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move mildew and accumulated moisture. A record should
be kept when song books have been loaned to troops, and instructions
issued for proper care and prompt return. Typed
and mimeographed copies of the songs to be used should be
distributed instead of loaning song books whenever possible.
c. Kit "E"-Theatrical Equipment (see fig. 4 and app.,
(1) Make-up Roll.
(a) This unrolls to form an apron. After use all items
should be replaced in the appropriate pockets. Fasten flaps
and roll from bottom to top. Under no circumstances should
make-up roll be dropped into container improperly rolled.
(b) Make-up items may be difficult to replenish. Lids
should be kept tight and care taken to avoid waste.
(2) Tools. A company marking should be placed on each
tool to prevent loss or return to wrong company. In the
event tools become wet, they should be carefully wiped off
before returning to the kit. These tools are to be used exclusively
in connection with the kit and not to be used for
(3) Costumes. (a) Care should be exercised in handling
and wearing costumes to make sure they are not torn or
discolored with make-up. After each use they should be
carefully folded and placed in the kit in an appropriate place.
Performers should not don costumes until after their make-up
is complete and just before going on for their performance.
No performer should be permitted to leave the place where
the performance is given while wearing his costume. Damaged
or discolored costumes should be immediately repaired.
(b) After use, wigs should be carefully smoothed out,
folded, and placed in proper receptacle.
(c) The poster and textile coloring matter is in bottles
and in a wooden case; lids on these bottles should be closed
tightly before placing in the unit container. All of this
coloring matter is of considerable strength and may be diluted
before use according to requirements.
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