Salient.The Newspaper of Victoria University College. Vol. 19, No. 4. April 6, 1955
NZUSA Congress passed a resolution concerning the desirability of one international student body and, at the same time, hoping that NZUSA would enter into the closest practical liaison with IUS. The two parts of the motion are mutually exclusive if it be thought that the object of the first part will be achieved by carrying out the second. It would seem, from C.B.s article in the issue of March 10, that at least one contributor to "Salient" thinks In this fashion.
A closer look at that article shows a host of errors. COSEC is described as a "splinter group . . . which docs not claim to be a fully fledged organisation at all." If one can logically argue that a body which broke away from an older group but which now numbers more than twice as many national student union members is a "splinter group." then C.B.s statement would be correct. There are at least 44 national student unions in co-operation with COSEC. Only 18 national student unions, including 12 from Communist countries, are members of IUS. This gives the benefit of doubt to six of the 18. By "national student union." I mean an organisation of students in Universities or Institutes of higher education, which represents all or the majority of the students in a territory having a separate defacto governmental administration, and whoso executive is freely elected.