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Thursday February 7 I957 T HE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Fiv*
TH E CO VERSATIONAL LOOK
A Penetrating Analysis of the Collegiate Appearance That Has Burst
Into a New 'Way of Looking'
By MICHAEL KRAFT FIPST tsere is the basic sub- I
Daiy staff Writer division of the Conversational
VERYBODY knows how to talk. Look useful in crowded rooms
Ii's abasic form ol communi- Fondly called the "fishbowl squnt"
cation. Yet, far too many people after its place of origin in the
are wasting their lives in loneli-
ness and insecurity because they lobby ol Mason hail, this look re-
use obsolete conversing techniques sults primarily from the excess of
long outmoded in our society. tobacco fumes being exhaled by
They fail to realize that along well advertised campus leaders,
With Dior's New Look and Chrys- sophisticates unable to get into an
ler's Forward Look there has Eastern woman's college, and by
emerged, without advertising and those who need to keep their
promotion, a look that is tar more hands from straying under the
important in the struggle to Lead crowded conditions.
a Better Life. For unlike ordinary But the squint serves a more
garden variety Ivy looks, this is fundamental purpose than pro-
not merely a type of appearance, tecting the eyes.
ft is a ssay of lookin. As the careful observer and
(LASStFIED by modern seise ~ anxious student will discover, the
C s the Conversational Lcok, squint is an aid to noticing people
li imieliod of lookirr sille rmn- for those - wlo - just - need-their-
versing deserves to be mastered glasses-oicc-in-a-ohile Above all,
bs all progresse, socially asare the truly modern and efficient
allle students, ocia ly aive conversationalist does not look
played an important part in itsiectly at she ie son s iih is
erelopment. he is conversing.
While there are innumerable He knows how to be detached.
ways of looking at friends and and remain uninvolved, for only
noticing people, devotees of the by following this procedure, can 'FISHBOWL SQUINT'
Conversational Look have devel- he notice the maximum number . .c. reated in Mason Hall with tobacco fumes
oped standardized patterns of pre- of people.
dictable behavior achievable by
anyone possessing an honest desire 0NE may begin the conversation
to be a sincerely bored conversa-', while facing the person, but
tionahist. See HOW TO, Page 6
...look the other way
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