This was a star-studded Cookoff with celebrities
such as Ernie Borgnine, Robert Mitchum, William Conrad, Peter Marshall,
Dale Robertson, John Derek, Vicky Lawrence, Joey Bishop, and Chill Wills
who would become the official ICS and World's Championship MC until his
death in 1978. Joe DeFrates joined C.V. Wood, Jr. as the only two- time
World's Champion. Second place went to Myles "Pig Pen" Grossman of Nevada
and Third to the Girl Scout Troop of Odessa, Texas. Woodruff "Wino Woody"
DeSilva joined H. Allen Smith and Wick Fowler in chili heaven just before
the Ninth Annual.