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-697(3) the court may direct a verdict of acquittal upon the conclusions of all the experts pursuant to section 494 of this title, otherwise the case shall be submitted for determination upon all the evidence. § 496. Uniformity of interpretation This subchapter shall be so interpreted and construed as to effectuate its general purpose to make uniform the law of those States which enact it. § 497. Short title This subchapter may be cited as the Uniform Act on Blood Tests to Determine Paternity. C H A P T E R 17—CHANGE O F NAME Sec 531. 532. 533. 534.

Jurisdiction. Petition for change of name. Order to show cause; posting. Hearing; order.

§ 531. Jurisdiction Applications for changes of names shall be heard and determined by the district court. § 532. Petition for change of name An application for change of name may be made to the division of the district court where the person whose name is proposed to be changed resides, by petition, signed by the person or, i f the person is under 21 years of age, if a male, and under 18 years of age, if a female, by one of the parents, if living, or, if both are dead, then by the guardian or, if there is no guardian, then by some near relative or friend. The petition shall specify the place of birth and residence of the person, his or her present name, the name proposed, and the reason for the change of name. If the father of the person is not living, the petition shall name, so far as known to the petitioner, the near relatives of the person, and their places of residence. § 533. Order to show cause; posting Upon the filing of the petition, the court shall make an order reciting the filing of the application, the name of the person by whom it is filed and the name proposed, and directing all persons interested in the matter to appear before the court, at a time and place specified, not less than four or more than eight weeks from the time of making the order, to show cause why the application for change of name Siould not be granted. A cop^ of the order to show cause shall be posted by the clerk of the court m three of the most public places in the division in which the court is held, for a period of four successive weeks. Proof of the posting shall be made to the satisfaction of the court at the time of the hearing of the peti tion. § 534. Hearing; order Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court good reason against the change of name. On the hearing of the petition, the court may examine on oath any of the petitioners, remonstrants, or other persons, touching the application, and may make an order changing the name, or dismissing the petition, as the court deems right and proper. SEC. 2. Section 13(a) of the Act of J u l j 25, 1958 (Public Law 85-550, 72 Stat. 410; 6 U.S.C., sec. 2252 note), is amended by striking out the designation " (1) " preceding the first clause, and by striking out clause (2).