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Louise Thaden, 73, now lives in High Point. In the 1920s, she was a pioneer aviatrix, breaking international airplane records for altitude, speed, solo endurance, light plane speed, East-West speed, and 100-kilometer speed. She was the first woman to enter the Bendix Transcontinental race in 1936. She won first prize.