now carrying the title special pioneer
There was nothing in the letter indicating that the "graduates" would get a promotion to special pioneer.
Special pioneers get $ and free health insurance benefits from the Society.
The Society is cheap, cheap, cheap.
No, the "graduates" will be assigned to Podunk Falls South Dakota and will be expected to (A) regular pioneer and (B) support themselves.
Which brings up a question - what will be the "punishment" for "graduates" who are assigned to Redneckville Alabama and decide, after a month, that they hate it and want to go back home?
The Society, I would have to think, would not take lightly the "graduate" spurning their direction after the Society spent time & money feeding, housing, and instructing these guys.