Milestones: May 10, 1968

Divorced. Erich Leinsdorf, 56, Austrian-born music director of the Boston Symphony since 1962; and Anne Leinsdorf, his American wife; by mutual consent; after 28 years of marriage, five children; in Juarez, Mexico.

Died. Winfield Townley Scott, 58, critic, editor and poet; in Santa Fe, N. Mex. Although Scott wrote about other states, he wrote best of familiar, roughhewn private places like Haverhill, Mass., where he was born. In his lyrical, uncluttered style, he celebrated them in poems like "Tidal River":

Grass voluptuous in the river water

Exhales a pre-dawn rain. But no rain now....