The Yellow Journal, April 1921

This page contains links to scans of the April 1921 edition of the anonymous satire broadsheet at the University of Virginia, The Yellow Journal. My copy of the issue is in fragile condition, so I photocopied it at 2 copies per page, then scanned the photocopies at 600 dpi in greyscale, and made 100dpi lower resolution versions for web use. Because of the age and condition of the paper (considerable cracking at the folds), the reconstructed page may have some missing text where the top and bottom of the page meet.

Note: This is a period work and as such may contain some objectionable material. R.E. Harrison is identified as being “a Jew” multiple times in the pages scanned so far, for instance.

Each page is shown below with notes about the contents.

Page 1

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Headlines

  • Free for All Fight Ends Janitor Convention
  • Dr. Alderman Entertains Yellow Journal
  • Red Ticket Promises Go Up Spout After Election
  • Guide to Gazots: Read It and Get to Know ‘Em
  • Hildegarde Sounds Off Again to Dear Hortense
  • Heart-Rending Raid by Local Police
  • G.A.A. Election About Due; Strong Ticket Up
  • Journal Gets Interview with King of the Corner

Also features boxes describing various fictional fraternities (“I Phelta Thi”, “11”, “?????????”), a purported letter from University president Edwin A. Alderman, and a photo of the Journal‘s editorial board with their faces burned out of the photograph.

Page 2

1921-apr-02

Headlines

  • Law Notes: Parrish v. Koch Tried Before Supreme Court of Carolina
  • Delightful Entertainment
  • Patronize These Advertisers in the Yellow Journal
  • Our Deteckatif Solves Boarding House Mystery

Ads

  • National Bank of Charlottesville
  • University Grocery
  • Peoples National Bank
  • Commerce National Bank
  • The Glee Club
  • Keller & George Jewelers and Opticians
  • Plus joke ads for a Wrestling Bout in Madison Hall (“Scott Shackelford Will Wrestle With Temptation”) and others

Page 3

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Headlines

  • Along the Serpentine Wall
  • The Thirteen Biggest Men in College
  • Relentless Rudolph
  • Hildegarde Sounds Off Again to Dear Hortense (from Page 1)
  • Communications

Illustrations and Photos

  • Cartoon: cow at a fence (for “Along the Serpentine Wall”)
  • Photo: Randolph Fitzhugh Carroll, President German Club

Page 4

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Headlines

  • All Fools’ Day
  • Card of Thanks
  • Wading (A Ballad of Trotzky and Lenine) [song]
  • The Passing of the Chi Phi House (apologies to James Whitcomb Riley) [poem]
  • The Veteran (Virginia Version) [song]
  • A Sweet Briar Maiden’s Prayer [poem]
  • New Wine in Old Bottles [song]
  • Ye Ballad of Politicians [poem]
  • The Thanksgiving Debauch [poem]
  • How Do They Know? [poem]

Illustrations and Photos

  • Cartoon: Editorials (student in bed)

Page 5

Headlines

  • Along the Serpentine Wall
  • Madison House Notes

Ads (real and joke)

  • Corks & Curls
  • “All American Piccolo Player”
  • New Records
  • Leave Your Valuables in Y.M.C.A. Lockers
  • Bogart Pretlow, experienced joke smith
  • F. R. Westcott, Trains Men for Long Distant Hikes

Page 6

Headlines

  • The Landlady’s Lottery, or, Naughty Nighties and the Clever Crap Shooters – a Mellow Drama in One Scene (Obscene)
  • Yellow Journal Starts Linen Shower Campaign

Ads

  • Various joke ads

Page 7

Headlines

  • C.Y.J. Goes to the Show – Phi Delta Phi Show, ‘The Visiting Girl’ (Virginia Glee Club production), American Legion Show
  • Athletics: University Dining Tam Scores Heavily at Washington and Lee
  • Journal Gets Interview with King of the Corner (from p. 1)
  • Free for All Fight Ends Janitor Convention (from p. 1)
  • Remarkable Remarks

Ads

  • Conway Printing Company
  • C.B. Stevens

Page 8

Headlines

  • In the Book World
  • Periodic Literature (College Topics)
  • The Virginia Reel
  • The University Magazine
  • Newest Books
  • Library Notes
  • The Melting Pot
  • Merely a Suggestion
  • News Items
  • I Gum U (fake secret society/fraternity)

Illustrations and Photos

  • Masthead: Something to the Editor
  • Cartoon: They Knifed the University in the Back

Ads

  • J. B. & W. H. Wood, Clothiers

Page 9

Headlines

  • Who Ought to Be Who
  • In the Shadow of the Rotunda
  • Guide to Gazots — Read and Get to Know ‘Em (cont. from p. 1)

Illustrations and Photos

  • Masthead: In the Shadow of the Rotunda

Ads

  • Visit the Coffee Shop over Pence & Sterling’s Drug Store
  • Bruffey Brothers “Sponsors For the Yellow Journal”
  • Tom Michie: Always Ready to Help You
  • Anderson Bros.: We Excel as Robbers/We Need Student Support
  • To-Night: University Glee Club in a Musical Comedy
  • I Can Change Any Ruling, Custom or Tradition (if you make it worth my while)

Page 10

Headlines

  • Red Ticket Promises Go Up Spout After Election (cont. from p. 1)
  • Heart Rending Raid by Hardy C’Ville Police (cont. from p. 1)
  • Plunkett Grasping at Tool Falls From Top Floor of D.K.E. House
  • Alumnus Offers $10,000 to Move Medical School
  • Personal — More or Less

Ads

  • Attention Tilka Society!
  • Attention Gamblers
  • Lafayette Billiard Parlor
  • The University Shop
  • Page & Shaw: The Candy of Excellence
  • Printing –  Engraving: Surber-Arundale Company

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