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Quire

A unit equivalent to 24 sheets of paper.
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Quiring, Wilms, Tows and the other members of the Khortitsa district soviet analyzed this information--including the lists of those kulak households that were to be exiled outside Ukraine--in late February and early March 1930.
After Quiring and Wilms signed off on these district soviet resolutions, Wilms prepared and executed specific dekulakization orders for each kulak household.
On one such occasion, Quiring and Makarova (secretary of the Dnieprstroi party cell) traveled to Eichenfeld (Dubovka), where almost all fifteen households in the village were living in small peasant huts.
In Khortitsa, for example, Quiring and the district soviet continued to review and ratify village soviet characterizations and dekulakization resolutions well into the second week of March.
Quiring and his associates in the district soviet tried to assess what measures should be implemented in light of the new directives coming from Moscow.
In a secret memo sent to the regional soviet in early April, Quiring and Wilms submitted a list of seventy-six expert families who were to be disenfranchised.
Quiring, Wilms and the Khortitsa district soviet also sent a secret report to the regional soviet in early May proposing seven possible sites around Khortitsa for new kulak settlements--where kulak families were to remain until authorities decided which families were to be exiled.
Stalin's "Dizzy with Success" article initiated significant changes in the leadership of the Khortitsa district soviet and local Soviets, beginning in March when Quiring signed an order authorizing the temporary leave of absence of Tows (chairman of the district land committee) ostensibly due to illness.
These village decisions were later ratified by Quiring and Wilms, who signed off on resolutions and orders confirming the lists of those selected for dekulakization.
Quiring was 40 years old when he was appointed as district soviet chairman.
To ensure that kulaks did not burn down their buildings, Quiring and Wilms ordered village Soviets to purge the local fire committees of all kulaks and to take precautionary measures to protect mills, grain delivery and storage areas from kulak arsonists.
According to a quarterly report prepared by Quiring and Wilms, the Khortitsa district soviet dekulakized ninety-six land-owning households during the first three months of 1930.