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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 6. April 24, 1952

Two Groups

Two Groups

It is coincidental but certainly providential that there is in Wellington a group separate from that of Mr. Horsley's. This group under the leadership of Mrs. Celia Manson has been operating on a quiet friendly basis for some time, doing good work by entertaining overseas people in their homes and in general doing a great deal to make overseas people feel at ease with N.Z. people and customs. But Mrs. Manson's group has a distinguished history behind it. Mrs. Manson herself has been associated with the Cosmopolitan Club in London—which she helped to found—and with the International Clubs in U.S.A., so when she returned to N.Z. after an absence of over 12 years it seemed natural for her to continue with her good work. The New York International House is an imposing building on Riverside Drive made possible through the generosity of John D. Rockefeller, Jnr. It accommodates about seven hundred people with full board and the range of activity must cater for a very large number of people, both overseas and American. Further information on the American clubs will be to hand soon. It is sufficient to say that a similar type of residential club (there are magnificent buildings in Berkeley, California, and at Chicago) is the ultimate aim of the proposed New Zealand organisation.