Art: Labor Esthetics

On the sunlit steps of the Baltimore Museum of Art last week, aboard a platform directly under the brooding bronze of Rodin's Thinker, a slender, sharp-featured, gleeful gentleman of 53 saw one of his best thoughts come true before an audience of about 1,000 Labor Day loungers. The happy man was Henry Ernest Treide (rhymes with "tidy"), onetime captain in the U. S. Army Quartermaster Corps, onetime president of Davison Chemical Co., onetime president of the Baltimore Association of Credit Men, and since June 1937, president of the executive board of the Baltimore...