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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Viets Gird for Vital Battle in Highland Area By Denis D. Gray KONTUM, South Vietnam (AP) — I,arge numbers of South Vietnamese and Communist troops are squared off in the Junked mountains north of Kontum over a crucial piece of real estate. Since it is unlikely that either 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 in Indo-China. Supply Corridor Saigon officials say that were the North Vietnamese to seize the stretch they would control a supply corridor running from west to east 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 Vietnam 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 offensive could be solidly laid. The Sooth Vietnamese, folly aware of this danger, are moving decisively to block any fnrther road bnilding 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 reinforcements are now maneuvering into position along Highway 5B to stop further road construction. South Vietnamese aircraft almost daily bomb and rocket Communist traffic and troops on and along the highway. Bantam Balld-l p Each side has about 30,000 ground troops in the central highlands with the strongest North Vietnamese build-up being around Kontum, according to Saigon estimates. There have also been reports of North Vietnamese reinforcements being readied in nearby Laos for action 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 confrontation. The potential for sack escalation 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 Already controlling much of ie land to the west of Pleiku rid Kontum, the North Viet-imese would be in a position to irtually strangle the two cities i event of a full outbreak of etilities. This the South ietnamese would certainly nd unacceptable and the as-imption is that they would rike back hard. Cites Decrease In Tuberculosis ATLANTA (AP) — Tuberculosis in the U. S. last year declined from 1972, the national Center for Disease Control has reported. The CDG said information from state health departments indic ates that there were 31,015 new cases of active tuberculosis reported in 1973, a rate of 14.8 percent per 100.000 population. The* total represented a decline of 5.7 percent per 100,000 from 1972. the report said. Case rates for states ranged from a high of 35 9 per 100,000 population in Hawaii to a low of 4.2 in Nebraska, the CDG said. Drunken Hiding •RETORLA, South Africa i*) — Elias Shosane, 2ti, uas ashed with a $30 fine or 20 'n in Jail for drunken bicycle, tng Th acres of nverything for the homo OPEN THURSDAY 9 ’til 9 9 R-R-R0ARING BARGAINS At Smulekoff’s, March Goes Out Like a Lion with a Roar-r-r of Gr-r-reat Savings! Save 20%-30%-40%-50% and Even More During Smulekoff’s Gr-r-reat Roaring Bargains Sale You Can Grab a Lion’s Share of Low Prices on Famous Brand Name Home Furnishings Other months may end normally, but our March always goes out like a lion, lf we don t clear our stocks, our bookkeepers ROAR ! Al! 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, Lane, 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. The Cedar Rapids Gazette Wed , Mar. .7, 1974 ii A 3 DAYS ONLY Thurs. Fri. and Sat. r\ o MflMTIK TA PAY USE SMULEKOFF’S BUDGET ACCOUNT Your transaction is a private, confidential one at Smulekoff's. Your account stays with the store. It is never sold to a finance company. 6-pc. Spanish Paean Dining Room Suite $539.70 *444 Save $95.00 on this Mediterranean-influenced suite with a 40x62" oval table that opens to 72" with added leaf, 4 high back side chairs and a 50" lighted china with a doored bottom. 5-pc. Contemporary Ranch Pecan Dinette Reg. $99.95 ’68 A great little dinette with a 30x40" table that opens to 48" and has a stain and spill-proof Micarta top and 4 bronzetone sturdy chairs. Loveseat Size Bed Davenport $1 OO $269.95 IOO A darling love seat that you'll love even more when you find out It unfold* to make a single bod! Outlined quilted print, skirted, rolled lawson arms and arm caps complete the "cuddler". iimmons Queen Size Hide-A-Bed Reg. $550.00 ’366 Save $184.00 by buying this quality, built-in guest room from Simmons. The queen-size sofa by day has a loose pillow bock, reversible seat cushions, contemporary lines and is in your choice ^of topaz, olive or wheat corded velvety 8y night, you'll find a queen-size innerspring mattress fucked inside. I ? tattler Sofa •A?..’188 Deep, down comfort, Kroehler quality, durable upholstery and $ 191 savings . . . what more could you ask from a dependable sofa? You'N get podded "saddle" pillow arms, 3 comfy cushions and true contemporary styling. Dining Room Suites at Tremendous Savings Save‘50 to >t ,000 40 different models of dining room furniture in stock for immediate delivery by Thomasville, Bassett, Lane, and others. Most include chinas. Dinettes Reduced Save *30 to *70 All 5, 7 and 9 piece dinettes reduced to save you $30 to $150. Choose from such famous makers as Howell and ChromCraft. Hide-A-Beds, Bed Davenports and Sleep-Or-Lounges at $50 to *200 Savings Over 50 different models to choose from by Simmons, Kroehler, Schweiger and others. You're sure to find the one you want at a great savings. Over 200 Luxury Sofas Reduced $50 to $190 Off Their Regular Price One of the largest selections of sofas in Iowa now on sale. Endless designs, patterns and fabrics to choose from. Over 60 Love Seats Reduced *50 to *100 You con’t go anywhere and find a greater selection. We've got handsome contemporaries, traditionals, colonials, furs, plaids, naugahydes and morel Many have matching chairs. Save over ft! Spanish Lounge Chairs $i2&s *55 This hot to ba th* best of our r-r-roor-ing savings when-you get a luxury Spanish lounge chair with shaped, tufted seat and bock on an ebony and walnut base at a $74.95 savings . . much more than 50% off!Bedroom Suites Reduced $50 to $300 Off Their Regular Price Now you can buy famous Thomasville, Drexel, Bassett and Lane Bedroom Suites at roaring savings and all in the most wanted styles. Lounge Chairs & Swivel Rockers Save *20 to *100 Some even lees than Vi Pricel Literally hundreds to choose from in your choice of styles and fabrics: velvets, nylon, matelasses, Herculons, furs and naugahydes. Recliners By BarcaLounger, La-Z-Boy and Kroehler Reduced *30 to *70 This includes our entire stock of the finest recliners mode. So many styles and colors to choose from. We're bound to have the one you want and at a nice savings. Occasional Tables Save‘IO to’60 Dozens of different styles to choose from by such famous manufacturers as Drexel, Lane, Hammary and others. Save $100! La-Z-Boy Recliner „".7oo * 146 Sav« a whopping ) 10O on this famous La-Z-Boy transitional recliner upholstered in a wheat color Scotchgarded Nylon. Tho chair is skirted and has a, k stylish button-tufted bock. Superb quality for relaxing comfort. Heater-Vibrator Rocker Recliner «n silo $169.95 I IO Your aching muscles are just waiting for you to bring this choir home. A flip of a twitch provides deep, toothing heat and relaxing, tension-easing vibration. Upholstered in eosy-to-care for naugahyde. Stilwell Queen Sin "Cewtert QwUt" Mattress and Bn Springs Set S3M.9S *1 66 You're guaranteed a good night's rest with this quality mattress and box spring set from Simmons. The mattress is, quilted, firm, Tremendous buy! Sunbeam MIXMASTER MIXER $3700 America s most popular name in mixers. Mixfmder dial with 12 speeds, automatic bowl speed control, and many other fine features. Ready-to-Paint, Create or VarnishUnfinished Furniture 20% to 40% Off Dozens of different pieces: desks, chests, cabinets, bookcases, stools, deacon benches, and you can choose contemporary or colonial styles. Our Entire Stock OfHanging & Chain Lamps *10 to *30 Off With some storting as low as $9.95, you will probably want to buy several to accent your home.Kid Proof Furniture for Your “Rec" Room at Gr-r-reat Savings! Sofas, loveseats, bookcases, etageres, chairs and ottomans. In naugahydes and Herculons. Furniture you'll be proud to own, but the kids can t destroy! Open StockBedroom Groups Save 10% to 30% Do it-yourself-decoroting 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 *.ab. nets Hundreds of Bargains front 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 savingslMattress Clearance on Simmons, Sealy, Englander and others For the best bedding buys in town, come to Smulekoff's. Choose from twin, full, queen and king size mattresses and boxsprings in assorted colors and tickings and in your choice of firmness. Remington Electronic Calculator Reg. $69.95 *49 95 Thtt fantastic buy features 6-digit readout with full register viewing, numeral & decimal point key, chain operation, correction key, square & power calculation, calculation with a constant and reciprocal calculation. Battery operated. Limited quantity.FREE PARKING for our customer!, Use Park and Shop Plan Shop Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Shop Friday 9 a.rn.-5 p.m. Shop Saturday 9 a.rn.-5 p.rnSMULEKOFF’S All Items Subject to Prior Sa^e ;