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63 STAT.] 81ST CONG., 1 ST SESS.-CHS. 244-246-JUNE 24, 25 , 1949 " (f) The Register of Wills shall prepare, and make available, forms whereby the petition and final order under section 394 (b), and the petition, preliminary order, the statement, the final order, and the certificate of payment under section 394 (c), shall constitute in each case one connected instrument. In lieu of all other fees, costs, or charges, the Register of Wills shall receive a fee of $5 for all services and work administered under this Act, including the taking of all affidavits, plus a fee of 25 cents for each certified copy of the aforesaid instruments. "(g) The discovery of any additional property of the decedent, after the filing of a petition in either case provided for in this Act, shall be reported by the petitioner to the probate court as soon as discovered by him. The existence of said additional property shall not invalidate any proceedings under this Act except when the addi- tional property is discovered before the passage of the final order provided for, and either (1) is real estate or (2) increases the total value of the estate to more than $500, in which case no final order shall be passed under this Act and the court shall require regular adminis- tration. Where additional property is discovered after passage of the final order, if said property is entirely personal and does not increase the value of the total estate to more than $500, then such additional property may be distributed pursuant to a new petition under the appropriate section of this Act; in all other cases such additional property may not be distributed under this Act. " (h) Any person who makes a false affidavit under this Act, or who willfully violates any order of the probate court under this Act or any other provision of this Act, shall be liable to a fine of not exceed- ing $500 for each offense. '(i) All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act shall be, and they are hereby, repealed to the extent of such inconsistency but only to such extent. "(j) This Act shall apply to the estates of all persons dying after the date of the approval of this Act." Approved June 24, 1949. [CHAPTER 245] AN ACT To amend section 9 of the Act of May 22, 1928, as amended, authorizing and directing a national survey of forest resources. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That to enable the Secretary of Agriculture to complete and keep current the forest sur- vey authorized by section 9 of the Act of May 22, 1928, as amended (45 Stat. 699, 702; 58 Stat. 265; 16 U. S. C. 581h), so that a continuous and comprehensive timber inventory will be maintained as part of the forest conservation program, said section is amended (1) by striking out "$750,000" and inserting "$1,000,000"; (2) by striking out "$6,500,000" and inserting "$11,000,000"; and (3) by striking out "$250,000" and inserting "$1,500,000". Approved June 25, 1949. [CHAPTER 246] AN ACT Granting the consent and approval of Congress to an interstate forest fire protection compact. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent 271 Forms. Fee. Additional prop- erty. Penalty. Applicability. June 25, 1949 [S. U791 [Public Law 1281 National survey of forest resources. June 25, 1949 [S. 1659] [Public Law 129] Northeastern Inter- state Forest Fire Pro- tection Compact. Consent of Congress