Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
-Tuesday, March 13, 1973 THE IETHBRIDCE HERAID _ 21 PoW thought his death imminent ST. RAYMOND, Que. (CP) Marc Caycr, Ihe Canadian re- leased last month by the North Vietnamese five years of imprisonment, told a weekend gathering here he thought his death was imminent shortly after being captured. Mr. Cayer told more than 000 residents who gathered to honor him that a Viet Cong soldier placed the barrel of a gun against his head shortly after he was captured in Hue, South Vietnam. "I asked myself: 'Is this the last moment of my And 1 thought I had to accept it if it was true." "I accepted it, but luckily 11 The 27-year-old bachelor, native of St. Raymond, said he was unable to walk for four months after being wounded ii the left foot as a result of U.S bombing in March, 1968. He also said he was not mis treated by his captors. How ever, for three months he wa kept in a cell three-foot wide b; six-feet long and six-feet high a a North Vietnamese priso camp. CAPTURED AT HOME Mr. Cayer described how h was captured during the 196 Tet offensive and marched t NorUi Vietnam. Employed by the Washington- >ased International Volunteer ervices Inc., he was working is an agricultural teacher at a Hue high school and living with Gary Daves, an American sci- nee teacher. I was at home with Gary Daves when the Tet often- Ive began. We were together or 3% days and then, on Feb. i, we were captured." After being detained briefly in heir apartment, the two were aken with other prisoners up he Ho Chi Minh frail. The march was gruelling and Tightening. Mr. Cayer sale there was one stretch of 13 days walking with virtually no rest Often, only one or two hours of ilecp a night were allowed. "I was well treated. They even fed me shortly after I was captured. They gave me some raisin cake and apricots. "Then they took us to a hospi tal which had been partially de- stroyed. There were some really sad moments then. I was really scared, much more than when I was captured. SADDENED BY WAR "It was very sad to watch th Vietnamese fighting amongs themselves. I saw some cap lured South 'Vielnamese, the were crying like children. "Outside Hue I also saw som aptured Americans. They were' well treated but the con- ilions were very difficult." During the Jive years of his aptivity, the only word of Mr. layer's condition was received rom Sandra Johnson, a IVS workers from Michigan who was released Feb. 25, 1968, and passed along word that he was alive. As well as being unable to send any news, Mr. Cayer said very little news was received by the prisoners- It was not un- til last December that he learned man had landed on the moon in July, 1969. Cayer gets compensation ST. RAYMOND, Que, (CP) Hare Cayer, a 27-year-old Que- >ec agronomist held prisoner 'ive years by the North Viet- namese, will receive in compensation from the Ameri- can organization he worked lor. Richard J. Peters, executive director of lite Washington- based International Voluntary Services Inc., (IVS) disclosed the figure here during the week- end and said all maximum fig- ures were used in computing the compensation, which in- cludes back pay, "to give him the most we can." Mr. Cayer signed up with IVS in 1967 for a two-year stint and went to Hue, South Vietnam, in early 1968 at a monthly salary of plus vacation pay and travel and clothing allowances. He was captured in Hue dur ing the Viet Cong's Tet offen sive about a month after his ar- ival. He tecliuically ceased to be an IVS employee when his two- rear contract expired in 1969 )ut the back pay and com- pensation was calculated as if ie had re-enlisted lor second ?_nd third two-year contracts at moritlily salaries of and Mr. Peters said the back pay will come from the U.S. work- men's compensation fund with which 3VS is insured. The compensation also in- cludes from the U.S. gov- ernment's Foreign Claim Settle- ment Commission which pays prisoners of war per day of captivity. Mr. Cayer was a prison for days. He was released Feb. 13. CUPE throws Western Roundup support behind NDP MARC CAYER RED DEER (CP) The Iv'ew Democratic Party will receive the full support of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, (CUPE) Alberta division, it was announced here. Delegates to the division's 23rd annual meeting approved a resolution which said the di- vision needed to support orte political party and should "do all it can to support the NDP." Delegates also approved resolution calling for ti g h te i immigration restrictions should the- unemployment level reach four per cent or of the work force. Tho provincial governmcn' was askcrl to abandon plans for a strip mine in Ihe Crowsnes Pass forest reserve because the plan would destroy wildlif< habitat and pollute streams ii one of the few remaining rec reation areas of southern A' Ix-rta. Delegates also asked the fee cral and provincial govern menls to enact adequate fire prelection legislation lor higr rife buildings. [eauty services cost more EDMONTON (CP) Tim; ioirdresscrs' Association of Al- geria has approved a 25-per- :ent increase for all beauty scr- ices. Frank Cairo, association president, said Monday (hat al- hougn some existing high- iced establishments will not ncrease their prices the in- crease was approved so aver- age-priced saloons would feel "lter about raising theirs. Mi1. Cairo said the new prices ill help bring hairdressers' wages into line with tiiusi} of other tradesmen's salaries. 'We felt our wages were well below those of any other trade in existence." Mr. Cairo said it is up to in- dividual operators to decide whether they want to raise their prices. The increases would boost the price of a haircut to from and a shampoo and set to from S3.50. BODIES HECOVERED CONSUL, Sask. (CP) Tha jodies of two elderly men have jeen recovered following a fish- ing accident on Cypress Lake, .2 miles north of this commu- lity, HCMP said. The body of Fred Bessie, 80, of Easler.d, Sask., was recover- ed from a small station wagon ,hat had broken tlirough the ice on the lake 11 miles south o( Cypress Hills Provincial Park. The body of his companion, Ole Bertin Larson, also of Eastend, was found on the lake shore nearby. HOUSEKEEPER KILLED SASKATOON po- lice believe Hazel Thelma Ca- hill, GO, was shot and killed when she surprised burglars ill the home where she worked as a housekeeper. Tiie woman was killed by a blast from a 12-gauge shotgun. Her body was discovered by Roger Brault hi his home. 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