The Drum and Bell Towers should sound once again

From the Archives (Beijing Baihuabao, Oct.19,1937)

reuse_drum__bell_tower Translation of the article:

 The Drum and Bell Towers are located just outside of the Di’anmen Gate. During the Qing  Dynasty the Drum and Bell Towers sounded every morning and evening. But when China  became a Republic, this stopped. There was a recent debate in Beijing to use the Drum and  Bell Tower like it had previously been used in the past. Mayor Wang is said to have given his  personal support. A letter is now being written to the Beijing Municipal Government and the  local city management (a Japanese dominated institution).