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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Viets Gird for Vital Battle in Highland Area By Dials D. Gray N KONTUM. South Vietnam (AP) Large numbers of South Vietnamese and Communist troops are squared off in the Jungled mountains north of Kontum over a crucial piece of real estate. Since It is unlikely that cither side will give way to the other, many observers fear a massive, head-on clash that would totally shatter the already fragile cease-fire in South Vietnam. The contested area, about 280 miles north of Saigon, is a stretch of land less than five miles long, but it forms one of the last pieces in the North Vietnamese mosaic of supply roads and trails lu Indo-China. Snpply Corridor Saigon officials say that were the North- Vietnamese to seize the stretch they would control a supply corridor running from west to cast through South Vietnam. The vital link would connect a North Vietnamese-built road with Highway 5B, which runs eastward toward the coast through land over which the Saigon government has little or no control. It would realize a long-time objective believed held by the North Vietnamese: South Viet- nam would in effect be bisected and supplies and men could flow from the North to the South Vietnamese coast. The strategic framework for any future of- fensive could be solidly laid. The South Vietnamese, tolly aware of this danger, are moving decisively to block any further road building by their enemy. Both sides in the area have already shown their tenacity. Last week, about 350 North Vietnamese were reported killed, one South Vietnamese battalion of 400 men was nearly decimated and another badly mauled in some of the bloodiest fighting since the cease-fire. Government reinfprcements are now maneuvering into posi- Hon along Highway 5B to stop further road construction. South Vietnamese aircraft almost daily bomb and rocket Com- munist traffic and and along the highway. Kontnm Bnild-Up Each side has about; ground troops in the central highlands with the strongest North Vietnamese build-up be- ing-around Kontum, according to Saigon estimates. There have also been reports of North Viet- reinforcements beini readied in nearby Labs for ac- tion around. Kontum and Pleiku. Most observers do not see this current central highlands scenario as a prelude to a large-scale North Vietnamese offensive along the lines of 1968 and 1972. But they fear that limited incursions of one side may become so unacceptable to the other that both will be sucked into a massive confron- tation. The potential for snch es- calation exists around this central highlands city.. At stake is even more than an east-west swath through South Vietnam. Completion of the last five miles of road would also give the North Vietnamese better access to trails running south toward the city of Pleiku. and to vital Highway 19 to the sea. Already controlling much of the land to the west of Pleiku and Kontum, the North Viet- namese would be in a position to virtually strangle the two cities in event of a full outbreak of hostilities. This the South Vietnamese would certainly find unacceptable and the as- sumption is that they would strike back hard. Cites Decrease In Tuberculosis ATLANTA (AP) Tuberculo- sis in the U. S. last year de- clined from 1972, the national Center for Disease Control lias reported. The CDC said information from state health departments Indicates that there were new cases of active tuberculosis reported In 1973, a rate of 14.8 percent per population. The total represented a decline of 5.7 percent per from 1972, the report said. Case rates for states ranged from a high of 35.8 per population in Hawaii lo n low at 42 in Nebraska, the CDC said. Drunken Hiding PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) 1511ns Shosnnc, wns punished with n fine or 20 days In Jnll for drunken bicycle, rldiiw. The Cedar Rapids Cautt" Wfd Mar, -f. 1874 MULEKOFF'S OPEN THURSDAY 2'A acre, of {or Hio 9 'til 9 3 DAYS ONLY Thurs. Fri. and Sat. ROARI Smulekoff March Goes Save and Even More During Smulekoff s Gr-r-reat Roaring Bargains Sale You Can Grab Share of Low Prices on Famous Brand Name Home Furnishings Other months may end normally, but our March always goes out like a lion. If we don't clear our stocks, our bookkeepers All through the store, prices are marked-way down on home furnishings to delight your Spring "fresh- en-up-the-home" heart. You'll find hundreds of deluxe sofas, practical bed davenports, comfy chairs, fun-to-eat-on dinettes, beautiful bedrooms, colorful carpets, tasteful TV sets, work saving appliances, and many more. And you'll recognize their famous manufacturers, such as Kroehler, Bassett, Drexel, Thomasville, Simmons, Sealy, Howell, RCA, Amana and others. We swing wide our doors at 9 tomorrow morning. Be where the roaring bargains are at Smulekoff's, of course. Sale ends Saturday, so get here early. MONTHS TO PAY USE SMULEKOFF'S BUDGET ACCOUNT Your transaction is a private, confidential at Smulekoff's. Your account stays with the store. It is' never sold to a finance company. 6-pc. Spanish Pecan Dining Room Suite immons Queen Size Hide-A-Bed Loveseat Size Bed Davenport Ranch Pecan Dinette Reg. e by buying this quality, -in auest room from Simmons. The Sav built-in gu queen-size sofa by day has a loose pil- low back, reversible seat cushions, con- temporary lines and is in your choke f topaz, olive or wheat corded velvet. By night, you'll find a queen- innerspring mattress tucked inside. Deep, down comfort, Kroehler quality, durable upholstery and savings it unfolds to make bad! Outlined quilte j. rolled.lawso Dining Room Suites at Tremendous Savings Save 'SOto-'l, 000 40 djfferent models of dining room furniture in stock for immediate delivery by Thomas- ville, Bassett, Lane, and others. Most include chinas. Over 60 Love Seats Reduced to You can't go anywhere and find a greater selection. We've got handsome contem- poraries, traditionals, colonials, furs, plaidsj naugahydes and morel Many have matching chairs. Dinettes Reduced All 5, and 9 piece dinettes reduced to save- you to Choose from such'famous makers as Howelland ChromCraft. Some even less than Vi Price! Literally hundreds to choose from in your choice of styles and fabrics: velvets, nylon, matelasses, Herculons, furs and naugahydes. Hide-A-Beds, Bed Davenports and Sjeep-Or-Lounges at to'200 Savings Over 50 different models to choose from by Simmons, Kroehler, Schweiger and others. sure'to find the one you want at a great savings. as Off Their Regular Price One of the largest selections of sofas in Iowa now on sale. Endless designs, patterns and fabrics to choose from. Recliners By BarcaLounger, La-Z-Boy and Kroehler Reduced S30 to 570 This includes our entire stock of the finest recliners made. So many styles and colors to. choose from. We're bound to have the one you want arid at a nice savings. Dozens of different styles to choose frbm by such famous manufacturers as Drexel, Mammary and others. Save La-Z-Boy Rediner Save Spanish Lounge Chairs Heater-Vibrator Rocker Rediner Sunbeam MIXMASTER MIXER "Contort font" Mattress and Box Springs Set 46 This has lo be the best of our r-r-roor- Ing savings wtien-you gat a luxury Spanish lounge chair with shaped, tuft- ed seal and bock on an ebony and walnut base at a savings. much more than 50% offl Your aching muscles are waiting for you to bring this chair home. A flip of a switch provides deep, soothing heat and relaxing, tension-easing vi- bration. Upholstered In easy-ta- care-for nougahyde. Save a whopping 100 on this famous La-Z-Boy transitional recllner uphol- stered In a wheat color Scotchgarded Nylon. The chair Is skirted and has a stylish button-tufted back. Superb quality for relaxing comfort. America s most popular name in mixers. Mixfinder dial with 12 speeds, automatic bowl speed control, and many other fine features. You're guaranteed a good night's rest with this quality mattress and boxspr- ing set from Simmons. The mattress is quilted, firm. Bedroom Suites Off Their Regular Price Now you can buy famous Thomasville, Dre- xel, Bassett and Lane Bedroom Suites at roar- ing savings and all in the most wanted styles. Ready-to-Palnt, Create or Varnish Unfinished Furniture 20% te 40% Off Dozens of different pieces: desks, chests, cab- inets, bookcases, stools, deacon benches, and you can choose contemporary or colonial styles. Our Entire Stock Of Hanging Chain Lamps o'300ftf With some starting as low as you will probably want to buy several to accent your home. Kid Proof Furniture for Your "Roc" Room at Gr-r-reat Savings! Sofas, lovoseats, bookcases, otageres, chairs and ottomans. In naugahydes and Herculons. Furniture you'll be proud to own, but tho kids can't destroyl Open Stock Bedroom Groups Save 10% to 30% Do-it-yourself-decorating has never been the same since Open Stock Furniture came along. Choose from Contemporary, Colonial, Ranch Oak, Campaign and Provincial groups. All have regular bedroom furniture and many extra pieces such as desks, bookcases and cabinets. __________________________________ Mattress Clearance on Simmons, Sealy, Englander and others For the best bedding buys in town, come to Smule- koff's. Choose from twin, full, queen and king size mattresses and boxsprings in assorted colors and lickings and In your choice of firmness, Hundreds of Bargains from our Colonial Shop Prices have been reduced on our colonial sofas, lounge chairs, dinettes, tables, boston and cricket rockers, wall decor, and lamps. All of which make for same pretty charming savings! Remington Electronic Calculator Reg. 95 This fantastic buy features 6-digIt readout with full register Ing, numeral decimal point key, chain operation, correction key, square 4 power calculation, calculation with a conitont and reciprocal calculation. Battery operated. Limited quantity. FREE PARKING for our customers, Use Park and Shop Plan Shop Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Shop Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Shop Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. SMUlEffOFF'S All Items Subject to Prior Sale   

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