Ultraviolet observations for nine massive Algol systems (DH Her, TU Mon, AU Mon, Z Ori, RY Per, IZ Per, V356 Sgr, RZ Sct and ET Tau) obtained during their primary eclipses with the IUE spacecraft are discussed. Four systems, AU Mon, Z Ori, IZ Per, and RZ Sct, yielded no useful data on the presence of UV emission lines. Four binary systems DH Her, TU Mon, RY Per, and V356 Sgr, displayed a prominent emission spectrum with the notable exception of carbon lines; only one of the studied systems, ET Tau, showed carbon emission. Analysis of these data strongly supports the suggestion that the lack of carbon emission lines in these systems is the product of an inherent carbon deficiency in the transferred material and not due to any ionization effects in the gas. This carbon deficiency is the result of the CNO processed layers of the secondary being exposed as a result of mass transfer. The IUE data on TU Mon also indicates that this system undergoes a total, rather than partial, eclipse.