Milestones: Aug. 9, 1968

Divorced. By Jerome P. Cavanagh, 40, Detroit's personally controversial but politically effective mayor since 1962: Mary Helen Cavanagh, 38, onetime beauty queen; on grounds of extreme cruelty; after 16 years of marriage, eight children; in Detroit. Mrs. Cavanagh charged the mayor with drunkenness, and punching her in the stomach while she was pregnant; he said she conspired with his political enemies and used "mule-skinners' language" in front of the children. The judge gave Cavanagh custody of four of the brood. Mrs. Cavanagh says she will appeal, charging that the judge knuckled under to "political pressure."

Divorced. Jane Russell, 47, bosomy star of...