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APPENDIX I GLOSSARY ACCOUNTABILITY—The    personal    obliga- tion on the part of the ship’s store officer to render an accounting of ship’s store property and funds. ACCOUNTABLE   OFFICER—The   ship’s store   officer. ACCOUNTING   PERIOD—Any   period   for which returns must be submitted. It is normally a 4-month period ending 31 January, 31 May, and 30 September. ACETIC   ACID—A   general   spotting   agent used  to  neutralize  alkalies,  restore  colors  that have  been  damaged  by  alkalies,  and  test  some dyes. ACETONE—A  general  spotting  agent  used for such stains as oils, resins, paints, varnishes, and  nail  polish. ACTIVE  PHASE—A  phase  in  the  life  cycle of bacteria when they grow and reproduce. This normally  happens  in  the  barbershop  when sanitation  requirements  are  not  met. AIR  PRESSURE  SWITCH—A  safety  device on  the  washer  extractor  that  will  not  allow  the machine to operate on less than 50 pounds of air pressure for the wash cycle and 80 pounds of air pressure  for  extract. AMMONIA—A   colorless,   water   soluble, volatile liquid alkali with a pungent odor used in spotting  and  wet  cleaning. A M U S E M E N T    M A C H I N E S — L e a s e d vending  machines  that  provide  the  ship’s  crew with  a  variety  of  amusing  games  for  25  cents  a play. AMYL   NITRATE—A   clear,   colorless, volatile liquid used chiefly on lacquer stains such as  fingernail  polish. APPOINTMENT   SYSTEM—A   system   of scheduling haircuts in the afloat barbershop where the ship’s barber posts an appointment list outside the  barbershop  the  day  before  the  haircut  is  to be received. Crew members then sign their name next  to  the  desired  time  and  show  up  for  their haircut at that time the next day. ASSEMBLY  BIN—A  bin  used  in  the  ship’s laundry  to  assemble  finished  laundry. AUTOMATIC   BRAKE—A   safety   device installed  on  the  washer  extractor  that  engages during  power  loss  or  emergency  stop. AUTOMATIC  SUPPLY  BINS—  Supply  bins located on the washer extractor that allow laundry supplies   to   be   automatically   injected   into the  washer  shell  at  a  time  set  on  the  program chart. BACTERIA—One-cell   microorganisms commonly referred to as germs and found nearly everywhere. BARBERSHOP     INSTRUCTIONS—Instruc- tions   used   to   assist   barbershop   personnel   in performing  their  duties. BASE  EXCHANGE—The  process  of  soften- ing  hard  water  when  the  compounds  of  calcium and  magnesium  in  the  water  are  exchanged  for compounds of sodium that do not cause hardness. BASIC  STOCK  ITEMS—Items  listed  in  the current Consolidated Afloat Requisitioning Guide Overseas (CARGO), NAVSUP Pub 4998, chapter II. These items are considered the most popular and essential items of ship’s store stock and should be  stocked  at  all  times. BATHS—The  washing  process  during  which soil is loosened from the fabric, suspended in the water, and rinsed away. There are five baths in AI-1

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