In June of 1952, Chet Allen somehow found himself on the pages of People Today magazine. People Today was a small format magazine that dealt with celebrity gossip among other things from the early 1950's through the 1970's.
Front cover of People Today, June 4, 1952
The mention of Chet Allen is brief and cryptic. Here's the text:
Chet Allen, 12, lead in Gian-Carlo Menotti's TV opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, went on a hunger strike rather than sign a film contract for 7 yrs. at $50,000 per: "I must be free for Gian-Carlo". Menotti persuaded him.
Maybe there is some truth here. From other sources linked on this site, we know that Chet was a reluctant star who wanted to keep working with Menotti. Maybe he told his parents he would stop eating rather than head to Hollywood. And his mother did apparently ask Menotti to intervene and convince Chet to sign the contract., so this is probably what the story is alluding to, though what the reader might have inferred from the article as it was written is hard to know.