As early as August 1917, AALD director Robert Maisel wrote to the president of the AFL, Samuel Gompers, "The Yiddish reading public remains ignorant of the facts, and it is no wonder that they claim this to be an unjust war." As the campaign heated up two months later (October 1917), Maisel wrote to Gompers that on the East Side there was "a spirit of absolute intolerance of any propaganda or any kind of work in favor of the war." Maisel added that antiwar "intimidation" had led Nachman Syrkin and William Edlin to fear that they would "lose all opportunity to make a living" as writers if they continued their pro-war work.
The many socialists who joined the AALD, JSL, and other pro-war organizations (and the independent stance taken by Socialist Congressman Meyer London) on the one hand; and the support Hillquit received among the usually anti-radical Orthodox Jews on the other, illustrate that the main dividing lines in the 1917 mayoralty campaign did not revolve around socioeconomic issues, but around the question of war and the ensuing draft.
David Lee, who is handling this sale at Christie + Co, said: "The Aald Northville Hotel offers an exciting opportunity for a hands-on operator to purchase a substantial freehold property and profitable business in a desirable tourist location.
The Aald Northville Hotel is on the market freehold at offers in the region of pounds 299,000.