OUTDOOR FUN (How to maim your friends) (Apr, 1944)
What, no lawn darts?
THIS half-bow device is something different in the line of archery equipment. Its name is derived from the fact that its arrow is propelled by a whipping motion of the arm and bow. Arrows are made from dowels and may vary in length from 12″ to 18″. Bow string is twisted and waxed shoemaker’s thread or strong twine. Wrap cord on handle.
HERE is a play version of the weapon used by the South American Gauchos. Two types of targets may be used for this rubber-ball Bolas; either bowling pins or six small, colored sticks placed in the ground 3″ apart. The object of the game is to see how many pins or sticks can be knocked down. To throw the Bolas, grasp it by the knot and whirl it rapidly over your head, releasing it toward the target. Your first throws may be wild but practice will make perfect.