manager of S.H. Kress & Co.; Aug. 9, 1998. Woodard played baseball, basketball and tennis for UNC."¢o Alfred Henry Yeomans (' 33), 89, of La Jolla, Calif., Department of Agricul- ture research engineer; May 9, 1998.
Class of ' 49
Reunion: May 15-17
headmaster and school business manager;July
28, 1998. Rumson Country Day School in
New Jersey honored Coppage for his 31 years
of service by nal Tling the school library for him.
A Navy veteran, he served a term as president
of the New Jersey Business Managers Associa-
tion. "¢o William Moye Darden (' 42 AB ' 47
MA), 77, of Annapolis, Md., associate professor
of history at dle Naval Academy; Dec. 10, 1997.
Darden, a WWII Marine Corps veteran, was
instrumental in establishing lacrosse as a varsity
sport at UNC and served as a coach (1948-50).
"¢o Charles Maddry Freeman (' 44 MA), 76,
of Silver Spring, Md., executive commurUca-
tions services supervisor for Amtrak; Aug. 6,
1998. A former National 4-H progranlleader
and coordinator, Freeman taught sociology in
India as a Fulbright scholar and also served as
PROF I LE
40 Dr. Melvin Shepard S Horowitz (' 49 AB) of Columbia, S.c., has retired
from the S.c. Department of Mental Health. "¢o
William Alfred Sessions (' 48 AB) ofAdanta,
a Regents professor of English at Georgia State
University, will lecture in Rome during an
international conference on the Renaissance
philosopher, writer and scientist Francis Bacon
in November. His 650-page manuscript on
Renaissance poet Hemy Howard, earl of Surrey,
is due out this faJ] from Oxford University Press.
Harold Lindsay Amos (' 49 BSCOM), 71, of
High Point, hosiery executive; May 28, 1998.
AlTlOS, a WWII Navy veteran, was a trustee of
Guilford Technical Institute while it was mak-
ing its transition to a commurUty college. An
executive for Amos Hosiery Mills, he was a
founding general parmer of Emerywood Forest
North Co., a major residential developer in
High Point. "¢o Charles Butler Brockm.ann
(' 49 AB, ' 54 MA), 75, of San Diego, Calif.,
Romance languages professor;July 4, 1998.
Brockmann, a W WII Air Force veteran, taught
at King College and Washington & Lee Uni-
versity and later taught in the Navy PACE
program for higher education at sea. "¢o Eliza-
beth Cole Brownlee (' 48 MA), 74, of
Grandview, Mo., teacher; July 19,1998. "¢o
Thaddeus WITt "Mike" Carmichael Jr. (' 44),
75, of Charlotte, accountant; July 14, 1998.
Carmichael, who worked for International
Harvester, was a wwn Army veteran. "¢o The
Rev. William Brumsey Cartwright (, 48,
' 59 AB), 72, of Knightdale, Presbyterian min-
ister; Aug. 11, 1998. Cartwright was a WWII
Navy veteran. "¢o Gran Permania Childress
(' 49 AB), 70, of Asheville, insurance agency
manager;July 28, 1998. Childress, who grew
up in the Oxford Orphanage, was hauling
garbage when John W Umstead, who had lost
a son in the war, offered to pay his tuition and
living expenses at UNC. Childress was inducted
into the Order of the Old Well and later served
as a director for the GAA (1976-79). "¢o Alma
Young Cooper (' 46 AB), 72, of Lake Wlles,
Fla., teacher; March 22, 1998. "¢o Richard
William Coppage (, 44), 77, of Cary; assistant
A Woman Who Made Waves
Imagine finding your niche at 12, peaking at 17 and retiring at the ripe old age of
22. Elizabeth Prince Nufer Dixon ' 45,
a swimming phenomenon during the
1930s and 40s, did just that.
"I had done all I had
wanted to do," Dixon said
modestly while describing
her decision to quit swim-
ming competitively in
But Dixon-who was
Dixon said even the head of her physical
education department, an older woman,
didn't think girls should compete.
Going against the grain, Dixon continued
training with the
boys at UNC while
few times a week
she would com-
named after her grand- Prince Dixon ' 45, and hergrandson, Pattesoll, mute to Chapel
mother, Elizabeth Prince- with newspaper clippil7gsfrol1l her days as a Hill to train. She
champion Sll1;rNl'ner. Robert i\liflt:rrrhe News & Observer
didn't just fulfill small per- also kept busy by
sonal goals before she ended her
swimming career. During her rise to the
top, the longtime Raleigh resident won a
lot of AAU titles and set three national
junior records. Her crowning achievement
was a world record in the 50-meter back-
stroke in 1941.
Growing up in Goldsboro, Dixon
started swimming in the local indoor pool
at the age of 12 simply because it was fun.
She quickly started competing, traveling
up and down the East Coast to participate
in swim meets. She also began swimming
with-and against-boys, becoming the
first woman to swim in the N.C. State
pool with men.
"My best friends in the world were the
boys on the boys' team," Dixon said."We
had a wonderful time because we trained
Society at large had a different attitude
toward Dixon's swimming-competing
wasn't considered "ladylike" for the times.
setting records while at UNC.
Dixon did encounter some roadblocks
during her swimming career.A car acci-
dent in 1941 broke her pelvis and left her
in traction for two months. She came back
from the accident to race, and win, again.
But her aspirations of trying out for the
U.S. Olympic team were dashed when
World War II broke out and international
competition was suspended.
Once she stopped competing Dixon
turned her attention to other things,
including teaching physical education and
raising her three children.
Her achievements, though, have not
been forgotten. Recently, she became the
I Ith woman to be inducted in the N.C.
Sports Hall of Fame in Raleigh, a move
Dixon was not expecting.
"I absolutely was surprised because it
had been so long ago since I had done the
swimming:' she said.
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