"Resolved: That the cow is more useful than the horse." That, laughs Jackson Miller, Linfield's associate dean of faculty and a professor of communication arts, is one of the earliest examples he's been able to find of a topic that was debated at Linfield College. It was argued as part of a speech and debate program on campus in September 1896.
"Debate Students Have a Lesson for the Rest of Us,"
Linfield Magazine: Vol. 14
, Article 11.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.linfield.edu/linfield_magazine/vol14/iss2/11