH. Texas (ANPi—
Black Muslim Messenger Elijah
Muhammad has taught his follow
ers that the "so-called American
Negroes” should get a separate sec
lion of the United States as pay
ment for the time their ancestors
spent in slavery.
Two of his local followero
took ’the Messenger literally
last week and staked out their
claim —a public park.
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MAN TRIES TO BURN WIFE ,
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DRAWS TWO YEAR SENTENCE ;
JACKSON, Miss.—(ANP)—A fa
ther of eight children drew a two- i
year sentence in Circuit Court here
last week after he admitted set
ting fire to the bedroom in e house i
where he found Ms wife "shacking i
up” with another man.
Drawing the sentence was James :
Robert Wimon, who told Judge Le
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cm Hemfrick he tried to burn his
wife to death "on account of my
little children". He charged his wife
had abandoned the children, all un
der nine years old.
The judge told Wimon he sympa
thized with him but couldn’t con
done his taking "the law into your
own hands." He sentenced Wimon
the minimum term under Hie law.
However, the couple* escaped and
firemen put out the fire.
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