News Scrapbook 1969-1971
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Robert 0. Peterson, Chairman, and C. C. Blakemore, President, of Southern Califor- ni11 First National Bank, present Milton Gale
on street, by applying resuscitation. Gale was the warmest congratulations of
lioth Peterson and Blakemore.
You are walking down a busy sidewalk. Your thoughts are
of a utility clerk assigned to the which time he was presented data processing center of SCFN- ith the Moral Fibre Trophy.
preoccupied with the events of B and at the Naval Training
Gale also received a letter of congratulations from San Diego
the day. People are moving Center.
around you. The day
Albano, a Legionnaire, had Chief of Police, 0.
;,;; much like yesterday or the day
collapsed after leaving the ac-
Gale described the mouth-to-
tivities of the American Legion mouth resuscitat1Qn procedures
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As you walk, your eyes sud- denly are attracted to the pave- ment ahead. You look and look again and you realize a man fallen to the pavement. You quickly reach the man and see that he is unable to
state convention in San Diego's Community Concourse. Gale said he found Albano "lying cold on the sidewalk."
but admitted that at the time of a crisis it's hard to follow "The main thing to remem- her," said Gale, "is to continue pace of breathing, counting to yourself, if a clock is not avail- each step exactly. your timing. Keep the same
i walking ahead has tripped or Through mouth-to-mouth resus-
citation Gale then breathed new
life into him.
You bend down and realize around looking on, appar-
the man cannot move because when he stopped walking and
ently no one knew exactly what to do," Gale said. "I had been taught first aid in the Army but had only applied it in military "I just knew something had to be done so I began mouth-to- mouth resuscitation. I kept it practice.
applying mouth-to-mouth resus-
citation is as follows:
e ground, he also
If there is foreign matter visi- hie in the mouth, wipe it out quickly with your fingers or a fingers. Tilt the head back so the chin is pointing upward. Pull cloth wrapped around your
What would you do?
It is doubtful whether many of us will be faced with a chal- lenge like this, but the possi- bility does exist. In fact, this challenge recently was faced by Milton Gale, a Southern Califor- ployee. He responded to th e emergency with concern and with such an adequate know!- edge of first aid that he was breathing and save his life. The action taken on the part of Milton Gale was such as to accolade, and, of course, eternal gratitude of the man whose life he saved, Bonito Al- bano, 60, of 1904 39th St. Milton Gale, 25. of 1323 Fifth Avenue, is a busy American. He is a college student and he also works two jobs including that the nia Fir National Bank em- able to revive the stranger's
up until the police arrived. It or push the jaw into a jutting-
seemed !ike 15 minutes or more
out position. Open your mouth
but I was told later it was only wide and place it tightly over the
about 4 minutes. I guess I lost
victim's mouth. At the same = time pinch his nostrils shut or close the nostrils with your
all sense of emergency."
time during the
cheek. Or close
gratefully recognized by many mouth and place your mouth
over the nose. Blow into the vie- tim's mouth or nose. Remove your mouth, turn your head to the side, and listen for the re- turn rush of air that indicates air exchange. Repeat the blow-
Municipal Court Judge Mal- calm M. Champlin of Oakland, also a Legionnaire, witnessed
merit civic praise, community Gale's feat.
"I put my arm around Gale,"
the j u d g e said. think of was
''All I could 'here is a man
For an adult, blow vigorously at the rate of about 12 breaths I am per minute. For a child, take relatively shallow breaths ap- propriate for the child's size, at the rate of about 20 per minute.
who got involved.' He has my respect and affection. The San Diego Kiwa11is Club honored Gale at a luncheon at proud of him."
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