STANFORD, Calif.--More than 3000 Stanford University students received fake draft notices in the mail this week.
Stanford Against Conscription, a student group opposing draft registration, sent the notices as a publicity stunt, but many students said they thought the letters--which came in official envelopes and used three typefaces on letterhead stationery--were real.
The notices "from the President of the United States" ordered students "to report for induction" at the "Santa Clara County Draft Board."
Five members of Stanford Against Conscription handtyped all 3000 addresses and paid three and a half cents postage per letter.
At the bottom of each notice was a short message in small type: "This draft notice is not real. The next one you receive may well be."