College Division Little, Brown and Company 34 Beacon St. Boston. Mass. 02106 troubles, recession, apathy, frostbite, cynicism, pollution, and acute sobriety. About all that chili cookers can agree on is that their chili is “the best in the world,” that all chili should be hot, and that no chili should contain beans, celery, or chicken broth. “chili cook-off:” An amateur sporting event at which each chili cook attempts to prove that he can cook better chili and drink more beer than any other. “Terlingua:” A historical, quaint, and thriving city in Texas situated on the banks of Dirty Woman Creek and located somewhere between Houston and El Paso. It is generally reached by driving to Alpine and turning left or flying south and looking for a mountain. VIII. BACKGROUND 23. In October, 1967, the First World Championship Chili Cook-Off was held in Terlingua. Known as “The Great Chili Confrontation” and provoked by one Frank X. Tolbert, author of the best-selling book, A Bowl of Red, the first cook-off found H. Allen Smith, then a Yankee but now a Texan, matched against the late but immortal Wick “Two-Alarm Chili” Fowler in whose memory the World Championship Chili Cook-Off has been held annually at Terlingua since 1967 on or about the first Saturday of November each year. Champion chili chefs from across the country and around the world have for eight consecutive years gathered there to prove that theirs is the “world’s best chili.” Thousands of spectators pour into Terlingua for days prior to the event to engage in social discourse and witness the world’s most heated culinary contest. While no single organization sponsors this event, which has now become a recognized national festival, Frank X. Tolbert, now the spiritual leader and “Godfather” of world chilidom, has been in charge of organizing the event and hundreds of other chiliheads, including Plaintiffs, spend their own time and money for months in advance planning and publicizing this event. Indeed, prior to the Terlingua Cook-Off, precincts, counties, parishes, cities, ghost towns, states, nations, schools, Indian tribes, and women hold chili cook-offs throughout the world, on almost every weekend of the year, with no other prize offered to the winners than the privilege of paying their own way to get to and compete at Terlingua. 24. On or about Nov. 1, 1969, Defen dant CV arrived at Terlingua to compete allegedly as the Arizona State Champion. Accompanied by his own press corps, marching band, and judges, he succeeded in winning the crown, never again to return to Terlingua to defend the same in the official cook-off, but rather to retire to retain it. Though return he did, it was always in the capacity as mock-contestant, kibitzer, judge, jester, promoter, and, as will be demonstrated below, spy. 25. After the 1974 Terlingua Cook-Off, Defendant CV, who served as Chief Judge at said event, caused to be published in People Magazine an article about himself as the world chili champion. While said article did acknowledge that the world championship chili cook-off is held annually at Terlingua and that the 1974 event had just been won by Plaintiff Schofield, it contained what Defendant CV alleged to be a “chili recipe.” Calling for chicken broth, pork chops, and celery, said recipe was immediately labelled “California Stew” by hundreds of chili cookers and consumers who petitioned and beseeched Frank Tolbert to “X” Defendant CV as the judge at Terlingua. Noting that the People publication constituted an automatic selffiring by Defendant CV, said Tolbert began to lay plans for the 1975 Ninth Annual October 31, 19 75 19 The traditional favorite The Government and Politics of Texas Fifth Edition Clifton McCleskey University of Virginia E. Larry Dickens Sam Houston State University Allan K. Butcher University of Texas, Arlington The new Fifth Edition of THE GOVERNMENT AND coverage of the earlier editions, the authors have POLITICS OF TEXAS upholds the successful tradimade some shifts in emphasis that reflect changing tion of its four predecessors. The well-balanced conditions in the state. An important new feature is treatment of structure, process, and substantive the inclusion of material on the Constitutional Con policy in the Texas political system includes an exvention held at Austin in June 1974. tensive analysis of the electoral and party systems, An Instructor’s Manual, prepared by J. Pat Stevens plus a comprehensive examination of the organizaof West Texas State College, includes synopses of tion and functioning of the three branches of governchapters and test questions. ment. There is a substantial amount of comparative material on other states, putting Texas government Paper 359 pages 1975 $6.95 within a broader context. While retaining the tight organization, sophisticated treatment of complex issues, and broad topical now better than ever!
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