LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Carter Hawley Hale Stores Inc., Los Angeles, said Tuesday that Richard P. Hauser is resigning from his current post as chairman and chief executive of the company's John Wanamaker division to assume a newly created vice president's spot at the parent company.

Hauser, a former president of the Broadway, will work on special projects and continue to report to Philip M. Hawley, chairman and chief executive of Carter Hawley Hale, the company said.

Succeeding Hauser, 51, at Philadelphia-based Wanamaker is Richard L. Boje, 49, currently chairman and chief executive of Carter Hawley's Weinstock's division in Sacramento. Cheryl Nido Turpin, 38, will become chief executive at Weinstock's in addition to her current post as president. A Carter Hawley spokesman said there are no plans to name a Weinstock's chairman.

The changes are effective immediately.

Patricia Newcomb has been named vice president of motion picture production at MGM Film Co., Culver City. It is the first major production appointment at MGM since MGM/UA was split into two separate production companies last month.

Newcomb will be responsible for acquiring and developing story material for the film company, among other duties, the company said. She most recently was with the publicity firm of Rogers & Cowan Inc.

Maxwell E. Greenberg and Herbert A. Bernhard, longtime partners in their own Los Angeles law firm, have merged their practices into Jeffer, Mangels & Butler, Los Angeles, and have been named senior partners of the firm. Greenberg is a former vice president of the Los Angeles Police Commission.

John E. Goldhammer has been promoted to executive vice president-programming for Paramount Pictures Corp.'s domestic television and video programming division in Los Angeles.

Martin P. Levin, a former vice president of Los Angeles-based Times Mirror Co. and president of its book publishing unit, has been named counsel to the New York law firm of Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman.

CALIFORNIA

Richard L. Casey has been named executive vice president of ALZA Corp., Palo Alto, and president of its pharmaceuticals division.

Stephen E. Lovas has been elected president and chief executive of Compath National, an Oakland-based provider of business communications systems.

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